February 8, 2017

Birthday Haul

Yes, I just did a haul post, but it was my birthday on Saturday and I had to place a Sephora order to commemorate my 20th! The Sephora birthday gift was a Tarte gift set which I was really excited about, and I also ended up getting a few beauty products along with some gifts from family and friends.

On Saturday I invited some friends over and then we went to Canada to celebrate! I live right on the border so this wasn't exactly a road trip. Coincidentally the drinking age in Canada is 19 so my sister bought me my first legal drink! My best friend got me a gift certificate to a tattoo parlor, which I will be using soon, and I also got some chocolate and other food items. My friends know me so well.

My aunt visited New York earlier this year and brought me a gift from there. One of my favorite movies is Breakfast at Tiffany's and I had been telling her that she had to go to Tiffany, and she got me a bracelet from the famous jewelry store! I will never take it off. I also love the box and bag that it comes with, I have it on my vanity just to stare at because it's so pretty. Tiffany blue is one of my favorite colors.

I considered placing an Ulta order as well as a Sephora order, but the Ulta birthday gift was a sample of the Benefit Porefessional primer and I don't really want to try that. I don't use primers often and my problem is more with dry patches than large pores. I figured I would just save my money for now as there are some exciting beauty releases coming up!

Anyway, I was excited about the Sephora gift so I placed an order. I ended up getting all lip products and not realizing it until I was checking out. I have been wanting most of them for a while and you can never have too many lipsticks, especially nudes!

Kat von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Ophelia
This is a new shade from Kat von D and it's right up my street: named for one of my favorite Shakespeare characters, a pinky nude, and beautiful packaging! I've heard great things about this formula so I'm excited to try it. I was worried that the color would be too peachy for me but it's perfect. Can't wait to try it out!

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Walkyrie
First of all, NARS has the smallest lip products in the world. I have one of their matte lipsticks and it's literally as thin as a cigarette. I was thinking that this would be thicker and larger, like a Clinique chubby stick, but it's just as thin but a bit longer. Not what I was expecting for the price! The color, however, is absolutely gorgeous. Walkyrie is a reddish-brown, sort of terra-cotta nude.

Kat von D Studded Kiss Metallic lipstick in Wolvesmouth
I don't usually go for bold lipstick colors but I've had this on my wishlist for ages so I decided to go for it! Wolvesmouth is a vampy metallic berry shade that will be perfect for a night out. It feels very creamy on the lips and I love the studded black container! It is more purple than I expected (it looks dark red in reviews) but it's a shade that I don't already have in my collection.

Tarte Birthday Gift Set
I was really excited about this set because it includes a sample lip paint and a sample blush, both good sizes! The shades are really good for fair skin, although I think they will wash out deeper skin tones. The lip paint is in the shade Birthday Suit, which is a pale pink-mauve nude (very similar to Namaste which I already have) and the blush is in the shade Paaarty, which is a matte pale pink. I'm not sure if these shades are in the permanent collection or if they are made especially for the birthday gift. Anyway, I love the Tarte lip paints and Tarte blushes so I'm very happy with this.

Swatches from left to right: Ophelia, Walkyrie, Wolvesmouth, Birthday Suit, Paaarty 

Overall I had an amazing birthday and I can't believe how old I'm getting! I'm so excited for my twenties.

Is your birthday coming up soon?

Xx Katie
12 comments on "Birthday Haul"
  1. I always get excited when it's my birthday (July) because I will treat myself and nobody can tell me otherwise nor I feel bad about it!!! Wolvesmouth shade is gorgeous :)


  2. Happy Birthday!! Omg I love the KVD liquid lipstick. That's totally something I can see myself wearing. As for my birthday, it's not until October so it's a while to go :)


  3. I've been lusting after Wolvesmouth for a while now!
    Ela | www.stealingyoursunbeams.wordpress.com

  4. Happy Birthday! You got a bunch of gems on your special day :) Love the bracelet.

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  5. Happy (late) birthday, pretty girl!!
    Looks like you got absolutely spoilt (I keep my Tiffany's box on my vanity, too ahaha)! I'm super jealous that you got your hands on Ophelia. I love Kat Von D's lipsticks and I've been lusting after that damn shade since it's release! A lovely little haul here, girl. You did good. :)

    Christie's Take on Life. xx

  6. Happy belated birthday! It sounds like it was a good :) That's so cool that you live near the border and can make a casual international trip whenever. Love the lipsticks you got! You really can never go wrong with a nude/ have too many nudes ;) At least that's what us beauty junkies tell ourselves lol. The Sephora birthday gift this year looks so cute! The blush color looks lovely. Hopefully it's dark enough for my medium tan skintone XD

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  7. happy birthday! i hope you had a great day, looks like you got some great things :)


  8. Happy birthday and what a lovely haul! Are you in Seattle? I know it's really close to Canada.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. Thank you! I live in Michigan really close to the border :)

  9. Happy birthday! That bracelet is just stunning and you got some awesome goodies! I also picked up that Tarte birthday duo, and love it.

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

  10. Happy belated birthday my birthday was on the 12th I've just done a what I got for my birthday haul. you got some amazing gifts. I am a big fan of breakfast at tiffanys as well :). I love the kat von d studded lipsticks i'm yet to own one though. I love metallic lipsticks I didn't know Kat Von D did metallic lipsticks so I will definitely look into this . love your bracelet too.



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