What I Got For Christmas: 2016 Edition

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year. You find yourself eating lots of food, being able to relax but most importantly, it's being able to spend some quality time with your loved ones. Gift giving is such fun. You spend weeks in advance finding and wrapping them up, which can be a little stressful at times, but it's always a great feeling to see their reactions and in return, it's always great to see what you got.

This year, I didn't really know what I wanted but gave a few ideas to people so it was up to them on what they bought for me. Although it appears that I didn't get much, I'm very appreciative to my family and friends for what I did get, as they went out of their way to get something they thought I'd like. I'm in no way boasting in what I got for Christmas this year, it's just a simple post to show you what I did get.

First of all, I got the Ice Cube gift set from Lush which was given to me by my Grandparents. It consists of a Frozen bath bomb, Christingle body conditioner, the Whoosh shower jelly and some Igloo soap. Although it wasn't something that I specifically asked/wanted, I was pleasantly surprised by this because I love Lush products and don't really have many at the moment so it was nice to get a little handful of goodies. I got a mini pack of Ted Baker perfumes from my sister, which smelt really good and floral, perfect for when Spring comes round. I got two small Yankee candles, from two different friends, in the scents Red Apple Wreath and Beach Holiday. I am a sucker for candles so these are a perfect Christmas gift.

Moving on down, I was gifted with a Travel Sewing Tin and some Assorted Plasters from a friend. These will be perfect to take with you if you're travelling, something I am doing in the summer so will be handy to take these with me. My sister surprised me this year and got me a MAC lipstick in the shade D For Danger and a mini Prep + Prime primer. I tried the lipstick later on in the evening and it's such a beautiful red shade, I fell in love with it. My Grandparents got me the other MAC lipstick in the shade Chatterbox. I used this on Boxing Day and it's a lovely pink shade and loved it so much. From another friend, I got the Playboy 'Play It Lovely' Eau de Toilette. Such a charming, floral scent that I can't wait to use in the coming months. I got a really cute hand cream in Panda packaging from her also. I have so many lip balms but you can honestly never have too many.

I was given a soft, warm bobble hat and touch screen gloves from my boyfriends mum. People see me wearing hats a lot, especially in the winter season so it doesn't come as a surprise that I get atleast one for Christmas. I was gifted by another friend with a Starbucks gift card (can't go wrong with one of those). She also got me this really cool porcelain tumbler with gold detailing. Annoyingly, it was in the wash when I took the picture but it's really handy to have if I'm going out and about and want to take a hot drink with me. I quite like stationery and cute things so my friend getting me these small rubbers was a nice little addition to the other gifts she got me (she got me the travel sewing tin and the assorted plasters). The next gift in the picture is this lovely infinity bracelet from my friend who got me the Eau de Toilette. She got me and my friends one each which is such a brilliant idea so it's nice we all have a little something which is the same and reminds of each other. A little something from my mum was the Ultra Sculpt & Contour kit. Although she gave me money for Christmas, she wanted to atleast give me something and as I'm getting in makeup a bit more, this was a nice little present to get.

Lastly, from my Dad I got the Chloe Eau de Parfum. I love this perfume, it's one of my absolute favourites. Mine ran out earlier in the year but never treated myself to a new one but I'm so happy my Dad got me it again.

I also got some money, a snood and some candle holders but just didn't add them to the photo but that is everything I got! I love all of my gifts and I thank everybody for what they got for me. I'm yet to see my boyfriend for Christmas so I'm waiting to see what he got me.

Did you have a good Christmas? Did you get what you wanted?

Look after yourself,

This blog post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own and honest!

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  1. Ooooh I have to try out that Chloe perfume! Perfume is always a fab present!
    Nicole x

    1. Have you never tried it? Seriously, it smells so gorgeous!

      Belle xo

  2. Amazing.. you got some really nice bits, I would love to try a few of them out myself! I am obsessed with you blog, so glad I found it, your hard work is completely paying off! x


    1. Thank you for the lovely comments, I really appreciate it :)

      Belle xo