December 2014 | Harmony Blaze
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

My 2014 Review

So as this year I will be spending NYE in my slippers as opposed to a LBD, I thought that I would do a 2014 review instead of a lookbook. If you want to see more snaps from my year make sure you visit my Instagram page, but here is my year in 12 Insta's.


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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

My Nars Day & Night Lips

Just before Christmas you might remember that I visited the mother ship that is the Harvey Nichols makeup hall in Leeds and in particular the Nars counter. I went in search of two colours, not too dissimilar from one another that could be used for a day to night look. Here are the results.


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Monday, 29 December 2014

My Product Tests - Rouge Edition Velvet by Bourjois

I am so excited that I have finally got around to doing this post as I have totally fallen for this Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick. Having heard good reviews and with enough Advantage Card points to treat myself I thought I'd give being bold a go for Christmas...


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Sunday, 28 December 2014

My Real Techniques Mini Haul

So just before Christmas I decided that enought was enough. My blusher brush just had to be replaced as the head kept falling off and I decided to head into Superdrug as I really wanted the Real Techniques one. As it was 3-for-2 I ended up with more that I expected! 


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Saturday, 27 December 2014

My Present Haul - Christmas 2014

I have felt very lucky and thankful this week and completely spoiled. I thought I would very quickly share my present haul with you all as a bonus post today as I have loved seeing what you guys have got as well. 

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My Christmas - Gifts for the Family

Now that it is all over for another year I can show you what gifts we bought for our nearest and dearest this year. Here are my gifts for all the family...


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Friday, 26 December 2014

My Merry Little Christmas

The past three days have been amazing fun. I'm a Christmas type of girl, I love the run up and preparation, I love the glitz and glamour and most of all I love getting to spend quality time with my friends and family.



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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

My Product Tests - Models Own Absinthe

Christmas time, Mistletoe and Wine... I'm running out of time to get these lines in so you won't have to endure them much longer! Promise. But last night I sat down in front of the tree with a glass of wine and prepped my Christmas nails.


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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

My Christmas Homestyle

I've really enjoyed blogmas and whilst I haven't blogged everyday I have made sure that I have done so as often as I can. One thing I have really enjoyed seeing is peoples different homestyles when it comes to decorations at this time of year and I thought I'd give you a little insight into my homestyle too.



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Monday, 22 December 2014

My Haul December '14, Leeds

Last week I headed into Leeds to finish off my Christmas shopping and as all my makeup had decided to pretty much run out in one go I thought I would restock whilst I was there.

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Sunday, 21 December 2014

My Winter Scents

I have a number of reliable go to scents that I regularly turn to in my bathroom, but I do love trying out new ones throughout the year. After recently trying out a few new candidates to add to my collection here are my favourite Winter scents.

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Friday, 19 December 2014

My Gift Guide for Guys

Men can be so hard to buy for, aside from the standard clothes and smellies and every now and again it's nice to think outside of the box and get something that they will really enjoy. There's something out therefore everyone and I've put together 3 different stockings for around £50 each...


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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

My Product Tests - Rimmel Matte BB Cream

I really like BB creams and I tend to use one most days for work as opposed to foundation because I like the coverage and feel of them. The only downside is that they can at times make my skin look a little oily. I'd heard of Rimmel's Matte BB Cream and recently thanks to Glossybox I got to try it out.



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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

My #LPBrookies

I saw these recently on the wonderful Lily Pebbles site and with the impending bake sale coming up at work on Christmas Jumper day I just had to try them out for myself. Here's my attempt at the now infamous #LPBrookies...


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Monday, 15 December 2014

My Christmas Jumper Look

So Friday 12th December was Save the Children's now annual Christmas Jumper day and I love any excuse to be festive. If you haven't already make sure you text 'Woolly' 70070 to donate £2 to help make the world a better place for a child in need this Christmas. As well as a good excuse to be festive at work, it gave me the chance to try out a new makeup look perfect for winter...


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Sunday, 14 December 2014

My Christmas Party Look

So I thought that my teams Christmas night out would be the perfect opportunity for me to do my first 'look' post, I hope you all like it. We were heading into Halifax for Cocktails & Tapas so I thought I'd take advantage of the opportunity to use my favourite products.


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Thursday, 11 December 2014

My 'Fifteen Festive Favourites' Post

Wow that title's a bit a mouthful don't you think? So again this is something that I've picked up off another blogger (Professional DayDreamer) and I thought it would be fun to get involved. I'm not going to tag anyone specific to take part but I'd love to see your posts if you take part so leave your links.






























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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

My Product Tests - Sleek Face Form Contouring & Blush Palette

I know that at the moment contouring palette's are all the rage. I've been using contouring techniques for a while now and mainly been doing so with a pressed foundation palette that had six different shades in it. On a recent haul I picked this up in Superdrug and thought I'd give it a whirl...



























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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

My December ...

I can't believe that I totally forgot to post this! December is possibly my favourite month of the year. I love the cosy evenings in, the unforgettable nights out and most of all the sparkle!

This is my December, my favourite things about the month and what I will (or may already have) be(en) getting up to over the next few weeks...

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Monday, 8 December 2014

My Stocking Filler Wish List

First of all I am sorry for being awol for the past few days, I had planned to blog through the madness that was my Christmas Weekender but alas the hotel had no wifi and my phone signal. But I'm back and will be doing extra blogmas post as I go to make up for it. Tonight is my stocking filler wish list...




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Thursday, 4 December 2014

My Product Tests - OPI A Grape Affair

Even though I love doing my nails until recently I had never tried out any of the OPI nail varnishes. When I opened last months Birchbox I was excited to find a full size OPI bottle from their Coca Cola collection! 




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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

My Be Happy Post

I made a little reference to Deck the Halls the other night and then it dawned on me that sometimes being happy can be the hardest thing in the world for some people, especially at Christmas. I've pretty much spent the whole year singing Pharrell's 'Happy' and here are five handy, happiness hints.


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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

My Product Tests - Real Techniques Foundation & Stippling Brushes

I've wanted to try the Real Techniques brushes out for a while but couldn't justify them because I have a good set of brushes already, but when I finally decided my foundation brush had seen better days I knew exactly who to turn to...

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Monday, 1 December 2014

My Product Tests - Yankee Candle Apple Spice

First of all HAPPY DECEMBER readers! The first day of Blogmas is here and the first of my marathon of posts! My Blogmas will be a mix of he normal Harmony Blaze posts that you have come to expect with the odd bit of Christmas sparkle thrown in. I always have candles and diffusers around the home, more often than not from Yankee Candle as there is a great shop in Halifax that specialises in them. I adore most of their scents but in particular their Winter offerings so I couldn't wait to open this one...

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