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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

What I Got For Christmas 2016!


I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. I'm sorry this post is so late , but I had gone to my dad's on boxing day, and haven't come back until yesterday when I could photograph some of my stuff at my mum's.

Anyway, this post is going to be about what I got for Christmas! I will link everything so you can find it yourself if I can get the link :)

*Just a disclaimer, I am really grateful for all the presents I got and I am not in any way trying to brag about what I got. I just love reading and watching "What I got for Christmas" so I thought I would do one myself.* 

My main present from my mum and dad was an iPhone SE!! I got it in 64 GB in rose gold!! I am in love!

From my mum I also got a nova leathers handbag and I love it (I'm going to say this a lot!). It's a lovely grey colour and has lots of sections inside! Along with that I also got the Zoella "Key to Inspiration" key ring in rose gold which matches my bag perfectly! I couldn't find the link for my bag, but have found the link for the key ring.

From the Zoella range I also got the Lazy Days gift set and journal which I love! I'm actually wearing the socks now!

I got quite a few Jack Wills things, first of all I got a Jack Wills jumper which is a lovely light burgundy colour and is so comfortable!


I also got the Jack Wills Lip Balm Trio! There is Vanilla, Rose and Berry. My favorite is the Rose one i absolutely love it! they are all really moisturizing and are in the Jack Wills colours; blue, pink and white.

Also from Jack Wills, I got a makeup brush set which comes in a really cute pouch kind of thing (I'm rubbish at explaining)! The brushes are so so so so soft and when I did the pull test on them to see if any hairs would come out, none did!


Again from Jack Wills, I got the Lip Crayon Set. There are four beautiful colours and they are so smooth! I use the nude colour all the time as it is gorgeous as are the other colours.

From my dad's fiance, I got a personalized cushion which I am obsessed with!!! Sorry but I couldn't find the link for this one though.

I also got a Love Juicy set from her as well and they all smell amazing, other than the nail polish obviously!

On the subject of bath and beauty, I got quite a few bath products and they smell gorgeous.
Small Bath Fizzers in Coloured Packets - Couldn't find link

One of the things I got from my Nan and Grandad was the Happy Jackson 2017 Diary! I really wanted this so I was really happy when I received it! Before each month it has a really cute quote which I love and I love the layout inside!

From my mum I also got the Cashmere perfume from Next. I love this scent so much it's my perfect balance between sweet and not sweet! The bottle is also rose gold and i love rose gold everything!
Next Cashmere Perfume -

From my Nan, I got jewelry, but my favourite is a ring she got me. There is only 90 of them in the world! It is sterling silver with a mystic pink topaz gem in a heart shape. I wear it all the time! Unfortunately I couldn't find the link for this sorry :(

I got a few other things, but they were my faves! I know that I get a lot and I am really grateful! I hope you enjoyed. Comment below what you got for Christmas!

Much love,
Liv xxx

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Merry Christmas!


This is only going to be a short post as I am spending time with my family, but I will do a post about some of the things I got for Christmas soon if you would like to see that!

I hope you all have had/having a wonderful Christmas surrounded by the people you love, I certainly did. But at Christmas we also need to remember the people who find Christmas hard, whether that's because they are short on money but want to buy people presents, or if they are outside shivering with nowhere to go.

So anyway, I'd better go but I just wanted to wish you a wonderful Christmas.

Much love
Liv xxx

A new addition to the family!!!

Hi guys,

By the time I post this, it'll be Christmas Day!! I wish I could post this today (Christmas Eve) but then I would ruin the surprise for my best friend who is my mum's boyfriend's daughter and her sister. (I's confusing!)

I'll start from the beginning.
This morning, my mum woke me and George (my brother) up and said that we had to get up as we had to go somewhere. She wouldn't tell us where we were going, but when we had dragged ourselves downstairs, she said we were going to Wales to go and pick up Simon's (my mum's long-term boyfriend) Christmas present.
At first me and George thought that we were going to pick up a bike as Simon loves cycling, but Mum said that wasn't it.

So anyway, we all got in the car (including Simon), still not knowing what we were doing. After about an hour and a half of boring driving, my brother peered into the boot of the car and saw a dog cage!
As you might know if you have read my "First Post" or "About Me" I already have a dog, George has a dog and Simon has a dog!
We asked Mum if we were going to get a dog and she nodded!
Simon has wanted a dachshund for a while and we were finally getting one!

We carried on driving, but me and George had perked up a bit!

We were going to meet the man who was selling the miniature dachshund puppies outside a service station at eleven o'clock, but we were already there by ten, so we went and got a Costa.
I ordered a Toasted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate, but they didn't have any of the right syrup so I just had to have a normal hot chocolate with marshmallows in it :( !!

Once we had finished our drinks, the man had turned up so we met him outside!!!
In his arms was two adorable dachshund puppies as another family were picking their puppy up as well.
It was the first time me and George had seen our puppy, but Mum and Simon had seen her already as they had gone to pick her out at the beginning of the month and had already named her Holly!

On the way back, Mum had Holly wrapped up in a blanket as she was really cold and after a while she fell asleep!!

Once we got home, we let her have a little run a round in the small garden then we took her inside to have a cuddle. After cuddles all round, we let her run around the kitchen for a bit. Obviously she was scared as she had just been taken to a place she didn't know away from her mum and brothers and sisters. She whined at first if we left her side, but other than that she is settling in really well :) !!!

I will keep you updated on her progress and just leave you with these cute pictures and videos of her! Do you have any pets? Comment down below if you do!

Much love,

Liv xxx

Friday, 23 December 2016

First Post!

Hi, I'm Liv and this is my first ever blog post on my first ever blog, "Photos and Fairy Lights"!
I am an average girl who loves photography, loses hairbands and has an obsession with fairy lights. 
I have a collie cross spaniel called Milly;

A guinea pig called Caramel;

And a horse called Tilly who I share with my mum.

This blog is going to be about my life, photography, food, crafts and much more. As an average girl, I have many feelings bubbling up inside me and although I write a diary, I want to share my thoughts, photos, recipes and crafts with the world.

I currently use the Nikon P610 and I love it! I would definitely recommend it to beginners, everyday photographers and even professionals!
Christmas is right around the corner and I can't wait! I might write a post about what I got up to on Christmas day if you would like to see that!

If you have read this then thank you so much and keep checking back for new posts soon or you can follow via email on the sidebar. Also, what are you most excited about for Christmas? Let me know in the comments.

Much love,
Liv xxx