What I Got For Christmas 2014

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Hello everyone! Like I promised, I'm gonna show you all what I got for Christmas this year. It's not going to be a super long post and it will mostly consist of pictures, but do expect some reviews on some of the things I received, since they are amazing. Without further ado, let's get started!

What I Got For Christmas 2014

Starting off with shirts, I only received two but they are my absolute favourite ones to wear at the moment. On the right, we have a grey graphic tee from Stradivarius. You can already predict how many selfies of that shirt will be posted on my Instagram. Next to it is a cropped sweater from H&M, a lot warmer than the Stradivarius tee. I can't quite explain which colour it is though, since my mum says it's grey and my sister thinks it's a very light lavender, while I think it's just a dirty white, so I guess that makes it very versatile! Overall, two of my favourites sweaters I own and they'll definitely be making tons of appearances on future OOTD's of mine.

What I Got For Christmas 2014

Next we have jeans! Now, you all probably know how much I've been praying for high waisted jeans (proper high waisted jeans, not the ones that barely reach your belly button but Portuguese stores insist on calling high waisted). Thankfully, Portuguese stores are finally bringing them to the market and I had to snatch two pairs of them right away. These are from Bershka and they're extremely comfortable, not to mention flattering. They're a very snug fit and the colours are also beautiful. I had already bought a pair of black jeans identical to these back in September, if I'm not mistaken, so I was so happy to see its sisters joining my closet. Definitely going to be wearing these all the time!

What I Got For Christmas 2014

I don't have words to express how much I'm in love with these boots from Tino González. They're a mix of different kind of boots I've been admiring for ages (chunky, chelsea, track sole) and I'm completely smitten by them. They're also very comfortable to walk in, even if they do have a big heel. Not the biggest I own, but still pretty challenging for some people. I have to admit, I've been reaching for these almost every time I have to get out of my house and I plan on wearing them a whole lot in the future.

What I Got For Christmas 2014

How many times have I whined about needing a scarf? It took me lots of sore throats and bad coughs to finally invest in one to protect me in the colder months of the year, but I finally got it. Just in time too, since the temperatures here in Portugal are quickly dropping and I'm freezing 24/7. This snood, as the brand calls it, is from Bershka and the comfiest thing ever. The only con to this is that I have to wear my hair up in a ponytail or a bun, otherwise it won't look good over or under the snood, but I can live with that if it means I get to be all warm and cozy.

What I Got For Christmas 2014

And of course, since I am going to be wearing my hair up a lot more now that I have that snood, I had to buy some scrunchies! Personally, I love scrunchies and I feel like they damage my coloured hair a lot less than regular elastics. These are from Primark and I got them in a pack of three. Sadly, the third one had a very crazy print I wasn't so crazy about, so I offered it to my sister, since crazy prints are much more her style. However, I have seen other packs of three scrunchies that are just as lovely as this one (one with a pink one, a black one, and a floral one, for example). For me, though, I preferred to keep things simple, so I went with the classic black and grey.

What I Got For Christmas 2014

Since we're on the subject of hair, I had to buy a curling iron. Straightening it, especially since I have ombre hair right now, just wasn't doing it for me, so I decided to embrace the curls and make it work. I have to admit, this is a very cheap curling iron I got at the dollar store with some money I received for Christmas, so I didn't expect much, but it's actually pretty good! Albeit the fact I have burned myself a couple of times already, it creates beautiful curls that actually last. The only con is that it doesn't come with a heating regulator, but I didn't expect much from a dollar store curling iron.

What I Got For Christmas 2014

Guess who did some Christmas shopping at Kiko? This brand is quickly becoming one of my favourites on the market, especially when all their products seem to be flawless! Since I was having a hard time applying my Healthy Mix foundation with my hands and my flat brush wasn't working so well either, I decided to give a beauty sponge a try. As far as I'm aware, the Beauty Blender isn't sold in Portugal, so I decided to get my hands on Kiko's Makeup Blender. It was quite cheap (certainly cheaper than a Beauty Blender) and after I applied my foundation today with this, I can swear it works wonders. In the picture, I had just finished washing it for the first time after applying my foundation and I actually managed to get all of the stains out of it, so it doesn't absorb that much product either. It's also a very decent size, even if it doesn't look like it when it's completely dry.

I also got my hands on one of their Smart Lipsticks, since I heard such great things about them. I got the shade 913 Rosewood (I meant to buy the shade 918 Classic Rose, but I got confused with the numbers). Even if this isn't the shade I was aiming to buy, I found that I may like this one even more. It's a gorgeous dark pink shade (although not that dark on the lips) that compliments my skin tone quite nicely. It's very creamy and it doesn't dry out my lips at all, which is a pretty big achievement considering how dry my lips get. It has a nice and natural finish, definitely not matte at first, though after half an hour it does look a lot more matte. I love this lipstick and its formula so much that I'm going to definitely buy some more shades in the future and possibly do a review on Kiko's Smart Lipsticks too, once I get enough shades.

What I Got For Christmas 2014

Finally, this is the last thing I've received for Christmas -- Bourjois' Happy Light Base Serum (the Lumiére version). This has been on my wishlist for months now, like some of you may know from previous posts of mine, and I'm so happy I finally got my hands on it. I haven't been wearing it for long enough to have any opinions on it, but so far, so good. I'll definitely do a review on this gem in the future, so keep an eye out.

And that's the end of today's post! I hope you liked it and, as always, feel free to leave a comment, it'd warm my heart. I hope you have a great week, I love you, and I'll see you again on my next post!

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