So on the 17th August I turned 20…goodbye teenage years! And I always get such lovely cards and gifts and I just wanted to share with you what I got and where you can probably find them, or it may just inspire you to get some of these things yourself 🙂
Before I get started, I just want to tell you a little about what I did for my birthday. So I had a meal out with some of my good friends, there were about 11 of us and we had some drinks and food at one of my favourite restaurants where my three courses were all free, and then a couple of us headed into town after for some drinks and some dancing
The next day my boyfriend and I met with my Nan and we did some shopping and she kindly took us for dinner and drinks which was lovely
On my actual birthday a couple days later my boyfriend, my sister and friend Kirsty and I visited Thorpe park which is my favourite theme park and we even got free tickets to return next year and a fast pass for any big ride. The weather was 26 degrees (celcius) and we had a nice little picnic in the shade. When we got home in the evening I opened my cards and gifts and I got surprised with a lovely chocolate cake! We also ate some yummy Chinese food and finished the night off with Joe relaxing together and we slept like babies after the long day of awesome roller coasters!
So let’s get into the haul 🙂
I got some lovely cards off all my friends and family, Joe always makes my cards from scratch by hand and they all have personal funny meanings.
My friend Lucy got me this lovely Soap and Glory bath set which includes a body bath, body scrub, a body mist and a cute little pink rubber ducky! My friend Katie got me this cute no 7 nail set which comes with two nail files, a lovely pink rose nail polish, lip gloss and mini make up bag 🙂
My friends Jacob and Rachel kindly bought me my drinks all night (winning) and Jacob got me the biggest cocktail I have probably ever seen and a sparkly cowgirl hat
My friend and flat mate Emily got me some fun and sparkly Rimmel nail polishes and the cutest horse card that pulls out and sings a song!
And my other friend Emily got me a very cute personalised card and a lovely Silve dainty bracelet which is so pretty
My Nan got me some of my favourite cocktail drinks in bottles, and some of my favourite chocolate including Toffifees and Peanut M&M’s. She also got me a very cute long shirt dress with collar with little sausage dogs on it! And to match she even got me these adorable dangly silver sausage dog earrings to match. She also got me some Soap and Glory body spray mist in the scent ‘Mist you madly’
She had also just come back from Scotland and gotten me some really cute gifts too which I thought I’d include. She got me this really cute Scottish tin of Chocolate shortbread cookies which were so delicious, and I love the tin that has little Scottish Soldier in bearskin hats. She also got me a matching mug because I love collecting mugs from different places and then this really pretty blue and silver beaded bracelet which I love
My sisters boyfriend/partner Scott bought me my birthday cake and treated me to Chinese food and picked out this funny but cool popcorn popper pan! Need to try that out real soon on the fire pit (please do ignore my stupid face on the image below!)
His parents also kindly sent me a card with some money inside and with it I bought these adorable cloud shelves for my new room in my new house at University and the super cute Cinderella Fairy Godmother Tsum Tsum
Joe got me a very cute Minnie Mouse reusable zip bag for all my gifts to go inside and he got me the rest of the Tsum Tsum beauty and the beast collection I needed and wanted! He also got me two more Tsum tsums from the Finding Dory collection I also wanted. I’m also crazy for anything Disney and having a million phone cases so he got me this gorgeous gold and baby blue Disney Animations phone case; it has sketches of Disney Princesses on the front actually sketched by Animators at Disney! So cool
He also got me the last Disney Lego mini figure I needed! Aladdin! They come in blind bags for £2.50 and I kept getting doubles of less rare characters and then everywhere stopped selling them! Now it’s complete 🙂 and it’s so cute because he took me to see Aladdin at the West End in London a few months ago
He also bought me such a gorgeous Pandora Charm called the open work galaxy charm with such beautiful cubic zirconi stones and is just so eye catching
Joes parents also got me the Sims 3 Seasons expansion game pack which I’ve been wanting for ages! It’s so fun! Love sims 3
My friend Kirsty got me my favorite drink EVER! A bottle of Martini Asti, I could glug it all day and she brought it in a really cute wine gift bag
Lastly moving onto my sister Kat who got me the most in terms of quantity (but of course they were all quality items!) We will start with the hand bag I had seen from Skinny Dip, it’s a lovely black roll top bag with gold metal hoop detailing and a faux suede flap finish. It also has a really cute pale blue dangling Tassle which adds just that bit of colour. It comes with a short handle and a longer one inside and has lots of pockets and room and is so stylish
She also got me a purse we had both seen and liked for myself which is this folded pastel purple purse, it has a snap button and lots of space for cards and money and change and it goes lovely with the bag, especially the pastel Tassle to tie them together
In my new house at uni I don’t really have much storage space in my bedroom and I have a lot of clothing and items etc so I had seen these cool wall Hexagon storage shelves and my sister kindly got me two of them; they will be perfect to stack my Tsum tsums inside and to display!
I also got a fancy Victoria Secret bag and inside was the perfume XO that I had been wanting to get for a very long time, I got it in the spray bottle rather than the perfume bottle because you got a lot more!
Kat also got me this really cute postcard style notepad which inside you can document where you’ve been on holiday with photos and messages etc which is really cute because I love making travel books and I just bought some Polaroid prints from my recent holiday to Portugal
I also received these yummy strawberry foam party sweets which I’m sure I will enjoy (and have to hide from Joe)
A funny and random gift I got from her was this ‘Surprise Bag!’ from a shop we like called Tiger, and inside were just random little gifts that none of us knew about. Firstly there was this very random candle foil art kit where you can decorate your candles with different patterns and shapes made out a colourful foil (don’t ask)- everyone found that highly amusing
Inside was also a cute little patterned tape and a cute little toad stool pencil sharpener and rubber which will all come in handy for uni. It also came with glow sticks and a cute little pink notepad which will nicely fit into my hand bag
And last but not least; she made me this incredibly cute Disney collage made up of photos of my family and I, mostly photos of myself I’ve secretly taken on kats phone which are very ugly. However there are some on there which I haven’t seen before or can’t even remember about but I love it and I love the Mickey Mouse shape and I just can’t wait to get it up on my wall!
It’s been a great birthday and I can’t wait for the next one! The Big 21! x