Christmas feels so long ago already and yet like it just happened! With the UK rules changing, we couldn’t go away as planned and instead cooked our first ever Christmas dinner at home. So here’s a look at our day (presents mentioned at the end of the post).
Since I was a child, I’ve celebrated as much (possibly more) on Christmas Eve. As my partner works Christmas Eve, I spent my day pampering myself, doing a special makeup look and just having me-time.
We did our usual Christmas Eve buffet.
Drank a dairy-free Baileys type of drink.
Watched ‘The Snowman’ of course.
And opened a few gifts.
Christmas started with a light breakfast and presents!
Then we proceeded to cook our first ever Christmas dinner which thankfully wasn’t as stressful as I thought it’d be.
We had a vegan wellington, roast potatoes, stuffing, roasted vegetables, vegan pigs in blankets and gravy. Yum!
For dessert we had a chocolate mousse in the shape of a star with a salted caramel sauce to pour on top.
Stuffed, we watched TV for a while before heading to my mums.
As she’s a single parent household she’s allowed a ‘bubble’, so we had a buffet in the evening (yes I know, more food!) and played Monopoly and Scrabble until the early hours.
New Year’s Eve
As my partner was working during the day again, I had a pamper and makeup session.
Then he got home and the party (for two) started!
It was a pretty unusual New Year as whilst we don’t really go to clubs or bars to celebrate, we normally go out and do something. This year however there was no fireworks by Big Ben, just lots of fireworks being released from peoples’ gardens.
We had a buffet, made delicious fruity cocktails and played quiz games.
So whilst it was weird, different and I wasn’t sure 2021 would prove to be much better, we laughed, told covid to get lost and wished each other a Happy New Year.
What I got for Christmas
From my mum & brother:
Christmas Pyjamas, 2021 Diary, Gucci Rush Perfume & Crazy Vegan Lady Cup
From my dad:
Bareminerals Warmth Eye & Cheek Palette
From my aunt:
Chantecaille Lip Chic in Tuberose
From my Cousin:
Sanctuary Candle & Shower Gel, Lush The Night Before Christmas Set
From my brother and sister-in-law:
The Body Shop Coconut Set, Shower Gel and Gingerbread Diffuser
From my mother and father-in-law:
Country Market Candle and a very generous Lush Voucher
From my partner:
Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel & bath bombs, The Body Shop Tahitian Tiare Body Wash & Winter Wonderland Bathing Duo
Westlab Mulled Wine Bath Salts
Bomb Cosmetics Christmas Set & Philosophy Cinnamon Buns Shower Gel
L’Occitane Verveine Set
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Mini Sculpture Unlocked Palette, Confession Refillable Lipstick Duo and Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow in Blaze
Pat Mcgrath Celestial Divinity Palette
Colourpop Uh-Huh Honey & Making Mauves Palettes
Colourpop Lip Gloss in Panache, L’Occitane Fruity Lipstick in 030, Fenty Gloss Bomb Cream in Honey Waffles
Vegan Shortbread, Vegan Sweets, Diary and Christmas Puzzle
Christmas Socks, Diary, Hand Cream Trio, Kaja Shimmer Eyeshadow Trio, Flavoured Lip Balms, Charlotte Tilbury Magic Lip Oil in Rose Lust
Orangutan Appeal UK Calendar
Disney Slippers & Loungewear Pyjamas
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