What I Got For Christmas 2016!

IMG_9281.jpgHello everyone, 

I hope you are all well and Happy New Year! As Christmas is now sadly over and it is the start of a new year, I thought I would share with you the things that I very kindly received this Christmas a few days ago! This post is also a collab with the lovely Simpllyme who is also doing the same post over on her blog which I know you will all love! I hope you enjoy my lovelies…


Before I start I would just like to say that I am very grateful for everything and more that I received and I wouldn’t want to come across as if I was bragging or boasting. I just thought this post might be interesting as I know that I like to read these types of posts!

IMG_9275.jpgWhat I Got For Christmas 2016:


For my main present this year I was lucky enough to receive a rose gold iPhone 6s as my contract had expired! I am absolutely over the moon with it but I thought I would focus on the other items I got which are more interesting!


Me and my sister still have a stocking even though we are probably a bit too old now but who says your too old for a stocking!? Inside was a few items that I’d asked for and also a few surprises! The first item I received was the Zoella Pottering Around Decorative Storage Pots which I can’t wait to place on my desk to store a succulent, makeup brushes or whatever you fancy! You may or may not know that I am obsessed with copper and marble along with probably many people so I was very excited about receiving these! I also love the ‘blooming marvellous‘ and ‘pick me‘ quotes which add that extra bit of detail to the pots! I’m not quite sure what these are made out of but they feel quite substantial and don’t feel as though they are made out of plastic like I thought! Anyway, if you are looking for something to add a bit of copper and marble to your room like me, these are fab!!img_9314img_9359

The next things I received are from Gabreiella’s homeware and stationary range from Primark! I’ve always loved her stationary range and already own a few of her notebooks so this adorable Gabriella Cat Pencil Set will match my notebooks perfectly! Talk about being coordinated!! I had never purchased anything from her clothing or homeware range though so when I also opened these Gabriella Cat Fluffy Socks, I couldn’t wait to try them on! These are now glued to my feet because they are the softest thing I have ever felt, and how cute is the cat design!? The socks even have paw prints on the bottom and a non slip ‘Gabriella‘ logo. I just love the pastel colours throughout her ranges and basically I will definitely be getting myself down to Primark to pick up a few more items, maybe even another pair of these socks!!img_9285IMG_9354.jpg

Moving onto bath and body things, I very kindly received The Body Shop British Rose Gift Set which includes a shower gel, instant glow body butter and a bath lily all in the British Rose scent because my family and friends all know how much I love The Body Shop and this particular scent so I can’t wait to use these!!img_9311img_9313

Another gift by Zoella aka Zoe Sugg is her third book, Girl Online Going Solo which I am very excited to read after loving her previous books ‘Girl Online‘ and ‘Girl Online On Tour.’ If you haven’t already read them, I would definitely recommend you have a read!

The next gift is something I wasn’t expecting but at the same time is going to come in very useful which I am actually excited to try! It is this Philips Ladyshave Wet and Dry Electric Razor (which sadly wouldn’t fit in shot along with the hot water bottle) which is essentially an electric razor that claims to ‘shave your whole body quickly, easily and safely.’ This also has a ‘small shaving head for smooth results while protecting your skin.’ I am no expert but it sounds very intriguing which I will be looking forward to trying out to see if it does what it claims! IMG_9307.jpg

For Christmas this year, I kindly received quite a few items from Benefit which were the ‘Benefit Gimmie Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel,’ ‘Benefit Browvo! Conditioning Eyebrow Primer,’ ‘Benefit Keep It Real Makeup Bag‘ and a ‘Mini Benefit They’re Real Mascara.’  I have always used brow palettes which have a wax and brow powder and even though they are great, I’ve always wanted to try a product from Benefit’s brow range now they are known for their brows! Now that I have received these and have tried them they are definitely worth the splurge! The Benefit makeup bag was also a lovely surprise as I was in need of a new makeup bag seen as mine has stains all over it and basically needs getting rid of! I have already tried the mascara before and absolutely loved it so having another mini one is fab!!img_9336img_9337img_9338

Another thing that I have always wanted to get my hands on is this Tanya Burr Lipstick in the shade ‘Pink Cocoa.‘ As soon as Tanya released these lipsticks to her makeup range I instantly fell in love with them, especially this gorgeous pinky nude shade but for some reason every time I went into a Superdrug store, they were always out of stock of this shade! Now I have finally got my hands on one, I have been wearing it everyday since! Overall, I would definitely recommend these and I would consider picking up more shades in the future!

I also received this Fairisle Print Knitted Hot Water Bottle from Primark which will also come in very handy for the cold nights here in Britain! The knitted design is so lovely and I know I will get a lot of use out of this! For advent this Christmas, I treated myself to the Makeup Revolution beauty advent calendar which I will be doing a full review on soon but as it had 25 days instead of the traditional 24, on Christmas Day I received this Makeup Revolution Redemption Eyeshadow Palette which has some beautiful shades in that I can’t wait to experiment with! Of course it wouldn’t be Christmas without chocolate so in my stocking I received quite a lot of chocolate which I am finding hard to resist!! IMG_9317.jpgIMG_9327.jpg

That brings me to the end of What I Got For Christmas 2016! Thank you so much for reading as always and I hope you enjoyed this post! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and will have a Happy New Year! Comment what your favourite gift was that you received this Christmas?? and make sure to check out the post that Simpllyme did over on her blog! See you in my next post!

Much Love, Amelia xx



  1. January 8, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    im abit late , sorry!! i just found your account and i love it! straight away come to this one first as i noticed zoella & revolution which I’m a big big fan of ! can’t wait to read more , and if you would like to check out my blog and maybe leave some love that would be great only started a week or so ago , can’t wait for more love c xxx

    • January 8, 2017 / 7:48 pm

      That’s alright haha, aw thankyou so much lovely! I really appreciate it! Of course, I will go and have a read! Thanks for reading xx 🙂

  2. January 8, 2017 / 9:21 am

    lovely post!! your quality is amazing x

  3. digitalhan
    January 8, 2017 / 6:00 am

    So lucky! Gorgeous photos

  4. January 7, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    Hey! xx I’m am having a few difficulties with commenting this so sorry if the first comment did come through. Anyway I nominated you to do The Blogger Recognition Award! I hope you have fun doing it xx

    • January 7, 2017 / 6:29 pm

      Hi there lovely, that’s alright! Aw thankyou so much, I will do the post as soon as I can xx

    • January 7, 2017 / 3:18 pm

      Hi there lovely, aw thankyou so much I’ll go and have a read! xx

  5. Claire Talks Beauty
    January 5, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    your gifts are so lovely ! i love the benefit gimme brow . i think that benefit has done an awesome job with their latest brow products.

    • January 5, 2017 / 9:29 pm

      Aw thankyou so much lovely!! Yes it honestly transforms my brows just using one product, it’s incredible! I couldn’t agree more, I definitely want to try more of their products from their brow range in the future as I also love the primer xxx

  6. January 5, 2017 / 12:59 pm

    You’ve got some cool products. Love it 😍

  7. January 4, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    Happy new year Amelia!! Love your blog! Looks like you had a fab holiday😊. My favorite present would probably be an cute purple top I got from mrp store

    • January 5, 2017 / 7:59 pm

      Aw thankyou so much Jess! I hope you have an amazing year too! Yes it was so lovely to spend time with my family, I hope you had a fab christmas too! Awh that sounds lovely, thanks for sharing and reading xxx 🙂

    • January 3, 2017 / 8:42 pm

      Aw thankyou lovely, I’m glad you enjoyed it! Yes I was a very lucky girl this year!! Thanks for reading xxx

  8. January 2, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    Sounds like you had a fab Christmas and you spent it with your friends and family! If only Gabbie’s stationery range was online, in my local Primark you can’t buy anything because they are always out of stock! Izzy Xx

    • January 2, 2017 / 5:40 pm

      Aw yes I did, I hope you had an amazing Christmas too Izzy! Yes it’s very annoying that you can’t order anything online at Primark, you have to go into the manic store haha! Yes I have the same issue too! xxx

  9. January 2, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    Love your blog! It’s so unique. Looks like you had a great christmas aha! I did a what i got for christmas a couple of days ago too <3

    • January 2, 2017 / 3:09 pm

      Awh thankyou so much lovely!! Haha yes, I hope you had a fab Christmas too! Aw great, I’ll go and have a read xx

  10. January 2, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    All of these presents were GORGEOUS! i loved reading what you got for christmas – and your photography is as always great. what camera do you use btw? (I’m thinking of buying one, but I have no idea where to start!)

    • January 2, 2017 / 3:05 pm

      Aw thankyou so much lovely, I really appreciate it!! I use the Canon eos 600D, it’s a great camera that I would definitely recommend! Canon do other cameras though that are a bit smaller that are cheaper as it’s quite an investment!! I hope I could help xx

  11. January 2, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    My favourite gift was my fluffy onesie!! Xx

    • January 2, 2017 / 1:19 pm

      Aw that sounds lovely!! Thanks for taking the time to read xx

  12. January 2, 2017 / 9:37 am

    You got really nice gifts!! I enjoyed this post a lot, and I absolutely love the ‘they’re real’ mini mascara, which I also have 😉

    • January 2, 2017 / 1:17 pm

      Aw thankyou so much lovely, I’m glad you enjoyed it! Yes it’s such a great mascara!! 🙂

  13. January 2, 2017 / 8:37 am

    I love your Christmas presents!! You got lucky this year!!

    • January 2, 2017 / 1:15 pm

      Aw thankyou lovely! Haha yes I was a very lucky girl this year!! xxx

  14. savanna leigh
    January 2, 2017 / 4:25 am

    you got such lovely things. I hope you had a great holiday!!

    • January 2, 2017 / 1:13 pm

      Aw thankyou so much, I hope you had a lovely holiday too! 🙂

  15. January 2, 2017 / 12:43 am

    Wow I loved reading this it was so interesting easing about what you got for Christmas I also got the iPhone 6s in rose gold x

    • January 2, 2017 / 1:07 pm

      Aw thankyou so much, I’m glad you enjoyed it! That’s lovely, we can be twinning haha! xx

  16. January 1, 2017 / 11:20 pm

    We have loved reading this post and we can not wait to read more. It would be lovely if you could check out our blog as we started it a few days ago . Thank you M+L x

    • January 2, 2017 / 1:04 pm

      Aw thankyou so much lovelies!! Of course xx

  17. January 1, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    Yet again, such a lovely post! And it was really fun collabing with you! ❤

    Somachi Xx

    • January 2, 2017 / 1:01 pm

      Awh thankyou so much Somachi! Yes it was great collabing with you too!! xxx

  18. January 1, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    Love this post! And like others have said everything is so well photographed! X

    • January 2, 2017 / 12:58 pm

      Aw thankyou so much lovely, I really appreciate it! xx

  19. January 1, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    These all look so exciting :)) And the pictures are great!!xx

    • January 2, 2017 / 12:55 pm

      Aw thankyou so much lovely and thanks for reading as always! xx

  20. January 1, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    Oooh, I love this post! You got some lovely things which look fabulous in this set up – I got loads of books but not Girl Online Going Solo, I really must pick it up. Maybe you could share your thoughts on the whole series (so far) once you’ve read it? Lily xx


    • January 2, 2017 / 12:54 pm

      Aw thankyou so much Lily! Yes I can’t wait to start reading it after loving her previous books! Of course, I will definitely consider doing that! Thanks for sharing and reading xxx

  21. January 1, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    You are a lucky girl! Santa was certainly good to you! Love all the products. I got the Zoella Girl online book and I’m addicted to it. I struggle to put it down! enjoy it!xx

    • January 2, 2017 / 12:49 pm

      Aw thankyou! Haha yes I was a very lucky girl this year!! That’s great, I’m glad you are enjoying it! I can’t wait to read it after loving her previous books! Thanks for reading lovely xxx

  22. January 1, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Love this! Your pictures are looking so good

    • January 1, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      Aw thankyou so much lovely and thanks for reading xx

  23. January 1, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    I literally can never get over how gorgeous all your pics are <3 I can't wait to read Going Solo. Read On Tour this past December and loved it but Im collecting them books in paperback so I have to wait until Going Solo is out in Paperback…boohoo 🙁

    • January 1, 2017 / 8:04 pm

      Awh thankyou so much Rachel, your too kind!! Yes I’m looking forward to reading it as well after loving her previous books! Aw no that’s a shame, I’m sure the paperback version will be available soon xx 🙂

      • January 1, 2017 / 8:31 pm

        Fingers crossed because I loved the last one and can’t wait to read it haha!!

        • January 2, 2017 / 12:51 pm

          Aw yes haha, I’m sure they will release one as they have for the previous books in the series xx

  24. January 1, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    Lovely post! And, Happy New Year! 😀

    • January 1, 2017 / 6:42 pm

      Aw thankyou lovely, I hope you have an amazing year too!! 🙂

  25. January 1, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    Everything you got is so lovely! Amazing post as always xx

    • January 1, 2017 / 6:40 pm

      Awh thankyou so much Hun, your too kind! Thanks for reading as always xx

  26. January 1, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    Loved this! What I got for Christmas posts are my favourite! x

    • January 1, 2017 / 6:38 pm

      Aw thankyou lovely, I’m so glad you enjoyed it and thanks for reading!! xxx

  27. January 1, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    What I got for Christmas’s are absolutely some of my favorite posts! So thank you for that haha

    • January 1, 2017 / 6:37 pm

      Aw haha you’re most welcome lovely! I’m so glad you enjoyed it and thanks for reading! xx

  28. January 1, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    All your presents are so lovely!! I loved reading about what you got xx

    • January 1, 2017 / 6:34 pm

      Aw thankyou so much lovely as always, I’m so glad you enjoyed it!! xxx

  29. The Girl With A Camera
    January 1, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    All these products look fabbb! I so want to to try the gimme brow and also some of Gabbies range 😘 xx

    • January 1, 2017 / 6:34 pm

      Aw haha thankyou lovely! I’d never go back to normal brow powder after trying it! I can’t rave about it enough! Gabriella’s range is so cute and pretty isn’t it! I definitely need to go back to Primark and pick up another pair of those socks! xxx 🙂

      • The Girl With A Camera
        January 1, 2017 / 6:34 pm

        Yes I agree xx

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