Thursday, 8 January 2015

What Did I Get For Christmas?

Lindt Gold Chocolate Bear The Body Shop Strawberry Lip Balm

This post had been requested by a few people in December, however with being so busy having people round and then celebrating New Year's, I think I'm probably one of the last people to get this post up! I wanted to show you a few gifts that I was kindly given. I think this is one of the few Christmas' that I didn't actually ask for anything (I did ask for one thing - but I'm pretty sure you don't want to see the pair of scales I got, despite how funky they look!).

I also think that this Christmas is the one where I've received the most chocolate, so those scales will definitely come in handy now! I secretly wished that I would get something from Lindt, especially the bear because the ribbon and love heart charm is so darn adorable, and fortunately I actually received one! It's also turned into kind of a tradition now at Christmas that I get two strawberry lip balms from The Body Shop. It's my favourite lip balm and I actually did a review of it when I first started blogging, so check that out here!

Canadian Dream Catcher Necklace

The dream catcher necklace was given to me by my aunty, from her recent visit to Canada. It isn't something I would normally buy myself, but it's actually rather beautiful and I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of it.

Ear Muffs Fluffy Socks

I received a couple pairs of thick woolly socks - surprisingly when you get older, you do actually want socks for Christmas! In addition to the 'keeping warm' theme I also received some pretty earmuffs with detailing on either side.

NO7 Illuminated Mirror Brush Holder Real Techniques Naked Basics Palette

A couple of days before Christmas, I did the worst thing imaginable. I broke a mirror! It was a rickety old thing anyway that needed the screws tightening every day, but still. I don't believe in broken mirrors bringing bad luck (but that's not to say you shouldn't knock on wood for good luck!). So my very thoughtful partner, Josh, bought me a NO7 illuminated mirror. I've used it almost every day since and it's amazing! The little knob on the base means you can also control how much light you want it to project, and you can also flip the mirror around to a zoom side which is super handy!

NO7 Illuminated Mirror Lush It's Magic Gift Tube Set

Lush It's Magic Gift Tube Set Contents

Since at University we didn't have a bath, coming back home to one was just the best thing ever! This Lush gift set 'It's Magic' that Josh also gave me, has everything your bath could ever desire including both bath bombs and a bubble bar. This gift was probably the best set he could have chose from, because I had never tried any of these before!

I'm so thankful for all the gifts I received, and although I haven't featured them all, it means a lot that my family and friends took the time to pick out such lovely and personal gifts for me. Let me know in the comments what you got for Christmas, I hope you all had a lovely one!



  1. such lovely gifts - i got a lindt bear too!

    from helen at

  2. I LOVE lindt chocolate!! Perfect for dipping in tea...or maybe that's just me?

    I adore lush, you're lucky to have lots of gorgeous bath bombs :)

    Emma xx

  3. I love Lindt chocolate I had the same bear for Christmas yummy!


  4. love that mirror :) very love gifts x

  5. The dream catcher necklace is gorgeous, totally something I would love xx

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

  6. That mirror is awesome! Love it!

  7. That lush set is so cool! I need a mirror with lights, forever not getting enough light to see my face properly xx
    Love Vicki <3

  8. The dream catcher necklace looks so gorgeous even though I don't really wear jewelry I really like it (:

  9. You got some cute stuff, love the necklace and the mirror seems really handy :)

    Pink Frenzy

  10. looks amazing frankie! lucky with the lush gift set! hahaha glad you had a lovely christmas!


  11. The dragons egg bath bomb is brilliant, I loved using that x

  12. That Lush set looks amazing! I love a good bath so I'd hate not having one!

    Rachael xo

  13. You know what, go you for NOT posting this the second after Christmas. It was a wash with all the same posts making it boring and it makes it more fun to read no there aren't everywhere haha.

    I am actually gutted that I didn't get ANY socks this year at all! Like what the heck haha and our new house has no bath either so I have to go to my parents if I want one :( boo!

    Best wishes, Danielle xo

  14. Ooh I love some pamper & bath goodies like lush products! The ear mffs look super cosy too ­čśŹ
    Rebecca xxx

  15. I'm actually much much rathering (is that a word? I don't think so, but oh well) reading this post now instead of just after Christmas, because I felt all new-thingsed-out then (another new word, I'm really going for it today!) but now I can appreciate the post.

    I love that necklace, it's so unusual and gorgeous, I'm sure you'll get lots of compliments on it. I also think those earmuffs are so cute. I'm a huge fan of knitted things and earmuffs.

    Rachel x
    The Inelegant Wench

  16. That mirror looks amazing, just what you need for dark mornings! You can't beat a bit of Lush either!
    I had a mattress for Christmas which was just what I asked for. You can tell I'm getting old!

  17. Aw you got some amazing things, hope you had a wonderful Christmas! // UK Fashion Blog

  18. Ah the mirror sounds fab, I really need a new one as mine also needs its screws tightening daily...
    The earmuffs look super cute!

    Jess xo

  19. Very jealous of your lush bath set - I definitely should have stocked up on some of their Christmas range before it disappeared! Have a whole year to wait now before I can get the magic wand again :(

    Lovely blog :D

    Beth x

  20. The Lush package is the one I had intended to purchase for the wife as it was such good value for money, but Snow Fairy got in the way.

  21. Ahh you got some gorgeous presents! :)
    Love the Lush bits and mirror!

  22. Oooh I love the idea of a light-up mirror! The lighting in my boyfriend's room is awful so I might have to treat myself to one of these for when I'm doing my makeup at his house :D xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

  23. Lovely presents! Happy New Year :)

    Camille xo

  24. How do you feel about that mirror? :) I mean, is the light ok? Very important for makeup application :D

    1. Yes, it's perfect! Especially because you can change the intensity of the light to suit. It's a soft light that doesn't wash out any colour :)

  25. Ow, ok. Thank you for recomendation! :)

  26. I got a magnified mirror too, so good for eyebrow plucking!

  27. you can never go wrong with lindt chocolate! x

  28. That necklace is gorgeous!! I wish I knew where it was from, my mum would love that! aha, lovely post and lovely photos! x


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