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I can't believe it's been a whole year since I sat down and started writing my Christmas gift guides. I'm starting off with my Main Gifts and Stocking Filler Ideas gift guide this year and then there will be a Beauty Gift Guide coming shortly too. There are quite a lot of gifts to talk about this year, I didn't realise I had so many things to talk about until I started organising everything for the gift guide posts haha. So I hope this post helps you out if you're stuck for ideas this year! I think the majority of the things in this gift guide are available online as well which I thought was handy given the current circumstances.

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If you're a regular reader of my blog or follow me on my blog's instagram or my private instagram where I talk more about my day-to-day life living with chronic pain then you'll know that I swear by CBD products for my chronic pain, suspected endometriosis and my anxiety. I started using CBD after I became allergic to NSAID's after I had a severe allergic reaction to Mefenamic Acid which I was prescribed for my pelvic pain. Since that happened, I've basically been too scared to try any new prescription painkillers I've been offered by my doctor because I'm absolutely terrified of having the same reaction because I literally couldn't breathe properly, my heart rate was going crazy and I had an all-over itchy rash too. Obviously, CBD is natural and it's known for its anti-inflammatory properties and I do find that it does help with my day-to-day pain and my anxiety. My go-to CBD oil is the 600mg Oral Drops in the Berry flavoured from BeYou just because I really like the Berry flavour and it also works out cheaper than other CBD brands on the market as it's only £19.99 for a 30ml bottle which really is a bargain. I've also tried their Natural flavoured 300mg CBD Spray* which you can read about in this blog post. They recently sent me over their 1200mg CBD* to try out in the Lemon flavour which is the next strength up from 600mg that BeYou offer, so in this post, I'm going to be talking about how I've got on with the 1200mg Oil and whether or not I actually like the Lemon flavour.

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This has been a financially tough year for the majority of the population. Back in January, few of us could have predicted that a worldwide pandemic would strike, seriously damaging much of the world’s economy with it. If you’ve managed to keep your job throughout this, you’re in luck. But for many people, the reality is that the coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic has caused the company that they work for to collapse, has seen them made redundant or has seen them have to agree to reduced salaries or reduced working hours in order to keep their jobs. In times like this, staying afloat may seem difficult. But managing your finances could be possible and it’s important to do your utmost to keep financially afloat and manage your credit score as best possible during this time. Sure, it may be easier said than done, but if you haven’t learnt about financial management and credit scores yet, and you’re struggling to get things in order, you’re not entirely alone. You’re taught a whole lot during your time in compulsory education, but for many of us, financial management didn’t fall in alongside maths, English and science when it came to our studies. This is odd, as your finances can control and dictate your entire way of life if handled badly. But not to worry. We’re here to help. Here’s everything you need to know about your credit score and how to take care of it during these difficult times!

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I recently joined the Nivea Family which is a community of bloggers who love all things Nivea which is not only super exciting(!) but it also means quite a lot to me as they're a brand both me and my family have used for years. The classic Nivea scent is actually quite sentimental to me because my nan (on my mum's side) who passed away when I was 6 years old used to use the classic Nivea Creme so the scent reminds me of her and is quite comforting to me I guess. My mum has also been a Nivea fan for as long as I can remember as well. They kindly sent over a Welcome Package recently and I've been testing out the products that I haven't tried before so that's what I'm going to be talking about in this post as well as the products I'm already familiar with that I received the parcel too. 

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I thought I'd talk about some eco-friendly swaps that I have made over the past year or so which I personally think fall within the affordable category, are worth the money and are easy to get hold of as well, especially considering we're in lockdown again. So here are 5 eco-friendly swaps that you should consider switching to...