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A new year a new name

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013
I have decided to change the name of my blog. This site is no longer 'Skeleton Rain' and is now 'Lipsticks & Lavender'.

How to make a super easy triple hot chocolate.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

what you need:
  1. chocolate milk
  2. 100g of white chocolate
  3. 100g of milk chocolate
  4. caned whipped cream
  5. a sauce pan
  6. something to stir with
  7. your fave mug
  8. a whisk (not pictured)

  1. Break up both chocolate bars and put in to a heated saucepan. keep the heat low and stir frequently to ensure the chocolate doesn't burn.
  2. Once the chocolate has thoroughly melted, add the chocolate milk
  3. Whisk the mix until both the chocolate and milk has combined. 
  4. Keep whisking on the heat until the its frothy and steaming.
  5. Pour into your mug. be careful as it will be hot
  6. Squirt as much cream on as you wish
  7. enjoy! 

My Christmas day pictures

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Monday, December 30, 2013

I had an amazing bubble bath on Christmas eve! i used the chocolate orange bath bomb from bath body & beyond.
Christmas day breakfast was toast, poached egg and crispy bacon, super yum!
Love my Christmas mug from Starbucks.
My aunt made me a lovely coffee from her coffee machine.
The cats loved paying in all the wrapping paper.
My favorite part of Christmas is eating loads of tasty treats like these jelly beans.
My dog being naughty sleeping on the sofa.
We always take our dogs out for a lovely walk on Christmas day. here's Mya sporting her new Christmas jumper.
No Christmas is complete without a Christmas pudding.

Winter & Christmas essentials

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The first thing i love to do in the winter time is change the decorations in my room. By simply changing a few things in your room, you can make it super festive and seasonal.

here are a few little suggestions:

1. hanging scent cushions up with seasonal scents and designs.

2. Lighting your fave winter candles

A few Christmas traditions:

A well known tradition for the festive season is of course decorating the Christmas tree. For me this is definitely an essential!

My parents have been taking me and my sister down to central London to look at the lights every year for quite some time now. It always puts me in the Christmas spirit.

A festive family tradition

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Every year my parents have taken my sister and i up to central London to look at all the beautiful Christmas lights. London at night throughout Christmas time is always wonderful and creatively inspiring. 
For me, Christmas time is all about spending quality time with friends and family and not thinking about work, school or college. I love to spend all my time doing the things i enjoy. 
I usually only go to central London on special occasions, and nothing is more special then having the opportunity to see the magic of December at night. 
I'm so honored to live in such an incredible city and being able to share the beauty with my amazing family.

Whats your favorite Christmas tradition?

November Favorites (better late than never)

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

This month i have been loving a whole bunch of goodies from nail polishes to drinks! here a just a few of my faves from the past month...

1.Soap and glory hand cream   

Since the weather has gotten a whole lot colder and the wind a lot stronger, my skin tends to become dry and chapped. so this hand cream has been my hand savoir throughout this month.

  2.  miss sporty tinted lip balm

this lip balm is the perfect balance between a moisturizing lip balm and a tint of colour perfect for everyday. and the cranberry red shade it perfect for this time of year.

3.  woolly snood- Primark

I have literally worn the snood everyday since i bought it! i love it so much, its warm and cozy, an i love the berry shade of it. it can be rocked out over your day outfit or popped over your evening wear.

  6. Plum lipstick

I love a good dark plum lipstick and quite frankly, there's no greater time to rock it out then the colder months. This month i have been loving this one from Claire's. the colour pay off isn't brilliant but its moisturizing and was pretty damn cheap.

   7. Woolly jumper- Bank

This cream woolly jumper has been my best friend throughout this past month! I super thick and warm. The long length means its perfect jumper to wear with leggings!  

 9. Vanilla body spray- Boots

This has to be my favourite scent of all time! Its super sweet and smells like a candy store! I will definitely be repurchasing this once it runs out! 

My festive makeup look

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Products i used:
  1. Maybelline fit me foundation
  2. Mac mineralize skin finish
  3. E.LF eyeshadow primer
  4. E.L.F tone correcting powder
  5. Jack wills eyeshadow stick in 'golden'
  6. Bobbi brown extreme party mascara
  7. E.L.F lipstick in 'gypsy'

Finished look:


| On
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Skirt: New look
Crop top: Primark
Leather jacket: Miss selfridge
Clutch: TK Maxx
Snood: Primark
Phone case: Ebay


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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Nail polish: Barry M in prickly pear.
Silver beads: Ebay

Trip to barcelona

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Just a few pics of my holiday in Barcelona! We went for 10 days and tried to fit in as much as we could.
everyday was incredible and i will remember this holiday forever.

The sangrada famillia!

Dirty shoes from walking around everywhere

All throughout the towns were amazing illustrations. 

Vintage shopping

The incredible view from our balcony

Home time :( Barcelona was a really beautiful city, i loved every minute of my holiday and cant wait to go back!