Birthday Haul

So Saturday was my birthday and I turned 20 years old. 2 decades down and plenty to go! I had a really lovely day and was spoilt by friends and family with sweet gifts, a meal out and plenty of heartwarming and smile making birthday messages. I thought it would be nice to show you what I got given as a gift. But before I begin I will include the usual disclaimer – I am in no way shape or form bragging. These are posts that I like to read so wanted to create one for you guys.

I got a few things which are more difficult to picture so I shall just ramble about them. I got an Itunes voucher from my brother which will come in nice and handy to purchase some music. I also got some money which I will be going shopping with very shortly along with some John Lewis vouchers. From my colleagues at work I got a really lovely card with lots of sweet and funny messages inside.

Now on to the things I could photograph ūüôā

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The Bright Side – Extreme Denial Tin

As a shopaholic I am forever hoarding receipts so that I can keep count of how much I am spending. This receipts box will be perfect for storing the pesky bits of paper that seem to find there way into all my drawers.

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Calvin Klein Euphoria for her- Eau de parfum spray

I recently acquired a sample sized version of this a few months ago when I was purchasing my usual Mark Jacobs perfume from Debenhams and fell in love with it.  Everyone has different opinions of what perfumes smell like, this scent to me is a mixture of summer fruits, berries and spices. It is a much richer and sexier perfume so is a wonderful contrast to my usual girly floral scents. I am also loving the shape of the bottle, really elegant and easy to store.

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M.A.C Cremesheen Lipstick in Creme Cup and M.A.C Clear Brown Set

YAY! Finally my first ever MAC purchases. MAC has always been one of my favourite high end brands but I have never been able to afford or justify the expense. So my birthday was the perfect time to indulge. Creme Cup is the perfect nude colour for the lips and will be a great addition to my everyday make up look. It smells delicious and I think somewhat like candy!! The pigmentation is lovely and it really glides onto the lips. The brow set is my new best friend! I always get asked if I fill in my eyebrows and I don’t they are 100% au natural. I am thankfully blessed with full eyebrows. But i felt like something was lacking from my makeup look. This is perfect to just ensure that all the hairs are flowing the same way and to ensure they stay that way all day. The formula is non sticky like others I have tried in the past and you don’t even notice it on your skin.

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Thorntons Chocolate Slab with “Happy Birthday” written on it

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Tresor Paris Earrings

Last but by no means least is the sweet present that I received from one of my lovely friends. I will definitely have fun devouring all that chocolate. ¬†She also bought me some really cute¬†Tresor Paris Earrings. I LOVE Tresor Paris earrings and currently already own dark purple and light pink orbital earrings and the ¬†red heart shaped earrings. This light purple earring set is so lovely! Can’t wait to wear them.

I am ever so thankful for the generosity of my family and friends the gifts were incredibly thoughtful.

Until Next Time

Laugh, Love and Shop

Charlotte x


  1. September 29, 2013 / 6:25 pm

    oooh’ really lovely gifts. Does a follow count as a birthday present from me? heheh xxx

    • September 29, 2013 / 6:39 pm

      I know they are lovely. Of course! Thank you for the follow hon. xx

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