Scroll down to check out the beauty products to which I treated myself this year.
My beauty haul was small and foundation/BB cream/face-centric. I have not been wowed by any palettes this year - and Too Faced Peach sells out before they put it up for sale - so far except Tom Ford Honeymoon, which I will buy during the Selfridges Summer Sales, along with a couple of lippies. I also have some Morphe brushes on the way. Slow postal services - hopefully the brushes will arrive before Christmas.
The BareMinerals palette is a smidgen too dark for me. I'll have to use them as bronzers or mix with paler powders. The "DNA" test tube and the box on the extreme right are a tinted moisturiser and a cleanser that came free with it. The third face makeup set here is Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturiser and Primer. I also have Cover FX's Mattifying Primer and BB Gel - the latter has better coverage than many foundations. Finally, there's By Terry's Terrybly Densiliss Compact, which I wanted for the design. The shade is Toasted Vanilla, which is perfect on me. The two skincare products I bought are Holika Holika Honey Sleeping Pack and The Cool Fix Lip and Brow Formula.
I cannot - and don't want to - remember a birthday without my Dad's traditional gift, usually earrings. Apparently, he grumbled to Mum about finding different patterns each year, which was probably his way of calling me old. This year's version:
I'm off with my besties to see The Jungle Book over the weekend. Speak to you next week!