Hi, everyone! Hope you're all getting to catch your breath after the hectic holiday season... I'm back in Toronto now after just over a week in my hometown. Always bittersweet to leave my family behind, but also very happy to be home with my boyfriend and kitty. I missed those little buggers! ;) As part of my unpacking process, I gathered all of the beauty-related gifts I was lucky enough to receive for Christmas and thought I'd share with you these new goodies in my collection!
Here are some lovely gifts that I received from my parents and my sister:
Sephora Favourites Beauty Sleep Set
This was tops on my wishlist as I've been dying to try Sunday Riley's Luna Sleeping Night Oil for ages but didn't want to take the plunge before sampling it. The kit also includes minis of Korres Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial, Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Treatment, and Origins High Potency Night-a-Mins, all of which sound perfectly great, so I could not pass this up!
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal
I've heard great things about Opal's universally flattering shade, and after falling smitten with the Pressed version of the Shimmering Skin Perfectors, I'm eager to give the fluid version a go!
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk of Shame
I've been lusting after these since their release and I finally have one in my collection! Walk of Shame is the most beautiful muted berry red that could not be more flattering. Plus, the formula is ultra lightweight and comfortable while being very pigmented. Win! You can see me wearing it in my latest look of the day, here.
Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eye Palette in The Uptown Girl
I already own The Dolce Vita palette and am beyond smitten, so I was eager to finally select another from the range. I got a makeover with The Uptown Girl when the Charlotte Tilbury counter first opened and was super impressed with the flattering silvery taupe-purples in the quad. So happy to have this in my stash!
Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Hydrangea
I am never disappointed with a Revlon lipstick and was super impressed with the other Ultra HD lippie in my stash. Hydrangea is a stunning vivid mid-tone pink that I cannot wait to wear. The shade is completely up my alley!
Revlon ColourStay Moisture Stain in India Intrigue
I really like the texture of these, so was thrilled to receive this gorgeous cool-toned berry fuchsia shade. Love the name too!
... and some generous gifts from two of my bestest friends:
Innisfree Tea Tree It's Real Squeeze Mask
I've heard great things about Innisfree, but it's way hard to find in Toronto. A friend of mine discovered the brand in an NYC shop recently and instantly thought of me. I wonder why? ;) I love a good sheet mask and am excited that this one aims to clear the skin while soothing and hydrating.
Jezebel Soap Tart Handmade Soap
I love to try unique soaps and the cheeky, vintage inspired packaging is totally up my alley. The fresh, invigorating scent will be perfect for mornings!
Innisfree Tangerine Hand Cream
My hands need all the care they can get in the wintertime, so this will no doubt be a staple in my purse. The packaging is adorable too :)
Innisfree Canola Honey Lip Balm
As with my hands, ditto for my lips. Winter ravages them. Appreciate the handy tube packaging and it has a great honey scent!
e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipsticks in Bordeaux Beauty, Rosy Go-Round, Coral Cutie, Pink Minx, and Red Carpet
I have yet to try an e.l.f. lipstick so am so eager to use these! The hydrating formula will be perfect for the colder months and the range of shades I received is amazing!
Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm in Roly Posy Rosy
I tend to wear more cream blushes in wintertime, as to add more moisture and luminosity to my cheeks, so I'll be sure to keep this in my regular rotation over the coming months. The rosy shade is so flattering too!
Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in Oversized Orchid
These have one of my favourite cream shadow formulas and since I've added more cool-toned purple and silver shadows to my collection lately, this will act as an amazing base.
Sandalwood Tea Company Spicy Orange Green Tea
So this isn't technically beauty-related, but I've included it here because, tea! If there were ever a perfect tea for me, this is it! A bit zesty, a lot spicy, with a balanced green tea base. So, so good and- again- perfect for Winter!
Pineapple Print Makeup Bag
I love a good colourful fruity print (specific, but true) and the current makeup bag in my purse is pretty beat. This cute little guy will take its place nicely!
Overall, I could not be happier with the incredible gifts I received this year. My face, body, and tummy will be feeling beyond pampered for the months to come. A huge thank you once again to the friends and family who passed these little treasures my way :)
Do you own any of the products I featured here today? What did you get for Christmas this year?
Have a fantastic day! xo