I’m at that age now where most of my Christmas presents come in the form of money which goes on to be spent on very boring things like bills and rent. I’m also at that age where Christmas isn’t about presents, it’s about family and food and seeing the look on my family’s face when they unwrap their presents. Mostly, my Christmas presents are little tokens, things I need or something to add to my ever growing makeup collection – and for these, I am so, so grateful.
From my mum and dad, I got the biggest, fluffiest dressing gown in the world (not pictured), it’s something I’ve wanted all year and just ever got round to it. With me working full time and A working weird patterns of 12 hour shifts, my parents knew that we’d been struggling managing our meals properly, so they got me a recipe book with hundreds of recipes only including 4 ingredients. I love expanding my cooking repertoire, so recipe books are always my fave! They also got me the Benefit Real Cheeky Party set, which contains 4 blushers, Hoola bronzer, the They’re Real eyeliner and mascara mini’s, and a sample of Watts Up highlighter. Again, not pictured, but my lovely sister got me a gift card for Boots, again, to add to my expanding makeup collection!
I was a lucky bug from A this year as well, he’s bought me a Glossybox subscription! I’ve wanted a beauty box subscription for ages but never wanted to part with the cash, so this was very welcomed. He also got me (not pictured) the cutest little Dancing Groot from The Guardians of The Galaxy. We agreed not to do much for Christmas this year because we’re saving for a mortgage, and we’ve planned about 5000 holidays for next year already (slight exaggeration).
From A’s Mum and Stepdad, I got some awesome little cupcake moulds with silicone lid, so I can make pastry bowls and cake bowls (a bonus because A actually ruined my cupcake tray!). They also got me a little light that goes in the bath and turns it into a disco ball! I’m really excited to use this in with one of the Lush bath bombs I bought myself, I’m such a sucker for pretty colours. From A’s sister and her fiance, I was given the Yankee Candle set pictured, anyone who knows me knows I love candles, so the more the merrier! They also gave me one of those foundation compacts with all the colours in it, which I’ve not given a good go yet, but once I’ve finished my Bourjois Healthy Mix, I’m really looking forward to trying it! A’s Dad was super generous, and got us gift cards for Pizza Hut (he knows us too well) and Odeon (again, too well.) That’s date night sorted for the foreseeable future!
Moving on to the boxing day sales, I definitely treated myself! Me and my sister headed over to the nearby Warrington Golden Square, where the first stop was Primark. I picked up a bunch of essentials, a gorgeous new handbag and some other bits and pieces, and moved on to Lush. Their Christmas stock was 50% off, so I picked up Lush Christmas Pud, Butterbear and the star one (I’m rubbish with names!). I also bought myself the Bareminerals Well Rested powder (which is amazeballs) a Soap and Glory Giftset, and this years cream of the crop, Smashbox palettes! I got one of their online exclusives, a trio of Art.Love.Colour palettes. Each palette has 2 eye looks and a blusher, a mixture of matte and shimmers, and they are amazing. And then there’s the travel sized Full Exposure palette, which is teeny tiny, but definitely worth the price tag.
So there we have it! I spent way too much money, and I was gifted some lovely presents from my lovely family and friends. What did you get for Christmas?