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July 08, 2012

Birthday Weekend Haul + LUSH Snow Fairy GIVEAWAY

Today, July 8, is my 20th birthday. Eek, I've halfway to 40! Someone's getting old! Anyway, I've decided to share some of the things I got for my birthday, as well as stuff I bought myself this weekend.

Friday night I had some friends over for drinks, a catch up and all round birthday merriment. I've been so preoccupied with work experience (my 160 hours are done, by the way), work and Tafe that I haven't had time to see a lot of my friends in ages so it was a fantastic to see everyone again! As I'm sure you can imagine, I was spoilt too. 
Left to Right: 329, 402, 21 and 395
A make up obsessed friend of mine, Amy at Following the Reader, gave me a four pan Inglot Freedom Palette (and yes, I died when I saw it) with the shades 21, 329, 395 and 402. Unfortunately their names do absolutely nothing to give the shades away, but the photos give you an indication.

My friend, Emily, bought me a beautiful Kate Moss perfume, Lilabelle. It smells beautiful and I love the bottle so much. The Kate Moss Perfume website describes the perfume as 'a pretty, soft fruity floriental which surprises with its tender and elegant touch'. I know that does little to describe the smell but, trust me, it's really nice.
I was given a pair of beautiful earrings by one of my friends, Jacinta, and I can not wait to wear them! 

Jarrad, a friend that knows me all too well, gave me a voucher for Typo to buy a case for my new 13" MacBook Air! I'm so excited to go pick one out, even though their best designs only come in 11" and 15". Last but not least, I was also given some  alcohol, which will definitely come in handy!

Saturday was a busy day for me. As you know, I'm totally LUSH obsessed so it started with me getting up at 6.20am and heading into the city to be a part of their Christmas in July celebrations. For two days only (July 7 and 8) LUSH was selling some of their Christmas stock, including body wash from the Snow Fairy line. Anyway, by 9.20am I'd bought two bottles of Snow Fairy body wash; a 500g bottle for me and, of course, a 250g bottle for the winner of the competition below. I'm so glad I got there early. When I went back a bit later, after doing some shopping, they were all sold! The 250g bottle was $16.95 and the 500g was $28.50. I also received a free Peace Massage Bar.
Whilst shopping I also decided to buy myself a couple of presents. Why? Because it was my birthday the next day and, well, I don't need an excuse to shop. I bought myself a Casual Colour lip and cheek tint in Keep It Loose! and a lipstick in Creme Cup. I've heard a lot about Creme Cup but it never appealed to me. That is, however, until I found out that my shopping companion was wearing it and, well, I fell in love. MAC describes Creme Cup as a light blue based pink and Keep It Loose! as a warm peach. 
Left to Right: Creme Cup and Keep It Loose!

Last night I went to Lady Gaga's first Perth concert. Wow. What a lady! I'm not a hardcore Gaga fan but I knew she'd put on a fantastic show so my friend and I decided to get tickets. Her costumes were incredible, her singing was amazing and, of course, her hair and make up was awesome!

Anyway, all that brings me to today, my birthday. Today was all about money. My immediate family all gave me money, as requested, to pay for some of my laptop that I mentioned earlier. We all went out for breakfast and then I went to a football game with my Mum. My team won, which was nice, so it was a pretty good day!

So, ladies and gentlemen, I think that's everything. I have received other bits and pieces throughout the week for my birthday, however uploading everything would be cruel. All in all, I've had a great day and I want to thank everyone for their birthday wishes.

As I said above, I bought a bottle of 250g Snow Fairy bottle wash for a lucky viewer. The  To find out how to win, click below.   

  • This giveaway is open Internationally 
  • To enter, comment below telling me about your favourite birthday 
  • To be eligible to win the giveaway you must be following this blog 
  • The winner will be randomly selected using random.org
  • The giveaway will be open for one week and the winner will be announced on Sunday, July 15, at 6.00pm WST (West Australia time)
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  1. Happy birthday weekend! My favourite birthday had to be my last- it was just a good day.

  2. My favourite was my birthday a few years ago when I got my puppy Diesel (I knew I was going to get before the day so I could be prepared). To this date he is the best birthday present ever.

  3. my favourite birthday is my sweet 17th birthday :D it'so so so so happy

  4. Happy birthday!
    My favourite birthday was a few years ago, when I turned 21. I had a great day and was spoilt by those around me. My brother surprised me (he lived away) by turning up to my house at 7am in the morning!

  5. Happy birthday Sophie! Sounded like you had a lovely day. :)

    My favourite birthday was when I was 12, my cousins from America were here in Australia and that was wonderful. <3

    Thank you for the giveaway. xx

  6. My favourite birthday was my birthday last year (21) when my boyfriend orginized a gift treasure hunt for me all over the city :) It was fun and cute!

    Thank you for this giveaway, I love Lush!

    GFC: Happyfishito
    Email: ladjica@hotmail.com

  7. My fave bday was my 13 year birthday when my friends threw me a surprise party!

    GFC: Sheri
    email: sheriberrix@gmail.com

  8. Happy Birthday to you!! I'm a July baby too!

    My best birthday was definitely my 21st! It was just the most perfect night... I had the best time and so did my family and friends. Everyone was just in great spirits.

    I'm turning 30 on the 16th.... YES, 30!

  9. GFC: fatema

    email: mclasb11@hotmail.com

    mu fave birthday was the recent one when my friends gave me a surprize, they brought cake when i was sleeping and woke me up and yelled happy birthday and made my sleepy pictures and i looked aweful but it was fun!

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  11. GFC: Mich Vee
    Email: kookla123@yahoo.com

    My favourite birthday was my 32nd one, when I got vouchers for driving lessons for my birthday. Up until then I had always been too afraid to drive. But now I have my license and I love it!!!

  12. my favourite birthday was my 16th:) i had such an amazing time and got all i wanted:D

    GFC: molly96
    email ; marvellousmolly@hotmail.co.il

  13. Congrats :) My birthday is coming up soon, really looking forward to it! Hope it will be the best ever :) xx

    email: guineapigsinspace(at)gmail.com

  14. My favourite birthday was the birthday I was finally cleared of a horrible illness and also found out I was preggers!!

  15. Every birthday has always been my favorite..especially as a kid. My bday is the day after Christmas and my parents were always very good at making it a special day for me.

  16. I have had to think long and hard about this as I couldn't choose my own favourite birthday but my favourite 'birth'day belongs to all of my children. Each year on thir birthday I remember what I was up to during each part of the day. All 4 were born at very different times of the 24 hr clock. I can honestly say that my favourite birthdays belong to them.

  17. Stacey Bajkowski5 August 2012 at 20:27

    My favourite birthday wAs my 22nd or 20th- my only ever surprise party organized by my friends. I love organizing do's and it was such a lovely surprise to have it done for me in return!
    I have been lucky to have many memorable birthdays, but this one was a real surprise at a time when I really needed it :)

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