Sunday, 7 July 2013

Haul | Birthday, Beauty and Fashion

Recently it was my 17th birthday so I thought I would share with all of you what I was given and what I brought with my birthday money. For all the products I purchased, I have provided links and the prices but not for my birthday presents as I don't think it's really appropriate to look at the prices :)

L Plates, Theory Test DVD, Broadchurch DVD
I missed the Broadchurch episodes when they were been broadcast on ITV apart from a little clip from the final episode. I immediately wanted to watch the full series and asked for the DVD for my birthday. It is a really good programme and recommend it to everyone!

Driving lessons, money and gift cards
Now I'm 17, I can finally start driving and was really happy to get some driving lessons for my birthday! I also got some money from a variety of people and a MAC gift card and a gift card for The Body Shop from a few of my friends

Ted Baker Porta Embellished Collar Shirt - Nude Pink
I have had my eye on this for a very long time now and it went into the sale at the perfect time. I love the rose gold detailing on the collar and the style is different from anything else I have seen before.

Real Techniques Powder Brush
I actually got this the weekend after my birthday whilst shopping in Cambridge, I mentioned it to my mum as I didn't have any big and proper powder brushes that I was particularly fond of and brought it for me :)

Accessorize Owl Necklace
I tend to wear the same necklace every day and don't often branch out because it means a lot to me. One of my friends brought this for me for my birthday and means a lot because of the owl which was my Nan's favourite animal.

The Body Shop Chocomania Gift Set
One of my friends got me a gift set with a cream shower loofah, Chocomania body butter and a Chocomania shower cream. These have a gorgeous smell and like the rest of The Body Shop products, are amazing quality!

Everything is Going to be OK [Missing from main image]
I am a massive fan of quotes and am always looking online for more. I saw this book on YouTube a while ago and new it was perfect as it is full of quotes and are all able to pick you up on a bad day.

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - 001 Transparent £1.99 (RRP £3.99) LINK
This is definitely the best powder I have used and thought I would pick up another when repurchasing the concealer and I had almost finished my current powder

Zara Eau de Toilette - Black Amber Special Edition 15ml £4.99
Zara perfumes are incredibly affordable and the range of scents are lovely, I took a look at the ones in stock in Lakeside recently and decided to pick up the small bottle of this scent - very summery and brings back a flood of memories from holidays in Spain

Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo - 65 Pink Gold £4.99 LINK
Out of all the colour tattoo shades, this caught my the most recently because of the pale and neutral aspect of it compared to the rest of the shades available :)

Sinful Colors Professional Nail Polish - 1103 Island Coral £1.99 LINK & 831 Hottie £0.99 LINK
I was purchasing the Aveeno moisturiser and remembered I had a voucher for when you spend at least £10 so decided to look at this brand as I have heard good things about it. I picked up 2 shades because of their buy one get one half price offer - both perfect for summer!

L'Oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim £3.49 (RRP £6.99) LINK
I tried the Maybelline felt tip liner and wasn't much of a fan and when back to liquid liner but I recently picked this up to give felt tip liners another go to branch out my collection

Revlon Lip Butter - Juicy Papaya £7.99 LINK
I was definitely late to join the hype for these lip butters but didn't really see any shades I wanted to try out. I saw this in the collection of new shades and it looked perfect for spring and summer

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer - Fair £4.19 & Light £2.09 (RRP £4.19) LINK
This is another product I was late to join the hype on and originally picked up the shade Light but there wasn't any testers available to took a guess as it looked fairly pale in the tube. After trying it, it was far too dark and went back to purchase the palest shade.

LUSH Grease Lightening Spot Treatment £5.95 LINK
I have had my eye on the Origins super spot remover for a while but couldn't afford to spend £12 on it so decided to research the LUSH spot treatment and read a lot of positive reviews so decided to pick it up recently in Lakeside :)

LUSH Tea Tree Water Toner Water 100g - £3.95 LINK
I have been loving the Botanics rose water toner and purchased the No7 toner when I ran out because I had a discount voucher. I'm not sure about that one and think it has been breaking me out and this also has a lot of positive reviews so picked it up at the same as the spot treatment

Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Skin-Brightening Moisturiser SPF 15 £9.99 LINK
Another product I saw being used on YouTube and wanted to try out a different moisturiser underneath my makeup but wanted something with SPF because of the current heat. The 'evens out skin tone' claim caught my eye the most and decided to give it a go.

Simple Anti-Blemish Moisturiser £4.99 LINK REVIEW
This was a repurchase and have been using this for a while but can't find anything else I really wanted to try at night.

Super Facialist by Úna Brennan Tea Flower Deep Clean Pore Purifying Clay Mask £8.99 LINK
I saw this in a Boots haul on YouTube and had been looking for a face mask to try out. I can't purchase the Úna Brennan range in my local boots store so I picked it up when shopping in Cambridge.

Zara Linen Stripe Top £7.99 (RRP £19.99) LINK
Whilst looking in the Zara sale for a few tops I had my eye on, I saw this and thought because it's quite thin and long that it would be perfect to wear around the house and especially in this heat!

Topshop Petite Cute Kitty Print Tee £16 LINK
I tend to go for the same style and found this which was different to anything else I have and thought it looked really cute so decided to pick it up :)

Ted Baker Donnah Crew Neck Tee £27 (RRP £39) LINK
Yes... another Ted Baker top... (blame the sales!) Anyway, I saw this in store but my size wasn't in stock and went out of stock online before I could order it. Luckily I found it in Lakeside and was different to anything I have and different from the basic colours I normally wear

Ted Baker Jamilia Collar Swing Top - Black £30 (RRP £59) LINK
Another top I have had my eye on for a while and was saving slowly to purchase it and then luckily it went into the sale and purchased it before it went back out of stock again!

Zara Messenger Box Bag - Lime Green £19.99 (RRP £25.99) LINK
I tend to wear a lot of monochrome, especially because I only wear dark shades on my bottom half because I'm not too much of a fan of my legs. I have a lot of black and white tops and needed both a new bag for the summer something to brighten myself up. I saw this in the Zara sale and purchased it for a bargain. Very spacious and excellent quality!

Looking back through all of this it's starting to make me feel a bit guilty and it's definitely time for me to start trying to save some money!

Thank you for reading and hope you found something that caught your eye :)
What have you been buying recently?


  1. How do you like the Body Shop Chocomania products? I was thinking about ordering them, but haven't gotten around to it.

    1. They're really good! Love the scent too :) x

  2. Happy Birthday to you! Absolutely love everything you got! :)

  3. What some lovely stuff, well it's all lovely actually! Lucky lady xx

  4. how do you do t so that you don't have a frame on ur photos + the backhround?! can you do a blog post on that?xo

    1. At the moment I can't remember sorry, I think it is somewhere on the design :) x

  5. Aww I got the TopShop kitty Tee with my birthday £ too, it was to cute to resist!
    Just found your blog over in the blog hop :)
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

  6. lovely blog! please check out mine, great for anyone who is considering a career in make-up/counters


  7. Looks like you had a good Birthday haha! I want to try LUSH products, thanks for posting this! I'm your newest follower!

    1. You're welcome Steffani! Thank you for following :) xx


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