Last minute gifts for hosts

Picture it, you’ve got all of your Christmas shopping done, it’s all wrapped and you’re feeling glorious about it all, you’re sitting on the sofa planning which outfit will look nice for Christmas Day as well as have enough room for the amount of food you’re planning on eating. When suddenly you realise you haven’t got your host a small gift to say thank you…

Okay, now story time is over let’s get onto the quick ideas to get you off the hook so you can get back to that sofa.

First up, people always love flowers, in Tesco this year they have some gorgeous Christmas bouquets, some even with a nutcracker on a stick decoration, very cute.

Next you can always find gift sets in shops at all times of the year, from wine and a glass, to miniature bottles of whisky, have a quick scout around the end of the drinks aisle and you’ll find some!

And whether you find them tacky or cute, singing Christmas toys are a must in any household! (And you can never have too many…)

I hope that gives you some inspiration for quick gifts! Let me know what you like to take!

Lucy xox

The best Christmas jumpers of 2017

I have two Christmas jumpers, one very cute one with a penguin on it and one that is of a Star Wars scene that my boyfriend bought for himself without realising the pattern was made out of tiny little hearts…

But you can never have too many jumpers right? Here are seven of my favourite ones from this year;

Primark men – it’s cute and can totally be styled out to be an oversized women’s one if you wanted!

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Asda George – Everyone loves a good pun so this one is perfect for some extra festive cheer!

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Asos – It’s cheeky but it’s cute!

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Missguided – Everyone loves some destiny’s child so why not get this festive jumper to keep it in your head all day!

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Boohoo – This is probably the tackiest because of the pom poms but I LOVE IT!

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Boohoo – one that would be perfect for some people in my family!

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Boohoo – finally, the cute one. I love this gingerbread jumper so much I want to add it to my collection.

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What do you look for in a Christmas jumper? Let me know in the comments below!

Lucy xox

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Christmas Nail Art

Christmas nail art is a fun thing to do throughout December, whether you go full Christmas Santas and all or if you stay to festive sparkle, there are plenty of ways to get your nails ready for the festive season.

I like to use a mixture of Barry M and Ciaté London nail varnishes but realistically if you invest in a good base coat and top coat then you can use any nail varnish you want (no matter what the price is).

There are so many types of designs you can go for, including cheating and going for fake nails and nail wraps.

Here are my favourite 5 nail designs from Pinterest that I will be using on myself and my family this Christmas.



If you like these, head over to my Pinterest for more! And suggest some others down below!

Lucy xox

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How I edit my photos

Taking photos is a passion of mine, after I’ve taken my photos I like to get home and sort through them and use editing software to enhance them.

As you can probably tell from my Instagram feed (above!), I like to have themes for every 9 photos, my favourite app to create this is VSCO Cam.

VSCO is free to download in the app store and is definitely worth the buy.

The settings I use on a regular basis are;

Preset – A5 +12
Exposure – +1.1
Contrast – +1.4


























It obviously depends on the photo and the amount of each preset and edit I want on my images, but I usually use trial and error with my editing until I find one that fits my style (at the time!). The ones above were taken in Spain during the summer so the lighting was a real help for a quick edit!

What editing software do you use? I’d love to hear your suggestions for which ones would be good to try next!

Lucy xox

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Christmas gift guide

I pride myself on gift giving, the excitement of getting something so perfect for someone and it getting to the day, them opening it and loving it, really is the best feeling!

So here is a little guide of ideas for gifts for your loved ones. I will be doing another gift guide very soon with great secret Santa gifts, this guide is perfect for family!


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This book is perfect for the little one in the family!

Not only does it come as a train but you can get it in multiple designs which can be suited to boys and girls.

The best thing about the book is that it’s not just a book, it’s a road to play with and it converts into a train!

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Unicorns are all the rage at the moment, from little children to teens (and older!) This LED light is a nice alternative to something that is overly sparkly, it can add the perfect amount of pizazz to your room without going OTT.



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This is also on the pricey side, but I’ve always thought getting a genuine leather notebook and a pen with it, is a lovely gift. And with Not on the High Street you can get it personalised.







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This is a gorgeous print for your partner.
You can have the soundwave print to say what ever you want, whether it’s of you saying ‘I do’ or simply ‘I love you’ it can be anything.


Lucy xox

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The best of a bad bunch; Christmas film edition!

I’m a big lover of all things festive and film companies clearly are too, I’ve taken it upon myself to watch lots of Christmas films (I know it’s a difficult thing for me to do…), I have found the top 10 worst Christmas films (dare I say it?) in the world!

10. Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever

Seriously this should have been left as a meme…

9. I’ll be Home for Christmas

Just watch the trailer…

8. Christmas with the Kranks

This will probably be an unpopular opinion, but I was not a fan.

7. Home Alone 2, 3 & 4

Way to ruin the classics 😦

6. Jingle All The Way

Thoughts any one?

5. Fred Claus

Vince Vaughn really didn’t help this one be any better…

4. Jack Frost

I watched part of this last year and haven’t been able to finish it 😦

3. The Nutcracker

Macaulay Culkin was better in the OG Home Alone to be honest.

2. Disney’s A Christmas Carol

Lovely animation and all, but can you really beat The Muppets Christmas Carol? (okay slightly biased opinion but let me know what you think down below!)

1. Silent Night, Deadly Night

Christmas is a happy time, not a time for horror movies! (I’m a big wimp okay?)


There you have it, the 10 Christmas films I will not be watching this year!

Let me know what Christmas films you didn’t like in the comments below!

Lucy xox

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For the love of tea – Whittard Advent Calendar

Just when you think you’re too old for an advent calendar your boyfriend really pulls it out of the bag! Today marks the day of the start of advent and this year I will be counting down to Christmas with a cuppa each day. Continue reading “For the love of tea – Whittard Advent Calendar”