Sunday, 10 November 2013

What's on my Christmas list!

My parents do one big Christmas shop each year and it's nearly always on Remembrance Sunday. Not for any reason, it just always seems to be then that we go, and so this year we went today. We've done this for the last 3 or 4 years and I go with my friend Mollie so that my school friends don't all see their presents! She couldn't come this year which was sad so I did a bit of solo shopping (strangely empowering okay)

Anyway, in preparation for this I wrote my Christmas list! My parents aren't good at surprises and we have different tastes, so I give them a list with sizes, prices, shades etc and so they know that I like what they are getting me. Some people find this strange but I'm just glad I like it all and I can look forward to getting it!!
To some people this might seem like a vain or shallow thing to do but I'm not trying to brag! Many people would get more than this, many would get less! So yep!

I can't photograph any of the presents because my parents have them so sorry this is visually (and just generally!) very boring

Here are my smaller stocking presents:

- Fluffy socks
I always seem to lose fluffy socks so I am stocking up
One of the things which I am choosing and buying myself, new look do 3 for £7 on pants and they are so pretty okay- I was buying these and they were all completely see through (though as I pointed out to my friends if anyone's seeing them I doubt you mind them being see through.. anyway) so I'm going to look when I'm next in town
- Barry M sparkly nail varnish
I love sparkly nail varnish!! Because I have a few I'm buying it so that my parents don't get one i already have, but ah they're so Christmassy and cute!! I chose this as I have quite a few and didn't want them to get one I already have. I chose a black and pink sparkly one, it sounds weird but it's so pretty!
- Eyeshadow pallette
I debated asking for the Naked pallette but I've decided I don't wear make up enough for it to be worth it! I was going to still get a fairly good quality one when in H&M I spotted a pretty pallette with lots of nude colours for only £4. They aren't too sparkly which is a problem I find with eye-shadow so I'm hoping they'll be okay, but if not I can always get another one
- A Lush Christmas bath bomb
I'm not sure which they'll get me but I haven't been specific meaning they'll have to choose one! I love Lush stuff but only get it at birthdays and Christmas for some reason
-Whittards instant tea powder
I've wanted this for ages! You add the powder to a cup of water and it turns your drink into it basically, I think I've got the pink lemonade one yay! I bought it back in summer when we went to Portsmouth as there's a Whittards outlet and i can't wait to use it!
That's all I'm asking for and possible a couple of books or DVDs.. I want The Perks of Being a Wallflower or About Time but I haven't decided yet so I'll probably add that nearer the time.
I think they might have got me The Perks of Being a Wallflower DVD which is good:-))
I expect my parents will get some other things like sweets to fill it up too, I love my stocking ah it's probably my favourite part of Christmas; waking up and knowing the presents are inside ahhh omg too much excitement

Bigger presents

I'm not sure how everyone else does it but I open my stocking in my room or in my parent's room, then we have breakfast and open our bigger ones in the lounge with everyone. I like to put everyone's presents into lines, idk why but I've always done it haha. Anyway, here are the presents I'm hoping for:
-Peanut butter oreos
These are amazing. Seriously they're so so good, my friend brought some back from America and they were so nice ah. Sadly you can't buy them in the UK but I found them on Amazon! A packet is £6 which is quite a lot for biscuits but you know it is Christmas!
-Zara Apple juice eau de toilette
Okay this is so sad because they've discontinued it! It's literally amazing so I'm sad but I got the 'fruity' one instead which smells really nice too!
-Baking stuff
This might sound a little weird! But I really love cooking. I'm hoping for a proper piping bag with all the different nozzles and maybe new cake tins as ours are a little old and rusty. I also know I've got a macaroon cook book and the Humming Bird Bakery book so I'm excited about making lots of lovely things!
- 50mm camera lens
I'm not sure I'll get this and if I do I expect I'll pay half. It's a portrait lens and ah I love it. I got my camera (a Nikon d3200) last Christmas and paid half, and I don't think my parents realised that I would want other lenses haha.. I do use it a lot though, and this lens is £84 which is cheap for a lens! So idk, if I don't get this I won't mind and can always buy it for myself!

Sorry this looked so boring, to brighten it up a bit here's a photo of the escalator which always looks amazing at Christmas :-)

I had such a fun weekend as I had two sleepovers with my friends as two of my friend's parents were away for the weekend, and oh my god my friends are funny when they're drunk! Luckily I was fine and able to do all of my Christmas shopping!
Laura x