Saturday, 29 December 2012

Christmas Treats

So Christmas has been and gone and it was all over so quickly! I thought I'd do a little post to show you guys a few of my presents. 

First up a little Wildfox love. My bestie Tara got me this 'Oh Romeo' T-Shirt from the Star Crossed Lovers Collection. I love a bit of Wildfox and this T-Shirt wasn't to be my only piece of Wildfox goodness. My Brother (guided by me) got me the 'Loved' T-Shirt in pale pink. Oh so spoilt!

And because she really loves me, I also got this Topshop bag from Tara, I think I like it best as a clutch but it also has a detachable strap incase I don't feel like carrying it anymore ;)

I smiled like a muppet when I opened up this Globe necklace from my good friend Becky. It reminds me of travelling and therefore makes me want to run away to a warmer climate but it also reminds me of all the fun memories and I can't wait to wear it. 

My other Brother (again guided by me) got me this Urban Outfitters necklace, I wanted something simple that I could get a lot of wear out of and I think this fits the bill. I also got an Ice Cream maker from my friend Liz, which I can't wait to try out! Come summer time I'll have my own Ice Cream empire ;) I'm so lucky to have such great friends and I hope my gifts to them were well received. 

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas :) 


Wednesday, 26 December 2012

South West Bloggers Christmas Party

I recently attended the South West Bloggers Christmas party held at The Birdcage in Bristol in aid of Macmillan. The Birdcage is a such a cute venue and it also doubles as a Vintage shop, tea+clothes = eeep! We were all treated to a cup of tea and a piece of cake on arrival, I went for the chocolate cake (obviously) and it was super yummy! We also got to pick a present from under the tree and inside my present was a No Tangle brush, some Macadamia Oil treatments and a 2True nail varnish. I'm already using a sample of the Macadamia Oil treatment and I'm really liking it so far and so I'm looking forward to trying out the hair mask aswell.

Once we'd opened up our presents and finished off the cake we got split into groups for the Christmas quiz. I was little to no help to my fellow quiz mates and we ended up coming second from last so I don't think I'll be joining a quiz team anytime soon! After the quiz, we were served champagne in teacups while we got to chatting and browsing the vintage shop. As if our presents from under the tree weren't enough on our way out we were given a goodie bag with a vintage scarf and some sweeties!

I had such a fun time catching up with some of my favourite bloggers and I met a few new people aswell. It was a great event and I'm so glad I decided to go as I was a little nervous being such a newbie!

I had so much fun and I'll be keeping my eyes open for the next event!

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Dream Shoes

Freebird by Steven -

I need these boots! Sadly they are $435.00 so I think they will have to remain a dream. Sigh.


Sunday, 9 December 2012

Secret Santa

So it's that time of year when people start drawing names for Secret Santa and the gift hunting begins! This year I have a work colleague to buy for and someone in my friendship group aswell. My team at work are all women and we know each other pretty well so everyone usually gets a decent gift. My friendship group on the other hand is a mix of guys and girls, I think there are about 16 of us in total including partners. So you might end up with something nice (last year I think I got some Lush goodies, result!) or something silly, like a blow up Gladiator dual set! (Seriously this happened one year, check it out). Personally I like the silly gifts, way more fun! This year I'm super happy with both my draws but it hasn't always been the case so I thought I'd do a little post on what's about at the mo incase anyone was struggling!

When it's comes to Secret Santa the first place I always head is I've been a Firebox fan and customer for quite a few years now and they have always have lots of fun gift ides for under a tenner.

Ninjabread Men - £7.99 - Firebox
How awesome are these Ninjabread Men cutters?! Seriously, I know a certain baker who could put these to good use! The pack features three different shapes so your Secret Santa could bake up a whole army of cookie cutter Ninjas!

Sass & Belle - £8.75 - Debenhams

A purse is a really great idea because everyone needs a purse! Personally I'm always breaking mine by overfilling them with loose change and I love little purses for fitting into clutch bags. You can never have too many little purses in my opinion. This owl coin purse from Sass & Belle is so cute, I would be super happy to receive this, hint hint Secret Santa ;). If you don't know the person too well you can always go for a safer choice if you're not too sure on their tastes! 

Mavala - £10.35 -
If you've spotted your Secret Santa likes to do her nails, why not look for a nail varnish set? The colours in this set are so fun! 

Alien Invader Multi-Tool - £8.99 - Firebox

And if you draw a guy as your Secret Santa this Alien Invader Multi-tool is pretty cool! Not only does it look good as a key ring, it's also a screwdriver and a bottle opener! What more could he ask for?


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