Friday, 30 November 2012

Gift idea; Jewellery

This is just a short post today, again focussing on gift ideas, looking at jewellery at affordable prices.
The first place featured is Bear and Mojo. If you haven't heard of them, they are a British accessory brand based in Manchester that sell earrings, necklaces, rings, scarves, collar tips and chains and a selection of handmade bracelets. Below I've featured some of my favourite pieces that I think would make great gifts and they're all £6 or under! Your can find them here or on twitter where they have regular promotions!
1) Vintage stone ring £5   2) Geo Cube ring £5  3) Handmade mini wing and cord bracelet £5  4) Three finger texture ring £6  5) Anchor double ear cuff £6  6)  Black stone stud earrings £5  7) Bronze texture armour ring £5

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Gift Ideas...

So as people seemed to like the last Gift idea post I did- and that was a purely selfish one for me, I thought I'd do another few posts based on gifst for other people, certain ages ranges and relationship to you. 
So first up; Baby. Depending on how old you are, its's probable you're going to know someone who has a baby (2 and under?). Buying for babies is relatively easy as they can't say they don't like it and would like the gift receipt to return it. Just make sure you buy in the right age range! Plus you don't really need to distinguish between genders as they're pretty much just genderless scream/poo machines at that age?
All Mothercare 1) ELC Wiggle Giggle Lady bird £12  2)  V tech Crawl and Learn bright lights ball £15.99
3) ELC What the Ladybird heard Sound Book £6.49  4) ELC Seaside pour and play bath toy £10

Monday, 19 November 2012

Tag- Music?

I Love Music 'tag'

I've never really done a 'tag' before, as I suppose none have really taken my fancy- spotted this and thought it was a bit more fun- and 'me' :) Hope you like it...

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Essie Autumn 2012 collection

So lately I've been going a bit crazy with the Essie polishes and frittering away whatever money I have!
But I couldn't not buy it? Their latest collection called Stylenomics, and contains the perfect colours for autumn, grey/beige (geige/brey?) neutrals, reds and deep (DEEP) reds and a lovely almost black, forest green colour.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Travel Destinations: San Francisco

Unfortunately this isn't somewhere I can talk about personally; as I've never been! I've always wanted to go, and have known others that have, my dad used to work out there a lot, the boyfriend lived out there for a bit, friends have been there on holiday. I've wanted to go for years!
This image was borrowed from this amazing blog 'Lost in the 415' (hope they don't mind) Go check them out, they're great!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Introduction to... *Scentsy*

I was contacted about 2 weeks ago by Lori, an independent consultant from Scentsy in the US. I'd never heard of the company before, and she wondered if she could send me some samples and I review them on here. They arrived today and smell amazing.
Scentsy is a company in the US which specialises in a 'no flame, no soot, no lead' candle. They sell 'scented wickless candles and decorative ceramic warmers, which together provide a safer alternative to burning wicked candles, as there is no flame. The warmers are powered by a low Watt bulb that slowly melts the candle'. Scentsy is only available from local consultants and not from retails stores (in the US- it could be different in the UK?)
Their warmer are so pretty, here are a few from their September 'fall' catalogue:
I believe they normally cost around $30-60, as they're ceramic, and these are also from the 'premium' collection

Monday, 5 November 2012

Holiday season: Gift ideas

I'm unlucky enough to have both Christmas and my birthday fall within 3 days of each other which results in lots of crap 'joint' gifts. Don't get me wrong a gift is a gift, it's just a bit disappointing getting one instead of two? And having to wait a whole year to get 'one' again!?
The thing is, this year I'm really stuck for ideas when people ask me what I want to both- let alone the one (the people that know me well and my hatred of the dreaded joint gift!!)? I just don't know, so I thought entering this blogger challenge might help me find some inspiration!
1) Hessian Owl Hipflask £12- U.O.
2) Neom Sumptuous Travel candle £15- Neom
3) Benefit 'She' Jetset!' £29.50- John Lewis
4) House of Marley headphones £30- U.O
5) Origins 'Let it glow' £25- Origins
As this is a list for me and a bit self indulgent I thought I'd show things I actually want and have since put on my christmas list. Namely the House of Marley Jamaica headphones. I just think these are so cool, with fabric wiring and wooden look earbuds. I've wanted them ever since I saw someone on the tube wearing them and stared at the headphones for the whole journey. I probs freaked them out a bit.. oh well!
The rest I think is pretty self explanatory, I've wanted a Neom candle for aaages and love Benefit and Origins. The hipflask; well that's to hold my alcohol for when I go out drinking as I'm to skanky to buy some- plus it has owls! You can never go wrong with owls....

Thanks for reading, what's on your Christmas lists this year?

Friday, 2 November 2012

Winter coat dilemma?

Winter is coming (GOT!) and it’s time to get sorted for the cold, fog, mist, rain, sleet & snow-all lovely features of the British weather! So I've put together some coat do's and don't's and my dilemma; I can't pick just one! But with a student budget I'm going to have to!