Tuesday 31 December 2013

What I got for Christmas

I really enjoy reading what other people have been given for Christmas, so I thought I would write my own 'What I got for Christmas' post. I did this last year and a lot of you seemed to like it. I personally love reading them as I always spot a few products that I add to my list of things to buy!


I didn't ask for much makeup this year, so my parents only bought me a couple of things. First of all I received the Max Factor Creme Puff powder which I have heard lots of lovely things about. I have only used it a few times so far and it seems lovely. Also, I received the Clarins Graphic Expression face & blush palette. Both of these products I wore on Christmas day, so you can see me wearing them here.

I received some lovely skincare items this year. My Granny very kindly bought me the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish which is my favourite cleanser! I ran out of it earlier this year so was very pleased to receive it. On my Christmas list I asked for the Origins Ginzing moisturiser and Origins Night-A-Mins moisturiser. My mum managed to find a fantastic gift set with both these moistrisers in, plus a mini Ginzing eye cream and Drink-Up Intensive Overnight mask. It's not very often I see a gift set where I love every single product, however this one is perfect.

I love little Christmas gift sets and I was lucky enough to receive a nice Soap & Glory set which I am excited to use!

I received two perfumes this year. A few months ago I was in town with my mum smelling perfumes and I chose Hugo Boss Jour as one I really liked. I also received Avon Little Black Dress. I like using Avon perfumes as they aren't very expensive at all, so perfect for throwing in my handbag and using throughout the day to top up!

Finally for beauty products, I received the Body Shop Hemp hand cream from my Granny which is my favourite hand cream! I mentioned it in my Best beauty products of 2013 post. My boyfriends mum was extremely lovely and made me up a little stocking. Inside was lots of chocolate and also two Avon Frizz Control shampoos.

Other bits and bobs!

Every year from my parents I receive a calender and the one I love having lately is Fred and Ginger! I find it so cute and funny. They also bought me a desk calender for my desk at work. I received a couple of jumpers from them and one of them I wore as part of my Christmas day outfit!

I got a beautiful little charm for my Pandora bracelet. It's a little silver reindeer and 'Merry Christmas' is engraved on the bottom of the charm. My parents let me go into Build-A-Bear the other month to buy a toy for Christmas and I chose a panda!

Very, very kindly my parents bought me a voucher for a day spa near where we live. They offer wonderful treatments so I am very excited to go! My dad bought a voucher for my mum as well, so we will probably go there for the day together!

My boyfriend bought me some lovely things. In November we went to Birmingham for the weekend which was an early present for me. He also bought me some Christmas jumpers, teddy bears, a photo of us on a canvas and a ridiculous amount of chocolate! The whole box in the photo above is stuffed full with chocolate, plus I have three giant Thorntons reindeer, Santa and snowman that wont fit in.

I would love to know what you received for Christmas this year!


  1. you got some lovely stuff Becky! I hope you had a great Christmas! Jealous of all the chocolate, hehe!xx

    Celine from Vintage Teapot

  2. Waow some lovely things for you to try out! Chocolate overload! You will have enough to keep you going until next Christmas! :) here is what I got :
    Yours was a lovely post to read :)

  3. eek id love to try origins, lovely presents :)


  4. Everything looks lovely and love the soap and glory products!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  5. Wow you got some lovely items Becky :) I really wanted to get the Origins set myself, think I had left it too late as everywhere was sold out :( lol


  6. Great haul! You're so lucky :) xx http://fromfilmwithlove.blogspot.ca

  7. The Origins set looks amazing! I love GinZing and I'd really like to try the Drink up mask. I'm a big fan of Soap & Glory so I'd be delighted to receive any of their products or gift sets x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

  8. So jelly of the Origins set, S&G set and Clarins blush <3
    ♥, moonchild beauty blog

  9. Aww you got some truly lovely things Becky :)
    That Origins set was on my list but I missed out on picking it up, it was a fantastic offer.
    Amy x A Little Boat Sailing


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