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What I got for Christmas (Beauty Edition... vaguely)

28 December 2013 3 comments

I hope you've all had an amazing Christmas and are gearing yourselves up for the start of 2014! 

I know this can be construed as a controversial post, but I personally like reading them and I know many of you also do. I'd like to just firstly say that I am by no means "boasting" about what I've been lucky enough to receive, I'm really very grateful for everything in my life and if we're all honest, material possessions are just the icing on the cake; love, friendships and all those cliched things really are what make our worlds go round.

With that said, let's have a little peek into my Christmas stocking! 

My main present was a new Mulberry as my old one is really SO clapped out now, it's all scruffy and disheveled, but I thought I would share with you a few of the beauty related pieces I've accumulated!

Firstly, I took part in 2 Secret Santas this year and sadly my gift from one is yet to arrive :( but the lovely Joanna gave me a few bits that I'm excited to try :)

Beauticology Sweet Temptations: This shower set reminds me a lot of Philosophy and the scents all sound quite delicious. 

ELF Baked Eyeshadow in Burnt Plum: This colour looks absolutely gorgeous, a great dupe for the much coveted Bourjois Prune Nocturne.

Maybelline Baby Lips in Mint Fresh: I will admit that I am yet to try the Baby Lips even though I've heard good things about them so this was an excellent choice.

Joanna also bought me a few other bits and pieces, including an amazing smelling candle which I'm terribly excited about, so a big shout out and thank you to you Joanna for being a gorgeous Secret Santa!

Macadamia Deep Repair Masque and Nourishing Leave In Cream: I have tried these products before and they are my favourite non-natural hair products to use. The big draw for me is that the scent is unbelievably incredible and lingers in your hair for hours :)

Hydraluron/Snoxin/Nanoblur: My dad got me this mini sized set without me knowing, which I am so impressed about! I haven't tried Hydraluron yet, even though it's been raved about and have been wanting to try it for what feels like ages! I may give the other 2 tubes to my mother :)

Givenchy Gelee D'Interdit in 8 Electric Purple: This gloss looks extremely out there and scary and very unlike me and my favoured neutral palette. It's extremely pretty to look at and reminds me of a retro lava lamp but is it wearable??? Yes! The blue glitter is so fine that it translates onto the lips so beautifully, giving a real shine and sheen to the lips. The blue pigments also make your teeth look whiter which is amazing. The purple gloss also sheers out to something extremely natural too. 

I will most definitely be using both glosses in future posts so watch out for those to see exactly how they look on my lips!

YSL Shimmering Lip Gloss in Shade 1: This is such a treat for me. I used to own one of these back in the day and wore it religiously on nights out until I lost it at a friend's house and it was gone forever! It may just be this particular colour but these have been discontinued now, but a lovely chum of mine managed to find me one! This shade is gorgeous on warmer skin tones and takes me back :)

The last thing I wanted to show isn't a beauty item but it's so gorgeous, I had to share! This bra from the Rosie Huntington Whitely collection at Marks is made of French lace and silk and is just so beautiful. I love beautiful lingerie. If people find this a little odd to be sharing, I personally think lingerie isn't about men or pleasing other people! It's something for yourself. It's about feeling great about yourself, knowing you're wearing exquisite clothing, it just makes me feel beautiful and happy! And what women doesn't deserve that? :)

These bras are also in the sale at the moment, so pop down to Marks and get yourself a gorgeous, bargain piece!

I hope you've enjoyed this little snippet into my Christmas presents, I'd love for you to post your links below if you have a similar post on your blog!