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Part 2 of "The Adventure of Detective G.K. Smoke"!

 

 

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***I just noticed, part of a sentence is missing after the shiny remark, he says his skin is aging and he has put some salve on it. And they go to Monoi's so she can check out the Lady Clementia's room***

Prior to this I had started catching on and atleast having a bit of an idea of what kind of product could be coming my way...but 'a man's skin' stumped me completely LOL I am in need of good skincare. I have no routine in place and am trying to find new stuff that works for me. the PTR pads sound awesome. I love anytime something comes all ready to be used like that (and again a brand I have heard tons about but haven't tried!!). And eye cream from dermalogica (how cute is that little tube!).

I love that in the story the stuff that is used to de-scratch the magnifying glass is "Nique & Clin's Eyeglass Repairwear" LOLOL and even with that handy clue I didn't figure out that it was Clinique products I was about to open -let alone that it was "repairwear" line (*palm/forehead* I am a disgrace to amateur sleuths everywhere!). They are the Repairwear serum and eye cream. Again, super cool to get to try these out, since I haven't before. Such cute little packaging (everything is cuter in mini form!)

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The gold Spornette brush from my wishlist! I've been wanting to try one of these. My 3 yr old niece Isabella was on my lap as I opened this, so I just kind of ran it through her hair and she goes "I look like Elsa now!!" So, it is a magical brush that makes one look like Elsa from Frozen when used lol :)

Then the OMG! So, with the title of "Sponge Coffer" I of course instantly think of BeautyBlenders,..but the oh so subtle Dashery decided to include this line into the story, that made me literally laugh out loud! "Inside the box they found three peculiar sponges and some sort of solid cleaner" HAHAHA! I LOL'd again as I re-read that paragraph to find the quote to type it up. OH THE SUBTLETY! Of course a beautyblender has been something I have been wanting to use for so long. To get even one would be amazing but 3? Seriously?!?!?! That little concealer/contouring one is so adorable (again, everything is cuter in mini form, right?). I kind of just want it to be morning so I can try these out...10pm seems a little late to be reapplying make up for a night in...but this make me consider it.

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***attic, not attack!***

More GDE! Love this little poodle shadow! I think my GDE collection has more than doubled with this gift! Next up was the bareMineral's Biolucent Mineral Brightening Treatment (which really is inspired by the Caribbean Islands!) sounds so cool. I hadn't even heard of it before!

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Woo-hoo! Rounding out the Deadly Hollywood Collection!!!!! It's fun having all the shadows in a collection before (but now I will probably become a bit obsessed with doing so haha).

My very first MAC product ever!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is the Viva Glam I. Obviously, I had to put this on and what a great red color!! I have a feeling this is going to be a favorite!! I'm so ecstatic!  I can't believe it.

The bow is a cute barrette, that might be a Dashery original? It's cute and it will go so well with the dress I have for holiday parties this year! I also had to instantly put this in my hair!

The gifts are now over, but the story continues on to the next pic (i couldn't fit all the text into one pic without it being gigantic, so one more to go!)

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The conclusion of Genevieve's adventure!

What a wonderful story and amazing gift! I cannot believe that someone, that I don't even technically know put such a ridiculous amount of time and effort into creating something so special for me. I have never received something like this before and I am majorly touched. It is amazing the amount of joy a package in the mail can give a person. @@Dashery thank you so much. There are no adequate words for how much I loved following along on the adventure of Madame Smoke and getting such fun, wonderfully woven into the storyline, gifts. I pretty much got to spend the whole day reading, opening presents and creating a reveal and it was pretty much the best way I could think of to spend a day!

And two more pics:

The whole shebang!

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Phew! Finished!!! Hope you guys had a blast with Genevieve's journey (and mine!) Thank you so much @@Dashery!

Loved the story and yay for MAC and Beauty blenders!

 

ETA: You look so pretty in the lipstick and bow!

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All the cute personal touches are amazing.  You guys just rock at Secret Santa.  

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Part #2

 

 

 

Some great Lippies! Clinique Black Honey almost lipstick, this is my everyday go to lippie it's the perfect shade for me. Bite Lipstick duo in Poppy & Scarlet, I'm really into dark lipstick at the moment and scarlet is perfect. Ardency Inn Modster long play supercharged lip color in Circa Rose a super pretty medium fuchsia. Pixie lip balm in Honey Nectar, I got the coral in Birchbox a few months ago and I really like it. No bleeding lips lip liner, I've been on the hunt for a clear lip liner for a while. I almost bought this one last week, now I'm really happy I decided to wait. Inika eye liner in Green Lagoon: this item has been on my wish list ever since Birchbox sent it out a few months back, I'm so happy to finally own it!

 

 

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Next: 2 L'Occitane hand creams, I'm constantly applying hand creams and L'Occitanes are some of my favorites. Origins Checks and balances face wash, can't wait to try it out. Dr. Brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner, I just ran out of this last week! Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel, another one of my favorites.

 

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Hello Waffles!! Eye shadows in the Color Purrple (beautiful lavender purple shade)and Catticus Finch (beautiful lilac-grey). Blush in Malva, Likes Matter, Bubblegum and Moon Princess. These are my first items from Hello Waffles and just by looking at them I know I'm hooked!

 

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Last but not least: Indie bath products!! House of Gloi Pumpkin Butter and Whipped Soap in Hearth (this might be my new favorite scent). Haus of Gloi Pumpkin butter in Lavender Sugar (another delicious scent). Soft Bubbling Scrub in Peach Mama (I've been really wanting to try this). Perfume oil samples in Elevenses, Hearth, Three Treasures and Parkin. Savor Whipped Soap in Sweet Tea and cakes. All of these smell wonderful, my only problem is what do I try first.

 

 

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Everything together:

 

 

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Overall, everything is beyond amazing. @@chelsealynn did a wonderful job picking things out for me. I can't believe how wonderful, thoughtful and generous my two MUT Secret Santas were. I feel truly blessed. Thank you so much!

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Part two!!

 

 

 

 

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Haus of gloi!!! I'm so excited for these

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The lighting doesn't do justice to the colors, they are beautiful! And perfect for the holidays

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This sounds like it could work wonders for my dark circles

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So many to try & not enough lips haha

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I've been wanting to try freeman masks, I've heard great things!

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Eeeekkk! I LOVE chocolate

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Super cute aces bag from birchbox!

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These seem like interesting reads! They will go great with a cup of hot coco :)

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And finally some amazing extras!

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Here's everything! Kind of! Lol too much to fit in one picture

 

Again thank you so much @@Sheeeeeelby!!! It was an amazing gift!

 

 

 

Great gifts! Love seeing everyone getting spoiled.

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 On the 3rd day of Christmas my Santa gave to me : 3 Pet treats!!,

 

  There was much rejoicing in Casa Kristine today. All my fur babies got Christmas treats! Two packs of Whiskas treats for the clamber of cats, and Pedigree Stackerz treats for the spoiled dawg!

 

   Monty Python was appreciative of the warm wishes and being remembered. An awesome gift that was truly appreciated by all!

 

 "Wave your paws in the air like you don't care...."

Thats such a thoughtful gift!

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Part #2 of my gift from @hsalt.. 

 

 

 

 

Okay, so this is my 2nd time typing this because I accidentally hit "backspace" a few minutes ago and deleted everything. Let's hope it turns out better this time. 

 

At this point in the unboxing, I was seriously starting to feel so spoiled. It just kept getting better and better! Holly numbered her gifts from great to best to mindblowing, so that each gift was even better than the previous. It was an emotional rollercoaster in a great way. 

 

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#6 "Some skincare that I know you'll like and some that I think you might want to try" -- AHHH more minis! And of course some of these skincare items are straight from my holy grail list (exfolikate, liz earle) while others have been on my wishlist for months (real chemistry peel) and I am excited to try the rest. I love skincare. Can't get enough. I'll probably use a few of these samples tonight. ;)

 

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#7 "Hair care products chosen with care" -- Holly, you choose everything with care, silly.  :P But seriously, uhm.... these are more HOLY GRAIL items for me. Beauty protector, Amika, N. 4, and Macadamia cleansing conditioner? I am in hair care heaven. Again, I will be using some of these tomorrow. So perfect for me. 

 

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#8 "Lots of fun to be had with the eyes" -- Urban Decay? LOVE. Perfect. Always, always need more eyeshadow and these neutrals are spectacular. Sumita eyeliner? LOVE this one! The plum color is perfect - I had one of these but destroyed it with my crappy pencil sharpener, so I'm sooooo happy to have another. Speaking of pencil sharpeners, here is one to replace my crappy one! She also included my favorite mascara (are you the real Santa?) and a matte cream eyeshadow! I've used these shadows from Maybelline before but only the shimmer ones... sooooo happy to have a matte cream shadow, it was one of my wishlist items I believe. 

 

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#9 One of her favorite indies to try (Haus of Gloi) - First of all, these smell fantastic.. I love foodie scents. Secondly, I have been wanting to get into indies for the last few months, especially all of the bath/body/fragrance. This is an amazing introduction! Cannot wait to shower tomorrow morning. 

 

 

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#10 LIPPIES, some of her favorites and some of mine - I LOVE Bite Beauty, NYX Matte Lip Creams, and Fresh. I've been dying to try the Melted lipsticks and the Laqa & Co lippies are the perfect purse size. All of these colors are perfect for my skintone. Holly knew that I loved deep colors and bright lippies, and I'm glad that she didn't hold back with the lippes! But seriously, do you understand how spoiled I feel at this point? Like a kid on Christmas who just got a computer, a trampoline, and tickets to disneyland.  

 

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#11 Tarte! - This is one of the brands I have been really curious to try and this is a perfect intro kit. Can't WAIT to try this blush. And even though Holly was a little worried about the lip gloss, I'll totally try it anyway. :)

 

#12 (Okay, initially I said there were 11 gifts and obviously I was wrong)... last but DEFINITELY NOT LEAST...

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LUSH! Ahhhhhhh I seriously had the biggest smile on my face when I opened this whole gift, but this last box was the piece de resistance. Amazing. I've never tried Lush and I've been too intimidated to know where to start, so she gave me some of her favorites, which all smell delicious, and some scents that she knew I would love. My favorite? The "Baked Alaska" since I was born and raised in the Last Frontier! So thoughtful and well curated. Again, I can't WAIT to shower tomorrow. Is it overkill to use 5 soaps during one shower? ;)

 

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And finally, everything all together. 

 

 

 

I feel relatively inarticulate right now, but I am just really speechless. Not only did Holly stalk me like a champ, she also took some chances and they turned out beautifully. Everything she picked was PERFECT. Not a single thing that I didn't love. I also love that she got me something from every category of beauty: makeup, skincare, haircare, fragrance, bath and body, etc. So, so thoughtful. I almost wish I could have been her Secret Santa back just so I could spoil her rotten just like she spoiled me.  :wub:  Thanks so much for everything, Holly.

 

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I got my amazing Santa swap in the mail today from EggyBread.

 

First of all, this was all wrapped in beautiful paper, but I was so excited I couldn't stop opening long enough to get photos.

 

I absolutely loved the Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Pallet and Butter London set. I have always wanted to try BL and just never got around to it. I also got some of my most favorite polish brands including, Ruffian, OPI and Julep!

 

I was also excited to receive more products to quench my love of Number 4 hair and Benefit.

 

It was really great! Thank you so, so much!

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Nice reveal! Your homemade item is so cute.

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Part #2 of my gift from @hsalt.. 

 

 

 

 

Okay, so this is my 2nd time typing this because I accidentally hit "backspace" a few minutes ago and deleted everything. Let's hope it turns out better this time. 

 

At this point in the unboxing, I was seriously starting to feel so spoiled. It just kept getting better and better! Holly numbered her gifts from great to best to mindblowing, so that each gift was even better than the previous. It was an emotional rollercoaster in a great way. 

 

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#6 "Some skincare that I know you'll like and some that I think you might want to try" -- AHHH more minis! And of course some of these skincare items are straight from my holy grail list (exfolikate, liz earle) while others have been on my wishlist for months (real chemistry peel) and I am excited to try the rest. I love skincare. Can't get enough. I'll probably use a few of these samples tonight. ;)

 

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#7 "Hair care products chosen with care" -- Holly, you choose everything with care, silly.  :P But seriously, uhm.... these are more HOLY GRAIL items for me. Beauty protector, Amika, N. 4, and Macadamia cleansing conditioner? I am in hair care heaven. Again, I will be using some of these tomorrow. So perfect for me. 

 

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#8 "Lots of fun to be had with the eyes" -- Urban Decay? LOVE. Perfect. Always, always need more eyeshadow and these neutrals are spectacular. Sumita eyeliner? LOVE this one! The plum color is perfect - I had one of these but destroyed it with my crappy pencil sharpener, so I'm sooooo happy to have another. Speaking of pencil sharpeners, here is one to replace my crappy one! She also included my favorite mascara (are you the real Santa?) and a matte cream eyeshadow! I've used these shadows from Maybelline before but only the shimmer ones... sooooo happy to have a matte cream shadow, it was one of my wishlist items I believe. 

 

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#9 One of her favorite indies to try (Haus of Gloi) - First of all, these smell fantastic.. I love foodie scents. Secondly, I have been wanting to get into indies for the last few months, especially all of the bath/body/fragrance. This is an amazing introduction! Cannot wait to shower tomorrow morning. 

 

 

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#10 LIPPIES, some of her favorites and some of mine - I LOVE Bite Beauty, NYX Matte Lip Creams, and Fresh. I've been dying to try the Melted lipsticks and the Laqa & Co lippies are the perfect purse size. All of these colors are perfect for my skintone. Holly knew that I loved deep colors and bright lippies, and I'm glad that she didn't hold back with the lippes! But seriously, do you understand how spoiled I feel at this point? Like a kid on Christmas who just got a computer, a trampoline, and tickets to disneyland.  

 

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#11 Tarte! - This is one of the brands I have been really curious to try and this is a perfect intro kit. Can't WAIT to try this blush. And even though Holly was a little worried about the lip gloss, I'll totally try it anyway. :)

 

#12 (Okay, initially I said there were 11 gifts and obviously I was wrong)... last but DEFINITELY NOT LEAST...

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LUSH! Ahhhhhhh I seriously had the biggest smile on my face when I opened this whole gift, but this last box was the piece de resistance. Amazing. I've never tried Lush and I've been too intimidated to know where to start, so she gave me some of her favorites, which all smell delicious, and some scents that she knew I would love. My favorite? The "Baked Alaska" since I was born and raised in the Last Frontier! So thoughtful and well curated. Again, I can't WAIT to shower tomorrow. Is it overkill to use 5 soaps during one shower? ;)

 

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And finally, everything all together. 

 

 

 

I feel relatively inarticulate right now, but I am just really speechless. Not only did Holly stalk me like a champ, she also took some chances and they turned out beautifully. Everything she picked was PERFECT. Not a single thing that I didn't love. I also love that she got me something from every category of beauty: makeup, skincare, haircare, fragrance, bath and body, etc. So, so thoughtful. I almost wish I could have been her Secret Santa back just so I could spoil her rotten just like she spoiled me.  :wub:  Thanks so much for everything, Holly.

Eeeee STILL HAVING THE FEELS! Haha. I am so tickled that YOU were so tickled. It was my first time participating in anything like this, and you just made it so fun. Thanks for being an awesome Santee, and thank you again for such a thoughtful reveal! I'm so glad you seemed to *get* all of my reasons for choosing stuff! Enjoy everything!!!

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Here it is!! It's a mystery!!

 

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Ta da!!

 

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I have been hoping for a lip brush bc it's the one thing I can never remember to grab for myself!

 

And socks!! Lotsa socks! I can't stand how cute the penguins are!

 

And Pacifica!! Yum! I might be headed to the post office smelling like a giant blood orange!

 

Thank you SeSa!! I can't wait to learn your identity!!

Loving all the socks, and the pretty lip brush. Cant wait to see who your mystery santa is.

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After a long stressful day of my pup at the vet, and $400 later...came home to my gift!!! Made my day so much better!

 

Sooooo my Secret Santa is @@jpark107 AGAIN! How fun is that?! Two years in a row!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A sweet note and postcards! I am IN LOVE with NYC after I first visited last September. I even dream about living in NYC and working at Birchbox so I will have to find some creative way to display these postcards!

 

 

 

Such pretty wrapping!

 

 

 

How neat that she customized a lip gloss for me?!?! So freaking excited!

 

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Beauty Protector is my faveeeeeeeeeeeeee stuff from Birchbox! & also I love Nyx lippies and get to try their soft matte cream! 

 

 

 

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All teh things GLAMGLOW! I've been dying to try it since hearing the hype from everyone!! I'm sure I will try it out tonight!

 

 

 

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I love Nyx cosmetics but haven't tried these yet! It's a really pretty color! And yay, Formula X! I've been wanting to try it as well! 

 

 

 

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Bath bombs! I can definitely use these today after my day! And they smell so nice!

 

 

 

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Goodies from Trader Joe's! When my fiance and I lived in Cape Cod, we would go there all the time but unfortunately we don't have one where we live now! :(  These smell AWESOME!  Can't wait to use them! I love body scrubs.

 

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CHOCOLATE COVERED POTATO CHIPS! Wooooooooohoooo! I've been wanting to try them after someone mentioned them here on MUT. yummmy! 

 

Thank you so much @@jpark107  You are so sweet!

 

Great reveal! Thats so cool you got a custom lipgloss made for you.

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I had an AMAZING Santa! :)

 

I put it in spoilers in case the pics are huge

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The box was just so pretty, I just had to share it!

 

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Spiderman! :)  He's one of my favorite superheros

 

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The first thing I unwrapped was the bright yellow tissue paper, and inside was this cute little polar bear with a note.  In this picture it looks like a rat wearing a scarf, but it really is a polar bear :)

 

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Then was some delicious chocolates, apparently these are from my Santa's favorite candy store.  They are so good, I'm hiding them from my family so that I don't have to share.

 

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These are so cute!  I love them!

 

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Next was this adorable sliding box, with lots of presents inside!

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Inside was a Lollitint, a Beautyblender and cleanser, a lip balm duo that smells amazing and come with a cute little tin, some hair serums, and a card :)

 

 

Then was this beautiful palette that I've been wanting forever!  I'm going out tonight, and I am totally using this palette on my eyes tonight (yeah, I'm suppose to be getting ready right now, but this so much more fun)!

 

More Spiderman!  And I saved the biggest item for last:

 

It's so pretty!  I already have full sizes of the Philosophy Loveswept and Prada Candy, but now I have little bottles I can take with me plus a ton of other scents to try!  And a little travel sprayer thing :)  I love it!

 

 

And last but not least, bubble wrap!  I can't be the only one that still loves to pop these.

 

 

 

 

Thank you SO much @chaosintoart  And Merry Christmas to everyone!

Another great reveal today! I love the Spiderman gift wrap.

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I got my lovely gift from @ today and it took me at least an HOUR to open this gift. The box was stuffed to the brim with amazing goodies and my socks are literally blown off. I am sort of speechless... which doesn't happen often. She really, really stalked me well and made me feel so special. 

 

Okay you guys, this is going to be a long one.... I took 30+ pictures during my reveal, so I'm going to try to pair it down and get this done semi-quickly!  :o

 

 

 

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Here is the box, almost overflowing as soon as I opened it! Holly (aka @) said that her wrapping was like a child's but I totally disagree! It was thoughtful and cute. :)

 

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Perfect card for Secret Santa. She also wrote a really sweet note on the inside, but I will keep that between us. We have actually interacted on the forum before, so I was really, really happy to see that she was my Santa. From the beginning, I was really anxious to find out who my Santa was because she was very interactive, asking lots of questions, and just seemed really sweet - so I literally could not have had a better match! As you'll see in the rest of this gift, she deeply thought about each and every item. I'm really, really lucky! THE FEELS.

 

She also sent me some really awesome post cards from her local area, but I'll keep those private just in case she doesn't want me sharing where exactly she lives. They are perfect though, because I collect postcards and plan on creating some sort of art piece out of them eventually. 

 

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This is how my Holly wrapped everything - with a number and a note about why she choose the item. At first, I was really overwhelmed by the sheer amount of items, so the notes and numbers really helped! For brevity's sake, I probably won't post the rest of the pictures of the outside wrapping, but it was truly an experience unwrapping! In total, there were 11 little packages of goodies!  :o So. Spoiled. 

 

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#1 Sweet treats! A perfect way to get started... dessert is my favorite meal. ;)

 

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#2 YES, THAT IS A KATE SPADE MUG. AND YES, IT IS COVERED IN BOOKS.  :wub:  I am in school for library science, and I love Kate Spade's style, so I definitely squeeled when I saw this. Honestly, I could have stopped here and been totally happy! But then she just kept going.. 

 

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#3 "Some items to make your house smell good" - Ahhhhhhmazing. I love sweet, bakery scents and she totally nailed it! I sprayed this "Witch Please" immediately and it is DELICIOUS. Really happy to try something new (Fortune Cookie Soap brand) and have some old favorites (Bath and Body Works). I didn't give Holly very many specific wishlists or guidelines, but she did an AMAZING job of combining surprise and wishlist. 

 

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#4 "Now some things to make YOU smell good" - This heavy birchbox totally shocked me!!! So many perfume-y goodies! I have been OBSESSED with fragrance lately and I was so happy to open this and see some of my favorites (TOCCA!) and some new perfumes to try. I might just be wearing 3-4 perfumes right now. :D

 

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#5 "Some minis from your favorite brand" - YESSSSSS Benefit. I have been wanting to try High Beam for MONTHS, and I love both Porefessional and Stay Flawless! Perfect! I also really, really love mini sizes of everything. I like trying 100 products at once and there is something very satisfying about finishing minis. I actually perfer minis to full sizes products because then I can try more stuff. :blush:

 

 

 

TO BE CONTINUED!  :wub:

Amazing goodies!  Im suddenly craving sweets and the KS cup is so cute.

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I got my present from the lovely @@chelsealynn today! It is amazing! She completely spoiled me.

 

Part # 1 be prepared for awesomeness!

 

 

 

Here's everything wrapped:

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First: Ahmad I Love London Tea. This come with 3 different types of tea Earl Grey(my favorite), English Breakfast Tea and English Afternoon tea.

 

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Next: Chuao Assorted Chocopod. Yummy! I love chocolate and half of this box might or might not be gone already.

 

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Next: Some great foils. I've been wanting to try Glamglow for a long time. I already love the FAB cleanser so the foils are perfect for when I travel. Dr. Jart pore medic, I have very oily skin so I hope this helps. Bite Lush lip wipes, I almost bought these the other day so it's like she read my mind. UD Revolution lipstick samples, perfect samples for travel.

 

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Next: Some fabulous samples! Sparkling Ginger by Savor (smells delicious), 2 Origins Charcoal Masks (a recent favorite of mine), Davis Main Earl Grey Bath Bomb sample (I'm going to use this tonight), Davis Main Warm Fig Shea butter soap sample and Suki Exfoliating Cleanser sample (I've used this before and I know I like it).

 

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Cant wait to see part 2! Everything is wrapped so pretty.

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Part #2

 

 

 

Some great Lippies! Clinique Black Honey almost lipstick, this is my everyday go to lippie it's the perfect shade for me. Bite Lipstick duo in Poppy & Scarlet, I'm really into dark lipstick at the moment and scarlet is perfect. Ardency Inn Modster long play supercharged lip color in Circa Rose a super pretty medium fuchsia. Pixie lip balm in Honey Nectar, I got the coral in Birchbox a few months ago and I really like it. No bleeding lips lip liner, I've been on the hunt for a clear lip liner for a while. I almost bought this one last week, now I'm really happy I decided to wait. Inika eye liner in Green Lagoon: this item has been on my wish list ever since Birchbox sent it out a few months back, I'm so happy to finally own it!

 

 

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Next: 2 L'Occitane hand creams, I'm constantly applying hand creams and L'Occitanes are some of my favorites. Origins Checks and balances face wash, can't wait to try it out. Dr. Brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner, I just ran out of this last week! Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel, another one of my favorites.

 

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Hello Waffles!! Eye shadows in the Color Purrple (beautiful lavender purple shade)and Catticus Finch (beautiful lilac-grey). Blush in Malva, Likes Matter, Bubblegum and Moon Princess. These are my first items from Hello Waffles and just by looking at them I know I'm hooked!

 

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Last but not least: Indie bath products!! House of Gloi Pumpkin Butter and Whipped Soap in Hearth (this might be my new favorite scent). Haus of Gloi Pumpkin butter in Lavender Sugar (another delicious scent). Soft Bubbling Scrub in Peach Mama (I've been really wanting to try this). Perfume oil samples in Elevenses, Hearth, Three Treasures and Parkin. Savor Whipped Soap in Sweet Tea and cakes. All of these smell wonderful, my only problem is what do I try first.

 

 

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Everything together:

 

 

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Overall, everything is beyond amazing. @@chelsealynn did a wonderful job picking things out for me. I can't believe how wonderful, thoughtful and generous my two MUT Secret Santas were. I feel truly blessed. Thank you so much!

So many great gifts!

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Part #2 of my gift from @hsalt.. 

 

 

 

 

Okay, so this is my 2nd time typing this because I accidentally hit "backspace" a few minutes ago and deleted everything. Let's hope it turns out better this time. 

 

At this point in the unboxing, I was seriously starting to feel so spoiled. It just kept getting better and better! Holly numbered her gifts from great to best to mindblowing, so that each gift was even better than the previous. It was an emotional rollercoaster in a great way. 

 

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#6 "Some skincare that I know you'll like and some that I think you might want to try" -- AHHH more minis! And of course some of these skincare items are straight from my holy grail list (exfolikate, liz earle) while others have been on my wishlist for months (real chemistry peel) and I am excited to try the rest. I love skincare. Can't get enough. I'll probably use a few of these samples tonight. ;)

 

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#7 "Hair care products chosen with care" -- Holly, you choose everything with care, silly.  :P But seriously, uhm.... these are more HOLY GRAIL items for me. Beauty protector, Amika, N. 4, and Macadamia cleansing conditioner? I am in hair care heaven. Again, I will be using some of these tomorrow. So perfect for me. 

 

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#8 "Lots of fun to be had with the eyes" -- Urban Decay? LOVE. Perfect. Always, always need more eyeshadow and these neutrals are spectacular. Sumita eyeliner? LOVE this one! The plum color is perfect - I had one of these but destroyed it with my crappy pencil sharpener, so I'm sooooo happy to have another. Speaking of pencil sharpeners, here is one to replace my crappy one! She also included my favorite mascara (are you the real Santa?) and a matte cream eyeshadow! I've used these shadows from Maybelline before but only the shimmer ones... sooooo happy to have a matte cream shadow, it was one of my wishlist items I believe. 

 

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#9 One of her favorite indies to try (Haus of Gloi) - First of all, these smell fantastic.. I love foodie scents. Secondly, I have been wanting to get into indies for the last few months, especially all of the bath/body/fragrance. This is an amazing introduction! Cannot wait to shower tomorrow morning. 

 

 

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#10 LIPPIES, some of her favorites and some of mine - I LOVE Bite Beauty, NYX Matte Lip Creams, and Fresh. I've been dying to try the Melted lipsticks and the Laqa & Co lippies are the perfect purse size. All of these colors are perfect for my skintone. Holly knew that I loved deep colors and bright lippies, and I'm glad that she didn't hold back with the lippes! But seriously, do you understand how spoiled I feel at this point? Like a kid on Christmas who just got a computer, a trampoline, and tickets to disneyland.  

 

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#11 Tarte! - This is one of the brands I have been really curious to try and this is a perfect intro kit. Can't WAIT to try this blush. And even though Holly was a little worried about the lip gloss, I'll totally try it anyway. :)

 

#12 (Okay, initially I said there were 11 gifts and obviously I was wrong)... last but DEFINITELY NOT LEAST...

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LUSH! Ahhhhhhh I seriously had the biggest smile on my face when I opened this whole gift, but this last box was the piece de resistance. Amazing. I've never tried Lush and I've been too intimidated to know where to start, so she gave me some of her favorites, which all smell delicious, and some scents that she knew I would love. My favorite? The "Baked Alaska" since I was born and raised in the Last Frontier! So thoughtful and well curated. Again, I can't WAIT to shower tomorrow. Is it overkill to use 5 soaps during one shower? ;)

 

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And finally, everything all together. 

 

 

 

I feel relatively inarticulate right now, but I am just really speechless. Not only did Holly stalk me like a champ, she also took some chances and they turned out beautifully. Everything she picked was PERFECT. Not a single thing that I didn't love. I also love that she got me something from every category of beauty: makeup, skincare, haircare, fragrance, bath and body, etc. So, so thoughtful. I almost wish I could have been her Secret Santa back just so I could spoil her rotten just like she spoiled me.  :wub:  Thanks so much for everything, Holly.

Wow everything was so great!  Love all the lip products.

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 Today is a 2-fer since I only posted IG yesterday and forgot (sorry) to post here as well.

 

On the 4th day of Christmas my Santa gave me : 4 fantastic nail items!! Three were polishes, two from my favorite indie-brand Polish me Silly on etsy!! I got a multichrome and a color-change! As if that were not enough, I also got a Julep polish in a deep sparkling purple!! Score! Purple is my favorite color :)

  The cherry on top is a cuticle balm packaged like a chapstick! I sorely needed some cuticle balm as mine are a dried out sorry sight.

 

 One the 5th Day of Christmas my Santa gave to me: 5 glorious face products!! Hand on to your hats, here we go...... lavender  facial linens from Boscia, Bobbi Brown BB Cream, Chella pencil, a Beauty Blender and a full-size Benefit Fakeup!!!!  Words just cannot describe how overwhelming it was to open a box like this. I've always wanted a Beauty Blender but never bought one, my wishlist had requested the Fakeup sample, so getting a full size has put me in orbit! I cannot wait to try the BB cream, and I so needed the Chella pencil since mine is just a wee nubbin and I was needing a replacement!

 

Recap:

 

1 Tote Bag (with dry shampooo)

2 Fragrance Samples in two of my favorite scents

3 Pet treats, two for cats one for dawgster

4 Nail items, three polishes and a cuticle balm

5 face products, BB cream, blotting linens, Chella pencil, Beauty Blender and full size Fakeup

 

 

@@jesemiaud  you are spoiling me rotten!

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@@Dashery that is such a great gift. Creatively, you're off the charts! Have you ever thought of being a writer?

I've thought about it. A lot, actually. haha But I'm a little too shy, I think.  :blush:

But I am thinking about looking into some queries for a novel I'm almost finished with. But who knows!

 

(And sorry for the late reply. Finals week. :wacko2: )

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 Today is a 2-fer since I only posted IG yesterday and forgot (sorry) to post here as well.

 

On the 4th day of Christmas my Santa gave me : 4 fantastic nail items!! Three were polishes, two from my favorite indie-brand Polish me Silly on etsy!! I got a multichrome and a color-change! As if that were not enough, I also got a Julep polish in a deep sparkling purple!! Score! Purple is my favorite color :)

  The cherry on top is a cuticle balm packaged like a chapstick! I sorely needed some cuticle balm as mine are a dried out sorry sight.

 

 One the 5th Day of Christmas my Santa gave to me: 5 glorious face products!! Hand on to your hats, here we go...... lavender  facial linens from Boscia, Bobbi Brown BB Cream, Chella pencil, a Beauty Blender and a full-size Benefit Fakeup!!!!  Words just cannot describe how overwhelming it was to open a box like this. I've always wanted a Beauty Blender but never bought one, my wishlist had requested the Fakeup sample, so getting a full size has put me in orbit! I cannot wait to try the BB cream, and I so needed the Chella pencil since mine is just a wee nubbin and I was needing a replacement!

 

Recap:

 

1 Tote Bag (with dry shampooo)

2 Fragrance Samples in two of my favorite scents

3 Pet treats, two for cats one for dawgster

4 Nail items, three polishes and a cuticle balm

5 face products, BB cream, blotting linens, Chella pencil, Beauty Blender and full size Fakeup

 

 

@@jesemiaud  you are spoiling me rotten!

I'm happy that you are enjoying your goodies. I had a great time with the theme and my daughters even got in on the action giving suggestions for some of the days. :)

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I apologize for any typos, I'm drugged up on cold medicine. Now let's get this reveal started!

 

My Santa was @@sparklegirl!

 

 

And I could smell something awesomely peppermint the second I started opening the box.

 

Look at all the pretty, shiny things!

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And here is what was smelling so yummy!

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Side note: I'm a peppermint lover, but I've somehow never had these Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses. Seriously, I've been missing out! Even through my cold, I could taste the deliciousness! And orange dark chocolate is my favorite! I'm saving these for when my taste buds are back!

 

And she even got something for my daughter!

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My 2-year-old is a HUGE Hello Kitty fan...and a huge Chapstick fan! She loves getting her Chapstick collection out and just admiring it, which I must admit, I do similar things with my pretties. She is going to flip out that she now has a Chapstick purse.

 

We even received a WhimseyBox craft to do together! I've never heard of this sub, but it looks adorable, and I'm going to have to look into it.

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Next up were some fabulous foils, lotions, body wash and nail polish. The RUFFIAN circ noir polish has been on my wishlist for forever! Totally using it for the holidays with a glitter coat on top. I've also never tried anything from Fresh, so I'm thrilled to sample their lotion.

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Then was some of Sparklegirl's favorite products for me to try. I'm so excited to try something from Dr. Jart. It's been on my list for awhile, but just never happened. And I'm a huge fan of Murad products as well. 

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And now for the present that made me squeee. The Smashbox On the Rocks palette.

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This wishlist item will be my first experience with non-neutral eyeshadow, and I'm so excited to give it a try!

 

Sparklegirl, thank you so much for everything. I love it so much.

 

 

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