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What I Got For Christmas 2017 ♡

Happy New Year my frosted fairies! I hope that 2018 has treated you well so far. I know that the start of a fresh year can be a time of great excitement and anticipation for all the wonderful things in store. Yet, it can also fill many with a sense of anxiety. Especially if 2017 wasn’t all rainbows and star-dust! (I can completely relate to this feeling.) Anyway, a baking post is currently in the works and in the mean time, I took to Twitter and posted a poll asking whether anyone would be interested in seeing a ‘What I Got For Christmas’ post. With 86% responding positively, I thought I would share with you some of the wondrous treasures I was gifted with this year.

Personally, I adore seeing what other people received for Christmas and I’m so devastated that the festive season is over (I took down my beautiful Nutcracker themed tree yesterday) and I guess, in some way this post is a way for me to reminisce and make the festivities last a little bit longer. I have already started planning January’s blog posts and I can’t wait for you to see them! Truthfully, even though I adore Christmas, I can’t begin to explain my excitement for Spring (my favourite season) ~ bunnies, pastel dresses, Easter baking, pretty flowers in bloom, evenings at the ballet, my birthday and cherry blossom 🌸🍃🐣🍰
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Before I go on another ramble, I want to emphasise that I’m so grateful for what I have been given this year and I am not bragging in any way! P.S there is an overarching theme encompassing these gifts ~ they’re either pink or rose gold and most of them have a bow design! 🙊🎀

Kate Spade | Bow Scarf | Bow Gloves|Cameron Street Jewelled Hope

I have been lusting over so many pieces on the Kate Spade website for a few years now but I have never purchased anything for myself. All their items complement my classic, girly style and when I saw this bow scarf in ‘rose dew’ and the Cameron Street Jewelled Hope handbag, I fell in love.

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I recently wore them when I went to see The Greatest Showman at the cinema with my mum. I truly felt like a pink, winter snowflake! Bows are a complete obsession of mine. I couldn’t resist the subtle bow detailing displayed on the handbag and when I saw that the matching gloves were on sale, I immediately made a cheeky Boxing Day purchase! I’m definitely an advocate of coordinating outfits! Now I have the perfect, girly winter warmers 🎀

Ted Baker |Bowsi Bow Embellished Jumper in Pale Pink 

And…the bow obsession continues? Yes, you would be correct! There’s nothing better than a new jumper at Christmastime and this cosy knit from Ted Baker is no exception. The jumper is a cashmere blend, making it ultra soft and snuggly for those crisp January walks. The pearl and beaded embellishments make it stand out from your typical winter knit.

Dior | Milky Tint in no 026, ‘Milky Pearl’ 

Lancôme | Blush Subtil Creme in 04, ‘Je m’appelle Rose’ 

I’m not usually one to ask for makeup, I usually prefer to be gifted clothing or jewellery. Nevertheless, the Dior milky tint in ‘Milky Pearl’ was on my beauty wish list for the majority of 2017. I don’t like wearing heavy makeup and I always opt for something “barely there” on my lips. I have already tried the Dior Addict Lip Glow and I swear by it. When I saw the milky tint featured on Catherine.mw’s  Instagram, I had immediate heart eyes for it (her recommendations are the best.) The product goes on as a light gloss and would be perfect over the top of your favourite muted pink lipstick (maybe MAC’s ‘Creme Cup’ or ‘Angel’?) The second product was actually a gift to myself from the Boxing Day sales. I noticed that this Lancôme blush, which I had been lusting over, was on sale for less than £15.00! The texture is so soft and buttery, leaving the skin with a satiny sheen; remnant of a sugar-plum fairy! ✨🍬 The packaging is so sweet too and reminds me of a petit macaron from Ladurée.

Ted Baker |Pippa Pave Crystal Heart Pendant Necklace in Rose Gold

Opening this present came as a complete surprise as I hadn’t even put it on my list! My mum knows me so well and understands that if it’s rose gold or from Ted Baker I will always adore it. The necklace itself is a dainty rose gold pendant with tiny Swarovski crystals embedding the heart.

Oliver Bonas |Pink Velvet Cosmetic Bag 

Beauty and the Beast |Belle Dome Gift Set

Jack Wills | Paris Faux Fur Headband in Pink 

The last few gifts I received from my parents were… a sweet as can be, velvet cosmetic case from Oliver Bonas. I’ve been in need of a new makeup bag and this one will go wonderfully well with the rest of my pastel pink and floral bedroom. I was also presented with this Beauty and the Beast ‘Belle Dome’ gift set which is filled with adorable bath time treats; a ‘Enchanted Rose’ soap, body wash, body lotion and hand cream! Rose is my favourite scent, so I can’t wait to try them out on a pamper evening. Finally, I was given the fluffiest pale pink, faux fur headband from Jack Wills. I have lived in my fluffy earmuffs all winter so I know that I will definitely be wearing this piece throughout January and February.

I sincerely hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a magical New Year. Make sure to leave a comment below letting me know what gifts you gave and received. P.S remember to return to my blog at the end of the week for a new baking post!

Lots of love from Sophie

xoxo

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9 thoughts on “What I Got For Christmas 2017 ♡”

  1. I love ‘What I Got For Christmas’ posts so much especially when they are filled with pretty pink presents🎀✨ I received some baking books, disney dvds, sweet treats and money which I partly spent buying the same pink bow scarf from Kate Spade🙈💕☁️ I’m so excited to see more from your blog in 2018💫 I simply adore reading all of your lovely posts! xo

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  2. I’m just in love with all of presents Sophie, pretty pink treasures for a true princess! I had my eye on that Ted Baker embellished bow sweater too *insert heart eyes* The surprise necklace from your mum is just so lovely too! P.S I’m excited for Spring too! 🎀 🌸 ✨

    Freya xoxo

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    1. Aw no way Freya! You’re the princess 🌸🎀👸🏼 and I think it’s in the sale at the moment ~ we’ll be twinnies 🙊💕☁️☃️ and it was so sweet of her to gift me with it ~ I still can’t believe it! ✨💝 and Spring is definitely the best season… 💗🐣🌸💐🍥

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  3. I love the aesthetic of your gifts!!! Millennial/baby pink is my favorite color so I’m in love!!! I especially love the purse and the necklace!!! I’d love if you’d come check out my blog and my latest post! I also did a what I got for Christmas if you’d want to check that out!!!

    Vvhnguyen- http://we.me/p9gJvg-2r

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  4. All your gifts are so beautiful 💕. Now you can truly feel like a real princess 👸🏼😊 . I also got most presents in light pink 🌸. I hope that 2018 will treat you better than last year and that you enjoy every moment of it 💕🌹💐.
    I am so excited for spring as well, but I think, that you can enjoy the winter time with your new stunning pieces for sure!
    Love, Pia 💕💫💐🌹

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    1. Aw, thank you Pia! I’m so grateful for them 💝🎄🌸 Pink is my favourite colour (if you couldn’t tell…) 💕🍥🙊 I hope you have a wonderful New Year and yes, I’m going to make the most of my new winter pieces over the next two months ❄️💗✨🐇

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