Birthday Wishlist

I’m not normally someone to focus on material objects. I would much prefer to do and do and see things, than own them. So it’s maybe because of this that I’ve always found ‘birthday wishlist’ or ‘what I got for my birthday’ posts a bit uncomfortable. To me, they can easily be seen as bragging or boasting about what you either expect to get, or what you have received.

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However, I have recently been enjoying what I suppose are more personal posts. I’ve really been enjoying reading monthly favourites and goals posts, as I feel it is helping me get to know the blogger a bit more (and it’s always fun to be a bit nosey!)

Which leads me on to creating this post. Now, obviously this is a wishlist and I in no way expect to receive even half of these items. I will be incredibly lucky and thankful for whatever I receive, but more importantly, I will be spending time with loved ones, and that’s what really matters. This is purely to show you all the bits and bobs that I’m currently interested in.


As someone who doesn’t consider herself a typically girly-girl, I’ve surprised myself with how many beauty bits are on my birthday wishlist this year.

Let’s start with the Ariel Shell Brush Set by Spectrum Cosmetics. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been a huge Disney lover and my favourite princess has always been Ariel. As a child, I loved her because she was different to other princesses. She stood out from the crowd to me with her long red hair and she didn’t conform. Maybe Ariel is why I went on to dye my hair a variety of colours as a teenager!

This set just looks stunning. I’ve got one or two Spectrum brushes already and they are so soft and easy to use, so I’d love to be able to have a full set. This item is very pricey at £79.99 but I think it’s beautiful.

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Next up on my list is the Balance Me Flash Cleanse Micellar Water. I first began using this after receiving a sample in one of my Birchboxes and it worked wonders for my skin. I ran out of this a few weeks ago and it’s a one of the more expensive skincare products I used, so I thought I would include it in my list.

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The final beauty product included in my birthday wishlist this year is the Benefit the POREfessional Pearl Primer. Again, I received a sample of this in a Birchbox and fell in love. It’s an amazing primer that minimises the look of pores and my foundation sits so well on top of it. This retails at around £27 so it’s definitely a treat!

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I’ve been trying to make more of an effort to read this year, and it’s been going fairly well! I think so far this year I’ve read about 6 books, which may not sound like a lot, but I’m trying to get back into the habit whilst working full-time, blogging and having a social life!

The first book on my birthday wishlist is Dark Pines by Will Dean. This is described as an atmospheric crime thriller and focuses Tuva Moodyson, a deaf female reporter for a local newspaper in the small Swedish town of Gavrick. 
Two hunters are found dead in a secluded forest with their eyes missing echoing a historic case back in the 1990’s. 
Sounds creepy, right?

Another book I have been desperate to read is Owning it: Your Bullsh*t-Free Guide to Living with Anxiety by Caroline Foran. In this, Foran chronicles her experience with her own anxiety and a variety of treatments in a no-frills-attached manner. I think it will be really eye-opening and intriguing to see how someone else copes with their mental health and the treatment options made available to them. It just sounds like a great read. 


Yes, I’m officially old enough to be asking for bedding for my birthday. But, in my defence, look how pretty this Cath Kidson Paper Rose Bedding Set is! I have no real reason for wanting this, other than I think it’s adorable and it’s been ages since I’ve had new bedsheets and covers.

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I also really like this Saving For A Rainy Day Money Box for keeping all my loose change safe and maybe helping me to save for nice day trips with my partner.


The final thing I will be adding to my birthday wishlist this year is the Bounce Below for Two experience day. Found in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, Bounce Below is essentially cave-diving mixed with trampolining, and it looks incredible! I love going adventuring and exploring and with bouncier trampolines, bigger nets and huge slides, I don’t think you could get any more fun crammed into this cave!

I hope you enjoyed this post and maybe learnt a little bit more about me along the way. Is there anything on your birthday wishlist at the moment? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Laura Mann
    19/08/2018 / 7:40 pm

    Bounce Below looks incredible!! I also enjoy this list, it’s got me thinking how adult we are 😘

  2. 19/08/2018 / 7:47 pm

    I loved reading this post! That spectrum brush set is absolutely beautiful and that book by Caroline Foran is definitely on my ‘to be read’ list. I’ve heard so many great things about bounce below, I’m just too much of a chicken to try it haha xx

    • 19/08/2018 / 7:57 pm

      It’s gorgeous isn’t it! Ah I love anything like that, looks so much fun x

  3. 19/08/2018 / 7:58 pm

    The Ariel brush set is gorgeous and worth the money trust me I just got mine and love it! I’d love to do that cave trampolining it always looks so fun!

    Jess //

    • 19/08/2018 / 10:17 pm

      Ah that’s so good to hear! I just adore it, it’s so pretty but also amazing quality from what I’ve heard! X

  4. simplejoysabi
    19/08/2018 / 8:35 pm

    Oh my gosh that bounce bellow for two sounds amazing 😂 I love cath kidson as well that duvet set is beautiful 😱
    Abi xx

    • 19/08/2018 / 10:18 pm

      I’ve been wanting t go for years, it looks so fun and is really different! I know, love Cath x

  5. 20/08/2018 / 2:33 pm

    I do love Birthday Wishlist posts 🙂 The brushes look incredible! And the Bounce experience sounds so interesting!

  6. 20/08/2018 / 8:21 pm

    Looks like a nice list! I hope you have a happy birthday and get to go to that trampoline place!

  7. multipotentialitethoughtswriter
    21/08/2018 / 9:29 am

    I hope all your Birthday wishes come true!! ❤

  8. 22/08/2018 / 12:42 am

    Bounce bellow looks fab, it’s something I would love to do. I hope all your birthday wishes come true and you have a fab day! xx

  9. lilo8102
    22/08/2018 / 7:49 pm

    Looks like a nice list! ❤

  10. OurFour Suitcases
    22/08/2018 / 8:11 pm

    I am a big fan of wish lists! If we did not make wishes then how would magic happen 🙂

  11. 23/08/2018 / 7:53 am

    Please write a blog when you go trampolining? I quite fancy giving it go so I’d like to know what it’s like! And have a great birthday!

  12. 23/08/2018 / 12:31 pm

    I don’t wear makeup but that Ariel brush set is so tempting!

    And that Cath Kidston bed sheets is so lovely! I wouldn’t want to get out of the bed lol

    x Rasya |

  13. 24/08/2018 / 8:31 am

    This is such an interesting and enjoyable post to read. 💖 Those brushes look gorgeous 😍✨

  14. 24/08/2018 / 1:39 pm

    That Disney brush set looks so amazing and I love the bedding set you picked out, it’s so soft and pretty looking! The c and ve diving thing sounds pretty interesting too !

  15. 24/08/2018 / 5:29 pm

    I bought those Ariel make up brushes for my cousins birthday, they are stunning! Hope you get everything you want.xx

  16. 1stephloves
    25/08/2018 / 11:10 am

    Love this post. The anxiety book sounds really interesting and the Ariel make up brushes are beautiful. I hope you get some of the things you wish for lovely xxx

  17. 29/08/2018 / 9:58 am

    Oh dear, the hubby wants to do Bounce Below, but I’m more of a book-reading, spa-going kind of girl!
    Love the bedding and the sound of the crime thriller!! Great list!xx

    • 29/08/2018 / 11:33 am

      Ah I love a good adrenaline activity! Thank you!

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