Christmas gifts!!!

I wouldn’t have normally thought about posting the Christmas gifts I received, but I was so excited once I unwrapped these that I had to show them to you guys!

So, who remembers my ‘favourite book post’ last month?  I was SO happy with the feedback from everyone and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some of the books that you recommended me, but as a poor student I knew I wouldn’t be getting them anytime soon.  Anyway, as an amazing, total surprise Christmas gift, my Mum (the little detective), went through all of your comments and bought most of the books you recommended me!!


Demian and Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

You Better Not Cry by Augusten Burroughs

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Shiver and Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Ghostwritten and The Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson

206 Bones by Katy Reichs

The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes

How amazing is that!!!  I was over the moon with these pressies as they were a total surprise and I really can’t wait to read them.  So thank you for all your great recommendations, after I’ve read them I’ll let you all know what I thought!!

I only got a few pieces of makeup for Christmas, which is good because I really shouldn’t be getting any more, I have way too much!  My sister bought me Miss Selfridge’s trio of Glitter Eyeliners and trio of Lip-glosses.  So far I’ve only swatched them, but the glitter eyeliners look gorgeous.  The texture of the lip-glosses however seem really odd, and they don’t smell particularly nice, but the nude brown one looks wearable for me!

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I also got a Rouge Bunny Rouge ‘As if it was Summer Still, at Netherway Grove bronzer, because its my favourite bronzer ever and I was desperate for a backup, and I kindly got sent a Rouge Bunny Rouge Lip-gloss in Birthday Suit 029, from Zuneta as a little Christmas gift, which I’m already in love with.  I think RBR are my new favourite mu range!


Did you all have a good Christmas?  Did you get any books from Santa?

P.S – I’m afraid that for the next two months I will be posting less frequently, because of Uni!  I write this blog in my spare time and as my dissertation is due in February (which I’m ashamed to admit I’m really behind on!) most of my spare time will be spent writing that along with other photography work.  But don’t worry, I have a few other posts planned for when I have a free hour or two. I will still be posting, just a bit less!  I’ll be back in full force after Feb 28th!




  1. January 5, 2011 / 8:10 pm

    your dissertation is due in February, you poor thing!

    how sneaky of your mum lol apparently the Jo Nesbo one is very similar to Girl With Dragon Tattoo, i'm just about to start reading that one! what a fabulous gift though! xxx

  2. January 5, 2011 / 9:23 pm

    Hey you,

    Secret history by d.tart is my favourite book. You'll love it.

    I hope you are well


  3. January 6, 2011 / 3:21 pm

    City Girls Fashion Box – Haha, she is sneaky but great! Awh I can't wait to start reading them!

    Ash – How was your Christmas??
    I'll read the Secret History first (after I've finished my diss!) so that we can talk about it!

  4. January 6, 2011 / 7:14 pm

    OMG Demian and Shadow of the wind are my favorites like ever!!!
    Didnt read the others. But I like quiet a variety of books, got Lauren Conrad books and hey r light easy and fun read. great for holidays..

    Love your blog, mwah xoxo

  5. January 6, 2011 / 9:47 pm

    the hunger games is sooo good. i got the audiobooks for commuting and it made me (even more so) not want to go to work so i could listen more

  6. January 9, 2011 / 1:53 am

    wow, your mum is fantastic! i finished looking for alaska a few days ago (my mum bought me all 3 john green books for xmas – brilliant :D) and it was so good, i didn't expect it to be so heartbreaking but it was still amazing.

    moving on to the girl with the dragon tattoo next, very excited (:

  7. January 11, 2011 / 4:54 pm

    Ooooh you done very well!!! (oh and I finished The Snowman – LOVE IT!!!) I got a couple of Kathy Reichs books for Xmas too 🙂
    Also bought another Jo Nesbo book (can't remember the name atm) and a James Patterson book (2 for £7 in Sainsburys! Lol)

    Good luck with the dissertation 🙂 xx

  8. January 13, 2011 / 4:36 pm

    Lovely to see some Kathy Reichs in there, one of my favourite authors!

  9. January 15, 2011 / 10:25 pm

    The David Mitchell books are brilliant.

    They seem like light reading at the time but the stories stay with you for a while. I read Cloud Atlas three years ago but I still vividly remembe what happened in it (I won't give anything away re. the story)..

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