Saturday 31 December 2016

What I Got For Christmas 2016!

Hey lovelies,

Can you believe Christmas is over already? Cause I sure can't. To be honest, I'm pretty sure I've been in an eternal food coma ever since I consumed three times my bodyweight in prosecco and the infamous Christmas roast...

Regardless I hope you all had a wonderful day with your friends or family, whatever it is you got up to. I wasn't actually planning on doing a 'What I got For Christmas' post, but I've been bed-bound with flu this past week and having binge watched a few a lot of YouTube videos, I decided, screw it, there must be some other nosy buggars out there as well as little, sickly old me. Seriously considering setting myself a P.O box up for the masses of Get Well soon cards/letters/care-packages I expect to receive. Think Harry Potter and his Hogwarts acceptance letters. I jest.

 As you all know, I can talk for England so I've not included all of my prezzies, just the main ones and a couple of cute bits and bobs too - else this post would be far too long, and I just CBA with that. Cause I'm ill.. did I mention that yet? - Anyway I'm so in love with all of my presents this year, and I hope you got everything you wished for too!

Just look at it!!!!!

So there's one glaringly obvious prezzie I have to start with; the oh so beautiful Olympus Pen E-PL8! I've been wanting to up my photo game for a while now, (both in terms of my camera and my actual knowledge of photography) so I'm so grateful to both my parents and my Granny and Papa for buying me this gorgeous thing! Granny also bought me the coolest book on Digital Photography to go with it, which I'm excited to have a read of.

The adorable festive pyjamas top in the background is from Victoria's Secret Pink, and was the one present I was allowed to open (after much deliberation between mum and I) on Christmas Eve. She bought it whilst we were in Florida in October and I had completely forgotten about it till I woke up from a mid afternoon nap (the best kind) and it was on my pillow!

Cause would any blogger Xmas be right without some makeup?!

One of my besties, Megan - yep that one I've talked about countless time - bought me the most thoughtful present this year. It was essentially a sparkly green box FILLED with different make-up and skincare goodies, and I'm in love with so many of the products she got me already! I've only included a few of them in this post but I can guarantee you'll be seeing them in a post/video soon. I'd never tried Hoola by Benefit before, bad blogger I know, so I'm so happy to finally own that, and the Glow All Out Highlighting stick in Ice Shimmer is the most beautiful pearlescent icy-pink colour. (And let's be real... a girl can't have too many highlighters, am I right?)

My beautiful mama also picked up on my subtle as a brick hints about wanting the Charlotte Tilbury Kissing Liptick in the shade Kim K.W. It's a gorgeous nude pink shade and I haven't had anything similar in my collection for a while. From first glance it looks close in colour to MAC Angel/Creme Cup, but I'm trying to go cruelty free with my make-up this year so this is fab new replacement!

I was only expecting a couple of stocking fillers from my parents since I was getting my new camera, but they bought me some really thoughtful little bits! Mum, like myself, is a hand cream fiend so saw this cute little miniature set in L'Occitane and immediately thought of me. The Spiced Apple shower gel from The Body Shop was another prezzie from Megan, and OMG it smells divine! It genuinely makes me excited to have a shower it smells that good - that makes me sound like I'm don't wash that often.. I'm clean I promise! - Seriously though, I need to get my butt down to The Body Shop to buy a full size of this, Prontissimo!

My parents are well aware of my tea obsession, so any birthday or Christmas isn't complete without a new fancy flavour of tea to try. This one is from Marks & Spencers and is Rooibos tea, infused with Vanilla and Cocoa Nibs. I had a whiff of this on Christmas day and it smelled divine, so I'm super excited to have a mug of this when I get my sense of smell back. (I wasn't joking when I said I was ill you know) The Maraschino Cherries are a funny little present I get in my stocking every year too. For as long as I can remember, my mum has always held fun cocktail parties for her friends at our house and I always used to pinch the cherries from the jar when she wasn't looking. I'm assuming she eventually noticed, cause these have been appearing in my stocking ever since...

Last but definitely not least is this gorgeous bottle of Sir Robin of Locksley gin. I came across this beauty with my drinking pal Tiffany AKA Frost In Space, at the Gin Festival Leicester, (read my post here) and we both loved the sweet elderflower infusion. Plus it's a small batch distillery which I always love to support!

Sooooo that is most of what I got for Christmas this year; I'm so grateful for all of my presents, and it's been a really lovely few days! Hope you all had a fab day, let me know what you loved most in the comments below.

Thanks for reading your Dose of Christmas and I'll see you in the new year!



  1. I hope you had a lovely Christmas! I would love to see a review of the Charlotte Tilbury lipstick, I've wanted to try her makeup for such a long time! Maybe 2017 will be the year for it haha!

    Happy new year!

    Leanne | Latte Leanne

    1. I did thank you lovely! And it will definitely feature in a review/favourites post, I love it already! Haha yes I think it's time :D Happy New Year! xxx

  2. Hope you had a nice Christmas. And have a happy new year

    Also you'll have to give me your opinion on the camera after a few weeks, I'm looking into getting a camera

    1. Hope yours was lovely too! Happy New Year!

      Deffo will do :) I've still got a lot to learn about it, but I did a lot of research before deciding this was the one for me, it was a tough decision between the Olympus and the Canon G7X Mark II (which is the best vlogging camera right now)

      Thanks for stopping by! xxxx

  3. Oh you spoilt girl! When are we gonna go to a beautiful picturesque place and take pictures together (of each other)?! Love my gin shout out, you absolute babe xxxxx

  4. Oh wow! You got some absolutely amazing gifts! I hope you had a lovely Christmas x

  5. OH I LOVED THIS POST! You lucky bugger. THAT CAMERA THO!! So good, you're going to get so much use out of it this year! We definitely have to take some Portugal selfies on that hahaaaa!!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR (even tho I've already said it to you!) verrrrry excited to see what the new year has to bring for you! xxx

  6. Woooo, you got a right nice little selection for Christmas - I'm envious! Super jealous of the camera. Can't wait to see your photos! I have the E-PL7 and am in love with it! Hope you had a lovely Christmas sweetie 😊
    Ashton xx

  7. That camera looks the best!! And the Victoria Secret pjs are so cute!!! Hope you had good Christmas xox

  8. Oh you got some amazing things for Christmas! 🙊 The camera looks amaaaaazing! I'm on a hunt for a new camera! The VS PJ's are super cute! Fab post beauts! xxxx

  9. Megan seems like the best best friend! I love that she made you a beauty box full of stuff that you will actually use! I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year

    Sian x

  10. Ahh I do so love these kinds of posts! Thanks for giving us a peek at what you got lovely. Very jealous of the Charlotte Tilbury and the gin! Great stuff! Xx

    Sarah |

  11. You've got some amazing presents, I'm so jealous that you got an olympus pen! It's definitely on my wishlist. And that gin sounds amazing, I'm a huge gin fan and I'm determined to try different brands this year so I'll have to check this one out

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

  12. You got some really fab presents, jealous of you getting the pen!

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