Friday, 4 January 2013

What I Got For Christmas 2012.

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!

Miscellanious
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! :)

35 comments:

  1. your Michael Kors watch is beautiful, I've been lusting after one for ages. I also just got the RT core collection, they're amazing brushes. I'll have to try and pick up the brush cleanser too x

    http://www.charlotteannowst.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/zara-jacket.html

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    1. Thanks lovely, I'm in love with the watch :) I agree about the Core Collection, the buffing brush is my favourite, and I'd definitely recommend the brush cleaner, it's great for spot cleaning! x

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  2. These are some great presents! Welcome to the Michael Kors crew hahaha xx

    www.charissarae.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha thank you, I'm glad to be a part of it :P x

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  3. Ahhhh you got some lovely xmas gifts, in particular the Darcey book - HUGEEEEE Ballet fan here. Love Ballet.

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    1. Thanks lovely! Ahh it's such a lovely book, so many beautiful photos! x

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  4. I got the real techniques sets aswell and i did want the rose gold watch but could not bring myself to actually buying it! Happy new year:)

    laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The brushes are lovely aren't they! And ooh, it's definitely a splurge but you'll give in one day haha x

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  5. I've been looking for the core collection everywhere in London, but it was nowhere to be found. I still want it really bad, so I'll definitely be ordering it on ebay. :D

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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    1. Ah really? That's strange.. But yes, definitely order it, it's amazing :) x

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  6. Everything you got looks great! :D I love the Micheal Kors watch! <3 I really want it in rose gold! :) And I think pugs are tooo cute!
    I also posted about what I got for christmas! :)x

    http://somethingaboutsophia.blogspot.ie/2012/12/christmas-series-what-santa-brought-for.html
    Sofia x

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    1. Thanks lovely! The rose gold watches are so pretty, it was a hard decision to make haha! Thanks for the link, I'll check out your post in a bit :) x

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  7. looks like you got some lovely stuff!! love the new header by the way!

    Jade | Beauty Butterfly Blog

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  8. Amazing gifts Lovely. I have the rose gold Michael Kors watch but yours was my other choice..took forever to decide since they are both beautiful:)

    Sara xx
    http://beautifulworldoflennynb.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thank you! I was in the same boat, choosing between this one and rose gold- they're both so pretty! x

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  9. Looks like you got some great presents :)

    xxxx

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  10. Wow that Lush box looks amazing!

    romanylowe@yahoo.co.uk

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    1. It is! Definitely can't go wrong with Lush! x

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  11. awhh great presents the t-shirts are soo cute!!

    http://thesecretlonging.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Haha, they're adorable aren't they? x

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  12. Lovely gifts. I love the Cat Face Sweater, so cute :).

    Sadie x

    http://www.brandnewbutterflywings.com/

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  13. Nice gifts I love the cat jumper! I used to do ballet too! Xx

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    1. Thank you sweet! Ah really? I miss doing ballet so much x

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  14. ah the cat face sweater! too cute :) I got a Lush gift box too, the perfect gift xx

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    1. It's adorable isn't it? :) And yes, you can't go wrong with a Lush gift! x

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  15. LOVE the cat jumper, so cool!

    www.tinytwisst.blogspot.com

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  16. I love the varsity t-shirt! Lush is always a safe bet for me too.

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  17. i love the tortoise Micheal kors watch, think its underrated! currently saving up for it! x

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    1. It's definitely underrated, I think it's so classy looking! x

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  18. Lovely MK watch!

    xohuynh.blogspot.ca

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