Thursday, 27 November 2014

FILL A STOCKING FOR LESS THAN £20

Hi lovelies! Today, I thought I'd do a Christmas gift guide for the whole family! As we definitely all know, Christmas is an expensive time and while we all want to make it special for those we love, those prices can seriously add up! So, as this post is pretty self explanatory, I won't go on and on too much, I'll just get right into it! These are four ideas for filling a stocking for just about anyone for less than £20, enjoy!

For Him
Stocking - Wilkos - £3
Mug - Wilkos - £2
Air Freshener - River Island - £2
Jelly Beans - River Island - £1.50
Book - ASOS - £4.99
Socks - River Island - £3
Catapult - Dotcomgiftshop - £2.95

For Her
Stocking - Wilkos - £3
Wash Bag - Wilkos - £3
Rimmel Apocalips - Fragrance Direct - £1.99
Ciate Polish - Fragrance Direct - £1.99
Bow Hair Clip - New Look - £3.99
Socks - Topshop - £3.50
Smarties - Wilkos - £1


For Kids
Stocking - Wilkos - £2
Frozen Loom Bands - Wilkos - £1
Minion Pencil Toppers - Toys R Us - £2.49
Naughts and Crosses Game - Dotcomgiftshop - £3.95
Wind Up Toy - Dotcomgiftshop - £1.95
Pascal Toy - Disney Store - £7



For Pets
Stocking - Wilkos - £1
Gingerbread Man Toy - PetPlanet - £4.99
Bandana - PetPlanet - £2.99
Christmas Turkey Treats - PetPlanet - 99p
Dog Bowl - Jollyes - £4
Kong Toy - Wilkos - £4.49

What do you think? Will you be doing a Christmas Stocking for someone this year?

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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

SHINOLA CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING


Hi lovelies! I don't know about you guys, but it seems that everyone I know (including myself) has that one person that they find impossible to buy for at Christmas time. That one person who seems to have everything, you go to buy them a Dvd, they already have it, you buy clothes, they're too fussy, electricals? They have them all! Well my lovelies, I may have the answer for you!

The brand 'Shinola' was recently bought to my attention and as I'm planning on a few 'brand highlight' Christmas gift guide posts, I thought it would be a perfect one to start off with. Shinola is a leather goods company that stocks amazing quality leather pieces among other things, such as this lovely Candle. For someone who can't get enough of a leather scent, what better than a candle that smells of leather? It has other notes in their too, so it wouldn't be too overpowering which is fab.

For the person who has everything, a high quality, leather accessory could make an incredible gift. I think this Journal iPad case is just gorgeous, it's available in lots of colours, so would be great for a guy or a girl! It's just a little more special than a plastic case and has lots of useful pockets and card slots for the girl (or guy!) on the go. Another super useful gift is the Cheque Book Cover, I'll bet your hard to buy for friend or relative doesn't have one of these! It's not for everyone, but if you know that the person you're buying for carries a chequebook, why not give them a more stylish way to do so? It doubles up as a wallet too, making it fab for Dads, Boyfriends, Grandads etc,

Another gift they almost definitely won't already have is this lovely Classic Key Fob, I think this one is great for the guys, as it's not too bulky to keep in your pocket and looks simple and classy, without being a girly or tacky keyring. My Dad in particular is definitely not one for cutesy keyrings, so something simple like this makes a great, luxury gift. For the Pet lover, a high quality leather Dog Collar would make an absolutely lovely gift. Let's face it, we all love to treat our furry friends at Christmas, so giving this to someone who really loves their dog is sure to make their day!

If you really want to treat that special (but impossible to buy for) someone this Christmas, a leather watch is bound to put a huge smile on anyone's face at Christmas! For the boys, I love this classic Runwell Watch in brown. I really like a super simple watch on a man and I think this great for a guy of any age. For the ladies, I absolutely adore the Runwell Watch in white, the white and rose gold look absolutely gorgeous together and I'd honestly be thrilled to receive this under the Christmas tree!

What do you think? I hope you've gotten some inspiration from this post!
Let me know if you'd like more brand focussed Christmas gift guides, as I really enjoy doing them!

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Monday, 24 November 2014

ASOS STREET STYLE: WISHLIST


Hi lovelies! When I think of 'Street Style', I think of super casual clothes such as Flannel Shirts, Leather Jackets, Trainers etc, but as I live in Essex, I like to think we make street style a little more glam! This leopard print dress could not possibly be more Essex and paired with a leather jacket and trainers makes the overall look much more casual and perfect for everyday. We can't forget to add the girly Essex though and the fur collar on this jacket, the glitter on the trainers and gorgeous studded bag add a touch of glam to a casual outfit.

I absolutely love ASOS for any kind of outfit, but I think they do Street Style/ Casual wear so well. Like I said, if you want to add a different touch to your outfit be it a girly touch, a tough edge or boyish vibes, they really have something for absolutely everyone. Needless to say I've bought several of my Christmas presents on ASOS this year!

What do you like to wear on a casual day out?

*This post is sponsored by ASOS and I have received a gift voucher for this post. This is not a paid post and all opinions are my own.

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YVES ROCHER BLACK FRIDAY - OFFERS LIVE TONIGHT!


Hi lovelies! I was contacted by Yves Rocher, (who have been lovely enough to send me some products in the past, which I absolutely love!) to let me know that they are having a huge Black Friday Sale. This will go live 25th November in the evening, so you guys are some of the first to know!

You can check out the deals on the Yves Rocher website here, this offer will run from 25th November until 1st December, so you have a week to take advantage!

Will you be picking up any Black Friday bargains? Let me know if you know of any sales!

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Sunday, 23 November 2014

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY




Hi lovelies! With just over a month to go until Christmas, I thought it'd be the perfect time to get started with some little countdown to Christmas giveaways! Last year, I did a few mini giveaways leading up to Christmas and they went down really well, so I've decided that this year, I'm definitely going to do it again! This giveaway will run for a week, followed by another giveaway next Sunday, then the next Sunday and so on, until the final Sunday before Christmas (December 21st).

For this giveaway, I wanted to give something that I really love. I was sent this gift set from Lanolips and thought it would be perfect for a giveaway as I have both of the products myself and absolutely love them, so I thought I'd do a little mini review of them both to let you all know how fab they are! I've already reviewed the Lanolips lipbalm here. so I won't go on and on, if you don't want to read the full review though, all you need to know is that it is incredible. It's honestly the most moisturising lip balm I've ever used, an absolute necessity in the winter, it's all natural and healing for chapped lips, amazing! The hand cream is just as fab and also all natural and medical grade and is incredibly soothing on sore, dry hands - which is always great in the cold weather.

So, you probably all want me to cut to the chase, how do you enter? Well, as usual, it's as easy as filling out the Rafflecopter form below (I do check that all entries are legit, so no being sneaky!!) Good luck!

If you think there's someone in your life who would love this set as a Christmas gift, you can view it online here!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE FOR DISNEY LOVERS


Hi lovelies! I have another Christmas gift guide for you all today and you may notice that it's a bit of a special one! Today, I thought I'd do a Christmas Gift Guide for a Disney lover! In my opinion, Disney is timeless and despite it being sort of aimed at Children, I think Disney is something close to many people's hearts as it was a huge part of almost everyone's childhood. Being a massive Disney lover myself (if you saw my last post, you'll know that I even called my puppy Belle, after the Disney princess!), I'd be thrilled to receive any of these gorgeous gifts! 

I think this Let it go Necklace from Zentosa is just beautiful, it's perfect for the season as it's got the little snowflake, but isn't too over the top and too obviously a Frozen necklace, making it a 'grown up' Disney piece. I think a new phone case makes a fab stocking filler for anyone, but this Aristocats Phone Case is just perfect for a Disney fan. This one is from eBay, which is where I get all my cases from, as they're so inexpensive and there's so much choice. If you type in 'Disney iPhone case (or whatever phone you have!), there are pages and pages of cute cases to choose from. 

For the ultimate Disney fan, this Mickey Mouse Watch from ASOS would be a fab gift. It comes in a gorgeous little Mickey shaped Disney tin too which is super cute! In honour of my adorable little Chi Pup, I had to feature a Belle item and I think this Belle Bauble from the Disney is beautiful. They have all the Dsney Princesses available so you can pick your favourite! Also from the Disney store, I think this Aurora Mug is just lovely. Again, they have all the Princesses and several different styles of mugs, but I do think a cute printed mug makes a fab gift this time of year as it's definitely hot drink season!

On the subject of the colder season, this Bambi Sweatshirt is just perfect to snuggle up in and is an absolute bargain from F&F at Tesco. And while you're snuggling up, why not cuddle up with a soft toy like this beauitful Rapunzel Doll, I'm not gonna lie, I have the Rapunzel and Elsa soft dolls from the Disney Store and I love them, never too old! To match the cute sweatshirt, these Bambi Knickers from Topshop will make a fab stocking filler for a Disney lover. Finally, this Simba Necklace from Zentosa is just amazing. If you're buying for someone who loves the Lion King, I'm really not sure you could get anything better (or cuter) than this, adorable!

What do you think? Would you like to receive some Disney gifts like these this year? Which is your fave?

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Sunday, 16 November 2014

BELLE

Hi lovelies! You may have noticed I've not been blogging so regularly the past few days and those of you who follow me on twitter and instagram will already know why! The past few days, I have been through the process of visiting, buying and bringing home the brand new love of my life, Belle! Belle is a sandy coloured Long Haired Chihuahua puppy and she is just beautiful. I've never actually owned a dog before, but I've always grown up around them in the family and have wanted one of my own for so long! 

We bought her home yesterday and so far, she's been settling in really well. For a chihuahua, (who have a reputation for being very yappy little dogs!) she's very quiet and so far hasn't barked at all. She's super playful but seems to love nothing more than curling up on our laps for a cuddle and a nap! She already seems to have gotten the idea of doing her 'business' on her puppy training papers, as she can't go outside just yet!

Belle has already met lots of new friends and family and has been very sociable with everyone she meets, although she's already following me around everywhere I go! She's very happy to meet new human friends, but until she's had all her jabs she won't be meeting any furry friends just yet! As she's so tiny, you really have to watch your step when walking around, as she likes to be right by your feet at all times!


I'm sure you'll be seeing much, much more of my little Princess popping up in posts from time to time (okay, all the time), I can feel myself becoming a crazy dog lady already!

What do you think of little Belle? If you own a Chihuahua, any tips for training would be fab!

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