Monday, 1 April 2013

Birthday Bits And An Excuse Of A Clothes Haul!

Bonjour!

It was my birthday the other week - the hubby took me out 'shopping' and for lunch which was great - not so great that he managed to buy some clobber and I bought absolutely nowt! It's always the case isn't it - you have your birthday dosh on you and can't find anything that takes your fancy ...

Anyway just a couple of bits I'd picked up previously ...


All from H&M ...

Tomato red dress - actually got this ages ago in the sale but forgot to post about it so better late than never! No idea when I'll wear it but I like the colour and if we ever get some warm weather I'll dig it out and may even do an OOTD to give you all a good laugh!
Crimson and blue check shirt - now and again I get a yen for a good old check shirt but do wonder about releasing my inner hill-billy ... let's face it I'm no Daisy Duke!
Black loose knit jumper - it's black, basic and loose knit ...what else is there to say - apart from I'll probably just chuck this on with my coloured jeans!

Moving on - a few birthday pressies from the hubby and kids ...



I love the Mandara Spa range - these were all on half price offer recently at Sainsbury's and I hinted to my little girl that now would be a good time to get her Dad to buy these for my birthday (as I was still under spend ban at the time) - she took the hint and the rest is history!

I usually have 'birthday money' to spend from my parents but my lovely mum - bless her - always manages to pick up a few 'surprises' for me to open - even at my age ...!


L'Occitane Pivoine Flora Eau de Toilette - gorgeous little bottle of fresh summer fragrance - peonies to be exact - lovely!
Gatineau Paris Radiance Enhancing Gommage - I've been wanting to try this for ages - can't wait to use it to try to rid my skin of the 'greyness' all this bad weather has brought about!
Gatineau Paris Defi-Lift Revolumising Lip Care - this is one of my absolutes favourites when it comes to lip care. I use at night as a lip treatment - love it - full review here.
Silver Diamonique scroll ring - I love silver and white gold - particularly band-style rings. Mum's such a sweetie - thanks mum! xx Close up below!



Mum used to make and ice all our birthday cakes when we were little and she's still at it as you can see - tasted fantastic!



Needless to say the cake - large though it was didn't last too long!

I'm planning a couple of serious shopping trips over the Easter hols with my girl so hopefully may have a  proper haul to show you soon!

Jen x




20 comments:

  1. WOW - what a cake! And great presents too. Enjoy using/wearing them all. And belated Happy Birthday!! x

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    1. Thanks Avril, the cake was fab! I will enjoy don't worry! Hope you've had a good Easter weekend! x

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  2. Happy Birthday! Everything looks lovely and the cake looks fab! x

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    1. Thanks Sandra - the cake was wonderful - Mum's made another for Easter - spoiling us! x

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  3. Hi, sound's like you had a really lovely birthday! It's always typical that when you have money to spend, you can never find anything!! p.s. if you get a chance please take at a look at my blog, all comments welcome!! xx

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    1. I did thanks! It is typical isn't it - then you see loads of stuff when you have no money! I'll definitely take a look! xx

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  4. Am massively yearning for a checked shirt right now, have visions of it being tied up, a nice flat tummy and denim shorts. Then I realise I am 33, flabby and it's never going to happen...still going to buy one though!

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    1. Yep that vision escaped me a long time ago! Mine will be strictly with my skinny jeans - with maybe a t-shirt underneath for extra warmth - see showing my age now! x

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  5. Lovely pressies and what a wonderful cake! That tomato red dress will look gorgeous on you, so make sure you do that OOTD when we get some decent weather! x

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    1. Thanks Kay! I'll try for the OOTD but will feel a complete pratt! Although at this rate I'm not sure it will ever be warm enough for thin dresses with bare arms! xx

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  6. hey dear)
    nice blog)loves it)
    would you like to follow each other?)

    xoxo Christy

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    1. Thanks! Yep let me know if you want to follow and by which method and I'll follow you back!

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  7. The red dress and ring are gorgeous! Hope you had a lovely birthday x

    lamourjosie.com

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    1. Thankyou! I did have a good one! x

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  8. You got some lovely bits, hope you had a good birthday. I've only recently tried this spa range, I got some for xmas, a set of shower gels and really like it. I didn't know Sainsbo's sold it xx

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    1. I did have a good one thanks Sharron! Mandara Spa is a lovely range - been in our Sainsbury's for a while now - loads of offers! xx

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  9. Happy Belated Birthday greetings Jenny! I missed this post somewhere along the way. I am also so behind on blog reading as it's been full on and out of the house with the boys. Looks like you got some lovely things there and it's Sod's law that you can't find anything when you have the funds and raring to spend. I love the check shirt - that's one that would fit seamlessly in to my wardrobe!

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    1. Thanks Sue! I'm behind with everything at the moment - blog reading/writing the lot - you'd think having time off work would help but with kids to entertain it's a different matter! I'm saving my money and will spend it all in good time! x

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  10. Your mum is so cute! That ring is stunning...so is the cake :) Better late than never, happy birthday! Hope you had a fab one x

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    1. She is isn't she? Spoils me rotten! Thanks for the birthday wishes! xx

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