What I Got For My Birthday

I had THE best birthday in my entire life. Work greeted me with happy smiles and cheerfulness, the kids too, and I saw my BFF and we chilled with some takeout pizza and Harry Potter. Then I spent the weekend with my boyfriend at a hotel, a treat for both our birthdays (his is a day before mine).

Wondering what I got for this special day? Well, you’re in the right place then…

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First present I got was from my colleagues, which was a EUR15 voucher from The Body SHop. They know how obsessed I am with skincare and cruelty-free products, so this present was perfect for me.

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No, unfortunately I didn’t get a chubby, ginger, bowtie-wearing, alcohol-drinking cutie of a cat, but I did get money from my parents and Nonna. So we can call it a win still.

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My sister and boyfriend got me this cute navy and brown satchel bag from Accessorize. The bag is quite spacious and has white blots all over it.

From my bestfriend I got not one… not two!… but THREE PRESENTS. Which I was not expecting.

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First thing I opened was this pegboard with letters and symbols. She was going to buy me a lightboard from New Look, and luckily while we were in the store, I pointed out that I had one but with 2 layers instead of 3.

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Second gift I opened was this book called Dogs of Instagram. I love dogs. I love Instagram. The result? This great gift. Can you tell I’ve known this person for over a DECADE?!

Last gift I got from her was this beautiful Unicorn Trinket Dish from Sass & Belle. It’s a nice touch to my room, which is becoming more ‘me’.

Last but certainly not least are the gifts from my boyfriend and his parents…

His parents gave me this set of six silver bracelets with very light blue gems from River Island. I don’t know how they knew that this was my current favourite colour, but they nailed this gift.

Then there’s my amazing boyfriend ❤

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First up is my birthday present, which is this dystopian card game called ‘Coup’. It’s not the usual present one would expect. But I love card games, especially ones where you need to use your brain. And I love anything dystopian: movies, TV shows, books, documentaries, cultures… everything basically. And now I love this game!

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This is my V-Day gift, which is a Me to You mug-and-bear set. I loved this gift more than expected because I know my boyfriend is quite insecure about relationships and feelings, but the fact that he did the effort alone made this gift special. And I love teddy bears, and Me to You things.

So this was what I got for my birthday/V-day. These gifts really showed how much these people love me and care for me… and also know me more than I do sometimes.

Next post will be my February notes, so stay tuned for that at the end of the month!

MASSIVE Budapest/Vienna Haul!

Hey everybody! Welcome back to my blog!

As a few of you may already know, from the 1st until 5th of August I was on holiday with my older sister. We travelled to Budapest and also spent a day in Vienna. It was an amazing adventure and I’ve seen so many things, and enjoyed learning about a whole new culture (as I usually do when travelling to a new country).

I will be showing you what I bought in relation to fashion, accessories, souvenirs and more (in no chronological order).

Let’s start shall we…?

I got this first piece from Stradivarius. It’s a blue playsuit with half-length sleeves and a floral print. It shows the cleavage a it too much for my likings so I’ll be sewing a piece of it.

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Stradivarius

The next thing I got is yet another playsuit, but this time from a store called C&A. It’s got thin spaghetti straps, and a lace detail on the V-neck and thigh bits. It’s completely covered with a cute little floral print on a black background. I’ve already worn this on my way back home from the holiday, and let me tell you: it looks and feels good wearing it!

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C&A

Next up are these two cute tank tops from Tezenis. One has a comic strip-style type of print, while the other has cute little bananas all over it.

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Tezenis
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Tezenis

Up next is this cute bikini top and bottom (not as a set) from H&M. I needed a girlier bikini than the swimsuit I have and this was the result! I love the floral print on the top and the crochet-like part on the bottoms.

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H&M

These shorts are also from H&M. I love everything about it, from the print down to its style.

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H&M

I also got this cute Pusheen pyjama trousers from H&M. I couldn’t resist, I just had to buy them!

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H&M

This top is also from H&M. It has birds perching on a plant all over it. Love it!

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H&M

These trousers are also from H&M (will this ever end? Nope, up next are accessories!). They’re a big big round the legs but I like how it fits.

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H&M

Up next are the accessories I got from H&M, which are… a lot, as much as I bought clothes.

I got this baby pink compact selfie stick, which I needed as I was borrowing my dad’s for the holiday. Worth every penny.

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H&M

Also got this transparent make-up bag, which I needed as my old one is a bit too small.

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H&M

I also bought an eyebrow fixing brush and this body spray in a pink macaroon smell. The smell is AMAZING.

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H&M (apologies for the blurry photo!)

Also from H&M is this cute pug sharpener. For those who know me really well, they know how much I love pugs… and dogs in general.

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H&M

I also got two pairs of shoes, one black and the other with blue and white stripes.

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H&M

Last two items from H&M are these knee-high socks and sunglasses pouch which says ‘Be Wild and Wander’ on it.

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H&M

Next up are items I got from Claire’s! They had a buy 6 pay for 3 offer so me and my older sister got three items each, and this are my things!

First up is this cute polar bear with sparkly blue eyes, which I named Gunther (for those who watch Adventure Time know what I mean).

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Claire’s

Second and third item I got were these two beautiful golden hair bands, one with leaves on it and the other with little flowers.

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Claire’s

I got this mini USB ventilator from a store called Colosseum in Vienna. Was slightly disappointed that it didn’t work when I tried it at my hotel room.

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Colosseum

I think I got these from Colosseum as well. They’re white trainers with a rubbery type front. They’re a bit dirty as I’d worn them with the C&A playsuit already shown previously.

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Colosseum (I think)

I also don’t know where I got this tshirt from, but for sure it’s from Vienna. It has cat-themed graphics all over it, which I think are cute.

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Unknown (Vienna for sure)

From Promod I got this comfy dress. It has a bit of rope that ties round the waist and has yellow flowers all over it. And the bonus? It has POCKETS. I love pockets on dresses.

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Promod

I got this wire from a store called Tiger. It had loads of home decors and school supplies. It was my sister’s heaven (she’s a teacher).

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Tiger

From a vintage store I got these pair of sunglasses and this cute shirt.

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Vintage

Last but not least (finally) are the clothes I got from Reserved.

First up is this striped top with midi sleeves.

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Reserved

Up next is this black dress with the shoulder cut out thingies (dunno what else to call them but that).

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I also got these lightweight trousers.

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… And there’s the mandatory souvenirs. I collect snowglobes, which is why I bought two: one from Vienna and the other from Budapest.

That’s all I got from Budapest and Vienna. I hope you enjoy my hauls. If you want more of these posts please let me know! That’s it from me; see you on the flip side!