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Brush up the environment as well as your teeth!

I bet you’ve never thought about the amount of toothbrushes you get through and then the fact they end up in landfill around the world. In fact over in the US 50 million pounds (lbs) of toothbrushes go into landfill!!!

Now we have a way to tackle this! Care for the earth and clean up your carbon footprint with these 100% biodegradable natural bamboo toothbrushes BY F.E.T.E (From Earth to Earth).

Made from one of the worlds fastest naturally renewing resources (bamboo) the toothbrushes are beneficial to us too because, it’s anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and antibacterial meaning it shouldn’t pick up he unseen bathroom nasties floating around!

We love the simple design, with coloured ends and coloured bristles, it’s a simple
Designer toothbrush! Packaged in 100% biodegradable and Recyclable materials!
It has a lovely feel in your hands, and gives you a good feeling of cleanliness!

Multipacks available online at www.earthtoearth.uk for £15. Also sold separately! 🌎

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Oh the ShaaaDes!

We were lucky enough to receive the ShaanXO 9 color eyeshadow & 9 color lip palette for Christmas from our beauty obsessed friends! So of course we had to try it out and share with you just how we feel about it! 

It was brought for me as the shadows match my complexion and i tend to do nudier smoked looks day to day and on nights out! Best used with a good primer to make the pigments really pop, we created the look above with and all over base to brow line of top left nude shade, then all over the lid in the centre top nude shimmer. We then use the right middle shade in the outer crease and the underneath outer eye to give the darker berry / maroon smoke, blending over the top and onto the brow bone the gorgeously shimmery top right shade, finishing off with out trusty maybelline eyeliner and a dash of mascara!

We found the shades just blend so effortlessly together and are soo buildable – don’t panic on looking that the orangey shade is that bright – its buildable – we use it softly as more of a peach with no primer! As being ginger I cant carry off orange looks to save my life!! 

If you want to get your hands on this, Shaaanxo 18 Colour Eyeshadow and Lipstick Palette, £18, head online to Beauty Bay to buy ♥

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Sweet sweet love…

Consume the aroma of love with these gorgeous NEW Limited Edition Rose & White Chocolate Biscuits, £5, Crabtree & Evelyn. Prepared by a family bakery in Lancashire to a traditional heritage recipe, these, buttery biscuits that are flecked with crystallized rose petals and indulgent chunks of creamy white chocolate, are a simple little sentiment that leads you directly to your loved ones heart straight through their stomachs! Don’t panic at the thought of the rose addition to your biscuits… they are delicately soft and scented, and not overpowering, striking a romantic note for a Valentine’s Day tea filled with love, sweet love! …

Alternately for your #Galentine, why not try these mini handcreams, in Rosewater, Pear & Pink Magnolia, and Evelyn Rose scents, handbag sized, and essential to keep those super soft hands moisturised! Hand therapy available in all three scents, £6, Crabtree & Evelyn

♥ (P.S. we love the pear and pink magnolia jsyk! ) ♥

Available online at http://www.crabtree-evelyn.co.uk

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Be my valentine… 

Shopping for Valentine’s can be a momentus task, because not everyone wants chocolate and flowers these days, to be honest… I personally love things that you can keep, and that wont just die off or be eaten then are gone. Reminders I suppose of that little keepsake your loved one brought you… and maybe where you were at that point in your relationship!

We’ve taken a little look at Amazon Handmade, which we didn’t even realise existed! To see some of the little delights and cards they have, just a small little sample really of all of the delights on offer!

We love the cute cushion options from The Fox in the Attic, The Happy Cloud could fit in anywhere but if you’re a unicorn fan, get your hands on one of those! Happy Cloud Cushion by The Fox In The Attic, £22

If you like artwork, or typography, French Quote Oui Mon Cheri by Lovely Décor, £9.99, may be the gift for you. It’s a long lasting gift, that you can look at day in, day out! 

Now the couples gift… Get both of you a little gift, maybe not for your few months long relationship (you might scare them off 😛  – but fiance, or hubby / wifey – they’re also a perfect little wedding gift too! Mr. & Mrs. Coffee Mug Set by Sweet Water Décor, £25 

Give them the card that tells them in your way that you love them… Visit Sioux Alice to find a huge range, such as ‘My Kind of Weird’ Valentine’s Day Card by Sioux Alice, £2.50, Soulmate Card by Sioux Alice at HANDMADE AT AMAZON, £2.50, or grab the alternative hating on Valentine’s card… and of course unicorns too... Alternative Valentine’s Day Card by Sugar & Sloth, £2.50!

 What about as little item of jewellery, like these Heart Stud Red Earrings in Red with Gold Leaf by Lottie of London Jewellery?, cute and unique with that added touch of gold leaf! or last up….

We have something for the baker at home! Baking Delight Apron, Yellow or blue, by Victoria Eggs, £20, and Baking Delight Tea Towel, Blue or yellow, by Victoria Eggs, £10, these are great for those that love to be in the kitchen, making you and I something scrummy!

Check all of these out this valentine’s online at 

Amazon Handmade the place to go for unique handmade gifts! ♥

www.amazon.co.uk

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Be Kiko Kind…

Have you been looking for that natural and radiant look for your everyday makeup? Then look no further than KIKO Milano’s NEW Skin tone foundation SPF15, £15.90. The 8 hour moisturising long wear foundation, with medium buildable coverage and a natural finish, available in 39 shades, will be the new one for you to try!

Applied best with the new skin tone foundation brush, this foundation sat on our skin like a feather, and smoothly applied without the need of a primer. You shouldn’t have trouble finding the correct shade for you either, as the shades come in so many shades with differing undertones – it made the selection process easy for us redheads that’s for sure!

Available now, nationwide at KIKO stores and online at KIKOCOSMETICS.com 

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‘Xperia-nce’ the precision

Sony brings us the new Xperia XZ & it perfects the fundamentals of a great smartphone. Packed with innovations in technology, it boasts a photo-pro’s camera, an intelligent battery and smart features that adapt to you. And it’s all delivered in a stunning, evolved design. 

Our version came in a striking metallic blue casing, created with a high purity ALKALEIDO™ metal, adding depth, shine and brightness to the finish.

We were impressed with the idea of the intelligent battery life, it picks up when and how long you usually charge your phone for, so that I can spread its full capacity charge across the hours it’s in charge – so say if you charge it nightly whilst you sleep – it will spread the charge across those average 8 hours so it’s. It overcharging a full battery! If you want a quick blast though make sure your settings for intelligent are off otherwise you may not get that quick zap you need to get you home after work!

The camera with three times the precision – Xperia XZ comes loaded with the advanced photography technologies you recognize from other Xperia smartphones. They’ve also added triple image sensing technology to analyse, adapt and capture perfect shots in challenging conditions. Life’s best subjects are rarely still for long. Xperia XZ allows you to capture even moving objects – before the moment passes you by. Bringing together the power of an imaging sensor and a laser autofocus sensor, you can freeze movement in the sharpest detail, even when the light is low. 

 We found the camera quick to load and useful to have the second camera button on the side for landscape use, alike a real camera. It helps aid the quick load from standby to camera in 6.5 seconds – meaning you won’t miss a thing!

Overall it’s a fab phone with a good range of emojis for those that love to use them. Unfortunately I don’t get on too well with android myself, due to using phones with other platforms since the start of time, but once you’re used to it it’s great for those that want a quick happy snap to treasure your memories with or to use along with Spotify for smooth playing clear music.

Remember this could be your Christmas gift! It’s not long now!

Sony Xperia XZ, £550 Pay as you go www.vodafone.co.uk

Find more info and specs over at Sonymobile.co.uk

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Go all out for your Pout 

 Seventeen have us party prepped with their ‘All Out Pout Palette, £4.99, in ‘Woo Me’ – SEVENTEEN, Boots with six shades you can choose your party pick with ease or use it to add a bit of sparkle with the glittery choice to your fave lippie! 

 We loved the ease of application, but make sure you don’t get your palette too hot! Some of the colours didn’t quite hit the pigment swatch you’d expect though, but for this gloss x lippie palette that’s not really a bad thing!
It even comes with a little brush applicator too! And of course at that price who can complain! Budget friendly makeup, accessible and worth your spare change! 

You can always use Lip Lustre in Clear, £3.99. To add a touch of sheen to any of your chosen shades too! 

Seventeen cosmetics, available at Boots.Com and Boots stores nationwide!

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Oh what a month

Getting your period should be easy as pie, and not be so taboo in this day and age, but unfortunately it still is. When our Pink Parcel landed on our desk, we had no idea in any way that something like this even existed…

Designed to make every month to go smoother and be stress free; The Pink Parcel have found and created the perfect delivery service for us ladies. With multiple delivery batches across the month, they send out a discreet box, full of your essential needs including some special treats to help you get through.

Along with our tampons, pads, liners & more we got an array of goodies to keep us entertained relaxed and prepared. Delish cacao and orange gluten free, everything free bars are wonderful ! (From Squirrel Sisters); we also had gingerbread fudge, socks, a mini mud mask, a mini exfoliator from Amie which is undeniably gentle with your skin, and I haven’t stopped using it since. The scent is gentle too making it so pleasant to use. Lola’s Apothecary dropped us a relaxing Clementine tea, whilst we sat unpacking our beautiful dainty little bow earrings (Rose gold plated sterling silver) from JewelleryBox.co.uk … The pore extractor too is a handy little keeper too!

You can get these monthly changing boxes of ‘practical plus the pretty’, handpacked from pinkparcel.co.uk

Your first parcel will be just £6.99, followed by £10.50 thereafter, go get one we’re sure you’ll love it! 

pinkparcel.co.uk

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You Cranberry beautiful

Of course you can be beautiful. All of us our in our own individual and unique ways. Why not add to your beauty routine and add a dash of cranberry to your bath with Mad Beauty’s bath trio of Cranberry bath bombs, £5.99. They smell absolutely delish, but please don’t eat them! We know how irresistible the are! Of course you’ll want to be too!

But yours online now at madbeauty.com for you, or give a little fruity flavour to someone’s stocking or gift pile this Christmas! J’adore!