What I got for Christmas 2017

Instax Mini 70

The obsessive girly mainstream teenage girl comes out of me when it comes to this gift. Ever since joining Tumblr back in 2013 I have been obsessed with the idea of owning my own Polaroid camera. There’s just something so cool about vintage looking prints that I adore and have always wanted my own to decorate my room with. 13 year old Alex is screaming inside right now as her dream has finally come true. When researching which Polaroid camera I was going to ask for I was stuck with so many to choose from, I opted for the Instax Mini 70 as I loved the idea of miniature images. Another selling point of this camera was all of the different features, the camera has 4-5 different settings from macro mode (close-up) to landscape and even selfie mode. Hella cool.


Since starting my job as a part-time beauty advisor at Boots back in September, working on the fragrance counter I have fallen in love with so many different perfumes and scents. Probably the most well known in the fragrance Si by Giorgio Armani which I have loved and loved for months now and I’m so happy to finally have my own bottle. The second perfume I received from my boyfriend which was Eternity Moment by Calvin Klein. This is another one of my favourites which I only discovered last month but have also deeply fallen in love with. You can pick this fragrance up at half price currently in the Boots Winter Sale with the 100ml bottle at only £34 so definitely worth a look if you need a new fragrance this season.

Zoeva Vegan Brushes

Any beauty bloggers dream. I have been using Morphe brushes for quite a while now but found that many of the brushes bristles were disintegrating on my face which is not a good look so I was on the hunt for some new brushes. I read literally 100’s of review by different bloggers before deciding to switch to Zoeva instead. These synthetic brushes are 100% vegan and super soft on the skin. I will be writing a full review on these soon.

Rose Gold Clock

I love the rose gold/copper trend so over the past few months I have been collecting a few items for my room. This little piece to add to my collection was found in Wilko’s for only £6! My younger sister gifted me this clock for Christmas and I was so grateful. It’s the most adorable addition to my bedroom and I can’t wait to keep collecting. Wilko have an excellent selection of bits and bobs in rose gold/copper so I will be heading over to my local store very soon.

Nars Cosmetics

The day has finally come where I now own my own Nars bronzer and highlighter duo. This duo is in the shade craving which is two very soft shades of bronze and pearl which create a gorgeous tone on my skin. I can’t wait for this to be part of my everyday make-up routine.

Babyliss Diamond Straighteners

My mum was so glad when I received these for Christmas as it means I won’t be borrowing hers every 5 seconds. I have never owned a pair of hair straighteners as my hair is naturally quite straight anyway but for days when I don’t need to wash my hair and it needs a quick effortless style these will come in handy.

Pandora Ring

Those who know we personally will know i love Pandora jewellery and have been collecting for some time. My boyfriend gifted with with a new ring to add to my collection this Christmas and I was overjoyed. It’s a plain silver band ring with engraved hearts on both sides of the band so you can also see them close up. It’s so gorgeous and intricate.

I am so thankful for all the gifts that I received this year and I can’t wait to put them all to use.

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  1. December 27, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Lovely post, I always love reading posts like this and your photos are gorgeous! I am so tempted to treat myself to some Zoeva brushes because they look amazing. I’m also so jealous of your instax camera, it looks so sleek in black! X

    Erin // Everything Erin

    • December 29, 2017 / 12:56 pm

      Thank you honey! The brushes are so so worth it honestly. Yeah I agree one of the main selling points of I’m honest, I was a bit torn between the black and the rose gold but thought the black would be much sleeker. Xx

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