Valentine’s Gift Ideas: Women

It’s Wednesday, not long to go until the weekend! Yay 😀

I thought I would create some ideas for Valentine’s gifts for your lovely lady. I will be doing a post re Male gifts in the next couple of days as well (it’s only fair eh?)

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Yankee Candle Fireside Treats//Clinique Whole Lotta//L’Occitane en Proven//Le Creuset Cerise ST//Magimix Nespresso In//Benefit Smokin’ Eyes//Urban Decay Naked Basics//Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 – Redemption.

My Valentine’s gift collection can be found on HERE! and This is where you will find my Guys gift list in the next day or 2 as well. My list is compiled of mainly makeup and kitchen goodies as most women will not be able to deny that these are ideal presents. We recently got given a coffee machine by a relative so have been lucky enough to be enjoying the capsules for a while. The makeup I have featured can all be found on the links underneath the photo and where they can be bought for great value for money.

Bob and I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day or haven’t really in the past. We have done the occasional meal out on the weekend to celebrate but often found its more expensive. Last year Bob gave me a card and flowers, both of which he got free from work. Some of you may think this to be cheeky but I was very proud that he hadn’t spent any money and used some initiative. I love a bargain or a freebie so I was very impressed with him.

Click the links under the picture if you are interested in finding the prices of these items and link’s for buying them as well.

Thanks

Laura x

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Mexico – A Dream Holiday

This post is rather late since I actually visited in September 2014 but I only started the blog itself in December and it felt too wintery to blog about travel at the time. Since it’s a slow January I thought I would write about the amazing destination of Mexico.

Bob and I decided to book the holiday way back in February 2014 and had to wait a grueling 7 months until we actually got to experience it. We went into Thomson travel agents one Sunday morning and spur of the moment booked it. We travelled on the amazing new Dreamliner plane which had mood lighting in the cabin as you took off. (Silly me forget to get the camera out quick enough at the time, but here are a couple of pics of it)

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We stayed for 14 nights at the beautiful resort of El Dorado Seaside Suites by Karisma in the Riviera Maya. We chose it because it was well known for having good food and also is adults only! It was about 1 hr 30mins from the airport which was a nightmare as customs takes forever to get through but once at the resort we were greeted with a cool towel and a mocktail. The rooms were beautiful and although we didn’t like the positioning of the first room they were quick to move us to one more suited.

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The food was amazing and had so much choice. We visited all the restaurants and also indulged in the room service several times. There is a Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Asian, Sandwhicherie and a gourmet pub. The Asian was one of our favourites as the sushi and curry was too die for. The Mexican was beautiful too and very authentic but the Gourmet pub stole the show. We ordered 4 courses on our last night and enjoyed tapas style food. YUM!

As part of the holiday we went on what felt like a trip a day so we could experience as much as possible. Bob took the majority of the photos on his GoPro Hero 3 Black edition and it was worth purchasing as the picture quality was fantastic. I have included some of my naff photos and some of the good ones I have but I’m thinking of doing a follow up post of photography from the holiday soon anyway. The trips we did were Chichen Itza and swimming in a cenote, Xcaret eco park, Contoy Island day trip, swimming with Whale Sharks, Xel-Ha and also Bob did his PADI scuba diving advanced open water qualification out there. There are so many things you can do in Mexico so it’s definitely worth spending 2 weeks there, some of which can be found here.

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The holiday was an absolute dream and we are so grateful that we got the chance to go there before we purchase our house and have no pennies. I would thoroughly recommend the El Dorado Seaside Suites and the whole of the Karisma chain as they pride themselves on fantastic service and can certainly say it was oustanding.

Where have you all been that was once in a lifetime?
and Can you recommend anywhere to me for my future travel plans?

Thanks

Laura x

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2015 Blog sale

As you may have read on my previous posts, I am buying a house at the moment and have realised that I need to be productive and start having a clear out. I thought I would start by listing a few items on here and seeing how I get on before Ebaying or potential Depop sale. I will be listing mainly clothing and shoes and all are branded and fairly priced.

Here’s how this will work:

– If you like something then leave me a comment or email me at laura@lauraknowslifestyle.co.uk letting me know what you want and we can then discuss postage.

– I will send instructions re how to pay by paypal which will be the method of payment. Once received I will then wrap the item/s and send them out, letting you know by email that I have sent them. I will try and post items with 3-4 days of payment being received and will a few days for payment unless we have spoken about it before.

So here we go….

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Topshop Boucle dress size 8. It’s a gorgeous dress but I’ve only worn it once and need to get rid of some. £10 + postage

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Primark alpine Jersey blazer size 8. Again another item that looks great on and is really comfy but I just don’t wear it anymore. £6 + postage

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Primark peach and black kimono size 8. Have worn this quite a bit but still in fantastic condition. Have quite a few of these that are similar for holidays etc. £4 + postage

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ok baby blue crepe crop top size 10. Never worn but took the tags off. Not my cup of tea as I ordered it online and found it doesn’t suit me. £5 + postage

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New Look knee high boots size 3, never worn. got the wrong size and have since got the right size now. £15 + postage

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Primark Frozen t-shirt with a Let it Go motif and elsa. Worn once but I have another frozen themed tee that I prefer. size 10 but is quite oversized. £4 + Postage

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New Look cami tops in a chiffon style material. very popular and i have 2 others in different colours but these are the wrong size. Both are size 10, one is khaki and one coral. £5 each + postage

I will be listing more as the next few weeks go on and am willing to negotiate prices, just looking to get rid of a lot of stuff before moving.

Thanks

Laura x

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