Hello everyone :) I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, I know I did - I haven't worn make up since Christmas day and I really don't plan on putting any on any time soon. I love Christmas, it's the one time of year when you can just relax completely. Firstly, as a little disclaimer I would like to just say that in no way whatsoever am I showing off by posting this blog post, I wasn't going to post it but I have seen that lots of my favourite bloggers have done similar posts and a lot of people have requested this so I decided, why not. I am the biggest believer in: Christmas is for family, it's not what's under the tree it's who's around it that matters, but it irritates me that I even have to disclaim this/justify myself so I'm sorry if this post offends anyone, but for me, Christmas seriously is about spending valuable time with my Mum, Brother and amazing Grandparents. After a pretty tough year, it's been absolutely incredible to just have a few days with the best people in my life. Without further ado, it's time to show you what I was lucky enough to receive for Christmas this year - I didn't actually ask for hardly anything this year, as I've got older there's not really as much stuff that I want and most of what I do want goes in the sale hence why I received money towards some sale goodies as my main 'big gift'. Lastly, it was my birthday on the 22nd so some of these are birthday gifts too which I wanted to share with you...
Me on Christmas day wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!
Santa hot chocolate mug, Birthday champagne, Squishy Minion from Jack - eek thank you, Caffeine hair growth shampoo, One Direction toothpaste (oh yes) , Jack Wills Birthday make up bag, Whistles Clutch, Zara bag.
Another Zara bag (one from my brother for my birthday and one for Christmas - a girl can never have too many black leather bags), Victoria Secrets treats which I won't bore you with, Harvey Nichols treats, Victoria Secrets PINK Treats, Hotel Chocolat treats, Lots of sweeties.
Money, One Direction This Is Us DVD (which is epic), Despicable Me 1&2 (Oh my gosh), One Direction CD, Beyonce CD eek, Lots and lots of socks as I am always so cold at Uni - we're talking knee high socks, tights, Christmas socks, slipper socks, you name it - also face wipes because I always run out at Uni and use them to take my mascara off.
My amazing panda socks, Cath Kidson PJs from Jack's family (love them, thank you if you ever read this!), Aspinal treats from my brother, Wildfox jumper from Jack for my birthday (seriously oh my gosh, luckiest girl ever).
For my birthday I received money for an Aspinal purse, the reason I don't have it yet is because I knew that it would go into the sale and didn't want my Mum to waste her money, I will be going to choose one when I next go shopping hopefully - yay, look out for that soon!
I really didn't expect a Wildfox jumper from Jack - I am seriously in love, thank you thank you thank you so much.
Victoria's Secret PJ'S.
My post box was filled with fluffy socks and slippers, hehe it's the little things.
Love my monochrome clutch from Whistles, I will probably use it as a make up bag too eek.
Ah, limited edition Flowerbomb perfume from Harrods. I didn't expect this, it's just so beautiful.
Jack surprised me with Jour D'Hermes, my dream perfume which we discovered on our trip to Barcelona.
The most beautiful bottle award goes to Viktor&Rolf.
I treated myself to this gorgeous bra top from Nasty Gal with some of my Christmas money.
These slippers from Next are just the cutest slippers I've ever seen.
I've wanted some Pretty Polly tights forever, so was really excited to open these!
I also got BBC Radio Live Lounge too but it's in my car, eek! Already over used it.
I treated myself to a tartan skirt from Miss Guided with some of my Christmas money.
Little bit in love with my 'Been An Angel All Year' sleeping dress from Victoria's Secret.
My gorgeous Aspinal keyring.
You may have seen on my instagram (instagram.com/emshelx) that Jack bought me this for my birthday, a gorgeous notebook which I adore.
My Mum read my blog and saw that I wanted these - they're far too pretty to ever eat.
I love the snowman.
My friend bought me a new nail varnish for my Red Carpet Manicure kit, I am obsessed with doing my own gel nails now, it's so easy, I reviewed the set here.
Love Wonka chocolate.
I think you get the gist, I got a lot of chocolate - oops.
I now have an endless collection of Summer glow body lotions, yay to nice, smooth, tanned skin.
I love my Zara handbags.
How cute are these gloves?!
These are the worlds comfiest pyjamas.
My gorgeous onesie from Next.
As you can tell, I love pyjamas.
Some more adorable slippers from Next.
My brother bought my Mum an ipad (and said I can share it) so I thought I'd share this with you too as it means hello to blogging on the go!
Now I thought I'd give you a sneak peak into my festive house!
Oh I also got my own beautiful tea pot for green tea from Whittards Of Chelsea - Love it!
My Mum decorated our cinema room with the most adorable cushions, let's just say, this Christmas we have already watched the One Direction film, Harry Potter and The Great Gatsby in there.
So there we have it! A quick little summary of my Christmas presents. I hope you liked this post, please leave a link to any posts you've done about your Christmas as I'd love to read them. A huge thank you to my family for making this Christmas/birthday so special, My Mum, Brother and grandparents work so hard and support me so much so I really cannot thank you all enough. Also, a huge thank you to my incredible boyfriend, who made my birthday the best birthday yet.
What did you get for Christmas? How was your Christmas?
Lots of love, Em x