Friday, 23 August 2013

Birthday Haul!

A few days ago it was my birthday and I was lucky to receive so many lovely presents! I'm not bragging at all, you all wanted me to do this post so here I am, I am so grateful for all the presents and cards I received! I was a bit hesitant to do this post as I know some people think it is just the blogger bragging but like I said before I'm definitely not bragging and you all wanted to see this post :) I mostly got presents from friends as I always ask for money from my parents, look out for my beauty & fashion haul coming up soon of what I bought with birthday money!


The lovely Sophia (Tattooed Tealady) sent me a few little presents which was so nice of her! She did send me some chocolate as well but that didn't last long! She got me a beautiful notebook for me to use to write down blogging ideas, lists etc which I really love! It isn't lined as well which I really like meaning I can also doodle in it which I love to do when I'm bored, I expect I'll be drawing lipsticks and eyeshadows in it! She also bought me a Neal Yards Remedies Bee Lovely Hand Cream! I haven't actually tried it out yet but I'll be sure to review it once I have! Thank you Sophia for the lovely gifts!


My blogging big sister Bex kindly bought me a candle that I've been wanting for a while! I've never had a Yankee Candle bigger than the sampler size so I was very excited when I saw this Waikiki Melon Candle sitting in the bottom of the bag! I've been burning it so much already, I love it, thank you Bex!

The biggest surprise of my birthday was receiving this Real Techniques Duo Fibre Collection Brushes Set that has been on my wishlist for a while! I had absolutely no idea that Helen, Bex, Hannah and Lisa had been planning a joint present for me! They'd all got together and bought me these brushes, I was so thankful and happy! A big thank you to all of you lovely girls for making my day <3


These LUSH products and the products below were a complete and utter surprise, they weren't actually birthday presents but I wasn't sure where else to put them! When I met up with a few blogging friends on Tuesday Hannah explained to who these products were from and why I was receiving them. It turns out that LUSH and GOSH had contacted Hannah before my operation was originally due to go ahead saying they wanted to send her a few products to give to me for a surprise after the operation! I honestly felt like crying afterwards because I thought it was just so lovely of them to do that! I can't thank GOSH and LUSH enough I will be emailing them after writing this post to personally thank them! Obviously I haven't had the operation yet but it is due to happen around October time so Hannah felt it was best to give them to me now.

From LUSH they kindly sent over a Blackberry Bath Bomb, a bath bomb that I always smell in-store but never have bought. Also they sent me a Creamy Candy Bubble Bar which smells amazing! Finally they gave me a Angels on Bare Skin Face Cleanser which I'm so excited to try as it is a favourite of my mums! Thank you LUSH!

Sorry for the blurry picture- I only realised as I started wrting the post!

GOSH also kindly sent over a few of their products which I was so excited to find in the gift bag as I'm such a big fan of their BB Cream and CC Cream but I haven't actually gotten round to trying anything else from them! They sent over their BB Cream, a Smokey Eye Palette in Brown, the Boombastic Mascara and a Volume Lip Shine Lip Gloss! I'm really looking forward to trying all of the products, especially the palette! I'll be sure to let you know what I think of them all eventually, thank you GOSH!


Finally Hannah was kind enough to buy me a few more presents on top of the joint present she was a part of! I could smell the first present from a mile off, I now have 2 Waikiki Melon Candles! Also she kindly bought me two products that I've been wanting for a while! The first is the Maybelline Falsies Mascara which everyone seems to love, I've really been enjoying using my 2 Maybelline Mascaras recently so I can't wait to give this a proper go! Also she bought me a Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya that I already love! Thank you Hannah for the lovely gifts!

Thank you to everyone who kindly bought me gifts and also to everyone that wished me a happy birthday! Look out for a beauty haul and a fashion haul coming up soon!

Thanks for reading,
Shona x


 Take a look at my Product Directory to see all my reviews, if you are looking for a specific product review this is the place to go!

SHARE:

22 comments

  1. You got some lovely presents, hope you had a good birthday!
    boldinballerinass.blogspot.co.uk
    Kamila xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I did thank you lovely :) Was really nice! xx

      Delete
  2. oh my gosh I feel so bad missing your birthday I'm sorry, happy late birthday you got some really nice things!! :)
    Jess
    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  3. You got some lovely things! My birthday was at the weekend and i got bought the Real Technique brushes too, absolutely loving the contour brush from that set! x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. :) Happy belated birthday! I love Real Techniques brushes! xx

      Delete
  4. Hope you had a good birthday! You got some lovely things, lucky lady!
    Mia
    www.prettyeclectic.co.uk
    xxx

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great items! I LOVE GOSH's Boombastic mascara!
    Happy belated birthday!

    Mum of a Premature Baby ||

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can't wait to try it, the brush looks really nice! Thank you xx

      Delete
  6. You've got some amazing gifts! You've got amazing friends indeed! (:
    Happy Belated Birthday!

    Yuen from The Craziest Paradigm - a 'lil bit of rust & stardust

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I really do have amazing friends :) Thank you! x

      Delete
  7. Happy belated birthday, I love the scent of Waikiki Melon, it's gorgeous.

    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
    xxx

    ReplyDelete
  8. Happy belated Birthday hun, How lovely of all your friends and GOSH and LUSH? What lovely generosity on there part :) Hope you had a fab day x

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you lovely :) I know, so generous, I couldn't believe it when Hannah told me! xx

      Delete
  9. Haha our secret mission worked ;-) Glad you liked your presents and had a good birthday xx

    ReplyDelete
  10. You got some lovely things! How generous of everyone :-) xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Everyone was so generous, they really spoiled me! Have such amazing friends :) xx

      Delete
  11. Jealous of the Yankee candles! So glad you liked your presents :) xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You really need to get Waikiki Melon, it smells amazing! Thanks again lovely! xx

      Delete


Blogger templates by pipdig