10 presents you can still buy on Christmas Eve

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Ahh. It's Christmas Eve. Your stocking's hung, your pies are minced, and John Lennon's on the radio. All is calm, all is... wait, you didn't get a present for Uncle Keith and it's literally Christmas tomorrow. Panic sets in. You consider re-gifting him your office secret santa present, even though it's a framed photo of you…

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The 7 best beauty products you can buy at any Boots store

Holly Brockwell Beauty, Buying Guides, Premium 1 Comment

This post is not sponsored by Boots (or anyone) – it's all stuff we genuinely like. Boots has some kind of hold on me. I seem to spend more there than at any other shop. I'll nip in for a pair of tights and walk out with ten eyeshadows, a back scrubber, an electric toothbrush,…

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It’s party season! 13 sparkly Christmas make-up items for under £10

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In case it hasn't caught your attention, it's Christmas party season. Glitter has crept surreptitiously onto friends' fingernails; the dulcet harmonies of Fairytale of New York drift overhead in every shop; there's a manic look in everyone's eye as they scramble for something, ANYTHING, sparkly. Christmas jumpers are unashamedly donned; antlers and elf hats poke from…

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21 Christmas gifts for her for under £50

Becca Caddy Buying Guides, Premium 2 Comments

Here at ShinyShiny we've all been collecting together our top gift suggestions for Christmas 2014 (check out our huge collection over at our One stop Christmas shopping post), from presents for beauty lovers to fitness fans and gamers to presents for your gran. But today it's a big one. An important one. Drum…

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One-stop Christmas shopping: all our buying guides in one place

Holly Brockwell Buying Guides 2 Comments

Whether you're stressing over Secret Santa or wondering what to get Gramps, our buying guides are your saviour. We'll be doing them all December to help you find the coolest, best value and most-wanted presents to put under the tree this Christmas, plus where to find the prettiest dresses and sparkliest Christmas party shoes –…

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12 Secret Santa gifts for someone you hate

Tom Pritchard Buying Guides 1 Comment

In any game of Secret Santa, there's always that one person you dread picking. Not because they're difficult to buy for, or you don't know them very well, but because you seriously dislike them and don't want to waste your precious pennies on them. But stiffing people in Secret Santa is a cardinal sin – so here are some…

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13 Christmas gifts for 90s kids

Lauren Bravo Buying Guides 2 Comments

Unless you've recently been dug up with the Blue Peter time capsule or victim of a serious malfunction involving Bernard's Watch, you'll probably have noticed that the 90s are back – and they're everywhere. As we all know Christmas and nostalgia go together like PJ and Duncan, take some inspiration for your gift list from the decade…

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31 beautiful pairs of Christmas party flat shoes

Holly Brockwell Accessories, Buying Guides, Fashion, Style 1 Comment

Trudging around bars, restaurants and rainy pavements in sky-high heels doesn't sound very fun to us. And besides, after half an hour on the dance floor, everyone takes them off anyway – so start the Christmas party as you mean to go on with our round-up of the most festive Christmas flats this year. Oh, and…

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13 of the best budget knee high boots for under £75

Becca Caddy Buying Guides, Style 1 Comment

Although ankle boots might be way more popular than any other styles and lengths this winter, there's still plenty of room in our wardrobes for a good pair of knee high boots. For a start they keep us so much warmer, which is a really important consideration when you have to deal with…

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18 Fitness gifts and gadgets for Christmas

Becca Caddy Buying Guides, Health & Fitness 2 Comments

Instead of buying run-of-the-mill festive gifts this Christmas (we're looking at you never worn before, light-up Santa gloves) grab some presents that you know the recipient will put to good use. Our buying guide today is all about fitness gifts and gadgets, from tops built for running in the cold and stocking filler extras to…

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9 Christmas gadgets for beauty addicts

Lauren Bravo Buying Guides 2 Comments

You know they love beauty... but you've bought them every Benefit gift set there is and their bedroom is already a lipstick graveyard? Go for gadgetry instead. Just like pretty much every other industry, technology in the beauty world has come on a long way in recent years, and there are some seriously…

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