I’m Feeling 22 | Birthday

It’s been over a month since my birthday, but finally I am finding the time to write about my day.

Just like every year, I was very lucky to have had such a lovely day spent with most of my favourite people.

My friend, Holly (DaSilvax.com) and I went out for a quick lunch then she came back to mine early afternoon and helped me set up for the day. We shared a few drinks as we got ready.

One by one, all my friends turned up for an evening of Domino’s pizza and drinks in the garden – until it started raining, that is. It was a great evening spent with my dearest friends. We played games, had a nice catch up and drank ourselves merry.

Later on the night we decided to head out to a club, Exodus, for their Motown night which is always such a brilliant night! Unfortunately, as a couple of my friends had work the next day, they were unable to join but I am thankful they stayed out as long as they could.

Speaking of being thankful, I thought I would show you some of the presents I received from my friends and family. If there is one thing I love to see, it is what gifts people were given from loved ones.

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Let’s start with family.

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My mum knew I was after a more luxe skincare routine so I asked her to pick out some products for me. She surprised me with this set from Clinique. 

This set included:

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap in Extra Mild which is meant to cleanse the face without stripping protective layers.

Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1.0 Twice a Day Exfoliator is an exfoliating lotion that claims to be non-drying, soothing while de-flaking the skin.

Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask and Scrub which is a deep-clean treatment to help remove impurities and dirt from the face.

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief is a daily moisturiser that claims to be lightweight, comfortable and plumps skin with hydration for 24 hours.

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Along with the set, I received these little sample products which includes an eye cream, overnight mask and another moisturiser.

I am very excited to try all these products out but I am currently working on finishing the products in my current routine so unfortunately I won’t be using these for a month or so. If you would like a post on my current routine, let me know and I can make that happen.

If you are interested in Clinique products, check out their products here.

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Another gift from my parents is this Karen Millen purse which is just so classic and gorgeous. It is made from saffiano leather and matches my handbag perfectly. I love it.

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My sister, Hannah, kindly bought me this lovely rose gold necklace from Karen Millen which matches perfectly with my rose gold watch. It seems very well made and looks great for an evening out or even just making something casual more dressy.

If I’m not wearing this necklace, I will be wearing this adorable elephant necklace that my friend, Holly, gifted me. Once again, this necklace is very me as I love elephants. It is just a little longer than choker length which is another huge plus.

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Holly really spoiled me this year by getting me this Zoeva En Taupe Brush set which consists of 6 beautifully designed eye brushes and a small zipped pouch for storage. The brushes included are:

  • 227 Luxe Soft Definer Brush
  • 228 Luxe Crease Brush
  • 230 Luxe Pencil Brush
  • 238 Luxe Precise Shader Brush
  • 317 Wing Liner Brush
  • 322 Brow Line Brush

I definitely think this is the prettiest brush set I own. I can’t wait to finally be able to use them.

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And lastly from Holly, I received this Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Naked Chocolate Palette. I use this palette most days when I am after a subtle make up look, such as when I’m working. It smells of chocolate and vanilla and is divine! Give it a sniff and you’ll automatically be hungry. The colour pay off is great and it really is a little gem.

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And finally, from my friend Eilidh, I was gifted this lovely notebook and sticker pack from Paperchase. Eilidh knows me far too well as London is a place I adore and dying to go back to visit. I am a huge stationery addict and have more notebooks than I know what to do with. Also, probably the largest sticker collection of someone my age so these are just perfect to add into it! I might do a stationery collection and show you how I decorate my planner as I’m sure I’m not the only one out there with this obsession.

As well as this, Eilidh bought be the most adorable elephant pyjama set which again just shows how well she knows me. Unfortunately, I don’t have a photo of them to show you.

And that wraps up my 22nd birthday. I am beyond grateful for everything I received and can’t wait to shower my friends and family with gifts for their birthdays to show my appreciation.

Thanks for reading,

simplykirsty

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