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Christmas gift ideas

Christmas is literally around the corner so what a perfect time for me to create a christmas gift list full of ideas of presents you could get for someone else or things you want to ask santa for! I always look for inspiration of what other people ask for when it comes to buying gifts for people so hopefully this will come in handy for you all and hopefully there is something for everyone!

Okay so the first present just has to be this Too Faced Grand Hotel christmas gift set which comes with three christmas scented eyeshadow palettes and a mini better than sex mascara. Oh my god when I first came across this in debenhams I wanted to cry the colours in the palettes are soooo beautiful!! This is perfect for any Too Faced lover and just any girl who loves makeup! It is £46 which seems a lot but for the amount of products you get it is such good value. Unfortunately it is currently sold out on debenhams website but they are restocking!! Or go and check your local store!

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This next one might seem quite random but if you have a girlfriend or mum etc a nice watch is a lovely present (obviously depending on your budget) personally I think a good watch is such an investment! I have been eyeing up this Marc Jacobs rose gold one forever it is just so pretty and I love the big face! It is £159 which sounds like a lot but when you compare that to the price a mans designer watch is it’s crazy!! Also, watches like this will last a lifetime. They’re timeless pieces.

 

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Now of course a perfume just had to be included, what’s christmas without a new perfume!! And this is the one that is definitely on my list. My friend has just recently purchased this and I was with her when she got it and ohhhh my god it is amazing ever since then it’s been on my christmas list! I have had other paco rabanne perfumes like black xs and they’re just always so nice and fresh smelling. I always change my perfumes but I still have so many that I love. I don’t really like overly expensive perfumes as for some reason to me personally they’re always too musky smelling and I prefer sweet smells. Another perfume to consider is Jimmy Choo/Blossom I have been using that for over a year now and I still absolutely love it!

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If you’re from the UK then you probably already love boots christmas gift sets so I have just picked out a few that I think make lovely presents that are so affordable! So first up is this soap and glory she’s the gloss kit. It includes 4 of their sexy mother pucker lipglosses which are really really good! at £14 it is a perfect stocking filler.

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The next one is this little Ted Baker ‘double the dazzle’ lipstick and nail varnish duo, again this is a perfect stocking filler and is only £8! It comes in different shades from pink to red and the packaging is so pretty and makes it seem pricier than it actually was!

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I will do some more of these types of posts in the run up to christmas perhaps one targeted at men, another about presents you can get on a budget etc! I hope you enjoyed reading this and it has helped you if you’re struggling with present ideas!

Thanks as always for reading X

All products mentioned are listed below!

Too faced Grand Hotel christmas gift set 

Marc Jacobs watch

Olympea perfume 

Soap and glory she’s the gloss 

Ted Baker double the dazzle 

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My gym routine

Okay so for todays post I thought I would do something a little different and post about what I do at the gym. I am by no means trying to tell you this is what you should be doing I am not a professional just sharing what works for me! Before I started the gym I found it helpful to see what other girls do. I am not trying to lose weight just tone up and build muscle.

I don’t train different parts on different days like I know most people do as I don’t have the time so I just do it all at once!

 

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So to start with I like to warm my body up by doing about 5 minutes on the cross trainer, I don’t spend too long on here as truthfully I find it quite boring but it’s really good for so many different parts of your body and helps warm you and your muscles up.

Then I like to do some arm workouts, most gyms will have a few of these machines and they are so good! I like the fact you can change the weight as I am so weak (lol). If you don’t feel comfortable doing such exercises in a room full of men then see if your local gym has a womens only part, mine does and it is so useful sometimes when the main gym is too intimidating!

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I then like to go back to cardio using the treadmill, I have always been a huge lover of running ever since I was little I was part of my schools cross country team so I love using this machine. Interval training is my favourite way to use this machine as for me personally I get better results from doing a fast sprint for a minute and then doing a fast incline walk rather than staying the same. I don’t want to loose much weight so my main reason for using this machine is purely to keep up my fitness levels.

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After this I will finish off with some hip abductor workouts, sit ups, plank, weights etc..

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I am aware my following is mainly for beauty but please let me know if you enjoyed this post and I will happily do more!

Also any tips and workouts will be highly appreciated!

Thanks for reading.

Becky Xx