Little treasures from New York…

For those that know me well, will be very familiar  with how i get excited when i get surprises when least expected, and that is what just happened before i got off work last week. My BFF in New York was a real sweet heart and had gotten me some lovely goodies for my belated 30th birthday and Christmas gift. Her mom had recently gone to New York to visit her and her recent born grandson, Jonathan, who is my ever as cute godson, and had been requested by my BFF to deliver the goods to me in person. That’s when i got a call and auntie was at the door of my office with the bag of goodies. If you are reading this, my BFF, i love you girl!!!

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I remember my very first trip to the states in New York back in 2008, where i fell in love with Bath & Body Works, an American skin care brand. Fast forward 5 years later, BFF is ever as sweet and remembers my love for this brand. Although my love for Bath & Body Works isn’t as crazy as before, surely one should not decline gorgeous looking beauty products, right? There were 2 shower gels that came in the flavors of sun ripened raspberry and cucmber melon, which reminds me of the summer times. I absolutely adore the cute mini anti-bacterial hand gels, and they are the perfect size to put into my bag. Japanese Cherry Blossom is my favorite.

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On my lazy days, when i don’t have time or patience to glam up, i always find spraying on a fave perfume or applying a tint of lip gloss is all it takes to feel dolled up without much effort. This is when less is more fits my agenda, where i go for the casual look. So i was very much amused when i found out that BFF had gotten me a multi functional cosmetic piece to add to my collection.  This special make up kit is a wand that has a pink lip gloss on one end and a lovely summery roll on perfume on the other end. Two things in one, it’s the perfect gift for a busy lady like me that always rushes to work every morning. The AVOCA soap bar is an additional piece i added because i felt that it completed the entire look with the whole pink color scheme going on in the photo. I actually bought this soap during my trip to Wicklow in Ireland three years ago. I still haven’t had the heart to use this soap because it just looks too pretty and still smells ever as lovely as the day i bought it. 

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One of my fave gifts to receive are jewelries as it can hold sentimental values, where memories are embedded of that certain moment or special person, and a valuable to be kept forever. You can say i’m more of the sappy type, if you like. For my belated birthday gift, BFF got me this gorgeous Swarovski crystal necklace. The simple and elegant design of this gem is very close to my usual style in jewelry, and the size is perfect for me.

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What are some of your most memorable birthday gifts received in the past?

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7 responses to “Little treasures from New York…

  1. Awww that’s so sweet! Love the necklace, and love Bath & Body Works when they have their major sales! haha

  2. That’s so sweet of our friend. Everything looks great. I really love that necklace.

  3. Oh what a lovely gift from your friend. I’ve heard so many good things about bath and body works. My aunt had some at her apartment in HK (she bought it in SF) and it smelled absolutely divine! Your new necklace is the sweetest too.

  4. What a wonderful BFF you have :) And you are so right! Some fabulous lip gloss and a great scent and that’s all you need!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

  5. Love the swarovski necklace! It is absolutely beautiful :) My most memorable gifts have always been from my husband, because he’s a rare gift giver, but when he does they rock!

  6. I like the pics!!! Let me hv a look of Bath & Body Works later!

  7. May

    How wonderfully sweet! Loving the necklace…very pretty and the bath goodies must smell lovely! Maybe a trip to New York next time…hehe! Hope you are having a fabulous week my dear!
    May x
    http://www.walkinginmay.com

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