Wednesday, December 25, 2013

So Ends Another Christmas

Hey everyone!

How was your Christmas? Did you get everything you wanted? (Tell me in the comments below, I'm super interested in hearing what everyone got! )

The hectic days of Christmas planning and family gatherings is finally at a close, and now I'm here with a mug of hot, delicious latte, and two slices of cinnamon bread, winding down for the day. It feels nice to not be panicking about getting things done, or how much time I'll have to do something. The most I have to worry about tomorrow is getting the house clean after all this Christmas mayhem, and finishing my video game before I have to return it at the end of the year.

It's a relaxing, fulfilling feeling, knowing I got everything done I needed to.

Everyone seemed to love the cards I made them, so that felt pretty nice. The compliments I received had me smiling for the whole of Christmas Eve. And everyone seemed to like the gifts I got them too. At least, they told me they did!

And I got my cookies made for everyone! They were pretty disgusting, I have to admit. Jolly Ranchers and sugar cookies just do not go well together! But they were pretty to look at anyway!


I got a lot of compliments on the look, but none on the taste, haha! My boyfriend was sweet and told me he liked them though (I don't believe him).

I also made some Oreo balls that turned out super rich, but only ended up with enough chocolate to get half of them frosted. Whoops!


Now, fast forwarding to Christmas Eve, here are some pictures I took:


A picture of my make up when going to the Christmas Eve gathering. Kept it simple to try to make my lips stand out. Red(ish) lips, red roses on my jewelry, and red shoes, with an otherwise completely black outfit. It looked pretty nice, but I forgot to take pictures! Sorry!


Santa came to visit!


My (fairly poor) attempt at dark red nails.  With glitter! Unfortunately, I didn't realize glitter nail polish was such a pain to get off! Scratched the heck out of my poor nails trying.


And a gift from my darling grandparents. I love crosses, and I love hearts. So, you know, perfect gift!

After the party with my family ended, we headed to the boyfriend's family's get together next. They were so lovely to me there (I really do love his family to bits!) and they got me wonderful gifts! His aunt even got me the Essie Nail Polish I've been dying for!


She got me the nail polishes in (from left to right) Lilacism, Mint Candy Apple, and Muchi Muchi. I then painted my nails Christmas morning with Muchi Muchi and it was the loveliest shade of pink I've ever had in a nail polish.

(I'll be sure to show off the other two here once I try them out too!)


And then Christmas day came and I got really lovely gifts from the boyfriend and my parents.


Stockings full for me, and the puppies. (And the boyfriend too, but his was too far away to get a picture of.)

And then guess what I got?


An Xbox One! So happy! I finally have one of my own now after having to watch everyone around me playing with theirs! This baby's all mine!


And, as you can see in the above pictures, I also got plenty of make up (yay!) and I got nail art brushes, which I'm super excited to try out. I got a shrug from Steampunk Couture which I've been wanting for so long, and also the Ace Attorney series which I'm really excited to start playing!


And, of course, my shoes I showed you all before! Now with pink lace laces! I'm not sure if I'm going to keep it pink or find an ivory color for it, but it went pretty well with my Christmas day outfit, so I was happy with the result!


And my boyfriend made me this very pretty drawing of a rose. I asked him for something handmade this year, since he usually buys me thing at Christmas and I was dying to have something handmade from him. And this is beautiful. So happy!


And speaking of the boyfriend, I made him a handmade gift as well, titled 'The ABC's of Our Love'. I forgot to take pictures (I'll show you guys later, promise!), but he seemed to like it at least. then I also got him a Blackbeard action figure, from Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (his favorite character, and a little mini turret in a random color from Portal.



And though this really wasn't technically a Christmas present, it was free, and arrived from Nintendo on Christmas Eve. So I'm just going to call this Nintendo's Christmas present to me!


It's the Zelda Majora's Mask official soundtrack I told you about during summer! It finally arrived. I haven't opened it yet, but I cant wait to listen to the music!

The rest of the day was pretty nice, I got dressed up again and went to my grandparents' house again for a Christmas dinner with the family. I love how often I get to see my family around this time of year!


Here's my Christmas outfit. And no, it's not very Christmas-y at all! My black/red outfit Christmas Eve was my Christmas outfit though. This one I just wanted to pair with my new shoes! I needed a cardigan or shrug for it to work well for Winter, but it wasn't so bad. I am actually wearing tights. They're just a shade of pink that's apparently hard to see in this light. 


And my make up! Wearing the make up that my parents got me in addition to some older ones. I'm really in love with my new make up.

And to finish off the lovely holiday, my boyfriend and I trying on silly glasses my little cousin got from Santa. We're looking studly.




So how did you spend your Christmas, and what all did you get? Let me know in the comments below!

8 comments:

  1. The cookies look amazing and oh what lovely gifts you got! Lovely :3

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  2. It looks like you had a lovely Christmas! I'm sorry those cookies didn't turn out, but they sure do look pretty!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, it's too bad the taste is so strange

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  3. Happy Holidays!
    I just came across your blog!! I am so happy I found it! I am now following! I look forward to keeping up and getting to know you more!

    xo
    Christina
    http://www.christinawhoblog.com

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  4. I made Oreo Truffles as well this year for the Christmas get-together and it's a good thing I did, since nobody else brought any desserts. As such, they went like crazy, but I got a compliment from everyone about them as well, so I figure they would've went regardless. Ended up having to make a second batch for my parents the day after because they liked them so much.

    Too bad about the cookies, though. They do look very wonderful and it's a shame to learn that they don't taste as good. Still, you experimented, right? Nothing wrong with that!

    Nice haul of presents, by the way! I'm actually completely jealous of you getting the Ace Attorney series since I played the demo for AA5 on 3DS, loved it and wanted to get the others so I can catch up to be able to play AA5. One of these days..

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    1. Ah man, I finally get to respond to comments today, and now I'm just thinking about Oreo Truffles and how good those sound right now.
      I really want to start the Ace Attorney series, since I got interested in them the same way. I played the demo and fell in love. So now I want to play, but I have to finish Zelda first! Ack!

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