Like the card says, a well adjusted women should know exactly what to exchange it for just in case, right?
Wise words indeed, although they didn't apply to me this year because not only did I receive a bucket load of great beauty bits for my birthday, which BTW was last week, I also haven't needed to return any of them. Yay!
Red Carpet Manicure's Starter Kit, it's something I've wanted for yonks but just never got around to purchasing.
This gel nail kit is an at home Shellac/CND type set which allows you to get a similar finish to the salon 2 week manicure but without leaving your sofa! Needless to say I LOVE it and a full review will follow soon!!
So what else did I get?
Babyliss Big Hair - a heated, rotating brush that mimics the salon blowdry technique used by hairdressers to create an effortlessly groomed look. How did I live without this for so long? Such a fab product.
Escada Rockin Rio - Escada makes the best summer scents and this is one of three they have released this year. If you like super fruity smells that edge towards the tackier side then you may like this as much as I do. It's my guilty pleasure.
Benefit lashes in Starlet Lash - If your looking for some falsies then check out Benefits selection, I had no idea how nice they are until I chose these corner lashes. I wore them at the weekend and they will now be my lash of choice!
Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Emervielle - This has long been on my lust list and using some birthday cash I just couldn't resist it any longer. It's a very 'me' shade and my new everyday lid essential.
Sleek Eau La La eyeliners - Not one but three of these bad boys are now mine, all brown and all beautiful. Shades are Cocoa, Molasses and Nutcracker.
A post is to come on both as quite frankly they deserve some blog space to themselves and some kind words from me, but if you can't wait the shades I gift hauled were Pink Tea, a neutral pink and Immortal Flower, a true baby peach.
On my face:
- Foundation - Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24hr
- Contour - Mac Harmony
- Bronzer - Nars Laguna
- Blusher - Mac Pink Tea
- Eyeshadow - Chanel Emerveille
- Liner - Sleek Cocoa
- Lashes - Benefit Starlet Lash with a tiny amount of Clarins Wonder Perfect
- Lips - YSL Lingerie Pink with Estee Lauder Vanilla Truffle on top (perfect combo)
What I wore:
- Jeans - Gap Legging Jean
- Top - Asos Studded Grecian style top - Link
- Blazer - Warehouse waterfall
- Necklace - Monica Vinader - Link
- Shoes (also a gift) - Paris Hilton, yes, Paris Hilton from TKMaxx - Link
Phew! This was one long post and very picture heavy, sorry about that but I just couldn't wait to share all my new gifted goodies with you! Let me know which products you'd love me to review below if anything caught your eye :) xxx