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Amara Christmas Wishlist

I love Christmas. There is something magical about the season. And the amazing snow we had a few days ago has made the season even more magical! I have been doing loads on online shopping these last few days. I have almost exhausted the funds in my account 😃. There are many items that need to be bought but I think I am nearly done now. Most presents have been wrapped, cards have been addressed and are being sent as I type. Groceries are in my online trolley, so things are looking up.

When it comes to Christmas gifts and all, I like getting them sorted early so I can spread the cost, and not get so worked up. I don’t like being stressed out over anything and with the Christmas craze, stress is usually waiting to fall upon anyone who is not organised.

I have come across so many Christmas Wishlist and gift guides post, that have inspired this Amara Christmas Wishlist post. You can get all items on the Amara Website.

 

Liberty London Women’s Indiana Blue Pyjamas

 

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I love the Indiana print here. It is such a beauty. I would love this set of pyjamas this Christmas. It would be a nice addition to my ever-growing collection of pyjamas. As a work from home mummy, I can testify to the importance of having as many pairs of pyjamas as possible. I find my pyjamas very useful.

 

Liberty London Women’s Indiana Navy Long Robe

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This stunning beautiful robe matches the pyjamas perfectly. This robe is made from 100% silk and I love how the blue tones contrasts the navy accents. I think it is a gorgeous piece to have this season. I would love to receive this piece as a gift. It screams luxury to me.

 

Ted Baker Bronze Herringbone Suitcase – Medium

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I love travel and I really like travelling in style. This lovely looking Ted Baker Suitcase ticks all the right boxes. It looks very sophisticated and the design is quite chic too. Also, this suitcase is lightweight and has four smooth rolling wheels providing 360°movement, ensuring ultimate ease when travelling. What is there not to like? I have a few trips planned for 2018 and I would love to travel with this beauty.

 

Joules Beau Leather Shoulder Bag – Chestnut

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As a diehard handbag lover, this Wishlist would not be complete without a bag. This Joules chestnut bag would be a great addition to my bag collection. I love the chestnut colour and the slouchy hobo shape. It would be great styling this with a casual top and a pair of jeans.

 

 

Versace Les Étoiles de la Mer Notebook

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As a writer, I am always with a notebook so I can easily jot down when inspirations strikes. So this Versace Notebook would make a nice gift. It looks super stylish and it is Versace. I have never had a notebook from a luxury designer before so having this would be a dream come true.

 

What do you think of these items? Do any of them catch your eye? Would you like any of them for Christmas? Please sound off in the comments section below. Let’s talk.

Thanks for reading. Enjoy the season.

 

*Collaborative post.

 

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Product Review: Neutrogena & Joules Hand Creams

In the midst of the Christmas rush and chaos, I managed to squeeze in some time to review these products – Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Concentrated Hand Cream and Joules Cottage Herb Thyme to Unwind Hand Cream. I have been using both hand creams this winter, and I have found them both very handy in this cold season. I have been using both hand creams this winter, and I have found them both very handy in this cold season.

 

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I always like to have hand creams in my handbag and around me. I get really dry hands, so hand creams are essentials in my life, I can’t do without them.

I got this Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Concentrated Hand Cream from my local Boots store some weeks ago, and I have used it every day.

Here is the product description:

Immediate and lasting relief for even the most dry hands.

Just a dab of this glycerin-enriched formula instantly relieves and protects seriously or chapped hands.

Even under the harshest conditions, it leaves hands noticeably soft and smoother.

Concentrated for over 200 applications.

 

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Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. It moisturises my hands perfectly, leaving it softer and smoother.
  2. It is so concentrated, I only have to use a tiny amount.
  3. I love the compact packaging.
  4. It is very affordable at £3.85 for a 50ml tube.
  5. It is readily available in most stores.

CONS

None.

This product ticks all the boxes for me. If there was anything at all I would like to be included in this product, would be a sweet smelling fragrance. This hand cream is scented but very mild.

 

I also had the opportunity to use this Joules Cottage Herb Thyme to Unwind Hand Cream and I have fallen in love with it.

 

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I believe this product is no out of stock so I will just go straight to my thoughts on it:

 

PROS

  1. I love the name of the product, so creative.
  2. I adore the pretty bright packaging. I think it is so Joules.
  3. I love this hand cream. It smells amazing and leaves my hands feeling and look moisturised.
  4. I love the texture.

 

CONS

None. I love everything about this Joules hand cream.

 

I would recommend both hand creams, I think they are both great and worth every penny. If I had to pick one, I would go for the Joules Cottage Herb Thyme to Unwind Hand Cream because it has an amazing fragrance, a very pretty packaging and it does the job perfectly.

 

Have you used any of these hand creams before? Which do you swear by?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Country chic: 3 simple ways to add equestrian style to your Autumn/Winter wardrobe

Almost every Autumn/Winter season, a nod to countryside fashions can be found gracing the pages of top-end style magazines. Vogue has declared nods to equestrian chic in the top 10 A/W styles this year, including military epaulettes on the Burberry catwalk, and heritage fabrics taking centre stage on key pieces, including gorgeous Prince of Wales check at Isabel Marant.

 

Chelford Farm Supplies have sourced a fabulous country and equestrian clothing collection which combines elements of these A/W16 trends with durability, warmth and practicality.

 

Boots

The boot is a classic for a reason: eternal practicality. If you’re looking for a Wellington, then try the classic Hunter boot, combining lovely on-trend colours and styles with innate hardiness. If you’re aiming for a stylish look to take you around town, invest in some Fairfax & Favor boots to pair with smart denim and a tailored jacket. Be sure to invest in some suede protector, because you’ll want these boots to keep walking for decades.

 

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Heritage fabrics

This stunning Holland Cooper military jacket is reminiscent of the Burberry, Prada and Miu Miu coats on the catwalk this season. Individually hand cut and handmade in Great Britain, this beautifully tailored statement piece is made with the highest quality Scottish tweed. The suede cuffs and signature gold buttons give this jacket a unique, high-end finish, and the feminine cut creates an enviable silhouette. What do you think?

 

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Shirts

The trophy blouse was huge on the A/W 16 catwalk, with designers as diverse as Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs and Roksanda. For a more wearable day-to-night look with a heritage feel, try this gorgeous Joules pop-over shirt with a hand-drawn fox and pheasant print. Layer under a v-neck sweater for a subtle look; pair with cropped denim and heels during the daytime for a contemporary spin on ladylike dressing; add a sleek blazer for a dinner-and-drinks look in the evening.

 

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I can picture myself rocking the all the pieces here together, and adding a black  v-neck sweater. What do you think of these pieces? Will you be rocking similar pieces this A/W?

 

*Collaborative post.

 

 

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