Thursday, January 2, 2014

What I got for Christmas | Beauty









One would think that I wouldn't have need to find any beauty products under the Christmas tree but I couldn't help adding one or two things I was lusting after onto the list this year and friends and family didn't let me down. Whilst I'll do a quick run through today many will deserve posts of their own so keep a look out for them coming up.

Shalimar Parfum Initial was one of my mum's rogue purchases. Not from the list but a perfume I'd regularly sniffed on our days out she decided to treat me to it and so far I'm enjoying it and it's such a pretty bottle it looks perfect on my dressing table. 

I recently ran out of Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Bath Oil and decided to hold off replacing and instead ask Father Christmas to drop this down the chimney for me. Even better I received this and the body wash and cannot wait for an indulgent bath using these products… now do I treat myself to the body lotion?

Another product I used up the latter part of 2013 was Molton Brown's Eucalyptus Bubble Bath and you'll remember it's my go to when suffering from the sniffles so I was pleased to find a replacement in my stocking as well as a couple of additional scents. It looks like 2014 will be spent in the bath surrounded by bubbles.

The Sanderson hand wash and candle duo was from my SIL's mum and smells gorgeous. I'm near the end of my current hand wash of choice and this will be finding it's way on to my bathroom shelf very soon and the candle is ready to be lit for my next bath.

Another product I was coming to the end of was my Soap & Glory Breakfast Food scrub. Whilst this is a definite repurchase I mentioned to my mum that The Body Shop had a vanilla scented offering and she picked it up for me with an accompanying shower gel. Vanilla is such a favourite scent of mine I can't wait to see how this compares to my previous favourite.

My friend Rose and I spend far too long talking about beauty and skincare in our daily emails so she knew the Liz Earle gift set would be a hit for me. Full of mini sizes from the Liz Earle range including the Body Wash which I don't think I've ever used this is destined to join me on any forthcoming holidays I'll be booking.

I was hopeful but unsure whether I would find the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette for Christmas but I did sent my mum a cheeky text when she was on a shopping trip in London that if she happened to be passing House of Fraser the palette had just been released and I would love to own it. This is my first palette from the Naked range and I think it's a good place to start. I'm still in the too scared to touch it phase at the moment but I don't think that will last long.

And last but by no means least my BFF did good and gave me a whole box of make up from Charlotte Tilbury. This of course needs it's own post (and some better photos than I initially took!) but here you can see a sneak peak of So Marilyn the red shade from the lipstick collection. So far I've only spent time swooning over my goodies and can't wait to start experimenting.

This is the final post in my 'what I got for Christmas' series and I hoped you enjoyed it. Let me know what beauty bits you found in your stockings and you'll be using in 2014.

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32 comments:

  1. What amazing products and you're so lucky to get some Jo Malone - it's always a luxury :o). Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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  2. Oooh lucky lucky girl!!! xxx

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    1. I know… I've got some good family and friends!

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  3. Wow you got some great stuff! I love The Body Shop's Vanilla Bliss scent :)

    AddictedtoOPI

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    1. Fab isn't it! Anything vanilla scented gets the thumbs up from me

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  4. That make-up palette and the lipstick look amazing!!
    Great gifts you got, very nice.

    {Teffy's Perks} X

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    1. I can't wait to try out the lipstick - I love red!

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  5. Amazing gifts! I picked up the Naked 3 palette today, it looks too pretty to touch!
    www.merrymusing.co.uk

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    1. Couldn't agree more… I've not been brave enough to 'deface' it yet!

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  6. I own the vanilla body polish and shower gel from The Body Shop. I wrote a review on my blog the other week. I absolutely love them!

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I used the scrub this evening and it smells AMAZING!

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  7. It looks like you've been a good girl! :)
    Happy New Year V!
    I hope all is well with you!
    x

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    1. Lovely to hear from you M and Happy New Year xx

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  8. You lucky lady, what lovely gifts! I didn't get any perfume this year - the one year I really needed a new one! I'm not sure if they put perfumes in the sales but I'm off to find out...

    Caroline x
    Cocktails and Caroline

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    1. Always the way, I believe Boots and the usual suspects have some fab deals on the gift sets x

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  9. So many lovely things, I need to try some Charlotte Tilbury, so many fantastic reviews, let us know some more about it!

    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

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    1. I'm hoping to buy the mascara tomorrow… just to complete my collection of course!

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  10. wow these are some lovely presents you lucky duck :) haha I LOVE Shalimar! It's hands down, my favorite. The Naked 3 palette is such a wonderful palette! I'm still in love with mine (I don't think our love will ever end to be honest!)

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    1. Looks like I'm in good company with a lot of my gifts!

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  11. Well if you say I should treat myself to the body lotion… ;)

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  12. What a lovely assortment of gifts! and the Naked3 palette? Perfection! Lucky you :)

    Deb | Debra Bros Blog

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  13. That lipstick color is absolutely perfect...!

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  14. Wow, you got some lovely gifts. I received a Chanel No. 5 Body Lotion from OH which was a lovely surprise, some Laura Ashley eau de toilette, which I will be using on a daily basis once I've used up my Body Shop Pink Grapefruit eau de toilette spray, and a lovely Rose body butter. Not many beauty products this year, but the ones I did get were very nice. Good news for the £100 beauty challenge too. I also treated myself in the sales to a Boots Seventeen Nail Varnish set as it had some irresistible colours in it. Not good news for the beauty challenge though but we all need to be able to treat ourselves now and again.

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    1. Chanel No 5 body lotion sounds very decadent. I didn't know Laura Ashley had EDT's - what it's like?

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  15. I love Shalimar. It's a classic.

    I didn't ask for the UDNP3, so didn't get it. Looked in my local Debs. but couldn't find it. It's on my To Buy list!

    You did well. Good swag! x

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    1. My mum is a pretty good super shopper… UDN3, Buzz Lightyear, Teletubby she hunts it down!

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  16. wonderful gifts! Enjoy Grace

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