Saturday, 13 December 2014

Luxury Gift Ideas For Her


It's only 12 days until Christmas, that's less than two weeks and it's also officially the beginning of the festive period (according to my Gran, who firmly believes there are just twelve days of Christmas!). With that in mind I thought I'd write a little gift guide for those who are yet to buy for the lucky lady. 

One - for the skincare addict - Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream, £23.00.
There's lots of ladies around who take extra good care of their skin, and that's great. Our eyes need the most TLC though which is why this refreshing eye cream makes the perfect gift. 

Two - for the one with fabulous nails - O.P.I. Coca-cola Bearest Of Them All, £11.95
A perfect glitter top coat to finish of that Christmas mani or build up to create a festive, coca-cola themed speckle effect nail. Let's be honest, you can't go wrong with that cute little bear that comes with it!

Three - for the accessorizer - Ted Baker Bow Phone Sleeve, £25.00
I love Ted Baker. I love pastels. I love rose gold. I love this phone sleeve and I'm sure any glam gal out there would love it too. 

Four - for the one who needs to relax - Origins Calm To Your Senses Stress-Relieving Face Mask, £30.00.
For the ladies that work hard and like to pamper themselves a good face mask is just what you need. I think Origins is one of the best skincare brands out there and this one sounds like the perfect pamper night essential. 

Five - for the fashionista - ASOS Tartan Check Scarf, £16.00.
Tartan scarves are all the rage right now and I think they're gorgeous, traditional and oh so cosy.

Every lady needs that luxury red lipstick in their life; and you can't get much more luxurious than Chanel. I recommend the shade 'Passion'.

Seven - for the fan of fragrance - Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream, £46.80
Marc Jacobs has lots of divine fragrances available on the market but I think the one that isn't raved about enough is Daisy Dream. 

Friday, 12 December 2014

Snippets Of Christmas At Home



This cute little bag of 'reindeer food' from East of India (see this post) is a gift for my younger cousin on Christmas eve. 

Can you see me in the reflection?

 Christmas themed candles are my favourite!






















Since I can remember I've always had a little white B&Q tree in my bedroom decorated with pink and purple decorations, multicoloured lights and a sparkly butterfly on the top. Can it get any girlier? I have a little tradition where every year I get a new decoration from B&Q to add to it, they always have the most gorgeous things.

I hope you enjoyed this little insight into Christmas at my house, how do you decorate your home? Do you have any special traditions? A favourite decoration? Let me know in the comments! 

Friday, 5 December 2014

Christmas with East of India | Polyvore

Christmas with East of India

Christmas with East of India by beautyshine featuring East of India

I had this big plan of blogging every day in December, featuring special Christmas and winter theme posts and calling it 'blogmas'. Obviously stealing the idea from YouTube Vlogmas I thought I was being really quite clever. Then on December 1st when my Bloglovin' feed was filled with Blogmas day one posts I realised how silly I'd been to think nobody would have come up with that one already. Duh! So instead of following the crowd I've decided to do weekender Christmas posts starting this Friday with Christmas with  East of India.

I stumbled across East of India when reading this Christmas for the home post on Milk Bubble Tea, one of my biggest blog envys may I add. I thought the Christmas Spice candle she had included was right up my street and immediately fell in love with the rest of the range. Can you blame me?

East of India has a whole array of products from ribbons, labels, tree decorations, boxes, cushions, candles, bunting, door hangers and more. They even do little bags of 'reindeer food' which make the cutest Christmas eve gifts to younger ones. The picture above shows just some of my favourites. 

I may or may not be guilty of over splurging on this gorgeous brand this year but I don't regret it one ounce. Some of the things I have include three of the gift boxes (top left) in three different designs to fill with goodies for three of my closest friends, reindeer food for my four year old cousin and the cutest little bird decoration.

I'm going to warn you now that although Temptation Gifts is (I think) the biggest supplier of this brand, if like me, you live in the UK you won't be getting change of £16 for postage charges! Other stockists include John Lewis, Edora and of course my personal favourite; eBay

So are you as smitten as I am? Maybe you already knew about the range? Either way, will you be spending Christmas with East of India?