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Haul: Birthday Haul

So...my birthday was on the 5th of March which means that this post is very late. Normally I tell you how much things are and where I got them from, but because these were gifts I can't really tell you. But I thought it would be interesting nonetheless. I also thought that it would give you ideas for potential gifts.  


1. February Lust Have It box
I thought this was a really clever gift idea very outside the box (get it..."wink wink"). Hmmm...Hmmm...Anyway if you look up other February LHI boxes they will be slightly different. This one came with a few extra goodies. I'm not sure how my friend did it, but I think if you request it (possibly pay a little extra). I'm not too sure.

Contents of February LHI
The box included:
1. The Cosmetic Kitchen Pure Mineral Eyeshadow - Nutmeg
2. LHI Synthetic Precision Pencil Brush
3. Aveda Dry Remedy Daily Moisturising Oil
4. Vaseline Ultimate 10 Anti Aging Body Lotion
5. Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive 
6. Model Co Shine Ultra Lip Gloss - Striptease  
7. Invisible Zinc Tinted Daywear SPF30+
8. Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel
9. Clairol Professional Transition Creative Spray 

2. OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps - Zig Zag Sparkle
My friend got me this from Canda which is really cool. 

3. Fancy by Jessica Simpson EDP
This smells delicious, it's fruity and sweet 2 things I love in a perfume.
Top notes are pear, apricot and red berries 
Middle notes are gardenia, jasmine, almond and caramel 
Base notes are sandalwood, vanilla and amber

4. Love & Luck by Ed Hardy EDP
This scent is still sweet but a bit more subtle. 
Top notes are bergamot, blood orange and vodka 
Middle notes are black currant, pink pepper, nectarine, jasmine and plum 
Base notes are musk, cedar, sandalwood and patchouli

5. Lush Gift Box - Honey Farm


I love the way this is packaged so I had to include it (despite the horrible quality image). It's so cute with the bees and the bow...Ahh I love it.


The Pack includes:
1. Soft Coeur Massage Bar
2. Butterball Bath Ballistic 
3. Honey Bee Bath Ballistic
4. It's Raining Men Shower Gel 
5. Honey I Washed The Kids  


What gifts do you like to receive?


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