What I got for my 21st birthday | HAUL.

What I got for my 21st birthday | HAUL.


Yesterday I turned 21! I had a lovely day and just spent it with close friends and family. I always love watching and reading birthday / Christmas hauls and thought that as my 21st was a special one, I’d do the same.

Just a quick disclaimer… I am in no way ‘bragging’ and I don’t think that birthdays should be about presents and getting bought everything you want.

So my main present was a new laptop. I didn’t want anything crazy expensive for the moment, just something to get me through blogging as that’s all I really need it for. I was considering getting a MacBook but considering I really don’t need it for that much I thought it would have been a bit too much. Instead I decided to go for the HP – 15-af153sa 15.6″. It’s black and white as you can see below and nice and big, which I personally like because I don’t have to travel with it really, it’s just for home use. So far I’m really impressed, I know that windows isn’t for everyone but I’m actually really enjoying windows 10. This isn’t a laptop review so I’m going to stop there but you get the drift.


I was also kindly given money for a camera, I’m currently in a toss up between a DSLR or just a compact camera, obviously I don’t have a photo for you as it’s just money but I’m sure I’ll let you know when I have the new camera as all photographs will be better quality.

Now for the beauty products. I already have a stupid amount of make up and beauty products so I definitely didn’t NEED these… However, they will get so much use it’s unreal. I’m a complete make up junkie, as most of us seem to be now. So here’s what I got on Sunday:

The first lot of products are from beauty bay..


Illamasqua skin base foundation in 02, naturally I am VERY fair. This foundation is freaking BEAUTIFUL. Well worth the money. Blends beautifully and has a satin to dewy finish but lasts such a long time, I have an oily T-Zone so even on me I feel like it is pure perfection.

Beauty blender.. Perfect in every way.

LIT glitter in ‘Hello sunshine’. I used this in the centre of my lid on my birthday along with the morphe 35n palette and it is S T U N N I N G. The little sets come with a glitter glue as well so they are so handy.

Stila stay all day liquid lipstick in Bellissima. It’s a pale peachy nude, so nice for summer.

Gerard cosmetics Slay all day setting spray in the peach scent.

Morphe Brushes 12 piece sable set, it has some really lovely brushes in it. My brush collection is 80% morphe so I like to go with them as I trust their products.

High definition eye & brow palette in FOXY.

Morphe concealer palette, perfect for cream contouring.

I got a load of face masks but I’ve already used the majority of them so I didn’t include them in the photos. Here’s a few more pics..

I did a tiny little order from feel unique just for a few re-purchases:


Rimmel lip liners in Tiramisu and Cappucino.

Nyx Vinyl liquid liner, it has a shiny finish so don’t go for it if you like a matte liner!

Nyx HD concealer in Porcelain, as I said I am really fair.

L’Oréal Paris Super Liner Black Lacquer in Black Vinyl.

NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator. This is SO good mixed with foundation or as a liquid highlighter, I wouldn’t put it under foundation because it dries very hard if it isn’t mixed with something else.

There was a couple of samples in there, on hand cream and one body cream which I’m sure will get used up soon!

My mum knows I love my skin care so she also went out and got me a few Clinique minis!


I got a few little joke bits and other nice things like:

I also got a candle in the same scent and other cute bits like key rings, mugs etc. Below I’m going to leave a few photo’s of the makeup I wore on my birthday so you can see some of the products in action.

I really hope you’ve enjoyed seeing what I was very kindly given for my birthday! These bits were only from my family, I didn’t want to include what my friends got me as that is personal to them but I can assure you I was ABSOLUTELY spoilt by them.

My birthday face:

I hope you had a fab weekend whatever you did! I just had a BBQ and drinks with friends but as you guys know, I don’t actually drink so it was a sober one for me! I had the best weekend and want to thank my friends and family again so so much for everything.

Love you all

Abz xx

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    • July 15, 2016 / 11:51 pm

      Do it! It’s lovely for summer, they are so nice to work with X

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