Wednesday, 28 December 2016

HO HO HOLY COW - SECRET SANTA WITH MY GIRLS


Finding friends who support you no matter what isn't usually this easy! And sometimes you just meet a group of fantastic people who suddenly become your best girlfriends. Mileage isn't a problem and you talk to them so often they know you and your tastes better than you do yourself. My blogging family comes in the form of 4 fantastic bloggers whom I talk to more than I do my own family (that's ok tho - my family ain't that nice, except for my Mom, who's just the best)  and friends. We mostly haven't even met IRL! It's shocking how well we know each other really! 

One of us came up with an idea of a Secret Santa (Nishi was that you? I honestly don't remember and scrolling a month or so in Twitter messages ain't the option LOL - THERE ARE THOUSANDS MESSAGES THERE!!) and we decided on a £25 limit. It's not as easy as it sounds. Shopping within limit for beauty bloggers? Unless it's a £100, it's actually really hard. Somehow we managed and OMG how well we've all done too. 

Few weeks ago I received an incredible package and I teared in to it as soon as I came home. If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen how excited I was to open it all up!. I got so many wonderful beauty/lifestyle bits, I could not choose it better myself! Thank you Dagmara (I'll link all the girls posts down below) but if you'd like to follow these crazy ladies on Instagram, Bloglovin' and Twitter (AND YOU SHOULD!), here they come:

Dagmara aka Mummy's Beauty Corner         Instagram, Twitter & Bloglovin' 

Leanne aka LPage Beauty           Instagram, Twitter & Bloglovin' 

Siobhan aka Beautylymin          Instagram, Twitter & Bloglovin' 

Nishi aka NishiV MUA          Instagram, Twitter & Bloglovin' & Youtube 


Dagmara has combined by three biggest love in this first gift! My love for an incredible packaging, my love for cats and my love for makeup come together in this incredible little palette from Pupa.It's called PupaCat 2 - how bloody cute is that??? It combines of two reddish toned lip glosses and three eyeshadows, pigmentation of which is actually brilliant. I can't wait to play around with these!!! And just look at that cat like packaging, it's so cute I'll keep it forever!!!


Continuing on cat subject and my love for fluffy socks, Dagmara has yet again smashed it with this pair from Next. Socks with cat ears are already a fave and I've been wearing them on Christmas Day lounging in my pj's :) They're super soft and cute. How did you know I love fluffy socks??? Love it<3



She continued to wow with two lippies from ColorPop. Dagmara and the girls know me well and my love for vampy lips so she got me this gorgeous deep berry Ultra Matte Lip in Notion, which I adore! I already wore it few times, which is not a surprise really, as lately the darkest the lip shade the better. I was so impressed with the formula and the staying power too! I've also been a huge fan of metallic lippies lately and Dagmara decided on Ultra Metallic Lip in Kween which is a stunning dark copper shade. The finish is superb and oh so pigmented. These don't seem to dry as fully as the Ultra Matte Lip but nevertheless it stayed on for a good 4-5 hours without losing on the finish. I adore both colours and it was such a thoughtful gift from one lipstick hoarder to another.




Lastly but certainly not least, I was surprised and delighted to find 3 sheet masks in my Secret Santa package. I love a good sheet mask and wear one at least once a week (I'd go for more but I also have other masks to attend to and let's face it - only one face lol). Dagmara knows well I battle dry and dehydrated skin so all my masks are of hydrating and deeply moisturising kind! Thank you lovely! I got Oh K Coconut Water Fibre Face Mask, which is designed to restore radiance to any dull complexions. Anyone who's pale with dry and dehydrated skin always look for ways to banish dullness so this is a hit for me. I also got B.liv Utmost Moisture Immerse Me Original Japan Silk Mask, which is packed with Hyaluronic Acid , so I'm really looking forward to this one! Again this is the mask for super dry skin and perfect for the condition of mine especially in winter. Lastly I received MaskerAide All Nighter Hydrating Facial Sheet Mask. It'll be a great mask as a before an event treatment as it promises to replenish and restore the skin with much needed moisture and give it an awaken look. Not that it's a recommendation for me personally as I'm not a huge Kim K W fan but she has recommended it too as an 'ugly cry face' cure. I don't plan on having one of those hopefully for a while now, but I have an event coming up sometimes in January so I'll give this one run for it's money :)

I still can't quite believe in all the goodies I've received from my lovely friend Dagmara as it just shows how well she has managed to get to know me and my likes, as I love absolutely everything. I love there's a bit of everything there from skincare though makeup and lifestyle with a bit of kitty, lipstick hoarder and Korean Beauty themes running through it all. And to be perfectly honest these describe my loves recently. Thank you again for these beautiful pressies girl!!! <3

And if you're like to find out what other girls have gotten please check out their posts below:

Dagmara aka Mummy's Beauty Corner's  POST CLICK HERE   

Leanne aka LPage Beauty's POST CLICK HERE          

Siobhan aka Beautylymin's POST CLICK HERE       
    
Nishi aka NishiV MUA's YOUTUBE VID CLICK HERE   

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4 comments

  1. I'm so happy to able to call you and the other girls my friends! I hope we'll be able to meet each other in person in 2017 :)
    I had lots of fun picking out gifts for you and while not all them might be super practical they were totally 'you' :) x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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  2. I'm so glad I found you guys! So glad you like your presents from Dagmara! Those socks are so cute xx

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  3. Love our girl crew! Dagmara chose so well for you! That palette is so cute!! xx

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  4. Pupa palette & those socks are sooo cute :)

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