Saturday, 28 December 2013

What I got for Christmas 2013




I first went to see this film with my friend who insisted that I must see it.  I was a bit sceptical because it was a book that my brother was learning about at school in which I  had previously not really enjoyed the books we learnt about in lessons.  Besides this I thought that if my friend says it is good then surely I should give it a try.  My first impressions of the film were that it would be old and essentially boring.  However I braved it, thinking well, its £6.50 worth a try.  So when I saw it in the cinema, I loved the glitz and glamour of the film, including the cinematography and I just found it really interesting.  I would highly recommend this film as it is a beautiful love story and as my friend rightly said "It's got Leonardo Di Caprio in it - what more could you want?!" and rightly so as he plays Gatsby very well in my opinion.  Anyway so I was thrilled to have it on DVD so I can immerse myself in the fancy lifestyle any time I like. 


One of my friends bought me this cute little denim bag which reminded me of when I was little and I had a little denim purse in which I put my lunch money in.  I just really like this bag and I'm sure it will have many an outing especially in summer.



As it is winter and it is cold, I bought myself a little (what I thought was a bear but everyone else thought was an owl) hat which I wore and so, my friend decided to buy me a couple of cute beanies to add to my collection.  I think they look really cool (blimey I haven't used the word "cool" since I was about ten) when they are worn and my favourite is the Zebra one.


Everyone and their dog has had a tub of the classic Body Shop body butter at least one time in their lives.  I am absolutely terrible for moisturising my skin, (apart from my face) especially my elbows, as they do lack in moisture.  I think this is mainly because a lot of moisturisers or body butters did leave my skin feeling greasy and so I have been reluctant to use them.  However I do enjoy having (like I'm sure everyone does) is smooth, soft skin.  Therefore, I received my favourite and well-loved Body Shop scent, Shea Butter, as I prefer it to the Cocoa butter scent and/or any others that the Body Shop have.  I am very particular about smells but I really like this one as it is not too heavy or sickly sweet unlike the Coconut Butter or any of the fruity scents which I am not a fan of.  I applied it today and it disappears quite nicely into my skin and does not leave my skin feeling greasy or oily which previous moisturises have done.  It also came with a shower cream which lathers nicely and leaves me smelling like Shea butter all day long.


I received this little cute present from one of my friends and I have never heard of this brand before.  Now, I'm not mad on ginger so when I saw that on the box my heart sank -just a little bit.   However I thought surely it cannot smell as bad as it tastes.  I have sniffed it from the bottle but I am yet to use it, as I am still working my way through a few other products as I have gotten quite a lot bath/body related things.  


Oh my goodness.  Can we just take a step back for a minute and appreciate what we have gleaming before us.  Two marvellous scents Calvin Klein "IN2U" (above) and "Honey" by Marc Jacobs.  Firstly I am aware that this is not a new fragrance but I still love it; Calvin Klein has captured a floral scent which is delicate and lasts all day.  I have been wearing it non-stop and I am glad that my friend bought this for me as I am trying to build up my perfume collection as I like to have a choice.  This is a good everyday fragrance, as it is not heavy and very wearable. 


More recently, I have received the fabulously fruity scent of "Honey" by the notorious Marc Jacobs.  I have been pining after this perfume for quite a few months now and I am so glad it is now in my possession!  I am not normally one for fruity smells but I do like this one as it smells amazing - of honey and oranges- and I will be using this sparingly as it is a special present and my main present from my sack. 


Obviously, a classic and everyone has them, let's face it, chocolate taste better in coin form.  These are white chocolate- what can I say, they're yummy.


This is a book is in a series which I have been loving ever since the first one came out , this is the third book in the ruby Redfort series and I have been a big fan of Lauren Child's books ever since I was little and I used to read "Charlie and Lola" and "Clarice Bean" series.  Her books are ideal for children of all ages and for adults very entertaining.  


Also, Jacqueline Wilson's books are exceptional, I remember reading them when I was about 8-10 years old.  This is the sequel to "Hetty Feather"  which I remember was all the rage when I was twelve.  You may think its childish but I think they are a good read- for all ages.


In August I purchased the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser and have been using it ever since and it is nearly run out, therefore I needed a new one and I also got a mini toner and eye treatment which so far I have really been enjoying.  Everyone has pretty much heard of this product and you don't need me to tell you that it is notorious for improving the skin.  


Standard stocking filler, everyone has one of these.

I hope you guys got everything you wanted for Christmas! See you in the New year!


Thanks for reading!