Christmas 2017

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying the rest of the holiday season!

As well as showing you ‘What I Got For Christmas’ I wanted to share how I celebrated Christmas day and include some lots of festive pictures. Enjoy!


Every year I’m adamant I’m not going to decorate the tree but every year I end up doing it. This year I was more selective with decorating and stuck to a colour scheme: pink, purple and silver.

The tree:

Some of my favourite decorations:

Decorations around the house:

My mum has a miniature pink Christmas tree which is my favourite. I bought it for her in a Boxing Day sale a couple of years back.

Presents:

The presents looked so lovely under the tree and were placed there throughout December.

The festivities:

My family and I had our big meal a day early on Christmas Eve. I suggested this to my mum as she does the cooking and it meant we could relax more on the day itself. She wouldn’t have to spend the morning cooking. For Christmas dinner we had ham, rolled turkey, vegetables and gravy. I didn’t take a picture of this part of the meal but I did capture shots of dessert: trifle and Pavlova, a Kiwi classic! (Pavlova is a meringue based dessert usually covered in whipped cream and strawberries).

Trifle.

Pavlova. I placed the strawberries on top.

On Christmas Day we had leftovers for lunch before heading up to visit my aunt. I spent Christmas morning opening presents and getting ready; I curled my hair and did my makeup. *CLICK HERE* to see how I achieved this makeup look.

Christmas Day selfie.

In the evening I got dropped at my boyfriend’s house and got to open more presents and gift some too.

Presents for my boyfriend and his family:

What I Got For Christmas

Mum:

I needed casual, comfy shoes and both of these pairs fit the bill.

The backdrop for all present photos is a throw which was a gift from my mum too. It’s dark grey with sparkly bits.

My mum also got me some Hershey’s Cookies ‘N’ Cream chocolate bars (these were my favourite as a kid), an Argan Oil hair mask, a London sign and some copper string lights. I plan to put the lights around my bedhead/they might come in handy for blog photos.

Brother:

I fell in love with the Morphe 25A Copper Spice palette after Rachael snagged it and it instantly went on my Christmas list! This Paris jigsaw is similar to the London one mentioned in my Christmas Wishlist. I bought the London one myself so I have both!

Boyfriend/Boyfriend’s Parents:

This giraffe teddy also featured on my Christmas wishlist! I am so glad I got him and all that’s left now is to think of a name. Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments!

My boyfriend also gifted me the mug and the mini Ecoya candle. I requested Guava & Lychee Sorbet and it smells deliciously fruity – I can’t wait to light it.

My boyfriend’s parents got me a few things but the Agatha Christie book and Juicy Couture rollerball perfume were my favourite. The rollerball has Viva la Juicy at one end and Viva la Juicy Glacรฉ at the other.


How did you celebrate Christmas? What presents did you get?

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19 thoughts on “Christmas 2017

  1. danniijane says:

    Aaw glad you had a lovely Christmas. We celebrate and open gifts Xmas Eve. I love the Christmas Tree and present photos. So pretty. The giraffe teddy bear is adorable and the rollerball perfume sounds lovely๐Ÿ˜Š I like how you have pavlova and trifle. I know you have a summer Christmas so you eat lighter, but we could do with light desserts too after a big dinner!โ˜บ x

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  2. stashy says:

    We don’t set up our Christmas tree at home since we’re not around. Actually we donated it just last month since we don’t use it. We have a little Charlie Brown Christmas tree instead! ๐Ÿ˜€ Yours is so pretty with the pink and purple!
    You got another jigsaw puzzle! โค Your brother is aces with gift giving.
    And awww your boyfriend is super sweet! Hmm a name for the giraffe… how about "Gerry"? ๐Ÿ˜›

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    • Chanelle says:

      Am I correct in thinking Pavlova isnโ€™t a typical English dessert but itโ€™s similar to Eton Mess? Did you like the pavlova? The giraffe is probably my favourite present. I picked up a Christmas Me To You bear for 50% off today, couldnโ€™t resist the cuteness!

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