Tuesday, 22 May 2012

My birthday in pictures

Hi all.

Firstly, I'd just like to say thank you for all of your birthday wishes. I had some really lovely tweets, comments in my last post and also Facebook messages. Thank you sooo much.

I thought I'd come back with a few pictures to let you know how my day went. Firstly, I decided that I didn't want to do anything too big because I haven't been feeling so well and I wouldn't have been able to handle too much extravagance.

I've joined Instagram too (well, I've had an account for a little while but have kept my photos private until a few days ag0). When I have some time, I'll see if there is a button that I can use to link my accounts...I'm on twitter and Instagram a lot more than I am on Blogger! My screen name is ashlilly_the_lacquer_lover if you want to search for me.

 Here is what I was presented with in the morning. This was one of three cakes I got, lol!

 My husband bought me a beautiful bracelet from Links. I've been hankering for this bracelet for years so I was really happy when I opened the package.

I bought these cupcakes from one of my Twitter buddies. They look amazing, don't they?

 Birthday nails done with foils. I didn't have a foil topcoat so they shrivelled up when I put a normal topcoat on.
 Birthday hair. I have very kinky, coily hair and stopped using chemical straighteners about four years ago. I used a flat iron to straighten my hair out, created a side plait and then used a mini crocodile grip to clip the end up. I like messy, big hair!

 Yesterday at Westfields I went hunting for the Models Own bottle store. Gorgeous isn't it?

LA colors polish for 99p each from Beauty Base (also in Westfields). You know I bought the store up, right?!

I'm off to the Tate Gallery today to look at art and pretend to be refined.

Have a lovely day.



  1. What a great birthday! It's good to hear that you had a good day! :)
    I would have bought the rest of the L A Colors! It's such a great brand. :)

    1. It was definitely a lovely day :) I screamed a little when I saw the polish display. There were a lot more there - I only caught a smidgen of them!

  2. Happy B-Day! I hope you had a good one :)

  3. Wow, was the Models Own store at Westfield in Hammersmith or Stratford? I need to go!

    1. The Shepherds Bush/White City one. Don't get off at Hammersmith luvvy - you'll have a fair bit of walking to do, lol! It's a lovely little store which stocks their full range (I believe) :)

  4. The cupcakes look soooo yummy!

    Love the Models Own store, it looks so cool.

    Lovely birthday nails. I love how your nails look, so long and you shape them perfectly.

  5. LOL @ pretending to be refined!! I'm so glad you had a fun birthday. Those cupcakes look so good!!!

    1. Seriously, we weren't fooling anybody!! The cuppies were well decorated, I must admit ;)


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