Monday, 25 November 2013

Christmas Gift Guide For him...

After making my Christmas Gift Guide for her (here) I knew I would have to make a male equivalent! So here's a few ideas of some possible presents for the guys in your life:

Christmas Gift Guide For him...

1) Soap & Glory Male Gift Set: I have no idea when soap and glory started doing sets for guys but if they are as good as the female ones then this should be a hit, especially if its for someone you don't know too well.
2) Butt Head Game: This might seem a bit random but honestly its hilarious. Both my brothers got this for Christmas one year and we were all cracking up watching them throw them at each other, everyone wanted a shot, recommend buying more than one though!
3)Beer Bottle Glasses: These are so cool. Made entirely from recycled bottles, would look right at home in a bachelor pad or any home to be honest!
4) Onesie: These are everywhere right now and really everyone should own at least one they are so super comfy. I recommend checking Primark out for some cheap ones but there are plenty online too.
5) Sweetie or Chocolate Hamper: My boyfriend got me a sweetie hamper as part of my birthday one year and I honestly loved it. There are loads available ranging in prices, anyone with a sweet tooth would love this!

Christmas Gift Guide For him..

1) Juice Cube: I mentioned the juice cube in my girls gift guide but it really is a unisex present! Charges a whole load of devices, available in seven colours and is rechargeable, whats not to love!
2)Console Games: I couldn't decide which to put in so here's three examples of games I think will definitely be popular this Christmas: Football Manager 2014, Grand Theft Auto Five, Fifa 14
3) Nescafe Coffee Machine: We have one of these in my house and it probably gets more use than the microwave or kettle we all love it! Perfect for any guy that loves coffee or even hot drinks this makes amazing hot chocolate too! 
4) Personalised Sports Bag: Okay I know this was also in my girls gift guide but again its definitely a unisex gift! Perfect for any gym goer or sports lover. 
5) A Classic Box Set: I bought this for my boyfriend last Christmas and honestly it gets so much use, we watch it all the time. Who doesn't love Friends?? But there are plenty of other box sets reasonably priced out there too just think of his favourite show and search it.

Christmas Gift guide for him

1) Breaking Bad Complete Series: This was definitely the most talked about show of the year. If you haven't seen this or heard about it where have you been!
2) Aftershave Gift Set: What one you choose is really on personal preference, but smellies always make a great gift. Personally I really like this Gucci one!
3) Bose Sports Ear Phones: Okay maybe I'm cheating because these were also in my last gift guide but they are being raved about right now! Especially perfect if your guy likes to run or go to the gym!
4) Kindle Fire HD: Whether its for reading, gaming or searching the internet most guys would appreciate a kindle, my boyfriends literally never off his we even have it connected to our netflix.
5) Tickets!: These are always exciting Christmas gifts! Look up his favourite comedian or band and see if theres anything coming close by next year.

Obviously I could of gone one up with more expensive presents like the new xbox, playstation or ipad but I think if you had the cash you would already be considering those! Hopefully this gave some of you a couple of ideas I always struggle buying for the guys in my family over the girls!
Let me know if you liked any of these ideas!

Much Love

Saturday, 23 November 2013

November Glossybox 2013

A little late with getting this post up but better late than never! After last months box was a disappointment I really loved this one with the theme of the glossy wishlist, I will definitely be using all the products!
(Also I really want to apologise for the terrible quality of these photos, sorry!)

The glossy magazine and little product card that comes with the boxes now is a much better edition than the fold out piece of paper they used to come with and I actually really enjoyed reading this months magazine! 

1) Vichy Idealia Life Serum 2x3mls & Smoothing and Illuminating Cream 

I haven't actually used these yet but I have read some positive reviews! I love the little drawstring bag these came in instead of rolling loosely about the box and if you weren't to use it yourself it would make a pretty good stocking stuffer. ( I have Christmas on the brain right now!) Vichy is a brand I really like so i have some high hopes for these.

2) Emite Make Up Micronized Eyeshadow - Dames

I was racking my brains trying to think where I had heard of this brand before and it wasn't until a few days later that i realised my favourite eyelash curlers (also received in a glossybox) were emite! I really love this shadow the pigmentation is amazing and it makes the perfect eye brightening or highlighter colour. It's quite pricey at £16.80 and although I really love it I probably wouldn't pay that for it myself when I could pick up a similar shadow a little cheaper.

3) Yves Rocher Hand Cream Cacao & Orange

This for me is the star of the box and I still can't get over the fact its only £1.95 to buy! I use hand creams religiously in the winter as I can't stand having dry hands so this was immediately shoved in my bag. The smell is amazing its identical to terry's chocolate orange and it doesn't leave your skin sticky or too wet. It comes in a few other scents too so i'm eager to get my hands on the raspberry one. When looking at the site I also realised they had soap and lip balm in the same scents eeek might need to investigate these further!

4) Elegent Touch Nail Polish Remover Pads

I haven't used these yet but they are pretty handy to have especially if you are someone who needs to take nail varnish off on the go for the likes of work. I don't think i have tried anything from the elegent touch range before so I will use these with an open mind haha! 

5) Gosh Cosmetics Velvet Touch Lipstick - Sundown.

I love lipstick it's my favourite item to receive in these boxes and I really love the brand Gosh but unfortunately I don't know how much use i will get out of this colour. I think I would have actually preferred if this was as an intense a colour as it first appears but its very sheer and more like a shimmery gloss when applied, I will probably use it at some point but it won't be one I reach for regularly.

So overall I'm pretty pleased with the box this month! I'm so so excited for next month's Christmas box and have really high hopes so hopefully it's not a disappointment!
What do you think of this months box??

Much love,

Friday, 22 November 2013

Christmas Gift Guide For Her...

I have been wanting to get some gift guides up for ages now, I seriously love buying presents so these are like my ideal posts but uni and work have pretty much controlled my life making me a terrible blogger! So I thought I would get the first of these up while i had a chance so here's some ideas for the ladies that range from inexpensive to expensive gifts!

christmas gift guide 1
For the girly girl.

Alexa Chung It book: This is already a hit with bloggers and I think any girly girl interested in beauty or fashion would love it. I love Alexa's style and this would make such a good coffee table book.
Pandora Princess Tiara Ring: Okay are we seeing this? What girl doesn't want to be a princess and since we can't all be Kate Middleton this is a pretty good substitute.
Marc Jacobs Honey Perfume: I love all Marc Jacobs perfume and I've been wearing this one a lot lately it gets a lot of compliments and I think its the perfect gift for any girl!
Soap and Glory Bubble Barralled Gift Set: Any of soap and glory's gift sets would make a girl happy on Christmas. All of their products smell amazing and the gift sets are pretty reasonable too.
Real Techniques Sams Picks: Real techniques is by far my favourite brand of makeup brushes, this collection is relatively new and has some of my favourites in it, all girls should own real techniques brushes! 

christmas gift guide 2
For the Cosy Girl

Lush Happy Christmas Gift Box: Of course i had to throw in a lush product at some point! We all know i love lush and i think this set would make the perfect gift its got all bath products perfect for the cold Christmas weather!
We're The Millers & Despicable Me 2:  Can't go wrong with a DVD, i struggled to think of some recent movies that most would love so i just threw in two examples of ones i have loved this year!
Boot Slippers: All the shops have loads of cosy slippers in right now! My favourite type are the boot ones just because i think they are cosier than normal ones and you can pick them up so cheap, these ones are just from Asda!
Yankee Candle Gift Set: Any candle lover will love Yankees they are by far the best and this set is perfect for this time of year!
Dressing Gown: I love this dressing gown its from Topshop and I would be pretty happy to get this myself. I've seen it in store and its so soft plus i love the colour!

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For the designer girl...

Michael Kors Watch: I don't know how long I've dreamed of owning one of these. Usually I go for the plain rose gold one but i really love the black face this one has!
Mulberry Cashmere Scarf: I bet this feels amazing and I love the check pattern of it, very on trend right now.
Kate Spade Purse: Every time I see a girl with one of these I am instantly jealous. I know its just a purse and the price is purely for the label but i bet the quality is amazing too and its so prettttty.
Urban Decay Naked Three Palette: This has high priority on my wishlist, it's not out in the UK yet but is said to release some time in December and I'm sure its as amazing as the last two.
Chanel Lipstick: I would kill for a Chanel lipstick there's something about Chanel that is just so sophisticated and what girl doesn't love lipstick!

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For the Gadget girl...

Juice Cube: I need to invest in one of these. Its a portable charger that works with a whole load of devices and is rechargeable. It comes in seven colours and for £25 I think that's a good deal that anyone with an iphone would appreciate!
Ipad Mini: Recently released this is probably going to be one of the best sellers this Christmas. I don't think this needs much more explanation!
Personalised Case: So many websites make these now just do a quick google search and loads will come up for any device. I think they would make a cute thoughtful gift for any gadget loving girl.
Camera USB: USB sticks don't have to be boring anymore i love this canon inspired one but you can get them to look like almost anything from pigs to lipsticks and even necklaces. This would make a great stocking stuffer.
Sims 4: Okay so this isn't out till next year but you could always pre-order it for them as a gift, the inner geek in me is very excited for this to be released.

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For the Fitness Girl...

Storage water bottle: I think this is such a good idea especially for runners. Not only is this a spill proof water bottle but it has storage to store money, gym or bank cards and even your keys. A good gift for someone who doesn't like to carry a gym bag around and it comes in lots of colours!
Bose Sport Headphones: One thing that really annoys me is earphones that fall out your ears especially if you are a runner or gym junkie! I've heard amazing things about these earphones they are apparently amazingly comfortable and stay in no matter what!
Personalised Gym Bag: If i was a regular gym goer i would love this! You can have it personalised to say whatever you like and the bag itself looks the perfect size.
Insanity Work Out DVDS: I have these and they are honestly the best work out ever... if you can see it through to the end, its a sixty day challenge with amazing results any fitness lover would love these for a great work out!
Smoothie Maker: I've actually asked for one of these this year as smoothies are something i buy daily on the way to uni so it would definitely work out cheaper to make them at home! Smoothie makers range from really cheap to super expensive models so you could probably find one to fit any budget!

So that was my gift guide for the girls, I tried to include something that everyone would love despite their interests. I'm thinking of putting a few more of these up for guys, stocking fillers and maybe even kids i'm not sure let me know what you think!?
Also let me know what your favourite item from this list is or what your asking for for Christmas??

Much Love, xx

Monday, 4 November 2013

Pop Art Costume!

I really wanted to wait until my sister had sent me the pictures she took on her good camera before writing this post but then I realised by that point it will probably be around about Christmas and no one will care about costumes anymore so instead here is my costume from this year courtesy of my shitty iphone pictures!

If you can't already tell this year I decided to do my own take on the Andy Warhol Pop art and in particular the crying girl. If you seen my last post (here) about my previous costumes you would notice I don't like to spend a lot of money on costumes and tend to focus it more around makeup which is why this was perfect for me! The costume in total cost me £4 which is how much i picked the top up for in the h&m sale!
For my face the only makeup i used was primer and foundation and the rest was made up from face paints which I fortunately already own. For eyelashes I used the Eyelure Katy Perry blue Colour Pop Lashes which turned out to be perfect for this look! (Not sure the pictures do them much justice!)

I was considering doing a step by step tutorial but I wasn't sure if anyone would be interested so you can let me know if you are!

I don't have a full length picture of my whole outfit (yet) so here are a couple I've stolen from facebook, not sure how my friends will feel about them being up here but oh well!

At the time it was a good idea to polka dot and detail my ears, neck, arms, legs and feet as well as my face,  but this decision was instantly regretted when i started work at seven the next morning. Thankfully the face paint washes off super easy and I think it does bring the whole costume together!
I already owned this blue midi skirt from Topshop and for shoes I wore this to one party with bright red heels and to another with red converse so it really can be dressed up or down!

For my hair I just shoved in a scrunchie from Topshop and I think it actually worked pretty well with the whole look but a fascinator or another hair accessory would work equally as good!

What do you think of the pop art look? and let me know what you went as this year!?

Much Love, xx