Thursday, 30 November 2017

Stocking Fillers Under £10

So no biggie, this is just my first ever Christmas post. YASSSSS. It only felt right to do it properly. And by properly I mean Step Into Christmas* playing in the background, festive fluffy socks on my feet and a hot chocolate by my side. I am legit the happiest person right now.

Ta-daaa, I present to you stocking fillers/secret santa pressies/gifts for yourself (cmon, we are all guilty for that).. whatever you want to call them - all for UNDER £10.

*fave Xmas song

Lets get started shall we..

Hand-Painted Polar Bear/Reindeer Mugs

Matalan: £4 each
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C'mon, everyone loves a festive mug - or in this case two! I saw these cuties in store and just couldn't buy one without the other .. ok so are we Team Reindeer or Team Polar Bear? Either way, it's the perfect present for a stocking filler, no stressing over clothing sizes and everyone loves a cuppa- win win!

Festive Spice Diffuser
Next: £7
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Christmas in a bottle, that's what comes to mind when I get a whiff of this little baby! And I mean, who doesn't like the smell of Christmas? It is the perfect way to finish off that cosy, Christmas'y feel at home. So spread the festive cheer and buy someone a diffuser this year! Oh wow.. so gay but can't help but be proud of that one.

Festive Socks
New Look - £2.49 or 3 for £5
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I know I know, not exactly the most exciting pressie.. but I for one always need new socks. I mean, has anyone opened socks and thought 'I really don't need anymore of those'? Exactly. Besides, Christmas socks are a whole different story! How cute is this little saying though? Hehe, makes me smile every time. Oh and did I mention they are doing 3 pairs for  £5 - bargain!  

Slogan Mug
New Look - £5.99
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Not so keen on the in-your-face Christmas mugs? I've got you sorted! This isn't just for the festive period, coffee is needed every day of the year! Perfect for those caffeine lovers and, of course, under £10! 

Makeup Bag With Initial
Matalan: £6
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I was so impressed when I saw this little bargain in Matalan! The gold metallic embroidery and soft fabric makes it look a lot more than £6 - I was just upset that there were no S's left (boo!). It makes the perfect makeup/travel bag. Lets hope my friend with a K doesn't read this - oops! #SpoilerAlert

Unicorn Sleep Mask
H&M: £4.99
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Anything Unicorn related gets a tick in my book! Super easy and cute little stocking filler - who doesn't love Unicorns?

Cypress + Fur Christmas Candle
Paddywax @ Asos: £12 (£9.60 with 20% promo)

I have literally become obsessed with candles over the last few months. They are really calming and look super pretty and cosy.. So duh, I had to get myself a Christmas one! Buying this online I didn't really know how it was going to smell, I just thought it looked quaint and pretty. Well I'll tell ya, the smell didn't disappoint either! Cypress is quite a spicy smell, or so Google tells me, (I am clueless about these things). And, well, fir smells like Christmas trees. So there you have it - the perfect Christmas candle combo!

Mojito Bath Salts
Matalan: £4
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Mojito and bath salts, sounds like a perfect Saturday night in! If I'm honest, it had me at Mojito. The perfect way to add a bit of fun to a relaxing soak! 

All The Jingle Ladies Mug
New Look: £9.99
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Everyone loves a bit of Bey! This my favourite mug out of the three.. it may have something to do with the marshmallows that come inside - yum! The perfect gift for a hot chocolate fanatic.. Merry Christmas to me!

& There we have it! Happy 1st December guys, only 24 days to go - eek! I hope there is something in here that is perfect for a special someone. I best get wrapping.. 


Tuesday, 14 November 2017

My Stylist Live Goodies

Me and my friend Zara were lucky enough to get tickets to Stylist Live, thanks to the beauties at Doisy & Dam. First things first, check these guys out. They do the most ah-mazing chocolate - you can thank me later!

Think catwalks, free beauty treatments, cocktails, a farmers market .. do I need to say anymore? It literally is the perfect girls day out. It was both our first time and we really didn't know what to expect but we both had the best time and came home with some bloody decent goodies. One of which I am particularly excited about..yes it's Christmas related - how did you guess? 

Karina Kesson Prints

I'll admit, I'm a sucker for a print and I just couldn't resist when I saw these super cute designs. At first I told myself I'd just get one for my niece's nursery.. well, that didn't last long! My mum loves elephants and is already trying to steal it - hands off Julie! As well as loving the boho vibe, I chose my print because of its message. It is really important that we all love our imperfections, it is these that make us who we are after all! Sometimes, especially in my job, it's hard to remember this so what better way than to have it on my wall?  

Shop prints here

I Am By Nature Honey & Co Face Mask

Ever made your own face mask at home? I wouldn't even know where to start! I Am By Nature offers completely natural & organic skincare products that you can whip up at home in a jiffy! All packaging is 100% recycled paper with water soluble ink and 1% of all proceeds go to Find Your Feet - a charity helping women in rural communities build a sustainable future for their families - pretty cool, huh! 
I opted for the face mask but Zara went for the face scrub. My advice? Go for both! 

Shop skincare here
Elsa's Organic Skin Foods Natural Deodorant 

I don't know of any other deodorant that is: 1) made up of only natural ingredients 2) provides 24-hour protection and 3) soothes the skin and delivers nutrition. Ladies & Gents, I present Elsa's Organic Natural Deodorant stick. 

Until now, I hadn't even thought about what I spray under my arms every day. Now I think about it, that's pretty crazy considering how careful and aware I am when it comes to what food I put in my body. Should there be a difference?

Elsa's currently offer 4 different scents. Ocean is their award-winning scent (it really does smell the best) and is made with healing Tea Tree oil. Pop over onto their website (link below) to get your free sample! 

Handmade Glass Terrarium ft Sacred Elephant Incense

I'm sure I can speak for all of us when I say I've seen my fair share of glass terrariums. I have always admired them (they look super cute with a little plant inside) but I never had the urge to actually buy one.. well, until now. I think where I've seen so many they just became generic to me. Handmade by the lady on the stall, this one stood (hung) apart from the others and I just couldn't help myself! Lately I have become obsessed with buying home stuff - oh God, I really am getting old!*

They also sold these ethically produced vegan incense sticks. My mums' two favourite things = candles and elephants. Ta-daa, one little Christmas present ticked off the list! It also smells amazing so WIN WIN!

*Reminder to self: 23 is NOT old.

Shop hand-made terrariums here
Shop incense sticks here

Optiat Coffee Scrub

Oo I love a good coffee body scrub! I couldn't wait to use this and have been using it every day since! It leaves my skin feeling super soft and hydrated and I'm obsessed!

 Optiat use ingredients that would otherwise be discarded and that are 100% natural. But why use coffee as a scrub? *Geek-mode activated* The caffeine in coffee helps stimulate blood flow. This helps improve acne, eczema, cellulite and even stretch marks (I feel ya girls).

I went for the The Hungover - lol, no explanation needed! But no, it was seriously my favourite smell - the name was a mere coincidence! 

Shop the range here

Reindeer Balloon Advent Calendar

Yep, you read that right! I don't think I have ever been so excited before. Like ever. Is there anything better than 24 mini reindeer balloons on a bunting to decorate your room for Christmas? And there's more. Each day you pop the nose and there's a chocolate inside. Christmas AND chocolate, I can't cope! With all the excitement I didn't even think about having to blow up 24 balloons.. I mean, how hard can it be? (24 though.. volunteers welcome!) 

Keep an eye out on my Instagram, this will definitely make an appearance!

Shop Christmas Balloons here

So there we have it! A bit of a mixture really, some great Christmas gift ideas in there though. This is something a bit different to my previous posts so I hope you lot liked it! 



Tuesday, 7 November 2017

On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink

And Tuesdays, apparently!

Em, how is it November already? You know what that means don't ya.. Christmas is right around the corner! I'm not gonna lie, the excitement started back in October for me (ok, September) but I'll stop now for all you Scrooges! 

So it has got a bit nippy but we have been quite lucky in that we have had mostly sunny wintry days so far (don't jinx it Sophie). This faux suede jacket has been perfect for those days. I'm not usually one for pink, but dusty pink - well, that's a whole different ball game! Teamed with a casual T, ripped denim and heeled boots you have a killa combo that is perfect for date night! 


Jacket: Bershka | T: H&M | Jeans: Zara | Boots: Topshop
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