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Monday 28 November 2016

Christmas Gift Guide: For Him

BOYS. Can we all agree they are the hardest people to buy for? Us girls are happy with most things, and if you're really stuck, give us a Debenhams Gift Card and we are sorted. As for boys, I personally feel like they are ten times more fussy, and never actually express what they want, aside from things you can't buy them for Christmas...e.g. a car, or a less annoying girlfriend (no? ok, perhaps just me that gets requests like that...). Here are a few ideas for what you can get the men in your life for Christmas. 

1) Superdry Wallet - £29.99
On the more affordable side this wallet comes is beautifully packaged in a reuseable tin and has plenty of space for notes and cards. 

2) UE BOOM 2 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker - £84.95
Bluetooth speakers seem to be all the rage at the moment and this is one on the more affordable side of things. It has amazing reviews and would be perfect for any music lover. It's also waterproof so bring on the shower singing!

3) Tom Ford Noir Intense - £92.00
I bought this for my boyfriend this year for Christmas and it is possibly the nicest, and most unique fragrance I've ever smelt. It is so gorgeous, with a pretty floral undertone, but in a masculine way. As far as fragrances go it is pretty pricey, but you really only need one spray to be able to smell it, so it'll last a long time.

4Beats by Dr. Dre Studio 2.0 Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones  - £129.00
What man doesn't want a set of Beats headphones? Even I want a set because they look so handy to have for the gym, with these ones being wireless, and you don't have to worry about little ear pieces falling out whilst you're running. These ones are on sale for a pretty decent price so if you're a bargain hunter like me, then snap these up!

Isn't a Burberry scarf just all sorts of goals? I think it can really pull an outfit together and there's just something so sophisticated and suave about them. If you have a man in your life who is really into his fashion then I'm sure this would go down a treat.

6) Daniel Wellington Watch - £199.00
As a girl, I've always wanted a Daniel Wellington watch. They're such a timeless piece since they aren't a super fashionable item they will just never go out of fashion. Perfect for the working men in your life. There are always good discounts going around for these DW watches so make sure you shop around!

Friday 25 November 2016

Friction-Free Shaving Review

Is anyone else really bad at buying new razors, or is it just me? I generally wait until the blades are cutting me before I buy a new razor, but I was reading up on how bad it is to use a razor for too long, and decided to invest in a Friction-Free Shaving subscription after seeing many bloggers talk about it.
With packages starting at £3 a month, you can get sent a razor, along with four heads, which should be changed weekly to optimize your shaving experience. Every month you will be sent four new heads, for the subscription cost of £3. I personally went for the "Samantha" razor, which was £7, and it is the most beautiful razor I have ever owned. The heads have 5 blades which means you get a really quick and close shave, which makes shaving your legs just a tiny bit less tedious.
If you feel that one month you don't need a new set of 4 razor heads sent to you, then you can postpone your order for another month which is great! I think this is such a fabulous idea and I really recommend it to those of you who, like me, are very lazy when it comes to buying new razors. They really should be changed regularly and this is a great way to know that your razor will always be at its best.

Have you tried Friction-Free Shaving?

Monday 21 November 2016

Christmas Gift Guide: For Her

So my second Christmas gift guide is here for you guys! Today's gift guide is all gifts 'for her', starting from as little as £11 all the way to £285.

Mermaid Blanket £23.00

I believe I was a mermaid in a past life so naturally I am very drawn to anything mermaid-y. These blankets are the perfect Christmas gift for any other mermaid lover, and even those who aren't. It's perfect for snuggling down on the sofa with a hot chocolate and a film in the Winter months.

The perfect gift for someone who loves to be organised. With a whole page a day, split into a 'to-do' list, a timetable, and a general notes section, you can say goodbye to having all your plans written in different places. With an "objectives" box at the bottom, it's also a good incentive to stay positive and try to accomplish something every single day. 

The Lean Machines: Eat Well, Move Better and Feel Awesome - £11.89

If you're after a gift for a fitness fanatic or a gym newbie, this book is perfect. I love the recipes in this book, and knowing that they're healthy makes them so much more fun to make. It's full of awesome and uplifting life tips and inspiration, as well as workout advice, making it a good all rounder for those interested in health and fitness.

If you know a makeup enthusiast who is all over the marble blogger trend, then this will be an amazing gift. It's super expensive for what it is (in my opinion), but you do get 5 exclusive shades, one being a nude powder, one a strobing powder, two blushes and a bronzer. The packaging is to die for, and Hourglass products are such high quality, I guarantee anyone who receives this at Christmas will be over the moon. 

Michael Kors Rhea Zip Black Small Backpack - £285.00

For those of you on a slightly larger budget, this rucksack is the way to go. Michael Kors are really having a moment currently, and I think this bag is so versatile. It can be dressed up or down and used for many purposes, and I think it looks so sophisticated. I've had this rucksack on my wishlist for ages now and I think I will eventually take the plunge and buy it for my 21st. 

Bon Bon is a sweet and extremely girly scent, but in quite a soft way. It is one of my all time favourite perfumes and this gift set would make the most incredible gift. It comes with a 50ml perfume, a 50ml body lotion and a 50ml shower gel. It's on the more pricey side of perfume gift sets but is one that is well worth the price. Let's take a moment for the packaging please...

*Brb whilst I go buy all these things for myself...*

Monday 14 November 2016

Autumn Inspired Everyday Makeup

Aloha! I was feeling super Autumnal with the recent temperature drop, so I thought I'd share my 'go-to' Autumn Makeup Look with you guys. It's quite a lot of makeup for an everyday look, but if I am not going to the gym it's a look I love to go for!

The burnt tones of the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette are my absolute favourite for this time of year, with Warm Notes being the shade I put all across my lid. I used Freshly Toasted through my crease and also on the outer corners. Everything else is pretty self-explanatory I won't lie.

What's your favourite Autumn makeup product?

Friday 11 November 2016

Update: Getting Back Into The Swing of Things...

Starting back at University has been a massively hard transition after the four months off for Summer, and I've found it super hard balancing everything I have to do at the moment. Naturally, I thought I would write a blog post to let you all know what's going on in my life.

So firstly with all the Uni stuff! My dissertation work has begun, and this is a way bigger project than I ever imagined it would be. Not only this, but I also have two assignments already, which is crazy, and I'm also trying to actually do all my reading this year which is proving to be a challenge. I've also become President of my University's newly founded Makeup Society, which is a hell of a lot of work, trying to organise events, socials and fundraising. At the moment we are doing lots of fundraising for a charity called Look Good Feel Better, and we are hoping to raise £1000 by the end of the academic year!

Aside from University tasks, I also have my part-time job to add into the works, and I am taking up extra hours at the moment to try and save some more money for my Summer, and also with Christmas coming up it's sort of essential to have a bit extra. Although I have my part-time job I am also looking for a part-time internship to do during the week, as I truly have no idea what I want to do when I finish University, and I believe that getting more work experience will help me decide.

So anyway, apologies if my blog becomes a bit...sporadic at the moment. I am trying to keep up with two posts a week; Monday and Friday, but it is going to be a massive struggle so please bare with me, it's a huge adjustment from having absolutely nothing to do to having all of this to juggle. 

Let me know in the comments what's going on in your life at the moment!

Monday 7 November 2016

Christmas Gift Guide: For 'The Disney Lover'

I find Christmas Gift Shopping incredibly stressful when someone hasn't told me specifically what they would like, and so I thought I would put together a little series of Gift Guides for those of you who are like me. Yes, this one is a little more specific, but something which I think will be helpful to more than one of you who may have friends, family, or a partner who is super into Disney, like I am. Let's start at the more pricey end of things.

Bags & Accessories

Kate Spade make the most beautiful handbags and card holders, which I have been lusting after for many a year. Not too long ago they released a collection featured around Minnie Mouse, and these two are my absolute favourite pieces from the collection. Perhaps a little different in price, but for those of you who don't have a small budget, the bag would be eternally appreciated by any Disney Lover.


Lazy Oaf recently came out with this amazing Disney clothing collection, and I am so in love. It is fairly expensive, but it is a pricey brand anyway, and the addition of the Disney name hasn't really bumped up the prices too much. All the clothing is very edgy looking and unique. 

PJ's & Loungewear

If you're after gifts that are on the more affordable side of things, then Pyjamas and Loungewear is definitely the way to go, (also, for any men reading...just would like to say that cute loungewear is the key to a woman's heart...). Both of these sets are from ASOS and are both things I've had saved on my wishlist for a while now! 


If you're after a cheeky Secret Santa present, or just a little Stocking-Filler for a Disney-Lover, then these socks are super cute. Yes, "£5 for one pair of socks", I hear you cry, but they are adorable and who doesn't like a good old pun?! Also, this phone case is amazing, and has major Kate Spade vibes, and I am in love with this Nemo Mug!

Finding Nemo Mug - £10.95

I hope that this is helpful to some of you guys, if not, perhaps it's helpful to anyone in my life who reads my blog posts *hint hint, wink wink*. Let me know down below which you'd love to receive!

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