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July 15, 2015

What I Got For My Birthday This Year

If you don't follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you might not know but it was my birthday last Wednesday, on July 8. I turned 23 and I had a great day, for those who're wondering. I celebrated on Saturday night which was a great night also! 

Given that quite a few of my presents were beauty related, I thought I'd show you some of the gifts I was lucky enough to receive. 

First off, let's look at the make up. Most of this was selected by myself. I had a friend who kindly bought me the Urban Decay Naked Palette which, unfortunately, I already owned so she asked me to take it back and get store credit. I also spent basically all of the money I was given for my birthday. 

The lovely girls at my local MAC counter gifted me two lipsticks, Hot Gossip and Lady Danger. You know you're a regular at a make up counter when the girls there know your name and birthday! The couple who bought me the Naked palette also kindly bought me a NARS Audacious Lipstick in Natalie, a medium toned coral that is absolutely beautiful. 

The rest of these products were chosen by myself from Mecca Maxima, as I mentioned. There is only one Mecca Maxima in Perth and I haven't been since Urban Decay became available in Australia so naturally that was my first stop. The Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette was an all time favourite of mine but I dropped it earlier this year and it didn't survive. I picked up a replacement because it really was a basic in my collection! I've heard great things about their new Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blushes so I decided to give them a shot, choosing Obsessed which is a total Sophie shade! Lip pencils are my 'thing' at the moment so I decided to give their 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil in Turn On a shot. The Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipsticks have never really appealed to me but I fell in love with the shade Sheer Shame so I picked that up too!

I've been looking at the Hourglass 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Liner for quite some time now so I used my birthday as an excuse to buy it. I picked up the mini, rather than the three pack, in case I don't like it. I decided to grab the Too Faced 24 Hour Shadow Primer Duo. This has samples of two of their lid primers, the original and the champagne shade, and I mainly got it for the tinted one. The GlamGlow Youthmud Mask didn't really impress me last time I gave it a shot but I decided to pick up a mini size and give it another shot so I also bought that. 

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Natalie | MAC Lady Danger | MAC Hot Gossip | Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in Sheer Shame | Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Obsessed | Hourglass Mini 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Liner | Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil in Turn On

I was given a Dymocks gift voucher so I added a bit of my own money and decided to get two books by YouTubers, Life with a Sprinkle of Glitter by Louise Pentland and Glam Guide by Fleur de Force. Both of these books have been on my wish list for a while so I decided my birthday was a good excuse to buy both.

Two of my best friend got me a ticket to The Lion King and I can't wait to see it with them later this year! 

And that's just some of the gifts I was given for my birthday. I was also given some items that are quite personal or sentimental so I've decided not to share them. I am so grateful for every gift that I received for my birthday this year and would like to thank everyone for their birthday wishes over all of my social media! 


  1. Happy Birthday Sophie!!! Hope you had a wonderful day!! I didnt realise MAC gifts you on your bday?! For realzies?! Looove all your picks n pressies!! Cant wait to see your swatches and reviews!! Xoxoxo

  2. Awesome gifts Sophie ! MAC Lady Danger is stunning. NARS Natalie also looks so pretty ! Let us know how u go on the Hourglass eye pencil.

  3. Happy belated brithday! Such great haulage and that is so kind of the MAC girls to gift you lipsticks haha! I really want to try the UD blushes too! Can't wait to hear what you think about it :)

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  4. i just posted my birthday haul as well on my blog hahahaha
    but you are luckier than me! Tha Natalie lipstick is going in my list now! And have fun at Lion King! i saw it in NY and it is still the best musical i've seen. bring tissues if you're like me hahaha
    Belated happy birthday to us!


  5. I've never heard of MAC clerks gifting people birthday presents haha, how sweet! You got amazing presents!

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

  6. You got some awesome stuff! I hope you enjoy it all :]

    xx Julia


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