Winter begins!

Well hello to you my reader chums! Long time no see, feels like ages since I've sat down and written a blog. School has been really stressful lately with all the coursework I've been doing, meaning I haven't had much time to blog. But I'm back and ready to go again!

December is nearing, which means Christmas! Christmas is honestly my favourite holiday, I just love the lead up and feel of the festive season. It just has this lovely warmth and cosiness to it, with the hot drinks and all the winter wear. Snow snow snow, another reason to love winter! I really hope that this will be the year that we finally get a white Christmas.

Despite everyone loving Christmas for the presents and the festivities, a more important aspect of it is spending time with the ones you love. Its that time of year where you really appreciate the people around you and how lucky you really are.

         Maria (my twin) and I!  
                                                  Maria, Danielle, Brittany and I!

Another exciting thing about December is that I'm seeing Union J with my chummy (Danielle). We're so lucky that they are coming to our local town, only eleven more days to go, yaaaaay, its going to be amazing!

I hope you enjoyed this little update and are looking forward to Christmas as much as I am! Will get back to my beauty posts as soon as possible, have a few tutorials in mind as well as some reviews. Hopefully, I'll get some new beauty products for Christmas that I can share with you all! <3

Confessions of a beauty blogger!

Well hello to you dear reader chums!

Today I'm doing a tag like post about the confessions of a beauty blogger! I was tagged by the amazing Mel on Its me Mel, go check out her blog! Lets get started with the questions :)

1) How many hours a week do you spend writing/editing posts?

Ooooh this is a difficult one! I'm not too sure because some weeks I blog more than others to be honest, I should really make a schedule but I prefer to blog when things come to mind or an idea is fresh in my brain rather than creating something when I have no inspiration. If I was doing a favourites post or a makeup tutorial it would take more time than a tag post like this because I would need to take and edit the photos, write about it etc etc. I would say I spend a good 3-4  hours a week maybe more depending on how many blogs I write.

2) Are you a spender or saver?
I'm a bit of both! Sometimes when I go shopping I would easily splash out on things whereas other times I'll be really stingy and say 'you don't need that'. If there is something I really wanted I would save up for it! I am a bit of a shopaholic though so I have to restrict myself from buying things!
3) When is it easier to blog?
Its most easiest for me to blog in the evenings after school when I don't have much school work to do or on the weekends as I have more free time then. However, as I said before I don't like forcing ideas, I prefer when an idea springs to mind, meaning that sometimes decides when its easiest to blog.
4) What makes writing behind a computer so comfortable for you?
Hmm I guess its because I've always loved writing and having a blog gives me the opportunity to babble about things I love!
5) What is your worst make up/hair habit?
I would say my worst make up habit is making sure my winged liner is perfect everyday which is some challenge as it never goes even! For my hair habit I would say its sticking with the same hairstyle all the time rather than trying different looks.
6) What is one quote you wished the world lived by?
This quote has got me through so much which is 'Just keep swimming', originally from Finding Nemo, but Talia used to always say it. Talia Castellano will always be my idol, my inspiration, rest in paradise my angel <3
7) How long do you spend getting ready everyday?
For school I would say about over an hour as I have to do my skin care routine, my everyday make up look and my hair. My make up usually takes about 15-20 mins and depending on what I do to my hair the time varies! For nights out/ parties, I'd say about an hour and a half to two hours because I take forever! I have to make sure my nails/makeup/hair are perfect!
8) Who are your favourite bloggers?
My favourite bloggers are definitely Zoella and Louise, they are the reason I began blogging! I love how they call each other chummy, its too cute! They're my favourite youtubers too as well as Alfie, Tanya, Jim, pixiwoo etc :)
9) Who is a blogger that deserves more subscribers?
I would say Parie from Classandglitter as I always love reading her posts. She seems like a genuine, down to earth girl and I just love her blog!
10) What is one thing you are excited about in the upcoming year?
Going to Miranda Harts tour! I was finally able to get tickets when she released new dates and I'm literally soooo excited!! I'm like her biggest fan! Also turning 18 and finishing school, its really weird knowing this is my last year at school but I'm excited to see what the future holds :)
11) What is your most awkward blogging moment?
Oooh when I post a blog and read a bit of it over and realised that I hadn't spell checked it, meaning it makes no sense, hahaha!
12) How long does it take you to prepare a post?
It depends on the post really, for a tag post not very long as I just respond to the answers. However, if its a make up tutorial a couple of hours as I have to take all the pics, edit them and write about it!
13) Are you wearing trousers right now or jogging/pj bottoms?
I'm wearing my heart pj shorts!
14) What are you most proud of in your life?
I'm really proud of my GCSE and AS results  because I worked so hard and got the grades I wanted! Also I'm proud of my blog, even though its small I've found something that's truly made me happy!
Thank you for reading I hope you enjoyed! <3
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#BritishBloggerSelection: Q&A/interview!

Well hello to you my reader chums!

As I missed week one of the #BritishBloggerSelection, I'm moving swiftly on to week 2! This week is a Q&A so hopefully this will help you learn more about all the other bloggers and I ! :)

Question one: Why do like blogging?
I like blogging because its a space where I can write down all my thoughts and ideas on products I've been loving or just anything in general. I've always loved writing and creating a blog gave me an opportunity to write again in my spare time. Whenever I blog, it makes me feel happy and always makes me smile, the blogging community is just an amazing place! Bit cheesy but its true :)
Question 2: How did you come up with your blog name?
Oooh this is a hard one! I have no idea, I think the name DellaLovesNutella,I just thought of one day and it just stuck in my mind that I thought I should use it for something. After I finally plucked up the courage and started my blog, this is the name I used because I just loved it and nutella is my favourite food.
Question 3: Where in the UK are you from?
I'm from Kent, which is in the South East of England.
Question 4: Favourite colour:
This definitely has be purple! I've always loved that colour, although when I was little it used to be yellow. Cute story: When my twin sister and I were younger she loved green and I loved yellow so all my things were yellow and hers were green. Then as we grew older my favourite colour was purple and hers was pink meaning the same thing happened!
Question 5: Do you like Lana Del Ray?
Hmm never really listened to her music that much to have an opinion. However I do love her song Summertime Sadness!
Question 6: Hidden talents that you have?
I'm not really sure if I have any hidden talents, however I get a lot of compliments on my make up by people so I guess that but its not really a hidden one.
Question 7: Celebrity crush?
Oooh Harry Styles and George Shelley! I'm a huge directioner and Jcat! Also I'm in love with Alfie from Pointlessblog.
Question 8: Favourite blog of all time?
Zoella and Sprinkleofglitter! Both of them were the reason I got into blogging.
Question 9: What made you want to join #BritishBloggerSelection?
I wanted to join because it would give me the chance to read even more blogs from the blogger community and find out about other bloggers.
Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed and found out more about me! <3

October favourites

Well hello to you my reader chums! Time is flying by and another month over means, another favourites post. I've been loving quite a few products this past month and here is a look at my favourite things.

Real Techniques blusher brush

Real Techniques Blusher Brush

I do usually use it for blusher as its really easy to apply with. However, this month I've been using it to contour with and I'm loving it for that job. Even with the softest of strokes, it applies the bronzer really easily. Would definitely recommend this brush if you're looking for the perfect light contour brush or a versatile cheek brush.

L'oreal skin perfection cleanser

L'oreal Skin Perfection Toner 

I picked this up because I was on the hunt to try out a new toner and after a couple of uses, I fell in love with this product. Every time I use it, day and night, my skin feels instantly refreshed and it actually feels as if it's making a difference to my skin, which other toners lack. It leaves my skin feeling ultra-soft. At only £4, the toner is an affordable price and of great quality.

BarryM nail polish in burgundy

BarryM Nail Polish in Burgundy

 I love wearing darker shades in the autumn month to match my clothing palette. BarryM polishes are my favourite and this one lives up to par as the wearing power is strong, the colour opaque and it applies beautifully.

Bourjois Chocolate box bronzer

Bourjouis Chocolate Box Bronzer 

 As its autumn time, I wanted to use a bronzer which will warm my skin up as I look paler in the colder weather due to my tan fading. Therefore, I've been loving this to give my face a bronzy glow this month. It's a nice bronzer for a light contour and all over bronze, but due to its underlying orange tones, I wouldn't recommend applying too much product.  

Bourjois liquid liner

Bourjois Liquid Eye Liner

This jet black eyeliner is incredible and is the perfect, opaque colour. The felt tip applicator makes it easy to apply and the lasting power is all day. The pigmentation gives a very sophisticated look due to it being true to the colour. If you want a good drugstore eyeliner, this is the one for you. 

October favourites

Charlie Perfume 

I got this a while ago but have been using it a lot recently. I absolutely adore the smell of this, it's a stronger version of the body spray, with this lovely elegant, musky smell. Surprisingly this perfume lasts a long time. 

October favourites

New Look Khaki Jacket

This jacket has been a necessity this month with the weather getting chillier, meaning I needed something to throw on which isn't too heavy. Also, khaki is a big autumn colour for me, I just love this coat, it's not too heavy and is very versatile. 

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed it! <3