Sunday 29 December 2013

Christmas Presents

Polar FT4 Watch
2014 is gonna be the year that I get properly fit. I know I say that every year but I actually have time to go to the gym now that Chloe's at preschool. I'll be able to do the 30 Day Shred without having a toddler trying to sit on me or pick up my hand weights! I was using my Fitbit to track my calorie burn but it broke a few months ago. So for my main present this year I asked for a Polar watch. They're a lot more accurate because they measure your heart rate. I know a lot of people rave about these so I figured it'd be a good piece of fitness equipment to get. Can't wait to get back to doing regular exercise & lose all those pesky Christmas pounds.

Smythson Places To Remember Notebook
My mum also bought me this Smythson notebook for writing down places to visit. It'll be good to take on holiday to note down all the shops & restaurants I want to go to. I remember making a mega list when we went to New York. If only we could go back again!

Nail Art Bits & Shimmer Sprays
My sister bought me some sparkly Maybelline nail polishes & Barry M nail art pens. I'm excited to try out the nail polish corrector pen because I always mess up my nails. I really like these shimmer powder sprays she got me from The Body Shop too. They puff out a fine pink glitter that you can use on your face, hair & body and have a slightly sweet scent.

Boux Avenue Lingerie
I literally always ask my boyfriend for lingerie and Boux Avenue's stuff is just the best. Everything in there is so comfortable & flattering. He got me this gorgeous hot pink underwear set & I really love what he chose. I'm still tempted to raid their sale though!

Flamingo Candles
I'm obsessed with their Cheesecake Crunch candle so I made sure I popped a few more onto my Christmas list. I got Toasted Almonds & Plum Crumble, Tropical Coconut Milk & Honey and Pink Lemonade. They all smell insanely good and they're made from soy wax so you get a nice clean burn with these.

The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
My pink 3DS XL is probably the best thing I've bought this year. I play on it constantly! The Legend Of Zelda series is one of my favourites so I really wanted A Link Between Worlds. It's a sequel to A Link To The Past on the SNES and it's such a good game. Link gets turned into a painting so you gain the ability to move flat along walls. It definitely makes the game mechanics more interesting & I've really enjoyed playing it so far.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette & MAC Goodies
I got money & gift vouchers from most of my relatives so with those I simply had to buy myself the Naked 3 Palette. I love pink eyeshadows so I thought this was a great set to buy. Plus I needed to complete my Naked Palette family of course ;) I also made a cheeky MAC order where I got Groundwork Paint Pot and a 214 brush. The shape of the 214 is really cool & perfect for smudging colour under your lashline. I got a sample tube of Strobe Cream with my order which is another product I love.

Epic Space.NK Haul
All of this was a Christmas gift to myself. Sometimes you just gotta treat yo'self! I wouldn't have spent so much but Space.NK had an amazing offer last month where if you spent £150 you got a goodie bag with loads of stuff in it including a Diptyque candle & a £50 gift voucher. Way too good to pass up, right? I decided to buy a fullsize bottle of the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, their Arch Eyebrow Pencil and another one of the Ambient Lighting Powders in Diffused Light. I also got the Diptyque Mimosa room spray because it smells incredible. With the £50 voucher in the goodie bag I bought the By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder, Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray and some of the Bumble & Bumble Thickening products. Everything else here was in the goodie bag. The only thing I let myself play with before Christmas was the Hourglass Arch Eyebrow Pencil which took a lot of willpower. I love it all though, I'm in beauty product heaven right now. I've had to ban myself from Space.NK because this was really really naughty!

I'm so grateful for everything I received this year. I got some really lovely bits & bobs. It's more important to give than receive when you're a parent though. It was far more satisfying watching Chloe open all her new toys & seeing the joy on her face. Kids really make Christmas special again. I hope you all had a brilliant Christmas & got some nice presents too. Feel free to link me to your posts because I love seeing what other people got for Christmas!

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  1. You got some amazing gifts, and treating yourself after christmas is always a must! I really want the naked 3 palette, its gorgeous

  2. Wow you got lots of lovely presents, the candles look adorable! :)

  3. Fab gifts but oh so jealous about your Space NK haul!!

  4. Wow at all those presents! The naked palette looks so pretty!

  5. Ooh love the sound of the book Places to Remember, such a good idea x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  6. Wow! Lovely Christmas presents! I love the sound of that book, and that lingerie set is absolutely gorgeous.

  7. You received some lovely gifts. The Naked 3 palette is gorgeous & the Flamingo candles look pretty.
    The SpaceNK Goody Bag was a great deal. I was too slow, it sold out so fast

  8. Love the Polar watch and those Flamingo candles sound lovely! xxx

  9. Such lovely bits lucky girl! Great Spacw NK hauling x

  10. Everything looks lovely and really love the nail goodies you got and those pretty candles!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  11. Amazing goodies!! love your Space Nk haul, the By Terry powder is one of my best products ever!! Great choice on Zelda too, I used to love those games x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  12. aaah, I'm in love with those maybelline nail polishes +.+

  13. oh my! those flamingo candles look amazing!

  14. you got some gorgeous presents, that watch sounds awesome :) hope you had an amazing christmas!

    lillies and lipbalm

  15. Oh my goodness, the post literally had me drooling with all the amazing products! I especially love the epic Space.NK goodies you got yourself. Christmas presents to yourself are the best! I really wish we had Space.NK here, there are no shops here that do such amazing offers. I really want to buy the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer and Arch Eyebrow Pencil with the gift card I was lucky enough to receive for Christmas. I'm so in love with Diptyque too - a few more candles and room spray are definitely on the wishlist too! I've had the Mimosa candle before and I really want the Baies room spray. The Eau Rose fragrance by them is my signature scent.

    Getting fit is one of those things I really want to try harder to work at in 2014 and I have one of those Polar watches on my wishlist too. I do work out here and there, but it would be nice to feel a sense of achievement and understand how hard I'm actually working! So far, I don't think it's a whole lot, lol.

  16. Wow, i coul also find few things for me among your gifts :) Oribe, naked 3, flamingo candles... Very nice!

  17. Love absolutely everything! I used to love my polar watch but it got so pesky as I got sweaty and would stop recording my calorie burn, super annoying!xo

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