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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…

SEPTEMBER MONTHLY FAVOURITES

Sorry for the delay with this post, I've been pretty busy! This year is going so quickly that I completely missed the August favourites but  I have probably been loving most of the things I'm going to talk about today across August and September anyway!

Food - Last week my boyfriend and I celebrated being together for 3 years by going out for a meal at our local Indian restaurant. As a result their Chicken Tikka Masala, my personal favourite from their menu has found it's way into my favourites this month. It's honestly so good that we always go back (I have the pictures to prove it!!) and it has a chilled atmosphere which makes it great for smaller or larger groups of people.

Drink - In order to try and hold on to that last remaining bit of summer I have been enjoying Costa's Fruit Coolers - well the mango and passionfruit one to be precise! I am so glad my little town has a Costa because this drink so refreshing when the sun it out! Plus the designs on their cups are always fab!! Sadly now we are in Autumn I don't think this is as apt, however you can't beat a good hot chocolate!

Music - I've been trying to get into running recently and it was going quite well for a bit when the weather was nice but admittedly I have appeared to hit a wall right now so need to get back into it! However something that did keep me motivated was Andrew Applepie's music. They have the perfect tempo for running and will definitely remain in my playlist whenever I get back on track! My favourites are 'I'm So' and 'Secrets' - have a listen to them below! 



App - I've had Pinterest for years now but I've recently started using it more frequently because I wanted to get some inspiration for some new recipes. I am a real food lover and wanted try out some new things and the app is great for keeping all of these in one place. If you don't have an account then you should reconsider, especially if you're starting new projects or want some inspiration.

Beauty - This Summer I wanted to lighten my hair, just for a bit of change as I had never done anything to my natural colour before. I decided to use the Bleach London balayage kit, as I didn't want a drastic colour change. I did it once at the start of summer and then again in September (hence why it is in my September favourites!) just to lighten it a little more and I was really pleased with the outcome. It was pretty easy to use and I have had no experience with any hair products so most people would get along fine with it. Also what I was most pleased about was the fact that it didn't turn my hair a brassy tone like a lot of kits seem to do. 'Balayage' is essentially the new 'ombre' and for anyone wanting to experiment I'd definitely recommend buying the Bleach London kit, I got it for £8!
Here is a before and after of my hair!


TV/Netflix show - I couldn't not mention the new 'Jack Whitehall: Travels with my Father' series that is currently on Netflix. I have always been a fan of Jack and the combination of him and his Father, Michael (or Mike as we now know him, once you've seen it you'll understand!) is beyond hilarious! They travel through Southeast Asia on a 'gap year' and I don't think I stopped laughing throughout the 6 episodes! If you haven't seen it, please check it out!

Hope all is good with everyone, Happy October! x





















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