What I Got For Christmas | 2015

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If you're nosey like me then you've probably already read lots of these types of posts already or watched a lot of videos, so I thought I'd put together my own post to show some of the amazing gifts I received this Christmas! I feel the need to state the usual disclaimer that goes along with these types of posts so I'm not trying to 'brag', I just enjoy reading these posts! Lets get started...

I love reading but I can never find the time to sit and enjoy a good book, so I was very pleased to find 2 great books amongst my presents. I've always been a fan of the Shopaholic series and would say that Sophie Kinsella is my favourite author, if you haven't read any of her books then i'd highly recommend you check them out! I feel like i've bonded with the character 'Becky Brandon nee Bloomwood' so of course I have to read the next chapter of her life, Shopaholic to the Rescue! I also received Sali Hughes Pretty Honest, which is sort of a beauty bible telling you how to do pretty much anything related to beauty (it's also pretty darn instagrammable too!). I've been following Madeline Shaw on instagram since forever, so I was delighted to finally get my hands on her clean eating cook book called Get the Glow.. perfect for my New Years 'Healthy Eating' resolution.. which hasn't quite started yet (oops!).

Marc Jacobs fragrances are one of the best and Decadence is no exception! This perfume has quite a woody scent with notes of Italian Plum, Bulgarian Rose and Liquid Amber. I also received this cute wooden heart drawer set, but I have no idea where it was purchased from so I can't link it unfortunately!

I had asked for a 2016 Diary and received 2 fabulous ones! I love a good quote so this diary by Eccolo was perfect for me and has a week per page spread. The diary was originally purchased from TKmaxx so definitely have a look in your local store. I also got an adult colouring book and a set of colouring pencils! I've actually been wanting to get myself an adult colouring book because I often get stressed and plus, I just love colouring (who doesn't!?).  Jelly Belly Jelly beans used to be my favourite sweets so It was very nostalgic to receive the Ice Cream Parlor assortment! The Birthday Cake and Strawberry Sundae flavours are the best!.

Next up was this fantastic Lush gift set (no longer on sale) which included the Golden Wonder, Cinders, Lord of Misrule and Dashing Santa Bath Ballistics and the Peeping Santa Bubble Bar. I love Lush products so I can't wait to try these additions to my collection!

I received this beautiful Midi Dial Black and Gold Olivia Burton watch, which is the perfect size dial for my wrist! The strap is a textured black leather which really compliments the gold face.

The beauty items I received were the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette, Hourglass Lighting Edit Palette, Sisley quad and a lovely OPI Fit to be Tied nail set. I've been wanting to try the Naked Smoky palette for a long time and since Christmas day i've been using it non-stop! I was surprised at how many wearable day looks you can get out of this palette considering it's more of a cool toned smoky palette. The hourglass Edit palette is one of the most beautifully packaged makeup items i've ever seen! I have never tried anything from Hourglass before, so this palette was perfect for me as it will give me a chance to try a wide selection of products and get a feel for ones I may want to purchase the full size versions of. I talked about the Sisley quad more in my Bloggers Secret Santa Post (click here) as I received it as part of my Secret Santa gift. I love painting my nails so the OPI gift set was great! The colours are very wearable and OPI formulas are always fantastic so i'm sure I will love these polishes! The Pixi Glow Tonic has been on my 'To Buy' list for a while and now i've finally got my hands on it as it's now stocked in M&S and easier to get hold of! I've been using this toner AM and PM and at the moment its working wonders! I find it calms down any redness I may have and leaves my skin feeling cleaner.

I've been missing a pair of long boots in my wardrobe so these River Island Black Knee High Boots were a welcomed edition! I always thought I was too short to wear knee high boots but these actually make my legs look rather long and I love them! I don't own any brown boots either so when I opened these Brown Suede Ankle Boots from Schuh I was chuffed! I think they'll look great with a pair of denim jeans and a white shirt in Spring/Summer. I received this cute Next Cream Tassel Snood also, its so warm and snuggly, perfect for this cold weather!

My main present was this Armani Jacket from Ginger in Norwich, I've had my eye on this jacket for ages so couldn't believe it when I found it under the Christmas tree! Its a black quilted style jacket with faux fur trim which keeps me very warm! I haven't been able to take this jacket off, I love it that much! Definitely check out the Ginger website for some great deals as they've got an amazing sale on at the moment.

There were a few things I didn't manage to take photos of including a Next Shabby Rose Bed Set, Next Grey Towel Set and the Michael McIntyre Happy and Glorious DVD, which is the show I saw live in Brighton!

I was thoroughly spoilt this year and love absolutely all of my presents! I'm so grateful to my family and friends for the lovely gifts!

Have you written a 'What I got for Christmas' Post?



  1. Ah I absolutely love Lush - I was lucky enough to get some bits and pieces from there too!
    A Story of a Girl

    1. Ooh what did you get? I can't wait to get some of the Valentines collection either! xxx

  2. You got some lovely gifts! I got the edit too and I've just fallen in love with it.

    A | www.alyspace.co.uk

    1. Its so perfect isn't it!? i'm so glad I've got it, I would have no clue what shades to get otherwise! xxx

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