Thursday, December 27, 2012

What I Received this Christmas

I’m still full from all of the turkey and fresh fruit I gorged on during Christmas & Boxing Day, but I thought I’d pop in and give you a quick post before I get into the swing of regular posting again! I wanted to show you some of the beauty related gifts I was lucky enough to receive this year, as I love peeking into others peoples days and thought you might feel the same. Chris requested a wish list from me early on in December, and naturally I managed to come up with some beauty products I wouldn’t mind seeing underneath the tree. He took the list into our local Myer and is now firm friends with the ‘nice chick from the Chanel bit’, and I am very proud of him.
A Chanel JC blush was something I’d always lemmed over after seeing Pink Sith rave about it, but I could never decide on a shade when I was at the counter. I took myself out of the equation and asked Chris to select a shade for me, and he went for the bright and summery Pink Explosion! He bought the Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist off his own back, when we started dating years ago I used to have a bottle and he loved it, so he wanted me to have it again. So sweet!
I’d been eyeing off the YSL Sheer Candy range and fell in love with the deep red shade Sweet Fig, so Chris chose that off my list without even knowing what sort of colour it was. He was pretty much dragging the Chanel lady all over the place to find things that I’d like, he is pretty clueless when it comes to cosmetics (though he is a fan of Garnier concealer and Maybelline Dream Matte powder!) The Inglot pans were something I picked up myself for under the tree, I am a little bit frightened of how intense the blush is but every time I go into the store I am drawn to it like a moth to flame, so I think it wanted to join my blush family.
I am so grateful for all of the beautiful gifts I received this year, as well as the delicious food and the time spent with family. As well as the beauty related gifts above I received pajamas, Tupperware, a stack of board games (fam are looking forward to us moving in together I think!) and an iPad 4. Elated that I will now be able to blog on the go more often, and blog read on my lunch break every day!
How did you spend Christmas Day? Did you receive any cosmetic gifts as well? I’d love to hear about them!


  1. mmm, beauty-based Xmas pressies! Love the Jurlique, Chanel & the Inglot is really good as an eyeshadow (gotta visit their shop soon)

  2. Your boyfriend is so sweet!
    Lucky girl!

    I hope you have a great New Years too!

  3. What a nice haul, some very nice products there!

  4. What a great haul! You scored well this year. I only got a couple of cosmetics this year, as everything else was clothes and DVDs and things. Oh and another perfume: oh dear. I have too many...

  5. chanel pink explosion is gorgeous!! lucky girl! hhehehe

    amazing how the man of our lives manage to surprise and choose for us :)

  6. Looks like you got pretty damned awesome Christmas loot! I want everything you have!

  7. Emma, what awesome gifts. I hope you had a great Christmas, I did.

  8. Beautiful gifts! Wishing you a belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! xoxo


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