Good morning everyone and I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. For us, it wasn’t what we both had planned but it meant we spent it together in our home with Atty for the first time. We drank lots, ate far too much and went on a wonderful Christmas walk.
Over on my Instagram you guys said you would be interested in seeing what I got for Christmas this year so without further ado, let’s get into the blog post.
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I was extremely spoilt by Mr RV this year with this gorgeous Nuuk Parka coat from Fjallraven. I have always loved this brand but I don’t think I have ever mentioned it before to Mr RV so this was a complete surprise! I wore it out on our Christmas walk yesterday and I am in love. It is super warm, so stylish, so practical and just perfect for all of the walks we go on the countryside around us. A forever coat!
These boots are from Marks and Spencer and are the ‘Leather Hiker Ankle Boots’. You can shop them here. I love how chunky and smart they are. I have a few pairs of boots from M&S and they are always such a great fit and last for many seasons. I am so happy to add these to my collection of winter footwear and can’t wait to wear them out and about…I mean for now, I might just wear them around the house!
Now, these crystal glasses are something Mr RV and I have both wanted for such a long time. We love the beautiful patterns on the glasses and how each one has a different design. We are avid gin drinkers so these are a perfect size. Such a gorgeous gift!
Like I have already said, both Mr RV and I love our gin. We also love chocolate orange so when I opened this gin made by The Handmade Gin Company, I squealed…just a little bit. We of course tried it straight away and it is super tasty. Such a treat at Christmas time.
I have always worn high street perfume and one of my favourite fragrances is ‘New York’ from Marks and Spencer. I love that my mum got me a smaller hand bag size one and then a cute little gift set too. For me, this is a classic and sophisticated scent and one I can wear every day.
Mr RV did a really good job with these gorgeous gifts from ESPA. I had heard such good things about ESPA and I was slightly influenced by a few content creators to try the brand but now I can really see why. The big box is their Restorative Body Oil. I wanted a body oil that smelt like being at a spa and this just fills the room with the most gorgeous smell. The gorgeous green box was full of little minis to try and include a pink hair and scalp mud mask, a shower gel, skin rescue balm, overnight hydration therapy and their Tri-Active resilience pro-biome serum. As if this wasn’t enough, Mr RV also bought me their lip balm. I can’t wait to try out all of these products and report back to you all about how I have found them. You can shop ESPA here.
These gorgeous Liberty print face masks were a gift from my parents and they are stunning. Each mask comes in its own Liberty branded bag, a small pack of Tic Tacs and an anti-viral wipe. Such pretty prints and I love the attention to detail.
I was so lucky to receive another couple of gorgeous skin care gift sets! Firstly, the ‘Radiance Wild Rose’ set from Neal’s Yard Remedies. It includes a body elixir, a radiance boost beauty elixir and a balm to give your skin that natural glow. I have never used anything from this brand before but I can’t wait to try it all out. I love rose products for the skin. Secondly, my brother got me this set from Origins and this is something I was so excited to open. I had been using the energy-boosting gel moisturiser for a month or so and when I ran out I popped it onto my wish list. This set includes the gel moisturiser, the tinted moisturiser, a scrub cleanser and an eye cream! Best brother ever! You can shop Origins here.
Finally, I asked for a new Filofax this year. As a teacher, and a generally organised individual, I use a Filofax daily. This is such soft, beautiful leather and I love the colour. You can shop Filofax here.
I really hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas despite everything going on in the world at the moment. Sending so much love to you all.