What I Got For My Birthday
As promised here is my what I got for my birthday blogpost. I was ridiculously lucky this year and got so many amazing things that I have wanted for such a long time. But first a quick disclaimer just to say that I am not trying to show off about any of the presents that I received this year. I know how incredibly lucky I am and I am so grateful.
So the first thing that I want to talk about is my new Macbook! Omg, I can’t believe that I am actually saying that! I have been working a lot in retail over this summer and have put most of my earnings towards a Macbook Air 13′ which now has this beautiful marble skin from Clique. For my birthday my parents have also kindly contributed some money towards this. I am so excited to take this to uni and have something portable that I can work from.
The next few things I got were some beauty and makeup bits, my family know me so well. My brother (with a bit of help!) got me the Roller Lash mascara from benefit. I have been using my samples of this from a magazine for ages now but they are basically running out. I wouldn’t usually spend this much on a mascara but this one is so amazing and I will probably do a whole blogpost raving about it sometime soon!
My parents got me the Naked 3 Palette which I am just over the moon about. I actually let out a little squeal when I opened this present and everyone just laughed at me! I have the Naked 2 palette and it is just my favourite and these pinky purple shades just look stunning. My mum also got me the awesome mojito flavoured lip balm about which is so cute!
My sister bought me my favourite Body Shop products. This shower gel just smells incredible and reminds me of summer as I used it all last summer. And I love this little lip balm which is really lovely and moisturising.
This is a book that I had dropped so many hints to my parents that I wanted. I love these kind of books with life and style tips and it also looks beautiful on my bedside table. I have always loved the simplicity of Parisian style and I can’t wait to sit down with a cup of tea and this book. My mum also got this super cute sunglasses case with Audrey Hepburn’s eyes. I think it is meant to be a glasses case but I don’t wear glasses and just hope my sunglasses will fit in this!
I also got some beautiful jewellery. My family can tell that I have been loving gold right now! The earrings were both from my sister and they are so pretty and quite delicate. The bracelet I actually spotted in a little shop in Kefalonia, so my mum must have snuck back into the shop to get it for me. It is so beautiful and delicate and I think it will look lovely next to my gold watch.
At the beginning of Summer I was lucky enough to go with my mum to the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Exhibition. It was the most incredible exhibition that I have ever been to, the whole atmosphere, the layout and the sheer talent of such an incredible designer. So my mum went back and got the book made for the exhibition so that I would never forget it. She is so cute!
My brother also got my this cocktail mixer which is so cool. I just need someone to teach me how to use it!
Strange story, so a few days before my birthday I got this mug with my blog name on it which is really cute. But there was no note inside saying who it was from so I have no idea who got it for me! My boyfriend and family are all swearing it wasn’t them! So if you know who it was or if it was you then please tell me, I want to thank you!!
My sister also found this adorable shabby chic style vase which fits perfectly with my bedroom.
My dad got me a very useful phone stand for my car, typical dad! I am always using my phone for directions but it is hard when you can’t actually see the screen like a Satnav. So now, problem solved!
I also got some money from both sets of grandparents so I put it together and treated myself to a Nutribullet. Something that I have wanted for ages. Last night I made my first smoothie with it which was so cool. I also had a little read of the booklet that comes with it and has lots of different reciepe ideas. So today after work I am going to head to the shops to get lots of yummy healthy things to make my smoothies even better. I have to be honest I am a little bit scared of putting spinach into a smoothie, but I will still give it a try!
My Auntie for me this lovely cushion which a huge K on it which I just love. I have seen loads of homewear with letters on and think that they look so cool.
And finally I got his absolutely beautiful throw which I chose from Urban Outfitters. In September I am moving into a house with all of my uni friends and we have really nice rooms with double beds. I thought this throw would look lovely in my new room in Manchester. I love the colours and the bohemian feel to it. Now I can’t wait to get all the other little bits and pieces to decorate my room. I feel a trip to IKEA coming soon!
Hope you liked this post. I always love hearing about what people got up to and what presents they got on their birthday. Also thank you to those of you who sent me lovely birthday messages <3
Speak soon xx