thank you to everyone who sent me birthday wishes on monday, i've had such an amazing few days and have been totally spoilt. big love to j and my family <3 i had a great pre-birthday treat last thursday; i was invited to powder beauty boutique in brighton who were hosting a pampering evening alongside gallo wine(remember my yummy wine sorbet recipe?). i think most of my nail art posts include some whinging (sorry!) about the poor state of my nails, so i felt super lucky to be treated to a manicure, whilst also grilling the lovely rachel about how to get my nails in better shape.
(colours used: opi 'what's with the cattitude' & 'live and let die')
i thought i'd feel a little out of place in a beauty salon, but i loved having freedom with my colour choices- these looked so good together! the decor was perfect and lauren and i spent ages browsing the nail varnishes, clothes and jewellery that was on display. thank you to everyone involved in the evening- it was awesome :)
and then onto the day of my birthday, which started off with tea and presents in bed and skype with my mum and sister. oh, and pixel being crazy hyper from the excitement of wrapping paper and ribbon! j and i then spent the day playing tourists at the sealife centre, and stopped on the way home to play mini golf (!) ...i totally won!
a worrying amount of the day was spent enjoying amazing food- my favourite breakfast of egg 'n' soldiers, an amazing gluten free chocolate cheesecake made by j, and then dinner at bill's (which incidentally is my new favourite restaurant in brighton- go there!). i had the grilled halloumi and humus burger/sandwich- with gluten free bread!- and a side of the best fries ever. i have never been so full, but it was all totally worth it and a great way to spend the day :)