January 06, 2012

Christmas Presents!

I know I know, I'm super late with this, but I guess it's better late than never? I still want to wish you all a happy New Year and I hope you had a blast with family and friends! I didn't expect to party too hard this year because I've been working almost all day since I started my new job as a chambermaid - which is pretty exhausting even if it doesn't appear to be - but I ended up partying until 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning more often than I thought! Oh well, it's Christmas after all, and it was worth it (:

I didn't ask for specific presents this year except for some LUSH and Bath & Body Works products but I'm pretty happy with everything I received.

Hollow Milk Flavoured Confection Snowman Isn't it the cutest?

Mug & Hot chocolate set for Pet Lovers I can't resist big mug - you can never have too much coffee, can you? - and that doggie keychain is just too cute and super soft!

2012 Golden Rules - Virtues of the canine character - 2012 calendar I love to have a calendar with big squares in my room so I can write appointment, memos and other important things, and my father knows how I love golden retriever (:

Gift card at Tutti Frutti Diner My mother knows I love breakfast restaurants and I've never been to this one.

Gift card at the SAQ (The Société des alcools du Québec) Me, alcoholic? Noooo...

Jacob Double-Breasted Short Coat I was really due for a new winter coat as I totally destroyed mine when I was working as a gas station attendant and because I didn't want to dig a lot of money for another one, I bought a cheap one from Wal-Mart which, needless to say, didn't really keep me warm. So I've been resorting to steal my mother's coats (she has tons!) but when she saw this one at Jacob, she thought it would be great for me... but she wants to steal it sometimes =P I'm so happy it's red as I'm tired of the same old black coats!

Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS My boyfriend actually got me this in November and yes, it was supposed to be a Christmas gift but he couldn't wait - OK, I gave him his 3DS too! It's not that my old camera wasn't good, but more because I kept dropping it on the floor and now the door that keeps the batteried inside the camera wouldn't close by itself, which is very annoying because I had to keep my fingers on it to keep it closed. Also, my old camera was a bit bulky, but this one is super slim and it takes pictures wayyyy faster!

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Collector's Edition My boyfriend gave it to me as soon as it came out in the stores but hey, it's Zelda! I was so curious about this game, and let me just say that it doesn't disappoint! I miss Epona but flying on a bird is awesome too!

HP Deskjet F4280 All-in-One Printer, Scanner, Copier What, I needed one for school! And it does everything (:

LUSH MMM Melting Marshmallow Moment Bath Melt This has been on my wishlist since forever because 1) marshmallow= yum! 2) it contains moisturizing cocoa butter and 3) it looks good enough to eat! I must admit I was a little disappointed that the fragrance was not heavier but maybe it's because it's made with marshamallow herb and not some kind of cheap fragrance.

LUSH Gingerbread House Bubble Bar This is not the type of smell I would typically go for but I asked for it because it was just too cute! I missed it last Christmas and I was so sad, but now I finally got my hands on it, yey!

LUSH Abombinaball Bath Bomb I bought this for my mother but not for me even if it was BOGO at the Boxing Day sale because the scent didn't personally appealed to me - I still have to really force my nose to smell something, and all I get is a slightr hint of sweet and citrusy vanilla. I love how big this bomb is though, and the yeti is just too cute!

LUSH Golden Wonder Bath Bomb I put this on my wishlist because form what I've seen on YouTube, this seemed like a gigantic bath bomb, and it really is! I personally prefer to my LUSH bath products in as many baths as I can so I was delighted to see in person that it's truly really big! It smells slightly citrusy to me but it's a very subtle fragrance.

LUSH Candy Mountain Bubble Bar If I'm right, this is basically the same thing as last year's Candy Cane Bubble Bar that I received from my boyfriend as on the LUSH website, it says "Our irresistible, vanilla scent comes back every holiday season, this year in twisty mountain form." To me, this is far from an " intoxicatingly delicious candy fragrance" as claimed on the website but maybe I love sweet products too much to even notice - Snow Fairy never makes me sick, for example! It doesn't really smell of candy cane either - it actually reminds me of bubblegum!

LUSH Candy Cane Soap I told my boyfriend to not buy me more soaps as I have enough to last me my whole life already but you know boys never listen! Anyway, I'm still happy to have received this one as it smells really fresh and sweet but not overly pepperminty, which I'm not a huge fan of. I think this soap is jut the right balance and I'm sure it will put me in a festive mood every time I will use it (:

LUSH The Godmother Soap This is my absolute favorite LUSH solid soap! It's like a grown-up version of Snow Fairy but it's still deliciously sweet. I still a big chunk from last Christmas to use up though!

Slatkin & Co. Frosted Cupcake 14.5 oz scented candle OMG This smells deliciously sweet, I just want to eat it! It seriously smells like cake icing, yum!

Slatkin & Co. Marshmallow Fireside 4 oz scented candle After all the hype there's been around this candle, I must say I'm a little disappointed. I didn't really know what to except but I know I wanted to smell marshmallow, which it doesn't really. Yes it smells sweet but I only get a slight hint of marshmallow. Maybe I should stop obessing with marshmallow anyway...

Slatkin & Co. Winter Candy Apple 4 oz scented travel candle This doesn't smell like apple nor candy. I'm just not able to put my finger on the exact scent but I still love it, it's a little sweet yet it's very subtle though.

Slatkin & Co. Vanilla Bean Noel 4 oz scented travel candle I love this, it really smells of real vanilla, not the cheap synthetic smell!

I was definitely spoiled this year, thank you baby, mom and dad! =D


  1. Great gifts! Love LUSh and love the B&BW candles my favs!

  2. yum delicious candle scents and amazing lush stuff!!!

  3. WOW Super manteau j'adore!
    En passant je te souhaite une très bonne année 2012 :) Beaucoup de succès et de santé et tout ce que tu désires!

    Josy -xxx-

  4. Such a lovely CHristmas. Woooo, the red coat looks good on you.

    LOL. Boyfriends never listen. But so sweet of him to get you soap :O)


  5. Lovely presents! :) I love the coat! Its made me want to go and get my red coat of of my wardrobe and start wearing it again! XO

  6. I love that coat on you! And, can I just say, I'm a little bit jealous that you got the Zelda game AND the special edition gold Wii controller?

  7. You got some nice stuff! I love the color of your jacket.

  8. @Farah : I love LUSH too but I've never tried anything from B&BW before so I was super happy to receive some of the "world's best candles" this Christmas!

    @ J.Brousseau : Merci Josianne, bonne année à toi aussi, en espérant te revoir bientôt!

    @ Girlie Blogger : Aww thanks! Yes, boys will be boys, I guess! It's just that I have tons of LUSH soaps to use up already, and solid soaps seem to last FOREVER!

    @hannahbabeyxo : You should definitely wear it again! I'm sure it will brighten up those dull winter days (:

    @Sari : Ahahah I know I'm so lucky, my boyfriend pre-ordered it for me and it got it the very day it was released =P

    @Dani : Thanks, I love it too!

  9. You sure got alot of really lovely presents! I really love golden retrivers tooooo! They are such a darling! Really love the red coat! Suits you soooo well!

    Loving alll the LUSH products you got! Its gotta be one of the best presents!! I feel like I can smell it from here. lol

  10. ooo rouge! belle couleur pour un manteau!

  11. Sweet presents! I've been on the hunt for a new camera mine just sucks now! It was awesome 4 years ago!! now its time to upgrade I wish the hubby got me a camera rather than a video camera! :-(

    I love the coat too! gorgeous color!

  12. I have the Canon powershot and it's amazing. I have the most professional pics ever.

  13. You got some great presents! I love golden retrievers too!! They're so cute. :)

  14. Les chandelles ont lair a sentir trop bon :)

  15. That jacket is lovely! I got a Zelda game too...one of the older ones, but I have yet to break it out and play it. The last Zelda game I played was on Nintendo 64, so I can't wait to see the difference in graphics. :D

  16. Love that red pea coat, it looks great on you especially with your dark hair! And yes those lip balms smell as you would expect, Cookie dough smells like...cookie dough. My nieces got Peach Bellini and Orange creamsicle and they smell just like the real thing too :)

  17. cc, tu as étais gatee, ce mmanteau te va super bien. bisoux

  18. Omg I love that cOat Gaby! It looks really nice on you too.
    The camera looks just perfect! You really needed a new one if your batteries were falling out lol.Yay zelda & lush:D

  19. Really enjoyed this post - I'm so nosy I love getting a peek into people's lives! You got some lovely pressies xo

  20. You received great gifts! I really love the Golden Retriever calendar... hehe~

    By the way, what does chambermaid do? :X

  21. @ MissTwist : Exactly! Electronic things need an upgrade so quickly, it sucks! Oh you got a video camera? But do you do videos? I didn't know that!

    @Aleya Bamdad : You got the same as mine? I still have to get used up to he many settings though!

    @ Wendy : Oh really? Which one did you get? Ocarina of Time on N64 is my favorite video game EVER! <3

    @Tracy D : I'm so glad you like the lipbalms Tracy! Cookie Dough... YUM!

    @Ahleessa : They clean the room after guest leave - change bed sheets, make bed, clean washroom, etc. I love it!

  22. Wow! T'as vraiment eue des beaux cadeaux! :D Toutes des choses que je prendrais ... sauf peut-être Zelda, ahah! Je suis un fan de Mario pour toujours!