What I Got For My Birthday

A week ago today was my birthday and I turned the grand old age of *drum roll please* 23. You are all probably shouting at you computer screens saying that being 23 is still young, well let me tell you something, a weekend of celebrating left me feeling extremely old and has taken me pretty much the full week to recover!! Where have my uni days of partying three nights a week gone?! 

(Just a side note, I absolutely love reading posts of what people got for their birthdays, in no means am I trying to brag or show off my gifts, I am extremely grateful and lucky for what I received. If you are nosey like me then read on, if you're not then click away.)

I had the most amazing bank holiday weekend celebrating, unfortunately the day and night of my birthday was spent working resulting in putting all celebrations minus unwrapping presents until the following day, after all if the Queen can have two birthdays then so can I! My boyfriend had booked a hotel in Widnes where I had been working so we only had a half hour journey to Cheshire Oaks on the Saturday and boy was I going to spend my money.

The whole weekend was spent eating cake, cupcakes and drinking a lot of fizz and cocktails, not very Slimming World friendly mind. My mum bought me the cutest cupcakes I had ever seen, certainly trumped Hummingbird Bakery on this occasion, just look how cute the little pugs are. Staying on the theme of cakes and pugs, my boyfriend and his family had searched high and low in numerous Asda's to pick me up this pug cake, very scrummy indeed. 

I haven't photographed all of my presents as I didn't want to bore you all but also it is nice to keep a few things to myself but I am sure they will feature on my social media accounts in the near future. My mum and dad bought me the most amazing bag from Topshop, I mean just look how beautiful it is and that is thanks to Suzie from Hello October who featured it in one of her videos. They also got me a Mac Viva Glam Lipstick, it is not the shade that I would usually go for, it looks quite brown however once on the lips it is far more of a neutral pink shade with a brown undertone.  

My boyfriend did extremely well with the beauty shopping, he keeps improving as Christmases and birthdays go along. The first thing he got me which I may have given a slight nudge to is this gorgeous limited edition Marc Jacobs Daisy Blush perfume, it is the exact same scent as the Daisy perfume that comes in the blue bottles however it has a fresher feel about it. Being limited edition makes me a little sad that when it runs out I can't go and replace it. 

He also took a trip to the Benefit counter and got me the Rockateur blusher to replace the one I am currently using as it as almost run out. I am in love with this blusher, it is such a beautiful bronzy pink shade which has a bit of a gold highlight to it once applied on the cheeks. The second product from Benefit was the Shy Beam which has only been released recently, I cannot go into too much detail as I have only used it the once but I can definitely say that we are going to be the best of friends. 

Finally, but no means least just look at those rose gold/bronze wine glasses and tumbler, how pretty are they?!?! These are from a shop called Oliver Bonas, which has just opened up in Leeds and I am in LOVE, it is my new favourite store and have to venture in everytime I pop into town, how I have not spent my full wage in there is beyond me. 

I hope you enjoyed this rather long post and I just wanted to say thank you to my family and friends who made it special!!! 

Alice xxx

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