I hope you love reading and watching haul posts as much as I do! I’ve been having a lot of fun checking out the Christmas present hauls of the fantastic bloggers I follow, so I thought I’d share mine with you!
Let’s start with everything I got from my immediate family, shall we?:
- Bailey’s and Kahlua filled chocolates
- chocolate covered peanuts
- polish remover and cotton pads
- Ferrero Rocher’s
- a box of Jolly Ranchers
- Colgate toothpaste and a toothbrush
- a bulldog Christmas ornament
- a framed bulldog picture (I really love bulldogs!)
- a mug with a little red sweater which came with earl grey tea and a little tea bag plate
- a small box of Russell Stover chocolates
- a deodorant
- a 4GB sd card
- orange tictacs
- a marshmallow Santa
- Extra gum in peppermint
- an apple scented body wash
- some mint chocolates
- candy canes
- a coffee crisp bar
- rhinestone bra straps
- and two Wet’n’Wild polishes: Blazed (orangey-coral) and Caribbean Frost (teal).
Not pictured are the new black socks I got, since I have dogs, and black plus dog-hair covered floor doesn’t work.
I also got a new, 14 Megapixel camera! By the way, my phone is what is sitting in my camera’s case in this picture, since I was taking the picture with my new camera. (If you’re having a hard time seeing things in the picture, just click to see it, or any other picture, in full size) She’s a Kodak Easy Share camera, in a shimmer purple, and I’ve named her Georgia (I name all of my electronics…). For a look at her, take a look at my next picture:
I also got some awesome presents from my friends, my boyfriend, and also my boyfriend’s parents. From my friends I got:
Season One of Secret Diary of a Call Girl
I actually watched this after finishing all of Doctor Who and Torchwood, when I was starving for more. I absolutely loved it and breezed through all three seasons in no time. Billie Piper is fantastic! The funny thing is, a while back someone tried to introduce me to this show, and I thought it was a little weird. It is weird, and borderline pornographic at times, but its also funny, witty, and dramatic. Its also far less awkward to fall in love with this show on your own than watching with other people. Now I’m considering getting the other two seasons, just to complete the set.
A Ravenclaw House Crest Necklace
I believe this was from Etsy. Its absolutely gorgeous, I’m so in love with it. Ravenclaw is so my house (I don’t care what Pottermore says).
I also think I got a set of Doctor Who themed nail polishes from this seller I found on Etsy one time, since some of my friend’s aren't very good liars, but when everyone was doing their gift-giving, they hadn’t arrived yet, so I’ve yet to find out.
My boyfriend always gets me absolutely wonderful presents, and this year was no exception. He got me:
David’s Starter Kit
I’ve wanted this little set basically ever since the David’s Tea opened up in my mall, since I’ve fallen completely in love with them and their products! As you can see from the box above, there’s five teas inside, along with a thing of filters (which are great for when you’re out and it’s hard to use a tea ball), and a cute little spoon for measuring the tea.
I’ve already drank the chocolate rocket a few times, and I’ve tried them all at least one. I’m not sure which is my favourite, but probably not the green tea and fruit one, as that’s just not my preference. I also love that the Forever Nuts one turns pink when you brew it, so much fun!
A big Bulldog Pillow Pet
Last year, David, my boyfriend, got me a little brown dog pillow pet, but this year he must have shopped earlier, because he got me this awesome, full-sized bulldog one! I love these things! They’re so soft and cuddle-able! This one’s name is Commodore Franklin of the Sloppy Joe (his ship, of course). I’m really, obviously, very cool for naming my possessions… right?
And finally, an Adipose Stress Toy
I’ve wanted one of these things for a very long time. Even before I knew they existed, right after I finished the Doctor Who episode in which these adorable little aliens made of fat originate. I absolutely love him, but probably never would have bought one on my own, since they are $20 on thinkgeek.com, plus the crazy shipping fees to Canada, so I’m so glad it was bought for me! I’ve named him Joe, if you’re wondering.
The boots he bought me on Boxing Day were also technically a Christmas present as well:
I don’t go to normal stores on Boxing Day, as I can’t stand the crowds, and nothing’s worth it, but the brilliant gothy stores in Downtown Vancouver are never super-busy, not even Boxing Day, even though they have some really great sales. My favourites are Millennium on Granville Street (above Robson, walking away from Granville Skytrain Station, if you’re in Vancouver and want to search it out), and New World and Deadly Couture, which are around the corner from each other near Gastown, right at Cambie and West Cordova. Millennium is a little more commercialized, with corsets, goth and steampunk dresses and shoes, as well as Celtic jewellery, Wiccan, mythology, and tarot books, swords, D&D stuff, and some random super hero and star wars merchandise. Deadly Couture and New World are more hardcore, and smaller, mainly specializing in real corsets, goth subculture Lolita, and fetish wear, but don’t be scared to check them out if you’re, everyone is super friendly!
Anyways, I’ve wanted some easy to walk in platform boots for a while, so my boyfriend bought me these ones, 25% off, so they were only about $75 plus tax.
And then there are the presents that David’s parents got for me, which I wasn’t expecting, but apparently it makes sense to everyone else. They got me:
In a massive box! There’s two layers, which means there are 48 chocolates in this box!
And, NARS Blush in Orgasm
I’d actually put this product on the wishlist that I gave my parents, but they didn’t get it for me, which, at the time, was really disappointing, as I had really wanted to try it out. However, David showed my wishlist on this blog to his parents, and I’m glad my own parents didn’t get it for me, or else I’d have two! (Though it’s a really lovely colour, and I’m sure I could have used two of the same, haha!)
I was a little scared of the shimmer when I was first looking at this blush, but considering how many people love it, I thought I had to give it a go. I’ve never been much of a blush wearer, as I’m prone to very flushed cheeks, so I really love the sheer, buildable colour on this product. I’d say this is a great stepping stone for others like me who want to give blush another try, but are scared of makeup turning their faces bright red!
Beware of Super Orgasm though, which is like this one, but has some MASSIVE glitter in it. I’m not sure how many people can pull off that much shimmer on their cheeks, but I’m sure I couldn’t.
So, what awesome Christmas presents did you get? Anything you’ve been dying for? I’d love to hear about it!