Birthday shenanigans


Last weekend was my birthday, and I packed more tea, cake, ice cream and food into a few days than I thought was possible. I ate lunch out for my birthday itself (post here) and then in the evening we watched The wolf of wall street with a tub of Ben and Jerrys core ice cream each. I liked the film, it was long but I didn’t feel bored at any point, impressively! On Saturday we had a lazy day, then headed out for dinner with 13 friends from school for Mexican food. I admit I drank a fair few Mojitos, then a bottle of cider at the pub afterwards. It was the first time I got drunk since I got pregnant (well actually I got pretty drunk when I was pregnant but before I realised I was, on mojitos funnily enough!) so the next morning was spent inhaling a cooked breakfast and then cooking a roast dinner as we had friends over for dinner. I got spoilt rotten by my friends and family, and am being treated to a day out in London by my mum today. I’m not one for present hauls on the blog but I loved everything I got and felt lucky to know so many generous and kind people.
For dinner on Saturday I wore a dress that I got with a well timed voucher that I won from Frolics and Fashion, Eloise’s blog, I got a few other bits too so I’m sure they’ll appear on here soon! The dress (from In love with fashion) enabled me due to its shift style to stuff myself stupid with fajitas and mojitos and didn’t feel the need to hold my belly in when toddling around the restaurant. I attempted to match my eye makeup with the colours in the dress (only not the yellow… because does yellow eye shadow really suit anyone?) It’s a pretty naff photo but that’s what happens when you live in your PJs till it’s time to go to dinner when it’s dark.

IMG_2444 IMG_2446

I used mostly MAC eyeshadow, stars and rockets as a base, and steamy as a liner, it’s a deep green but it’s not showing up that well here. For the socket I used a goldy shade from a sleek pallet. I wish there was a miracle cure for under eye bags, no matter how much concealer I use they’re still there!
I’ve now managed to get tonsillitis so I am consuming about 4 gallons of honey and lemon a day and am quite glad the baby doesn’t seem to scared by my croaky voice!
Happy Friday all!
Want to share this post?


  1. amy
    31st January 2014 / 9:31 am

    Your eye make-up is stunning! Happy belated birthday!

  2. Emmysmummy
    31st January 2014 / 9:45 am

    Happy birthday – sounds like a great day and evening

  3. 31st January 2014 / 9:52 am

    Happy Birthday! I love the eye makeup – I’d love to be able to make mine look like that!

    My sister recommended YSL Touche Eclat (I think that’s how you spell it!) for my undereye bags and I have to say I was skeptical (I’m not a big wearer of makeup anyway) but it actually does make a big difference – might be worth trying to see if it works for you? People at work are always commenting how well I look when I wear it which I find quite funny as I’m normally worn out!

  4. Amy Squires
    31st January 2014 / 11:07 am

    Your eyes look great! I hope you had a great day

  5. Suzanne Whitton
    31st January 2014 / 11:10 am

    I am LOVING that eye shadow! I often feel stuck in a rut with make up but this looks gorgeous 🙂

  6. Gemma Phazey
    31st January 2014 / 11:51 am

    Love the eyeshadow, you look beautiful as always! Hope you are feeling better soon xx

  7. Sophie Rose Hearts
    31st January 2014 / 1:13 pm

    Love the dress, you looked gorgeous 🙂 Sounds like a good birthday, who doesn’t love a good moijito?

    Sophie x

  8. Nell Heshram
    31st January 2014 / 5:18 pm

    What a stunning dress. Happy birthday!

  9. Jen Walshaw
    31st January 2014 / 5:20 pm

    Love the dress and the eye make up. You had an epic birthday

  10. Sarah-Louise Bailey
    31st January 2014 / 6:22 pm

    That dress looks fab on you I love all the colours in it. I keep hearing about the Wolf of Wall Street as well – I might have to check it out 🙂 x

  11. 31st January 2014 / 6:57 pm

    Glad you had a lovely birthday, sounds like a perfect one to me. Get well soon, We’ve all got sore throats and that’s bad enough, sure yours is a lot worse. Keep on with the honey & lemon x

  12. (Terry) My Journey With Candida
    31st January 2014 / 7:13 pm

    Love that dress you won… you were one lucky girl that day. Happy Belated Birthday to you.

  13. Kate Thompson
    31st January 2014 / 7:32 pm

    Stunning eyes! I’ve desperately trying to find eye shadow I’m not allergic to – having suddenly become allergic to all my usuals!

  14. Michelle Ordever
    31st January 2014 / 7:38 pm

    Belated happy birthday! And I just LOVE the make-up on your eyes x

  15. Cass@TheDiaryofaFrugalFamily
    31st January 2014 / 8:19 pm

    I love your eye make up!

    Hope you had a great day x x

  16. VaiChin @Rambling Through Parenthood
    31st January 2014 / 9:18 pm

    Glad you had such a wonderful birthday x

  17. Laura Neal
    31st January 2014 / 10:20 pm

    Oh I am always so jealous of your eye make up skills. You look lovely! Glad you had a lovely birthday, definitely deserved 🙂

  18. Jenni
    31st January 2014 / 10:28 pm

    Wow, it sounds like a lovely few days and you look amazing. I adore that dress.

  19. Kara Guppy
    1st February 2014 / 6:36 am

    Love the dress and makeup – wish I were more adventurous with mine, I feel a bit stuck in a rut

  20. Agata Pokutycka
    1st February 2014 / 3:24 pm

    Happy belated birthday! May 2014 be even better and more fruitful

  21. Bex
    2nd February 2014 / 1:39 am

    You look beautiful! Glad you had a fantastic birthday x

  22. AMummyToo
    4th February 2014 / 4:15 am

    Love the dress and I wish, wish, wish I could do make up like that.

  23. Hook, Line and Sink Her
    9th February 2014 / 9:51 pm

    Wishing you a very happy (belated) birthday – I’m just catching up on blog reading and realise this was ages ago now, but, YUM, Ben and Jerry’s. xxx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *