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How to Successfully Remove Face & Body Paints After Halloween
Posted by Adele

How to Successfully Remove Face & Body Paints After Halloween

As fun as face painting is for Halloween, it’s never as easy coming off as it is going on. We’ve all been there - turning up to work or sending the kids to school with the remnants of blue Smurf make-up still lingering in our eyebrows. Avoid being the joke of the 9am meeting with these tried and tested face and body paint removal tips:Kids Face Paints & Water Based Make-Up S …

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Easy Halloween Crafts You Can Make in 10 Minutes or Less
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Easy Halloween Crafts You Can Make in 10 Minutes or Less

Keeping your little monsters entertained on the run up to Halloween is almost as hard as keeping them calm at Christmas - if I have to repeat ‘no you can’t wear your Spider Man mask to school today’ one more time this week…. We’re not all lucky enough to have arts and crafts supplies coming out of our ears, so if there’s something cool (and easy) we can make with the kids usin …

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Fireworks & Bonfire Night Safety Guide
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Fireworks & Bonfire Night Safety Guide

Bonfire Night is something we all really look forward to here at XS Stock, and we’re proud to offer you a great selection of premium fireworks and accessories to choose from! Although Bonfire Night is a fun night the whole family can enjoy, unfortunately a high number of accidents still happen every year. Whether you’re planning on just using a few sparklers with the kids or putting …

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What's on in Ayrshire This Halloween?
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What's on in Ayrshire This Halloween?

We absolutely love Halloween, but unlike our friends over the pond who go all out in October we tend to only celebrate it on one day of the year here in Scotland (insert sad face). If you’re like us and want to make the most of the spookiest holiday of the year then check out what’s happening on your very doorstep this Halloween! Ayrshire is home to some fantastic events over the Hallowe …

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A Virtual Tour of Our Store's Halloween Department
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A Virtual Tour of Our Store's Halloween Department

Halloween will forever be one of our favourite holidays here at XS Stock. Whether it’s the decorations, costume shopping, trick-or-treating or scary movies on the telly – everyone has their favourite bits about the spookiest holiday of the year!As always, we’re thrilled to bring you a huge selection of costumes, accessories and decorations for the home this year, and our Irvine store is burst …

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Halloween Costume Guide 2017
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Halloween Costume Guide 2017

Halloween 2017 is creeping up on us big time – have you got your costume sorted yet? With so many ideas to choose from it can be difficult to pick your dream outfit, but don’t worry, we’ve rounded up our  top costume ideas from this year’s newest arrivals and hottest themes. Whether it’s the little one’s school disco, trick-or-treating with the kids or a night on the town in fancy …

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Autumn Layering Made Simple
Posted by Kirsty

Autumn Layering Made Simple

When the weather turns chilly it can be difficult to keep yourself looking glamorous while staying wrapped up. Even when you finally get your Autumn look down to a fine art, it’s hard to make sure your outfit suits the ever changing weather. If this isn’t bad enough, moving from environment to environment can mean that you’re on a constant roller coaster from hot to cold. If all of these soun …

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An Easy Guide To Recycling Your Old Candles
Posted by Kirsty

An Easy Guide To Recycling Your Old Candles

Candles are a simple pleasure most of us love. They can immediately change the mood of a room and can sometimes be exactly what you need after a bad day, especially if you treat yourself to some extra special ones. If you’re an avid candle fanatic like me, your home is sure to be littered with leftover candle jars that have that teeny tiny bit of wax you just can’t quite get to.With the amount of …

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Effortless Money Saving Life Hacks
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Effortless Money Saving Life Hacks

Whether you’re heading off to your university dorms for the first time or you’re just looking to cut back a bit on your house hold spend, it’s important to find new ways to save wherever you can. Here are my top 10 ways you can save money – all with next to zero effort! 1. Make water your go to drink. Water costs us virtually nothing although it can be easy to overlook your tap when …

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