Wednesday, 1 January 2014

What I got for Christmas & Sale Purchases :)

I love reading 'What I got for Christmas' posts, so I decided to show you what I got from Santa too :) I am probably the worst person to buy for, because I own far too many beauty products and people don't want to risk getting me something I already have, but.. this year I asked for non-beauty stuff from family and money from my husband. I know... A bit sad, but I wanted a lot of beauty bits from the sales, so it was the best idea. So... Here is what I got for Christmas 2013.

I got this gorgeous River Island clutch bag from my in-laws. I adore the metallic detail on it and I can't wait to wear it out, possibly on a date night or for a special occasion. I also got a fluffy black onesie with gold detail, but I forgot to photograph it.

Three gorgeous A4 notebooks. I will be using them as blog planners. Let's hope I can get more organised in 2014.

Super comfy slippers, leopard print scarf and gloves and a pink hair brush :)

I got the L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil, Aromatherapy Associates Face Mask and Anastasia Brow Wiz from my husband before Christmas and This Works Sleep Balm and By Terry Or De Rose Baume Precieux from Space NK Sale with my Christmas money :)

Laura Mercier Ambre Vanille Quartet and Fresh Fig Travel set were half price in the Harrods sale.

Another Laura Mercier Set (hand cream minis this time) and Shimmering Spice Candle from Space NK sale.

Simply Be leather panel leggings and knitted Asos dress with leather sleeves.

I got the Arch Angelz Brow Kit* as a little Christmas surprise from Beauty Chamber and I thought I will include it in the post. Thanks Kerry, I love it :) x

Two Cath Kidston mugs - I am slightly addicted to them :)

I also wanted to thank for sending my husband a surprise stocking full of accessories and cool gifts. I really spoiled him this Christmas, so he didn't expect another stocking full of treats under the tree :)

I am still waiting for a couple of deliveries, including another Laura Mercier set and a NEOM Reed Diffuser I ordered from the sales and I can't wait to use them. There were other bits and bobs I got, including chocolates etc, but I ate them all already, haha :) 

PS. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year :)



  1. Looks like you received and got yourself some lovely things. I wish I'd got my hands on the laura mercier goodies. It's nice that your husband got a treat from your blog too! xx

  2. I love the Laura Mercier gift sets too....Happy New Year...and here's to a wonderful 2014! xx

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  4. Oh wow you got some amazing gifts, and bargains! I can't believe that beautiful clutch is from River Island - when I saw it I thought it would be from Coast or French Connection! It's soooo stunning, I would love it! xxx

  5. The Laura Mercier kit is so beautiful and it smells amazing - great purchase! :o). Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  6. Love those Cath Kidston Mugs, they are soooo nice :) Happy New Year Sandra!
    Amy x A Little Boat Sailing

  7. I love to see what people have been given for Christmas/birthdays or just what they have been buying for themselves (I'm extremely nosey) Really lovely gifts, I love Laura Mercier bath and body products, they smell divine.

    Lindsay - Linzylabellevie xx

  8. I also got the Almond shower oil from L'Occitane and it's incredible! So good to shave your legs with haha! Happy new year :)

    Abundance of Erica

  9. Everything looks amazing and I love that clutch, the detailing is lovely!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  10. So many lovely things, those note books are so pretty and I love the look of the brow kit x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  11. Looks like you had a wonderful Xmas & received some lovely gifts. The Laura Mercier products are fab & so luxurious.
    Wishing you all the best for 2014

  12. You got some lovely bits! Your husband did well too with that package!
    Glossy Boutique

  13. Such cute presents; that mask looks amazeballs!!
    Afeeyah xo

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  14. Wow great products, especially love the Laura Mercier stuff! Happy new year x x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  15. Everything looks lovely! That clutch is pretty!! :)

  16. Those notebooks are stunning.

    Jazzie x

  17. Looks like you managed to pick up some fab stuff in the sales! Love all your presents too!

  18. Great post hun! Love the look of the Laura Mercier sets, I wanted 2 get some in the sale but I just wasnt quick enough haha Happy New Year xx

  19. Hehe. I like reading what others got for Christmas too. They give me good ideas. The River Island clutch is just lovely. I want it now.
    Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog -Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Chic Style

  20. Love those notepads! I've done a similar post on my blog!

    Bee - Letters From Bee

  21. Oh wow, the RI bag and notebooks are both absolutely gorgeous, loving the colours of both! I was desperate to get my hands on some LM goodies in the Space NK sale, but the checkout managed to crash right as I was ordering - nightmare! Looks like you got a great little haul, though - and those Cath Kidston mugs are gorgeous xx

  22. Happy New Year and may all your wishes come true sweetie!

  23. Love the notebooks! Nice presents, too:)

  24. Wow, such great gifts! Aromatherapy products are really great. You had a very generous Father Christmas this year :)

    Victoria ♥

  25. That's a really fantastic bed full of goodies! I picked up the LM goodies in the sale too!


  26. Wow you have so much lovely things here :') I love the Space NK sale bought so much last year but must admit I have not been on this year for beauty products just clothing mostly from ASOS sale haha ;D Happy New Year :) xx

  27. I absolutely love the L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil, Ive used up a a full bottle so I bought another one in the sale, definitely worth the money, it's so luxurious and leaves you skin so soft!

  28. Everything looked so lovely. I did a What I Got For Christmas post too

  29. I love Cath Kidston too!
    Happy New Year

  30. Wow that's quite a haul you have there you lucky lady :)

    Happy new year
    Kat x

  31. Those Laura Mercier products! <3 I've never ever bought something from the brand but would love to!

    Happy 2014!

    xox Anine

  32. Wow you’re so lucky to receive so many nice gifts. You picked up some awesome sale items too! That river island clutch bag is divine! :-) xx

    Helen @


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