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Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide

I know many people are still shopping for Christmas. Which is why I am writing yet another gift guide post. If you are on of the those still in search of what to get your loved ones this Christmas, you may find this post very useful.

 

 

Naturally European Mini Hand Cream Collection 3 x 30ml £11
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This Naturally European Mini Hand Cream Collection 3 x 30ml by The Somerset Toiletry Company is a great gift idea. It a set of 3 luxury mini hand creams. The fragrances are: Verbena, Ginger & Lime and Rose Petal.

They smell amazing and would fit easily into a handbag or pocket. I love this set a lot, and the price tag is very affordable.

 

 

Naturally European Hand & Foot Collection 2 x 75ml £13

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I love this Naturally European Hand & Foot Collection 2 x 75ml. It is another great Christmas gift idea from The Somerset Toiletry Company. I love the packaging and the price tag. I also like the idea of a luxury hand cream and foot cream in 1 pack.

Both creams contain essential oils and 20% shea butter to provide moisture.

 

 

Naturally European Mini Shower Gel Collection 3 x 100ml £8.50

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I love this set of luxury bath and shower gels. It is a great idea for a stocking filler this Christmas. I am a huge fan of sweet-smelling shower gels, so this set has me written all over it.

This beautiful set of luxury shower gels by The Somerset Toiletry Company contains three amazing fragrances: Verbena, Rose Petal and Ginger & Lime.

 

You can grab these 3 gift sets on The Somerset Toiletry Company website.

 

 

Planetaria Coasters – Set of 9 £20

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This Planetaria Coasters – Set of 9 is another great gift idea. I love the fact that each coaster has a different planet on it. It is so quirky, stylish and innovative.

This set of coasters by Red Candy is a fun way of adding some personality to your home. Great gift idea as a stocking filler!

 

 

Cactus Coffee Capsule Holder – Gold £22.50

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This Cactus Coffee Capsule Holder – Gold by Red Candy is another great home gift idea. I love the gold finish, I think it is simply stunning. You can also grab it in copper and black shade if you prefer those.

This quirky pod storage can store up to 48 pods. It is a great gift idea for the hot drink lovers like me.

 

You can grab the Capsule Holder and these 0f 9 Coasters on the Red Candy website.

 

Happy Shopping Guys.

 

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How to Manage Time Off as a Freelancer

The holiday season is fast approaching. Unlike those with a 9-to-5 jobs, freelancers work around the clock. That’s the nature of your job as a freelancer.  But just like everybody else, we deserve a break to enjoy the festivities.

As a freelancer, you’re your own boss and you have no one to ask for a day off. So you have to find a way to create such time for yourself.

That can seem like a very daunting task as creating that block of time to enjoy the holidays seems almost impossible. But the good news is that there is a way you can have the free time you need to enjoy the festivities with everyone else. Here exactly how you can manage time off as a freelancer this holiday season.

 

 

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Plan ahead

If you want to have the holidays to yourself, then planning ahead is key. To get more time off for yourself means you need to put in extra hours. But don’t worry, it will be worth it. I promise.

Get all your projects and tasks you have of the month in perspective.  This will help you prioritize the tasks and projects that you need to give urgent attention to first.

That’s just one aspect to planning ahead.

The next thing you need to do is to draw up a budget of how much you need to make for you to comfortably enjoy your time off without feeling the pinch in your finances. This will help you know how many projects you need to take up to make up for that period.  Since you’re the boss, no one is going to give you a bonus unless you work it out yourself.

 

Be disciplined

It will take a lot of discipline to make sure that you follow through with the deadlines you set for yourself. Since you’ll be working harder and for longer hours you need to remain focused and resolute to carry out your projects as at when due. Use incentives to keep you motivated to keep going. What better incentive than to know that you’ll get to spend time with your loved ones during the holidays and relax to your fill!

 

 

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Learn to say “NO”

Sometimes you may be tempted to take up a project or two even though you’re full to the brim with projects. At that point you need to allow yourself to be practical and say “No” to the offers that come in.

You may want to get yourself some time off but that doesn’t mean that you should work yourself into burnout.

 

Outsource what you can

If you tried but couldn’t get yourself to say “No” to the project that comes in, the next practical step to take is to outsource those projects to freelancers who will be available during the time when you’re going on holiday.

The best part of being a freelancer is that you have access to a friendly family of freelancers. The freelancer community is full of talented freelancers who do awesome work.

Once you’ve outsourced the job, you can have the freelancer send the project back to you to for vetting before you send it back to your client. That way you will still earn from the project and help create jobs for other upcoming freelancers.

 

How do you manage time off as a freelancer?

Fashion and Style Police Reviews Silk Bedding Direct

I pay special attention my bedding. Great bedding makes me sleep better. When I need to sleep, the last thing I want is an uncomfortable mattress or pillow. That would mean me tossing and turning for hours. Which is why I was super happy to review Silk Bedding Direct Mulberry Silk-Filled Pillow.

I have been using this super king size pillow for some days now and it has changed my life for the better. It is definitely one of the most comfortable pillows I have ever used.

 

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For those who have never heard of Silk Bedding Direct, it is a UK luxury bedding brand that provides mulberry silk-filled bedding to suit all price ranges for quality bedding.

I got the Mulberry Silk-Filled Pillow in Super King Size – 90cm x 50cm / 36″ x 20″ £69.45. Here are my thoughts on it.

 

PROS
  1. The Mulberry Silk promotes relaxation of the central nervous system, which is great.
  2. I found the pillow very soft and comfy, with medium firmness. It is so easy to drift off laying my head on it.
  3. This pillow helps delay the signs of skin ageing thanks to the natural and Hypoallergenic Mulberry Silk interior.
  4. Silk Bedding Direct offers a 14 Day Full Money-Back Guarantee, and you can return for any reason. I really like that about the brand. It shows they are sure of their products.
  5. The pillow is recommended for those dealing with Asthma, Eczema, and other Allergies. This is because silk is hypoallergenic and does not contain bed bugs, mites and other microscopic life that exist in almost all other types of bedding.

 

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CONS

None.

 

I really like this Silk Bedding Direct Mulberry Silk-Filled Pillow. It is a great addition to my bedding and has helped me sleep easy. If you are in need of luxurious comfortable pillows, or any other bedding, then check out the Silk Bedding Direct page on Amazon. There have a variety of bedding in stock for various bed sizes.

Thanks for reading and please share your thoughts below.

 

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