Tuesday, 19 August 2014

My 18th Birthday!

My 18th Birthday!

Cute birthday breakfast with my family and Jack

Sparklers on my birthday cake!

Before dinner out

My little sister chose this awesome glass for me

Making my birthday wish!

The nail polish I chose for my manicure (two days later)

I'm finally 18! It's really weird being on of the youngest in the year and having everyone turn 18 way before you. I thought because nearly all my friends had by the time that it got to my birthday I would be ready for it. But the fact that I am now 18 is still just such a crazy concept to me! Anyway, I honestly had the most amazing birthday. My family, particularly my mum and my sister put so much effort and time into making the whole weekend so amazing and special and I am just so grateful. 

My birthday celebrations started on the Saturday evening before my birthday. My boyfriend Jack came round in the early evening and we all got ready for a meal out in a French restaurant in town. It was such a nice evening that we decided to walk there which sadly we really don't do as often as we should. The meal was so lovely and as it was my birthday we all got complementary drinks and all the staff came over and sang to me and gave me a free chocolate dessert with a candle on and the cute pink party hat! 

In the morning we all had a little lie in and then went into my mum and dads room and all sat on the bed as I opened my presents. It's a little tradition in my family in my family to open birthday presents in the morning all together on the bed and it was nice to have Jack there as well. I can't believe how many presents I got and how much thought people had put into the gifts. I was a very very lucky girl and I am absolutely in love with everything that I got. Should be a "What I got for my birthday" post coming on the blog soon.

After I opened my presents we went downstairs and I had a lovely birthday breakfast with croissants and pan au chocolats which are my favourite. A bit later on we went for a quick dog walk and then came back home for a small roast lunch. Not long after lunch Jack parents came round to pick him up and give my my present which was so sweet of them. We had tea and birthday cake and it was really lovely.

After cake time mum and I rushed off to pick my bestfriend Livi up for my birthday surprise, which wasn't actually a surprise because my mum can't keep a secret! The drive was long but when we got arrived we were dropped off at a beautiful spa and hotel. After we got into our lovely hotel room we had a quick dip in the swimming pool and a little sit in the sauna. And because it was a Sunday night and most other people had gone home we basically had the whole thing to ourselves!

Then at 5pm my mum had each of us booked in for a back massage. I've never really had a massage before but it has been something I have wanted to do for so long. It honestly felt amazing and it was so relaxing and I was so scared that I would fall asleep and start dribbling! After we both had a little manicure and I chose this gorgeous shimmery navy polish which was probably a little bit wintery but I just fell in love with the colour. After we sat in this posh relaxation room while we chatted and waited for our nails to dry!

Then we went back to our hotel room and got ready for our evening meal in the hotel. My mum had booked us in for a 3 course meal in the smart hotel restaurant. The food was amazing and I had such a lovely soup for a starter, an amazing steak and then Eton mess for dessert. It was nice just to have a catch up and a DMC with my bestie over a fancy meal! After we went back to our room got into our pjs and snuggled up in our bed to watch MiC while stuffing our faces even more with sweets and chocolate. 

The next morning we woke up and had a lovely breakfast in the hotel resaurant. We had to sign out of our rooms at 11 but we were still allowed to use all of the facilities. We used the gym for about an hour and a half and basically had it all to ourselves. I was really proud of myself in the gym but the sad reality is that that was the most exercise I had done all summer! After we went into the swimming pool again and used the sauna in the hope that the 5/10 minutes we were in there it would dramatically improve our skin! And in the swimming pool I started off doing lengths like the sophisticated 18 year old that I know am, but after about 5 minutes I was back to doing handstands and star floats and roly polys! Mum came and picked us up at around 3 and we were home in time for tea.

I had the most amazing birthday and I am not trying to brag about anything I did, I really am so grateful especially to my parents. I like to share a bit of my life and what I get up to on this blog as well as beauty and fashion and this was a pretty big thing for me. Hope you are all still enjoying your summer even though it is getting a little chilly here now. Speak soon :) xx


  1. Happy belated birthday sweetie, I can see you had a marvelous day. I'm turning 19 in November and my 18th birthday was spent in bed with fever, my brother even made a cake for me and I was so bad I wasn't able to eat it or anything really, but I'm hopping to enjoy this year :)

    xx, M | Brunette In Black

    1. Thank you, that's so sweet :) aww, that sucks though. I really hope your 19th birthday this year is amazing to make up for it! xx

  2. Hahaha I feel the same about the whole back massage thing! The day/s you had sound perfect x
    - Nicole | Just a bit of Nicole

    1. Haha! Yeah I had a lovely time. And thank you for taking the time to read my posts :) xx

    2. That's really great to hear! I really enjoy reading your posts so thank you! Haha (: