Birthday Haul

   Hello my lovelies,
     This month I celebrated my birthday and since today I had some free time on my hands, I thought it would be nice to show you what presents I received from my loved ones. This year, my birthday was a special one and I have to thank my lovely husband for that. He knew that I needed a break from everything so he decided to take me on a short shopping trip to Germany.  I love shopping (who doesn't ) and I love Germany, so I was very thrilled when we left on our little adventure.
  We went to Essen, a very nice city in the West of Germany. You may wonder why I love Germany so much. Well, in a way it reminds me of home and I love their big shopping malls too. If you love shopping and you ever get the chance to visit this city, I advise you to take minimum two days to do so. We had only a few hours to see everything, so I left without visiting everything that was on my list.
   Even if I did not manage to see all the stores that I wanted, I still made the most of my time there and bought some goodies that caught my attention and that I had on my wishlist for some time.

Kiko Radiant Fusion Baked Powder - I saw this product on Instagram and I knew that I have to have it. I needed a new powder anyway, so this was the perfect opportunity. I went for the lightest shade - Ivory and I am happy with my choice. I tried it a few times since that day and I am happy with it. If you are looking for a mattifying powder, better skip this one because it offers a subtle glow to the face that might not be to your liking. I will do a full review for this powder soon.
Kiko Shade Fusion Trio Blush -  This product was on my list for more than a year. I actually had two shades from this blush, on my wishlist, but in the end, I decided to buy only one for the moment. I went for shade 2, that is a nude blush with subtle sparkles. I was missing a nude blush from my collection and this one is the perfect addition.

 The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Body Lotion -  I believe that the Smoky Poppy range was available two years ago at The Body Shop. I did not like it at all then, I even dare to say that I hated the smell. Last year I received a sample of the body butter and after I applied it on my skin I fell in love. I looked for them online, in outlets and nothing, until I came across this Body Shop store in Essen. They still had a lot of products from this range, so I picked the body lotion. Of course, now that I think of it, I am sorry that I did not buy more of them, but hey, maybe I get lucky and go back to Essen soon.
The Body Shop Fijian Water Lotus - Everything was on sale that day at The Body Shop, so I bought this lovely eau de toilette. It smells heavenly and I am really glad that I have it. I usually wear it at night, after I take a shower, the smell lasts all night long and relaxes me.
The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Serum - I had a bad experience with my Olay face serum, so I did not use anything on my face at night for some time. When I saw this serum, I decided to give it a try, I heard a lot of good things about the serum and I am happy that I bought it. It has a very light consistency and makes my skin super smooth. Love it!

 Steve Madden Bag - I found this beauty at Tj Maxx. I saw it the moment I entered the store. I looked at it and I knew that I'm going to take it home with me. I like it a lot, I think it represents me and my style. I have enough space inside for my stuff and all the baby stuff that I carry around all the time (mommy life).

   Trussardi My Name - This was another present from my hubby. He knows how much I love Trussardi and since my last bottle was empty, he bought me another one. I mentioned a few times before, I absolutely adore this scent. It's very feminine and delicate and the fact that I am on my fourth bottle says a lot.

   Another beautiful surprise came from my best friend Elisa. Even though we are so far away from each other, she managed to surprise me with this gorgeous flower bouquet. Thank you again sweetie, I love you!

MacBook Pro - Or the star of my birthday! My previous laptop wasn't working good anymore and I think I spent months saving money and looking for the perfect laptop. I knew that Mac was one of the best, but because of the high price I could not even dream to get one. I ended up buying an Asus, that I returned because it did not live up to my expectations. Then I ordered a Dell, but I did not like that one either. My mind was still on this one, so my husband gave me the green light to buy it!! Love you, my love!  Useless to say that this laptop is everything I dreamed of and more. It's my baby and I love it!
    I think it's safe to say that this year, I had the best birthday ever!! I got to spend time with my family, got all the things that I dreamed of, it really was a blast.
   From now on I plan to write more beauty articles on my blog, so stay tuned.
   Until next time, take care and don't forget to smile.

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