Thursday, 9 February 2017

21st Birthday Haul!

Hi everyone,

A couple of weeks ago I turned 21! When asked what I wanted for my birthday, I said I didn't mind. Besides, what do you get the girl that's got all she has ever wanted? In which case everyone decided to go down the route of giving me money. I was so grateful for what I received off of friends and family. I wanted to put the money to things I really needed or things I have wanted for a while. I also treated my boyfriend to a couple of meals since he has been so good to me recently.

First of all I will start off with one of the presents I did receive and that was the Marc Jacobs Decadence perfume.


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Decadence
I absolutely love this perfume! This is going to be one of those perfumes that I am going to use sparingly. The good thing about it is you don't need a lot of it either, so it's going to last me ages! You can find this luxurious woody scent here: boots.com. I was also gifted a lovely necklace with my birth stone on from my lovely grandma. You can see this here.

My boyfriend and I decided to go on a shopping trip to Bluewater. The first shop we went into was The Body Shop.


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Drops of Youth
On the day we went The Body Shop were giving away free samples. You can see the little pot of Hawaiian Kukui Cream. I won't lie to you this is the real reason I went in. I had not brought anything from The Body shop in a long time and a sample could rekindle my love again. I used to love the mango lip balm and the born lippy satsuma shimmer lip balm. In the middle of the store there was a little stand displaying the 'Drops of Youth' range. The lady working on the stall called me over and started explaining and demonstrating the new 'Youth Liquid Peel'. Oh my goodness! If this stuff does the same to my face as what it did to the back of my hand, I am going to be one happy girl! I will definitely be doing a review on this. You can find the 'Youth Liquid Peel' here.

We then went into Lush. Now I am like a child in a sweet shop when it comes to Lush, so many things I want but I can't have everything. I'm always well stocked up on Lush products anyway but when you're near a Lush shop, it has to be done. To be fair to myself, I was pretty well restrained in the Lush shop. I came out with 4 items. 'But why are there only 3 items in the picture below?' I hear you say. That is because I brought 2 'Rose Bombshell's' so I could put one in my giveaway. (Which you can enter here! Sorry it is UK only but there will be more in the future as I am thinking of doing one every month!)

Rose Bombshell
Bath bombs
So as I already mentioned I brought 2 Rose Bombshells and if you like the smell of Rose Jam bubble bar this could well be the bath bomb for you. An easy way to describe it's scent is of roses. Next up was one my boyfriend picked out and that was Avobath. I've never tried his one before, so I thought I would give it a go. As you can tell by the name it has avocado in and smells so refreshing. The last thing I brought was Over and Over. This stood out to me because of its refreshing citrus scent and the top coating being a bath melt. Head on over to my Instagram where you can see and watch me try out my lush products.

We then decided to go into HMV and there was one reason I wanted to go in there. That reason was to finally get my hands on Louise Live! I can honestly say I laughed all the way through this! Louise is such a down to earth person and I love how she just says it how it is. This is why it made it all the more funnier. You probably already have, but if you haven't and need a laugh go out and buy Louise Live!

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Louise Live

Again, for the laughs my boyfriend and I decided to buy Mrs Browns Boys. For those of you who are unware of what Mrs. Browns Boys, it's a comedy about a family living in Dublin, Ireland. All of the Characters are played by family and friends. It's informal in the way that they leave in mistakes and banter between the cast.

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Mrs. Browns Boys

I then also brought the Harry Potter colouring book. I can't remember how much it was, all I know is it was on deal when you spent so much. I did however find it on Amazon in case you were interested.

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Harry Potter colouring book

We walked round for a little longer and on a corner I discovered Kikki.K! I am a massive stationary fan, so you can only imagine the look on my face when I found the shop.

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Kikki.K notepad and pen

These were the two things I brought for myself. I brought one other notepad for my giveaway. I loved the simplicity of the everyday notepad. Not only that it's bright and easy to work on. I also brought the blue matching pen. Can I just add that I am actually in love with the Kikki.K website!

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Inside the notepad

I recently brought 2 Kiko Milano products for my giveaway. I then realised I never brought anything for myself to try. I found this lovely shade which was on special offer.

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Smart lipstick: 928 Peony

This is shade 928 Peony. It was kind of an impulse buy, but when I go home and swatched the lipstick, I realised how well it went with my skin tone.

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Swatch of 928 Peony

The last place I went to was H&M. I headed straight for the accessories where I found this phone case for £1! I love phone cases and I get bored very easy so I like to swap and change them quite regularly. So obviously when I saw this for £1 I had to have it.

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H&M phone case

I plan on doing more haul posts in the future and already have a mini boots one planned.

Tasha x

44 comments:

  1. Loving your photography here, Tasha! Looks like you got some gorgeous bits for your birthday! I especially love that Harry Potter colouring book, colouring is so therapeutic!

    Abbey 😘 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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  2. Seems like you got some lovely presents! Love the perfume bottle and colouring books!

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  3. Sounds like you got some really fab gifts! I'm a massive fan of Marc Jacobs perfumes but but I've not tried decadence. Also that colouring book is absolutely amazing, I have it and the artwork is just fab x

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    1. Decadence is lovely and I haven't looked through he colouring book yet but I'm excited to

      Thanks for reading

      Tasha x

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  4. love your bday post! you seem like you got VERY spoilt! jealous! xx

    www.jazmynsmith.com

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  5. The Marc Jacobs perfume is absolutely dreamy. It smells so good!
    Hope you had a lovely birthday (:

    Alys
    www.alysgeorge.co.uk

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  6. Happy belated birthday - I turn 21 this year too! You got some really lovely gifts! That phone case is stunning - love it!

    Charlene McElhinney
    @blogabtnothing1

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    1. Thank you, hope you have a lovely 21st

      Thanks for reading

      Tasha x

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  7. Awww yay it all looks so nice! I love the phone case, and the perfume looks amazing!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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    1. The perfume is lovely

      Thanks for reading

      Tasha x

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  8. Happy belated birthday! Amazing gifts you got there, you're a lucky girl!

    http://skinnydecxflatte.blogspot.com xo

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  9. Such a great haul and way to spend your Birthday money :)

    Steph xx

    Steph's World | Lifestyle Blog | www.stephsworld.com

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  10. Ooh looks like you got some fab bits! I loveeee that Marc Jacobs perfume!

    Terri x
    www.territalks.co.uk

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    1. Thank you it's now one of my favourites

      Thanks for reading

      Tasha x

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  11. Hope you had a great birthday! 21 is a biggie!! i also need that harry potter colouring book x

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  12. You've got some fab little bits here! I really want to watch Louise Live - she's hilarious on YouTube so I can only imagine that a great watch! Your photography is also great here!

    Ashley

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    1. Thank you 😊 and Louis live is amazing

      Thanks for reading

      Tasha x

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  13. I love Decandance! Such an usual scent but instantly recognisable, I always get so many compliments on it. Lovely photography in this post ☺.
    C x

    Www.atartanrose.com

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    1. That's why I love it and thank you 😊

      Thanks for reading

      Tasha x

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  14. Wow what a great selection of goodies! I love Decandance and you can;t beat Mrs Brown Boys too!! :D x

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  15. It looks like you made out like a bandit! I am loving everything you got but that Harry Potter coloring book looks especially fun! (:

    Single Vegas Girl
    http://singlevegasgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. I love Harry Potter

      Thanks for reading

      Tasha x

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  16. Happy belated birthday! Looks like you picked up some goodies!xx

    Lucy x | lucy-cole.co.uk

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  17. Do you like the Marc Jacobs Perfume? I am looking for a new one right now. I currently wear Marc Jacobs Daisy and really like the smell of the Dot Marc Jacobs perfume. I'm not sure which to go for though. I want to change it up.

    Happy Belated!

    XOXO
    Jordan K.
    www.sweetsandmascara.com

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    1. Thank you I love it! It's one of my favourites along with coco mademoiselle

      Thanks for reading

      Tasha x

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  18. Happy Birthday! I'm going to be 21 in June and I'm excited but also scared because it means I'm a proper official adult. This such a great haul!! I would buy pretty much all of this. A girl in my work got Decadence just before Christmas and it smells gorgeous. The weight of it too! I'm very partial to a Marc Jacobs perfume. I love HP too though I tried colouring in as a hobby a few years ago and just didn't have the patience. Be sure to let me know how you get on with it and if you find it relaxing. Lush is definitely like going into a sweet shop- you're not the only one who feels that way. It's the bright colours and gorgeous smells. I really like the tone of your writing :)

    Julianne
    julzobsessions.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Lovely comment, thank you 😊 I hope you have a lovely 21st birthday! I like to do a bit of colouring in my spare time but I can't do it for very long

      Thanks for reading

      Tasha x

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  19. Omg you got some awesome stuff Natasha!!! I love that perfume it looks so regal! Happy belated birthday!!!

    Jasmine :)
    colorubold.com

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    1. Thank you 😊 the perfume is lovely definitely worth the money

      Thanks for reading

      Tasha x

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  20. Great post! I really want to try the Marc Jacobs perfume������ Hope you had a lovely birthday ❤️✨

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  21. That perfume is so beautiful! It'd be too pretty for me to use haha! Ooooh I do love a bit of Lush! Hope you had a fab birthday lovely!

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  22. Happy belated birthday!! What lovely presents, especially without even asking for any of them! I love that there is a Harry Potter coloring book! I bet flipping the pages is magical and I'm going to imagine cozy nights with the TV on to one of the movies (3rd is my fav! What's yours?) spent coloring :)

    Mary Lane @NewYorkCliche
    http://newyorkcliche.com

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  23. Happy belated birthday! I'm loving the sound of that perfume... I'm not really into super sweet scents, so a woody one would be a nice change.

    Lizzie Bee // hello lizzie bee

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  24. happy belated birthday. that Marc Jacobs Decadence perfume <3 need to try it.

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  25. What lovely things! Great little haul too! I hope you had a fantastic 21st birthday!! Decadence seems lovely, would love to try it! I'll have to pop to my Marc Jacobs counter and get a tester! :) x

    Victoria | VictoriaaHelenn

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