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15 September 2014

guest | kara from abracadabra girl (+ giveaway!)

regular readers of this here blog will be familiar with the blog button you're seeing in the right hand corner there; kara from abracadabra girl has been with me for at least the last four months, and hopefully has no plans to leave me any time soon. i'm sure you've all checked her blog out before (if you haven't, you really ought to), but for those who haven't, i wanted to share one of the posts that appeared on her blog recently - five gift ideas for any occasion;

[appropriate because my own birthday is coming up, and you could mayyyybe read between the lines and posssssssibly buy me something from her list. a ha...]
Diptyque Paris Mini Candles
These mini sized candles offer a hit of Parisian luxury for a fraction of the price of the full sized product. It's still exactly the same lush product but at a purse friendly mini price, most could afford for that special (BFF) friend. I've chosen Diptyque here simply as it has a larger range of mini's available than its competitor Jo Malone. This fragrance is one of the most popular figuier (fig tree) It's a dreamy mix of warm fig notes, reminiscent of balmy summer days (even in the midst of our up and coming UK winter) Finally if candles are not your thing or your friends rather just adopt this mini concept to another product. Most of the Lux brands are doing a mini of something lately; and who wouldn't want to unwrap a little slice of luxury. Diptyque Figuier Mini Candle £20- 70g (30 hrs burn time)

The Bathory
The Bathory are a very cool new start-up company offering personalised bath soaks. That let you personally invent a customised bath soak, online. You can choose from three base blends (Bask, Soothe and Detox) and three of ten essential oils. I went for a detox base, and included the essential oils of Sandalwood, frankincense and grapefruit for a body and mind detox. Its hand blended with premium ingredients that are pure natural and organic. Also the packaging is super cute, just take a look. A definite 10/10. I cant wait to try some more of this brand. You can design your own Bathory soak online for £18

Dior Addict Lip Glow

This innovative idea from Dior is totally unique - Literally. Dior's colour reviver balm is a moisturising lip balm that revives the pinkness of your lips depending on their unique PH level. So it delivers an individual colour from a light to medium pink glow depending on the wearers lips. It's a hydrating balm quite thick in consistency and has a gorgeous minty-vanilla smell. Something really a little different to receive. I Love this one. Dior Addict Lip Glow online priced £23.50 @feelunique 

You Are My Sunshine Mug
How cute is this mug. Now this is where the inspiration part comes in. Think of Easter time how you see all the eggs and little chocolates inside fancy mugs. Well this can be your own custom version of that concept (in a way cuter mug in my opinion) Who wouldn't feel happy looking at that in the morning. Filling ideas, well the list is endless but a few ideas are mini body lotions, a lippy and mascara or Luxury chocolates. You Are My Sunshine Mug (set of four mugs on sale at the moment) via Dot and Bo USA priced $39.99 

Disaster Designs Makeup Bag
Such a Pretty vintage style make up bag from the 'In a Nutshell' range by Disaster Designs. The reason this item made the gift list is not only is it a beautiful little cosmetics bag; it comes with the wording Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining...designed on the outside perfect for a daily dose of motivation/inspiration. It's from an online shop I'm currently in love with called Lisa Angel; not only do they carry this awesome bag but also a multitude of other great non commercial gift items. Makeup Bag by Disaster Designs online priced £14.50

So there you have my 5 Beauty Gift Ideas all designed to make that special friend or family member feel a little bit spoilt. And, for you the lucky readers of Erica's blog, I want to open a giveaway for her (and my!) UK readers, to win one of the make up bags I've featured above. Follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below for three easy entries. Good luck! (hint: open INTERNATIONALLY!)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
well now, isn't that lovely of kara? best get entering you lot, and don't forget to pop over and give her blog some love too. happy monday guys! e x 

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  1. Wahhhh I wish I was a UK reader and not a US reader. Cute giveaway!

  2. Love the idea of teeny-tiny luxury candles! And that mug is RIGHT up my street!!! :D xx

    Little Miss Katy | Fun, Food & Fashion

  3. Thank you x glad you like it ! , yes the mug is super cute lol . k x


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