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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!


Crème de la crème: November

Crème de la crème is a monthly feature where I will showcase my favourite makeup and skincare products of the past month. Yes, I could have just called it ‘favourites’ but I was feeling fancy!

Can you believe it’s December already?! I’m excited because December is my anniversary and birthday month, but I’m also sad because my husband and I will be apart this year unlike the past two years. Oh well, that’s life!

Moving on to my November favourites, I loved a mix of skincare and makeup products this month and used them over and over!


First up are two products from Soap and Glory – their Sugar Crush body butter and Heel Genius foot cream. I will definitely do detailed reviews of these, but in a nutshell, they are super moisturising and leave my skin feeling hydrated without being greasy.

Next is the iconic Rève de Miel lip balm from Nuxe. I picked this up just before leaving France and I have been using it non stop ever since. I love how it moisturises my lips without leaving them greasy or shiny looking. It also works amazingly well under lipsticks, especially matte ones!

As for makeup, I have constantly been using three products as part of my everyday look. MAC’s plumful lipstick and MUFE’s grey Aqua eyes liner make the perfect combo, the former adds a lovely plummy hue to my lips without being too dark and heavy looking while the latter defines my eyes without being as intense as black eyeliner! I’ve already reviewed the Maybelline Falsies mascara here and I have literally worn it each day in November!

top – MAC Plumful
botton – MUFE eyeliner

Last but not the least is my tiny little LancĂ´me Bi Facil eye makeup remover. It removes all my eye makeup in a single swipe including waterproof mascara, doesn’t irritate my eye area and is the cutest thing on my bathroom shelf. Aww! 🙂

So there you have it – my most loved makeup and skincare bits of November 2013. What are your favourites from this past month?