Monday, 30 December 2013

What I Got For Christmas 2013


Hey guys, I'm back! It was quite nice to have a little break from blogging but now I have returned for the new year with lots of new ideas. 

I hope that you all had a lovely christmas! Mine was relaxing but very nice.

I've loved reading people's blog posts on what they got for christmas so I decided that it was time to write my own! 

*I am in no way bragging or showing off in this post. I am extremely grateful and happy with all the gifts I received and I am very lucky so thank you!*



A few weeks ago I upgraded my old samsung mobile phone to an IPhone (4S) which was an early christmas present from my Mum! I love my IPhone so much, its so useful! Oh and she got me this adorable phone case for it too!


The book on the left is a notebook which is really handy for me to write my blog ideas in! I also received a book called Take a Look at Me Now by Miranda Dickinson from my mum which looks really good! Also it says on the top 'The Sunday Times Bestseller' which makes me laugh because I'm always going on about how I helped to sort out The Sunday Times books for review on work experience! This book also came with a really good lip-balm, strange but cool, haha! One of my favourite gifts that I received was this special edition hardback of Pride and Prejudice; It is so beautiful and very precious. I can't wait to start reading it!


I got this lovely lipbalm set from Bodyshop which is displayed in this lovely lollipop packaging! Love it! I also got this BIG makeup bag which my mum filled with little things like a new hairbrush and hair accessories and bits :) 


I got these bits and pieces too: A photo album from my little sister, Flora. A new momiji doll (christmas special edition! I have a collection of these which I will share with you in the near future!). An alarm clock which is obviously a hint from my Mum to get me out of bed in the mornings!? This cute owl print clutch to hold my IPhone and cards in which is really handy to carry around on days that I don't want to lug a bag around with me! And some lovely lip products!


I received this g o r g e o u s coat (from Peacocks) from my grandparents! I love it so much and it is possibly my favourite gift that I got this christmas! Its so comfy and its nice to have a smarter coat instead of my scruffy everyday one.


I also got these lovely clothes! My tutu skirt is from Topshop and my roller neck top is from M&S! I love them so much. (Okay I love everything).


This lovely jumper is from New Look! (although there is one very similar in Primark too).

I did get other little bits and bobs like jewellery,hot water bottles, socks but I haven't got round to taking photos of these yet- sorry!

I had such a great christmas and I'm so grateful for all the lovely gifts that I received!

Hope you enjoyed this post!

Ellie Mae x

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Sorry!

Hi every one!

I have a (very rare) spare 5 minuets to quickly write an apologetic post. 

I'm sorry that my Blogmas attempt failed miserably... It kind of flopped at Day 6 which is terrible, I know, I feel like a rubbish blogger! But my school work is literally piling up to the sky right now with controlled assessments, exams, deadlines- you name it! I'm feeling quite stressy and in need of a holiday off school for sure. With 13 subjects and a school which expects you to get A* in every single one, is quite difficult at times haha! 

Anyway, I don't want to make excuses, but I have decided (after some great advice from other bloggers on #fblchat) to stop Blogmas and to take a break from blogging for a little while whilst I finish school for Christmas. School is after all (apparently) more important than blogging. 

It won't be too long of a break, so don't worry- I will be back infesting your feed again soon :) 

Thanks for understanding, you guys are the best!

Ellie Mae x

P.S. Thanks for getting me over 3,000 page views!

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Day 5- Elf


Elf is hands down my favourite christmas film of all time. ever. evererer. It is a tradition in my house to watch it on the 1st December whilst we put the tree and decorations up.

I'm pretty sure that I know most of the words off by heart, and I still cry with laughter every single time i see the scene where Buddy gets stuck on the escalator. 

Oh and who on earth knew that Zooey Deschanel played Jovie?!?!?!?! Well I didn't know until I was told last week...oh.

Anyway, I just felt the need to rave about this amazing film and it really is something I look forward to watching every year. It never gets old.

What is your favourite christmas movie? Let me know by leaving a comment below or drop me a tweet @LittleEllieMae

...
Santa! Oh my god! Santa's coming! I know him! I know him! 

...

Ellie Mae x

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Day 4- Winter Days


The days are darker, colder and wetter. The heating is up on full and the fire is roaring. It must be that time of year again- Winter. 

I actually really do like winter:


"my love"... my dog. 

Especially these weeks leading up to christmas, I love spending time with my family in our room called "The Snug" which is basically the ex-dining room which we had knocked through to our living room (maybe I will do a room tour, because my Mum has made it into a truly beautiful room). The Snug consists of a real fireplace, a sofa and patchwork quilt, a full bookshelf and a very comfy mat. So it is just what it says on the tin- very snug. Its nice to sit in there, without any electronics- no tv, no laptop, no phone and just talk and relax by the fire.

Aah, actually I might go down there after I've finished writing this and have a cuppa tea and read To Kill A Mockingbird. 

Stay snug!
Ellie Mae x

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Day 3- Christmas Pictures


Today I feel very christmassy and whilst I was browsing through my Pinterest boards I was looking at some really sweet christmas pictures that I had pinned.










Aah, how adorable! 

As you can see, my favourite kind of christmas picture is a vintage one. I think that the characters just look so much cuter and happier in vintage pictures like these in comparison to the modern stuff around nowadays. I just can't stop aawing and aahing over these pictures! 

Now I've unleashed a bit of my vintage obsession on my blog now I will do a whole blog post about it in the near future..? 

Hope you're having a merry day!

Ellie Mae x

Monday, 2 December 2013

Day 2- Dear Santa...

Dear Santa...

I've been a really good girl this year and for Christmas i would really like:

A Pink Coat

Missguided- £34.99

I love pink coats at the moment, they are right on trend all through autumn, winter, spring and will even be a great summer staple! I especially love this dusty pink coloured coat from Missguided, what a great price too!

Urban Decay Naked Palette


I have lusted over Urban Decay's Naked Palettes for many years now. They're so pretty, with such a wide range of wearable yet interesting colours. I already know how much I adore Urban Decay eye shadows because I own the Naked Basics palette (which I LOVE!) so I know what great quality these palettes will be. I've only ever heard good things about these palettes (except maybe the exceptionally high price?) so I'd love to own one myself one day. Aah. 

A New Blog Layout



If I'm honest, I'm not a fan of my current blog layout and theme. Its a bit over the top for me and I'm not too keen on the colours, but for now I'm making do. However, I'd really really like to sort out my blog by New Year- I want to find a new theme template to match my needs so if you have any ideas (not too expensive!) let me know! 

Fish Eye Lens


I've always loved the effect of a fish eye lens, and I would really like to buy a lens for my camera one day (a girl can dream... £600, nah thanks!) but for now, now I have an iPhone I can capture moments with an iPhone Fish Eye Lens for under £10! I'd love to use this to experiment with my photography skills.

Jewellery


No not an engagement ring! I just really like special, dainty pieces of jewellery that I can cherish. I found this ring on Pinterest and instantly fell in love with it! I also love little quirky, unique pieces, Accessorize are very good for bits like that!

Phone case

As I mentioned a bit earlier, I now own an iPhone (hooray!) and I am on the search for a funky case. I really love quirky ones like this one pictured above from Urban Outfitters! Although I am also very drawn to the Disney princess phone cases too.....

Experiences


My most cherished and memorable moments are just spending times with the people I love: my family and friends. My favourite kind of days are the ones where I can just be myself around these people and make some hilariously great memories with them- May it be spending a day out with my friends in the park, on a beach, just having a day inside watching movies together or going out with my family for a meal or just afternoon tea at my grandma's... It may sound cheesey but I'd love to have more of these days. I feel that our lives are so "busy" and we don't get as much chance to spend it with these special people. 

I recently brought all five of my best friends a photoshoot session together at a local photography studio so that we can capture some moments together. I really can't wait. 

Thanks Santa, I'll be sure to leave you a mince pie on Christmas Eve ;)

Love

Ellie Mae x

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Day 1- Christmas Jumpers

Hello and welcome to LittleEllieMae's Christmas Advent Day 1!
Can we talk about christmas jumpers? 

Yes, its December now (hooray!) so I'm allowing it. 

Love them or loathe them, christmas jumpers basically take over every shop imaginable this time of year. 
But I have to admit, I do LOVE a good, ugly christmas jumper!

They totally go against every fashion rule there is- from massively clashing prints and colours to pom poms and funny motifs. 

Lets start with the home of christmas jumpers: Primark. 



Oh Primark, you do put a festive smile on my face every time I walk into your shop. I'm planning to bag myself one of these jumpers this week, now it is December I am allowing myself- and at a super affordable price too!



Another firm christmas jumper favourite of mine is New Look. New Look really try to make the traditional jumper look... less gaudy, should I say. I love the pretty, dainty colours. They show that simple is definitely effective!


ASOS does it perfectly. The right amount of bagginess, gaudiness and festivity for me! I especially love the cropped jumper on the left, the bright colours are amazing! 

I'm so excited to buy a christmas jumper.. which one do you think I should get? Let me know by commenting below or get in touch by tweeting me @LittleEllieMae

Happy 1st December!

Ellie Mae x