A big hello to you all!
Welcome to the new-and-improved RoseReviews - I am so excited to share it with you all. The lovely Steph from Bonjourbellexo very kindly designed it for me and put up with my numerous emails with questions and opinions on the design. I've also updated the 'pages', so they should be better! Anyway, I've seen a few of these Winterlicious tags on YouTube, and despite not being tagged as I'm predominantly a blogger, I thought 'I like it, so I'm going to do it'. And here it is.
1. Favourite winter nail polish?
Clear! How boring am I. I must be the world's worst applier of any nail varnish, and in the end just get frustrated and end up taking it off. Therefore, I make life easy for myself now and go for clear - my nails are in better condition due to it now, though!
2. Favourite winter lip product?
It would have to be 107 from Kate Moss's matte collection for Rimmel. This is the perfect wear-able autumn/winter shade, and with the high-street price tag, I love it! It also smells like sour skittles - it took me ages to work the smell out, and I am very proud of my discovery.
3. Favourite winter scent/candle?
DON'T get angry, but I'm just not a big fan of Yankee Candles *runs into cave to escape surprised/angry people*. Unfortunately, I live around 50 metres away from a NEOM stockist - which means my favourite candles are literally anything from NEOM. Because during past Winter's as a family we have burnt these candles, the smell just reminds me of the festive season.
4. Favourite winter beverage?
It has to be a recent discovery, Teapigs Peppermint tea. Sadly, I'm trying to avoid dairy products at the moment, but when I tried this in Carluccios I loved it instantly. 5 minutes later, I was walking out of Waitrose with my own packet of 15 teabags of the stuff. The love story has continued - named as a 'tummy tonic' it's been making me feel better (yay!) and is delicious at the same time. However, I also love Starbucks Gingerbread Lattes and definitely need to try them with soy milk!
- The tea -
5. All time favourite holiday movie?
Without a shadow of a doubt, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (with Chevy Chase). I got so excited when the lovely Estée (link to her Winterlicious tag) mentioned this film, as not many people I've ever met/known/watched the videos of have seen it. It's hilarious and lovely (especially the part when the Christmas lights are incredibly bright to the horrible next-door neighbours) and it's a must-see.
Here's the trailer:
6. Favourite Christmas song?
Probably 'Stop the Cavalry' because it's different! It's also well-known without being one of those songs which is played to death in shops whilst you're Christmas shopping ("Merry Christmas Everyone" I'm talking about you).
7. Favourite holiday food/treat?
Oh so predictable, but mince pies. They're just brilliant.
8. Favourite Christmas deocration this year?
As much as I love the majority of my Christmas decorations, this one has always been my Mum and I's favourite. It's a little westie dog on skates with a christmas tree on his head - bizarre but oh so lovely.
9. What's at the top of your Christmas list?
I always prefer the giving - but present wise, I love surprises. I've asked for Alien by Thierry Mugler and some books as well as a few beauty items, but I never expect to get the things I ask for! Luckily though, all my family are wonderful at buying presents so I'm never disappointed (touches wood).
10. What are your plans for the holidays this year?
Because of my half and half nationality, I actually have my main meal on Christmas Eve! This happens in the evening and is a traditional Scandinavian-esque meal, including duck, caramelised potatoes, red cabbage, brussels sprouts and prunes wrapped in bacon. We're having Christmas eve & day with just my sister and parents, and then "extended family" time is between Christmas and New Year!
11. Most worn winter accessory?
I own some Kukee rings which I absolutely love (especially the black one with glitter), they're wearable, adjustable (huzzah! rings that don't fall off my fingers) and just perfect for an easy touch of glam.
12. Most worn winter piece?
By a million miles, my coat from Jigsaw. It was a Christmas present and I love it to bits. It's parka style with a faux-fur lined hood which keeps my ears toasty. In addition, it's three quarter length (so rather long but keeping me unbelievably warm). My favourite thing about it, however, is it is silk lined - with a beautiful lilac and cream vintage-style map of London. Blog post coming soon!
If you've read until the end, four for you lovely reader, you go lovely reader!
I tag you all to do this - if you do, come back and leave the link in the comments!