Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle, Rachelle Loves

The Christmas Gift Guide..

..It’s that time of year again, before we allow ourselves to get too excited over vats of mulled wine and too many mince pies we desperately try to conjure up the perfect gift ideas for all of our loved ones.
Fear not last-minute shoppers, I know its now mid-December and you still haven’t bought anything more than the wrapping paper – but I’ve got your back. I’ve tried my hardest to cater for every single lady in your life for all budgets. Its a fairly long one so grab a cuppa and let your finger do all of the hard work. (PS – if you haven’t even bought the wrapping paper yet, I have one word – ELFRIDGES – where all the little Selfridges elves do the hard work for you. Get on it.)c600x600First up; the shoe lover. When she tears open the wrapping paper to a perfect brown box with the word Louboutin emblazed across it her christmas has already been made. With one of these classic beauties inside you’ve already made her year; (clockwise from top) Pigalle 120mm pumps, Pigalle 120mm spiked pumps, So Kate 120mm pumps, Lady Peep 150mm Black Patent Platform Pumps (the next pair on my wishlist) or go all-out, decorated with spikes. If she has Louboutin tastes but you’ve got a Topshop budget, these strappy beauties are perfect. If she already has more dancing shoes than there are nights in December, go for a chic pair of Michael Kors ankle boots. If she has as wild side, these are AMAZING. If your really stuck, girls always love Choo’s. Especially with glitter. I love these Anouk Glitter finished pumps.

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For the make-up maven who believes she’s tried everything, turn to one of the amazing palettes that have been released this festive season. NARS have set the bar as per usual with a selection of gorgeous stocking fillers; Adult Content Blush Palette, Promiscuous Lip Pencil set, God Created the Woman Smoky Eye Palette, One Night Stand Blush Palette and the Douceurs de Paris Eyeshadows. Bobbi Brown always provide a fail-safe Secret Santa with a selection of make-up books to suit all ages and abilities, gorgeous brush sets and a ton of beautiful palettes. If your still stuck, the MAC holiday collection palettes are amazing this year, and I love these cute dinky little Laura Mercier sets, they have nude, pretty and smoky palettes on offer at Space NK.

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Five Things..

.. Five simple pleasures that have put a smile on my face recently, documented through the lens of Instagram;

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Some amazing summer sandals I found on a super-market sweep style shopping trip for about £12 at Primark! They go with everything, the quality is surprisingly good.. get them while you still can.

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Flashback-ing to our last holiday in the Dominican Republic, poolside with a Raspberry Collins while I wish away the days ’til we jet off and this becomes my view again.. Four little days left!

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