Sunday, December 27, 2015

What I Got For Christmas '15 - Make-Up Edition

Although I wrote a 'What I Got For Christmas' post already, I thought I would do another one with just my make-up gifts. My friends and family know me awfully well and again, I am extremely grateful. Doing make-up is a real enjoyment of mine so getting these presents makes me so excited to try new things. 

As well as getting make-up, my parents also brought me some new storage. I used to use the clear acrylic caddies but found that they didn't really hold much. I had been researching different storage ideas for a while but couldn't really find anything different. My parents got me this white, revoling caddy which stores a lot more. It's ideal as you can spin it around and has lots of different compartments to place things in. It was designed by Lori Greiner and is available through QVC. Although I have a drawer unit with the majority of my make-up in, I like to have a smaller storage unit to put my most used products in. I am in love with it!

I also got a new mirror which has built in lights around the edge. The mirror is from Lakeland and linked below. The lighting in my bathroom is awful so this is perfect. My sister also got me a new brush holder as my collection is getting bigger and bigger.

Illuminating Travel Mirror

Tabletop Spinning Cosmetic Organiser

Now onto the make-up. Firstly, I got three Make-Up Revolution eyeshadow palettes. I was recently introduced to this brand but quickly realised how amazing their products are. I'm pretty sure I own around 7 of their palettes already, cheek and eye. The make-up is such good quality with such a low price and all the palettes are so different. Below shows the three palettes I got;

(L-R); Girls On Film, Naked Chocolate and Mermaids Forever
The rest of the make-up I got is all MAC. I think it's safe to say that my obsession with this brand has rubbed off onto my friends and family. My best friend seriously treated me and brought me an eyeshadow palette and a lipstick. The lipstick is from the Viva Glam collection which I don't own anything from. It's a brown/berry colour which is a perfect shade for the winter. The other lipstick in the photo below is from the Ellie Goulding collection, which is what my parents got for me. It's a lovely pink nude.

Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow in Amberluxe

(L-R); Ellie Goulding Lipstick in Only You and Viva Glam Lipstick in Viva Glam III
The last two things I got are from MAC's holiday collection. They're both sets of four and the packaging is so smart. The first item is the Irresistibly Charming Pigments in Glitter/Gold. These are the first pigments I own from MAC and they are so beautiful. 

MAC Irresistibly Charming Pigments in Glitter/Gold

The second thing from their holiday collection I got is the Irresistably Charming Patent Polish in Nude. Again, I don't own any Patent Polishes from MAC but I love these. They're so subtle and leave your lips feeling moisturised.

MAC Irresistibly Charming Patent Polish in Nude
I hope you enjoyed seeing all my presents that are make-up related, this year.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

What I Got For Christmas '15

Another year is nearly over! As I'm getting older and busier, years just seem to fly by. I can not believe that my 20th birthday is next week, then it'll be New Year's Eve and then life will get back to normal until next year. Literally can't wait for 2016 though. So many new things are going to be happening and I have lots of things planned. Stay tuned!

Anyway, as I did one last year, I thought I would do another blog post on what I got for Christmas for 2015. I love love love reading these kinds of posts and was straight onto YouTube this morning to watch some of the videos. Just a quick disclaimer; I'm in no way trying to brag about what I got and am only writing this as people seemed to enjoy it last year. So, here goes!

The above picture shows a few of my favourite things I received this year. Again, I was seriously spoilt and am honestly so thankful to all my friends and family.

Firstly, I got the Jemma Kidd - Make-Up Secrets book. I already own another of her books and am absolutely in love with it. She is an incredible artist and has so much experience within the field. This book is all about her solutions to the most talked about dilemmas in the beauty industry such as; aging to how to apply false eyelashes. The book obviously also includes the usual make-up tutorials and ideas. 

Secondly, I got a diary which has a bee detail and the words 'busy bee'. This fits me so perfectly, as you can tell by my blog name, and I can't wait to use it. A diary is such a essential in my life as I have an awful habit of forgetting things. 

Lastly, I got a notepad that has a map of the world on it in beautiful metallic colours. I'm definitely going to use this as a journal and try my best to write in it everyday. 

Around Christmas my parents, like the majority of others, always ask what I would like. I always would like some new shoes so went into town with my mum to pick some out. I knew I wanted some black shoes with white soles but couldn't decide which brands. It was a choice between Nike, Vans and Converse. As soon as I saw these, I loved them so luckily, I got them for Christmas. I just love Converse so much!

The last thing I wanted to show you was this Guess handbag. Isn't it beautiful? My parents brought it for me when we were on holiday last year, in Malaga. I can now use it for my next holiday as it is such a summer bag!

I hope you enjoyed seeing a few things that I got for Christmas this year. Look out tomorrow for a make-up edition!!

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