I hope you had a great weekend! Fall is finally in the air, until the afternoon then it’s like 80 degrees again…Oh Georgia! Can’t believe Halloween is this weekend! What are your Halloween plans? Dressing up? Tell me in the comments section!
A couple weeks ago was my birthday and of course I got some beauty products, some were given to me, some I bought for myself. I can’t be the only person that likes to buy themselves a birthday present right? :) Keep reading to see everything I got.
Birthday Haul (Plus GIVEAWAY)
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1 // Soap and Glory Smoothie Oat, Sugar, and Shea Breakfast Scrub: OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! THIS SMELLS AMAZING!! And yes I needed to type that in ALL CAPS! You all know at this point that I am a scent girl, and I really love all my shower products to smell heavenly. This scrub does not let me down. It smells like the most amazing breakfast oatmeal ever and I literally will stand in the shower, open it up, take a big whiff, and not use it (because I’m trying to ration it out)…I’m so weird. Enough about the smell, it is an amazing scrub. It’s pretty abrasive which I really like and it leaves your skin so so soft. If you get inspiration to buy anything in this post I HIGHLY recommend this. Enough with the caps lock button Anna! :)
2 // Formula X Nail Polish in Alchemy: This color is stunning with micro-glitter and iridescent shimmer and once it hits the light it just glistens. I haven’t actually applied this to my nails yet, but I can tell it’s going to be a favorite of mine just from looking at it in the bottle. I think it will be perfect for Thanksgiving! It is a limited edition polish so if you want it, but it soon!
3 // MAC Blush in Fever (Matte): I was looking for a darker toned blush that would be perfect for Fall/Winter and this to me is perfection!! Just like the name of it, it almost looks like your cheeks just have a natural flush from a fever or getting too hot while playing in the snow! It’s so flattering for many skin tones. If you are fair skin, just use a tiny bit because it is super pigmented and a little goes a long way. I’ve been wearing it nonstop since I got it and LOVE it!
4 // NARS Audacious Lipsticks in ANNA: This is one of the birthday presents I knew I wanted to buy for myself. First of all the shade is MY name and I just loved that, second I really love lipstick so I just wanted to buy it myself. I obviously bought this one because of the name, but I absolutely love the color! It is the perfect Fall time berry/nude or Kylie Jenner color. The formulation of these lipsticks are so creamy and pigmented, that you literally only need one swipe. They last on the lips for quiet a while. They are $32 a pop, but I think if you are a lipstick wearer, you should splurge for just one!
5 // IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette: I’m not going to go into detail about this palette because I am going to do a full review and swatches coming up in a post soon. But just know this… I love it, like a lot! :)
In the picture of me I am wearing Fever blush, and the NARS Anna lipstick, just for reference!
That is all of the beauty items I got for my birthday!! I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my gifts and maybe they gave you some inspiration for your birthday or Christmas wish list!
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I hope you had a great birthday! I love the blush and lip color on you! :)
Thank you so much girl!! :)
That salt scrub looks amazing!
I know right? It’s the best!! :)
Buying yourself a birthday gift is an excellent idea, and I definitely do it! I need a new blush for an event tomorrow and I’m always afraid to get the wrong tone and look like a clown ;) Thanks for solving the problem for me! I’ll be sampling the MAC blush first! And that scrub…that just looks and sounds amazing. Especially with winter coming!
Haha glad I’m not the only one! If you do decide to get that one just use a light hand with it or you could end up looking like a clown, haha it is so pigmented which I like because you get more bang for your buck! :) Yes the scrub is amazing and would be perfect for winter, the smell alone is a warm kind of smell!
Love these products! You should check out the Soap & Glory Flake Away scrub. Shea butter, sugar, and peach seed powder…it smells divine! I’m excited to try the one you mentioned. It sounds great!
Ooo that sounds amazing! I’m sure I would love it, because I love everything Soap and Glory!! I hope you like the one I mentioned! :)
I love that you buy yourself presents – I do, too! Usually makeup I’ve been meaning to get as well. I have a couple nail polishes from the Formula X line, and I really like them – that’s a fantastic color.
Haha I know, I hate asking everyone for makeup and beauty products, so sometimes I just buy them myself! I love the top coat by Formula X, it works great and is so shiny!! :)
You makeup looks awesome in that picture! Just the name of that scrub makes me want to smell it :)
Thank you so much!! I know right? It smells even better than it sounds, if that’s possible! :)
Ooh, I’m all about that scrub. It sounds AMAZING.
Girl get it, it is amazing!!! I tried to describe it the best I could! :)
These products are to die for! They are all so beautiful. And you look beautiful. Thanks so much for the giveaway. I entered!!! BTW-Happy late birthday :) My little girl’s birthday was Oct 19
Thank you so much Rebecca, super sweet!! Good luck on winning the Giveaway! :)
Happy belated Birthday to your little girl!!!
Wow, what a gorgeous haul! That it cosmetics palette is looking at me and wants me to get it! The Formula X nail polish also looks very intriguing!!! Sweet Giveaway! Have a nice one sweetheart! XOXO, Sissi
Thank you! The palette is amazing! I’ll be doing a full review on it soon, so totally check it out! I can’t wait to use the Formula X polish, it’s just been sitting on my dresser calling my name while I had other stuff on my nails! Boo! Thanks so much, you too! :)
Skye @ Planet Jinxatron
Happy birthday! If I had that sugar scrub I don’t know if I’d use it or try to eat it! But I’m pinning it anyway ’cause it looks so good.
Thank you so much!! I know right haha, there are many times I think about eating that scrub, but just think how it would get stuck in my teeth haha! Thanks for pinning! :)
Happy late birthday! Mine was oct 20th! This GA weather sucks! I want fall weather! “/
Thank you! Yea I think I told you Happy Birthday on your blog too! :) I know it is so hot especially today! Bummer!
Thank you for sharing, I really want to try some soap and glory. I usually buy some things and take it out of my christmas budget from my fiancé, I can’t wait to show everyone the goodies. Other times he will take me to ultra to pick things out.
Definitely try Soap and Glory!! That’s a good idea! :)
#1 You are gorgeous! #2 That scrub sounds amazing #3 That nailpolish looks awesome! Can’t wait to see the post about the palette! :)
#1 Aww thank you so much Sarah, you are so sweet! #2 It is absolutely amazing, even if you don’t buy it, next time you are close to Sephora go smell it! #3 I know, I can’t wait to wear it! I will probably do a post about that palette in the next couple of weeks, it’s gorgeous!! :)
Jenna @ A Savory Feast
That breakfast scrub sounds really interesting! I love that you bought yourself presents. I don’t usually do that, but I do like to go shopping with any birthday money I get. So that is almost the same thing, right? Thanks for hosting this giveaway with me! It’s been awesome so far.
It is amazing, seriously! If you are looking for a good body exfoliator I definitely recommend this one! And you being a foodie will love the scent! I promise!! Haha yea I guess that would be like the same thing, except I didn’t get my money as a gift! :)
Absolutely, thank you so much for coming up with the idea and including me!! You are right, it has been great so far!! :)