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Gingerbread Biscuits || MagpieMagpie Bakes

22/12/2020
Hi Lovelies. I just wanted to drop a little note before we jump into this week’s post of my gingerbread biscuits recipe, and say “ I hope you are all keeping well and safe”! I know this Christmas probably isn’t the Christmas you all had in mind, but hopefully we can all still make the most of it! If you aren’t already in the mood, hopefully this baking post I have written will help a little.

Gingerbread Biscuits.

Who doesn’t love baking? I know I do! Once I get the Christmas cake ingredients soaking in that booze, and the puddings done, it starts to feel proper Christmassy in our household. My FAVOURITE thing to bake at this time of year is gingerbread biscuit. I like everything about it, the process, the smells, the decorations and of course the taste. There is nothing better than a glass of Mulled Cider, some homemade gingerbread biscuits, and a Christmas movie. If you have all those you are be set to enjoy the festive season. And if not I’m here to help you with the Gingerbread side of things at least.

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Stocking Fillers Under £13 || MagpieMagpie Blog

20/12/2019

Hi Lovelies, Christmas is well and truly upon us so I have another Stocking Fillers post for you. I’ve searched high and low and found some great gifts for under £13. We’ve got some bits from Asos, Boots and Dunnes. I tried to give you guys a good mix of lifestyle, make-up, and home.

ASOS Stocking Fillers Ideas

I know socks aren’t considered such a great gift, but who doesn’t love a good pair of novelty socks. This little box set from Asos a great little filler. I always love getting a book for Christmas. You guys might not know this, but I love to draw. Unfortunately I don’t do it enough, so when I saw this book I HAD to include it. I’m on a eyeshadow palette ban, but if I got one in my stocking it wouldn’t be cheating. This Revolutions Palette is full of stunning shimmers. I know not everyone is into Crystals, but if someone you know is, this Protection Crystal Set would be perfect. It might be obvious by now that I have a mug problem, this super cute reindeer mug is defo being added to the collection! I love doing my nails, and next year I’ll perfect my Gel Polish skills. It wouldn’t be a stocking filler post if I didn’t include a little Lippie. I have many a Mac red lipstick, but not this one.   

BOOTS Stocking Filler Ideas

If you follow me on instagram you’ll see I recently bought some brushes, I love buying new brushes. I’ve never tried this brand of brushes, but I’ve heard good things. These light boxes always go down a treat. I got one a few years ago and still love it. Another shop, another eyeshadow palette. Over the past few months I’ve tried a number of the elf products, and this eyeshadow palette is on my wish list. Too Faced is one of my lust brands, I don’t often get too many products from the brand, but if theres a chance to try a mini I’m all over it. This Mini Mascara is a great idea for the makeup lover in your life. My anxiety can sometimes get the better of my, I’m not a huge fan of using medication so crystals and aromatherapy are usually what I gravitate to. I’ve used the This Works Stress Check roll on before and found it amazing so I’d be keen to try this Sleep On It Trio. I don’t have a bath, but they are one of my favourite things. Last year Gillian got me an advent calendar and it had one of the Aromatherapy Associates in it and I adored it. A perfect little filler. 

DUNNES Stocking Fillers Ideas

I don’t drink coffee, but the rest of the world seems to, so a reusable coffee or tea cup is a great little filler option. A bit of hair bling is bound to impress. These sparkly little numbers are perfect for the party season. Another great gift that keeps on giving are some statement earring, these jewel encrusted beauties are perfect for the magpie in your life. We all know I love a bit of homeware, this tea light holder is a great little surprise filler and this LED star is sure to shine bright. Snuggly socks aren’t just for Christmas, they’ll see you right threw the winter too.

Looking for more ideas? Heres a link to my Under £20 Stocking Filler Post and and last years Stocking Filler Post.

What are you hoping for in your stocking this year?

Hope you have a great Christmas.

See you in the New Year.

Sarah xo

 

Get Into The Christmas Spirit || MagpieMagpie Blog

04/12/2019

Hi Lovelies. It’s that time of year again, so let’s GET INTO THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT. As always I’ve picked out a selection of goodies, that are sure to get you into that Christmas mood. I’ve got Jumper, candle holders, homeware and of course pyjamas. I’ve featured some of my favourite shops that all deliver to Jersey CI.

DUNNES STORES

Dunnes store is one of my favourite shops from home. Bonus is they deliver to Jersey. I’ve picked out four bits that caught my eye, I’ve got the jumper waiting in my mothers for my trip home this year. It’s FabYuleOus and if it doesn’t get you into the Christmas Spirit nothing will.

LINK TO JUMPER

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Stocking Fillers For Under £16

08/12/2018

Hi Lovelies, 

I hope you are all have a fantastic lead up to Christmas. I’m back again with another stocking filler gift guide.

If you’ve read Sundays post, you’ll know that I’m really trying to up my stocking game! This post is very similar to the previous one but, the main difference is that I’ve upped the price and just given you one gift idea. I think as the years go on this type of post will evolve, so I’d love your thoughts in the comment section down below. 

Also just to mention again, I’m based in Jersey CI so all my prices are based on the prices available to me here.

Lime Crime is a brand I’ve always wanted to try, but am never sure about it. That being said, if I was to receive one in my stocking I’d be pleased. I love me a winter berry colour so when i saw this one I knew it had to be in the post. Unicorns are really big right now too so even if it’s just for the package, you know you’ve bought something just for the packing, we’ve all done it, it’ll go down a treat. This little beauty comes in at £14.45

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Stocking Filler Ideas for Under £8

02/12/2018

Needing some stocking filler ideas? I have a few option coming that should have something for everyone. I’ve tired to up my stocking game over the years. They don’t need to be expensive, that being said they can be if you wish, they just need to be thoughtful. I chose gifts I’d like to receive, and I’m hoping I’m multifaceted enough for there to be at least one thing you’ll like.

A mini mac lipstick is such a cute idea, especially if you can get their favourite shade. They save some classics like Ruby Woo, Twig and Sin, so there is bound to be something from the shade range that’ll be appropriate. There are some other Mac mini options such as setting spray or I think there are mini pigments too, one of those beauties in the stocking would go down a treat.

Today as we are on a budget of £8 (reminder that I live in Jersey, VAT Free) so we are going to stick to the mini lippies and the pigments

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