One full working week left! Two Mondays and then SANTA is here! My Christmas shopping is almost done, the annual friend Christmas meal is tonight and I’ve even worn a Christmas jumper out in public. It’s all going on over here people! Yesterday at work we had a very festive themed monthlies, lots of celebrations for the end of the year. It’s amazing to look back over what we’ve accomplished throughout 2015 especially as we are nearing the end of one of the biggest projects we have ever worked on. Back at home it’s the day of Christmas tree shopping, the final touch to really bring that festive feel into the home. Yay for pine!

This Week I’ve Been…

Festive giveaway over on Twitter – head on over to my Twitter page (@girlbeautyblog) to be in with a chance of winning this beauty advent calendar and mini shower set! Open until Sunday at 10pm

Falling for candles – there is something about a Diptyque store that just oozes luxury and appeal. Their home over on Avery Row does just this and I’m loving their festive window displays

Getting Elfed – on Tuesday I headed to the Dominion Theatre with a group from work to see the musical Elf! Oh yes it’s on stage and in musical form! It was a great way to kick that festive feeling up a notch and although Kimberley Walsh’s American accent was questionable, it was a lot of fun to see

Spotting the cat in the decorations – we are slowing starting to bring out the Christmas decorations in our new home. It’s a strange feeling decorating a new space for the holidays but luckily we have a very furry and excitable little helper along the way!

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