Monday 9 June 2014

I don't know about you... BUT I'M FEELING 22! 22nd Birthday!

Hello everyone! So today is my birthday! I am 22 today! Since I am in work all day today I have been celebrating over the weekend with my family and fiancé. I must admit I am pretty overwhelmed since its not a 'big birthday' at how amazing this weekend has been. First lets get on to all the presents I have received! A massive thank you to everyone! I will also be posting presents, cards and thank yous on instagram so please keep checking back on there for more updates! (See the tab on the side.)

22nd birthday presents!

Here is everything that I have had the lovely pleasure of opening whilst celebrating this weekend. I am totally in love with what I have received. I am so blessed and thankful!

Makeup Revolution

Lets just talk about how awesome my fiancé is! Of course Gaz new I wanted make-up for my birthday however he didn't know what I wanted exactly. So being the amazing guy that he is he gave me a budget of £50 to treat myself with! I decided to spread this over two brands; Makeup Revolution and MAC. Two ends of the spectrum I know! I haven't tried Makeup Revolution yet and I have had my eye on a couple of MAC products so I knew what I wanted from both! From Makeup Revolution I picked up a clear mascara, two powder blushes, one cream blush, a matte foundation and the infamous Iconic 3 palette. I will of course be reviewing these all for you in the future! 

MAC Cosmetics

From MAC I chose their Studio Fix Powder Plus foundation, a powder blush in the colour Melba and I also received a sample of their Skin Base Visage. I actually received the same sample with my very first MAC order and it is still going! I haven't tried any of these products out yet as I am waiting till my birthday (today, tomorrow as I write this) to try them out! Expect reviews!

Nikon Coolpix S2800

This next present I am so over the moon with! I suppose you could call this my 'main present' from Gaz. He has known for a while that I have wanted a good camera. I not only wanted a better camera for my blog but I also wanted it for various days out and I have been making a commitment to document life much more than I used to with photos! He not only bought me the camera but he also picked up a case and a new memory card to go with it! He is a star! Ironically I had to photograph my new camera with my Iphone which I used to use so forgive the quality!

Gone & Hunger by Michael Grant

Gaz's dad, soon to be my father in law, picked me up two books from a series I have been meaning to try for a while! For those of you that don't know I am taking part in the Goodreads reading challenge this year so I have been reading a lot lately in my spare time or any time off I have. I can't wait to get stuck in to this series!

Avon Handbag and Purse

My auntie bought me this lovely new handbag and purse set. I absolutely love it! She actually has this exact set and I commented on how much it looks like a Louis Vuitton handbag which I thought it was! (Okay I'm no expert at designer labels but I was fooled!) Its actually a bag from Avon! I love it and I plan on using it a lot this summer!

Loverdose Tattoo

My mum knows how quickly I go through perfume so she bought me another bottle of Loverdose Tattoo which I love! I have reviewed it here if you'd like to check it out!

Ikea cabinet

Random present alert! I have been after a filing cabinet for my room for work and college for a while now. I am mad for organisation and I can't tell you how much this has helped even for the day I have had it! No more piles of paperwork all over my room! Yay! This particular cabinet is in the Erik series at Ikea. Everyone say hi to Erik!

Birthday Events!

Now lets move on to what I got up to this weekend! I can assure you that on my actual birthday I will be in work followed by relaxing in front of the telly watching corrie with the mother, father and fiancé however this weekend was a bit more eventful! The most exiting thing on the actual day will most probably be rice crispie cakes!

Chinese take-out food

On Saturday night we went and got a chinese which is my favourite take out to get! For those wondering this is chicken, bamboo shoots, mixed veg, rice and chips. After food we had a few drinks to celebrate!

Myself and Gaz before our dinner date!

On the Sunday Gaz decided to take me out for dinner as a treat! My birthday lands on a good date for us as it is also our half year anniversary! He booked our dinner at a local Italian place that we love! Pesto which you can check out here. They have a great deal where you can choose three small dishes for 7.95 per person.

Pesto - Spicy Meatballs

The first thing I ordered were these meat balls which were lovely. They were spicy and well seasoned and had a lovely sauce over them!

Pesto - Pizza

The next thing I ordered was a little 5" peperoni pizza. Again this was lovely. Usually I go for spicy flavoured pizzas however I thought my breath might be too overpowering with the meatballs being spicy too!

Pesto - Bolognese

Lastly I chose the bolognese which was also really lovely. I grew to regret this choice whilst I was tactically trying to eat pasta without slurping it up and looking a fool. Needles to say I failed!

Pesto - Dessert

Lastly we got some dessert. We each got these little desert dishes which myself and Gaz summarised as a 'Solero in a cup'. The top layer is frozen mango juice which sits on a layer of ice cream. Beneath this was a layer of frozen raspberry juice and then a layer of biscuit. After having it I had to change my description to 'heaven in a cup'. It is absolutely gorgeous! I wish I could but this and have it every day!

So that was pretty much my birthday! I had an amazing weekend and I am so lucky and so thankful for those around me. I am so happy that I am starting a new year of my life surrounded by the people I love! Who knows what being 22 will bring! All I can say is... I don't know about you... BUT I'M FEELING 22!

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  1. Happy birthday Claire! I hope you have a nice chilled day at work today :) Raspberrykiss xo

  2. Happy birthday! Have a fab day, you got some lovely things!

  3. Happy Birthday! It looks like you've had a lovely day!

  4. Happy Birthday gorgeous :)!
    Lucky girl, someone got spoilt ;)
    I love the Ikea cabinet hehe!

    Sensitive Epidermis | Rainbow

  5. Happy birthday !
    looks like you had an amazing day hun
    Melissa | The Inked Blonde

  6. Happy Birthday for yesterday! Your boyf did goood, you got some gorgeous stuff. Glad you had a fab day! x

    Josie’s Journal

    1. Thank you so much! He did really well!



  7. Happy Belated Birthday! You got such lovely gifts :) Pesto looks amazing! Wish I had one near me!!

    1. Thank you very much! Pesto is lovely and it is so affordable!



  8. Glad you had a good birthday! I really can't wait to get my hands on some of the make-up revolution bits :) Danielle xx

    1. Thank you I really did! I can;t wait to get my hands on more!