Another year is over and another underway – meaning it is more than time for my ‘What I got for Christmas / Birthday’ haul! For those who aren’t aware my birthday is five days post Christmas so it makes sense to combine gifts into one post !
This year again I was lucky enough to receive money and vouchers as part of my gifts. I usually save these up but decided to use a little bit of them to my advantage with the Boxing Day sales so I thought I’d add them in too!
I’d first like to mention my AirPods that my gorgeous friend Patricia purchased for me ! I received them before Christmas and actually forgot to photograph them for this post because I had them in as I was shooting! They’re the most wonderful thing and so useful – they’re a daily essential for me now.
I originally ordered the Howlite Charm Bracelet from Francesca in their Black Friday sale as a gift from my now ex. Understandably he got all of his gifts and I received the ones he’d already purchased me – including this. I already had the Star charm and with some Christmas money I purchased their Eclipse and Angel charms because I love the meaning behind them – I’m a marketer’s dream!
Candles were a gift I received from a few people this year – and I love candles so I was not complaining! Each of these scents is completely unique and one I wouldn’t have looked at in-store but love, so I’m extremely excited to start burning them!
I usually receive a lot of beauty items as gifts so I’m actually really grateful that I didn’t this year ! I did get the Viseart Tryst Eyeshadow Palette that my ex had purchased for me and I’m extremely excited to start playing around with it because the colours are so ‘me’! I also picked up my Mecca Beauty Loop Birthday Gift which deserved mention because it was a really generous gift with a full-sized Illuminating Primer and Setting Spray.
One of the gifts my dad purchased for me is the gorgeous Mimco Modify Hip Bag you saw in my wishlist. I am incredibly grateful for this and haven’t stopped using it since I opened it – it really is the perfect little size for running errands.
It wouldn’t be Christmas or a birthday without cat related items! My gorgeous friend Patricia who got me the AirPods also sent me the funniest book. Two gifts from my now ex are the Crazy Cat Lady mug (accurate) and the Gypsy’s Mum hoodie that I had customised as a ‘gift’ from Gypsy! So cute. My beautiful Insta friend Emily sent me the cutest little lilac and gold cat scarf which almost made me cry when I opened it at work in the new year – I’ll be wearing it constantly during winter!
Tech gifts! Without the AirPods because I’m an idiot. My dad purchased me a Digital Photo Frame which I didn’t know existed and I think is the coolest thing ! I need to learn how to use it and set it up at my desk at work so I can cycle through pictures of Gyps all day!
My Christmas/birthday present to myself is the new Fitbit Charge 3. My Charge 2 has broken one too many times so I thought it time I give this a go! I really like the improvements and am looking forward to seeing how I go with this.
Ny beautiful friend Tash sent me a surprise gift which included some treats for me and for Gyps as well as Riverdale merch! I’d been eyeing off the T-shirt from Jay Jays for months which she had no idea about so tears were shed when I opened this ! She also sent me the socks and I can’t wait for new episodes so I can be kitted out!
Another gift were the KX Pilates socks that I’ve been wanting for forever. I’m so excited to see if these help me with some of the exercises I struggle with due to grip – if I ever remember to take them with me !
Peter Alexander always have killer post Christmas sales so I made sure to pick up a few new pieces! They’re hard to photograph but also most of them are now out of stock which makes it difficult to share with you! Let’s just say I’ll be sleeping comfortably for a while!
I also did a little order on Makeup Revolution – they didn’t have anything I wanted on sale but I did find some products I wanted to try so keep an eye out for another review coming in the next few weeks.
Another beauty gift are these Opallac Gel Polish shades – because a girl can’t ever have enough nail polish, clearly ! I am very happy with my collection now and all the variety it gives me.
And that’s everything I’ve got to share with you! Once again I was very spoilt and I’ve also treated myself a little more than I should have!