Birthday Wishlist

January 29, 2012

It’s my birthday on Friday, I’m going to be the grand old age of 29 – eeeek, a truly terrifying thought, however the best parts about birthdays (cake, celebrations and pressies) will still be enjoyed regardless of the large number!

Every year, friends and family ask me if there’s anything I want and I’ve realised over time that, as much as I love a nice surprise, it’s better for all involved if I just give them a list of things that I do actually really want. So here are the items featuring on my birthday wishlist this year:

1) Jo Malone English Pear & Fresia Body Creme
jo malone body cream

Jo Malone Body Creme – £48

I absolutely LOVE this body cream. I’ve never felt this passion for a beauty product before but the scent is delicious and it leaves your skin feeling so soft and smooth that this is number 1 on my birthday list. At £48 it is pricey but used sparingly it lasts for several months and although I wouldn’t indulge on this for myself, it will always feature on my gift wishlist until I can justify splashing out on it for myself!

2) They’re Real Mascara
Their real mascara

They’re Real Mascara – £18.50

This is another must-have beauty item for me, it’s only been available in the UK since August, I was amongst the first to buy it, and have never worn another mascara since. I don’t wear a lot of make-up but mascara is the one can’t live without beauty item for me. I love big lashes and am a big fan of both eyelash extensions and false lashes, although the effect of this isn’t quite so dramatic, it is a brilliant mascara and the best I’ve found for both length and volume.

3) Striped Sailor Dress
ax paris sailor dress

Striped Sailor Dress – £18

Blue and white are 2 very popular colours in my wardrobe and I love wearing them together especially in the form of these nautical stripes. I already have a dress, cardigan and several tops in this navy & white striped style but nautical is a big trend this year and I think nothing says summer quite like a breton stripe so this AX Paris dress was on the wishlist as soon as it was spotted amongst the new SS12 collection.

4) Cake Pop Maker
pop cake maker

Cake Pop Maker – £35

Baking is one of my favourite hobbies and when I saw this awesome cake pop making machine I knew it would be the perfect addition to my kitchen. This fabulous gadget makes cake pops (tiny lollypop shaped cakes) in just 4 minutes and it’s a good job it’s so quick because I know I’m going to be inundated with requests from friends, family and colleagues for these little badboys!! I can’t wait to start experimenting with different recipes and decorations and then, the best part, distributing them amongst my fellow cake fans.

5) High Ropes Experience Day
high ropes experience day

High Ropes Experience Day – £49

I really enjoy a fun adrenaline-fuelled outdoor adventure day (who doesn’t?) and it doesn’t get much better than an extreme high ropes experience. I live fairly close to Go Ape in Woburn and have been once a couple of years ago and had an amazing day so have asked for a voucher to put towards another fun day out this Spring.

Wow I’ve been pretty greedy with my birthday wish list this year and am not expecting to receive all of these wonderful things, in fact any 1 of them would be marvellous. Although turning 29 seems like a rather daunting prospect I am really excited about the celebratory nights out with family and friends next weekend and of course excited to see which of these, my most coveted items, I’ll get to unwrap!

What’s at the top of your wishlist this season?

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