Christmas Gifts I Received And Bought For Myself


The thing I love most about Christmas is it gives you hope; people remember you and everything you've done to them so no matter how bad your entire year was, Christmas always makes it seem right and gives you a reason to move forward.

Last year was no different; it was a Christmas filled with hope and love as some of the brands I worked with for the past year sent their love to me in forms of precious, tiny things called gifts.

Starting off with this box of goodies from L'Oreal and Maybelline; Belle Charms sent a lovely charm as well (it's a gift charm! Perfect for the theme of this post!) that fits my Pandora bracelet like a glove; Belle Charm's charms, btw, are compatible with Pandora bracelets so if you don't want to splurge too much on charms, check them out. Visit @bellecharms on Instagram to view their entire charm collection.



Bridges PR sent a lovely gift that all Bloggers will truly appreciate: a leather camera strap; the gift was well thought of. Caronia sent these jolly nail polish colors that truly brightened up my Christmas; how nice of them to send me my favorite shades from the brand; I don't know if it was intended or accidental, but I appreciate it anyway!

Beautiful additions to my vanity collection: Make Up For Ever Cult Make Up Set that contains all their best- sellers in a pretty pouch, Miss Dior Cherie (ah, finally!) EDT from @poshperfumesmnl on Instagram, and Mary Kay Berries and Cream Lotion and Lip Gloss set.

Nothing beats a personalized gift! Thank you, Zen Zest for this! Excited to try the body scrub as I've always loved this brand's scrubs!

 Gluta-C goodies; now that jelly bag will come with me to my upcoming beach vacations!

Fragrance and skin care goodies from three of the best brands in the drugstore, Adore Fragrances, Aqua Fresco, and Moringa O2; Yipee! New stock of my fave Moringa 02 Malunggay Hair Serum!

Now what was my gift to myself?

An iPhone 6; nope, this isn't the new one because I find the latter's upgrades too few and not that impressive for the price it is commanding. Instead of shelling out for a new model (don't really mind that this one's 1 year old already based on market release), I shelled out for bigger memory instead; this one's 64GB. I was supposed to get a Celine Trio instead of an iPhone, but my previous phone, an iPhone 5, died around November and I had to get a replacement ASAP. Oh well! :p

The last two Christmas gifts that I'm waiting for are an ASUS laptop and Adidas Stan Smith shoes. Anticipation is killing me!!! Will blog about these when they arrive!

So how about you? What did you get for yourself last Christmas?

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19 Lovely Thoughts

  1. Waahhh those make ups though I want tonhave them too!

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  2. Receiving gifts are really exciting and heartwarming too. I bought some stuff for myself during the Christmas sale such as makeups and bag.

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  3. golly gosh, amazing gifts(^o^)/ ang dami! Caronia's nail polish are great and that jelly bag from Gluta-c is so cute.I've been wanting to have a charm bracelet for a long time na(*_*)

    Last Christmas my parents give me a new phone, an advance Graduation gift (may sale kasi kaya sayang naman and may free powerbank) . Not an iPhone, its myphone but works truly good. I'm so happy(^.^) I gave them a personalized mug with their faces and names. They love it!

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  4. wow! so many gifts and nice gift for yourself. ;) *droooliing* btw, you are worthy of all those gifts because you are a very thoughtful person. enjoy! :)

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  5. Wahh I want the jelly bag it so cute and looks cool to tote around :D Anyway, Ms. Martha you make me happy for the early Christmas gift by winning the NOV COM hehehe!

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  6. Love the Christmas gifts that you received. Your gifts are awesome. I got two books, a tin lunch box, lipgloss and black nail polish, and cash

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  7. Get an Airmax Thea Desert Camo (a nude color) if you want to expand your sneakers collection. hehe.

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  8. The best Christmas gift I got from my Kuya is the Benefit Advent Calendar! It got miniature versions of their best sellers and I really love it because I get to try everything and then I can buy the original size later on. :)

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  9. I bought myself an eyebrow pencil and a makeup brush last holiday season. I want to give my daughter all the stuff that she wants so i'll buy the red bag that i want for myself next month. Si daughter na muna ang mauna. Can't wait to see your OOTD posts wearing your new Stans.

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  10. You're so lucky. Those are must-haves. And I'd love to have even one of those. Lol. So happy for you ♥

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  11. You're so lucky. Those are must-haves. And I'd love to have even one of those. Lol. So happy for you ♥

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  12. Ms.Martha I bet that you are such a good person to receive all those goodies! :) please continue to inspire us. And ooohh that make up forever cult set is baaaaamm!! :)

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  13. Surprisingly for me (since I do splurge when I want to), I didn't buy any gifts for myself. But I received the coolest denim jacket EVER from my lovey dovey and a pretty eyelash curler from my mom. Weee <3

    P.S. Even as a new reader, I know you deserve all the love from those brands Ms. Martha. And do show us a photo or two when the Adidas Stan Smith arrives! :)

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  14. Beauty junkee indeed! They all know what you like! And its okay to spoil ourselves once a year(?) to buy what you want :) My laptop is ASUS too, and its a good brand. :) btw, i love the pouch fro zenzest. Do you think if they offer like that on market and in other color? :D

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  15. Where did you order your Stan Smiths? Grabe lang, I can't find them anywhere and online stores mark up their prices way too high.
    For Christmas, I got myself a new bed. :D I've been wanting to upgrade for a few years now and I finally made it happen in 2015. yipeeee!!!

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  16. I love your loot! Hurrah for your new phone! :)

    I bought myself a new bed last Christmas. Complete with all the bedding and all the shiz. OMG I feel like such an adult, buying bedsheets every payday. Ha

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  17. Love your new phone! :) It still looks the same as with the 6s. :) Anyway, Ako naman I got myself makeup and clothes for Christmas. :) Colourpop vixen set. Di gaanong madami since I have to allot budget for gifts to family and friends. :)

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  18. Thanks for sharing the gifts you got, ladies. Looks like you all had an awesome Christmas too! :D

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