What I Got For Christmas

What I Got For ChristmasHello lovelies!

Let me start by saying I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I’ve been enjoying my four day weekend and short break from work before I go back tomorrow (Tuesday). When it comes to Christmas and gifts I receive, I am always grateful but this year I feel especially lucky. I knew a lot of what I was getting but I still enjoyed unwrapping everything on Christmas day and saying thank you to my nearest and dearest.

I thought it would be nice to share what I received with my blogging friends and see if we got any of the same presents.

Christmas Presents1. London Tote Bag

I love anything and everything to do with London and unwrapping this bag was a welcomed surprise! The bag is made from a waterproof, PVC-like material so it is strong and durable and will come in handy for shopping, traveling or storage.

2. kikki.K DIY Wall Calendar

I always like to have a wall calendar and I saw this kit on kikki.K’s website. I like that it comes with pens, stickers and adhesive dots for photos. You can personalise each month however you want. I know I will enjoy being creative and coming up with a theme each month. The calendar features black and white pages so you can switch it up each month or have 12 months black or 12 months white.

3. Cubic Zirconia Pendant

Personally I find jewellery one of the hardest things to shop for. I don’t like big, chunky pieces and I find that my features are quite an awkward size, my wrists for example are tiny so I have be careful bracelets and bangles don’t fall off. I saw this square cubic zirconia pendant and fell in love with the simplicity and elegance of it. I can see myself wearing this pendant a lot and it’s the type of piece that will go with everything.

Close up of the pendant:

Silver Pendant

4. The Body Shop Nutty Hand Cream Trio

I have been raving about The Body Shop’s hand creams lately and this trio is so cute! The red and white spotted packaging looks utterly adorable and Christmassy. The three scents included in this trio are: Shea, Moringa and Wild Argan Oil. Wild Argan Oil was on my list to try and I smelt Moringa in store and it smelt lovely. There is also a Fruity Trio of hand creams available featuring Strawberry, Mango and Pink Grapefruit.

5. Hershey’s Kisses Cookies ‘n’ Creme

Christmas isn’t Christmas without chocolate! Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme bars. I remember the bars being thin and broken up into 12 pieces (I think it’s 12), with white wrappers. The chocolate is smooth and creamy and perfect if you’re a white chocolate fan.

6. kikki.K 2016 Diary Refill

I do have a Filofax (a Personal Domino Patent in Hot Pink in case you’re interested) and it’s coming up to my third year using a planner now. I sit down every week, usually on a Sunday and plan out what’s happening for the week ahead. Filofaxes are great as it means you only have to replace the inserts every year rather than getting a brand new diary. Personally I don’t like diary inserts that break each day up into timed intervals, I like the freedom a week on two pages brings. Normally I get Filofax inserts but decided to try kikki.K ones for 2016. The inserts are lined which means no more crooked writing. Haha!

7. MAC ‘Ruby Woo’ and MAC ‘All Fired Up’

Hello, my name is Chanelle and I think I’m becoming a MAC lipstick addict. In all seriousness, I’ve accumulated six in the last year and not so long ago would never have dreamed of spending $40 on a lipstick. (The quality is amazing though). Ruby Woo and All Fired Up both have a Retro Matte finish so they promise intense, matte colour but beware if your lips are dry. This is the present I was most excited about and I can’t wait to give these two shades a whirl!

MAC Ruby Woo, MAC All Fired Up, retro matte,

Left To Right: Ruby Woo (vivid blue-red) and All Fired Up (bright fuchsia-red).

8. Essie Romper Room and Essie Chillato

Essie is fast becoming one of my favourite nail polish brands and these two pastel shades are a lovely addition to my nail polish collection. Romper Room is described as a pale tea rose pink and light pink always looks classy and pardon the pun, polished. Chillato is a shade from Essie’s Summer 2015 collection and is described as a frozen cream pistachio.

Essie Chillato, Essie Romper Room

Left To Right: Romper Room and Chillato.

I also received a travel pouch with the polishes as it came free if you purchased two or more. This is super cute and a perfect way to store polishes if you’re going away for the weekend or a short trip.

9. Philips Moisture Protect Hair Straightener

Until recently, I didn’t have a lot of interest in hair products and styling my hair but that all changed after a trip to the hairdresser. I don’t do a lot to my hair so I’d like to think it’s in relatively good condition. I purchased this hair straightener as a Christmas present to myself and I will also use it to curl my hair so essentially it’s two tools for the price of one! My hair is thick but straightening it makes it lighter and thinner which I’m sure will also help relieve me of a few headaches. It’ll be nice to do my hair every once in a while and have something to look forward to doing on special occasions. The straightener is lightweight and easy to use and is the most gorgeous rose gold and white colour.

What was your favourite gift you received?


25 thoughts on “What I Got For Christmas

  1. stashmatters says:

    Such nice presents! Haha you’re a certified MAC lipstick addict, for sure! (but ouch $40 for MAC lipstick? It’s half that in Canada)
    Yes, unwrapping is the most fun part.
    I took last Thursday and tomorrow off so I’d get a 6 day holiday! πŸ˜€
    I’m posting what I got for Christmas today too! πŸ™‚

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    • Chanelle says:

      Makeup here can seem expensive and sometimes is overpriced but by the time you order something online and factor in shipping it’s just easier to buy in store lol. 6 days sounds like a nice break! Can’t wait to read your post πŸ™‚


  2. Claire says:

    They look like great presents Chanelle! And omg a lipstick called ‘All Fired Up’! I never knew this haha! I wonder if it has the same name in the UK too!
    Lots of love! Xxx

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  3. Karen Rees says:

    Wow!! Didn’t you do soooo well Chanelle?! AWESOME pressies – love every single one of them, Ruby Woo is incredible, such a stunning red! You’ll look amazing in it!!! Red still scares me a little though lol But thankfully I’m using it a little more often than I ever have done before πŸ˜€ Fantastic post, hope you enjoy using all your gorgeous new gifts huni XXXX

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    • Chanelle says:

      Aww thank you lovely lady! I wore Ruby Woo for the first time last week and I loved it, nice and bright ❀️ didn’t think the formula was too drying either πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to wearing it for my birthday in a couple of weeks xx

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      • Karen Rees says:

        No neither did I funny enough – I was expecting it to be alot more drier than it was – but as far as a matte red goes it’s incredible, and like you say beautifully bright on the lips! I think that’s when I need my lipcote though as red lips can be a little messy lol Oooooh a birthday coming up – are you planning anything for it? XXX

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      • Chanelle says:

        I don’t find red lips messy to do either haha. I’ll be turning 21 so it is a rather special birthday! I’ll probably just go out for dinner then a few weeks later my mum wants to take me away for a couple of days. Her birthday is only three days after mine so it’s a way of celebrating together πŸ™‚

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      • Karen Rees says:

        Awwwwh how lovely – your 21st! You’re officially an old age adult then hehehe That is so lovely of your mum, sounds like you’s will have a great time celebrating together – makes is even more fun! πŸ˜€ XXXXX

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