Sunday, 5 January 2014

What I Got for Christmas...

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all having a wonderful start to 2014! Christmas seems to be well and truly over now; the tree is down, selection boxes have been eaten and my Christmas playlist has been abandoned. I really enjoyed Christmas in 2013 and was lucky enough to receive some lovely presents, a few of which I thought I'd share with you in today's post. I'm doing this purely because I've read quite a few of these posts and found them really sweet and interesting, and so I hope you enjoy reading mine!

Handbag: I was truly spoilt by my boy this time around, and he bought me this AMAZING bag from Michael Kors. If any of you have read some of my previous Lust List posts then you will know that I am partial to a designer handbag, and Michael Kors is one of my all-time favourite brands. This bag is so buttery soft and has both a long and a short strap which makes it easy to carry around. I am so in love with it that I'm a bit scared to use it in case I get it dirty! It is absolutely beautiful and the colour is perfect for everyday- I was seriously impressed with his choice!

DKNY Makeup Bag: This bag is perfectly handbag-sized and will definitely come in handy. I always seem to be short of makeup bags so this was a really useful present for me and I love the cute DKNY pattern. 

Makeup Brush Set: This 11 piece brush set is from Fakeface and the brushes are lovely and soft. I love the angled blush brush and the precision eyeshadow brushes, plus they come in this really handy zip case. They are not quite on a par with my beloved Real Techniques brushes but who doesn't love a new set of makeup brushes, plus I love the packaging!

Makeup: I was given a lovely Estee Lauder set which includes a gel eyeliner, mascara and eyeshadow trio. I love Estee Lauder makeup and the packaging always feels very luxurious. I have only tried the eyeliner so far but it glides on so smoothly and really lasts all day so I'm very pleased with it. I also received some vouchers for Christmas so bought a few other bits and pieces including Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation, MAC eyeshadow in Brun, Clinique concealer in Chamois and YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick in Nude Beige. These were all treat puchases, especially the lipstick as I've had my eye on it for ages! I am really happy with everything I bought and I'm sure I will be reviewing these products soon.

Watch: This wasn't actually a Christmas present but I treated myself to this gorgeous Michael Kors watch in the January sales (yes, I'm obsessed I know!). I'd wanted one for a really long time and this one was just so beautiful that I couldn't resist. I love it so far and have been wearing it every day- it is such a statement piece but seems to go with everything and comes in this swanky Michael Kors box, yay!

There are a couple of other bits and pieces but as this is already quite a long post I won't bore you with them. All in all I was a very lucky lady and I cannot wait to test drive some of my new products! I am also one of the unfortunate January-birthday-people (the most depressing month to have a birthday ever), so hopefully I might have some new and shiny bits and pieces to show you after the 11th!

What did you all get for Christmas? If you've done a post on this I'd love to read it (and perhaps you can give me some birthday present inspiration!).

Rosie x


  1. What an amazing hand bag, you are so lucky - it's just beautiful! Xx

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  2. The YSL lipstick is such a beautiful shade.
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  3. The products look really beautiful <3

  4. I loveee your blog, was wondering if you'd be able to check out mine, I'm new to blogging. Thankyouu x