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Gift Ideas For Fitness Lovers!

Posted on December 10, 2014

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Hi Guys!

Today’s gift guide is especially for fitness lovers! I’ve put together a range of products that should keep even the fussiest fitness fanatic friend, sibling or partner happy – from snazzy water bottles to trainers, and holdalls to cook books, I’ve got you covered! 😀

1. Asics Gel-Noosa Tri 9 Running Shoes from Sportshoes.com, £78.74 – These women’s running shoes are perfect for hardcore fitness addicts as they have been specifically engineered for triathlons and the Ironman competition, wow! Apart from looking amazing, these running shoes also have a list of features as long as my arm! From The Impact Guidance System to the DuoMax Support System and The EVA removable sock liner these trainers really are the bees knees of running shoes! Click on the link to read the full list of specs and you’ll see what I mean!

2. Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band from John Lewis from £59 – Garmin’s Vivofit fitness band is an easy to read device that learns your activity level and assigns a personalised daily goal to keep you motivated. It displays steps, calories and distance upon its crystal clear 25.5 x 10mm screen, and even monitors your sleep to ensure you are getting the most out of every hour of the day. As you meet your milestones, Vívofit will also adjust your goal for the next day, gradually nudging you toward a healthier lifestyle.

3. Jawbone UP24 Activity Tracking Wristband from Argos, £99.99 – UP24 is an activity and sleep tracking wristband that wirelessly connects with your iOS or Android device and your favourite fitness apps to give you helpful information to guide you in taking action to improve your health and fitness. The UP24 will help you understand more about how you sleep, move and eat. It’s always connected to your device through the use of Bluetooth Smart, and works with the UP app to deliver real time information and insights to help you understand how you sleep, move and eat. The UP Insight Engine collects the data provided by UP24 and ties it all together, helping you find connections and patterns in your daily and nightly activities and providing tips to improve your quality of life. The UP Insight Engine will suggest daily goals based on your unique patterns to help you go farther, stay hydrated and sleep better.

4.  from Very, £99 – This would make an excellent gift for the smoothie fan in your life. The NutriBullet is the perfect way to get the best from your fruit and veg as it extracts all of the vitamins and minerals, creating delicious and nutritious smoothies. It completely breaks down food, from fruit and vegetables to nuts and seeds, giving you all the nutrition and leaving nothing out. It boasts a powerful 600 watt motor combined with bullet cyclonic action which pushes everything through the turbo extractor blades to get rid of any unwanted lumps. This NutriBullet also comes with a handy nutritionalist guide and cook book so you can get lots of healthy tips and tricks.

5. Camelbak Eddy Glass Water Bottle from Wiggle.co.uk, £22.49 – The new super stylish Eddy Glass Water Bottle is naturally BPA-Free and doesn’t retain taste or odours, and with it’s grip-able silicone sleeve it is both stylish and protective. The Eddy Glass water bottle is durable, easy to carry and spill proof, and comes with a lifetime guarantee, making it a fantastic choice of gift.

6.  from Amazon, £7.49 – Mimi Spencer returns with more than 120 simple nutritious recipes to provide the definitive support system for the 5:2 diet. There are ideas here for everyone, with chapters ranging from Warming & Wonderful (comfort food for hungry days) to Lightning Quick Suppers (speed cooking for when you want to walk in the door and eat in ten minutes flat), along with a whole section devoted to substantial meals for men. Fast Cook is the perfect adjunct to the original Fast Diet Recipe Book, offering a new repertoire of really fast Fast food to help you conquer hunger and lose weight with ease.

7. , from Head’s Ebay Store, £44.99 – This is Head’s contemporary version of their classic retro St Moritz Ladies Holdall which was first introduced in the early 80’s (I actually had one of these as my school bag in peach and grey about 20 years ago!) The new version St Moritz has been brought up to date with its beautiful soft perforated PU faux leather fabric. It has one large main compartment with a double zip access, a side wet pocket which is ideal for trainers or damp towels, and a front zip pocket for smaller items. This bag is perfect for the gym, travel or whenever you’re on the go!

8. iPod Shuffle from Argos, £39 – This super mini iPod is essential for any fitness fan, it’s 2GB storage holds up to 500 songs and has 15 hours of battery life. The Apple iPod shuffle is a must have for the commute to work or in the gym – simply clip on to a belt, lapel, backpack or anything else you can think of to listen in comfort. The new iPod Shuffle also now features a voice over button giving you song, artist and battery information.

9.  from Ayurveda Pura, £33.95 – The Get Fit Kit contains everything you need to help with lose weight, detoxify the body and keep your body fit and healthy! The kit includes:

  • Chyawanprash, which is a thick brown product with a jam-type texture, it smells sweet and spicy. Chyawanprash comprises of over 35 natural ingredients such as fruits, herbs and spices, and has been used for thousands of years as an alternative medicine to revitalise the mind and body. You’re advised to take take 1-2 teaspoons twice a day.
  • Re-Energise Herbal Tea, which really smells like Christmas! (it’s the cinnamon) this helps to gently but effectively boost your energy levels, uplift your mood and remove toxins and any excess water from the body.
  • Get Fit Herbal Food Mix, this is a powder containing a selection of carefully blended super foods that you add to your tea or smoothies.
  • and Re-Energise Massage oil. Ayurveda Pura’s exclusive Massage and Shirodhara oil is infused with gentle, yet effective, herbs specially selected by our practitioners to restore (or maintain) a healthy balance. It acts to stimulate and energise the body, mind and soul. It also improves circulation and brings a warm, healthy glow to the skin.

I hope this has given you some gift inspiration! I’d love to hear what you think? xxx

Under £15 Budget & Novelty Gift Guide For Him!

Posted on December 5, 2014

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Hi Guys!

Following on from my £15 and under gift guide for her, I’ve now put together a similar version for the man in your life! Whether it’s your brother, boyfriend, Dad or even secret santa, I’ve got you covered for those smaller gifts and stocking fillers. Everything here is £15 or less and falls under the tree of novelty / fun / unusual…

  1.  from Boots, £12
  2.  by Marvling Bros, £5.99
  3. 2 Pack Navy and Red Chunky Fairisle Print Socks from New Look, £5.50
  4. Navy Fairisle Beanie Hat from Topshop, £12
  5.  from ASOS, £5.00
  6.  from ASOS, £7.50
  7.  from ASOS, £6.00
  8. Ghostbusters Mug from Truffleshuffle, £5.99
  9. Inkblot Test from Rockett St George, £11.95
  10. Undercover Tablet Sleeve from Truffle Shuffle, £9.99
  11. Khaki Faux Fur Panel Ear Flap Trapper Hat from New Look, £7.50
  12.  by thebookofeveryone.com, from £7.50 – full review to come shortly!

I’d love to hear what you think? I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

Glorious Ted Baker Christmas Gifts!

Posted on November 27, 2014

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Hi Guys!

I can’t tell you how excited I was to find out that one of my favourite brands, Ted Baker, have brought to some awesome miniature fragrances and a brand new range of home candles and diffusers just in time for Christmas! I’ve been a massive TB fan for many years, I can’t get enough of their amazing clothing (I have a thing for digital prints) and their bags? Don’t even get me started! I’ve been very good and restricted myself to only one bag this year, the  which I save for special occasions, and I’ve also more recently tried their Mia Perfume which I love!

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Ok so let me start off with the fragrances. This ladies set contains four miniature TB fragrances in super cute 5ml bottles. Each bottle is packaged individually with a fabric tag on top so you could use them as super fancy tree baubles – I love this idea! The set of four is a very reasonable £22, or you can purchase them for £6 each individually. These mini perfumes would make excellent stocking fillers!

The four signature fragrances include –

  • XO – Sophisticated and Timeless.

    Ted’s XO fragrance is the ultimate embodiment of style. Top notes of orange blossom are combined with Gardenia Jasmine, Tuberose and base notes of powdery musk.

  • X20 – Vibrant and Passionate.

    Star Anise, Grapefruit and Sparkling Green notes are blended with a heart of Magnolia, Mirabelle Plum and Water Lily.

  • W – Beautifully Exotic.

    A charming blend of Fig Leaf Accord, White Peony and African Violet is teamed with Pink Orchid, Cassis and Raspberry and complemented with a warm Cedar and Vanilla base.

  • Woman – Floral and Spicy.

    A light, fresh fragrance with fruity top notes of Bergamot, Tangerine, Lemon, Apple, Peach and Rum. Floral and spicy extracts of Jasmine, Freesia, Rose, Ylang Ylang and Cinnamon are combined with a musky woody base of Vanilla and Vetyver.

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And I love that they also have a similar mens set available – aimed at the stylish and sophisticated fella, these minis are a slightly more generous 9ml and again come in four fragrance options. These are only available in a set of four though but are still priced at £22.

  • XO – Fresh, Green and Woody

    Designed for men who have a passion for the finer things in life. Fresh green top notes lead to a heart of aromatic woods, red berries and ginger roots, mixed with base notes of pink pepper and warm, sensual spices.

  • X20 – Spicy and Intense

    Top notes of Tangerine, Tea and Cardamom with Lavender, Rosemary Spices and Violet Leaves and a base of Black Pepper, Sandalwood and Amber.

  • Skinwear – Enticingly Aromatic

    Fresh, zesty extracts of Lime, Bergamot and Lemon are blended with notesof Rosemary, Cypress and Juniper with an enticing base of Sandalwood, Amber and Musk.

  • M –  Understated Sophistication

    Top notes of Tonka Bean, Musk and Vetiver are combined with Coriander, Amber and a rich, woody base.

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And lastly – I may have jumped up and down a little bit when I heard about Ted Baker’s brand new home fragrance collection – they have just launched a selection of fabulous candles and diffusers at John Lewis! I think my candle obsession is reaching new heights this Christmas, I have about five on the go already!

The Home fragrances are available in six different scents, with each one telling a different story and is designed to take you on a unique journey across the world. The set of candles each represent a different major city across the globe…

  • LONDON: Wild rose & leather
  • MIAMI: Star Apple & Passion Fruit
  • NEW YORK: Cedarwood & Vanilla
  • ATHENS: Fig & Olive Blossom
  • SYDNEY: Ocean Air & Sea Salt
  • TOKYO: Green Tea & Bamboo

I have the London candle, which is simply gorgeous. It’s different to any other candle I own – I think it’s the leather, but it’s a beautiful scent that will make my home smell cosy and inviting this winter. These would all make fabulous Chistmas gifts, I’ve got a couple more of the candles on my list already!

Ted Baker Home Fragrance Candles are £28 and Diffusers are £35 at John Lewis.

I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

This post contains samples provided for review.

Amazing Black Friday Deals from Yves Rocher!

Posted on November 26, 2014

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Hi Guys!

So many retailers are jumping on the Black Friday bandwagon this year, it really is fantastic news for those of us that still need to do some Christmas shopping (that would be me then – I always plan to be organised but it never happens) and the fabulous number one French beauty brand Yves Rocher have some fantastic deals lined up for you!

From 25th November to the 1st December Yves Rocher will have up to a massive 70% off 40 of their best selling products! What an amazing deal! I’ve previously reviewed Yves Rocher’s So Elixir Purple EDP which is a lovely floral woody scent. This was originally £49 but now has 50% off in the sale so it’s only £24.50, what a bargain!

If you’re looking for some fantastic beauty and fragrance items make sure you check out the Yves Rocher site 🙂 I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any Yves Rocher fragrances before? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post was sponsored by Yves Rocher.

John Lewis Black Friday Luxury Beauty Wish List!

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As you are probably aware, Black Friday is almost upon us (this is Friday 28th in case you didn’t know) The Friday following Thanksgiving has become the busiest shopping day of the year for nearly 10 years now in the US – luckily for us Brits this tradition has travelled across the pond and been embraced by our online retailers and high streets so we can take advantage of some fantastic deals and offers in the run up to Christmas!

I was asked to put together a wish list of some of the products I’d love to see in the John Lewis Black Friday Sales, so of course I went straight to the Beauty section and based my list around luxury beauty items that I would really love to own! Here goes –

  • Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Eau de Parfum Gift Set £65.70 – My friend Laura has this fragrance and it smells beautiful on her. Bonbon is an indulgent sweet and fruity scent with a hint of caramel. I really want a bottle for myself!
  • Jo Malone London Gift Set £125 – Jo Malone is one of my favourite fragrance brands, I’ve never tried anything else other than their fragrances though, so this gift set would be perfect to sample their bath & body products, and amazing candles.
  • Neom Real Luxury Gift Set £100 – Neom is another amazing brand that I haven’t had a chance to try yet, so it’s definitely top of my wish list! This set contains a whole range of Neom’s gorgeous products including bath & shower oil, hand products and a Lavender, Jasmine and Brazilian Rosewood candle.
  • Shay & Blue Precious Miniature Collection Christmas Gift Set £65 – I’ve had my eye on Shay & Blue fragrances since I first head of the brand earlier this year. This lovely set of miniature fragrances contain five of Shay and Blue’s most popular scents.
  • Laura Mercier Ambre Vanille Body & Bath Luxe Quartet £55 – I already have this set in Creme Brûlée and I love it! It definitely turns bath time into a luxurious experience!
  • Mulberry Locked Cosmetic Purse £210 – Mulberry is just the epitome of designer labels to me. I could never afford a Mulberry bag, but their beautiful leather accessories are definitely within purchasing range! This cosmetics purse is made of the most gorgeous grained leather, in bright pink which is right up my street!

Fingers crosse some of these products come up in the Black Friday sale! 😀

It’s also worth mentioning John Lewis’ Never Knowingly Undersold policy – did you know they constantly check their prices against that of their competitors and price match so you always get the best deal!?

I’d love to hear if you have your eye on anything for Black Friday? I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

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

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