Category Archives: Gifts

Hot hot hot! Keep the heat in with a desktop cup warmer

Desktop cup warmer

I think it’s a well known fact that as soon as someone makes you a cup of tea, you’re called away to a meeting or the doorbell rings or, the worst, you forget about it. And what’s worse than a cold cup of tea? Probably the stale biscuit that sits alongside it but that’s beside the point. To fix this annoying, wasteful problem, Paramount Zone has sent me a desktop cup warmer to combat this daily dilemma.  Continue reading


Great stocking fillers from ParamountZone: Reusable Heat Pads

I don’t know about you but I get cold really easily. With the wintery chills setting in and the walks home seeming to get longer, no amount of wool can make me feel warmer. That’s why I was super excited when I was sent a Reusable Heat Pad courtesy of Paramount Zone.

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A beading good Christmas gift

Chasing Beads hot pink and tan bracelet

Though it’s not quite Christmas yet, I am constantly thinking about buying gifts. I’ve always been the sort of person who prefers to give than receive. That’s not to say that I don’t like receiving gifts – Moo can vouch for that – but I am always more worried about other people’s reactions. So that’s why I’ve started looking around for Christmas early. Now, this isn’t the start of my official Christmas guide, but it is a sneak peak into some items I think will be nice to give this Christmas. Continue reading

My week with cats: an introduction to Eat, Sleep, Sniff

I have been trapped in the house this week. It’s not a status I find too distressing; I have Twitter to keep me company and a little fluffy beast of a cat to cuddle. I’m not just being antisocial or a bit of a hermit. Last weekend’s trip to the hospital really took it out of me and after trying to live a normal life on Monday, I realised that that wasn’t going to happen unless I rested. I am still covered in bruises (I honestly look like I’ve been beaten) and my kidney infection is still causing me a lot of grief but I have been trying to keep my spirits up. Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Gift Idea: Lots of Love from Lush

If you haven’t guessed it yet, I’m not a massive fan of Valentine’s Day. It’s not that I’m bitter because I have a wonderful boyfriend but it’s just a holiday that is too close to Christmas and puts too much pressure on a couple. But saying that, I have seen some lovely things that are fun, practical and still thoughtful to give your loved one this Valentine’s Day. Today’s gift is a simple delight for any girl. Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions – Chocolate Making Class

Valentine’s Day is coming up. A day of red hearts, cheap teddies and boiling resentment. I don’t particularly like Valentine’s Day and think of it in the same way I think of NYE – too much hype for a pretty average day. But being in a couple means that it’s an excuse to do something nice together or maybe get that present you forgot at Christmas or to form a united front against Valentine’s Day, all positive things. Who am I kidding? I love receiving presents (because I have the emotional maturity of a five year old) so sometimes Valentine’s can be ok, kind of. From now until the “big day” I will be making some gift suggestions to help you along… just in case you’re a bit stuck. Continue reading

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Birthday Wish List: Soap and Glory, Benefit, Chanel… oh my!

As today is officially the last day of Christmas and everyone keeps asking me what I want for my birthday, I thought it was time for another gift suggestion post. And as it is my birthday in less than a week, they’re all things I want/have “asked for”. Continue reading

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My Christmas Beauty Box

Hello my lovelies! I hope you had a lovely Christmas break and that all those that celebrate Christmas received all they wished for. Sorry for my radio silence over the festive days but I had some spoilt little rugrats nipping at my ankles all weekend… and that was just my brother! I haven’t had a chance to cook or do my nails or try any new products over the past couple of days so I thought I’d give you a sneak peak into impending beauty reviews all thanks to Santa. Continue reading

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30 Days of Christmas Shopping: Day 30, Last Minute Shopping Suggestions

So it’s finally here. Day 30 of my 30 Days of Christmas Shopping gift guide. And you know what that means. It means that Christmas is in two days! If you’re still running around shopping remember to take a deep breath, calm down and that Westfield Shopping Centre is open until midnight tonight and then if you’re really desperate you still have tomorrow. Today I’m going to do a medley of last minute stocking fillers and gifts that are easy to pick up but are better than a pair of socks. So here we go. Continue reading

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30 Days of Christmas Shopping: Day 29, Accessorize Sale

This is my penultimate post for my 30 Days of Christmas Shopping and I hope you’ve found something useful. I know that it’s last minute buying now so I’m going to show you some quick, cheap, simple options that are quite classic Christmas gifts. Continue reading

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