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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…

AUGUST & SEPTEMBER MONTHLY FAVOURITES


As we are well past August now and most of my favourites were related to my holiday (which I've already done a whole post about), I decided to combine August and September together. There is quite a random mix of things here but isn't that always the case! Also how mad is it that we're already in Autumn!!


Place

Now I do obviously need to mention my holiday a little, as it was a big favourite for August. Belgium was so lovely, it's the sort of place where you instantly feel at home and like you know your way around - if you know what I mean? Bruges is a great city for amazing architecture, it's sort of like a fairytale city from the past and it's also got a brilliant array of chocolate shops too. I have to say that Belgian beaches are underrated, we were 5 minutes walk away from the beach at Middelkerke and it's so gorgeous, I would really recommend visiting if you get the chance.


Music

Sorting of linking to my holiday, I made a big playlist of music to listen to in the car. It has a huge range of songs, and when I say huge I mean there are songs going back to at least the 1950s, all through to today. It's also got a ridiculously vast amount of different artists too which was great for listening to in the car as there was something for everyone! You can check it out here if you'd like to!

Food

A lot of this area also comes from Belgium too actually. Firstly, are the obvious Belgian chocolate and waffles which were amazing by the way! I also ate a lot of baguette slices with Boursin garlic and herb cream cheese whilst away, which isn't specific to Belgium obviously but I always like to have something light in the summer. Another thing are Lays crisps, I know they're exactly the same as Walkers but there are a lot more interesting flavours, a particular favourite of mine was the Classic Burger one!


Drink

Coming away from summer now, I've loved that it's cooled down a bit - especially in the evening because it means I want more hot drinks. Don't get me wrong, I'm not opposed to a tea in the summer but there's something that makes it taste that much nicer when it's cold out, that and hot chocolate! I'm also so glad I can use my Cath Kidston travel mug more again!

TV

I know I'm pretty late to the Unforgotten hype but I've seen a lot of people say the same recently and I think it's probably because the first two seasons were added to Netflix. For anyone who doesn't know it's a British crime-drama that focuses on solving historic cases, it's very interesting and there are always twists to keep you guessing. If anyone enjoyed Broadchurch then I'd definitely recommend it, also I've just seen that they've renewed it for the fourth season! Here is the trailer if you'd like to check it out.
                                       
Clothing

Another thing that I've been reaching for more now we're in Autumn is my dressing gown. I love getting cosy in the evenings and it's the perfect thing to throw on quickly. I got mine for Christmas last year and am so glad I did, to anyone looking for a new one I'd really recommend Primark as they're so soft and affordable too.

I'd love to know the things you've been enjoying recently, especially transitional pieces from Summer to Autumn! This is definitely a weird time of the year when some days are really cold and others are still pretty sunny so it can be a nightmare!

Comments

  1. Loved this post! We have similar favourites!
    Kthetop14.blogspot.com

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  2. I have never heard of Unforgotten, I'll surely check it out! Thank you for sharing <3
    https://octoberslallu.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'd definitely recommend you check it out, thanks for reading!xx

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  3. That Cath Kidston travel mug is absolutely incredible!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  4. I'd love to visit Belgium and eat their chocolate there! I've never heard of Unforgotten but it totally sounds like something I'd love so I'll have to check it out, thanks for the recommendation!

    Soph - https://sophhearts.com x

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    1. I’d not heard of it before until a few people reccomended it, it’s very good though! Thanks for reading xx

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