Tuesday, 27 December 2016

What I Got For Christmas 2016



Anyone else a little nosey and love to know what people got for Christmas? As with every year my loved ones spoilt me and I received some gorgeous, thoughtful gifts.

This Christmas I had a lot of lovely beauty gifts under the tree which spurred me on to write this post. I think us beauty bloggers are pretty easy to buy for considering how much we ramble on about the things we love most.

When I saw that QVC stocked Tarte I knew I really wanted to try some bits from the brand. I received a set containing 5 full sized products and a makeup bag (full review will be coming soon). Another absolutely amazing gift set comes from Nars, they seem to nail it every year with their Christmas collection with this year being no different. The Digital World Lip Pencil set is perfect for a beauty junkie like myself, I love the formulation of both the matte and satin pencils - a welcomed addition to my over flowing lipstick collection for sure!

MAC's pigments are a go to product for me when it comes to evening makeup and I've been eager to expand my collection. After hearing so much about Vanilla pigment I'm so happy to finally have it, spoiler alert - It's gorgeous! Anyone who knows me well understands my love for Kiehls, on Christmas Eve I ran out of my trusty Ultra Facial Cream so to have my stock replenished just the day after was pretty amazing, I'm excited to try more from the Ultra Facial range too!

Vans seem to have made a come back and I've been eager to have a pair of trainers in my collection, so they just seemed the obvious choice! I'm still unsure on how to wear them best, but I do like the style and they're seriously comfy! Lastly I received a gorgeous, handmade organic pillow mist from Bloom Remedies, similar to the This Works Deep Sleep pillow spray this stuff sends me right off to sleep containing ingredients such as Lavender and Ylang Ylang.

Unfortunatly we lost a close family member this Christmas which really put a lot of things into perspective for me. I feel so grateful to have been able to spend Christmas with my family and friends -  and of-course to receive these gifts! I'm sure I don't need to disclaim that this is in no way bragging, but almost a preview of products that are likely to feature in reviews/ up and coming posts in the new year!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas day... If you have wrote a similar post sharing some of your gifts this year then please feel free to leave a link in the comments so I can go and be nosey!
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25 comments

  1. These are lovely gifts. I still need to try the Kiehl products, hear so many good things about them!

    Jaynie Shannon | Beauty & Lifestyle

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  2. I've wanted to try the rainforest of the sea foundation since I realised QVC stocked it but I don't dare take the risk of trying to guess my shade! Can't wait for the post on the make-up bag to see what you think of it!

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  3. I'm so sorry you lost someone you love so close to Christmas - it's a horrible time of year for that to happen. At least you got to spend the day surrounded by loved ones though, and your presents are beaut!

    Steph x

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  4. I'm so sorry about your loved one :(

    You gifts look lovely, especially the Tarte set! I have the foundation so I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts. I have a similar post going live tomorrow :) xx

    LPage Beauty

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  5. Gorgeous photos! You had such lovely gifts - especially the NARS gift set. So sorry to hear about your family member :( Definitely puts things into perspective, and sending you and all your family lots of love. xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  6. You got some lovely gifts, that Tarte set looks amazing! Cant wait to read the full review. Also, so sorry for your loss xx

    Laura | Blush and Bronze

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  7. Gorgeous gifts! I can't wait to hear more about the Kiehls products, I've only ever borrowed the Ultra Facial Cream when I stayed at a friends and loved it! I think it might be my next purchase when my bare minerals moisturiser runs out! xx

    franceskayleigh.com

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  8. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you and your family can find strenght.

    That Kiehl's set is so mouth-watering, it's really the best skincare products around

    Selene Addicted

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  9. You got some really lovely bits - the Nars set looks gorgeous! Lucky you :)
    Ambar x | Her Little Loves

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  10. Looks like you got some lovely gifts! :)

    Ellen x
    http://thatsellen.blogspot.com

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  11. Looks like a lot of great beauty products! What lovely presents. I hope you had a great holiday!

    Enclothed Cognition

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  12. i hope you had a very merry christmas lovely. i was lucky enough to get a new camera which is just perfect.


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  13. Such gorgeous presents! I really want to try something from Tarte it sounds like such an amazing brand. Also so sorry to hear about your loss, it just reminds you to spend more time and stay close with those around you xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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  14. So many lovely gifts, I also received the same Vans. Sorry to hear about the passing of your family member.

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  15. Sorry to hear about your loss lovely, such a shame.

    I'm so jealous of your Nars and Kiehl's bits, they're two brands I really want to get into in 2017! x

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

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  16. So many lovely bits - I always forget QVC stocks Tarte, need to have a browse!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  17. I'm the same, I love to see what people get for Christmas! Looks like you got so many lovely things! Also I'm sorry to hear about your loss hope you are ok!

    Laura
    www.mylauralife.co.uk

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  18. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss! :( I've come to realised that as long as we're healthy and alive, we have a lot to be thankful for. :') Stay strong!!

    xoxo
    Regina
    http://mybeautymusings.com

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  19. Love it. Please check out my NYE 2017 hairstyles tutorial!

    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love

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  20. Sorry to hear about your loss at Christmas as well, life is so unfair sometimes. The same happened to my family this Christmas so I know how awful it is. I love those vans, I've had them since last year they're so comfy! xx

    Gemma Louise

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  21. Im so jealous i want that NARS lip set so badly its so nice!

    www.beautyandtheboy.com

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  22. So sorry to hear from your loss! I hope all the best for you and your family for 2017 :)

    ♥ Jasmin N
    Little Things With Jassy
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  23. I hope you had a lovely Christmas, these are some really beautiful gifts! The Tarte set looks amazing! I haven't done a blog post of what I got for Christmas, but I did a video instead! This is the link if you fancied a look: https://youtu.be/Kr7nZQ6iuJs

    Lynnsay x
    www.sartorialscot.com

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  24. lovely photos! Absolutely love kiehls!

    Lucy x
    http://ohlucylu.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. OMG I wish I got some khiels products for christmas! So jealous girl!

    Isobel x

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