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3 Christmas gifts less than £30

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Christmas shopping is still going on for us. I have wrapped all the presents and I am just waiting on a few items to come in this week, and I am all done. The kiddies are so excited. I had to keep chasing them out of the room yesterday while wrapping presents. To be honest, I am really excited as well. I am looking forward to relaxing and enjoying all what the season brings. I am also looking for to the new year – 2020. It is going to be an amazing year all around.

How is your Christmas shopping going? If you are still on the lookout for little gifts to give out this Christmas, here are some fantastic ideas for you. They are all less than £30 and I hope you are inspired. –

 

Granada Navy Long Socks £13.97

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This Granada Navy Long Socks is a beauty. I love the colours and the design. It looks like it is going to be dead warm and comfy, which is just what I need with the winter coming. This would make an excellent gift this Christmas.

Cosy up this winter with a mug of tea, good book, open fire, and these handmade Nepalese wool socks. Sitting somewhere between a sock and a slipper, they’re chunky enough to keep freezing toes warm on even the coldest of winter nights. These traditionally knitted socks have been hand crafted from 100% natural wool in repeating rows of quirky colours. The ankle end is ribbed to create a snuggly but stretchy opening. One size fits all! They’ve been designed to embrace your feet like a hug — a perfect symbol of how these slipper socks help to support traditional Nepalese artisans. 

 

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa – Charcoal Fabric – £24.99

 

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This amazing gadget is now on sale for only £24.99. It is a great price and I can see many people taking advantage of this massive sale. I like the smart speaker. It would great as a Christmas gift for the tech/gadget lovers. It has amazing features that help make life easier. What is there not to like?

Our most popular smart speaker: now with a fabric design and improved speaker for richer and louder sound. Voice control your music: stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, TuneIn and others. You can also listen to audiobooks from Audible.

 

 

Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette Fragrance for Women, 100 ml £16.99

 

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This Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette Fragrance for Women, 100 ml bottle is currently going for only £16.99 on Amazon. The RRP is £60, so this is a massive sale. I have used this fragrance many times and I really like it. It smells amazing. 

Vera Wang Princess the perfume for women evokes everything from the magical and the mystical, to the fearless and the fascinating – dare to claim the Princess in you. Radiant and whimsical, Vera Wang Princess is a sheer, fruity floral perfume – rich with vanilla and brimming with exotic flowers and succulent fruits. Princess is an enchanting celebration of modern femininity.

 

 

What do you think of these 3 Christmas gifts less than £30? Did any gift catch your eye?

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Expert advice on what to look for when buying an expensive suit

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When it comes to shopping for a stylish suit, it takes a lot of thought and a good eye for fashion. A suit is a wardrobe necessity for almost every man so it is worth investing a little more in a couple. You can wear a suit to the office, a wedding, christenings and even on a date! If you opt for a cheap suit, it is likely you will be replacing it in a few years, so it is worth spending more to grab quality suits.

Not everyone knows exactly what to look for when it comes to buying a new suit… And how can other people tell that you’re wearing the best? CT shirts, experts in suit design, have created this guide to make your purchase the right one.

 

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The materials

When it comes to suits, the materials used determine the quality of the suit and how long they will be around for.

It is best to avoid suits with labels that state it has been created with a wool-blend or man-made materials, instead go for natural fibres. You should avoid Polyester as it retains a lot of heat, is less breathable and creases easily. A suit with 100% wool is something that you should look out for — these suits are versatile and ooze comfort. For a lustre look, often silk or mohair (a silk-like material made from the hair of the Angora goat) is added and this gives a luxurious shine to black suits For extra movement and comfort, a high-quality suit is often made with a small amount of Lycra and this improves its elasticity.

The ‘Super’ value is also an indicator on the finery of the material. The Super is a way of indicating that the wool is of high quality and the higher the number, the finer and lighter the cloth will be.

Not many people will go as far as considering the suit buttons and whether they are made from a durable material. Plastic buttons are prone to breakage and chipping — imagine if you brush against a wall or table, it will be the buttons that take the impact. Another high-quality material that is often used for making durable and long-lasting suit buttons is corozo nuts.

 

The design

Over time, a suit should mould to your individual body shape to convey a look that is truly unique.

Some weaves are considered as higher end than others, but this choice is largely personal preference. The patterns are created in the suit by interweaving different coloured threads in different ways. The ‘twill’ weave is considered to be stylish — this has a diagonal line of raised fabric and a silk-looking finish. The ‘herringbone’ also gives a smart look— this is an intricate V weave that creates a smooth feel.

Canvassed suit jackets are a popular choice, they’re created with layers of material that sit between the outer suit fabric and the inner lining. This tailoring technique helps the suit maintain structure and shape. What you should look out for is a ‘floating canvas’ — this is where the middle layer has been stitched to the fabric loosely so that the suit is able to mould to your body shape and move when you move.

Look at the lining of a suit for a clear sign on how well it has been made. Despite popular belief that an unlined suit is cheaper than a fully lined one, it actually takes more effort to create an unlined suit as the stitching and cut of the material is exposed. However, lined sleeves improve your ability to slide the jacket on and off.

 

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The details

A well-informed shop assistant will be able to help guide you through your purchase, identifying which tiny details of the garments have the most impact on the style and fit. It can be the tailor’s own way of integrating quality into their work.

The suit lapels are the folds on either side of the opening across the chest. One detail that can indicate the quality of a suit is the lapel roll — this is the fall and curl of the lapel from the collar to the first button. If the suit is one of many rolled off a production line, it is likely that the lapel will be completely flat against the jacket and the roll will be almost non-existent. In a high-quality suit however, the lapel roll will look like it has been carefully curved — giving the jacket more texture and a better appearance.

The back vents will determine how freely you can move around in the suit, and most importantly they will determine how comfortable the garment is. Choose suit jackets with twin back vents on the back of the jacket to improve its flexibility and range of movement.

Another feature to look out for on a suit is the stalk loops. This is a traditional tailoring feature which neatly keeps your flower stalk tucked away. Although it may not be a necessary feature for everyone, it shows attention to detail that’s likely to be an indicator of a good suit.

Look at the buttonholes carefully. Cheaper suits can often have frayed buttonholes as they haven’t been stitched with delicacy. Small details like this are big giveaways as to how your suit has been made.

Giveaway – Win 3 Nad’s Wax Products Worth £30 for unwanted hair

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If you have been reading this blog and beauty posts for sometime, you will know I am big of hair removal techniques. I am forever getting rid of unwanted hair, so I was glad when an opportunity came to work with Nad’s. The giveaway details are all the way down, but first let’s talk a bit about the amazing skincare brand.

For those who don’t know, Nad’s was launched by Sue Ismiel in 1992 and the rest is history.  The brand is known for being the hair removal innovator, with natural products created to get rid of unwanted hair. I have had the pleasure of using Nad’s wax products over the years, and they do the job of getting rid of unwanted hair quickly and effortlessly. One lucky inner will be winning these 3 Nad’s Wax Products worth £30.

 

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Here are the Nads Wax Products up for grabs –

 

Nad’s Natural Hair Removal Sugar Wax

Nad’s Natural Hair Removal Sugar Wax is a no-heat natural way to silky, smooth, hair-free skin. It is a 100% natural sugar wax product. This product warms with body heat as it is applied onto the skin and waxed away – along with your unwanted hair – to leave the skin smooth for up to eight weeks. The mistake-proof formula washes away quite easily with water giving you confidence to achieve salon results at home. It is an amazing hair removal product, and I am so in love with it.

 

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Nad’s Hair Removal Brazilian & Bikini Wax

This hair removal product by Nad’s is great for getting a Brazilian/bikini wax from the comfort of your home. It is created for the strong, coarse hair of the bikini area. It locks onto the hair so it can be removed from the root for weeks of smooth, hair-free skin, with no strips required and yet gentle on the skin. Each tub is enough for around 2/3 applications.

 

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Nad’s Hair Removal Body Wax Strips for Sensitive Skin

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This Nad’s Hair Removal Body Wax Strips for Sensitive Skin is a gentle formula containing honey and chamomile. Each pack comes with 28 dermatologically tested strips. These strips removes unwanted hair from the root, leaving the skin smooth, soft and hair free for up to four weeks.

For more information visit: https://nads.com/ or to buy head to your local Boots or Superdrug or go online at Amazon, Fragrance Direct or Ocado.

 

 

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This giveaway is open to UK residents only. You have to be over 18 years to take part. It ends 6th January at 11pm. The winner will be randomly selected and contacted on Twitter within 48 hours of the giveaway ending.

Thanks for entering. Good luck everyone. Have a great week.

 

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