30 December 2013

What I Received For Christmas

I hope you've all had an amazing Christmas and and received lots of goodies! I was going to post this yesterday but ended up having a fairly impromptu second Christmas seeing my brother, sister-in-law and my 2 adorable nephews! Before I get started I just want to say like many other bloggers and youtubers, that I am in no way bragging about what I received and that I am truly grateful for everything. I personally love reading these posts to be a tad nosy but also to see what people have asked for and to get ideas for products to buy/ask for.

So here goes...



My main present this year was the Estée Lauder Make Up Artist Professional Colour Collection. I blogged about this gift set in November and was lucky enough to receive it. It cost £250 but if bought with any other Estée Lauder product it was only £50! Such a bargain! I also wanted the EL Modern Muse perfume so used this as my other product. Here's a sneak peek inside - full post with swatches & product details to come ...







One of the other things I had mentioned that I would quite like to try was the Konad Stamping Nail Art. I've seen several bloggers using the Konad sets and can't wait to try it. I received Set B and 3 extra plates.


I received a fair few books this year. I had asked for 'The Complete Make-up Artist' book and it turned out this was already on my mum's list of potential presents for me! I'm so pleased with it and can't wait to get stuck in and read it/try some of the tips/looks out! I also received the '1001 Little Beauty Miracles' book which has lots of beauty hints and tips throughout. I'm a massive fan of baking too so no Christmas would be complete without another cake book! Finally, I received a book on Mindfulness, which is one of the mechanisms used to help reduce anxiety. 


More baking items. I laughed when I opened this 'Make & Bake with Peppa Pig' set. I was like why on earth would my mum buy this. I then realised that it was because it included a gingerbread house mould. If you've read my blog recently you'll know that I really want to try and make one so I have no excuses now! I also received this dual colour piping bag, which I'm so excited to try. Cue plenty of food colouring!


Can I just say how cute is this little furry pup? He is one of those wheat bags that you warm up in the microwave, which I can't live without in these cold winter months! He is so soft and I've snuggled with him every night since Christmas! I also received this super fluffy jumper from New Look but completely forgot to include it in the main pic as I was wearing it at the time! 


Finally, there's no escaping the maps. Having done a Geography degree the Geography geek in me loves maps. I have a teeny tiny obsession with anything map related. In fact maybe I'll do a blog post on all my map related items! I received the 2013 Vintage Map calendar so was definitely hoping for the 2014 one. My only problem now is I have nowhere to hang it so I think I'll have to flutter my eyelashes at Daddy Clark to pop a nail in my wall! The other map pressie is a map of England made up of words that relate to that area of the country. Again no clue where this is going to go! 


Finally, a pic of what I received in my stocking from Father Christmas. 

Diary, Notepad, 1001 Little Health Miracles, Miranda Hart's Is It Just Me?, Face Wipes, Chocolate, Nail Art, Deodorant, Candle, Emma Bridgewater List Pad, Angel Quote, Moisturiser, Elephant Tea Bag Holder, Vibrating Back Massager, Cupcake Tin, Pjs, Nail Varnish, Chocolate Nail Varnish, Moisturising Gel Socks, Cotton Pads, Satsuma (standard!), More Chocolate, Brussel Sprout Chocolate Balls, Hot Chocolate Flask, 2 x Original Source Shower Gel, Cupcake Plunger, Scarf Holder, Emma Bridgewater Tin, Socks, More Socks, Tree Decoration, Christmas Cupcakes & Cookies Book, Doodle Book to Zentangle and Zentangle Squares & Pens.

I can't wait for my days off so I can get reading and baking! I also can't wait to use all my new EL make-up and create lots of new looks. 

Did you receive any of the same things as me? What did you get for Christmas? Let me know in the comments or leave me a link so I can have a nosy! 

Han
x



8 comments:

  1. The vintage girl and geographer in me is very much in love with your vintage maps calender!

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    1. The calendar is so nice, I would definitely recommend it! I love the detail of it too! X

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  2. I might be really out of touch here but I've never seen a scarf holder before! What a great idea!

    Jenn | Photo-Jenn-ic

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    1. No you're not, I'd never seen one either until I received this! X

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  3. i'm very jealous of your gingerbread house mould! i made one from scratch and it was a total disaster, i'm definitely buying a mould! good luck making it! x

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    1. I don't think you're the only one to have a disaster trying to make a gingerbread house! I know several people who have tried and failed too! I'm hoping the mould is going to make the job a lot easier! X

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