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Monday 4 August 2014

Happy Birthday ME...

Somehow another year has whizzed by and my birthday has struck again..soon it will no longer be acceptable to call me Mini Mouse, but for now, I'm planning to milk it for as long as possible! 

The day was unfortunately spent at work, however our normal shower, tea and tube routine was pepped up with plenty of presents stops along the way! If we must be rudely woken at some ungodly hour then at least placate us with gifts...birthday or no birthday I say?! 

I was truly spoilt all day long with lunch in the sun with my bestie, Champagne celebrations in the office, dinner with Daddy Mouse (which involved more presents) and even as I climbed into bed a tired little Mouse, there were even more Birthday brilliance to dream about! Yup, I have yet ANOTHER Birthday dinner with Middle Mouse still to come and celebrations with all my girls this weekend...another year older, but if it's crammed with as much fun as my 28th year then I'm beyond EXCITED!! 

If, like me, you have an ever rolling lust list constantly jotted down in your iPhone then birthdays are pretty handy! The other Mice always demand a Birthday wish list, and this year the list I duly handed over may have been pretty lengthy...!! I got so many beautiful gifts from all my friends and family that I thought it was only fair to share my good fortune..i.e. a little birthday boast!!!

With both Mice constantly gushing about everything Charlotte Tilbury, I decided I needed to get in on the action! I'm now the proud owner of Cheek to Chic in Ecstasy and was pretty much obsessed after using it once! With finely crushed pearls sprinkled into the 2 tone powder you get a perfect glow that transforms a tired dull complexion in seconds! Beauty essential - FACT!

I squealed with delight as I ripped open this beauty...a new addition to my arm candy collection which you will rarely see me without if this week is anything to go by! Not something you can pick up for yourself as a great friend of mine actually brought it in Instanbul however it reminds me of Ottoman Hands who have tonnes of styles like this. I absolutely love the turquoise and gold combo and cannot wait to rock this with a tan on my next holiday!!!

You can never have enough bling in your life and this iPhone cover represents exactly that! It may not be the most practical when typing a long email but it looks great and adds some extra sparkle to my day! Check out the Skinny Dip site for more fabulous designs!

With hectic days running around the grubby streets and underground of London, I'm always on the look out for a day cream to keep my skin healthy and hydrated. 

Having resorted to twisting my latest tube into shapes a contortionist would wince at, it was clearly time for a replacement! Thankfully Elemis Hydra-Boost day cream came to the rescue - super light yet keeps my skin moisturised all day long - I always worry that creams for dry skin will be thick and greasy but this gem is anything but that. It also sinks in really quickly after application so can be used as a part of your daily make up waiting around and making us even later for work!  

I'm not sure if anyone else suffers from a post-it addiction but I'm definitely in need of some therapy...or maybe just a set of super nice ones to use in place of the garish boring squares from the stationary cupboard! I can easily get through a packet a day, with an urge to steer away from long To-Do lists, I instead litter by work space with reminders on separate post-its! The only solution? To make my addiction a stylish one...thank you Ms Spade!!

I openly admit my love for bronzer - literally my early morning saviour, plus it's a fact...everyone looks better with a tan even if it's not entirely natural! I have tried SO many brands but always come back to my trusty favourite - NARS in Laguna. It's the perfect shade with a slight sheen to it, ideal for all over use or just highlighting your cheek and brow bones. 

Not only was I lucky enough to get a top up of Laguna but also a newbie to try out..NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser. I'm not a fan of foundations as I find them too heavy for every day use but this tinted moisturiser is a great compromise. Firstly it's SPF 30 so your skin is always protected, it's oil-free and goes on as a thin layer perfecting your skin's appearance. On my recent trip to Tuscany I constantly commented on my friend Fran's glowing skin...turns out she's an avid user of this beauty gem!

Middle Mouse totally spoilt me with this amazing Shourouk neon number - the perfect way to add that extra pizazz to an outfit...

Last but by no means least, HK Mouse set off another bout of squeals when I ripped open this YSL number! Sleek, chic, metallic and oh so I just need an excuse to take her on a shopping trip to display her beauty!!!

I know I know...I am one spoilt Mouse and I loved every single minute of it!!! Now I must start my Christmas list....!!

1 comment

  1. What wonderful birthday presents you definitely got spoilt. The purse at the end is such a beautiful colour Lucy c