Discount Diaries Christmas Gift Guide

‘Tis the season for giving! The christmas fever has set in and everyone is rushing to the shops. We all need a bit of help to find the perfect gift. If it’s for your sister, mum, secret santa or even yourself. The killer about gift giving and Christmas time, is the amount of money you spend on presents for your loved ones. I have compiled a list below of things that I would love as a gift based on price. I hope this helps or gives you the inspiration you need!

UNDER $25

These are great stocking fillers or gifts for secret santa. You don’t need to spend a lot to make an impact!

Typo Phone lens $5.00- $29.95 (lots of different filters, cheaper online than in store)

Myer Arnott’s Personalised Tim Tams $9.99

Kmart BYS Peach Eyeshadow Palette $12 (In store only!)

Cotton On Tolve Turkish Towel $15

Big W Turtles All the way Down, John Green $16

Mecca Maxima Too Faced Better than Sex ornament $17

David Jones Glasshouse fragrances triple scented mini candle Rio $18.95

Myer Lonely Planet best in Travel 2017 $20

Booktopia The Subtle Art of Not giving a F*ck $22.50

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UNDER $50

These are perfect for your BFF or sister. Personalised items are becoming really popular, phones, purses, food, anything! The Candle Establishment was the official partner for Adelaide Fashion Festival this year and their candles smell amazing! The Bare Minerals trio are such beautiful colours as well.

Kikki.k 2018 A5 weekly diary: sweet $34.95

Mecca Maxima Bare Minerals Send Nudes Liquid Lipcolor Trio $41

Pandora Shinning stars earrings $45

Pandora Shimmering Wishbone ring $49

The Daily Edited Personalised Phone Case $49.95

The Candle Establishment Large Rose and Blackcurrant candle $49.95

Gift Guide 2017UNDER $100

A gift for yourself perhaps? Or a hint for your parents? With Summer coming a new pair of sunnies are a necessity. And who doesn’t want a pouch with their name on it?

66 The Label Silk Scarf $66

The Iconic Le Specs Jealous Games Sunglasses $69.95

Sportsgirl Circle Basket Sling Bag $79.95

Lush Christmas Bath Time Favourites $89.95

The Daily Edited Personalised Pouch $89.95

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OVER $100

Treat yourself for all the hard work you did this year. You deserve it. Si is divine, my favourite perfume ever, and that’s a bargain price! Hey mum, if you’re reading this can you get me the Dyson Hairdryer?

Mecca Maxima Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette Vol. 3 $117

Priceline Giorgio Armani Si Eu De Parfum 100ml $129

The Iconic The Horse The Original Watch $149

Mimco Daydream Hip Bag $199

David Jones Dyson supersonic hair dryer $499

The most important part is that the gift is thoughtful and comes from the heart. I would love to know your thoughts on this post.

*This post was not sponsored by anyone mentioned above, I generally love everything here. Although I’m too poor for a $500 hair dryer, one can dream right?

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Adelaide Fashion Festival 2017 Runway 4: David Jones Australian Fashion Showcase

David Jones showcased their range of premium labels for upcoming spring and summer. There was an amazing range of designers like Aje, Alice McCall, Camilla, PE Nation, and  swimwear from Jets, Calvin Klein Sunseeker. There was also menswear from Politix, Ted Baker, and The Academy Brand, which was refreshing. I hadn’t seen any menswear in the other shows so far.

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Keep an eye out for the next post!

Adelaide Fashion Festival 2017 Runway 3: BNKR

Adelaide-based fashion label BNKR hosted their runway last night as part of Adelaide Fashion Festival. Showing off their latest collections from labels like C/MEO Collective, Keepsake the Label, Finders Keepers, The Fifth Label, and JAGGAR Footwear. These are just some of the outfits from the runway.

I really loved the pops of red and the ruffles on the dresses and shoes!

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Watch out for tomorrows post on David Jones showcase at Adelaide Fashion Festival!

Adelaide Fashion Festival 2017 Runway 1: Contemporary v Street

Last night was Runway 1 for Adelaide Fashion Festival. Showcasing Adelaide designers at the Torrens Parade Grounds, showing off contemporary and ready-to-wear outfits. It was an excellent night, the outfits were amazing and the accessories were out of this world.

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Be on the lookout for tomorrow’s runway posts

Exhibition Paolo Sebastian: X

 

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To celebrate 10 years of couture designer Paolo Sebastian, the Art Gallery of SA are hosting a fashion exhibition. Created by Adelaide designer Paul Vasileff, Paolo Sebastian: X is being held during Adelaide Fashion Festival from 7th September until 10th December.

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Paolo Sebastian was also the first Australian-based designer to ever show at the Paris Haute Couture Week in 2016.

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Be sure to check out this free event!

Featured photograph is from Paolo Sebastian.com

Labels Style Markets Runway

The Labels Styles Market is an amazing market based at Plant 4 Bowden which supports the local fashion industry. They also have a fashion runway, showcasing up and coming brands.

 

Glamourhouse Australia

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Lucid 8 Unisex Apparel

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Bridge Street Boutique

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Glami Glam

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Frio The Label

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Miss Dressy Eveningwear

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The next market will be on the 27th of August.

Be sure to check their Instagram, Facebook and Website!

What’s your favourite outfit? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for reading,

Laura

 

*This is not sponsored* *I just really enjoyed the fashion show*

 

 

 

Clarisonic

Recently I decided to bite the bullet and buy a Clarisonic. I’ve always had breakouts and decided that I wanted to have my skin feeling as soft as a baby’s bottom. I bought the Clarisonic Mia 2 and I’ve been using it for about 6 months now.

I am not lying when I say my skin feels about a million times better. It’s clear and so so soft, and some of my scarring has even reduced with use. They say it’s 6X better than hands alone, and I’d believe that wholeheartedly.  I ummed and ahhed over their products for about a year. That was mainly due of the price. But think of it this way: this is an investment piece. You are investing in your skin. This device will last me a great deal of time if I take care of it so I believe that the product is definitely worth it. (Hint: buy one when they have sales or special deals on- I got 2 free extra brush heads with mine!)

I wish I’d gone out and bought this earlier. The cheap copies just aren’t the same, trust me, I tried them. Let me know if you have a Clarisonic and if you love it as much as I do!

 

Thanks for reading

Laura xx

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*These opinions are entirely my own and was not sponsored by any companies mentioned in the post.