What I Got For Christmas 2015

First, let me say, I hope those of you who celebrate had a wonderful Christmas, I hope you stuffed yourselves silly with delicious food, were surrounded by friends and family and got positively spoilt! For those who don't celebrate, I hope you had a lovely day regardless! I had Christmas at home this year (last year we spent it abroad in Florida) and I had such a lovely time being surrounded by my family, I feel it's one the main times we're all together all day long and it's such a special day. Plus I know a lot of other members of my family love Christmas just as much as me, so it's always a really nice, happy day. Unfortunately I've been pretty ill the last week or so, so I did end up in bed by 8pm but regardless, I still had such a really nice day. We started off the day by opening presents and having a couple of croissants before the big dinner at 2pm. I was well and truly stuffed by the end of it, we still have some leftovers in the fridge now!

This year, I was completely spoilt rotten by my family. I had everything I could have ever wanted and more underneath the tree for me so I thought I'd share it all with you! I was going to split this up into a few posts but I thought I'd just make it a bit of a long one and throw it all together. *insert obligatory blogger disclaimer here* I'm not using this as a way of showing off or bragging about what I got, I am truly so grateful for every present I received, everything is so thoughtful and special to me and it's just shown me how truly blessed I am to be surrounded by such an amazing family. I also know that a lot of people love these posts (I know I do) and a few people have asked for it. So without further ado, here's what I got for Christmas!


Beauty: I think beauty and makeup products were a huge focus this year when picking out presents for me, my sister in particular went crazy. My sister is one of those people who gives you a massive box wrapped, full of individually wrapped smaller products. I think because we know eachother so well, it's so easy for us to pick out hundreds of things the other would like. Son on top of all the other bits she got me (which I'll get to later) she got me a huge selection of new beauty bits to try. The biggest surprises of all were probably the Nars and Charlotte Tilbury bits, she picked me up the Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Glastonberry and a Nars Audacious lipstick in Charlotte, both shades I was after! She also picked me up the Nars Illuminator in Copacabana. Having taken a peak at my Pinterest wishlist, she also picked me up a few other bits and pieces I wanted including the NYX Contour Palette and Angel Veil Primer. The Zoeva En Taupe palette, Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso a huge selection of Stila bits from TK Maxx. (Remind me to pop in there every now and then, I had no idea they stocked so many makeup bits!) She also popped a little Essie trio in there, which apparently "doesn't count as a proper present as it was a freebie", but to me it totally counts.

I also asked my parents for a few beauty bits this year, my dad likes having links emailed to him so I asked for the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette and the Too Faced Natural Matte palette expecting to perhaps get one, so opening both up Christmas morning was definitely a huge surprise! They also bought me the Stila Liquid Lipstick Trio which has three gorgeous colours in it, I can't wait to start wearing these as they're possibly my favourite brand of liquid lipstick. This year I ran out of my all time favourite perfume, Miss Dior, so my parents also picked me up another bottle of this as. Finally, the two Mac bits were from my brother. Considering he told me he was going to get me a stick from the garden and put in a box pretending it was a wand, I am pretty impressed with his choices. I've been after Soar Liner for so long now but everytime I go to get it, it seems to be out of stock so he picked me up one of those and also a Minzeralize Skinfinish in Global Glow. Thanks bro! (And thank you to my sister for helping him out, ha!)

Baking: You'll be well aware from my baking posts on here that this has become one of my favourite hobbies this year, so naturally my family picked out a few new bits for me to try out. My main present off my parents was this Kenwood Electric Hand Mixer, I normally mix all my cakes by hand and it can get extremely tiring, I think I've got massive biceps in my right arms from all that folding and stirring, so this mixer will come in so handy! My sister also bought me some adorable cookie stamps and the cutest personalised wooden spoon that says Megan's Magic Mixing Spoon, how cute is that!? (I think someone's been reading my Christmas gift guides!) She also picked me up a couple of cookbooks, one all about mug cakes and one by Mary Berry (my absolute queen) and the dish you can see in the top of the photo that says "Let's Eat Cake", that'll really come in handy for a few new baking ideas I have coming up this year.

Other bits and bobs: My sister also chose a few bits from Lush for me to try out, this was the best smelling present I've ever unwrapped! I might do a completely separate post on those bits as well as a few other pieces I picked up in the Boxing Day sale. As well as those (I told she went crazy), she picked me up some new pyjamas, since I pretty much spend every waking moment in them and this awesome ceramic Harry Potter travel cup from Primark! To go along with my new pyjamas, I have the cosiest new dressing gown from Topshop, it's super fluffy and the hood has adorable teddybear ears on. Anyone else loving getting cosy bits for Christmas? And of course, it wouldn't be Christmas without loads of sweets and chocolate!

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you want any in depth reviews of anything mentioned here once I've tried them out properly, then let me know in the comments. What did you get for Christmas this year?

18 comments

  1. You got some amazing things, you lucky thing you!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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  2. They look amazing, look at all that makeup! I want the Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in that shade too.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

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  3. Oh my gosh, your sister sounds crazy generous! I can't wait to read all of your new blog posts. Ha - my brother said he was going to wrap up dog poo, so I'm pretty happy he went for a handbag instead!! Family, eh?!
    Laura x FloraLooTwo

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  4. Let me start by saying I am soooo jealous of all that makeup!! You really got some amazing bits! I love the little spoon though, that's such a sweet gift. Your sister picks good presents x

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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  5. Wow what lovely items you got - you've been completely spoiled! I really want to get the too faced chocolate bar palette. Would love to hear your thoughts on the NYX Angel Veil primer :) can't wait to read your thoughts on some of the above!

    www.typicalamy.com

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  6. Aw you were gifted such lovely things (esp all the makeup omg)! The personalised wooden spoon is such a cute and thoughtful gift! x

    Thahira's Thoughts

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  7. lovely haul, you got loads of lovely things:-) i've literally been binge watching/reading these christmas hauls:-) i hope you had a lovely christmas:-)xxx

    emjbarker.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. You got some nice things! I love Nars make up especially their radiant creamy concealer!

    shelisesworld.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  9. Ooh you got so many lovely things for Christmas! Love all your baking goodies :)

    Georgina x
    www.rentorchanel.com

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  10. So many amazing makeup bits in this I am so jealous!! I really need to try Stila! Xx

    OliviaCheryl.com

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  11. I got En Taupe too :) the Chocolate Bar palette is stunning, I don't know why I still haven't picked it up! Hope you enjoy the Milani blushes too as I love that formula xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  12. Such amazing gifts - so much lovely makeup! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. WOW, You got so many amazing gifts!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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  14. I LOVE that Harry Potter cup! My love for all things HP has just been reignited after I went to the Studio Tour this month. You got sooo many lovely things x

    Jodie
    alajode.com

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  15. ooh i spot the too faced chocolate bar palette- lucky! Hope you had a lovely Christmas x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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  16. So may lovely presents, I'm with you on the Stila Liquid Lipstick front, they are definitely my favourite!
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Beautiful presents, your family seem to know your tastes so well.
    I would love to see how you get on with the stila liquid lipsticks as I have been tempted to pick a couple up but I am addicted to Lime Crimes formula!

    Samantha xo
    http://blendedtoperfectionx.blogspot.co.uk/

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