Monday, 26 November 2012

Christmas Gift Guide: For Her.

Christmas is creeping up on us all,and not a moment too soon for me personally! I'm in love with the atmosphere,the family gatherings,the food.The presents and gifts take up a big chunk of creativity too,so I hope this guide will help you out! I'll be doing this guide in three parts - Women,Men and Kid & Teens!

Starting off with prezzie's for the special ladies in your life - Wives,Girlfriends,Mums,Grandmas,Daughters,Sisters,Nieces & Aunts.We all know that women can be picky,I can vouch for that myself! So finding the perfect gift is essential.If your chosen lady is a fiend for pink and all things girly or even just the finer things,why not consider some of these options?

- Bath sets,Scented soaps,Bath bombs,Lotions.- Try LUSH for a wide range of epic,cheap bathtime treats.There's something for everyone!

- Perfumes. -  Cheap Smells sell a massive variety of perfumes,for up to 85% off the designer brands,like Vera Wang,Estee Lauder,Armani,Givenchy,Calvin Klein,Prada and all of their favourite Celeb scents.Ordering by the 19th of Dec 2012 gives you free delivery!

- Beauty boxes - Soap & Glory have some cracking cosmetic gift bags and packs if you're on a budget. Benefit wow us with the easy-to-transport kits,brilliant for on the go prettying! Found in selected UK Debenham stores & Boots.Online in the US,as well as being stocked at Sephora and Ulta. MAC Cosmetics always showcase a brilliant spread of festive beauty treats,this year with their Glamour Daze Holiday collection.Spend over £30 for free delivery.

-Skin care - I can highly reccomend Burt's Bees from personal experience.Their skincare range along with the exceptional lip balms will make the perfect gifts for the big day,without breaking the bank!

-Nail varnish sets,Manicure sets - If it's nail polish you're after for your lucky gal,try Models Own's Christmas Shop tab,which has a variation of sets,glitters to metallics to matte shades,perfect if you want that something extra in their stocking this year.They even stock manicure deals,lipsticks and makeup brushes. Nails Inc also stock beautiful colours,with their new Bling It On glitter caviars!

- Candles - Don't feel the need to shell out on candle gifts - Check out the Scented Candle Shop for amazing bargains,on brands like Yankee Candles,Bolsius and WoodWick.They sell festive,themed candles too,perfect for home decoration.

-Watches - If it's high end tickers you're looking for,scour The Watch Hut for Michael Kors,DKNY,Sekonda and Fossil watches.Awesome 'main' presents for the girls,minus the heart-stopping price tags.Free UK shipping!

-Jewellery - Jewellery was made to be expensive,there's no doubt about it.No expense can be spared over this,right? Wrong. H.Samuel's Christmas Shop features sales galore.Diamonds are no longer out of reach of us normal people!  Ernest Jones are also providing gift sets with epic prices,up to 25% off! Regal Rose is definately one for the style concious,with themed pieces of jewellery,which cater for the alternative fashions such as Vintage,Tribal,Hippy and Rocker.

- Clothing - Clothing and shoes for women is extremely selective.Make sure you know what style she's into before buying,once you've found that,it's easy as pie! Try asos for stylish,up to date pieces.Take a peek into Matalan's closet this season,for sparkly trends! For the best bargains,visit Forever 21's sale pages.

- Miscellaneous Gifts - Can't find what you're looking for? Have a look at the Boots website for wacky,novel and cheap ideas.You can even find gift experiences,such as spa days! Find hot water bottles with animal faces,tea cups with candles in,jellybeans,notebooks,fashion keyrings,paperweights and even cosy mittens here!

I hope this guide For Her was helpful and inspired some ideas - keep an eye out for the next gift guide For Him.Happy christmas shopping!!


Saturday, 24 November 2012

The big day is not far away!

I can't believe how quickly November is speeding happy that's it's going anyway,to make way for Christmas month - December! :D

Now I'm a real toddler and magpie at Christmas. (or Yule as I tend to call it.) I can't resist the shimmery,glimmery,shiney,sparkly,glittery colours of the season! I expect my next trip to Plymouth to be filled with festive cosmetic shopping,along with a few clothing items - from Primark of course,I'm a sucker for bargains.

As for decorations,I finally decided on a theme for my bedroom.Strangely,I'll be heading in the direction of soft pinks,whites and silvers this year.I think I may have been inspired by Elle Fowler's bedroom. (AllThatGlitters21) I've got some pearl and white feathered fairy lights up already,and am hoping to get some more of them to hang around my room.Silver tinsel,methinks!

I'll be feeding my shiney-shiney obsession right up until the big day itself,which I can't wait for.Prezzie shopping should be fun too!

Keep an eye out for a christmas gift guide <3

x ~ x

Monday, 19 November 2012

GLOSSYBOX Stocking Fillers edition - It's beginning to look alot like Christmas..

I've been to so many carnivals and christmas light switch-ons lately! It's starting to get all festive and wintery - the weather agrees.

I recieved the latest GLOSSYBOX and was very excited for the items inside,namely:

- Dermalogica Daily Microexfoliant
- Alison Claire Mango Body Butter
- Dr Jart+ Beauty Balm (Water Fuse version)
- Nails Inc Kensington Caviar top coat.
- Burberry Body Eau De Parfum

My first impression was one of joy,tis the season to be jolly after all.I adored the mix of things in this box,with a little bit of makeup,a few skincare items and a perfume sample.They were extremely generous this time round,with some of the sample sizes.

The Products:

Though I haven't tried the Microexfoliant from Dermalogica,I've heard good things about it.It's said to be deeply cleansing and gives the skin a brighter,fresher look,with a smooth texture.I'm looking forward to testing out the paste consistancy which it's said to make,when mixed with a little water.

As for the Mango Butter,50ml of this gorgeous smelling cream is definately enough to help make your mind up about whether you want to buy the full size or not! I love it! The scent is true to Mango,sweet and non-offensive,though tangy all the same.It has a non greasy feel and sinks in like a dream! I will definately be looking to repurchase when the sample size is used up.

Next,to the Beauty Balm from Dr Jart+ - At present,I can confidently say that this product isn't for me.Not because it's bad,but because my skin is simply too blemished.BB creams are better suited to people who desire minimum coverage and more of a smoothing effect.I am sure it works well for such people as I have heard very good things about it!

Nails Inc's Kensington Caviar top coat was a delight to recieve,as I go through top coats like sweets.I love this particular one,as it glides easily and the little brush was the perfect size for my wide nails.It left a glossy sheen which was smooth to touch.

Lastly,Burberry Body Eau De Parfum was a surprise,as I'm not one for very grown up scents.Though I love the beautiful glass bottle packaging and the scent itself,I'm sure it will be suited more to a mature lady - Stocking filler? I think so!

Overall :

I absolutely LOVED this box! GLOSSYBOX have definately reined in my attention again,with their last few boxes being below average.This one is the best of the year,in my opinion.I look forward to the Christmas box next month!

Have you ordered your GLOSSYBOX yet? :)

£12.95 from

x ~ x

Thursday, 8 November 2012

October Zoomed By!

Where did the last month go?!

I swear only five minutes ago I was beginning the start of a mentally gruelling month,which ended with a happy outcome.There's been ups and down but I pulled I usually do.I actually do hope that November speeds by too.It's looking promising,bring on December,Christmas and New Years!! (Unless we all die on the 21st,according to the Myan calendar, which will be a shame.)

Anyway,onto makeup and things..I've tried out a fair few new cosmetics and received some packages with very exciting products.Keep an eye out for some Burts Bees lip balm reviews on the review page!
I've also started my christmas shopping early,so as to avoid the mediocre rush of bodies through the stuffed and overpriced shops.A leisurely December of fun,food,sparkly things and wrapping is what I desire..It's my fondest wish.

So that's pretty much it for the update.I will do some more posts soon,and if you have anything you want to ask,just comment etc :)

x ~ x