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Festive Gift Ideas with Emjoi Micro Nail (Review included)

It's almost that time of year again and unless you're the most prepared person in the world you're probably just about thinking about presents for your friends & loved ones. Well I have a treat for you. 



The Emjoi Micro-Nail Electric Nail Polisher  promises a 2 week manicure in just a few seconds and it's really not far off the mark! 

The set up is simple. You get 4 rollers, a buffer and a shiner (2 of each) and you easily pop them on and off for use. Then after prepping your nails thoroughly you switch it on, glide the rollers across the nail and you're done. Sounds simple but in practice it takes a bit of getting used to. I tested it with my mum and we both found it took a few attempts to get used to the speed of the rollers without it shooting across the nail. But once we got the hang of it we found it as quick as advertised.  Now, you should never use an abrasive on your nail for more than a few seconds (or else you risk damaging the layers of the nail) so …

Super Sunday: Bex's last Sunday as a Belfast resident

I love living in Belfast. It's something that given the notorious history, and sometimes present, of this City that I tend to forget. But the time has come for me to take a break from small city life and move back home for a while. Home being Antrim; a mere 30 minutes away.

So being my last Sunday as a city dweller I decided to make the most of it. I got my  Blanket Cape on and off I went. 

My first point of call was GroundEspresso in Waterstones. I'd heard a lot about this up & coming local chain and really wanted to sample their wares. 

And I certainly did sample. Between myself and my friend Sarah we got through a Chocolate Orange hot chocolate, a Snowball steamer made of Coconut, White Chocolate syrup and soya milk (to make me feel better about myself) a Warm Chocolate Brownie and the best Bacon & Cream Cheese Bagel I've had in years! No joke. Also if you haven't had SukíTea before then their Belfast Brew is a classic and delightful.


Between catching up wit…

Festive Gift Ideas & Bargain Alert: Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot

Every year it's a tough choice between Benefit and Soap & Glory for my favourite festive Gift Sets. Both are usually super cute with great range but this year I think Benefit have the edge with their Sweet Shoppe range. The tin cases have been designed to look like little houses, complete with removable roof for portability, so that when you collect them (and you WILL want to collect them) it looks like a little village. Amazing.


My personal favourite amongst the Benefit range is Cheeky Sweet Spot. I picked it up last time I visited House Of Fraser and I'm in love. Not only is it packed with gorgeous blushes, the best bronzer ever, Hoola, & the now discontinued BellaBamba but at £29.50 it's also a flippin bargain that's so ridiculous it actually made me do math. 
And then it made me make a spreadsheet to display the math because I couldn't believe just how great it was. 
Don't believe me? 

BAM £73.02!!! That's what you save when you pick up this be…