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BLOGMAS: CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

It's that time of the year again when everyone is trying to think about what to give people for Christmas, as well as making their own wishlists. I thought I'd do a quick post with a range of ideas because I know I always look for posts like this to get some inspiration!

Beauty:
→ Bath or shower set - I mean you can't go wrong can you, they make a great gift and can be used by anyone. I love this set from the brand Hugg that I got from Waitrose.
→ Perfume/Cologne - Also a super simple idea but it's so nice to get something new to wear. Also Fragrance Direct has 70% at the moment!
→ Bath bomb - A good bath is underrated and of course Lush is the ultimate go-to for amazing bath bombs but of course, lots of places sell some lovely ones.
→ Makeup palette - For the makeup lovers, I feel like a palette is a gift that will be appreciated and you can get eyeshadow, contour, highlight etc. James Charles x Morphe Palette is insane for those who like to experiment with colour but goo…

JULY MONTHLY FAVOURITES

Firstly, how are we already in August?! This year seems to have gone so fast and all the months have sort of blurred into one, however I always enjoy reading monthly favourites so here are some of mine for August!

Stationery: Okay, I admit it. I'm a sucker for stationery. I genuinely owe a huge chunk of my revision to Stabilo Boss highlighters. All those endless mind maps were completed using these and somehow it actually helped me to remember a lot of the information. I also enjoy trying to feel and appear organised  (even when I'm not) so these highlighters are something I often grab for. I couldn't not put it in my favourites really...though they may be quietly booted off this list when I receive my results later this month! Pick up a pack of 8 from Amazon using the link at the bottom of this page!
Movie: Troian Bellasario aka (Spencer Hastings) has a new movie out and after loving her in PLL I was intrigued. She is a great actress and this movie conveys a poignant and educational message. There are a number of movies that tackle the eating disorder taboo, however this one is focused on the voice which is brought to life by Tom Felton. For someone who hasn't experienced an eating disorder this helped me to gain a much better understanding and therefore I definitely think it is something people should watch and be willing to learn.    
Make up: I couldn't really think of any new make up that I had been loving through June, I tend to stick with the same things (need to branch out, I'm aware) but something I have been loving are eyelash curlers. Usually I wear eyeliner & mascara but during the rare sunny weather recently, I haven't wanted to apply a lot as I know it's just going to melt off my face anyway. However my eyelash curlers have helped me to achieve a more natural look without looking like I'm half asleep and I love it. Mine were from Superdrug for like £3 or £4. These are my eyelashes after curling and using one layer of mascara, I love how natural they look!
Clothing: It seems like I have just been lounging around in shorts and the lightest tops during the humid weather, however a relatively new addition to my wardrobe are white jeans. I have always been wary of buying some since I can just picture it ending disastrously with some sort of food spilling on them. But I decided I couldn't just wear dark jeans now it is getting warmer so eventually took the plunge. I actually picked mine up in Primark for a mere £6 - bargain am I right!!!

YouTube channel - Over the past few months I have really been enjoying Ebony Day's channel. I have gone back and watched a load of her old content, as well as keeping up to date with her new videos and vlog channel. Both her and David come across has down to earth and genuine people so their videos are always something I enjoy, plus it is even more exciting now that they have a baby on the way! So if you are looking to watch some new content, head on over to her main channel or their vlog channel.
Food: So my food pick of the month has to be a good old stir fry, honestly they were my life saver during my A Level revision and I still enjoy it now! They're so quick and easy, not terribly unhealthy and taste so good! My personal favourite is a pepper mix with a Blue Dragon sweet chilli and garlic sauce. These little pouches add so much flavour and are affordable too, something I know everyone loves to hear! I'm pretty sure you can find them in most supermarkets for around 65p. Although I couldn't leave out the giant Yorkie buttons which I have recently enjoyed several packets of. I don't know what it is about them because normally I'm not a huge fan of Nestlé or the normal Yorkie bar. However once I eat one of these giant buttons I find myself unknowingly finishing the packet rather quickly!

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These posts are one of my favourites to read so I thought it was time to do another! Here are my answers to the Throwback Tag questions!
1) What year were you born?
1999
2) What did you look like when you were younger? (share a picture!)
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