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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Teen Girl Christmas Gift Guide

Stuck for Christmas gift idea's for the tween / teen girl in your life? I've pulled together some fab pressie ideas that my fashion loving, geeky girls would love!


1. BaByliss Brilliant Shine Brush £30 - The girls have seen this advertised on TV and keep dropping hints. If it does what it says i will be impressed.

2. CIAK Notebook £13.50, Iconic Essay Book £7.95 from The Journal Shop - I'm a compulsive notebook hoarder and it seems that both my daughters have inherited that awesome trait. As you know, a new year calls for a new notebook and my new favourite store The Journal Shop has so many to choose from. I recently fell in love with the iconic Essay Book, it might even have stolen my Moleskine heart!

3. Dr Martens Jadon Boots £145 - No Christmas is complete without a new pair of DM's (well not in our house anyway). I LOVE these 80's Rewind theme boots, chunky, raving, awesome.

4. BaByliss Curl Secret £120 - Promises to 'effortlessly create beautiful, free-flowing curls with long-lasting effect'. That is a challenge on Biba's very long, Chinese hair but you know how it is... if you are curly you want straight and if you are straight you want a curl.

5. Multi-colour Bean Bag £79 from Made.com - This giant bean bag is perfect for inside and out. It will make a perfect addition to our beautiful Bell Tent in the summer!

6. Midori Swingbird Glue Tape £7.95 from The Journal Shop - Every stationery lover needs one of these little birds bobbing around on their desk.... surely?!

7. Washi Tape Set £8 from Paperchase - You can't really go wrong with a wash tape shaped pressie.

8. Polaroid Socialmatic Camera - This eagerly awaited retro styled, social camera is promised to make an appearance before the end of the year. You can sign up for launch info updates on the Polaroid site but in the meantime, the new Polaroid Cube HD Video Camera £99.99 from Amazon looks like loads of fun. Wide Angled, mountable, shockproof with a range of accessories it's a fun, affordable alternative to the GoPro that the kids will love.

9. Penny Board from £99 - Both my girls LOVE their Penny Boards. Granted, they seem to have lost the ability to walk anywhere however,  the poor dog seems to have developed intermediate skateboarding skills. A Penny Board is worth investing in. Not all skate boards are the same and if you opt for a cheap version, they will quickly outgrow it's ability to deliver what's needed.

10. Primark Gift Card - This is a sure win in the eyes of my girls. They love Primark spending spree and anyone giving them a gift card would be popular indeed. They are available for any amount between £5 and £500. Can you imagine what £500 in Primark would buy you?!

11. Hype Grass Cupcakes Backpack £24.99 from Hype - Because one new bag is never enough and let's face it, everyone needs a backpack. The girls have been lusting after everything Hype for a few months and I can see why. Check out the lucky dip packages on their webstore, they look fab.

12. Barbara Hulanicki Tote Bag £12 from IconClub - The kids are all about their Superdry bags but I haven't come this far to let my girls shrink into the sea of personality-less drones. These shoppers are classy, cool and perfect for school.

Do you have anything else to suggest?

Coming soon : Teen Boys Gift Guide

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

#Seethemiracle

At lunchtime today I watched on a live Google+ hangout as a grandfather in rural Malawi received a life changing cataract operation that will allow him to see properly for the first time in 12 years. Blindness in a western country is devastating but in a developing country like Malawi, it brings a whole different set of challenges.

Sightsavers are campaigning to make a million of these miracles happen over the next three years. This life changing surgery costs just £30. That's someone's life completely changed for just £30.

You can find out more about the Sightsavers' Million Miracles campaign and donate, using the widget in my sidebar. If you live in the UK, the UK government will match every £1 you donate to the campaign before December 31st this year.

Brown eye Betty

Brown Eye Biba

It is said, that eyes are the window to the soul. These two get me every time I look into them, their depth and beauty takes my breath away. I wish I had eyes like theirs!

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Moleskine Sketching

I'm a big fan of Moleskine notebooks and since I started Bullet Journalling I've been adding doodle pages to break up my daily notes.

Here's my most recent piece.

Moleskine Sketch

Monday, 22 September 2014

Big Eyes Trailer

I've been a Big Eye collector since before the world woke up to just how cool they are. Now it seems they are about to become the talk of Tinseltown with Tim Burton's forthcoming film about the amazing Margaret Keane.

Margaret Keane Big Eyes




I cannot wait!
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