Christmas Gifts for Foodies

Christmas Gifts for Foodies

 

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Pastel Goth Inspired – Outfit of the Week – Version 2

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The first time I tried this outfit I wore 90’s style goth tights which were pretty opaque on the bottom, then had a black band and then were less opaque with a black line going upward, creating a grungy faux suspender pattern. Due to the camera flash making them look real, they made my outfit look less ‘relaxed pastel goth’ and more ‘Rocky Horror Show’! So I’ve worn totally opaque tights this time lol

Pastel Goth Sweater – Similar here @ Bajues Best

Quilted Faux Leather Skirt – Similar here @ Miss Guided

Black Opaque Tights – Similar here @ Next

Patent Ankle Boots – Similar here @ asos

Chrissie

Pretty & Practical Christmas Gifts

Pretty Practical Christmas Gifts

 

Give them a gift that they will actually use!

This Works, Clean Skin 5-in-1 Water

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Clean Skin 5-in-1 Water £21 is basically a cleansing ritual in a bottle. It’s a wonderful makeup remover, cleanser, toner and is one of the most refreshing and moisturising cleansers I’ve used.

This is a result of rosewater, olive and almond oils and wild mint. Afterward I apply a vitamin C serum for day or retinol moisturiser for night and my combination skin stays balanced for around twelve hours.

It might seem expensive but 200ml is going to last ages as the spray novel easily lets you control how much you use. It’s also narrowed my skincare routine down to only two products so it’s now cheaper and quicker!

This Works uses 100% natural fragrances and 100% pure essential oils.

Free from

  • phthalates
  • sulphates
  • synthetic colour and fragrance
  • parabens
  • GMOs
  • mineral oils
  • petrolatum and propylene glycol.

Rating ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Chrissie

Glam Christmas Gifts

Glam Christmas Gifts

 

Sparkle in Style!

Beautiful Me Lip Gloss in ‘Indian Summer’

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My lips are almost as pale as my wrists due to cold weather and bad circulation, so this really is the true colour when applied, I promise.

This lip gloss in ‘Indian Summer’ from Beautiful Me is basically my perfect lip gloss! Somewhere between sheer and opaque the gloss is build-able so that the rose-brown colour with a subtle gold shimmer can be worn subtly for day or really make an impact at night. It stays put for hours, with the golden shimmer still visible even after eating and it’s the least sticky lip gloss I’ve ever used.

I picked this up at Holland & Barrett for £12 along with my food shop and I’m so glad I took a chance bought two!

Beautiful Me makeup has been approved by PETA and Cruelty Free International who have teamed up with BUAV so it has the (leaping bunny) logo as you can see in the piccy above.

Rating <3<3<3<3<3

Chrissie

 

20 Reasons To Love Winter!

  1. Extra large Mochas with hazelnut, ginger bread, pumpkin spice, fudge, salted caramel, basically anything that makes it taste like desert.
  2. An excuse to buy a whole new wardrobe of clothes – well, half at least.
  3. Easy-to-wear long cardigans with sleeves that your hands disappear into. Being able to wear your adorkable jumper/beanie/mittens with pride.
  4. Cozy pubs who are finnally bothering to light their traditional wood or log fires.
  5. A full Sunday roast (nut roast, please!)  is even more welcoming after coming in from the cold.
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  7.  New Years Eve (house) parties!
  8. Snow! Hopefully.
  9. No longer having to refrigerate left overs with military timing.
  10. Catching up with all of your favourite shows you’ve recorded over the last few months.
  11. Snuggling up to your man or your pet cat or rat.
  12. Long, hot bubble baths with candles and a good book.
  13. Hair looking relaxed because it’s not being tormented by humidity.
  14. The sky is beautifully dramatic and now your Insta feed is to.
  15. Being able to get all of your friends together at last because most of you aren’t on holiday or off getting married.
  16. If you’ve run out of milk in the morning you can sneak to the local shops in your PJ’s because your duvet-like coat is so long that no one will notice.
  17. New hearty seasonal menus at your favourite restaurant.
  18. Snowball fights. It’s amazing how quickly you warm up after a few minutes of dodging snowballs to the face!
  19. Ice skating or the chance to watch others try, while you sit with a mug of hot choccy.
  20. Christmas markets, selling creative crafts and sweet foreign snacks.

Let me know what you like about winter, have I missed anything?

Chrissie

Outfit Of The Day Challenge

Winter has come (I’ve not seen any White Walkers in my part of Manchester yet) and I’ve decided to make some sort of effort with my seasonal style as ‘onesie’ is not in my vocabulary. So I’m going to post at least one nice outfit every week, either here or on my Instagram with a list of where I bought the items (or the brand who gifted them to me) or a similar alternative. Slow and sporadic wifi at the moment so no live links to the clothes at the moment, I do apologise.

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Beanie – Bon Prix

Vintage Tee – My blokes from his late teens

Cardigan – Bon Prix

Leggings – Primark

Ugg boots – Next

Here’s my two previous #OOTD shots.

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I seem to have progressed almost to full elf status in my latest outfit (top of this post) but it’s so comfy! Hmm, maybe I should reign (deer) it in a bit. Sorry, not sorry.

Chrissie

Alternative Advent Callenders for Treats, Beauty and Booze!

Dairy Free Chocolate Calendars

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Tesco Chocologic £2.50

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Montezuma’s Dark Chocolate Advent Calendar £9.99 from Ocado

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Moo Free dairy free from Waitrose £4.75 

Vegetarian Jelly Bean Calendar 

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Jelly Belly from Ocado £12.99

Gift Calendars

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Disney Frozen Surprise Gifts Calendar from Ocado £11.99

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Wooden Tree (for a parent to add their own treats) by John Lewis £29.95

 Cruelty Free Beauty Calendars

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Ciate Mini Mani £50

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Marks & Spencer Beauty £250 (£35 when you spend £35 on clothing)

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Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s World of Legendary Parties (12 boxes) £150

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LUSH Beauty (12 goodies) £49.95

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Makeup Revolution £35

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Diptyque (scent, candles and skincare) £250

Lifestyle Calendars

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Yankee Candle £29.99

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The Bomb by Bomb Cosmetics £19.99

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Drinks by the Dram – Whiskey from Masters of Malt £149.95

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Craft Beer from Ales by Mail £60

Chrissie

Christmas Gift Guide for the Geeky & Alternative

Christmas Gift Guide for Cool Geeks