My Birthday Presents - #1 Beauty

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I have been extremely lucky on my birthday and recieved some lovely gifts and money, All of these 'presents' im about to show you I purchased with money I recieved.  These are all things I have been lusting after for a while now so I am delighted I now own them.
 
This week I will show you all the beauty products, next week clothes and accessories, the week after anything that doesnt fit into a category and then finally jewellery.
 
Hope you enjoy!
 

essie, lovei dovie, pillow talk, true love
L-R Lovie Dovie, Pillow Talk, True Love
I have wanted to try out Essie for ages and when I seen all 3 of these for only £7 in Tk Maxx I had to have them, I have been wearing Lovie Dovie for nearly a week now and Im soo in love its the perfect Autumn shade, the glossy red wine finish goes with everything im wearing at the moment.
 
eye and brow collection
Technic Eye and Brow collection
This was a complete impulse buy. I only bought it because it had eyebrow stencils I wasn't interested in the powders included as I love my HD brows palette, really I should have just found some eyebrow stencils on ebay, thank god it was only £3.99, also from TK Maxx.

 The Body Shop Strawberry set
Ever since trying my first body butter from The Body Shop last month I am obsessed, so when I seen I could get £10 off my next purchase over £25, on the bottom of my reciept, this little set was a must.  There is £32 worth of products including soap, body polish, shower gel, shower puff and body butter and I got all this for only £15 such a bargain. The scented products from body shop are just delicious, this strawberry is soo yummy I just want to smell of it all the time and with all these products that wont be too difficult.

The Body Shop Body Butters Raspberry and Papaye
Well done to Adam for choosing he two scents I wanted next the raspberry is beautiful and smells fresh and sweet all at the same time it reminds me of summers as a child picking raspberries in the bushes and running home to show my mum.  The papaye is actually being disscontinued so I am over the moon adam got this for me before it was unavailable in store, it is such a tropical scent and makes me feel so fresh and clean.  So impressed that he even knew where to go to get these.
Paco Rabanne Lady Million
This was the first perfume Adam ever bought me over two years ago, we had known each other only a week and he left this in my house one day with a note saying 'because you are one in a million' ever since that moment I have loved it.  Paco Rabanne is definately my favourite perfume brand, Black XS is also a favourite of mine.  This was a very thoughtful present so thank you very much adam!
Elf  10 piece Professional Brush Collection
Lately I have been building up my brush collection and now have lots of different brands including Eco Tools, Real Techniques and Mac which are all higher in price than these, I got this set for £7.99 from TK Maxx and for the price the quality is fantastic.  I am loving the angled blush brush, flat eyeliner brush and the all over shadow brush.
 
prime and plump, primer, tone correcting powder, mist and set
 Elf  Tone Correcting Powder, Mineral Infused Face Primer, Make up Mist & Set, Lip primer & Plumper and Eye primer & Liner Setter.
I have wanted these products for so long but truthfully I was waiting for a discount code so when I seen their was 20% off the other day I rushed home and ordered.  I got all this for £17.85 including delivery which is amazing! This primer is just excellent I may have found a replacement for my Revlon Colourstay but time will tell, expect a full review in a few weeks.
 
stippling brush, hand food, heel genius, wish upon a jar,bubblegum lip scrub
 L-R Real Techniques Stippling Brush, Soap and Glory Heel Genius, Soap and Glory Wish Upon a Jar, Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub, Soap and Glory Hand Food and Tangle Teezer.
If you read my Birthday Wishlist you will see that  am very hapy lady.  I eventually got the lusted after Stippling Brush and I dont know how I have lived without it until now, the application of my foundation has never been more flawless £11.99 well spent.  TheSoap and Glory heel genious is definately my new favourite foot cream at £5.50 it is more pricey than Id normally pay but smells lovely.  I have wanted to try the Wish Upon a Jar ever since I watched Maria Sparkle's brand favourites video and it has not let me down, I wont say much on this because I will review it fully, £15 of goodness. I basically picked Hand Food because it was 3 for 2 in boots so this was technically free and my hand bag size is running low. I have seen the Lush Lip Scrubs reviewed positively so many times I decided I needed to join in the hype, for £5.95 a wee treat for my lips.  I love my tangle teaser and defiantely one of my hair essentials, I have my 10 year old cousin to thank for getting me obsessed with buying one of these the most Iv ever spent on a brush at £10.99. Everything except the lip scrub was purchased in boots so I got a decent amount of points.
 
L-R Mac Studio Fix Fluid, Dazzleglass Lipgloss 'Date Night' and Minerlise Skinfinish Highlighter 'Soft and Gentle'
Adam Bought me these after my make up application at the Mac counter in Selfridges (which unfortunately was a disaster you can read here why) I have wanted to try a new foundation for ages and when I had this applied I knew I liked it staright away.  Tell me a girl who doesnt love a sparkly lipgloss, no one okay then, this is going to look gorgeous with all the deep plum lipsticks this autumn.  Soft and Gentle need I say more, one of the most beautiful highlighters I have ever layed eyes on.  All these came to the total £59.00 but this did include my Make Up Application, since there was an issue with my make up application I have since been refunded the full amount.
 

Benefit 10
 L-R Elf Contouring Blush and Bronzer, Benefit 10, Revlon Lip Butter Strawberry Shortcake and MAC 275SE
I bought all these for £10 including p+p from Bright Town Girl's Blog Sale,  I am delighted with the Benefit 10 it has hardly been used and is in perfect condition, so thanks very much hunni.

Thats all for beauty products so if you have stuck with me until the end thank you very much because that was one long post, do you own any of these products?

Lots of Love

Gemma
xXx

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