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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 EJ xo


Got your lipstick marks still on my coffee cup


As we move from the winter months into the spring, trends are changing.  But lipstick is something which stays on trend for a long time.  Whilst bright post-box-red will always be classic, my two other favourite trends for lip colour at the moment are…..

Deep dark and daring reds:

Gwyneth Paltrow :: Megan Fox :: Ashley Olson :: Rooney Mara :: Kate Winslet :: Anne Hathaway

Gwyneth Paltrow :: Megan Fox :: Ashley Olson :: Rooney Mara :: Kate Winslet :: Anne Hathaway

Wear with a simple winged eye or a smokey bronzed eyelid and lashings of mascara.  This type of lip makes a statement, so you don’t need to go overboard with the eye make up too, or the phrase drag queen might be batted around a little.  I like to match the strong lip with a strong brow to make a real statement… And a Megan Fox style pout won’t hurt either!!  Here are some gorgeous colours to try, there’s something for all budgets…

dark lips1. 195 Raspberry – Maybelline Superstay24 DualEnded Lip Color* – £8.99.  2. MAC Red – M-A-C Lipstick – £14.00.  3. 542 Cherry Pie – Maybelline Superstay24 DualEnded Lip Color* – £8.99.  4. Queen of Hearts – Collection 2000 Lasting Colour Lipstick – £2.99.  5. Red Devil – SEVENTEEN Supreme Shine Lipstick – £4.99.

*This stuff really works, it stays on for ages and doesn’t fade or flake.  Quite hard to take off when you’ve got a few wines inside you though!

Bright, bold and beautiful pinks:

Emma Stone :: Kat Graham :: Lea Michele :: Selena Gomez :: Kelly Osborn

Emma Stone :: Kat Graham :: Lea Michele :: Selena Gomez :: Kelly Osborn

While pink isn’t everyone’s favourite, you can’t get more girly or feminine.  With pink lips this season, brighter is better.  Don’t go for anything to cotton candy coloured or you will look like a bad barbie/gypsy bride.  Think bold and bright like Emma Stone.  Again this lip should be teamed with a simple eye, and beautiful highlighted cheekbones (I like high beam by benefit).  Here are my top five faves…

pink lips

1. Peach Pop – Clinique High Impact Lip Colour SPF 15 – £16.00.  2. 020 – Rimmel: Kate Lasting Finish Lipstick – £5.49.  3. Candy Yum-Yum – M-A-C Lipstick – £14.00.  4. Fuschia Flash – Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Lipstick Collection – £7.19.  5. Raspberry Glace – Clinique Different Lipstick – £16.00.

Have fun making a statement with your lips,

love EJ xo

Return of the Mac

This April has been especially wet and windy in the UK and unfortunately it looks like it’s not going away any time soon.  So I’ve been hunting down some lovely wet weather gear to keep us all warm and cosy when we have to venture outside.  With Mac’s this season, it’s all about camel, or if you want something darker then opt for navy or dark brown rather than black to stay on trend.  With wellies, either opt for texture, bright and bold block colours or go for something girly and floral.  Here are some of my favourites, all under £100…

1. Double Breasted Raincoat – £59.99 – Zara. 2. Hayley PU Trim Storm Flap Belted Trench Coat Mac – £35.00 – boohoo.com.   3. Classic Mac – £55.00 – ASOS.  4.  Trenchcoat – £29.99 – H&M.  5.  Ladies Festival Wellies by Lora Dora– £17.99 – Amazon.  6. Wax Double Breasted Jacket – £80.00 – Topshop.  7. Seagulls Print Flexilite Umbrella  – £15.00 – M&S.  8. Nutty Knee Floral Welly – £25.00 – Office.  9. Polka dot Umbrella – £6.99 – H&M.  10. Joules Floral Print Welly – £37.00 – Office. 11. Camel Cotton Parker – £55.00 – Dorothy Perkins.  12. Jackie Double Breasted Mac – £20.00 – boohoo.com.  13. Cath Kidston Kensington-2 Umbrella£28.00 £20.00 – ASOS.  14. Collarless Panel Trench – £79.00 – Topshop.  15. Pleated Swing Mac – £65.00 – ASOS.  16. Fulton Super Slim Soft Floral Umbrella£18.00  £10.00 – ASOS.  17. Croc Print Welly – £30.00 – Office. 18. Trench Coat With Double Buttons – £69.99 – Zara. 19. Black Quilted Strap Wellies – £25.00 – Next.

I hope one of these helps to keep you dry…