Sunday, 14 April 2013

Birthday Presents

I received some amazing birthday goodies from three friends who I initially met on Beauty Box Swaps on Facebook.  Julie and I did a birthday swap and Nardine and Karen sent me birthday goodies (their birthdays are approaching and I'm collecting some pressies for them at the moment).  

With Julie our budget was £20 (but she was really naughty and went way, way over budget).  Here's what she sent -


Oh WOW where do I start!

WIMH The Best of Alpha H - OMG I was lusting after this little set in Week 2 of my Spending Ban!  Absolutely love it.

Korres Rose Collection - 250ml Shower Gel & 150ml Body Butter - love Korres but not tried this scent.

Trilogy set - 2 x 10ml Gentle Face Exfoliant, 3 x 2.5ml Rosehip Anti-Oxidant Oil (love this!), 2 x 2.5ml sachet Trilogy Vital Moisture Cream and 1 x 2.5ml Age Proof CoQ10 Booster Serum.

Lubatti Pure Indulgence Wild Violet Bath Oil 200ml - this smells lovely and not tried anything from this brand.

Beautannia British Heroes 4 x 100ml Bath & Shower Gel - I'd been eyeing this up on the SpaceNK website - so looking forward to trying the 4 different scents - Balfour, Bloomsbury, Brideshead & Brighton.

Stila Merry & Bright Eyeshadow & Lip/Cheek Cream - gorgeous brown shades - looking forward to trying this out.

Aromatherapy Associates Relax Candle - not tried any Aromatherapy Associate candles so looking forward to a long soak in the bath with this burning.  Smells gorgeous.

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist 15ml - my favourite toner.  Simply love this rose scented mist.  I've long since used up the one I reviewed here.

Beau Jardin Hand Cream Collection - Rose & Geranium, Citrus Grove & Lavender & Jasmine.  Not heard of this brand.  Love hand cream so looking forward to using them.

Korres Moisturising Hand Cream with Organic Almond Oil & Calendula - not tried this hand cream. Love Korres so looking forward to using it.

A large bag of my favourite mini eggs :) which are now no longer in the shops!

OSMO Intensive Deep Repair Mask 250ml - a brand I've not heard of before.  Love intensive masks so looking forward to using.

Simply Beautiful Superfruits Body Scrub - another brand I've not heard of.  This smells absolutely delicious - really fruity.

Bloom Mineral Plus Lip Butter - in a reddish shade.  This looks nice.

Dainty Doll Concealer Pen - again looking forward to trying.

Badger Yoga & Meditation Balm - this smells gorgeous. Really citrussy and slightly herbal.  This appeared in my Spending Ban Week 3 wants.

Stila Lip Glaze in shade 81 Kitten - a bronzey shade.  Looking forward to trying this out.

Burt's Bees Hibiscus Tinted Lip Balm - I love Burt's Bees balms.  This will be popped in my handbag.

Dr Bragi Treatment Mask - love sheet masks. I'll use this for pampering.

Lov is Beautiful Tea - love this gorgeous tea.

Jimmy Choo Flash EDP sample & Darphin Microrefining Smoothing Fluid samples.

Thanks again Julie! Love, love, love everything. Reviews to follow.

Nardine at Live.Laugh.Love sent me these gorgeous goodies.  I just about died when I saw she'd sent me macarons from Laduree in Harrods.  These are my favourite sweet treat ever so it was such a treat to get the original ones all the way from London.  Not one box but two - I was surely very spoilt!  They were absolutely delicious the rose ones were to die for! But they were all yummy.



She also sent me:



Jo Malone Lime, Basil & Mandarin Bath Oil - very luxurious! In one of my favourite Jo Malone scents.  I've already used it in my bath and its gorgeous.

Harrods Luxury Soap with Scottish Lavender - love nice soaps.

Harrods tin of Chocolate All Butter Biscuits - nom.

Harrods English Breakfast Tea 

Nespresso Limited Edition Coffee - Napoli & Trieste

I love all the Harrods goodies and the coffee.  Thanks so much Nardine love everything.

Karen, makes beautiful silver fingerprint jewellery as well as hand/foot casts and gorgeous pottery items.  See her website Memories Made in Silver here. Well she sent me two beautiful olive hand painted mugs (I'd previously bought ones like these and clumsy hubby broke them!) so I was absolutely made up when Karen gifted them to me along with a beautiful matching jug.  They match perfectly with our  kitchen table.  She also gave me Lubatti Rose Bath Oil - I love long soaks in the bath so this will be put to good use! Thanks so much Karen!




Really pleased with all my goodies - thanks so much!

30 comments:

  1. Such lovely friends :) the macaroons made my mouth water, you deserve to be spoilt so glad you had a lovely day. xxx

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    1. I know :) They were delicious. Thank you xxx

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  2. some lovely gifts, i want to try macaroons so badly! glad you had a nice dayy xxxxxx
    mollyox.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I was truly spoilt :) macarons are so yummy! The Ramond Blanc ones in Waitrose are good too x

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  3. Late happy birthday! :) Lucky girl, you'll have a field day with all that. lol
    xo

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  4. OM Gosh what a stunning collection of goodies ! I bet you don't know what to try first lol! Really loving your mugs and jug too such a pretty pattern :-) Glad you had a great day - you deserve it chick xxxx
    Jen@redheadbeautydiaries.co.uk xx

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    1. I know loving everything! Thanks Jenny x

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  5. All such lovely goodies! <3 your such a lovely person and need spoiling! you always spoil me with lovely things I wanted to treat you, enjoy em! Oh by the way didnt know that was your favourite JM scent :D Win! xxxx xxx

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    1. Thank you so much! Love everything (the macarons were so delicious) x

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  6. Happy belated birthday! You got some lovely gifts! Have fun testing and reviewing them! ;)

    http://labeauteobsession.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/giveaway-birchbox-open.html

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    1. Thank you! I definitely will x

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  7. What gorgeous gifts!!! Hope you get ours soon :)

    Em

    x

    http://www.emsmixedbag.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Hope you had a lovely birthday :) You got so any amazing looking prezzies and those macaroons look so amazing! x

    http://www.bowtiedbeauty.blogspot.com/

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    1. yes thanks! I know I was really lucky and the macarons were amazing! The rose ones to die for! x

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  9. Oh my, what an incredible array of gifts, you lucky thing! I hope your birthday was fab! :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. I know I was made up! I had a lovely time thanks! x

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  10. Wow, these are some amazing presents! Hope you had a fantastic day x

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  11. Happy Birthday! Wow - what amazing gifts! I bet they made your birthday! I have the Space Nk shower gels and they are gorgeous and smell amazing - enjoy! x

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    1. Thank you :) Totally was amazed and can't wait to try everything. x

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  12. Wow what beautiful gifts! Hope you had a wonderful birthday :D x

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    1. :) Thanks Kay I had a lovely day x

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  13. What amazing friends you have, such lovely gifts. Happy bday xx

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  14. So pleased you were spoiled on your birthday, and thank you for spoiling me too! Birthday's aren't so bad after all! ;) x

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    1. Loved everything! Looking forward to our catch up on Saturday :) x

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  15. A belated Happy Birthday Sandra. What gorgeous gifts! I hope you had a wonderful day.

    Ali x

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    1. Thanks Ali - just spotted this! x

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