Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The 21st birthday post

Happy majorly belated birthday to me! I turned 21 nine whole days ago and so far I can tell you the beginning of my 21st days have consisted of slothing out and binge watching Gilmore Girls. I always thought when I was younger that 21 seemed so old, but now I'm here and I still feel like a kid. I still get excited over Grinch-themed knickers and Disney pyjamas. Anyway, since finishing all of my deadlines I've picked up Blogmas again, I know I'm the worst blogger. But I promise I'm going to try my butt off to get some posts out. This whole time whilst I've been vegging out I've really tried to get my act together but this winter lighting is ridiculous to work with I tell ya!

Here's some little things I got for my 21st. I don't want to include it all, especially the makeup because I'm going to do little individual posts about some of the things I love, so I thought I'd preview some cute little gifts. I've been absolutely spoilt this year, I can't thank everyone enough for the birthday wishes and I had the best time swanning around Newcastle dressed as a christmas fairy! (If you've seen my Insta, you know).

First things first, is a gift I actually bought myself hahaha, to me love me. I wanted this Zara coat for way too long and I was scouring the internet for weeks trying to find someone selling it. Anyway long story short, I found it on eBay. I was sceptical at first considering it took so long to come and it was a third of the retail price, but it's here! it's beautiful and it's completely a Zara. I can't wait for the weather to perk up to take some outfit pictures wearing this, I feel like a true hustler.

Next is the viv bag of my dreams, I've loved this bag from since I can remember and I was lucky enough to receive it for my birthday, so if you're reading this, thanks fam. It's the perfect size for all of my bits and bobs and the snake print gives it a slightly versatile edge. I'm just saying that because I know how ridiculously girly it is but I don't care haha, I love me a heart shaped bag. I've worn it out a few times since I've got it and I know it's never going to leave my side now, the ever growing bag obsession continues.

Next up is the Nasty Galaxy book by Sophia Amoruso, or the #Girlboss author if you know, you know. This book is beautiful, it's filled with perfectly instagrammable pages so my flat-lays will never suffer again. Besides that, it's fore worded by Courtney Love and it's a sneak peak into Sophia's life. Even her apartment and her obsession with Siouxie Soux, I'd definitely recommend checking it out, it's gorgeous. So, if you're reading this also, thanks Keels lol.

I very cleverly snook my boyfriend into Jo Malone last time I was in Fenwick's because I was dying to try some of their colognes. I fell in love with the Wood Sage and Sea Salt scent because it smells so edible, it's literally like bathing in salted caramel but not in a sickly way, in a heavenly way. Little to my knowledge, Nathan actually managed to remember which scent I loved and sneakily bought it for me for my birthday. His logic behind it was 'I remembered their was wood in it, so I just went with that'. Haha, luckily he got it right! It's amazing. I want to wear it everyday but it's so bloody expensive, I'm savouring it for special occasions. 

Lastly, what would a birthday be without a good old pair of cartoony knickers and shit-tonnes of bath bombs? Haha, kudos to my housemates for picking up on the fact that I love the Grinch (I probably mentioned I wanted to watch it endless amounts mind). I've already cracked open two of my bath bombs too, the run-up to christmas I always end up smelling amazing.

I hope you're all having a lovely festive time! Love J X


  1. You got some really great stuff!!! Thanks for sharing

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  2. I love that bag, it's gorgeous! Also I completely agree with the whole winter lighting thing, it's making my life so difficult right now x


  3. happy belated birthday. You got some really nice bits for your birthday and I completely understand what you mean about still feeling like a kid. Im 21 in three months and I still get very excited every time a new Disney film is released but when I was younger I thought 21 was sooo old! haha!


    1. Aww thanks so much Becca, it's awful isn't it hahaha xxx

  4. Happy Belated Birthday!! Wow, all these presents look amazing, I hope I get them this week for my 21st!! That coat is stunning, I love Jo Malone, such beautiful smells! And I love the sound of that book! It looks and sounds awesome, might get me one!

    JosieVictoriaa // Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle

  5. Happy Birthday! Those Grinch pants are hilarious!


  6. Belated happy birthday, love! You got some amazing presents and I must say that shimmy in the end was everything!

    Makeup, Style and Sugar

  7. Ahhh happy birthday! I love that coat from Zara, perfect for the winter time!
    Kathy x

  8. Happy belated birthday! That bag and coat is gorgeous :)

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

  9. Happy Belated Birthday Jen!! Everything you got looks amazing, such a wonderful time of year to have a birthday :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara

  10. I hope you had a lovely day!

    Danielle xx

  11. Happy Birthday! I wish I was turning 21 again...haha. It just isn't a birthday without a Jo Malone scent is it? :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  12. Happy belated birthday! All of the presents you received look amazing :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes


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