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Under £15 Budget & Novelty Gift Guide For Her!

Posted on November 21, 2014

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Hi Guys!

I’ve got a super cute and handy gift guide for you today! Everything is £15 or under, fun and slightly unusual. If you’re looking for a gift or stocking filler for a friend or sister, I’ve got you covered for the gals in your life! I’ve included a Crazy Cat Lady bracelet for your cat loving chum, a fox head necklace for your little sister, a fashion game for your fashionable friend, a novelty bath milk for your mum, and a Lemon Curd High Tea candle for your BFF! I challenge anyone to not like these gifts!!

  1. Fox Necklace by Sugar and Vice, £15
  2.  from Urban Outfitters, £15
  3. Crazy Cat Lady Bangle by Living in La La Land, £12
  4.  from Urban Outfitters, £7.99
  5.  by Flamingo Candles, £12
  6. Vintage Toys Mug by Truffle Shuffle, £6.99
  7. Clueless Art Print – Cher. by Living in La La Land, £15
  8.  from Amazon, £6.11
  9. Kellogg’s 50’S Vintage Tuberose And Jasmine Bath Milk from Truffle Shuffle, £6.99

So what do you think? I hope you like as I’ve got plenty more gift guides up my sleeve as yet! xxx

Olivia Burton Exclusive Big Dial Watch!

Posted on November 18, 2014

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Hi Guys!

If you follow me on  and  you may have seen my posts over the last few days teasing you with images of a new mystery item from The Dressing Room. I started of by showing you The Dressing Room’s pretty pink gift bag, then a beautiful bird print Olivia Burton box, but what could possibly be lurking inside? For those of you that don’t know, Olivia Burton is a fairly new watch company who are well known for their beautiful muted toned timepieces with depictions of butterflies, hummingbirds and flowers. They offer something delicate and new that has never been seen in the world of watches before. I can tell you I’m now the proud owner of an , which is exclusive to The Dressing Room! 😀

This striking Big Dial watch has a gorgeous rose gold oversized dial, with a gold plated case and a real leather strap with a cream coloured mock crock finish. It also comes in a beautiful presentation case and has a one year guarantee.

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Olivia Burton’s packaging is so pretty, I had to share it all with you!

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And what a beauty this is! Even though the dial is large there’s nothing chunky or clumpy about this watch. It’s slim-line, understated and chic. It would make an amazing Christmas present or gift!

The Exclusive Big Dial Watch is available from The Dressing Room for £75. They also have a large selection of other beautiful Olivia Burton watches so there will definitely be something that takes your fancy. Also, f you’re looking for great clothing, accessories, jewellery and gifts, from top quality slightly more unusual designer names make sure you check out  for inspiration!

I hope you enjoyed my post!

This post contains a sample provided for review

Debenhams Christmas Floral Bouquet & Offer!

Posted on November 16, 2014

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Hi Guys!

I have the most beautiful bouquet of Christmas flowers to share with you today! Last week Debenhams Flowers sent me this wonderful Christmas Lily & Rose bouquet – as you can see it includes stunning grand prix red roses, oriental lilies and christmas berries, it’s the perfect bouquet to add festive cheer to your home! My house is pretty small and as the flowers are a decent size I struggled to find somewhere to place them. I also didn’t have a vase big enough! So I borrowed this crystal number from my mum and ended up with the flowers in the kitchen. They make the room smell lovely! *Update* – the lilies have now started to bloom and the look amazing!! 😀 Take a look at the above link to see what the bouquet will look like when the lilies are open!

Debenhams Flowers have kindly offered my readers a truly amazing discount code – DFBLOG40 will give you 40% off a bouquet! (The only bouquets exempt from the discount is the ‘Flowers By Post’ range)

If you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas for the person that has everything, I’d highly recommend these super quality bouquets. I should also mention that they arrive securely boxed, with a sachet of plant food too. I’d love to hear what you think, and if you’ll be taking up this fab offer! xxx

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I hope you enjoyed my review!

This post contains a sample provided for review

NEW Bourjois Winter Nail Polish Shades!

Posted on November 11, 2014

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Hi Guys!

Today I have the second instalment of Bourjois’ brand new products to show you! (You can check out the first one here) They have brought out three gorgeous new nail shades for the autumn / winter season – Grey To Meet You, a gorgeous blue toned grey, Rouge In Style, a bright true red, and Glitterizer, a clear polish top coat with chunky sparkly silver flakes.

These colours couldn’t really be more Christmassy, I love all of them! If you haven’t tried Bourjois 1 Seconde Nail Polishes before, you’re definitely missing out. They come with the perfect fan shaped brush making application super easy and fast, the polish also dries in record time (hence the 1 Seconde name) and you *should* only need one coat. Personally I prefer two coats for full opacity.

I used two coats on my nail wheel below and the finish was spot on. When using Glitterizer you may need to spread the flakes around to make the finish more even but other than that, these polishes really are perfect!

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I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any of these shades? I hope you enjoyed my post!

This post contains a sample provided for review

Glo & Ray Shimmer Shimmer Lip Colour Set

Posted on November 10, 2014

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Hi Guys!

I’ve got a fabulous little gift set to show you today – the Glo & Ray Shimmer Shimmer Lip Colour Set. Glo & Ray are a new cosmetics brand to me, I’d never heard of them until now…

‘Glo & Ray made its debut in September 2012 in London. Glo&Ray is intended to present professional and carefree cosmetics for women worldwide. The product range applies to eyes, face, lips and more. The brand name is derived from “Glo”, a gentle luminance; and “Ray”, vibrant beam of light. This is Glo & Ray, elegant, glamorous, unique and professional.’

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The Shimmer Shimmer Lip Colour Set includes three La Amo Creamy Shimmer Lip Colour lipsticks in Asteria 648 (purple), Honey 647 (pink) and Marigold 644 (red). Honey and Marigold are both available to purchase separately for £12 each but Asteria is exclusive to the Shimmer Shimmer set.

Now I’m going to jump right in and say this – these lipsticks were not what I was expecting. In fact they’re much better. Let me explain… the name of the lipsticks and the set ‘ shimmer shimmer’ implies a shimmery, glittery, frosted-ness to me. But there is none of that in this set. The shades are clean and creamy, and every so slightly on the sheer side, but not what I would personally describe as a ‘shimmer’ finish. Either way, I really REALLY like these lipsticks. They give a beautiful high pigmented finish that’s hydrating and comfortable to wear. There’s no dragging or dryness and lips are left with a stunning pigmented colour and sheen. Marigold is definitely my favourite shade, it’s a bright, striking red-orange that’s perfect for a statement lip!

You can see in the first image that the set comes in a beautiful circular presentation box with a see through top, the packaging looks and feels high quality and would definitely make an excellent christmas gift for a lipstick lover! The lipstick cases also feel of high quality, they have a matte black finish and feel weighty and expensive.

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This set gets top marks from me all round! The Shimmer Shimmer Lip Colour Set is £36 from the Glo & Ray site, and I think it’s worth every penny.

I’d love to hear if you’ve heard of Glo & Ray before? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains a sample provided for review

Luxury Gift Guide For Her!

Posted on November 8, 2014

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Hi Guys!

Following on from my Luxury Gift Guide for Him I’ve now put together one for the ladies! I’ve tried to include a mixture of gorgeous gifts and accessories – no beauty products though as I’m saving them for a separate post of their own 🙂 Everything in this guide is what I’d class as ‘luxury’ at £50 , don’t worry if these fabulous things are out of your price range though, I’ll be putting together some budget guides too with amazing products that won’t break the bank!

  1. Tarsier Necklace by Violet Darkling, £115
  2.  by Zac Posen at Revolve, £309.42
  3.  by Valentino at Selfridges, £105
  4. Lunar Small Candle Holder by Lara Bohinc, £50
  5. ‘Wild’ Laser Cut Perspex & Leather Clutch Bag by Kzeniya at Coggles, £158
  6. Liberty Print Ianthe Navy Leather Diary by Liberty, £60
  7.  by Saint Laurent at Net-a-Porter, £160
  8. Grey Marble Cat eye Sunglasses by Stella McCartney at Liberty, £190
  9.  by Frends at Net-a-Porter, £140
  10. Camilla Velvet Heeled Ankle Boots by Kat Maconie at Coggles £135
  11.  by Pamela Love at Net-a-Porter, £160

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

Luxury Gift Guide For Him!

Posted on November 3, 2014

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Hi Guys!

Ok so now we can officially start thinking about Christmas! Halloween is over and it’s the beginning of November, so now I can start to get excited! I’ll be putting quite a few gift guides together this year with different budgets and themes, with the aim that there will be something for everyone. I’m kicking things off today with a men’s luxury gift guide! If you’re feeling a bit flash this winter why not treat the special man in your life so something a bit more upmarket like a fancy vintage style leather satchel, or maybe an Ale Broquet! 🙂

  1. Put Some Hair On Your Chest – 5oz Hip Flask by Mens’ Society, £25
  2.  by Vida Vida, £50
  3. Skull and Crossbones Slippers by Crockett & Jones, £225
  4. Five Bottle Real Ale Broquet from Not on the Highstreet, £35
  5. Home Gin Making Kit by Rowen and Wren, £58
  6.  from Tarratt, £POA
  7.  by The Drifting Bear, £84

My favourite has to be the personalised giant polaroid canvas, I think this would make such a great gift! Keep an eye out for my ‘Luxury Gift Guide For Her’ coming up shortly! 🙂

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx