*DISCLAIMER* I am not in any way trying to brag or show off I just love reading these types of posts and watching these kinds of videos so I thought I might try and do one myself ❤ I decided to combine the What I got for Christmas alongside a Christmas recap/what I got up to during December as I thought it might be a fun way to do it as it is the best of two worlds of not being too present based but also for the people who are like me and like to see what other people got for Christmas it includes an element of that as well 🙂 *DISCLAIMER*
The first big Christmassy thing I did during the month of December was go to BeautyCon London which was absolutely AMAZING, it’s an event that happens every year where brands, influencers and celebrities get together to celebrate their love of Make-up 🙂 I absolutely love Make-up as some of you may know so this was absolute Heaven for me ☺️ I went with my best friend Hannah and we had so much fun! She actually wrote a blog post about it which I will link here: https://justhannahhere.wordpress.com/2017/12/18/beautycon-london-2017/
My first christmas dinner was with my flatmates up in London on the 11th of December 🙂 We decided to do a proper roast dinner for mains, I made chocolate brownie for dessert and Chiara made bruschetta and aubergine parmigiana for starters 🙂 The food was absolutely delicious and we were so stuffed by the end of the meal!! It was lovely helping to prepare all of the food, go food shopping together and dance around the kitchen listening to Christmas songs 🙂
There are four of us in the flat so we decided to do a Secret Santa 🙂 The person who picked me for secret santa was my flatmate Poon who I actually only met at the start of this year but we get on really well and I feel like she got my present spot on 🙂 I have been talking about the spectrum brushes for a while because they are gorgeous and was very close to buying a set when I went to the birchbox shop but now I have one of the brushes and you can never go wrong with fluffy socks!!
My second Christmas get together was with my two really good friends from university Ria and Ellie 🙂 We arranged to have a sleepover at Ellie’s house on the 17th of December when all of us had submitted our assessments for the term 🙂 This time I had a slightly less traditional Christmas dinner which was a curry but it was also very very delicious 🙂 After the food we watched love actually, played heads up which had us all laughing hysterically and chatted for ages 🙂 The next morning we didn’t wake up till quite late as we were all shattered and then it was time to leave 😦
As some of you may know I am a massive Disney Nerd and love the songs from Disney movies so my friend Ria got me a cd of the Disney songs which also included a bonus cd of Christmas songs 🙂 Earlier in the year we had had an assignment where we had to write about an animal from London Aquarium so I picked turtles because they are one of my favourite animals so my friend Ellie got me a gorgeous bracelet with a turtle on it which I am currently wearing as I write this post 🙂
After the Christmas sleepover with Ellie and Ria it was time to come home for Christmas so that meant that I could put up my Christmas tree, see the family decorations and see my dog in her Christmas jumper!!!
My next two Christmas get togethers were with my two best friends from High School Hannah and Anna which involved us all going to Winter Wonderland and then all of us getting together for Pizza and movies which we do every year and have termed Friendmas 🙂 I actually blogged both of these events which can be found here:
After friendmas the next Christmassy thing was Christmas Eve!!! For anyone who read my Christmas Eve traditions blog you will know that on Christmas Eve my family has a tradition of having a Chinese Take-away in the evening, opening £5 presents which usually include some sort of game and watching a Christmas movie 🙂 I didn’t take any photos or blog this as I wanted to be in the moment and enjoy it but I did take some photos on Christmas day! This year my brother had to work on Christmas day so we got up at 5am to open our presents and have a cooked breakfast before my brother went to work 🙂 My brother went to work at around 7am so then the rest of my family went back to bed but I struggled to go back to sleep so stayed awake and watched How The Grinch Stole Christmas which is one of my favourite Christmas films 🙂 When everyone else had woken up we had some nibbles, played games and then headed to my Nan’s house for a big Christmas dinner 🙂
I was very spoilt this Christmas and received a Michael Kors bag!! I have wanted a Michael Kors bag as I have inherited my mum’s love of bags 🙂 A few months ago my parents went to Bichester Village which is an outlet in Birmingham and took me with them as they wanted me to pick out a bag I would like 🙂 I am a lover of purple so ofc I picked a purple/burgandy style bag 🙂 I was very lucky and received the Zoella Treasure me set which has most of her Snowella collection and a Lush gift box as I am a big fan of Lush! The candle, Dodie book, Smashbox set and Morphe palette were all surprises which I was not expecting and I am beyond grateful ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
On Boxing day my Mum’s brother and his family came round for another Christmas dinner which was so nice and then the Christmas period was over 😦 😦 I have had such an amazing December which included completing blogmas- I enjoyed blogmas so much I decided to daily blog until the end of December which you might have noticed. I want to thank everyone who has stuck with me through this month and has read my blog posts and commented and liked I hope you have enjoyed reading the posts as much as I have enjoyed writing them and I hope you also enjoy the next two posts which are going up ❤ Who knows I might be doing blogmas again next year 😛
Let me know in the comments what you got up to during the festive period ❤