Thursday, 29 December 2011

Christmas and Giveaway Pressies!

Merry Christmas to all!

 Everyone is doing a little Christmas haul and good for you! I don't think it's braggy at all, Christmas is the one time you get spoiled by your parents and friends, and it's always nice to be given pressies :D so show them off to the world!

Here's what I got

I got lots of cash from daddy (not pictured obv) because he's been really sick all year from a serious illness so he hasn't been able to get out to the shops. But hey, I'm not complaining, I love money! :D I got boots from Mum, a leather handbag from my big brother Louis, a cupcake recipe book from my little brother Leon, some jewellery and a Nepalese bag from my Aunt, some Nars make up from my boyfriend Jeremy, some Arcancil make up from my Mum and then some cute little nail polishes from ME :D I like to treat myself at Christmas too :D haha

I won  Char's Christmas Giveaway and I couldn't be more excited about it! She sent me an MUA palette, a Rimmel blush, a Barry M gold foil nail polish and an NYC lipstick AND she sent a Rimmel lipgloss as well - which wasn't part of the original giveaway! AND chocolates and candycanes and lollipops and a Christmas card! :D Char you absolute legend, thank you so much! It's an amazing Giveaway, I love your blog and read it religiously! You girls should DEFINITELY be following her! She always has such interesting and versatile posts about all things beauty. And she's such a lovely person. I left England last week to go back to my parents house in Brussels, so she sent the package to Brussels instead, just so I could have it before Christmas! YAY! And because my parents saw that the package was from the UK, they thought it was a present from my boyfriend so they wrapped it and put it under the tree haha! So it was an extra Christmas present :D

This is the Nars make up that Jeremy bought me when we went to London for our Anniversary. The trip was really our anniversary present and the make up was my Christmas pressie. 
Nars Foundation in Santa Fe.
Nars Blush in Orgasm.

This is us at Winter Wonderland last week :D

Here's the make up my Mum got for me - it's all Arcancil which is one of my favourite "drugstore" brands (but it's French so I've only ever seen it in Belgium and France).
From top: Star liner Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil. I SWEAR by this pencil. It's the BEST eyeliner I have ever had!
Ideal Sourcil Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Blonde. ("Sourcil" is French for Eyebrow)
Trio Cabaret Eyeshadows Pierres Precieuses  (French for Precious Stones)

You should definitely check out the Arcancil Website Here as their make up is so cheap and yet so good! The name is so cool as well - The french term "Arc en Ciel" means "rainbow", but "cil" means "eyelid" so it's a play on words :) ohh the French and their sense of humour ha ha.

These are some lovely nail goodies that I picked up in Oxford Street last week. Ever since joining the blog community, I've found it's just as important to have pretty nails as it is to have a pretty face! 
From Left: Topshop Nail Varnish in Blitz
Barry M in Navy
Barry M in Silver Cascade
Barry M in Lavender
Topshop Nail Art Pen in Barbarella
I haven't used the nail art pen yet but I'm really excited to :D I hope they bring out more shades because at the moment they only have white black and pink.

These are my Christmassy nails! I was going to wear red but I thought that would be too predictable! So I'm wearing my Navy and Silver Cascade nail varnishes from Barry M :) it does look quite christmassy because the glitter actually has bits of red and green in it :D very festive!

So that's my haul! hope you enjoyed it. To all of those who are nervous to show their pressies - don't be! We're all friends and we're all nosy :D I want to know what you all got!

Merry Christmas everyone! 

:) X


  1. Loved seeing what you got for Christmas. I'm yet to take some snaps of what I got. I'm so slow at getting round to these things, hopefully I'll get it done before 2012!

    Your nails look great btw. Having been out of the UK for over 2 1/2 years I haven't been able to buy any Barry M nail stuff but Ive been seeing it all over the blogs I read. I'll have to go test some out myself sometime soon!

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING x


  2. Totally love those boots you got and that Topshop Blitz nail colour looks beautiful! I must get my hands on some :D Merry Christmas hun! xxxxx

  3. WHOAA, look at all that loot! SUPER LUCKY! :D also, i am absolutely in love with your header!! fun fun blog you have.

  4. Lucky girl!! Great presents and giveaway goodies.
    I wanna try Blitz from topshop too. :)

  5. Glad to see you had a lovely Christmas and thanks for the comment you left me on my blog :) Happy New Year to you too sweet xoxo

  6. I love ur blog <3 plz check mine out and add if u like it :) follow me ill follow you

  7. Love the glitter from BarryM
    Great blog:)

  8. You got some lovely presents! I love the two nail polishes together <3
    Carissa xx


  10. Aww looks you have so many lovely christmas goodies :-D I love your nails! That is such a cute look! I think you should wear it all year round, sparkly nails are not just for christmas :-P


  11. Thanks a lot heather! Glad you liked your presents! X

  12. great boots!


  13. great blog followed (:

    Maybe you can check out my blog and follow back (;


  14. You got some great stuff! I'm so jealous xx

  15. Wow, Lucky you! I love Nars products, bet you were happy to win!
    Thanks for the comment you left on my blog :) xox

  16. Cute presents!
    I like the nailpolish!



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