Happy New Year! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and New Years! I don’t know about you, but after Christmas I love seeing what presents other people received. I think it’s because my birthday is soon after so I use it as a way to get ideas for presents, but I love seeing what other people are interested in. So today I thought I would share with you what I got for Christmas. I would like to say a mahoosive THANK YOU to everybody who bought me presents, I adore them all and I am so so grateful!! My boyfriend got me two Pop Vinyls (Baymax and Albus Dumbledore) which are figurines of characters from movies and TV programmes that you can collect. I just think they’re so cute and I want to get a whole collection! If any of you know who Acacia Brinley is then you will know she collects them too which is where I first discovered them. Baymax and Dumbledore are two of my favourite characters so I was very excited to receive these.
My main present from my parents was a new phone! I was so excited when I opened this and I am in love! I got the Space Grey iPhone 6s and it is the smoothest, most stylish phone I’ve had. I had always wondered how I would find the increase in size from the 5 but I actually love it and am never going back!
I received a few beautiful jewellery bits which I adore. The first is a birth stone necklace with the February stone as I am born in February. It’s a pretty, deep purple colour and is a dainty piece that will go with any outfit. The second is a Pandora charm from my parents which says ‘Daughter’ and has a little pink diamond. Lastly is another Pandora charm from my best friend which has two paw prints to represent my two dogs. Both these charms are gorgeous and so meaningful which is exactly what I wanted my bracelet to be.
I ADORE dressing gowns and the one I had previously was so old and grubby and this one is just gorgeous! It’s seriously the fluffiest thing I’ve ever felt; I keep getting people to stroke it. And the slippers are amazing, they’re from M&S because there’s nothing better than that! I’ll admit I’m a bit of an old lady.
I received a variety of vouchers and money from friends and family which will be put to good use! I clearly show my constant hunger too much as my boyfriends’ parents bought me the Nandos voucher!And of course it wouldn’t be Christmas without receiving underwear! I was very pleased with these bits and I’m in love with the designs on the Topshop pants! You can never beat a pair of those.
My cousin gave me the Essie nail polish in Lilacism which is a really pretty summer shade. The Rimmel London Day 2 Night mascara is my all-time favourite so this will definitely be used up. Lastly, my mum got me the French Vanilla incense burner as I’m always swooning over hers. Vanilla is my favourite scent and this just makes my room smell so yummy! It’s not sickly or overpowering at all.
I am always listening to music in the shower so my dad thought it would be a good idea to get me my own shower speaker. This is the coolest thing! I can skip through my songs and even answer calls on it all while in the shower! I was so amazed by it and now the whole house has the joy of hearing my shower singing loud and clear.
This was probably the coolest thing to open on Christmas. We open all our presents in the morning but after Christmas dinner my mum went behind the tree and pulled out this envelope. 5SOS are my favourite band and I’m going with my bestest friends! Harry is my boyfriend, Molly is my best friend and Olly is her boyfriend but also best friends with my boyfriend; so we’re all a little family really. But the story behind the present is the sweetest part. Our parents had all met up without us knowing when the tickets came out and decided to buy them for us as a surprise and on Christmas day we all opened them at the same time which they had planned. It was just the sweetest and most exciting thing! Bring on April!!
I got a few bath related presents. Two Lush bath bombs (A French Kiss and Bar Humbug) with a Lush shower gel (Don’t Rain On My Parade) which all smell amazing and I can’t wait to use them! Also a shower gel from a company called Mandala in the scent ‘Bali Santi’ which smells so yummy! I’ve already used this and it’s quickly becoming my favourite scent!
A few little random bits and bobs were some new prints for my polaroid camera, a mason jar cup (I think these are so cute and I drink from this all the time at the moment!), a book about building self confidence and a pillow to put your pyjamas in!
This will be such a useful thing for me this coming year. It’s a white board and pin board in one which I can use to put my revision timetable on as I do my GCSE’s this year. I can also put other important dates and notices up there to help me keep organised and motivated!
The last presents I received were clothes, I got a t-shirt from Topshop (which is right up my street) and some black Joni jeans also from Topshop. I also got a cardigan from NewLook which is perfect for the upcoming weather.
As you can tell from the amount of times I said LOVE, AMAZING and GORGEOUS, I absolutely adore all my presents and I am so grateful for them all.