Saturday 29 December 2012

Christmas Presents

Michael Kors 5055 Watch
My main present this year came in the form of this rather blingtastic gold Michael Kors watch. I've wanted one of these for ages & I'm so happy I finally got one. I originally wanted the rose gold one but I decided the gold was more me & I think it goes with more things. I love it so much & couldn't have asked for a better present!

Gear4 Halo2 Alarm Clock
To go with my new iPhone 5 my mum got me this awesome alarm clock. It works as a speaker for your music as well as a radio. The sound quality is really excellent for such a small speaker. Its meant for the iPhone 4 so I had to buy one of those stupid Lightning to 30 pin adaptors. Total rip off at £25 & it makes the phone obscure the clock part but at least I finally have some cool speakers to blast my music on.

Louise Young Brush, Naked Basics Palette & Touch Screen Gloves
I actually only got this brush this morning but on Christmas Eve I won this gorgeous Louise Young LY20 from their Christmas giveaway on Twitter. It's their Super Fan brush and is my first item from Louise Young. Its so soft & will be perfect for applying a loose dusting of setting powder as well as contouring my cheeks. So excited to try it out! Can't tell you how tempted I am to buy some of their eye brushes next. The Urban Decay Naked Basics palette is my Christmas gift to myself. I absolutely love it! The dinky size means it has fast become a fixture in my makeup bag. I've decided to be more experimental with my eye makeup next year & I've really enjoyed playing about with this palette. Its so great for day or night. I also got some touch screen gloves which are a lot cooler than they sound. I love my stripey gloves from Accessorize but its so annoying having to take them off to use my iPhone. With these my hands stay warm & I can play Tiny Tower to my hearts content.

Frankie 2013 Diary
Another present I got for myself is this Frankie diary. I really wanted to buy one last year after seeing it on loads of blogs but it sold out so quickly. This year I decided that I simply must have it and ordered it at the end of November. It only took about 10 days to come from Australia. Its so gorgeous inside & outside and definitely beats using my Filofax. I actually can't wait to start filling it all in! Squee!

I got four perfumes for Christmas - Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb La Vie En Rose, a new bottle of Truth Or Dare by Madonna, Viva La Juicy & Viva La Juicy La Fleur. All my other perfumes have pretty much run out so I was really happy to get loads of new ones. My favourite out of these has to be Flowerbomb La Vie En Rose. It's pretty similar to the original Flowerbomb but a bit fresher & fruitier.

I picked up this Soap & Glory hand wash & hand cream set in the Boxing Day sales. Literally couldn't find anything else I wanted but I'm so glad I picked this up. I love Hand Food, its my second favourite hand cream after my Burt's Bees one so its nice having it in the pump bottle. The hand wash smells really good & doesn't strip the moisture from my hands either. Quite a boring purchase but whatevz, I like it. I stupidly bought these two things from Lush before the sale started but oh well. I adore Snow Fairy. Not a year goes by where I don't pick up at least one big bottle of this gorgeous concoction. I'm obsessed with anything salted caramel flavour so I had to try out their new Popcorn lip scrub. Its a bit salty tasting but I do really like it & of course, it leaves your lips feeling amazing.

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas & got some nice goodies too :)


  1. Those touch screen gloves are lovely, I've been wanting some for ages but I've only seen boring black ones! xx

  2. all of your presents are so lovely! I'm particularly jealous of that louise young brush and the Naked basics pallet! x

  3. You've got some lovely presents, the watch is stunning! I have my eye on a MK watch in rose gold...just need to save and then I can finally purchase :) xx

  4. You got some lovely bits, I really want Flowerbomb! I want the S&G duo too. xo

  5. Lovely presents, I love the idea of a Michael kors watch but I just don't think if wear it enough xx

  6. That Louise Young brush looks amazing and the Frankie 2013 Diary is lovely! xx

  7. love the watch, it's nice to see that somebody has got it in a different colour to rose gold :)
    lets drive far away

  8. I've read a lot of blog posts about the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette and I am so tempted to get it! I currently have The Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette and I don't know whether its worth getting the Basics. Although, I must admit I love a simple nude eye!

    Would you recommend getting the Basics Palette? Or would I find all those shades in the Naked 2?

    1. i do think the basics palette is quite different to the other two. naked 2 has more shimmery shades whereas all but one are matte in this palette. i'd say its a nice one to get if you like matte eye shadows, its perfect for 60s style makeup! its fairly cheap & better for travelling with than the other ones too xx

  9. I love the MK watch. I haven't received half of my xmas presents yet and my birthday's on monday so I'm *hoping* that I'll be getting the UD Naked palette, desperate for it! The sales are pretty awful this year! x

  10. ahh you got so many lovely things! the watch is just gorgeous, so jealous! aha, i really need to get my mitts on that naked palette, it has all the shades i use most in it :)xo

  11. You've got so many lovely things! :)

  12. Lovely! I specifically like all the fragrances & Michael Korr's watch.

    PrettyGloss - makeup, beauty & a lil gibberish

  13. Amazing gifts! Love the Michael Kors watch!


  14. Very jealous of the watch and Flowerbomb, have wanted an MK for yeaaaaars but I'll never have the money for one I don't think. I'm in love with Flowerbomb too, one day!

  15. Hello! Happy New Year. I've been a reader for a while, your blog inspired me to ask for the mini Clarisonic Mia for christmas! Hoping it works well with my skin. Thanks for being one of the blogs I go to for beauty recommendations. Love your jewellery bits too.