Blogmas Day 14 // Christmas Decorating

I love decorating for Christmas! It makes your home feel very festive and it definitely gets you into the spirit. I finally decorated, even though I said I would last week, it was definitely worth it as I felt really good afterwards. With moving in with my Uncle in Aylesbury, this meant I was able to decorate the Christmas Tree downstairs, normally Mum always did this.

If you were following An Ocean Glimmer last year, you’ll know I decorated my room, if you want to see how I decorated last year, check out my post here. Unfortunately, I won’t be using my decorations this year as they seem to have disappeared after moving! I knew I should have taken them with me, rather than leaving them at my parents. I am a little disappointed as I loved my decorations, especially my chalkboard countdown.

I am really excited to show you how I’ve decorated for Christmas 2017! It’s really special this year as it’s mine and Yasmine’s first Christmas in Aylesbury, I’m already excited about all the Christmas lights, now just to get my home decorated. Shall we get started?

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Blogmas Day 7 // First Impression: LUSH Cosmetics

I hope you are having a cracking first week of December, can you already believe it’s the seventh! I know I certainly can’t, as each day goes past, I’m definitely getting more excited about Christmas. Today I thought I would share my first thoughts on LUSH with you, I know what you’re probably thinking, where have you been Gemma!?

When I went to Plymouth for my graduation all the way back in October, I took a trip into LUSH to get my hands on some of their bath bombs. As I have never previously had a bathtub until now, bath bombs were pretty useless, but after trying the ones from Wilkinsons, I became pretty addicted!

Meaning I just had to pick some up, I am not new to venturing into LUSH, as I always would go in there with Corinne but never actually bought anything. I was like a kid in a sweet shop trying to decide which bath bombs I wanted to pick up and with Yasmine there, it made it even harder.

Do we go for a small collection of bath bombs? Do we pick up a cute gift set? There’s just so much to chose from.

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Blogmas Day 5 // Christmas Tag

Welcome to Blogmas Day 5, I hope you are all enjoying Blogmas on An Ocean Glimmer so far, can you believe it is only 20 days until Christmas! Where on earth is the time going!? For today’s Blogmas post, I am answering questions from the lovely BloggersTribe as they have created a Christmas tag. I love answering questions from tags, they always get me thinking, so a Christmas tag is just perfect!

I would like to thank Katie from BloggersTribe for letting me know about this tag after struggling to find a new Christmas related tag for Blogmas 2017, as I didn’t want to use the same one as last year. She reached out to me, after asking my followers on Twitter as a Google search came up with nothing. Also another shout out to Bexa from Hello Bexa who created the feature image above! How beautiful is it!?

Enough chit-chat, let’s get started with the Christmas tag created by BloggersTribe!

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Blogmas Day 4 // Christmas Wishlist

I do hope December is treating you well! It definitely is feeling a lot more festive and I can not wait to start celebrating Christmas probably. Now for Blogmas Day 4, I wanted to share with you my Christmas Wishlist. It has been hard thinking about items as my birthday was towards the end of last month, so I’ve had to have two lists within a month!

It wasn’t until after choosing these items that I realised how much it was related to! I don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing but recently I’ve come across some great brands and I would love to get my hands on them. Also, I always seem to fall in love with things at the same time.

Now without further ado let’s begin my 2017 Christmas Wishlist!

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Blogmas 2017 // Introduction

The countdown is most definitely on for Christmas, in 26 days we will be sat with our families opening our presents while eating a lot of food. This year Christmas is going to be special and a little different, as I am waking up in a new home and will have to travel to see my parents. As you know a lot has changed over the last four months, I moved from Plymouth to Aylesbury.

I finally found a full-time job! I also graduated from the University of St Mark & St John with a 2.1 in BA (Hons) Journalism. It’s definitely gone quickly and soon it will be a whole new year. If you were following An Ocean Glimmer around this time last year, you might just recognise the blog title. Yes, that’s right, it’s that time of year! It’s time to start Blogmas 2017.

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I’ve finally Graduated!

You will all be pleased to know that I’ve finally graduated! After waiting since I finished back in May, I have finally graduated from the University of St Mark & St John. This was definitely a long time coming and I can’t believe I’ve made it. Of course, with me leaving four hours away, Yasmine and myself made a weekend out of it. This included seeing friends and family, exploring Plymouth and having some much-needed downtime.

My parents also came to Plymouth to see me graduate meaning it was a lovely to see them and spend some quality time with them. My graduation was held at the Plymouth Guildhall, right in the centre of Plymouth, it was nice to spend the day with my classmates who I haven’t seen since finishing. We were all happy to see one another and enjoyed dressing up to celebrate our graduation.

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Book Review // The Forgotten Room

Before I get into this post, I would like to apologise for it not being my normal length! If you follow me on social media, you’ll know that I graduated yesterday from University of St Mark & St John. Things have been a little crazy, with travelling down to Plymouth and getting myself ready to graduate. Meaning I’ve not had any spare time to write this post until today, the day of my stop on The Forgotten Room Blog Tour hosted by Neverland Blog Tours. I’ve only managed to read a couple of chapters, so these are my thoughts from what I’ve read so far.

When I first came across this Blog Tour, I was very happy as The Forgotten Room is a little different to what I normally read but I was very intrigued by the synopsis. If you’ve been following An Ocean Glimmer for a while, you’ll know that I am a regular on the Blog Tour from Jenny Marston. I’ve wanted to read more books this year, and this has been a perfect way, for this Blog Tour, it is a Weekend Blitz. Meaning there are two days with sixteen different bloggers reviewing The Forgotten Room. This weekend is very exciting for us all, as we get sucked into the world that Ann Troup has created.

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October Goals

Last month was the first month I introduced a post featuring my Goals for the upcoming month, I loved creating this post for you guys, I thought I would continue it! Not only will I set out goals for the new month, but also reflect on the previous month. If you didn’t read my September Goals, why not!? You can update yourself here, as I won’t be going into too much detail regarding last month’s Goals here. Definitely, go read them before reading my October Goals.

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September Favourites

Can you believe that it’s the start of a new month? The leaves are starting to fall, candles are being lit and comfy jumpers are out! This must mean one thing, October is here. October is one of my favourite months, with both my Birthday and Christmas just around the corner, not to mention Halloween as well! For me Autumn is certainly one of the best months.

I do prefer the cold over the heat sometimes of our Summer, that’s actually when we do have a Summer here in the United Kingdom! With the beginning of a new month, comes my Favourites! I can not wait to share with you what I’ve been loving during September. It’s definitely been a hectic month for me, I will speak about this a little in my October Goals on Friday, so look out for that post.

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