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Monday, November 17, 2014

Christmas Gift Guide : Sisters

I can't believe christmas is coming around so fast!
I've seen lots of people doing these types of blog posts, and so I thought I'd do one (mainly to give Kirsty some tips on what to get me)
Everything on this post, I want myself. Obviously, as a blogger, many of these items, a normal female probably would find some of these a bit too blogger specific, but I've tried to make it as generic to non-bloggers and bloggers alike!
So here we go:
Depending on your budget, there are various things you can get your sister. 
Around £50

If you're budget is quite large, you can't go wrong with a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera . They're super cute and a great present for anyone who loves taking pictures! The mini polaroid camera has a 60mm focus and LED exposure indicator, gives you instant card sized polaroids instantly! It comes in a range of pastel colours; blue, pink, white, yellow and black.
You can find it in Urban Outfitters for £90, or alternatively, for as little as £53 on Amazon (link above)
If your budget is a little smaller, I recommend these cute little gifts:
Around £40
My favourite scent at the moment has to be the Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium. 
My taste in perfumes changes quite a bit. I've had several different ones over the years, including:
 Diesel Loverdose Eau de Toilette, which has top notes of mandarin and star anise, base notes of amber and vanilla and sambac jasmine, liquorice and gardenia at the heart.
 Vera Wang Princess Night Eau de Toilette, which has notes of wild berries, watermelon, raspberry, jasmine petals, orange blossom, passion rose, crushed sugar, must and vanilla.
Calvin Klein CK In 2 U Eau de Toilette, with top notes of pink grapefruit and bergamot, undertones of amber, red cedar and vanilla and orchid and white cactus at the heart (this one is only £24.99 for 150ml!).
Hugo Boss Orange Eau de Toilette which has top notes of bergamot, white peach and crispy apple, undertones of creamy vanilla, olivewood and sandalwood and orange flowers, plum and cinnamon stick at the heart.
And finally Calvin Klein Euphoria Eau de Parfum which is a more floral and fruity scent with notes of rose, apple, green leaves, lotus, black orchid, black violet and amber.
Black Opium is in the Orange/ Princess Night range in terms of strongness of scent as it's quite rich. It's got top notes of black coffee, undertones of vanilla and a floral scent at the heart. It's certainly a perfume for evenings out. I'd usually choose a softer scent for the day time.
At £39.60 for 30ml, it's a good choice for a sister, however if she's got a particular taste, all of the above perfumes are also under £40 :)
Around £30

If your sister's a messy person like I am, and want to give them a helpful, yet subtle hint to clear up their stuff, I would recommend the acrylic 5 drawer organiser from Muji. It's big enough for brushes, mascaras, anything really! You can even get drawer inserts for jewellery etc. At £24.95 and £2.95 for shipping, it's the perfect gift!
Around £20
I love Urban Outfitters, they have such cool stuff. But I spotted this cute make up bag the other day and think it would be a great gift! 
This Mi-Pac Ostrich Make up bag is small and conveniently can store all your make up essentials to travel with you wherever you go. It's super cute and on-trend!
At £18 it's a bargain!



Around £15
Mac lipstick is a must have. The Please Me shade is beaut and perfect for christmas! Their standard lipsticks add shimmer, texture and colour to your lips. 
Please Me is a semi-neautral shade with a rusty pick tone which would suit any light to medium skin tone. For darker skin, I would recommend Pander Me, it has more of a reddish tone which would complement the skin tone perfectly. 
This lipstick is only £15.50.

Around £10
If your sister is a lover of make up then this would be perfect! Having bought this myself, I cannot recommend it enough (keep an eye out for the review) 
With a contouring powder, highlighter and blush, it's everything you need to a fab Kim K look!
It comes in Fair, Light, Medium and Dark. 
At only £9.99 from Sleek, it's a beauty must have!


Under £5

I love nail varnish and cool little sets such as this. Perfect for christmas, this Nail Rock Red Glitter Manicure is perfect this winter season!
With a pot of glitter and red nail varnish, this is bound to sit prominently amongst the other nail varnishes she may have. 
Brought down to £4.99 in Misguided's sale, it's a steal!
Whatever your budget this Christmas, your sister will love one or a combination of these gifts! I know I would! 
If you're a blogger, why not check out this year's International Blogger Secret Santa and get involved! We've got some great bloggers involved so far, from the UK and overseas, and would love to involve a lot more, so definitely check it out :)
Do you have any of these products and recommend them? Would you like any of these this Christmas?
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