We are well and truly in the throes of winter and we need to be as comfortable as possible - both inside and outside. There is always the dilemma of the inside of buildings and buses being far too hot, where the outside is below freezing. No matter what you do, you’re always trying to balance your outfit with the temperature. 

How can you balance it without stripping off the moment you get in? Well, the key for a winter wardrobe is in the layering. When you’re going through your wardrobe and figuring out whether you have the right pieces in for the winter, work out whether what you have is right for the season ahead. The flimsy summer dresses will not work for the outside world right now, but this is simply an opportunity to invest in some winter options, and there are websites that offer precise color filters for dresses, too. You can add to your wardrobe with the colours that suit the season and clothes that will remain as warm as possible while you are stylish! So, let’s take a look at five things you need in your winter wardrobe this season!

Selling gold is a great way to make some fast and honest cash. Nevertheless, you need to make sure that you know where to sell gold online today. After all, you need to find a reputable and trustworthy company in order to ensure that you get a good price for your gold, that you receive the money and that it is in your account quickly.

A lot of people do not think that they have any gold jewellery to sell. After all, when we think of gold, we tend to think of big blocks of it - like in the movies! However, gold jewellery is valuable, and if you have any of this in your home that you don’t wear, you could sell it for cash. A lot of people sell their gold wedding rings when working with family solicitors due to a divorce. You can spend the returns on some celebratory drinks! Or, perhaps you have a gold watch you purchased some time ago and you have since replaced with a newer model? No matter the scenario, you can sell your gold jewellery in order to make a bit of extra money. 

Are the lines on your forehead getting you down? Perhaps you've already had Botox; with varying degrees of success? Don’t panic. Dermal fillers are an alternative solution when it comes to getting rid of the lines that become deep and embedded in the skin. In a lot of cases, Botox is not enough to get rid of such lines; but Dermal Filler could be just the thing you need, leaving you looking & feeling youthful and refreshed. 

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We all know that - alongside Black Friday, Boxing Day is where it's aaaat when it comes to bangin' sales & bargain opportunities. I normally post a thread of some of the best sales & tha on Twitter but I got called tacky and blocked for this action before [trololololol]; so this Christmas, I'll whack some in this blog post instead.

I'm aaaaaaall about saving a few ££ where I can [despite my insatiable desire for Subway] so I've rounded up a collection of sites & useful tools to help you get more for ya money in today's post.

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New Year's Eve is traditionally a night to spend with loved ones, friends and your other half; if you have one. Whereas Boxing Night is more of a night of celebration [and jagerbombs] with ya pals, the meaningfulness & beginning of a new year means a lot of people choose to spend NYE doing romantic, cute things with their baes. 

A new year, a new start, new adventures. And who's to say all this newness can't involve meeting someone new, and starting a new romance too? Here's 10 suggestions of fun things to do on New Year's Eve that'll give you a great opportunity to meet new people & increase a single gal / guy's odds of meeting someone that night. Cos let's face it - those who are coupled up will no doubt have cute nights etc etc... but the fun that can be had by singles on New Year's Eve is a whole other level. Start the year as you mean to go on, hun!

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I'm a big advocate of shopping small, supporting independents, sustainability and vegan-friendly options - and when it comes to Christmas & getting gift inspo, this ethos still very much applies. Today's post compiles a few alternative options when it comes to smashing Christmas Shopping - all of which contribute to an overall cozy, festive vibe. And aren't beauty related... as am not just a one-trick pony after all.

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2019 has been the year of skincare discovery for me - well, building on the knowledge 2018 taught me; when it comes to taming my rancid face with lotions, potions, serums & oils. I've even got marginally better at keeping my skincare enthusiasm and routine up, actually doing the different steps most / some nights. 

My increased familiarity with key skincare ingredients, what they treat & when it's best to use them meant I was super excited to receive these affordable, vegan-friendly serum concentrates from Pro Co recently. Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol, Vitamin C... all these buzz words sound exactly like the kinda things my knackered old skin needs.

Let's unpack them and learn more about the brand in this first impressions, brand introduction post.

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Christmas Proposal Inspiration

According to a recent survey by Wedding Wire, Christmas Day is the most popular day of the year for couples to get engaged. This is followed closely by all of the obvious engagement favourites, Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve and Christmas Eve.
Planning an engagement can be stressful, especially during the festive period when there is already a lot of pressure for everything to be perfect. But if you’re on the lookout for a bit of festive proposal inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. Bespoke jewellers Angelic Diamonds have created a list of top proposal picks I'll be sharing with you today - which may be useful for you to read over, if you're planning on popping the question this year!

Christmas Proposal Inspiration
I did a fair bit of work with a CBD website earlier this year - compiling information on clothing, homeware, beauty and nutrition products which utilise this 'so-hot-right-now' [bonus points to you if you read that in the Mugatu / Zoolander way] ingredient in their composition. As well as learning a lot during this time, I became mad keen on trying CBD infused stuff out for myself; after spending so many hours writing about its benefits. 

The first thing I tried following this learning curve / massive case of self-influencing was a CBD infused Cleansing Milk [which I featured here] - and I've tried other bits since then too. But never the drops I'd heard so much about. Until now.

Mistatera very kindly sent me a bottle of their 5% CBD Drops* to try out - something I'd never tried before, but an experience I've been really impressed by. From my very first impressions of opening the box up to reveal such stylish, classy packaging [no tacky ganja signs here huns, just sophisticated branding with gold embossing] to reading more about it / having my first drops, I've been dead impressed. Let's have some real-talk on CBD Drops, anxiety and what it's like to try them. Coming straight from the horses mouth. IT'S ME, I'M THE HORSE.

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As much as I love beauty, fashion and accessories themed gifts at Christmas [and definitely not forgetting the kind you can eat!] I have become more practical in my old age; often requesting bits for around the home, my work, cutlery, utensils, bathmats and even printer paper! I don't have any issue whatsoever with my choices in gifts - much to me Mum's horror at how boring some of my requests are. But they make me happy. 

Christmas is a time where if you're lucky enough to receive gifts and to be perhaps be given the chance to pick some yourself, you may as well ask for what you really actually need but haven't got round to buying / can't afford the luxury of ordinarily; rather than just all the pretty shiny stuff you've had your eye on on Beauty Bay

I wanted to therefore pop together a Gift Guide today which is a mish-mash of all present genres - from homeware, to bedding, to beauty, to candles, to bathroom accessories & then prob landing back at beauty again. Cos let's face it huns, even if you're a beauty blogger too; our interests & needs go further than just lipsticks and Morphe eyeshadow palettes, right?

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DO YOU LIKE MY PUN? I'm not running off much caffeine at all right now, so the fact I've thought of that whilst I'm in this sluggish-arse state has made me right proud. But yeah - as it says on the tin. This is probs the best advent calendar out there tbh, one of the best alternative options going; especially around the Christmas Party Season. This is the gorgeous unisex Vodka Explorers Advent Calendar from Drinks by the Dram* [stocked at Masters of Malt, RRP £100] - and it's one of the best gift ideas for a vodka lover I could possibly think of.

Behind each door lies a mini dram of vodka - flavoured vodkas, some proper exciting brands of vodkas, limited edition vodkas... basically a try-before-you-buy opportunity of DREAMS introducing you to a whole host of wonderful brands & taste sensations all the way up to Christmas. They're perfect for creating cocktails with - or mixing with ya coke for a lil vodka coke during pre-drinks.

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