Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Christmas Gift Guide For Men 2013!

After posting my last gift guide I knew I wanted to do another one, and when a friend requested on twitter that I make a mens gift guide I got straight to it. I really like trying to find gifts that people wouldn't really buy for themselves and I think I've managed to find a solid 15 gifts here - I even checked them with my boyfriend and he said he'd love to get any of them!  I've picked items with a range of budgets in mind (though do remember if you shop around you're bound to find cheaper prices/discount codes!). So sit down, this is a long post...

Xmas gifts for men

by erinjainex 

Sunday, 24 November 2013

15 Christmas Gifts Under £15!

Seeing as my last Christmas post was 5 stocking fillers under £5, I thought I'd go the extra mile and do 15 gifts under £15 this time! All of these gifts would be great as either a more luxury stocking filler or a gift in itself. The gifts I've picked today are mainly for females (as I presume that's the majority of my readership) but I might do a sneaky little post on a gift guide for boys later on.

Under 15 gift 1

Monday, 18 November 2013

How Much Is My Face Worth? The Basics!

I absolutely love this tag and have wanted to do it for ages, but kept on wondering which products to include. I finally decided I would do the basics that are literally on my face everyday and maybe closer to Christmas do a 'going out' face worth tag! Onto the products..

I actually feel like I have got my everyday makeup down to quite a good amount - when you get like me and buy tonnes of makeup it's hard not to chop and change all the time, but these bits here have been staples in my make up bag for quite a while now.

You may remember I did a post about the Revlon Lash Potion and how much I wasn't in love with it.. This point is still pretty much valid but sadly the tube lasts for ages and I can't justify buying a new one at the minute when I can't really spend on makeup this month! The eyebrow pencil was a random pick up which I now love - it has a wax pencil on one end to set your brow which surprisingly works very well. And of course the concealer - the one raved about by multiple bloggers! I really have grown to like this, it's great for everyday use.

This eyeliner you also may remember from my very first post - it's my absolute favourite and have been using it since I was around 12! Perfect for pretty much any type of eyeliner you want to do - I will remain loyal forever to it! The foundation was a random pick up in Tesco oddly, when I had run out of my beloved MAC Studio Fix Foundation - and I've been using this instead ever since. Then the only two powders I use is the contouring shade from the Sleek Face Form kit and my Studio Fix powder from MAC. I love both and am very close to finishing these two! 

Total = £62.14

I really don't think that's too bad a total! If I went back a year it would be a lot more expensive but when I consider that these are all of my favourite basics which I have bought time and time again, I think it's worth it. Have you ever figured out how much your face is worth? 

Friday, 15 November 2013

Under £5 Stocking Fillers - A Gift Guide

Now that it's halfway through November I think it's about the right time to talk about Christmas. (Anyway who thinks otherwise come back and read this post in December). Unless you are super organised, you always end up rushing around the buy presents in December, with no money left, trying to find bargains that aren't on anymore because shops know you'll pay full price by then! So I want to create a little guide alongside my other regular posts so that (hopefully) we're all a bit more prepared this year. To start with: stocking fillers!

Under £5 Xmas Gifts

Thursday, 14 November 2013

What's in my bag?

As tempting as it is to start this post with 'I'm baaaack!' I shall refrain. I really want to start by apologising for being a bad blogger and not posting. The move to Manchester was a lot more difficult than ever anticipated and I didn't have any time for myself let alone to blog. However I'm in my new house, I'm settled, and I finally have five minutes to breath and tap out a post!