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@ When I checked your elfster wish list (because I loved seeing what people were getting), I was like DANG THAT GIRL IS GETTING HOOKED UP! :)

hahahaha I actually did two Secret Santas on Elfster this year & they both went all out. Beginning to wonder if there's even anything left on my list!  :o

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Okay, I’m rested up and more or less recovered from yesterday.  (I still have a lingering headache, but it’s faded down to a tolerable-without-painkillers level.)  And now…  Part one of my reveal!  (I got SO SPOILED that I'm still trying to wrap my head around it!)

 

 

Kitties on the card and the address label!  Eee!  (Weird.  I'm not sure why these are different sizes.  I used the same dimensions on them when I was editing them!)
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First layer:  A title card!  Seriously!  This was when I knew I had to prepare myself for awesome.  And Dayglo.
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 I'm pretty sure I had this design on a report folder when I was in the eighth grade:

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Slightly fuzzy picture, but glittery velvet color-it-yourself!  Light-up yo-yos!  A multicolor pen!  (I have a *major* weakness for these sorts of pens!)  HERSHEYETTES!  These were my *favorite* holiday candy when I was in high school — in the ‘80s!  Hershey’s used to sell them in one-pound bags during the Christmas season like M&Ms, and my mom would stock up because they were apparently sold year-round when *she* was a kid, and she liked them much better than M&Ms.  I hadn’t gotten around to buying any this year yet, so, whoo!  I have the best candy-coated chocolates around now!

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Nail wraps!  I <3 nail wraps!  And in totally ‘80s colors, too!  I think the essie ones are like fishnet stockings for your nails, so they would go over already-painted nails.  This opens up all sorts of possibilities.

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Socks!  See that eye-searing orange?  I was warned there was some in here (I hate orange), but it’s so appropriate for the theme that it is I love it!  Also:  SOCKS!  These will have to be put aside until spring because it’s too danged cold right now for ankle socks, but just *looking* at them makes me happy to know that spring *will* be here.

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Kitty toys, from @yousoldtheworld’s Edgar to my Edgar and Oscar!  Ed usually doesn’t like things that make noise, but he *loves* the balls with the bells!  I put the milk cap ring things away to bring out once they’re bored with the balls.  I find it best if they rotate through things and don’t get *all* of the toys to play with at once.

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And this is Ed saying, “Oh, hey, I just *know* there’s something up here for me.”
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Now we hit the layer where the wrapped goodies begin, and that will be the next post because I think I hit the picture limit here.

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So, my Santa is @@ohsailor and I think that she might actually be some sort of gift giving wizard. First let me warn you that she beyond spoiled me and every single thing in this enormous box was perfect. I started crying before I even opened anything and am still sniffling a little now. Just kind of overwhelmed at how thoughtful everything is! But, anyway. <img class="bbc_emoticon" default="" f="" http:="" public="" src="IMG_02971.JPGattachicon.gifIMG_02981.JPG AHHHHH. Indies. Tilt/Shift lipstick samples, GDE shadows, Fryinnae Pixie Epoxy AND a Smashbox liquid lipstick! attachicon.gifIMG_02991.JPG Can we just stop & appreciate this wrapping paper? It's the best. attachicon.gifIMG_03001.JPGA box filled with more gifts AND CHOCOLATE, which I promptly started eating. http://www.makeuptalk.com/f/public/style_images/MakeupTalk_Mobile2/attachicon.gif IMG_03011.JPG Tons and tons of things all wrapped like little candies <img class="bbc_emoticon" default="" f="" http:="" public="" src="%5Burl=" style_emoticons="" title=":)" www.makeuptalk.com="" /> %5Burl="http://www.makeuptalk.com/f/public/style_images/MakeupTalk_Mobile2/attachicon.gif"%5Dhttp://www.makeuptalk.com/f/public/style_images/MakeupTalk_Mobile2/attachicon.gif%5B/url%5D IMG_03021.JPG Holy crap, I was excited about this! COLOUR POP. I have been dying to try them for months and now I get to try these gorgeous metallic eyeshadows AND the new lippie stix. http://www.makeuptalk.com/f/public/style_images/MakeupTalk_Mobile2/attachicon.gif IMG_03031.JPG MORE LIP PRODUCTS. So excited about all of these!! http://www.makeuptalk.com/f/public/style_images/MakeupTalk_Mobile2/attachicon.gif IMG_03041.JPG More indies <3 First, Queen Bee perfume oil in Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin & Poppy Inner Glow powder, Little Sparrow lipstick in Rust, aaand I don't know where the last two are from but omg that caramel apple scrub smells good enough to eat! http://www.makeuptalk.com/f/public/style_images/MakeupTalk_Mobile2/attachicon.gif IMG_03051.JPG Ok, this is where I really started losing it, as far as the crying is concerned. I am a pretty huge Packer fan & this bear is too cute for words. 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I have been dying to try these and now I have three including Copenhagen <img class="bbc_emoticon" default="" f="" http:="" public="" src="%5Burl=" style_emoticons="" title=":D" www.makeuptalk.com="" /> %5Burl="http://www.makeuptalk.com/f/public/style_images/MakeupTalk_Mobile2/attachicon.gif'>http://www.makeuptalk.com/f/public/style_images/MakeupTalk_Mobile2/attachicon.gif IMG_03101.JPG BABY MELTEDS. This set was sold out everywhere & I missed it! WIZARDRY. http://www.makeuptalk.com/f/public/style_images/MakeupTalk_Mobile2/attachicon.gif IMG_03111.JPGI will have to google this to see exactly what it is, but it's some sort of citrus serum so I love it already. http://www.makeuptalk.com/f/public/style_images/MakeupTalk_Mobile2/attachicon.gif IMG_03121.JPG ADORABLE TIN OLAF LUNCHBOX. http://www.makeuptalk.com/f/public/style_images/MakeupTalk_Mobile2/attachicon.gif IMG_03131.JPG ....and there's more inside!! http://www.makeuptalk.com/f/public/style_images/MakeupTalk_Mobile2/attachicon.gif IMG_03141.JPG So. Excited. About. These. 1) They are Espionage which is a brand I have been dying to try and 2) THEY ARE LITERARY NAIL WRAPS. http://www.makeuptalk.com/f/public/style_images/MakeupTalk_Mobile2/attachicon.gif IMG_03151.JPG Applewood scented hair mist from Alchemic Muse <3 http://www.makeuptalk.com/f/public/style_images/MakeupTalk_Mobile2/attachicon.gif IMG_03161.JPGAhhh the GDE Orange is the New... tin set! http://www.makeuptalk.com/f/public/style_images/MakeupTalk_Mobile2/attachicon.gif IMG_03171.JPGhttp://www.makeuptalk.com/f/public/style_images/MakeupTalk_Mobile2/attachicon.gif IMG_03181.JPG This is why I think she is a wizard.. this is seriously my favorite perfume in the world but I DONT think I've ever posted about it. THANK YOU!!! http://www.makeuptalk.com/f/public/style_images/MakeupTalk_Mobile2/attachicon.gif IMG_03191.JPGSuper, super cute Tarte set with a gloss & mini lip surgence! http://www.makeuptalk.com/f/public/style_images/MakeupTalk_Mobile2/attachicon.gif IMG_03201.JPG

TO BE CONTINUED... ETA: Ahh posted without my comments. I'm workin' on it!

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<p>Holy Moly......that's seriously a lot of awesomeness!!!!!</p>

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Part two!  This is what I saw after I got the extras in the previous post out of the box:

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WHAT'S IN THE BOX? behind spoiler tags!

 

 

 

Bad picture of everything wrapped up laid out on my dining room table.  Postcards!  Lip Smacker gloss!  Notes with directions!  Super festive and colorful non-Christmas-y wrapping paper!  My favorite!

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First up:  Shimmery cranberry nail polish! This just *screams* December to me!

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Who got goodies from @yousoldtheworld’s kids?  This lady!  The snowman head immediately went up on the fridge next to my robot magnet so I didn’t lose it during the rest of the festivities!  The bookmark might have to live in the notebook my brother made for me with photocopies of our mom’s recipes (he scanned and printed the fronts *and backs* of all of the pages in color to capture the stains that the original handwritten pages had acquired over the years from excessive use) so I can always find her granola recipe (where I got my forumname:  I made a *lot* of homemade granola in college using that recipe!).

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Frederic Fekkai hair mask!  I received some of this from Sample Society and *loved* it but hadn’t bothered to buy more.  Now I have more, just in time for winter to make me *really* need it!  (I have no clue why it's soft focus, but Ed is curled up on my lap, so I'm not retaking the photo!)
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I didn’t see a shade name on this, and the photo is a bit more blue than it is in real life.  It’s more…  Neon grass green, I guess.  SO VERY my-high-school-era!  I’m totally going to have to dig out my other neons and do some designs with them this summer!
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elf brushes!  A smudge brush and a crease brush!  I can never have enough eye brushes of these two particular varieties!  It makes it *much* easier to find a clean brush at 5am when you want to switch shades if you have several of them in a drawer specifically designated for clean eyeshadow brushes, and I do have such a drawer, yet I somehow always wish I had more clean brushes in there.

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Pure castile soap for cleaning brushes!  I’ve been using philosophy purity cleanser, but I’m not wild about it.  I'm definitely going to have to give this stuff a shot tomorrow when I do my weekly brush cleaning!

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Uh…  OR I could hang it up on my wall at work next to my only work-appropriate Dre Day sticker that I keep perched on top of my calendar!

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Uh...  This might be a FOUR-part reveal!

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My gift arrived today from the wonderful @@fayeX . Thank you so much, I feel so blessed to received such a loving and amazing gift. I love how you included little notes with my gifts. It helped explain the new products to me and showed me how much thought you put into every product you selected. On to my reveal :)

 

 

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First look at inside my heavy box filled to the top with goodies. The card and the shipping grass made me think I was opening a birdies nest full of golden eggs (gifts). Couldn't wait to start digging in

 

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To start I opened up all types of sweets for my skin. I had spearmint eucalyptus is one of my favorite scents on my survey so I washappy to find that included in the lotion. Yay. Also EEPP! Can we talk about DIY foaming bath whips I received. I am always on the look out for new scrubs and these are a new one for me. They came with two jojoba beads ( which are less harsh than salt and sugar scrubs) and include a cream cheese frosting, oatmeal milk honey, relax, and spearmint eucalyptus blends. (All of them smell AMAZING!) Words can not describe how excited to try these out. I forgot to take a picture but it also included a delicious fragrance oil sample in dark rich chocolate. Smells so yummy.

 

Speaking of scents, my next gift was a new brand of candle for me.

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The aroma it gives off reminds me of my favorite body balm by LuluBlossom. It's an orange vanilla scent and it reminds me of a orange creamsicle. That is some super sleuth stalking skills. I remember mentioning how much I love this scent in my body balm ages ago. I didn't even put it on my wish list because I have a pretty nice little stockpile of it. No idea how you knew, but I love love LOVE it!

 

Got a call from my mom asking for a favor so will continue with part2 later tonight. :)

 

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Part three!

 

 

MOAR HAIR TREATMENTS!  YES!  I don't use styling products, but I do wash my hair every day despite its length, so it's probably just as bad as loading it up with Aquanet.  I actually have one of these Split End Therapy packs, but I had been saving it for when things got *really* bad.  Now I have two, and I don’t feel like I need to save them for desperate times, just a cranky weekend when I want to pamper myself!

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So…  Teeny tiny itty bitty nail art studs!  Eee!  Plenty to perfect my placement technique with!  I usually only end up with three or four at a time in subscription boxes, and then I get nervous about wasting them, so I don’t use them.  Now I have bunches to practice with!

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Test tube samples from Dark Matter Makeup — aka our very own @@Deareux!  Dom was coincidentally my Fairy Godmother for the Midsummer swap!  These samples were:  Betelgeuse, Triton, Acrux, Ursa Minor, and Polaris.  Clearly, I will have to order samples of the rest of the line next year after holiday shopping is over!
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Hello, 1986 called.  I’m currently trying to decide whether it would cause blindness if I used this with the unnamed green from earlier.  (It looks red here, but it's Dayglo red-orange!)

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An eyeglass holder stand!  I’m so nearsighted that my glasses are on my face at all times unless I'm in the shower or bed, so I am going to have to figure out some way to use this because IT IS TOO ADORABLE FOR WORDS!

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Hand cream!  My hands are SO DRY during the winter that I pretty much always have a little tube of it in my jacket pocket.  And an Eyeko shadow stick!  I have one of these in navy that I never use for some reason, but I think this will be interesting as a base for pigments because it’s much lighter and versatile than NAVY.  

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Poncho shower gel from Lush!  I love citrusy shower gels!  Funny thing:  I went to take this off my Elfster list when I was taking things off after unwrapping all of these goodies, and THIS ONE WASN’T THERE!  I have *no clue* why it wasn’t there because it’s *absolutely* my shower gel scent style.  It definitely should have been there.

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benefit Gimme Brow!  Eee!  Another item I thought was on one of my wish lists but wasn’t!  I’ve been eyeing this stuff since it came out but haven’t been able to justify it.  I have great brows as far as density and shape go, but I’m at the age where they are becoming a teensy bit paler than I would like, and I tried this at Ulta a few months ago and FELL IN LOVE with the magic it worked on the color.  It's like a time machine that took my brows back to what they were in the '80s!

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More neon socks!  Knee-highs this time!

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My next post may OR MAY NOT be my last reveal post for this amazement!

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@@ohsailor WELL DONE!!!

 

@  YEE-HAWWWWWW  WHOOOO!!!!

 

O.M.Word!!!!!!! I can't think of anyone more deserving of @@ohsailor's generosity than the lady who has spent countless hours making sure we are all doing our part and keeping us in line!

 

THIS REVEAL HAS ME CRYING LIKE A BABY!!!!  

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I really should have just gone the group photo route, but I was unwrapping with kitties taking turns in my lap.  And on Vicodin.  Lesson learned for next time.

 

 

Nail wraps!  I think this design — Mod About You — is discontinued because I’ve actually been looking for it for a couple of months but haven’t been able to find it in-stock.  The color palette is super springy, so I’m saving them for April!
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Box o’ samples heavy on hair treatments!  I just noticed that there are co-wash samples in there!  I’ve never tried anything like that.  And benefit samples of Porefessional (every time I think I’m going to buy some, another sample of it enters my life!) and lollitint!  I’ve been wanting to try lollitint since it launched but haven’t been lucky enough to get a sample in any of my boxes, and I’m not willing to spend money on it without trying it first.  Score!
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More nail wraps!  I didn’t even know Kleancolor made wraps!  I couldn't get the whole thing in the photo, but the rest of the set covers the whole range of neon colors.
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The Birchbox Mermaid box!  *Someone* noticed me comment that I wanted the box itself and none of the contents!  And a note reminding me of a VERY IMPORTANT PREPARATION STEP!  (Ugh, again with the different sizes even though I used the same dimensions!  At least Photobucket hasn't flipped anything upside down yet, I guess.)

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The contents: HELLO, NEON EYESHADOW!  That blush!  I don’t know how many times I’ve picked this exact blush up, carried it around the makeup section, literally said *out loud* that I can wait until next payday, and put it down!  Kleancolor lipstick in all of the purples, blues, and greens, plus an orange for good measure!  And two of them are sparkly!  Speaking of sparkly:  Inika Green Lagoon eyeliner!  And UD 24/7 liner in Ransom!  Because I need more eyeliner!  :)

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And for the last package, I was given this direction, which I did follow because it was clearly there for a reason:

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And then there’s this, *very* reminiscent of my jean jacket circa 1986, although there were more Prince buttons involved back then:

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The grand finale:  The Darling Girl One Hit Wonders collection!  Including I Want Candy, a shade that seems to have been discontinued!  Swatches will go in the DG thread in the Indie Rabbit Hole once I get them done!  (Spoiler:  Mexican Radio really makes me think of Mexican hot chocolate.  It’s a very lovely brown, but then there are sparks and sparkle that make you take a second look, kind of like how Mexican hot chocolate catches you off guard with its spices.)

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I cannot believe how lucky I was to have @@yousoldtheworld as my Santa!  She is *all* of the awesome!  Thank you, sweetie!  I will be swatching later this weekend when the monsters aren't being super sweetly cuddly.  They're super skittish, so I've got to take the snuggle time when they deem it acceptable in order to encourage this behavior.  (I just wish they would curl up on my *lap* instead of my *chest*!  Especially the behemoth!  Who is making it nearly impossible to type right now, so I'm ending this post now!)

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I really should have just gone the group photo route, but I was unwrapping with kitties taking turns in my lap.  And on Vicodin.  Lesson learned for next time.

 

 

Nail wraps!  I think this design — Mod About You — is discontinued because I’ve actually been looking for it for a couple of months but haven’t been able to find it in-stock.  The color palette is super springy, so I’m saving them for April!

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Box o’ samples heavy on hair treatments!  I just noticed that there are co-wash samples in there!  I’ve never tried anything like that.  And benefit samples of Porefessional (every time I think I’m going to buy some, another sample of it enters my life!) and lollitint!  I’ve been wanting to try lollitint since it launched but haven’t been lucky enough to get a sample in any of my boxes, and I’m not willing to spend money on it without trying it first.  Score!

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More nail wraps!  I didn’t even know Kleancolor made wraps!  I couldn't get the whole thing in the photo, but the rest of the set covers the whole range of neon colors.

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The Birchbox Mermaid box!  *Someone* noticed me comment that I wanted the box itself and none of the contents!  And a note reminding me of a VERY IMPORTANT PREPARATION STEP!  (Ugh, again with the different sizes even though I used the same dimensions!  At least Photobucket hasn't flipped anything upside down yet, I guess.)

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The contents: HELLO, NEON EYESHADOW!  That blush!  I don’t know how many times I’ve picked this exact blush up, carried it around the makeup section, literally said *out loud* that I can wait until next payday, and put it down!  Kleancolor lipstick in all of the purples, blues, and greens, plus an orange for good measure!  And two of them are sparkly!  Speaking of sparkly:  Inika Green Lagoon eyeliner!  And UD 24/7 liner in Ransom!  Because I need more eyeliner!  :)

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And for the last package, I was given this direction, which I did follow because it was clearly there for a reason:

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And then there’s this, *very* reminiscent of my jean jacket circa 1986, although there were more Prince buttons involved back then:

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The grand finale:  The Darling Girl One Hit Wonders collection!  Including I Want Candy, a shade that seems to have been discontinued!  Swatches will go in the DG thread in the Indie Rabbit Hole once I get them done!  (Spoiler:  Mexican Radio really makes me think of Mexican hot chocolate.  It’s a very lovely brown, but then there are sparks and sparkle that make you take a second look, kind of like how Mexican hot chocolate catches you off guard with its spices.)

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I cannot believe how lucky I was to have @@yousoldtheworld as my Santa!  She is *all* of the awesome!  Thank you, sweetie!  I will be swatching later this weekend when the monsters aren't being super sweetly cuddly.  They're super skittish, so I've got to take the snuggle time when they deem it acceptable in order to encourage this behavior.  (I just wish they would curl up on my *lap* instead of my *chest*!  Especially the behemoth!  Who is making it nearly impossible to type right now, so I'm ending this post now!)

 :) :) I'm really glad you liked it and it wasn't too silly for you! I was really excited when I got you because I knew I could have fun with ALL THE COLORS. Hope it brightened your week a little!

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Yay @@latinafeminista --I'm so glad you liked the first part of your gifts! I hope it's a fun (abbreviated) 12 days of

Christmas for you--it was lots of fun to shop for you :)

 

The giving/shopping part is so fun that someone could send me a box with a lone sample in it and I'd still be happy to participate.

 

:)

Yes, I am loving your gifts thus far! And it was so fun to find that we have some common interests as well  :D  :D

 

Off to take pictures of today's gift reveal....!!

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So much good stuff you guys! These reveals are all so much fun! (@yousoldtheworld what you sent totally wasn't what I was imagining when I though of silly gifts - you did awesome!)

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My gift came today (a few days early)!  My santa was @@elizabethrose!  I was so surprised that she was my santa because I was her santa for the last two swaps.   :santa:   She spoiled me rotten with sweet treats, makeup, bath and body products, and nail polish!  The mail just came and I just opened everything and took pictures.  I have work so no time to post a full reveal right now.  Hoping to get it up on Sunday!  But I have a picture of cool the outside of the box was!  

 

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AHHH MY Amazing Gifts from my wonderful Secret Santa @@jannie135 THANK YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH! 

 

 

The First Look! post-97128-0-82925600-1419036069_thumb.jpeg

I already see EOS which I LOVE

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LOVE ORIGINS. The green mask is my fav! So excited for this! 

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HOw cool are These WINE Masks?! Love me some wine, so I cannot wait to drink a glass and use these! 

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All my amazing goodies. SO MUCH AWESOMENESS the box was packed full and If I took a picture of everything it would be the longest post ever! THANK YOU! You are awesome!!! 

 

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AHHH MY Amazing Gifts from my wonderful Secret Santa @@jannie135 THANK YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH! 

 

 

The First Look! attachicon.gif20141218_200605.jpeg

I already see EOS which I LOVE

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LOVE ORIGINS. The green mask is my fav! So excited for this! 

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HOw cool are These WINE Masks?! Love me some wine, so I cannot wait to drink a glass and use these! 

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All my amazing goodies. SO MUCH AWESOMENESS the box was packed full and If I took a picture of everything it would be the longest post ever! THANK YOU! You are awesome!!! 

 

I'm glad you like it!! I wanted to send you more sweets but I was afraid chocolate and stuff would melt since you live in Texas. And I didn't keep track of the weather lol... So I sent some soup!!! Hahahahaha my logic makes no sense. I hope you enjoy everything! I had to switch boxes at the last moment so some of the gifts had to come out of their boxes. XD

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I got the most amazing package today!!

 

 

Here it is before I ripped it open! So many pretties!!

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My secret santa clearly misunderstood the rules...she must have thought she needed to buy every single thing on my elfster list, my wishlist, any where I ever posted liking something!!

Cuticle oil check, scarf check, mini sized items to take to the gym a million checks! Awesome soap lots of checks there too. @@puppymomofthree you really spoiled me rotten. Thank you so much for taking the time to put such an awesome gift together.

Ok. So I had lots of bags (since I gave up ipsy I have missed bags. It was kinda my favorite part of ipsy.

Here's bag 1-

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I would be typing for 3 days if I listed every item in my oh so generous gift. So I will highlight the ones that made me squee in delight!!!

So in bag one, aside from the bag itself which I love, the face masks and soap were so perfect!

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Bag 2 I love the pore minimizer and philosophy!

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Bag 3..yes there are a lot more, hang in there...the bag itself love, love, love it! Love the shampoo oh and hempz lotion. Did I mention I was going to start tanning in January and its my favorite. I don't think I had that anywhere! Truly a mind reader you are!!

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Also in bag 3 but deserves a seperate pic...these Marilyn Monroe lotion, shower gel. Oh my gosh. So much perfection!

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Bag 4 my favorite cologne. Also perfect to the to the gym. And urban decay liner--score! I've never tried it but so many people love it I can't wait to try it myself.

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Bag 5 Pacifica blood orange body wash another item I've heard a lot about but have never tried myself.

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Bag 6 there is a whole evologie line in here as well as about a million creams, lotions. So. Much. Good. Stuff!!

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Bag 7 omg this lemongrass ginger shea butter soap looks amazing and thank you so much for the pore minimizer. I'm sure I will find a holy grail pore minimizer in here!

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Bag 8 chocolate!

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Bag 9 the mother load of pore products! My pores will be nonexistent for sure!!

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Last box a super cute scarf and what's this. More packages!!

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A box of benefit goodies. I wanted the advent calendar last year and this year they upped the price so I couldn't pull the trigger well guess what I feel like I still got it with all these beauties!!

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Here's a pic of everything (plus my kitty jersey. She was obsessed with this gift)

 

 

Thank you so much. I love it all!!!

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Yea!!! I am so glad! Your mitten is probably smelling the puppies who helped pack the box. I hope you end up loving your Korean Skincare as much as I do (no pores here anymore). I had a blast putting your gift together and hope that you will be able to put a lot of them to good use. :)

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Day 2 of my gifts from my Santa, @@nicepenguins !!  :D

 

Ooooo what do we have here......sparkly purple wrapping paper, courtesy of my Santa's adorable son! 

 

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Eeeep look at that Sephora bag, I would have been happy with just that.  But look at what's inside....

 

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Samples galore! I will never get tired of samples, no matter how big my stash is, there are always new things I want to try.  I'm doing that one minute facial as soon as I post this!

 

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And the second gift for today? My very first MAC Lipglass!! It is seriously so gorgeous, I have it on now and its sparkly and just fun and festive.  I can't wait to layer it over a pink lipstick.  

 

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Thanks again Santa, you are rocking it!!

 

Edit: Darn it, that first pic rotated on me, grrr! 

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I think I am having a reveal thread overdose! I love reading about everyone's gifts, interests, favorite products, etc. Amazing Santas and Santees! 

 

Also, I feel like I can just SMELL this thread while I am reading with all of these amazing fragrances, body products and bath goodies.  :P

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 @ Yay!! I'm so glad you liked everything!! You still have a Sephora box coming your way :) Yayyy Edit: Actually I think you have two coming still! One not until Monday or Tuesday though, boo!

 

 

I got mine today too! I just got home- I'm about to dig in!!! 

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