C: Hi guys and happy new year! I thought as my first post that Iv written in 2016 I would share with you some of the amazing gifts I was lucky enough to get for Christmas. This is in no way a brag post, as I know I was super lucky, but I love reading these on other blogs so thought I would share mine too!
First up my parents in law got me this AMAZING Olivia Burton watch. I love it! I don’t often wear a lot of jewellery cos I’m lazy and forget to put it on but I love this and have worn it every day! I have wanted one of these bad boys for ages and I’m so excited I finally have one!
I also got the UD smoky palette from my parents! This is like my new pride and joy. I haven’t even used it yet cos it’s too perfect and I want it to last forever and I’m weird about opening new things and save them for a special occasion!
Annie also got my a Stila lip glaze in black berry…which I also haven’t opened cos I’m weird. The mother in law also got me my favourite Benefit they’re real mascara in a fun limited sparkly edition and my aunties got me this seventeen mini lipgloss set!
The Clinique moisturiser is a standard present from my parentals, I get it every year as I love it so much but maternity pay and £30 moisturisers don’t really mix! Annie also got me the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour cream cos I have wanted to try it for forever and Santa got me these Real Techniques Starter Eye Set. I have actually used these (you should all be proud) and the eyebrow brush is my new favourite thing!
I haven’t included all my presents as I got some lovely personalised gifts from my beautiful daughter that I don’t want to share with all, as well as lots of vouchers, pjs, socks and the usual lovely Christmas presents!
Thank you to everyone who treated me and ivy! What did you guys get for Christmas? Link me to any of your lovely posts! And also let me know if anyone else is weird and hates opening new things (Annie opens everything straight away!) #twolittleowls
C: it makes me super sad I only have 3 doors left to open of my calendar… But HELLO CHRISTMAS!
Yesterday I received the extravagant volume waterproof mascara which I think is full sized. A new mascara is always a welcome addition to my stash as I always rebuy my benefit mascara so don’t normally get to try out other options as I hate buying things that might not work for me!
Then today I received the smokey eye brush! This is perfect for this time of year and for me because I love a good smokey eye! This is quite densely packed and will be amazing at applying colour and blending it out! I literally can’t wait to try this and can imagine it’s going to become a firm favourite in my collection!
What do you think of my day 21 and 22 treats?! #twolittleowls
C: I literally can’t believe it’s the 20th December! Where has the time gone?! I’m also sad because now I only have 4 doors of my no7 calendar left which means the end of my daily beauty treats soon!
To make up for it today I received a gold pair of eye lash curlers!!! I absolutely love that these are gold rather than silver, meaning these will be getting pride of place on my dressing table.
I don’t often curl my lashes unless it’s for something posh but I can’t wait to use these for my Christmas Day make up! #twolittleowls
C: ahh I had been doing so well at remembering every day!!! But alas, yesterday was just too busy and I didn’t have time… Well I did last night but I was too busy laying on the sofa drinking snowballs.
So yesterday I received the Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes Pencil in black. Now this is the third eyeliner of the advent calendar which would normally annoy me but I hadn’t tried these before and I’m absolutely loving them!
Then today I received a Stay Perfect Eye Shadow which is apparently a shade from the Moonlight Shadow Trio. It is a very pale pinky nude and looks perfect as an inner corner highlight (it’s a lot paler than I could photograph). Once again I am happy to receive this as I love the quality of no7 eye shadows!
What do you think of these advent calendar treats?! I shall try my hardest to post again tomo but you know… There’s Christmas films to be watching and chocolate that needs eating #twolittleowls
Today I received a 7ml Youthful Eye Serum. This can apparently be worn underneath eye cream for an extra little boost, which I’m sure may assist my face due to the lack of sleep that comes with a baby, however I also forget to put eye cream on nowadays and normally just stumble to bed and pass out with no concern to face creams!
I will however try and test this out, as iv never tried an eye serum before and I’m interested to see what difference it may make!
Have any of you guys tried an eye serum before? #twolittleowls
C: 9 sleeps to gooooooooo 🙂
Today I received a mini nail effects polish in “sun rays” which has tiny gold glitter in various sizes throughout a clear topcoat. Meaning you can use this on its own for a glittery mani or under a base colour to add sparkle (which is how I will use it).
I love no7 polishes so I am happy to receive some more, and it’s good timing as my gold glitter topcoat from them has just gone to live in my empties pot! This is slightly different because it’s smaller glitter with different sizes but it will still make an amazing Christmas mani!
You guys tried this? #twolittleowls
C: TEN DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!!! Wahoooooo!!!! I have been dreading today cos baba has her second lot of jabs today, but my no7 advent calendar has cheered me right up!
I received a sample sized High Shine Lip Crayon in an anonymous colour, which isn’t clever no7 as how are we meant to repurchase if we don’t know the shade name!
But anyway, I have this exact lip crayon already (in another nameless sample alas) and I love it so I’m quite happy to receive a back up! It is even better than Cliniques chubby sticks in my opinion (and I’m a big fan of those too). As rather than being moisturising with a hint of colour these are wayyyy more pigmented and the colour is a little more long lasting.
Not as long lasting as a lipstick, but it fades evenly so you can wear this out to dinner with no clown face concerns!
Has anyone else tried the no7 lip crayons? They are an essential for any lip crayon fans! #twolittleowls