I've loved seeing what everyone else got, and really wish that i had given into Soap & Glory temptation when i saw the £20 hatbox i thought i didn't need. Sigh.
Expect reviews on a few of the things below, the Lush stuff in particular - it. is. mega.
Here are my lovelies :)
Every Christmas needs a little David and Goliath, that tshirt had me laughing for a substantial amount of time.The dress fits like an absolute dream. It'll be getting its first outing tomorrow, it's beautiful.
The beauty side;
The Benefit Celebutante palette, I never knew how good their eye shadows were, definitely want to try more. A couple of the Lush items aren't pictured, but i managed to get one of the goody bags for spending £20, well £10 since me and a friend split it then spilt the goodies. I think we were left with the lesser of the bags though.
There isn't any MAC, no. Not that i am a huge MAC fan as so many others seem to be, but the main reason is because my mother went to numerous MAC counters and was offered no help in any, but she moseyed over to the Benefit counter she was spoken to immediately. I personally don't see the over obsession with MAC, Benefit is much higher on my list of joys - but I'm going to get a couple of things I wanted when i manage to get to a counter.
Then, my brother conveniently was bringing an almost empty suitcase home from America with him this year, so he can take more stuff over, and obviously, i offered to fill it for him. It would just look suspicious otherwise...
Some of my lovely American finds;
Sephora by O.P.I - Metro Chic Matte.
I wasn't initially a fan of the finish, but it really grows on you, i tried it shiny too, and it does look a little better. The matte formula also seems to contribute to chipping, this only lasted 3 days before i had to take it off.
China Glaze - OMG.
This is my favourite. Again, not so much with staying power, but surprisingly longer than i expected. I honestly can't stop looking at it when it catches the light.
I have wanted this for ages. It worked out at just over £8, which is a bargain. Plus, I couldn't find it anywhere in the UK. It has the same effect as a white liner, but is much less stark, so much less harsh, it just makes a great contrast to the white of your eye.
These shoes are another that seem to be catching my eye while remaining on display in my room. To make it even better, they are stupidly comfy and were only $25. Mmmm.
I realise this wasn't the most exciting of posts for most, but i wanted to share what i got with you all, as I've loved looking at the posts filling up my little box of what everyone else received!
I'm still working my way through the hoards of chocolate i got, but I'm getting back into blogging!