Happy New Year everyone!!!.
Did you all miss me?
I took a break from blogging over the Christmas simply to wind down and enjoy the holidays with my
family & friends and let me tell you I had a ball. Of course I ate and drank far too much but it was all worth it.
I hope you all had a fantastic time also and that Santa was very good!!!
I love reading other people's blogs and watching YouTube videos on what people got for Christmas so I thought for my first blog of 2015 I would share with you what I received.
(Disclaimer: I'm not trying to show off here peeps. I am very grateful for all the gifts I got. I simply love reading these type of blogs (cause I'm so nosy) and I hope you do too so if you get easily offended then stop reading now).
I was very lucky this year and not only received one but two bottles of Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede perfume thanks to my bestie Annmarie & my fab hubbie Paul. This has been on my wish list for ages and I fell madly in love the first time I smelt it.
It's quite a difficult fragrance to describe so maybe I will just do a separate blog post reviewing it.
I have a weird obsession with stationary especially notebooks and diaries so what thrilled to get these from my friends at work. The red one is a beautiful notebook which I am currently using for my blog ideas and the floral one is a brilliant diary. It has recipes, room for notes, contacts, Christmas card lists and of course a full calendar. Love Love Love them!!!! Thanks Shona & Ev.
Another gift from my hubbie was this brilliant Makeup Case. I have one already but its a little battered so I promised to take much better care of this one. It has 6 drawers, loads of side pockets and loads of room at the top for all your makeup/nail/beauty products.
At home we do Secret Santa and this year my brother John was buying for me. He was super with the gifts and got my 2 tickets to go and see the Coronas in February and of course no Christmas would be complete without a voucher for Brown Thomas.
Most amazing makeup range of 2014 has to be Charlotte Tilbury.
My sister Breda and bestest cousin Sinead both got me eyeshadow palettes from the range. Breda got me The Vintage Vamp (on the right) whilst Sinead got me The Dolce Vita (on the left). I love them both so much. The shadows are so easy to apply and blending is a dream. I will definitely be adding more of these to my kit.
I got a new bit of bling for my Mi Moneda chain.
Another gift I got two of!!!! People know me so well!!!
I think the every house in Ireland received a coffee machine this year. They are hugely popular and I love mine.
Oh I gave the second one to my brother and his girlfriend because they just had a new baby so will need plenty of coffee for the sleepless nights :-)
I got this gorgeous jewellery holder from another friend of mine. It is so pretty - I actually had it full of Lindt Lindor chocolates all Christmas but alas they are all gone now.
Michael Kors must have made a fortune this Christmas!!!
Everyone I met out over Christmas had a bag, purse or some piece of jewellery from the designer. His stuff is fabulous though.
I got this beautiful black purse from my husband to match my shoulder bag. Love!
We do Secret Santa at work also and I was buying this No7 in the Black Friday sales so my work SS bought it for me as my present.
I love it. One side is a standard mirror whilst the other side is a 5x magnification mirror. Great for tweezing!!! It lights up also and you can tilt the top to get the perfect angle.
My last gift is from another Secret Santa group. We have a cousins Viber chat and decided to do SS for the fun as we had arranged to meet up for a girly night out over the Christmas. I happened to get my sister and she bought me this gorgeous Charlotte Tilbury makeup bag. Cheers Bridie you are just the best.
So you can see I wasn't exaggerating when I said I was pretty spoilt this year with presents. A huge thank you to my family and friends for everything. You are simply amazing and I love you all very much.
Until next time
Lover of all things beauty, Makeup Artist, Blogger & Wife . I am always on the look out for the perfect makeup or the best beauty product so keep reading to follow my never ending quest!