Thursday, 24 September 2009

Birthday Pictures (including new nail polishes!)!

Hey!

Finally I have sorted through my pictures and am able to do a post about my birthday :)

Be warned, this post is VERY picture heavy. There is nail polish in it though, promise!

So, as you all know, it was my 30th birthday a couple of weeks ago. I went back to my hometown for it and most of it was a surprise, all organised by my boyfriend, Maz.

We travelled down to Newbury on the Thursday (cats and all) and the first thing I did when I got there was get my hair cut! I still haven't found a hairdressers up here so I always get it done whenever I go back.
Then we spent the evening with my parents who ordered their first dominos pizza and loved it!
Friday we spent the day with my parents and then in the evening I was surprised with a meal out with my family at a local restaurant. My parents had been earlier in the day and decorated the table with lots of sparkly things and some flowers. They also took a cake to be brought out after dinner.

This was the cake -



It may not be obvious by this picture but this cake was HUGE!! I still have most of it in the fridge :)

It was a lovely evening and the food was amazing. I nearly cried when I saw the table had been decorated especially for me. At the end of the night I made everyone pick up all the bits of glitter/tassles/confetti etc so that I could take it all home.

Next day, Saturday, was my actual birthday. I got up early so that my dad could see me open presents before going to work.

Here's what I got -



An overview of everything! The helmer (storage) wasn't a present, my parents just weren't using it much so said I could have it!





The Urban Decay Book of Shadows II was from Barnaby. Such a clever kitten ;)



This little fellow is called Theo and is from Swarovski. This was my present from Bobo. Again, such a clever cat!



A gorgeous bracelet from my brother and his wife (and their bump!).



A nail art kit from my sister and her family. I can't wait for my nails to grow a bit so that I can try this out!



My 2 main presents from Maz. I adore them both. I wear the necklace 24/7 and will wear the watch once we've had it adjusted to fit my wrist!



Spice rack from my parents. I've wanted one of these for sooooo long! I love to cook. My parents also gave me some money which I bought some nail polishes with and plan to make a konad order with the rest :)

Now for the polishes I got -



(L-R) Barry M Acid Yellow, Grey and Dazzle Dust 933. Boots No 7 in Vivid Violet.

The Barry M were from Maz and the Boots No. 7 from a friend. Maz said he tried to choose colours I wouldn't usually get myself and I have to say I'm impressed because I swatched them and LOVE them!



(L-R) OPI DS Extravagance, Lincoln Park After Dark, Teal The Cows Come Home and Purple With a Purpose.

My first full size OPIs!! I was so excited when I saw these. They came from Australia from one of my best friends who lives there.



(L-R) China Glaze Sexy In The City, Watermelon Rind, Ruby Pumps and OPI Reflecting Pool.

As I mentioned earlier I got some money from my parents so I finally went to a Sally's to see what they had and was so happy to find some China Glaze and OPIs! I can't believe I've never checked them out before!



Plus another couple of things I picked up. Some nail bandages and a peroxide whitening gel.

That's it for presents. I also got a dressing table but it's not being delivered until after we move.

I was very, very spoilt. Especially by Maz :)

After the present opening was over Maz then told me that we were booked into a local hotel for the next 2 nights. I was so excited and completely surprised, hadn't seen that one coming at all. So we left the cats with my parents and went to the hotel. We had the most amazing room, I wish I'd taken some pics! It was the Executive Suite - ooo la la!
I had a lovely long bath and got ready for a night out with my friends. I thought we were meeting them in town but at about 8pm Maz said he had to go get something from the car and came back a few mins later with a cake and some of my friends! He'd had the cake made by the hotel and he'd been out earlier to get lots of alcohol for me and my friends (he doesn't drink).

Here's the cake -



How cute! My name is Sarah but my nickname is Millie... for those of you wondering! Maz always calls me Millie.

So we had a few (!) drinks at the hotel and then we hit the town!

Here are a few pics -




That dress I'm wearing was another pressie from Maz.



Me, Hanna and Nisa.



The man who gave me the best birthday ever :)

We took a million pictures but none of me and Maz together came out that great! :(

We had a great night. We danced the whole time and laughed a lot.

Then the next day we went to my parents again for a meal and back to the hotel in the evening.

Monday it was all over and time to go back home again :( I did get one more surprise though, a big bunch of flowers from best friend in Australia. They were meant to be delivered on my birthday but had got lost on route! They were gorgeous and can be seen in the pictures above.

So I had an absolutely fantastic 30th and I didn't want it to end. Maz put so much thought into organising the whole thing and bought me so many presents that I was almost in tears over it all. He also wrote me the sweetest card ever and got me cards from Bobo and Barnaby too :)

I am a very lucky girl.

Sorry for this mammoth post. I know a lot of people won't be interested but I know at least a couple of you who will be.

Thanks for reading!

16 comments:

pam_dan said...

Aww..looks like you had a great time! happy bday.

Lucy said...

I'm so pleased for you. Maz is a fantastic man. That's pretty amazing to me that he even gets card and presents from the animals. That's a memorable birthday. Wonderful presents, dinners and cake. Love the dress, Maz has excellent taste! Your hair also look lovely. You look just gorgeous. Shame you didn't have any good pictures of the two of you together. How exciting a Helmer to use! I have to get me one, two or maybe three!

gildedangel said...

Happy birthday! :)

Helen (Nice Things) said...

That sounds like a brilliant weekend. You are one lucky lady - nail polish, jewellery, booze and hotels - heaven!

Are those pics in Document House? So sorry we didn't get ourselves organised to meet up - next time for sure!

And Barnaby has the best taste!

Jen said...

Aw that looks like an absolutely AWESOME birthday! Glad you had a great time!!

Inbal said...

that is what I call a wonderful birthday! lots of love from the boyfriend, friends and family (and cats) and lots of great presents. :-)
you look so happy and radiant! great hair cut, great dress, great make up - you're so pretty.
my sister is having her 30th birthday next week... it's a great age to celebrate!

Mary said...

What a wonderful time you had! All of your presents seem so well thought out be everyone :) I'm glad you and Maz enjoyed your birthday.

Nicole said...

Oooh, this is wonderful! Maz and your family are amazing, and your friend from Australia, flowers AND your first full sized OPIs! Very sweet of her - totally envying the Helmer, of course ;) Maz did an amazing job organizing every little detail - so sweet! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, but I knew I would, and your dress looks as gorgeous as I thought it would! How cute that Barnaby and Bobo both got to go with you, AND they had pressies for you too!

rijaH said...

Looks like you had a really nice day and some great gifts! :D Happy B-day! :))

awesomevegan said...

Wow you did get spoiled!!! What is the size of the Helmer? Where is it available from? It looks expensive lol!

beautyjudy said...

Aw, Maz is awesome! You looked like you had a great time and those presents! *squeeeeee!* I can't wait to see the swatches/manis :) So glad you enjoyed your 30th, and girl you looked gorgeous in that dress and with that adorable hair! Have a fab day :)

Kae said...

Hi! Looks like you had a wonderful birthday yay! Maz is so sweet, you better hang on to him :D

Your presents were awesome, can't wait to see the nail stuff in action!

Joyce said...

sarah!

your post was so funny! i can't believe your baby kitties got you presents too lucky girl :) happy belated birthday sweetie xx

Glittermillie's Nails and Sparkle said...

Thank you everyone!

Lucy - Yeah, Maz has always got me cards and presents from the animals. He even gets me stuff on Mother's Day from them :) My mum and dad used to always get me things from the animals we had when I was younger as well. At one point we had 4 dogs, 4 cats and 2 horses - good times!!! ;)

Helen - yeah those pictures are in Document House. Well spotted :) We spent most of the night there dancing!

Inbal - thank you so much! I'm blushing from all the compliments! Hope your sister has/had a great day.

Nicole - haha, the helmer was definitely a bonus! If I could I'd send it to you as I think your need is greater but I think the postage would be about 10 times more than it's actually worth!!
Yes, Barnaby and Bobo are very clever. They either shopped online or went to the shopping centre together... I can just see it... :)

awesomevegan - the helmer is from ikea. It's not that expensive (not here anyway, not sure about there!) here's a link to the uk one - http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/00107874

Selina said...

Wow - what a birthday haul you lucky girl. And belated happy birthday :-)

Gabriela said...

Wow, you opened many presents!!! I love the Urban Decay Book of Shadows II. I`ve got the first and it`s gorgeous.