Category Archives: Haul

The birthday haul: online (and long distance)!

I’ve not had a lot of energy to hit the shops this year, nor is there a lot of stuff that I want available in India. So most of the birthday shopping I’ve done for myself this year has been online or has been done for me by my loving husband in France!

The first two things that I ordered, as soon as the clock struck midnight, were the Ren skincare kit and Liz Earle toner that I mentioned in my ‘birthday wishlist’ post. Shipping to India was exorbitant though, so I had to send them home to Lyon.

As if this wasn’t enough, my husband took a trip to the mall and got me some amazing stuff – some Christmas-y goodies from The Body Shop and Lush  plus the Nuxe huile prodigieuse dry oil that I’ve been lusting after for ages. And look, they gave a free mini of the shimmery body oil too!




Isn’t the the best husband ever?! I’ll have to wait a couple of months till he actually brings me this stuff, but it’ll totally be worth the wait! 😀

Something that I did order to India are two whipped soaps from Haus of Gloi – Wintervale from their Yule collection and Hot Cocoa from their Reverie collection. I’ll review these once I’ve used them for a bit, but they smell lovely and I’m so excited to try them!

haus of gloi

And that’s the end of my birthday haul! I hope you guys didn’t get bored or think I was showing off in my haul posts- I just wanted to share everything I got/bought! I promise I won’t talk about my birthday anymore. Until next year, of course!


The birthday haul: gifts!

For the first time in three whole years, I spent my birthday at my parents house and that meant a lot of unexpected gifts and pampering!

I already told you guys in my last post that my parents got me a cake and treated me to dinner for my birthday. And as if that wasn’t enough, they bought me a lovely necklace and earrings from the mall! My grandmother also gave me jewellery – adorable star shaped earrings with red stones. This is one of my favourite presents because I had a pair like this when I was a little girl and lost one. This time around, I’m really going to cherish them!


My aunt gave me another amazing gift – Hydraluron!!! This moisturising serum/treatment has been on my wishlist forever but it is only available in the UK and I still can’t believe she actually made someone buy it and bring it just for me!


My husband sent me the one book I’ve been wanting to read ever since it came out – the new Percy Jackson novel. I know 24 seems a tad old to be reading this series, but I really love it and I’m so excited to start reading this book!


I got all this (along with some chocolates I may or may not have eaten already) on my actual birthday. But the next day, my friends came over bearing more gifts! I got a beautiful wallet and the Body Shop Moringa body spray, not to mention the lovely gift of getting to spend time with two old friends after years!


And that’s it – all the presents I received for my 24th birthday! I’m so lucky to be surrounded by such amazing friends and family!

If you aren’t sick of my birthday already, watch out for my next post that will feature all the shopping I did for myself. 😀