Friday, January 3, 2014

The Birthday Face

Hip hip hooray, it was my birthday yesterday! Another year older and hopefully wiser as well. I had a lovely little day out with my family, and thought it important to share my 'birthday face' here to keep a record of the makeup memories. Every year my sister takes me out but keeps our destination a secret (some years it has been bowling, mini golf, fancy lunch, shopping spree etc) and no matter what we do I have an amazing time with her, so it is one of the main reasons I love my birthday so much. This year my niece Ella and nephew Hamish came along as well as Mumma Bovary, which makes the day even better! We went out for a nice lunch and I indulged in a bit of a shopping spree before we stopped off at Dairy Bell for a scoop of ice-cream!

I woke up in the morning to Charlie snuggles and a nice coffee made by Mister Bovary before he left for work, and spent the morning watching YouTube videos and reading Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant. Pretty perfect morning, right? The night was great as well, all of my family came around for pizza and my beautiful best friend Candice made the trip down from the country to make my day!

Products:
I took my time doing my makeup so it looked a bit spesh for my special day, and layered my foundation to cover any blemishes. I used my Urban Decay Naked 2 to create a daytime smoky eye with Pistol all over the lid, Busted in the outer crease and Foxy to highlight my brown bone. I then went in heavy with my essence Hot Chocolate liner as I wanted a thick line on my top lid, and I absolutely loved the effect.

I used my favourite Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed but topped it with a little bit of Chanel Accent to spice it up a little, and then dusted some Dior Amber Diamond on top of my cheekbones like I do everyday. Lips were finished off with my Kardashian Au Natural Lip Set for a layered glossy nude look.

The Face:

no such thing as too much bling on your birthday!

Mumma Bovary and I out for lunch!
I'll be posting about the gifts I receive for my birthday next, I received such thoughtful gifts but am hoping that mister postman delivers my Naked3 in time for the post, and so that I can enjoy its awesomeness.

Do you have any birthday traditions?
Is it just me, or is the act of buying yourself a birthday gift (or 5...) so much fun?!

Emma x

31 comments:

  1. Happy belated birthday, Emma! It sounds like you had a great day! I usually indulge in a few gifts for myself, too. I know me best! Haha!

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    1. Thank you Larie, I had such a great day!

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  2. Happy birthday for yesterday, sounds like you had a fab day and loved the makeup too :-)

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    1. Thanks Billi! Glad you liked my makeup too, thank you

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  3. Belated Happy Birthday Emma ! Hope you have a great one ..
    You look radiant..
    I love buying gifts for myself and also getting people to buy gifts for me .. all the fun :)

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    1. Thank you so much Saumya, and thank you so much for saying I look radiant :)

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  4. Hope you had a happy birthday Emma, you looked lovely! Sounds like an amazing day!

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    1. Thank you Sarah :) I look forward to catching up with you more this year!

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  5. Happy Belated Birthday, gorgeous :D

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  6. Sounds like a perfect Birthday! Happy Birthday Emma! You look beautiful and I can see where you got your gorgeousness from!

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    1. It really was Tracy :) I will tell Mumma Bovary what you've said, you will make her day :)

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  7. Happy birthday! You looked gorgeous.

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  8. Happy Birthday !! Sounds like such a fun day, you're a lucky girl :) Your birthday 'face' looks beautiful too, i would love to get my hands on that Dior Amber Diamond x

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    1. Thank you Lauren! Amber Diamond is a real beauty :)

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  9. Looking beautiful! Hope you had a wonderful day!
    xxx Kat @ Katness

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  10. Happy birthday! Looks like you had great company! Your necklace is so lovely and I totally need that tarte blush in my life! Buying yourself presents is perfectly fine in my eyes!

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    1. Thank you Sharlynn! I love my annual birthday outing with my sister, she is always the best company :)

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  11. Beautiful FOTD, I'm glad you had a great birthday xx

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  12. Happy birthday, beautiful! Glad to hear you had a lovely day. My siblings and I keep ours low key, but reading this made me want to make things extra special for them this year. And I agree, 5 birthday self-gifts is the bare minimum, lol.

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  13. I love your blog
    followed
    http://minimaysi.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. You looked absolute stunning... but then again, you always do :)
    I wish I could get my hands on Naked 3 but at the moment, it looks like I won´t be able to get it :/
    My grandparents usually end up giving me money for birthday and Christmas with the words "Buy something you like" and hey, must do what they say ;)
    hugs
    xx

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  15. Glad to see that you had a fab birthday Emma!! And tradition of buying myself birthday gifts? Hmm...of course! I mean what kind of a celebration would it be if you don't buy something for yourself! ;)

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    1. thanks Norlin. Glad to hear you buy yourself gifts too!

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  16. Happy belated birthday.. We share the same bday !!! I also had pizza with my family lol We couldve had one big party haha cant wait to see your naked 3 !!! xx

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    1. We so could've! Happy belated birthday to you as well gorgeous :)

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