As many of you know, it was my 22nd birthday on the 28th of August. I had an amazing day thanks to my lovely mum, brilliant boyfriend and some amazing friends. It was a pretty chilled out day - my boyfriend took me to the beach (we passed a farm, hence the picture of the pigs) and then we went round to see my mum and stepdad, who got fish and chips and cake for us! I also got very spoiled, so here's where I'll say another huge thank you to everyone.
I thought you guys might like to see what I got for my birthday, so here goes. I really am not bragging, although as I said, I was very spoiled for my birthday. If you hate these sorts of posts, I'd click the 'x' now.
Some things I couldn't photograph: my boyfriend got me my provisional driving license and my mum and stepdad booked me in for some lessons, which I am so excited about! My boyfriend also got me some awesome headphones because I kept stealing his.
My lovely, brilliant friend Sam, who has gone back to live in London after graduating (booooo!) , sent me up this mystery box. I swear, it was so hard not to open before my birthday. And then, when I did, I did a dance.
We share an insane Illamasqua love, so when I opened this box I nearly fainted. Thank you Sam!
From my mum I got some amazing books (I had specifically asked for more Steinbeck, as Cannery Row is one of my favourite novels ever). She knows me so well, as these are all books I would have picked for myself!
My dad, stepmum and little sister got me the cute matryoshka doll plates, my uncle got me the peacock watch from the MET, my nana and grandad got me the Camilla Morton book and Troy, my lovely boyfriend, got me the newest Kathy Reichs.
Also from Troy: a refill of all my empty Liz Earle products, plus a lovely extra - the Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint.
I am so incredibly grateful for the amazingly generous gifts I received. I feel a bit guilty, too. But I will be posting more on the beauty products throughout this month and the next, so keep a look out!
And, if you wanted to you could vote for me as the 'Best New Beauty Blog' in the Cosmo Blog Awards. Voting finishes tomorrow and it would mean a lot to me. Don't feel like you should though - there are some serious competitors who all deserve your vote!