Last week I celebrated my birthday. Because my sister and I share our birthdays only four days apart we decided to celebrate them together this year and take a three day trip up north to a nice little beach-side town. Whilst there we swam in the surf, relaxed by the pool, ate at many cafes and restaurants, watched the boats come in and out in the afternoon and saw only one cat among too many dogs to count. There must have been at least two hundred that we saw. Terribly enough, I didn't take any pictures. But I do have some pictures of a couple of the lovely gifts I received.
The boy surprised me with this beautiful Estee Lauder makeup and makeup travel case gift pack. Each time I go to visit him I have to wrap up all my makeup up in a little velcro towel bag, so this shall definitely come in handy. Not to mention I will also have much fun recreating some of the eye makeup styles in my growing collection of pictures of lovely 1960's ladies and their incredible makeup.
I'm going to go nuts with this eye shadow palette. I'm thinking eyes like Anna Karina.
The lipstick is particularly nice. I love the gold speckles, like snow falling on a winter's night.
He also surprised me with this perfume that I've been pining over lately. I had recently received a boxed sample of it from a friend and after trying it I have been wearing it ever since.
It is Modern Muse Eau de Parfum, also by Estee Lauder, and released this year. It has a luxurious dual scent of sweet jasmine and sleek woods and whilst wearing it I feel exudes an atmosphere of sophistication and classic glamour from years gone by. The packaging is soft, simple and elegant too, and really does look rather pretty sitting on my vanity.
The gold and navy colours of the bottle also match with the makeup carry case set. How nice.