His & Her Mini Christmas Gift Guide

Here is a last minute mini gift guide I have prepared to help anyone struggling to think of present ideas or stocking fillers for your loved ones this Christmas!

For the gents

diorsauvage perfume

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This is Dior’s latest must have perfume for men! Ladies you will swoon over this masculine scent! Available in 50ml and 100ml sizes and prices starting at €58.00.

 body shop- modern gent’s shaving kit

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I love this dapper gift set for men from The Body Shop. The shaving Kit contains a beautiful shaving brush, shaving cream and razor burn after shave cooling cream to sooth irritated skin. The main ingredients are Maca Root and Organic Brazil Nut oil to nourish and sooth the skin leaving a silky smooth feel. €40.00 approximately. This is a lovely unique set and a a nice change from the usual skincare gift sets available for men.

calvin klein trunks

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The perfect stocking filler for men in my opinion! What guy doesn’t appreciate a nice pair of CK’s!? This particular pair are the Superior Trunks and are available to buy in Arnotts Department Store in Dublin or over on the Calvin Klein website, http://www.calvinklein.com Approximately €28.00

SUPER DRY- tracksuit bottoms

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These Superdry Appliqué Slim Fit Joggers are the €64.99 available in all sizes. Perfect cosy lounge wear for him!

nike – air zoom structure runners

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Came across these gorgeous running shoes for men. They are also available in red and are priced at €131.00 and available on http://www.nike.com

For the ladies in your life

benefit- ‘real cheeky’ party set

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I absolutely adore Benefit Cosmetics Christmas Party Palette Tins that are released each year, this years ‘Real Cheeky’ Party set contains a ‘They’re Real’ Mini Mascara , ‘They’re Real’ Mini Push Up Liner, What’s Up Highlighter and 5 Best Selling Blushers – Sugarbomb, Rockateur,Dandelion,Hoola and Coralista! I think this would be an amazing gift for any make-up lover this Christmas and it’s only €43!

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Fossil London have a beautiful range of watches for men and women, you will be spoiled for choice, the watches start from €100.

urban decay- gwen stafini eye-shadow palette

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Urban Decay Cosmetics have released this fabulous Limited Edition Gwen Stafani Eye-shadow Palette. There are some gorgeous neutral and soft brown shades along with some beautiful statement blue, pink and yellow tones so it combines the best of both worlds. This is a multifunctional shadow palette that is ideal for creating day and evening looks. It is retailed at €46.00! 

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how to be a parisian – wherever you are 

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How To Be A Parisian Wherever You Are is a fantastic read for any fashion conscious “Chic” in your life. It is a French woman’s views on fashion , lust, love and life and it is an extremely entertaining read. Highly recommended and available in all leading bookshops! Retailed Price – €26.00

Marks & spencer – Rosie Huntington lingerie collection

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The Rosie Huntington Lingerie Collection for Marks & Spencer just keeps getting better and better! Buy that special lady in your life something extra special this year! This is a must have collection that she is bound to swoon over!

Mini Style Scrapbook! A/W 2015-2016 Seasonal Colour Trends & High Street Must Have’s!

This seasons range of colour trends are a series of rustic oranges, rich red wines and some cooler basics like taupe’s, greys and beige. I have put together a small personal review of the latest colour trends and this seasons must haves in my opinion in fashion, make up and nail polishes and Home Décor!

Firstly, lets begin with all things fashion!

Layering contrasting textures, chunky knits and faux furs!

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Chunky Knits are a must have to keep you cosy during those cold winter days that are looming! Loving these simple shades from River Island. Basic Colours are a wardrobe staple as they can be easily themed with all casual attire! http://www.riverisland.com

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River Island’s A/W Collection features a mixture of Leathers, Fringe Detailing and Contrasting Prints. Their chosen colours for their collection are a range of blacks, wines, camel, greys and beige. This bag from their A/W Accessories Collection is a prime example of their distinct range of styles they have collaborated. http://www.riverisland.com

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It is most definitely “wine” season! I am loving this rich warm colour so much. Burgundy is a seasonal colour must have and is the perfect match for black leather! Both available from http://www.newlook.com

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The perfect Autumn shade to collaborate with some casual denim. These New Look Heels are top of the list! http://www.newlook.com (Photo Credit – lovelauren_eu)

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Perfect Style Inspo from New Look! Burnt Orange Turtle Neck themed with a Aztec Poncho Scarf. The perfect winter warmer! http://www.newlook.com

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Fabulous Fringe Detailing on this rich Chocolate Brown Suede Bag from New Look. Fringed Accessories are making a major comeback! The chocolate colour compliments this beautiful Autumn Camel shade coat very nicely. http://www.newlook.com

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This is just a taster of the Rosie Huntington Whiteley Underwear Collection for Marks & Spencer. Sultry Autumn Shades to feel sexy and fabulous in no matter how cold it gets! http://www.marksandspencer.ie

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BACK TO BLACK! The Loretta Bra from the Gorgeous Range at Debenhams is the perfect little black number. As simple but very sexy set to say the least. I am swooning over this. A Winter Essential to feel good in under your woollies!

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I picked up a beautiful Burgundy Underwear Set in Penneys/Primark this week! The perfect “pick me up” for those of you not looking to splurge out on more expensive brands! It looks and feels fabulous on too!! The Bra is priced at €8.00 and the Thong is €4.00 and there is also matching Briefs that are €4.00. Cheap and Cheerful 😉

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During my trip to Penneys/Primark I also picked up some more gorgeous bits! I purchased a beautiful Army Green/Brown Tailored Pin-tuck Trousers for €14.00, Beautiful shape and very comfortable! Themed with a cream blouse and camel shade heels your autumn/winter wardrobe is sorted! I also purchased two beautiful faux fur clutch bags for €10.00 each and some lovely Autumn Colour themed hair clips for €3.00. Love bagging some accessory bargains!

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Absolutely love these Top Shop Hand Bags! The leather look reminds me of Chanel which I love. And the Fringe Detailed tassel is a gorgeous stylish addition. The beautiful gold straps give a really glamorous edge to these must have accessories also!

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When the weather gets colder, the make up gets darker! I love this time of year when you get to try bolder looking shades for the eyes and lips. This seasons colour trends for make up are gearing towards coffee browns, burnt orange and cranberry and lots of plum! Here is just a few examples of some make up looks I will certainly be giving a go! Deeper colour lips are a statement look for this season. Burgundy,Plum and Rich Reds are the top 3. If you find strong colours on your lips is a bit too loud or obtrusive looking, try beginning with a soft taupe or brown and graduate from there. Eyes are very smoky looking for this Autumn/Winter Season. Liner and shades of burnt orange and matte brows seem to remain winners in this case. Some people are going for the strong lip, strong eyes look but if you feel uncomfortable trying that like I am, choose one or the other instead of both! Photo Credits – (MAC Cosmetics, Pinterest, Instagram)

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Create the perfect smoky eye look using Urban Decay’s Smoky Palette. its fully loaded with this seasons must have shades!

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I am so excited to try out these gorgeous shade from some top nail polish brands. Essie have launched their 2015 Autumn/ Winter Collection. These are absolutely stunning winter nail colours to suit this seasons style. Taupe, Light Browns, Burgundy, Crimson, Orange and Shimmered Bronze & Golds are your go to colours! Photo Credits – (OPI, Essie, China Glaze & MAC Cosmetics)

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And finally some gorgeous Winter Home Décor Inspo that I am loving! Silvers, Dusty Rose and Ocean Blue colours are trending at the moment. Some bedroom inspirations below from Marks & Spencer add a beautiful feminine touch to this seasons style. Photo Credits (Debenhams and Marks & Spencer)

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I hope you enjoyed my blog post!

Thanks for reading,

Kate

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