The Week in Instagram @ViviannaMakeup: Merry Christmas from VDM // Mum’s homemade truffles; just one of the many, many benefits of being home for Christmas // A Topshop purchase // How I spent my Christmas Eve // My festive mani: Essie Master Plan and Set in Stones // Glitter hoarding in the aisles of Superdrug // Dinner time // The ‘Do I have to leave the house?’ face // Being photobombed by my Mum and then having to explain to her what a photobomb is

The Week in VDM Posts: The Weekend Post #102: A Good Night’s Sleep // Get Ready With Me: Christmas Party Edition // The Morning After // Sharing the Love // Merry Christmas from VDM // The Best of the Beauty Sales // Top of the ’13 Class // Big Night Prep 

Product Pick of the Week: Clinique Repairwear Intensive Lip Treatment – I’ve managed to wear this down into a little well-worn nub. Nothing comes near to By Terry Baume de Rose in the lip care category for me, but this is the closest contender it’s got; in fact I’d go as far to say that this is its stick-form much more travel-friendly equivalent. It deposits a thick, non-greasy slick of balm that keeps my pout nice and nourished or makes a nice base for colour. 

Blog Post of the Week: I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the Into The Gloss retrospective look through 2013′s archives where they’ve summed up the best snippets of advice that they’ve been offered. My favourite one: Eyes – lots of beauty gems in there. 

Must-Watch of the Week: If there’s one person in this world who can make me wish to wear purple glitter eyeshadow, it’s Lisa Eldridge and she did just that with her ‘Colourful Glitter Party Eyes Tutorial’. I’m now considering a non-bronze glimmer eye look for NYE – who’d have thought it?

Added to the Wishlist this Week: Is it a cheat to say that a large proportion of items that I featured in my ‘Best of the Beauty Sales’ edit was added to the wishlist and then promptly purchased this week? Opps.

  • Celina

    The Essie combo is absolutely gorgeous! I will have to hunt those shades down soon.

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  • danniella josephine

    Your Instagram pictures always look amazing, have a good new year Anna!

    Danniella x |

  • Emma Bovary

    Brilliant round up Anna, looking forward to seeing your makeup for NYE!

  • Talisa Lauren Tossell
  • Emma Be Beauty

    Love the nails and Elf! Sad Christmas is over.

  • Jessica Rose

    Ice-skating looks fun…tough work on the thighs…….!

  • Maddy Cane

    Love the roundup, I hope you have a had a really lovely christmas! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


  • DreamInLace

    I definitely managed to squeeze in a little ELF this week too. Definitely a Christmas must have <3


  • Amy

    i love that Essie polish! its the perfect nude color! xx


  • Brooke Ellen

    I am loving that nail combo (like everyone else) and I am about to purchase some items on my wishlist too whoops!

    Brooke Ellen

  • Chelsea Leigh

    Ok I HAVE to get those Essie polishes! So pretty!

  • Diane J

    Your mom is so cute Anna. Loving the Essie polishes. What a beautiful combination they make. :)

  • ElizabethGray

    Where is your coat from in the photobomb picture? I love it!