For my first blog post of 2017 I decided to share the presents that I received for Christmas. I have been seeing these posts everywhere recently and they seem to be very popular so I thought that I would jump on the bandwagon. I am very grateful for my presents, and I am not trying to show off - this is just a way that I can give you gift inspiration for upcoming birthdays and remember what I got.
First of all, this eyeshadow palette is so hard to photograph because its all mirrored! It is beautiful though, so we'll forgive it. This is the Charlotte Tilbury 'Golden Goddess' Eyeshadow Quad and it is such a luxurious product. I haven't used this particular quad yet, but I have a different one that is beautiful, so I am expecting good things.
I also got this beautiful and quite 'out there' palette. This is 'Moondust' by Urban Decay and I was actually surprised about this present, which is rare as my mum usually asks for a pretty detailed description of what I would like for Christmas. It has eyeshadow shades that aren't exactly natural, but I want to play around with makeup and use new colours. Also, 'granite' and 'lithium' are beautiful shades that I would use quite a lot.
I bought this foundation in Dublin Airport with the money I got from one of my aunties. I have wanted to try this foundation since it came out pretty recently. It's 'All Nighter' by Urban Decay, as you may have guessed by its name, its supposed to be long lasting which sounds good for me as I have oily skin.
If you are familiar with my blog, you may know that I have been blessed with poker straight eyelashes (can you feel the sarcasm?), so my mum got me some new eyelash curlers. These are by Shu Uemura, which are the most recommended ones by the youtubers I watch.
I got this lipstick from my brother and I had to take two pictures just so that you could see the shine reflecting from it. It is MAC 'Plum Dandy' and it is a beautiful purple/pink shade with gold glitter, making it look metallic. It is a really unusual shade, but I am excited to try it out.
This is a set of three mini lipsticks by Charlotte Tilbury that are just so cute and small. They are all matte, and come in the shades 'Amazing Grace', 'Red Carpet Red' and 'Very Victoria'. They are all very wearable shades and I can't wait to try them, although part of me doesn't want to because they're so cute.
This is a full sized lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury called 'Glastonberry'. My cousin has it, and it is a bold dark berry purple shade that I tried on once and liked. Not the most wearable, but I wanted it anyway of course.
My auntie got me this Charlotte Tilbury lipstick (sorry for the ongoing theme of CT) in 'Bond Girl' and I am obsessed. I have already worn it multiple times and it is a beautiful red shade with undertones of brown, so its more wearable than a bold red lip.
My mum saw this plaque in a cafe where we were eating on Christmas Eve Eve and just thought that it was perfect for me and then surprise, surprise, it turned up on Christmas Day under the tree.
I got this R light from my auntie as my two cousins have one with their initial and I have always wanted one so that is pretty cool.
My mum got me this as a little jokey present - it is a rose wine with four coasters with funny slogans.
Also from my mum, I got a mermaid colouring book and, as per tradition, the People's Friend album which is a book with a selection of short stories.
Again from my mum, I got a really cute makeup bag and a pom pom keychain so that I can now always find my keys in my bag.
What did you get for Christmas?