I can’t quite believe Christmas is over, although some could argue that today is practically Christmas Day all over again. That hasn’t been the case for me! I’m currently sitting on the sofa in my new pjs and dressing gown, fluffy socks on, no makeup, hair in a messy bun eating all the chocolate in sight! Christmas is always over within a blink of an eye. You spend months leading up to the big day, and then it’s all over for another year!
I’ve tried to photograph the main bits but there are a few I left out such as a laptop which I had from my nan and grandad as a complete surprise, a new blogging camera from my parents which I used to take the photographs in this post so I obviously couldn’t show you, and a tripod and lighting. I really love reading What I Got For Christmas posts but I know on Twitter there’s been a few disagreements about it. If you don’t like these types then I’m sure you haven’t clicked on it anyway because that would be pointless, but I really enjoy reading them so I hope you enjoy seeing what I was lucky enough to receive this year!
Bath & Body Things!
My family clearly know any bath related goodies are a winner for me. I’m always having baths with new Lush products, or any products for that matter, and I really enjoy just chilling out. This year I received a selection of bath goodness from friends and family such as the Lush Snow Fairy Gift Set from two different people. I’m not complaining because Snow Fairy is my absolute favourite scent from Lush so you can never have too much! I also had a few Zoella things such as the Soap Pop Stick and the Fizz Bar, and a few Soap and Glory bits. Soap and Glory is a must at Christmas time, isn’t it?!
As a beauty blogger and huge fan of anything beauty related, I always have a list as long as my arm of makeup I wish I could just splash out on myself, but unfortunately that isn’t always an option so when Christmas and my birthday rolls around, I get an easy job of picking a few things I’d really like, which is probably the case for a lot of bloggers I can imagine! One of my favourite foundations is Estee Lauder Double Wear and I’m nearly out of my current bottle so it’s good to have a back up otherwise I would have a mini freak out if I didn’t have one ready to replace!
Charlotte Tilbury is one of them brands that literally would be a dream to own most of the things to be honest, everything is just so gorgeous! Even the packaging is just amazing. I was so happy when I opened the Mini Lipsticks but I had no idea they would be that small – they’re so cute! I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of them on my blog very soon once I give them a try. I also received a Dior pink nail polish and the Anastasia Contour Kit which I’ve seen so many bloggers and youtubers rave about so I can’t wait to try it. I’m sure I will love it!
Other bits and bobs!
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a few bits and bobs although I wouldn’t class the camera and bracelet a ‘random’ present. I’ve wanted a new blogging camera for ages so I received the Nikon one above. I haven’t had a proper play around with it yet, but I used it today to photograph this post and so far I’m in love. The quality I feel is much better than my other little Canon camera and the zoom is incredible. When I stayed at the Celtic Manor a few nights ago for a Christmas treat with the family, I actually already knew I was getting the bracelet above. I didn’t want to know which one my mum picked because I wanted it to be more personal, one she had picked herself for me so I can keep.
I also had a Blogging For Creatives book – my family know about my blog so I thought this was cute that they thought of it! I had a different one last year too and it’s always quite useful to have a look through. Last but not least, a cute little Hopes & Dreams box and a notebook for my never ending blog post ideas! I love the message on the notebook too ”leave a little kindness wherever you go”.
I hope you enjoyed finding out what I got for Christmas this year and I’m so happy and grateful for everything I received. I’d love to know what you got for Christmas or if you’ve done a post, please link it below so I can have a little look!