Monday, 20 November 2017

Christmas Movie Night Gift Guide | Children's Edition with Universal Pictures

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One of my favourite Christmas traditions my parents always did was on Christmas Eve - something that has now become really popular is known as the 'Christmas Eve box'.  Same principle, but my parents did it in a slightly different way (by basically telling my brother and I we could each open a gift from under the Christmas tree early, then telling us exactly which gift it had to be!).  The gift was always some cosy new pyjamas and a festive film to watch and it's something I've never forgotten and a tradition I plan to carry on with my little girl. 

There's nothing better (and more affordable) than settling down with a bowl of popcorn and a DVD during the Christmas period and these new children's titles are my picks for kids this year.  So if you're looking for stocking fillers for the younger members of your family - look no further.  My nieces will be thrilled to open these on Christmas morning or as a pre-Christmas movie night treat.

Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'

Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas is You, a fun and heartwarming holiday story brought to life in beautifully realized CGI animation.  Based on one of the best-selling and most beloved Christmas songs of all time and the children's book it inspired.

One of the top selling female music artists in history, Mariah Carey also narrates and produces the film, which shares one of her most treasured holiday wishes. "I am thrilled to be able to bring the story of the song to new generations of families", said the global superstar.

Available on DVD from 13th November - buy here

Despicable Me 3

When Gru and his new wife Lucy are unable to take down the latest villain to threaten humanity (an 80's-obsessed former child TV star named Balthazar Bratt) they are kicked out of the Anti-Villain League and humiliated.  The Minions hope Gru will use this opportunity to return to a life of crime but, when Gru makes it clear that he's retired from all that, the Minions quit and head out on their own.

Out on BluRay and DVD now - buy here

Trolls Holiday

When the eternally optimistic Poppy, queen of the Trolls, learns that the Bergens no longer have any holidays on their calendar, she enlists the help of Branch and the rest of the Trolls on a mission to fix something that the Bergens don't think is broken! Can't stop the music when the Trolls' wondrous TROLL-IDAY special arrives in time for Christmas 2017.
Out on DVD from 20th November - buy here


Friday, 17 November 2017

Christmas Gift Guide - For Her | Under £25

So firstly, is anyone else really confused as to why 'Black Friday' has come a week early to the UK this year? Yep me too.  Not that I'm complaining of course, it just means that I can get deals on my Christmas shopping a week earlier than normal and this year (with impending baby) it is definitely needed!

For the first instalment of this year's gift guides I wanted to start with budget items - the stocking fillers and smaller items that look pretty but certainly don't break the bank.  Here's what I have for you:

1. Ouai Hair Oil £24.00 - Purchase here
Stylist to the likes of the Kardashians, Jessica Alba and Jennifer Lopez,  Jen Atkin launched the Ouai brand in 2016.  I've heard so many rave reviews about the line and this hair oil seems to be considered a must have. 

2. Skinnydip Cat Eye Sunglasses £25.00 - here
I'm a huge fan of cat eye sunglasses and these ones by Skinnydip are no exception.  An all-black outfit with a winter white or cream teddy coat and these? A winter outfit of dreams.

3. George Sequinned Flower Jumper £18.00 - here
Glitz and sequins are no better received than during the festive season and this jumper is definitely a more subtle way to wear them.  For the more conservative sequin-wearer this jumper is a must and with it's bell sleeve detail and grey knit, it couldn't be more on trend for the season.

4. Decleor Surprise Cracker Gift £12.00 - here
This little gift is perfect for someone you want to give a little touch of luxury to, but definitely don't want the luxury price tag to match.  Perfect for a colleague or as a cute stocking filler, it suits a woman of all ages.

5.  Estella Bartlett Fern Leaf Stud Earrings £18.00 - here
These studs are simply stunning and perfect for anyone who loves to wear jewellery.  They're subtle enough for everyday and are sure to be well received.

I found so much more whilst researching this guide - if any of you want a part 2 budget gift guide, please leave a comment below and I will get that post up as soon as I can! Happy shopping!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Candy Cane Christmas Tree

Ok, so I know it may be (is) a tad early to be decorating for Christmas but the truth is, I've been fighting the urge to decorate for a good month already! Blame the nesting (I blame everything on the nesting). But seriously, I have 2 legitimate reasons for starting the festive period early this year:

1. I have a human that I've been growing for the last 8.5 months arriving shortly and: 
2.  This gives you guys enough time to take inspiration for your decor this year!

So my theme started from the humble candy cane this year, and spiralled into something you see in these pictures! It's fair to say I did definitely go overboard with the oversized ornaments but I really think it gives my (otherwise sparse) tree a really full look and I love it! Another decision I made was to also forgo a star as my tree topper and use these giant glittery poinsettia flowers to add a little bit more of an impact. 

Click the video at the end of this post to see me decorate and explain in more detail!


Friday, 10 November 2017

Baby Girl Nursery Tour | Baby Blogs

So it's here! I'm so glad I got this video up finally - I did wonder whether i would before our baby girl actually made an appearance!

There are a few touches {mainly a floor lamp behind the chair} I still want to add but overall i'm happy with the way it turned out and I hope it gives you some inspiration if you're currently decorating a nursery.

Let me know if you want to see more home decor posts/videos from me - I'm currently in the process of updating our kitchen!

Watch the full tour here:

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