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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…

OCTOBER MONTHLY FAVOURITES


Happy November everyone! I sort of feel like I spend this entire month counting down the days until December as I'm a lover of Christmas but I'm looking forward to the weather getting crisper. October seems to have flown by but here are some of my favourites from the month!

Food - Not the healthiest option but I love to snack on some Sensations Poppadoms whilst watching some Netflix. I had eaten the Lime and Coriander Chutney ones multiple times, however recently I had the Mango and Red Chilli flavour and I have to say I am a big fan of both! The poppadoms are a nice change from your conventional bag of crisps and I love both flavour combinations. I usually share them with my boyfriend and we always end up racing through them!
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Music - After taking time off to write music I was so glad to see that Sam Smith had released new music. Technically 'Too Good at Goodbyes' was actually released in September but I've been loving it throughout October, as well as 'Pray'. I'm also enjoying listening to the rest of his new album - The Thrill Of It All, which was released today! You can order it now and let me know which is your favourite! 

TV - As a Brit I feel like its compulsory to watch The Great British Bake Off and I love everything about it. It's such a great show to watch in the evening with friends or family and I am so glad that this series was just a good! I was a bit sceptical due to all the changes but I really liked both Noel and Sandy as presenters and Prue as a judge alongside Paul, obviously it does seem a little odd without Mary, Mel and Sue but this series still had all the things I love about Bake Off! Yesterdays final definitely had the right outcome I think - Sophie was strong and consistent throughout, however I must say, like many others on Twitter, I definitely wanted to Liam to have been a finalist and was gutted when he went out!
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Fashion - Ankle boots are an absolute staple for Autumn and I have been wearing mine all the time! They look great with a pair of jeans or you can also go for a smarter look and wear them with a skirt or dress, I absolutely love that they are so easy to wear and look great with different outfits. Mine are also really comfy which is great if you're walking about, plus you can wear thicker socks just to be extra toasty in the chilly weather! My ankle boots are a suede black material, unfortunately you can't get the exact pair anymore but here are some great alternatives on Amazon.

Beauty - I always use Rimmel for their foundations and have done for years now, I just love the finish and they are so affordable too! Recently I've been using Rimmel Lasting Finish in the colour Ivory, I'd say it has slightly higher coverage than the Match Perfection and Wake Me Up foundations which is perfect for the colder months or for when you have more blemishes to cover up. There are so many different brands that do foundation nowadays so why not rediscover your love for high street brands like Rimmel!

App - I talked about the Notebook app in my '5 Must Have Apps' post but I had to put it in my favourites as I have been loving it! It's such a creative way to stay organised and I use it to plan future blog posts which is something I've been meaning to get into! I have mine all colour coded and you can also add audio, images, text, lists, sketches or other documents. It's such a life saver when you're out and about if you think of a great blog post as you can quickly add a new post to come back to later!


Let me know what you were loving throughout October!


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