Hi everyone! How are you? I can’t believe Christmas is over! Forget about 2017 we all knew that was going way too fast, but Christmas!? 😵😂 It all went by in a blur but from what I can remember it was a lovely day filled with laughter and surprise’s (I was allowed to sit in on the Doctor Who episode with my sister as I’m the only one that’ll keep quiet during important occasions! 😂). Today I thought I would share with you what I got for Christmas before January is over (Incase this year goes by fast too! 😂). I have read a couple of these posts since the big day itself and I have loved them because they make me feel festive which is peculiar because I wasn’t madly festive when it actually was Christmas as you probably know by now as I feel like I always say the same things! 🙈😂
I am incredibly grateful for the lovely gifts I received and so would like to say thank you again to my family and friends although they’re probably sick of hearing me say it by now 😂. I had fun taking the photos featured in this post as I’m stuck inside with the flu/flare-ups (the backdrop of many is my dressing gown 🙄😂).
I will say a few things about some of the photos but many are self-explanatory (for example the sweets! 😋 Although sweets deserve their own posts don’t they!? 😂). I’ll let some of their pictures speak for themselves as I will probably refer to this post in the future and say more about each thing then as I plan on reviewing some of the things in it so here we go! 🎅🎄
In my stocking:
Concert tickets of choice – My sister and I were both confused and intrigued to discover envelopes in our stockings but excited to read the letters saying that we could choose a concert each to go too! 😄 I have been dreaming of seeing Cirque Du Soleil which will be later this year and so am hoping to go to that with my mum! Plus seeing as it’s towards the end of the year it will be something to look forward to (whilst of course working on living in the moment for the meantime! 😂).
Sweets! 😋 I should really take these down from my room or else I’ll have a midnight feast which doesn’t sound too bad 🤔…until I remember that I have a horrible sleeping routine at the moment 😂
Ted Baker lip balm in blush pink
On-the-go Game pad – I am yet to try this but I have a friend coming over later today and so thought it would be a relaxing way of having fun if we used this!
From family and friends:
Zoella beauty: Treasure me – I was thrilled to be given this! I have tried out the lotion so far and the scent is so delicate (definetly like snow! ❄) and so I can’t wait to test it all. The box is fairly bigger than the stuff inside but the way I look at it is that I will keep the box afterwards for storage and so it won’t go to waste! (I have no idea what I’ll use it to store but it’s as gorgeous as the products inside! 😂).
2018 Daily Calendar – the facts in this calendar are both hilarious and disturbing! I admit that I have sat and flicked through some pages even though I should wait until the days themselves come around but once you read one fact you really can’t stop yourself! 😂
Bastille sweater I wished for! 😍 (It fits!..I was worried about that! 😂) – this is officially my favourite item of clothing now! It’s so comfortable and baggy.
Chocolates! (Who said “chocolate! How do you do it?” On the Simpsons?…it goes through my head everytime I say chocolate 😂) – it’s weird looking back on these photos now that the majority of the treats have magically disappeared 🙄😂
Peg Board – my mum got me this for blogging alongside the whiteboard speech bubble in this post below and I can’t wait to try it out! 😄📷
Wallis Ice cream lip balm collection – this was one of the presents from my aunt that is in this post even though it was opened on Christmas Eve (my sister and I always open one present from our aunt/cousins on Christmas Eve and it gets us all excited! 😂 Twisters are my favourite icecream! I honestly don’t care if it’s winter I’ll sit there with a hot water bottle and a twister 🙈😂 The lip balm in this set smells exactly like them too! (I was going to say tastes but that’s an accident that can’t be helped with lip balms! 😂)
Santa cushion (I’ve squished it already 😂) – I get the feeling that this is going to belong to one of the dogs by the end of 2018 😂 Toby has his eye on it and so I think I might have to hide it in my room.
Rainbow jumper cardigan 😍
Tartan flannel shirt
Pink t-shirt – I took this picture whilst wearing it on Christmas day (it was a very dark day 😂).
Bailey piggy bank – a dog that eats money 😂 you can see Toby’s bum in the corner of this animation, he was trying to make me throw one of his toys and take my attention away from the dog toy…he’s a little bit jealous that this Bailey the dog gets gold treats 😂
2018 planner – I love this so much! So far I have written in events for this year (in what I hope passes for neat writing 😂), blog posts and I’ve added a menu sidebar to each day so I can keep track of what I eat/drink all in rainbow colours and sometimes calligraphy. It’s nice to look through it and see what 2018 has a chance of becoming!
Comfy sock slippers 😍
Casio Baby G rose gold watch 😍 – I broke my old watch the other day whilst in a rush to go somewhere and so I was surprised to receive this beautiful one!
Marvins iMagic – like I mentioned back when it was my birthday, I love doing presents as they keep me busy and so I can’t wait to try this out! I have been going through my phone deleting stuff so as to make space for the app that goes with these tricks 😂
Flask for hot drinks that can also be used to keep your hands warm 🤗
Christmas bauble from a friend 😍 – it has a kind of brushed back like snow and so everytime it brushes against the Christmas tree it sounds like bells are jingling 😍😂🎄
Elephant ear holder statue – this is from the lady who used to be my tutor that is now a friend. Back on the first day she taught me she told me to look at my work as an elephant. If I were to tackle this elephant I would have to go about it bit by bit by pacing (it was actually if I were to eat the elephant but tackle can be put there too!…it sounds a bit more reasonable now I think about it 😂). This way of looking at things helped me not only through my studies but now through almost every hurdle I face. This statue alongside the other elephant things she has given in the past are like a reminder of that and I love it! 💕
Pack of 3 fluffy socks 🤗 – my sister got my mum these and my mum got me them! (We are a pajama/fluffy socks type of family 😂 whenever we get back home from going out we’re straight into our pajamas and it’s bliss 🙈😂).
Bastille knitted hats 😆
Flowery t-shirt – I admit I knew I would be receiving this present because I wouldnt let it of my sight whilst last we were doing some last-minute shopping on Christmas Eve 🙈😏😂 its nice to lounge around in and is warm although I did wear a vest underneath to be extra warm! 😂
Mustard jumper – there are no words for how I feel about this jumper 😍 I got my mum a red one and she got me this (I think we’re all connected when it comes to fashion or something 😂) I wore it the other day when we all went to a restaurant and I can remember feeling instantly good about myself as soon as I put it on. I know you should feel good about yourself anyway 😂 but the material is just so soft and the colour for some reason that I can’t explain makes me think of Narnia 😂
Rainbow Rage game – This game is fun even though it does bring rage! 😂 The aim is to notice what colours are out of place on rainbow cards, grab those colours before whoever you’re playing against does and build a complete rainbow once you have all the colours 🌈 not only does the rage appear when you reach out for a colour and someone’s nail scratch’s at you as they try to grab it (we’re like animals when we get into a good game 😂) but after a while as you get tired, all of the rainbows (even the wrong ones) look the same and so you lose not being able to tell the difference 😦😂
Beano notebook – I love Beano!! (I know I’ve said it before 🙈😂) Although I used to collect comics old and new and I rarely do that now I still love things like this that remind me of that childhood obsession 😂
Gingerbread man bath bomb
The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher – I have been reading this before I go to sleep every night. It is the perfect festive tale and a classic example of bloggers made me wish for it after I heard of how brilliant it is 😂 (the reviews didn’t lie, it makes me look forward to go to bed as soon as I’ve woken up 😂🎄).
Bomb cosmetics cracker gift set of 3 bath bombs and a wax melt candle stand from a friend – I’m looking forward to using these!! One of the bombs has little stars in it that I can’t help but think will go everywhere and be magical 😍 (if not hard to clean out off the bath 😂). I am planning on reviewing all of the bath bombs I have received in this post (including some my sister got me for my Blogiversary which I will show you in my December favourites so I will let you know how these ones turn out! 😄).
Illegal by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin
Mix and Fizz “pink fizz” bath fizzers cocktail collection
Unicorn Dreams bath fizzers
Unicorn Tears peppermint & lime bath bomb
Seasons Greetings Peppermint bath fizzer
Spacerail building set
Flashmob hair chalk highlights
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie – I can’t wait to read this and see how far away the film took it/how the plot unravels! It might turn out to be my next night time book after I’ve finished the Christmasaurus! 🤗 I read my last Agatha Christie book before I slept and so it would be wrong not to treat the next mystery the same way wouldn’t it? 😂
The hate u give by Angie Thomas
Positivity box – I saw this a couple of weeks ago in Tkmaxx and thought it was beautiful and so you can imagine how happy I was to receive it! I have named it the positivity box and am going to fill it with little things that make me smile 😄 (I don’t think my family will take kindly to being put in a box though 🤔😂).
Rag’n’Bone Man CD
Bomb cosmetics blue Daisy candle – I wished for both this candle and the candle below (not on my blog as I couldn’t remember their names! 🙈😂). They both smell so unique and I’m excited to start using them (at the same time I won’t waste them though! 😂).
Bomb cosmetics silent night candle
Candy spa bath salts
Speech bubble whiteboard light box
Studio London lip balms – Up until the time I got the flu I kept applying one of these lip balms and it was brilliant with no after effects! When the flu came I didn’t want the balm to carry the bug 😂 and so I’m looking forward to when it’s fought and I can put some on again.
Science Museum LED Heliball 😆
Prisma light Kaleidoscope projector
Zoella mini mists – they all have unique, heavenly scents! 😍😂
Mosaic lamp I wished for! 😍 – I’m flabbergasted! I think I’ll spend a day carefully putting this together and arranging it on my study desk (because I need more distractions! 😐😂). I will be sure to show you how it looks after it’s up!
Tanya Burr cosmetics calendar
Candy Spa calendar – This may sound strange but I’m going to save this calendar until June/July and have a kind of midyear 12 days celebration (don’t worry I won’t make Christmas come early! 😂). I just thought I don’t want to rush into opening it now as the season has ended so why not start a new season/tradition later on! (One that is completely separate from Christmas! 😂).
Flamingo light from my sister! 😍
Large scrapbook – I’m going to use this to store tickets whether they be for concerts or journeys so as to have a sort of memory book! 😄
Churro Maker – As this post goes up I will hopefully be making these churros that my sister got me with my friend! I don’t think I’ve ever tried churros before and so I’m really excited to see what they’re like! 😋😆
Beauty Box nail varnishes – I am wearing one of these in some of the photos I took here! All of the shades hold their own very well and aren’t watery/see through (I’m planning on trying a new one each week!).
Cross Necklace 💕
Patterned pajama trousers – I wore these on Christmas day and relaxed back with a hot chocolate in the emoji Mug below and it was the perfect end to the day!
Emoji Mug ☕
Shared with my sister:
Mumbo Jumbo game – My sister and I tried this after dinner on Christmas day and it was a madly fun experience 😂 we were dared to drink with them blocking our mouths and it was not a pretty sight 😂
Yankee Candle Set
Festive Play That Tune game – We all played this at the table on Christmas day in teams and there was a lot more laughter than music! I of course managed to break the kazoo I was using 🙈😂 there’s paper in it and I blew it out of shape trying to play “Thank God it’s Christmas” 😂
Thank you for reading! 😉 I feel like I said the exact same thing throughout this post but I’m honestly still in shock that the time has come and gone 😂 my vocabulary can’t provide for these moments! I hope next Christmas is a lot further away than this one was so we can all build up the festive feeling in time! 🎄I hope you have a lovely day wherever you are! ❤