Christmas Haul

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Hello Everyone,
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year! 
I'd like to start by saying Happy New Year to you all. I hope you had a lovely time last night, if you went out and stayed in, and that no ones feeling too hungover today.
I went to my friends house party last night which was really fun. I can't believe my 2 weeks off work are over already and like a lot of people I'm back in the office tomorrow!
Today was actually the first day in ages the weather has been quite nice and sunny, so I finally managed to take some pictures of the things I got for Christmas this year. 
 The present I got this year which I'm really excited about is the Bath and Body Works stuff my mum bought me back from Dubai. I'm sure all my American followers are familiar with Bath and Body Works. We used to have it here in the UK at some point in the 90s but sadly they closed down, together with Sephora. There is actually going round that Sephora will be opening some stores over here again which would be brilliant and probably also bankrupt me!
Well here are the goodies I got and all I can say is they are amazing!
I obviously haven't managed to try everything yet but the products I have used are great and they are very reasonably priced as well. If you are reading this live in a country that stocks Bath and Body Works, please let me know which other products you recommend as I'm gonna get my mum to pick up a few more bits from there next time she's visiting. 
 Another thing my mum picked up from Dubai for me is Bioderma and I am so excited to try this! I know it's a huge favourite amongst Beauty Bloggers. There's another rumour going round (ok so I have been hearing a lot of rumours on Twitter lately) that Boots are going to start stocking this in the UK this year which would be amazing!
I also got a shower cream from L'Occitane and a perfume by Nina Ricci called Ricci Ricci.

These shoes I bought with my Christmas money from my nan.
They're from Aldo. The leopard print pair on the left was on sale and the studded pair on the right wasn't. Both pairs are really comfortable especially as they are elasticated. These are my favourite type of pumps.
Another thing I got with my Christmas money was this gift set from Clarins.
The Clarins gift set contained a full size of their Multi-Active Day Cream (50ml) and a sample size of their Multi Active Night Cream (15ml) Skin Renewal Serum (10ml). This range is designed to combat the first fine lines and wrinkles of people in their early 30s and late 20s. I've tried these products before and I love them!
I don't usually get much make up for Christmas. Probably because I spend the whole year buying so much of it anyway! But here are the 2 make up items I got:
 I'd never heard of the Benefit California Kissin Smile Brightening Lip Gloss. I got it off my friend and she  loves this. I've tried it and really makes your teeth look brighter and tastes of toothpaste. Don't be alarmed of the blue colour though. It comes out very sheer on the lips and tingles slightly as well. The blue tones are what brightens your teeth.
There's a little story behind the Laura Mercier Eye Basics primer. I actually bought this for my mum as she's had my MAC Painterly Paint Pot for ages. I thought I'd get her this and take my paint pot back because I miss having it in my collection. But my mum told me to keep the Laura Mercier eye primer as she prefers my MAC Paint Pot. 
Well that's it for my Christmas Haul. I hope you've enjoyed reading it, I know I loved having a nosey at everyone else's.
Finally I'd like to wish all my readers all the best for 2013, I hope it's a lucky one for everyone. Do any of you have any New Years Resolutions? If so what are they?
Nuala xxx
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  1. My sister sounds like your mum! She is always nicking my stuff and any products that I don't like or don't use go to her aha!
    You got some lovely things :D

    freshbeautyxox.blogspot.com | Shona x

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    1. Thanks hon! Yea I know that's well annoying esp as she won't give it back. Think I'll buy her her own paint pot nxt year xxx

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  2. wow you've had some amazing presents! I'm dying to try Bioderma and of course, Bath and Bodyworks :) Look forward to your blog post reviews of them :)

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    1. Thank you! Bioderma is amazing you only need the tiniest amount and it removes all make up, really hope Boots start selling it this year! xxx

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  3. Love all of the presents you received! Ahhh Bath and Body works! You got so many lovely products - Japanese Cherry Blossom is supposed to smell divine!!

    http://beccammartin.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! The Bath and Body works stuff is so nice I really wish they sold it over here! xxx

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  4. You got some lovely presents :) Happy new year x

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    1. Thank you :) and happy new year to you too! xxx

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  5. Great presents!

    I've used Richi Richi by Nina Richi. Nice fragrance. :)

    Sarah
    PrettyGloss - makeup, beauty & a lil gibberish

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  6. It looks like you got some lovely presents! I too got some Bath and Body Works bits which I was SO excited about as I also live in the UK. Happy New Years! OX

    http://electricdaisies.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you and happy new year to you too! Bath and Body works stuff is so nice isnt it really wish they sold it over here! xxx

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  7. Those ballet flats are so pretty! Hope you had a lvely Christmas and new year x

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, same to you hope you had a great Christmas and Happy new year :) xx

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  8. ooh you got some lovely things, love those ALDO shoes! I've done a Christmas presents post too if you want to check it out it's http://thefloralrepublic.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/what-i-got-for-christmas.html

    hope you had a great Christmas xx

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    1. Cool thanks lovely I've had a look at your blog and followed :) xx

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  9. Great presents! I love the shoes sooo much xox

    The Style Khaleesi

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  10. Oooh you're so lucky and I'm sooooo jealous! I've wanted to try the Nina Ricci perfume for ages but haven't even managed to sniff a tester yet lol. xx

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    1. Thanks hon! Hope you had a nice Xmas and New Year. The perfume is really nice def try and check it out if you can :) xx

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  11. I love the shoes soo much, would love to know how you get on with the Clarins stuff xx

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    1. Thanks hon, I'll prob do a post on the Clarins stuff soon :) xx

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  12. Lovely presents. The Laura Mercier Eye basics is on my wish list. x

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    1. I've not tried it yet but all of her products are great :) xx

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  13. Ah, those shoes are adorable! I'd love to see a review on the benefit product. It looks...interesting.

    <3 Julie

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    1. Thank you, will do hon, know what you mean a blue lipgloss does sound interesting ;) xx

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  14. I can not find bioderma anywhere, I really want to try it. xxx

    www.simplybeauty123.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's such a shame they don't sell it over here as it's a brilliant product. Maybe try Amazon or Ebay? xx

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  15. That's a lot of really good stuff, lucky you! :)

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  16. The laura mercier primer is a good one :)
    Laura x shimmerofpink.blogspot.com

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    1. Not tried it yet but looking forward to using it :) xx

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  17. I would be a seriously happy bunny if Bioderma started to be stocked in Boots! :) I've nominated you for the versatile blogger award on my blog :) Love your blog! xx

    http://theimperfectbeautyqueen.blogspot.ie/2013/01/the-versatile-blogger-award_5.html

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  18. We used to have a bed bath and beyond in my town which did all the same stuff you have above.. fingers crossed sephora opens here!!
    Love to see christmas hauls :-)
    Georgia
    Www.ramblingsofgeo.com
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  19. Wow great Christmas haul! I hope u can check out mine?
    Follow me? Chiccupcake1.blogspot.com
    -Jen <3

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  20. Need to get me some Bioderma! I have been wanting to try it for ages, and will be very happy if Boots starts stocking it!
    Love your Christmas haul, and those shoes are adorable! x

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  21. Woo hoo! Happy Hump Day! Oh girl that is one sweet haul!
    Give yourself a pat on the back and a big hug for making it this far! You can do it! Keep going! You are writing blog posts that are inspiring others and affecting positive change-so get at it and write some more!
    Thanks for adding value to those around you!
    Ciao ciao for now~
    Cherelynn
    http://makeupuniversity.blogspot.com

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  22. These are great presents. I love Sephora I hope that you get one again soon. I practically live in there, it's just so fun.

    xo
    Tiffy
    www.CuteLA.com

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