I’m still not sure exactly where I stand with these ‘What I got for Christmas’ posts and videos; I get that they are self-indulgent, could come across as boastful and that they fuel the materialism and consumerism of Christmas… All that being said I cannot deny that I do quite enjoy having a nosy at what other people received. As long as you stay grounded and grateful for everything you have yourself and don’t feel inadequate or jealous of everything you see and remember it is just ‘stuff’, then there’s not much harm.
Here’s what I was lucky enough to unwrap this year (a lot of it however wasn’t a surprise as I chose things for my parents to give me xD )!
From my sister I got the Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette which I am so delighted to own. So many YouTubers I love (like Jaclyn Hill) really love this palette so I was desperate to try it. I have used the two baked powder shades from the palette so far and, boy, they give some bam highlight! I got two Charlotte Tilbury Lipsticks in the shades Kim KW and Very Victoria; I haven’t tried them yet but these will be the first Charlotte Tilbury products I’ve tried. I’m sure I’ll do a blog post on them with some swatches in the New Year. I also got The Body Shop Shower Gel in Pink Grapefruit which smells divine and the Pacifica Island Vanilla Perfume – I really needed to start searching out some cruelty free perfumes so I’m happy I can now try this.
My family knows how much I adore Bambi so my Mum found this gorgeous pair of Bambi PJs from George at Asda! ❤ I had wanted a card holder for ages so my brother gave me this amazing pink, shiny, iridescent Monki Cardholder! It’s so pretty, it just makes me think of unicorns. I got some cosy Primark socks and the Sanctuary Spa Candle in Black Rose & Cassis – this one smells just like Diptyque Baies!
As is traditional every year, I got a 2017 Cat Calendar! I am such a cat lady. I also got a Ted Baker Mini Must Haves Set, a variety of delicious smelling Yankee candles and a gorgeous Sass and Belle Double Photo Frame. My Mum also got me the Mindfulness Colouring Book! I’ve said for years I should start doing colouring to help with my mind and anxiety so this was a lovely gift.
My main present was this amazing Olive Green Wool Peacoat from Marks and Spencer. It’s such a lovely fit and just feels so nicely made – I love it. It’s such a good style too, timeless and smart.
Lastly, I got chocolate in abundance to keep me going well into the New Year!
I hope you all had wonderful Christmases and Holidays! I’ll be back soon with a ‘What I Got for My Birthday’!
Love Nicole xxxx