Christmas is a time of year where I am reminded of all that I have in my life and how extremely grateful I am for it all, especially the love of my little family. It's also a time of year where I like to spoil my family and shower them with gifts, especially my fiance and our son. This year I received lots of lovely gifts from my family and I am so appreciative of them all, I'm a very lucky lady for sure. I wanted to share with you all what I received as I'm sure there will be lots of reviews of these products in the coming year where I'll be airing my thoughts on all these things and letting you know the ones I rate. Let me show you what I received...
My main gift from Jacek was my Nikon D3200 DSLR camera and I can't tell you how delighted I am with it! I've wanted to upgrade to a DSLR camera for ages now having used a Canon bridge camera all along. I have to admit I'm finding it hard to adjust to using a new camera and trying to work it properly but I'll get there. I had to take these first three pictures with the Canon and the rest with the Nikon so hopefully you'll see a difference with the photo quality. This was such a generous gift and I'm extremely grateful to Jacek for it.
I've had my Pandora bracelet for quite a few years now and it's one of my prized possessions. Every Christmas and birthday I get at least one charm and this Christmas I was delighted to receive three charms from Jacek - the unicorn, fairy tale book and the snowman and one from my mother - the stamp. I love that every charm I have on my bracelet has a special meaning to me and these four are no different. I'll have a full update post on my bracelet soon as it's almost full.
Now I know what you're thinking - why has a 24 year old gotten Sylvanian Families for Christmas? Well this was a bit of an inside joke between my mother and brother. I always asked Santa for Sylvanian Families at Christmas as a child and unfortunately they were too expensive for him to bring me, I've harped on about my lack of a SF and my disappointment for years now so my mother and brother thought it'd be hilarious to get me the nursery bus and the celebration cat family to go into it... I'm secretly (or not so secretly) delighted though! My inner child is so happy right now!
My Nana got me the Soap & Glory Soap For the Best! gift box and this is such a lovely little box, I'll definitely be storing some beauty products in it when I have these ones used up. It contains four medium sized products and a new pom pom - just what I needed as my last Soap & Glory one is in need of replacement!
Jacek also got me Soap & Glory's The Next Big Thing gift box which contains 10 full-sized products, some of which are my favourite from the Soap & Glory range. I'll use everything in this box except for maybe the Heel Genius and the Sexy Mother Pucker - I'm not big into pampering my feet or wearing gloss but everything else will definitely be used up, especially The Righteous Butter - my favourite!
This Christmas I received a lot of LUSH products and I couldn't resist their Christmas sale either so I have 5 more gift boxes arriving soon... crazy I know! One gift box I received from Jacek was First Snow which contains 7 gorgeous products - Snowman Fun, Rock Star, Shimmy Shimmy, Bubblegum Lip Scrup, Snow Fairy, Baked Alaska and First Snow Dusting Powder. I've never used 5 of these products before so I'm looking forward to trying them out.
I also got The Christmas Penguin, Magic Wand, Santa's Lip Scrub, Christmas Eve and Butterbear from Jacek.
Jacek also got me two of one of my favourite LUSH bath bombs ever - Holly Go Lightly. These are amazing, if your local LUSH store still has some of these I highly recommend picking one up, you won't be disappointed!
Jacek also got me two bottles of Snow Fairy - I'm stocked up for the year on Snow Fairy, yay! As well as Luxury Lush Pud, Magic Wand, Northern Lights and Golden Wonder.
Jacek also got me the Snow Fairy gift box which contains 4 products - Snow Fairy, Godmother Soap, Snow Fairy Sparkle Massage Bar and Magic Wand. I love the box these all come in and shall be keeping it for storing beauty bits.
This Christmas I treated myself to a LUSH gift box (tell me I'm not the only person who does this?!) - Think Pink, not knowing of course that Jacek was going to get me so much stuff! This box really appealed to me as it was so pretty and contains everything pink from the LUSH range. The box contains 13 products - Bubblegum Lip Scrub, Turkish Delight, Think Pink, Helping Hands, The Comforter, Pink Fun, Twilight, Sakura, Godmother Soap, Creamy Candy, Rock Star, Mmmelting Marshmallow Moment and Fair Trade Foot Lotion. I can't wait to use them all, so much pink!
Finally, my very generous Jacek also got me the Merry and Bright gift box from LUSH. This box contains 12 gorgeous products, eleven of which I've never used before - yay for trying new things! It has Sparkle Tooth Tabs, Celebrate Body Lotion, D'Fluff, Rub Rub Rub, Snowman Shower Jelly, Baked Alaska, Red Fun, Green Fun, Happy Hippy, Dirty Springwash, The Olive Branch and Magnificent Soap. Everything looks and smells amazing, I really can't wait to get using them.
I'm so incredibly grateful for everything I've received this Christmas. After a year of money worries and not being able to buy myself anything new it was so lovely to be gifted with so many lovely things, I seriously am overwhelmed by it all. I'd like to thank my family and Jacek for their beautiful and thoughtful gifts.
I hope you and yours had an amazing Christmas and have an even happier New Year!