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🍫@cadburyuk are bringing back their #retro @dairymilk packaging in a set of four, making it a perfect gift for loved ones (or yourself) this Christmas! 🍫



#retro #christmas #gifting #cadbury #dairymilk #wholenut #caramel #fruit&nut #chocolate #chocolates #foodblogger #foodie #gingertalks #foodies

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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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Get the Groom on..

Male grooming and skincare brand, Monroe of London, launches in the UK.

The nature of a photographer is to visually record surroundings in beautiful and well-formed detail, Monroe of London was born out of their friendship and passion for quality products that are beautifully and faultlessly designed. Having each spent 20 years immersed in fashion photography, they were exposed to an industry focused on image and looking good. Taking an egalitarian approach, Luke and Gareth decided to bring that focus out from behind the lens to share with likeminded men in Britain and beyond, they created Monroe of London.
The aim of Monroe of London was not only to design an aesthetically pleasing product, but also a range that promotes skin health. Enlisting the support of the Harley Street Skin Clinic, Luke and Gareth collaborated with their specialists to develop the function to match the form of the brand. Monroe of London products have been designed to take the stress out of grooming, and their dual-purpose approach makes them something that men can fit into their daily routine. With a fresh, elegant signature fragrance and combination products that save time and confusion, rest assured that this is the only range you will ever need.

We got to have a look at these and we love the mini travel kit, the scents of the products are delish too! Especially the minty ones! We are adding this to the Christmas lists for our dads, uncles and boyfriends because we want them to be like Monroe of London. The stylish and modern & undoubtedly British.

The shopping list… 

No: 1 Cleanse & Shave Solution £36.99 for 100ml
No: 2 Exfoliator & Pore Minimizer £32 for 60ml
No: 3 Moisturiser & Shave Balm SPF 20 £39.99 for 100ml
No: 4 Cologne £78 for 100ml
Matte Hair Clay £18 for 60ml
Beard Oil £20
Total Eye Maintenance £37.99
Night Recovery Serum £64.99
Anti-Oxidant Face Mist £42 for 100ml
Hair & Body Wash £30 for 500ml
Gentle Hand Care – Wash & Lotion £18.50 each
Travel Kit £78

Monroe of London is stocked in Harvey Nichols &
www.monroeoflondon.co.uk

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Oh you lippy lot!

This little quad of lip balms will make a perfect little treat for Christmas, for you or a loved one!

The set contains these adorbs dotty, soft and smooth Lip Balms to add moisture and shine to your lips in four mouth-watering, tasty flavours: Strawberry, Coconut, Watermelon and Cherry… they’ll make your lips taste and feel great! 

Dirty Works Lip Balm Tin, £5, Sainsburys

Available instore and online nationwide!

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Baby it’s cold outside…

Do head indoors and play with your new Grand Hotel Cafe Palette Set, £46, TooFaced at Debenhams 

The luxurious Grand Hotel Café opens to reveal three Christmas coffee scented palettes (Peppermint Mocha, Gingerbread Coffee, and Eggnog Latte!) for a total of 18 matte and shimmer shades, two perfectly coordinated blushers, a bronzer, and a deluxe size of our bestselling Better Than Sex Mascara. It’s the perfect gift for any makeup lover! 

You simply can’t miss out on this beauty of a selection of TooFaced fantastic new shades! They’re so unbelievably shimmery with undeniably edible scents (please don’t actually eat them! you can’t!) We wish we actually had the chance to use them and tell you how fantastic they’ll be as we are sure they’ll live up to the standards of other Too Faced palettes! 

If you miss out on this beauty why not try out the Chocolate Bonbons palette, £46, there is so many shades to choose from and again smels fantastic – and you can achieve a look like the above! A nude shadow smoked with a Blackberry glitter ♥

Get your sets asap before they sell out instore at Debenhams, or online at debenhams.co.uk


📸 Main image taken with@huaweimobileuk #huaweip9

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Your makeup On Point

Kaffe Fassett the iconic textile designer has teamed up with Heathcote&Ivory to bring yet another ON Point beauty collection.

The collection is brought to us to represent the quieter contemplative side to Kaffe Fassett’s world; celebrating colour, the geometric and the art of needle point. The collection comprises of the usual body set make up creams lotions and washes, plus a cosmetic and makeup bag.
Today we bring you the bright and colourful patch-work of the makeup bag. Geometric and realistic in pattern, a perfect gift for the clever & talented lovers and makers of needlepoint.


The collection is available from KaffeFassettfragrance.com

Starting from just £10 It’s a bargain!

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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!

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You WILLS have perfect lips thanks to @jackwills lip balm tin this Christmas exclusively from @bootsuk … It’s the perfect stocking filler at just £10 (also in the 3for2 gift offer) #beauty #gifts #bloggers #bblogger #xmas #Christmas #lips #liplove (at London Canary Wharf)

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Light up your home, its the light that lights the world…

Rituals bring us

a collection with a comforting perfume of sweet orange and warm cinnamon that
invites you into a mystical world, in preparation for Christmas 2016. The 

Ritual of Light Collection.
The New Winter limited collection from Rituals lets you experience the feeling of ultimate relaxation on cold winter days with the luxurious and seductively soft winter Bath Foam. The rich
creamy foam makes your skin feel silky soft. The Shower Foam is specially developed for The Ritual of Light collection and combines
the refreshing properties of sweet orange with the warm aroma of cinnamon. After showering with the unique shower foam, prolong the
fragrance experience with the soothing Body Cream to moisturize the skin. Use the Body Scrub once or twice a week for a glowing healthy
winter skin. The scrub contains a luxurious combination of organic sugar and delightfully soothing oils and is specially developed to
revitalize the skin. The Herbal Tea is a relaxing herbal blend of natural ingredients and theine free, which makes it particularly suitable
for drinking at night. Burn the Scented Candle to bring the warming Ritual of Light into your home on the cold winter days. The candle
is also available in XL size. You can combine the candle with the Fragrance Sticks

for an additional fragrance experience…

(which are fabulously scented to make your home feel ready for the festive season, and brings a warmth through the fragrance to an otherwise chilly day.) 
…or as The festive season is upon us, where an important and exciting ritual is to count down the days to Christmas. Why not get yourself the new exclusive Rituals Advent Calendar? Why not cherish the daily ritual of a moment for yourself and with the 24 little surprises of this calendar. You will find mini versions of your favourite products inside, for example The Ritual of Sakura Shower Foam, the Ritual of Laughing Buddha Fortune Oil and The Ritual of Ayurveda Body Cream. Spoil your loved ones with The Ritual of Advent, £49.50 and let them feel how special they are with products that illuminate body, soul and home.
These products are available now at Rituals Cosmetics stores, selected department stores and RITUALS.com.
Except for the Fortune Crackers, which will be available from December 2016 

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Spread the wings of love

Why don’t you spread the wings of love this Christmas with a little bit of fairy dust courtesy of Tink and her ‘Wings of Love Lux Pamper duo’ set in Dewdrop fragrance, £8.99 MadBeauty.com

The set contains lightly fragranced products in Tinkerbell’s fave dewdrop scent. A bubble bath and shower gel set complete with a perfectly tink pink pouffe to magic the day away! A brilliant set for the Disney girl at heart. It’s even covered in lots of little Tink’s too!

Get your hook into this set, or shop from the Tink range and many other Disney themed beauty sets & other wonderful beauty bits from Madbeauty.com