Wednesday, 6 January 2016

What I Got For Christmas


What I Got For Christmas Blog

Christmas may be well and truly over but I finally got a chance to take photographs of What I Got For Christmas this week when the weather improved slightly. I've loved seeing what everyone else received for Christmas so hopefully this will be a post that most of you enjoy and here are the presents that I was very lucky and grateful to receive this Christmas;

What I Got For Christmas 2015

As someone who loves nothing more than curling up and watching a good movie or TV show, I always make sure to ask for a DVD or two when it comes to Christmas and my birthday and this year both The Ricky Gervais Show and Trainwreck were at the top of my list. I'm a big Karl Pilkington fan so The Ricky Gervais Show is the perfect gift for me and Kevin Bridges' latest stand up DVD is just brilliant. We watched it over Christmas and it was fantastic. I've still to watch Trainwreck as it's been put on the back-burner now that I've started watching Making A Murderer on Netflix but I'm planning on bringing back my 'What I've Been Watching' style posts, with a bit of a twist for 2016, so I'll definitely be sharing my thoughts on it once I've seen it.

Also how amazing are Cadbury's Snow Bites? I only discovered them this Christmas and I'm already a little upset that I'll need to wait until December to get my mitts on more of them.

Primark Snoopy Pyjamas The Grinch Build-A-Bear

Every Christmas my Mum likes to buy me a cosy pair of pyjamas and she couldn't have picked a better pair than these Snoopy ones from Primark this year. They are honestly the softest pyjamas that I've ever owned and the inside of the sweatshirt top is completely lined in the same soft material. They definitely make getting changed out of my pyjamas in the morning that much harder.

I also received a fantastic elephant hottie for those days and nights when the warmth of a water bottle is needed but unlike a water bottle, you heat this little lovely up in the microwave.

And whilst I normally have a pretty good idea what I'll be receiving on Christmas morning, there was one big parcel where I had absolutely no idea what it was. I ripped off the wrapping paper to be met with a Build-A-Bear box and when I peeked inside I couldn't help but get as excited as I would have when I was a child. It was The Grinch! The Grinch is one of my very favourite Christmas movies and my Mum remembered me saying 'look it's The Grinch' when we walked past Build-A-Bear just before Christmas. Even though I turn 24 this year this present made me feel like a four year old in the best way.

Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Cracker Review

When I opened this I honestly couldn't believe that it was finally mine. If you caught either of my Christmas Wishlist posts, either in 2014 or 2015, then you'll know that I've had my eye on this gift set for years now. Bonbon is one of my favourite scents and having it packaged in this way makes me love it even more.

Models Own Colour Chrome Gift

And how stunning is this Models Own set? I absolutely adore their Colour Chrome collection. I would have to say that it's my favourite nail polish discovery of last year so to have the entire range in mini form is just amazing.

What I Got For Christmas 2016

I also received a gorgeous large notebook, perfect for getting me and the blog organised this year, which just so happened to have a great quote and one that was etched in a wonderful copper/rose gold text. If you're looking for something similar be sure to check out the stationery section of your local TK Maxx and that's also where I found the 'My Favourite Moments Of The Day Journal'. Basically you write down a moment a day that made you smile and you can look back at how even an uneventful day or week had some great moments. This immediately spoke to me as a lot of the time my health can get me down but there's always something to smile about no matter how bad it gets. I might actually do a full post on it soon to show you exactly how it works and what I've been filling in. And how cute is the Christmas card my parents got me? A cat, a pun and a bejeweled nose = my idea of a perfect card.

I also got a new TV for my bedroom and a Roku box so I can now finally watch Netflix and YouTube in my room. It sure beats catching up on my YouTube subscriptions on my phone screen and I can now binge watch right into the early hours.

What did you get for Christmas this year? Are you a fan of these kinds of posts? And which of my presents is your favourite?

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  1. I got that Kevin Bridges DVD too and it is just amazing! I've watched it tonnes of times already, and each time it's still as funny. That's a pretty good Christmas haul!

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    1. It's so funny isn't it Aoife?! :)
      Thank you very much! I hope you had a lovely Christmas!

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  2. i got chromecast and watching youtube on the tv is amazing isnt it? :D
    love the look of that models own set, very pretty..pamper time!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. It's so good Pam! :) Why did I ever watch it on my phone screen? Hehe.

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  3. Omg the Grinch plush! Your gifts are lovely, especially the snoopy pjs! Super cosy!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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    1. He's just so cute isn't he?! Thanks Tegan! :)

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  4. I love the idea of a "Favourite Moments of the Day" journal! I might even have to start one in a pretty note book if I can't find this version.

    -Becky x
    inbeckyshead.wordpress.com

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    1. It's such a great idea Becky and it really makes you realise how special each and every day is, even when you've had a rubbish one! :)

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  5. You got some lovely gifts! Those PJs are so cute. xx

    laura | lauzylouu.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Laura! :) I hope you had a lovely Christmas!

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  6. Ahh you got the Build-a-Bear Grinch! I saw him before Christmas and thought he was just lovely :) The Chrome collection from Models Own are some of my favourite nail varnishes, considering it's so hard to use up a whole nail varnish it's nice to get a set of minis!
    Megan x
    London Callings

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    1. I saw him before Christmas too and couldn't believe it when I opened up my presents on Christmas Day to be met by The Grinch! Hehe.
      Exactly Megan! :)

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  7. Awww I loved reading this post! You got the cutest stuff!

    Sarah xx

    thingssarahloves.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm glad to hear that Sarah! :) Thank you!

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  8. Aww what lovely gifts! I've heard great things about the Roku box so think I'll need to get one when I finally upgrade my TV. I have a Now TV box which is pretty similar but it doesn't have Netflix on! x

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

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    1. I'm really impressed with it thus far Charlotte and would totally recommend it if you're all about Netflix, like me! Hehe. :)

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  9. I really want to watch Trainwreck! You'll have to do a post about it when you watch it!

    Bon Bon is such a gorgeous perfume isn't it? I got some for my 23rd birthday 2 years ago and I am still holding onto the little bit I have left!

    Sophie x
    www.booksandbeauty.co.uk

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    1. I will do Sophie! :)
      It's absolutely gorgeous!

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  10. So many lovely gifts. I watched the Kevin Bridges DVD - he is absolutely hilarious. The Bon Bon gift set is beautiful, what a treat!
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. He really is Vicki! :)
      It definitely is!

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  11. OMG. I got the Grinch too! I'm 23 and I loved it! You got lovely gifts :) I've never seen Trainwreck so I'm gonna have to pick that up!
    Samantha! xo
    www.foreverwearingblack.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hehe. I'm the exact same Samantha! :)
      Thank you! I can't wait to watch it!

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  12. That Grinch bear is waaay too cute! :') Loving the stationery bits too <3

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    1. He really is Maeve! :) Thank you lovely!

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  13. I really want to get the Favourite Moments of the Day Journal, I think it would be great to look back on! x

    http://emmaboughtwhat.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I completely agree Emma! :) I would definitely look out for it!

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  14. That Grinch is the cutest thing I have ever seen! I got Flowerbomb for Christmas... I am yet to try bon bon though but I love the packaging!

    www.denajayne.co.uk

    xo

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    1. I know, right?! :)
      I love Flowerbomb but Bonbon is now the one for me Dena-Jayne! I would really recommend giving it a sniff when you next can!

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  15. Ooooo love the models own set =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love the shades and the chrome finish too Emyii! :)

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  16. I was lucky enough to receive lots of lovely gifts for Christmas, my favourites being a pamper bag of goodies from my parents, a blog planner & vouchers :-) I love reading these posts so thank you for sharing your link with me. How cute is the Grinch toy? I also really love the look of the Snoopy pj's - they look so cosy :-) X
    www.natashaparisblog.co.uk

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    1. Oooh a blog planner sounds fantastic Natasha! :)
      Thanks lovely! He's so adorable!

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  17. oh you've got some lovely things! I love those notebooks (you can never have too many!) and that Perfume set is beautiful!

     Photo-Jenn-ic 

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  18. Aww Snoopy PJS! <3

    I love Bon Bon too, it's one of my favourite scents. :)

    https://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

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    1. Snoopy is just the cutest isn't he? :)
      It has to be one of my all-time favourites too!

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  19. I love reading these posts, maybe because I'm nosy and like seeing what people got! The Grinch build a bear looks amazing x

    lipstickandmascaras.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. I love all your gifts, they're so thoughtful and cute! I especially love those Snoopy pjs!! x

    Jemma - http://jemmassimplelife.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you Jemma! :) They are so cute aren't they?!

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  21. I love everything you received, the Grinch Build-A-Bear is absolutely fab and I adore the notebooks/journals - they're definitely my latest addiction. The Models Own set is also beautiful. I've been meaning to see Trainwreck for a while now, I must do asap! x

    Bridie | The Same Old Chic

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    1. I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one addicted to buying notebooks Bridie! Hehe.
      I can't wait to watch it too! :)

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  22. Thanks for sharing your link on my blog, I loved it! Such great post and my mum gets me PJ's every year to such a great tradition! xx

    Anna-Maria | www.topdrawfashion.com

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    1. No problem Anna-Maria! :)
      Thank you! It really is such a nice tradition!

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  23. Ooooh you received some lovely gifts! My parents got me the Grinch Build a bear too and my nieces and nephew bought me his dog Max. It's my favourite Christmas film so I'll be holding on to the for many years, bringing them out each Christmas as part of my festive decor.

    ox Lucy // theonewithlucy.blogspot.com

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    1. I saw Max before Christmas and he was so cute! :) What a lovely pair to own!
      That's exactly how I feel about my Grinch too!

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