Festive 2013 - What I Got For Christmas.

I literally cannot believe that the Christmas festivities are over! All that build up since Halloween and now it's done - *sad face*. I had a lovely little festive period. It began the Saturday before Christmas Day when J and I went to my Mum's for Christmas Day number 1 (which you can read about here) and then I worked right up until 5pm on Christmas Eve before having a quiet night in with J and his family.
Pressies from my Mama and Brother :)
Clockwise L - R: Origins skincare box / The Little Mermaid DVD / Laura Ashley body care kit / Rabbit soap / They're Real Mascara / Roses jigsaw puzzle / Chanel lipgloss / Naked 3 palette / Scratch card / Topshop foundation brush / Laduree Diary / M&S Christmas socks / Topshop chain necklace / Topshop gold heart necklace / £100 SpaceNK gift card / EcoTools brush set. 
Pressies from J, his Mum, Stepdad and Nan :)
Vintage garland / Gloves / Floral pouches / L'Oreal flutter mascara / Maybelline blue BabyLips / Bourjois Java Rice Powder / L'Oreal eyeliner / Rimmel Apocolips in Luna / Skyn cleanser / Benefit giftbox (containing Sugarbomb lipgloss and Rockateur blush) / M&S Cherry Blossom shower gel / Fruity bath fizzers / Yankee Candle wax tart burner and wax tarts / Christmas cup / Minnie Mouse eye mask / Minnie Mouse body puff / Shabby Chic photo frame / Coco Mademoiselle Parfum / YSL Youth Liberator foundation / REN cleanser
Christmas day began at 8:05AM precisely when we all got up for breakfast and present opening. I received some lovely gifts from J and his family (lots of makeup and beauty bits!) and lots more chocolate. We all then got dressed and chilled out before Christmas dinner with all the trimmings - yum! The evening was spent at one of J's friend's houses where, even though I'd had a few drinks throughout the day, I was as sober as a judge watching everyone else get very merry.

Boxing Day party outfit:
Dress - ASOS Curve
Necklace - Topshop
Cardigan - New Look
Ring - Argos
Bracelets - Thomas Sabo & Christmas 2011
Boxing Day Party Face
Smashbox Hydrating Primer, YSL Youth Liberator Foundation, Hourglass Lighting Powder in Dim Light,
 L'Oreal Flutter Mascara, L'Oreal Intense Black Superbuster Eyeliner, Naked 3 palette, Benefit Rockateur, Benefit Watt's Up, and Urban Decay black eyeliner.
Boxing Day was spent helping J's mum get a few bits and pieces sorted for a 70th birthday party we were going to that night, which, despite some reservations on my part, turned out to be a cracking night! For the first time since I can remember I just let go and got merry, and it felt amazing!

So all in all, my first Christmas away from my family was a success! I'm feeling very happy and looking forward to the New Year…

How was your Christmas? Have you written a 'What I got for Christmas' post? If so leave me your links.


  1. Glad you had such a nice Christmas Louise, looks like yo got some lovely presents :) xx

  2. Looks like you had such a lovely Christmas and got some fantastic presents! x

  3. I'm considering doing this post :) You received some lovely things x

    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

  4. wow, you got so many amazing pressies! I love the Laduree Journal, so sweet! xxx

    Grace | Glitter and Carousels

  5. You got some lovely things! I got the Benefit they're real mascara, and I really don't think its worth the money for me! :(


  6. You got some amazing gifts, jealous of your spacenk gift card! :) x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

  7. Lovely gifts - they all look so nice! And the dress looks great! :)

  8. I got the same Yankee Candle wax burner and I love it, the scents are so strong!
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

  9. Oh what nice presents! Sounds like you had a lovely time with your family!!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  10. Great presents there!

    It's not a proper Xmas without a disney DVD! Little Mermaid is my favourite!
    Jenn | Photo-Jenn-ic


  11. Amazing gifts! Hope you enjoy the Naked 3 palette.

    Kah-Feh Yen

  12. You got some beautiful gifts and I'm in love with your beautiful Boxing Day dress - so pretty!
    I had a really lovely Christmas spent at home with family. :)



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