I don’t usually post about what I got for Christmas or my birthday because I often feel like it’s a bit braggy to splash it all over the internet. However this year I’ve really loved watching Youtube videos and reading blog posts about what people got for Christmas- the photography is always so beautiful plus it gives me ideas of what I want to buy which makes my purse strings groan.
I got so many beautiful presents this year, I really felt so grateful and humbled, and so I wanted to show you my favourites. These include products that I’m going to be reviewing in more depth in future blog posts so don’t worry if I don’t write much about them in this one; the essays will be coming soon!
My boyfriend slayed it this year with my gifts. Normally I’m so good with buying presents but this year he honestly got everything absolutely bang on! My favourite thing was the Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in the ‘Something About Berry’ trio of shades. First of all, let’s just gush at the packaging here- HOW GORGEOUS IS IT! There are three beautiful shades of pink, put together to create a perfect blush. I just love it so much and can’t wait to create a natural rose pink look with this- if I can bring myself to break the seal!
I treated myself to two Jeffree Star products as part of my New Year’s Resolution to try out more brands and beauty products in 2017. I ordered the Velour Liquid Lipstick in ‘Rose Matter’ which is a beautiful blush pink shade, and the Skin Frost highlighting powder in ‘Peach Goddess’- it’s super pigmented and I’ll obviously be doing a more in-depth post about these in the New Year. I’m so in love with the bright pink packaging though, can’t stop photographing it!
I had asked for either the Naked 2 or Naked 3 palette by Urban Decay- little did I realise that I would actually receive them both! My aunt and also Tom’s mum were kind enough to gift me one set each and I haven’t had a chance to use them myself yet, although I did film a ‘Younger Sister Does My Makeup’ video last week and my sister was very intrigued by the glittery shades of the Naked 3… I looked like a disco ball by the end of it!
From Tom’s sister I got these mugs from New Look which I found really funny; there’s a running joke that Tom always needs to be right but let’s be honest, women are always right. You can also see in the background the rose gold penguin cocktail mixer that Tom got me as he knows I’ve been making loads of cocktails at my bar job lately. I love it so much! (although I can’t work out how to open it…)
Tom’s mum got me loads of little beauty bits like these mango scented products from the Body Shop- I use the pink grapefruit hand cream every day so it’s really nice to have another scent to add to my bag! You can also see one of my favourite gifts that I received- a monogrammed little white and gold plate with my initial on it! This is going to be soooo good for Instagram photos and is just so adorable, so thank you Kirsty!
Finally, my dad got me a set of 4 mini Daisy perfumes by Marc Jacobs. I already have Daisy Dream and wear it all the time, so these minis are a great way of testing out the rest of the range. They each come in tiny little 4ml bottles with plastic flower lids and look so pretty!
I’m so grateful to have received so many gorgeous products, especially now that I’m getting more and more interested in beauty and makeup. I can’t wait to create makeup looks and do more in-depth reviews on some of these products and hope that you’ve enjoyed reading this post! I’ll be back in the New Year with my 2017 Resolutions- time to kick some ass and achieve my blogging goals!!
Lots of Love,