It was my birthday last week, woo! I turned 22, and did it without making any Taylor Swift references. i was very spoilt by everyone, so I wanted to share some of the things I got most excited about. Honestly, I was so happy with everything I got – I feel extremely lucky!
This palette has been spoken about so much in the beauty community. As soon as I saw it I added it to my wish list. I also knew that it was limited edition so I asked Connor to order it ages ago just in case it was discontinued. It’s such a beautiful and diverse palette, I can’t wait to create some looks with it. Side note: prepare for me to spam you with it. I’m very happy to now have this in my collection.
I actually received two of these Stila eyeshadows – one from Connor, and one from my mum. These have also been on my wish list for a while, but always put off buying them. Now the collection has started, I can’t wait to continue building it. The shade I got are Kitten Karma, and Rose Gold Retro. They’re so glittery; the pigmentation is unreal. I already know I’m going to get so much use out of these!
Finally, at 22 years of age, I own some Morphe brushes. I have felt so out of the loop for so long because I didn’t understand the hype. The four brushes I got was; M139, M514, M433, and R31. I’ve been wanting some new eye brushes, so now I have three more to add to my collection. The bigger brush (R31) will be for highlighting to face. They’re super soft too; the quality feels incredible.
I swear I’ve said this about every thing so far, but I’ve been eyeing these up for so long. There was always something I wanted more so they always got pushed aside. I felt like it was finally time, but I couldn’t decide between about five shades. In the end, I left the decision to Connor. If you’re confused by that, let me explain. Connor wasn’t sure what to get me, so I had to order my presents for him. I knew I wanted ‘Daddy’, the collaboration with Manny MUA. However, I was so stuck between Gemini or Androgyny. They’re both beautiful, but I decided on Gemini in the end.
This palette is incredibly beautiful! I’m slowly building a Morphe collection now. The 35O2 palette is an absolute must-have in my books. I am obsessed with all the warm tones and oranges. It’s such a “me” palette, through and through. I’m very happy to be welcoming it with open arms.
There’s also a few other bits, but I don’t want to make this too long. Another favourite gift was a Mango gift set from The Body Shop. This made me extremely happy as this is my favourite scent from my favourite bath and body brand. My tattoos were also a birthday present from my mum. On my birthday, I took a trip to IKEA (turning 22 in style, clearly), and I bought some new shelves and makeup storage.
I’m so happy with everything that I received. Everything was so perfect – mainly because I picked it all, but shh… I did very well considering I was only turning 22. Also, what’s a birthday without treating yourself too? I had treat myself to a new Kurt Geiger bag – it’s a three year strong tradition now. It only seems like the right thing to do.
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