Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas Blessings 2015

I had such a lovely, mellow Christmas this year and was blessed by both friends and family with
wonderful gifts. The best part about all these gorgeous things is that it reminds me of how wonderful these people in my life are and how they took the time to bless me. I am a very sentimental person, so every time I see/use these I will think of who gave them to me. 

(Obligatory Internet Disclaimer: I am showing these because I love seeing what other people got blessed with for birthdays/holidays as well and not to brag. I also think that these kinds of posts are helpful when shopping for others.)

1) Kate Spade - Grant Park Callen Bag 
This was an amazing gift from my parents. They got me a Kate Spade bag last year for my birthday and I used it for an entire year (almost) and so they knew getting my another KS bag would be a hit!

2) O.P.I All Star 4-pack
This was a gift from my friend along with a Starbucks gift card (bless)! I actually almost picked this up myself but decided against it and...surprise, she didn't even know I wanted it!

3)  Lorac - Limited Edition Mega Pro 2 Palette
This is an amazing neutral palette that has muted colors as well. It has 32 shadows, 16 matte and 16 shimmer/metallic. I know I will get so much use out of this!

4) Anthropology - Tea Cup & The Vintage Tea Party Treasury
I couldn't find the tea cup to link, but Anthro has all the cutest cups all the time! I did find the book on Amazon, however, linked above. I love this book! It has the most adorable ideas for tea parties, from recipes to presentation and even beauty tips!

5) Charlotte Tilbury - Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl
This is such an on trend, yet classic shade. Properly named for sure as this is a sultry tone. I am loving this matte lipstick formula as it does not dry out my lips!! It is both creamy and stays in place. CT has whipped up some makeup magic once again. 

6) Charlotte Tilbury - Cheek to Chic Blusher in Sex On Fire
This is a mauve-y berry tone that is perfect for a bold eye or lip, keeping things toned down and adding some warmth to the face! I love blush in these types of shades. You may notice a bit of a CT theme but it was on my list and my parents checked it twice!

7) Charlotte Tilbury - Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in Fair
I feel most powders look cakey on my skin, so when I saw that there was almond oil infused into this product I was curious. It is so smooth and doesn't look powdery at all and it makes my pores look smaller as well!

8) Charlotte Tilbury - Luxury Eye Shadow Palette in The Rebel
I have never had a green toned palette before, shocking, I know. I saw this palette and I loved it! I've gotten so many compliments on this every time I've worn this quad and it blends so well. Love these shadows and I will be getting a couple more.

9) Kate Spade - 2016 Large Planner in Gold Dots & Coloring Books
As a blogger you need a planner and with working full time I NEEDED this! It has large enough spaces to actually plan and make detailed notes. My mom and I both got KS planners because we know with how busy we are we need them. These were gifts to both myself and my mom.

My mom and dad picked my up a few coloring books for adults as well, which I can't wait to start.

10) Umbrella Ring Holder, Tile Coasters, & Trinket Box
These were all gifts from a couple of friends.  I forgot to photograph the amazing yellow gold, leaf headband I also got...because I was wearing it. You will probably see that in a blog post, on my head soon though. These are adorable and they are 100% me! 

11) Charlotte Tilbury - Limited Edition Skin Gilding Highlighter 
I am obsessed with this highlighter! I wanted it last year and it sold out when I went to buy it. Luckily CT brought it back this holiday season!! She knew. I was going to get it, but my mom said no and wanted it to be a gift from her and my dad. I love this bar of gold that is made for the face and body.

I hope you have enjoyed having a peek into what was under my tree! This warms my hear because 
it just reminds me of how blessed I truly am to have such wonderful, kind people in my life and I hope they all love the gifts I gave them as much as I do their gifts to me. Happy New Year, beauties! 

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