Friday, 4 January 2019

What I Got For Christmas 2018

I thought I would upload a (slightly belated) post showing you what I got for Christmas. I love watching videos like this on Youtube so I thought I would upload a blog post of my own. I've been quite busy between Christmas & New Year and with the lack of daylight I haven't had a chance to photograph anything until now.

Like most Youtube videos I'm going to add a little disclaimer that this is by no means me bragging about what I was given I just thought it would be nice to document my gifts this time round. I was so lucky this year and got some really lovely and thoughful presents, gift cards, money and chocolate all of which I'm super grateful for.

I have a complete obsession with Charlotte Tilbury at the moment, I think she is amazing and her products are insane. I was so lucky and received so many lovely products that I can't wait to use now I've photographed them.

I received two lipsticks 'Bitch Perfect' & 'Pillow Talk' as well as the matching Lip Cheat Liner which I'm so excited about. I owned the Pillow Talk lipstick last year and managed to lose it so I'm so excited to have that back in my life again as it's the perfect nude.

I love having a glow so I really can't wait to try the Overnight Bronze & Glow Mask as it's meant to be amazing for your skin as well as the Wonder Glow Primer & The Magic Cream all of which I've heard so many good things about. I will most likely upload my thoughts on here once I've given everything a good go.

I also received a Nuxe Oil, Winter always causes my skin to dry out so I can't wait to give this stuff a go. This product is multipurpose and can be used on your face, body and your hair which is perfect and such a good product for travelling with as it's a 3 in 1.


I also received two perfumes, Chloe Eau De Perfume & Pure XS by Paco Rabanne. Chloe is my GO-TO, I absolutely love it and I've been wearing it for 5 years now. Chloe is a very feminine, floral perfume it smells of roses and even though it has a powdery smell to it it's also super fresh and it lasts all day. 

Pure XS is also amazing, it's quite a different perfume to Chloe but I'm absolutely obsessed. I'm awful at describing smells but it has top notes of Ylang Ylang and Hot Vanilla, Heart Notes of Salty/Sweet Popcorn and Base Notes of Sandalwood and Ambrette Seed and it has a lot of depth to it. I also love the velvety box it came in and the snake design on the bottle. 

My little sister got me a super cute shell trinket tray from a Christmas Market, which I love, as well as a Benefit set called  'The Beachlorette.' The set comes with a cute little holographic makeup bag, a mini Porefessional, Hoola Bronzer, Sun Beam highlight & a Roller Lash Mascara, I love all of these products and they are the perfect size to travel with. I also find I get a lot of use out of minis as well, they last me so well.

I also received some Ugg Slippers (in Chestnut) and I'm absolutely obsessed with them, they make such an amazing gift. I have wasted so much money on cheap slippers over the years so I was super excited about having some good quality ones that will (hopefully) last me years. Ugg Slippers are so soft and comfy and as soon as I get home I put them on. I have the widest feet ever but they have definetly moulded to my feet in no time at all, they are so perfect for this time of the year!

I really want to make more time for reading in 2019 as I love it so much, I received some really cool books this Christmas. My auntie got me 'The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck' which is written by a blogger called 'Mark Manson' all about a counter intuitive approach to living a good life. I also got given three of the Sarah Knight books You Do You, The Lifechanging Magic of Not giving a F**k & Get your Sh*t Together, there is a bit of a theme going on here! I have seen Sarah Knight's books all over instagram and I've heard amazing things about them all. I'm super excited to get stuck into them, I would love to upload some book related blog posts in the future. 


I also got some Pixi Beauty Goodies and I'm so excited to give these a go as I've heard so many good things about the brand. 

I love Baileys and I got given a big bottle (which I'm currently drinking my way through) and this super cool Bailey's Hot Chocolate Gift Set that I can't wait to use, it even comes with a mini whisk which I think is so cute. 

Every Christmas without fail Soap & Glory bring out amazing gift sets. This one comes with so many amazing products in the cutest tin which is always a bonus, I'm so excited to use all of these products and I thought it was such a lovely present.  

I'm really trying to look after my skin at the moment and take more time to find out what works for me. I was so excited to receive a Glam Glow mask this year. I've heard so many amazing things about the brand and I've seen them all over Instagram. This one is the 'Thirsty Mud' which is supposed to hydrate, moisturise, restore, replenish and calm. As I mentioned earlier in this blog post the colder weather really dries my skin out so hopefully this will sort me out. 

I also got given a couple of Liz Earle Products, Liz Earle is a brand I've been using on my face for years. I received a Skin Repair Moisturiser and a Cleanse & Polish both of which are holy grail products that I just can't get enough of. 

I also got The White Company's Flower Bath & Shower Gel which leaves your skin smelling and feeling amazing. I tried this product in a spa last year so I'm so excited to have my own. 


And lastly I also got this Saint Laurent Card Holder which I'm so in love with. I'm the worst for chucking my cards in my bag and then panicking when I cant find them so hopefully this will sort me out. I love the grainy leather and the gold hardware and I can't wait to use it, I just think it looks so chic!  

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed seeing what I got for Christmas. I have so many new blog posts lined up for 2019 that I'm so excited about and I can't wait to share. I'm going to try my hardest to post at least once a week this year if not more if I can. 

Happy New Year, 
A x


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