Monday, 29 August 2016

What I Got For My Birthday | 3

I wasn't expecting to write another post following on from my What I Got For My Birthday Parts 1 and 2, as I assumed that I had received all of my very generous presents early, and on the day i would be just cake and cards.  As it happened, my family and friends had a few extra bits for me!

Laura Mercier Tarte Au Citron Eau de Toilette
I have been talking about this perfume for the best part of a year after trying it in Space NK, because it smells incredible. I'm not really one for perfume most of the time, as I find that a lot of them just smell really chemical and not very nice.  This Laura Mercier Eau de Toilette is right up my street.  Sweet but not overpoweringly so, it lives up to its name of Tarte au Citron.  I smell like a god damn dessert and I love it!  Hints of vanilla with a sharpness from the citrus to cut through it, I've concluded that if I'm wearing perfume it's one that makes me smell like a lemony princess.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
I had a sneaking suspicion that my Nan had bought this for me, which is why I didn't purchase it for myself earlier.  I desperately want to see the stage show, despite the mixed reviews, but there's no chance of that happening any time soon.  I'm looking forward to making my own mind up on Cursed Child.

 GUMY Running Earphones
I recently took up running and am working my way through the NHS Couch to 5K program, which requires me to listen to a podcast as I run.  Predictably, my current earphones aren't up to the task and I spend half my time putting them back in my ears rather than actually paying attention to running.  Hopefully these will help with that!

Benefit Porefessional Gift Set
I tried some of the Benefit Porefessional range several months ago and fell in love with it, but somehow never got around to actually buying any of it.  My Mum picked up this cute gift set which contains several items from the range in a dinky travel size, making it perfect for taking away with me or for throwing in my handbag.
 Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Patina
 My Nan came up trumps with this one!  The Stay All Day liquid lipstick does what it says on the tin, and the shade Patina is gorgeous, a mauve-pink that's really flattering on my skin-tone.


Ferrero Rocher
 As you can see, I didn't really get chance to photograph these before my locust family moved in and devoured most of them (with my help), but I can assure you that they were delicious!


I've had a really wonderful birthday; quite quiet but filled with my favourite people and some really excellent gifts! I am truly grateful for all of my family, even the ones who drive me mad sometimes...

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  1. That Benefit set looks really good, I've been wanting to try it for a while!

    Emily xo
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