I know what you’re thinking, ‘secret Santa was soooooo last year’, and you’d be right. But amongst the relaxing, festivities, chocolate eating and hours and hours of board game playing, I didn’t have much time for my blog.
However, I have been dying to show you just how amazing my blogger secret Santa is/was! Between a small group of us, the lovely Sarah organised the draw of who would buy for who and funnily enough Sarah was my Father Christmas in disguise 😉
Naturally, Sarah and I being the nosy, giggly people that we are, couldn’t resist ‘telling each other who we had been chosen to buy for’. Initially, Sarah played it pretty cool and manage to convince me that she was excitedly shopping for another one of our blogging friends, then when should wouldn’t tell me what she had bought, I began to have my suspicions and I was right!
So on Christmas Day (okay Sarah you may or may not know this, but I did actually open the beautifully wrapped gifts Christmas Eve night and left it a little while to message you to keep the magic alive… hahaha love you!), I opened the most thoughtful presents!
Sarah had taken the trouble to personalise some yummy Thorntons chocolate, popped in a packet of Malteser reindeer, which as you can see, barely even lasted for a photo, and other sweet treats! Mmmm!
Next I unwrapped this GORGEOUS mirror, which has pride of place on my dressing table. It’s pink, pretty and I love it to bits!
Anyone who knows me, will know that I love a good quote. Whenever I am feeling down or in need of some inspiration, I will head to Instagram and trawl through the #qotd or #lifequotes hashtags. So when I unwrapped this plaque, I felt so touched by the thought which went into Sarah’s gifts.
As you can see, Sarah seriously spoilt me as she also included these beauty products. A nude lipstick by MUA, which I adore, as it was only in 2015 that I actually branched out from my obsession with lip-gloss and purchased my first ever lipsticks. What’s more, if a secret Santa was ever stuck for a gift idea for me, nail varnish is the best bet ever! I have a huge collection and I am always browsing the nail varnishes in Boots and Superdrug, trying to hunt down a new addition. So, thank you Sarah for this mint green shade, it will be perfect for when spring comes round again (I am already counting down the days!)
The Baylis and Harding Midnight Fig and Pomegranate Body Wash came in a sparkly cracker and was a complete surprise. I’ve never actually used any beauty products containing pomegranate, but now I will be hunting some down, the fragrance is so sweet and now I would love a moisturiser with the same heavenly scent!
Finally, and be no means least, the card which revealed Sarah’s previously ‘secret’ identity 😉 Thank you so much, you beautiful lady for my amazing gifts, and the incredible amount of thought behind them, for always supporting me with my blog and whenever I need life advice.
Thank you to everyone who has read this post, make sure you go and follow Sarah on Twitter, because I can guarantee that in some way she will bring a little positivity to your life! 🙂
Did you take part in a secret Santa this year? Did you do a blogger or a work one? I would love to hear all about it in the comment box! Or you can tweet me.
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