Christmas Recap

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December 31, 2012 by Cassy

Did you guys get anything good for Christmas?  I did!  So naturally I have to brag :)

First, my boyfriend got me Lord of the Rings Blue Rays!

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I saw the Hobbit during opening weekend, and couldn’t stop talking about LotR for weeks leading up to Christmas Day.  I was also really tempted to order it on Amazon for myself, but my sneaky boyfriend told me not to and really surprised me with the gift.  As if that’s not all, he also got me a Badgley Mischka clutch!  I still haven’t had a chance to use this yet, so maybe I’ll get to use it for our anniversary dinner in January.  I think he did a good job picking something practical and colorful.

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Then, we had a White Elephant at work and I got some awesome Teavana Tea Set and Mug + Infuser.  I love their tea, so this was a great present to have.  I’m very sensitive to caffeine, so tea works great.  Plus, this will help me stay healthy for my 2013 resolution, since tea has natural antioxidants and caffeine.  Finally, I got this awesome Arbonne Spa Set from my friends’ white elephant.

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I don’t take baths, but the shower gel smells REALLY nice.  It foams and it lathers sufficiently, and I still can’t get over how great this Pomegranate-Mandarin mixture smells.  The lotion lasts for a long time too, but the lotion has these glitter/sparkles in them.  That’s just a little too “teeny-bopper” for me, reminds me of those spray mists I had back in high school.  The awesome thing too is that this Spa Set is vegan.  I heard from someone that if you have soap scums in your bath tubs, it’s because of the animal-based products you are using.  When you switch to plant-based products (shampoo, soap, shower gel, etc.), the soap scums won’t be there.  I just cleaned my bathroom yesterday (getting ready for a brand new 2013), so I’ll make sure to keep an eye out on the stuff.  However, it’s still hard to convince my roommate to switch his toiletries to the plant-based ones since most plant-based stuff smells too feminine for males.  Maybe I should do some research on vegan products for men (2013 goal).

By the way, I re-purposed that adorable spa box to store my contacts, extra toothbrushes, and other feminine stuff.  It’s so cute and roomy.

Hope you guys all had a great Christmas!  And happy New Year!

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