I recently saw this over at LOVE-ALMA.COM and decided to give it a whirl after seeing her answers! Hope you will all join in!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HOLIDAY TRADITION?
One of my favourites is still getting my Dad to go downstairs first on Christmas morning to check ‘he has been’. He always come back and says we must be up too early and there is nothing there but we all know he is fibbing. Even though I am in my thirties, I still get him to do it now!
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE GO TO WINTER LIPPIES?
I get really dry lips so Vaseline Lip Care is always my go to. I have recently discovered the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Prague and I really love it! It is a little darker than I usually go for as I generally go for a pretty neutral lip but I really like this one! A year long favourite has been the NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Satin Ribbon – so many lovely shades in this range though!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE WINTER SCENT?
I wouldn’t say the perfumes I use change too much for the seasons. Some of my favourites are Zadig & Voltaire ‘This Is Her’, Ghost and Jimmy Choo.
WHAT IS YOUR GO TO WINTER FASHION TREND?
I love skinny jeans and boots! I have a few different pairs of boots – different materials, lengths and colours and enjoy matching outfits and having super comfy feet.
WHAT IS YOUR ALL TIME FAVOURITE HOLIDAY MOVIE?
Oh my goodness, to pick just one would be so hard. I love Home Alone 1 and 2, Elf, Love Actually and The Holiday.
WHAT IS YOUR ALL TIME FAVOURITE HOLIDAY SONG?
I love The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl singing Fairytale In New York. I will be sharing my Twelve Songs of Christmas on my Facebook page which you can check out here
DO YOU PREFER TO TRAVEL DURING THE HOLIDAYS OR STAY AT HOME?
Although it is lovely being at home, it is all about family so as long as they are there, I don’t mind whose house we spend it at!
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE WINTER SKINCARE PRODUCTS?
I have just started using the new, hydrating Water Boost Simple range. I am definitely liking it so far but will let you know when I have been using it for a little while if it is helping. I generally stick to Simple and Nivea products for my skin as find these the best.
I have also just tried a sample of the exfoliating mask from Younique and loved it! So much so I now have the full size version courtesy of my lovely Younique guru and friend, Holly. The exfoliating beads are small and just rough enough to freshen your skin without leaving it feeling raw, which some really abrasive ones can do.
You can check out Holly’s Facebook page here – she is so lovely and friendly and will always help with any questions you may have.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE WINTER HAIR CARE MUST HAVE?
I haven’t really got anything special I do over winter to my hair. I will be dyeing it again this week to give it a boost before Christmas – Cherry Cola is my colour of choice!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE WINTER ACTIVITY?
I love all things crafty and baking with the children. Leo and Layla love doing this too, Riley needs a little more encouraging and generally gets bored much easier. I think this is the month for some real, quality time together. Movie nights, board game fun and winter doggy walks are all top of the list too.
WHAT IS YOUR MUST HAVE WINTER BEAUTY PRODUCT?
I think mixing my BB cream in with my foundation is really helping my dry skin not look too flaky. It is a real struggle for me but BB cream alone is just too little coverage in the winter. Mixing it though helps with keeping my skin hydrated and I get the coverage from the foundation which keeps me happy!
DO YOU LOVE THE SNOW OR HATE IT?
Overall, I hate it. Travelling in the snow is no fun, everyone goes a little crazy and the country grinds to a halt. I don’t mind it for the odd afternoon or two for a good play in, but it needs to disappear without the slush/ice issue and not be when I need to be somewhere!
ONE ITEM ON YOUR WISHLIST THIS YEAR?
My Christmas wish was to have Ste home from hospital and I got that so I am happy! Now looking to enjoying the festive season with our special ones.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HOLIDAY TREAT?
Pigs in blankets, Turkish Delight, Twiglets, mulled wine and Baileys!
DO YOU DO YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING EARLY OR LAST MINUTE?
I have done it all pretty early this year and was really pleased with my organisation! It has definitely helped with spreading the cost and not having to panic too much financially at the end of the year, especially as I have had Leo, Riley and Ste’s birthdays in the last two months aswell!
Hope you enjoyed the winter tag! I’m not going to nominate anyone specifically but will tag a few blogger friends when I post this on social media and hope they join in!