YouTube/Haul: My Birthday Shopping Haul (Including my Birthday FOTD and Swatches)

It was my birthday on Saturday and I turned <whispers> 36! Scary really and only 4 more years left before I’ll have to change myself too 40SomethingMel! What better way too cheer yourself up though than going shopping.

As I said in my video, I didn’t actually get any presents for my birthday passe, everyone gave me money too buy something. So I grouped it all together with a little of my own and a voucher I had for Christmas and went to Westfield at Stratford. Thoroughly recommend the place its amazing! Much better than the Trafford Centre and Bluewater!


Here’s a list of the items I bought with prices in case you are interested;


No7 Airbrush Away Primer £19.00 (I forgot to include this in my Haul video – sorry! I will be reviewing this in the week)


30 Assorted Hair Bands £1.00

Seam Free Black Cami Top £3.00

3/4 Cream Lace Sleeve Top £7.00

Ruched Chiffon Sleeved Black Top £4.00

Double Scolloped Swallows Top £6.00


Pink Graphics Tee – £20.00


Tan Leatherette Short Jacket £29.99

Nail Varnish in French Kiss £2.99

Black Cardigan (Not show on video) £9.99


Girl About Town Amplified Lipstick £13.50

Lovelorn Lustre Lipstick £13.50

Black Tracks Gel Eyeliner £13.50

Mineralised Foundation in NW25 £24.50


Clinique Superfine Liner for Brows in Soft Blonde  £12.00 (Use your beauty points, I got mine for £2.00!!)


Cream Canvas Bag with Black Handles and Pink Piping £34.00

Pets Rock Lip Balm My Pear Lady £4.00


MUA (Makeup Academy) Blusher in Shade 1 £1.00

MUA (Makeup Academy) Nail Varnish in Shade 20 £1.00

Beauty UK Glam Nails Varnish in Street Rose  £1.50

Collection 2000 Hot Looks Nail Varnish in Milkshake and Teeny Bikini (2 for) £2.99

Eylure Dye lash 45 Day Mascara in Black £7.50 (Or there abouts I can’t find receipt)

I also thought I would include a few pics I took on my birthday to show you my makeup and hair. Quite run of the mill for me but rare you see more than just a headshot when I take a picture!

After getting back from Westfield you could tell we were tired. Everything just got dumped on the chair!

My FOTD for my birthday wearing my new MAC makeup things – Lipstick is Girl About Town (Excuse hair it hadn’t been done yet!!)

Side on and you can see how lovely the foundation is. I only used a small amount of bronzer and had no blusher on at all.

Not the clearest picture in the world, but here’s my hair and top I wore with my skinny jeans on my birthday (8 hours later and I was on the sofa feeling rough)

As its not as clear on the YouTube video, here is a swatch of MAC Lovelorn on my lips. Such a pretty colour!

 Thanks again to everyone who wished me a happy birthday on Twitter, via email and what not. It was really lovely!

Lots of Love,

Mel xxxx