Friday, 10 January 2014

What I got for Christmas! :)

I wasn't originally gonna write one of these posts, because I had to leave a few of my pressies at home instead of bringing them back to uni with me, seen as I only have 5 months left here and there's no point in bringing loads of things just to take them back soon! But I've enjoyed reading other peoples 'What I got for Christmas' posts recently so I thought I may as well do my own! I could always do a 'part two' when I next go home but for all I know that might not be until May haha! I had a lovely chilled Christmas at home with my family this year, after such a stressful time at uni I really appreciate just lounging in front of the TV watching Toy Story, Elf and other classic movies with my family!


The main present I asked for from my Dad was my birthstone Pandora ring. I was born in April and the birthstone for that month is a clear rock crystal. I was so surprised though when my sister treated me to a Pandora ring too! She got me the heart ring and apparently I complimented her on her one when mine was already wrapped up under the tree!


 I asked for a few random beauty bits this year as I love trying out and blogging about new things! My Dad bought me some Body Shop stuff which I had picked out myself, including this Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver. I left most of the other things at home so that I can look forward to some nice bits when I finish uni in five months :). My boyfriends parents treated me to the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser because his sister heard me mention it months ago which I don't even remember doing so this was a LOVELY surprise on Christmas morning! My mum got me a few nice little stocking fillers including this Soap and Glory facial brush and my best friend treated me to this Victoria's Secret Body Mist in the fragrance 'Love is Heavenly' and it is SO NICE! I will definitely be blogging about my new bits as I try them out :)


My boyfriend and Mum bought me these make up bits I had asked for and I'm loving them all already! I love trying out new make up bits, and I'm pretty sure that this Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder is now my favourite bronzer ever! Also pictured left to right is Body Shop Baked-To-Last Bronzer in Shade 01, Sleek Au Naturel Palette, Max Factor Pan Stick in Shade 12 (which I am LOVING as a concealer), L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Noir Excess Mascara and Body Shop Moisture Foundation in Shade 05.


I think this little set was free if you spend a certain amount of money on L'Oreal products at Christmas and my mum got a set for me, her and my sister. It is a really lovely Christmas set because the shades are very festive! You get a bright red lipstick, a bright red nail varnish and a mascara which is actually a clear and glittery top coat!


My boyfriend knows me so well! Anything to do with Ryan Gosling is obviously gonna be on my wishlist, so The Place Beyond the Pines DVD is perfect! It was probably one of my favourite movies of 2013 actually! I've started a Disney DVD collection this year and I'm so happy to have another two to add to it - Pinocchio and Peter Pan! :)


This year with my extended family we did a Secret Santa so everyone could save a bit of money and it was fun because we did it in a way that people could trade gifts at the end haha! My Mum ended up with these Cath Kidston towels and I ended up with a beauty box so we ended up swapping as she loves beauty products and she knows how much I love Cath Kidston! I have been using these in my uni room and I love them so much, the pattern is so cute :)


My best friend got my this gorgeous glass jar from Zara and with the cutest idea in mind - to make it into a memories jar for 2014! She also bought me some pink post-it notes so that I can write my memories on them and pop them into the pot, I've already got a good few in there! My mum bought me this little birdcage tealight candle holder too which is SO me and it looks lovely in my bedroom! She also bought me a fake candle which flickers to go inside, I have a feeling she doesn't trust me with a real one ;)



Thanks for reading :)
I hope you enjoyed this post, thank you so much to my family and friends for these lovely gifts!
Which is your favourite gift and what did you get for Christmas this year?
Love Dani :)
x

35 comments:

  1. I want to start buying more Disney DVD's! I love your Pandora rings too :) xx
    www.LaurasHaven.com

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    1. Yes you definitely should! I have 4 now and I'm gonna keep collecting them!
      Thank you Laura, I love them too! :)
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  2. That Zara glass pot is so beautiful!

    Sophie x | opalwren.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Sophie! :)
      It's lovely isn't it?! And I'm so excited to read all the memories at the end of the year!
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  3. I love the rings Dani! You need to show me!
    Can't wait for part 2 ;)
    xx

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    1. Have I not shown you yet?!
      Part two might not be until WE'VE HANDED IN OUR FINAL COLLECTION!
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  4. I have sleek au natural and absolutely love it!! You got some lovely presents xxx

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    1. I'm loving it so far! :)
      Thank you babe!
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  5. I got the sleek eyeshadow palette too, I love it! That glass jar is so cute :)

    Julia x

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    1. I absolutely love it so far! :)
      Thank you Julia!
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  6. Looks like you got some really lovely bits and if this is only half of it you must have been thoroughly spoilt! ;-)

    Xx

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    1. Haha no this is most of it, I only left the big things at home! :)
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  7. I love that there's still some of these posts floating around. I really love reading them!
    Those towels are lovely!


    Jenn | Photo-Jenn-ic

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    1. Aww thank you Jenn haha I was a little worried it was a bit late! :)
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  8. Gorgeous presents, I love Disney dvds! I got a Pandora birthstone ring too and I adore it, they're so lovely!

    Sophie x

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    1. I'm in love with the rings, can't believe I didn't have any before!
      Thank you Sophie! :)
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  9. The Zara glass jar is probably my favourite thing on here as its so adorable and sentimental :) but I love the pandora stacking rings! The birthstone ring is great but I hate my birthstone so always avoid birthstone jewellery, haha! I'm jealous of yours :)
    I'm a (slightly crazed) Gosling fan too but haven't seen the Place Beyond the Pines yet! Is it any good? I've seen pretty much all his other films - I've been working my way through the early noughties Gosling films! Gangster Squad is also brilliant if you haven't seen that!
    What's your favourite Disney film?
    Keep in touch :)
    Andrea
    www.lanouvellenoire.com xxx

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    1. Thank you Andrea :) I think the glass jar is one of my favourite too!
      Aww you could still get the colour you like the most?
      I absolutely loved Place Beyond the Pines (although I've heard mixed reviews) but Ryan is my favourite character of his so far! Ooh I'll give Ganster Squad a go too :)
      My favourite Disney movies have to be the Aristocats, The Little Mermaid, Bambi, actually just all of them haha!
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  10. such lovely presents, both pandora rings are gorgeous!

    lydiacurtis.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Lydia :)
      I do love them very much!
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  11. You got some lovely thing! I love all those dvds- I'm a massive disney fan :)
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Daniella! :)
      Yes Disney is definitely the best!
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  12. You had some lovely gifts. Pandora have the most beautiful items too x

    Lauren | What Lauren Says

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    1. Thank you Lauren :)
      Aren't they so cute?!
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  13. Hello lovely, thank you for the sweet comment on my blog, I really appreciate it! :)

    Gorgeous rings, I also got a Pandora ring this Christmas! :)

    http://electricsunrise.blogspot.co.uk/

    xoxox

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    1. That's okay Helen :)
      Yay I do love my Pandora rings!
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  14. i got a pandora ring for christmas too, love it so much!
    emma xx
    whatwouldemmado.co.uk

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    1. Aren't they great?!
      I definitely want to get a little collection started!
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  15. Oooh I've been loving these posts! :) I also love Cath Kidston- there patterns are always so perfect Gisforgingers xx

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