Wednesday, 31 December 2014

What I got for Christmas/ birthday 2014

As my birthday and Christmas are only four days apart, I decided to wait until later to write my 'what I got for Christmas' post. My main present this year was a laptop, so the rest of my presents were just littler things such as books, clothes and beauty products. I haven't featured any of the clothes I got on this post because they'll be featured on upcoming outfit posts.



For my birthday from my nan, I got this vintage suitcase, which is really lovely and I can't wait to use it when we go away to York this weekend! I also got quite a few books from various friends and family. From the top of the pile is a photography book which documents the 1940s, I haven't read this properly yet but it looks like it'll be an interesting read. I then received two art books from my parents, one on Klee and the other on Van Gogh. Both are very inspiring to look at. The one on Van Gogh features letters he wrote to friends and family, whilst he was travelling and explains the inspiration behind some of his paintings. As I saw some of his work whilst in Lille this summer, learning the story behind his paintings is fascinating for me. As an avid watcher of 'Have I Got News For You', I was really excited to hear that one of the panelists, Paul Merton, was bringing out an autobiography, I've already read it and would definitely recommend it for anyone who wants a good laugh.  The last two books are 'Love at First Stitch' by Tilly Walnes, which I'll be reviewing here soon, and a photography book explaining the history of cameras and featuring many photographers I've looked at on my A level course.


In terms of DVDs (I'm not fancy enough for Blu-ray), I got all the seasons of The Mighty Boosh, Princess Mononoke and two films I missed in the cinema when I was ill during exam season. I really love Studio Ghibli, so I'm excited to now have two DVDs that were missing from my collection! I am also a massive fan of superheroes so can't wait to finally watch 'Days of Future Past'. (Which is the new X-Men film, for those who didn't know)


I have a product review coming up, so depending how that goes, I may also do some reviews of a few of the beauty products I received for Christmas and my birthday. My friend Sophie got me some Ted Baker products for my birthday, which I love, Ted Baker products are always really nicely packaged and smell divine! Various people also gave me nail varnishes, and I especially like the colours of the Bourjois ones.


Lastly, is this notebook from Paperchase, which is right up my street with embroidered thread spools on it. I'm not sure what to use it for yet though. I'm thinking either a book filled with fabric swatches or a sort of craft journal, where I can stick in swatches and photos of things I have made.

Hope you all have a happy new year.

Until next time

Holly Olivia x


4 comments:

  1. You got some lovely gifts x i would love to see some reviews of the beauty items

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    1. Thank you! I feel very grateful that I have such kind family and friends. I've just put up a beauty review, but as I've not done one before, I'm seeing how this one works out and I may do more!

      Holly Olivia x

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  2. I love Mighty Boosh and that journal looks beautiful!

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    1. I also love the Mighty Boosh! It really is, I don't want to use it though incase I spoil it.

      Holly Olivia x

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