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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

MY FAVOURITE THINGS – PURPLE EDITION

I was faffing about in my room over the weekend thinking about what I can blog about and I thought about all my favourite things at the moment… And they’re all purple.

So maybe some are just purple in packaging, but others are actually purple. I just bought a new dress for my best friend’s wedding next May (I’m so eager), the products I use in my hair, my fave nail polish at the moment and even my favourite pants!

You might not care, but I thought I would share them with you as they each bring joy to my life each day 🙂

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  1. Cami Tie Waist Double Split Midi Dress – £40 – ASOS – This is the dress I’ve bought for my friend’s wedding. I know it’s super early, but I saw it, loved it and thought it’s likely it won’t be around when I’m looking for something next May. So now it hangs on the front of my wardrobe being all soft and lovely and making me excited daily!!
  2. KMS California FreeShape Quick Blow Dry – £11.20 – AllBeauty – I use this every single day on my hair. It’s a MIRACLE. It helps hair dry faster, maintain it’s shape once dried and also helps protect hair from heat and add a little extra conditioning to save your hair from damage. GOD SEND.
  3. Barry M Coconut Infusion in Surfboard – £4.99 – Boots/Superdrug – This is my favourite nail colour at the moment, it’s pinky, purpley, pastely and lovely. Plus it lasts for AGES on long and short nails and the coconut oil gives a little nourishment to your nails – win win!
  4. TIGI Bed Head Thickening and Volumizing Small Talk 3 in 1 – £7.75 – AllBeauty – This stuff is also magical! It makes hair feel thicker, look more volumised and also sleek. I don’t know how it does it, but I love it!
  5. Natrol Biotin 10,000mcg, Maximum Strength, 100 Tablets – £7.50 – Amazon – I am taking these supplements for my hair to make it stronger, thicker and healthier. I don’t usually believe in hair supplements and things like that but my hairdresser recommended these and I’ve been taking them for about 3 months now and I have to say my hair feels great! This seems to be all about my strive for thicker, better hair… haha.
  6. Silk & Lace Brazilian Knickers by Rosie for Autograph – £12.50 – Marks & Spencer – Ok so £12.50 is pretty expensive for one pair of pants, but I bought some black ones in the sale before and they are just the most comfortable things EVER and these ones were so pretty I couldn’t resist (plus I had a £5 voucher – thanks M&S credit card!). I love the Brazilian shape, it’s comfortable and sexy without being a constant wedgie. Doesn’t quite give me RHW’s bum though…
  7. Tangle Teezer Purple Dazzle Compact Styler Professional Detangling Brush – £12.50 – ASOS/Boots – More about hair! My Tangle Teezer is my life. If you don’t have one yet, believe the hype, you need one. And this one’s purple. Enough said.

Well there’s a little insight into my purple loves at the moment… Hope you enjoy!

Love,
love EJ xo

TREND ALERT! AUBERGINES, PLUMS & BURGUNDYS

Autumn is all about rich, deep and lovely smooth colours. Jewel tones and cosy comforts are a must!

This season it’s all about the deep aubergines, dark plums and burgundys. It’s such a great, versatile colour which looks great on all skin tones and hair colours and it’s wintery without being too dark and dreary! Wear it with a matching deep lip for a dramatic look or with denim and some cosy tweed for a sophisticated casual style.

Whether its a dark moody aubergine purple, or a bright pop of dark wine red, this is definitely the colour to be seen in this season! And out of the kindness of my heart, I’ve looked around for the best plumy coloured goodies out there on the high street at the moment – and all under £60! – Enjoy!

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  1. Thigh Boots – £39.99 – H&M
  2. Long Line Blazer Dress – £59 – Topshop
  3. Mixed Pieces Earrings – £9.99 – Mango
  4. Ribbed Dress – £24.99 – H&M
  5. Half Placket Blouse, Berry – £35 – Warehouse
  6. Oversized Longline Funnel Jumper – £39 – Topshop
  7. Ankle Boots – £24.99 – H&M
  8. Long Sleeve Keyhole Body – £22 – Topshop
  9. Coated Superstretch Trousers – £19.99 – H&M
  10. Reclaimed Vintage Wool Strap Watch – £28 – ASOS
  11. Basic Hoodie – £26 – Topshop
  12. Hat With Wide Velvet Band – £22.99 – ZARA (more lovely felt hats here).
  13. Ribbed Cotton-Blend Sweater – £15.99 – Mango
  14. Faux Leather Pencil Skirt – £39 – Warehouse
  15. Oversized Faux Fur Collar – £14.99 – New Look
  16. ROSALINE Heeled Ankle Boots – £32 – ASOS

Happy shopping!
Love,
love EJ xo

FELT FEDORAS FOR FALL

 

The felt hat was everywhere last year, and those who took the plunge and made the purchase will be pleased to know that it’s back this year! Last year it was all about the big floppy look, where as 2016 is all about the felt fedora. Celebs all over the world are rocking this look with casual denim, furs and over-sized handbags.

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Celebs wear the Felt Fedora trend (clockwise from top left): Miranda Kerr, Elizabeth Olson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Alessandra Ambrosio.

Keep on trend with your fedora by selecting blacks, browns and muted neutral tones. Or you can jazz things up a little (I for one find myself wearing a lot of black in winter and a little pop of colour is very welcome!) with a pop of bright colour, such as the options from River Island or Boohoo below.

There are hundreds of brands out there making really lovely felt hats, some reaching into the hundreds of pounds, but I have rounded up my favourite 10 under £25, enjoy!

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  1. Felt Hat with Braided Detail – £22.99 – ZARA
  2. Felt hat – £12.99 – H&M
  3. Wide Brim Fedora Hat – £25 – Topshop
  4. Felt Panama Hat With Plait Braid Trim – £20 – ASOS
  5. Wool hat – £19.99 – H&M
  6. Turquoise high crown fedora hat – £25 – River Island
  7. Boardmans Wool Felt Fedora Hat – £24.99  £15 – ASOS
  8. Black bound edge fedora hat – £25  £12 – River Island
  9. Rebecca Trilby Hat – £10 – BooHoo
  10. Wide-Brim Felt Fedora – £12 – Forever 21

So, if you haven’t yet invested in a felt fedora then make 2016 the year you take the plunge!

Love,
love EJ xo

 

MY CHRISTMAS WISH LIST

CHRISTMAS IS COMING!!

Sorry to all you scrouges out there who think it’s too soon, but for me, as soon as October hits my Christmas thinking cap goes on and I become an elf. I know that all the adverts say that the best part of Christmas is giving gifts rather than receiving, but I really do agree! I love shopping for the perfect gift, getting people something they wouldn’t expect and generally raising a smile 🙂

That being said, who doesn’t LOVE receiving gifts too? And there are so many gems out there! I’ve been cultivating my extensive Christmas list for some months now. Firstly because I’m broke and can’t afford nice things and also because I’ve found so many lovely treats while I’ve been hunting for gifts for others.

While you may not care to know what’s on my Christmas list as you’re not shopping for me this year (rude), I thought I would post all my wishes on here. One, for my family to draw inspo, and two, to inspire those of you shopping for friends and sisters who are totally stumped for ideas!

Now, Santa, I would like one of each of the below pretty please!…

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  1. Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick in Hot Emily – £23 – Charlotte Tilbury
  2. Magic Foundation in Shade 4 – £29.50 – Charlotte Tilbury
  3. Dolce & Gabbana Rose The One Perfume – £45.95 – All Beauty
  4. JorgObé The Original Black Peel Off Mask – £26 – JorgObé
  5. Silver Star Cuff – £35 – TADA & TOY
  6. Hoola Bronzing Powder – £23.50 – Benefit
  7. Silk Standard Pillowcase, Pale Pink – £35 – John Lewis
  8. Dogeared Sterling Silver Unicorn Bracelet – £38 – ASOS
  9. 10 Piece Essential Brush Set, Attention Seeker – £39.99 – Spectrum
  10. Dior J’Adore Perfume (30ml) – £49.50 – Dior
  11. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Sexy Sienna – £23 – Charlotte Tilbury
  12. Good vibes only A5 thick notebook – £10 – Paperchase
  13. Lavish Alice Sterling Silver Open Circle Ring – £26 – ASOS
  14. Deep Sleep Pillow Talk, 75ml – £22 – This Works
  15. Pixi Make-Up Fixing Mist 80ml – £16 – ASOS
  16. Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick – £19 – Too Faced
  17. Nike Black & White MD Runner Trainers – £55 – ASOS
  18. MAC Lip Pencil, Talking Points – £13 – MAC
  19. KMS California FreeShape Quick Blow Dry 200ml – £11.99 – Gooseberry
  20. ‘Laurence The Lamb’ Print – £24 – Ros Shiers

So there you have it, just a few of my favourite things at the moment and things I would like to try. I hope this inspires you to get some BEAUTIFUL gifts for your loved ones this Christmas 🙂

For even more inspo, take a look at my Mermaid themed gifts and Unicorn themed gifts posts.

Love,
love EJ xo

WINTER WEDDINGS – WHAT TO WEAR?

While for the most of us, the mad rush of summer weddings is coming to the end of the season, there is still the odd rouge winter wedding approaching… And just because it’s cold outside, it doesn’t mean we can’t be totally chic!

I personally love black and denim for autumn and winter, which aren’t totally wedding appropriate… But the good news is that there are some gorgeous navy and jewel tone gowns out there to add a splash of colour! Plus you can totally wear black to a wedding now, as long as it’s got a little pzazz – like embroidery or print.

So, I’ve trawled my favourite shopping sites for some lovely dresses that are wedding appropriate while also being a little more covered up to keep that chill away, or something you can team with tights without feeling like a wally! Oh, and I’ve split them into budget categories too, because Christmas is coming y’all and who doesn’t love a bargain?!

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  1. ASOS Lace Crop Top Midi Prom Dress – £75 – ASOS
  2. ASOS SALON Soft Floral Midi Prom Dress – £85 – ASOS
  3. ASOS PREMIUM Mini Embroidered Dress – £75 – ASOS
  4. ASOS SALON Layer Lace Crop Top Midi Prom Dress – £85 – ASOS
  5. Frilled Sleeve Guipure Lace Dress – £49.99 – ZARA
  6. Long Sleeve Contour Lace Bodycon Dress – £49 – Topshop
  7. Long Sleeve Applique Midi Dress – £69 – Topshop
  8. Jacquard-knit dress – £59.99 – H&M
  9. ASOS Wrap Maxi Dress in Jersey Crepe – £38 – ASOS
  10. Mini Dress with Collar Detail – £29.99 – ZARA
  11. Ponte Wrap Dress – £25 – Topshop
  12. ASOS TALL Seamed Structured Rib Bodycon Dress – £40 – ASOS

Here’s to the happy couple!
Love,
love EJ xo

SIMPLY MER-MAZING GIFTS ALL MERMAID FANS NEED RIGHT NOW!

I know that mermaids and unicorns are EVERYWHERE at the moment and there are some super tacky bits out there… BUT some of us have loved unicorns and mermaids since way before they were cool and their new mainstream appeal only means that there’s even more amazing-ness out there for us to collect and covet. Totes like Ariel in her cave :).

You might have seen my post with some great Unicorn gifts, this time I’m all about the mermaid vibes, shells and holographic wonderousness. I’ve trawled the internet for my favourite mermaid themed goodies and gifts.

Look at this stuff, isn’t it neat?

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  1. Mermaid Passport Holder – £8 – ASOS
  2. Spectrum: The Glam Clam – £60 – Beauty Bay (Please note family members, if I don’t get this for Christmas I will cry my eyes out).
  3. Mermaid Shell Backpack – £30 – Skinnydip
  4. Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure and Coloring Book for Adults – £6.49 – Amazon
  5. Mermaid Shell in Pink Glitter – £30 – Skinnydip
  6. Mermaid Holographic Shell T-Shirt – £17.53 – Etsy
  7. Set of 2 Plastic Exercise Books – £15 – Paperchase
  8. iPhone 6S Plus Case In Holographic Snake – £8 – ASOS
  9. Holographic Shell Watch – £18 – ASOS
  10. Iridescent Lunch Bag – £14 – Paperchase
  11. Sea Shell Locket – £7.91 – Etsy
  12. Mermaid Snack Pots – £8 – Paperchase

Hope you all have a mermaizing day!
Love,
love EJ xo