What I Got For My 22nd Birthday

6 July 2016

I don't know about you, but I'm feelin' 22!!! So as I now have a right to sing Taylor Swift all day, everyday (until late June comes around again), I thought I'd share with you the bits and bobs I got. Please note that this in no way a braggy post, I am so so grateful to have been given these things - this is just one for those blog readers out there who love having a bit of a nosey (which includes me, I love reading bday present 'hauls'/vlogs).

I'll start from the bottom left corner of the top photo and work my way round clockwise! So first off is the gorrrgeous Whistles Leather Rivington Clutch in Faux Lizard (via ASOS), which I've been in love with since Christmas and it has been in my Saved Items list ever since. I was inspired by Anna's Croc version of this, but I prefer the more delicate detailing in mine. This fits a tonne inside, the delicate chain is detachable and it is one of the most grown up handbags I have ever owned - only thing missing is a lil' inside pocket for valuables. Secondly, I got a Zara Gift Card which is so damn fancy it comes in it's own box. I'm hoping to spend it on the Poplin Jumpsuit Dress, if I can get hold of it in my size. Lush's Whoosh Shower Jelly definitely makes my morning showers more interesting and the description on the packaging about woobly bits does make me giggle. Though a little tricky to use, the fragrances of seaweed, grapefruit, lime and rosemary is like a caffeine kick for the senses.

This Topshop Navy Pleated T-Shirt, is made out of silky smooth material and I'm sure will be the perfect piece for evening drinks or the workplace (for when I, you know, finally get hired...). I've had a good natter about Chloé's perfumes on the blog before, but this is the first time I've featured the original on here as I've not repurchased this for years. The Chloé Eau de Parfum has notes of peony, rose, amber, cedar and freesia, and together this medley of scents is very sophisticated, a bit musky and a perfume that sticks around all day. I then also got a Topshop Gift Card, which also comes in cute packaging. Not too sure what I'll be spending this on, but I'm currently deliberating over these Hoop Earrings and this Pyjama Style Shirt.

I FINALLY HAVE STAN SMITHS! I'm always late to the party, but I now finally have my hands on the trainer of the moment. I preferred this Zig Zag style as it's a little different to everyone else's but if you want this edition, they are now in the sale everywah. I tweeted that wearing these beauties is like walking on structured clouds, and it is - they are SO comfy (if you can't tell, I think I'm in love). The white cropped sweater is from Brandy Melville, and is super super soft as always with their clothes and has a cute graphic of Newport Beach printed on the left boob area. Next, is the Rose Jam Bubbleroon from Lush which is so strongly scented, I think I'm going to wait a while before using it, as the Rose Jam fragrance shouldn't be reserved just for Christmas time like its shower gel is. It's bright pink, sparkly, smells of roses and comes with all the amazing Lush ethics, I couldn't ask for more in a bath product tbh. And now for my latest beauty bae, say hello to MAC's Strobe Cream. I've started mixing this in with my foundation, as well as applying it to my upper cheekbones, and gives my complexion the subtle luminosity and healthy glow it so badly craves - forget 5 stars, I'd give it 500.

Have you tried out any of these products? Have you got a gift recently that you're in lurve with? What's on your wish-list at the mo?
Let me know!
C x

28 comments

  1. The Chloe perfume looks amazing and sounds like it would smell pretty amazing too! Happy Birthday! Lovely post <3

    Amelia | http://amelia-g.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. It is such a lovely perfume, and the packaging is gorgeous too - which is definitely an added bonus! Thank you lovely, and thanks for reading - glad you enjoyed this post :) x

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  2. Happy Birthday! A great birthday haul! Sophie x

    sophiehmstewart.com

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    1. Ah thank you Sophie! Glad you enjoyed this post, thanks so much for visiting my blog :) x

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  3. Amazing presents! Hope you had a wonderful day!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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    1. Yeah these really are some great gifts, and I'm so thankful for them! Thanks Anika, hope you do too :) x

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  4. Looks like you got some really lovely goodies for your birthday - and happy belated birthday of course! Def. interested in trying out that Chloe perfume for my next fragrance. The packaging is also just so lovely and feminine.


    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. Yeah I'm really pleased with these thanks! And thank you!! It's definitely worth giving this perfume a spray, it's one of my all time favourites - as is it's packaging. Thanks for reading Rae :) x

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  5. Wow these bits are so lovely :) Happy belated birthday! Those Stans are just gorgeous - I've never seen the zig-zag before, so cool!

    Alice | Whiskey Jars Blog

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    1. Aw thank you Alice! Yeah these are quite rare compared to the usual green/black/red ones, and I think that's why I love them so much as they ass a bit of a twist to the usual. Thanks for stopping by on my blog :) x

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  6. happy belated birthday, love! And I'm absolutely in love with the kicks heh

    -xx, Sia
    https://www.siafoch.com

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    1. Aww thank you Sia!! Yeah I definitely love this Stans, they are one of the comfiest pair of shoes I have ever owned and love that they're trendy at the moment too :) x

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  7. Happy belated birthday Charlotte - you got so many lovely bits and pieces, I am so super jealous of your stan smiths! I've been after a pair for ages now and I love the zig zag ones!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. Aw thank you so much Lucy! Haha I was also after a pair for so long but the original versions always seemed to be sold out in my size so when I managed to find these I knew I had to nab them asap! Thanks for stopping by on my blog :) x

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  8. ahh I love those adidas! the stitching is so cute!
    Happy birthday babe!

    www.prettyinleather.net

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    1. Ah thanks! I love the stitching too because I feel like it adds something a little different when everyone has Stan Smiths. Thanks for reading :) x

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  9. Ooh I so want some Stan Smiths! If you say it's like walking on clouds when you wear them then I may just have to get myself some haha. Happy belated birthday! Really loving browsing through your blog too, I've only just found it but it looks great x
    sophieblxck.com

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    1. Haha they honestly are so soft and comfy so that's why I liken them to clouds!! Ah thank you so much Sophie, that really means a lot :) x

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  10. Hope you had a really lovely birthday!

    Olivia // BLONDE LA MODE

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    1. I had a lovely birthday, thanks Olivia!! And thank you for stopping by on Charlotte's Road :) x

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    1. Yeah I was really lucky this year with my gifts and I love them all! Thanks for taking the time to read my blog :) x

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  12. Lovely items!

    http://the-renaissance-of-inner-fashion.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Tanya! Hope you liked this blog post :) x

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  13. First, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Woop woop. I'm 22 now too :). What precious presents! Hope you had an amazing birthday my love!

    Katie // wordsbykatie.com

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    1. Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Katie!! Woo the 22 club! Hope you liked this post lovely :) x

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  14. Ah happy belated birthday! All these things look so lovely, especially love your Stan Smiths and the Lush Rose Jam Bubbleroon is one of my favourites, smells so dreamy!

    Millie x // Millie’s Wardrobe

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    1. Ah thank you so much Millie! I'm in love with my Stan Smiths and I had no idea I would love them this much. I also used the Bubbleroon for the first time this weekend and loved it too, I'm such a big fan of the Rose Jam Shower Gel and was so glad this didn't disappoint :) x

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