January 02, 2013

Christmas 2012 Presents!

So you might think I am a bit late with this post (as usual) but the reason why I am posting it only today is because we partied at my brother's house for Christmas and we had so many gifts under the tree at my mother's house that we simply could not bring them all in the car, so we ended up opening the remaining gifts on New Year's Eve.

Now I know not everybody enjoys these kind of posts because they can be considered "show off" or "braggy" but I am truly grateful for everything I receive every Christmas and I know not everybody has this chance. The reason why I chose to share my presents with you ladies is solely because I personally love to have a nosey at what you received for Christmas, so please feel free to leave me a link to your post if you wrote one and I will be sure to read it!

10K Gold Zirconia Stud Earrings

I am not the type of girl who falls head over heels for jewelry - my typical everyday accessories are $20 "diamond" studs that I got from eBay, a dainty necklace and sometimes, one statement piece such as my Leopard Head Diamond Ring - so when my boyfriend handed me a delicate jewelry box, I did not know what to expect. I really hoped it was not some fancy or extravagant piece of jewelry that would have costed him way too much than I would have been comfortable with - I was actually super relieved happy to open the box and discover two shiny and delicate zirconia studs earrings, which are exactly the perfect size for my taste!

La Senza Serenity Gift Set, Bath & Body Works 'Jungle Kiss' Scented Candle, LUSH Fun 'Red', LUSH Melting Snowman, LUSH Magic Wand

I have never tried any body care products from La Senza but this gift set includes a body wash and a body butter with oatmeal and soy which are said to calm and soothe the skin - I bet that will be great for my eczema-prone skin! I was super happy to received some LUSH products (my boyfriend picked two of each Melting Snowman and Magic Wand because he knew I wanted them so bad last year but they were sold out - awwww!), and I am really looking forward to play with that new Fun thingy!

Purr by Katy Perry Bath Collection

OK, I am cheating a bit with this one because my boyfriend gave it to me as a birthday present but since I never wrote a post about my birthday gifts, I figured out I would just throw them in here and nobody would notice - but he did! Purr has been on my wishlist since I smelled it at La Baie, with its mouthwatering fruity  notes of tangerine, pear, jasmine, honeysuckle, amber, vanilla and musk, just to name a few! Oh and how tacky cute is the bottle? I have never been a big fan of the shower gel and body lotion included in these gift sets because they tend to be cheap but I love how they also included an handy purse spray!

Celebration 2013 lottery ticket, Rendezvous by Marc Levy, Billy Talent tickets for their April 13 show, Eeyore Christmas tree ornament, doggie cookie jar

I never buy books for myself since I prefer to rent them at the library but I do love to receive some since to me, books are special treasures to keep forever. My father introduced me to Marc Levy who is truly a special and unique writer - I can never put his books down and the ending is always twisted and unexpected,  so I was thrilled when my father gifted me his latest novel.

I did not expect my boyfriend to buy tickets to Billy Talent's upcoming show in April for him and I - it is my favorite band, but let's just that we do not share the same musical taste! I am super excited to be ale to go with him, since the tickets sold out quickly.

DAVID's TEA Salted Caramel, Cocoa Canella, Big Apple, Love Elixir for Her, Red Velvet Cake, Oh Canada!, Chocolate Rocket, Chocolate Orange

You can probably tell that David's Tea is my latest obsession, and that I have a thing for sweet and chocolatey teas! I have never tasted pu'erh teas before - these are said to control weight and aid digestion - so I am especially curious about Chocolate Orange. I think it is safe to say that I won't need to buy more teas until 2014!

This was a totally unexpected gift from my boyfriend since he knows how much I love to bake desserts! I have never heard of those cupcake makers before but apparently, Babycakes also offer cake pop makers, donut makers, pie makers and much more, but with the original Babycakes cupcake maker, you can also bake eight cupcakes, pies, tartlets and appetizers easily in about 5 minutes - wow! The Babycakes cupcake maker comes complete with all the accessories you need to bake and decorate a variety of cupcakes and other tasty treats. The manual includes recipes, hints and suggestions that will be sure to delight friends and family.

Slippers from my brother and onesie made by Magali

These slippers were actually a gift from my little brother to his girlfriend but they are a size 5/6 so they were too small for her since she usually wears a size 8, but when my brother suggested I tried them on, they surprisingly fitted, even though I usually wear a size 7, so he gave them to me instead!

As for the onesie, can you believe it was made my Magali, who is probably the best seamstress ever? She knows I like to wear pajamas all day when I stay at home so she wanted to make me one that would be more stylish than the typical onesie you see in the stores - this one actually looks a bit sporty completed with a faux fur hood, pockets, and even built-in 'socks'! I can't believe how comfy it is, I never want to take it off, it is just so soft and... amazing! Not to mention it is yellow, my favorite color!

Lindtt Assorted Milk Chocolates, Moritz Original Icy Squares, Droste Milk Chocolate Pastilles, Lindtt Chocolate Santa, Allan Big Foot Chewy Candy Canes, Jolly Rancher Jolly Beans, Cavendish & Harvey Orange Drops, Maynards Juicy Squirts Berry

I guess Christmas is not Christmas without chocolates and candies, right? I am actually not a huge fan of candies but I can never say no to chocolate! Maynards Juicy Squirts must be my favorite candies and my boyfriend recently introduced me to these Orange Drops which he used to eat when he was young and these are just so good - they taste like real orange! My mother knows I am not a fan of the original peppermint candy cane so she got me some Big Foot candy canes with a chewy center which are mouthwatering!

There are a few things that I forgot to include in the pictures such as Billy Talent's latest album, Dead Silence, which I was too lazy to go fetch in the car but you can be sure that it has been on replay since I got it (as a birthday present from my boyfriend, actually), as well as a bottle of my favorite wine, MASI Modello Delle Venezie Rosso, which is a succulent fruity red wine. My little brother gave me a Super Mario bath towel because I love anything video game themed and my boyfriend also treated me to a David's Tea FORLIFE Tea for One Teapot, which is an absolute perfect all-in-one tea set to make a single serving- I don't think I have gone a single day without using it! I was definitely spoiled but as I mentionned earlier, I am very thankful for everything I received and I hope you had a great time exchanging gifts as much as we had!

I hope you had a great time with your loved ones these Holidays and Happy New Year!

(image: weheartit)


  1. omg billy talent!! je ne savais pas que c'était sold out!! En tk, François t'as bien gâtée! =P

  2. Have never see before a cupcake maker! Looks so cute!!


  3. WOW, beaux cadeaux :)
    bonne année xxx

  4. I'm interested to hear how the Babycakes maker works. I've been hearing a lot about them.

  5. J'aime beaucoup les romans de marc levy aussi, j'ai pas lu celui la!

  6. Lucky you!!!
    So many great presents:)
    Hope you will have great year - Happy New Year dear!!

    Nice haul, I love the pink baby cakes XOXO

  8. I really enjoy these sorts of posts! I love the look of the lush products you got, wish I'd tried more of their christmas range. Found your blog via the #bbloggers chat :) Happy New Year btw! xx

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

  9. So many presents! That must have been fun to open :P I've seen those babycakes machines at Macy's and Kohl's before. Will you share some of your baking creations with that? :D

  10. wow vrmt gâtée! :) le truc à cupcakes est vrmt cute, tu nous laisseras savoir si ça fonctionne bien ;)

  11. Lovely gifts. The earings are gorgeous. Happy New Year. x

  12. That's some great stuff you got there. I love Katy Perry's perfume.


  13. happy new year to you!! :D I don't think showing your presents are braggy, I am a sucker for this type of post/videos :D



  14. You lucky thing, what awesome gifts :)

  15. You got some great things! Loving all the Lush goodies :) xx

  16. Félicitations, tu as été nominée pour le Versatile Blogger Award! :)

  17. You got such fun and exciting presents. I love making cupcakes, but I actually really want to try one of those cupcake makers just to see what it's like. Good selection of Lush products too! :) x


  18. Juicy Squirts are one of my favourite candies as well! I think we got the same Lindt chocolates too, lol.

    I need to try DavidsTea! They opened a store here recently but I haven't gotten down there yet.

  19. So much tea from David's Tea! I love that shop, I go in just to get a cup of tea whenever I get the chance to. They need to open up more stores!

  20. Wow! Super beaux cadeaux! :D La personne qui t'as offert du Davids tea te connais bien, c'est tellement super recevoir du Davids tea. Et le pyjama on dirait un pyjama de bébé hihihi :)