Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Santa, Baby... You Did Good!

Hi, everyone! I've already shared with you the amazing makeup-filled gift that my sister got me this Christmas and now it's time for a peek at what Santa (i.e., my overly generous, extremely adorable parents) picked up for me this year. In addition to some much needed work wear, they were lovely enough to indulge some of my biggest beauty wishes. I really was like a little kid Christmas morning opening it all up! 


We all know that I'm a huge fan of the Josie Maran Coconut Watercolour Eye Shadows, so I was super excited to get the Josie Maran Winter Dreams Argan Colour Collection. It not only features another of my beloved liquid shadows, but also a mascara, a cream cheek colour, a highlighter, and a bottle of her famous argan oil. Can't wait to dig in! I was also bitten by the Jo Malone bug this year, and it was her newest fragrance, Wood Sage and Sea Salt, that completely captured my heart. The scent is incredibly unique in that it has zero floral notes to it. It's a touch sweet, a touch salty, and very fresh. I'm in looove! I can see this bottle going quickly. Perhaps the item I squealed loudest about was the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette. These blushes were one of my favourite products of the year and, fortuitously, this palette did not contain any of the shades I already owned. It's a true thing of beauty! 


I also received some gorgeous goodies from Bourjois and The Body Shop. The Bourjois Le Rouge set really is a perfect collection. Not only does it contain a Rouge Edition Velvet in Personne Ne Rouge (a lovely warm red in my favourite lip formula of the year), it also features a glimmery golden liner, an eye kohl, a top coat, and a volumizing mascara. It truly has it all! The Body Shop really re-captured my heart this past year, so I was so happy to see a selection of my favourite treats from the brand under the tree. I scored my new favourite makeup remover, their Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, a couple goodies from their Coconut range (love the sweet scent!) and one of their brand new nail polishes in Body Shop Green. Finally, the gift was completed with two goodies from the Glazed Apple holiday range, which has a beautifully tangy-sweet-refreshing fragrance. 

Needless to say, I was totally spoiled this holiday. I am now back in Toronto and, while my suitcase remains unpacked (whoops), I have been eagerly delving into these new proudcts. Look out for some reviews soon!

What did Santa bring you this year? Tempted by any of my  new goodies?

Thanks so much for dropping by! xo

18 comments:

  1. Ohhh you got the gorgeous Hourglass blush palette!!

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  2. I also can't get enough of the Hourglass blushes and that blush palette is nothing short of amazing. Also kicks ass that you had none of those shades!

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    1. It couldn't have worked out any better! xo

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  3. Whoaa your parents are so generous!!! That Josie Maran set is super lovely, and now I feel the urge to buy myself that Hourglass palette ;) Enjoy Wood Sage & Sea Salt! I adore that one as well!

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    1. They really are- I feel so lucky at Christmas! You should definitely get the Hourglass palette, Sunny! xo

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  4. This is awesome! You are a lucky girl (:

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  5. your products look amazing! I'm envious! =)
    Have a great new year!
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Nancy- same to you! xo

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  6. Ahhh! Glad to see that you liked the Josie Maran set! Isn't her stuff great?! Also, I've never tried a Jo Malone scent, but no floral notes? That sounds like my kind of perfume! ;)
    Also, that Bourjois kit looks adorable! Love it!

    www.lilting-grace.blogspot.com

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    1. I've been so impressed with Josie Maran this year! And definitely check out Wood Sage and Sea Salt- it's beautiful and so unique :)

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  7. I grabbed that Josie Maran set JUST because of your glowing reviews of the shadow :)

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    1. Ah, awesome! Hope you love them too, Julie! xo

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  8. Love everything! Lucky girl!

    http://www.lifeofbrookeandjane.blogspot.com/2014/12/winter-wonderland.html

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  9. Lucky girl indeed! My family isn't big on gift-giving so they didn't give me anyhing beauty related - I'll live vicariously through you instead though!

    Stephanie | theFantasia.com

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  10. Those gifts are AWESOME! I am in love with Wood Sage & Sea Salt, too! Such an amazing fragrance. Hope you had a happy holiday!!

    xo Brianna | Glazed Over

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    1. Thanks so much, Brianna! Glad you're loving it too :)

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  11. What fantastic presents! :)
    That Hourglass palette looks so spectacular as does the Jo Malone scent!!
    I just posted my 'What I Got For Christmas' post, which I hope you can check out if you get a chance lovely:
    What I Got For Christmas

    Ellis - Ellis Tuesday

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All of your lovely comments make my day! Thanks for taking the time to share your musings, ideas, and opinions. Feel free to leave a link to your blog- I'd be happy to check it out :)