You all probably appreciate my penchant for brights by now and so it’s not a surprise that I wandered into Fossil recently attracted by the multitude of bright coloured accessories they stock. In the past Fossil brought to mind chunky brown leather bags which were great quality but lacking directional style. Recently they have really upped their game keeping shapes more streamlined, styles less clunky and the colour and prints spot on bright.
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What started with an obsession with the friendship bracelets (my sister bought me the top one shown here for my birthday,) lead to a lust for this arrow print blue and green wallet and the realisation that the brown leather saddle bag (all shown above) has the potential to be a real classic wardrobe staple. If you haven’t already you really should check out the jewellery, with scores of sparkly and enamelled quirky charms perfect for adding to a chain or bracelet, and how cute is that big spot bag?!
Ok ladies, without wishing to strike the fear of God (or Christmas Shopping) into you all, it’s 5 and a half weeks to Christmas and that means it’s time to turn our attention to gifts.
I’ve been purposely putting off gift guides not wanting to engage in starting the ‘Christmas Fear’ too early this year but you know what, I haven’t bought a single present yet so this is as much a guide for me as you!
I know as I’ve got older (read ‘busier with more presents to buy’) Christmas shopping has become less of an enjoyable thing to do and more a chore to tick off. Of course there are still people I love shopping for, but many of my friends and family are so darn difficult it just becomes an added stress and pressure. The idea of these guides is that you get to find some little gems that perhaps your friends won’t have seen before and as a result you get bonus gift-buying points! They’re all available online too to make life even easier. 🙂
I’m starting with an easy one… finds for beauty queens and some retro style gifts.
I always try and get something limited edition for friends who are addicted to make up and it’s always such a treat to recieve so goes down well with any woman in your life. I love this Laura Mercier Face Illuminator (Limited edition) – Rose Rendezvous £31
Wipe clean make-up bags are an essential for travelling and organisation but not often as pretty as this Key-Per Triple Pouch, from Fossil – £35
New make-up brushes are always good for a beauty queen and this set from Marks and Spencers covers all the basics for a bargain £15. Try Mac for more specialist shapes.
We all have lots of basics in our make-up bag but sometimes don’t splash out on the real McCoy when we’re on a budget. Why not upgrade your friends trusty essentials to the top of the range brands? For the last word in lash curling get the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers or for brows, these Tweezerman for Benefit slant tweezers.