My 21st Birthday

Wednesday 24 October 2018

So recently, it's been my birthday and let me tell you, I have never felt more loved! Your 21st birthday is painted as a massive deal and you need to do something really special for it. This concept panicked me for a while. I didn't know what I wanted to do and it was stressing me out. However, what I really learnt this birthday is that it doesn't matter what you do, it's who you spend it with. I loved spending my birthday with my favourite people who all knew me so well.

Get ready for a load of extremely annoying posts about my birthday! I decided that I would put together a post about what I received for my 21st birthday. I was really spoilt but you only turn 21 once!

Michael Kors Purse
My 'main' present for my birthday was this lovely Michael Kors purse from my parents. When I said I was spoilt, I meant it! This purse is so adorable and so handy. I can even fit my phone in it, so it doubles as a mini clutch as well! 

Isle of Wight Pearl Necklace
Every time my parents go on a get-away to the Isle of Wight, they always get us something from Isle of Wight Pearl. This time they got me a necklace that matches the bracelet they got me last time. It so cute! I haven't had a chance to wear it yet, but I do really love it. 

Mulan Necklace and Notebook
Again, another present from my parents! They really did spoil me this year. For anyone that knows me, they would know that I really love Mulan. Mulan has always been my favourite film, so my parents got me a necklace version of the medal Mulan puts around her neck after she saves China. Also, they gifted me a notebook that is Mulan themed too! Thank you, Mum and Dad! 

bakerdays Cake!

For my birthday, I reached out to bakerdays for a cake. I was going for a meal with my friends before I left for my birthday weekend away. This cake was a letterbox cake so it was a small, yet filling size. They have so many options to choose from and I decided on a little dinosaur cake, which I think is meant for children? But it was my 21st and I love dinosaurs so... 
Anyway, bakerdays delivered this cake really quickly and it stayed fresh for a really long time. Overall, I really loved working with this company and I want to say a massive 'Thank-You' to them for making this birthday really special with my personalised cake. 

Fiorelli backpack
This backpack has to be one of my favourite presents. My older sister brought me this adorable, mini backpack from Fiorelli, which is a brand that I love. I love brown handbags. I think they suit every season and every outfit. So Thank you, Stacey, I really really love it. 

Mugs, Mugs, Mugs
I love coffee and doesn't everyone know it. So mugs are a really appreciated present to get me. You can never have enough mugs! My boyfriend got me the mug that says 'Queen of the bloggers', which I love! I have mentioned to him a few times that I wanted a mug that I could use in my flat lays which would have something to do with blogging, so this was an excellent present.
The other mug is from my friend Katie (check out her blog here) and it has our adorable logo on it for our podcast! (Check out our podcast here). And the best bit? She has a matching one!


These are from my families closest friends and I will 100% be using these a lot! As I am in the third year of university, I have been using paperclips, notebooks and highlights constantly. But these aren't just any paperclips, they have really cute quotes on them. One says 'Stay Classy' and another says 'I am very busy', which I definitely can relate with!

A Brouche
This little flower pin is from my friend Tam (check out her blog here). She gave me this little present over dinner before I went away and it was so cute. It looked so adorable on my new jacket (if you don't know what jacket I am talking about, click here). 

Unicorn Chalkboard
This is perfect for my kitchen. I have currently hung this up on my wall in the kitchen that I share with my three other housemates. This is perfect for all the little messages I need to leave them like 'Pick up milk' or 'wash your dishes'. 

A little 21 decoration
This little present really struck my heart. This is an adorable keep sake that I will keep forever. It will move from house to house to me. You always need a little memento when it comes to big birthdays!

A Highland Cow painting
This is from one of my wonderful housemates (Hi Liam). I love love love Highland Cows. I love them. They are so big and fluffy and I want to meet one. This is a painting, printed on a metal panel and I love it! It is currently sitting on my desk. I can't put it on my walls because I am in a student house but once I move, it will be the first thing going on the wall!

My Fluffy Dinosaur 
Yes, for my 21st birthday I asked my best friend to buy me a teddy dinosaur. But he is literally the softest teddy I have ever felt. Also, he was way too expensive but totally worth it. I did ask for him at the end of the day, so thank you Shalieka! I love him.

A Salt Lamp
This is from my youngest sister who was super confused why I wanted a salt lamp for my birthday. But as I am sat here in the relaxing soft pink glow, I know exactly why I wanted one. I try my best not to do work in my room. I try to separate my space into one where I can relax and one where I can do work. However, sometimes I have to do work at my desk or in bed, which makes my room feel less homey. But my salt lamp makes my room feel more comfortable and it isn't as bright as my old lamp. So Thank You, I know it was a weird request for my birthday. 

Thank you to all the amazing people in my life. Thank you to all the people that made me feel really special on my birthday and loving me unconditionally. Thank you for understanding who I am and being able to give my gifts that are so intuned to my personality.
Thank you to all my family, my boyfriend and all my friends.
I wasn't able to put all my of my gifts in this one post, but thank you to everyone in my life. 
I am truly blessed to have such lovely people in my life. 

If you have a special event coming up and you think you will need a cake, then check out bakerdays here!

*This post is sponsored but all opinions are my own

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  1. It made me happy reading this post, I’m so glad you had a good time& enjoy your present 🌻

  2. Love you chicken.... glad you liked your presents. Love mumma.xx

  3. Good post, happy birthday

  4. Happy belated birthday!
    The Mulan notebook is adorable.

  5. Aw what lovely gifts! I love the backpack it's so pretty and the cow painting is amazing! Hope you had a lovely birthday.

    Chloe xx

  6. Sweet post and lovely thoughtful gifts, I’m so glad you enjoyed your birthday! x

  7. Ahhh happy birthday my lovely! These are such gorgeous gifts my lovely!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  8. Great post, happy belated birthday lovely! x

  9. Happy birthday!!! It sounds like you had a great time, I love the signed 21, it's great to keep and look back on. Your purse is amazing! I love that colour of leather too x


  10. Happy Birthday! You got a lot of great gifts. I have a salt lamp like yours and I love it. It's great as a night light too.

  11. I agree with you. It's not what you do but who you spend it with. A lot of things you got are really cute!

  12. Lovely presents! I've been wanting to get that salt lamp. <3 Belated happy birthday~ ��

    1. Thank you Marie! Yeah I am so in love with it! It's so relaxing x

  13. This is a really good post. Happy belated birthday..

  14. Official Queen of the Bloggers by the power vested in me

    I'm glad you loved everything you got

  15. Some beautiful gifts here, a very lucky 21 year old ... Happy Birthday! I love the 21 block with the lovely messages, what a lovely idea :)

  16. Awe! Girl I LOVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY! Such a cool birthday!

  17. Oh I'm in absolute awe at all your presents! How stunning are the Mulan gifts? It's one of my favourite films so that notebook and necklace are an absolute dream. Your photography is amazing too! Can't wait to read more of your blog, glad you had a lovely birthday ✨

    Evie x ||

  18. I love Mulan so much! Thank you so much!


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