29 December 2013

What I Got For Christmas

I hope you've all had a lovely Christmas and I wish you all an even better new year :) 

I thought that I would quickly come on here and put together a short post until I properly get back in to blogging (hopefully) in a few weeks.

Here is what I got for Christmas from my parents
I had similar storage to this from Home Store & More which I featured on my blog a while back, but they were separate pieces and I wanted something more compact, so this option (also from Home Store & More) is exactly what I wanted, so I really love this!
I love photography and this year the only thing I asked for was this lens, I'm still playing around with it and getting used to how it works but I'm loving it so far.
Lately I've been loving hats after I found this cream hat in Tesco last month, I really love wearing it so I got one in another colour and some scarves to go with it (also from Tesco).
I've mentioned before that I'm not a huge fan of the Naked collections from Urban Decay but I really liked the look of this particular palette and from using it a few times already, I much prefer it to the Naked 1 & 2.  
You all know by now how much I love candles and in particular, Yankee Candles.  I received two Yankee sets this Christmas and as you can see, the small ones are already almost gone! 
 I've mentioned many times how much I love HD Brows, but it was only recently that I decided I wanted the palette to fill in my brows because I felt the Laura Mercier pencil I was using didn't match my colouring anymore.  So I also received a HD Brows palette in Foxy and I love it so much more (review coming in a few weeks!).
Lastly, I received my favourite (and only) hair product I use, Uniq One - 10 in 1 Hair Treatment.  This product is great and it's the only hair product I've ever found to actually tame frizz whilst not making my hair greasy - perfect!

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I'm so grateful for the presents I received and really love them all.  
What was your favourite gift (that you gave or received) this Christmas? 

Slán
Zara
x

(I'll be back soon with a proper blogging schedule - But for now, I'm enjoying a much needed break after a stressful semester in College before I begin studying for my January exams - final year=no fun!) 

*Apologies that the lighting throughout the pictures is not consistent - shooting these at 6pm when it's completely dark outside was not the best idea. * 

26 October 2013

Graduation

When I first set up my blog, it was intended to be the typical 'beauty blog' but 2 years later, it has evolved immensely from that.  I now look at my blog almost as a diary, a way to express how I'm feeling, share my experiences and store memories that I can look back on in years to come.  

I graduated yesterday and I figured creating this post and sharing some pictures would be the best way so that I can look back on them in a few years.

College has been one of the best experiences of my life.  I've met amazing friends and made memories that I'll never forget.  
My Class
Crazies!


Team NEKD!! :) 


I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and am currently studying for my honours degree, so hopefully this time next year I will have a graduation part 2 to share with you all.

Thanks for reading!


Zara
x

I hope my friends don't mind I put their pictures on here...oops!

ISM forever :) 
 
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