If you follow me on social media, you will probably have noticed that I recently celebrated my 25th birthday. 25. Halfway to 50. Over the hill. I wasn’t exactly thrilled about my birthday this year and found it incredibly daunting, but with a little bit of help from friends and family, I had a truly amazing time. I got well and truly spoilt and thought I would share a few bits and pieces in a mini birthday haul.
Now, I just thought I would pop a little note here to say that this post isn’t intended to come across as bragging in any way – These sorts of posts are just always well received and I know I enjoy being nosey and reading them too!
Now I feel like a real grown-up! With all my friends scattered across the country and moving around a lot, an address book seemed like a sensible idea and just look at it, it’s so pretty! It’s already had some use for birthdays and just really makes me feel like I have my shit together.
What Would The Spice Girls Do by Lauren Bravo
I’ve had my eye on this book for a while as it seemed to take the internet by storm a little bit. Essentially a feminist read, What Would The Spice Girls Do takes a nostalgic journey back to the 90s and has been described in reviews as a love letter to the girls we were and the women we have become. I’m really excited and intrigued by this book and may even end up writing a review of my own!
Mr Lister’s Quiz Shootout
It might be a bit nerdy but I’m a sucker for a board game. I’m naturally quite competitive and also enjoy the time away from a screen, so it shouldn’t be a shock that I was super happy to receive this little quiz game, made by Big Potato Games, for my birthday. It’s a little complicated to explain but it’s basically a question-and-answer quiz best played in teams. We’ve played it a few times now and it’s really good fun and quite difficult!
Magnitone First Step Vibra Sonic Compact Cleansing Brush
My skincare routine is frankly non-existent, and now that I’m on a steep decline into my 30s (that’s terrifying) I thought I should probably do something about it. I’ve heard lots of amazing things about these cleansing brushes and how they’ve really made a difference to people’s skin, so I was really happy to receive one!
I’ve been using this nearly every day (I’m not perfect, don’t judge me) for about a month now and I would say I have noticed a difference. My skin is definitely even and smoother and I get less breakouts, but I think we still have a bit of a way to go before I can fully say if this is helping.
L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Multi Masking Face Mask Play Kit
Who doesn’t love a face mask, right? The full-size versions of these L’Oreal masks are quite expensive and my skin is quite sensitive at times, but with this little trio, I can try out the different masks and see how my skin reacts. I’ve not managed to give any of them a go yet, but I’ll let you know how I get on!
I hope you guys enjoyed reading my mini birthday haul. I feel so grateful and loved and I had the most amazing birthday. Thank you as well for all your birthday wishes over on Twitter and Instagram, they made me feel super special.