What I Got For Christmas 2013

What I got for Christmas 2013

Hey everyone! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas. I had such a great time relaxing with family and scoffing my face with food and drink. I've been non-stop since Christmas Eve and have loved seeing all my friends and family but its safe to say that today is all about completely chilling out. I've not moved my butt off the sofa all day or even got dressed for that matter - pure bliss! I'm also really excited to be back blogging - even though I only had a four day break it felt like much longer and I definitely started to miss writing posts. I thought a good way to get back into the swing of things would be a What I got for Christmas 2013 post as I personally love reading these and I asked on Twitter if anyone would like to see mine and lots of you said yes! 

As always, I'll add a small disclaimer here because I know some people take a disliking to these kind of posts. I'd just like to say that I'm definitely not bragging by showing the gifts I received - I just think its a fun post to write and perhaps you'll spot a few things you might want to snap up with your Christmas money or in the sales. I also love reading these posts myself because lets face it - most of us are nosy parkers ;). I did one of these posts last year and it went down really well so I'm guessing you guys like reading them as much as I do! I'd also like to add that I come from a normal working-class family and am in no way spoilt - I work hard all year to earn my own money and birthday and Christmases are the one time of year myself and my family like to treat one another. If you read my previous post, you'll see I went totally overboard buying them presents too - not because I'm rolling in money but because I saved my money and wanted to treat them. I also come from a huge family and have a wonderful boyfriend and his family who buy for me too which is why I got so many amazing things. Please just bare that in mind before reading. Anyway, enough rambles, here's what I got for Christmas ....

Beauty Christmas Gifts

Beauty Products - As a beauty blogger, you can imagine how excited I am to have all these pretty new beauty goodies. I'd been telling my boyfriend how much I've always wanted to try a Chanel lipstick (my first ever product from Chanel - review to come soon) so he surprised me with one in my favourite kind of shade - a berry pink/plum. So exciting! He also got me Benefit Porefessional and the Origins Gin Zing moisturiser which have been on my wish list for months - he's clearly been listening to my beauty rambles. His mum and dad bought me the Chanel lipgloss which goes beautifully with the lipstick (again, review to come soon) and the Real Techniques Expert Face brush which is the final brush I was longing to add to my RT's collection. Its a good en! My mum then bought me the Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick (I chose this!) which again is a beautiful berry pink shade (obsessed!) and my auntie and uncle bought me the MAC MSF in 'Soft & Gentle'. They gave me £20 so I picked this myself - I ran out of it ages ago and have been meaning to repurchase it ever since. Its gorgeous! If you like the look of any of these bits make sure you keep an eye out for my full reviews!

Beauty Stocking Fillers

More beauty goodies - My mum always likes to add a few beauty goodies to my stocking at Christmas and this year I'm chuffed to bits with the things she chose. The two NSPA sets and Fearne Cotton lip crayons were in there and she also bought me the Soap & Glory lip crayons to go with my main presents as they were more expensive than her 'everything must cost less than £10 for the stocking' rule. She gets so into Christmas, she makes me laugh! The Soap & Glory body butters are from my boyfriends mum and dad and I absolutely love them. I actually added them to my stocking fillers post before Christmas so my boyfriends mum (who always reads my blog) obviously spotted them in that post and knew I'd love them. Good work Magz!

Canon EF 50mm Lens

Canon EF 50mm Lens - My Nanna & Grandad bought me the Canon EF 50mm lens for my DSLR and I'm absolutely thrilled with it. I knew I was getting this as my Nanna said 'make sure nobody else gets you that lens' after mentioning it in my Christmas wish list post (haha!) but I'm so excited to now have it and start using it. I know lots of bloggers use this lens and as taking photos is one of my favourite parts of blogging, I thought it was about time I upgraded my standard kit lens. I'm not entirely sure how it works so if anyone can give me some tips on how to use it, please let me know. I could do with all the help I can get!

Tiffany & Co Necklace

Tiffany & Co Necklace - My gift from my dad and step mum this year was this absolutely beautiful Tiffany necklace. I've wanted to own something from Tiffany's for such a long time and as my dad lives over in Australia and I don't get to see him often, I decided I'd like to get something special from him with the Christmas money he gave me. I decided on this classic heart pendant and I adore it. I've had it on every day since receiving it and its just so beautiful, classy and elegant. I think its nice to have a few special pieces of jewellery to wear on an every day basis and this necklace goes perfectly well with my Pandora bracelet and rings.

Debenhams Ankle Boots

Tan Chelsea Boots - My boyfriend and I were shopping before Christmas and I spotted these tan Chelsea boots while we were in Debenhams. I was telling my boyfriend how they'd be great practical shoes for walking in as most of my other ankle boots have a heel and my feet end up crippled after walking in them for a while. I also love the colour of them as they'll go with everything. My boyfriend obviously took note and knew that I liked these and I unwrapped them on Christmas Day and couldn't be happier with them. They're so cute and look great with jeans or leggings. I even think they'll be lovely in the summer with a cute Summer dress. My boyfriend also got me a trip to a spa as part of my present but I couldn't show that in this post as it had all of his details on the confirmation email!

Matalan Handbag

Matalan Bucket Bag - My mum bought me this bag from Matalan and I love it! I love the mix of tan, black and cream as it'll go with absolutely everything and its huuuggee so it'll fit all my rubbish in it. It reminds me of one from Zara - good old Matalan has got it spot on again!

One Direction Ticket

One Direction Ticket - My Step-dad rang me just before Christmas and asked if my little sister would like One Direction tickets for Christmas and would I mind going with her if he bought them. Can you believe he even needed to ask? I'm obsessed with 1D and I'm not ashamed to admit it - I love all of their songs and am unbelievably excited that my sister and I are going to see them. I obviously knew I was getting them before Christmas but I had to keep it quiet as my sister didn't have a clue but it was totally worth it to see her reaction. When she saw this she genuinely screamed and started crying - it was so sweet and I'm chuffed to bits she's as happy as I am that we're going to see them. Roll on May!


DVD's - My mum always gets me a few DVD's for Christmas as we like to relax and watch them over the Christmas period. I was quite cheeky this year and asked if she could possibly get me Tangled (one of my all time favourite films) and the 1D dvd as I was desperate to see it. I know, you'd never know I'm 23 would you? She also got me Taken 2 which I've also wanted to see for ages - I have a feeling its going to be hard to live up to the first one though!

Mary Berry's Cookbook

Mary Berry's Cookery Course - Another gift from my boyfriends mum and dad is this Mary Berry cookery book. They know how much my boyfriend and I like cooking and making homemade meals so this is perfect for me! Its full of tips, tricks and techniques for better cooking and some yummy recipes too! My boyfriend and I will certainly enjoy adding some new meals to our diet!

River Island Coat

River Island Coat - My main present from my mum this year is this beautiful River Island coat. I was shopping in Newcastle just before Christmas and as soon as I saw it, it was love at first sight. Its exactly what I was looking for - casual yet smart at the same time. Its navy blue with a black fur collar, big gold buttons and the most beautiful berry pink silk lining and its so comfy. I adore it - thanks mum!

Tartan Scarf and Cosy Socks

Primark Tartan Scarf & Slipper Socks - A couple more stocking fillers my mum bought me is this gorgeous tartan scarf from Primark and these cosy slipper socks. Both items I love and will get lots of use out of.

Matalan Necklaces and Topshop Ring

Jewllery - Mataln Statement Necklaces & Topshop Double Ring - I do love a statement necklace and as my mum knows me so well, she got me two for my stocking from one of my favourite shops, Matalan. I love both of them so much and will get so much wear of them - they'll look perfect with a plain top, jumper or dress to jazz it up a little bit. My nanna also bought me this Topshop ring which I picked when she came to visit me a few weeks ago. I absolutely love it and have worn it every single day since Christmas.

Ted Baker Makeup Bag

Ted Baker Large Wash Bag - My mum came to visit me in Newcastle with her friend a couple of months ago and her friend brought a couple of Ted Baker makeup bags with her and I fell in love with them. I love the style with the bow and cute Ted Baker logo and the fact its a plastic type material and easy to wipe clean. With this being said, when my auntie asked what I'd like for Christmas, I asked for this in the pink and black colour scheme. I love the little rose gold bit on the bow and it just looks so girly and pretty. I can't wait to pop all of my every day makeup in there and sit it on my dressing table. 

L'Occitane Gift Set

L'Occitane Divine Ultimate Collection - This was a gift sent over from Australia from my dad and step mum and when I opened it I was so chuffed. I'm a big fan of L'Occitane hand creams but I've never tried any of their skincare products (to be honest - I didn't even know they did skincare) so I'm very excited about this. The set includes a cleansing foam, an eye cream and a moisturiser and they're all very luxurious. I've tried the eye cream and moisturiser and they're absolutely gorgeous - they certainly live up to their 'Divine' name. I can't wait to try them for a bit longer and review them as so far I'm seriously impressed!

Jumpers for Christmas

Jumpers - I seem to have gone a tad jumper crazy this year and that's reflected in this selection of jumpers I received for Christmas. My mum got me the grey and black fluffy one from New Look and she chose well - its very me. The red festive one was from my Nanna and I wore it on Christmas Day and the other two were from Primark and from my Auntie. I love them all - they're so cosy and look fab with some skinny jeans or leggings and boots! I'll certainly be warm for the rest of the Winter months!

Clothes for Christmas

Clothes - To go with the H&M jumper photographed above, my Nanna also got me some grey skinny jeans which are also from H&M and a gorgeous green dress I found in Primark for only £13. It fits me like a glove and looks really elegant and classy - you'd never know its from there and I can't wait to wear it. My mum also got me a checked blouse from Matalan and my sister got me a gorgeous black dress from Glamorous which has lace sleeves and a lace back - its beautiful. I might wear this on New Years Eve if I decide to go out. Its safe to say I don't need to go clothes shopping for a good while!

Chocolates for Christmas

Chocolate/Sweets - Every Christmas I receive more Chocolate than I can shake a stick at and this year is not different - just look at it all. Thank god I've got a detox lined up for January!

So that's what I got for Christmas this year guys - I'm such a lucky girl and I can't quite believe how generous my family have been. I also got some things I didn't photograph such as some lovely new underwear, some money for driving lessons and a snuggly new dressing gown. I will treasure every single thing I got and I feel incredibly lucky and grateful to have such amazing people in my life. I hope they all loved the presents I bought them too as I couldn't have asked for anything more.

What did you get for Christmas this year? If you've done one of these posts, pop your link below so I can have a read or share it with me on twitter at @k_leexjx.

Lots of Love,


  1. You've been so lucky and got some amazing presents!

  2. Wow, you got some amazing presents and your bag is stunning x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  3. Gorgeous presents, lots of goodies! The lens is great and the necklace is pretty!!! xx

  4. You got some amazing presents Kayleigh! I have the expert face brush which is my favourite RT brush and also I got the 50mm lenses when I got my 600d and I'm still figuring it out! The best thing to do I think for me is to hold it quite far away (or place it if you're using the tripod) as it takes ages to focus but when it does it's clear and zoomed in! X

  5. Aw Kayleigh it looks like you got some wonderful things! I can't wait to see a review of the Chanel lipstick and gloss as they both sound gorgeous! That River Island coat looks beautiful too! I popped my Christmas post up yesterday too so check it out if you fancy :)

  6. Looks like you got some great things! I love the boots :-) x


  7. Love all the beauty goodies you got!
    The 1D film <3 I've got tickets too!

    Love, Rebecca-Louise
    Autumn Leaves - UK Beauty Blog

  8. Wow! Gorgeous presents! I love everything :) xx

  9. Aww you got some amazing presents :) I love your Tiffany and Co necklace its gorgeous I've just been eyeing them up myself. I really want to get a Chanel lipstick so I can't wait to read your review when you post it :) x

  10. You got some really lovely stuff! I'm a little jealous! Hope you had a lovely Christmas! Here's the link to my Chrstmas post! Xx


  11. What lovely presents :-) Very nice, enjoy them.
    I got some Body Butters for christmas I really was looking for :-) Jules

  12. Such lovely presents! I got the Ted Baker makeup bag too, it's so pretty! x


  13. You got so many lovely gifts, hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  14. Love everything you got! Have a great new year! :)

  15. You've got some lovely gifts! Funny enough I've just posted about a green juice I made, great for a health kick!

    Check it out anyone if you're interested :-)



  16. You've received so many wonderful gifts. Love the look of S&G Loved and Glossed.

    Kah-Feh Yen

  17. Wow! You got some really nice things and this post really helped with what gift to get my friend for her b-day! xx


  18. Some lovely things! Love your photos :) xx
    L x

  19. Love this! I've done one too on the fragrances I got! www.myprettyapparel.blogspot.co.uk


  20. Oh my god you did well this christmas didnt you!! love the river island coat xx


  21. Love all the gifts! Really wanted the real techniques brushes but got money instead which I meant to buy it with but spent that money on shoes, hahah!


  22. I really enjoyed reading this. I do love a good nosey xx www.emilybelleblogs.blogspot.com

  23. I love these posts too. I don't know why people feel it's bragging we all get presents at Christmas (if you celebrate of course) you was very spoilt and got amazing gifts xx

  24. Love your gorgeous Matalan bag, and Liam Neeson- swoon!

    Laura from www.alifewithfrills.co.uk

  25. Such lovely gifts, lucky you! (: I love Tangled (and all things Disney haha), it's such a good film! And the Ted Baker wash bag is really cute (:


  26. I love reading these types of posts because I get ideas of what to buy next xx


  27. Love the Matalan bag you got, I'm thinking of getting it haha!

    Beth | BeautyBubbles♡

  28. Everything looks so lovely! You lucky girl! Jealous of you seeing 1D haha i saw them in April they were amazing!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

  29. What lovely presents you got, you lucky thing. xxx


  30. Great gifts! How lovely that everybody knows you so well and chose excellent gifts! Hope you had a lovely day x


  31. This has been a nice post. I'll admit I am a bit nosey and so that you for sharing! I love that bag from Matalan - think I might die lol - and is that a pink makeup bag from NSPA?

  32. Lucky girl! I love the Chelsea boots.

    Ellie | mantrapixie | x

  33. Ohh lucky you! Loving the chocolates you got :)



  34. You got some amazing presents, I love the look of all the makeup! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  35. Looks like you got some amazing presents - especially the 1D ticket! Who wouldn't want that?! xxx

  36. Looks like you got some amazing presents! Happy New year Kayleigh! XX.

    Amy Lauren

  37. You got some gorgeous things! :)
    Very jealous you're going to see 1D, not going to lie ;)
    alicekatex ♥

  38. lucky girl! you got some lovely things! xx

  39. I love these kind of posts! People who think you're bragging, shouldn't be reading these posts (:
    That Matalan bag is absolutely gorgeous! And that River Island coat, wow :D
    I did a blogpost about my presents too! xo

  40. wow! Everything looks amazing! x

  41. Wooww!! That's a really good amount of presents. Really Nice :) x


  42. So many gorgeous presents, can't wait to see the Chanel goodies :)

  43. aww such a lucky girl, you got some amazing things! I love the boots xxx

  44. We must have very similar tastes as i have most of these things or would like them !
    Hope you enjoyed christmas !
    Can not wait to cary on reading your posts in the new year :)
    Alex ox.

  45. Wow great gifts, I have seen the first Taken but I haven't seen the the second one. I hope it's as good as the first movie :)


  46. oooh you got some lovely gifts! The tiffany's necklace is lovely and i am loving the other jewels you got! Hope you had a lovely Christmas! xo


  47. Ooooo the tiffany necklace is very cute. I used to have a tiffany bracelet but lost it : ( would love another one. You got lots of beauty gifts will be spoilt for choice on what to blog about first x

    My little blog

  48. those boots are too cute! lucky girl, you! xx



  49. aw, I love your blog so much, definitely one of my favoruties! This post is so good, your family and friends seem very kind and generous, I started a ew beauty blog this evening, and it would mean so much to me if you had a little look, thanks so much, Lydia xx


  50. You got some beautiful things! I got the same Tiffanys necklace- so pretty! x


  51. You got some beautiful gifts and your blog is so pretty!


  52. woww some really great gifts! i love those boots


  53. Looks like you had a lovely day and got lovely gifts swell. Everything seems amazing and lucky you got that lens you wanted!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  54. Wow - you got some lovely gifts! I especially love the Matalan goodies!


  55. My boyfriend got me that Tiffany necklace too! Couldn't believe it when I opened the box haha gorgeous isn't it.

    Bea x

  56. wow, some lovely presents, glad you had a lovely Christmas!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

  57. You must have been a very good girl all year to get all those goodies! :) What a lovely bunch of presents, thank you for sharing them


  58. You got some gorgeous gifts! :D


  59. what gorgeous gifts! hope you had a fantastic christmas :)

    lillies and lipbalm

  60. So many great gifts <3
    And by the way, I love post like that.:)
    Muilo Burbulai

  61. Eeeekkkk I was soooo looking forward for this post!!
    I love nosing at what everyone received for the festive period!
    You where well and truly spoilt! I bet you cant wait to get stuck in!

    Happy Holidays!

    H xox


  62. Love the Matalan bag! Saw it instore but found the handles too short :( btw could ya do a swatch/review on MAC's msf soft and gentle? Heard a lot of good reviews about it xx


  63. Oh, my. So many nice gifts! Your bag is stunning!

  64. Wow! So many lovely gifts, I love your Tiffany necklace!


  65. Wow your presents are out of this world. Hope you had a nice day and best wishes for 2014! xx

    Helen @

  66. I love the River Island jacket it is gorgeous! But to be honest you got so many good presents, you must have deserved it this year! I got a beautiful Zara jacket this year.


  67. You did amazing, absolutely gorgeous gifts <3


  68. You did good! I love the coat, and I'm really interested in that lens. I'm saving up for a DSLR but I'm a bit confused about lenses so I'll be keen to hear how you get on with it xx

  69. Wow that's such lovely presents! x

  70. All your presents look amazing! I hope you had a great christmas. xxx


  71. Love everything you got I LOVE these kind of posts!

  72. You got some really beautiful stuff! Love the real techniques brush, really want one! x x


  73. Haha, I was just thinking that I'd like to spend my Christmas money on some Chanel (lipstick specifically)...it will be my first ever Chanel as well! I just feel like I'm a Chanel girl you know? Like, if I could splurge thousands of dollars on anything I wanted, it would be a Chanel bag ;)

    Enjoy your goodies!

    xx -b.

  74. That Tiffany necklace is gorgeous! You had some lovely prezzies :) Happy New Year hun! xx

  75. Oo ive been wanting a Tiffany necklace for yeaaaaars! I might have to get one this year - my usual daily necklace has gone missing and ive been really upset about it :( i reckon I might have a nosey at some of their jewellery! LOVE the River Island coat as well Kayleigh! Bet it looks lovely on you :)

    Hope you have a lovely New Year!! xx

  76. You got some lovely things. I've also done a what i got for christmas post. http://louloubella92.blogspot.co.uk

  77. You have some beautiful things! I've seen the Soap and Glory set floating around Sephora and I'm itching to try it out! The Tiffany necklace is beautiful!


  78. Wow, I love everything you received, what a fab Christmas you had!
    Laura xx

    My Life in a Blog

  79. Wow.. Lovely presents! Chanel lipsticks are amazing and so long lasting!

  80. Love the scarf! The Expert Face Brush has been my daily foundation brush, and I love the Tiffany necklace! I would love to see One Direction in concert, and the Ted Baker makeup is so cute! Great presents!


  81. Tangled <3 Love the post.



  82. Lovely Post, i just purchased the black Ted Baker wash bag! Inspired to do a What I got for Christmas or Haul post now!x


  83. Looks like you were very lucky this Christmas! I really really like the boots and wish I'd have bought some similar ones whilst in England. Very lovely presents, hope you enjoy them lots :) xx

  84. Wow! You did very well in the gift department this Christmas but by far i would have to say the 1D tickets are perhaps my favorite. And this is coming from a thirty-something year old. lol!

  85. Oh wow Kayleigh! You got so much lovely stuff, and I think your photos just make it all look even more beautiful! I love the idea of the necklace using the money your Dad got you, such a lovely sentiment to it! xo

    Hannah | Glitter and Sparkle

  86. I just fell over your blog and love it! I was wondering if you are happy with your new Canon lens?


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