Happy Monday everyone and welcome to Blogmas Day 21!
As you may have noticed, I miserably failed at keeping my blog posted daily from last week.
Unfortunately, life has been running fast and keeping me busy for the last bunch of days, and blog posting had to be a bit neglected as a consequence of it. Now you can sum it up to my epic blog fails list... But anyway, I thought I could try double hard until Christmas Day at least and keep you tuned with life, so today I am coming back to show you my last handmade piece as well as announcing December give away winner (which I also failed to reveal last Saturday, oops, sorry about that!).
This morning I was checking my phone when I looked at the calendar and realized it is just ten days to go until Christmas Eve! I can´t believe it is so close now. Indeed, what I can´t really believe is all my Christmas shopping is not done yet. Someone should start panicking already... But coming back to Blogmas itself, today I am posting something a reader specifically asked for: my makeup bag content. Well, if you have been reading me for some time now, you might know I am not truly into beauty massive shopping. Also, I am a bit lazy about reviews, which seems to be the most popular blogging topic out there right now. But this girl was truly nice when she asked me to make a little post about my current favourites for the holiday season, and I thought I could totally make an exception. So here you go, this my festive makeup bag content.
As I mentioned in myprevious post, I was feeling a bit sick for a couple of days at the end of the week, but I am happy to say I am better now. It is nice to be back! To celebrate I am happily keeping my Blogmas event alive in spite of mishaps (and feeling quite festive in general) today I want to announce the official opening of my little christmassy give away!
Bogmas Days 10 & 11 have been not quite what I had in mind.
For a couple of days I´ve been feeling poorly and a bit down, not myself at all, so all I have managed to do is watching Harry Potter, as well as eating all sorts of junk food. Well, I am not complaining about watching HPAT ALL, because that´s not exactly tough to me. But this silly pseudo-cold is not what I planned, I suppose you cannot control it all, can you? So for now I am going to keep going with the resting therapy and let´s see how I feel tomorrow. I just hope to wake up feeling a bit better and being able to enjoy some time outdoors (and hopefully the three-days-lasting fog will move too, so I don´t start developing Winter blues. Seriously, what´s up with Romanian mist? I haven´t seen the sun for days now...) Anyway, I will try to keep Blogmas on as much as I can because it is something I am very fond at this moment. See you tomorrow!
For today post I chose to tell you a bit about my December wish list. I should explain this is not a strict Christmas presents kind of inventory, and as a matter of fact I am not waiting for The Gentle One to go and shop all these items for me. There are many other things that have caught my eye around towm lately, and what I enjoy the most about holiday gifts is the mistery factor: being completely surprised by others is part of the seasonal magic. I can be like a child during holiday season, and then all I want is eating yummy food, watching movies, reading a lot and opening surprise presents on Christmas Eve. In spite of that, these are the objects I have been craving for the last couple of months (and sometimes even for a longer time).
Last Saturday The Gentle One and I had a little walk to the city holiday themed market. This is something we truly enjoy, as we don´t have those in Spain (I think it is a central European tradition rather than a Mediterranean one). We took the chance to wake up early, have a quick breakfast and head tothe beautiful University Square, where the market is placed. We spent the morning looking around, shopping for wood tree decorations, drinking mulled wine and eating Kalács (a typical Hungarian seasonal sweet which is my new favourite without discussion! I am a bit afraid I am quickly turning addicted to it, and a bit worried I won´t be able to find it once the holiday is over).
Today I wanted to make something very different. At the end of December it will be three months The Gentle One and I are happily married. How crazy is that?! It looks like it was yesterday I was drinking a cup of tea with shaking hands while waiting for the hair stylist to enter the hotel room and start working. It takes ages to plan a wedding, but once is over times goes by really fast.
This week, and after a lot of waiting, I finally received the first handful of wedding pictures. It has felt like the first Christmas present of the year! I am saving a proper report about our big day until Blogmas is over. Nonetheless, I could not resist the temptation of sharing one of our favourite portraits: it was taken in a restored nineteenth century palace, during our Victorian themed photoshoot. We are very happy about how it turned out, as it reflects the atmosphere we were looking for, something between Coppola´s Dracula and The Age of Innocence by Scorsese. But anyway, I think it is a good picture,with tons of personality.(The Gentle One looks so handsome, what a lucky lady I am. Just don´t tell him, I don´t want him to realize what a fan girl he has married...)
I stumbled upon the Christmas tag last night on Twitter and I thought I could make it for you today, as I never did this one before. I am not a "tag post" kind of person usually, but as the whole Blogmas thingy is new to me, I guess we can make a little exception here. So here we go, I hope you like it. I must confess I had some fun by answering the questions. I wasn´t expecting that, to be honest!
As the cold is starting to act according to the month of December (and I came back home late in the evening with numb fingers and nose), it occurred to me that I could share with you my personal recipe for a good hot chocolate. As I have mentioned before, I have a sweet tooth, but I can be quite picky about candy, chocolate included. I don´t like it too sugary, nor too strong, so as time goes by I developed my own personal formula. It is nothing super thorough, so I think most people will be able to find all the ingredients.
Today I want to share with you my progress with sewing. I bought my first machine last February, and since then I have been working now and then, most frequently during weekends and days off. The first bunch of pieces I sewed were poorly built and were impossible to wear them comfortably, but lately I feel the results are slightly better.
I think I never mentioned it before, but I have been stalking the Christmas manicure tag on Tumblr for years. Actually, it has been so much time that now it looks like FOREVER.
In the past I made too many attempts of giving my hands a festive look, just to get disappointed about my poor inexistent nail art skills. This year, however I did my very best and took it really seriously... And before you start singing praises... I FAILED AGAIN. I have a very embarrassing picture to prove it, but with your permission that one is going to remain in the bottom of the "shame photographic file" where I keep all the documented mistakes I commit far too frequently. THANKYOUVERYMUCH.
Today I wanted to share the first of the Christmassy themed posts, and I thought I could talk to you about my absolute seasonal comfort tea. Now, I know for most people it is all about comfort food (and I do enjoy that, because honestly, who doesn´t?), but as years go by I realized I am more a kind of "comfort tea person": when I am having a bad day, or feeling poorly, I tend to drink a cup of tea rather than eat something. And believe it or not, it usually helps a lot.
To start I decided to share with you "a day of my life in pictures" kind of post, as this issomethingI do love about other blogs but never find time to do it myself. So as this month I am enjoying some extra spare time, here you go: this was my November, the 21st.