Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas Gifts 2012

Do you keep your gifts wrapped and open them on Christmas Eve? Or are you the type to open gifts as soon as you receive them? I am more of the latter! I can't contain the excitement so I rip gifts and packages open as soon as I get them. I'll share with you what I got for Christmas this year.

From my teammates:

I got all pink and pretty stuff from my teammates at work. I also received a Beabi receipt organizer which was not included in the picture (as my Dad is already using it). Can you guess what my favorite gift from the picture above is? :)

These were from my teammate who went to US for a vacation. Gotta love new makeup! Will post swatches soon.

From my family:

紅包 from my Grandmother and Mom

You can never go wrong with cash. Or GCs. But I prefer cash. Giving cash as gift may look effortless and unsweet, but it is very practical.

Minnie Mouse PJs from my sister Melissa

My baby niece Daphne adores Micky and Minnie Mouse, so my sister Melissa (who's the Mommy of little Daphne) gifted me with this! It's so cute and I'm sure Daphne will come running to me whenever I wear this one.

Jellybean Floral Platform Wedges from my sister Cindy

My sister Cindy is more fasyon than I am, and she says that I sometimes dress like a guy (especially when I am wearing my shirt and jeans combo). She vowed to give me something fashionable this Christmas, so here it is! It's actually my first time to own heels this high, like 5 inches? So wearing this would make me 5'6 tall. I like it! :D
Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo? by Ramon Bautista from my sister Ann

I love this book as it keeps me entertained and enlightened. Too bad I just found out about the book signing held at National Book Store in Trinoma last November. I would have loved to have my book signed by Ramon Bautista himself! ♥ Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo? is book filled with questions and honest, witty answers by Ramon Bautista. Check out his Formspring account to get a glimpse of what is inside the book. It also comes with a free Ramon artista notebook, which I will be using to write inspired thoughts in. :D

Letter from my precious sister Cheska

Cheska is my youngest sister and she loves writing letters. I have a plastic envelope filled with her letters from the past, but it's been a while since she last wrote me one. I love this one from her; it's sweet. :)

From brands:

From Philusa Corporation

I received these jars of Apollo Pure Petroleum Jelly from Neb of Philusa Corporation, same company as that of Mediplast. Will post a review of this multipurpose product real soon!

From Kiehl's

A little something I won from their Facebook page. I'm happy to have received this as I wanted to lighten some of my post-pimple marks. Also, I am thinking of getting a bottle of Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate because of the good reviews it had been getting from blogs, but I haven't tried it yet and am hesitant to spend almost P3,000.00 on something that may or may not work for me. For those who have tried it, any thoughts you'd like to share?

From The Body Shop

The Body Shop is the first beauty brand to trust Lucky Citrine, and for that I'll always be grateful. I've loved The Body Shop way back since high school (long before I started blogging), and it so happened that The Body Shop loved me back so you could say that we are in a long-term relationship. Haha! :D I now have a backup of my much loved Vanilla Bliss Body Polish. I also got a Lip & Cheek Stain in the Christmas packaging, and a Colourglide Shine Lip Colour in Pink Flash. Thank you so much for these, The Body Shop!

A gift for myself:

Beautifully complemented by attractive shades and hard sleek ribbon, this carryall encapsulates everything about refined femininity.

I was torn between beige or black - beige looks more neutral and less work-y, but I've already used a beige bag all year long, so I got black instead. Black goes with everything, and will never ever look dirty. I love this one because I can either use it as a handbag or a sling bag (as it comes with a long, detachable strap). It has gold magnetic clasps and zippers to secure your stuff. Plus, it comes with a trendy snakeskin texture. The size of this bag is just right for work and events.

So those were the stuff I got this Christmas. It may not be much compared to what others got, but I feel happy and blessed! In fact, I do feel blessed all year long, and I have God, my family, friends, and brands to thank for that. :)

Care to share what you got this Christmas? Feel free to share them below! :D



  1. Wow you got some pretty cool gifts! Loving your wedges and bag. =)

    1. Thank you, Charlie! I love them too but haven't started using them yet! Haha :D

  2. Ill give you a gift of love Helen! Happy New Year!

  3. I will give you a gift of love Helen. Happy New Year!

    1. Aww, thank you, Ruthilicious! Happy New Year! :)

  4. I loooove the bag! And those Hello Kitty bedroom slippers are adorable! I wonder where your teammates got them; I'd love to have a pair too!

    1. Unintentionally, you have guessed my favorite gift from the picture above! I love those Hello Kitty slippers too, though I don't know where my teammate got it. :)

  5. Ohh I love that black bag! Nice platform shoes, too! Happy New Year dear. I just followed you. I hope you can check my blog and follow me, too.


    1. Thank you, Jenniya! I followed you back. :) Happy New Year!

  6. Helen, this is off-topic but can I ask what camera you use? I've been wanting to ask you for ages! Your photos look really neat :)


    1. Hello Angel! I'm using the very old digicam we have at home! Haha! It's Sony Cybershot DSC-T70, which my Dad bought about 4 years ago.

      Thanks for liking the photos, though! I'm so happy to hear about that! :D


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