Birthday Haul 2016!

Birthday Haul

Happy Thursday everyone!  With the 3 day weekend, this week is zooming by fast.  I have a post today on some of the items I got for my birthday as several of you expressed interest in seeing what I got/picked up.  Ready? Let’s go!

Kate Somerville Goat Milk De-Puffing Eye Balm 

First up is this cooling eye balm which was also included in my June favorites.  It’s quickly becoming a staple in my daytime/nighttime routine.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Shine Lipstick in Fairest 

I had originally purchased the Estee Lauder blush in Brazen Bronze but it turned out to be a very close dupe to the Becca Wild Honey blush. So, I returned it and got this lipstick shade. It’s a neutral-mauve shade with a hint of bronze that is just so pretty and perfect for any occasion.

BH Cosmetics Forever Aqua Gloss Nude in Honeysuckle and Scone

Browsing through the BH Cosmetics website, I decided to add these glosses into the cart.  I’ve heard good things about them, they were on sale and you can’t have too many neutral lipsticks, right? Right! These are subtle, not too sticky and great for layering over lipstick.

 

Birthday Lipstick

Top to Bottom: BH Cosmetics Honeysuckle, Scone, and Estee Lauder Fairest.

BH Cosmetics Illuminate by Ashley Tisdale Cream Cheek and Lip Tint in Cabana 

The main reason I was glancing at the BH Cosmetics website was this blush/lip collection.  The shade Cabana looked so pretty and I thought it’d be a good addition to my collection.  It doesn’t disappoint as it has great pigmentation-don’t let the pale pink color fool you-and stayed on pretty much all day.

MAC Powder Blush in Melba

MAC was having a 15% sale (yes, another sale item!) and I could not pass it up. I’ve never owned any of their blushes so this was the perfect excuse. I’ve heard about the cult-favorite shade Melba so I snatched up this matte, soft coral peach pan.  The hype is real on this one as it’s not too strong of a shade nor is it too light.

Birthday Blush

Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector 

Initially I went to Sephora with the intent of picking up the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face palette.  After swatching it though, I decided it was too glittery for my taste and I couldn’t see myself using two of the blush shades. I decided that the next best thing was this eye brightener as I’ve seen the  floating around on IG and blogs. Layered under my concealer, this corrector brings more light and life to my under eye area. A must-have when you’re tired but don’t want to look it.

Becca

Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne 

I originally wanted Beach Walk from Maison Margiela and I did buy the roller ball version. However, I stopped by the Nordstrom counter and caught a whiff of this one and I fell in love.  I left the counter with only the perfume spritz card and plans to come back for it later.  Well, days later my mom surprised me with a bottle! Thank you mom!  With notes of bergamot, ambrette seeds, sea salt, sage and driftwood accord, this scent is unique and works well when layered with the Jo Malone Mimosa and Cardamom cologne. It’s my new signature scent.

 

Jo Malone

Of course, I love all of these-I can’t really choose a favorite. I also have a chocolate spa treatment day that my sisters gifted me which I still need to cash in so I’m hoping to do a blog post on it later. 🙂

Birthday End

Are any of these your favorites? Which products are you currently coveting for your birthday or otherwise? 

Stephanie 

 

15 thoughts on “Birthday Haul 2016!

  1. That Estee Lauder lipstick looks gorgeous! Do you wear it with the Becca blush for a matchy lip / cheek combo? 😛
    I have no idea why I don’t own MAC Melba! I think I need it in my life. I have a special weakness for matte neutral blushes.
    That Becca eye corrector has been a lifesaver ever since I got it back in January – a game-changer in my under eye concealing game.
    And, did you say a CHOCOLATE spa treatment?! Oh I canNOT wait for more on that! 😮

    • Sometimes I do wear them both but honestly I start off with one color of lipstick in the morning and by evening I have a different shade, lol. I was the same way with Melba. It is a good color to have in your makeup arsenal though. Loving the Becca as well. I actually saw this on Jodi’s blog so it was kind of like a blogger made me buy it thing. Yes, a chocolate spa treatment! Okay so I had mentioned to my sister that one of my goals is to travel to the Hershey Park to receive one of their Hershey chocolate facial/massage treatments. So, since she can’t fly me over there she did the next best thing and looked up a local location that offered one. I’m excited!

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