We hope that you all had a lovely Christmas with your family and friends and got lots of nice things. We both had a good couple of days so thought we'd share some photos from our Christmases with you.
On Christmas Eve I went to my cousins house and had a lovely Christmas dinner. My aunt and uncle had recently been to the Christmas markets in Germany and brought back this candle that spins around by itself and were given a wooden man who looked like he was smoking (I know, weird, you had to put a triangle of some sort of material inside and light it and then it would smell of pine). We had a lovely afternoon playing articulate and having a laugh after we'd stuffed ourselves with a starter of sushi and olives, traditional Christmas dinner and then a pudding of Christmas pudding and cookies and cream ice cream.
On Christmas morning my younger sister woke us all up quite early and was very, very excited to open her presents. We had a session of present opening in which we all got pretty excited - I got my new parka! - and then got dressed ready for our cousins to come over for the afternoon. We had a lovely buffet tea and me, my sister and my cousins had a Just Dance 2015 marathon. They then stayed the night and in the morning we played a couple of rounds of Scattergories which was certainly interesting. Me, my sister and my cousins then had another Just Dance marathon before our nan came down, bearing more presents. I definitely had a good day.
As this past year has had it's major ups and downs, we thought that we would sit down (over a coffee and toasted tea-cake, of course) and share our gifts with one another. We thought we would share these with you now, as it might give you some ideas for last minute Christmas presents for your beauty-loving friends or just a sneaky peak into the bottom of our rapidly-growing present piles for 2014.
Firstly, presentation. We both wrapped our presents and arranged them into boxes. This is the perfect way to both show off your presents and also makes them easier to transport (and the boxes can come in as handy storage solutions after Christmas too!). For a fun and festive look use colourful gift wrap and pack your box with equally festive or coordinating tissue paper, or for a more vintage feel, use parcel paper and lace/ribbons and raffia to fill out your box.
Now in terms of the gifts themselves, we are going to list them down below (along with links to where you can find them), and will update you (with a p.s. on the end of a post) in the following month or so letting you know how we find the products.
I hope you enjoyed a sneaky and possibly helpful peak into our boxes and we may have a surprise post for you sometime before the 25th!
Stay beautiful x