Monday, 3 December 2012

20th Birthday Presents


 
 
Hello my little lovely jubblies. I'm coming to you with a biiig smile on my face today after having another absolutely amazing weekend and have been spoilt so, so rotton! As some of you may know, it was my birthday on Friday and my nearest and dearest definitely treated me well, the little gems! I've hit the ripe old age of 20 now and have left those wonderful teenage years behind me *sob*, so as I'm an old prune now and this was no milestone age then I was expecting about 3 cards with a tenner shoved inside them and maybe some flowers from my boyfriend.. I didn't really expect to be showered with so many wonderful gifts and be up to my eyeballs in new and exciting things to try!
I feel like a spoilt little princess.
A very grateful, spoilt little princess.
 
Just a little disclaimer that this is no way intended to be any kind of 'bragging' or 'show off' kind of post at all, as it is basically just a haul.. apart from it wasn't me that picked the items out.. or paid for them. I personally like reading these kind of posts that other people do after their birthdays because more often than not they're full to the brim with beauty bits which excite me and also they're great for gift ideas so this could give you some hints and tips if you've not started Christmas shopping yet!
 
When I first caught wind of these advent calendars from Ciate way back in October I had my heart well and truely set on getting one - what could be better than opening a door to a bottle of nail varnish every single morning leading up to Christmas Day?! I puppy dog eyed my mummy if she could get me one as a birthday present and tryed my best to justify the steep price tag with the fact that it contains exclusive shades and and 4 bottles of the ever so famous caviar pearls. She finally said 'yes'.. but then let on to me that they had all sold out before she had chance to order one, allowing me to moan and sulk that I'd missed the chance and she well and truely threw me off the scent that she had snapped one up for me. Little minx. I was jumping for joy when I realised she'd tricked me and I ripped open that yellow Selfridges box and admired my new Ciate Mini Mani Month and all of it's glory with a great big smile on my face. Yay!
 
The Benefit 'How To Look The Best At Everything' gift set pictured above was from my younger sister and contains minis of everything that you need to create the ideal complexion and base with the Pore-fessional primer, Hello Flawless foundation, 2 shades of Boi-ing concealer, and Me Vain? setting powder and it comes in a super cute old fashioned book style packaging - LOVE. The earrings were from my boyfriend's parents and the elephant Pandora charm was from my Grandma. She also gave me some money with strict instructions that I 'must treat myself to something pretty' with it, and treating myself is of course one of my favourite things to do so I don't think I'll find that too hard!
 
Below is a 'Topshop Hottie', i.e. a hot water bottle, that I got from one of the girls that I live with at uni and she said that she picked this one out because it's a wolf.. but when he has his hood up he's a cosy little sheep - aw! Now, I know that the saying 'wolf in sheep's clothing' means something to do with pretending you're something you're not?.. but lets just pretend it's nothing to do with that and it's nothing but a cute little wolf with a fluffy white jumper on! This is adorable and who wouldn't want to receive this as a present?


The little collage above is all the gifts I got from my two best friends at university; how generous? Rachael decorated our house with 'Happy birthday' banners and even got me a little cupcake from Greggs and put a candle in it for me - aw! As if a gorgeous clutch bag from River Island wasn't enough there was a nice purple box absolutely full of little goodies! They definitely satified my beauty cravings as well as my massive sweet tooth! So many sweets haha. Soap and Glory goodies, earrings and a ring, eyelashes, Rihanna perfume, a Skittles candle (mmm) and more!
 
The collage below is presents from my boyfriend. I asked if there was any particular order that I should open them and his only specification was the one that needed to be last.. and it was the socks which confused me why these had to be last until I realised that inside one of the socks was a little Pandora box! It's the white mother of pearl 'Love Me' charm, and he said he didn't want it to be too obvious what it was straight away so tried to disguise what the box would be by putting it inside pair of socks haha! He also got me a Body Shop gift set with scrubs, body butters, soaps and shower gels and moisturisers in and although I've never known what 'Moringa' is before it turns out to be a scent I really like - it's fresh and floral so I'll be saving these for spring and summer, but the coconut body milk has already been put into regular use.
 
I think the biggest surprise was definitely a camera, there was no hints or clues about this one! I don't actually own a camera - I steal my mum's to take my blog pictures and have to take them in bulk too because she uses her camera all the time, but now I have my very own! It has lots of fancy settings on it that I'm not quite sure what I'm doing with yet but I've had a good play about with it and it has good focus on close up pictures which I really like. That's why this post is so photo heavy - I've been trialling my new camera!
 
Andddd on top of all that he also got me some sweets and one of THE best onesies that I have ever seen.. ever! It's from Next and I'd spotted it before and told him that I'd never buy it myself as it's expensive for a onesie - and I wasn't even hinting! Safe to say I want to live in this now for the next few weeks, it so amazingly cosy and warm, and look how well I match my new hot water bottle!!

 
I like sweets more than I like cosmetics and I think people may have figured this out! My teeth are going to fall out after I've worked my way through this great big pile of sweets - mmmm!
 
 


26 comments:

  1. Oooh you lucky girly!:) Happy belated Birthday :) xxx

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  2. Happy belated Birthday, hope you had a wonderful day. Lovely presents x

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  3. Hope you had a good day! love this post, it's so fun looking at what people have got hahah, happy be lated birthdayxxxxxx

    http://megangracey.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Looks like you've been spoilt rotten! :) Hope you had a fab birthday xx

    www.charissarae.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Wowee lucky lady! Happy belated birthday, I must of missed it on Twitter! You got some lovely goodies :) x x x.

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  6. Aw, Happy Belated Birthday! You got so many lovely prezzies! :) xo

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  7. wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if this is your bday what are you going to get for christmas?!?? hehe! :P seems u had a fabulous day!! :) xoxo

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  8. You've got some really lovely things! Happy belated birthday! x

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  9. You got some amazing presents! Hope you had a lovely day!! :)

    egtx3.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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  11. Amazing presents! Hope you had a lovely day! x

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  12. aww you got some amazing treats ! Lucky lady! Hope you had a lush day :) xoxo

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  13. woah! girl! what amazing presents :] the onesie is so cute, i love all the sweets!! enjoy :)

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  14. I have never seen so many sweets in my life! haha lucky girly - i hope you had a fabulous day and a happy belated birthday from me <3 :)

    I have the elephant pandora charm! I love it :) they're my most favourite animals in the worldd :) xx

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  15. wow...lovely pressies! love this type of post.
    you're a girl after my own heart with the sweets :)

    Lauren
    pinkforflamingos.blogspot.com

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  16. Wow looks like you had a fab birthday, i'm 20 in June, so scared, i'll be half way to 40 eeek :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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  17. Happy belated birthday. Wow. You got so much cute stuff. Happy for you.

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  18. Happy belated birthday hun!
    Looks like you got some wonderful things!
    Absolutely LOVE the onesie!

    F x

    http://thefrancescadiaries.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. WOW WOW WOW!!!!!! Look at all those goodies!!!

    Happy Birthady :)

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  20. Love these posts too!!! It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago! 21st :) so I have been spoilt rotten too xo

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  21. OMG! So many sweets and other amazing things!
    Happy birthday by the way! :)

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  22. You got some lovely pressies, hope you had a great birthday :)

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