Mini Haul & Birthday Gifts and Treats!

On Tuesday I turned 22. I’m not a big fan of birthdays and I’ve never made a fuss about them but some of you guys wanted me to share what I was gifted for my birthday so I thought I would share them with you in a blog post. My family were super sweet and got me lots of nice bits so this post is going to be pretty quick, I thought I’d throw in some bits that I’ve picked up recently as well so lets get started.

Mini Haul

I popped into town this week to pick up a few things that I had been looking at. If you seen my last post, you will know that I have been obsessed with the Maybelline Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks lately and was going to pick up more. So of course, that’s exactly what I did! I have been on the hunt for a true red lipstick for a long while now as my Colourpop one just doesn’t cut it as it transfers EVERYWHERE, no matter how much I try to mattify it with powder. So seeing as I loved the Maybelline one so much I decided to pick up the red shade and it did not disappoint! I wore it on my birthday and loved it. It stayed on through all the eating and drinking and I honestly can’t recommend them enough! I also picked up a nude shade, which to be honest, is a little too light for me but I can mix it in with a darker shade and still get some wear out of it.

Birthday Gifts/Treats

A lot of these will be pictures from the Pretty Little Thing website as my boyfriend kindly let me pick out a few bits and bought them for me and we all know what Pretty Little Thing is like for deliveries! It’s shocking! So hopefully they will get here before the end of next week anyway! Here’s what I picked…

The first item that I picked up was this gorgeous mini skirt. As I’m super short I don’t think it will be as mini on me as it is on this 5 foot 8 model but who knows? I love the blush colour and I’ve been wanting to pick up a pleated skirt for a while now so this one is perfect! Pick it up here.

I also picked up the same style of skirt in black but this one isn’t mini and is more of a tennis skirt. I’ve seen so many of these styled up in different ways and have been meaning to get my hands on one for a while so I’m super excited for it to arrive! Pick it up here, (also available in white).

pretty little thing tennis skirt

The next item is a dress I’ve had my eye on for quite while now. I first seen it on Ashley Kehoe, a Dublin based blogger who’s figure and style is incredible! I don’t think it will look as good on me as it does on her but sure we will give it a go and see what happens. Pick it up here, also comes in lots of other colours and prints.

pretty little thing dress

Keeping with the dress theme I also picked up a very similar dress but with long sleeves. I find this style of dress so flattering, especially if you have a big chest. I find it so hard to get dresses that look nice as so many of them have such plunging necklines that I would literally pop out of them if I moved! So these tea dresses are perfect. Pick it up here.

pretty little thing

The last dress I picked up is this simple t-shirt dress. I’ve been meaning to pick up a t-shirt dress for a while now but am just unsure of how it will look with a big chest but I’m going to give it a try and see what it’s like. I love the simplicity of this black dress and the contrast of the red writing is perfect and simple. It also kinda reminds me of stranger things, I don’t know if it has anything to do with that but the font really reminds me of the show? Pick it up here.

stay weird dress

This playsuit caught my eye straight away on the website! I am obsessed with playsuits and probably have way too many but whats one more? I am loving that pale blue or really any pastel colour lately! I had to size up in this due to the boob situation again… So I’m hoping that I won’t be popping out of this as believe it or not, that’s a real issue when you have big boobs 😛 Pick it up here, comes in 3 other colours.

playsuit pretty little thing

The last thing that my lovely boyfriend bought me was this lovely off the shoulder that I ordered hoping that it goes really nicely with the two skirts, especially the black one! I love that it is cropped as I won’t have to tuck it into the skirt. It’s such a nice yellow/lemon colour. Perfect for summer! Pick it up here.off the shoulder pretty little thing

So that’s everything for this post, I did receive some other bits from family but thought all you fashion and beauty lovers would be interested in this stuff! I hope you liked and enjoyed reading it, let me know what your favourite thing is in the comments. See you in my next post.

Thank you for reading,

Lauren.

x.

 

 

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