What I Got Myself For Christmas
Happy Sunday! Also happy last day of 2018! I know this what I got myself for Christmas post is a little late as Christmas was already a week ago but you know me I always post these things late. The excuse I had this year was I just wanted to spend time with myself and enjoy myself away from social media and my blog for a bit. I’m feeling much better about my content and can’t wait for 2019 and what content I plan on creating. Okay I should just show you what I got myself for Christmas now!
To start off this what I got myself for Christmas. I wanted to explain that I got a lot of these gifts for myself. It wasn’t just about treating myself but because I moved away from my family so I didn’t really have to buy gifts for them. Since I didn’t have to buy for too many people I could focus on myself and got me a few gifts I was wanting. I did spend Christmas alone so getting the item I wanted helped with it. I also know how controversial this post could be but I don’t do them often. I think the last one I did was in 2014 I think here. I consider this like a haul blog post so look at it like that.
I actually did get a few things on my Christmas wish list which you can see here. I did go out and get some of the stuff which is so nice. The biggest thing I did get myself for Christmas was my trip to New York so that was the biggest and best thing I could ask for so had to include and mention it was a big highlight to my December.
First I want to get all my tech gifts I got for myself out of the way and just start with that as I’ve been using it. So my Sony lens broke and couldn’t be repaired so i had no choice but to buy a new one so I had purchase another kit lens. Then I finally splurged and got my 50mm lens that can achieve that dreamy blurry background and it’s been so fun experimenting with it. Next I got myself a smart TV on Black Friday which has been so nice having a TV instead of watching on my iPad. Then I got some Apple Airpods which are actually worth it and I surprisingly use them everyday. Then on Christmas night I saw the Sims 4 was on sale for like $5 so I bought it and have been enjoying playing that. It’s one of the reasons why I haven’t goten any work done and probably won’t be. It is so fun and I bought a few expansion packs so it’s been hard to pull myself away from it.
This was supposed to be a gift for one of my cousin’s but I got one for myself as I knew I would use it so I got the cream, brown and gold version as I don’t own those kind of colored bags. I was really tempted to get the pink but I resisted and got this. It’s also like the Kate Spade one I was eyeing where you can change the flap so it’s a cool dupe bag if you want one. I can’t wait to pair this with some outfits.
I got a few beauty bits. I got the Victoria Secret perfume on Black Friday but my roommate wrapped it as a joke and it was technically a gift as I forgot what it was. Then also I got the ABH Sugar Glow kit on Black Friday for half off and since it was on sale and I wanted to try it. I got it in the mail and wrapped it and it was a surprise to open as I didn’t see it before. Next is a makeup brush set which is perfect for me and it’s rose gold and blush pink which are my fave colors. Last was just a last minute Sephora purchase but added it in because why not?
These gifts aren’t what I bought for myself but from my roommate. Well I was going to buy the pans for myself but my roommate offered to buy them for me as a gift so that was nice. i feel so grown up that I’m so excited about pink pans to cook with. Then she got me this mini backpack coin purse as she knows I love pink and sparkly things and I always have no place to put my change so it was really nice.
I’ve been in need of an organizer/drawer set for a while for my bits and bobs and makeup. This was on sale at TJMaxx and I couldn’t pass it up. I can tell you since I’ve organized it after Christmas it is so handy and the best thing ever. I am so organized now and it looks pretty so a win win. Next is the only thing I wanted for Christmas which was a teddy bear. So remember that photo shoot I did on Rodeo Drive with the polar bear with the scarf and called him my new boyfriend in this post here? Well this reminds me of that and it’s just what I wanted. It reminded me of that polar bear I shot with and now I have a mini version.
I got two things from Victoria’s Secret. I wanted pajamas and I got those and instead of a red Christmas one i got a pink one and I can’t wait to wear it and it can be used year round. Then I got a PINK sweatshirt and it has sequin palm trees and it says Los Angeles on the sleeve.
This present is from my parents. I technically bought it but it was an idea from my parents. I’ve been wanting this ring for a while and I could never find it in my size. Then I went to the one in Hollywood and they had one left in my size and it was like fate. My dad knew I got it and he had to see it so I sent him this picture. I like that it was from them even though I went to go in the store and buy it but it was better then them trying to send me a gift so I don’t mind. I love this ring so much and become quite a fan of rings recently.
Last big gift to myself was a Kate Spade bag. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while then you know I have lusted over a designer bag for a while and more specifically a Kate Spade one. I saw this on sale on Black Friday and I have saved more than enough to get it so I bite the bullet and bought it. I ordered it online and it came in the mail in a box. I didn’t open the box and just wrapped it so it was kind of a surprise when I opened it up on Christmas morning. I hadn’t seen it in person and it was such a treat. I can’t wait to use it and I love that it has bows all over it. Watch my reaction below of me opening it up or here!
That is what I got myself for Christmas! I hope you liked seeing my gifts. I was so excited to get stuff for myself this year after working so hard. I had to show them to you. Again, hope you don’t mind it’s a little late. I have more content coming soon including my goals and year in review posts I love doing coming out this week so look forward to that. I’m hoping you enjoyed my what I got myself for Christmas and let me know one special gift you got or even bought for yourself!
Wow these are such great gifts for yourself!! The lens is such a huge win for sure – I bought myself two and i can’t wait to use them.
Love that 50mm lens – it is what I used to use most often. I am usually shooting with my Sony Mirrorless now!
Such cute stuff! Loving all of the pink!
You picked up some really great stuff. I bought myself a hair straightener and some new pans.
Renée ♥ says
Looks like you made a wonderful holiday for yourself! I usually buy a little something for myself at Christmastime, too. This year is was a new set of Rapidiograph ink pens, and I am loving them.