What I Got For My Birthday.

On Monday I celebrated my 22nd Birthday. I had a splendid day, ate far too much and was seriously spoilt, and since I really enjoy reading these kind of posts, I thought I would type up my own showing you what I received.

Like any gal, I love me a bit of Lush. You may know I'm seriously hooked on Dream Cream, (review here) so a brand spanking new tub was much appreciated. I'm yet to try the self-preserving formula so I'm looking forward to giving it a whirl. As a lipstick addict I was also thrilled to receive the Popcorn Lip Scrub, which, as I'm sure you can imagine, smells very pleasant. 

Speaking of good smells, from being introduced to the Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 fragrance in my Liberty London Advent Calendar, (check out my post here) my addiction to the delightful stuff meant I was without a bottle. I'm very happy to say this is no longer the case and I'm now smelling pretty damn fine if I do say so myself. 

Naturally, Bumble & Bumble goodness was a response when asked what I would like for my Birthday. Though I still have a fair amount of the Surf Creme Rinse Conditioner sitting in my bathroom (review here - it rocks, fyi), my locks have been craving my long-time love, the Seaweed Mild Marine Shampoo. This smells amazing, looks amazing and is amazing. You can read up on its skills, here. A few samples were also thrown into the mix, so I shall be enjoying those, too.

Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap is one guaranteed way to keep my makeup brushes content. The almond scent is all kinds of awesome, so I'm looking forward to seeing how the peppermint offering compares. Side note: Is the fact I'm looking forward to washing my makeup brushes a sign of an early-developed, granny life now I'm 22? Damn.

I was kindly sent a gorgeous parcel earlier in the year from Benefit Cosmetics. The Roller Lash Mascara quickly earned a top spot in my makeup bag, however all that over-use meant I was in dire need of a replacement. Voila - my eyelashes are again in a happy, perfectly curled place. 

To hide my horrific eye-bags from all that 22-going-on-95 partying, (I kid) the Clarins Instant Concealer is a dream. I've read a lot about this stuff over recent months and from using the past two days alone, I can see definitely the hype. Expect a review very soon.

What better way to finish off all this beauty-shaped chat, than to mention Origins. The Ginzing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer is, frankly, bloody amazing stuff (review here). The brand are currently offering a 75ml pot worth £34.50 for just £25, so my skin is going to be feeling lush for quite some time. The Make A Difference Plus + Rejuvenating Moisturizer is again, amazing and worth every single penny. Check my mini review, here, but I will be posting a more detailed post, stat.

I was also kindly given money for me to treat myself to a few bits. Illamasqua Cream Hollow Pigment, Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette and Urban Decay everythangg are seriously tempting me...

So there we have it. The beauty-obsessed side of me is feeling very excited with all these new treats, but for now, it's back to knitting...

What beauty bits have you got your eyes on?



  1. Just stumbled upon your blog and I absolutely love it :) Great post m'dear, hope you had a great birthday! xx


    1. Such a lovely comment, thank you so much! x

  2. You got some great stuff! I love the Lush lip scrubs xx
    Glossy Boutique

  3. You got some lovely presents, you lucky thing! Dream Cream is one of my favourites too, I love it :) xx


    1. Very lucky! :) It's amazing stuff, the self-preserving formula is fabulous x


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