So let's talk about fun things! Like what I got for Christmas this year! My family loves to give presents, so we're all rather generous with each other. My mom especially always goes out of her way to get exactly what I want, no matter how obscure or hard to get it is. I love seeing what other people got for the holidays, so I wanted to contribute my own loot!
This isn't everything I got; it's just the highlights. I got a lot of gift cards (I actually have another video and will make another post showing what I used those gift cards for!), candy/treats, and household stuff that I don't really show because I think that would be kind of boring. I also got a ton of pajama pants because I somehow managed to pretty much destroy all my other ones (seriously, I was down to one pair of jammies that didn't have a hole in them). I also show a few more of the littler things I got in my video than I will in this post; again, I want this to be more of a highlight reel.
Now, where to start... I suppose I could just dive in since there's not a lot of rhyme or reason to things, beyond who got them for me.
We also got more candy, household goods, and gift cards/gift money from my other in-laws.
My husband got me some nice things, too! One of the gifts I picked out for myself, but he (pleasantly) surprised me with two others.
These both have plum oil, cherry oil, shea butter, argan oil (!! I just noticed this now!), jojoba oil, vitamins A, C, & E, green and white tea, and aloe. I just glanced at these ingredients and thought "wow, that sounds hydrating!", but I must have glossed over the "argan" part and now I'm kind of nonplussed. I put the lipstick on once and didn't react to it, so maybe the argan levels are low enough to not irritate me. Not sure. I'll have to test it a little more. I really don't want to return this set because I really do like these products and, if I hadn't read more closely, I might not have even noticed these had argan oil in them.
And then everything from here on out is going to be a mixture of gifts from my parents and both sets of my grandparents. My mom buys all the presents and then hands them out to whom ever is going to give it to me, so it gets kind of confusing (especially since I opened some presents from my grandparents while I was opening my presents from my parents because of time constraints). Again, I got a lot of pajama pants, household goods, gift cards, and other little treats that aren't pictured here.
I also wanted to mention that my mom will wrap pictures of things if they are too big to fit under the tree or if they haven't arrived yet. I had a couple such presents; one was a nail polish rack that is set up and being used already (though I need at least one more since the first one doesn't even hold a third of my collection...) and another was the Miles Of MAC coffee table book. My mom said she had a really hard time finding the book (for a reasonable price) and ended up ordering it somehow from Barnes & Nobel with the compromise that it would ship at a later date. She is having it shipped to our apartment, so hopefully it comes sooner rather than later. She also per-ordered something for my husband that won't ship until Feb. 2nd. Waiting is hard.
And then my mom got me some things from Beautylish! I had never purchased from Beautylish before, but I've seen a lot of videos where people have and they have all had very positive experiences. They even sent my mom a hand written note thanking her for shopping with them. How cute is that?
And that's what I got for Christmas 2014! At least, everything that I have an individual picture for. I am very thankful for everything I got and I hope my family liked what I got them as much as I liked what they got me!
Thanks for reading! <3