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Gift Guide For Him Designer For Cheaper

Hey Cats,

We all have men in our life in one way or another. Dads, boyfriends, Husbands, brothers and many more family members who we write increasingly larger Christmas lists for. I always get stuck with what to buy, everyone says that ladies are hard to buy for but give me a book, perfume or a pretty dress and I am pretty much happy. I discovered a way you can support an independent business while still getting well known brands, Stand Out was created in 2005 to deliver quality designer goods with a fraction of the price tag. All in a one stop shop of a website. They work with over 70 designer brands to choose from with well known converse to Diesel a little bit of something for everyone but most importantly cheap men's clothes. I had a little look around and picked out a few perfect gifts for the men in your life,

Dad

A great selection of shirts from a wide range of designers are available that are versatile for all age groups. I loved this check carhartt shirt which even though it is bang on trend is stile wearable for an older gent. Plus who said dad can't be stylish eh? I always get my dad a belt and socks too but from Stand Out you can do it with style.



Partner

I am in love with this lumberjack style jacket and especially if your Mr rocks a beard like mine they look lovely while keeping him warm. The Gant boxers are a great gift and you can always get him to model them for you. Every man should own or have owned a pair of converse and they are a fraction of the price from Stand out.


Brother

When I think of brothers I always seem to think of younger brothers and I wanted to show you there was a full range of men's clothes for all ages. This G star coat is amazing especially if they were teamed with some awesome socks and a super cool hype backpack.

I hope you have a few more ideas to add to your Christmas shopping while saving a bit of cash on those higher priced items if they are what you want to buy for the men in your life.

Have you checked out stand out?





*This has been a collab 

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Crazy Beauty Expectations and Procedures

Hey Cats,

We live in a world of medical advances that just blow my mind every day but with the good comes the down right crazy. People put way too many expectations and pressure on how their bodies should look and be to be accepted by society, Especially as a woman these things are thrown in our face every day. So lets explore procedures and I want to know your thoughts on them?



I think it is amazing that doctors can reconstruct and create the human body. I am a strong believer in anyone right to change their bodies or not if they wish, after all it is their body. However I am also a body positive advocate and a believer that you should always strive to love the body you're in and step away from the constant need for acceptance from others.

Plastic Surgery  was once something only the stars could afford and mainly used for vanity reasons. Boobs must be bigger, waist must be smaller and face perfect. So many people get addicted to adjusting their looks and even more recently with the decrease in price this enables people to take the ability to change themselves too far such as to look like their favourite celebrity. There are countless Micheal Jackson impersonators who have gone under the knife but more recently in the media was a man who had got himself deeper into debt in the attempt to look like David Beckham purely because he is idolised as looking like the 'perfect' man in the media. Sadly he he was only 19 years older and  he maybe needs to look deeper and discover the amazing body positive community but then he says he is happy and who am I to judge.


There are so many amazing positive points to plastic surgery too though like the ability to reconstruct someones body after an accident, or help someone who genuinely is happier after having a nose job. For some people making a drastic change will be the only hurdle they can consider to help them reach that happiness within them.


On a similar line would be labiaplasty in which women alter the look of their labia, How many times have you actually took a good look at your vagina in the mirror and really appreciated it? How many other vaginas have you seen? I'm not talking about in glamorised porn where every inch of a body is reviewed and even adapted before being presented on screen. If you must take porn as your way to see what other women look like then look at unedited less mass produced porn instead. Most importantly though understand that everyone looks different. Some labia are small and concealed and some are pronounced and chubby. Before considering something this extreme learn more about your own body. Again there are also positive sides to a procedure like this being available meaning that women who were born into a different biological gender can now make the transition of gender reassignment and have the choice of having labia if they so wish.

Then of course there is Anal Bleaching another unrealistic beauty standard that has come from mass produced porn. Women and men desire the pinkest bumholes in the illusion or belief that it means it is cleaner and more acceptable, If your bottom has a pigmentation different to that of nude or even pink it doesn't mean that you're not clean or that your partner will be repulsed. However if you do choose that anal bleaching is for you do it safely.  Make sure you do your research and make sure you know what you are doing before jumping in bum first.


Most of all no matter what your choices just make sure you do them for you and love yourself first. 

What are your opinions? Have you ever anal bleached? 





This has been a collaborative post please see disclaimer 

Saving Money This Christmas

Hey Cats,

That dreaded almost last pay day before Christmas looms and we all want to treat the ones we love to lots of amazing things but life still throws bills at us. You can still get lots of amazing presents with a few money saving tips that I like to use.

Charity Shops


Charity shops have really upped their game and people have become so much more generous. If you go into quality Charity shops now you can find lost of either brand new with tags items or barely used. I know I am bias because of my job but I see so many bargains every day and you can really stretch that money a little further. Not only that but you are also doing a good deed and helping out those who need support. So next time you are out shopping don't forget to support your favourite cause by popping in and seeing what they have on offer,

Voucher Codes



There are lots of websites just dedicated to helping you get a cheaper deal with anything from a few pennies off to a huge 50% off. Voucheroo has some amazing deals on at the moment from well known retailers like Curry;s, Asos and more. So before you click for that big purchase or even a little treat for yourself have a look. The thing I love most about using Voucheroo over other voucher websites is that they have an easy list of all the retailers they currently have offers with so you can just browse quickly and then have a look. It is also a great way to find presents you may not even have thought of. A great way to discover new brands too! While I was browsing I found some awesome discounts for Debenhams, Boots and Simply be. All places I was going to shop anyway so I wasn't complaining at that saving.

Make Something

You don't even have to be super creative to make presents for people. I have had my fair share of pinterest fails but you have to fail a few times to get good at anything in life, I have a huge folder full of great little gifts you can put together and even better when its bulk presents, Check out my Pinterest.

Do you have any money saving tips?



*This has been a collaboration please read the disclaimer 

Lush Northern Lights Bath Bomb Review

Hey Cats,

Recently I did a huge lush haul and granted most of it was Halloween goodies but I just couldn't resist a few other goodies. I had seen the northern lights bath bomb a billion times but never tried it so that just had to change. Slowly I am working my way through all the Lush products I can and am yet to find one I am disappointed with.



Northern lights is such a big and colourful bath bomb that it is hard to miss it. Full of vibrant purples, yellow and blue. Enough to cheer up any miserable winter day and after a long day at work I was so excited to see what colours this would create in the bath. I even took the time to film it for you all. You may have caught it over on Instagram but you can check it out here too.


I loved watching the bath bomb whizz around like a firework but at first was a little disappointed there wasn't even more colour. The bath water had colourful bubbles but had turned a murky colour. Almost a dark green but when I swished it about it changed to purple and as soon as I jumped into the bath I could instantly feel the ylang ylang oil soothing and working magic on my skin. Although this bath bomb does smell lovely it is more of a subtle floral scent that relaxes and calms. I had the longest bath I have had in a long time and really kicked back with some music. There were lots of lovely bubbles too which you don't always get with a bath bomb which is why I favour the bubble bars but I loved the pretty bubbles this one created.


After I got out the bath my skin felt so smooth and lovely but there wasn't a major lasting scent that I expect of lush bath bombs. If I am using a whole bath bomb I prefer to be drenched in the smell of it so I can bask in the lovely scent for the rest of the evening. It was worth the money though and if I wanted a relaxing soothing bath again I would reach for this one,

Have you tried northern lights yet?


Finding Photographers through Bidvine (review)

Hey Cats,

As you know me and the Mr got engaged. Which means now we are frantically saving our money up for a wedding...one we haven't really thought about other than browsing rock'n'roll bride and staring at my gorgeous engagement ring. So I decided it was time to start getting some quotes so I knew just how much I needed to budget for. Now we aren't looking to have a huge wedding so watch this space for lots of ideas and diy attempts. I want to take you on the journey with us.

One of the most important things about a wedding day (other than marrying the person you love duh) is capturing the moment beautifully so you can share your beautiful memories for life. So to me a photographer is so important to have on the big day. I wanted to get together some quotes that were no obligation as we haven't even booked the big day yet and just wanted to get some ideas. Then I found out about Bidvine



Bidvine allows you to hire local professionals and easily get quotes. So I gave it a go. It was easy to join using an existing social media account. I signed up using my google id so there were no boring forms and I could jump straight in to exploring the site. It doesn't just stop at photographers there are all kinds of services available, All you have to do is put in the service you're looking for (which for me was a wedding photographer) then add your postcode and bidvine will do the rest for you. Bidvine then reviews your area and the contractors and professionals available and they can get in touch through the site to give you a quote. If you prefer to be contacted by phone you can choose that option also.

I had a response within the hour even though Bidvine advised me it could take a few days. I was really impressed at how quick the service was and you are able to read about the professional and any reviews they already have from people who have already used their services, For me this is a fantastic service as I have just moved to the area so it is vital to find trusted and respectable local professionals.

We still have a lot of saving to go yet but I think this is an excellent service that I will definitely be using again,

Have you heard of Bidvine?


*This has been a collaboration please see disclaimer 

Superdrug Haul