Happy New Year! For those that celebrate, I hope that you had a wondeful holiday season!! My intention was to get this post up the day after my birthday, but honestly I was just too tired from the day before and then the New Year was fast approaching! I'm just get around to blogging and posting! I can honestly say that I had an AMAZING birthday!! It was my milestone birthday since I turned 30 on Christmas. Those who are close to me made my birthday very special. It was a day that I will always cherish and remember.
An early Christmas gift from my mama (She got me the items in the next picture below as well). If you follow me on instagram, you know that I love to take baths and relax. Life can be so hectic and stressful sometimes and this year I'm going to work on pampering myself more.
Does anyone else have an obsession to Victoria's Secret makeup bags? lol
I got this a birthday gift for myself, but I had to quickly return it to Victoria' s Secret. Come to find out if you have an allergy to nuts, you possibly could be hypersensitive to Shea butter. Well I learned this hard way! I used this on my birthday and I had an allergic reaction to the point my skin felt like it was on fire and my joints ached! I had to take another shower to wash all the shea off! I'm glad Benadryl and Tylenol help reduce my pain and calm my symptoms. I'm unsure why I haf an allergic reaction to these products, but I think it was due the the products being primary made with Shea Butter. It's strange because I have other products that contain Shea Butter and I'm fine. If you have allergies please be careful with shea butter products!
My mama made one of my favorite meals for my birthday: Pot Roast, Mac and Cheese, Peas, Potatoes, and Rice A Roni
My homemade birthday cake. Compliments again by my mama lol
This cake is delicious!
Birthday Girl :)
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All the birthday from my best friend. I felt so special! He even got me balloons!
My lovely birthday card he gave to me!
My amazing gifts! He even got my free birthday gift from Sephora!
I Love this guy so much! I couldn't ask for a better person to have in my life!! I Love my best friend!! Thanks for making my birthday so special!! <3
My awesome friend Ashley from ashleysuemakeup sent me a birthday card and this beautiful palette! This is palette is one of Maybelline's latest releases. I was so surprised to get this gift! She is always so kind and so sweet! Thanks again Ashley!
I had a credit from Kohl's, so I decided to get this Pink Friday Perfume by Nicki Minaj, and I picked up a few makeup goodies as well.
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Happy Birthday! You received so many great things for your birthday. I especially love the Naked palette!!!
I love homemade cakes from Mom, they are the best!! I'm glad you had a great birthday Pilar!!
I'm glad you had a nice birthday! All your gifts are so lovely and the food looks delicious! Spending time with people you love is always special! Great post!
I'm so glad you had an amazing birthday Pilar!! I'm glad I was able to surprise you with the Maybelline palette, I hope you like it!! The birthday meal your mom made you looks delicious, and so does that cake! I'm glad you got tons of nice gifts from everyone too!
You had a great Birthday and Christmas so many goodies doll.
Oh man, I'm sorry you had an allergic reaction but I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday! You got so many great things!
Yay!! Looks like it was amazing all around!! I am so sorry you had a reaction to that! I am allergic to some nuts so this is really good to know!
Happy Birthday and a Happy New Year!
Looks like you had a great birthday with family and friends! So sorry you had a reaction! I'm only 32, but my 30s have been amazing. I hope you enjoy your 30s as much as I am!
Pilar, your mom is the best! She hooked you up! Your birthday dinner looked delish. So sorry you had a reaction to those VS shea butter products. What misery! Glad the benadryl helped and thanks for warning us. You have amazing friends and they showered you with LOVE. Love everything you got!
looked like such a wonderful birthday celebration!! congrats on your dirty 30! ;)
Happy Birthday! You got great stuff x
Happy Birthday! Glad you had a lovely day, I would never had thought that Shea Butter would have caused an allergic reaction. At least that was sorted out with medication. Congrats on being 30 xx
Eek! Thanks for the heads up on Shea Butter, we suspect our little one is allergic to nuts so that's a good info to know. But that aside, you got some lovely gifts, Pilar and welcome to the big 3-0 club! xx
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Thank you Glenda!The Naked Smokey Palette is gorgeous!
Thanks Drea! I know right! All the food was so good!
Thanks Marie, and I agree!
Thanks Ashley! I was so surprised by your gift! Thanks again, I love it! The palette is so pretty! I enjoyed all the food, especially the cake lol!
Thanks Lily! The allergic reaction was a minor setback, but my birthday was great!
Thanks Margo! I'm thought it was so important to warn people! It's funny because I've used products containing shea butter, but this is the first time I used shea by itself.
Thanks Cecilia, and Happy New Year to you as well!
Thanks Lauren! I hope I enjoy my 30's too!
Thanks Kim! My mom did an amazing job with dinner and dessert! I try to keep benadryl around since my allergies are so bad! You're welcome! I was going to warn people to be cautious of this product if they have a nut allergy!
Thanks Denise! I would've never thought that either! I felt so bad after I used those shea products! I'm glad I was able to feel better once I took Benadryl and Tylenol!
Thanks Shireen! You're welocme! I still can't believe that I had an allergic reaction to shea products! All this time I've used products containing shea butter and I never had an issue until now! Like I mentioned I guess it's due the products being primarily shea that caused me to have an allergic reaction! I think I remember reading one of your posts when you thought your son had a nut allergy. I really love all the gifts!
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