What to do this weekend: 11th – 13th December 2015

From The X Factor finale to a seductive red manicure, here’s everything you need to do this weekend. You’re welcome!

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WATCH ON TV: THE X FACTOR FINALE

Say ‘Hello’ to Adele this Sunday night as she joins Coldplay and One Direction in the star-studded bill for the results show on ITV, 8pm.

This week’s X Factor 2015 FINAL song choices

***Note: Not in performance order, subject to change. Only Top 2 will perform all their songs.


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Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry on Their Own / Marvin Gaye - Ain't No Mountain High Enough

Bruno Mars/Amy Winehouse - Valerie

Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight

####Louisa Johnson

James Brown - This Is A Man's World

Yolanda Adams - I Believe I Can Fly

Christina Aguilera - Fighter

####Reggie n Bollie

One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful / OMI - Cheerleader

Spice Girls - Spice Up Your Life / Outhere Brothers - Boom Boom

Kriss Kross - Jump

The final two will go head-to-head before one lucky act is crowned the winner. Louisa Johnson is still odds on favourite to win.

Catch it on Sunday at 8pm on ITV.

BAKE: SUPERFOOD CHOCOLATE SLICE

One of the latest trend in ‘free-from’ foods is the low FODMAP diet. The name refers to types of carbohydrates that some people can’t tolerate: fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols.

Blogger Kate Scarlata has created a recipe for Chocolate Bark with Toasted Quinoa, Cranberries and Pecans that will have FODMAP sufferers watering at the mouth!**

Ingredients:

**• 1/2 cup quinoa (I used red, pre-washed quinoa)

• 1 tablespoons coconut oil

• 1 cup dark chocolate chips

• 1//4 cup chopped pecans

• 1/4 cup chopped dried cranberries

• Dash of cayenne, option**

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**Get the method over at her blog now - and trust us when we say it'll be delicious!

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MAKE: SPRUCE BATH SALTS

Spruce up your body and your home this Christmas with DIY bath salts that also make the perfect, personalised gift.

The blog Homemaking Hacks has the recipe based on Melanie Wenzel’s Home Herbal Remedies.

Ingredients:

    Get the method here now.

    WATCH AT THE CINEMA: CAROL

    The love story from Todd Haynes (which has just topped the nominations for the 73rd annual Golden Globes, including Best Drama) sees Therese Belivet spot the beautiful, elegant Carol perusing the doll displays in a 1950s Manhattan department store.

    The two women develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences…

    Stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are both nominated for what many critics are calling career-best performances.

    Meanwhile Cate, no doubt tired of being quizzed on her sexual past by now, recently told Jimmy Kimmel: “Yes Jimmy, girls have been having sex with girls and boys have been having sex with boys for a long, long time.”

    Hear, hear!

    VISIT: BAKE OFF STARS AT HARROGATE FOODIES FESTIVAL

    Great British Bake Off winner, Nadiya Hussain, will be dishing out a fresh take on festive favourites in the Cake & Bake Theatre at this year’s Harrogate Foodie Festival.

    Nadiya said: “’I am so excited to be taking part in Foodies Festival Christmas. I will be baking some of my favourite festive bakes which the audience will be able to recreate at home and wow their friends and family with.”

    The festival runs all weekend at the Harrogate International Centre.

    TRY: SEDUCTIVE RED NAILS FOR THE CHRISTMAS PARTY SEASON

    Red is a perennial favourite here at Closer. And Christmas is a great excuse to shake things up with some sparkle, spots or spike-shaped nails.

    Get the skinny over at Grazia now.

    SHOP: DOROTHY PERKINS

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