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What I got for my 23rd birthday

I turned 23 last week (Yayyy I am aging…) and I wanted to share with all of you the couple of bits I got. The definite highlight is the Tarte Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay palette (which was actually part of my wishlist). I have been obsessed with this palette for quite a while now. I love the variety of shades, there are a lot for a natural look, but also a few to spice things up for a night out. The mirror is amazing and if you’re like me and you do your makeup sitting on the floor surrounded by makeup but can never find the hand mirror you bought (this is just me? really) then this is perfect! The shades are really pigmented, a little powdery just like the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette, but nothing too terrible or unfixable.

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The second present I was really excited about is a Makeup DIY book called Make it Up: The Essential Guide to DIY Makeup and Skin Care. I still haven’t had the chance to really go through it and read full sections, but I can’t wait to try some of these. The reason my boyfriend got it for me, was not really because I would apply any of the recipes or techniques, but because he thought I could use it for inspiration for my blog (he has no faith in my ability in the kitchen), and it’s true and I love it! Have any of you tried doing your own makeup??

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I also got a pack of small Moleskine plain notebooks in pastel shades – I wasn’t able to find the exact ones but mine is a set of three in pink, purple and yellow. I love anything stationary and I always find a need to write things down. Lists, ideas, quotes, anything. Or I just find silly excuses to buy more notebooks and notepads. I am currently using the pink one to write down blog ideas and plan them out. I usually don’t have much of a strategy when I write these, but I think it will be useful if for i.e. favorites, I write down the list of products before I start writing and taking pictures.

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The fourth item is a little pouch, case, not sure the word for it. I love the design on it and I’m sure I’ll find something to put in it. The zipper goes all around it so there will definitely be space for a lot of things, maybe some travel makeup to keep at hand.

Is there anything you’ve loved that you got as a birthday gift? Let me know if the comments below, I love birthdays and I’d love to know.

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Holaa! My name is Maria, twenty-three, Colombian in Oregon, pursuing my Masters degree in Media Studies and using makeup as a procrastination tool. Join me as I learn more about makeup and share my thoughts with you!

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  • Happy Birthday! I hope you had an amazing day. Ooooo I love journals!! I have recently taken up bullet journaling. Have fun with all your new goodies. XOXO, Faith

    • And one of my favorite presents I have received is probably my Instax Camera.

      • I have one too and I love it!! I just wish I had someone to take pictures of me with it haha everyone always wants to be in the photo

    • Thank youuu! I’ve thought about bullet journaling but I always think I’d be frustrated about it not looking like the masterpieces on Instagram

      • It definitely takes patience, especially if you’re not the best at lettering (me!). But it’s a really relaxing activity to do in my free time.

  • Happy Birthday! DIY skincare and makeup sound exciting! I saw some beauty DIY but too lazy to get the ingredients and do it XD

    • Thank you ☺️ I know haha we’ll see if i actually try something

  • Happy Birthday! That book sounds interesting. I’ve always thought it sounds fun to do some makeup DIY but wouldn’t know where to start.

    • I have no idea either haha hopefully I’ll learn something and will be able to share with you all here!

  • Happy Birthday, hope you enjoyed it! Looks like you got some good stuff xx

    • Thank you! And thanks for reading! Yes, it was all very nice.

  • That tarte palette – oh my gosh!! Hope you had a lovely birthday!! xxx

    • It was lovely! Thank you! And yes, I’ve been loving the palette. Boyfriend did good lol

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  • Love it when the family comes together ♥️The @physiciansformula Butter family is all so good. The Butter Bronzer is a cult favorite; the Butter Blush is beautiful and provides a subtle flush; and the most recent addition to the family, the Butter Highlighter ✨Do you like these?
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Me encanta cuando la familia está reunida ♥️La familia Butter de @physiciansformula es genial! El Butter Bronzer es el favorito de todos; el Butter Blush es un rubor súper sutil y natura; y la adición más reciente, el Butter Highlighter ✨Ya los probaron?
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  • Some picks for today ♥️I also have a new post on the @maybelline Matte + Poreless foundation☝🏼 Don’t forget to check it out! What else are you doing this weekend besides reading my blog?
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Algunos elegidos para hoy ♥️También tengo un nuevo post sobre la base Matte + Poreless de @maybelline ☝🏼No se olviden de leerlo! Que más planes tienen para el fin de semana aparte de leer mi blog?
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Feliz Viernes!! Espero hayan tenido un gran día. Mis tres bases favoritas son la @itcosmeticspr CC Cream, @narsissist Sheer Glow y @maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless. Que cobertura les gusta en su base?
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he gave her the ocean 🌊;
because she didn’t want
the moon 🌙.
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  • This caption will be completely unrelated to this photo ☝🏼Have you seen #TheGreatestShowman yet?? No? Gooo! I was smiling from beginning to end. Such a feel-good movie 🎥 If you’re not sure about it yet, go listen to the soundtrack
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Lo que voy a decir no tiene ninguna conexión a esta foto ☝🏼Ya se vieron @greatestshowman? No? Vayaaaan!! Yo sonreí de comienzo a fin. Es de esas películas que te hacen sentir bien ♥️si aún no están seguros, escuchen el soundtrack
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  • With the start of a new year, I decided to set myself some realistic goals. Like traveling ✈️ But not to Australia or Japan, but keeping it local. I know I look ridiculous but it was freezing and this Colombian wasn’t made for the cold🧣I also set goals for my blog and Instagram. These are up in my blog now! Do you set yourself goals at the beginning of a new year?
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Con el comienzo del nuevo año, decidí fijarme metas que fueran realistas. Cómo viajar✈️ Pero no a Australia o Japón, pero local. Se que me veo ridícula pero esta Colombiana no fue hecha para el frío 🧣 Ustedes se fijan metas al comienzo de un nuevo año?
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