Thursday, August 16, 2012

Birthday Gift Haul

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! 


The bag that held everything!

What do you think of my birthday gift for my friend? 
What is your favorite product here?

*I am going to be on vacation for the next week and I won't be back till Monday or Tuesday.
 Sadly, I don't know if I will be able to keep up with my blog while I am gone seeing as internet access is limited. Don't worry though, when I get back, my blog will be back up in full swing and I will reply to all your comments! Until then, comment and follow away if you like please =)*

114 comments:

  1. Chanced upon your blog and enjoy reading it!

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  2. love the nailpolish!
    we are following you back darling!!!
    xoxo





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  3. You are so sweet. Those are pretty gifts!

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  4. I feel like such a failure at being a girl because I don't own any makeup, hehe. I think you made a great gift for your friend!

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    1. haha! It's okay. I have many days where I go makeup less !
      Thank you!

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  5. An interesting blog! I follow you! Follow me, too!))

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  6. I love Essie! :)

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  7. great haul:) I love this nail polish

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  8. Have a happy vacation!

    The nail polish is so cute btw.

    xo, Lara

    http://rockteraptor.blogspot.fi/

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  9. Great gift choice and your friend is so lucky to have a friend like you :) xo akiko

    Style Imported

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  10. lolz can i be your friend my birthday is there:D,seriously love every item.mascara was amazing here and nail polish colour was unique:D

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    1. haha! Sure!
      I really love that color too!

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  11. Such a great gift - I'm sure your friend will love it! I think my fave piece is that Essie nail polish xo

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  12. Great things! All these eyeshadows are so beautiful and I love the nailpolish!! Perfect colours for summer!!

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  13. Thank you for visiting my blog :)
    Your blog is amazing!!!

    follow you<3

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  14. Nice items!

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  15. wow, your friend is so lucky! i love the nail polish :D

    thanks for visiting my blog, hun.. :)

    love
    agnes

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  16. Hi, Mindy!
    The birthday gift for your friend is very very great!
    You have lovely heart!
    I follow you now!!!

    akiko
    http://kimonosnack.blogspot.com

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  17. This is such awesome gift, especially if you're friend is a beauty girl. It's definitely sweet how you put together all those little things.

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  18. Love it! This is such a creative gift! It's not overly expensive & you picked all great make-up products. She'll definitely love it!

    Loveee,
    Aumanie

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  19. Lovely things!Nice blog. What about following each other?

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  20. awww you are such a nice friend, i personally love essie nailpolishes!

    you have a great blog, want to follow each other?

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  21. You're such a sweet friend! Can I be your friend too? My birthday is coming up! :)

    Amor GLAMOROZA

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  22. What a lovely gift, I'm sure your friend will love it if she enjoys makeup and blue :)

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  23. Great b-day haul for her, I love the colour of the essie nail varnish :)


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    Rose xo

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  24. great post! i love it..!
    if you have time you can visit my blog..
    and i'll be happy if we'll follow each other ♥

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  25. Awesome gifts

    xoxo


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  26. Great gift! The colour of the nail polish is so pretty!

    Thanks for your comment and follow, I follow you now too!

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  27. great gifts!! essie nailpolish is my favourite, i love this brand!! blue pallete of maybelline is great too! :)
    xo
    www.girlinsunglasses.com

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  28. great post Mindy. Loved them all.

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  29. nice blog and post

    what about following each other?
    INTO THE GROVE blog
    oxoxoxo
    Marie

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  30. i was wondering about that mascara too, wonder how good it is..
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  31. hi babe! followed you back sweetie! keep in touch, k?! happy birthday to vanessa!

    xx james

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  32. hey you got a beautiful blog dear.... love it... It would be great if you can visit my blog also....And also we can follow each other... follow me so that I can also follow you back...
    love,
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  33. hey , I'm mika and I polish .
    Your blog is beautiful !

    Can you watch my blog too ?

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    thanks , xoxo ,
    kisses
    mika from Poland .

    I following !

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  34. Hi dear! We follow each other on chictopia. Ilove your outfit posts so thought I'd follow your blog too! Hope you visit my new blog as well and follow back.

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  35. Awesome gift! What a great and thoughtful friend you are.

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  36. Absolutely love your blog ^_^

    Follow each other?
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  37. love the color of that nail polish ;)


    You have such a lovely blog! What do you think of following each other?

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  38. Thnx dear! Followed you back on bloglovin #55 ;-)

    xoxo lorena

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  39. Love that essie color!


    <3 Kelly
    SavvySelections.blogspot.com

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  40. you are such a gifty person I bet your friend loved that! I don't know what is my favorite...probably the eye shadow!
    i like your blog and will definitely be back to see seom more posts from you !
    Have a great night!
    ~Morgan
    p.s. I just had a series on my blog called the beauty series, and I am ending it tomorrow with three giveaways! please feel free to join me in that!!!! =)
    p.p.s. I hope you have a great vacation!!!

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  41. Love this blog! Visit me and if you want follow me! ^^


    xoxo
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  42. hi there!

    hope u could join on my giveaway! heres the link: http://poptartselle.blogspot.com/2012/08/join-my-international-giveaway-from.html

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  43. Your blog is really great and very inspiring.

    I'm following you!
    -Doris

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  44. wow great blog dear! :)

    following you now dear!

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  45. I agree... there's no limits to eyeshadow palettes!

    I think you chose some lovely gifts for your friend.

    I've tried the bouncy blush but the colour payoff wasn't too good for me (I wear a lot of foundation lol) so I use powder blushes instead :P

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  46. Aww~ Those are some great gifts!

    followed your blog, follow back mine? :D
    xx,
    petiteness

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  47. I love the Essie nail polish you chose, gorgeous colour - I bet she loved the girt!

    Gems x

    Fashion, Well Done

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  48. This gift is soo cute, I'm sure your friend liked it :)
    Thank you so much for following my blog, I've followed yours too ;>

    xoxo

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  49. Hi dear :) would you like to follow each other?

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  50. Happy birthday to your friend!
    The gift looks great! Your friend is so lucky ^^

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  51. Nice blog! I would love it if you visited mine. Have a lovely day!

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  52. im sure she likes that gift : )
    I add new chapter of my story ; )
    I hope you will like it !
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  53. Lovely presents! Do you like to follow eachother? Let me know please ;)

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  54. ur friend is one lucky girl

    wud u like to follow each other ?

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  55. awesome post!!
    wanna follow each other dear :) ?


    check my blog or follow sometimes
    just comment for followback :)

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  56. wow ur friend is very lucky, i love the eyeshadows and blush :) cheers!
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  58. Hey, I like your blog!
    Come to my blog and take part in the giveavay
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  59. Hi dear :) I really like your blog, would you ike to follow each other? If so-follow me and leave a comment so I can see and return the love! Can;t wait to see you at my blog! :)

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  60. I think it's a very thoughtful gift, that you tried to stay within her color range! Your friend surely will be very happy when receiving this from you! :)

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  61. Enter my giveaway!
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  62. Absolutely love your blog ^_^

    Follow each other?
    Follow me via GFC : http://kalapalette.blogspot.in/
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    Spread some love.

    Apurva
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  63. Wow, Awesome blog! I'm following you via gfc now! Hope to see you soon :)

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    kisses

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  66. There's some really good products here! ;) Your blog is great! How about follow eachother? Kisses from Portugal***

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  67. ah what a nice present? so cute. i have a new post up about a shoot i styled, would love to know what you think.thanks x

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  68. likee your blog!!
    keep posting and go for it!

    XO

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  69. Youre such a generous friend!! love what you hauled for her!

    ♥,
    Shari
    The Misty Mom

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  70. cute blog !! I am following you and also following you on Bloglovin! :)

    really hope you follow back :)

    lotsa loves
    x x x

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  71. Great gifts!

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  72. I love your blog, it is absolutely gorgeous I'm now following please check out my blog

    Chloe xo

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  73. I love all!!! I've just found your blog and I'm following. I hope you do the same :)

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  74. amazing blog! keep posting! would you like to follow each other?

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  75. This looks like a fantastic present! I recently went shopping for one of my friend's too, and her favorite color is blue. I stuck more to accessories, though, because I am always afraid to get people the wrong kind of makeup, or a type they wouldn't ever wear. Haha!

    XO,
    SWEATshirt DRESSshirt
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  76. Hello, I found your blog from a friend and I went to visit! I loved your post and I am going to stay on top of all the news!

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  77. What a nice thoughtful gift! I'd love to receive that. I have that nail polish its one of my favorites!!
    Thanks for entering my giveaway!

    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  78. a lot of beautiful eye-shadows!

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  79. Nice blog!! Thanks for visit and for your lovely comment! I’m glad you like it!! Maybe you would like to follow each other on facebook and gfc? Let me know dear <3
    Kisses Demi
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  80. Nice gifts ! Kiss x

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  81. great blog! i love it..!
    if you have time you can visit my blog..
    and i'll be happy if we'll follow each other ?

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  82. I love your blog!
    Great products
    I'm your newest follower via GFC
    Please visit my blog and follow back if you like :)

    xo Ally
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  83. you got your friend some lovely things, she's so lucky! aha, the essie polish looks gorgeous :)xo

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  84. whaaaa what a great gifts to have for birthday.. happy belated birthday, have a great year ahead! thanks for joining my giveaway, goodluck :)

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  85. I'm SURE she would LOVE your birthday gift! It's huge XD
    She will definitely appreciate your gift.

    Followed you! Visit mine and see if you like :-)

    - sally
    www.esohlee.com

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  86. nice products! i really want to try the essie nail vanish :)

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  87. Great post! I love the polish and the dress. I followed back!

    Xoxo

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