Now I know Christmas isn’t all about the presents, and I know a lot of people don’t like these posts. They see it as showing off and bragging and I really disagree with that. I enjoy reading other people’s posts on what they got for Christmas and I know a lot enjoy reading mine. I don’t see it as anything different from a haul type post. Everyone can have an opinion on these types of posts but I still wanted to do mine. So I hope you like it and don’t see it as I’m showing off as that is not my intention.
I was extremely lucky and spoilt this year with all the amazing goodies I got and was very grateful. Some bits I had wanted for a while and others were a complete surprise. I get told all the time that I’m hard to buy for as I have everything But I really don’t believe that ha!
I finally got the tarte toasted palette and Colour pop golden state of mind. two palettes I have wanted for a while now, I mean warm toned shades and metallic and glitters are my favourites.
How Gorgeous are these!! Now I have taken pictures I cant wait to use them.
Next up I got goodies for my makeup brushes, It’s a job I absolutely hate doing but now I have all these new gadgets I’m excited to get cleaning them. I got the style pro cleaner that looks very interesting and easy to use, so I’m super excited about this and I’m just hoping my brushes don’t fall apart. Let me know if you have this and what its like?
I also got the sigma dry n shape tower which is amazing to hold all your brushes so they dry properly, and it holds 44 which is a lot. I got the Go Go clean duo that comes with the brush shampoo and cleaning mat. I love useful beauty bits like this.
You probably know how much I love my Tarte products so I’m always happy to get a Tarte set. This one has a few products I haven’t tried yet so that’s nice, it also has the mist spray that I love.
I got loads of amazing blog stuff this year as well, a desk top pro ring light that is perfect if you’re limited on space, I really cant wait to play with this some more. I got lots of new backdrops some are by captured by Lucy and are all blush and pink toned, again I’m super excited to get using these.
Now a present I would never ask for as these Dyson hair dryers are so damn expensive and I couldn’t justify anyone let alone myself buying this but I was very shocked to see this under my tree. But I was so excited to use it and I’ve got to be honest its pretty amazing, maybe I will do a separate review on this? If anyone’s interested.
These Adidas trainers I have wanted for a while, they are the NMD_R1 and look at them they’re blush and grey, my favourite colours. I have already worn these and they’re so comfy, I really love them.
Another surprise was this makeup organiser, we all know how much I love my makeup and how much I actually have so its no surprise that I always need more storage and I have never seen anything like this before, its the perfect size too. If you follow me on IG you might have seen my stories where I was showing you all inside and how I’ve organised it all. It’s actually supposed to be wall mounted but I have left it like this for now, it even came with a mirror.
This gold wicker basket from Zara that my mum got me and I decided to put all my artificial flowers and blog props in, that way it stores it all nicely and looks pretty.
I have wanted more Morphe brushes for a while now but could never decide on what ones to get as they have so many. I love Jaclyn Hill so when I saw she had done a set with Morphe with all her personal favourite brushes I really wanted it, I did mention it a few months ago so I’m shocked Santa still remembered ha ha.
It’s safe to say I was pretty shocked and speechless about this next present, my family know how much I love and enjoy photography and it’s not just blogging I love taking photos of absolutely everything and plus I’m going to LA and Vegas in the summer so I will definitely be snapping some pictures. I am always trying to improve my own photography style as well. I got the Olympus PEN 8 last year and I will still be keeping it because that’s an amazing camera too, but I’m very excited to get using this PEN F, it looks so retro.
I also go the Olympus 30mm macro lens, I have wanted this one for a while, so I’m looking forward to snapping some up close and person pictures, Its going to be great for makeup pictures I reckon!
So that is pretty much it, I got lots of other little bits as well, I got a couple of Wet n wild makeup sets, real techniques brush and sponge, KKW beauty ultra beams, Fenty beauty match stix trio, a milkshake maker which I am super excited to try out as it’s a proper one that you mix with all the ice cream etc, I also got a book on how to make monster milk shakes! so I’m not sure when my diet will be starting ha!! Christmas isn’t complete without new Pajamas is it? I got a Marie onsie and PJs, as well as a Marie hot water bottle and blanket, yes I do love Marie the cat, I’m not ashamed. And I got an amazon gift card that came in a rose gold box which was pretty fancy.
So I did pretty damn well this year and still can’t believe it, I am still trying to put everything away and get over Christmas to be honest, I can’t believe how quick it’s all come and gone. Christmas Is officially over for another year.
I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas, and I know its not what is under the tree but who is around it. as I get older I have realised how much hard work Christmas is and by the time you sit down, relax and take it all in its over with.
So I’m going to say one last thing and that is thank you!! A big thank you to everyone who reads my blog and has supported me this year and to all the amazing PR and brands who I have worked with as well. It really does mean a lot. So here is to 2018, which I hope is going to be even more amazing and successful.