What I Got for my 22nd Birthday!


Monday was my 22nd Birthday (*insert Taylor Swift reference*) and whilst I was pretty gutted I wasn't able to get the day off work I did get to meet one of my best mates for a nice little lunch date, but more about that kind of stuff in this week's Sunday Post! Today I'm going to show you some of the lovely gifts I've got. I did pick up a few bits with vouchers and discount codes that companies tend to send you on your birthday but I'll show you those another time. 22 isn't a huge birthday and also my mum is taking me on holiday next month so that's definitely part of my present, but I still feel I have some wonderful things so thank you to all my loved ones!

I have two gorgeous candles I never could have justified buying for myself, but these kinds of things make the perfect gifts, I find... Firstly is Diptyque's Standard Candle in Figuier, which I'd had my eye on for ages. I'm a little obsessed with Diptyque (expensive habit, I know) and love the Philosykos Eau de Toilette so was really pleased to have it's candle equivalent in my life. It's a gorgeous fig scent perfect for summer. The second is the heavenly Jo Malone Sweet Almond and Macaroon Candle, which is as gorgeous (but not-too-sickly) as it sounds. My mum loved the smell of this so much she's gone and bought a similar one from Flamingo Candles, so I'll definitely try and steal that for long enough to tell you if it's a good dupe! 

Another of her lovely scents came in the form of the Jo Malone 30ml Cologne in Nectarine Blossom and Honey. The smaller size isn't the best value but I have a lot of fragrances so don't particularly need another huge one and the 100ml are very expensive so I wouldn't have expected someone to get that for me. This size is more travel-friendly though, as a pro. It's a gorgeous light, sweet Spring/Summer scent I can't wait to use!

I got a few lovely makeup bits too. I loved my first one of these so got a second one for my birthday! It's the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure, which is a stunning dusky pink/mauve shade. I already have Luminous Flush which is a beautiful highlighting blush, which is still really nicely pigmented and applies effortlessly, staying in place throughout the day. I also have the Stila Eyes Are the Window Eyeshadow Palette in Soul which I wanted for so long but it's just not that accessible. The slightly more grey shades definitely bring something new to my collection and the packaging is beautiful! Next is something I never thought I'd like: the MAC Viva Glam Miley Amplified Lipstick. I tried it on a whim whilst out shopping with my mum over bank holiday weekend and we both liked it so much she got it for me as a little extra birthday present. If you read my blog a lot you will know I'm a neutrals girl to the death, however there's just something about this neon pink sheeny-finish lipstick that I love. I'm kind of a 'black skinny jeans and striped top' girl and this works really well to give a pop of colour to that look. Finally in the makeup category I have the Too Faced Snow Bunny Bronzer, not an obvious choice for me but as well as working as a bronzer on paler complexions it looks like a lovely golden highlight on warmer skin tones.

My mum and I (on another one of our shopping trips!) somehow found ourselves in Pandora browsing through the stackable rings. I kind of fell for one of the ones in their display photos which they didn't have in stock but we found the stunning Mother of Pearl Ring online and she also got me this Bubble Stacking Ring which I think is really simple and beautiful.

Finally I got a DVD and some books. It's kind of a tradition between my boyfriend and myself to buy each other films or TV shows on DVD to watch together, so in keeping with that he got me Unbroken. It's going to be a difficult one to watch but I was so gutted I missed this when it was out at the cinema so it's lovely he remembered! My mum also got me two blogger favourite books I've been wanting to get hold of for a while: 365 Blog Topic Ideas and Pretty Honest. I'm well overdue a 'what I've been reading' post so I will definitely update you on these once I get stuck in properly.


Have you tried any of my presents? What did you think of them?

 


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  1. What lovely gifts! I got 2 Pandora rings for my birthday last year and I haven't taken them off since!

    x x | daisydaisyxxo

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    1. I can definitely see myself adding a few more to my collection! xx

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  2. Awww you got so many amazing gifts and I can assure you that a Jo Malone addiction will start building up soon. I can't wait to read your review of these lovely products and I am glad you had an amazing 22nd birthday. Cheers to many more years!!..xx

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    1. Haha that's what I'm afraid of! And thank you :) xx

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  3. You got so many gorgeous presents! The Stila palette is gorgeous, I have the Spirit and I love it! The Jo Malone perfume sounds lovely :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  4. Lots of lovely pressies :) Happy (belated) Birthday I hope you had a fab day

    Hayley @ Tea Party Beauty

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  5. The Sweet Almond&Macaroon candle is SUCH a gorgeous scent. It's probably my favourite one.

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

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    1. I keep swooning over how gorgeous it is haha xx

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  6. Such amazing gifts especially the Stila palette! Hope you had an amazing day! x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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  7. Great birthday haul :) I've been seeing that Stila palette pop up in a fair few blogs lately and it looks lovely. That Jo Malone fragrance sounds so dreamy!

    Amy | Lilac Lemon

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  8. Happy belated birthday! You got so many amazing gifts, I'm particularly jealous of the dyptique candle!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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    1. Aw thank you :) and it really is lovely! xx

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  9. You got some lovely things! Pretty Honest has become one of my favourite books. Completely envious also of the Hourglass Blush and the Jo Malone goodies!

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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    1. I'm absolutely loving Pretty Honest so far :D xx

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  10. Happy belated birthday you gorgeous woman!! Pretty Honest is an amazing book, the MAC lipstick and the Stila eyeshadow palette are so gorgeous! Hope you had a great one xx

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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    1. Thank you :) I'm really enjoying Pretty Honest xx

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  11. You received some lovely things - Supe rjealous. I've got so many candles on my wishlist at the moment x

    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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    1. I still have a few on my list ;) I just love having them burning in the evenings xx

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  12. Happy Belated birthday, you're making me feel so old haha! You got so many gorgeous gifts, the Stila palette is beautiful and Mood Exposure is next on my list of Hourglass blushes x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Thank you lovely! And Mood Exposure is about as life-changing as blusher gets haha xx

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  13. What a lovely group of gifts! I love birthday hauls :)

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  14. You're so lucky! The Stila palette is stunning!

    http://shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. So many gorgeous products, rather jealous infact! Hope you had a great birthday and I can not wait to see the other birthday-related posts!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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  16. Lovely presents! My 19th is coming up in a few weeks and a few of these items are on my list :) Love this post! Great photo too xx

    Lauren | shynature.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I hope you get your hands on some lovely bits! xx

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  17. Happy Birthdayy :) this Stila palette looks so beautiful x

    alexandraabeauty.blogspot.com

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  18. Hope you had a great birthday! (: You've got some really lovely pieces, I'm especially jealous of that Hourglass blush. May just have to pop it onto my birthday list x

    Blushhx

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    1. It really is amazing - you won't be disappointed! xx

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  19. What an amazing birthday haul! Hope you had a nice birthday!! I really want to try the hourglass palette! Xx
    OliviaCheryl.com

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  20. Love the look of that eye palette and that mother of pearl ring is so pretty! Happy belated birthday!

    She Likes to Shop

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    1. Aw thank you :) so pleased with both of those! xx

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  21. Lucky girl! I love Jo Malone and Diptyque. x

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    1. Haha me too - definitely a rare treat! xx

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  22. You got some amazing products.Loevd these candle and eyeshadow palette. xx

    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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    1. Thank you :) really recommend all three! xx

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  23. Oh, Jasmine, you are so young and full of life! Lol! I'm turning 30 on the 17th and I don't know how to feel about it... HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! I hope you had an amazing day! All the goodies look fantastic! Can't wait for the reviews! xx

    http://alemint.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much - I hope you enjoy your 30th :) xx

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  24. oooo I might need to pop into Jo Malone to smell that candle!

    Aisling | aisybee.

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  25. Hope you had an amazing day :) so glad you got spoilt with some goodies. That candle sounds delicious! And I bet the MAC lippy looks amazing on you

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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    1. Thank you :) it really is heavenly xx

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  26. wow! so many great gifts you got! Happy belated birthday! :)

    Love Peace and Shimmer

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  27. Hey, we have the same birthday. Birthday twins! But sadly, I was 30 this time around (shocked crying face!). I too had to go to work. All the glamour of a Monday birthday eh! Lovely post, you got some stunning bits and pieces. I'm going to share my bday goodies too now ;) xx

    Sarah | www.seriouslyshallow.co.uk

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  28. You got some amazing bits! love the candles!
    fixmeinfortyfivex.blogspot.co.uk - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
    xx

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  29. Belated Happy Birthday! You got some amazing gifts & it's so nice to get things that you wouldn't splurge on yourself - like the candles! I really want to get that Stila palette, it looks beautiful! xx

    Beautylymin

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  30. Wowww!!! The palette is so beautiful. Happy B-Day with a delay :) if you want I tag you on my blog. Hope you like it ! x

    www.aishettina.blogspot.it

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  31. Happy belated birthday! That Jo Malone candle looks lovely, I bet it smells amazing - looks like you received some lovely bits!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  32. Happy Belated Birthday!! Those candles sound lovely i bet they smell great too! sabiha x

    franklyflawless.com

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  33. Happy belated birthday, I hope that you had a lovely day :). The MAC Viva Glam Miley lipstick looks so nice, I have Viva Glam Nicki and when it comes to summer I tend to gravitate towards bright pinks, even though I'm usually a neutral girl!

    Sarah xo | PolkaDotLemon

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    1. I loved the look of the Nicki one too! xx

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  34. Happy belated birthday! I love receiving gifts I cannot justify buying myself too (aka Jo Malone Candles :)! You got beautiful things!!! Xx

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

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    1. Yeah that's what birthdays are for ;) xx

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  35. Oh wow, you really was spoilt! So many gorgeous items I am very jealous :')

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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  36. Happy Birthday!! Oh my goodness, I have been eyeing that Jo Malone perfume. I think it will be the nicest summer scent. I also want it in the travel size. I have that Too Faced bronzer and get good use out of it in the summer.
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    1. Thank you lovely! Yeah it's so travel-friendly :) xx

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  37. Happy late birthday!!! :)
    The products look great! The palette and the too faced highlighting thing look soo purtyyy

    Dorky-and-weird.blogspot.com

    Xoxo Jessy

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    1. Thank you so much :) the highlighter is lovely on! xx

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  38. Happy Birthday!! It looks like you've been we'll and truly spoilt, you lucky lady! The Stila palette looks stunning, I've definitely got my eye on that :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you lovely - it's become my go-to for everyday natural eyes :) xx

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