2017 Christmas Gift Guide! Him, Her, Parents, Kids…

It can be tough to think of Christmas presents, especially if you have a lot of people to buy for, a partner that has EVERYTHING, been together for years, not been together long enough to know what they like, fussy present receivers, someone so special you want the perfect gift…. the list is endless. So, I’ve put together this list of gifts to help you find the perfect present for your loved ones including him, her, parents, kids… and links to help you source them fast!

For her –


Urban Decay Naked Heat palette

Huda Beauty Warm Brown Obsessions

Fenty Beauty Matchstix

Charlotte Tilbury Golden Goddess Set

Nars Velvet Lip Glide (Bound is beautiful!)


Stella McCartney Handbag

Valentino Rockstud Heels

YSL Chain ‘Wallet’ Handbag

Chanel Gabrielle Perfume

Kat Von D Sinner Perfume

Tiffany Heart Pendant

Secret Escapes Trip Away

Boda Skins Leather Jacket

The Bloom Room 1-Year Roses In Personalised Box

Gucci Leather Belt


Lakeland Prosecco Gift Hamper

Sharish Colour Changing Gin

Coconut Lane Accessories (Code Heliemac20 for discount)

Lounge Underwear Sets

GymShark Workout Clothes


Favourite sweets

Personalised gifts


Something Work Related


For him –


Boda Skins Leather Jacket

Nike Trainers

Kurt Geiger Boots or Shoes

Johnston’s Cashmere Scarf

Hugo Boss Leather Belt

RayBan Sunglasses

Selfridges Designer Cufflinks

Tom Ford Silk Tie

Creed Aventus Aftershave

Apple iPad

All Saints Denim Jacket

Reiss Shirt


Happy Socks Colourful Socks

Clinique Men’s Set

Bose Earphones

Amazon Wholesale Tub of Favourite Sweets


Amazon ‘Hot Stuff’ Grow Your Own Chillis

Amazon Farting Fine Tin

Amazon The Little Book of Beards

Very Storm Trooper Decanter


Concert Tickets

Kitchen Utensils

Tiffany Perfume

Creed Spice and Wood

Secret Escapes Weekend getaway

Virgin Experiences Experience – Hot Air Balloons, Skydiving etc

Music Speakers

Favourite Food and Drinks

Hotel Chocolat Luxury Chocolates

Frame With Photograph of Family

Whiskey Decanter

Personalised Mugs

Vom Fass Alcohol, Vinegars and Oils


Band/singer top

River Island / Zara Clothing and Shoes

Ted Baker Pompom Pumps

Thomas Sabo Charm Bracelet

Tickets to a Show of Their Interest

Bear Factory

Homemade Frame for Bedroom

Personalised Robe

Personalised Keepsake Teddy

Personalised Story Book

Pencils and Colouring Book of Their Interest


I hope you find something perfect for your loved ones with my 2017 Gift Guide❤️


Top 4 places in the world I would love to Scuba Dive. 

Today I spent the day at the Sea Life centre in Manchester, learning about all the different species of sea life, what threats they face, and the marine conservation that Sea Life contribute to. Looking into the tanks with an array of majestic sharks, thousands of colourful fish and a huge but cute rescued turtle named Ernie – I felt a huge urge to swim amongst them and explore their habitat. It got me really thinking about where I’d visit for dives if I ever get the chance…. 
1) Mexico – Cozumel and the Cenotes.

Possibly not somewhere you’d automatically think of for scuba diving but Cozumel is known in the scuba diving industry as one of the best locations to dive. Most diving and snorkelling activity is focused on the reefs and shallow coral formulations which boast abundant underwater see life and brilliant colours.  

 Another amazing scuba experience that Mexico has to offer is the Cenotes where you can cave dive with excellent visibility in non-salty water. It’s been described as the ‘closest to flying in water’ and looks like such an adventure. I actually visited Mexico a number of years ago but unfortunately missed the oppurunity to dive but Mexico is my boyfriend and my favourite holiday destination so it’s only a matter of time!    


2) Australia – Great Barrier Reef. 

Perhaps a slightly more obvious choice, but all the same its one of those places that any diving enthusiast MUST visit. The Great Barrier Reef in Queensland is the worlds largest and healthiest coral reef system. I find it fascinating that it’s the only living structure on earth that can be seen from outer space. It’s no wonder divers from all over the world visit this location.  

3) Egypt – The Red Sea. 

As I’ve previously mentioned, my boyfriend and I visitited Egypt last year and experienced the sea life by snorkelling in a few locations in The Red Sea. Since this was such a memorable experience, and The Red Sea is said to be THE best place in the world we would LOVE to go back to do a proper dive. 

This is the only one on the list I can give a first hand account of. The water is warm with very little wave action and amazing visibility. Over 1000 species of invertebrates and over 200 species of soft and hard coral form the Eco-system which include 1100 species of fish. Whilst swimming through the waters you notice shoals of all different size, shapes and colours.  

4) Malaysia. 

There are so many scuba diving spots in Malaysia that look and sound amazing that it’s hard to choose just one or two. Malaysia offers crystal clear, pristine waters overlooked by islands with pure white, undiscovered beaches. Aside from this being a luxury holiday destination, it’s also said to be one of the best places to dive. This is due to the stunning biodiversity and exotic marine life, some of which is rarely seen elsewhere in the world. There are many different types of dives on offer including deep, drift, wreck, cave and walk dives.  

The international finals of Miss Scuba are held in the beautiful and exotic country of Malaysia. Lucky girls from across the globe will gather here to compete for the coveted Miss Scuba International crown!  

If you’ve visited any of these locations or can recommend any other spectacular diving sites, let me know in the comments! 

Hels xxx

My Diary: Miss World 2014 14/12/14 London

My mum and I are attending the annual Miss World beauty pageant this year, held at the ExCel in London. This post is going to detail the whole experience.

We didn’t get off to the best of starts. We arrived at the station and sprinted over the bridge to get our train but unfortunately the lady controlling the train must have had a bad morning. Despite being just on time and the train still at the platform, she decided we weren’t aloud on, along with another couple! So here we are waiting a whole hour to see if were aloud on the next train with our pre booked tickets! My lovely mum had even surprised me with first class tickets! Were still in good spirits though and are getting some entertainment from watching a young lad that is clearly here from the night before after a heavy night out. He’s dressed up to the nines and lolling in and out of sleep and having the odd stumble around! At least he’s warm and has a nice glass of water, bless him!

Were finally on the train! Were First Class on Virgin so mum and I are enjoying the goodies! What a cute little box, the mini tic tacs! IMG_5340.JPG

Were in a mad rush! After a pleasant journey chatting away to a lovely southern chap, me and mum are finally in a black cab to our hotel hoping we have enough time to get ourselves glammed up! Not long to go now until the big event!


After a mad rush, getting ready in just 15 minutes, we’ve finally arrived at the venue. Doors were to close at 14.00 however were still queuing outside due to the volume of people waiting to go in! I’ve been asked 3 times if I’m a contestant and the weirdest thing is, I had a lovely chap ask for a photograph and autograph off me???! Crazy. Also, my friend Dionne and I were interviewed for a Spanish TV channel! Hopefully we get in soon!


We’ve still not made it in! We have however just seen Bruce Forsyth entering!


WERE IN! Now watching a beautiful video all about the show. I’m so very excited for this! And the amazing acts and stunning girls coming on!

What a day we have had. It’s been absolutely fantastic but very tiring! The show was unlike any other pageant I have ever attended. The focus was on the amazing work the ladies have done, centring around Beauty With A Purpose. Each girl created their own initiative in their native country, something close to their heart that they wanted to make a difference in. The judges were so impressed, they chose 5 girls to win the Beauty With A Purpose award! Of the videos we saw, I was touched by the stories of children with Cleft lips, a very dangerous bridge that had desperately needed to be rebuilt in a poverty hit area and a harrowing story of a lady who had her life transformed after her partner chopped off her arm and fingers, and tragically took the life of her children. They girls were so touched that they wanted to make a difference, and that they did.

The girls took part in various rounds including a range of sports and fashion cat walking. It’s far more than a beautiful face, the beauty from these girls shines through from the inside, truly. It was a touching, and exciting competition but Miss South Africa took the coveted crown! Our very own Carina Tyrell did FANTASTIC taking a top 5 spot!

It’s bizarre how other countries treat beauty queens compared to in England, particularly the Asian countries. I’m so happy I got the experience of going, and I urge you all to catch up on YouTube if you missed it, particularly to see the Beauty With a Purpose stories. (Also, I got a picture with Miss World 2014 and Mr World!)