May Glossybox: Unboxing

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Maria Nila - True Soft Shampoo & Conditioner
I have been looking for a new shampoo and conditioner to try for a while now so I was really excited to see these products in this month's Glossybox. They both smell really nice and leave my hair feeling really soft, and since dyeing my hair a silver colour last week I'm really trying to take better care of my hair and keep it looking nice.

Trifle Cosmetics - Praline Palette
I love the colour's in this eyeshadow palette but I already have so many unused palette's that I've received in the past that I have no idea when I will actually get to use this one. On the plus side though the packaging is gorgeous and would look rather nice in some flat lay photo's don't you think?!

Kueshi - Facial Makeup Remover
I've never heard of this brand before so I'm definitely looking intrigued to find out more about this brand, infact I'm going to go and search for this brand as soon as I've published this blog post. I'm actually going to be passing this makeup remover on to my sister though, as at this moment in time I'm wanting to stick to my trusted Nivea one, that I blogged about here.

Gelspa - Luxury Jelly Foot Soak
If this was anything other than the scents of Lavender and Lemongrass then I would have been all over this the day I received it, but unfortunately I hate both of these scents so I will be passing this on to someone else aswell so that it doesn't go to waste.

We Are Tea - Earl Grey
This was an added extra treat in this month's Glossybox, again though I won't be trying this as I'm not a fan of black tea at all.

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The Ultimate Gift Guide for Fashion-Obsessed People

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Xmas and Valentine's Day are not the only season of gifts, as there are many other days in a year when you could surprise the cherished people in your life with a small, but meaningful present. Choosing the gift can be a dull process, but if you know exactly what the person you're gifting is into, you can make the whole process much less painful. Think twice - is that person into fashion? Is he or she fashion savvy? If so, take a look at the following list of perfect gifts for fashion-obsessed people. Some will break the bank, some not; so choose the one that's best for you, that person and your wallet:

1. A Designer Piece
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Even though it's the most expensive option, if you're able to get this kind of present, your fashion-obsessed friend would be over the moon. However, know that you don't have to spend a fortune on gowns; you can always give a present such as a bag by a good brand such as Vetements or Balenciaga. of course, you can always choose this type of present if it's a big celebration - such as a jubilee. Moreover, you can go with some of the more luxurious brands and get them something small, such as a keychain or a wallet - it's the thought that counts, and any fashion savvy person would be thrilled.

2. A Polaroid Camera
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Every fashion-obsessed individual is very much into fashion photography and Instagram. Since they tend to be very meticulous about their Instagram feed, gifting them with a good instant Polaroid camera will make their feed even more diverse, which they will definitely like. There are many varieties of polaroid cameras that you can go with, and finding one will not be very difficult. After all, this is the type of present they will be able to use even for non-fashion related photographs, and it's definitely original!

3. A Gift Card
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If you happen to get stuck and cannot think of a perfect gift, or you just don't have time to go browsing for the gift, getting unique online gifts should be your move. You can always opt for gift cards that they will be able to spend on whatever they want. Of course, there is a high chance they will use it for something that's not connected to fashion, but let's be honest - if they're obsessed with fashion, they'll definitely use it for just that. The good thing about this type of gift is a) you won't have to go out of the house to buy it; b) you can choose the exact amount of money you want to spend.

4. Socks
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Yes, it does sound very silly and small, but we all love socks. 2018 has seen some of the most unique and colorful socks, and it's something that all of us actually need. If you choose ones with a very cute pattern, your fashion savvy friend will be able to combine them with the rest of their outfit and accentuate it with just a pair of socks. You can always buy more than one pair, though - for example, choosing seven pairs of socks for seven days of the week sounds like a very thoughtful and cute present, especially if it's for a minor occasion.

5. Minimalistic Accessories
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If your friend is into accessories as well, you can always go with that. Getting accessories for someone can be rather difficult, especially if you're not really sure what that person has in their wardrobe or if they will be able to match them at all. That is why opting for minimalistic, statement pieces can be a great thing to do. That way, you'll know they'll love it (all fashion people love minimalism), and be able to combine it with their outfit for the day.

When you think about it, getting a gift for someone who likes fashion is not difficult at all. You already know what they're into (fashion, hello?) and simply start from there. You can always put yourselfs in their shoes and ask yourself what you would love to get. Good luck!

This is a guest blog post by Claire in Australia

The Blogger Tag || Get To Know Me

I've been looking around online for some "get to know me blogger questions" for a while now, and recently come across a few that I liked the sound of, so thought I would use some of the questions from them for my blog, so any new readers can get to know me a little bit better.

Q1: How tall are you?
I am only 5'2, unfortunately I take after my dad for the height and I wish I was taller haha

Q2: Tattoo's or Piercings?
Both! I have my ears pierced and my belly-button pierced twice, and for tattoo's I have 6 of those.

Q3: Favourite place to be?
Oh this is an easy one for me.....HOME! I am such a homebody and love to just have a quiet day indoors.

Q4: What's your biggest pet peeve?
Ignorance! I can't stand it.

Q5: What's your favourite song?
Oh this is an easy one for me, its a track called "Heartless" by Matt Terry, it's my favourite song of he's that is on he's album.

Q6: What's your favourite social media website?
I would have to say at the moment, my favourite is Instagram, I go through stages with Instagram where some days I will love it and then the next I won't even log on to it for a few days.

Q7: What's your favourite way to spend your free time when your alone?
I love to sit down and catch up on some of the recordings that I have stored on my Sky+, which is usually Home & Away and Neighbours. Otherwise I love to draw as I find it really relaxing and also do more work on my family tree on Ancestry.

Q8: What's your favourite junk food?
Ooh this is a hard one, I'm going to have to say its a McChicken sandwich meal with a chocolate milkshake from McDonalds. Although I don't eat McDonalds that often, when I do that is what I usually go for everytime.

Q9: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?
I have one dog and three cats, my dog is a Chihuahua cross Yorkshire Terrier and she is called Lana. The cats are called Gizmo, Milo and Shadow

Q10: What's the last thing you purchased?
I've just ordered myself a new desk chair which was reduced from £99.99 down to £49.99, been wanting a new chair for ages now and this seemed like to good of a deal, so I ordered it before they sold out.

Q11: What's your favourite beauty product or tool?
I am absolutely loving the Maybelline Tattoo Brow at the moment, I got the medium brown one and it is just the right colour for me. It only needs to stay on for 20 minutes to get the required colour and it stays on for 3 days, even when using a face wash. The results of it are in the main picture of me in this blog post.

Q12: If you could ask your pets one question each, what would it be?
Lana: Why do you constantly bark at other dogs when your out on a walk?
Gizmo: Where was you when you went missing for 4 days?
Milo: Why do you go on all the time like you've never been fed?
Shadow: Why are you scared of everyone but me?

Q13: If you could only drink one beverage for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
That would probably be orange juice or grape juice, I couldn't pick just one.....I like them both way too much!

Q14: What's your favourite movie?
Ooh this is between Coyote Ugly and Dirty Dancing, they are just classic films ain't they.

Q15: What was your favourite lesson in school and why?
I think it was Art, as I have always loved to draw and this gave me the opportunity to do just that. I hated school in general but art was defintley my favourite lesson

Q16: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
Australia! It's one of the country's that I have always wanted to go to but as of yet have never had the chance to or been able to afford to go there either. I would love to live out there though!

Q17: PC or Mac?
Mac all the way, I've had my iMac for about 2 years now and I still love it. I do want to get myself a macbook aswell but for now my iMac does the job it needs to.

Q18: Do you have kids?
No none for me thankyou! Don't get me wrong I absolutely love kids, but I like to be able to give them back at the end of the day.

Q19: What blogger/vlogger do you secretly want to be friends with?
I would love to be friends with either Brogan Tate or Gabriella Lindley, they are my two favourite vloggers to watch and I think they come across really friendly in their vlogs that they do. Always look forward to their videos landing in my subscription box.

Q20: Are you a morning or night person?
Definitely a night person, I seem to get a lot more done when I'm awake of a night then I do during the day. I just don't seem to have any motivation during the day when it comes to anything, I seem to get all my energy from about 9pm onwards.