Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Birthday Gifts

Hi everyone, hope you're all having a good week! Today I have for you a bit of a photo-heavy post, but I really wanted to share with you guys some of the lovely gifts I received for my birthday last month! I just want to say that I'm not here to brag in any way; I'm incredibly grateful for what I received, especially as I didn't think I was getting anything to open on the day! So, with that in mind, here are some of the gorgeous gifts...

If you saw my Birthday Wishlist, you will be aware that I had these beautifully simplistic Ray-Ban glasses playing on my mind for the longest time. My opticians don't carry any Ray-Ban glasses so I had to go looking elsewhere. I found this pair on a website called Fashion Eyewear and I love them so much! They took a little while to arrive; I think I ordered them on the 20th January, and they arrived yesterday (3rd February) but it was down to importing the frames from Italy and then fitting the prescription lenses. I also had anti-scratch/anti-glare and ultra-thin lenses down in my order so I'm sure that also added some time (and money) onto the delivery. The only problem that I've discovered is that because they are a unisex style they keep falling off my nose when I look down, but that's nothing a little tightening won't fix when I next go into my local Specsavers! These glasses were a gift from my parents.

My brother surprised me early in the morning with this amazing Game of Thrones Season 1 and 2 Box Set! I absolutely love Game of Thrones, but I was really shocked that my brother knew to get me this so it was a lovely little surprise. The box is really sleek and fancy, with a disc for every 2 episodes, an episode guide, and beautiful stills from the show on the box. I had to get one of my favourite characters, Daenerys Targaryen, into one of the photographs! I seriously think it's one of the best TV shows around at the moment, and I can't wait for Season 4!

With some of the money I received, I went on a bit of a MAC splurge! The eyeshadows probably look familiar; that's because they made up the final month of my MAC Pro Palette Project. The shades are Blackberry (matte), Sable (frost) and Mythology (lustre). I also bought the Rubenesque Paint Pot, lipstick in Syrup, and my new favourite setter, Fix +

Along with some goodies for my car (including the Yankee Candle Midsummers Night car jar), I also had a pretty little glittery box of sampler votive Yankee Candles, complete with a glass votive holder! The candles themselves smell gorgeous! The ones in the homemade box were Wild Passion Fruit, Midnight Jasmine, and Mango Peach Salsa. My favourite has to be Mango Peach Salsa: a real zingy scent that reminds me of hot holidays - perfect for the summer. I'll definitely be buying a bigger size in time for the sunshine!

I may have saved the best until last - the food! Our town recently opened Wagamama (about a week before my birthday) so I was dead-set on going there for lunch. It was absolutely packed as you'd expect but the food is just amazing! We shared some pulled pork gyoza - which I wished I bought my own plate of because wow they're the best - followed by some wok-fried greens (bok choi and broccoli with garlic and soy) and I just had to have the chicken Katsu curry of course! The meal was delicious, albeit a bit pricey but a yummy birthday treat nonetheless. I'm now just constantly tempted to drop in and order more gyoza to takeaway!

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10 comments

  1. Those glasses are lovely! I hope you had a great birthday!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

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  2. I really need to get my eyes tested! Love the raybans.
    Also love the MAC haul.

    DarlingSophie

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  3. Ooh Game of Thrones, I love watching that! Daenerys is also one of my favourite characters too. The yankee candles are also just perfect to receive as a gift! :) Hope you had a lovely birthday!

    Frankie x
    Curiouser and Curiouser

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  4. Happy Birthday, I love Game Of Thrones, Daenerys is definitely my favourite character, I watched season one and two in a week!
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you Claire! It's so easy to just sit and watch GoT, isn't it? So addictive! Xx

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  5. Yankee Candles and some Game of Thrones? That sounds like a nice evening :) Maybe some chocolate too?

    ♥ Best wishes, Danielle.
    http://underlandtowonderland.blogspot.co.uk/

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