PRIMARK: PREMIUM PJS AT A PETITE PRICE

I just can’t get enough of Primark at the moment! I went through a phase of massively turning my nose up at it and everything it stands for. While I still disagree with many of their ethics and would rather not think about where their products come from, I have to admit that there have been so many amazing fashions in there recently.

My recent favourites include their sexy new bralettes and lingerie ranges with all the lace you could ever want. And yesterday when I was shopping I spotted even more beautiful lace and silky lovelies for the ever pleasing price Primark offers. This time it’s all premium looking PJs – and I have to admit that the quality isn’t totally awful either! Take a look at some of the beauties that could be yours – and all less than £12!!

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  1. Black Satin Playsuit – £10
  2. Floral Chemise – £8
  3. Black Lace Insert PJ Playsuit – £7
  4. Pink Camisole & shorts set – £8
  5. Floral set – £10
  6. Navy Satin Cami Top – £5
  7. Purple Shirt dress – £8, Chemise – £6
  8. Black Camisole – £5, Shorts – £5, Robe – £10
  9. Floral Satin Cami Short Pyjama Set – £10

Happy Snuggles!
Love,
love EJ xo

CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR HER: UNDER £15!

Christmas is exactly ONE MONTH away!! YAY! WOOP! and other excited noises!

I’m pretty much done with the Xmas shopping – when you’re a shopping addict like me, you start early!! But if you’re still looking for something to grab for a special someone, or a secret santa or that one friend who you NEVER know what to buy for, then here are a few lovely gifts on the high street and online, perfect for a lovely lady and all for less than £15! Strapped for cash? Take a look at my list of gifts for her for under £10 here🙂.

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  1. Shopper – £14.99 – H&M
  2. House of Disaster Bunny Storage Pot – £14 – ASOS
  3. Faux Fur Pom Beanie – £12 – Oasis
  4. Nightshirt – £14.99 – H&M
  5. Grey Geo Print Pom Pom Slipper Boots – £12.99 – New Look
  6. Salt & Pepper Wash Bag & Pamper Set – £14.99 – ASOS
  7. House of Disaster Cat Polka Dot Cup and Saucer – £15 – ASOS
  8.  Real Leather Belt – £12.99 – New Look
  9. Sterling Silver Open Heart Necklace – £15 – ASOS
  10. Cream Unicorn Microwaveable Bean Bag – £10.99 – New Look
  11. Glitter Star iPhone 6/6S Case – £14 – Skinnydip
  12. Doiy Rainbow Polaframes – £12 – ASOS
  13. Watch – £14.99 – H&M
  14. Satin kimono – £14.99 – H&M
  15. Ohh Deer Unicorn Case – £12 – ASOS
  16. White Fluffy Dog Slippers – £14.99 – New Look

Happy Christmas Shopping!
Love,
love EJ xo

BLACK VELVET, IF YOU PLEASE…

Velvet is EVERYWHERE at the moment. While it’s a fabulous 90’s trend which I’m glad is back, it’s also one that can look very dated very easily. One way to keep it chic and timeless? Stick to black! Plus that Alannah Myles song (Black Velvet – obviously) is EVERYTHING and my favourite for Karaoke! And there’s nothing better than being soft and cosy and feeling like a soft toy all day long!

Everywhere is selling beautiful velvet dresses and tops at the moment, but after a lovely long browse, I have to say that ZARA and Mango are winning in the style stakes this season. See some of my favourites below:

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  1. Velvet Dress – £29.99 – ZARA
  2. Velvet Top – £19.99 – Mango
  3. Halter Velvet Dress – £35.99 – Mango
  4. Velvet Dress – £25.99 – Mango
  5. Velvet top – £29.99 – Mango
  6. Velvet Blouse – £25.99 – Mango
  7. Velvet Top – £15.99 – ZARA
  8. Velvet Dress – £12.99 – ZARA (Super cute and super cheap – BRB off to buy this now.)
  9. Velvet Body – £19.99 – Mango (LOVE the extra low back on this one – yes please!)

Happy Shopping!
Love,
love EJ xo

CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR HER: UNDER £10!

Christmas is coming!!! And we all know what that means, tis the season for giving – although some of us (me) are feeling very poor this Christmas! So, I’ve spent a little time taking a look at some really lovely gift ideas for less than £10 – buy one or a couple to make a gift – or buy a whole bunch and fill a stocking instantly! We all know theres’s loads of beauty out there for under £10, but who wants another nail polish at Xmas when you could have something a little different?🙂

I REALLY want this little reindeer scrunchie!!🙂 And the hat… and the earrings… and the pudding socks… and EVERYTHING!!

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  1. Flamingo Storage Bag – £5 – Sass & Belle
  2. Christmas Festive Scrunchie – £4 – Paperchase
  3. The Little Book of Positivity – £5.99 – ASOS
  4. Circle And Stick Hoops – £4.99 – New Look
  5. Christmas Pudding Bag Charm Key Ring – £6 – ASOS
  6. Cut Out Frame Lantern – £5.99 – New Look
  7. 2 Pack Leather Look and Bead Choker – £6 -Missguided
  8. Faux Fur Pom Bobble Hat – £5.99 – New Look
  9. Pretty Little Things Jewellery Dish – £6.50 – Sass & Belle
  10. Christmas Pudding Lounge Socks – £8 – ASOS
  11. Flamingo Jewellery Holder – £8.50 – Sass & Belle
  12. Christmas Reindeer Cosy Sock Gift Box – £8 – ASOS
  13. 6×4 Floral Photo Frame – £7.99 – New Look
  14. Mermaid Glitter Notebook – £7 – Paperchase
  15. Meri Meri Santa & Reindeer Cookie Cutters – £7 – ASOS
  16. Faux Fur Shearling Mitten – £7.99 – New Look

Merry Shopping one and all!
Love,
love EJ xo

 

ALL BEAUTY: BEAUTY BARGAINS ALL YEAR ROUND

I’m going to let you in on a little secret – it’s not really a secret, but it’s something I don’t think everyone knows about! It’s an amazing website with so many deals it’s like the January sales ALL YEAR!! They also have so many discontinued goodies as well as current products for a little cheaper than the stores… It’s allbeauty.com.

As someone who’s CONSTANTLY on a budget, I love a bargain and I love not having to pay full price for something I really want! This website has all the big brands in perfume, haircare, make up and all beauty – and all for at least 5% cheaper than you would find them on the high street.

However, I’m not down with the 5% savings, I want MORE off! So I’ve compiled a list of a few of my favourite products and some bits I would like to try that have huge savings on the site! There’s no wonder it was named Best Online Retailer by Which? 2016! Take a look:

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  1. RapidLash, Lash enhancing Serum – RRP £41.00. AB Price £29.95. Saving £11.05 (27%)
  2. HD Brows, Eye & Brow Palettes, Bombshell Palette – RRP £25.00. AB Price £16.95. Saving £8.05 (32%)
  3. KMS California MoistRepair Shampoo 750ml – RRP £28.00. AB Price £16.45. Saving £11.55 (41%) – This is the BEST shampoo and conditioner, I absolutely love it! And the huge bottles last so long!!
  4. KMS California MoistRepair Conditioner 750ml – RRP £32.00. AB Price £16.50. Saving £15.50 (48%)
  5. KMS California FreeShape Quick Blow Dry 200ml – RRP £14.00. AB Price £11.20. Saving £2.80 (20%) – I can’t stop raving about this stuff – see my post here too for more info.
  6. TIGI Bed Head Thickening and Volumizing Small Talk 3 in 1 200ml – RRP £16.95. AB Price £7.75. Saving £9.20 (54%) – Another one I can’t get enough of! More info in this post.
  7. TIGI Bed Head Smoothing, Frizz Control and Shine After-Party Smoothing Cream 100ml – RRP £17.50. AB Price £7.65. Saving £9.85 (56%)
  8. TIGI Bed Head Colour Goddess Tween Set, Shampoo 750ml & Conditioner 750ml – RRP £29.95. AB Price £13.45. Saving £16.50 (55%)
  9. Bio-Oil 200ml – RRP £19.99. AB Price £12.95. Saving £7.04 (35%) – contrary to popular belief, this magical elixir is amazing, not just for pregnant bellies, but also for general skincare, reducing scars (I have loads left over from zits) and it give skin a youthful glow and super soft feeling. I put it on my face and decolletage every night before bed.
  10. Kérastase Elixir Ultime Versatile Beautifying Oil 100ml – RRP £37.00. AB Price £24.95. Saving £12.05 (33%) – I’ve heard amazing things about this one, apparently it makes your hair utterly glorious!! I can’t wait to try it!
  11. Dior J’Adore Eau de Parfum Spray 75ml – RRP £93.50. AB Price £66.95. Saving £26.55 (28%) – My favourite perfume, but who wants to spend full price?!
  12. Beautyblender Sponges – RRP £16.00. AB Price £13.95. Saving £2.05 (13%)
  13. Tweezerman Face Contour Kit – RRP £34.95. AB Price £27.50. Saving £7.45 (21%)

As you can see all of the savings are at least 13% cheaper than RRP!
Why pay full price ever again!?

Love,
love EJ xo

 

XOXO, GOSSIP GIRL

Please excuse me, I am having a total fan girl moment… I saw these pop up as an ad on my Facebook timeline and my immediate reaction was ‘OMG NEED!’

As a HUGE Gossip Girl fan and general Blake Lively adorer – she can do no wrong in my eyes – these sweaters are the DREAM. I love Rad‘s products and have always wanted one of their slogan jumpers, but I just didn’t know which one to pick. Now I’ve seen these, I have my heart set! Plus the fact that I love Serena and my bestie loves Blair. It just works out perfectly!!

If you’re not feeling the sweaters, no worries, there are beanies, caps and socks to fawn over too!

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  1. Serena Beanie – £19.90
  2. Blair Beanie – £19.90
  3. Serena Sweatshirt– £29.90
  4. Blair Sweatshirt – £29.90

Check out all of Rad’s other GG themed items here. And you can take a look at some of my favourite Gossip Girl fashions through the seasons here🙂

xoxo,
love EJ xo

 

HOW TO: THROW A BABY SHOWER ON A BUDGET

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While I am in no way close to having a baby of my own, it’s getting to that time where some of my friends are getting pregnant and starting families. I’ve never planned a Baby Shower before, so naturally I turned to Pinterest and Etsy for help in finding cute details and ideas of how to make the day extra special. I thought I would share some of these ideas with you…

As ever with me, all ideas are great for those on a budget or trying to do something super cute and homemade! For this particular baby shower I was helping to plan, they know that the baby is going to be a little girl, but didn’t want it to be super pink and girly. Therefore I thought that purple and mint were lovely colours to chose to make it pretty and cute without being really girly. They also have the nursery all decorated and ready for the little one and it’s ‘Under the sea’ theme – so this helped to guide the theme for decs and food…

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Sticking loosley with the baby shower/under the sea theme, I found some super cute decorations which you can buy already made and some that you can create yourself! The great thing is that the decs are so cute you can then use them in the nursery too! I love the jellyfish lanterns and cute purple and green bunting – which you can make yourself so easily at home (post coming soon for this)!

Everyone LOVES a tissue paper pom-pom at the moment and I’m no different – I found a super cute pic online where they have used white pompoms to make a cloud with pastel rain drops – a cute way to dress up a table where gifts can be placed.

  1. Hot Air Balloon Garland – £10.93 – Etsy
  2. Jellyfish Paper Lanterns, Set of 4 – £30.40 -Etsy
  3. Tissue Paper Pom Poms – From 99p – eBay

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Games are a MUST at a baby shower – here are a few ideas for how to add some silliness and excitement to your shower to make it memorable.

Baby Quiz – This can include several rounds, such as…

  1. Guess the baby – a picture round with pictures of famous people, mixed in with images of the parents as babies.
  2. Unscramble the baby words – Compile a list of typical baby words and scramble them all up for the quizzers to solve – eg. LIMK – MILK. TOBTLE – BOTTLE. YGBAROWB – BABYGROW and so on.
  3. General Baby Knowledge – Including interesting trivia such as the average weight of a newborn baby, the most popular brand of buggies, the heaviest baby ever born, etc…

Pin the Nappy on the baby – The same as pin the tail on the donkey, but you have to try and get the nappy on the baby. Or you could alternatively do pin the dummy on the baby…

Diaper Derby – On your mark, get set, go! Divide your guests into teams and hand each team a roll of toilet paper. Give the teams five minutes to wrap a team member up in a loo roll nappy. The team with the most creatively diapered ‘baby’ wins!

Messy Eaters – Split your group into teams of 2 – one sits on a chair wearing a bib and with their hands behind their back. The second is then blindfolded and crouches behind the other team member, looping their arms through #1s arms. The blindfolded partner then has to try and feed chocolate mousse (or yoghurt) to the ‘baby’ – the first  pair to finish the whole pot of mousse wins!

Guess the weight of the baby – Everyone is given a piece of paper – this can be cute and pretty paper – and writes down their prediction for the baby’s weight when he or she is born. If you don’t know the sex of the baby, you can also guess this. The person who guessed the closest once the baby is born wins a prize!

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So fishy crackers are a MUST for an under the sea theme – obviously!! Then star shaped cookies with little starfish details are also super cute and easy! I love the Hummingbird bakery Sugar Cookies recipe – you can then use star shaped cutters and get 2 colours of icing to make cute starfish dots on them like the image above🙂

Then I thought of Guerlian chocolates, they’re super tasty and all in the shape of shells and seahorses – so perfect for a seaside themed party!! Pop them on top of cupcakes for an easy yet effective themed treat!

So there you have it, a few little ideas to get you started when planning a baby shower! Let me know if you would like any more info or tips! I have the bunting templates and quizzes all created, so I can always share🙂

Love,
love EJ xo