The Porefessional was a gift off my little sister as I absolutely loved the sample size from glamour, I really liked the feel of it and definitely noticed my makeup applied easier and looked better with this underneath so this will definitely be part of my everyday makeup routine.
I used my Body Shop birthday £5 on the oils as they were already 2 for £12 and got 10% off with the body shop card too, so I think I paid around £5.80 which Phil decided to give me as he wanted more to wrap up! I love the strawberry and the mango range so those are the scents I picked and they are absolutely lush. I can't wait to use these in my hair as I've not tried any hair oils yet and I will probably use it on my skin after a shower too.
Finally the inglot! We went to Westfield especially for the inglot store as I loved the sound of the freedom system, it was so straight forward and the shop assistant was really lovely these will definitely get their own post this week!
I fell in love with this dress, in the wrong size and at full price, when I was looking for a dress for a friends graduation ball ( I was her date, but stupidly I left dress shopping until the last minute as usual!) I tried it on anyway and it looked so nice except for the enormous gap at the back where the zip had no chance of doing up, so obviously I had to leave it there and find something else. While we were in Westfield I did my usual thorough checks of the sale rail (I do love a sale rail even when I'm being treated) amazingly I found the dress in my actual size and reduced to half price! I tried it on and it still looked perfect, it even did up this time, so I grabbed Phil to pay and unbelievably it was further reduced! It actually felt like a fairy tale, now I need somewhere to wear it and feel like a princess! (so many exclamation marks but I'm just so happy with my luck).
Finally (I was definitely spoiled rotten!) I got this lovely underwear set from boux avenue, Phil was pretty embarrassed in the shop but I was in my oils! The set is beautiful with some real luxury touches like metal clasps and fixings and the fit is really good too, so I will be heading back there soon!
My family have always tried to make a lot of effort for birthdays but I've learnt as I've got a little older that I prefer a more relaxed day as sometimes the pressure to have fun spoils it (it's always the same with new years eve too!) so I definitely prefer to keep things low key, shopping and food is my perfect day anyway!
Do you go all out for birthday? Or treat it like any other day?
Ah this epic birthday post is finally over, hope you didn't mind me rambling on!