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Our mammies are constantly warning us about leaving our drinks down on a night out.

The reminder about keeping an eye on your drinks and buying your own is one we will never get tired of as it's so important.

This is what Love Island's Savanna Darnell is warning her followers of. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Sadly, a Christmas night out did not go according to plan for the TV star.

On Instagram, she explained what had happened and issued a reminder to everyone.

"Just a quick update. I’m fine, thanks for everyone who’s asking. I went out the other night and my drink was spiked. I cannot remember one single thing from the night, my body couldn’t function properly, I collapsed and it was a horrendous experience."

"It’s a scary thing. So PLEASE make sure you always watch your drinks on nights out!!! Be careful and surround yourself with the right people."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We will definitely be tightening up our watch on our drinks.

We are glad that Savanna is feeling better and has recovered from a very scary experience.

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Who needs Santa when Dwayne Johnson exists? – Certainly not his mother.

Dwayne gave the big man in the red suit a run for his money when he gave his mother a Christmas gift of a lifetime.

Dwayne aka 'The Rock' splashed out by buying her a HOUSE to show her just how much he appreciates her.

Taking to Instagram, he shared a clip of his momma receiving the pressie and its totes emotional.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Dwayne captioned the video: "This one felt good. Surprise! Bought my mom a new home for Christmas."

"All our lives growing up we lived in little apartments all across the country. Lived like gypsies on the road from one state to another.

The first home my parents ever lived in was the one I bought for them in 1999."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He went onto explain that after five years, they decided to divorce, but he always made sure that his parents had everything they ever needed.

However, he said this particular time was a "special one and the timing is very meaningful."

"I told her to treat this card like it’s “Willy Wonka’s Golden Ticket” because she gets to choose any home she wants – anywhere she wants," he wrote.

"I always say, if you got a good mama, then you gotta pretty good shot at becoming a decent human being," he added – couldn't agree more tbh.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Humble as always, Dwayne finished by saying: "And somehow, somewhere along the line I became one lucky SOB to be able to make stuff like this happen.

Merry Christmas Ma and WOOOHOOO enjoy your new home."

We think her reaction and face says it all – she's completely overcome by emotion.

We think we know who has won son of the year.

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It's that festive time of year and even if your gal has decided to ditch you and move away – you can still celebrate.

These gifts have been selected so you can ship them to international addresses OR fit them into those pesky boxes to post.

So bring her some Christmas joy, even if you can only see her reaction over Skype or Facetime.

Ireland's Traditional Treat Box €86.00

Floral Christmas Pudding €59.00

'The Pamper Box' Letterbox Gift Set £32.95

Baltic Amber Pendant €12.00 per piece

Best Friend Definition Print €8.33+

Best Friend Gift Best Friend €10.90+ 

Christmas gift box €9.16+

 Heart Map Print €52.90+

Best Friend Initials Love €9.08+

Best Friends Gin Gift Box £15.50

Friendship Knot Silver Earrings £15

Photo Upload Print – Hanging Photos  £24.99

Retro Sweet Hamper £21.99

Strawberries & Cream Pamper Pack €‌16.00

Season's Greetings Gift Box €39.00 

Personalised Best Friend Ornament €20.07+

Christmas Bathtime Favourites £49.95

Barry's Tea Gin £28.95

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Shopping for someone who legit has EVERYTHING, whether it's a best friend, lover or relative, it's tedious as hell.

Especially when you're on a tight budget, you can't afford to get her a new unicorn, expensive brands or luxurious cosmetics.

We've collected a group of weird and wonderful gifts for that gal who has it all, but realistically some of these items are now on our personal 'treat yourself' list of 2019…

We have no shame.

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Enjoy our gift guide, we've discovered some of the internet's most lavish notions about gift-buying so we're off to pop a bottle of vino for no actual reason other than wishing that we, too, had it all.

1. Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer

Dyson, of hoover fame, have released a new Supersonic hairdryer which apparently dries hair RIDICULOUSLY fast, so you won't be late for work in the morning or running around with damp hair.

It's a steep price, but is guaranteed to survive for years as your barnet's new BFF.

Buy: Dyson
Price: €399

2. Ethical silk pillowcases from White & Green

For the woman who has everything, treat her to the highest quality grade A charmeuse silk pillowcases, for the softest sleeping experience imaginable.

White & Green use 100% Ethical Peace Silk, so no silk worms are harmed or boiled in the process of creation.

Buy: White & Green
Price: €65

3. Belkin keychain USB charger

Belkin has released a range of coloured keychains which double up as a charger, and can be attached to any handbag you like.

The charger works for iPads, iPhones and iMacs, and the utter notions tech vibe is frankly gas. We want it.

Buy: Amazon
Price: €15.79 ($17.99)

4. & Other Stories metallic socks gift set

These gorgeous glittery socks come in a pack of three, and are made of organic cotton.

Why have one pair of sparkly socks when you can have THREE? Simply stunning.

Buy: & Other Stories
Price: €25

5. Estee Lauder fragrance treasures

For a limited time only, Brown Thomas are offering a reduced price on this perfume set of Estee Lauder products. What are you waiting for?

All the favourite eau de parfum purse spray scents are included in the one gift box;  Beautiful, Pleasures, ModernMuse and Modern Muse Le Rouge.

Buy: Brown Thomas
Price: €42.30

6. Hymne Desinvolte scented candle

& Other Stories have such a great collection of luxury scented candles; this one is the fleur d'abricot, the soothing aroma of apricots.

For that gal that has it all, posh French candles seem like the perfect plan.

Buy: & Other Stories
Price: €25

7. Wireless earphones

Untangling your earphones can be one of the most tedious tasks known to man, so why not gift a loved one who has everything with some high tech wireless earbuds?

These lightweight, portable earbuds use the highest-quality Bluetooth technology to set you free from cables.

Buy: www.eatechdirect.com
Price: €65

8. Lulu Guinness heart face travel set in black/pink

This luxury travel set from Lulu Guinness will give your gal-pal the ultimate travel glamour.

The iconic set includes a passport holder and a luggage tag, beautifully packaged in a Lulu Guinness print.

Buy: www.johnlewis.com
Price: €87

9. Personalised wine glass

She's got it all, but has she got her name on a swanky wine glass? Chances are, probably not.

This is definitely a boujee gift for a gal with it all, leave a gas message on it while you're at it.

Buy: www.personalisedgiftshop.co.uk
Price: €11.20 (converted from £9.99)

10. Charlotte Tilbury mini Hollywood liquid lipstick charms

These jaw-dropping lipstick charms, Too Bad I'm Bad and Show Girl are the ideal gift for that gal who just seems to have everything known to man.

A nourishing rosy pink shade and dark berry tone are included as a portable set of the Charlotte Tilbury bestsellers.

Buy: Charlotte Tilbury
Price: €21

11. Nothing….

The ultimate minimalist statement is the gift of… no gift.

For the gal who has it all, once she opens this she'll really want the gift of something.

Buy: Amazon
Price: €8.28

12. Spice Girls, SPICE: vintage record vinyl

Has to be done. They might have it all, but they most likely haven't had a chance to go out and buy the Spice Girls classic vinyl SPICE.

She'll be delighted with this present, any gal would be. You're spicing up her Christmas.

Buy: ASOS
Price: €29.03

13. Seletti banana lamp

One thing we can confirm without needing a single source is that your gal pal DOES NOT own this random AF banana lamp that costs a silly amount of money.

If you have the cash and confidence to match this stupendously ridiculous lamp, why not buy it?

Buy: ASOS
Price: €269.59

14. Holika Holika Wine Therapy Sleeping Mask (Red Wine)

Red wine therapy sleeping mask is from Korean brand Holika Holika, and it uses red wine extract with its jelly-like texture to melt effortlessly onto your skin and absords it to deliver anti-ageing benefits… all while you sleep.

Wait, so red wine has the power to do this? You betcha. Give it to your best gal, or keep it for yourself.

Buy: www.lookfantastic.com
Buy: €20.95

15. Kiehl's Creme de Corps Whipped Body Butter

This gorgeous light body cream has 24-hour dehydration, smells magnificent and absorbs quickly to deliver deep moisture.

What better gift to bequeath a friend who has it all? She might have everything but moisturised skin is always a great present.

Buy: Kiehls
Price: €43

And that's a (gift) wrap, ladies.

Have fun shopping for the woman who has everything, it's a tricky challenge but not impossible.

You just need to think outside of the box, and explore the weird and wonderful corners of the internet.

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We are officially feeling the festive spirit now that December is finally here. We are ready to tackle our Christmas shopping and what better way to do it than supporting some fantastic Irish companies.

Ireland has blessed us with many wonderful things from Tayto crisps to Niall Horan and these gifts are no different.

We have gathered up a list of some pretty perfect gifts that will no doubt leave your friends and family smiling from ear to ear.

1: Sun, Moon and Stars Notebook

Chupi €33

2: You Make Me Happy Print

Cuando €14

3: Classic Grey Scarf

4: Níl Aon Tinteán Mar Do Thinteán Féin Print

Cuando €14-€24

5: Zaria Earrings

Folkster €14.95

6: Personalised Daily Planner

Cuando €29-€35

7: Unicorn Mug

8: Rose Gold Initial Necklace

Chupi €119

9: Bear Creek to Dame Street by Hudson Taylor

Tower Records €19.99

10: Carolyn Donnelly Purse

11: Baileys 

SuperValu €10

12: Melanie Murphy Me Time Journal

13: Pawty Time Mug

Avoca €14.95

15:  Normal People by Sally Rooney

Dubray €15.99

16: 50 Things To Do In Dublin

17: Tayto Crisp Box

Tayto €19-€22.50

18: Irish Whiskey Museum Tour

Irish Whiskey Museum €18 per person

19: The Snapper Tickets

The Gate Theatre From €15

20: A Keeper by Graham Norton

 

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The Christmas season is almost upon us, so it's time to organise those all important pressies.

Take full advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and get the gym bunny in your life the perfect festive gift without breaking the bank. 

As a self-confessed fitness junkie, these are just some of the finds that I absolutely adore from a price and practical point.

Active Marled Top €15

Nike Long Sleeve Futura Bodysuit €32

Pile hooded jacket €39.99

Nike Running Miler Long Sleeve Top €32

Active Colorblock Fleece Sweatshirt €17

Short yoga top €19.99

Adidas Originals 3-Stripes Long Sleeve Bodysuit €42 

Nike Training Pro Muscle Tank Top €20

Active Striped-Trim Hoodie €19 

Sports bra High support €22.99

Low Impact – Sports Bra €17

High Impact – Striped Sports Bra €17

Nike Training Indy Logo Sports Bra €25

Under Armour Tape Strappy Bra €30

Sports bra Medium support €12.99

Nike Brasilia Medium Duffle Bag €35

Running backpack €34.99

Glass water bottle €14.99

Large Smartshaker Shaker €8.99

Vegan Protein Blend €21.99

The Reversible (Un) Mat 1.5mm 66CM X 180CM €55

Flex Leggings €29.40

Active Striped-Trim Leggings €24 

Active Marled Ankle Biter Leggings €19

Fit Leggings €24

Seamless sports tights €22.99

Nike Downshifter 8 Women's €60

Nike Womens Flex Essential TR €55

Nike Womens Flex Trainer €70

Nike City Trainer 2 Women's €60

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Since the moment the clock stuck midnight on October 31, the Christmas season is upon us.

Well, some people argue that December is the only month allowed for the Santa hype train to leave the station, but we totally disagree. The Christmas tunes are blaring, ChristmasFM is almost back up and running, and the greatest jumpers are already in stores right now.

Finding the funniest, most glamorous or just plain ugly Christmas styles can be a tricky task. We've only gone and done you the favour of finding all the best ones. Thank us later, a Christmas card will do. Or maybe some mulled wine and mistletoe?

THE EXCITEMENT.

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1. The drinking game jumper

First up, we've got an actual drinking game in woolly jumper form. There literally is nothing else as magical. Tipsy Elves have gifted us with this joy, order it from Amazon for €45 and you'll be the life of every festive party. 

They even have the rules for the game printed on the back so you won't forget, and it comes with six balls for you and your pals. Hint: the bulls eye results in the entire party drinking. Good luck with that one…

2. The Jesus jumper

Up next, we have a Jesus Christ birthday jumper from Uppers and Downers, the current price is €59.

To be fair, the Christian holiday is supposed to be celebrating the religious day of Jesus' birth, so the fact that his face is on a jumper isn't unheard of.

It is most definitely unconventional however, especially seeing as he is sporting a birthday hat, a red balloon and a dove. To each their own, we say.

3. The Tupac tribute

Next, we've got an actual Tupac Christmas jumper. We didn't think it was possible either, but Tipsy Elves have only gone and done it.

Get your official "Only Santa can judge me" jumper for €35.50 from Amazon, and rest assured you will be the talk of the hip-hop town.

The resemblance between Tupac and Mr. Claus is uncanny… sort of…

4. The gin-lovers jumper

Gin lovers, this one is going to rock your world. Not On The High Street have released an exclusive Christmas jumper dedicated to a stunning gin pun.

GINgle Bells: we truly want to shake hands with whoever thought of this as a Christmas jumper concept, it's pure GINius.

It won't break the bank either, the website are releasing it for just €37, excluding shipping from the UK.

Get on this one ASAP, we have a feeling plenty of Bombay Sapphire, Cork Dry and Hendricks fans will be racing to purchase it..

5. The glow in the dark jumper

This next festive fashion piece looks pretty normal at first glance. That is, until the lights go off. The white material turns fluorescent green and the red material reverts to black, so there will be no difficulty in spotting you once night falls.

Yes, Jolly have legitimately created a GLOW IN THE DARK Christmas jumper. For an absolute steal as well; it's only €32.

If you are desperate to light up the party, this is the one for you. 

6. The Brexit jumper

This next offer is tongue-in-cheek with a heavy dose of politics: Teespring have created a jumper based around Brexit. Seriously.

It's currently priced at €32.16, and has already gained traction online due to the controversy of the UK situation.

Will you be that person at the Christmas party who has one glass of mulled wine and engages in serious political debate throughout the night?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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7. The Make Christmas Great Again jumper

This next one is yet another political figure reference, wear it if you dare.

Yes, someone genuinely took it upon themselves to design a jumper around Donald Trump. As if his face doesn't bombard us in every other domain…

Cloud City 7 appear to want to stoke some light-hearted Christmas cheer through a dash of controversy, for just €31 (delivery not included.) Keep the change, ya filthy animals.

 8. The Game of Thrones jumper

We are MAJOR fans of this next one, inspired by Game of Thrones, of course.

Funky Christmas Jumpers online are releasing this magical themed jumper for just €44.99

The twist on the classic phrase 'Winter is Coming' has us GASPING for Christmas (and the final ever season of the show, no biggie). 

We recommend try building a Jon Snow-man to match the jumper, just' a thought.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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9. The selfie jumper

The next joyous jumper we discovered is also from Funky Christmas Jumpers, and is about as millennial as they come.

A JESUS SELFIE jumper has indeed been created. Even more absurd, a COUPLES JESUS SELFIE jumper.

Stop the world, we're getting off.

10. The Tesco Value jumper

Last but not least, the Tesco Value Christmas jumper.

For those Christmas fans who want to keep things on the cheap, this offering is perfect for you.

We wonder if Supervalu, Dunnes Stores, Lidl or Aldi will release their own versions? Competition is healthy, folks.

There you have it, 2018's latest and greatest Christmas jumpers.

Grab yours in time for December you can wear it 25 days straight, that's our plan. 

Which will you choose? Happy shopping, gals.

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We know Christmas is still a good few weeks away but we must admit that we are very excited to hear that one of our favourite singers is releasing a Christmas album.

Get ready to listen to this on repeat for all of December because there’s no doubt it’ll be playing on every single radio station during the festive period.

Following in the footsteps of Michael Bublé and Kylie Minogue, this Grammy award winner has decided to embrace the most wonderful time of year by releasing an album full of Christmas tracks.

Newly anointed EGOT winner and critically acclaimed, multi-platinum singer-songwriter John Legend has announced his first Christmas album, A Legendary Christmas.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The album is executive produced by Raphael Saadiq and will be released by Columbia Records on October 26.

The All Of Me singer has enlisted the help of one of the biggest names in music to make the album even more special. Stevie Wonder will play the harmonica on opening song What Christmas Means To Me.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The album will feature classic Christmas hits like Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)

John Legend’s album is bound to get you in the Christmas spirit, once Halloween is over that is.

A Legendary Christmas by John Legend will be released on October 26. Time to add it to our Christmas present wish-list.

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