30 December 2014

What I Got For Christmas 2014

Did Santa bring you all that you wished for? I was extremely pleased and grateful for all of my lovely Christmas gifts. I won't say too much about each and every gift, as I'm sure lots of these (beauty) items will be re-appearing on the blog in the future!
Pixi Redness Reducing Primer
Although this was on my list, I didn't expect to get it as it is pretty expensive. I just hope it's worth the price tag!
Konjac Sponge French Pink Clay, for sensitive skin
I actually forgot this was on my wish list and was so pleased to receive it! I really cannot wait to start using this.
Bomb Cosmetics Mint Chocolate Chip Shower Butter
Apart from their candles and a couple of bath melts, I've not tried anything else from Bomb Cosmetics, so I was really excited to try this! The scent is just like LUSH's Cupcake face mask.
Eve Taylor Balancing Cleanser, Exfoliating Scrub, Balancing Moisture Lotion and Balancing Masque
My eldest sister is a beautician and uses Eve Taylor products on her clients. I've experienced them before and they are lovely. I wasn't expecting these, so it will be lovely to see how I get on with them.
My sister also knows how much I enjoyed the Eve Taylor candles she got me last year, so I can't wait to light these when I'm in need of some relaxing "me" time, preferably alongside a nice bubble bath!
The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy by Nora Roberts
I spotted the first book in this trilogy, The Dark Witch, while on our cruise in October. It sounded really good and when I realised it was part of a trilogy, I though I would wait and put it on my Christmas list. The other two books have a distressed design which I think looks great. Really looking forward to starting these!
Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them by J.K. Rowling
I love Harry Potter and so this unexpected gift from Dean was great; it should make for a fun and interesting read!
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
Another book from one of my favourite authors; this wasn't on my list but I've been meaning to pick it up for a while, so I was really happy to get this one, too.
I really wanted a new watch this year, so I sent Dean some links to a few I liked, and working from those, he chose one he thought I'd like. This leopard print number from Lipsy is perfect!
Burt's Bees Beeswax & Banana Hand Creme
I have wanted to try this for ages! It smells really nice and I've already been using it of a night-time.
Dean got me these lovely slipper boots from Next and I've been wearing them ever since! If you don't recognise that adorable smiling face, you need to watch the film My Neighbor Totoro - a wonderful creation from Studio Ghibli. This is a cute, super soft cloak-type hooded blanket which is sure to keep me cosy on these cold winter days.
I also got these three beautiful necklaces, which I cannot wait to team with some outfits! The one in the middle is a vintage moonstone necklace, which is just gorgeous!
I received lots of delicious chocolates, too! Enough to keep my sweet tooth happy for quite some time. I didn't realise it was that obvious that I love Ferrero Rocher!

If you are blogging about your own Christmas gifts this year, please do leave your links below in the comments so I can take a sneaky peek!


  1. Such a lovely presents. I love them all! Thanks for sharing.
    Happy New Year!


  2. Wow so many lovely things! Hope you had a lovely day :) xxxx

  3. Mmm love the ferero rocher! Looks like you got a great selection, hope you have a lovely new year!! Xxxx

    1. Oh yes, can't beat some Ferrero Rocher, can you?! Thanks so much, Happy New Year to you, too! :) xxx

  4. What a lovely set of gifts :) I absolutely adore the slipper boots! They look so cute! xxx

    1. Thank you, Nikki! The slipper boots are so cosy and comfy, I don't want to take them off! xxx

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    1. Very lucky indeed! And very grateful to all my family and friends. Hope you had a lovely Christmas. xxx

  6. Looks like you had a super Christmas Emma! :-) Fab presents!! I love all the beauty products you got, perfect for a pamper night! Books always make a good gift, I got some too can’t wait to start reading them! All the best for 2015!! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

    1. Thanks so much, Helen! I've already got stuck in to a few beauty gifts, and of course started reading one of my new books! :) Happy New Year! xxx

  7. wow so many lovely presents! Hope you had a great Christmas <3

    Ana Céline Labod

  8. Oooh you lucky little devil! Hope you had a lovely Christmas :-) I'm looking forward to a review of the mint choc chip cleansing butter - Sounds delicious. Also that moonstone necklace is absolutely stunning! I love it!!

    1. Thanks, Claire! I've already tried a little of the cleansing shower butter, so I will definitely be reviewing that soon! It smells delicious. I'm so in love with the necklace, it's just gorgeous; can't wait to feature it in an outfit post. xxx


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