My birthday was on the 19th of January and the week surrounding that date was filled with birthday dinners and catch ups with friends and family. Some dinner events others brunch and lunch. In this post, I’ll share with you the different makeup looks I wore to the different occasions.
Dinner and bowling with family: On Friday the 15th of Jan I had the first of many ‘Birthday’ dinner/catch ups. This was a chilled out bowling shesh with my brother, sister and her partner and my mum and her partner. We caught up for bowling (which I’m terrible at) which is always our go-to catch up activity, followed by dinner at TGIFriday’s. I was greeted with many hugs and presents and was forced to open them right away (my worst fear). We then got our sexy bowling shoes and proceeded to get our bowl on! I have no technique really and suck at bowling so we usually put the bumpers on for added fun, however we forgot to ask so we all had to rely on skill… My first turn I bowled a strike. Thankyah jeezus! I was winning for the majority of the game but in the end everyone else caught up, it was so much fun though. It was dinner time now so we walked up to the restaurant and were shown to our seats. I knew exactly what I was getting and knew exactly what kind of drink I wanted! One of the ULTIMATE cocktails! We chatted and laughed our way through dinner. We then waddled across the square to San Churro’s Chocolateria for dessert/coffee (not that any of us needed it! We were so full! We all kind of shared the little things we got. Kris bought me a huge pack of macaron’s (my favourite) as a birthday present. We then rolled our way out of there and said our goodbyes. It was a really nice night to start off the birthday celebrations!
Makeup: I wanted to keep it fun and colourful. We weren’t going anywhere ‘fancy’ so I didn’t feel the need to ‘tone it down’, but, in saying that I didn’t go over the top anyway.
Now for some awkward selfies.
I knew I wanted to wear orange lipstick. Its one of my favourite colours to wear, and I knew I didn’t want that to be the only pop of colour so I paired it with a teal blue ‘under liner’. I had a fairly simple gold/neutral eye look going on and thought that would be fine and it was! I added some fun lashes and was all set!
Dinner and hanging out with friends: On Saturday the 16th we had dinner plans for a friends dinner because it is my friend Zoe’s birthday the day after mine so it was ‘her birthday catchup’ that I mooched in on. Sharing is caring! We’re all apart of the same friend group so thats ok. We went out for dinner at one of our favourite restaurants ‘Genghis Kahn – Mongolian BBQ’. Its great the atmosphere is awesome and the cooking style is fantastic.
After dinner we went to Gelato Bello for dessert – its becoming a little tradition that we go there after a meal and I’m totally OK with that! When we were chatting over our delicious desserts we made a group decision to catch up for some drinks at Zoe’s place. Its her new unit and not many people had been there so we thought that’d be a good idea!
More awkward selfies:
I wanted to do something fun. Everyone in the group knows that we (me, Sarah and Zoe) are into makeup so I didn’t feel out of place for going bold! I loved this look and might do re-create it again!
Dinner with my fiancés family: On Sunday the 17th we went out for dinner at Beyond India. It was another ‘joint’ birthday celebration as Kris’ brother’s fiancée also has a January birthday a few days before mine. We had a big Indian banquet and some delicious wine and I might have gotten a little tipsy but I’m so comfortable around Kris’ parents that it isn’t an issue of me embarrassing myself – they know I’m a weirdo! (:
For makeup I wanted to go purple again, but darker, kind of matching the colours in my outfit. I decided against lashes tonight I’d worn them two nights in a row and wanted to give my eyes a break. I still loved how the makeup turned out (even if I was a hot mess – it was so hot that night).
Brunch with family: Finally on my actual birthday Tuesday the 19th (I had Monday to sit and bloat because of all the dinners I’d been having) I had arranged to have brunch with my dad, grandma and brother. We went to a little café and had coffee and cake (I had a lime milkshake but who cares). It was nice to catch up with them, the last time we saw each other was Christmas. We had a slice of cake (calories don’t count on your birthday, right?) and chatted until it was time for more birthday fun.
My friends and Kris had arranged to meet me at our favourite sushi place for lunch. So we scoffed down food and made plans for the rest of the day: Shopping and shows! We went back to my place and the girls and I caught up on our favourite shows and had some wine and just chilled out – it was seriously so nice. Friends were coming and going all day so by the time dinner time came around it was just Kris and I and our friend Lucy who were available for dinner – we went to our favourite little cafe/bistro for some dinner (not like we needed it) and then came home and played some board games with friends who’d arrived as we got back!
I wanted to keep it fairly neutral and classic as I was going to be out all day. I didn’t wear lashes again because I didn’t think they were brunch with grandma appropriate and I was going to be out all day anyway. I went for a nude lip colour, one that I didn’t care if it faded because its almost my natural lip colour anyway so low-maintinance lips for a day of eating is great! I used the Carli Babel palette for my makeup and I LOVE it.
I had an absolutely amazing time celebrating my birthday with friends and family!
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