Saturday, 13 November 2010

MY 21ST BIRTHDAY

Yesterday I celebrated my 21st birthday. I spent the day with my mum shopping until out feet ached, in the blustering November winds of Northern England. Weather aside it was an amazing day. I was on the look out for a Michael Kors rose gold watch, but to no avail, they were all so masculine and unflattering. This post is going to be a quick peek at my special gifts, and the few beauty related gifts received, I was very spoilt!. I hope you enjoy :)

I have always loved the smell of Marc Jacobs Daisy, forever lingering around the perfumeries debating internally whether it would be a wise purchase. I no longer have to ponder over this, as my mum remembered the troubled expression on my face, whilst on another shopping spree together. Not only do I have the full size, but a mini handbag bottle, and body butter too; which is amazing! I am not usually a fan of sweet, floral/ fruity scents; however this is just beautiful. It's such a subtle daytime fragrance, and is none offensive  unlike my Tom Ford which many find potent, not in a good way either! Daisy is set to be my new day time fragrance.  I loved wearing it all day yesterday, and so did my mum eeeeeesssssshhhhhh the cheek tehe! It's longevity on the skin is also amazing! An all around winner! Well done Marc.



I also received a nice surprise in the form of a MAC tartan tale gift bag. I had ignored the existence of this collection; which is unlike me I must say. I looked on-line and was not drawn to a single product. If you too have let this colleciton breeze by, take a look at the lip sets; they are amazing value at £27, and a great idea for any woman on the go. The packaging is stylish too. I received the Vain and Glorious lip bag; containing a pink lipstick, pink dazzle glass, and a beautiful pale pink lip liner. They look beautiful together, and will come in handy for on the go touch ups. There is also a coral toned set for you pink haters! I would definitely take a second glance at this collection, this has opened my eyes. Tartan can be chic after all.







 I have become a bit of a candle addict in recent weeks. I just adore the homely, warm environment they create. They just enhance the atmosphere of any room. I adore sweet fragrance's, in candles anyway; so what better scent combo than vanilla and honey? I fear this might be too pretty to burn though :(.



I have never even noticed that benefit have perfumes, well they do! and not just your run of the mill cosmetic company type fragrance, which are often questionable cough cough, Mac. These are lovely scents in their own right. How cute is this packaging please? Not only are they cute to look at, they smell divine too. Such a diverse range of fragrances to take you from day to night. A really excellent gift for Christmas.


My final, and most extravagant gift, is a much longed for, much loved, much stroked, and admired Mulberry Mitzy Hobo. Yes I know..... truly spoilt.  In the words of sex and the cities Carrie ' I want you to feel Jealous!' This is the one instance where showing off is absolutely allowed lol! I am just sooooo excited by this gift, how could I not share it with you. I don't think that I have ever known a company pay such attention to detail when packaging a gift. It was a shame to tear it open; yet tear it open I did. I will enjoy carrying this bag alongside me for years to come. This feels like my first 'grown up' handbag. I am a very, very grateful and happy young lady!


Hope you enjoyed this; I will keep you updated on any post birthday splurges that are inevitable I feel.
Enjoy your weekends.....

30 comments

  1. Happy belated 21st ♥
    Love all of your goodies ...

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  2. Ohhh happy birthday, wish you all the best, xo Mary

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  3. Incredibly jealous of your Mac goodies! Daisy is my favourite perfume <3 I really want to try out Lola next. Oh and happy birthday for yesterday :) x

    http://sweetmondayblog.blogspot.com

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  4. belated happy birthday! I love anything vanilla! I should really get a vanilla candle for my room :)

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  5. happy belated birthday sweets <3 looks like you had a great day and got some amazing goodies!! enjoy =) xx

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  6. happy belated birthday xoxo avs

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  7. Hope you had a nice birthday!!
    Lovely presents :)

    Phillipa
    xoxox

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  8. Happy Belated Birthday!!! Hope you enjoy all your goodies!!!

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  9. Happy belated Birthday!!!
    So jealous of all your lovely presents right now!!! ;)

    xxx
    Vikki

    http://stylometre.blogspot.com

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  10. Happy birthday!! Wish you all the best! Enjoy!!
    xxx

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  11. Happy Birthday!
    that Pinky lipstick is absolutely gorgeous!!
    +my favorite candle scent is vanilla, mmm
    love your blog..

    check my blog out, hehe
    http://beautylessons.blogspot.com

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  12. lovely pressies :), i want to steal your mulberry haha. that candle is adorable :)! xxx

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  13. Thanks so much for all of your lovely birthday wishes :)

    @Emma..... I'm afraid I'll have to say no to the stealing tehe!

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  14. Happy 21st :)
    The vanilla-honey candles are to die for!
    they smell so amazingly sweet!

    oh-so-boo.blogspot.com

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  15. Happy birthday for Saturday! Looks like you had a fun day :)

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  16. LOVE Mac!!! they are the BEST.

    Lovely dear : )

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  17. Ugggh I want the Tartan brush set!
    Thanks for following!
    xoxo Camille @ http://nevernaked.blogspot.com

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  18. No problem your blog is great, pleasure to read x

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  19. Happy Belated Birthday, you got some lovely presents! I might have to have a whiff of Daisy I've never smelt it. That dazzleglass looks amazing! Thanks for following xx

    http://thehqofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  20. Happy Birthday!!

    I hope you have a lot of present in your day!!

    Thanks for following and I follow you.

    Kiss

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  21. Happy Belated Birthday! I absolutely LOVE yor blog, just stumbled across it!

    I love Daisy for daytime and Tom Ford Black Orchid at night! I first tried Tom Ford when they gave it away in Space NK as samples, fell in love, as did my boyfriend calling it a 'sexy scent.' Then he turned up at my work with a bottle!

    That little Daisy is so cute and the body butter would be fab! I may have to put this on my christmas wishlist!
    xo

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  22. @Kaiosart I am glad you enjoyed reading, it's a pleasure to receive good feedback. You sound like a girl after my own heart my perfume combo down to a t! you have a lovely boyfriend i must say, we all know Tom isn't cheap! You should absolutely add the daisy set to your Xmas list its brilliant I have been worshipping the body butter.

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  23. HAPPY BELATED BDAY! My sister in law got me the Marc Jacobs daisy perfume set last year for christmas. Its a great set!

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  24. Thanks so much, I'm loving daisy it's such a pretty scent x

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  25. Happy Belated Birthday!! I love the color of lipgloss and lipstick.

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