Saturday, 12 December 2015

15 Movies For a Cosy Winter Night In

Winter is officially here, and by that I mean I'm now going to bed wrapped in five blankets, oh, and the UGG boots are also back out... 

Now that the winter chills have arrived, my inspiration to go out is next to nothing and I'm much more likely to be found cuddled up on the sofa with far too many blankets and a nice cup of green tea (no surprise there though); whilst watching my favourite 'cosy night in' movies of course.

1. Home alone

Probably - no - definitely one of my all time favourite films. Well, this one and number 2!! It wouldn't be winter without watching this a couple (hundred) times.

2. Harry Potter

(the entire series, that is). My little brother and I have this 'unofficial christmas tradition' where we start the Harry Potter series 8 weeks before christmas day and watch one every week. 

3. Clueless

For me, Clueless is that movie that I can put on and it can just instantly make me feel better. It's perfect for a cute girly night in. 

4. Elf

Do I really need to explain this one? Elf is a christmas film that can be watched all year 'round and it should be on repeat during the festive season, seriously who doesn't love elf? My friend has actually been comparing me to buddy the elf at the moment due to my constant christmas music singing. I actually recently saw it in theatre and it was so amazing and funny.

5. 10 things I hate about you

If you haven't seen this, please immediately watch it right now!! Who doesn't want to watch Heath Ledger sing "I love you baby" on a football pitch? Much like Clueless, this is an easy watch and the perfect movie for a girls night in.

6. Love Actually

A 'classic' British festive film. I'm not sure that I could go a Christmas without watching this movie at least once. Perfect if your looking for a 10 on the cute scale (and yes, there's a cute scale).

7. Grease

I have been obsessed with this film ever since I was little and watched it on repeat with my mum. So now this movie is just a must when having a movie night in. Who doesn't wanna watch the T-birds sing grease lighting whilst fixing a car?

8. Breakfast at Tiffany's

A classic for any audrey lover, and a must watch for a cosy night in.

9. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Would it be christmas if you haven't watched 'how the grinch stole christmas' at least once? No, is the answer. So go watch it, quick.

10. The Great Gatsby

I am truly mesmerised by this movie. The totally individual and different characters, the clothes (especially), the music, the parties and most importantly Gatsby's love for Daisy. 

11. Mean Girls

Is it really even a movie night if you haven't watched mean girls and recited every word?? "on wednesday's we wear pink"

12. The Devil Wears Prada

I am absolutely obsessed with this film, enough said...

13. Pretty Woman

Yet another classic that would be criminal to not watch at a movie night.

14. Tangled

After Sleeping Beauty (which was my childhood favourite princess), Tangled is most definitely my favourite movie. 

15. The Notebook

The ultimate chic flick guaranteed to make any girl cry. Which again, would be a criminal offence to not watch at a movie night (get a box of tissues as tears are unavoidable). 

So, here's a list of movies if your stuck on what to watch on a cosy winter movie night in.

Maija Lily Xx


Thursday, 3 December 2015

Christmas Gift Guide - Under £60

There's nothing more I love at Christmas than gift giving (and receiving), yet most years my brain absolutely vanishes of all possible present ideas and I end up with what I like to call a festive 'glitch'. 

So this year I've decided to be an eager elf and create a christmas gift guide for anyone who also suffers from the common "what am I going to get them" dilemma. 

1. Anthropologie Gold Monogram Mug £8
2. Vogue Subscription £29.90
3. Kikki-k Mindfulness Journal £21
4. Personalised Nutella Jar (Selfridges) £4.99
5. Lancome Hypnose Volume-a-porter Mascara look set £22.50
6. Diptique trio candle set £60
7. Charlotte Tilbury k.i.s.s.i.n.g mini lipstick trio £29
8. Monica Vinader Ziggy mini Petal Pendant £45
9. Easy Green Tea Plant kit £8.99
10. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle eau de parfum spray 35ml £49
11. Victoria Secret Fireside Long Jane Pyjamas £36
12. Firebox Personalised classic novels £16.99
13. Elizabeth Arden eight hour beauty cream set £42
14. Caroline Gardner cable knit pom pom hat £52
15. Helen Moore pom pom key chain £26

Dear Santa... 

haha, but seriously how cute is everything!!! There's a lovely mixture of stocking fillers to beauty sets to accessories that everyone can enjoy. I also love the idea of the personalised novels which is definitely something different and well, personal. 

I hope this 'gift guide' is helpful for everyone who may be struggling for ideas.

21 days till christmas !!

Maija Lily Xx


Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Green Tea, Vogue and Me Turns 2 !!

Whether it's your birthday or not, birthdays are always exciting. And it just so happens to be that today is my blogs 'birthday' !! Two today. 

I said it this time last year (and I'll say it again) but its just so crazy to think that for two whole years I've been posting blogs about my 'monthly must haves' or my 'outfits of the day'. It makes me wonder what my blog will be like in another two years... will I still have the same page layout? Will I have a bigger following? Will I still get the same thrill of excitement when uploading a new post? Well, I'm pretty sure I can answer that last one now, and that the answer will be 'of course'. 

But seriously, even after two years, pressing that publish button is still so exciting. Or when I get a comment my face immediately lights up just at the thought of other people reading my words, am I the only one?

Yet the best feeling ever for me is just after I've shot an outfit, and I look back at the photos to find them to be just how I imagined them to look...

So all in all I would just like to thank anyone who's commented on any of my posts as you have no idea how much it means to me. 

To another year of blogging. Hopefully full of many posts, many outfits and many monthly favourites. 

Maija Lily Xx

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