Last Minute Girly Gift Guide

                   Topshop Reindeer Sweater  /  Cath Kidston Freston Rose Handbag Set  /  New Look Cat Cupcake Cases                    Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow  /  Toadstool Nightlight  /  Meringue Girls Cookbook

This year, I've been well and truly swept away with the Christmas rush. In between creating orders for my handmade holly garlands, I've been planning presents, food and decorations. I'm now all shopped out but there are plenty of girly gifts that I've discovered for those of you who still have last minute gifts to buy.

I've been lusting after Charlotte Tilbury's much coveted makeup range.  Her Bronze and Glow compact is so luxurious and would be perfect for any beauty junkie.

Those who love a bit of baking would love the Meringue Girls Cookbook.  Ideal for those who like to whip up something tasty in the kitchen, this book has loads of creative recipes and the photography is lovely!

I think these bits and bobs would be perfect for best friends and sisters.  My personal favourite it the toadstool nightlight - amazing for snuggling up in the Topshop reindeer sweater!

2True Voluptulash Mascara

2True Voluptulash Mascara - £1.99
In my last beauty on a budget post I mentioned that I was on the hunt for beauty bargains in the run up to Christmas.  Now that the majority of my Christmas shopping is done my purse is definitely feeling a bit sorry for itself.  So when my mascara was on its last legs I knew I would have to switch to something cheaper.

After asking for recommendations during a #bbloggers chat, I went for 2True's Voluptulash mascara in Carbon Black (big thank you to Rosie who suggested trying out 2True)!  I was curious about how good a £1.99 mascara would be.  In an ideal world, I'd like my lashes to be voluminous at the roots whilst simultaneously lengthened, separated and able to hold a curl.  This mascara does all of that.

I maybe wouldn't recommend this to anyone who was looking for dramatic volume for a night out, but for day time wear it's perfect.  The small bristle wand is fab for coating the roots and extending the outer lashes.  I'll definitely be checking out more of 2True's range in the future!