Happy Monday! So I am supposed to be on holiday already but I couldn’t go without 2 more posts. Today I am showing you my AMAZING secret santa gift and tomorrow I will show you a new Essence collection. Then I will be on holiday till 2 Jan. Although, I might be back with some other random stuff in between.
Earlier this year I signed up for the Polished Secret Santa. At the time it felt like extreme torture to have so much time to plan and wait but in the end it was a blessing. It’s amazing how quickly the time goes by when you’re waiting for international deliveries 😛 Finally the time arrived for us to send (and receive) our packages. We had a group video chat to open our packages together but that didn’t go super well. In the end we all opened our amazing packages and oooh’d and aaaah’d together. I hit the jackpot. My secret santa was Renita and she blew my mind. Let me show you what I got.
Isn’t it the most beautiful package? I so wish I took a photo of it before I opened it. Renita needs to professional gift wrapping! My package arrived wrapped in pink paper. The it was wrapped like a santa suit. THEN I ended up with this beautiful glittery pink box! When I opened the lid I had bubble wrap ( I LOVE bubble wrap) and pink tinsel!!! Then I saw this. Beautifully individually wrapped gifts.
And because that wasn’t beautiful enough, there was another layer of gifts. Individually wrapped, beautiful little packages. I can’t even describe how beautiful it looked before I even opened a single thing. I was already blown away. Then I opened it…….
I am g0ing to show you a ton of photos with all my goodies because this all deserves close ups. First off, speckled eggs and a 5 Star chocolate. 2 of my favourites! Also, a pair of unicorn socks! I can’t even deal. How flipping cute are those? love love love love love
Then it gets even better. Those little unicorn earrings are the best! I adore the rainbows and hearts too. The bottom roll of tape is a silver glitter striping tape and the top is silver chevron tape. Those hand creams though! I can’t decide which one is my favourite because they both smell amazing and feel soooooo good! I am torn between using them every moment and saving them because they’re so amazing.
These are all the polishes from my stash. I am going to start on the right hand side. The Essence – Wild white ways is one of my favourite whites. With Sinful Colors being so scarce this is my next go to white. The Essence XXXl volume gel look topcoat is a favourite. I really don’t like it as a topcoat thought (it never seems to dry on me) but I use this all the time for decals and on my mani mat. it is the perfect ‘clear coat’ for that and I always try to keep an extra bottle around. Then I have 2 polishes which I am unsure of the brand but the top one is called ‘Sweet Revenge’ and is a beautiful light pink base with a ton of pink glitter in all shapes and sizes. The bottom one is called ‘Unicorn droppings’. Can you think of a more perfect polish and name? This is a white base with holo glitter and matte pink, green, yellow, blue and red glitter. I am obsessed! Then I got Morgan Taylor – Seal the deal and Morgan Taylor – Invitation only. Invitation only has been on my wishlist for a while now and if I had known about Seal the deal it would probably have been right at the top of my Morgan Taylor wishlist. Both of these are incredibly beautiful. Then I got Avon Speed dry – Swift sherbet. I am really excited to try this peachy, pastel orange polish. It’s a beautiful summer colour. Then I got Catrice – My big green wedding. It’s a super glittery green which I think dries to a texture. It’s ridiculously beautiful and I can’t wait to use it. Last up is Maybelline Color Show – Teal reveal. How gorgeous is that? It’s a glitter topper with light blue, light green and holo glitter in a clear base. I can’t wait to swatch it!
An OPI usb drive!!!!! Come on! How amazing is that. I also got these 2 cute little macaron holders filled with nail jewels and a sponge holder with replacement sponges. I am have been dying to try it out – we all know how much I love gradients – and now I have one!!!
A close up of the nail jewels. One has little bows (I LOOOOVE BOWS) and the other has the most beautifull little shapes with shiny. I am obsessed with the unusual shape of these and the added bling just makes it even more beautiful!
Ok, by this time I was a giggling mess of excitement. First of all, I don’t know what the official name for it is but that little tube top right has something I have been hunting for for the longest time. I’m sure you’ve seen that ‘brown glass’ technique done with a specific type of almost cellophane like paper. Well, this is it!!!!! I also got tip guides in the cutest shapes, some really cute christmas stickers and a little pot of round, matte glitter in a mix of neon colours. I am obsessed with everything here. I need to show you guys my collection of loose glitter type pots. Keep an eye in IG and I will try to create some order in my chaos.
And because I don’t already have enough awesome I got 4 – FOUR!!! – wheels of nail decorations. The bottom left is a beautiful shiny diamanté type rhinestone, above that is rhinestones in different colours and shapes (how did she know everything I wanted?!?!). Top right is a stud type thingy I haven’t seen before but I am in love. They are different colours and shapes but they all have a gold or silver border. It is so beautiful and the ideas are endless! Bottom right is a wheel of little stars, hearts, different shapes in the most unique colours and finishes. Be still my beating heart!
Last but certainly not least, I go these holo vinyls. Isn’t that holo just ah-mazing? I could stare at that for hours! I can’t tell you which one is my favourite because I love them all! How do I even choose which to use first?
I can’t believe how incredibly lucky, spoilt and blessed I am. This is the second year that my secret santa just knocked it out of the park. Way to set the bar guys! Renita, I can’t even begin to describe how much I love each and every thing in my box and much I appreciate it. Thank you thank you thank you! I am SO spoilt. Guess what I will be doing during my holiday? 😀 😀 😀
Thanks for reading,
I read this post like I didn’t know what you got lol I am super thrilled that you are so happy with your gift, I was very nervous because how do you buy polish for someone that has all the polish that has ever been made…ever??? I had your stash list open in my browser for weeks haha
I can’t wait to see the beautiful manis you create with your new goodies 🙂
btw: Sweet Revenge is by Disturbed Potions and Unicorn Droppngs is by Gloss n Sparkle
Wahahahahaha! That’s so funny! I wish I could proper express how much I loved every single thing. I’ve been telling anyone who would listen about my amazing box. At least I had a stash list am I right?!?!? ??? thank you again so so much. I am still blown away by it all. You are the absolute best!! Oh and thank you!!!! I did not know that but now I can update my stash list proper ???
The stash list reallllly helped…but then you had new polish on the blog every other day-you were giving me grey hair!! Please do keep your stash list updated for your future Santas lol
Hahahaha I was worried about that but I kinda hoped that my person had done quite a bit of early shopping 😛
Oh I definitely will. I think I use my stash list more than anyone else so it imperative that I keep it updated 😛
Those macaron holders are too cute!
So darn cute! I love them!
wow on the OPI USB drive, that is adorable! Wonder where that came from?