Lifestyle // Little Talks is Three Years Old

I cannot believe my little space on the internet has turned three years old, how did this even happen? Where has all that time gone – three years, seriously?
I remember the 20-year old me sitting in my university room feeling a little bit miserable and needing something to take my mind off lectures and assignments; along came the idea of starting up my own blog. Even today, I find myself cringing over my first year of blog posts sometimes you have got to question what I was even thinking!
Little did I know that three years later, a few face lifts and a change of name from ‘Adventures of Wonderland’ to ‘Little Talks’ I would still be as much in love with blogging and creating exciting content to an even bigger audience.
Blogging has helped me come out of my shell so much more, yes I am still quite shy and get all embarrassed taking them outfit shots on the street but I have grown so much; although getting a full time job, a car, mortgage and a puppy kinda helped!!
I am so excited for what the future holds, there are so many fun ideas bubbling away in my head that I cannot wait to share with you. 2017 is going to be a fun year!!

Alice xxx

Lifestyle // A Tip for Christmas Shopping on a Budget

It is not even December yet and I am super excited for Christmas, I mean who isn't?

I'm going to hold my hands up and admit that I have not exactly planned any gifts guides as such (yes slap my wrists); one, being the fact that I am rubbish at coming up with interesting gifts to buy people and two... well there isn't really any other excuse. 

However, I thought I would share with you a little tip to help you when you are out Christmas shopping and you need to stick to a budget. Or if you are like me and have to stick a few gifts in the basket for yourself too. 

One store you may not think about venturing into is TK Maxx, they do some cracking adverts on TV but it is not a store that pops into mind when out shopping for others (this isn't a paid advert or sponsored post - I am just shocked at what I discovered). Who actually knew that they sell premium beauty brands and designer labels at a cut of the original price (it's actually correct, the TV ad doesn't lie!) I know, I know, I have been living under a rock all my life but this is a life saver when Christmas shopping. 

If you are shopping for someone who loves the higher end brands but it isn't in your budget there really isn't any need to panic, do have a little gander in TK Maxx, you will be surprised. Just bear in mind that you need to have a bit of time to be able to rummage through everything to find those hidden gems. I found these beautiful Nars products in my local TK Maxx and immediately snapped them up straight away. However, the only downside is that they don't sell a lot of each product and once it is gone it is gone.  

I hope that this helps you a little bit, if you are struggling! 

Alice xxx