Thursday, 26 November 2015

Celebrate Yankee Candle.

Last weekend I headed to Cheshire Oaks to attempt to start my Christmas shopping. In my defence, the good intentions were there, but I did end up buying myself gifts, rather than anyone else (oops!). One of my favourite stores are Cheshire Oaks is the Yankee Shop. I pop in every time we visit and always manage to pick up so bargains and this trip was no exception.

I actually did pick up some Christmas presents, which I haven't featured, but my best buy was easily this Celebrate Large Jar. The large jars are priced at £19.99 normally, but I picked this up for £13.99 - which is an absolute steal. I was completely drawn straight to the cake images as I love the sweet smelling Yankees. Bearing in mine Snowflake Cookie is my absolute favourite scent from Yankee, this smells really similar. It's a sweet cake-bater scent with a little added spice. 

There is something really nostalgic about this candle. It kind of reminds me of birthday parties as a child and everyone getting together to celebrate - which I guess is the idea. I will certainly be burning this in the run up to Christmas, to get me in the mood for family times on the 25th.

What's your favourite Yankee scent?

Katie xx

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Effortlessly Cool Riding Boots.

Footwear is my addiction. And this time of year, boots are my go-to item. I currently have picked up four pairs of boots for the coming Winter and I just need more and more. The latest addition to my collection are these gorgeous riding boots are from Adesso at Shoetique*.

These are seriously the world's comfiest boots. I wore them for the first time shopping and was a little worried about needing to pick up some plasters for potential blisters, however I certainly didn't need to worry. These are like wearing slipper boots out and about. The leather is so flexible, meaning these are so easy to wear without giving you that awful 'crunchy' feeling, every time you take a step. 

What drew me most to these boots, is how different they are. I've never seen riding boots with the blue detail on the elastic, making these a little more quirky than just plain black. I also adore the contrast between the sole and the main boot, I think it adds a little more uniqueness, to these gorgeous boots. 

And the best part? They go with everything. I've tried them with jeans and skirts/dresses and tights and they just look so effortlessly cool. They're so easy to dress up and down too, and can definitely take an outfit through from day to night. I know these will be glued to my feet over the next few months, and that's fine with me!

What's your favourite footwear for this time of year? 

Katie xx

Monday, 23 November 2015

Christmas Gift Guide: Under £30.

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As we are almost in December, I thought it was time I popped up a cheeky Christmas gift guide. I'm actually planning a couple of gift guides over the next few weeks, but I wanted to start with some stocking fillers, under £30 for the ladies in your life. 

I'm pretty obsessed with browsing Space NK and Cult Beauty for their Christmas gift sets at the moment. And there are so many great bargain buys around at the moment. My absolute favourite picks from Space NK are easily the Nars Lipstick set. These are five minis in gorgeous berry, nude and red shades and the perfect size to pop in your handbag. I have had my eyes on these for a few weeks and I'm planning on picking these up on payday, for £29 these are an absolute steal.

Diptyque are easily one of my favourite candle brands and the Christmas collection is on point again. The mini candles are priced under £30 and are easily the prettiest thing you could have on your fire place. The gold detailing on this one, is just so gorgeous and really festive for the holiday season.

Alongside this wishlist, I've actually picked up form Christmas gifts (for myself!) to share with you...

The Origins Gift Set, I picked up in Boots for a tiny £25. The set includes a full size GinZing Moisturiser and three 30ml products including GinZine Cleanser, Drink Up overnight mask and Modern Friction exfoliator. The 30ml products are bigger than a deluxe samples and have more than enough product to give them a good try out. The moisturiser is £24 on it's own, so this is a fab buy.

Next up I picked up two items from the Christmas gifts in Space NK. I went with the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, which came in cute Christmas packaging for £11.50. And finally the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm 5ml for £10, which comes in an adorable bauble-type packaging, which would make the perfect addition to anyone's Christmas Tree.

Have you found any Christmas bargains?

Katie xx