Tag: Shopping

Christmas Gift Guide Series: Gifts for Her, under €200

Last part for the girls, this one is for those with a bigger budget. Here you will find gifts from €62 to €199.

1. The Body Shop Advent Calander

What’s better than a chocolate Advent Calander??? An Advent Calendar full of beauty products from The Body Shop that’s what. This one is a sort of early xmas present but could be used to give on Christmas day as it is just soooooo fab. You get €126.30 for €99 all in this cute packaging with 24 doors to open. I love it, I think any woman would be VERY happy to receive this and best of all this year The Body Shop are giving a whopping £200,000 of their gift sales to build 5 new schools in Community Fair Trade areas across the world! See here for your nearest store

2. Babyliss Curl Secret

I can’t even explain how this works, but it’s cool, quick and works so you get gorgeous curls in little time with little effort. Have a look at Lovely Girlie Bits video to here see how easy it really is. It’s pricey but the cheapest place I found it was at Harvey Norman for €139.99 here

3. Lush WOW box

This is an amazing box and has tons of bath bombs, soaps, shower gels, hand and body lotion, lip scrub and tint and just soooo much stuff. This one is €169.99 but they have other fantastic boxes for a range of prices! The WOW box could even be given to a group of girls who maybe live together to share because there is so much in it.

4. Acer Iconia B1 Tablet

I won this tablet a few weeks ago from Harvey Norman (thank guys!!) and love it. It’s my first ever tablet so I can’t compare it to any others but I’ve found it great for reading blogs, facebooking, twittering, emailing and general browsing. It saves me having to bring the laptop up to bed. It runs on Android and the battery lasts ages you can insert an SD card too for extra memory. It’s also great for keeping the kids entertained when out and about 😉 This is just €129.99 from Harvey Norman (can’t find it on their site right now but they should do it instore)

5. Nima Makeup Brush Set

Guarantee if a woman loves makeup she loves good makeup brushes. Nima Brushes are an Irish business created by makeup artist Niamh Martin so you know her brushes are good quality and will be perfect for the job! This set contains 12 brushes from the Elite Collection and you can choose a cylinder to hold them in lots of different colours.

This is €105 and can be bought online here.

6. Image Skincare Christmas Gift Box

Image Skincare is an exceptional skin care brand, it really works and their products smell lovely and apply beautifully! I truly love this brand see my review of their Ormedic range here.
This Christmas gift set contains their Ormedic Balancing Lip Enhancement Complex (full size) and four 30ml trial size products including Ormedic Balancing Facial Cleanser, Vital C Anti-ageing Serum, Prvention+ Matte Moisturiser SPF 32 (Daytime) & MAX Creme Moisturiser (Night-time). This is pricey at €99 but good skin care is so important and their products last ages and you will see result immediately in how skin looks and feels.

Find your nearest stockist here

7. Neals Yard Remedies Beauty Sleep Organic Spa Collection

Most of us have sleep problems, it’s hard to wind down in today’s busy world so I thought this was a lovely set from Neals Yard Remedies. It contains everything you need to help wind down at night, Aromatic Foaming Bath, Calming Aromatherapy Candle, Beauty Sleep Concentrate & Beauty Sleep body butter (you can see my review on these two products here) This costs €62.10 and can be bought here from Jenny who is an Irish independent distributor.

8. HerClutterBox Makeup Storage

Us women love to have our makeup handy to reach in our view so we don’t forget what we have (well I do anyway haha) These boxes are a great way to keep everything neat and tidy yet easy to find. I think a lot of other half’s would be happy to see less makeup everywhere by their partner haha!

The ”Candy” range is on sale now for €160 here and can be bought in lots of different colours.

9. Michael Kors watch from Tower Jewellers Blanchardstown S.C

Ooooh I love this little gem, it’s so sparkly! A watch is always a necessity too 😉 This is €199 from Tower Jewellers in Blanch who do lots of other pieces for every woman’s style. Find them on Facebook here.

My Top 6 iPhone Apps

I have a lot of apps on my phone, I love a good app, don’t we all? Apart from the usual social media apps, there are other apps that just make my life that bit easier so I’ve done a list of my top 6 iphone apps!

top 6 six favourite iphone apps

Google Photos

I recently found out about this app and seriously love it. It safely stores all my phone pics meaning I can delete them off my phone and free up memory. Best thing is I can still access all my pics from the app. It also has an awesome search function. For example, say you wanted to find a pic of your dog, just type in dog and it will find all pics of dogs that you have.

My only one fault with this app is it doesn’t keep your photos in the photo albums on your phone. Now, apparently it does have that feature on Android but they are still working on it with iPhone I heard.

Clue

I’ve been using this for years now and it’s great for tracking your period and seeing patterns in your bodies behaviour due to PMS. They have options for sleep, energy levels, mood, pain, weight and so much more. The layout is great, really easy to use and see at a glance where you’re at in your cycle. There’s a huge list of contraceptions from the pill to the patch so you can set up reminders. It would also be good if you’re trying to conceive as it allows you to input your body temp, discharge etc. You can also set it up on your partner’s phone and they can see where you’re at in your cycle and give them tips to help you i.e know when it’s time to bring home chocolate 😛

Squareready

This is what I use to give my Instagram photos a nice white border. You can use square, horizontal or vertical photos in this app so you don’t have to crop a perfectly good picture. This is a quick glance of my feed – Follow me @glitter_mama_

TescoMy kids

seem to go through food like there is no tomorrow, I really can’t keep the house stocked with enough bread, fruit and vegetables. That’s where my Tesco shopping app comes to the rescue. As I think of things we need I add them to my basket throughout the day or over a few days. Then I usually opt for the click and collect option as it’s free and 5 mins around the corner from me. It saves me having to deal with tantrums and crap being thrown in the trolly with kids! The app is also great because you can see all the offers in one place. I’ve often ordered a tiny shop for €10 to collect the next day because I have seen good offers. We still do a weekly shop in Lidl/Aldi but this is great for tiding me over and getting bargains and branded stuff that you can only get in the likes of Tesco. I also rack up a ton of clubcard points for Christmas! Winning.

AliExpress

I’m always browsing this site for bits, it’s so addictive but everything is so cheap so I don’t feel like I’m breaking the bank. Things can take weeks to arrive sometimes 2 weeks sometimes 6. It’s always a welcome surprize either way. I get a lot of baby bits and gadgets off it, have ordered fidget spinners and cubes to have spare for the kids.

Canon Connect

I’m starting to use my Canon camera that I got for Christmas and I love it so much. My last camera was a cheap digital one from years ago and I’m so surprised how much technology has changed. I can connect my Canonn camera to my phone via wi-fi or some technical thing. I press a button on the camera, open up the canon connect app on my phone and voila, I can instantly download any pic onto my phone (hello Instagram). The app also allows you to delete pictures on the camera. There’s other stuff you can do too like see the live image via your phone so I’m guessing that would be handy for youtube to get the angle right. Really impressed with my new camera and the app.

So, they are all my latest faves, hope you find a new app or two to download. Also if you already use any of them and find them as handy as I do comment below!