Enough about the glories of pressed powder foundation; here are a few things I hauled, and a few prezzies I received.
I treated myself to some skin care from Estee Lauder, including the famous Advanced Night Repair serum. Of course, I'm in love with Lancome Advanced Genefique right now as my go-to serum and it has seriously changed my skin for the better, but the Estee Lauder serum is apparently a game changer and the SA assured me it will suit all ages and all skin types. I will have to finish my Advanced Genefique first, but will see if ANR is all that it claims. I also picked up an Advanced Time Zone eye cream and a day-time moisturiser with SPF. I had tried a sample of the DayWear Antioxidant Lotion and it did not break me out, so I figured I might as well buy the full size. Finally, I picked up the Sun Care Lotion with SPF 30. This comes with anti-spot protection. To me, one sunscreen is as good as another, as long as it doesn't break you out or feel sticky, or contain parabens, but what are birthdays for if you don't treat yourself?
I received a few samples with my purchase - everything is a foil sachet, but there were two mini mascaras (Estee Lauder mascaras never work for me and I have tried both of these before, so I won't even bother to open them).
here is last year's) and how much I love it. I'm not much of a necklace person but I have great love for earrings/bobs and bracelets.
Incidentally, here is last year's birthday post, if you want to know what I received. I will share my birthday manicure, EOTD and so on over the next few days.
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