Sunday, 3 January 2016

What I Got For Christmas 2015

Today I am going to share with you all the lovely things I received for Christmas this year. I love reading these posts, I'm so nosy so I thought it would be a nice post for me to write. I know there is a lot of controversy about these types of posts as bloggers are said to be 'showing off' or 'bragging' which I think we all know is not the case for 99% of bloggers. I am not going to link to the gifts that I received as I have no desire to snoop around for the prices of things as that is really not important. I loved everything I got this year and was so happy to open my presents. This is going to be quite a photo heavy post so you have been warned. I have tried to split the gifts up into categories to make it slightly easier. There is beauty/hair, fragrance, Lush, books and other. I will start with beauty and hair.

So the first gifts I am showing you are beauty/hair themed. My mum completely surprised me by buying me the Arctic Gold GHD's and the GHD Curl Hold Spray. I literally had no idea that I would be getting this at all and since I had my old GHDs for 8 years I really do think it was time for an upgrade. My mum now owns my old ones which I was really happy to give her as there was nothing at all wrong with them but it is so nice to have new ones. When I unwrapped the Curl Spray I was really confused as I thought it was for my sister and had just ended up in the wrong pile as I have straight hair and my sisters is curly. I have not had chance to use this yet but when I do I may post a review. 

Like last year I again received a lot of Soap and Glory products which is never a bad thing, let's be honest. My best friend bought me The Wheel Deal set which contains 5 small body butters and one large body scrub and my mum bought me another set containing Clean on me, Heel Genius, Fluffy socks, Shower puff (not pictured), The Righteous Butter, and Scrub of your life. Scrub of your life is actually one of my favourite products from Soap and Glory so I was happy to receive another bottle! These did come in a lovely box but as I was travelling the box wouldn't fit in my suitcase and had to be left at my parents house.

I received the little Simple Kind to Skin gift set from my manager at work which was a lovely surprise. Believe it or not I have never actually used any Simple products so I am looking forward to trying these out. Skin care is something I often forget about so I am going to try harder with that this year.


Next up we have all the fragrance/perfume that I received. I was so lucky this year as my boyfriend surprised me with the Daisy Eau So Fresh gift set which I am in love with. I love everything Marc Jacobs and I have not tried this perfume before but once I had sprayed it I knew I would love it. It also came with a shower gel and body lotion in the scent. I also received Daisy Dream from my mum which is a favourite from when I first used it last year so I am super happy to have another bottle. 

My sister bought me the Primark Room Spray in the scent Blackcurrant and Forest Plum which I adore. It is such a lovely scent although it doesn't last very long once sprayed. I also have candles in this scent too which smell so nice. I bought myself little tea lights (not pictured) and my older brother bought me a pillar candle in the same scent, again not pictured. Finally in this section is the Next perfume I received from one of the children at work. I really love Next perfumes so I was really grateful to be given this.

Next up is Lush. I was really spoilt this year in terms of everything I received but especially with bath stuff. Anyone who knows me will know how much I love Lush. I have a drawer in my bathroom filled with their products and I am always on the hunt for more. My boyfriend bought me the Snow Fairy Castle which I was so so happy with as I have never bought Snow Fairy for myself before and also the set contains my all time favourite bath bomb So White. I am really excited to try the Magic Wand bubble bar as well as I have heard nothing but good things. My boyfriend also bought me two additional So White bath bombs which I was really surprised by as he tricked me and told me there were none left when he had gone to buy them. 

My mum bought me the other Lush products which are Candy Mountain bubble bar, Luxury Lush Pud, So White and Star Dust. I knew I was getting some Lush things off my mum as I picked them myself but I had completely forgotten what I had chosen so I was so happy when I opened it. I'm so pleased I now have a little stock pile of So White as I tried to order more on Christmas Day but they were gone from the website!

Next up is books. I always get books for Christmas as I am such a book worm. Seriously, its the third day of the year today and I have already read two books and started on a third. My boyfriend bought me The Story of a Nutcracker and I am in love. Just look at the cover, it is so beautiful. I could have received only this and I would have been so happy. It is such a beautiful book that I want to have it on display all the time and just look at it. I have yet to read it but I already know I will love it. My boyfriends mum bought me The Night Before Christmas and again I am so in love. The cover is absolutely gorgeous and surprisingly I have never actually read the story before. I know I am rambling but I can't get over how beautiful both of these books are. I will treasure them forever, I just know it. 

My sister bought me the second books as she read in one of my blog posts that I wanted to read all my Christmas themed books so naturally she bought me more. I have read both of these books already and they were both so good. They are easy reading chick lit which are my favourite. I recommend both of these, especially Conditional Love.

Last of all we have the gifts I grouped into 'others'. I got two blu rays from my boyfriend which I am really excited to watch. We actually went to see Into The Woods at the cinema and he has previously bought me the soundtrack. I love musicals and this one was no exception so I am looking forward to re-watching it again and again. The second film, Stoker, is not one I have heard of but it sounds so good. I'm rubbish at explaining things so if you want to know more about it you'll have to Google it I'm afraid. I am looking forward to snuggling on the sofa and watching it though!

My mum bought me the Yankee Candle Wax Melts without really knowing what they were. She thought they were little candles so I don't currently have a wax melt holder (?) so I have no way of burning them although I am on the look out for a nice one! All the melts are Christmas Scented which I love and means my house can smell like Christmas all year round which I am not going to complain about!

Last of all I received this cute little Pandora charm to go on my charm bracelet. I actually own a Truth charm bracelet from H Samuel but I'm not sure if those particular bracelets exist any more. I am going to add this little charm to my collection anyway though as it is just so cute!

So there we have it, possibly the longest post I have ever written with the most photo's ever included. Well done if you made it this far! I just want to point out again that I am not bragging when I write this post, it is mostly for me to remember all the lovely gifts I received and who bought them for me as I truly do love everything!

Have you shared what you got for Christmas this year? I would love to read!