Saturday, 11 October 2014

Birthday Gifts

Naked Basics

 So, If you're not new round these parts, you'll probably know that a few days ago I turned fifteen. 
This time, I wanted to show you what I've unwrapped this time.
Just a little disclaimer: I don't love my friends because they give me great presents, although they really do, but just because they're the best part of my life so please, don't get a wrong sense of this post.



Mac Vegas Volt


Mac Vegas Volt


Mac Vegas Volt





First thing I've received is the Mac Vegas Volt Lipstick. You know I craved it, as I put it in my wishlist, but I didn't actually believe to get it. I've never had a Mac lipstick, and I knew I had to own one, because literally everyone talks about them. After trying it a few times I can affirm that quality makes the difference, trust me. There are so many good lipsticks all over drugstores but nothing compares to these ones. I was really well impressed since the one I've got is not matte, neither a dark colour, but it lasts more than six hours even eating or drinking without drying your lips. In other words, the lipstick of your dreams.

Urban Decay Naked Basics

Urban Decay Naked Basics

Then, I finally received the Naked Basics, which is amazing. Browny matte colours are the main ones in my daily makeup and I love them, as they can be soft but also very chic. It's not easy to find a good palette with this range of colours and I definitely can't wait for the Basics2 to arrive in Italy. The eyeshadows are creamy and so highly pigmented, they're very longlasting and they blend together very well.

They're Real Mascara


They're Real Mascara


Another little (but great) package came in the same sephora bag of the Naked palette. It was the Benefit They're Real Mascara, about which almost everyone thinks it's the best mascara ever. You can bet on it, it definitely is! There are loads of beautiful mascaras that are a lot cheaper but this one goes beyond every single one. I can't actually explain how it looks, but let's start from the colour: a cool deep black I love. It lenghtens, curls, volumizes, lifts and separate my lashes in a perfect way. It doesn't dry out.




The brush is absolutely one of the greatest I've ever tried: not too big, not too small (but at the end it has a little ball that helps you getting to the inner corner of the eye, without smudging. Love it.


Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua


Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua



Moving from a gift to another, I've also received the Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Foundation which is absolutely gorgeous, you can bet on it!
It has a very light formula, that covers redness and blemishes, although it's thought for those days when your skin doesn't need to much to conceal. In fact, it seems as a second skin, it's so soft and it smells so good.
So, big thumbs up Chanel!

Brandy&Melville


Brandy&Melville


Brandy&Melville Top


Brandy&Melville Top


I also opened to Brandy&Melville bags, in which there where in the first, a beautiful grey soft sweater and a gold necklace I'm totally in love with. 
In the second one I found a black cropped top, which doesn't actually cover my back, and it's veery cool!




I love this brand, because it always has really comfy but also smart stuff. 

Muji Dress





Then, I received a very pretty dress from my parents, which is from Muji. When I first tried it, I thought it was a bit too long for me, as it ends to my knees. But after a few times wearing it, I've become to appreciate this kid of lenght, maybe because it's a bit unique. I love it because it's the perfect autumnal dress, long sleeves, cozy but chic at the same time.


Cake Pan


Cake Pan





As you might have noticed, I really enjoy baking. One of my girls gave me the two cutest cake pans ever. One has a cupcake shape and the other one is a dress. They're so funny and I think I'm going to make a cake and post it on the blog. 

Philps Lumea Comfort IPL Hair Remover





Another thing I've got from my grandma' is the Philips Lumea Comfort IPL hair remover, which I'm excited to try, as I can't get on with my hairs at all. I think we are going to become great friends, if it really works.





Sleeping Mask


Sleeping mask





Another gift from the party was the Oysho sleeping mask I had included in my wishlist too! It says "3 minutes more" and I can't stop thinking this is so cute. I don't usually sleep with a mask at home, just because I have good rolling shutters, but when I'm away, I always bring it with me. In fact, I can't stand waking up due to the light in the early morning, I really prefer the sound of the alarm. Erm... Well, let's say that at least the alarm rings at the right time, not before it!

Last but not least, I finally got a DSLR, a Canon700D, that's not actually a present for my birthday but yeah, mum bought it for the family - though I'm the one who uses it the most. I'm so grateful to my mother for this, since I've craved it for so long and again, I've seen that quality makes the difference. I enjoy photography a lot, and my parents also decided to give me the chance to learn it with some photography classes. So excited!

So this was my looong list of what I've received this time! I'm really grateful to my friends which made everything happen, from the Pink Party, to this.

Well, hope you've liked it, and we will 'see' again very soon!
Love,
Sara




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6 comments:

  1. You got some amazing gifts! Your photography is amazing now by the way x

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    1. They really are! Thank you darlin', I really like photography, so I hope to improve my skills and take even better photos!
      Sara xx

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  2. Wonderful post :) really adore your blog its adorable! x

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    1. Thank you Rebecca !! You can't understand what it means to me, really glad you like my blog, I'll go and have a look at yours xx
      Sara

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  3. Wow! SO many amazing gifts :D

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    xx

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    1. Yeah!! I'm so happy and grateful for it!!
      Thanks for reading darlin' xx
      Sara

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