Seventeenth Birthday Haul

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The year of which I was sixteen can only be described as a total rollercoaster. It has been a year of change, along with excitement and quite possibly my best year so far. It doesn't surprise me that it really doesn't feel like a year since I sat down writing my sixteenth birthday haul - but then again, so much has changed over the past year it does in some ways feel like a lifetime ago.

I certainly feel very lucky with my gifts for my seventeenth birthday. Starting with my parents, I got something I totally didn't expect - a car! My dad got it from someone he works with and spent so long with it hiding at my nans revitalising it. It was such a surprise and although not a present I am going to be able to use for a few months, very exciting!

I also got a rose gold 'E' keyring to go along with it which is so pretty, and something I was expecting, an Olivia Burton watch. I really love it, with a black leather strap and rose gold details, it's so me and really comfortable for everyday use.

From my brother I received some Soap & Glory shower gels; I was so pleased about this because I ran out of my last bottle a couple of weeks ago and have been dying for some more! He also got me a box of the Maltesers Teasers chocolates - like you get in Celebrations but just them because let's be honest, they're everyone's favourite in Celebrations!

My friends also got me some lovely things, such as bath salts, shower gel, an absolutely gorgeous smelling candle, chocolate and nail polish. My friend Rebekah got me a photo book full of photos of us from the past year which was such an amazing gift - she knows how much I love photos together and it's so nice to reflect on the past year.

 My aunties treated me to some amazing makeup presents which I can't wait to use! I got a set of mini Anastasia Beverly Hills lipsticks which can I just say come in the most beautiful packaging! They are a really cute mini size and gorgeous shades. I have wanted to try Anastasia Beverly Hills makeup for the longest time so I was very excited. She also got me some Green & Blacks chocolate because it's no secret that dark chocolate is my favourite thing ever.

My other Auntie got me some Real Techniques brushes which were something else I really wanted. I got their eye collection kit for Christmas last year and use them constantly, so much so the face set was on my wishlist and I can't wait to use them! She also gave me some money alongside that, like other family members which I am really appreciative of.

My final presents came from my grandparents; I got a Rose Gold photo frame which I can't wait to find a photo for because it will match so well in my room and some Lindt caramel chocolate because my Gran knows how much I love that. My other grandparents got me such a pretty purse from Jack Wills, while they both gifted me money towards my driving lessons next year!

I am of course so grateful for everything I received this year, I feel so lucky! Thank you so much to everyone who wished me happy birthday this year! All my amazing blogging friends who have wished me happy birthday on Twitter made me smile so much. But also thank you to everyone who has made the past year the best year yet. Roll on seventeen.


  1. Wow you lucky little thing! I hope you had the best day ever x
    Amber |

  2. You got some really cute pieces for your birthday! hope you had a great day xx

  3. Yey you got amazing presents! The little ABH liquid lipstick set seems fantastic. Hope you had a fantastic day! x

    Carolina's Makeup Life

  4. Congratulations on getting a car, that's awesome!

    Anika |

  5. This is such a cute post!! Happy belated birthday, hope you had a lush day. These gifts are all so nice, especially the chocolate lol xx

  6. I hope you had a great day! The RT Brush set is amazing. The buffing brush is one of my all time favourites x Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

  7. Happy belated birthday lovely - looks like you got so many lovely bits, having a car is one of the best presents to get as well! Have fun learning to drive!

    Lucy | Forever September

  8. Awww such lovely presents - I hope you had a fantastic birthday! Learning to drive is so exciting, good luck <3

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

  9. The ABH lipsticks look gorgeous, hope you had a nice birthday x

  10. The ABH liquid lip set is lovely and looks like there's some gorgeous shades inside! I hope you had a fab day :-)

    Courtney | Lashes and Luxe