Friday, 14 December 2012

Birthday Presents!

My birthday was last month but I received 2 late presents last night from some friends who had ordered them online and they only just arrived recently :)

I was super excited when I got them as I was going to get them for myself for Christmas. One of the things has been on my wish list since FOREVER and the other one was recently released and it was something that I wanted but didn't need.


Acrylic makeup box
One of my friend's got this acrylic makeup box from the Make Up Box Shop for me. I've had my eye on this for a long long time and I always wanted to get it but I already spend too much money on myself :P

This is the mini glamour makeup box that is absolutely adorable. It's the perfect size for someone who doesn't have a lot of makeup or for someone like me who likes to store their makeup in categories (like brands, product type, colour etc). I'll be using this to store mostly lipsticks and foundation :)

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How cute are the door handles? They're like big diamonds. I think for my next birthday, I'll have hint to my friends that I also need the original sized makeup box so that I can get rid of the monstrosity that I currently store my makeup in. I bought some drawers from Officeworks and stacked it on top of each other to create this. It's certainly not as pretty as the acrylic makeup boxes.

Current makeup storage

The second thing that I got was from 2 friends of mine who had to hunt it down. They called every Apple store in Sydney every day to get hold of it and ended up having to buy it from the Apple online store as none of the Apple retail stores had it in stock.

iPad mini
It's an iPad mini! I wanted it as it's such a convenient size and I use my iPhone a lot for reading the news and visiting people's blogs. I was going to get it for myself for Christmas but now I won't need to :) It's definitely something that's more of a want than a need and I would've felt bad buying it... I need to save money! :P

Did I mention how much I love my friends right now? :)

What's your favourite birthday present that you've gotten?


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    1. the best present I've gotten is a phone :)

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    2. Which phone did you get?

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  2. I am getting an iPad for my birthday and I can't wait! I love your new makeup box especially the little diamond handles!

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    1. The diamond handles are the best bit! :)

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  3. Oh my! You're so lucky with your friends. I hope my friends are that generous too! :D

    ~Gen
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    1. I love them so much right now :)

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  5. Well, my favourite birthday present I've received is going to be my COACH bag.. XD

    Envy your gift.. T.T

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    1. oooh... I'd love to get a Coach bag :)

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  6. Amazing presents!! So jealous!

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  7. My favourite birthday present I've received was my smartphone.

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    1. I don't know what I did before a smartphone :P I don't think I could live without one now!

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  8. Ahhh what great presents - your friends are too generous! I think my favourite present has to be my Michael Kors watch! :)

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    1. Which one? Michael Kors watches are gorgeous :)

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  9. My fave birthday present is a "voucher" for anything I wanted, courtesy of the BF :)

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    1. That's a good one! I'd ask for Louboutins :P Jokes haha

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  10. I think my fave present was an ergonomic office chair, for when I'm spending hours in front of the computer reading amazing blogs like this one - my husband gave it to me almost 30 years ago, and apart from a bit of dust (I really should clean it up) it's still looks like new, all the levers work and it's just as comfortable as the day I unpacked it :-) Bless him...

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    1. Wow.. I don't think chairs will last 30 years now.. My grandma has some stools at her house which she got before my dad was born.. They're like 50 years old now!

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  11. Wow beautiful presents. My best bday gift is my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone :)

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    1. Noooo you're on the dark side! I'm an Apple fanatic :)

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  12. My favourite birthday present that I received is the one my mom gave to me which is samsung galaxy phone. I wasn't expecting it and was totally surprised when she showed it. She said that it was also my reward because I was accepted in my first job.

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    1. Come to the other side! Join the Apple family instead :)

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  13. Wow! Beautiful gifts. I wish someone would give me a gadget as a birthday present on my birthday. Hee So far, my fave birthday present is a Piccadilly (Brazilian-made) black shoes I used for school. It's soooo comfy and never hurt my feet even I have to stand or walk for long hours. Hee

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    1. I think I need those for work! I'm on my feet all day and it hurts!

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  14. I love the acrylic storage, it looks so neat and tidy. I recieved a Nikon dslr for my 16th birthday and I got four years of good photos out of it, so that would probably be my favourite birthday present.

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    1. The acrylic storage is amazing :)

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  15. wow.. such a great presents xD

    I want that Acrylic make up too.. it's looks so elegant..
    My favorite present that I have receive was a ring from my Bf >.<

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    1. Check out the makeup box shop for some acrylic storage :)

      My boyfriend is hopeless at buying stuff for me lol I have to hint what I want.

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  16. Such beautiful gifts Jen! I can't remember the last time someone gave me a gadget for my birthday, must have been a looong time ago. More birthdays to come, stay pretty inside and out dear! :)

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    1. You can't go wrong with buying tech stuff for someone.. In a few weeks time, I'll be wondering how I ever lived without an iPad :P

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  17. Wow, your friends are the best! An iPad would be so handy to browse blogs on in bed :)

    The best present I got was a baby pink kitchen aid mixmaster. I love to bake so my boyfriend got me one for my 21st.

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    1. Yep! That's what I've been doing all day haha. That's an amazing present.. so many people would kill to get a kitchen aid! Now if they only made a pink iPhone or iPad... I would be all over it :)

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  18. haha my fave/best present so far is my macbook lol
    the most utilized bday present i must say!
    the ipad mini looks so convenient! im itching to buy one myself haha
    xx

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    1. Wow now THAT'S an amazing present :)

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  19. Jealous. I really want some nice makeup storage! :) x

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    1. Check out the makeup box shop for some nice acrylic storage :)

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  20. I love those acrylic storage drawers. Those are what I need! I hope you had a fabulous birthday :)

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    1. To answer the question: I can't think of a birthday gift that was a favorite, I like everything I get, big or small.

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    2. I did have a good birthday :) Thank you! Check out the makeup box shop for acrylic storage. It isn't cheap but it's sooooo worth it!

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    1. I think most people would be really happy with a phone :)

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  22. My fav present is homemade from m
    Y kids...love, love, love

    <3 Dannii

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    1. Awww that's so sweet. I wish I could like or love this comment :P

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    1. It's an iPad! :P I do have an iPhone though...

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  24. My boyfriend gave me SOny Experia S as a gift on my 27th birthday! :)

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    1. That's very generous of him :) I think you should join me and get an iPhone next time :) Come join the Apple family!

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  25. Super jealous of your presents, I kinda want that storage now.. but no I already have one that still has a lot of space for all my makeup!

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    1. You can upgrade to the makeup box. You know you want to..... :P

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  26. My favourite birthday present would have to be my 18th birthday present which was a trip to Hong Kong and Macau :)

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    1. Wow... I would swap all this for that trip!

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  27. I really want to try out those acrylic store boxes! The best present I got for my birthday was a gift certificate to a day spa for a day of pampering!

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    1. Check out the makeup box shop! I looked around on eBay and other sites but people usually don't deliver to Australia. So happy my friend chose the makeup box shop though. The box is gorgeous :)

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  28. So lucky the ipad!!!! :))))
    My favourite present ever was a trip to Disneyland Paris :)
    Thank You

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    1. Oh wow... If you take me to Disneyland, you can have my iPad :P

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  29. cool present you got!!
    my fav bday present is a perfume from my boy xD

    visit my blog ^^
    www.luchluchcraft.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm impressed that he knew what to buy you :) My boyfriend would be too confused in the perfume/beauty section of the department stores.

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  30. The best present I've received is a rose from my grandpa! :)

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    1. That's so cute. I would probably cry if my grandpa gave me a rose! (in a good way!)

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  31. the favourite birthday present ive received are a pair of silver earrings from my brother!! =)

    x
    elviemousse.blogspot.sg

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  32. The best present i've ever gotten was a Ipad off my boyfriend, it never leaves my side!!
    xxx

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  33. Best present was my teddy ruxpin I got back in the 80's lol

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    1. I don't mean to make you feel old.. but your teddy is older than me! :P

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  34. ommgg such awesome presents u got.. i need that makeup box!!!

    my fav bday present i got, was a tablet :))

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  35. Wow, I love the presents you got! My favorite birthday present was actually a card from my parents telling me I could finally keep a kitten inside the house. I had turned 12 years old and for years, I've had outside cats. I kept asking my parents if I could get a kitten that could stay inside. They always answered no. SO I was so happy and surprised when they told me I could for my birthday. I know, I'm a true cat lover at heart ;)

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    1. I read this comment this morning and you put a huge smile on my face :) I can only imagine how happy you must've been!

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  36. My fav present was the Kindle ♥

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    1. I have a kindle too! I love reading :)

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  37. Lucky you!! Beautiful gifts!! My fav. present was my ipad.

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  38. My sister bought be a digital camera for one of my birthdays a few years ago. I think that would have to be my favourite since I take it with me everywhere I travel!

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    1. Is it pink? :D I don't understand camera's at all but I'm interested in the pink ones :P

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  39. I am so jealous of the iPad mini, I want an iPad so badly!
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    1. Treat yourself to one for Christmas. Celebrate your new job! :)

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  40. Wow you got spoilt for your birthday love all your presents!.

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    Sophie
    xx

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    1. I did! I love all my presents :)

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  41. Lucky girl! I think the best birthday present I've received is a digital camera too.
    xx

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    1. If it's pink... I love it too :P I obviously don't understand a thing about camera's haha

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  42. Extreemly lucky girl....I never really get much for Christmas so your gifts are mindblowing

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  43. best present ever was a Taz pj's! so adorable and cute! but to be honest i prefer yours!

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    1. Aww Taz as in the tasmanian devil cartoon character? :)

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  44. wow Ipad mini *Q*
    My favourite bday present is my samsung galaxy tab from my sister~

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    1. I love my iPad mini. It's sold out everywhere in Sydney right now! I feel so lucky to have one :)

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  45. lovely presents, wow Ipad mini ;o!
    My favorite bday present was a new pair of uggs that I've got!
    My other pair was old and I needed new ones for in the winter ^__^

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  46. You got some awesome stuff! Eeep the iPad mini is so cute.
    My favourite birthday present I've received in the past was a cute ring my sister designed for me for my 21st birthday!

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  47. WOAH AMAZING STUFF!!!
    I've never received big presents on my birthday... but I think my fav one was... yeah, my kitty <3

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  48. Awesome presents ^^ I have one of this acryl boxes for my stuff, too. But waaaaay smaller ^____^

    Greetings from Germany
    http://vanillastraumfabrik.blogspot.de/

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  50. my favourite birthday present was a my cute kitty *.*

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  51. My fave birthday present was MAC candy yum yum lipstick:)

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  52. u got fantastic birthday presents^^ envy u T.T

    My favorite birthday present was my BF's presence in my last birthday .. we are in a long distance relationship .. he surprised me .. He came right on my birthday without telling me first ^ ^

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  53. Nice gifts, my husband gave me iPad at my last birthday...and it's the present till date... :)

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  54. omg you got many cool presents >.<

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  55. really great presents :)
    its great to have cute makeup storage, i recently bought myself some nice drawers for my makeup but I wish i got these ones instead! they are lovely!

    Amber xx
    www.amberrxo.blogspot.com

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  56. Amazing gifts!
    So far my favorite birthday gift that I have received is my iphone 4 :D

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  57. I'm a pottermore and I've been borrowing Harry Potter books from my friends since I don't have my own. They surprised me a hardbound set last year on my 15th birthday, weeks after filming the last movie. Belated happy birthday to you! :D

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  58. What lovely friends you have, can't believe they got you an iPad mini! I've had so many fab birthday presents and could never single out one. It's lovely to see someone has put lots of thought into a special day for you :) xx

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  59. Great presents! My Nokia N900 is my favourite present so far!

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  60. Lucky girl! My favourite present was the GHD limited edition set mum got me on my 18th! :)

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  61. I could only WISH my friends were as generous! (Most of them forgot about my birthday last year...lame. Guess I need to drop more hints!)
    I did get a pair of Nike Free Run shoes, and that was when I started getting more into shape :)

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  62. I adore your make up storage! Looks so lovely and neat. The best birthday present I ever got was a puppy!
    xo

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  63. the ipod mini is my fav *.*

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  64. My favorite present is a kitty necklace!

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  65. oh my God, really amazing friends... But, friendship is priceless than any other things, right.. ;)

    my favorite birthday present was...... ehmm... i think every time i had my birthday, it's really special.. but, when i see my friends around me during my birthday is enough for me :)
    but, if you talk about the "present" itself, i just can mention THEM = family and friends.. That's it! ^_______^

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  66. That's a really nice makeup storage box. In use of one, everything is a clutter.

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    1. and my favorite birthday present was a pair of black pumps that I've been dying to own for the longest time. It was really love at first sight. My mom who was the one who purchased them for me, told me they were sold out (but they weren't) so when I got them it was an overwhelming shock :O

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  67. My knife set! It matches my kitchen perfectly :)

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  68. My favourite present is a silver heart necklace I received and I wear it a lot:)

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  69. I just got those drawers!

    http://golddustk.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  70. My favourite birthday present was one to remember when my boyfriend came home from a 6 month deployment. The moment of just seeing each other again after so long was the best feeling in the world. :)

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  71. My favorite birthday present that I've got this year is my nokia phone which I love! (:

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  72. my fav pressie is my iphoneee:)

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  73. My favorite present was a weekend trip to Milan) It was really unexpected and unusual)

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  74. Great presents!! >.< Your friends are so love youu... ;) My face birthday present ever is my external hard disk :) lol

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  75. This year I received an Inglot Freedom Palette Quad with 329, 402, 21 and 395 in it. Each colour is so beautiful and they're all total favourites.

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  76. Our birthdays are close - mine was the 13th - but you're much younger =)
    The best present I recieved was a camera - long before digital cameras, I had so much fun with it - I've still got it somewhere.

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  77. the best bday present i received? is the new dresses i have =)

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  78. the best bday present was a shoper bag by coach in gold that i love from my husband !!!

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  79. My favorite birthday present was a Kindle!

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  80. My favourite birthday present was a flight to Manchester, England with my aunt to see a Greenday concert :)

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  81. wow you're so lucky! ^^
    My favourite birthday present I've received was my blackberry phone :p

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  82. Your friends are so kind and generous Jen.
    My favorite birthday present will be a wallet from my boyfriend. Because it's very useful and adorable :)

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  83. Wowww, i wish i could get this all :P

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  84. one of the best gifts I got was a pendant piece from my dad .

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  85. Awesome gifts! I want an acrylic makeup box so bad! Best gift I was ever given was my daughter! Nothing else can compare.

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  86. Awesome! I want an Ipad too! >_<
    my favorite birthday present is a clucth from my bestfriend ^^

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  87. got a watch from boyfie for my birthday.. the only watch that i wore ever since! :D

    your acrylic makeup box rocks!

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  88. oooh you are so fortunately,you got great presents.My birthday look same like as everyday,nothing presents or congratulation from my lovely persons.But I'm still happy,because I'm still have some friends that always remember my birthday.I hope 2nd january 2013,my birthday will be more fortune n more better than last.

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  89. wow great presents!!! :) :) Best present I've ever recieved has to be tickets to go and see the Spanish Riding School of Vienna perform at Wembley in London! :) It was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  90. the best present was from hubby, he took me on a shopping spree, I bought sunglasses, a coat, boots and a handbag

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  91. wow great presents!!! :) :) Best present I've ever recieved is a mac book

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  92. OO you have generous friends, lucky you!! The best birthday present that I got was a really nice dress from my boyfriend!!

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  93. Great presents!My best birthday present was a laptop!!

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  94. you got ipad mini!! Aaaahhh..T.T i want tooo, since my bst birthday gift is a birthday cake, hiks. :'(

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  95. Awesome Birthday presents you have got. My best Birthday present till now is a Samsung Mobile phone which I received 2 years ago, on my Birthday.

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  96. My best birthday present was my MAC book...

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  97. You're so lucky. I'm so jealous right now. Nah, kidding! So, my favourite birthday present I've received is big teddy bear :)

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  98. My favourite birthday gift was a huge stuffed elephant, I just love them ;) Plus, my lovely laptop!

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  99. Awesome presents!!!! :)
    My fav. birthday gift has been a beautiful photo book my best friend made for me with the pics he clicked of me :)<3

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  100. OMG! Your friends are amazing. I really wanted to have an Ipad ;( I just hope someone will give me :) hahaha <3

    aragwin.blogspot.com

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  101. wow ;O I'd like to get such an awesome presents! :)
    I don't have fav birthday present :)

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  102. Amazing Gifts! My fav till now is a Swarowski necklace from my Boyfriend :)

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  103. My favorite present was a ring from my mom :)

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  104. omg! these are the best presents ever.. would you like to share your friends with me?? hehe.

    I would love to get sth like that acrylic makeup drawers definitely.. since I could never get my hands on sth like that... It would be a saviour for my makeup stash!!!

    xx

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  105. My favourite is the YSL Elle parfume I got from my sister this year!!

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  106. I love the iPad mini! I hope you do too. :0
    My favorite birthday present was a surprise lunch from my best friend.

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  107. My favorite present was a silver necklace from my best friend:) I'm wearing it everyday!

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  108. Just amazing!! Especially the iPad mini!!!

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  109. My fave present was Chanel Coco Mademoiselle from my boy :)

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  110. what's my favourite birthday present that i've received?

    hmmm, lets see..i think when my fiancee proposing me to marry him :)

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  111. My favourite present was my Nikon S4000 :D I never got any gadget before :)

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  112. I agree w/ SHU! I was proposed this year and it was one of the very best presents I ever received!

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  113. Wow!! Your presents rock!!!!! :) xx Mine would have to be probably my engagement ring! xx

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  114. my favourite birthday present that i've received is a surprise party..
    anw,ur presents were so cool!!

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  115. My favorite birthday present is a cuddly pillow!! ;)

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  116. i love the make up storage its so glam!

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  117. you're so lucky!!!! :)
    my favorite birthday present is my mom's letter. :)

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  118. Wonderful presents you received!
    My most beloved presents I received for my b-day was my first Too Faced palette, the leather jacket I've been dreaming of and some others I can't remember right now

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  119. Love these, could do with some myself! Belated Happy Birthday! My fave pressie is probably my Marc Jacobs watch xx

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  120. Wow im so jealous! what great birthday presents!

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  121. OMG..such lovely presents u hv got..
    My best birthday present is a drees given by younger sis <3

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  122. My best birthday present was given my sister and it was a makeup bag with lots of beautiful things <3

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  123. my favourite birthday present I've received is mobile phone

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  124. My fave present would have to be my onesie! I'm in love, a total convert! <3

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  125. Wow!!! They are all so super!!! I love all of my gifts becase they are with love!!!

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  126. My favourite present would have to be a photo album that my boyfriend got me. He filled it with all the pictures of us throughout our relationship :) xo

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  127. You are truly blessed with great friends! :)

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  128. Great presents :)My favorite birthday present ever was my HP laptop ;)

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