Another blog post that is way past it's due date, but better late than never, right? I had a few people tell me that they wanted to see what I got for Christmas so here it is :) I'll get the disclaimer out of the way- I am not doing this to brag or show off in anyway; like I said, you asked for this! :) I feel very fortunate and grateful for everything that I received and a massive "thank you" goes out to my lovely family who gave me all my gifts. I love looking at other people's Christmas present haul posts and YouTube videos, so if you have one please leave a link! I have also included a link to any of the items that I received that are still available to buy online just in case you want to check them out for yourself :) I asked for most of the things that I was given so I know where they came from!
Clothing and Accessories
Cat Face Sweater: Romwe
Teacup Pug T-Shirt: Not For Ponies
David and Goliath Varsity Pug T-Shirt: Chicks Rule (David and Goliath)
Anybody who knows me well knows that I am the craziest of cat ladies. I saw this jumper in the background of some of Bunny (Grav3yardGirl)'s YouTube videos and I HAD to have it. I also absolutely adore pugs, and it upsets me greatly that I am not allowed to have a real one (yet), so my way of handling this is to own lots of things with pictures of pugs on them.
Socks and Tights: All from Marks & Spencer
There isn't much to say here. I'm 20 now so it's only right that I am given new socks for Christmas. I am actually very grateful for them though, as before Christmas I honestly didn't have a matching pair of socks to my name (WHO steals just the one sock?!) and I always manage to poke holes and ladders in to my tights.
Clutch Bag: Marla London
I didn't ask for this, my brother and sister-in-law chose it for me, but they did well! I absolutely love this bag, it is perfect size for taking on nights out and it is very secure- It is one of those folding clutch bags that has a zip at the top and then folds down to look like a smaller bag.
Tortoise Shell Multi-Dial Watch: Michael Kors
Ahh, my new baby. I have wanted a Michael Kors watch for a while, but I actually thought that I would lean more towards the rose gold or horn varieties. However, I fell in love with this one when I tried it on, it compliments my skin tone better than the other colours and I like that it is a little different. The photographs really don't do it justice; the face has a beautiful mother-of-pearl effect and the indexes are made up of little crystals.
Make-up and Beauty
Real Techniques Core Collection: Boots
Real Techniques Starter Set: Boots
MAC Makeup Brush Cleanser: MAC
I had had my eye on these Real Techniques sets for a while after seeing them so raved about, but I never got round to purchasing them for myself so I thought I would ask for them for Christmas. I have been using them since and I love them, especially the buffing brush and the contour brush. I didn't ask for the brush cleanser but it was such a thoughtful gift from my grandparents- I use it for spot cleaning my brushes between uses.
Lush Relax Gift Box: Lush
You can't go wrong with buying me a gift box from Lush if you don't know what else to get me. The one that I received was the "Relax" box which contains soothing scents to soothe you and help you sleep, which is perfect for me!
Darcey Bussell- A Life in Pictures: Amazon
This gift was a complete surprise to me but I was so happy when I opened it. I used to take ballet classes when I was younger and Darcey Bussell was always my favourite ballerina. This book contains a collection of photos from when she first started her career up until her retirement, with little captions written by her explaining about each picture. The photos are stunning and I love flicking through it.
So that is everything that I received for Christmas! I also received a few boxes of chocolates, but unfortunately they didn't last long enough to make it in to this post ;) Again, I am so thankful for everything I received and I really hope you liked this post! Don't forget to show me what you got! :)