What I Got For My 18th Birthday

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On Monday, August 15th, it was my birthday! I turned 18 and I genuinely had the best birthday ever. I just thought I would write a little post and show you what I got for my birthday since it's always fun seeing what people get. 

Firstly, I'll show you what I got for my birthday and who I got it from, and then towards the end of the post I'll talk a little bit about what I did to celebrate my birthday and I'll also include a few pictures for you (so if you don't want to see that then feel free to skip it).

I just want to say thank you to everyone who contributed to making my birthday so special. From the people who simply wished me a happy birthday to the people who bought me presents and came to celebrate with me, you're all so amazing and I'm so genuinely grateful to have such great people in my life. I know I've said it already, but this birthday has honestly been the best birthday that I've ever had, and I feel so very lucky. So thank you :)


My mam only got me one present, but it's a very special present. This year I asked for an Olivia Burton watch, I didn't think I was going to get it, but I did. I've literally wanted this watch for over a year now and it's so beautiful. I'm genuinely in love with it.

This watch is the black and rose gold midi dial with chrono detailing.


My brother probably impressed me the most with his gift choices, he chose one thing off of my list and the other things I never even expected, but love nonetheless. Off of my list, he got me the Chanel Le-Volume Ultra Noir De Chanel mascara. I had a sample of this a while ago and I fell in love with it. I'm rarely impressed by a mascara, so when I fell in love with this one. I felt like I had to have the real thing, so thank you brother.

Then he got me the Me Before You book by Jojo Moyes and the sequel, After You. I haven't read these books before, nor have I seen the film, but if the trailer and other people's words are anything to go by, I cannot wait to start reading these.

Finally, he got me a Harry Potter Gryffindor house badge, I love this, but the only problem is, I'm in Hufflepuff!

Christine (boyfriends mam):

My boyfriends mam first of all got me this adorable bracelet with a little fried egg on it, I don't know why, but I find this so adorable.

She also got me this box of Sweetarts which I've never tried before, but they look delicious. (Update: They are delicious)

Finally, I received this beautiful silver ring. It has tiny jewels on the band and a larger marquise cute jewel in the very center. Unfortunately, the images don't even do it justice, it's so beautiful *insert heart eye emojis*

Belinda (boyfriends auntie):

My boyfriends auntie got me this beautiful choker with my birthstone in it (Peridot), I've actually wanted this for so long but never bought it for myself, so you could say I was very happy when I opened this. #RepresentingAugustBabies

She then got me this rose gold, spinning dream catcher with my name in the middle. I haven't figured out where to put this yet, but I haven't had a dream catcher since I was younger and I love it.

I then got this key-ring with the letter C on it, which is great because I actually don't have any key-rings and I always end up losing my key in my bag. 

Austin (boyfriend):

From my boyfriend this year, I firstly got some peanut butter M&Ms (I love peanut butter M&Ms) and a plastic cup filled with mini classic American sweets. Yum..

Then, because he knows I love cats but can't have a real one of my own, he got me a little cat stuffed toy which is so soft and adorable. (please suggest names in the comments)

I then opened this sample of the Urban Decay Primer Potion Original, I've never actually tried the primer potion before (or any eye primer for that matter) so I'm excited to see if it actually makes a difference.

I then opened this...the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette! I've wanted this palette since it very first came out, I've put it on every single birthday and Christmas list since then and I've never recieved it, but the boy treated me. I was practically shaking when I opened this. ITS SO PRETTY. (it also came with more samples of the different primer potions, so my eyes are going to be primed for months!)

Devon (best friend):

My best friend Devon definitely treated me. Firstly I opened some face masks (love a good face mask) and some moisturiser. I then opened a candle in the scent Sinnlig, again I love a good candle. I then opened a box (which she had told me to save until last)...

Inside the box was a booking confirmation for two nights in a hotel! So Devon and I will be staying there from Sunday until Tuesday and I'm so excited.

Monday 15th August:

The most part of my birthday was pretty relaxed, I spent the day opening presents, taking blog photos and relaxing. Then in the evening me, my mam, my step-dad, my brother & my boyfriend all went out for a meal at Pitcher & Piano. If you want to go out for a nice meal or a few drinks, I would highly recommend going there.

(beautiful image of me & my first legal drink)

Tuesday 16th August:

The day after my birthday the celebrations continued with a party at my house with my friends. Unfortunately, I got near to 0 photos from that night so it would be pointless posting any. But I had a really good night, even if my kitchen was left in the awful state that it was.

So that was my birthday! Thank you so much for reading this post, if you liked it then please feel free to share it or leave a comment below. Also, it would be great if you checked out my social media links, thank you.

Caitlin x 

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  1. Glad you had such a special birthday! You deserved it xx