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My Birthday: Makeup, Outfit, and More

Hello everyone! How are you? How was your weekend? Mine was very special because it was my birthday! To be honest, I don’t usually celebrate it in a big way. For the last couple of years I’ve invited friends over for a small party/gathering. However, this year I wanted to spend it only with my family and close friends. I don’t know, I guess things can change so much in just a few years. To put it this way, my friendships from high school, the ones I thought I would grow old with, sort of fell apart and cooled down. Even though I’ve tried to move on and avoid giving it much thought, it still hurts a bit to think that I trusted girls who then turned their backs on me for no reason. Yet, luckily as one door closes, many more open, and this year I’m grateful for my family and boyfriend. This whole situation made me open my eyes and realize that I’m lucky to have such supportive people in my life. Nonetheless, lets not dwell on that and lets carry on into funnier and more enjoyable topics :P

My actual birthday was on Sunday, but I celebrated it Saturday and Sunday. I’m not much of a party person and I guess 24 hit me hard haha because I just wanted to do something more relaxed and intimate. My boyfriend and I went to dinner and then watched a movie on Saturday. We went to a restaurant in this beautiful little hotel. The decoration was amazing and breathtaking! I wanted to take more photos to show you guys, but I was intimidated and afraid it wasn’t allowed. However, I snapped this photo with my cellphone while no one was watching me :P 

The food was great! I ordered fish with macadamia and orange sauce. For dessert we ate creme brûlée while drinking coffee. Here is a photo of me with my huge cup of coffee to keep me awake for the movie.

As for my makeup, I wanted something simple, yet nighttime appropriate. 

  1. First, I placed the MAC Prep + Prime in the shade Light all over the lid and crease. 
  2. Then, I used my Smashbox Full Exposure Palette for the eyes. I applied the matte light beige eyeshadow onto my crease, from side to side. 
  3. Next, I dabbed the shimmery pink eyeshadow onto the upper eyelid. With a fluffy brush, I blended both eyeshadows avoiding harsh lines. 
  4. Using the Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black, I drew a winged line. 
  5. Finally, I applied my MAC Opulash Optimum Black Mascara to add volume to my eyelashes
  6. As for the face, I used Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in the shade 125
  7. To achieve a matte finish, I applied Essence Cosmetics Mattifying Compact Powder in Light Beige.
  8. To add definition, I used the Smashbox Bronze Lights in Sunkissed Matte on my cheek bones, sides of my nose, jaw bones, and forehead.
  9. Last, but not least, I applied Bare Minerals Gloss on the Go Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Spark Plug.

My outfit was sort of nighttime casual. I opted for a long black and white striped top from Stradivarius. Because this top is not too long to be a dress, I wore black leggings underneath. I paired this with black knee-high boots from Nine West. To add a more casual touch, I wore a green jacket from Express.

After dinning, we watched Pixels. To my surprised Rotten Tomatoes gave it like a 17%! Have you seen the movie? I thought it was pretty funny and entertaining. It wasn’t a deep thought movie about life or philosophy, but for me it was perfect for having a good time. Also, call me a geek, but I was a bit excited to see Ashley Benson from Pretty Little Liars playing a different role other than Hannah (yes, I haven’t watched Spring Breakers haha). 

Before I knew it, it was Sunday, my birthday. I spent the day with my family just chatting and having fun. My mom took me to breakfast at this great café that we both like. Then, after lunch we gathered together to blow the candles and eat birthday cake. I love this cake! I always get the same each year, it’s just so awesome! It’s a vanilla cake with a filling of strawberries, whipping cream, and pastry cream mixed together. My tummy was very happy!

Finally, to end this super long post (sorry about that!) I wanted to say that I had so much fun and felt very happy to have such amazing people surrounding me during my birthday. I think that a few years ago I would have felt bad not having thousands of people wishing me happy birthday or celebrating with me. I’ve come to realize that it doesn’t matter the number of people, as long as those who stand besides me are people who truly care for me :) Not only that, I feel lucky to have this blog. Hopefully you’ve enjoyed it as much as I enjoy writing it :)

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Lots of love!

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