A Pretty Little Christmas Gift Guide: For Her


As promised the super girly Christmas gift guide has been delivered! 

It was so much fun putting this together actually and I'm really pleased with the outcome so I hope you enjoy it too. But who doesn't love a gift guide though right? It's always interesting to nosey at what other people have or suggest. 

I mean it's a quicker way to bankruptcy probably in my book but you only live once! As for me, I haven't been able to help myself recently because this year there are so many gorgeous pretty things out. So goodbye £££... hello goodies!

First up I want to point out that I have yet again decided to use this gorgeous candle from The White Company in yet another gift post because it's just so lovely and perfect for the winter season to get you into the Christmas spirit. The scent is a delicious blend of almonds and citrus which compliment it perfectly.

I mean how can you not have a candle burning of Christmas night? It's a must! Pop on a good film, get that box of Celebrations out on the table with the brews and a cheeky wine to go, you'll be all sorted then. 

So below are just the links to each of the items from above as shown if you are as ecstatic as I am for the upcoming holidays (I know I am!). 







3.  Paperchase Unicorn Pop-up Card


4. Biscuiteers Nutcrack Set


5. Charlotte Tilbury's Instant Eyeshadow Palette


6. The White Company's "White Christmas" Candle


7. Primark's Fluffy Pink Bow Slippers 






Now I've never ordered from the Biscuiteers before and this is the first time I've done so because I keep seeing them again and again on Instagram so I decided to just say "Ah what the heck" and got myself a box. Not just any box though! The Biscuiteers are known for doing cakes and biscuits which cater towards all holidays such as Christmas, Easter, Mothers day etc. I think it's so lovely though!

So I ended up buying a box of biscuits from the Nutcracker collection. The Nutcracker has always been a Christmas tale favourite of my own anyway since I was little because it brings back the memories of watching the old Barbie and The Nutcracker video (I wasn't just the only fan was I?). 

Also, I really loved ballet growing up too, I've always admired it and so this story means a lot to me. How gorgeous are these biscuits though? Clara in her little tutu!

It's a shame to eat these because they've had so much love and care gone into them especially with the icing decoration. I've decided to split the box between me and a friend (I hope she doesn't read this since it is part of her Christmas gift... ah!) because they're so beautiful. 

I have tried one and although they are quite chewy these biscuits do make a very tasty treat. They really would make a lovely gift for somebody this Christmas who has a big sweet-tooth! 

Or you could just buy yourself a box? There is always that option. Wink wink... 



Slippers are always a good gift to buy somebody at Christmas because it's so bloody cold! Whether the person you're buying for is young or old they're always ideal. 

I love these pretty pink bow slippers from Primark for just £4 too! Such a bargian and they're all still  in stock at the moment. However I would suggest running over and grabbing a few pairs because it's Primark. Everything goes very, very quickly.



Ahh! I absolutely love this card I picked up from Paperchase. It's the prettiest, unique little Christmas card I've ever seen you know... I bought it right away and it's going to a dear friend of mine soon. I'm not sure whether this is a unicorn or a reindeer but it's so cute! 

So if you're after something a little bit different this year then invest in one of these pretties! It's a bit of a change from the usual box cards and I think it would be a lot more appreciated! If I received one of these I'd never throw it away. 


Make up brushes are such a winner for any big make up lover and I couldn't resist bagging these Iconic London brushes once I got paid this month, I mean why not? 

They're so beautiful, feathery soft and fresh looking. I don't think I can bare using them just yet but these would make a lovely gift for someone who adores make up and the aspiring make up artists out there of course. 



The Charlotte Tilsbury Instant palette is one of my favourite purchases I've made so far this month and just look at it! I decided to keep it in immaculate condition just for this post and it's been so tempting not to use it yet! 

I have heard good things about this particular palette and a lot of other make up lovers have been over the moon with the results. 

The shades are gorgeous, they're so neutral yet vibrant. I think it's super cute how each of the three shades has their own little specific purpose but I say just use whichever whenever. It'll come in right handy for New Years eve too! 




The Zoella beauty Christmas bath collection is by far the prettiest bath collection I've ever seen! I think the grey, white and gold colour scheme go together so well. Isn't the packaging beautiful?! 

I thought the bath creme "Merry & Bright" looked promising and I was right! It's such a lovely thick creme for hot bubble baths and smells like fresh flowers. I love the little pom-pom too! It really does give the bottle that overall Christmassy vibe.

It would be a lovely gift for someone because hot bubble baths are a total must at Christmas!



So what do you think of these gift items? Have you got any ideas what you are buying your loved ones for Christmas this year? 





XO

A Cutesy Gift Guide: Its time to get festive!



It's the most magical time of year again! It's come, it's here!  

Ahh! It's almost Christmas! Are you as excited as I am? 

I hope I'm not too late this year on the whole Christmas gift guide bandwagon, but even so though I still really wanted to take part and stick together some very Christmassy items I've purchased over the last couple of weeks. 

So first up comes the the festive bits and then I will probably start uploading a full on gift guide. Plus these are always handy as little stocking fillers anyway!

I got excited once I saw Christmas items put up on various websites and I started just stocking up. I mean why not? It's the time to festive after all! Oh I do love a good brew on Christmas morning though and then I usually lounge about the house in my pjs after the whole presents shenanigan is over and done with. So this beautiful kitty cat mug from Oliver Bonas would come in right handy for someone on Christmas morning. It'll sure bring the joy at the start of the day!

Plus on that chilly Christmas evening a candle is always lovely to light while you watch the telly and pig out on left over turkey sandwiches. So I highly recommend this gorgeous candle from The White Company in "White Christmas" for just £25. It smells like almond croissants with a dash of citrus somewhere in there too. It's bloody lovely!

 I ended up buying three, two as presents and one for myself because they're that lovely. It's quite a rare candle to have in the The White Company too as they don't always do this candle every Christmas... so grab one! 




1. Anthropologie's Shooting Star Holiday Gift Tags




3. Lush's "Star Light Star Bright" Bath Bomb


4. The White Company's White Christmas Candle


5. H&M Star Bauble 



6. H&M Lantern Baubles



7. Paperchase's Glitter Baubles


8. Oliver Bona's Cat Mug


9. TKMax Straw Gift Bags


10. Zoella's Snowella Body Mist 







I hope you enjoy this festive gift guide I've put together! It's been so much fun picking out the little bits and bobs. 

I have never tried these pretty "Star light, star bright" bath bombs from Lush before! I remember they had a similar edition out last year in white but I never really got hold of one. Still though it this one looks promising! 

They smell like clementines and lavender so the scent is a little bold but it's quite subtle at the same time. They're packed with such moisturising oils when I read up the ingredients that these bath bombs contain such as ginger oil, mururmuru butter, lime oil, almond oil ect and just to let you know they're super, super glittery. These would make a lovely gift! 





"It's not what is under the Christmas tree that matters, it's who around it."


How about some lovely new baubles to put on your tree this year? Now I don't usually buy new baubles because in my house we have a strict tradition and keep to the same ones each year. Some of ours are literally older than me but they have such a special place in my heart... I can't possibly get rid of them. They hold so many memories.

Still I thought maybe adding a few new ones to the pile will liven our old tree up and new memories can be made then.

How beautiful how are these ones from H&M Home though? They're so pretty! Right now H&M are doing so many deals including free shipping so I reckon you should stock up before these all run out!  



These Anthropologie gift tags are so cute! I couldn't pass up buying these for presents this year and although you only get three in a pack I still think they're quite unusual. Sometimes it's nice to go that extra mile to make someone's gift lovely. It's the time for giving and if you're going to give then I think putting effort into it matters. 

But I just love how they represent shooting stars and the little sayings on them are precious. I would love to receive a pressie with one of these on... wouldn't you?! 






Have you got ideas on what you're going to buy for your loved one for Christmas yet? 


XO

A Little Christmas Gift Guide



Blimey... Christmas sure does come by very quickly doesn't it?

I feel like it does nowadays more than it ever did before when I was growing up. Sometimes I do wonder if Christmas really is just for children and when it does have that factor, it is lovely to just see people you haven't seen in such a long time and gather around as a family during the holidays. 

So far I have actually managed to do all my Christmas shopping mega early this year (yay!). I'm so glad though, I wanted to get it done whilst I have the money and with the shops not being as manic as they usually are when Christmas nears closer. 

Still though if you haven't had a chance to go online looking at all the stores due to work and school because of course life gets in the way, especially during this time of year with all the festivities taking place. But you're perhaps you're a bit stuck this year on what to get your mother, sister, partner or your friend, so I've popped together a list of some pretties in which you can buy as a gift this year. 



1. Kate Spade Rose Gold Studded Earrings

2. The White Company Candle "Winter"

3. Ted Baker Rose Foam Petals

4. Oliver Bonas 2018 Diary 

5. YSL 'Tatouage Couture' Liquid Lipstick in "Nude Interdit"

6. Ted Baker Bow Keychain

7. Olivia Burton Bow Chain Bracelet

8. Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask

9. Lush's Sleepy Body Lotion

10. The White Company's Bed Socks




I'm absolutely dying to try the watermelon glow mask though! It looks so dreamy and I've heard such good things about it. Do try the gorgeous "Sleepy" body lotion from Lush because it smells immense and it's super, duper moisturising! I wouldn't mind another batch of it myself this Christmas! 

What do you fancy this year for Christmas?




XO



My Routine To The Perfect Winter Cosy Night In!



Gosh! Winter should does come fast doesn't it? Christmas is right around the corner and with all the wonderful festivities the cold comes with it. Now I don't really enjoy getting up in the mornings when it looks like it could still be midnight outside but that's just how it is unfortunately. 

Frost bitten fingers, snotty noses and freezing long walks to the train station aren't very fun. Still though at least we can unwind once we get home by getting a nice warm, popping on the kettle with the marshmallows out at the ready and run a nice hot bath. 

So how I usually like to unwind is usually have a nice herbal green tea or a hot chocolate. I always go for Options since Cadburys does nothing for me anymore (I find it so watery!). 

Then I pop on a gallop of squirty cream, add some marshmallows and perhaps a few of my favourite chocolates on top just to pick at! Don't forget the choccy! 



I have to always have a candle on the go at this time of the year when I'm settled down or in my room. Not because of the dark but mostly because I feel really much more toastier with one lit and the room is absorbed with a lovely scent which makes me feel so relaxed. So light one and get your favourite playlist on then simply chill.

Some of my Christmas candle favourites are:

Yankee Candle's Snowflake Cookie

The White Company's  Winter


Primary's very own candle in Gingerbread 

Yankee Candle's White Cocoa



A long nice lovely hot bath always does the trick to heat you up. I enjoy throwing in my favourite bath cremes and watching my bath bombs fizz before getting in. 

Recently I have been loving the gorgeous Lush bath bomb "Twilight" due to its relaxing lavender yet extremely sweet scent. It is a mixture of rich, malty with a hint of floral perfume combined. It's probably my favourite bath bomb yet from Lush. It's been out a while but it is definitely a winner. 

Also Lush is currently doing a delicious body lotion called "Sleepy" right now and its truly beautiful. It smells exactly like their Twilight bath bomb too! So I ended up purchasing the pair of them together - the more the merrier right? 

Plus you can't not have one of the beautiful "Magic Wands" from Lush either! They're a definite Christmas must have when it comes to baths. Look at pretty and pink they are! They're perfect for a bit of bath time fun for those who like some magic in their lives. I know I do! Light up some tea candles, grab that glass of wine or a brew if you have to, then get the bubbles piling high and just snuggle down into the water, relieving any worries or pent up stress you may have.  








Tell me, how do you usually settle down on these chilly evenings? 

XO