Sunday, May 5, 2013

This Birthday Was Oh So Good To Me!

I am not going to show you all the gift wrapping, but this is truly the greatest gift bag I have EVER received and I love it so much I had to show it to you all! For those of you who don't know this already, I have a slight obsession with monkeys (cartoon monkeys more than real ones but I love all monkeys) and I collect sock monkeys!

This was the first gift I got and as much as I love the bag the inside is better! Two OPI liquid sands including my  namesake! Jinx! Add to that some yummy smelling BBW candles and a nail polish by a brand I have never seen or heard of before (but its gorgeous) Phonailtic Lacquer, and what more could a girl want?

Now everything else from this point on is a combination of birthday gifts, and shopping I did WITH birthday gifts (gift cards). First up, I am super excited to try out some products from Soap And Glory! This is one of those cult brands that is oh so popular and seems to be so loved, yet I have never ever tried before! It is a UK brand, but for those in Canada, they are available through Shoppers Drug Mart. I have been wanting to try the brand for awhile now and can't wait to smell these! This is totally a Ingrid inspired lust item that I finally get to try! Oh, and for those of you who do not know who Ingrid Nielsen is, she is Missglamorazzi on youtube. I now follow about 7 or 8 people on youtube, but she is the ONE youtuber that I actually get excited when I see a new video by her!

Next up, I got a $50 gift card to Shoppers Drug Mart and had to use it that very same night as they were having 20X the optimum points when you spent $75 in cosmetics!

So I got three polishes. I got a new limited edition Gosh as well as two Lancome polishes. And there was a gift with purchase on Lancome products when you spent $35. I had only spent $34 but the sales girl said she wasn't going to worry for $1. It was really dead in the store and I had picked nothing else up yet and I think she was afraid I was going to walk away. The truth probably is that if I wasn't going to get the GWP I would have probably only gotten one of the two polishes, so I was happy to get it!

A Shiseido cream eyeshadow. This is the first Shiseido product that I have gotten so I am excited to try it out. I really hope I like this shadow!

And now another Lancome Gift With Purchase. Let me explain this one to you. You KNOW you spend too much time/money at a makeup counter when you get a message from your sales associate that you need to come in and pick something up. I had no idea what it was but when I got there she said that she saw from my profile that it was my birthday and wanted to give me a little gift! So I got the GWP that The Bay currently has going on! Thrilled to get more of the Lancome BiFacil! You can never have too much of that!

And two of the four Tie & Dye Pearly Coloured Top Coats from YSL. Can I just say how much I love that they spell coloured with a U! I hate the American spelling of 'color". I have to say I like these, but I can now safely say that I don't need the third not pink one.

I just love to have stacks of Holt Renfrew Gift Cards! Doesn't get better than THAT!

The Holt Renfew Spring Beauty Bag.

I won't go into details here since I have already blogged about what comes inside it, but I did want to show you the inside! Just like the Holiday one posted....... wow! 18 months ago now! Anyways, just like the Holiday one, this one is fully lined with a plastic-ky lining so if anything leaks or spills, its easy clean up!

And the smaller bag has the same pattern as the inside of the larger one (but canvas, not plastic). And the inside of it is the grey of the outside of the larger bag (also a plastic lining).

And the free Flowerbomb sample from The Bay (thanks to my mom)


Two extras in the bag (though I already have both!).

And some more extras in the bag!

Totally not in theme with the rest of the items, but HOW FREAKING CUTE IS THIS CARROT PEELER??!!!!

And a LUSH bubble bar! It smells AMAZING!

And while its not yet in, I ordered a new bag! I wanted something large enough to carry my school books and texts in, but professional looking enough to wear to work with suits and heels and not look goofy. I could not decide at all on a colour, so I ordered the navy and the grey and will decide when they come in!

A ginormous THANK YOU to everyone for the wonderful birthday gifts, greetings and wishes! It was certainly a very happy birthday for me! 32 years young! 

And stay tuned over the next few weeks for all the reviews and swatches of the above beauty items!


  1. Woooeee seriously awesome gifts!!! :D
    Ahhhh the Lush Mumkin!! So cute! XD

  2. Nice! I will need to try Soap And Glory! Happy birthday!

  3. Love the MK bags! Where did you order from?

    1. I ordered from Holt Renfrew. I looked online and you can possibly get it a bit cheaper, but there are so many fakes of the style I am getting and for a purchase that is $300 i want to KNOW that if I have a problem I can easily deal with it!

  4. how did you receive a gift with purchase for the Deborah Lippmann's at Holts?

    1. It was just IN the bag with the purchase! I think if you spent so much you got it free? I saw others get one of the polishes. I am not quite sure if I SHOULD have gotten two or if it was a special extra? But I have already re-homed them! The problem with ANY GWP from Lippmann is if it is a polish colour I have it already or I don't want it. I have NO polishes left on my wishlist from the brand.

  5. Very interested in knowing your thoughts on the Bottega Veneta perfume.

    1. I have not even smelled it yet! I might have given it to my mom! I will have to go smell it!

  6. Happy birthday!!
    Can't wait or Deborah Lippmann swatches!



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