Friday, 3 January 2014

Beauty Blogger Secret Santa

I know Christmas all seams a little behind us, especially with the new year starting - However I was so busy I didn't have a chance to blog about the Beauty Blogger Secret Santa that I decided to take part in. I was among quite a few other beauty bloggers that took part in a Secret Santa Challenge that Gemma (Miss Makeup Magpie) and Laura (Tease Flutter Pout) organised. I was so excited to be taking part as I thought it was such a lovely thing to do at Christmas, especially seeing as it was to buy beauty goodies for a fellow beauty enthusiast. I don't know about anyone else, but my favourite kind of shopping has to be shopping for beauty products.

My little box arrived a few days before Christmas and I decided to wait until Christmas morning to open up my little silver box that I just knew was going to be filled with some Christmas Sparkle. I have to admit, I was so tempted to open it before the big day, but I'm so pleased I waited as it just added a lot more excitement to my morning. At the time of opening my little box, I had no clue whatsoever as to who the sender was, but I know know it was Kate who's over at Pretty Little Us blog who sent me the best Secret Santa gift that any beauty blogger could ever ask for. Before continuing any further with this post I would like to say the BIGGEST thank you to Kate as her gift was just so amazing and so generous.

As you can see from the pictures Kate gifted me three miniature Yankee Candles, all of them being deliciously Christmas scented. All I could smell when I opened the box was a mixture of these candles, Sugared Apple, Christmas Cupcake and Salted Caramel. Oh my gosh ladies I wish I could transfer the smell of these candles straight though the computer screen so you could all take a whiff, they smell incredible and the Salted Caramel has to be my favourite - It smells so good that it actually has my mouth watering for something caramel every time that I smell it? Should that be worrying that a candle can have that effect on me?

The Yankee Candles where the first thing that I unwrapped, which I have to say got me pretty excited as I never ever think to treat myself to posh candles. However, when I opened the next little prezzie I was actually so shocked and taken back by Kate's thoughtfulness and generosity - As you can see from the pictures there is no need to explain or express my amount of excitement. All I can say is Kate is truly the best Christmas Angel EVER by treating me to not only a Mac Lipstick but one which is from the RiRi Hearts Holiday Collection - WOW, need I say anymore! The shade Kate picked out for me is Pleasure Bomb which has a matte finish and is this gorgeous bright fuchsia shade - And you all know how much I love a pink lip. Pleasure Bomb looks even more gorgeous on than what it does looking at it, and it maybe sad, but I've looked at this little beauty of a lipstick quite a lot! I mean just look at it, its beautiful :) I wont go into too much detail about how amazing this lipstick is as I'm planning on dedicating a whole blog post to it very soon, but so far I am loving it and it's been my go too lipstick since Christmas Day.

Thank you so much Kate for these wonderful Secret Santa gifts, I honestly couldn't have asked for a better Secret Santa, everything that was picked out was just perfect and I love everything. I would also like to thank Gemma and Laura as they did such a fabulous job at running and organising this Secret Santa, from what I gather everything ran so smoothly and it was a huge success! I would love to know if any of you ladies have taken part in any Secret Santa's over the holidays and would love to know how they turned out? Be sure to let me know in the comments below.

Lots of Love



  1. Oh woweeee what amazing gifts, I have those candles and they all smell divine! I can't wait to see this lipstick on you, you look great in red lippy!

    Liza | Beauty & Fashion Blog Glambeautys | YouTube | Family & Lifestyle Blog Glambambini

  2. Wow what a gorgeous secret santa gift, perfect :)

    Sophierosehearts x

  3. Didn't she do well?! That collection sold out within about 2 hours so she did AMAZINGLY to get you a Christmas RiRi for Secret Santa!!! xxxxxx

  4. Salted Caramel sounds SO amazing x

  5. Awesome Secret Santa gift! I was ever so nicely gifted a Mac lipstick for Christmas as well, but in the shade "Patesserie".
    xx Ali

  6. I have the rose gold packaged riri woo, but this colour looks gorgeous, I was so tempted to get it but felt a little bit guilty over spending money on myself over christmas. xx

  7. What an amazing secret santa gift!! Love all the mini yankee candle scents and the MAC wow, lucky!!

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

  8. You are so lucky!! Such a gorgeous gift, the lipstick looks like such a lovely colour paired with great packaging xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

  9. Kate did awesomely!!! I LOVE my pleasure bomb, its an amazing colour! She's such a lovely girl, we all did amazingly with our Secret Santa gifts-I must get my post up!! Xxx

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict

  10. wow such great gifts! would love to take part next year xx

  11. She did well - the lipstick is so gorgeous! And who doesn't love seasonal Yankee Candle scents! xx

    Angelica // One Little Vice

  12. Tat is so sweet and sounds like you love everything you got from her. The lipstick is such a lovely pink shade too and love the packaging.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  13. Oh WOWWW!!! What a fab Secret Santa!!! Lucky lady you are!! That lippy is to die for!! xx

  14. What a gorgeous gift!



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