3 Christmas Gift Ideas For Mums

Stuck on what to get for Mum this christmas? Here’s a few gift ideas she will love.

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish

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The perfect way to give your mum a little bit of luxury! This limited edition sweet orange and clove scent is divine and comes in a gorgeous box with 2 muslin cloths, making it look extra special.

Retails at £22.75

Pyjamas

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Pyjamas are a great gift to recieve at christmas time and you can get some lovely ones no matter what your budget is, these satin floral ones from M&S are definitely on my wish list and i know my mum would love to receive them.

They retail at £35

Bracelet

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A dainty silver bracelet will suit pretty much everyone’s style and is a perfect present to give to your mum. This one is from debenhams but there are lots of other options around depending on how much you have to spend.

It retails at £35

What are you getting for your mum this Christmas?

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2015 Favourites

I’ve tried and tested a lot of different products throughout the past year and thought I would share my favourites with you!

Benetint

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This rose coloured lip and cheek tint blends seamlessly and lasts all day long. It’s a bit pricey at £25 but totally worth it!

Topshop lipstick in ‘Inhibition’

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This lipstick is a gorgeous dark berry colour which is perfect for Christmas parties! It goes on smoothly and leaves an incredibly pigmented matte finish which lasts for hours – even after eating!

Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Mud Pac

These sachets only cost £1 or less and are great for pampering yourself. This one is for combination/oily skin as it cleanses pores but there are lots of different ones to suit your skins needs.

Prada Candy perfume

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This has been my go-to perfume this year. It is described as a ‘unique signature in keeping with the traditions of High Perfumery, combining Laotian benzoin, a synthetic Caramel accord and a more neutral cocktail of musk.’

Benefit Gimme Brow

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This product leaves my brows looking even and defined yet still natural. It retails at around £18, however i’ve used this one everyday for 8 months and it’s only starting to run out now!

NYX soft matte lip cream

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These lip creams glide on smoothly and then don’t budge! They’re also extremely buildable and can be put on lightly for everyday and layered up for a dark, bold look. I bought this one from Feelunique.com as they aren’t available in the UK yet.

Real Techniques brushes

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These brushes blend my makeup flawlessly and are well priced at around £8 each.

Maybelline Colour Tattoo

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This cream eye shadow is great on its own or as a base as it doesn’t crease and conceals any discolouration on the lids. It retails for around £5.

What were your favourite products in 2015?

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My Top 3 Face Masks

I absolutely love doing face masks as a little treat to brighten up my skin and have tried out a lot over the past few years! They’re also a lovely thing to buy someone as they come in a variety of prices so you can get one to suit your budget. Here are my top five favourites in no particular order!

Montagne Jeunesse (7th Heaven) Sachets

These are the perfect masks to buy for a little pick me up as they only cost £1 and there are a variety of different types so there’s guaranteed to be one you’ll love! My personal favourite is the dead sea mud pack as I have oily, spot prone skin.

Sanctuary 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask

This mask is amazing for oily/combination skin types as it leaves the skin feeling refreshed and deeply cleansed. The tube costs around £10.50 however if that’s a little too expensive you can get a sachet which will last for two goes for £2.99.

Liz Earle Brightening Treatment Mask

Every now and then my skin looks dull, lacklustre and needs a boost! This mask is perfect for that as it sinks in within a few minutes and leaves your skin feeling soft and looking bright and healthy. It’s also a great gift idea for someone who is into skincare, however it is slightly more pricey at £16 for a 50ml starter kit including a muslin cloth.

What’s your favourite mask?

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Top 3 Lipsticks For Winter

I absolutely love experimenting with different lipsticks, especially in the winter months. Bold lips are also a great way to dress up your look without having to put any extra effort in, perfect for lazy girls!  I’m going to share with you my top three favourites for pale skin.

#1 Topshop ‘Inhibition’

This lipstick is a gorgeous dark berry colour which is perfect for Christmas parties! It goes on smoothly and leaves an incredibly pigmented matte finish which lasts for hours – even after eating! I can’t wait to try more from Topshop’s makeup line in the future.

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#2 Natural collection ‘Berry Blush’

This lipstick is perfect if your looking to try out a new colour but don’t want to spend a lot as it only costs £1.99!  It’s also a more subtle way to wear a berry shade making it great for everyday wear.

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#3 Rimmels ‘Diva Red’

This is the most moisturising of the three, I have really chapped lips at the moment but this just glides over my lips and doesn’t sink into any dry patches. I love the colour too, its the only red shade i’ve found that compliments my ghostly white skin.

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What’s your favourite Lipstick at the moment?

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Winter Fashion Favourites

All of the styles I love this winter!

Camel Coat

I absolutely love this coat from Topshop but it never seems to be available in my size!

It retails for around £65

Knee length boots

These suede boots from River Island would look great with dresses and skirts!

They retail at £100 but there are a lot of cheaper alternatives available.

Lace Up Heels

These shoes are perfect for any parties throughout the festive season!

These particular ones from H&M retail at £29.99

Embellished Beanies

I love wearing hats like this!

The one I have (similar to the black one above) was from Primark for £4!

Jumper Dresses

Jumper dresses and woolly tights are perfect on cold winter days! So cosy and chic.

What are your winter fashion favourites?

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Quick Tip – Coconut Oil For Healthy Hair

Slather organic coconut oil all over your hair from root to tip, massage it in and leave on overnight with a shower cap over to protect your pillowcases. The next morning wash it off and you’ll be left with gorgeous, soft, smooth hair. This also helps if you’re trying to grow out your hair as it keeps both your hair and scalp healthy.

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Holiday Party Outfits 2014

With holiday festivities right around the corner I thought I would share with you my three favourite outfits this party season, Hopefully you can get some inspiration from them and prevent last minute panicking! All of the pieces have been bought fairly recently so should still be available.

Outfit #1

This velvet dress is a great option for the holiday season.

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Dress from Boohoo (http://www.boohoo.com/restofworld/invt/azz38135), necklace, bag, shoes and  tights from Primark.

Outfit #2

This black sequin detail dress is perfect for new years eve or any Christmas parties you have coming up.

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Dress from Warehouse (http://www.warehouse.co.uk///warehouse/fcp-product/4563083777), everything else from Primark.

Outfit #3

This sequin top looks great with these leather pants and is perfect for any holiday occasion.

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Top and necklace from Primark, Boots from USC and pants from H&M (http://www.hm.com/gb/product/11908?article=11908-A)

What are your favourite holiday party pieces?

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