What I Got For My Birthday


If you read my birthday wishlist then you’ll know that I was, depending on how you look at it, either a) somewhat bratty or b) very very sensible, helpful and proactive this year by creating a birthday list. Yeah, like you do when you’re 7. I just felt like it was the best solution for everyone, as it meant that I got presents I actually really wanted, and my family didn’t have to use their brains too much. Very kind of me, no?

Well, my birthday rolled around and as well as getting a few of the beautiful things off my list, I also did get a few surprises from some of my lovely friends and fam – and they are all SO perfect I felt it necessary to put together a little birthday haul. Disclaimer time: not bragging, very grateful, let’s go.


So first up, I was lucky enough to receive the YSL Black Opium perfume, which I’d been lusting after for AGES, along with MAC Soft & Gentle and the lipstick in shade Faux from  my lovely friends. My dad surprised me with a pair of Ugg slippers that I’d mentioned ages ago, and oh god, my feet are so grateful now it’s getting Arctic here in Costa del Cov.


Lauren treated me to the Makeup Revolution Precision Contour Oval Makeup Brush Set, which is so gorgeous that I haven’t even used them yet, as well as the prettiest copy of The Picture of Dorian Grey for me to use as decoration in my room. Finally, I also got a new Pandora charm, a gorgeous rose gold choker, the beaut copper fairy lights and enough chocolate to last me until Christmas (though it did in fact last me about me about a week. Oops). Not forgetting three bunches of flowers and a trip to Liverpool, and I honestly feel the most spoiled 26 year old ever.

I had the best birthday, so a huge thank you to all my family and chums! Let me know your favourite things from my little birthday haul in the comments!

11 Responses

  1. Sarah October 15, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    Happy belated birthday! Those brushes look gorgeous and so do the fairy lights 🙂

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

  2. jenny October 15, 2016 / 6:14 pm

    Happy belated birthday lovely and such amazing gifts!! I just treated myself to a pair of UGG Slippers today and absolutely love them! So comfy and excited to start wearing them as it’s so chilly here….xx

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

  3. Nicole October 16, 2016 / 1:20 am

    Wow, so many lovely things for your birthday! Soft & Gentle is such a gem 🙂

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  4. Tashpantz October 16, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    Major envy of those brushes! In desperate need of some. Happy Belated Birthday Hun x

  5. Emily-Alice October 17, 2016 / 10:47 am

    Happy Birthday! And welcome to the 26 club 🙂 Those brushes look so cool, I’ve seen them in the shops and thought about trying them. Maybe you could do a post on them when you have used them? Would love to see it! x


  6. Jenn October 17, 2016 / 6:41 pm

    Hope you had a lovely birthday little lady! I think writing a list is very organised and extremely helpful for everyone!
    That lipstick shade is beautiful!


  7. Jasmine October 17, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    I always go and look at those gorgeous versions of the classics in Waterstones but never buy one haha. I’m a big MAC Soft & Gentle fan – I need to give mine some love 🙂

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  8. Caked To The Nines October 24, 2016 / 5:50 am

    Those brushes look amazing! I would love it if people gave me their birthday wishlist so I wouldn’t have to think too hard haha. It’s a win win for everyone. I’ve been wanting that YSL perfume for ages now too!

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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