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We are in the last month of 2014 so it is acceptable to make a start on the dreaded task of Christmas shopping but I think it’s easier than ever because there is such a vast selection to choose from.

Gone are the days when a department store wheeled out the generic, dull looking gift sets. Shops have well and truly upped their game to such a standard that you’ll find you will want something for yourself as well.

Superdrug was the first to nudge me when they challenged me to see how many presents I could buy for £20*.

I know Superdrug is fantastic for stocking fillers and Secret Santa inspirations but I didn’t expect this year’s offerings to be quite so impressive.

With prices ranging from £1.50 to £20 and big names from the likes of Real Techniques, Models Own and Make-Up Revolution putting together limited edition gift sets, there really is something for everyone and at great value for money.

So how did I do? I nailed it! I managed to get five gifts which totalled up to exactly £20 and here they are:

Minion soap on a rope (£2)
Who can say no to a minion? And this soap-on-a-rope is too cute to use. Maybe it can double up as a Christmas tree decoration?


Models’ Own nail set (£8)
Models Own has put together a collection of 4 eye-catching colours from its diamond luxe collection: Radiant Pink, Asscher Blue, Trillion Taupe and Carat Coral. Individually each nail polish retails for £4.99 yet here are 4 plus a double-ended cuticle pusher, which is currently on offer for a bargain-some £7.


Studio London Glass Nail Files (£2.50)
A pair of glass nail files by Studio London – a perfect stocking filler.


Love & Wilde Fragranced Candles (£4)
A set of three vanilla and honey scented miniature candles will make another great stocking filler.


I Love… Berrylicious Mini Box of Love(£3.50)
A cute box containing a bottle of bubble bath and shower creme and a moisturizing body lotion plus body puff.


I am definitely holding onto the minion soap but the rest will make wonderful presents, and each one is something I would like to receive so I reckon I chose well.

I hope this has given you some ideas of what’s on offer from Superdrug if you’re stumped for what to get for friends, family or colleagues. You can also peruse Superdrug’s website for other suggestions.

I also have some more great Christmas posts lined up so make sure you check in with Just Nice Things every day.

Orly Darkest Shadow


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orly_darkest_shadowOh my, oh my, oh my, Orly! How have you created this beauty? No picture can possibly do this shade justice or indeed capture its true identity.

Darkest Shadow* is from Orly’s Smoky collection. There are six shades in total, with bold saturated colours inspired by the shades of the smokiest eyes coupled with dusty tones. Darkest Shadow wins hands down without a doubt. It’s an oil slicked black with a burgundy shimmer that sometimes looks orange, brown or ruby red as the light catches it.

A rubber based lid makes it easy to grip and apply the polish neatly and of course, Orly is nail lacquer friendly with being free of DPB, Toluene and Formaldehyde. With speckles of glitter, it’s also surprisingly easy to remove as normally glitter-based polishes are a nuisance.

Darkest Shadow costs £10.50 and is available from