Birthday Haul


So I am another year older and I have been thoroughly spoiled. I have to give my mother and sister a lot of credit this year, they have amazing taste and picked out the perfect presents for me. These are not all of my presents, I received some of the most thoughtful and sentimental gifts from family and friends and my parents are also taking me to New York in two weeks time. I am a very lucky girl. 

My mother knows my love for anything beauty related all too well. I got a MAC pro palette, a new Glamglow Youth-Mud Tinglexfoliate Treatment, a MAC Lipstick in Shy Girl, the Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Eye Pallette, a Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in Nude Glow and a Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation in 20 beige.

L-R 1st Row -Vanilla, Naked Lunch, Omega, Brun
2nd Row- Chocolate Brown, Woodwinked, Mulch, Filament
3rd Row - Satin Taupe, Patina, Brule, All That Glitters 

I have wanted a MAC Pro palette for a while now after accumulating so many eyeshadows. 6 of the shadows were given to me with the palette and the rest I de-potted to put them in the palette this morning. I only have three more spaces left in the palette so I am going to keep to the neutral based theme and start a new one when I go to New York with brighter colours.

I was so happy to have been given a new Shy Girl lipstick, it is my all time favourite MAC shade, but I lost mine a few months ago. This shade is like gold dust, I never seem to find it when I visit a MAC counter, but as a new one has just opened near me my mum managed to get her hands on it. Thankfully I also got a new pot of the Glam Glow Youth Mud treatment. I am almost done with the own I currently own and have been using it sparingly as my bank account can't cope with the price tag. 

I have been eyeing up the latest palette from Bobbi Brown. The Old Hollywood eye palette has been released for Christmas. I have resisted buying it because, as you probably already know, I have enough far too many neutral palettes. This will be perfect for travelling with as I visit the states a lot and it has all of the colours I will need for day and night. 

I have wanted one of Bobbi Browns shimmer bricks for the longest time now. My mother and sister are also fans of Bobbi Brown and both have one of the shimmer bricks so I used to steal theirs but, now I have one of my very own. I got the limited edition shade in Nude Glow, I love the packaging and the colours are beautiful either on their own or mixed together. 

Finally I have a Chanel Foundation. I have wanted the Vitalumiere Aqua after seeing so many raving reviews on youtube. I haven't used it yet as I need to take it to my local Chanel counter and make sure it is the correct shade, but I am so excited to try this and see if its worth the hype. 

My best friend knows me all two well. She got me a hamper full of Lush goodies and American candy. She spoiled me and even managed to pick up some Lush products I have never tried before. She got me Rose Jam shower gel which smells phenomenal and apparently is also great as a shampoo, Shine So Bright hair balm, Angels Delight soap, Think Pink bath bomb, Tisty Toasty bath bomb and a Magic Wand bubble bar. I haven't used any of the products just yet so my room currently smells amazing. 

Finally I got some more of my favourite hair products, the Macadamia Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Mask. I have used all of these products before and they are the best hair products I have ever tried. About a year ago I had to cut my hair to shoulder length because apparently bleaching, sea salt and no heat protection causes a great deal of damage to your hair (go figure). Lets just say short hair does not suit me and now I am very over protective with mine. These are the salon sized bottles and last me about a year, so they are a great investment. 


  1. Nice haul! Your family knows how to pick the good stuff! I've been drying to try the Macadamia products. I just got the Chanel foundation a couple months ago and I'm so in love! Enjoy your birthday gifts! I'm totally following you :)

    1. Definitely try out the Macadamia products, they are amazing!

  2. I'm loving the Bobbi Brown Palette! So pretty. I'm love neutral colors as well :) Just discovered your blog. Loving it!!!!

  3. Great post! You got such amazing gifts for your bday. I love the bobbi brown palette! You have such a nice blog and I love all the pictures you take. I'm following you now on gfc and bloglovin. Checkout my blog and if you like it follow me too. Let's keep in touch :)


  4. These are some seriously amazing presents! You are one lucky girl!
    I love Lush products and I like the set up in the store where it looks like you can cut your own (I don't know if you can though, I've never actually tried it)! I just think it's super adorable.
    My birthday is the first of Jan, so I'm hoping to get some of these exact same presents as well! ;)
    Happy belated birthday!

  5. Everything is so freaking beautiful <3


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