Christmas Beauty/Fashion Essentials♥

Hiya my angels!♥♥

How have you all been?!! Are you all feeling festive yet? Can you believe it is Christmas on Friday (??!!!). Although I do not specifically celebrate Christmas, I LOVE getting into the festive spirit, buying Christmassy decor and watching festive movies. We always have a family meal on Christmas day too! I am also glad to be having a few extra days off work, giving me plenty of time to relax and watch lots of movies/eat lots of treats :P.

Anyway, yesterday and today I was actually working in store – with it being the busy festive period, everyone in the office was required to offer support for a few days in their local store! I enjoyed it but it was VERY tiring – I give SO much credit to people who work in Retail, especially during Christmas! I have not done a 8 hour shift standing up in YEARS, and my feet were KILLING! Anyways – it’s back to the office tomorrow!

So my lovelies… hope you have been well! With it being almost Christmas, I wanted to put up a post of my Christmas essentials – both beauty and fashion. Be prepared to see lots of red lipsticks and fur (hehe!). These are the pieces that I don’t think I could have been without this December… and I noticed they also have a very Christmassy theme to them!


Should we have a quick overview of these festive goodies first lovelies? I have …. A STUNNING bag with a faux fur panel from LYDC London* (which I think is sold out! I cannot see it on the site, but they have SO MANY MORE!) … a gorgeous furry jumper from George at Asda, Rimmel lipstick in 01, Clinique’s lipstick in Cherry Pop, No 7 Highlighter and Bronzer, Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Butter, OPI, 17 & Rimmel nail polishes, So White Bath Bomb, Nivea Lip Butter, Boots Botanics Rose face spritz & a tartan scarf! Phew … don’t think I realized how much stuff there was ha! ♥


Fluffy Christmas Jumpers♥

 Now this STUNNING jumper is actually from George at Asda .. I APPLAUDE Asda on their Christmas jumpers this year … they are AMAZING and their is also such a huge variety!! I LOVE this “Let It Snow” one .. it is fuzzy too .. which I ADORE, and I know you all know how much I love my fuzzy jumpers! I love jumpers like this throughout the whole of winter…. but festive ones are a MUST in December! ♥SAM_2893

Red & White Nail Polishes♥

 I don’t think ANYONE should go through December without having red, glittery nails at least ONCE! I have the perfect one from OPI called Off With Her Red! – which I think is limited edition .. eeek! But I am sure you can find a good alternative … I recommend Barry M…. they have an amazing selection and are so affordable, but the quality is AMAZING! I also have a Seventeen nail polish in red, which is an absolute BARGAIN at £1 – they also last pretty well… mine started to chip after 2 days.. which is GREAT considering the price! The white nail polish is from Rimmel in the shade London Clouds – and this looks stunning on with some glitter over the top .. SO FESTIVE… IT LOOKS LIKE SNOW GUYS!!! Any red/white/glitter nail polish is ESSENTIAL for Christmas lovelies !



No 7 Highlighting & Bronzer Shimmer Palette

Now I actually got these in a limited addition gift set last Christmas, but No 7 have them online, and they are SO AFFORDABLE! I LOVE both of these palettes SO much! I LOVE highlighter so so much during the festive season… and this palette is SO stunning .. I use the lightest shade on my cheekbones, on my brow bone and down the bridge of my nose – it gives the most beautiful sheen EVER! It has subtle glitter and not HUGE bits which I DO NOT like. The bronzer is also the same … I love using both these palettes when I am rocking a red lip and winged liner … I think it looks SO Christmassy! ♥SAM_2897

The PERFECT bag♥

 My essential bag for Christmas time has been this baby from LYDC* which I have featured in me previous post HERE. The reason I ADORE this is because it has FAUX FUR on it .. which I think is an essential at this time of year! It is also the perfect size for going Christmas shopping, as well as all those Christmas parties you’ll be going to! Make sure you check out the bags from LYDC .. they have a great range of day and night bags – and you can get 10% off using the code ‘SAIRA10’…. Have a peek here angels!! ♥



Ohhhh… I think we ALL know red lips are probably the most festive things EVER! My ESSENTIALS have been Kate Moss by Rimmel in 01 (the most stunning deep red EVER!) – the quality of this lipstick is AMAZING, considering the cost of it! I could not recommend it ENOUGH loves! The next is Clinique’s lipstick in Cherry Pop, which was actually a gift in Glamour magazine – it is a definite favourite of mine! It is lighter and glossier than the Rimmel one, but just as beautiful! If you are after something more berry toned and natural (maybe for work/school).. the Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Tint in Everlasting Mauve IS PERFECT – they are a felt tip with a lip balm on the other end. This lip tint gives a very natural tint to the tips, but unfortunately doesn’t last as long as the lipsticks! I love it just for a nice, natural colour on the lips, but make sure I carry it in my bag to reapply! I couldn’t find these online – so it may  be best to have a look in Boots or Superdrug. The Revlon Colour Bursts are an EXCELLENT alternative! Also .. my Nivea Lip Butter just never EVER leaves my side … it is the BEST lip butter HANDS DOWN! ESPECIALLY THE VANILLA & MACADAMIA ONE


Tartan Scarves ♥

 Ahhhh WHERE would I be without this tartan scarf .. you have probably seen it in SO many of my fashions posts … It is definitely a massive essential for me … I think it would also make a FABULOUS Christmas gift .. I picked mine up in Primark but you can find similar ones HERE  from New Look! ♥SAM_2904

Lush Bath Bombs♥

So White Bath Bomb♥ – I have to thank Zoella (who I am sure you all know) for introducing me to this bath bomb – I would always just walk past it in Lush! I know ALL the bath bombs are SO FESTIVE and it is so HARD to pick my favourite – but I picked this as it was white and matched my theme for this post (HA!)… BUT also because it is such a LOVELY bath bomb. It may look boring but the scent is AMAZING (it smells like sweet apples!!) and it also leaves your bath a beautiful pink colour! You have to try this bath bomb if you haven’t already! ♥SAM_2905SAM_2908

Beauty Products♥

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Butter♥I am sure you all know the obsession I have with Soap and Glory products, and Sugar Crush is definitely one of my favourite scents from there too! I adore this body butter as it is SO moisturizing, doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy, is affordable AND smells gorgeous. Also – you get SO much in the tub … so it will last you through the whole of the month (well.. probably longer … as I use SO much body butter!).

Boots Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz – this is SO good for making your skin feeling more awake during those dark mornings/evenings, and for giving your skin a quick refresh after sitting in an office with central heating all day! You can read a more in depth review of it HERE and also purchase it HERE 

Ahhhh … this post has me feeling SO FESTIVE! What about you lovelies? I would love to know what your essential beauty products/fashion pieces are for Christmas time … let me know loves! If you want to check out my other festive post on how to have a GREAT CHRISTMASSY AFTERNOON (which would be a PERFECT Christmas Eve) .. have a look HERE!

I really hope you enjoyed this post my loves … do you also love reds/whites at Christmas time? What have been your fave fashion/beauty pieces?

Hope you all have a FAB week! See you in my next post angels!

Lots of Love,



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*Items have been gifted to me. This does not affect my opinions.


  1. December 22, 2015 / 11:53 pm

    Those highlighters look beautiful!! My skin has been soooo dry from the winter, my staple beauty product would have to be the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair cream! I love it so much.

    • December 23, 2015 / 12:24 am

      They are stunning !! Ohhh I have never heard of that ! I don’t suffer from dry skin even in the winter ! It is still oily haha! Xx

      • December 23, 2015 / 2:27 am

        You’re lucky! It sucks having to deal with dry flaky skin! Haha

  2. December 23, 2015 / 12:44 am

    Girlie, you got some amazing bits & bobs going on! Love all the stuff, especially the cozy jumper, nail polishes and highlighters! <3 Well, and everything else, too! Lush any day, right 😉
    Awww, so proud of you for helping out at the store. It is not easy to work in retail. Even though I haven't done it on a permanent basis, I did have a little temp job way back and it was killer. Comfy shoes are a must but your back is sore anyway. Oh, the struggle! Well, you did fab, and yay to that!! Great post, as always, sweetheart!
    2 days to go!!! Oh my!!! 😀
    xox Nadia

  3. December 23, 2015 / 1:52 am

    I love the No 7 Highlighting & Bronzer Shimmer Palette!!! And your bag from LYDC is such a nice classic shape!
    I wish we could get Boots Botanics here – that rosewater toner looks lovely.

  4. December 23, 2015 / 5:44 am

    You totally rounded up all the necessities!! Love the lips, nails, scarf + bag! 🙂

  5. December 23, 2015 / 11:52 am

    I NEEEED a christmas jumper! (Even though I don’t celebrate either). They look so damn cosy! Time to pay a trip to asda!

    • December 23, 2015 / 5:22 pm

      Ahhh me to I could wear them the whole month !! Definitely Asda have been AMAZING this year ! Xx

  6. December 23, 2015 / 11:55 pm

    I love that lip balm I use it too smells sooooo lovely !!!!! And also tartan scarfs are a autum/winter must have !!! Love it Hun xxxxxx

  7. December 24, 2015 / 1:13 pm

    The Kate Moss lipstick is so pretty! I really want to try the Soap and Glory body butter as well 🙂 Have a great Christmas! Xx
    Chasing Belle 23

  8. December 28, 2015 / 5:47 pm

    I can’t believe I don’t have a Christmas sweater in my life! I need one! Also, I can’t say enough how much I ADORE that bag! The nail colors you have displayed are gorgeous too.

    xo, Kimberly

    • December 28, 2015 / 7:09 pm

      Ahhh yes girl you do! I hope you stock up next Christmas 😛 I know I love the bag soo much!! Thank you so much for reading girl!! x

      • December 28, 2015 / 8:22 pm

        You’re super welcome <3

  9. April 7, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    This was such an awesome post! The white nail polish – how many coats did you need? I got a white gel from barry m soon to find out it is egg white! And I had to put 4 coats – no joke for the coverage I was looking for… Any other brands for white nail polish you would recommend? Many thanks 😀

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