I was trying to figure out what to do for my birthday, every year I'm so lazy that I plan it probably a week beforehand but not this year, we went for dinner, then post drinks and it was great to see all my friends in one place. That's such an old person thing to say, 23 going on 43?
If strawberries, bubblegum and alcohol had a baby, this would be it.
We went to a heavy metal bar in Kingston called The Fighting Cocks - that blur in the picture below if Olivia quickly ducking to get out of the shot haha.
Olivia is wearing 'Heroine' lipstick by Lorde for MAC. So jealous!
Peach flavored yogurt, pineapple and strawberries.
Sassy cat giving his best Blue Steel impression.
The Diana fountain at Bushy Park, swan watching, rain avoiding and picnic food.
Sisterly lunch by the river at Canary Wharf.
The best picture I could get of the Super Moon, it was a very cloudy night.
Dad bought roses for no reason, sweet. At least it would be if I didn't have a severe allergy to pollen!
Super Kawaii Attack on Titan key chain.
Cake Pop maker, cooler than I thought it would be.
Testing out new make-up for my first beauty post - lipstick is rouge edition velvet by bourjois in 'Grand Cru'
This cat seems to think that my bed belongs to him, he's too cute to kick out though.
My little sisters know me too well, on my actual birthday they got me this Harry Potter book set (because I am still completely obsessed with the series) and the comic series I've been wanting for years but couldn't justify buying for myself.
I used to be mildly obsessed with My Chemical Romance and Gerard Way, I even studied Gerard's illustrations in my A level Art course, so when he came out with a comic book series full of creepy and dark characters I took an instant interest. Now I finally own them! aaaaand...
See that black squiggle above on the left? that is Gerard Ways signature. I saw it and kind of had to stop myself from the whole heavy breathing/wide eyed fan girl thing.
The day after my birthday we went to Richmond for dinner, although me being overzealous, I got us there 30 minutes early. So we sat on the grass by the river and watched the boats row by.
There was a petting zoo outside the restaurant! Obviously it was targeted at children but who cares, cute animals!
Finally inside the restaurant we sat down to look at the menu. I love how Summery the inside of it was! low hanging spotlights dotted among ivy is my kind of decor. Plus they had two doors on the back wall that open onto the street, and rooftop terrace? I'm sold.
If you're in the Richmond area then Revolution bar is well worth a visit.
We start how we always do, booze and selfies. Specifically Pino Grigio blush and Prosecco Rose.
The menu is massive, its rare for me to love almost everything on the menu but this was one of those glorious occasions. It took me a while to decide but I finally went for the 'Bourbon bad boy' - you could soak anything in Bourbon and I'd probably eat it.
In retrospect this was probably a mistake, the burger was BIG and when I say big I mean I could only finish half. It was delicious though. It came with chipolata sauce for the chips which was amazing, comparable to the Jack Daniels sauce at TGI Fridays.
Below is the Pizza my friend got which I was jealous of, the 'Bourbon bad boy pizza' same flavors in pizza version.
Some people finish their meal with desert and coffee, but of course we finish with flavored vodka shots! we couldn't find the menu so after they arrived we couldn't remember what was what, meaning lucky dip - vodka style. I got bubblegum which was nice, but oh my, that fiery aftertaste.
I took a selfie at the end of the night to see how my make-up was holding up, pretty good except for the lipstick, had to re-apply a few times throughout the night - but to be fair, there was a lot of eating and drinking - so not a prefect product but I'm willing to let that go because of the stunning colors and satin/velvet finish.
I had an amazing Birthday, thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate.
And thank you for reading! hope it made your Monday just that little bit more bearable.