2017 Birthday Gift Haul

by KimandMakeup

The best gift I get every year is spending time with my friends and family on my birthday, but my awesome friends are also super generous.  They’re just as glam as I am if not more so, and they know what I’ll like so I usually get fabulous makeup gifts from them.  This year I had a couple friends over to do our makeup, then we headed out to prefunk at an apartment closer to downtown where we went out. I couldn’t have asked for a more fun night! The next day I met up with my family to check out a new spot- Ridgewalker Brewing.  I hope this post doesn’t come off braggy- I will be using lots of these products in upcoming posts so I thought it would be cool to share! 

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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer / I opened this and was SO excited to use it that night. My friend knew this was on my wishlist and bought it for me… I have been raving about this on my blog like a lunatic lately but I feel like I’ve been missing out on such a good primer for so many years.

NARS Creamy Concealer / Oddly enough I have never tried out this classic concealer. I already love it! Mine is in the shade custard.

It Cosmetics Heavenly Complexion Brush / I used this that same night as well and it made my foundation apply so evenly and quickly.

 

Dose of Colors lipsticks / My friend and I had been so excited for the release of the Dose of Colors Lip It Up lipsticks, and she gifted me with Toast, Brulee, and Mocha. They are all so beautiful and wearable nude shades. The formula feels like a mix of the Bite Amuse Bouche formula mixed with a MAC lipstick. Definitely unique and lovely.

 

Guess Sunglasses / I was so stunned when I opened this generous gift. These glasses are ultra light and have such cool flat lenses. They check every box- big, match everything, are blue, black, and tortoise shell all in one, and come in the cutest sturdy leopard case.

 

Sephora & Starbucks gift cards / Who isn’t a big fan of getting these!?

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Kitchenaid Soda Stream / This was such a cool, unexpected gift. I buy a case of LaCroix at least once every two weeks or less and now I won’t have to. I had no idea Kitchenaid even made this product, but they collabed with Soda Stream to make the most badass sparkling water mixer I’ve ever seen. It looks like a classic Kitchenaid mixer slash a milkshake maker in one but it’s even better because it makes healthy fizzy water!!

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Pua / Everytime I watch Disney Moana I tear up like a cry baby at her cute little pig friend Pua.  This is the only stuffed animal I have- I promise I’m not an odd doll collector lol. Definitely one of my favorite characters from Disney, Pua the little pig looks like the perfect mixture between a cat and a puppy. I seriously am wondering why they chose to have Moana take that chicken on her voyage rather than the adorable pig!?

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Le Creuset Kettle / Le Creuset cookware is stunning but out of my budget. I actually did not have a hot water kettle so I was so excited to see this lovely kettle in one of my favorite color combos they offer- oyster grey. It’s cool to get something that I know I will keep in my kitchen for life!

 

I’m pretty hard to shop for… it might be pretty obvious that I buy myself a lot of makeup/ hair/ fashion items so I always am surprised when my friends know exactly what I want. I feel super lucky. 🙂 

-Kim

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