We can’t actually believe it’s that time of year already. 2012 has flown by, but it’s certainly been the best and most eventful year for BangTidyStyling…so far!! If you’ve got into town and been super organized with your Xmas shopping this year then well done! Reach your arm over your shoulder and give yourself a giant pat on the back, for you are angels, who’s halos are gleaming!

If on the other hand you are like myself, where just the thought alone of heading into town with a bunch of frantic shoppers at the busiest time of year fills you with THE FEAR. Let’s face it, time IS ticking, you don’t know what to buy your boyfriend’s sister or anyone for that matter, aghhhhh!

Fret no more because we’ve been asking some of our friends what they would like for Xmas as a bit of yuletide inspiration and best of all…..MOST of the ideas listed you can order on-line, so, no need to de-ice the car or carry bags full of shopping on to a very cramped bus. Instead pour a glass of wine, snuggle up on the sofa and get ordering in the comfort of your own home!

First up we have make up artist Nadine Pyke www.nadinepyke.com who specialises in bridal, film and TV make up.

‘I’d really like to be whisked away on a safari in Africa but that’s unlikely so some ‘Ugg’ ear muffs for cold day’s when i’m out on location and you can never have enough ‘Stila’ lip gloss, my fav is ‘Melon’. If anyone was feeling extra generous I’d love the medium, Mulberry ‘Daria’ bag in oak.’




£15.00 http://www.Stila.co.uk


Daria medium shoulder bag £695 http://www.selfridges.com

We asked script writer and ‘2013 one to watch’, Ben Russell what he would like to unwrap for Xmas (apart from his girlfriend of course!)

‘I really like Converse trainers and have owned quite a few pairs over the years, they tend to go with everything, this year though I’d like a retro 70’s green pair to add to the collection.’


http://www.office.co.uk £42.99

Thaila Zucchi is appearing in the next series of ‘Shameless’ as well appearing on ‘Ball’s of Steel’ and ‘Star Stories’, follow her onwww.twtter.com/thailazucchi here’s what she’d like to find in Santa’s Sack!

‘The Jade Facial Roller from Ying Yu Rollers, yes, it’s a mini paint roller made from Jade, it’s great for complexion and anti aging, it’s a must have! Also I’d really like the ‘Shameless’ box set as I’m appearing in series 10 next year so I’ve got a lot of catching up to do!’


Jade facial roller £25.00 http://www.amazon.co.uk


Box Set £46.99 http://www.play.com

DJ Darren Emerson is best known for playing to huge crowds of music loving ravers and has made a very successful career of doing so, he’s also responsible for for the digital music label Detone. https://en-gb.facebook.com/DarrenEmersonMusic and https://www.facebook.com/Detone12 to keep up to date!

‘Ive got nearly every kitchen gadget going so that’s pretty much covered, the house has just been decorated so a new surround sound system would be welcome! I also like the Jo Malone ‘Oud and Bergamot’ Cologne.’


http://www.jomalone.com £99.00

Make Up Artist Holly Silius works her magic on A list stars including Misha B, The Script and Katy Perry. She is also the brainchild behind the innovative false lash brand ‘Shimmertwins’. www.hollysilius.com and for the lashes (great as stocking fillers) www.shimmertwins.com

‘I’d really like a blue Russian kitten that I could call Angelica Houston but that’s something I’ll have to get myself when I’m ready I think! A big heavy, totally luxe, Russian looking coat from ‘Burberry’ would be amazing, I think I have a Russian obsession!’


Burberry Coat £1995.00 http://www.uk.burberry.com 


Awww cute kitty!


http://www.shimmertwins.com £12.00

That just left Helen and I to put together a short list of what we think would make nice gifts…it was hard to narrow it down, but here’s our ‘pick of the presents’.


Tom Ford ‘Carrie’ glasses £229, Helen is quite obsessed with these!

I love Elle Macpherson’s ‘Intimates’ underwear range, the fit and the styles are perfect for most body shapes and very comfy. (But still sexy of course) HOT TIP: You can generally find deals up to 50% off if you go to the clearance area on ASOS.


http://www.asos.com prices start from £38.00 for a set

Boys, you can’t beat a cultured evening at the ballet if you want to impress the ladies. ‘Sleeping Beauty’ is on at The Saddler’s Wells Theatre until January 26th and tickets start from £54.


These books are great for coffee table decor and to brush up on fashion trivia. They are available from www.Amazon.co.uk orwww.thebookdepository.co.uk prices start from £9


100 Years Of Fashion by Cally Blackman


Masters of Fashion Illustration by David Downton

Another fav of Helen’s, and she must really want this as it’s the second mention it’s had in recent months…


Silver and Garnet heart ring from The Great Frog £185

These Lavin Iphone and Ipad cases add a bit of craziness to your day to day gadgets and start at £40.



We hope this has been a bit of a helping hand and whatever it is you’re doing over the Xmas period we hope you have a very merry time and a happy new year!!!!

Jemma x