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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

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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 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

White Lace for Winter

 

So many celebrities are opting for the white lace look this winter season, so I thought it was fitting to choose 5 amazing items all on  a low budget, so us paupers can try and recreate the look for upcoming Christmas parties!

Lauren Conrad looks stunning in Marchesa at a recent book signing

Milla Jovovich pulls off asymmetrical Emilio Pucci at a recent premiere

1. Embroidered Dress by Pins & Needles £52.00 (available from Urban Outfitters)

So, this is cheating a bit as it’s embroidered, not lace, but the pattern could be easily mistaken for lace, and the shape of the dress is so stunning. With an exposed metal zip in the back, the softness of the shape and fabric is beautifully contrasted.

2. Oasis Lace Skirt £40.00 (available from ASOS.com)

This skirt is sexy and sleek. It could be worn either with a white or nude vest top and bare legs to create a classy nighttime look, or with black tights and boots for the day time.

3. Yumi Cap-sleeve Dress £50.00 (Available from Very.co.uk)

This dress is not quite white, but the creamy colour is gorgeous, it looks amazing with a tan. It’s super short, so there’s a lot of leg on show, but the fact it’s a high neck makes up for that. It’s another one that can either be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

4. Flower Lace Dress £25.00 from Dorothy Perkins.

With a high neck at the front but a low scooping back, this dress makes a real statement. With black tights and Sky-high black heels this is the perfect christmas party look on a budget.

5. One Shoulder Dress £45.00 from Miss Selfridge.

Again, not quite white… But near enough!! One shoulder is very in this season, and the embroidery on the shoulder adds a little something extra to this lacy number. The silvery tint to the dress adds a christmassy feel and would look amazing in a club.

And Finally…. Why try and recreate a look when you can simply buy it?! Taylor Swift wore this gorgeous crochet dress by Reiss to the 2010 Radio 1 Teen Awards in November. Available from the Reiss website for £195, still expensive, but definitely more affordable than the likes of Marchesa!  Click here to buy the dress!

Taylor Swift wearing Reiss

My Top 5: Christmas presents for her for under £10.

Being a student, times are tough and we’re constantly strapped for cash. So I’ve been looking longingly on the internet at things I can’t afford for Christmas and thinking about what to buy my sisters and friends on a budget. All of the below items are available online for £10 or less, and make a great present, either on their own or with something else.

1. £10.00Mini Straighteners from Topshop

Available in black, white and leopard print these are a perfect travel size for when going to visit friends. Or to stash in your bag and smuggle into the loo’s at uni to touch up dampened styles on a rainy day. Topshop also offer other colours and patterns for £12.00 and a larger size for £20.00.

2. £10.00Scarf or £6.00Bobble hat, both from Peacocks.

This matching scarf and bobble hat are adorable and perfect for this winter’s weather. Maybe best not to be too matchy-matchy and wear them both together, but black and white go with everything, so these will too! I just wish they did mittens too!

3. £8.25 – Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss by Soap & Glory from Boots.

Available in Clear, Candy Floss, Peach, Plum Juice and Nude, this lip gloss smells amazing and also boosts your pout. It tingles when it goes on and contains “scientifically proven plumping superfill microspheres that explode in volume up to 10x when they come in contact with the water. They’re like tiny, dehydrated little sponges that expand when you put them onto your lips.” – Boots.

4. £7.00Floral Flatcase Purses from New Look

New Look have a huge range of purses available, but the ones which really caught my eye were the flatcases. They are more compact than most purses, but also have tonnes of room inside, with pockets for cards, cash and change. These are two of my favourites, with pretty floral patterns.

5. £6.00Love Bracelet from ASOS.com

These bracelets are so cute, simple and pretty. My favourite is the gold version with little red hearts, but the silver version is also great for those who wear more silver jewelry. This is definitely at the top of my Christmas list!