Monday, December 5

My week in pictures #199

(From top left) In the library before sunrise this week. The Christmas tree is all light up on campus this week. Some Christmas goodies to brighten up our flat from Primark and Poundland. Out for dinner with the girls on Friday with a few bottles of wine first. Mulled Wine from the Christmas market before heading home for an earlyish night. A festive lunch at Malmaison with my boyfriend on Saturday. 
If you read last weeks 'Week in Pictures' post you'll know I let life and university get me down. This week was better though. Even though the stress hadn't let up I think I had a better attitude to it generally. I'm knackered by the long days though...

After waking up at home on Monday, doing some uni work, traveling back to Aberdeen then doing some more uni work I was more than ready to chill watching I'm a Celeb. Tuesday was an early start getting to the library for 8am, the gym then back home to revise for the afternoon. Wednesday was an even earlier start and I found it very confusing starting work in the dark but Scott was coming round in the evening so I had to find the time somehow. In the afternoon I took a walk into town to buy some Christmas goodies, pick up a tree and meet my boyfriend. We had enchiladas for tea but I was so tired I was falling asleep on my feet.

Thursday morning was spent in the library, in the afternoon I revised in the flat, my flatmate made my dinner (which was tasty) then it was time to put up the Christmas decorations while watching I'm a Celeb. You might have seen them all on my Instagram stories.

Thankfully on Friday I got most of my essay finished so I was able to treat myself. We went to Pizza Express for tea then the Christmas Market for mulled wine. I had to head home early because I had an early start at the library on Saturday to get my report finished (finally!) and then Scott was coming round. We had lunch plans at Malmaison to use the last of our voucher. It was lovely and festive - I had a turkey dinner. Then we spent the afternoon doing some shopping, looking at more Christmas decorations and buying nibbles for tea which we eat while watching I'm a Celeb. 

On Sunday, once I had printed my essay and taken it to my friend to handin for me, we headed back to Scott's house. I helped him with housework then we watched School of Rock while we put up his Christmas tree (more sentimental each year) which you also might have seen on my Instagram stories. The perfect end to a perfect Sunday was eating homemade lasagna in front of the TV with the lights on the tree twinkling. 

I've got a full week left before my exams so I'll really have to kick it up a gear and get all my work done. I'm trying not to put too much pressure on myself though or I'll make myself unwell.

This week on G is for Gingers: The Body Shop Blogger Christmas Event | An Oversized Maroon Cardigan from Zaful

Thursday, December 1

An Oversized Maroon Cardigan from Zaful

Top: Primark | Skirt: New Look | Cardigan: Zaful* | Bag: Zaful* | Boots: Office (similar)
Happy first of December! Who else is getting in the festive spirit? After I've written this post and got to the halfway point in my essay I'm going to put Christmas bedding on my bed and put up the decoration too. I'm excited!

I was surprised how huge this cardigan was when it arrived from Zaful at the start of December but it also looked really cosy so I knew I could put up with it. Maroon is the perfect colour for autumn/winter so I hoped it would be versatile too. 

I've needed a little handbag for along time and I knew this satchel would be a timeless shape I'd never get fed up with. I was really pleased with the quality when it arrived too because it feels so sturdy. I've used it alot since it arrived taking it out with me most days. 

For todays look I decided to style both my new zaful items together plus this staple autumn skirt and roll neck combination. I'm pretty sure I wear this at least once every two weeks but I don't even care - it is so easy to throw on to go to lectures. The cosy cardigan brings something new to the outfit and stops me from freezing in the sub zero temperatures we've had in Aberdeen this Autumn. 

Zaful always have different promotions active on their site so you should definitely check them out for some cheap fashion inspiration. 

Tuesday, November 29

The Body Shop Blogger Christmas Event

Last week The Body Shop has the Aberdeen Bloggers round to look at their new Christmas range and more importantly talk about their new campaign. My mum has always shopped in The Body Shop so I've been brought up with the brand. Most years I like to get her a little something from their Christmas gifts section but this year I have an added incentive.

This Christmas for every selected christmas gift you buy The Body Shop promise to "help protect endangered creatures and restore 1 square metre of rainforest". Supporting their projects in vietnam, indonesia and malaysia by raising £200,000. You can read more about it on their website here.

Did you know you can get the iconic Body Shop body butters personalised for free in store and pick from various festive animals. I was lucky enough to be given a vanilla chai butter with 'Claire' written on it. How lovely and it would make a great gift too. I can't wait to start using mine over the festive period.

I'm thinking this year that the Wild Argan Oil Festive Picks would be a good shout for my mum. I bought the Frosted Berries Festive Tin for her last year, she loved it and still has the tin as decoration in her bathroom.

Meanwhile I picked up the Frosted Berries Home Fragrance
and their Matte Lip Liquid in Nairobi Camellia with their handy 40% black friday discount while I was in store. I also have my eye on the 
Eye Colour Stick in Nevada Gold and I'm very jealous of some of the other girls who could afford one of their advent calendars. 

I love the frosted berries sent so would happily have any of the 13 different products in this range. 

Thank you so much to Sarah from
 Blogs, Vlogs ect for organising
 it and inviting me along and The Body
Shop for hosting the evening.