What I Got For My Birthday!

21 is a big number isn’t it? Well its the last ‘big’ one people take notice of till you’re 30. I thought I would share what I got for my 21st birthday. I love reading posts and watching videos like this, so I thought I would give it a go.

I was very lucky this year and family and friends were extra generous with their gifts. I was given a few pieces of jewellery this year. I’ve only just got my ears pierced very recently, so I haven’t really changed my earrings very often. So I was so excited receive a pair of Green Quartz Earrings from Sarah Hickey from a friend. I probably wouldn’t have picked these out myself because I haven’t worn anything but my small silver stud Swarovski crystal earrings. Time for a change!

I also got a ‘J’ necklace made by a brand called Silver Origins based in Cornwall.

Two of my Aunties pooled together to get me a very special White Gold Diamond Cluster Necklace. I was so surprised when I was handed this. I really wasn’t expecting something so special.

Of course to fulfil my beauty junkie needs, I asked for a few bits on my birthday list. I was running very low of my favourite serum, the Kiehl’s Hydro-Pluming Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate so asked for a cheeky bottle. The other day I saw a post on Instagram that said that the Urban Decay Naked palette is being discontinued. This reminded me of the fact that I really don’t have any palettes where all the colours are totally wearable. Then I remembered I swatched the Naked 3 Palette and really liked it, so asked for one.

I also got the limited edition Jo Malone Tropical Cherimoya Cologne. Normally it takes me a very long time to choose a fragrance I like. However this particular one is so up my street with it’s warm fruity scent.

My sister asked me what I wanted two days before my birthday and I was completely stumped with what to suggest. Then I mentioned that I’ve been getting back into baking recently baking lots of cakes and macarons and re-watching lots of old seasons of The Great British Bake Off, so then I realised I need more tools, so asked for a thermometer, piping bags and also baking mats.

I also wanted a small card holder and purse for when I can’t carry my great big purse around. I got the Floral Saffiano-effect wallet and matching purse from Mango.

Feeling Spendy in January

It was a cold and frosty Monday morning, and I made  my way into town to run some errands. I had planned to have my annual eye test and contact lens check  up, and then a physiotherapy appointment afterwards. Then I spent the rest of my time doing a spot of shopping.

I have been using my Nectarine Blossom & Honey cologne from Jo Malone for a while now and it has almost run out, but I really wanted to try a new fragrance, so I picked up Blackberry and Bay. It’s a little more subtle but it still contains those fruity notes.

I also picked up two new foundations to try. The first was Chanel’s new foundation, Le Teint Ultra Tenue in 30 Beige and Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint in Light 1. I have been wearing my Chanel Le Beige foundation almost every day for months. I love it, however, I needed more of a medium coverage foundation that would last a whole working day without disappearing off my face.

I’ve been really into face mists recently and wanted to see if the Caudalie Beauty Elixir was worth the hype and also try the Pixi and Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse Solid Cleansing Oil and Cleansing Cream.

I topped off the day with a quick lunch stop at GBK and went home to chill and watch Ugly Betty.