Saturday was my 26th birthday and today has been spent recovering from the food coma I seem to have put myself in after consuming too much sushi and birthday cake, but I've finally dragged myself away from the tv (Jurrasic Park 2 folks! Perfect Easter Sunday flick!) to write this post.
The morning was spent with Johnny opening my cards and presants in my jammies before he went off to work. My mum and dad bought me a Cookware juicer and Johnny bought me cooking bits and pieces that I'd asked for so that I can finally start baking Vegan cakes and muffins, so happy! After presant-opening, I went to my appointment at Ritz Hair and Beauty on Dundas street to see the lovely Jen for some much needed hair therapy and then met my friend Drew for coffee in town.
After dragging him around the MAC counter (thank you for being so patient Drew, you're a legend!) we nipped along to Zara so he could try on some summer jackets but on the way out, I spied this gorgeous coat. I fell in love with the colour and fit and despite leaving the store without it, it has occupied literally 90% of all my thoughts since trying it on so I may have to give in and just get it because my desire for it is becoming a slight obsession.
Ok so I didn't exactly show complete restraint in Zara because I bought this beautiful pearl choker, which looks almost identical to the chokers from Chanel's SS'14 show. Well, if it's good enough for Chanel, and it's knocked off by Zara so I can actually afford it, it's good enough for me!
I also have to point out here that the only reason I ended up with the Nars concealer is because Drew went upstairs in Harvey Nichols while I paid for my Vanilla pigment and in his absence, I found myself floating over to the Space NK section and before I knew it, the creamy concealer was mine. So your fault Drew, so your fault..
Next up was a browse in River Island where I bought this cute little off-the-shoulder top and decided to wear it with Topshop Leigh Jeans, Topshop cut out boots and the Zara choker for dinner at Bonsai with Johnny. Here's me having a total Sandy from Greece moment.
(I love how Zeus looks like he's just lost the will to live in this picture).
Dinner-Date/Birthday Makeup was a no-holds-barred affair, I really went for it! I applied Laura Mercier's silk creme foundation followed by the Nars concealer under my eyes and on any blemishes. Then I filled in my brows with HD Brow's eyebrow palette in Bombshell, blended a few shades from Urban Decay's Naked 1 palette over my lids and did a cat eye flick. Lastly, I sculpted out my cheekbones with Chanel's Les Beiges in No.10 (which I'm still obsessed with) and some of Chanel's Lumieres Magiques sculpting blusher. Lastly, a little cat eye flick and slick of MUA Cosmetic's Lip Laquer in Reckless and voila!
Bonsai = Om nom nom!
I had such a great birthday! My gifts were amazing, dinner with Johnny was lovely and Drew was an absolute trooper during my mini-shopping spree! Good times.
I also just wanted to mention something that made my day even more special. If you guys follow me on Instagram, you'll know that I'm a huge fan of True Detective and am currently re-watching the first series because the show is just impecabble and is great writing-inspiration for me. If you haven't seen it yet, do go and watch it, it will blow your mind.
I posted this screen capture on Instagram as it's my favourite shot and mentioned that The Handsome Family's Far From Any Road playing during the opening title sequence just sets the perfect tone for the series.
A few hours later, I opened Twitter to see that Rennie had tweeted me wishing me a happy birthday which just totally made my day because I love their music and it was just a really nice thing for her to do. If all you True Detective fans have only listened to (and loved!) Far From Any Road, do have a listen to their other songs and albums, I promise you, you won't be disappointed.
I'm having such an uber fan girl moment here I know but how awesome was that?
All in all my birthday was amazing and I want to thank my parents, Johnny and Drew for making my day extremely special. Thanks guys!