Sunday, 21 December 2014

Last week (as you would have seen in my vlog, Anna and I got together to film a Christmassy Q&A video. We had so much fun dressing up, singing our hearts out and generally chit chatting about all things Christmas. As my last 'main video' before Christmas, I hope this get's you in the festive mood. 

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This is very last minute but I didn't want Christmas to pass without me telling you about Tanya's new trio gift sets. I'm a big fan of Tanya's beauty range and I think the idea of a gifted trio of nail polishes is perfect for this time of year! 

Each set is £14.99 and there are six trios to choose from. Set one is a pretty'n'pink, set two is very New Year's Eve, set three is sophisticated, set four is Christmassy, set five is bright and fun and set six is girly! 

Which one is your favourite? 
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Saturday, 20 December 2014

This month so far I've been completely obsessed with my White Company pyjamas and cashmere bed socks. They make cold winter nights warm and cosy and I'd wear them 24/7 if I could! Good news is the pyjamas have now gone into the sale. I got a Large in the top and Medium in the bottoms - just in case you make a sneaky purchase! 

This week Rich and I stayed at the beautiful Grove hotel. The hotel has such gorgeous surroundings, acres of land and a golf course! Our room was lovely, spacious and the bath... wow, it was HUGE. The hotel also has a spa so it's the perfect place for a weekend getaway. I'd really recommend it and I hope to go back soon! 

You might have seen in my Monday vlog, that last weekend a few of us visited the Hampstead Creperie. It's my number one place to go in London for a proper French crepe and trust me it's worth the queue. I went for Nutella and banana but I've had a savoury crepe there too and it was delicious! One to add to the London list... 

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Friday, 19 December 2014

There is no reason why beauty boxes need to be just for us girls and this limited edition 'Man Up' box from Birchbox is the perfect way to introduce your man to the concept. The 'Man Up' box features everything a guy needs for his morning routine, something men seem to be adopting more and more these days. Rich has a full on skincare routine, so it's definitely not just a girl thing anymore!

The box is small, discreet and comes with a handy guide so they know which product to use, when and where. So let's run through the products in order of use (although Rich has stolen them all from my office so I don't actually have them with me to try!). The first product is the Noble Isle Hair & Body Gel, a 2-in-1 to speed up the routine. Then moving onto skincare the box includes a Mazorin Face Scrub, Anthony Logistics Glycolic Peptide Serum and a Gentlemen's Tonic Daily Moisturiser. Rich loves his skincare so has been using all three of these since receiving the box!

For hair there is the Closed on Monday Deluxe Pomade and for scent there is the English Laundry Notting Hill (my personal favourite from the box!). Finally, just for an extra touch there is a really nice pair of socks from Richer Poorer. Rich's favourite bits from the box were the moisturiser and aftershave!

This box is just a limited edition for December and although I wasn't sure at first, seeing Rich's reaction made me realise how ready men are for a 'grooming' box. He loved it and has actually used every single product. If you think your man would also like this box,you can find it online here for £25. So what do you think of the idea?
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Thursday, 18 December 2014

If you've left your Christmas shopping to the last minute then don't fear, I have a few quirky last minute ideas for you! If you're bored of buying socks, onesies and chocolates then hopefully you'll like these alternative choices... 

The Subscription //
A subscription a speciality magazine is a really nice idea for a present and something that isn't just a one off. Last year for my birthday I received a year's subscription to Allure magazine and I absolutely loved it! Whether it's beauty, bikes, fashion, home interiors or cooking there is a magazine for everything! Start here for some inspiration. 

Get it framed // 
For my friend Gemma's birthday I framed the quote "F**k it, let's go to New York" which you can see in this vlog. These Muji frames are really heavy, good quality and perfect for framing a quote or photo. Find something that has meaning to you and the person you're gifting or maybe frame a special photo? 

The Secret Box //
Astrid & Miyu has become one of my favourite jewellery brands recently and alongside their standard e-shop they also have a unique product called the Secret Box. You subscribe to the service to receive a surprise jewellery treat every 3 months. You can cancel at any time and the box will be customised based on a survey filled out on sign up. You can find out more here

For the Instagram lover //
I've always been a fan of Instagram phone covers and I think they make great gifts too! Casetify is really easy to use and you can arrange the photos is so many different ways. This one is also a perfect gift for those with young kids and love to show off their pics! 

So I hope this gave you some last minute gift ideas... get shopping! 
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