Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Christmas Gift Guide 2013 | For Her

Christmas is on its way and you know what that means- Christmas shopping time! In spirit with the festive season. This is the first in my "Christmas Gift Guide 2013" series for this year. I plan on doing a few more different gift guides this year so you can find the perfect gift for anyone!

Hopefully this list will help you decide what to get for the women in your life- or help you decide what to ask for this Christmas for yourself!

1. Bunny Ring Holder - €10.78 from ASOS

The perfect simple and adorable (not to mention affordable!) gift for any jewellery lover in your life.

7. Sloane Stationery - from €15.54

This is the perfect gift for every busy woman (or man)! I love their stationery as they have the cutest little messages on the front of them. Slogans such as "My Big Ideas" and this one which reads "Emails to write, Phone calls to have" make these a really unique gift.

2. Soap and Glory Clean Getaway - €14 from Boots

Soap and Glory kits are great as everyone likes them! Their pretty packaging makes this kit a must have which features four mini versions of some of their bestsellers.

3. Neon nail Art Gift Set - €17 from River Island

This a really fun kit for any nail-lover or teenager you know that is into beauty!

4. Headphone Hat - £18 from Topshop 

For the not so girly-girl this hat is perfect. It looks like your average beanie but actually has built in headphone- expect to get some cool points!

5. Ugg Slippers - €125 from Schuh

These are definitely on the pricier side but you are guaranteed whoever gets these will love them! I have a pair myself and they feel like walking on clouds. Plus they'll last forever.

6. Benefit Groovy kind-a-Love Kit - €39.50 from Debenhams

Benefit always do the most amazing makeup kits. This one is great value as it contains loads of amazing mini makeup products.

7. Sloane Stationery - from €15.54 

This is the perfect gift for every busy woman (or man)! I love their stationery as they have the cutest little messages on the front of them. Slogans such as "My Big Ideas" and this one which reads "Emails to write, Phone calls to have" make these a really unique gift.

8. Personalised Phone Case - €31.40 from Not on the high street 

This website does the most amazing, personalised and unique gifts. This is the place to go to shop for the person who has everything. These gifts are more personal and show you've put a bit more thought into it. I love this phone case as it lists all the things the person likes- perfect for a best friend!

What would be your favourite gift to receive?

Stay tuned for more instalments of this series in the coming weeks!

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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Look For Less | Ariana Grande

Aggghh! It's been so long, and I aologise for that. I've been so busy recently, with loads of different things. Also it was my birthday on Sunday! Anyway, I'm back with a Look for Less post of none other than the lovely Ariana Grande. She's really on the rise at the moment and you definitely need to check out her music if you haven't already. 

She is has a very signature style that is very cute and pretty, and this look is perfect for winter paired with tights and a coat. I like the way it also ties in the plaid trend too.

Both of these two pieces are available from Topshop. I always feel Topshop do the best clothing, that is both on trend and good quality. It can be a little pricey, but it's worth a few extra bob every now and again! For the top part of the look- we're keeping it simple with a plain white tee. Go for a loose fitting style and is looks a lot better with the skirt. This structured tee with zip detailing on the back (£34) is gorgeous, however chances are you'll have something similar in your wardrobe already!

Now for the statement part of the outfit, the tartan skirt! This is a key piece for Winter this fashion season. I'm not definite, but I think this may be the exact skirt Ariana is wearing. If it's not, is an almost identical match! Check it out here for £38.

You can finish the look with some simple white stilettos (I love these), ballet pumps or even some white Converse for a casual look. Don't forget that signature Ariana Grande, half up-half down hairstyle, grab some Starbucks- and you're good to go!

'Hope you like this look, and I promise to be a better blogger as much as possible! Stay tuned for a Birthday post maybe...

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Monday, 4 November 2013

Moroccan Hair Oil Dupes!

Moroccan Oil is a cult product in the beauty world but it can be a little pricey. As with all successful products, many other brands have created their own version of the product. Here are two of my favourite (less expensive) dupes of the infamous hair product. All of which contain Argan Oil which is the same as what Moroccan Oil contains.

First up is a very inexpensive option in the form of Hask Argan Oil. For €2.50 you can pick up this bad boy in Penneys. It is quite thick oil so you definitely only need a small amount. The best part about this product is that it really works! It may not be super expensive but that doesn't mean it doesn't work. I definitely notice it helps keep my ends healthy and makes my hair look more shiny.

The VO5 miracle concentrate oil is also a great product. It's lighter in consistency than the aforementioned product and is slightly more expensive. It is a great product though and if your hair is thinner, this is a better choice and it isn't thick so it won't weigh down hair. This again really works and definitely helps dry ends. My hair was very dead at the ends and this helped bring it back to looking much healthier.

Tips when applying hair oils:

1. Less is more! Don't over apply the product or it will just make it greasy and heavy.
2. Focus on the ends of your hair and never apply to the roots. Again, this will just make it greasy.
3. I recommend applying this after you wash your hair, when it's not soaking wet but still damp to achieve best results.
4. Apply as often as you need it- I apply it pretty much every time I wash my hair (at least when I remember to) but I have very thick hair so this doesn't tend to weigh down my hair.

Moroccan Oil / 25ml : €17.50 available here
Hask Argain Oil: €2.50 available from Penneys
VO5 Miracle Concentrate: €6.89 from Boots

Have you tried any of these oils? Let me know your opinions in the comments!

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