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Birthday beauty haul

Birthday beauty treats and haul review + outfit :


Writing a beauty blog means that no one normally dares to buy me make-up or in fact anything beauty related; this I guess can be a bit of a double edged sword sometimes. On the one hand I’d love someone else to be splashing the cash on my out of control obsession, but then on the other I’m pretty picky and would no doubt end up swapping it anyway.

Like the card says, a well adjusted women should know exactly what to exchange it for just in case, right?

Wise words indeed, although they didn’t apply to me this year because not only did I receive a bucket load of great beauty bits for my birthday, which BTW was last week, I also haven’t needed to return any of them. Yay!Birthday beauty treats (4)

Check out my latest acquisitions above, are you drooling? I am from just looking at all my new things to play with. As you can tell new make-up makes me happy, it makes me very happy indeed, especially since it’s been gifted too.Birthday beauty haul (3)

I was ecstatic when I opened my present from the BFF, she knows me better than anyone and always gets it right. This year she completely spoiled me with Red Carpet Manicure’s Starter Kit, it’s something I’ve wanted for yonks but just never got around to purchasing.

This gel nail kit is an at home Shellac/CND type set which allows you to get a similar finish to the salon 2 week manicure but without leaving your sofa! Needless to say I LOVE it and a full review will follow soon!!Birthday beauty haul (2)

So what else did I get?

Babyliss Big Hair – a heated, rotating brush that mimics the salon blowdry technique used by hairdressers to create an effortlessly groomed look. How did I live without this for so long? Such a fab product.

Escada Rockin Rio – Escada makes the best summer scents and this is one of three they have released this year. If you like super fruity smells that edge towards the tackier side then you may like this as much as I do. It’s my guilty pleasure.

Benefit lashes in Starlet Lash – If your looking for some falsies then check out Benefits selection, I had no idea how nice they are until I chose these corner lashes. I wore them at the weekend and they will now be my lash of choice!

Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Emervielle – This has long been on my lust list and using some birthday cash I just couldn’t resist it any longer. It’s a very ‘me’ shade and my new everyday lid essential.

Sleek Eau La La eyeliners – Not one but three of these bad boys are now mine, all brown and all beautiful. Shades are Cocoa, Molasses and Nutcracker. Birthday beauty haul (1)

It’s been a while since Mac has been featured on my blog, I kind of lost interest with the multitude of collections they keep bringing out but having said that the new Tres Cheek blushers caught my attention.

A post is to come on both as quite frankly they deserve some blog space to themselves and some kind words from me, but if you can’t wait the shades I gift hauled were Pink Tea, a neutral pink and Immortal Flower, a true baby peach.

FOTD/OOTNBirthday beauty look

Like any excited birthday girl I of course had to put everything on all at once so when I went out on Saturday night for cocktails and comedy I wore all of my new things!

On my face:
– Foundation – Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24hr
– Contour – Mac Harmony
– Bronzer – Nars Laguna
– Blusher – Mac Pink Tea
– Eyeshadow – Chanel Emerveille
– Liner – Sleek Cocoa
– Lashes – Benefit Starlet Lash with a tiny amount of Clarins Wonder Perfect
– Lips – YSL Lingerie Pink with Estee Lauder Vanilla Truffle on top (perfect combo)

What I wore:
– Jeans – Gap Legging Jean
– Top – Asos Studded Grecian style top – Link
– Blazer – Warehouse waterfall
– Necklace – Monica Vinader – Link
– Shoes (also a gift) – Paris Hilton, yes, Paris Hilton from TKMaxx – Link

Phew! This was one long post and very picture heavy, sorry about that but I just couldn’t wait to share all my new gifted goodies with you! Let me know which products you’d love me to review below if anything caught your eye 🙂 xxx