Sunday, 29 November 2015

Christmas Haul!

No longer can you tell me it's too early for Christmas. You can't switch on the TV without their being adverts luring you with food you can't wait to fill up on or products you've scrawled on your Christmas list. While it's only recently I've been feeling fully Christmassy, I've been keeping my eye out for anything worth nabbing and storing away ready for December and now I'm ready to show you my little collection!

Yankee Candle Christmas set

We all know about my love affair with Yankee Candle. I will often have battles with my boyfriend whenever I've got my eye on a new one and he'll point out my already vast amount. However nothing (or rather no one - sorry Matt!) was going to stop me from getting this brilliant Christmas wax set. My plan is to light one every night, the twelve days before Christmas! I also think it's a really get way to test a lot of different smells and work out which is your favourite, should you ever want to buy the big version. I find that occasionally, the smell when the candle is lit can be a lot different to when you just give it a good sniff in the shops. I adore the packaging these tarts came in, it's so Christmassy with lots of glitter! The candles included in this set include Red Apple Wreath, Angle Wings, Winter Glow, Berry Trifle, Christmas Eve and many more!

Primark Earrings

I'll be honest, I never really bother about earrings. My mission is to simply find studs that don't fall out when I sleep! But these Christmas themed earrings were too hard to resist. And for only £2? I wouldn't mind if they did fall out as I'd just pick another pair! I think my favourite ones have to be the little reindeers and the candy canes! I think Christmas is a great excuse to get a bit silly too. I'd love to be the type that properly glams up for Christmas Day, but I feel much more comfortable in a Christmas jumper that allows me plenty of room to stuff my face!

House of Holland Xmas Xcess Nails

That leads me nicely on to my next purchase. You might have seen in a previous blog post here, that I mentioned I'd given fake nails a try. I was really impressed how quickly they were to put on and how resilient they were with daily tasks. As part of a three for two at Boots, I picked these incredible House of Holland nails up. I haven't decided if I'll be wearing these on the day itself or simply leading up to it, but I think they are brilliant! Good thing I'm not cooking though eh?

Gingerbread house kit

Now I've tried to make gingerbread houses from scratch before and they've just gone completely wrong. A lot of the time, the pieces are too big and just don't slot together. So I figured buying this pre-made house from Ikea  (for only £2.45 too!) will make my life a lot easier. And doesn't it look cute? I'll make sure to update you how this one and to those of you can make one without any help, I salut you!

Doggie Mince Pies +  Dog Scarf

Now these next two presents were before we got Luna and are actually for my family dog, Alfie. BHS have a great range of pet bits for Christmas and I'll definitely be going back for Luna but for now - how cute is this scarf?? They come in one size and secure simply with a bit of velcro. I like that it's not too obtrusive so older dogs like Alfie will (hopefully) like it a bit more. These doggy mince pies are a great way for your pooch to feel part of the foody fun and contain no harmful ingredients. I love how authentic these look and I'm a huge believer that a pet is part of the family so this is the perfect way to treat your beloved pet!

I really love the variety of bits I've managed to pick up so far for Christmas and I can't wait to get some more, especially with it being our first Christmas in our home and with Luna. 

Emily x



  1. Those primark earrings are just adorable, I don't think I'd mind them falling out of my ear for £2 either!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  2. I am especially loving Yankee Candle box ( I love Yankee Candle so much) and the pies looks amazing !!!!!

  3. I need to get my hands on them earrings ASAP <3 Such a lovely collection :)

    Miss Glamorous Sweatpants

  4. Those earrings are the cutest! I love seasonal earrings :)


  5. It definitely isn't too early for Christmas, it was the first advent this Sunday!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  6. I love how authentic the doggie mince pies look- is lovely to have a special treat that is pet suitable as well.

    The gingerbread house looks amazing- hopefully easier to assemble than some of the ikea products!

    Will have to keep an eye out for those stud earrings- I am always losing my earrings and those look super cute.

    It is my boyfriend and I's first Christmas in our own place too, is lovely to pick up Christmas pieces for it!

    Gina. xx

  7. Awww, these are all so cute - I love the Yankee Candles set and the Christmas nails, little novelty gifts like that always get me at Christmas. The doggie mince pies are too sweet too! - Tasha

  8. Lovely post! :) I hope Luna is doing well, she's such a sweet little cutie pie!!! <3 I adore those Yankee Candles - their Christmas range is wonderful this year! x


    1. Thank you Kay - she's very well, being a little terror at times but we adore her :) xx

  9. So many nice things! I love the idea of lighting a candle the last days until Christmas. I guess your home will be smelling super nice then!
    And those earrings are so cute! Too bad we don't have Primark here in Sweden, otherwise I would get me some as well! :)

  10. Great post these earring look so cute. I wish I could wear earrings like this but as my ears and so sensitive, I'd definitely be allergic :(

  11. Eek! That is such a lovely haul and I love that it's not beauty related. Talking about Yankee candles, I honestly need to buy new ones because I managed to finish two candles this past few months.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  12. Great haul! Looking at this is really putting me in a festive mood :) Gemma xx

  13. I might buy that Yankee candle gift set for myself as I've never tried them before! Those nails are super snazzy too x

    Hannah x hannatalks

  14. These are all such great gifts to give away for the holidays. Thanks for sharing :)

  15. What a lovely haul, everything is red and so Christmasie. Primark earrings are so cute, I need them too :) Also that candle set is great idea for testing out different scents. Luna will love the scarf and will look so adorable!

  16. I'm so ready for Christmas and it's only the first of December I actually can't wait! The BHS pet range is so cute, going to buy the doggy mince pies for my boyfriend's dog he will love them!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

  17. Aww you've picked up some really nice things! I want them all too! Well, I don't have a dog, but the rest! Christmas things are just the best! Especially those earrings and nails...soo pretty!
    Hehe, sometimes I wonder if boyfriends/husbands are there to only remind you how you don't need this and that and those... jokes! :) I know they mean well hehe ;)
    Loved this post so much I might have to shopping right now! Thanks <3
    Emma xx

  18. The wreath of yankee candles is really sweet and I love your enthusiasm for Christmas - I feel the same way! Everywhere is inundated with news of the festive season now so there's no stopping us ;) haha

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  19. These are adorable!!
    Admittedly, I'm a huge sucker for anything Christmas -- especially candles!

    A Northern Light

  20. Wow, you've managed to fins the most adorable things !! This is all amazing, such a cute post! Oh, I've never had a yankee candle, never! I just think that they're so expensive! But I smelled one in the store, I think it was simply called Christmas, do you have it in the collection? Because that smelled amazing!!! I'd love to have some candy canes in my ears this winter, otherwise I am just like you, if I take out my earrings I will forget to put them on again, therefor they stay on, haha! And those nails are so cute too, I'm actually very jealous of you being able to get all of these, I never find anything when I'm out shopping, haha!

    Filippa ⎮

  21. These are great finds and kudos to you for getting them in early. I'm always a last minute kind of gal but would love to be a lot more organised. I love the Christmas earrings and nails, they are so cute and really like the idea of doggy mince pies and festive accessories to get them in on the fun. Hope you have a great first Christmas at home with Luna! Li x

  22. Oh my gawdddd I want those earrings! I bought that ginger bread house too haha!! x

  23. So many great Christmas things you've bought it's hard to pick a favourite! I'd probably say the yankee candles though, I love them as they have such great scents! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  24. So excited about all the festive posts from now on :)! Love the look of that Yankee candle set, they are my favourite. How cool is the gingerbread house kit, must get it for Ellie & I x

    Beauty with charm

  25. This is a lovely little haul Emily! I especially love the earrings and nails - they are so cute. Also I had no idea you could get doggy mince pies, will definitely have to look into getting some for my two dogs :) x
    Charlotte's Road

  26. Yes to Christmas candles! Those nails are awesome.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

  27. Those Primark earrings are so cute! Definitely going to pick some up next time I'm in there x

    Mollie Victoria Beauty | Blog

  28. Cute haul! Especially the candles - I've been meaning to get a candle (wax?) warmer for some time now since I still have a little bit of wax left from candles that won't burn anymore. I think it's always so sweet when pet owners get their pets gifts for the holidays and for birthdays too!

    becky ♡ star violet

  29. such a cute haul :)

  30. Ah love this, everything is super festive! The dog related stuff is so cute. I saw a gingerbread house kit in Morrison’s, wish I had got it now! Lovely post! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

  31. Wow these are wonderful! Feeling very festive :D I always love companies' Christmas packaging :)



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