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14 December 2014

Stocking Gift Guides For Him And Her

Only a few days left until my favourite day of the year now, so depending on your style, it's either time to get your last few bits or time to start altogether! As one of my favourite parts of Christmas gifts is the stocking, I thought I'd create a little guide to help anyone who may be a little stuck for ideas this year! All presents are under £15 and I either own or have tried and tested myself so really recommend them highly!

FOR HER 


Mean Girls Tee - Lush T Shirts*
 Perfect t shirt for any Mean Girls fan, also available in white and black.
Temporary Tattoos - RoseGal*
 For anyone thinking about future tattoos or just wants to decorate their bodies for a day, these tattoos would be great.
Nail Art Pens - Primark
 With two different application options, this set of three colours is an amazing value for money.
3 Wick Candle - Primark
 Having owned one of these I can safely say they small gorgeous and fill your whole house.
Serum - Spa At Home*
 This serum is so lovely on the skin, hydrates amazingly and is brilliantly priced.
Grapefruit Fragrance - NSPA (buy in Asda)*
 Perfect for a lady who likes fruity and unique smells.
Gingerbread Shower Gel - NSPA (buy in Asda)*
A beautiful, festive scent mixed with a lovely creamy consistency, what more would you want!


 Something to open and wear on Christmas day, both festive and smart.
Quote Wall Art - Not On The Highstreet
Perfect for any sports fan.
Christmas Tee - Lush T Shirts*
Similarly to the bow tie, great to be worn on the big day, but much less itchy than an ugly Christmas jumper!
Face Mats - Ebay
 I recently used these at a party and had so much fun. Brilliant for Christmas day laughs.
Moleskin Notebook - Topman
 Essential for any man to keep his ideas, thoughts and lists in.
Key for a guy who likes to give a vintage feel to his looks
Watch - Weird Ape
Over £15 but I recently bought this for Jack and it's too lovely not to include!


8 December 2014

Nigel O'Hara Gift Guide*

I'm not sure if it's an age thing or a trend thing, but recently I've become more and more obsessed with watches. I remember the first proper stylish watch I got was when I was about 10 as a gift from my Dad. It had a huge round face and a gorgeous red faux leather strap. Obviously being young he didn't spend loads on it as I was more than likely to break/lose it at some point, so I remember after wearing it for a long time that strap started to fall apart and got a big smelly (gross I know, but wrist sweat happens to the best of us!). But despite it ending up a little tatty, I will always remember that red watch as the moment I fell in love with watches.

I feel like they are such a lovely accessory to add to any outfit as, depending on the style, it can really finish off the look. I have a few cheap ones that are for more fun outfits as they have cat ears and faces, etc and I have a fake high end one (naughty I know!) for when I'm pretending to be expensive! But as I get a little older, real designer watches are something that I have stared to think about collecting as they are such lovely investment pieces and perfect as birthday or Christmas presents. This year was my 21st birthday and for my present, I decided to combine it with my parent's Christmas gift budget so I could get an extra special watch. I am so looking forward to receiving it as it will be so special and I will forever cherish it as a reminder for this time in my life.

As it is the time for getting excited for the festive season and Christmas gifts are flying around, I thought I'd pop up my first one of the year and focus on watches. I think a lot of people assume that to get a really lovely watch, you have to spend hundreds, and whilst this is half true, I found some beautiful watches on the Nigel O'Hara watches site for under £50 that would make really lovely gifts! Below I have found six watches, three for 'Her' and three for 'Him', all in different budgets that would make the most lovely presents for Christmas this year, some of which come with a free gift and all available for price match if you find the watch cheaper elsewhere!

Watches #1 - £0 to £50
Watches #2 - £50 to £100
Watches #3 - £100 to £150

For Her

One - Caravelle New York 44L153 Ladies Blue Watch, £41.30. This is such a lovely watch for any lady who likes a little pop of colour and style in her wardrobe.

Two - French Connection FC1176GM Ladies Watch, £109.65 (only just over the £100 mark!). Owning a French Connection watch myself, I know that this watch will be such beautiful quality, and the style is a perfect day to day look for any woman.

Three - Bulova 96P129 Ladies Diamonds Watch, £132.84. This gorgeous silver watch from Bulova would be the perfect special occasion watch for any lady who likes to add a little bit of sparkle to an outfit.

For Him

One - Royal London 40007-01 Men's Watch, £27.99. Perfect for the stylish man of all ages, this Royal watch has a smart silver face and a gorgeous brown leather strap, and is amazingly priced compared to how expensive the design looks.

Two - Accurist MB944N Men's Watch, £80.50. This watch from Accurist is a good bet for any man if you are unsure what to buy for them. It's a standard but very handsome watch, so would suit any style.

Three - GP.1044 Men's Pocket Watch, £140.25. This amazing pocket watch is perfect for the man who likes things unique and dapper, and who may already have other wrist watches and is hoping for something a little different.



 

  
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6 December 2014

Seashells and Fringed Capes

Do any other bloggers feel like they have to make up things to write for an outfit post? I'm not going to lie, I usually just talk about irrelevant things to fill the space between the title and the photos! I just find it so hard to think of new and exciting things to write for each post and just want to share my outfits! So, for this post I'm just going to share these amazing clothing pieces rather than babbling on about rubbish!


Jumper* // Jeans // Cape*

24 November 2014

Alex in Wonderland

I'm sure I'm not the only one who was as obsessed with Alice in Wonderland as younger Alex was (definitely still am, see my 21st birthday party theme!) so this dress is what dreams are made of! Admittedly it's a little more revealing than the original Alice in Wonderland dress, and is a little big for me so isn't completely what my dreams are made of, but it's pretty damn close!

As it is revealing down the middle and sides, I thought I'd show how it looks with a little bralet thing underneath for a little more modesty too!


Dress* // Earrings*




16 November 2014

What I Wore This Week #16

Sorry for a few missing 'what-I-wore-this-week's, so here's a little catch up to make up for it. Hope you enjoy!




14 November 2014

Struggling

Struggling. It's a word that can sound so dramatic and yet be the only word that describes how you feel, even if it's something quite small. I feel like over the past few months, Bambella Blog has struggled. Since starting back at uni I find trying to keep up with uni work, a social life and this blog is incredibly difficult. As I am now in my second year of uni, everything counts towards my final grade now so I have been in the studio working all day, everyday since the beginning of the year to get as much quality work done as I can. As well as that, Jack and I are trying to be healthy so cook from fresh everyday and each week make a plan of all our meals. I'm also trying to make an effort with my social life, making sure I see people and have a bit of fun along the way. Then on top of that, is this blog. I don't want to get to the point where blogging becomes a burden rather than fun, but I can feel it drifting that way at the moment. I want to keep posting good quality content, at a frequent rate (not to mention the same on my Youtube channel), but working all day, then arriving home when it's getting dark to have dinner and then try and take outfit pictures in awful lighting is getting a little too much.

Cardi*

Don't get me wrong though, I totally love blogging. It's my favourite hobby in the whole world and there is very little I love more than the feeling of Bambella Blog growing and improving. But it's just like too much of anything, after a while, however much you love it, it starts to take it's toll and become less enjoyable. I also feel like for all the work I'm putting in to both posts and videos, the response I get just doesn't seem to equate and as you can imagine, this really brings down my spirits and motivation.

To be honest, I have no idea why I'm even writing about this. I know I've mentioned it briefly in past posts, but I felt like it's got to the point where I need to properly address it, and basically ask for your help. Does anyone else have similar feelings at the moment? Has anyone been at this point, and has overcome it and seen the light? Should I even carry on at all?? Argh! I don't even know what to think any more. A little help? Anyone?


10 November 2014

Blazer Vest Chic

The cold is coming, so scarves are entering! Whilst this outfit doesn't contain many layers, this snood is so incredibly warm that I can wear almost anything and I will be toasty. This is also a benefit when wearing this new blazer vest from She Inside as it's quite thin so gives almost no warmth, but it makes a simple outfit look so chic and 'grown up' (<- lol so lame). What do you think of this look?



Vest* // Jeans*

8 November 2014

Goldie London Dress Cover

I'm getting way too excited about Christmas already, any one else like that too? I feel strange about it though as I feel like it's not cold enough yet to have been bonfire night the other day and Christmas just 46 days away! I am quite glad though as I don't have to wear layers upon layers yet as I'm not a fan of winter fashion, so can still wear simple little cover-ups like this from Goldie London and crop tops with jeans.

Also how insanely gorgeous is this bag!? I actually won it on a Facebook giveaway (which is super cool as I didn't even think people won those!). It's from Baia Bags which is a company I have admired for a while and winning this was so exciting!



Dress* // Bag* // Jeans