Its that time of year again where bloggers gather round and buy each other secret gifts. The scheme run by the amazing Aisling from Total Makeup Addict (who by the way did an excellent job last year and this year in organising everything and making sure it all run smoothly) is a fun way of getting in the Christmas spirit. The limit was €20 and here is what my Secret Santa got me. To see who I got keep an eye out on twitter with the #irishbbloggersSS14.

So my Santa was (drum roll)........................Kat from Dolly Rouge and she picked some pretty amazing gifts for me and I have to say I love how she made it a little more personal with what she wrote in the card and the reasons why she bought me what she got me.

First off I have to say that the wrapping was immense, so beautiful and I never took a picture of it before I ripped it open, however there is a picture on her instagram page if you want to check it out. The first thing I opened was a Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in the shade F Bomb and a Rimmel Lip Liner in Red Diva, this makes the ultimate red lip and I have the duo on in the picture above. I was so super excited to see a UD lipstick as I have wanted to try one for ages and I recently did a tutorial with this lipstick and let me tell you it is super creamy and pigmented and the staying power is amazing.

In the parcel was also a super duper cute Cocker Spaniel calendar, Kat who knows I have two little cocker spaniels knew this calendar would be right up my street. I cannot wait to hang this up on January 1st. Also I received some little skincare treats which I am saving for my Christmas Eve pamper. The skincare brand is NeoStrata which is completely new to me so I am excited to try it. I also received a little Lindt chocolate bell but I totally ate that before I photographed everything....obviously. In my defence, I was just back from the doctors due to my ankle injury and chocolate was a perfect comfort 'feel sorry me' treat.

So that is what I got from my Secret Santa  I want to say a massive thank you to Kat , I adore everything and you have totally turned me on to Red Side. I love all the gifts you sent me. (virtual hug & kisses)