What Laura Did: Turned 24.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

So on Friday I turned twenty four and I was a bit apprehensive about it. I'm not one for big birthday parties or week long celebrations and for the past three years I have always spent my birthday either with my fiancé or my fiancé and my best friend. This year I decided to leave him at home and go out just the two of us for a few cocktails and a dance. My fiancé and kids had already bought me a few things the day before including the Rimmel Kate Moss matte lipstick in 107 which I'm wearing in the photos, the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse foundation which I reviewed below this post, Collection's Lasting Perfection concealer, a new Real Techniques buffing brush, earrings, a dress, the MUA Undressed palette and a new top coat so I had nothing to open on the day. When it comes to my birthday there are never presents to open or big celebrations and it felt like every other day.

That is, until I woke up. I got a lie in until 9am so Layla had already gone to school and I was presented with a big cream cake (apparently he asked the bakery what the messiest cake was, et voila) and got to do nothing but see my sister who bought me a few little things I wanted (not in the photos as they were every day essentials I needed) and a big bottle of Martini, take a long hot afternoon bath with a book and miniature bottle of Baileys and sort myself out.

Christina came around with a bottle of vodka decanted into a lemonade bottle, a big bottle of my favourite white chocolate Corky's, a birthday cake, lip balm and the palette I've been adoring for a few months - the Accessorize 'You Are Everything'. So pretty and there'll definitely be a review coming up soon when I've had a chance to play with it.

We ended up going to the pub for a quick drink where I found a 'Birthday throne' chair and then on to Warehouse 54 for cocktails. I hadn't been in there before although I knew it had opened as it was the old club where I met my fiancé so we decided to check it out. Delicious reasonably priced cocktails (two freshly made over crushed ice for £6.50!) with beautiful decor and a chilled out atmosphere that was perfect for the night we were going for. We headed to the old favourite, Meze for a dance although it was unusually dead for a Friday night at midnight, grabbed a kebab (and an onion bahji because, well, why not?) and headed home for 1am.

All in all, a fabulous birthday with no hassle, no arguments and no drunken idiocy that I'd like to repeat weekly, please.


  1. seems like you had a pretty nice birthday

  2. Looks like you had lots of fun can't beat a good old kebab from Newport Lol! xx