What I got for Christmas 2016

**Disclaimer**

I just wanted to say in no way am I bragging, I am very grateful for everything I received this year and I understand that some people will have received more or less than me. But that doesn’t matter as long as you are thankful for what you got and you had a good day, hopefully, surrounded by friends and family. I am only posting this because I personally enjoy reading/watching these kinds of posts/videos because I’m a nosey sod!

**Disclaimer**

Thank you to all my friends and family who gave me a present or money and chocolate. (No doubt most of that money will be spent on shoes or more makeup!)

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This year I asked for an electric toothbrush, Jo Malone English Pear and Freesia Cologne and I knew Toy Story was partnering up with Vans so I bought a pair and then asked my mum (or Santa 😉 )  if I could have them as a Christmas present instead.

I received the Oral-B Pro 2000 Electric Toothbrush in pink, I love it and as sad as it may sound I now actually enjoy brushing my teeth! English Pear and Freesia is my favourite Jo Malone scent so I was always gonna be very happy to receive this and I love the Woody and Little Bo Peep Vans, I think they’re really cute especially because the right one says ‘Andy’ on the sole, just like the toys in the films had written on them.

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This section is kind of books/DVD’s/misc. It probably won’t surprise you to know that I love beauty-related books and especially stories of inspiring women in the beauty industry. So I got Jo Malone’s autobiography, which I can’t wait to read. Liz Earle’s book Skin, which is all about what to eat to get good skin and what products you should treat it with, The last beauty book I got was Natural Beauty with Coconut Oil by Lucy Bee which is packed full of recipes using coconut oil to use on your skin and hair. At the moment I cook with coconut oil quite a lot but I don’t use it for beauty so hopefully, this book will give me a few ideas!

I received two vegetarian cookery books: The Meat Free Monday Cookbook by the McCartney’s and The Hungry Student Vegetarian Cookbook. Sometimes as a veggie it’s hard to think of interesting food to make and you can get stuck in a rut just making vegetable mush. I’ve had a look through both of these books and there are some really cool recipes I can’t wait to try out at uni.

The last two items are Wind in the Willows on DVD, this is something I used to watch a lot when I was younger and loved it, my mum and I sometimes still quote lines from it, so it was really nice to get this so I can watch it and feel nostalgic. I also got an Edward Monkton desk calendar, my mum and I love his stuff. It’s filled with funny and uplifting messages so it’ll be nice to have this on my desk at uni.

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This section is all beauty stuff, so first is some extra heads for my toothbrush. I got the Soap&Glory Sugar Crush Body Lotion, Body Buttercream and Body Scrub, I love the fresh lime scent and I’m looking forward to using these to wake me up in the morning. I got a Cath Kidston candle in Magnolia and Jasmine, it smells really fresh and floral and it comes in a lovely ceramic pot with a lid which will be good for storing things in later. I also got the Benefit Kissy Missy Set which includes Benetint, Posetint and two of their They’re Real Double The Lip in Revved-Up Red (I wore this on Christmas day) and Pink Thrills. I’ve been dying to try out Benefit’s new lipsticks and I was not disappointed! I also received Champneys Summer Dream shower gel in a cracker and it smells gorgeous. Another Champneys product was their Bag of Delights which contains 4 body lotions which all smell divine and feel very luxurious. Last but not least the B. Fan Brush, I can’t wait to try this out as I’m a bit of a highlight-aholic and up until now didn’t have a brush explicitly for highlighter so hopefully now my cheekbones will look extra fleeky!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas if you celebrate it and I wish you a happy new year, I hope to see you all in 2017!

Lots of love

Liv x

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