Friday, 30 December 2016

NYE Party Styles*

New Year Styles

So tomorrow's the night! Who's ready for New Years?

Whether it's a wild night out with friends or a date night in, you'll need a great outfit and chances are a lot of people - like me usually - have left it to the last minute! Well if you have here's some recommendations for that party season...






Playsuit: Missguided (Similar)



Other places with lovely ideas this year are;



                                                            ( - 10% student discount)



Hope you all have a wonderful New Year - don't get too drunk (says the hippocrit) and make sure you've got some good resolutions to work on!


*This post was in collaboration with Coast but all opinions, products and ideas are my own.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

LAST MINUTE Christmas Gift Guide for Men*

So it's completely dawned on me that Christmas is THIS SUNDAY! Shit! Where did December go? I had these gift guides planned and almost ready a few weeks ago but December has been so bloomin' busy that I've now realised that it's Christmas Day this Sunday! (and I still haven't got my brother anything, sorry Sean!) 

So here's one for anyone just broken/nearly broken up from work and realised they've actually not got that much time left to finish their Christmas shopping;

I for one never know what to get the men in my family but thought I'd put on a few ideas that have always been a success in the past or that I've found this year!




Decor Light - Electrical Guys - on offer for £24.30
Since my second cousin is a lover of all things superhero - having a look around this website I found a Thor decor light which I thought was absolutely perfect! There's also a whole load of Star Wars ones for all the Star Wars lovers out there (would have bought one for my dad but I've already got him something!) and currently over £10 off, they looked pretty cool for a bedroom addition!



Nike trainers - SkateHut - ranging from £30-£90ish
After checking out the heelys from SkateHut in my last post, I had a bit of a browse of their other products and found that they've got some good deals on some pretty nice Nike shoes (which I'm always a fan of!) - most of the good ones were for Men though so thought I'd let you all know!




Spice / Curry Subscription - NOTHS - £22 (3 month), £42 (6 month), £82 (12 month)
I love Not On The High Street, because it has some of the nicest, quirkiest and special gifts on there - there literally is something for everyone - cooks, gardners, his hers etc - and even though some bits are a bit on the pricey side, some of them are totally worth it! And I got this curry subscription for my dad last year and he absolutely loved it! For the number of months you pay for a little box with some pre-made spices and a specific curry recipe pop through the door and basically all you need to add are a meat/veg and rice! My dad isn't a cooking fanatic but he loves to experiment and make new things, and he loves curry so it was a win win!


12 Days of Christmas Fudge Set - Fudge Kitchen - £15
I must say I'm not a fan of fudge at all - but believe me Fudge Kitchen make the most mouth-watering, tastiest, most delicious fudge ever! I'm dribbling thinking about it! This as a gift would be amazing for anyone! They also sell massive slabs of a range of flavours for around £4 and they're absolutely amazing! This little assortment of Christmassy flavours sound incredible - particularly Christmas Cookie and Sea Salt Caramel!


What do you get males? They're so difficult to buy for!


This post is in collaboration with Electrical Guys, but all opinions and recommendations are my own.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Christmas Gift Guide for Kiddies!*

Christmas is coming and the goose (and probably a lot of people - me included) is getting fat! Well, we can't deny it any longer (not that we'd want to - our decorations have been up since the 1st December!) IT'S CHRISTMAS! I am absolutely buzzing and although I'm a Christmas fanatic I've been a bit slow and short of ideas for present hunting this year and I know a couple of people - Hi Dad - who love(/or at least find themselves) to leave it all to the last minute so here's a few extra ideas for anyone still struggling...


KIDDIES



Heelys - SkateHut - £25-£45
Anyone else have a pair of heelys when they were little? OMG they were the best things ever! I remember feeling like such the sassy little sass-master I was just casually walking through town and then all of sudden - off I went rolling on down the street! I felt like the bomb! However, my pair were when they weren't really a thing and I had to attach the wheels to the outside of my trainers, whereas now they're built in for the added mystery! SkateHut have also got a pretty good deal of up to 45% off at the moment so grab them quick!




Lush Bath Fun - £5.95
Lush have some of the best products right now! I love Lush anyway and at Christmas it's all the more reason to buy everything you can! Since we have a couple of littlens in the family at the mo, but their parents are requesting minimal presents (which my mum has found very hard to deal with and has therefore decided to ignore completely) and you know there's sort of that issue where I have no money and all the money I do have I'm saving for Oz next year ... so when I came across these I thought that's amazing! These are kind of like play dough I think but they double up as a bubble bath/body wash - genius! Such a great way to get kids excited for bath time and not gonna lie, some awesome creative fun for basically everyone - this isn't just limited to kids, I for one would love to play! I opted for Elf on The Shelf but there's a few good ones including Reindeer and Robin and Santa!




Underwater Disco - FireFox - £7.99
I bought this for my cousins children a few years ago when they were about 3 and 5 and they absolutely loved this. It's basically a little disco ball you can put in the bath and creates loads of lights that disperse through the water. I thought it was a perfect little toy that's a bit different and it turned out to be very popular! 



Invent-A-Scent - PrezzyBox - £12.95
I used to love making braids or bracelets and cool things with these types of kits - how cool is it that you can now make perfume?! For creative little girls (appropriate for over 8s) who are into all things beauty and makeup, I think this kind of gift would be perfect!


STOCKING FILLERS

Baked Goods

Now I know it's not very personal but I'm fairly sure you can't go wrong with a package of fresh, homemade edible goodies for Christmas - especially for kiddies! They also make a great gift for friends or stocking fillers and are just that little bit more sentimental than say buying them from poundland!



I often make a big batch of Gingerbread Men Cookies around this festive season and for my past 5+ years of student-ing - this option has worked pretty well! The whole family - particularly the youngsters absolutely love them!

This year I've got my eye on these Festive Flapjacks so going to give them a go next week!





Any of these ideas look good? Who's absolutely buzzing for Christmas??! 


This post was in collaboration with SkateHut but all opinions and ideas are my own! And photos used are not my own - they are all from the websites linked in the post.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

A different post

I know I’m very late on discussing this and it’s definitely not at all unique in the blogosphere since I’ve read a great deal of posts (albeit very different posts) discussing the recent political debates, but this post – yes mentioning these things – isn’t meant to be based entirely on that (or trying to shove my views down your necks – so please don’t take any of this as a dig).

Despite the odd and kind of depressing news of the world, for example the recent political outcomes, that’s been bombarding us all recently, I’ve actually found myself really inspired and happy by the support and love that is now arising between a lot of us. Sure I know it’s slightly biased because I’m friends with/follow on social media, the people that have likeminded views to me and therefore I’m only seeing part of the picture. And sure, the outcomes of the recent elections have proven that most of the world has the opposite views to me…  However, trying to stay positive, when reading tweets, blogs or Instagram posts, as well as chatting with friends and family, I find myself quite uplifted by the support that people are now displaying.


It seems to have woken us up a bit and it’s taken this to bring us all together to stand up to anyone trying to exercise their power over our rights as human beings. Maybe it’s because I’m interested in all this stuff, but I’ve been seeing a lot of campaigns and inspiration recently about all matters that are finally getting some light; whether it be speaking up about Mental Health, LGBTQ rights or even animal rights and sustainability. I just thought I’d share with you the happiness I feel to be in a world with some really inspirational and important people – these including the celebrities spreading awareness and forming charities/campaigns as well as the amazing people like you and me (bloggers or otherwise) doing what they can to really make a difference.