Sunday, 28 December 2014

Christmas | What Santa Left Under My Tree ♥

I never mind these types of posts, blogging is a community and if we can't share what we got for Christmas on our blogs, what else can't we do??

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas - I spent mine at my grandma's and grandad's for the day with my hubby - its been a Christmas day tradition since I was a baby and I  absolutely love spending time with my grandparents.
My grandma always cooks dinner for us from scratch which always tastes amazing and we usually have mince pies and custard for dessert, this year we had Christmas pudding - I can't say I enjoyed it though, it was the first and will be the last time I eat that again.
The rest of the day was spent, eating (we also had a buffet for tea) and dying from food overload and watching Christmas TV.

I don't have a large family but I still always manage to get spoilt by my family and friends and everything I got this year I love.
I didn't ask for anything specific although I made it pretty clear that I did want a coffee machine - my hubby took that hint quite well.
 Here is  peek at what I got for Christmas - I do apologize if this post is photo heavy.


My lovely friends Rachel, Gina and Steph got me some lovely bits for Christmas, they all know me so well and I loved everything I got from them, as you can see, I have a big love for tartan and pugs,
A few of my favourite treats were the Benefit Box Of Blushes - I love my luxury make up items and this palette will see me through the whole year, and the packaging is so cute.
My Paris T-shirt and purse - I'm going Paris in May so I'll be saving these bits for then - Rachel even popped some euro's in the purse for our first glass of wine over there.
My heart shaped plaque, I love anything you can hang on the wall with a lovely quote, this one is currently hung up on my drawers so I can be reminded every day to "Follow My Dreams
I'm a nail polish addict so I'm glad I'll have plenty of new shades to try out thanks to Gina and Steph and Christmas in never complete without chocolate - I got lots of it.


My hubby always tries to go one step further every year and out do me with the pressies, this year I think he succeeded. Not only did he suprise me with a coffee machine (Black Friday sales aren't so bad after all) and a box of Nescafe Chocachino's to try out with it, he also got me the new Olly Murrs album and surprised me with two tickets to see him live next year with Rachel in April - you can imagine how excited I was.
Other bits he got me included the "Real Techniques" limited edition set which included a face and blusher brush and eye and eyeliners brushes - I'm new to "Real Techniques" after seeing them everywhere on blogs and I can see why - I'm already planning on treating myself to the "Core Collection"come payday.
I got plenty of nail goodies from Seventeen and bits from The Body Shop, I'm now a huge fan of their range and will rarely use anything else now. You can also see a few pieces from the "Glazed Apple Range" which is my favourite scent at the minute from there collection.
I got the new Zoella book despite not being a fan of the first chapter I will give this a read now I have the book, it would be ungrateful not too.
 I also got the Christmas edition of "Christmas With Billy & Me" its only a short follow up from "Billy and Me" by Giovanna Fletcher but she's become one of my favourite authors this year after Paige Toon, so I'm looking forward to reading this.
Finally Daz also took the plunge and bought me clothes from my favourite shop (Select) I had to laugh though because I already own the shirt he picked for me, I've even worn it in front of him - its true what they say about men never paying attention "sorry Daz" - so I had to exchange that and the lovely checked jumper he had also picked out (it was a little on the small side.) I got a good deal in the end cause it meant that I got the checked jumper at sale price instead of full price which Daz had paid for and I treated myself to two more jumpers and a top.
He also picked out these cute Care Bear PJ bottoms I had hinted at while in Primark.

 

Other bits above are from the rest of my family, my grandma and grandad treated me and daz to a slow cooker (a nice grown up present) which we will get use out of - I forgot to take a photo of that.
My other grand-parents treated me to a few cute bits and pieces such as this little plaque with a butterfly on, a luxury Sanctuary bath set - I've never tried anything from that range but I have heard good things.
A few Clinque goodies, a little notebad and pencil with kitties on and me and daz got a few joint pressies such as chocolate biscuits from Marks & Spencers and a Tetley teapot - we are big tea drinkers so we can't wait to use this.
My mother in law also got my some Body Shop goodies - I love this Brazilian collection after blogging about it a few months ago - she reads my blog so thank you for them, I'll definitely be making use of them all.
She also got me this "Yankee Candle Christmas Wonderland Collection" which is in the shape of a book - I love it - I can't wait to try the votives when my cold finally clears up and I can smell again.
My brother in law was also very brave and picked out this lovely butterfly shaped bag and I love it, a girl can never have too many bags. I also got another book by John Green called Paper Towns, I loved reading The Fault In Our Stars, so I hope this book is a good read too,
Lastly I got this hand painted jewelry box with an absolutely lovely bracelet inside from my hubby's grandad, I like unusual gifts so this was very thoughtful.
 We also got even more chocolate, I swear once January comes it needs to have all been eaten.

So there you go, they are are all the amazing treats I got for Christmas and I am so thankful from everyone and everything I received.
I hope you enjoyed having a nosy and you got everything you asked for,

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