Friday, 4 December 2015

Christmas Home, Fashion, and Beauty Haul 2015

With just twenty-one days 'til Christmas (I'm so excited!), I thought it was about time I gave you a peek at some of the Christmas things I've picked up this year. I've got so many lovely festive things to show you, too! Today's haul is a mixture of Christmas decorations, homeware, craft supplies, and the odd festive fashion, and beauty product. Most were bought this Autumn, but a few were picked up earlier in the year because... well, I'm a Christmas geek, and I just can't help myself!

dot com gift shop christmas decorations_

Honeycomb Paper Balls £2.95 // Honeycomb Paper Bells £2.95 // Scandi Christmas Pegs £1.50 // Christmas Carnival Baking Cases £1.00 // Christmas Carnival Loaf Cases £1.95 // Polka Dot Doilies £3.95

So, let's start with my Dot Com Gift Shop haul. I snapped up some gorgeous decorations and baking supplies from them a couple of months ago. Everything apart from the red polka dot doilies were / are on sale, so I got some great bargains, and spent next to nothing.

I bought three boxes each of the tiny honeycomb balls and bells, which come in multi-coloured sets of six. They're originally £6.95 a box, which I would never have paid for them, but with a sale price of £2.95, I just couldn't say no. I haven't decided how I'm going to use them yet, but they'd look great on the Christmas tree or turned in to garlands with some twine or ribbon. The other DCGS products I bought include a lovely set of six Scandi pegs, some red polka dot paper doilies (for brightening up a few plates), and some vintage-style cupcake and loaf cases, which will look cute on the buffet table no matter what tasty treats we bake in them.

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From Paperchase, I bought a set of Christmas stencils, a pack of red bow present toppers, and a glittery green Christmas tree present trim, which will all be used for making hoop art. I also picked up a box of their large charity cards, because Paperchase make the best Christmas cards ever. Fact.

I couldn't resist the tiny colourful glass baubles (which is unusual for me, because I generally go for classic red, white, and green xmas decorations), and ended up buying a box of one hundred, and two boxes of twenty-five. I'm going to fill some decorative jars with them on my dressing table, and I might embellish a few presents with some, too.

I also bought the sweetest little laser-cut, wooden light-up Christmas tree. It's only lit by one fairy light, so you don't get much light out of it, but it looks really pretty with or without lights to illuminate it.

The blue and purple hummingbird is by Gisela Graham, and I had to get it to keep my other two Gisela hummingbirds company.  (I bought two last year in different colours). I don't think they're at all festive, so I keep mine up all year round on my dressing table because they're so pretty.

I bought this red felt Christmas tree skirt from Next for just £12, which I can't wait to use! I've wanted a tree skirt for years, but they're not so easy to find in England (I guess it's more of an American thing?). This is the first pretty one I've ever found, and I can't believe how inexpensive it was. I know it's going to look great under the Christmas tree.

I tracked down these Snowman LED fairy lights, after falling in love with them on another blog last Christmas. They're the cutest fairy lights ever! I grew up watching The Snowman every Christmas and still love to watch it every year, so being all sentimental, I had to have these lights in my life. I've strung them over the mirrors on my dressing table, and they make me smile every time I look at them.

A couple of weeks ago, I took advantage of a beauty promo on ASOS, and bought a couple of Elegant Touch Christmas nail sets I'd been lusting after for a while. It's been years since I last wore false nails, so I'll probably make a complete disaster of them, but I thought it would be fun to give them a go- especially since my hands are too shaky to do nail art right now. The Christmas Jumper nails feature red and white fairisle designs, and the Snow Fake have colourful geometric Christmas presents, trees, stockings, snowflakes, reindeer, bells, and holly on them.


I bought these awesome Elf PJs £24.00  from Dorothy Perkins a couple of weeks ago, which I had to buy the moment I saw them, because I bloody love Elf! I'm so glad I did as they're already sold out online. You might still be able to buy them in store, and they're worth hunting down because they're so damn cute and cosy. (If you can't, these similar Gremlins PJs are equally amazing). I've put mine aside to wear on Christmas Eve night, but it's taking so much willpower to stop myself from wearing them already!

asda christmas duvet set

I purchased my very first Christmas print duvet set from ASDA for just £12. It has a lovely Scandi style print in red and white, and it's also reversible, with the colours inverted on the other side. It's so festive and lovely to snuggle up under each night.

A while back, I snapped up a few bargains from Cath Kidston's outlet shop in Bicester Village. I picked up a little Christmas notebook, some Christmas labels, some star print ribbons, napkins, and polka dot paper chains. They're all from Christmas 2014, but that doesn't bother me, especially since they're cute and cost me next to nothing.

And earlier in the year I picked up a set of Winter-themed Project Life cards £7/99, and a Christmas Smash Pad £2.19 on Amazon to use for festive craft projects. Aren't the Project Life cards adorable? I haven't used any of them yet, but I'll be using them to document the good times this Christmas.

I've also bought a few other Christmas things, including some LED Christmas trees, a Gisela Graham paper garland, a fairisle blanket, a couple of robins on faux fir branches, and a bunch of craft supplies, but you'll just have to wait until my Christmas home tour posts to see them!

What have you been buying this Christmas?



  1. You have an eye for pretty things. How nice to.have the room to display them all.x

  2. It looks like your Christmas will be whimsical! I love all these cute things, but my favourite is those snowmen lights:)

  3. Ah Louise, the way you put things together is so beautiful. You have such an eye. xx


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