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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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  • Everyone talks about eyebrows being sisters not twins... I feel the same way about eyelashes. Loved trying out the @marcbeauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara. It's easy for this one to get on the clumpy side, but I think wiping the excess off really helps. What are your favorite mascara tricks to make them look more even?
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Todo el mundo dice que las cejas son hermanas no gemelas... así me siento yo acerca de las pestañas. Cuales son sus trucos para hacerlas ver parejas?
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  • Happy Wednesday!! Went foundation-less for this and forgot how much I like it! Before getting into makeup I would only do concealer and powder. After I got into makeup I started feeling like I HAD to wear some sort of base. You don't HAVE to do anything and you'll look gorgeous as long as you're feeling comfortable with yourself
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Aquí me salte la base. Antes de que me obsesionada con el maquillaje solo usaba corrector y polvos. Luego empece a sentir que TENÍA que usar algún tipo de base. La verdad es que no TIENES que hacer nada. Te verás hermosa con tal de que te estás sintiendo cómoda!
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  • I've posted this one before but the @itcosmetics CC Cream deserves all the love it can get. I just posted a review on it up on my blog so make sure you check it out if you've been curious about it.
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Esta ya la he puesto antes pero la CC Cream de @itcosmetics se merece todo el amor ❤️ No se pierdan mi reseña en el blog!
  • Can't go wrong with a red lip this holiday season! What's your favorite red lipstick?
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Nada como un labial rojo durante esta temporada! Cuál es su labial rojo favorito?
  • New post is up! I shared my love for the @itcosmetics CC Cream. Don't forget to leave me some love on the blog post. What do you think of the @itcosmetics CC Cream?
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Hay un nuevo post en el blog! Compartí mi amor por la CC Cream de @itcosmetics. Ya la probaron? Que les pareció?
  • Would be lying if I said these were today's picks. I wish. But I am wearing the @marcbeauty mascara. What are you wearing today?
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Les estaria mintiendo si les digo que estos fueron los productos que use hoy. Ya quisiera. Pero si estoy usando esa pestañina. Que usaron ustedes hoy?

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