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Happy Birthday Surprises!

I cannot believe that I am 22 already; where has time gone?! I still feel like that young girl who was eagerly looking forward to her 18th birthday and adulthood, having just left school. Now here I am my 22nd birthday and away to start my third year of psychology. Time flies when you are having fun!

My mum completely spoiled me, considering it is three weeks until we go to Florida. I thought I'd share some of the lovely bits and bobs that she gave me.

The Secret Garden by Johanna Basford
I wanted an adult colouring book and was impressed by the review that this book received. The patterns are all so intricate which would suit my artsy sensibilities perfectly. After I finished my advanced higher art course I lost all of the urge to paint and draw; it completely zapped me. These colouring books allow be to be artsy without being drawn back to the stifling memories of that course.

Fashion Jewelry
I am a jewelry hoarder, I will admit. If it shines and sparkles than I am all over it. I received a lot of statement necklaces, stud earrings and hair accessories which I consider to be staples of my wardrobe.

Faux Beauty Blender
I wanted a blender for my concealers and cream contour kit, but didn't want my mum to fork out the £16 for it (I would much rather spend the money on say...a MAC lipstick!). I had one of these back in high school and remember it to be a fairly decent product. 

Nivea Coconut
I am all over anything coconut scented...enough said.

I am in love with the Sigma Brush Cleaning Mat but, like the Beauty Blender, I looked for a cheap alternative to suggest. The brushegg has similar grooves and sits on your fingers. I looks like to would be a great option instead of the Brush Cleaning Mat.

Angled Eyeliner, Spoolie and Small Travel Bottles
Some staples that mum noticed were missing from my brush collection, and validation that she actually listens to my makeup related ramblings. She even heard me mention that I wanted smaller bottles to travel my MAC Fix+ with.

My beautiful birthday cake! I have been frequenting the same bakery for 22 years now!! Always rotating between pink, purple and the occasional yellow!

I feel so incredibly blessed and happy right now!

Louise x x

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