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Christmas Gift Guide

Stocking Fillers For Under £16 || MagpieMagpie Blog

08/12/2018

Hi Lovelies, 

I hope you are all have a fantastic lead up to Christmas. I’m back again with another stocking filler gift guide.

If you’ve read Sundays post, you’ll know that I’m really trying to up my stocking game! This post is very similar to the previous one but, the main difference is that I’ve upped the price and just given you one gift idea. I think as the years go on this type of post will evolve, so I’d love your thoughts in the comment section down below. 

Also just to mention again, I’m based in Jersey CI so all my prices are based on the prices available to me here.

Lime Crime is a brand I’ve always wanted to try, but am never sure about it. That being said, if I was to receive one in my stocking I’d be pleased. I love me a winter berry colour so when i saw this one I knew it had to be in the post. Unicorns are really big right now too so even if it’s just for the package, you know you’ve bought something just for the packing, we’ve all done it, it’ll go down a treat. This little beauty comes in at £14.45

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Christmas Gift Guide

Stocking Filler Ideas for Under £8 || MagpieMagpie Blog

02/12/2018

Needing some stocking filler ideas? I have a few option coming that should have something for everyone. I’ve tired to up my stocking game over the years. They don’t need to be expensive, that being said they can be if you wish, they just need to be thoughtful. I chose gifts I’d like to receive, and I’m hoping I’m multifaceted enough for there to be at least one thing you’ll like.

A mini mac lipstick is such a cute idea, especially if you can get their favourite shade. They save some classics like Ruby Woo, Twig and Sin, so there is bound to be something from the shade range that’ll be appropriate. There are some other Mac mini options such as setting spray or I think there are mini pigments too, one of those beauties in the stocking would go down a treat.

Today as we are on a budget of £8 (reminder that I live in Jersey, VAT Free) so we are going to stick to the mini lippies and the pigments

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Christmas Lifestyle

Get Into The Christmas Spirit || MagpieMagpie Blog

25/11/2018

Woohoo it’s that time of year again!

I think for the rest of 2018 we are just going to have to face the fact that if I actually get a post up on time it’ll be a miracle. I do promise to try my best to get one up once a week. 

As you guys know by now I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas! It actually is the most wonderful time of your! Christmas 2017 was a very trying time for me, but the celebrations we had at home was just magical. I think any situation can be made special once you concentrate on the positive, and shop of course! Retail therapy can sometimes be just what the Dr ordered! Nowadays  I try to stay away from a fast lifestyle, but I have to say when Christmas comes around that all goes out the window. This year I have to be a bit more reserved as my circumstances have changed and I went a bit mad last year so I should be covered for a year or two. Ha ha.

Right anyway that enough waffling, back to the post. 

I can’t wait for the 1st of December, to get the Christmas Jumpers out and the tree up AND the mulled wine on! I’m hoping with this blog post you’ll get right into the spirit. 

 

Pyjamas 

Who doesn’t love Pjs? I’m into cutesie, snuggly ones. You won’t see anything sexy here! We used to live in an apartment that had an open fire, and there was nothing better then getting on the snuggly pjs and a hot chocolate with a Christmas movie on, with the fire crackling in the background. DELIGHTFUL! 

These first ones from Dorothy Perkins are a bit more subtle Christmas, which is great if you want you Christmas pjs to see you through January too these ones might be the ones for you. These are currently on sale at £25.60 so get in quick before they are gone!

This festive little number are from Dunnes are RIGHT up my street, I love a good red set and if they have little Christmas imagery #winning.  For those of you who don’t know Dunnes, it’s an Irish based company that does in fact deliver to Jersey! They are also the most reasonable of the lot coming in at £8. 

This year there isn’t a shop that doesn’t have a pair of Grinch Pyjamas. These ones from NewLook with the “Naughty Who Me?” slogan are right up my street. I have a similar pair from last year that I can’t wait to get out. These ones come is at £19.99.   

This ones for the safety queens. Not too Christmas, but just Christmas enough for the ones who like Christmas but don’t go OTT like the rest me ha ha. Coming in at £18 from Next they are not the cheapest, but it must be said, they are very cute.

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Kikki.K Lifestyle Stationery

Kikki.K at De Gruchy || MagpieMagpie.ie

08/11/2018

Here we are… Late again. Sorry x

This might be a really random post, but I just couldn’t resist chatting about Kikki.K. It’s recently become available in De Gruchy, so I was excited. I envisioned a bigger selection, but that didn’t stop me spending my money.

I think I was first introduced to the brand when I got into planning and I followed a few groups on facebook, and then I saw Zoella chatting about it. Since then I’ve followed then on insta and just coveted everything! I’m not a huge fan of buying online, so as there was no stockist here I haven’t bought much.

On our way back from our London trip we traveled trough Gatwick, where they had just put up a Kikki.K stall. I was so excited, went straight over, the girls there were lovely and helpful and great advocates of the brand!

I ended up getting a pencil case type thing, that I use as a little makeup bag, and a book. The best part was that they had the option to personalise things, so I got “Magpie” foiled onto my pencil case in rose gold and it was worth ever penny!

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Beauty Ireland Lifestyle

Collins’ Beach Cafe And Seaweed Baths || MagpieMagpie.ie

24/10/2018

Hi Lovelies,

Well I can tell you I’m glad that couple of weeks is over, and that this one is nearly over!! Sorry I missed you guys last week, and this Sunday, but I just couldn’t. It was just a couple of those weeks, ye know! 

I think I’ve finally gotten back in the swing of Jersey life, well as much as someone like me can, and I’m ready to get back to blogging! 

While I was home I had the pleasure of visiting the seaweed baths in Ballybunion. They are opens from the end of May till the mid September.  My mother is an avid visiter in the summer so I was quite excited. 

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Acne Daily Essentials Skincare

La Roche-Posay Serozinc Spray || MagpieMagpieBlog

09/10/2018

Over the past year you’ll have noticed I’ve really gotten into my skincare! My focus is to start writing about it more and trying out more things too. I know a lot of people don’t see the point of toner, but I what they are on about. Toner for me is not just a mindless extra step. It’s a key part of my skincare routine. 

I’ve used a number of toners over the year, but none beat my beloved Serozinc. I had taken a break from it, but recently came back to it and I have to say I think I’m happy to stick with it for the foreseeable future. My skin just seems to love it. It’s so different to other toners as it’s a mist spray, which is so lovely, refreshing, and mild on the skin. The product is for people, like me, who suffer from oily skin, and is supposed to helps mattify. Which it does!

I’ve been on Minocycline (Ance Stuff) for a number of years now and my skin is still quite oily. I’m actually thinking of changing to something less permanent soon, so I’ll try keen you in the loop about that too.

There are a few other reasons, other than the obvious, why I love Serozinc so much. One of the main reasons is there is no need for cotton wool! I’m trying my hardest to cut down on unnecessary waste so this has been fantastic. I used to go through so much cotton wool a week. I thought it was going to be so hard to cut down on, but with this toner and my FaceHalo it’s been so easy.

I also found that the use of so much cotton wool on my skin would irritate it, so I’m seeing less redness when doing my skincare routine which is FAB!!! My usual skincare routine is as follows; remove make with my FaceHalo’s, cleanse with the Super Facialist Salicylic Acid wash, and tone as normal. Depending on what state my skin is in I might add a serum or oil or spot treatment. 

VIDEO of me spraying it on my face to follow

I’m sure there is lots of science behind why my skin loves it and why it works for me, but at the end of the day all I know is that it works and I feel so much more skin confident when I use it. It will definitely be a skincare staple of mine and I’ll definitely be buying multiples when they are on special in Boots. 

What toner have you been loving? And what skincare product could you not live without? Let me know in the comment section below.

Till next week,

Sarah xo

 

 
Beauty Mascara Soap & Glory

Soap & Glory Thick & Fast HD Mascara High Definition Collagen Coat || MagpieMagpie Blog

03/10/2018

I’ve been on the hunt for a new drugstore mascara, of course, didn’t know where to start. At the time it was just after Christmas and there were a few Christmas sets on sale. I’d been thinking of trying a few things from Soap & Glory so when I saw the set was on sale and there was a mascara and an eyeliner in it I was sold!

I ended up not trying the mascara for a few months because I’ve been trying to use up a product before moving onto the next. I’m still going strong with this! I hadn’t heard anything about the Soap & Glory mascara so didn’t know what to expect. As it was a gift set I couldn’t actually see what the wand would be like or the eyeliner, which was funny coz I can be SUPER fuzzy about them. I realise now I could have just gone down to the stand. 

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