Friday, 23 December 2016

What I got for my Nineteenth Birthday

I have seen these videos spiraling around YouTube and decided to write up a post. My birthday was on the 20th December and I turned nineteen (I am well aware that I still only look about fourteen but what can you do?). I have been well and truly spoilt by my family, friends and boyfriend and I cannot explain how grateful I am.

I always find having a birthday so close to Christmas quite an inconvenience, simply because it is so difficult to make plans and organise something special. However, everything fell in place nicely and I had such a good time with my friends. 

From my mum, I got tickets to see Olly Murs perform at the Metro Christmas Live 2016 which actually took place on Friday the 16th. It was in Newcastle; a six hour journey from my hometown but it was so amazing and I sobbed my heart out yet again. Other than Olly, a whole range of artists performed and it was such a good concert. We managed to see Louisa Johnson, John Legend, Craig David, James Arthur, Jonas Blue, Sam Lavery, Dua Lipa, Calum Scott and MO. I got to spend it with my mum, aunt, cousin and best friend. Aside from this, I was also extremely lucky and managed to receive the Morphe 35O palette which I am already in love with and cannot wait to start using.

My close friend Elle bought me some new Soap & Glory Handmaid Hand Sanitiser as I adore the scent but had ran out of my old bottle. She also got me a gorgeous mug from notonthehighstreet which is personalised with my name and 'crazy cat lady'. Although I don't drink hot drinks, I love receiving mugs as I can always manage to find something to put in them. At the moment it is filled with sweets but I am sure that they wont last long. The final and most exciting present that Elle bought me was tickets to see Olly Murs on tour in March which I am so thankful for. I honestly cannot wait.

Moving on, another close friend, Leah also knows me too well and bought me a new book named 'Anatomy of a Misfit' by Andrea Portes which looks so good and I am looking forward to reading this over Christmas. Next, she bought me a Contour/Concealer Oval Brush which I have been wanting to try for so long. It is so good and I cannot wait to try some more. Moving on yet still staying on the theme of make-up, she bought me the Sleek Whipped Cream Highlighter from their new Rockstars Collection in the shade 'Pink Opal'. This highlighter is so pigmented and I have already worn it. Finally from Leah, I was lucky enough to get the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eye-Shadow Palette which has the most gorgeous winter shades in and is so pigmented.

I next received the Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty perfume from my manager at work. I love the scent which is rather sweet but with a mature twist. This has already fitted in well with my perfume collection and I cannot wait to use it, despite it being much stronger than my trusted 'safety scents'. 

Moving on, I received the most gorgeous set of underwear from Ann Summers, which my boyfriend got me. I am so in love with it. I personally hate spending money on bras, no matter how pretty they are so I am glad that I have someone to buy gorgeous underwear for me. Also from my boyfriend, I received the Roberto Cavalli perfume which is my all time favourite and I have just ran out. I am so thankful for this gift as I wear it so often. Finally, from my boyfriend I got a lush gift set called 'Sweet Christmas' which contains Snow Fairy Shower Gel, Snow Fairy Body Conditioner and the Rock Star Soap. All of these will definitely be used within the next few months and lets face it.. Is Christmas even the Christmas season without snow fairy? 

I was lucky enough to receive a pair of Monsters Inc fluffy pyjamas from my brother which are so comfortable, a pair of eyelashes from my friend and a Ted Baker Treasure Trove set from my boyfriends family containing so much lush make-up as well as lots of money from my other relatives. I am so thankful for all of my gifts, I had a lovely birthday and I hope that I have given some of you ideas of what to ask for for your birthdays or Christmas. If anybody would like to see reviews of any of these products, feel free to leave a comment or contact me and I will get them up for you.




Thank-you for reading, Tay x

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