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My 25th Birthday!

\ T W E N T Y – F I V E //

So, on the 20th of July, I turned 25! what the hell? Where has the time gone? 

I must admit I have been a little MIA recently but I was just enjoying my birthday and honestly didn’t have time to document much.

My actual birthday fell on a Friday, I had a super nice breakfast with my Mum, Sister, Aunt, Cousin and baby Nephew which was really nice.

I then got my eyelashes done by Sam Rathbone she is based in Essex, where I live and she is amazing. I have waited for aaaages to get my lashes done by Sam and it was so worth the wait! Her salon is super chilled and calm and she is so easy to talk to, I hate going to a salon and feeling a bit awkward and uncomfortable but Sam is so welcoming and lovely and she did my eyelashes perfectly! You can check her Instagram out ‘here‘ which has all kinds of lashes on, I went for a super light natural look and I love them! There will probably be a pic on insta soon!

After that I saw my other Sister and my Niece and Nephews and I was actually going to go out for a really nice meal but I was super tired, so me and my boyfriend ordered ALL the Chinese food and set up our new Lay Z Spa which was one of my birthday presents from my other half and to be honest it was such a nice evening.
staying in on my birthday who even am i?! 

I also had a BBQ with all my family. I remember when I was younger my family would go all out with family BBQ’s we always had bouncy castles (even sumo suits one time) so for my 25th I had to recreate our typical family BBQ’s. We hired a bouncy castle which my Nieces and Nephews loved btw! and I had the ultimate 80s/90s music playlist, every song you can imagine from the 90s, Backstreet Boys, Five, Shaggy, Samantha Mumba, Stacie Orrico, Peter Andre, Hanson – everyone was on there.

I had these cupcakes made by Mum & Me Cupcakes they did not last long AT ALL! I think we had 24 cupcakes? and they were all gone before it was evening! They looked super pretty and I wanted a gold and pink theme which they matched so perfectly! I stored them in my pink cupcake holder which looks like a giant cupcake when the lid is on which looked super cute!
Even my nephews who usually ‘only like chocolate’ was scoffing them!
They were definitely a winner!

The last few years I’ve gone away for my birthday – you can see my Paris birthday trip ‘here’ and my overnight stay in Whipsnade ‘here’ and this year I stayed put and didn’t travel anywhere and I honestly had the best time with all my family eating all the food and drinking all the gin. You really can’t beat good food and good company ✨

I also felt really lucky with my gifts. I got super spoilt this year (like every year!) but I thought I would show you a couple of things that were given to me because I know a lot of you ask!

Pandora Bracelets

I was lucky enough to get TWO pandora bracelets which I am SO grateful for I really didn’t expect it at all. The first bracelet is from the gorgeous Pandora Shine collection which matches the ring I purchased a while back which you can see ‘here‘ and I honestly love the bracelet, even more, it has two cute little bees and a tie-up chain which you use to tighten it. It’s so summery and pretty I love it!

The second Pandora bracelet is their more traditional Pandora bracelets. This is the kind of bracelet you think of when you think of the brand I think, I have two beautiful charms, one is a little birthday cake which is obviously perfect for my 25th and the second charm is a little silver heart with a Ruby in the middle which is my birthstone and I love it so much! The little safety clasp says ‘Family Forever’ which I think is really sweet and will always remind me of my 25th birthday.

Lay Z Spa

This is such a cool present! If you haven’t heard of Lay Z Spas they are basically inflatable hot tubs. I was actually so surprised by how sturdy it is and how powerful it is! This is the absolute dream though we relaxed in here with a Gin & Lemonade and had the ultimate chill out, adding cute fairy lights and a matching gazebo. It actually started raining a tiny bit and the noise was so relaxing, I cannot wait to use this in the Autumn/Winter when it’s nice and cold. This is my new fave thing ever ✨

MAC Makeup

My boy did well! He knows me very well and knows how much I love my makeup. I got…

Mineralize Concealer – NC20 

Retro  Matte Liquid Lipcolour – ‘Dance With Me’ 

Eyeshadow x 15 Palette ‘In the flesh’

Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour – ‘Burnt Spice’ 

Upward Lash Mascara – ‘Upward Black’

Matte Lipstick – ‘Rocker’

Prep + Prime Lip 

My mum also got me the cute brush holder which looks like a giant MAC lipstick with brushes inside too which is in the pic above! W

So that’s my little update, what have you all been up too?

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  1. jess watts
    July 29, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    Happy birthday! And that mac stuff looks super cute x

    • Alicia a la Mode
      July 29, 2018 / 6:03 pm

      Thank you! – Alicia XO

  2. Rosie Ireland
    July 30, 2018 / 11:01 am

    Massive happy birthday lovely girl. 25 for me was a brilliant year!! A lazy spa is exactly what I want!Rosie

    • Alicia a la Mode
      August 3, 2018 / 12:20 pm

      Thank you! It was such a good pressie haha! – Alicia XO

  3. Alice Anne
    July 31, 2018 / 2:46 pm

    Happy Birthday gorgeous girl! 25 is a fab age and those cupcakes look incredible xx

    • Alicia a la Mode
      August 3, 2018 / 12:21 pm

      Thank you! they tasted so good! – Alicia XO

  4. Yasmina Sahraoui
    July 31, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    Sounds like you had an amazing day! Those cupcakes look ridiculously yummy and I love all the MAC makeup too. xx

    • Alicia a la Mode
      August 3, 2018 / 12:21 pm

      I did it was lovely! They were really tasty haha – Alicia Xo

  5. Beff Shuff
    August 1, 2018 / 6:58 pm

    sounds like you've defo been treated! those cakes look yummy and i love the MAC Retro Matte range so I've gotta get my hands on that red shade!

    • Alicia a la Mode
      August 3, 2018 / 12:22 pm

      It's such a gorgeous red! I cannot wait to get all the dark reds out for autumn! – Alicia Xo

  6. Sarah Jayne Adams
    August 2, 2018 / 10:42 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Looks like you were well and truly spoilt! 🙂 xxx

    • Alicia a la Mode
      August 3, 2018 / 12:22 pm

      Thank you! I felt like spoilt! haha – Alicia Xo

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