Saturday, 14 July 2012

18 presents for 18 years!

Unfortunately for my parents July is going to be a veryyy  expensive month! My sister turns 18 on the 14th & I turn 21 on the 22nd. My sister & I have been very very lucky & for our birthdays our parents are taking us to New York & San Francisco over a period of 8 days! How good is that?! I can't explain how excited I am (mainly for the food & shopping!).

But anyways, my sister said a few weeks back that she was going to buy me 21 presents, so obviously to return the favour (& because it's fun, haha) I am gonna get her 18 presents! Clever, huh?


I'm writing this post before her birthday but I can't publish it untill the 14th July because she follows my blog & would most likely see it! I can't wait to give her them :) I love buying people presents! So, me & my sister are like chalk & cheese - we are nothing alike! But I think I have captured my sisters personality quite well with the presents I've bought. They aren't all beauty products but I thought I'd still share, as I loved buying them all :D





  1. Casual River Island tee.
  2. Some lovely nautical blue & white pumps from River Island.
  3. A bar of cookie & cream Hershey's.
  4. A badge that says 'I heart boobs' (my sister bats for the other team ;)
  5. Coca-Cola flavoured Lipsmaker from Topshop.
  6. The pink thing came pre-wrapped. But it's a pretty decorative sign with a quote written on it about having no regrets :)

  7. A very hungry caterpillar bookmark. Fond memory from our childhood. The very hungry caterpillar that is, not bookmarks...
  8. Dark angels fresh facial cleanser from the ever so lush Lush
  9. A bubblegum flavoured lip scrub also from Lush
  10. 3 pairs of Topshop's girly boxers
  11. A 7mm wooden ear stretcher


  12. A White Stripes book
  13. Another White Stripes book. Repetitive but she loves 'um :)
  14. 3 Cath Kidson hand creams in wild rose, bluebell & honeysuckle.
  15. Maybelline make-up. Silk glam eyeshadow in coral drama, a blush in golden bronze & superstay 24hr concealer in light.
  16. Rimmel polish in chic & cheerful.
  17. I think I got a little excited & wrapped a present before taking a photo. But I also got some really pretty bracelets from River Island.

The most expensive gift of the 18 was a Thomas Sabo skull charm. I just love all the packaging so wanted to show you separately :)


How cute are the Thomas Sabo gumy bears?!

& that's that! I really hope she likes them. Can't wait to give her them :) 

Happy 18th little sis!

xox

17 comments:

  1. 100% sure your sister will love the lip scrub. Have a great holiday :) x

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    1. Thank you :) She did like it, yay. She put it on straight after she'd opened her pressies! xx

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  2. Wow!! Lots of great presents for your sis.. :) Lucky her! :D

    www.cutedumpling.blogspot.com

    xoxo

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    1. I know, I can't wait to get mine haha xx

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  3. That is such a good and cute idea! Love it!
    xx
    beautybyt2.blogspot.ca

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    1. I know yeah, I loved doing it :) xx

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  4. wow I just discovered your blog and really like it. Think you have great style and am following now! Definitely a new fan! You are very inspiring
    Pop up by my page when you get a chance xoxo Tamara
    www.theglamandglitter.com

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    1. Yayy :) Thank you!! I'll go check your blog out xx

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  5. I am definitely doing this with my sister next year for her birthday!
    Love your blog I followed!
    - Samantha
    http://simplysamanthaj.blogspot.ca/

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  6. That is such a cute idea! I want to copy it but everyone I know has had their big birthdays now. I love Thomas Sabo, but I'm too scared to wear my charm bracelet in case I ruin it like I usually do.

    Aw your poor parents! :P My brothers turned 18 and 21 in the same month too, and my brother's also graduating this month so my mums not happy! XD

    Lisamello xx

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    1. I'm the same! I just wear them on 'special occasions' haha. I'm graduating this month too, as well as both of our birthdays. I do feel sorry for them haha xx

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  7. Oh and I nominated you for a Liebster award too. I'll leave the link below if you want to check it out.

    http://lisamello.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/liebster-blog-award.html

    Lisamello xx

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    1. Ahhhhh thank you!! I'll go look now :D xx

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  8. What a fun post! It's so sweet that you and your sister are sharing birthday traditions :)

    Caitlin
    http://charmcolorfully.blogspot.com/

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  9. These are lovely presents! & I love the tradition me and my other half do it every year for the past 2 years!:D

    http://beauty-fashion-crush.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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