Birthday Celebrations!

Birthday Celebrations!Hello – how’s your weekend going?

Yesterday (or today depending where you’re from) was my birthday and marked the end of me being a teenager. Yep, I turned 20 and am now officially an adult – scary! I actually celebrated on Thursday by getting my hair done, having dinner and going clubbing for the first time. Yesterday was a lovely chilled out day which consisted of me doing exactly what I wanted.

Everything began with me prepping and painting my nails on Wednesday. I opted for OPI’s It’s Frosty Outside; a silver metallic texture with silver, mirror-like hexagonal glitter.

NailsI took the time to write a short message on a journal card for each of the friends I had invited out to dinner. I am always extremely grateful when people spend time with me and it was my way of saying thank you.

Thank you cardsFor Thursday nights events I wore an Izabel London Silver Sequin Dress and Diana Ferrari Onix Leather Suede Ankle Boots.

OutfitI only bought the dress on Tuesday and fell in love with it instantly. Lots of glamour and sparkle, perfect for a birthday!

Make-up

(This photo was taken in the early hours of the morning, so please excuse the lighting).

I adored my make-up on Thursday night and wanted to talk you through the products I used to create this look:

  • Primer: Rimmel Fix & Perfect Foundation Primer in 001
  • Foundation: Australis Matte Mousse in ‘Buff Beige’
  • Concealer: Australis Concealer Stick – Light
  • Bronzer: Chi Chi Real Minerals Bronzer
  • Powder: Thin Lizzy 6 in 1 Professional Powder – Light
  • Eyes:
    • Eyeshadow: Chi Chi Billion Dollar Wallet – ‘Heiress’
    • Mascara: Rimmel ScandalEyes Lycra Flex in Black
  • Lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in ‘Fire & Ice’

Thursday night's make-upI have also included a close-up of the eyeshadow palette I used.

ChiChi

Chi Chi Billion Dollar Wallet – Heiress

Shadows 1, 3 and 4 were blended together to create a smokey yet subtle eye look. I generally go for a bold lip OR a bold eye. If I’m wearing bright lipstick I tone down my eyes or if I want to highlight them I wear a more neutral lip.

We ate at The Pig & Whistle Historic Pub which is described as “a bar with atmosphere, historical charm and style.” The atmosphere was very relaxed and the service was excellent! More importantly, the menu had variety – you don’t always know what people like and I thought it would cater to the most tastes. I had the 1/2 size fish and chips and it was delicious!

Dinner - Fish & chips

#Foodporn

After dinner myself and a friend came home before going out again later to go clubbing. It was my first time clubbing but I had such a good time.

For my real birthday yesterday I started the day off by receiving some lovely tweets and rode my 10km on the Exercycle. Shortly after that I changed into a bit more of a special outfit and did my face while listening to Shane Filan’s You and Me album. This album is my go to and if you haven’t heard it you should take a listen! I have even included the Spotify link for you below ๐Ÿ™‚

Birthday selfie

Birthday face

 

Presents1. ‘C’ Keyring

2. England stickers

3. The Body Shop gift card

4. Sticky notes

5. Stylo stationery items – pens, pencils and bulldog clips

6. Mini pegs

The presents I got are lovely and I feel like a very lucky girl to have received them. My favourite however, has to be the Sony Cybershot DSC-W810 camera my mum bought. I enjoy taking photos but I’m by no means a professional. I’m sure with a bit of time and practice I’ll be able to hone my skills.

Camera BoxCameraNaturally I had to go for the pink camera!


I thoroughly enjoyed celebrating my birthday this year, even if I did kinda do it twice! I also loved writing this post to share with you, especially the FOTN (face of the night) section. Let me know which looks are your favourite for a special occasion โค

Chanelle x

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