What I Got For Christmas 2016

Hey everyone, how was your Christmas? We had a great Christmas and we all got lots of great gifts, so I thought I would do a blog post on the beauty related items I was gifted this year. 

So if you follow me on Instagram (@_rachelbeauty) you will probably already know that I am a HUGE fan of beauty boxes, I think they are great for toppping up your beauty & makeup collection in an affordable way. For Christmas my Mum got me a Tili Beauty Box. The Tili box is not a subscription service like many beauty boxes are, you just buy it when you want to, which I think is great. Inside the box was 8 items, including the Tarte Tartiest Mascara, OPI Nail Polish in the shade Russian, Laura Geller Spackle Primer, Pixi Eyeliner, Percy  & Reed Volumising Mousse, NIOD Hyaluronic Complex, Caudalie Broad Spectrum Moisteriser & a Philosophy Shower Gel. We worked out that not including the 2 sample sized items the total value of the box was £103.30, not bad for a £20 spend!

My Fiances Mum gave me this Tresemme Hairdryer which was great because my old hairdryer was most definitely ready for the bin! It came with a small flat paddle brush & a heat protecting spray.

I also took part in a box swap this Christmas with a lovely girl from Facebook & in my box was this Zoeva Naturally You Palette. I absolutely love this! It is so my colours! I have had a quick swatch of it & the colour payoff seems great.

Another gift I got from my Mum this year is this little Soap & Glory Merry Kiss Much gift set. Inside it has 3 of the Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Sticks in pretty Nude, Berry & Pink colours inside.

I got some money just before Christmas from my Grandad & so I treated myself to a Kylie Cosmetics Lipkit & lucky for me at the time they were doing a promotion where you also got a Lipkit free in the shade Merry. The shade I purchased myself was Posie K. 

Another great gift I got this Christmas was from my Fiancé and it was this Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette. Just look at the colours, it is sooooooo pretty! I can’t wait to create some fun looks with this beaut. Chris also got me a beautiful full length mirror which has a large compartment behind it to store jewellery & other items inside. He hasn’t built it for me yet but I will instagram a picture of it once he does. 

One of my favourite gifts that I’ve received this Christmas was from my lovely friend Jo & it’s this vintage powder compact & perfume spray. I don’t have any idea how old they are – maybe not even that old – but they just look so luxurious & special. Obviously these are not for use as at this point it would be unsanitary, but for collecting & admiring which I most definitely will do!

I am so lucky to have been given such great gifts this Christmas & I hope that you all got some fab things too! Let me know your favourite gift in the comments below!

Rachel xoxo 

Christmas Eve 2016

It’s Christmas Eve here and we are all very excited! We have a day full of Christmas activities planned – making our Santa plates, wrapping pressies, watching Christmas films and eating lots & lots of yummy Christmas goodies! Wherever you are and whoever you are spending Christmas with have a good one! I know we will! 


Rachel xoxo