Welcome back to my Christmas Blogger Q&A series. The series is running from 1st December right up to the big day. Today we welcome Sarah from Sincerely Sarah.
I’m Sarah, a 28 year old blogger living in London with my boyfriend and my cat.
Sincerely Sarah is a beauty and lifestyle block for everyday women who like to look and feel their best. I’ve always wanted my blog to be a positive space where people can trust my recommendations, come for advice and join the love of beauty and wellbeing.
1) Where do you spend Christmas Day and what do you usually do?
I spend Christmas Day in Cardiff with my family. I’m not sure spending Christmas Day anywhere else would feel right!
2) Do you have any traditions which your family have or you have started?
Every year, we open stockings first before moving onto ‘main’ gifts. It’s just Mum, Dad and I on Christmas morning so we always take it in turns to open a present each. It’s just something we’ve always done!
I’m also a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to Christmas decorations, so it’s a bit of an ongoing joke that when I arrive home for Christmas I always move baubles on the tree! I don’t think it was meant to turn into a tradition but it’s definitely become one over the years.
My boyfriend and I have started a tradition of hosting a Christmas Gathering with all of our friends in December too. We’ve been doing it for the past 4+ years and look forward to it every year.
3) Which Christmas character would you like to be and why?
I’d like to be Kate Winslet in The Holiday. A house exchange to LA, making friends with Arthur, having Jude Law as a brother and having Jack Black’s musical talents around all the time… doesn’t sound too bad, does it?
4) If you were able to invite 3 famous figures (past or present) to Christmas dinner, who would you invite and why?
I’ll stick to the present and go for a strong female line up… I’d invite Sheryl Sandberg, Michelle Obama and the Queen.
5) If you could spend Christmas anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I’ll stick with Cardiff! 😊
6) Tell us your best Christmas cracker joke…
What does Miley Cyrus eat for Christmas dinner? Twerk-ey
(I know it’s dreaful! Haha)
7 ) In the past I have asked about your favourite song & movie, this year I’m asking, what is your favourite Christmas TV Special?
Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special will always be my favourite. Maybe it’s a Welsh thing? I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve watched it – I’m pretty much word perfect on the entire thing but it’s just so good.
8) Do you own any Christmas Jumpers, and do you have any favourites?
I’m a sucker for a festive jumper. I’ve just bought a new one from M&S covered in sequin stars and I love my gingerbread man onesie too!
9) Do you usually hit the shops or do your shopping online?
Throughout the year I’m definitely more of an online shopper but there is something festive about shopping in person. The decorations, the music, the slight stress of it – I love it!
10) Where is your favourite place to visit on the run up to Christmas?
Every year, my boyfriend and I go to Ronnie Scotts in December for a Motown Christmas special. It’s always in first week of the month so it kicks off the festive period perfectly for us.
What have you been proud of in 2018?
2018 has been a great year for ‘Sincerely Sarah’ and I’ll always be so grateful for the opportunities I’ve had through joining the LookFantastic Beauty Set. I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store…