What i got for Christmas 2016

Whats a better way to show appreciation for my christmas presents than photographing and making a blog post out of them? 

I didn’t have a blog last christmas so this is the first “what i got for christmas” post I’ve ever done, i want to add now that obviously I’m not bragging about what i got; i was just desperate to photograph all my new lovely things and show my appreciation for them!

Lets start off with my “main present” which this year was the Spectrum collections bombshell oyster roll brushes. Chances are if you own an Instagram account you’ve heard of them; self proclaimed as the worlds most instagrammable brushes, i think they’re spot on.

I’m actually worried that i won’t be able to bring myself to use these because i don’t want to ruin the prettiness, we’ll see.

The thing i was most surprised about getting were these two kiehl’s products, just as i was running out of my kiehl’s ultra facial cream mum surprised me with a new one, along with the ultra facial cleanser. I never would’ve thought mum would think of getting me these so i was so surprised to open a kiehl’s gift bag on christmas morning!

My mum obviously knows me well because she next surprised me with three different Zoella beauty products, the spa in a jar christmas set, ginger bread fizz bar and the scooper dooper bath soak! Having bought zoella beauty in the past i know i love the products, but i had never had any of the body creams before so I’m particularly excited about trying the mini in the spa in a jar set.

If you peek behind some of those photos you can see a little copper candle holder and glittery photo frame which i also got for christmas, they’re both from new look and will serve as beautiful photo props – anything copper or glittery is a great photo prop in my opinion!

My best friend got me loads of beautiful gifts as she always does, including these little lipstick charms from charlotte tilbury and a lush bath bomb and bubble bar. Once again scoring high points on the instagrammable gifts charts. 

She also got me this rose gold initial bracelet from bloom boutique on notonthehighstreet, i actually put this in one of my gift guides and was secretly hoping my mum would buy it for me!

Finally, from my auntie, uncle and cousins i got this amazing sephora mask set. This is such a perfect present for me and i was especially surprised to get it because we don’t have sephora in the UK! I tried some of these masks while i was in New York and i loved them so i’m so glad to have some more to try out now!

Thats it for my what i got for christmas post. Obviously there are lots of presents I’ve missed out because 1) if i included everything here the post would be ten years long and 2) some gifts are less photogenic than others – i don’t think anyone wants to see multiple photos of gift cards! I love absolutely every present i received but i couldn’t include them all in one post, lots of them will make appearances at other times. 

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas! – Maria x

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    • December 27, 2016 / 9:58 pm

      They're absolutely beautiful aren't they??! Thank you so much! – Maria x

  1. December 27, 2016 / 5:24 pm

    I was exactly the same when I got my Spectrum brushes for my birthday back in August!! I have the Glam Clam and they are just so pretty it took me about a month to bring myself to use them! xx


    • December 27, 2016 / 9:57 pm

      My birthday is in August too!! It was hard but i used them for the first time today, I'm in love! – Maria x

  2. December 27, 2016 / 6:59 pm

    Those Spectrum brushes are so pretty I don't think I'd be able to bring myself to use them either! I hope you had a fab Christmas!


    • December 27, 2016 / 9:56 pm

      I managed to do it today but it was difficult covering such beautiful things in bronzer! Thank you so much, you too! – Maria x

    • December 27, 2016 / 9:55 pm

      They are honestly the most beautiful things I've ever owned, I got mine in the black friday deals but they were kept until christmas as a present! Literally everything looks cuter in mini sizes! – Maria x

  3. December 27, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    Gorgeous blog post; your pictures are so dreamy, lovely. Have always wanted to try Charlotte Tilbury makeup; yet to get my mitts on any of it though, but one day.


    • December 27, 2016 / 9:54 pm

      Thank you so much! Its such a beautiful brand, it comes at a high price but its well worth the money! One day you'll get yours hands on some! – Maria x

  4. December 27, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    Your presents look absolutely beautiful and you've photographed them in such a lovely way. Everything you got is so Instagrammable I love it! I think those little lipstick charms from Charlotte Tilbury are the cutest, and the shades are just perfect. One of my favourite blogs I've come across this year! xx

    • December 27, 2016 / 9:52 pm

      Thank you so much for such a lovely comment it absolutely makes my day when people say they like my blog or my photographs, thank you! I can't believe i ended up with such instagrammable gifts either! ahaha – Maria x

  5. December 28, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    Those Charlotte Tilbury minis are so cute! Loving the photography in this post, serious goals!!

    • December 30, 2016 / 1:23 pm

      Thank you so much, i'm looking forward to getting a lot of use out of the minis! – Maria x

    • December 30, 2016 / 1:23 pm

      They are and so beautiful too! I'm going to do a full review on them soon! – Maria x

  6. December 29, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    Love all your gifts and the CT lipsticksšŸ˜ Big Sephora fan too. Love your photos and glad to hear you had a lovely Christmas xh

    • December 30, 2016 / 1:23 pm

      Thank you so much, i hope you had a great christmas too! – Maria x

    • January 2, 2017 / 6:23 pm

      Aren't they just the prettiest brushes ever! – Maria x

  7. January 2, 2017 / 9:53 am

    Okay I want those brushes! Too pretty xx


    • January 2, 2017 / 6:24 pm

      I think everyone should have pretty brushes! – Maria x

  8. January 2, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    You got such pretty things :3 the photos are wonderful.
    Have a great day xx

    Tea | moonshinefaerie.blogspot.com

    • January 2, 2017 / 6:24 pm

      Thank you and thank you for reading! I hope you have a lovely day too! – Maria x

    • January 9, 2017 / 1:12 pm

      aw thank you! Your photos are lovely as well! – Maria x

    • January 20, 2017 / 4:59 pm

      aw brush twins! Its so so lovely! – Maria x

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