Not this past weekend but the one before, my mom and sister threw me a mini-birthday party while my husband was in New York for work. The highlight was the delicious vanilla cupcakes that they topped with shredded coconut and served on cute little ceramic cupcake trays. Mine even had a candle!
I can’t remember the last time I blew out a birthday candle, and it was almost as satisfying as eating the cupcake! Almost…
But I’m also thoroughly enjoying the collection of gifts I’ve received throughout the course of this past week as well. My mom gifted me the cutest OF ALL TIME ceramic cactus duo; and my husband doesn’t know it yet but he just ordered me these earrings from Elizabeth Ashlie.
I also received a gift-card from my sister that I’ve already spent on these two (one & two) makeup brush sets from Sonia Kashuk, but I think I’m going to return them. I haven’t taken them out of their boxes yet and they look gorgeous but I kinda want to splurge on a really nice moisturizer instead… I noticed some fine lines around my eyes the other day and we just can’t have that.
I also got a makeup mirror (finally!) and a few products from Josie Maran which I am sooooo excited about! The first is their Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm and then the second is their Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter in the scent Juicy Mango.
All in all, it was a great birthday and I feel very fortunate for all the people, all the things and all the cupcakes in my life 😀