Yesterday was my 22nd birthday and I thought it was only right to create a little haul of everything that I received and purchased myself whilst shopping in the afternoon. I’ll keep it as short and sweet as possible because when you’re blogging everyday like I am, writing posts that are 800+ words becomes simply impossible and incredibly time consuming.
This was something that as soon as I set eyes on it, I knew it needed to be mine. I’m a massive fan of Tarte products (as I’m sure a lot of people who follow my blog/Instagram are aware of) and every birthday/Christmas I always ask for a few new items from Tarte. This palette was first on my list and I’m so glad my Mumma and Step-Dad treated me too it.
This palette features 24 amazonian clay eyeshadows, a blush, bronzer and highlighter, a mascara, eyeliner and lipgloss. It’s a beautiful set with the most incredible packaging and I can’t wait to get stuck in and use it all.
After seeing everybody and their dog raving about this concealer on Instagram and YouTube, I gave in, followed the crowd like the little sheep I am and put it on my Birthday/Christmas list. The set on QVC UK comes with a little blending sponge too which according to my Mum who already owns it, is incredible so I’m really excited to see how that performs too.
Despite this being a men’s fragrance, I absolutely love wearing it myself. There are a lot of perfumes that I can’t wear due to regularly suffering with migraines but I seem to be okay when wearing this Armani one.
Initially, I didn’t think I needed this palette. However, after seeing a blogger friend of mine using it on Instagram, I very quickly changed mind and asked my sister for it as a birthday present. Upon opening it yesterday morning, I was in complete awe with how beautiful it is and how simply stunning the shades within the palette are.
I’ve wanted this little hat for god knows how long and anything mustard yellow wins my heart in an instant. My lovely and thoughtful friend Megan showed up at my house with this exact hat yesterday evening, wrapped in pretty tissue paper and pink bows and made my day more than anybody will understand. Thank you Megan, you’re so thoughtful and I’m so lucky. This will undoubtedly be a staple within my Winter wardrobe.
I used to have a traditional pair of Vans a few years back but they became completely wrecked due to wearing them all day every day to college. Although these Vans look like the traditional ‘Authentic’ range, they have a baby pink interior and the outside is made of black suede. They’re girly, comfy, easy to style and have a touch of pink – what more could you want?
For some reason this year, I’m living for bright red and love wearing it for a pop of colour during the Winter.
I haven’t bought myself a new bag in ages because I’ve been searching for a decent sized one that will also fit my laptop for when I want to blog on the go. Up until now, I’ve not found a bag that fitted the brief until today when I spotted this beauty. It’s bright red, has space for my little laptop and has enough space for everything else too!
To add to my ever-growing collection of Jo Malone Body & Hand washes, I treated myself to this newbie. I love anything fruity and citrus scented to this particular product is literally perfect for me.
I use this primer every single day without fail as it’s the most hydrating primer I think I’ve ever come across. Although it has a built in moisturiser, I still use my other moisturiser alongside it as my skin is hella dehydrated but this keeps my make-up in place all day long and makes my skin feel refreshed, hydrated and plumped up too.
Recently I’ve been stepping away from my normal comfort zone of warm tones and experimenting with cooler tones instead. This palette is packed full of neutral, cool toned shades and creates a quick look effortlessly. I can’t wait to start using this palette.
There we have it for my birthday haul! I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed receiving and buying all these goodies. As always, please leave any questions below and thank you so much for reading.
Until next time,