Sunday, 29 December 2013

What I Got For Christmas: Beauty Edition

I'm hoping to get my blogging mojo back in 2014 and start posting regularly again but to ease myself back into it I thought I'd write about some of the beauty bits I got for Christmas.

I wasn't sure what I wanted this year and since I didn't ask for any 'big' presents I wrote my mum a list of some beauty bits that I'd had my eye on for a while. My Mum and Dad ended up getting me a new Armani Luminous Silk foundation as I'd ran out and it's my favourite foundation for going out at night and special occasions. Dior is my favourite high end brand for mascaras, especially the original Diorshow so I wanted to try the Iconic Overcurl as I'd heard good things about it and so far I'm loving it. I also got the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Cleansing Balm which I've wanted for ages but couldn't justify spending that much on a cleanser. The present I was most excited about was the Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate palette, I've always wanted some Tom Ford makeup and thought this would be the perfect addition as I love to contour - watch out for a full review on this ASAP!

From my sister I got some new MAC eyeshadows to add to my palette: Nylon, All That Glitters, Mulch and Carbon and I already had Naked Lunch, Woodwinked and Satin Taupe. I can't wait to fill up this palette with other gorgeous neutral MAC eye shadows, any recommendations?! My friends Samantha and Emma got me some Barry M and Topshop bits. Barry M Gelly's are the best drugstore nail polish and Topshop cream blushers are my favourite - they know me too well!!

Every time I go into House of Fraser I go to the Jo Malone counter and smell all the perfumes so Christmas was the perfect time to ask for one. I finally decided on Nectarine Blossom and Honey which smells amazing, but there are so many amazing scents I can't wait to add more to my collection. I also got the Enrapture Totem Styler which I know a lot of you have. I used it today for the first time and was really impressed and as I hardly ever wear my hair straight, these have definitely replaced my GHD's (which are broken anyway).

As well as beauty bits I also got some new clothes, converse and the usual things like pyjamas and money. Oh, I also treated myself to the Michael Kors Mini Selma bag which I'll do a post on soon. I was well and truly spoiled again this Christmas. If you've done a 'What I Got For Christmas' post please leave the link below as I love reading them!


  1. Such a lucky girl everything is beautiful!

  2. Don't Mac palettes look so pretty, Nylon is one of my favourite shades prefect inner corner highlight :)

  3. Jo Malone perfumes are the best, they last for ages on the skin! Lovely things! I did a post with a few snapshots of my pressies :) xx

  4. Gorgeous products! I smelt that Jo Malone perfume for the first time last night and it's amazing! smells so nice! The Tom Ford product looks lovely.

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

  5. Wow what an amazing stash of presents! You are one lucky girl :)

  6. These presents are amazing! My favourite Mac neutral is Patina, it's lovely with satin taupe too.

    I did a post like this today too :)


  7. So jealous of the Tom Ford! That stuff is apparently amazing and I would love to get my hands on it :)

    I've done my xmas post on :)

  8. You should get Coppering for your palette. I just did, it's gorgeous x

  9. I love your MAC palette, absolutely perfect colours, your sister made a good choice.


  10. Jo malone is a new love of mine! Looking forward to your thoughts on the armarni foundation, i wasnt a fan but everyone else seems to love it. you got some great beauty bits for christmas :) xxx

  11. Soooo jealous you got the TF Shade & Illuminate - it looks amazing - can't wait to see your review. Also really want to try Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk - seen such great reviews and photos of it on x x

  12. Wow that certainly is a lot of gorgeous bits! Your MAC palette looks fabulous.

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  13. I've just filled my 15 pan palette with neutrals and started on a quad, you should get Jest, Kid, Amber Lights and Shroom!
    Very jealous of the Armani foundation!

    Love, Rebecca-Louise
    Autumn Leaves - UK Beauty Blog

  14. Love this post, pictures where so clear and im jelous of tom ford and jo malone you got! hope you had an amazing chrismas and because you said your going to start easing your way into blogging again i followed :)

  15. You really love your high end stuff! I'm sat here gwaking in jealousy! Beautiful items though!
    Ellie, xx
    Elephant stories and more

  16. The enrapture curlers are amazing aren't they?! Hope you had a good xmas lovely :)

    Fairytale Kiss

    Jade xx

  17. Ahh so excited for your review of te Tom ford! Have been wanting to try it for so long. Also which shade are you on the luminous silk?? Xxx