08 June 2018

Birthday Celebrations

Hi and welcome back to my blog. For those of you who didn't know, on the 7th June I celebrated my 17th birthday- Wooohooo! I want to open this post by saying how grateful I was and still am to have celebrated this day with my nearest and dearest- family, friends etc. I can't believe all the thoughtful and very generous gifts I received. I hate to sound cliche with these often sappy disclaimers but I genuinely wasn't expecting this much and definitely don't deserve it so thank you. 

Now, where do I begin? I guess I'll properly kick off this post by mentioning that my 17th was a pretty chill event, there was no HUGE party or anything which was exactly how I wanted it to be. Nothing better than a relaxing day with family and lots of birthday cake. I was also lucky enough to receive some special gifts and surprises which, of course, I'll be discussing throughout the post. Earlier this year myself and a bunch of friends booked a festival for the summer. My parents said they would pay for me and that this would be given as my main birthday gift. This gift is probably the most exciting as I usually find the best presents don't always come gift wrapped with a bow on top, but sometimes in the form of an experience. The festival takes place at the end of August (so keep your eyes peeled for a few festival themed posts) and I'm attending on a weekend ticket- literally can't wait! Another generous gift I received from my parents was to get some new and much-needed highlights in my hair. As you can imagine my frizzy, dull and mousy brown mop was absolutely dying for a blonde boost and some specialist treatment so I was especially grateful for this present.

On the morning of my birthday, I woke up and honestly didn't expect too much considering the generous presents I'd already been given. However, to my complete surprise, my Mum had got me a new Kindle Fire (7th generation) which I'd recently been saving up for as a keen reader and English Literature student. I was so happy with this gift and spent most of the day setting it up. One of the biggest bonuses has to be that it is perfect for watching netflix in bed, as I found my laptop screen too big and annoying but my iphone screen too small. Perhaps I'll do a post of how I'm getting on with my kindle in a few weeks time in case any of you are interested- if so leave a comment below. 

Next thing I wanted to mention links to the photo above. I received this adorable card from one of my bestest friends along with a gorgeous MAC lipstick in the shade Hot Gossip. My friend had recently visited Austria and picked me up this cute little card that translates to 'All love and good'. I'm honestly in love with this card and its message. I've prioritised a little space for it on my desk, it genuinely brings a smile to my face every time I look up from my laptop. 

Some other gorgeous bits I received included books and clothes from my sisters and other members of the family. My amazing Granny gave me a pair of pretty silver Pandora heart studs as well a super cute makeup bag from Lulu Guinness filled with Estee Lauder makeup that I can't wait to try out. I also received a beautiful pair of rose gold-plated hoops that I haven't stopped wearing since I got them and probably won't for a long while yet!

The final part of my birthday celebrations that I've been wanting to mention is my meal out to the Ivy Brasserie. The day before my 17th, Mum and I headed out for a fancy lunch out where I enjoyed the most insane burger and these amazing Zucchini fries (my mouth is literally watering thinking about them right now- if anyone reading this ever goes to The Ivy I would definitely recommend). We also  ordered the most refreshing (and photogenic) drinks called 'English Spritz', a mix of prosecco watered down with grapefruit juice which needless to say also tasted delicious. After our wonderful meal, I spent the rest of the day shopping before driving back home to snuggle up for another episode of Love Island. Perfect. 

(English Spritz...so good, wish I had one with me right now) 

Thank you so much for reading this post, I hope you enjoyed and if you did feel free to leave a comment or follow my bloglovin. 

Love Lulu Xx 


  1. Happy birthday!! I love that you have such a cool relationship with your mum.. I didn't have back then but I hope to have it with my daughter.. thanks for sharing and again, buon compleanno! Veronica


  2. Awh thank you so much, I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’m really grateful to be as close to my mum as I am and I’m sure that one day you’ll have the exact same with a daughter. Xx

  3. Happy birthday! I don't think I got so many birthday presents... ever! I don't know, I usually get one and it's precisely what I said I wanted - I think when I was your age I got more, but I can't remember what exactly (it was a decade ago, but still). Enjoy your day! The Kindle is a dream come true, I'd love to have one as well!

    1. Thank you for leaving a comment- I am honestly so grateful for everything I received and genuinely wasn’t expecting this much. Xx

  4. Happy Birthday.
    Wow! Your grandma is generous to give you
    a Pandora jewelry.


    1. Thank you! I know, absolutely love her to bits and I’m so lucky to have her Xx

  5. Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had fun! :)


  6. Looks like you had a fabulous Birthday! I love that your gifts are all really thoughtful:) That drink looks delicious- I could absolutely do with one right now haha!

    Emily xo

  7. Happy birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful day. I think that it is great that you and your mother have such a good relationship!