Friday, 17 July 2015

What I Got For My 17th Birthday

It's been over a month since my birthday now (only 11 months until I turn 18, woo) and it's been a long time since my last blog post. I lost my mojo for a little while but now that it's back, I have a good few blog posts stirring away excitedly in my head.

I wanted to show you a few of the things I got for my birthday, however, I know a lot of people don't like posts like this, but I would just like to point out that I am in no way bragging. I was spoilt a lot this year by my friends and family and simply wish to appreciate that on my blog. 

I got lots of things this year, including some lovely candles, chocolate, a hair dryer and all sorts. A lot of what I got is homeware related so they will be featured in another post that I plan to do shortly.

Ghost Sweetheart is my favourite perfume by far, and has been ever since my big brother bought it for me years ago for my birthday. He's good with his girly presents, I'm telling you! My mum got me this as she knows it's my favourite, and I'm cherishing it so much that I haven't even used it yet. It's a very light, sweet fragrance that makes summer much more bearable (I'm definitely an autumn/winter person, I've been looking at Christmas on Pinterest - don't judge me!).

My wonderful boyfriend got me a little box full of Lush and The Body Shop goodies. I received a Smoky Poppy fragrance, a Strawberry and Pink Grapefruit Soap, and a Satsuma Body Puree from The Body Shop, and the Happy Hippy Shower Gel, Charity Pot Hand and Body Lotion, Bohemian Soap and Green Fun (which isn't pictured) from Lush. The Smoky Poppy fragrance smells absolutely divine, however I do think it's a little too heavy for the summer months, so I'm going to end up using this religiously come autumn. The soaps smell amazing too, my favourite being the strawberry one. You just can't beat the smell of strawberries! The satsuma scent is by far my favourite from the Body Shop, and I've been absolute loving the puree! The Charity Pot from Lush is so handy to throw in my handbag because it's so small and is perfect for when my skin is feeling a little dry. The soap and shower gel smell good enough to eat, and the green fun looks a little intimidating but I'm excited to try that out at some point. Extra points for the boyfriend for being such a sweetie!

I bought this necklace for myself as an early birthday present as I loved it so much. I'm really into elephants right now, anything elephant patterned will be in my basket! The chain is quite long so the charm comes right down to my chest which is my favourite length for necklaces, and I literally haven't taken this off since I bought it! This was from Accessorize if you guys are interested.

The Soap & Glory Supercat eyeliner was a present from my friend Eanna (hey babe!) along with a few other Soap & Glory products below. I own quite a few different eyeliners but this is the best one of the lot. It's so easy to use and is really pigmented so it comes out black as opposed to a weird grey colour you have to draw over and over again. Super cute packaging too!

I also got the Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Buttercream and Body Scrub from Eanna. These smell like lime which is absolutely heavenly, and is such a good scent for summer. It's a burst of freshness in the mornings and makes you feel wide awake. The Body Scrub (top right) is so good at removing dead skin cells and dirt from your skin and leaves your skin feeling amazing and healthy. The Buttercream (bottom right) finishes off your skin perfectly and leaves it feeling silky smooth and smelling amazing. Fave body skincare at the moment!

Lastly from Eanna, the Hand Dream Super Cream. Not going to lie, this stuff is amazing. It makes my hands feel so soft and fresh, and really picks me up when I'm not feeling quite right - bad skin day maybe). I always have this in my handbag and find myself using it even when I don't need it just because I love it so much!

Similarly to Soap & Glory, my mum bought me the Along Came Betty One Pot of Polish, which is really similar to the body scrub by S&G. This stuff smells like apricot which I find is much nicer in the evenings as it's not such a fierce scent like the lime, so it's better for winding down with. I also find it's got smaller particles in it so it's less harsh on the skin, which again I find nicer in the evenings as it feels nice rather than something I have to do.

Another thing from Along Came Betty I received is the Pure Pores Face Mask. I haven't actually tried this yet, but I'm really excited to - I plan to have a facemask tonight while I watch Desperate Housewives, so we shall see!

The Glam Guide by Fleur De Force was probably my favourite present out of the lot! I've been wanting this for ages and mum took notice! I absolutely love this book, it's so handy for little hints and tricks, and is written so beautifully. Definitely go and buy it if you haven't already!

I got the Made In Chelsea perfume from my dad. This perfume smells really lovely and I've been wearing it a lot, even though I've never seen Made In Chelsea! The bottle is so cute too. The only thing I find is it doesn't last very long so it's more like a body mist, but other than that, I love it!

Lastly, I got the Lush Comforter Bubble Bar and the Brightside Bubble Bar, which is bright orange. I haven't used either yet but I'm really excited to!

I got all sorts for my birthday this year. I got a gorgeous notepad, a hairdryer off my brother, my ear pierced off my other brother, lunch out and lots more, and my mum made my day really special, so a huge shout out to my mum for some amazing presents, a delicious cake, and some balloons that say "Happy 6th Birthday!" on them.

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know if you have used any of these things before!

See you soon!
Katie xo