Christmas Stocking Fillers For Him

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Its time for my second stocking filler gift guide this time for HIM, if you didn’t already check out my stocking fillers for her, you can read that HERE. Is it just me or are males very difficult to buy for? I have managed to put together some items all  £10 and under which I think would be perfect to pop into a stocking for your dad, brother, son, boyfriend or whoever that male is you’re struggling to think up present ideas for. He might think he’s too manly for a little stocking full of goodies but I don’t think he will be disappointed. Remember if you see something you like, get it quick, things are selling fast!!

1.  Who doesn’t want warm toasty hands in gloves and be able to use a touch screen phone with no hassle?! I chose these plain and simple touch screen gloves from ASOS!

2. For the boy who loves beer, the beer in my picture above is a Desperado, but you can choose a favourite beer of his!

3. What would a stocking filler gift guide be without including some socks, this pack of 3 thermal socks are from Tesco!

4. For the boy on the go, a Thermos Mug with a lid. I picked this travel mug because it’s not a big ugly flask and also not too girly like a lot of travel cups around.

5. Now I know a lot of males can be against using skin care items but if its bought for them there more likely to use it. This is the L’Oreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic X-Treme Black Charcoal Face Wash, perfect to cleanse away daily impurities and dirt leaving the face feeling squeaky clean. For after cleansing is the L’Oreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Quenching Gel, I think this is perfect for men, its hydrating but also shine free!

6. For the male whose room doesn’t smell as good as it could. You may be thinking a candle, for a male?! but this is the Yankee Candle in the scent Midsummers Night, which smells just like a mens aftershave!

7.  Beanies and bobble hats are perfect stocking fillers, on trend and practical, this one is from H&M for an affordable price of £7.99!

8. Sweets, who doesn’t like sweets? You can swap these up for that persons personal favourite, but these are ‘Belly Flops’ by jellybelly. They are basically a 1kg bag of mix match flavour jelly beans. They are a cheaper price because they’re reject jelly beans (different sizes, flavours and shapes etc). 20p over budget but a good deal none the less!

9. For the boy who loves beer and baking. A Beer Bread Kit, with all the dry ingredients in this cute little sack like bag, all that you need to add is beer! There is a choice in flavours, its quick, easy and probably quite tasty.

10. Shower gel is always needed and I love Orignal Source shower gels. They have a range of scents including a mens range, I decided to include the coconut scent. I think coconut is a fairly  uni sex scent, men always get bought the classics such as Lynx, Addis and other scents so why not mix it up. Lets be honest coconut smells delicious.

11.  Perfect to go with the shower gel a Lynx Man Washer Body Tool. Not only do these help shower gel lather up, which means easier washing they also exfoliate without using a scrub, fuss free!

12. This little gadget is a Grip Strip, it grips to surfaces like your dash-board using no magnets or sticky things. It stops things like your phone, keys, sunglasses or whatever else you want to prevent from falling off and sliding around your car. Pretty handy!

I hope you like the stocking fillers I picked for men, let me know in the comments what you’re buying for a male in your life this Christmas?

Merry Christmas,
Anna

Christmas Stocking Fillers For Her

Last year I done a stocking fillers gift guide right at the start of my blogging journey. This year I’m hoping it will be a lot better. I really enjoy searching online for bits I think are perfect to pop into a little stocking. I think stockings are such a lovely way to give someone a couple of presents whatever your age! I wanted to keep everything £10 and under so you can create a stocking full of goodies at a more affordable price! This year I have decided to do stocking fillers ‘for her’ which is this post you’re reading and stocking fillers ‘for him’ which will be my next post, so keep your eyes peeled for that!  Hurry and get shopping if you see something someone you know might like or fancy adding on your Christmas list, things are selling out fast!

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1. Zoellas beauty range is super affordable so perfect for stockings, the two products I chose to include were the ‘Fizz Bar’ and ‘Body Mist’ you can shop the whole range HERE or HERE.

2. For the girl who loves candles, Yankee Candle Votives are the ideal size and an affordable price at £1.75 each. They do a range of scents from fruity, fresh, floral and festive so there is definitely a scent for everyone!

3. For the chocoholic that not only likes to eat her chocolate but drink it to. These are House Of Dorchester Stir In Hot Chocolate Spoons, a luxurious version of you average hot chocolate. They come in a variety of flavours, I especially like the sound of the Sea Salted Caramel one.

4. This product does come in at 60p over budget and it is of course a Tangle Teezer. I mean who doesn’t need to brush their hair? These are known to remove knots without feeling like your ripping your hair out!

5. This is a Soap And Glory Gift Set full of Mini’s, all which are in the ‘Sugar Crush’ scent, which I love, It smells like sugary coca-cola and limes. You get a bit of everything within this gift set from body scrub, shower gel, hand cream and body butter, all of which come in a cute little box, soap and glory is always a winner, trust me!

6. You can never have too many socks, right? This cute multi packet of socks are from Tesco!

7. For the girl who loves a good pamper, this is a little pamper pack of 6 peel off and mud face masks at only £5.00 on Feel Unique!

8. For the girl who loves a good cuppa, this a little festive bauble containing 10 tea bags by BlueBird Tea Co. in the choice of Christmas Cake or Gingerbread Chai flavour. I think these a unique and cute idea.

9. Secret Paradise Bathing Flowers, I think these a such a lovely idea they are dissolving soap petals and contain floral scents like cassis and raspberry, lily of the valley and peony, you’ll feel like your bathing amongst pretty flowers.

10. I love and already own one of these cute initial mugs. They do whatever initial you like all which is gold along with the handle and other details, with blue, lilac or pink little polka dots depending on your initial and they come presented in a pink little box. You can find these on a little online shop called Bombayduck.

11. For the girl who loves lipstick, this little hanging pyramid is by Topshop and contains a lipstick in the shade ‘hazard’ inside. I love Topshop lipsticks and this is in a lovely red shade, very festive indeed!

12. This is a book containing recipes all of which contain Nutella, perfect for someone who loves cooking/baking and also Nutella. This can be found in various places but I found this one on ASOS!

I hope you like everything I picked, which of the products I mentioned would you most like to receive?

Merry Christmas,
Anna

1st Of December | Count Down To Christmas

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So it’s the 1st of December, which means it’s officially the count down to Christmas. I know what you’re thinking ‘another over excited Christmas lover’ well its true! I could not help but write a blog post relating to Christmas, now I think it’s officially acceptable to get excited for it. For those of you shouting ‘bah humbug’ well you’ll either loath this blog post or maybe it will get you in the festive mood and you’ll love it. My blog from now until Christmas is going to be filled with blog posts such as gift guides, stocking fillers, party fashion, Christmas jumpers and festive make up looks!

As a start to my Christmassy blog posts, I thought why not share all the reasons I am looking forward to about this festive month.

Putting up the Christmas tree and decorating the house

Cute Christmas decorations

Log fires

♥ Mince pies

♥ Wrapping presents

Drinking mulled wine

♥ Family

Christmas shopping

 Cosy, cute PJ’s

 Slippers and cosy socks

 Giving presents

Receiving presents

Christmas lights

♥ Pigs in blankets

Christmas dinner

♥ Candles, candles and more candles

♥ Festive fashion and festive make up

♥ Baths with, Christmas Lush Cosmetics bath bombs

My dog in her Christmas Santa jumper

♥ Christmas blog posts

Scarves, hats, gloves, boots and coats

Costa Coffee, black forest hot chocolates and chai tea lattes

Listening to my favourite Christmas song ‘The Pogues – Fairytale Of New York’

 

What are you most looking forward to this Christmas? and what would you add to the list? Let me know in the comments!

Anna

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Whenever Christmas is around the corner, us girls really like to get in the festive spirit, from Christmas shopping, present wrapping, decorating the house right down to our nails. Is it just me that when its near Christmas and I’m going to paint my nails they have to be somewhat Christmassy or it just feels wrong! I recently bought a Birchbox which you can find out more about HERE. One of the beauty items I received was a Nail Rock nail varnish and pot of matching red glitter, it comes in a little set together. I was so pleased to see this in my beauty box and to give it a try,  red and sparkly, doesn’t get more Christmassy than that!

It’s really simple to use all you have to do is paint your nails with a base coat of your choice, then paint your nails with the red nail varnish and leave to dry. When your first coat is dry that’s when the glitter fun can start, you need to do a second coat of the red nail polish then when the nails are still wet, simply dip your nail into the pot of matching glitter and press  firmly on your  coloured nails!

It does get a little messy so I suggest you put a piece of paper or something underneath your hands to catch the glitter, now at this point like I was your fingers are probably covered in glitter but its pretty easy to sort, I got a make up brush and carefully brushed around the nails to brush the excess glitter off. Then all you have to do is pour the excess glitter on the paper back in to the pot so you don’t waste any. Allow your nails to dry for at least 15 mins, but I found they dried pretty quickly but I was careful until I knew for sure they we’re dry.

I really love the effect this sparkly duo gives, I thought it was going to be like novel glitter nail varnish, but it is so pretty and it looks like it would be a lot harder to create this look on your nails than it is! I think I have found my perfect festive nail look this Christmas and I will be wearing this Christmas day!

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Merry Christmas beautiful people ♥

Sweater weather.

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Christmas Jumpers

That’s right I’m going to be talking about Christmas jumpers. This year Christmas themed jumpers seem to have really taken off and everywhere is selling them! There like Marmite you either love them or hate them, I know I can’t help but smile when browsing the shops seeing all the cute, festive jumpers, and laughing at the cringey, novelty ones! Whether you’re looking for a warm more wearable festive jumper that doesn’t have to just be worn on Christmas day, or a funny, novelty one to get everyone laughing, there is something in the shops for you at the moment, but be quick as they are selling fast!

ASOS christmas dress
£38 asos.com

Topshop sweater
£50 topshop.com

Asos sweater
£35 asos.com

Christmas sweater
£24.99 – newlook.com

Christmas sweater
£16.99 – daisystreet.co.uk

Fair isle jumper
£16.99 – daisystreet.co.uk

Christmas sweater
£16.99 – daisystreet.co.uk

Christmas sweater
£27.99 – newlook.com

Christmas sweater
£27.99 – newlook.com

Vesta Elf Novelty Christmas Jumper In Red
£16.99 – daisystreet.co.uk

The Perfect Winter Evening

The Perfect Winter Evening

Winter is well and truly here and the cold nights are setting in, which I personally love. I love those cosy evenings in front of a fire with your favourite soap on TV or that classic Christmas film you watch every year. It makes you feel so festive and snug, so I thought I’d tell you about what my perfect winters night in would consist of!

1. First off all there is nothing better than a warm bubbly bath and face mask on a chilly evening. My choices for this would be two products I’m currently lusting over to try and that’s the Hot Toddy Bubble Bar from Lush Cosmetics. This product sounds perfect for this festive time of year, Lush describes it as a spicy orange perfume that is like a big Christmassy hug – what could be more perfect, who needs a boyfriend when you have a bath bomb that’s like a hug!

http://.lush.co.uk/product/6447/Hot-Toddy

The facemask I have chosen is called ‘Rudolph’ very festive indeed! Lush describes this as nourishing, fresh and calming mask that reduces redness and restores the nutrients in the skin. Which you can never go wrong with in the winter months as the cold doesn’t half play havoc on your skin.  It also comes with a cute red nose you can pop on after you’ve applied your face mask which I think is such a funny and cute touch to add to the product.

 http://.lush.co.uk/product/6369/Rudolph-Fresh-Face-Mask

2. Once you’ve had your bath and your skin has been pampered what better than to get in this ridiculously cute Panda onesie from Next . I actually have this myself and it is so snugly and warm, I’d definitely recommend this for when its cold. When I’m feeling a bit down just putting this on cheers me up, probably just because I look so funny in it, not only that but it is completely fluffy inside and out!

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 just for your own amusement here is a picture of me wearing it, Excuse the lack of makeup!

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3. You can’t wear a fluffy panda onesie without matching slippers to keep your feet warm too! These slippers are like little pumps,  I prefer these as I find my feet get a bit too hot in boot slippers especially when I’m dressed as a fluffy panda!

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4. I don’t know about you but my evenings aren’t complete without a cup of tea or some sort of hot drink,preferably in my favourite mug, don’t deny it we all have a mug that’s are favourite (It’s the simple things in life). I thought I would pick this very festive vintage looking Santa Clause mug from Cath Kidston, I really want a Cath Kidtson mug as sad as that sounds, but they not only look pretty but there a really good size!

http://www.cathkidston.com/santa–stanley-mug/kitchen/cath-kidston/fcp-product/1008542

5. Last but not least, a bar of chocolate to go with your cup of tea or hot drink of your choice. I am in love with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, they are literally like pieces of heaven! Can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate!

And as a little extra my evenings are best when with this little fluff ball!

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