30 Dec 2010

Christmas loot!

I just wanted to do a quick post on what I got for Christmas, so here's the loot!

Look at al that Soap and Glory - I don't think I'll ever need to set foot in Boots ever again!  You can also see in the purple box my new Nails Inc gift set, I love their polishes and get a Christmas set every year. 

Twilight books!  Can't wait to read these!  My friend got me a cupcake stand which is brilliant, she knows I love making cupcakes.  I've also got the new Nigella book and my DKNY bag and purse which came from the outlet in Oxford.

More cookbooks and more Boots gift sets!  There's a little Kerropi thing in there too - he's my new obsession.  He's from the Hello Kitty range and I like to call him Hello Froggy!  I also got a massive yanky candle which will last me until next Christmas I hope!

Here's a close up of my gingerbread man candle snuffer because he's so cute!

And my Lush haul!  Woo I'm going to smell sooo good!  I actually got two of the Gingerbread house gift sets (from different people, obvs!).  I must have dropped too many hints about that one!

I also got my two new Mac lipsticks which I've blogged about seperately and some Liz Earle shampoo and conditioner which is not pictured because it's already in my bathroom.  The other main thing I got which isn't shown is my dwarf hamsters!  They're still too young and scared of humans to be picked up properly yet so I can't photograph them very well and don't want to scare them with funny noises and flashes!  Once they're more used to me I'll do a post on them - they're the cutest little furballs ever!

I'm so pleasedwith everything I got, I won't need to go shopping for a long time, which is lucky because I've already spent nearly all of my January pay on Christmas and the sales, ooops.

I'm not sure what the ettiquette is with showing your Christmas presents - I hope nobody flames me for being a showoff or anything, but if you feel the need, whatever!  These are all the presents I got from everybody that I know so that includes the bf, family, extended family, friends and work colleagues. 

Anyway, I do know how to share because I'm having a Christmas giveaway!  If  you haven't entered yet, please do.  I think I may have been a little too cryptic making it a complete mystery giveaway so here are some clues to some of the little treasures you'll find all wrapped in pretty paper if you're one of my lucky winners...

One of the parcels smells really nice even through the paper...

There are a few items with a little sparkle and bling to them ...

One or two of the things would go nicely in your make-up bag...

Some of it might be edible...

You get the idea! 

Here's the link to the competition blog post - please enter on there and not any other post.  Here you'll also find the rules for entering on twitter too - there will be one winner from blogger and one from twitter.  Good luck!

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  1. Nice loot! I wish Boots was in the US.

    And I like the new name!


  2. Amazing gifts! I also received lots of LUSH goodies, and it's the first time I'll be able to finally try some LUSH stuff! Yey!


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