Monday, 30 December 2013

What I Got for Christmas 2013!

Firstly, in no way I am bragging or boasting about the things I got for Christmas, it's just a good post and we all love snooping about what everyone got, don't we? Thankfully, Santa received my list and just about checked off everything. So, I am very pleased! Of course, it was no surprise that I got my Barbour Beadnell jacket (I was there when it was bought!) but there were a few surprises hidden away that I'm very thankful for.

Both of these lovely things I put on my list. The gorgeous Nuxe Travel Essentials Skincare Set, £12.40 contains the Micellar Cleansing Water, Nuxellence face moisturiser, Huile Prodigieuse hair, body and face oil, Reve de Miel hand and nail cream and lastly, a soap-free shower gel. All of which I have tried and are lovely, especially the cleansing water.

Then of course, the amazing Breakfast at Tiffany's. I love Audrey Hepburn, but I couldn't consider myself a fan when I had not yet watched the movie. That would be terrible. I have now officially fallen in love with Audrey and forever will be. A great classic film that's just plain fun to watch.

More AH. My sister got me this incredible book, called Audrey Style (to go with my other AH book collection) that tells the ins-and-outs of Audrey's life. From escaping the Nazis to Hollywood star to philanthropist. This book reveals her fashion secrets alive, with a great introduction from her dear friend, Hubert de Givenchy. A must-have for all Hepburn fans out there.

I also got the Sleek Neutrals Palette which is, as the name implies, a kit containing neutral eyeshadows. They're all amazingly wearable colours that I've already got great use out of; a good selection of matte and shimmery colours.

On to more eatable things. The Hotel Chocolat Salted Caramel Drinking Chocolate is to.die.for. It makes maths revision in the evenings all the more enjoyable (well, as enjoyable as maths revision can be). Then, sweeties of course. Yum yum.

I've been in huge need of some more new makeup brushes; luckily Santa gave me the Real Techniques Limited Edition Duo Fibre Brushes. These are great for just about every makeup product. I especially like the larger of the three for blending in foundation, applying powder and blending bronzer. I like the small eyeshadow brush for blending in concealer and eyeshadow and the medium-sized one I love for blush, contouring, bronzer, highlighter - a great all round set for just £24.00!

A close-up of my Barbour jacket. Ahh.

Here's what my sister got too! Jess got lots of little things but I just selected a few to show you all. Firstly, the Naked 1 palette we both can't stop using! Our favourite colours are Sin, Buck, Sidecar, Half-Baked and Toasted. Again, we both love the Stila Colour Me Pretty cream blush kit. Personally, I love Rose (a dark, reddy-pink cream blush) but Jess' favourite colour is Peony (a fresh, peachy shade).

She also got the ThisWorks Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, which I'm very jealous of. Alongside the pillow spray, I'm also very jealous of the Roses de Chloe perfume; it's like spring trapped in a little glass bottle.

Then, Jess also got the Rituals Laughing Buddha set which contains a foaming shower gel, a body oil, scrub and moisturiser. They all smell like oranges and french blossom -it's gorgeous and so awakening. Last but not least, Jess was given the 102 Things to Do in Autumn by a friend and trust me, I've had to peel her eyes away from the thing. Sounds like a great read; would love to read it someday myself.

What did you get for Christmas this year! Only two days left of 2013 - hasn't it gone quick! Only feels like two minutes ago we were all watching the Olympics in 2012. Where does all the time go?

P.S: A few New Years-related posts coming soon!



  1. That Barbour is beautiful. You got some gorgeous bits xx

    1. Aw thank you - I can't stop wearing it haha!


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