I have just come to realise its my 31st Birthday in a weeks time and to be honest I have not completely thought about it being so close to Christmas.
I did however have a small wishlist which I thought I would share with you , some of which , my husband already treat me to last week while we were out clothes shopping for the little ones Christmas wrap ups.
In all honestly , I originally only asked for a couple of winter jumpers , I like to get them in a bigger size so they are slounchy and comfortable to wear, I do not like the tight fitted ones. It is all I was truly in need of after putting on a little weight this past year and growing out of last years thick sweatshirts.
The weather is drastically getting colder and I am the type of person who covers myself in a fleece in summer so I am not looking forward to being cold at all.
Being in Primark after spending a couple of 000's on the kids , my husband asked me to pick out a couple and so I picked out these two .
£12 - Bumblebee , long length knitted jumper.
That evening my sister informed my husband he had to pop in while out to pick up a couple of bags. When he got home he realised she had sent over three bags of clothes, jumpers, and some rather nice tops which I was very grateful for , in fact the husband then grunted as if to say ,
''So I bought you two jumpers and she gives you 10, typical?''
I had to laugh , love having an older sister lol.
Another item which I was in desperate need of was foundation.
I had been using the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in shade pebble but it seems to be looking very flakey and caked on the skin these past couple of months and so I was in dyer need of changing it .
Not only was the shade totally incorrect after my skin tone had changed to the pale winter complexion but I also think that when the shade was picked by the lady at the counter , she chose a slightly darker, pinky tone which was not the shade I was in need of.
The lady at the counter sat me down and gave me a lovely makeover .
For the first time in a long time , I had actually felt refreshed and well enough to go out wearing no makeup and so it made things a lot easier for her , unlike the embarrassing moment I had to be cleaned down with wipes to try the Estee Lauder 6 months prior .
It seemed that my skin had lightened quite significantly and to be honest the lady was fantastic in finding my perfect match within minutes .
She was lovely , for some reason , not many of the ladies at the makeup stores in the Debenhams I have been to make me feel very comfortable but Urban Decay stalls, I always seem very welcomed at.
After finding my match of the shade 3.5 ( which I have to admit , If I had to look for it myself in store or on line , I would have completely got it wrong, it looks so dark on line but in fact is very pale on the skin ) , the lovely chatty lady then continued to add the contour and blush and I felt amazing when she had completed my look.
The foundation felt very light weight and I could hardly notice that I was wearing any foundation at all, the only difference I could see was that my face looked even toned thanks to the foundation and It gave me a a natural finish which is exactly what I was after although the lady did say it was buildable to a full coverage if needed, which I do like to use for special occasions.
The foundation which I ended up taking home with me is Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid and compared to the previous foundation I was using it was a steal at only £27.00 and looked and felt so much better .
A little glimpse of how natural it makes my skin look.
Whilst scouring Debenhams for a school coat for our eldest daughter , my husband pulled me to one side to ask if I wanted the new Urban Decay Vice Palette but I refused politely on the fact that I was not keen on the shades and the palette looked like it had a lot of fallout compared to the amazing Naked Palettes I currently use religiously .
I opted to get the Naked 2 instead , Naked 3 is my daily wear palette and use nothing else so I know how long they last and they were most definitely worth every penny , £37.00 .
As I spoke to her, I realised she had an eye catching shadow on, it was very natural but I could see a very slight shimmer sparkle to it , she was very pretty and it was fascinating. I was secretly hoping my husband would pick it up after my slight hint, but I had emptied his bank balance already for the kids and the foundation, palette and jumpers so was not grumbling.
But there is always a list to be added to for the next treat , Christmas is not far of either.
The shadow was Moondust eye shadow in Space cowboy, I have looked previously seen this but the way the lady at the counter had applied it made it look 10 times better than I had seen previously and cost £14.
So there we have it, not much of a list but these are things which I really needed and wished for my birthday , the only item I need now is the Space cowboy and my list is complete.
Well until Christmas anyway !
What is your wishlist of November, will you be celebrating your birthday too?