Birthday treats.

Nearly two weeks ago now it was my birthday and I received a few items that I’ve wanted for a while now and had to share with you.


The first is the Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual. This is a book I am sure a lot of you have heard of, and I have wanted for sometime now. It provides hints, tips and tutorials to anyone interested in makeup at all kinds of levels, from beginners to makeup artists, you’re covered. I wanted it for two main reasons; one being I love Bobbi’s beliefs “makeup is a way for a woman to look and feel like herself, only prettier and more confident”, and two being all the tutorials.

The second is the Clinique All About Shadow 8-pan Palette from the 16 shades of beige collection. Again this is something I had wanted for a while, but couldn’t quite justify the purchase. I will be providing a full review so I am just going to state a few quick points. Yes, it is another neutral palette but the colours are different to anything I’ve got, and less shimmery than some of the shades in my Urban Decay Naked palette. The colours provide good colour pay-off, and also have very good lasting power. There is a colour for every occasion in this palette.

The last item is an Essie nail polish in the shade Sunday Funday. This was a shade I asked for out of pure randomness, but I am so glad I did. It is a coral pink colour with the tiniest amount of glitter providing a slight sparkle. As always with any Essie nail polishes I’ve tried the formula is brilliant, with an easy to use brush and is long-lasting. I may not have that many yet, but I definitely think Essie is becoming my favourite brand for nail polish.

Essie Sunday Funday… I apologise for the atrocious nail painting, this was straight after painting before I neatened them up, but does show the colour 🙂