Sunday, 16 February 2014

21st Birthday Shenanigans

As some of you may know it was my Birthday last Sunday due to my OOTN post here. I got extremely spoiled so I wanted to share with you all what I got up to on the weekend, some wonderful gifts & my delicious cakes!

I'd just like to give you the heads up that there are heaps of photos on their way..

Apologies for the poor quality content of these photos, can you believe these photos were taken at 4pm & it was pitch black outside!

How amazing are my cakes?! 

The double chocolate cake was from my parents made from Patisserie Valerie, oh my Lord this could quite possibly be the best thing to touch my taste buds!

The second cake was from my work, how cute is the China Glaze polish?! It's made from a lovely lady who lives locally to me, she bakes all of our special occasion cakes for us. They taste as wonderful as they look which is a rare find! If any of you are interested in having a cake made from her let me know & I can hook you up! (She can literally make anything you desire)

Not going to lie - it did break my heart a little having to cut these beauties!

The photos above are from my exceptionally generous best friends, work colleagues & Boss! Last year at my previous work place I was lucky if I even got a 'Happy Birthday' let alone have my desk filled with balloons, gifts & a spectacular cake. 

The ClaireABella bag & camcorder are from my best friend  & work colleagues - Sophie, Janda, Holly, Naomi & Alex if any of you are reading this thank you sooo much! I know I've said it a ton of times already but I LOVE them! How sweet of them to get me a camcorder as they know I want to start a YouTube channel in the future. The Swarovski earrings (which are beauuutiful), champers & flowers are from Julie & Michael who are my boss :)

The Ted Baker purse is from my other best friend Lydia, again if you're reading this thank you thank you thank you - most thoughtful, lovely girl ever! 
(She know's how much I love my Ted)

My parents brought me some fabulous Chanel glasses which I have been drooling over for ages & X Factor tickets which I'm really excited to go & see next month! My Brother, of course left it to the last minute (typical man) to get me anything so I had to order my pressie which is a beautiful ring - only to then be told it was out of stock due to Valentines Day being so close. I have to wait 3 weeks for it to arrive, which is okay as I can make my Birthday drag out that little bit longer ;)

You know when you get sooo excited opening something your hands start shaking? Yep this definitely happened when I opened these!

Front row seats - yeaaah baby! ;)
Matt took me to London for the weekend we had such a fantastic time. We stayed at The Regency Hotel in South Kensington - beautiful hotel & area! For dinner we went to China Town as Matt had never been before, we had the best Chinese I've ever tasted in a lovely restaurant called Gerrard's Corner. Then of course we went & saw Les Miserables 
(I'm sure you're all getting fed up with all my tweets about it haha)

Queenie lives here!
 M&M World - heaven
Of course a trip to the Disney Store.

I know this comes across that I'm a spoiled brat, but I was/am ever so thankful & grateful, I do realise how much of a lucky lady I am. 

You only turn 21 once after all..

Have you been to any of the places I visitied?
What did you get up to over the weekend?


  1. Hello from Spain: Happy Birthday. Nice pictures .. Keep in touch

  2. Oh wow, you had a fantastic birthday! So many lovely presents :) And I am super jealous of them cakes, how yummy!!


    1. They were amazing!! So sad I had to cut & share them haha xxx

  3. It looks like you had a lovely birthday! Those cakes look amazing :)

    Nicola xx

    1. It was brill thanks babe went far too quickly tho! It always does doesn't it! Ooo they tasted even yummier than they looked, it looks like it's not possible but they were ha xxx

  4. Loving the cakes! Especially the one with the China Glaze polish. Hope you had an amazing birthday, it looks like you did!

    Shimmer Lashes | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog!


    1. Thanks gorg! I really did have a lovely time :) xxx

  5. Awwww it looks like you had an amazing birthday Char! Loving that China Glaze cake! You should definitely do youtube, I'd be your number one subscriber ;) hehe! I really wanna do it but I doubt I ever will because I'm too scared and my rooms never tidy enough haha!! Xxxxxxx

    1. I wish I didn't have to cut that cake as I loved it so much I wanted to keep it haha! Aww bless just like you're my number one on here :) Oooo you should! I don't reckon I'll do it for a good while as of yet - I'm always looking at backgrounds & when I'm taking a photo everything has to be moved & it's got to be perfect ha xxxxx

    2. I'll bet! Woooo I'm glad I'm someone's number one ;) I'm the exact same! I'd probably do it if I had a lovely tidy space with good lighting but it takes me so long to even manage blog pictures let alone full length videos! xxxxxx

  6. happy birthday lovely! I'm obsessed with your cake! Do a youtube channel, I'd definitely watch your pretty face! Ahh X-factor will be fun! xx

    1. Thank you beauts! It's a shame you don't live closer as I could have sent you a slice, don't think it will survive a journey to Canada though? Haha, Oooo I'm definitely too scared to do it yet but love knowing that I'll have a lovely viewer though :) xxxx

  7. Happy Birthday! 21 is such an amazing age, enjoy every second of it!

    xx Alyson
    Beauty Vanity

  8. congrats!! lovely stuff :)

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    1. Thank you :) I'll have a looksy now xx


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