My grandma calls while I’m getting ready, so I get a bit distracted but still put on a little make-up

My grandma calls while I’m getting ready, so I get a bit distracted but still put on a little make-up

9:30pm – We’re still a bit hungry after dinner, so we have a piece of caramel tart each for dessert while we watch an episode of The Office to wind down before bed.

pm – We head upstairs to bed and I wash my face, finishing my routine with the new Aceology Rose Petal Wash Off Mask. I received it early as a press sample, so I’ve been trialling it for a few weeks and really enjoy it to stop my skin from dehydrating overnight. I also drink a big glass of water, because one margarita turned into three and I need some extra hydration on the inside too.

Day Seven

8:30am – It’s my birthday. He’s such a sweetheart and for his present, he offers to split the cost of my new laptop, to help support me doing the course and looking at a little career change.

So, I get a little sleep in before my boyfriend brings me coffee in bed so I can open my presents

9:30am – We get showered and dressed to go out for breakfast. I reach for the Ciate Dewy Skin Tint again, because it’s just so glowy and easy to use. I also put on a little blush, Anastasia Beverly Hills cream blush in Pink Dahlia, along with the Lanolips Bronze 101 Ointment for a cute bronzed skin moment.

am – For breakfast, we’ve booked a table at a new place by the beach and even though the weather is a bit miserable, the view is still really nice. I end up ordering my coffee, a juice and the pancakes, whilst my boyfriend gets the eggs benedict. Because it’s my birthday, he ends up paying. The food is all really good, and I definitely think we’ll be coming back here again soon.

pm – After breakfast, we go to the shopping centre nearby to do some shopping and see if they still have a special offer we saw online. For Christmas, we’ve decided to buy a joint present for ourselves that we’ll both use, so we’ve decided on a Nintendo Switch console. They’re out of stock in-store, so we don’t bother trying to buy one after all. It’s really busy at the centre and we don’t need anything else, so we head home.

1:30pm – I get changed into some loungewear and we end up starting the Harry Potter movies. We’ve had a couple of really busy weeks, so it’s really nice to be able to slow down and have a chill day.

3:40pm – After we finish the first movie, we make some drinks and raid our snack cupboard before starting on the second movie. My boyfriend also gets started on dinner – tonight is homemade pork belly bao buns. It’s one of my favourite meals to order when we go out, so I feel very spoiled having it made just for me.

6:00pm – I accidentally nap a bit during the second movie and wake up to a number of notifications from family members. I catch up on some messages and calls while my partner finishes making dinner.

7:00pm – Dinner is amazing and the perfect way to end my birthday. We still don’t feel like doing too much, so we start on the third movie. I haven’t watched the Harry Potter movies in ages and it feels like a real luxury to spend a whole afternoon just watching TV and eating.

8:30pm – Tonight’s skincare routine is focused on being really hydrating and calming, after a weekend of eating and drinking. I use another Holifrog product, their Tashmoo Milky Cleanser, before going in with Naturium Hyaluronic Acid Essence, Go-To Face Hero oil and Fresh Beauty Deep Hydration Rose Cream.

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