This is what I got my friend Vanessa for her birthday! She is a huge lover of makeup and beauty products so I chose to get her a bunch of makeup! She also mentioned to me that blue was her favorite color so as you can tell, I chose to stick within that color range as much as I could. Here is what I got her-
And now for close ups of each item because you probably can't see much from this top photo. I love giving gifts for other people. I don't know why, but I think I like it more than receiving gifts, well sometimes. I just love seeing their faces when they open their present up!
The first thing that I got my friend is this covergirl eye shadow palette. The color is called ice princess and it features shadows in several shades of purple. I know she likes blue more, but I think that purple suits her well! (I have blue stuff, don't worry)
The second item I got her was another eye shadow but in blue this time. This shadow is from Maybelline's eyestudio collection. It is called blue blowout and features shadows in shades of blue including many sparkly shades as well. I know personally I love sparkles once in a while and so does any other girl!
The third item I got her was also eye shadow... am I overdoing the shadow here guys? I think not! A girl can never have enough eye shadow! This one is called crystal waters and is from covergirl like my first one. These colors are much calmer than the Maybelline colors and they are matte instead of shimmery.
To complement her colorful eyes, I decided to go and get her some mascara too! I wasn't sure what kind of mascara she liked, but I do know that she has stick straight asian lashes like mine! It sucks! I personally haven't found a mascara I love yet, so I decided to take a risk and buy this one for her. It's called Lash Out and it is from Loreal. I like Loreal when it comes to mascaras since I find them to lengthen and keep my curls tight. I haven't personally tried this one, but I bet it works well!
To complete her face makeup, I finished the makeup products off with Dream Bouncy blush from Maybelline in number 15. The shade is a light pink which would look great on my friend since she has pale/fair skin. I have this blush myself and I am in love with it! I love her it feels when you put your fingers on it. The blush literally bounces like a cloud!
At the very last minute, I added in 2 nail polishes into her birthday bag. I was out shopping and picked them up. I only took a picture of one of them. This one is from Essie and it is called turquoise and caicos. This color is a turquoise color with slight green undertones.
Essie is my favorite nail polish brand and I know she will love this one. The other nail polish that I got her (not pictured) was just a simple clear polish from Maybelline's 50 sec. line. This clear coat dries in just 50 sec and it is pretty amazing!