21st Birthday gifts !

Hey everyone sorry this post is rather late but i have been so so busy recently and I haven't been very well either so not really had that much motivation! Here is a few bits and pieces I received for my birthday ! I didn't manage to photograph everything but i still wanted to do this post :). I mainly received Dollars for my birthday as i was spending it in New York so that went towards things that i bought there. My mum and dad paid for my trip so that was my gift from them, they also paid for the amazing birthday meal i had in the revolving restaurant and my theatre ticket to see the Christmas spectacular at Radio city (highly recommended).  I am extremely thankful for everything i received it made my 21st Extra special that people had put thought in to my gifts and cards!



My mum and Dad also bought me a necklace from tiffany ! I didn't expect another present from them at all but my mum let me choose it in the store while we was there ! Its so perfect i love it so so much!


Some of my cards i received from family and friends ! 


My extra special card from my auntie that she had hand made for me ! Love it !!!


A gorgeous little ornament from my auntie ! 


I Heart NY charm also from my auntie who also bought one so we have matching :)


21 keyring from my little cousins ! 


21 photo album i received from a family friend .. my mum filled in with photos from Newyork as a surprise for when i came home for christmas ! 


21 mug from my little cousins ! (my auntie let them choose)



All my cards stood up at home :) !! 

My boyfriend is taking me to Rottadamn in january for a little weekend away as a birthday treat which i am very much looking forward too ! (not long till we go now) 


So yeah thats a few little snapshots of what i received ! I love all my presents, they mean so much to me. I am by no means trying to show off or 'brag' I just want to show how thankful i am :).

I hope everyone is well and enjoying they Christmas period!

Lots of Love.



Countdown to christmas #23 Manchester Christmas markets

I finally got to go to the manchester christmas markets the other day with my friend ! Although i walk  past them nearly everyday at work i haven't had time to have a proper look so we met up after work swopped christmas presents and then had a bit of a walk around :) I took quiet a few photos so here they all are..

















ITS CHRISTMAS EVE TOMORROW !!






Countdown to christmas #19 What in New York - Everything else Haul

Here is everything else i picked up in New York ...

Betsy Johnson bracelet - Maceys - $18.75

Micheal Kors watch - Century 21 - $120 ( was supposed to be $200! Bargain)


Stella McCartney Sunglasses - Century 21 - $40 ( was supposed to be $250, Massive bargain !)

Obviosuly i went all the way to NY to buy loads of socks !
These where a cute little pack of three in a cute gift box from PINK! (Victoria secrets franchise)
PINK! socks - PINK! - $19.50
More socks .. That are super cosy ! Yayyaa. i was just going to buy one pair but i couldn't choose...
Comfy Socks - American Eagle - $10 each.

Macys stocking ! ash how cute is it, i hung it up straight away so here it is apart of my christmassy window!
Stocking - Macys - $5 (was supposed to be $10)

AÉROPOSTALE  - Top which i am going to use to match my Pj bottoms ..
I don't have the price for this one but i want to say about $15 ?
Its super comfy but i did smell a bit burnt when i first wore it :S !

PINK! Pj leggings. I liked these cause they are quiet festive in the red colour :) they where $26.50 which i think is slightly pricey for Pj's but they are really cosy so why not 1

Ralph Lauren - Pj bottoms - $24 
Which again is a bit pricey for pjs butt not for Ralph Lauren ones ;) they where supposed to be $44 so more savings for me ! I LOVE the tartan style print on these. i got a bigger size so they are nice and bagger and really comfy to just chill in !

I haven't heard of this brand before but when i saw that these hoodies where so so cheap i felt that i needed one ! I love that it says NewYork.
AÉROPOSTALE - Navy hoody - $20


These where another massive bargain! I have wanted some levis for a while now but always been put off by the price tag, but i had some money left over on my last day so i popped in ! i trued quiet a few pairs on before just giving up. The ones i tried was cheaper than the UK but i didn't Love them to pay the price they where. i was about to leave when i saw a 50% off sign and saw these ones. they where supposed to be $88 dollars but had a $44 sticker on so i was like pooh okay maybe these. al sales associate then told me they was 50% off that price !!! OMG. so i didn't even try them on i just bought them for $22 ! wow wow wow. 


When going through all these photos i noticed i diet photograph two other beautiful items i boughs so I have cheekily stole the website pictures ...

Of course i bought the medium brown bag that i have wanted forever !! 
I paid $25 for it and it should have been $28 but received some discount .. not really sure why, 
but I'm not complaining ! 

I also bought some new Uggs. I know a lot of people don't like uggs and they aren't exactly the height of fashion any more but in winter i just can not deny my feet of the pleasure! I had in mind that i wanted short black ones as i have not had that style before. so i tried on a few in store and couldn't choose and i then i saw these! Im not a 'bling; person at all ! yes i LOVE jewellery but i wouldn't choose clothing of any think with sparkly bits but for some reason i just loved these ! Perfect size that i wanted and not just plain and boring so i took the risk of maybe regret and bought them ! 
I paid $200 which when it came out of my bank = $120 which i was so so happy about because in the UK they retail at £160 so again i saved ! 

I have been a savvy shopper ;)


6 days till christmas !!





Countdown to christmas #17 What in New York - Beauty Haul

I bought so so much in New York i had to break it down in to sections, so today is beauty ! the first store i went in was sephora ! i was so so excited as i had never been to one before i and i had heard lots of beauty bloggers mention it so i was very excited to go there. I got extremely over whelmed by the amount of amazing products it had and went a bit over the top within the 15 minutes i had spent in there i spent around $80 Ooops.. other things i picked up over the other few days and are from other stores which i will explain along with the photos :) Hope you like this post ! 


All my bits and pieces I bought !

From Victoria secret I bought this cute phone case (I know its not beauty sorry) and some perfume !
Phone case $18

Midnight exotics Deep Berry $12 
This smells amazing, but doesn't last very long as its an Eau de toilette 



From Henry Bendal I bought the Ciaté mini polish christmas bauble .. I wanted it because it was cute !! (Justified)

This was $6

I obviously had to buy this little Macys makeup bag to keep in my hand bag! which i am already using ! 

This was $10.60 - i received i think a 25% discount on this :)

I was slightly disappointed with the drugstore shopping, there wasn't a lot different to here in the UK and it was simarly priced too so i just picked up a few things ..

Obvioulsy some new baby lips, we haven't got these designs in our stores so I choose two different ones.
Dr. Rescue - Coral crave $4.97
Baby lips - Strike a rose $4.97

I don't think i have heard of this brad before and i really liked both of these colours so i got those two.
Wet n wild - Wild shine nail colour $0.99
Wet n wild Lipstick $2.99


I have been wanting Benefit they're real for so so long so I bought one of those from Sephora on my last day with the money i had left i paid $25 for it which is about £15 so I saved £4.50 on that !
And booing is forever my life saver and I'm coming close to the end of my current one so i bought this in the airport for £15 so saved £2.50 .. not bad i guess ! 


Every thing else is from Sephora ! 
I picked up the Clinique dramatically different moisturising gel which i have been wanting for a while but some how every time i got to buy it it is out of stock ! I saw this by the till and just threw it amongst the heap of products i had already put in there ! 
I paid $14.50 which is about £9 and it retails for about £19 in the UK so very good saving there ! 

I had been looking at other peoples NY hauls before I travelled there and had noticed the daily makeup brush cleaner was a popular choice so i wanted one of those and i just picked up the makeup remover as i didn't have one ! 
Brush cleaner $7
Make up remover $7

I bought this as i am a bit of geek and i love Pantone so i thought this was quiet cool! 
I loved the packaging and i love this colour so i was happy to add it to my basket! 
 Sephora + Pantone universe nail polish $7

I really needed new eyelash curlers as mine had broken but i wanted to wait to pick up a pair from NYC. I love the colour of these and so far so good ! 
Sephora roze quarts eye lash curler - $17

Again watching youtube hauls etc i saw this was popular, iv not tried a facial brush before so i thought i may as well try one out ! 
Sephora Pink facial brush $7

Well i just thought these where really adorable and handy for if you are staying over night some where. They are little body washes! I saw them while i was in the line for the till ! (guilty again) 
I bought Mango and Lemon $1 each! 

Finally i bought two products from the Sephora own makeup range ! 
(I now wish i bought more)
I got this mini eyeliner for $5 , not sure how often i will use thi

And this gorgeous lipstick for $13 which is such a nice colour !


Swatches from most products. I will do full reviews on products if any one wants me to? 
Im sure I will be doing some in the new year!

From left to right ! 
Sephora lipstick 
Wet n wild lipstick 
Dr rescue baby lips 
Strike a rose baby lips 
Sephora + pantone nail polish 
Ciate mini nail polish 
Wet n wild nail polish 
Sephora black eyeliner 

Sorry for the most amount of Photos EVER! be prepared for more again tomorrow ! Let me know what you think to all my new purchases ! Have you bought any of these !?


8 days till christmas !!