Blogmas Day 28: What I got for Christmas 2021 :)

Blogmas Day 28: What I got for Christmas 2021 :)


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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 ❀ DISCLAIMER

This year I have been so so lucky and have received some really thoughtful and lovely presents πŸ™‚ I think the last few years have shown that Christmas really isn’t about the gifts but its about who is in your life and the people that you love ❀

The first person I saw was one of my best friends Birunda when we went to see Spiderman NWH together and she got me two books which I’m very excited to read!! We actually became friends because everytime we would borrow a book from our school library it would have the other persons name as the last person to borrow it so then we got chatting and the rest is history πŸ™‚

My Mums best friend popped round the day before Christmas eve and dropped round some presents including a mini greenhouse for me which is so so cool!!! I have gotten really into plants and stuff over the last year so I’m very excited for my new project πŸ™‚

As many of you will know I’m a big fan of lush stuff and bath bombs and candles so I got a few different toiletry bits from different people which I’m so grateful for and will last me till next Christmas ❀

One of the really cool gifts that my Mum surprised me with was an orange syrup for my hot chocolate as I am a big fan of the Costa Terrys Chocolate Orange Hot Chocolates so she thought that it would be a nice idea for me to be able to make them myself at home πŸ™‚

Most years my Mum gets me some sort of calendar for the year ahead and so this year I picked out a Hamilton calendar which I’m very excited to put up and write all over it with hopefully lots of lovely plans in the new year πŸ™‚

From my oldest brother I got a Nightmare Before Christmas cookbook and music box which are both so cool!!! I am a massive fan of that movie and end up watching it multiple times in the lead up to Halloween which my brother knows πŸ™‚ He also got my Mum and I tickets to a show in the new year!

My parents also got me some clothes from Lucy and Yak which I was very grateful for and my middle brother got my Mum and I a combined present which he does most years and he sends us on a Spa weekend ❀ Thank you so much to everyone who sent me well wishes, presents and love this year ❀

Let me know in the comments what Christmas present from years past has meant the most to you and why πŸ™‚

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Blogmas Day 26: What I got for Christmas 2020 πŸ˜Š

Blogmas Day 26: What I got for Christmas 2020 πŸ˜Š

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 ❀ DISCLAIMER

I have been so lucky this year to get some amazing gifts from friends despite lockdown and I think especially this year has shown that its not what you get but all of the people around you that are important especially at this time of year πŸ™‚

The Thursday before Christmas my Mums Best Friend came over to exchange presents and I got a really cool LED light which is going to go above my mirror as my mirror lights are broken and also some Harry Potter face masks πŸ™‚

On the 21st of December Barghavi came round which was so lovely and we exchanged gifts in the garden with blankets, a heater and hot chocolates which made it feel so Christmassy! I received some absolutely amazing presents from Barghavi including bits for Maya and bits for my bedroom as well πŸ™‚ Gin which I absolutely love and a lovely Tangled necklace πŸ™‚

On the 22nd I had a zoom call with my two friends Hannah and Anna which was so much fun πŸ™‚ We opened presents and had a catch up which was so lovely πŸ™‚ Most of my presents were self-care related which was so sweet πŸ™‚ Hannah got my a decoration for my tree and her favourite face mask πŸ™‚ Then Anna got me a Harry Potter themed candle and a reading journal πŸ™‚

The next day I skyped with my two friends Ria and Ellie who I haven’t seen in absolutely ages!! The last time I saw Ria was last Christmas!! I managed to see Ellie in August because she moved to London- it was so nice to be able to chat to them and talk about how their lives were going and chatting to them πŸ™‚ My friend Ellie is obsessed with succulents and actually bought me my first one for my 21st birthday πŸ™‚ I now have a whole windowsill of them! She was also the one who recommended Ru Pauls Drag Race πŸ™‚ Then Ria got me a lovely keyring and a frame with a lovely print which says my nickname from them on it as well (Grape Fruitbread- its a long story)

From my parents I got some lovely lovely and sentimental presents including a Pandora charm bracelet, a lovely Kate Spade bag and some toiletry bits πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ My brother Jamie got me a bracelet with an inscription that says “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light” from Harry Potter which is my favourite quote and also Harry Potter dobble πŸ™‚ My other brother Billy got my Mum and I a night away at a spa which will be absolutely lovely whenever we’re allowed to go πŸ™‚

I am so grateful to get to spend time with my friends and family this year even if it was a bit different than usual πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments what your favourite part of Christmas is πŸ™‚

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What I got for Christmas/Christmas recap 2017Β 

What I got for Christmas/Christmas recap 2017Β 

*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 πŸ™‚ *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 πŸ™‚ 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:Β 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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

There are four of us in the flat so we decided to do a Secret Santa πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ 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!!

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My second Christmas get together was with my two really good friends from university Ria and Ellie πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ This time I had a slightly less traditional Christmas dinner which was a curry but it was also very very delicious πŸ™‚ After the food we watched love actually, played heads up which had us all laughing hysterically and chatted for ages πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚


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 πŸ™‚ I actually blogged both of these events which can be found here:

Winter Wonderland:https://gracethoroughgoodbeauty.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/winter-wonderland-2017/

Friendmas:Β https://gracethoroughgoodbeauty.wordpress.com/2017/12/27/friendmas/

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 Β£5 presents which usually include some sort of game and watching a Christmas movie πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ I am a lover of purple so ofc I picked a purple/burgandy style bag πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ˜›

Let me know in the comments what you got up to during the festive period ❀

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