A Little Catch Up & Stocking Fillers Under £10…

I feel like I’ve not spoken in absolutely ages; that I’m neglecting the blog somewhat.

It doesn’t help that I’ve spent the last week, laid horizontal anywhere I can, not feeling too great myself. I was even poorly on my birthday . Great timing eh? I appear to have the dreaded lurgy that is sweeping the nation . They are dropping like flies at work. Even Mollie dog is under the weather!

Well I am here to rectify that today, a little snotty with a tickley cough [ that’s driving me bonkers ]  but here.

So how the devil are you … and are we all ready for Christmas ?

Are you fed up of being asked that question yet? I am … and no I’m not [ ready ].

I’ve not even put my tree up ! I have ordered Harry Styles new album but no tree. [Priorities] Yes you heard correctly – my Christmas tree is not up

“Good god woman” I can imagine my mum muttering from above “pull your finger out!” I’ll no doubt be getting struck by lightening if it’s not up in the next few days ! …

My Mum absolute loved Christmas.

I loved Christmas …

I guess that I still love Christmas but without mum around it just doesn’t feel the same. Some of the magic has disappeared and while I’m happy there’s a tinge of sadness over everything. I am a Christmas tree light short of a full set.

I don’t get as giddy as I used too BUT on a positive note I am not dreading it like I have done in previous years. Excitement levels are up slightly which would make my mum extremely happy . It is progress and any progress is better than non.

So if you are anything like me [last-minute Sid] and you’ve left everything until the last minute . I’ve pulled together a few Stocking Fillers | Secret Santa ideas all for under £10.

Everything I’ve featured is available online [ and has been linked ] but are also available on the high street . It is fairly late in the day and the companies might not be able to guarantee a delivery before Christmas Day.

I find Boots is always a good place to start, it may have changed over the years and now sells sex toys [ who knew eh ? ] but it’s always reliable with the added bonus of the 3 for 2 offer!

So here goes …

Soap & Glory Happy ‘Holid-Eyes’ – £6.00


  • Eyes Cream – liquid eyeshadow in Gold Outside | 1.8ml
  • Crazy Sexy Kohl – in the shade Smoulder | 0.3g

I think this is a great little present and a lot of gift for only £6 .

You can’t go wrong with a sparkly eye and winged-liner over the festive period. The eye-makeup obsessive in your life will love it !

Original Pink Collection Tin – £10.00 now £8.00


  • Clean On Me Shower Gel -75ml
  • Hand Food Hand Cream – 50ml
  • Bright and Beautiful Radiance Mask – 29g
  • The Righteous Butter Body Moisturiser- 50ml
  • The Scrub of Your Life Body Scrub -50ml

Limited Edition Fenty Fairy Bomb Pom-Pom -£8.00

A mini size, glittering puff pre- packed with superfine iridescent pink body shimmer packaged to look like a Christmas tree ornament.

Dab the puff all over your body for a the ultimate bejewelled look. Ideal for your friend who likes to sparkle and make an entrance

The Inkey List Caffeine Eye Cream -£8.99

I love this product and have been using it for a month or so now. It would be a great gift for your ‘party animal’ friend during the party season . It reduces the signs of puffiness and dark circles … and all for under £10.00

Make Your Smooth – £5.00

Contains :

  • The Righteous Butter – 50ml
  • Flake Away – 50ml

Another great gift for the price. This was my Secret Santa offering and it went down a treat.

I have used both of these products in the past and can confirm they are fabulous and smell delicious. A great size for travelling too.

Sanctuary Spa Let Go & Unwind Gift Set -£10.00

Contains :

  • Body Wash – 75ml
  • Body Scrub – 50ml
  • Body Butter – 50ml

I’d be very happy to receive this !

Raw Shea Butter Hydrating Body Wash for Dry Skin – £10.99

I was lucky to get sent some of this to try a few months ago. It’s a lush body wash that smells delicious and foams up beautifully . It’s indulgent bathing at its best.

It helps calm and revitalise dull-looking skin . Contains Vitamin E and K , Iron and fatty acids.

It contains No – sulfates, parabens, paraffin mineral oil or synthetic colours.

And yes it’s a little over my £10.00 threshold but some of your friends and family are worth it right?

Dirty Works Handbag Heros gift set £7.49

Contains :

  • Hand Cream – 100ml
  • Nail & Cuticle Balm – 10g
  • 2 x nail files

This set is available in both Boots and Sainsbury’s. The later could be lethal . You know the saying “I only popped in for milk and bread !

I actually received this set as my Secret Santa last weekend and I can confirm that the hand cream smells really lovely .

My friends and I popped across to Straffords Arms, Stainborough for Festive Afternoon Tea . It was an early birthday treat for me and it may well be our last ‘girlie’ gathering before Christmas.

We exchanged Secret Santa’s and chatted about nothing and everything. It was a lovely afternoon … despite a few slip ups and the service being very bog-standard . I would go into details but I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt. I hope it was just a bad day on their behalf .

Afternoon tea would set you back £17.95 per person and the menu changes every month to reflect the ‘season’ . They gave us 25 % discount to make up for the above.

I’m hoping I have taken a turn for the better and gradually start to feel better as I’m back at work tomorrow.

I am also going to try and do another blog post before Christmas. Hopefully I’ll have my mojo and some of my humour back !

I’m actually planning to post once , maybe twice a week in the new year but that’s another story for another day .

If however I don’t manage it …

Have a fabulous Christmas !

Tracey x


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