Friday, December 27, 2013

Santa Claus Came to Town


So I'm still a little tired from the holidays & am really enjoying break & getting to relax.  Yesterday I had shared this photo & promised to show what was in all the boxes!  Santa was very good to me this year, & I am so thankful to my parents, especially my Mom (AKA Santa) for that.  She outdoes herself every year, which is so amazing of her.  I tried to organize the gifts into categories because I like everything organized I'm crazy, don't judge me.

Miscellaneous
Christmas Hello Kitty {Ty Beanie Baby}
This cutie did not really fit into any of my categories so she got one of her own.  If you know me then you know I love Hello Kitty.  I decorate my apartment for every holiday & I have 2 Halloween Hello Kittys, & now 2 Christmas Hello Kittys.  They are so festive!

Skincare

Olay ProX Advanced Cleansing System {Limited Edition Pink}
I have been wanting one of these so badly & was very excited to get it!  It's a more wallet friendly alternative to the pricey Clarisonic brush.  I was even more happy that my Mom got me a pink one, I didn't even know it came like that!  I already used it last night to wash my face & it is amazing.  [This was #2 on my Skincare Gift Guide!]

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Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Triple Moisture Body Cream in Warm Vanilla Sugar
I love this cream & it's scent.  It will keep me moisturized & smelling yummy this winter!
Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Golden Sugar Scrub in Warm Vanilla Sugar
This pairs great with the above cream, & smells just as good.  I was thrilled to get this because I needed a new scrub.
Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Body Lotion in Vanilla Bean Noel
This lighter lotion is only available at the holidays & has always been one of my favorites.
Bath & Body Works True Blue Spa Super Rich Hand Cream - Lay It On Thick
I go through hand cream like water & the True Blue ones are some of my favorites.  This one has added shea butter, which will really help prevent dry winter hands!

Makeup
Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray in Light/Medium

Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing in 01 Light

Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder in #1
I wasn't happy with the concealer & powder I was using under my eyes & how I was applying it.  I have dark circles that do not go away & make me feel self conscious.  I felt like I was just caking on makeup & it was beginning to show in pictures.  I really wanted to go to Sephora to have one of the makeup artists help me find better products & show me a more effective way to apply them.  One day my Mom & I went there, & had the most amazing girl work with us.  She was beyond helpful & taught me different techniques & tricks, & showed me the right products to get.  My Mom then got them for me & put them under the tree.  I have been using each of these & am so happy with the results, I'm thinking about maybe doing a video to show what I learned.

Benefit Cosmetics CORALista
When we were there I also was interested in getting a new blush, I wanted something that had a little more pigment & stayed on longer then the one I was using.  The same makeup artist was again so great & helped me to try on different ones until I found one that I loved!

Aquolina Pink Sugar Gift Set {3.4 oz Eau de Toilette Spay & 0.34 oz Eau de Toilette Roll-On available separately here}
This is my absolute favorite perfume, it smells amazing.  I have the 1.0 oz bottle now, but it's almost empty so needless to say I was so excited to get a larger bottle & the roll on!

Clothes & Accessories
 
Aerie Gift Card
I was going to take a picture of it, but I may have spent it before I could!  They're having GREAT sales right now that I recommend checking out!
 
Octopus Earring
My sister & I went & got our cartilages pierced last year.  She has been wanting this earring for both of us so we could be matching.  My Mom knew this & surprised us with them, they are too cute!

Fuzzy Socks
I love wearing fuzzy socks around my apartment at school, & I sometimes even wear them under my boots when it's really cold out.  On Christmas Eve I was talking about how I desperately need a few new pairs because all of mine were stretched out, we all had a good laugh when I opened these the next morning!

Aerie Socks
I am in love with these, they are adorable!

Fur Headband
I always wear headbands like this to cover my ears outside, they are the best for walking across campus.  My Mom got this one at a local boutique & it is so soft, I cannot wait to wear it!

Zara Basic Clutch Bag in Nude
I have really been needing a nude clutch, it is one of my favorite fashion colors & I wear nude all the time.  This clutch is roomy (it fits my Epi Pens, which is a must!), butter soft, & super chic.

Greek Lettered Tote in Navy with Lilly Fabric Navy Shorely Blue Bellina Letters {Custom}
I got a letter bag when I received my bid, but it's looking so beat up now & I really wanted a new one.  I love the Lilly pattern on the letters, it's so pretty!  This bag will be perfect to carry my iPad, planner, & other essentials all over campus.  

Gildan Long Sleeve Crewneck in Black with Lilly Fabric Spike the Punch
Most of my sorority shirts are short sleeves so I was very happy to get a long sleeve one.  This will be perfect for the winter & the bright letters will add a nice pop to an outfit.

Look Legwear
These are thermal leggings that keep you so warm.  I got 2 pairs of them, but my Mom gave me one when it started to get cold out & the other pair on Christmas.  I wish I could find a website for them because they are the best, but I can't & my Mom got them at a small boutique that doesn't have a website.

Montrose Sweater {Francescas}
This sweater is so chic!  It's a little different then what I typically wear & I am so excited about that!

(Left to Right)
Pandora Royal Crown Charm
Pandora Pink Oval Lights Charm
Pandora Perfect Gift Charm
My Pandora Bracelet has a pink theme.  I've had it for a little less then two years & was so close to finishing it.  I mentioned to my Mom that I liked these & that they would complete my bracelet, & I was shocked when I opened them.  They are so cute & I really like the finished bracelet.  I will take pictures of it for another post! 

Enzo Angiolini Ellerby Boot
This was my biggest & favorite gift.  I have really been wanting a pair of black boots & fell in love with these when I found them.  They are gorgeous, I seriously cannot say enough about how amazing they are & how much I love them!  I can't wait to wear them!

Like I said, Santa did well this year!  I really love everything she brought me & am having a fun time playing (aka apply makeup & styling looks) with it all.  I will be doing reviews for all the skincare products & makeup, & I will be styling all the clothes I got so look out for all of those!  Have a great weekend!

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17 comments:

  1. You got so many amazing things! I am drooling over those boots though...they are to die for!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Lingerie Giveaway!

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  2. Boi-ing concealer is my favorite! It works wonders!

    Amy
    http://xchampagnepearls.blogspot.com/

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  3. Awesome gifts! I can't wait to see the Pandora bracelet! Mine is so mis-matched and needs a serious revamping haha.

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  4. Amazing gifts! Those boots are making me literally drool! haha x

    Molly's Beauty Spot | A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  5. Omg wow! You got some really awesome stuff! I love the socks with the bows on them. Super cute! And those boots..love! Your mom is so sweet. I mean, Santa is so sweet!

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  6. Wow! Looks like you had a successful Christmas. Love your nude clutch and boots! Happy holidays!

    Xo, Amanda

    www.theamandakathryn.com

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  8. I love the way that the presents were wrapped! Adorable! My favorite gift was probably these cutesie workout clothes that I posted about yesterday- www.mypassionjourney.com (the link above didn't work for some reason)

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  9. So many gifts darling ! they look stunning

    wanna follow each other on GFC/FB and Instagram ?

    Kisses
    Hannah

    Elegantesque Blog

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  10. Lovely gifts. I am really fond of the make-up pieces and the boots you got!
    What do you think about following each other, dear?
    Just let me know
    Happy Holidays!
    kisses,
    http://evamilano.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Yah Santa did great for you this year! Arn't those the best though :) Just saw your blog post over at Chasing Elephants, can't wait to read about your adventure, and your blog in general!

    xo. Kailagh

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  12. Amazing gifts girlie!!! Please do a review on the stay don't stray and I'm so wanting to try that!!!! Those black boots are fabulous also. Looking for a pair myself. Love the holiday season!!! xoxo

    Mel
    www.turquoiseblonde.com

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  13. I also received fuzzy socks for Christmas, as well as some Benefit products. I absolutely love their Fake Up Concealer for under the eyes. I've love a review of the LM Secret Brightening, or a video on what you've been doing!

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  14. Love the make up and that clutch!!
    I got the mia 2 and a hair styling brush!

    Krisimiller.com

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