Christmas Gift Ideas: Fashion Lovers

I can’t believe it’s already one month until Christmas. Where has the time gone?! It’s time to really get stuck in with Christmas shopping and I’ve got some amazing buys that should help ease the stress of buying gifts. This week I’ll be focusing on fashion buys from fashion bible Vogue covers book to a cosy faux fur gilet. Have you started your Christmas shopping yet or is everything wrapped up and ready to go?

Christmas Gift Ideas

  1. Faux Fur Gilet | 2. Vogue covers book | 3. Kiss Me Quick Keychain | 4. Purse | 5. Graphic Necklace |  6. Faux Fur Pom Pom Glove 


Stay tuned for next week’s Christmas guide! 

Dear Daniel

Dear Daniel ,

It’s that time of year again where everyone is looking forward to celebrating the festive season. I’ve been a good girl this year and hoping to see some lovely presents underneath the Christmas tree. I will make sure to leave you some milk and cookies in case you get hungry while you’re delivering presents to all the boys and girls around the world. There’s a lovely pair of boots by Ugg Australia that I’m coveting for Christmas. It a beautiful chocolate brown shade (I love chocolate) and would keep my feet warm. I deserve this boot for Christmas because I’m compassionate and love helping others, especially my family and friends in the time of need.

Here’s a picture of the boots below. Thanks in advance Daniel and I look forward to seeing my present underneath the Christmas tree :)

Dear Daniel


Raukten Bonus Box Review

A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by Rakuten (Linkshare) to review their very first Bonus Box. If you haven’t heard of Rakuten, it’s an affiliate marketing network where you can earn money from your blog through links and banners from various brands from Birchbox to River Island.

The box features selected fashion and beauty advertisers on Rakuten’s Affiliate network that are looking to enhance partnerships with bloggers. Here’s what was sent to me below:

Rakuten Bonus Box Review

1. C/O The Body Shop Spa of the World African Ximenia Scrub (350ml), £18

Made with ximenia oil from the ‘Tree of Life’ in Namibia, Africa, this luxurious scrub leaves the skin feeling smoother and softer. The scrub is part of the Spa of the World range and it’s beauty heaven! It’s a generous amount and has a sleek, earthy brown packaging finished off with a huge lid! The butter comes in a light vanilla colour and has a subtle smell. When applied to the skin, it doesn’t have that gritty feel that most scrubs have, it just melts like butter! I used the butter with a plastic brush from Superdrug and it worked wonders. My skin felt smoother and would use it 1-2 times a week.

2. C/O Clinique Take the Day off Makeup Remover, (sample size 30ml) full size 125ml, £17

I’ve never used Clinique before so was keen to try the makeup remover. At first glance, I like the clear, purple bottle and has a transparent substance. The lid is like those medication bottles where you have to push down. The remover claims to remove makeup from lips, lashes and suitable for all skin types. I’ve used it a couple of times to remove eye makeup after a long day of work and does what it says on the bottle. 

3. Toms AW15 magazine (not pictured)

The Bonus Box came with Tom’s AW15 catalouge showcasing their latest collection for the colder months. I received a lovely 25% discount. One thing I love about Toms is they are so charitable and genuinely make a difference to the less fortunate. A winner in my books.

4. C/O Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask (sample size 24ml) full size 100ml, £23

Origins is a brand that I’ve been meaning to try out. I have read countless reviews and was excited to try out their product myself. I am a fan of face masks as it’s a great way to wake up dull skin. I simply opened my pores with a warm, wet face towel and applied on my face. Once applied, I waited for the mask to tighten the skin for 5-10 mins and then rinsed off. The mask takes some time to remove so would suggest using a face towel. My skin felt refreshed and smooth. Was very pleased with the results and would recommend using the mask as a weekly beauty treatment to refresh your skin.

5. C/O Darphin Paris Ideal Resource Smoothing Serum, 2ml (sample size) Full size 30ml £60

Last but not least is the Darphin serum. The product claims to restore skin to it’s ideal beauty immediately and over time and to diminish the look for imperfections. I received a 2ml sample and has a white, milky consistency and requires a few drops per use. I used it a couple of times but unfortunately, I’ve not seen too much of a difference to my skin. Perhaps I need to use it a couple more times to see results.

Are you part of Rakuten affiliate network? Would you consider joining? Which products would you buy to try out?