Saturday, 30 November 2013

Dear Santa- An Insight to my Christmas list 2013

This year there are WAY to many things I would love for Christmas so here are a few of them compiled into a list form!

 1. DVD's

There are lots of DVDs and box sets I am after, including Disney movies and Whitechapel box sets.


2. American Apparel bits

The primary reason I like this brand is because its sweatshop free, I have some of the Basics range stuff on my christmas list. 

3. Hollister Bits 


I love the quality of Abercrombie and Fitch stuff and there two sister brands are virtually the same with the only difference being high street availability, different style/branding and the price!


4. One Direction Lipstick
                                                 
MUA have launched this 1D makeup range and although it will not high end standard the packaging is damn cute and products start at £2.50! 

5. Disney Photo Album 

                                                 
I really 'need' one to put this summers Disney piccys in!

6. A dicky bag 


Only dog lovers will get this but to explain to non-doggy people... its a cute little bag to put your erm doggies deposits into... :) 

                                                         Love from India 
                                                                  xxx


                                              

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Guilt-free Gifts your ethical gift guide- 2013 - Part 2

I have listed, fair trade, eco friendly and vegan gifts in Part 1 now for part 2...

Section 1 /Charity gifts- gifts that give back

Oxfam slim 2013 diary £3.99 Oxfam
National Geographic Kids 125 True Stories of Amazing Animals
great book for kids £6.99 Dogs trust online shop

Purminerals have teamed up with national geographic to help the big cats when you buy this gorgeous gift set £24 M&S


 
Section 2 /Waste free gifts 
Zookeeper for a Day at Dudley Zoo
animal experience days £30- £200 virgin experience days and completely waste free
Aloe Vera plant gift in metal pail
Spider plant £19.00 Plants4Presents


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A magazine subscription is a recyclable and waste free gift- £25 magazinesubscriptions.co.uk

                                                            Love from India 
                                                                    xxxxx

Guilt free gifts- Your Ethical gift guide 2013 part 1!

Yes Christmas is a time of love and family not only a time for presents but when we do give presents do we always make informed choices? If your gift Ideas play on your conscience then this is the gift guide for you. I would never try to ONLY buy sweat shop free clothes, or ONLY use fair trade products but I never wear Animal products unless they are second hand and I try only to use products not tested on animals.  Try using this gift guide to buy at least one guilt free gift this Christmas.

Mocha Soap £4 from Bubblelicious Boutique
Section 1- Vegan...
Lime Crime Vegan nail varnish- £6.20 from Lime Crime cosmetics
Booja Booja Hazelnut Crunch Truffles - 104g
Booja Booja Vegan Hazelnut truffles £6.99 from Booja Booja

Section 2- Fair Trade...



red flower bag, fair trade silk handbag, black silk bag
Silk flower Bag £12 Carols Crafts
People Tree Helen Spot Pencil Dress
People Tree Organic Helen Spot dress £48.00 Ethical Superstore
Sweatshop free Jersey Pocket Skirt £24.00 American Apparel

Section 3-Recycled/Eco friendly...
Recycled Pink Spot Lunch Bag
recycled polka dot lunch bag £2.95 Rustic Angels


                                     
Recycled Beatles Record Clock - Lady Madonna
Beatles record recycled clock £15.00 GOOMOO



                                               
Oxford recycled notepad £4.87 Staples








Stocking/gift bag filler guide

Here is my stocking/ hamper filling guide I am doing it by prices again...

Under £3-

For anyone who likes baths- Lush Butter Ball- A body butter or a bath bomb this is luxury for a low end price! £2.50 at
Lush

                                               
For a moustache loving teenager- Moustache earrings 0.78p on amazon

For a jewellery lover (or anyone who likes sparklies- I love this!)-elegant Crystal Heart Pendant Necklace (Made With Swarovski Element) 0.99p Amazon


 
Under £5        
Calvin Klein Flavoured Lip Gloss Set 3 x 9ml
For girly girls- Calvin Klein Lipgloss collection £5 Fragrance direct 
For a Disney or Computer lover- Stitch USB flash drive £3.99 Amazon

For nearly everyone!- Outnumbered Christmas special £4.83 Play.com
Bourjois Une Soft Minerals Powder Foundation 30ml
For Beauty lovers- Bourjois mineral foundation £3.99 Fragrance Direct


Luxury - 
For the deserving Apple and Avacado clay face mask- £12 Buddha Beauty
For Star Wars Geeks- Star Wars Origami- £12.99 Firebox
For the kids- Christmas dog with Sax, £15 Hawkins Bazaar- Talking animals and walking animals also available.
Toasted Almonds & Plum Crumble Classic Christmas Candle
For Candle people- Toasted Almond and Plum cruble candle £12- Flamingo candles.co.uk


 
                                                        Love from India 
                                                                 xxxx


                                               

Budget Christmas gift guide 2013

This year I am doing my annual gift guide by price! Here it is... I hope you get an idea for treating the one you love...

Under £5

These Gloves are not ordinary gloves they are touch-screen gloves, I use mine all the time they are great!, unlike ordinary gloves these gloves allow you to use for tablets, ipods and smart phones= no more cold fingers- great for teens and gadget prone men. = Amazon £0.98p

This pretty notepad from Cath Kidston is a steal at £4.69, it could be gifted to a girl from age 6 to 69! And it could be used as a gardening diary, a blog planner or even a travel record- the limits are endless! = Amazon


Under £10                    

This new release dvd is sure to go down a storm a stunning adaptation of Fitzgerald's classic = £9.99 on Play.com

Sharpies are the No1 permanent marker brand pick up this brightly coloured set for just £8.49 on Amazon
                                                   

Under £15

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Pick up this unique but beautiful scent from The Body Shop, I love the White Musk collection and hopefully so will your giftee= £13.00 for 30mls 
This One Direction towl is sure to be loved by any one direction fan, and if she likes swimming then even better= £12 on Amazon

    Under £20

This runway professional make-up by Shany Cosmetics contains all the eyeshadow she needs!, 162 highly pigmented shades in gorgeous packaging. Shany cosmetics is a cruelty free and makeup artist quality brand. £17 on Amazon


Product Image For Christmas Hamper
You know what they say... When the going gets tough the giftee needs a hamper well maybe they don't but either way this set is a simple option for you as a gifter. However unlike a box of milk tray or some soggy flowers this Mrs Bridges hamper looks expensive and like it has a little thought put into it saving you the embarrassment of handing luxury handkerchiefs to your- great aunt/ neighbour etc. At £19.99 this hamper is not the cheapest but it contains marmalade, preserve, chutney, cranberry sauce, currant jelly and ginger cookies and Holland and Barrat are running a clever deal of 2 for £29.99! thats £15 each, they also sell smaller varieties from £5!
                                                         
                                                        Love From India 
                                                                 xxx


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

What I did for Halloween...

I received a teeny email questioning where I had been this Halloween and was overwhelmed by a feeling of guilt for not sharing. So I decided to dedicate a little post to what I did this Halloween dedicated to this reader. The answer is not that interesting. I begged candy and watched movies (silence of the lambs and return to halloweentown) with my friend but I told you all the same! Here are some photos.














Love and Kisses x
India 
:)