A Belated Birthday Haul

Thursday, 11 July 2013


It was my birthday a few weeks ago, so this is a rather belated mini haul as the title suggests.  I've kept it strictly beauty related because I think that's what you'd all like to see the most.  As I was lucky enough to receive some gift vouchers this year, the majority of what you'll see in this post has been chosen by myself.  


My mum bought me the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette in Duty Free when I went to see her last month.  I've been lusting after this ever since it was released, but because I already had the first Naked Palette, I convinced myself that I really didn't need this.  Of course, those feelings went straight out of the window when I saw it in the flesh!  It's truly a beautiful palette full of gorgeous neutrals, and I'm very happy to finally have it in my collection. 


Jenna & Louise gifted me with a Naturisimo voucher, which is one of my favourite online shopping sites for natural and organic beauty goodies. I chose two skincare products from A'Kin which have been on my wishlist forever; the Pure Radiance Rosehip Oil was on offer, and I've repeatedly heard good things about the Express Purifying Facial Masque.  

I also picked up a cute Apples & Pears Wild Rose Lip Balm which was half-price, and is a product I'd heard Jenny from RedHead Beauty Diaries rave about in the past.  I love it!  

Naturisimo always have good GWPs when you spend certain amounts, so I picked up a Pai Skincare Sample set for free with my order above, which came with a muslin cloth too.


Speaking of Pai, my friend Katie got me one of their gift vouchers, and I decided to spend it on two of their bath & body collections which have super cute origami style packaging. 

The Tranquility set contains 50ml bottles of Jasmine & May Chang Relaxing Bath Oil, and the matching Jasmine & May Chang Rejuvenating Body Oil.  

The Serenity set has a 225g jar of Himalayan & Dead Sea Therapeutic Bath Salts and a 100ml Comfrey & Calendula Calming Body Cream.  Excited to give all of these a go for a pampering treat!   

Lastly, I wanted to include this wonderful array of goodies which I won from Angelica in her recent blog giveaway.  It arrived the day before my birthday so I thought I'd include it in here instead of writing a separate post.  I'm going to have a lot of fun playing with all of this!

I also received a couple of other vouchers I haven't spent yet, so I'll post about those as when I decide to splurge ;)  Let me know if you'd like to see any individual reviews on anything I've mentioned above.

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44 comments

  1. You got some gorgeous bits! I love the look of all the skincare. xo

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    1. Thanks Catherine! I'm excited to try out the skincare - so far only tested the A'kin Rosehip Oil and it's so lovely :) xx

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  2. I love Pai! You got some lovely bits there :)

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  3. Some lovely products. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on A'kin products, they look lovely. x

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    1. Will have reviews on those up soon :) x

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  4. Lovely products, you lucky thing! :) xx

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    1. Thanks Beth, I'm very lucky! :) xx

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  5. I've been wanting the Naked 2 palette for a while, it looks so pretty

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    1. It's gorgeous, very happy I have it!

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  6. You got so many good stuff :)
    http://betzysmakeup.com/

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    1. Thanks! I'm excited to give them a go :) x

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  8. Happy birthday sweetie! :)
    FAbbbbbb presents - i really want to try something from Pai! X

    I Am A Weapon Of Massive Consumption

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  9. Happy belated birthday!! you got nice presents ^^
    naked 2 is my long time favorite, I believe you'll love it more :D

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    1. Thanks Pamela :)
      I believe I will! x

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  10. I hope you had an amazing birthday Evelyn :) I love my RT blush brush and I really enjoyed using the Pai skincare samples, the muslin cloth is great too.

    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
    xxx

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    1. Thanks Hayley, it was fun! :)
      I'm loving the RT brush and excited to try out the Pai samples :) xx

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  11. Ohh, the Naked 2 palette! How lovely x

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  12. Hope you had a lovely birthday! I very nearly bought the A'Kin Rosehip Oil but went for the Antipodes Divine Face Oil instead.
    I will have a Naked palette one day!xx

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    1. I did thanks! I really like the A'kin Rosehip Oil so far. Tempted to pick up the Divine Oil later in the year :) xx

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  13. Great bunch of things! This year I thought I'd be getting more skincare but its been far more make up! Hope you have lots of fun with the naked 2 palette!

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    1. Thanks Sharlynn - I've really been enjoying playing with it!

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  14. Hi Evelyn, hope you had a great birthday and what a fabulous haul! I have just been given some Pai products myself so looking forward to trying them out.

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    1. Thanks Annie! I'm excited to give them a go - great to hear you've been gifted some too! x

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  15. You got some lovely things- I really want the naked 2 palette too, the colours look so nice :)
    Happy belated Birthday
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Daniella, the palette is gorgeous :) x

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  16. Happy belated birthday Evelyn! Enjoy Naked2 - it is undoubtedly one of my all-time favourite palettes, probably top 2 or 3. The shades are so gorgeous - I love YDK the most I think! I'm keen to have a look at the A'Kin Express Purifying Facial Masque - especially since that's a brand that's fairly readily available where I live :)

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    1. Thanks hun! I absolutely love Naked 2 - so happy I have it now!
      Haven't tried out the A'Kin masque but I'll post a review when I do :)

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  17. You got some great gifts:) I could buy almost everything from Naturisimo, I love that site! :D xx

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    1. Glad you love it as much as I do :) xx

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  18. Hope you had an incredible birthday and those are some lovely products! I am still lusting after the Naked 2 palette, think I am going to have to cave in and purchase at some point! x

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    1. Thanks Kay and it's a really lovely palette :) x

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  19. nice birthday haul, still congratulations

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  20. Hope you had a fabulous day my lovely! You got some great stuff, love Akin :) Xx

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    1. Thanks Ana! The A'Kin stuff is amazing :) xx

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