On the 28th of October I turned 20. When it’s my birthday I always go birthday shopping, but since I’ve been so busy lately I didn’t have time to do so, so I decided to do my birthday shopping online. With birthday shopping I mean buy a lot of products using the excuse ‘it’s my birthday’. Aside from that I also got a couple of gifts from friends and family that I really want to show you, so that’s what I’m going to do in today’s post. If you’re interested in finding out what I bought and got for my birthday, make sure you continue reading!
First of all I bought two Bobbi Brown products. For the longest time I’ve been meaning to try out the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation. I’ve been a huge fan of their Long Wear Even Finish foundation so I figured this would work great for me as well. After debating on getting it or not for the longest time I finally decided to go for it and buy it. I bought it in the shade 00 Porcelain which is the same shade as my Long Wear Even Finish foundation. This shade is a perfect match for my skin tone so that’s absolutely incredible. By the way, the shade range of these Bobbi Brown foundations is pretty impressive in general, good job Bobbi!
Also from Bobbi Brown I got a blush. I’m not that big on blushes, well, I do like wearing them but it’s not my favourite makeup product perse, however this blush really spoke to me. It’s called Rose Blush and it’s a very pretty wearable pink shade. It looks so pretty, I can’t wait to use it!
Next up is a product I bought thanks to a Youtube video from Xelly Cabeau. She is an amazing makeup artist who makes very informative videos on Youtube and in one videos she was showing her viewers how to cover up blemishes. She used a lot of Clinique products in this video so it could be sponsored, I have no idea, but one of the products she used to cover up the blemishes is the Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clearing Concealer. She said this is the perfect concealer for covering up blemishes because it has a matte finish and will therefore stay in place much better than other concealers.
She also said that it has very high coverage which makes it even more perfect. Without even reading a single review on it, which is what I usually do before I go ahead and buy a product, I just decided to buy it. I bought it in the lightest shade, number 1, which seems to be a great match for me.
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clearing Concealer – €23
Next up is a product that has been on my wishlist for the longest time ever, the Clarins Eclat Minute Embelisseur, the Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector. I’ve seen this puppy in so many videos now and ever since I tried the Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on this lipgloss. I love that product so much, it made me fall in love with the brand Clarins.
After doing some research on the product and the shades it comes in I decided to go for a rather autumnal shade, number 08. I’d usually go for something more natural but since this is a gloss, and therefore quite sheer, I thought it might be fun to go for something different this time. Something more autumnal and winter proof, since it currently is autumn. So far I’m really loving it and I just can’t wait to try it out even more and let you guys know what I think of it!
Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector – €19,35
I also splurged on a new Chanel product. I absolutely love the brand Chanel and especially they complexion products really charm me. So far I’ve only tried a couple of their foundations so I felt like it was about time to branch out to bronzers. I ended up buying the gorgeous Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour in the shade Medium. Even just the packaging already is gorgeous, and the product is absolutely incredible too. I’m so in love with this product, it really stole my heart and it has made me want to try out even more Chanel product. I just can’t understand why I didn’t discover Chanel makeup sooner!
From Estée Lauder I bought the Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelée. I don’t really know what exactly happened inside my head but when I saw it I immediately purchased it. Without ever hearing or reading anything about it and without looking it up first. It just seemed so pretty on the picture I just had to have it. And now I have it. I can’t wait to start playing with it!
A couple of days after ordering the Bobbi Brown products I came across this gorgeous limited edition Nars collection on the Nars website. I had already seen pictures of it on Instagram and I loved the way the products looked so when I saw they were available online I decided to buy something. I ended up buying the Nars Overexposed Glow Highlighter in the shade Double Take. It has a gorgeous pattern and the shade just looks really pretty. I can’t wait to put this on my face, I love it!
Also from Nars I got a little set called the Nars Love Triangle in Deep Throat. This set comes with a mini Nars blush in the shade Deep Throat and a little Nars Audacious lipstick in the shade Barbara. I’ve been interested in trying some of the Nars Audacious lipsticks for a while now so this seemed like the perfect way to do so.
I also had a coupon code which gave me two extra miniatures. I could chose from a small selection of things so I ended up choosing a mini Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in the shade Vanilia and another Nars Blush in Deep Throat. Sadly they didn’t have any other shade of the blush for the mini-deal, and I liked the lipstick in this Deep Throat set the best, but I don’t mind having two mini’s of the Deep Throat blush, it’s very pretty
But that wasn’t all yet for Nars. Aside from just getting the Nars Love Triangle in Deep Throat I also bought the version that comes with the Dolce Vita blush and the Audrey Audacious Lipstick. I really wanted to try out Dolce Vita and Audrey seemed like the perfect holiday red for me, so I thought why not give it a try? So far I’ve only worn it for the swatch and I’m already head over heels in love with the colour, so I’ll definitely be getting a lot of wear out of this lipstick in the future. It’s just stunning.
The very last Nars product I bought is this Nars Unfiltered Cheek Palette in the red version. This comes with a couple of gorgeous blushes as well as a very pretty highlighting colour. So far I’ve been in love with the Nars blushes I have tried, so this seemed like a great way to try even more of the Nars blushes. I did decide to go for the more daring version of the palette since I felt like the colours in the pink edition were a little too basic.
But that wasn’t it yet for the stuff I bought myself. I also placed an order on a website that sells Makeup Forever. I have always been interested in trying some of the MUFE products and now I finally did it. I ended up buying the famous Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation in the lightest shade called Alabaster. I know I’ve been buying a ton of foundations lately, but it’s just my favourite product to try out so that’s why I’ve been buying so many throughout the past couple of months.
Because i needed a couple more bucks in order to get free shipping I added two little makeup sponges to my order. It was cheaper to get these two sponges than to pay for shipping which is why I chose to buy them. They don’t look that special but I’m sure they’ll come in handy some day!
Moving on to the last items I purchased myself. Starting off with the Tarte Tarteist Trove Makeup Collection. This is a huge palette, by Tarte, which is part of their limited edition Christmas collection. It comes with a total of 24 shadows, a blush, bronzer and a highlighter and a mascara, mini eyeliner and mini lipgloss. How amazing is that?! Sadly the proces of this getting to my door wasn’t that smooth, when my package arrived it was filled with anti-wrinkle products instead of the actual palette, but in the end everything turned out okay.
Lastly I placed an order on the Too Faced website a while ago when they had a 30% off sale. It took a long, long time for it to get to my door, but it’s finally here. I ordered the Too Faced Peach Perfect Foundation. I haven’t watched or read too much about it, but it just looked so good to me I felt like I just had to try it.
I also bought a little Christmas set. It’s the Too Faced The Best Year Ever Makeup Collection and it comes with three little makeup palette, each filled with six shadows and either a blush, bronzer or highlighter. It also comes with a little makeup bag and a deluxe size Better Than Sex Mascara.
And that’s everything I bought myself. Moving on to the things I got. Let’s start off with the gifts I got from my mom. First of all she gifted me the Chloe Roses De Chloe perfume. Chloe is my favourite perfume brand, I already have three Chloe perfumes and I’m always excited to expand that collection. This version smells like a combination of the original Chloe perfume and roses and that’s just a gorgeous combination. I’m definitely going to use this a lot the upcoming couple of months!
Along with the Chloe perfume my mom also gifted me a Dior lipstick. It’s one of the Dior Addict Lacquer Stick Lipsticks in the shade L.A. Pink. As you guys probably already knew Dior is my favourite makeup brand in the whole wide world so I’m really happy with this lipstick. I think that the shade looks absolutely stunning and I just can’t wait to give it a proper try!
My friends got me some amazing gifts too. First of all they got me this gorgeous smelling (and looking) Rituals the Ritual of Sakura Hand Cream. I absolutely love hand creams and I didn’t have one from Rituals yet, so I was really happy to receive this one. I also think that the tube looks really pretty, I mean I love the pink, and I also really love the way it smells and feels on the hands. Yup, this is definitely going to become a big favourite of mine this autumn and winter, I can already tell!
Aside from the Rituals hand cream my friends also got me this giftcard for a high tea so me and my mom can go out for a high tea sometime soon. I think it’s such a creative and fun idea and I always love doing things with my mom, so I can’t wait to pick a date and go high teaing!
Rituals The Ritual Of Sakura Hand Cream – €10
Moving on to the gifts I got from my boyfriend. For my birthday and Christmas he took me shopping and he let me choose a lot of things. I actually ended up buying a couple pieces of clothing and only two pieces of makeup which is pretty surprising for me. But let’s start with the makeup shall we?
The first piece he got me is this Dior Lipstick in the shade Paris. I’ve always wanted to try a Dior lipstick from this very classic looking range and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. Choosing a shade was insanely difficult for me since all of the colours do look a little funky underneath the heavy lighting in the store, but this one ended up stealing my heart. It’s stunning!
The other makeup product I got is a lipstick from the Urban Decay Vice collection. I’ve always wanted to try one of those which is why I chose it. I ended up getting the shade Sheer Liar since it’s very natural yet unique. It seems like the perfect everyday colour for me, it’s so pretty!
Next up he got me a pair of running shoes. Recently we decided we wanted to start running together, just to become a little more fit, nothing too intense. But we did figure it would be important for us to get decent shoes to run on because you don’t want to run on your everyday sneakers. At first I didn’t even think I was going to get some shoes too, we went into the store so my boyfriend could get some running shoes but I ended up falling in love with the same pair he ended up buying. The girl version of them of course.
These are the Nike Downshifter 7 shoes. They are quite basic when it comes to the colours and the design, but I do think they look really pretty and they fit really nicely. I love how comfortable these are and I honestly can’t wait to start running in them!
Nike Downshifter 7 Shoes – €50
He also got me a pair of ankle boots. I was eyeing this pair of ankle boots from H&M for a while now, which is the one he ended up getting for me. They have a 6 cm heel (yup, I measured it), which is quite high for me, but they are so pretty and they make me feel so incredibly feminine. I love wearing them and I absolutely love the way they look.
Aside from that my boyfriend also got me a leather jacket and a normal jacket and my best friend also got me an adorable blouse. My sister and her boyfriend gifted me a nice facial and we got our eyebrows waxed and coloured so that was an amazing experience too. I’m really grateful for all of the amazing gifts, so if any of the people who gifted me anything is reading this: thank you!
And that’s everything I bought and got for my birthday. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s post and be sure to let me know which products you want me to review first!