What I Got for Christmas 2017

The Christmas chaos is over! I hope you had a fantastic time. It’s the annual tradition to post what I got for Christmas so here it is! (and as is with tradition, I’m too lazy to take photos so you get stock photos! ๐Ÿ˜› )

Smashbox Drawn in. Decked Out. Multi-use Brush Set

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

Tarteist Pro To Go Amazonian Clay Palette

Belif Don’t Be Flaky Set

Includes The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb, Moisturizing & Firming Eye Cream, and Hungarian Water Essence.

EOS Holiday Set (includes Peppermint Mocha, Ginger, and Vanilla)

Trader Joe’s Face Mask Trio

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Spray

LUSH soaps in Snowcloud, Christmas Rocker, and Saucy Snowcake

LUXE BOX Holiday Beauty Stocking Stuffer 2017

Ok, I took one crappy picture with my phone because I couldn’t find a photo of this online. ๐Ÿ˜› My friend got this for me as a gift and also one for herself. This was an exclusive deal for Amex card holders. She was so disappointed in the contents since she assumed it would contain luxury brands… not Garnier and Vasaline. But I’m ok with what’s inside! It contains:
โ€ข Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment 15g
โ€ข Garnier Micellar Water 125ml
โ€ข Vasaline Lip Therapy Cocoa Butter 17g (full size)
โ€ข Laritzy Lip Pencil in Retro Red (full size)
โ€ข CoverGirl Full Lash Bloom mascara in Black (full size)
โ€ข Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb 10ml
โ€ข Prevage Anti-aging Daily Serum 5ml

Bath & Body Works Foaming Hand Soaps

Turonno T-shirt

This may not make any sense unless you’re from Toronto. “Turonno” is phonetically how locals pronounce the word “Toronto” and we’re kind of proud of that fact. ๐Ÿ˜›

Glass Bowl

I couldn’t find the exact one so this is as close as I could find online.

Coca Cola Metal Coin Bank Delivery Truck

The North Face Aconcagua Vest

Fossil Black Leather Watch Strap

Edible goodies:

โ€ข Ferrero Rocher

โ€ข Grape Kit Kat
โ€ข Mango Pocky Squeeze

โ€ข Mary Macleod Shortbread
โ€ข Theo Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallows
โ€ข Fraktals Handmade Belgian Chocolate Buttercrunch

Gift cards to Cadillac Fairview (shopping mall), Lululemon, Sephora, Nordstrom, Indigo, and Shoppers Drug Mart.

How was your Christmas? What presents did you receive? ๐Ÿ™‚

52 thoughts on “What I Got for Christmas 2017

  1. Love all the bits you got. The don’t be flaky set looks great. My skin needs it!๐Ÿ˜‚ And the Fenty gloss looks pretty๐Ÿ˜ Love the vest and t-shirt. So funny you say Turonno. People in London say Laaandon๐Ÿ˜‚ We need a shirt made xx

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  2. You got a HAUL!

    From my boyfriend I got some Mickey Mouse jammies, some festive boot socks (the socks are the wrong size so we have to exchange them), a Target gift card & a remote control Lightning McQueen (because I told him I had an RC car when I was a kid). Iโ€™m kinda disappointed he didnโ€™t get me the Thunderbug (Tampa Bay Lightning mascot) socks I was obsessing over at the mall a couple weeks ago. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Oh And a tv antenna so I can watch the Buzzr retro game show network (it comes on as a digital over the air channel here but itโ€™s not on my cable).

    From my dad I got a bunch of gift cards (Starbucks, Red Robin, Panera, BWW, JC Penney… which he put in a Sephora bag & you can use JCP gift cards at the Sephoras in JCP), some Ghirardelli chocolate squares & a variety popcorn tin.

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      1. My in-laws kitties got some toys too (including this crazy automatic laser light show thing?) and all they wanted to do was climb in the gift boxes and gift bags. ๐Ÿ˜†


    1. How are socks the wrong size? Do you have unusually large or small feet… ๐Ÿ˜›
      Aww you can always drop mad hints to him for the Thunderbug socks come Valentine’s Day! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Gift cards always good to receive! Enjoy your Christmas goodies!


      1. Oooh I hope the pro is as good as the tartelette tease for you. Hopefully you’ll do a review because the larger pro palette is a fave of a friend of mine but I have no desire to get the large palette.


  3. Oooh, what lovely gifts!
    The Tarte palette looks like it would be really good for travelling. And ha, you got the Sugar Crush body spray – now you can walk around smelling like a margarita all the time!
    And umm, no wonder your friend was annoyed, the box is called a LUXE BOX and is full of drugstore items. Not to say the products inside aren’t good, but it’s just misleading.
    Grape Kit Kat sounds so interesting! And ooooh Mango Pocky, I’ve never tried that either! Although the “squeeze” part of the name is confusing, but it seems to be just normal Pocky?
    The Turonno shirt XD

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    1. Yes I really liked the Tartelette Tease palette, which I took to Japan with me. I’m hoping this will be good too!

      Heehee, I sprayed the Sugar Crush mist yesterday to imagine that I was sitting on a beach instead of freezing my butt off here! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

      I totally understand why she would be miffed… especially since the offer is through Amex too – they fancy themselves to be more premium. Ah well.

      I haven’t a clue about the Pocky, why it’s Squeeze. I’ll try it soon!

      Haha yes, Turonno! Actually, I think it should have been Turonna instead. ๐Ÿ˜›

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  4. We don’t do presents for Christmas as we do presents for something else in December already. Still, my parents got me some cash and we were allowed to pick out a Christmas gift during my work Christmas party too.

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    1. We (my bf and I) were just saying that we should do away with getting gifts for each other… we already have what we need, and if there’s something that we want, we would just buy it for ourselves.


  5. Chocolates and gift cards are always safe gifts! I had considered posting stock photos of what I got for Christmas too but didn’t as the rest of the photos in the post all looked so nice ๐Ÿ˜›

    The Fenty gloss and Tarteist palette are stunning! I have a Vaseline Cocoa Butter lip balm and it smells SO GOOD! Mine is in a little pot and it’s the cutest!

    Love a vest! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I’ve consumed so much chocolate lately, I don’t even want to touch another piece for at least a WEEK! ๐Ÿ˜›
      Oh I think I know the little Vaseline pots you’re talking about – I have the Rose one like that! This:

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  6. Oooh you got great presents! That Turonno t-shirt Looks so comfy, and the Belif eye cream Looks interesting..
    I got a LittLe jar fuLL of coLorfuL paper cLips from my office secret Santa, and a few scratches and bite marks from my cat XD

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    1. Yes that t-shirt is made of a very soft material!
      Aww haha poor you, why did your cat bite you? Or knowing cats… it was probably for absolutely no reason at all! ๐Ÿ˜†


    1. We exchange wish lists in November – around 10 items on the list so that people can pick and choose what to buy me. It’s a great system since I’m a little surprised but I end up with what I really want. ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. It’s been SO COLD here lately, that vest has been godsent! The Smashbox brush set contains a super unique brush that has a triangular shape ferrule – not sure what to use it for yet.

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    1. I used that Tartiest palette yesterday and it’s great quality and I could do a full eye look with just that palette. I’m definitely packing that with me on my next trip!


  7. Looks like you had a lovely Christmas :] those Lush soaps are so cute, especially the little rocking horse! And grape KitKats??? As a KitKat fanatic, I need to know what these taste like… hopefully more like chocolate covered raisins and not like chocolate + Grape Crush soda, which is what my initial thought was ๐Ÿ˜›

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    1. I haven’t eaten the grape Kit Kat yet – I’m excited! Will report back! I’m a huge fan of grape flavoured things… I don’t even mind if they’re really artificial tasting grape flavour. ๐Ÿ˜›

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  8. OMG this is like another Black Friday / Crack Friday thing! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Awesome presents – the edible ones too! Those Fraktals looks like they were inspired by Toblerone.

    I love those Lush soaps. They’re so cute.

    I understand why your friend thought she’d get more luxurious items with that Luxe box… but I agree with you, I think the stuff inside is actually quite alright.

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    1. I haven’t opened all the treats yet – I’ve eaten too much sweets over the holidays, I have to pace myself! I’m really looking forward to trying them. ๐Ÿ˜›

      I suppose with the name like “Luxe”, it would be expected to have higher end brands. Ah well… ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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  9. Great gifts! Did you say GRAPE Kit Kat? I’m gonna need you to report back on how that actually is.

    That Turonno shirt is awesome; native Calgarians have a specific (aka right) way of saying Calgary too – I’d totally pick up a YYC version if they made them!

    I’ve been eyeing that Tarte palette for a year or more – I want it but I also don’t need more eyeshadow – such a struggle.

    We picked up that humungous tray of Ferrero Rocher for Christmas and I ate most of them and my skin is hating me for it – but they’re SO GOOD!

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    1. I still haven’t busted open that Grape Kit Kat yet – I’m half scared, and half trying to prolong the anticipation. I’ll probably have it over the weekend and I will report back.

      How do you say Calgary? I’m curious now!

      I wore that Tarte palette last week and it’s great. If you want to talk yourself into it – it’s a fantastic little palette if you’re going away for a night or two. It takes up absolutely no space at all! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      I’ve been eating 1 Ferrero Rocher daily and encouraging others to hep out – and that box is still more than half full. I love Ferrero Rocher but man, it’s getting to be somewhat of a chore! ๐Ÿ˜†


    2. We ate the Grape Kit Kat finally and it is good! The flavour is very subtle – not bam in your face grape. I felt the smell was more grape than the actual taste. I’m glad I got to try it!


  10. I had hard core flu during Christmas ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I received a cashmere sweater, a travel notebook, mug (drawn by my niece; it’s so cute), a get away gift card and some rose shape soap ๐Ÿ˜€

    How’s that Fenty gloss getting along? It gets sooooo much buzz~~

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    1. The Fenty gloss is excellent! The hype is real on that one – very flattering shade (universal?) and it does not feel sticky on the lips, wears off well, and smells like candy!

      Owning a Cashmere sweater is a life goal of mine… I would like to knit one for myself but I’m imagining the cost!
      Sorry to hear you had the flu! I get the flu shot every year and I’ve been ok.


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