Wednesday, January 8, 2014

What I got for Christmas 2013

 Hey everyone!! I hope 2014 is treating you well! It's crazy to believe that it is already 2014... I mean this is the year I graduate high school. I remember graduating middle school in 2010 and here I am... about to graduating high school and heading to college! I'm going to miss being a kid..! As of now, my college applications are 95% complete. I just have to send one more off and then all I have to do is wait for my acceptance/rejection letters to come in. I'm hoping for my colleges outside of CT. to offer me some academic scholarships so that the price of attendance is closer to Uconn. I'm strongly considering leaving CT. for college to see what life is like outside of here hehe.. though the cost could hold me back.

Okay, enough of this sappy talk and onto my post today. I know it is a bit late for this post, but I really wanted to share what I received this year. Plus it's another reason for me to relive my favorite time of the year!

Christmas Gift Bag

Forever 21 Blazer

The first gift I received this year was from one of my friends. In fact, I even tried it on for her before hand because I saw her buying it at the mall on Black Friday. Hehe, I was pretty shocked when I saw her at forever 21 and even more surprised when she told me she was buying a gift for me. She showed me the blazer and asked me to try it on! The blazer is super cute and I love the way it looks on me. (It looks odd in the photos only because I am not the best photographer, but trust me when I say it is really cute in person! I tried hanging the blazer, but that did not work.. I think I need a mannequin for it hehe.) The shoulders are padded and when I put it on, I feel quite professional and put together!

Christmas Gift Box

Christmas Gift Box

The 2nd gift I got was from my secret santa! I think I've mentioned this before, but in my little group of friends, we try to do a secret santa exchange each year. That way, we all can get a gift without spending too much money. I mean imagine how much it would cost to get 10+ people gifts. At least for me, I know I would struggle with getting a good gift for each person! The person that got me actually turned out to be someone who I was pretty close with!! I see her everyday because we have multiple classes together and it never once occurred to me that she had me. I really thought it was someone else!

Christmas Candy

Inside the box, there were lots of items! The first item that caught my eye was the box of lens cleaning wipes. Knowing me, she knew that my glasses are always a bit on the dirty side, so she picked these up for me hehe. It looks very nice and works well too! Plus not only can I use them on my glasses, but I can use them for my camera as well! =) I also got lots of twix and a pack of gum. One of my favorite candies is twix and she got so much for me! Yay!! 

Forever 21 and Clare's necklace

 I actually thought those three items were all, but on the bottom of the stack of items was a little box. I did not expect anymore things, but when I opened the box, I saw the cutest necklaces!! I am a sucker for cute things and I was in love with these necklaces the moment I saw them.
 The first necklace is a chain with several charms at the end. My favorite charm on that necklace is the Eiffel tower. It is adorable and perfect for me since I do hope to be able to travel there when I am older!
The second necklace is the most adorable thing ever. It's a very nicely made gold colored chain and right at the end of this necklace was a beautiful bow charm. I really love both of these necklaces. They are so dainty and cute!

Born Pretty Nails Review
All these items were under $10!! Can you believe it!?
The next item I got actually wasn't really a gift from someone I knew, but came in the mail right after I got back from vacation.  I am treating it like a gift though and I will be doing a review on some of these products later on. In December, I received an email from Bornpretty asking me if I would like to try some of their products out. I looked around the site and agreed to do the review because I loved a lot of the items they offered. (specifically the konad nail plates!) I will be testing these product out this weekend.

Luuux Limited Edition Brush Set
The brushes are neatly organized inside.. =) 
The next item I also got in the mail. I personally consider it a present hehe. It is from luuux who ran a giveaway for the top posters on their site. It was their gift to us for making the site amazing and I really appreciate them doing that for us. I have been a member of luuux every since I heard a beauty guru recommending it to us years ago. (think 3+ years ago) I've gotten two prizes from them before- Ugg heels (yes uggs make heels!) and a samsung tablet!!  Since then, luuux has changed their site a bit so that prizes are no longer offered. Instead, they offer giftcards which can be used to purchase anything you want. I like this concept more because now I have the freedom to get what I want with what I earn! 
 I definitely will be reviewing these brushes as soon as I can!!

Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Review
From Left to right- Olay anti-wrinkle night cream, Olay anti-aging eye treatment, Maybelline baby skin instant pore eraser, Pond's luminous moisture

 The following products that you see there weren't really gifts from other people, but rather gifts I chose to get for myself. I have only tried the pond's luminous moisture so far and I really like it. I am looking forward to seeing the others in action.. especially the baby skin instant pore eraser. I have heard some amazing things and I want to see it for myself.
I was just wondering if any of you would be interested in me doing a review on any of these products? If so which ones? 
Hp 7 Windows Tablet Review

This is probably the most awesomeness and unexpected gift I received this Christmas. I got a mini tablet from my cousins! I honestly did not expect such a wonderful gift and I am really thankful for it. They also invite me to their house during vacation (even though I am a pain to live with) and they make on so many fun vacations. I would be happy to go there and not receive a gift which is why I am so shocked that I got something so nice from them. I really love them and their kids!!

Christmas Card Wu chun
The animals stickers are there to cover my information =)
Last, but by sure, not least,I received this card in the mail yesterday night from a blogger by the name of Fion!! Her blog is called Fionism and she blogs about her life, products she loves and more. I love her post and if you guys have time, you should check her out too! Fiona and I became earlier this year over blogging and connected via Fb! How crazy is tha.. I just love blogging hehet?! For Christmas, she sent me a very sweet card with 2 picture of Wu Chun inside. (I have a huge crush on him!!) It's perfect and I love it!!
I actually feel bad now because I have yet to get my card sent out, but I promise to by this weekend! I already have everything, but the envelope! From what I researched online, I think it takes about a month to send letters internationally and that everything inside has to be flat for it to be sent. (That makes getting a gift so difficult. I wish I could just go and deliver a gift personally hehe!) If you are reading this right now, Thank you so much for the card and pictures!!!

This Christmas has been one of the best ones! I loved being able to see my family and connect with others. Plus the gifts are just so much fun! I am really thankful for everything I got and I hope you guys had a wonderful holiday as well!

What was your favorite thing about the holidays?
How did you guys spend New Years?
Would you like me to review any of the face products I have shown here? If so, which ones?

104 comments:

  1. what wonderful gifts you got:). hope you had a great christmas!

    xoxo, K. Lee
    leemuse.blogspot.com

    please add me via bloglovin, if you havent already. thanks!

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    1. Thanks!! my X mas was awesome! I hope yours was nice too!!

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  2. Wow Mindy you got a lot of cool items by the way love the multipurpose wipe for tech and glasses awesome I cannot be without. I will like a review on baby face by Maybelline someone compare it to porefessional from benefit like to know more thanks. Do not stress yourself with college it will happen.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks!! Those wipes are pretty nice!
      I think I will be doing a review on the maybelline baby face. I haven't used any of the high ends one, but I will try my best to review it nicely!

      thank you!! My stress levels with college have gone donw since this post b/c I got my first acceptance letter!!

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  3. You got some really cute gifts! I love the blazer. Do you like Luuux better now or before? I haven't been on the site for like a year now.

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    1. Thanks! The blazer is adorable. Too be honest, I liked it before a bit more because there was more interaction (because that was how you made luuux) and I feel that the awards were easier to get back then. However, I like the idea of giftcards as an award a lot more.
      HOWEVER, the new site also has it's positives. The earning seems very simple.. and I can tell that luuux is doing it's best to give people what they want . They always answer questions posted and are constantly trying to make the site better based on what people want. I see luuux heading towards a really nice future! =)

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  4. Congrats Mindy, you have a very glamorous items, you may be a very lovely person :)))
    Have a nice day doll

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  5. Those are amazing presents, especially the mini tablet and the blazer!

    I'm so glad I found your blog! If you'd like to follow each other, I'd be happy to keep in touch! Just let me know on my blog :)

    xo
    Dolce
    www.mydailysweet.com

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    1. Thanks! I love both those gifts a lot!

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  6. you got so many amazing gifts !! you are a lucky girl :) xx
    www.ambifashion.com

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  7. aww lucky you! those are awesome gifts! loving those forever21 stuff! lovely post :)

    hope you can visit my blog sometime soon.
    keep in touch!

    xx
    ellie
    chasingculprit.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! The forever 21 blazer is adorable! I will check your out right now!

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  8. Love it all, you have received great gifts! I especially love the Eiffel Tower necklace.

    Jasmine xx For a Real Woman

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    1. Thanks! The Eiffel tower necklace is beautiful!!

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  9. Lovely gifts, lucky you Mindy!
    Kisses

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  10. Wonderful gifts! Loving your necklaces<3<3

    christymonicaa.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks!! Both of them are so pretty!

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  11. wow! you received a lot Mindy! And the gifts are amazing too knowing that they're from the people closes to your heart. I love the blazer and the jewelries and the tablet and specially the card from your blogger friend and that's so sweet <3

    sarahrizaga.blogspot.com

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    1. I really do love the gifts , yes because they are all from people I love! I love everything and the card is the sweetest gift ever!! I can't believe how nice everyone is!

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  12. you should have been such a good girl, because you got a lot of wonderful stuff!!! congrats!
    love, Bárbara

    http://whitedahlia.blogs.elle.es/

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  13. those are some awsome gifts!!

    www.beautydosage.com

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  14. obsessed with those necklaces from forever and the blazer too. i've been looking for one like that!

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    1. Thanks! I love both the necklaces and blazer hehe!

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  15. Cute gifts doll! Love them all! :)
    xoxo
    www.fashfab.blogspot.com

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  16. T'is been a good christmas for you Mindy! Your gifts all look fabulous and I love the look of that little black clutch :) Can't wait to see how you style it :)

    Hayfa
    www.londonloafers.com

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    1. Thanks and yes, it is one of the best Christmas that I've had!

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  17. You got a lot of great gift. I plan on doing this kind of post. I'm just wait on the rest of my gift to come in.

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    1. thanks! I hope your gift comes soon and I can't wait to read it!

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  18. You got some amazing stuff! I really love that white blazer!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  19. This year I received a lot of makeup as usual, pretty cool gifts from your beloved Christmas

    www.sakuranko.com

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    1. yay for makeup!! I love makeup hehe!

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  20. aww such great gifts!

    www.thestylebender.com

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  21. What a great gift, I bet you're very happy. Thank you for following me, follow you back already :)

    Cheers,
    Karina Dinda R. ♥
    BLOG | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM

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  22. Great gifts, especially the blazer and the mini tablet. Lucky girl!

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    1. thanks!! I love both of those gifts hehe!

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  23. wow such amazing gifts! Please do some reviews on the products you got!! :p
    hundred-lookbyamyaguilera.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks and I am planning one on the babyskin pore eraser! =)

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  24. wow you got so many nice things! I love that white blazer!

    lifeisashoe.blogspot.com

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  25. you've got an amazing christmas presents =D
    xoxo

    melodyofmywords.blogspot.com

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  26. Those are so lovely!!! And Happy New Year 2014

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  27. What an incredible amazing christmas! Xx

    NEW POST: http://betweenmyclothes.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes it was!! I hope yours was good too!

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  28. these items are all gorgeous,love it
    Great selection darling!
    I posted a new article, I'd love to know your opinion
    would you like to pass from my blog?
    tr3ndygirl.com
    kiss

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  29. You got some incredible Christmas presents Mindy! You are so lucky! I bet you're gonna get some great use out of that tablet!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. thanks and yes, the tablet is being put to good use hehe!

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    1. hehe, yes he is!! I have the hugest crush on him!

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  31. http://cristinasfashionworld.blogspot.ro/2014/01/giveaway-time.html join, please! kisses

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  32. wowww!! nice things:)
    xoxo
    http://eltedelas6.blogspot.com.es/

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  33. i also do have mini tablet from christmas gift. i really love it and more i can blog with it. so, enjoyed.

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    1. hehe yes a mini tablet is awesome! ohh I should test it out with blogging! that actually never occurred to me !

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  34. all of your gifts that you received are so thoughtful! could you do a review on the maybelline baby skin pore eraser? i didn't even know maybelline had a product like this :o

    http://19th-tealeaf.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks and yes! I am planning to review that one since a lot of people have asked hehe =)

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  35. You've got lots of gifts
    you must have been a very good girl.
    Those are really cute and cute things... enjoy them!
    Have a great 2014.

    http://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I hope you have a great 2014 as well!

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  36. Wow, you've got amazing gifts from Christmas! I'm loving the beauty products, especially the tablet, you're very lucky. :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xo
    Chriissydollxo Blog | BlogLovin'

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    1. Thanks!! The beauty products are really nice and yes that tablet is omg!! hehe

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  37. Thanks for sharing this with us, you are the luckiest hun, so many amazing gifts, I am in love with that chic blazer, can't wait to see you wear it and the pendents are so pretty! Yay for the tablet!!! Thanks for sharing your fashionable thoughts on my last post. Happy Weekend!

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    1. Thank you for your comment! I really enjoy the gifts and yes, I want to wear the blazer and necklaces! hehe the tablet is being used every night by me !

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  38. Beautiful gifts! Very nice of your cousins to get you a mini tablet, very useful! :)

    Follow the royal Peach!

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    1. Thanks!! Yes, the tablet was amazing!!

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  39. great gifts;)
    kisses x
    http://fashiongirlfromtown.blogspot.co.uk/

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  40. What cute gifts and photos! So jealous of that tablet (: And yay to the class of 2014! Can't wait to see where you end up going. I definitely feel the same--I'd love to leave my state to see more of the world, but we'll see where this whole process takes me! Best of luck to you, Mindy (:

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    1. Thanks!! I am in love with my tablet and yes to the class of 2014!
      Wherever you end up going, I know you will enjoy it! =) Good luck!!

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  41. Lots of lovely Christmas gifts, you're very lucky :)

    Away From Blue

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  42. Ah the gifts (and pictures) are really sweet, and gosh, love your mini tablet. You've been pampered very well x

    9 out of ten | find and follow me on bloglovin

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    1. hehe thanks! The tablet is amazing!! This year was def. the best!

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  43. CUTE stuff :) your blog is lovely

    Check out my new post...lovely decor news from Hm Home :)

    have a great day dear

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis - inredning it's, Swedish for decor :)

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  44. Aww it looks like you got some awesome gifts this Christmas! The tablet is awesome, you're really lucky!! :) You should definitely do an OOTD or a "how to style" post with your new blazer. It's very chic.

    xo, Sarah
    Hustla, baby.

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