Sunday, 11 December 2016

Blogmas #11 | A Friendly Reminder

Just because things could be worse it doesn't make your feelings invalid. It can help enormously to put things into perspective and I don't agree with wallowing over every little thing but don't let others dismiss your emotions because you have every right to feel what you feel. Other people are not you so they don't get to tell you how you should be affected by things and you're entitled to feel whatever the hell you want. Sadness, like happiness, is all relative anyway. So never feel guilty for being human ❤

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Blogmas Day #10 | Christmas Tree Nails

barry m black pistachio swatch

Well, kinda. They're green innit? I really like these Barry M Gellys, at first glance they look plain black but in the light you can see a hint of colour. I have Black Cherry and it's one of my favourite shades ever but thought this was a tad more festive!

Have you been doing any Christmas nail art?


Friday, 9 December 2016

Blogmas Day #9 | Pineapple

sugarhill boutique kat top
sugarhill boutique kat top, asos kimmi jeans
black high top converse
sugarhill boutique Kat top, asos kimmi jeans, kate spade sally bag

Jacket | Zara (alternative here)
Shoes | Converse
Bag | Kate Spade (alternative here)
Necklace | Oh My Clumsy Heart

Sugarhill Boutique is such a cute and quirky brand but I am not a cute and quirky kinda gal (I'm just plain weird) so didn't think their stuff was for me until I came across this top on ASOS. So stripy! So Alexa! Snapped it up straightaway as it's a little different to the hundred and one striped tops I own already as the little pineapple motif adds just the right amount of fun without being too out there. It's a nice, thick material too making it perf for colder days - pick up yours now whilst it's still in stock as they're selling out fast! 

Making another appearance are the Kimmi's, once you wriggle out of skinnies and into these looser fit jeans it's so hard to go back to squeezing yaself into something tighter. These are almost as comfy as jimjams which is definitely something as denim can be so restrictive. Just size down if you buy these bargains (£16!) as they tend to loosen up a little as the day goes on (which is odd considering the amount of food I stuff in me gob daily.)

Finally, I topped off the look with a red lip - casual doesn't have to mean slobby!

What are your go to outfits for lazy days? 


Thursday, 8 December 2016

Blogmas #8 | Gift Guide For Guys

Men are an absolute pain in the ass to buy for I find. Why is it when you ask them what they want all you get is a 'I dunno, nothing.' Let them have nothing Christmas Day, they'll be sad then. Saying that, this year I've found it a little bit easier than usual so thought I'd share some of my ideas with you in case you're in need of a bit of inspiration. I don't really like the whole gifts for 'her' and 'him' thing because it makes you think that certain things are just for certain genders when really you should just have whatever the hell you want regardless of who it was made for! However these things do lean more towards the more masculine side of the spectrum even though I'd be happy to receive a few of them myself!

Shops like Oliver Bonas and Anthropologie are great for quirky buys for everyone, even if they are a little pricey. However I'd rather give someone something small and unique that they wouldn't necessarily buy for themselves because it'd be seen as a bit 'frivolous' rather than get a load of tat! The little lemon bottle opener is a good example, sticking with the bar theme the tumblers are pretty cool as well. Cookbooks are a good gift for foodies and this one is fab as it combines recipes with playlists which I haven't seen before.

Food and drink is in general a wise idea (I'm putting together a little hamper for my grandad) as is anything a bit techy - ear phones always go down well, as hands up who else is always breaking theirs? I also like to buy men skincare as the fact that the majority of them are still using shower gel as face wash cringes me out a little. I think these days blokes shouldn't be embarrassed about buying it but some still are or maybe they're just a bit clueless about what to buy - whatever the reason, gift sets like this Elemis one (a very nice brand!) will stop them swiping your moisturiser on the sly. 

I hope that was somewhat helpful! Please remember if you're shopping online to use Give As You Live - a charity of your choice will be given a little money with each purchase you make at no extra cost to you (may I suggest the Cystic Fibrosis Trust 😉) What will you be treating the men in your life to this Christmas? 

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