This will be hopefully the first out of many. It could be material gifts like this one, or other ones like in action, in travel, or in self-care. Last year (wow 2023 na) I decided to buy the things I always wanted to get for myself but couldn’t do so before because of a lack of finances. Don’t worry though! I made sure this was in my “splurge” section of my budget, and always keep my savings intact!
A small part of myself is also telling me that this could possibly be a symptom of my mania. Since I’ve been hypomanic recently with a lot of sleepless nights and racing thoughts. A symptom is impulse shopping, but thanks to having separate accounts I still manage to keep most of my budget safe (whew!)
Are you as excited as I am? Without further ado, my Christmas gifts to myself for 2022!
The Boxes of Glory
Gift #1: Random beauty items (Chanel, Dior, Heroine Make, Charlotte Tilbury)
Whenever I buy beauty products like makeup or skincare, I always see them as “investments”. Why? Because each product, hopefully, and eventually, will turn into a product review that I’ll be featuring in my blog. But sometimes I get too busy with life (or lazy) that I just write about what I feel like at some point in time.
Don’t worry I didn’t pay full price for these because I get them at a lower cost thanks to my suki shoppers e-portal and Beauty Indulgence! Fret not, these are still 100% authentic. They just have their sources *wink wink*
Gift #2: Dior Holiday Set
I’m not fond of branded bags, but I am a fan of good-quality luxury makeup and skincare! Dior makes the BEST kits every holidays and they come at a cheaper cost than SRP especially when you buy their sets. This one has a 15ml Capture Total Serum, Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Mini, and a Rouge in their popular red shade #999.
Gift #3: Gold hoop earrings
It’s a no-brainer. Gold is another “investment” that increases in value, and it’s something that can make me prettier when I wear it! The first pair is a matte hoop but has a sparkly reflective finish. The second one is a twist hoop with a wider 30mm that looks big when worn. Pang party! Hehe!
Gift #4: Chanel Coco Mademoiselle EDP
Gosh.. the queue of fragrances I have to review is very, very long. I’m a fan of Kenny for this, he always makes good content on perfumes and whatnots! Ako hopefully I can churn out these reviews before my fragrances expire. By the way, if kept in a dark, dry place, perfumes can last you years and years. I keep mine in a storage box with those silica gel pouches to absorb moisture.
The last Chanel fragrance I had (and I proudly emptied) was Chanel No. 5. I wanted to try something different and Coco M has stellar reviews on my favorite fragrance site Fragantica.
Gift #5: Penhaligon 10ml Bestseller Sampler
I’m a fan of this niche brand, and even have full bottles of Luna and Artemisia. This one has 10ml of Halfeti, Luna, and Tragedy of Lord George. The last one is a man’s perfume so I gave it to my brother as a Christmas gift.
Gift #6: Macbook Pro M2 13 inch
Technically, this is a replacement for my dying Macbook Air. I use a laptop for work and for play. I live on the internet almost 24/7 so I deserve something that will work for me for years to come. Ever since I switched to Mac, working has been easier including handling files. No lags too!
My heart is happy :3 Thank you Lord for all these blessings I’m really grateful
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