We all know I’m a Christmas fanatic, but I’ll let you in on another secret about me. I’m VERY nosy when it comes to what people receive as gifts for Christmas. I am subbed to quite a long list of Youtube beauty guru channels (if you would like me to suggest a few good ones, send me a mail) and towards the end of December, I spent probably more time than I probably should have, watching videos called ‘What I Got For Christmas’.
I can spend hours watching Youtube videos, period. But a video called ‘What I Got For Christmas’ REALLY tickles my fancy, it’s almost an OCD thing where I just HAVE to know what each person got for Christmas. I find it interesting to see how some people prefer one big gift and others (like me) prefer an array of little gifts.
Ok, so this isn’t a video…I know that’s a bit of a downer BUT you do get to see what I got for Christmas. The other day I asked on Twitter whether some of you guys would still like to see a ‘What I Got For Christmas’ blog post from me even though we are waaaay past the festive season, and some of you guys replied with a resounding ‘YES!’.
I’ll first start off by saying that I received the below gifts, as well as a couple of bigger gifts too. I didn’t take photos of the bigger gifts because I couldn’t get a nice shot (I’m way too OCD to just slap any photo on my blog). So the bigger gifts that I received for Christmas, but that are not pictured are:
♥ NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto Genio – is it just me or does this little coffee machine remind you of a penguin? As some of you guys might know, we also have a Nespresso coffee machine here at home. I asked Neal to get me the Dolce Gusto (this one also works with pods) for my home office work area. That way, I don’t have to worry about milk for my coffee because some of the Dulce Gusto coffee ‘flavours’ come with a milk pod too.
♥ Various NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto pods i.e. Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato and Chococino.
♥ A pair of Truworths Outback Red bootleg jeans.
♥ An ice crusher. Yes, I asked for this because I prefer my drinks with crushed ice, rather than ice blocks.
♥ Homemade salted caramel sauce (my sister-in-law made it for me) and I already finished it! I love anything salted caramel – hhhmmmmm…
Let’s get on with the photos – I won’t go into too much detail (or pricing) on the products, otherwise this post would be way too long.
Makeup & Beauty
Clicks Anti-Aging Pore-Refining Peel-Off Mask (Raspberry) | Essence Blush Stick in Miss Peachy | Smashbox Bronzer in Sunkissed Matte | Inglot Freedom System Eyeshadow Trio | The Body Shop Mini Body Butters (Ginger Sparkle, Vanilla Bliss, Cranberry Joy) | Beauticology Pink Peppermint Body Butter | The Body Shop Foot File | Wet n Wild Eyeshadow in Nutty | Wet n Wild Eyeshadow in Brulee | Hey Gorgeous Watermelon Body Scrub | Beauticology Cherry Candy Cane Shower Gel | The Body Shop Cranberry Joy Hand Cream | L’Oreal Nude Magique BB Universal Rosy Blush | ghd Style Heat Protection Spray | Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Repair Balm | Maybelline Baby Lips in Mint Fresh | NYX Butter Balm in Parfait | Forever New Macaroon Lip Balm Set
Kitchen & Nibbles
Pastel Measuring Cups | Pastel Measuring Spoons | Red Espresso | Watermelon Gumballs | Tea Strainer | Horlicks | KinderJoy Egg | Fireball Jawbreakers | Mr Price Hot Chocolate Mix, Marshmallows & Heart Cup | Le Creuset Pale Rose Cappuccino Mug | Beyers Carvo Caramel Vodka Chocolates (I had one and they’re not great)
Typo Owl Ornament | Tin (filled with fudge – yum!) reading: “We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.” | Typo Macaroon Mini Polaroids | Forever New Makeup Bag | Bunny Serviette Rings | Sass Diva Silver Bow Earrings | Bunny Ring Holder | Gold Sheep Storage Jar | Wood Die-Cut Deer Head
Accessorize Bow Flip-Flops | Woolworths Pyjamas | Urban Mint Cardigan | Urban White V-neck Top | Urban Black Boat-neck Top | Urban Neon Coral V-neck Top | Cotton On PJ Bottoms | Forever New 2014 Organiser