What to get for: the Fashionista

Happy Holidays Guys,

I’m Shay, blogger @ dearhumanswithlove.com, I was thrilled when Anna asked me to do this gift guide because they can be so helpful around this time of year. Got a Fashionista you need to grab a Christmas gift for? Look no further.




Perfect to lighten up your selfies and OOTD posts, a ring light adds that extra shine to any of your pics.






We all love Topshop jeans, they can’t be faulted for their perfect fit. These jeans are bang on trend and will go with a cute knit jumper this season.





Self-explanatory, any fashion lover will love this cute Dictionary of Fashion.






Beret’s are all the rage at the moment, this cute one from Asos is only £10 and will be sure to fit well in your Fashionista’s wardrobe.





Marble? Gorgeous. Personalised? Perfection.





These boots are super cute and anything red is fitting in December.





Perfect for on the go selfies and nighttime photography, the iPhone ring light is a must for all Social Media users.





Gold Hoops are an all-time favourite of mine, these double hooped look are perfect for a nice dinner or a night out.



With Love,

Shay RS and Merry Christmas x

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Happy Holidays Guys,

I’m Shay, blogger @ dearhumanswithlove.com, I was thrilled when Anna asked me to do this gift guide because they can be so helpful around this time of year. Got a Fashionista you need to grab a Christmas gift for? Look no further.




Perfect to lighten up your selfies and OOTD posts, a ring light adds that extra shine to any of your pics.






We all love Topshop jeans, they can’t be faulted for their perfect fit. These jeans are bang on trend and will go with a cute knit jumper this season.





Self-explanatory, any fashion lover will love this cute Dictionary of Fashion.






Beret’s are all the rage at the moment, this cute one from Asos is only £10 and will be sure to fit well in your Fashionista’s wardrobe.





Marble? Gorgeous. Personalised? Perfection.





These boots are super cute and anything red is fitting in December.





Perfect for on the go selfies and nighttime photography, the iPhone ring light is a must for all Social Media users.





Gold Hoops are an all-time favourite of mine, these double hooped look are perfect for a nice dinner or a night out.



With Love,

Shay RS and Merry Christmas x

Keep up with my reliable and fashion lifestyle posts @ dearhumanswithlove.com

Social Media

Twitter - @shayrs_

Instagram - @shay.rs 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/dearhumanswithlove/
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As a gamer I love any presents that are gaming related, often people ask what they should get me for Christmas or my birthday as they aren't into gaming or tech and would rather get me something I like, I've put together 8 gifts that even I would love, not every gamer is the same so I have chosen a variety of things.


1. D is for destiny

I love Destiny and although the games are touch and go with others the merch for Destiny is so cool and this book is one of them. The reason I like this book so much is that it doesn't have just one kind of artwork in it, it has a variety. Although this is listed as a kids A-Z book a lot of Destiny fans will appreciate the fact that Bungie writers and artists put this book together, it's the perfect gift for a Destiny lovers collection, you can buy the hardback copy for £11.34.
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2. Aloy pop vinyl

Horizon Zero Dawn is one of the most successful games of this year, not only is it beautiful but it has a wonderful story and the gameplay is fun. I've been waiting for this pop vinyl to come out for a few months now and it's top of my Christmas list, this pop vinyl is the hunter and archer Aloy. I initially thought that the Pop Vinyl for Horizon Zero Dawn would be a lot more money because of how popular the game is but it's around £10 which is cheap for a pop Vinyl.
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3. BB8 Lego Figurine

Hands up if you love both Lego and Starwars (me!!) at the price of £84.99 you can make your very own lego BB8, it comes with over 1,100 pieces so may keep you busy for a bit the BB8 itself doesn't roll I think it's more for display purposes but it's still a really cool Star Wars lovers gift this Christmas.
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4. Game boy colour phone case

Pokemon seems to have come back with a big bang, everywhere I look these days I see a Pokemon related product but I ain't mad about it! My partner loves the Pokemon games and the old school Game boy colour so I kind of took inspiration from him for this gift, from the Phone Defenders on Etsy, they have a list of phones which you can choose from for their phone cases and at £5.45 it's a perfect gift for someone on a tight budget.
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5. 3DS Case

I own a 3DS and I don't have a case for it, I have been meaning to get one for ages but I never got around to getting one, within this case you are able to hold up to 6 games on the inside f the top lid and fit your 3DS on the bottom half. The case is retro so for those retro players who own a 3DS, they will be more than happy with one of these. This is another affordable present at only £14.99, I know how hard Christmas can be when you are on a tight budget.
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6. Sims 4

I have been waiting for ages for this game to come out and by ages I mean years, my sister owns the PC version of this game and is forever showing me all the creative things she does on it. I actually got my copy as an early Christmas present from my partner James and plan on doing a review on my blog on it once I've played it a bit more. As a Sims over myself, I opted for this on PS4 as I play the PS4 more than anything and for those Sim lovers who don't own a PC they can now play it on Xbox One or PS4 instead.
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7. Steam controller

I recently started using my Steam account again and I hate using a keyboard to game, I don't care if that makes me any less of a gamer in peoples eyes I just prefer to use a controller, right now I have my PS4 controller hooked up to use steam but I would love to get my hands on a steam official controller by valve, it looks much more comfortable and I like the button layout, it's £59.99 so the typical price a console controller usually is.
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8. Venom Xbox One docking station

I use two controllers for my PS4 and whilst I use one the other is either on charge or sits on it's charging stand, If I owned an Xbox One I would definitely choose the Venom Xbox One docking station, a few of my friends have recommended this charger due to the fact that it's not only affordable at £15.99 but there is no messing about trying to put it in that charging stand you just place it on top and it charges and comes with two spare battery packs for your Xbox One controllers.
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As a gamer I love any presents that are gaming related, often people ask what they should get me for Christmas or my birthday as they aren&...
Hello beautiful people! It is almost the holidays and I'm sure all of you are running around trying to figure out what to get for your loved ones! I, for sure, have NO idea and since I absolutely suck at gifts most of the time, I asked for help. Three awesome bloggers I admire will be sharing their favourite gifts to get to people with similar interests. Boyfriends and girlfriends start taking notes we're here to save you (and me)!

  • Gamers: What do you get for those of us who like games? Here to answer this question is Elle.
Hey, I'm Elle I've been blogging for nearly 6 years now at "ElleXMay" and enjoy writing about everything from my life to tech and gaming, I love photography, reading and of course playing games and love to create my own art. Gaming has opened my eyes to a lot of things such as how restricting it can be for disabled gamers and how a change in the gaming world needs to happen so everyone can enjoy gaming, I hope to see some kind of change in the coming years but until then I want to try to use my platform to talk more about disability and gaming.

  •  Fashion Icons: Shay's killer style and upfront attitude made her the first that came to mind to help with this question. 
Hey all, I'm Shay blogger at "Dear Humans With Love". I like to call it a relatable lifestyle blog, over there I can be found moaning about relationships, given unsolicited advice, showing off my outfits and other London life type stuff. I've been blogging for over a year now and have had a passion for personal style ever since my mum let me dress myself.

  • The movie/series buff. You can spot us from the dark circles because of "one more episode/movie".And Amanda is the girl to ask if you are iffy about a movie or if you don't know what to get to another fan.
My name is Amanda and I blog over at "Curly Sue Review". I cover lifestyle and chronic illness topics. I suffer from psoriatic arthritis and my aim is to provide helpful posts so people don’t feel alone as they journey through diagnosis and treatment. I am a huge movie and animation fan so I’m eager to help you with a gift guide for all the Disney fans in your life.
Which article are you most excited to read? Is there any person in your life you don't know what to get to? If you are already finished with your shopping, what did you get for your loved ones?


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I have talked about moisturizers, exfoliation, cleansers, so naturally, it's time to progress to primers. I know, ain't nobody got time for all that every morning. I agreed until I started using primers. Besides the obvious benefit of having your makeup stay on your face, it is so so much easier to remove it all if you wear primer. It acts as a layer of protection between your makeup and your skin so that your skin will absorb as little makeup as possible theoretically while letting it breathe. So my advice is, use a primer. I know, so many beauty products, your wallet has other priorities, so does mine. You know I'm a fan of cheap but good products so here is my top list of all I have tried. I have actually spent a good amount of time scouring the shops and trying on primers but keep in mind that primers have to match both your skin and your foundation. When you want to buy a primer try some on your hand somewhere, let it dry and then try to spread your makeup and concealer over it to see how it looks and feels. There are my choices but have you tried any of them? Do share your own favourite primers as I am always on the lookout for new products!

My skin is oily combination, sensitive and acne prone and my foundation is L'oreal Infallible matte

(Disclaimer: This is a long post, the titles are the product links some of which are affiliate, I have bought everything and these are my own views)

1. Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser Primer


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 I reach for this the most, but it isn't the best primer on the list. It does have a blur effect that makes your pores and fine lines disappear but you can feel it on your skin. I feel like I have a layer of silicone over my face, but you do get used to it. It's a clear primer of medium consistency. Also, it is not the best for oily skin types. Then why does it make the list? Because I have acne. The consistency of such primers covers acne and fills pores and scars and scabs. This is basically the reason I prefer silicone like primers. The foundation goes on so smoothly after applying this primer. Does expand the makeup wear duration but could do better. Good for everyday use when you don't need the perfect makeup for many hours. Would I buy it again? Yes.

Price: 9/10
Blur:8/10
Feeling:6/10
Wear duration: 4/10

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2. Avon's MagicX face perfector


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 This is the first primer I tried. It might as well be a slightly worse dupe for the Sephora primer. I use this under my eyes and on the laugh lines because that is where my makeup breaks and wrinkles. Also because I use a stick concealer and the primer works better for the stick than my liquid foundation. Feels nice on the skin, does cover up the acne scabs but the consistency is very thick so you need a lot of product and it isn't the easiest thing to work with. Nevertheless, it is cheap, especially since Avon has offers all the time, and it is a decent primer. Would I buy it again? Probably not, unless there was a good offer, I prefer the Sephora one.

Price: 7/10
Blur:7/10
Feeling: 5/10
Wear duration: 6/10

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 3. Sephora Beauty Amplifier


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 This right here is the best one on the list for those special occasions you absolutely need your makeup to stay intact all day. Blurring effect, fills lines pores and covers acne, pleasant feeling on the skin, does wonders for the foundation. The consistency is of medium thickness, not as thick as the Avon one. Easy to work with and because of the colour it also acts as a skin corrector, if you don't want coverage you can use this alone just for the mattifying effect. Holly grail for demanding makeup days. Would I buy again?YES! It is slightly more expensive than the rest but still affordable.

Price: 6/10
Blur:9/10
Feeling: 8/10
Wear duration: 9/10

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4. Max Factor Facefinity All Day Primer


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This isn't a silicone based primer! As much as I love the rest of them, sometimes I feel like my skin is suffocating. Especially during summer, I prefer something more lightweight if I am to wear makeup. This is one of those "let's give it a try" impulsive purchases I haven't regretted. Light consistency it spreads like a moisturizer and leaves your skin matte for the day. It also is hydrating, something I can't claim for the other primers. I sometimes go out wearing just this, no makeup, and I forget I have it on instantly. It doesn't do much for scabs/scars/lines etc but if you like the feeling of it you can combine this all over your face and use another primer on the spots you like covered. Does help with the longevity of your makeup. The only thing to be careful about is to let it dry completely before applying your foundation. Will I buy it again?Probably yes.

Price: 7/10
Blur:6/10
Feeling: 10/10
Wear duration:7/10

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5. Essence eyeshadow primer


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Last on this list but Holly Grail of eye primers. I have used cheap and expensive eyeshadows and they crease! Unless I use this underneath. I can't praise this enough, my oily lids thank Essence for creating this product. If I was to go out my eyeshadow ended up gone in a matter of hours. I have tried this primer on a hot Greek summer day/night and it didn't budge. I just use it whenever I am to wear eyeshadow. And it is so so cheap and covers everything. Bonus point, it helps blend the eyeshadows seamlessly. A major drawback is it doesn't have enough shades. I would prefer a bit more diversity. Would I buy it again?Absolutely.
Price: 10/10
Coverage:10/10
Feeling: 8/10
Wear duration: 10/10

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Battle of the Primers

Pin it for later I have talked about moisturizers, exfoliation, cleansers, so naturally, it's time to progress to primers. I know...

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Sometimes I forget to post. To be more precise, sometimes I have the photos ready but by the time I get around to posting them the seasons have changed or I changed my hair so the post is irrelevant. What I mean to say is, shit happen. But this photo shoot was so much fun I just had to find a time to upload it! Most of the photos are fun and weird and break the norm on what you'd normally see in a fashion blog. This dress is one of the most risque pieces of clothing I own but it still is one of my favourites. I have to prepare myself mentally beforehand because it is so unlike me to be so exposed (potential nip-slips and a gust of wind can be dangerous) but for some reason I adore it.
Credits to the people who helped! First the awesome photographer, Thanos Levidiotis! Secondly, the talented makeup artist Penelope,  her youtube channel here!!
The drawback of posting this a year later is that the dress is no longer in stores. I got it from Zara, however, I searched and have found similar products to recreate this look at the end of the post! Comment down below if you liked this post and which one is your favourite funny photo!


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Adorable Penelope trying to do my makeup. (sorry for making it tough on you <3 )

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The building was on fire and it wasn't my fault
(If you got that reference YOU ARE AWESOME)

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You did what now?!

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Do I have to....like really?

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Ain't got time for this!

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