It was my 21st Birthday in March and I have decided to share with you what I got for my Birthday!
I took a trip to Manchester with my Mum, Dad and boyfriend for shopping, food and drinks to celebrate me turning 21 and I picked up a lot of stuff.
First up is clothes and my favourite present that I received this year. My Mum and Dad treated me to a leather jacket from AllSaints, which I have wanted for so long now but had been making do with a £5 jacket from Forever 21. It feels amazing to finally have the perfect leather jacket as it goes with everything I wear, I never want to take it off! The leather jacket I chose is the Black Balfern Biker Leather Jacket, I definitely recommend this if you are willing to invest in a leather jacket!
Seen as it was my 21st Birthday I decided it was time I retired my 6 years old Converses and invested in some new trainers! I had been wanting the Vans Black & White Old Skool Trainers for ages and I thought they would be the best replacement for my Converses. I had only planned on buying one new pair of trainers, but when I found a pair of floral, beaded, white trainers from Steve Madden I couldn’t resist. They are the Marcelo trainers and I found them for £29.99, however I was unable to find them on the TK Maxx website.
I received a lot of make up for my Birthday from friends, family and I also bought some myself, which means I’ve ended up with tons of new make up! From one of my best friends I received an Essie nail polish in the shade ‘eternal optimist’. This is her current favourite shade as it is a gorgeous muted pink. I can’t wait to try it out on my nails! Also from my friend I received the stila convertible colour dual lip and cheek cream, in the shade ‘peony’. I had wanted to try this blusher for ages as I love cream blushers, and this one gives such a healthy glow to the cheeks. My boyfriend must have been examining my blog for ideas for my Birthday present, as he did very well this year! I’ve always wanted to try some of the Jeffree Star cosmetics and he picked for me the skin frost in the shade ‘ice cold’. I absolutely adore this highlighter it’s extremely pigmented and the pan is huge, so I can see this lasting me a very long time. Even though I had received so much make up from friends and family already, I couldn’t resist looking for some discount make up while I was in Tk Maxx. I found a set of three NYX butter glosses, in the shades ‘crème brulee’, ‘angel food cake’ and ‘ginger snap’. I love my soft matte lip cream from NYX, so when I saw these I had to buy them.
Skincare wise I received a few face masks, one from the brand Oh K! which was a gold dust hyrdrogel mask and also the Garnier moisture bomb tissue mask. I love sheet masks as they are perfect for keeping your skin hydrated without the mess. From the Body Shop I also picked up the drops of youth bouncy sleeping mask, this is a mask you leave on your skin overnight, which I thought would be cool to try out. My friends also got for me the obligatory bath bomb from Lush, they chose the twilight bath bomb which will be perfect for a relaxing soak. Finally, I had been after a new fragrance to wear everyday for uni, that wasn’t too expensive. After looking through the numerous weird and wonderful scents by the Library of Fragrance, I finally settled on ‘Fig Leaf’. I love the scent of fig, and as these are singular scents you can layer them with others and there are certainly lots to choose from! Also on the website it recommends different scents that layer well together, so I may have to invest in some more to create my own unique scent!
I also received some homeware bits and bobs for my Birthday, the first being a pineapple photo frame from the brand sass&belle, from my parents. This is such a cute little photo frame, now I just need to find a photo from by Birthday to go in it. My parents also got me a dog picture colouring book, titled ‘Keep Calm and Colour Dogs.’ This is great for me as I love dogs and colouring, so the two combined is great! My mum found this on the ASOS website. Continuing with books one of my best friends Lucy, bought me a cocktail recipe book, called ‘The Little Book of Cocktails’. I cannot wait to try these recipes out with my friends in the Summer. Also from my boyfriend I received a book called ‘The Elements of Journalism’, this is because I am starting a Masters in Journalism next year and this book is going to be very helpful!
As you can see from the picture I have a love for Cacti! I’ve had some from Ikea that have lasted me 3 years, but are sadly starting to look a bit sorry for themselves. So I picked up a new cactus from Next of all places. I really like this one as it comes in a stylish silver pot. My friends obviously also knowing my love for all things cacti, got me some cactus tea lights from the Range! These are so adorable and there is no chance of me killing them, which is a bonus! I also bought a Yankee Candle in the scent Cappuccino Truffle, as coffee is one of my favourite smells. Finally from Oliver Bonas, I got this cute heart trinket dish to put my jewellery on in the evening, so hopefully there will be no more panicking the morning after a night out, trying to locate my jewellery!
Thanks for reading, hopefully this will give you some ideas for presents if you have any Birthdays coming up! Let me know in the comments what you would like to receive for your Birthday!
Ruby Ray x