18 August 2013

My 16th Burfday

Burfday is definitely a word.
 
On the 8th of August I turned 16! I had an amazing day with my family and got some lovely birthday messages from you guys on twitter and in the comments. Thank you so much to anyone who sent me birthday messages; it made my day. :) My party was on the 6th so I got to spend time with my friends before my birthday. The party was awesome and I'm incredibly grateful for having such great friends. I posted about the party here. 

I've had a few requests for a birthday haul showing what I got for my 16th but I was quite reluctant to do it at first because I'm scared that it'll come across as me showing off. After a bit of thought I decided to do a birthday haul anyway and hopefully you'll all understand that this really isn't me trying to show off; I'm unbelievably grateful for how lovely my friends and family are. ^_^

My main present from my mum and dad was a beautiful new ukulele! I've been playing for about 10 months using a dark pink soprano uke (he's called Gus...) and I love him to pieces but I thought it'd be nice to have a choice. My dad took me to a local music shop on the 6th and I tried a few ukuleles out before choosing a concert uke in a really light wood; I think it might be maple.  I'm so happy with my new uke! It sounds amazing and very rich, and it's easy to play. I named him Finn, after Cory Monteith's character on Glee. I was thinking about naming it Monteith in memory of him but Finn suited better. Another lovely present from my mum and dad was a new perfume that I picked out on my birthday; Moschino Pink Bouquet. I got the smallest size because I never use up a perfume anyway so the bottle is adorable. The perfume smells of very very sweet apples and is absolutely gorgeous. I love sweet perfumes so it suits me perfectly. :D My sister treated me to a new MAC lipstick; Lady Danger. It's an amazing orangey red colour with a long-lasting, matte finish. I've been wearing it pretty much every day since I got it and I can see it being an all-time favourite. :)

My friends were far too nice to me and got me the most thoughtful presents ever. :') I wanted to include them all but as they were too generous I thought it would make the post too long so I picked out a few to talk about. They gave me: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell, Divergent by Veronica Roth, a beautiful coral and grey scarf, a pastel bead necklace and a gold peter-pan collar necklace. I've wanted to read Attachments and Divergent for a very long time and I finally own them! I can't wait to give them a shot - tell me in the comments if you've read them. You probably know that I have a slight obsession with collars and peter-pan collar necklaces so this necklace was such a thoughtful present and I've been wearing it a lot since I got it. It's so shiny and beautiful. :D The scarf has paisley on it and is two of my favourite colours so it was practically made for me, and the beaded necklace is so pretty and goes with most of my clothes. My friends are the best. ^__^ 

I hope you all have amazing birthdays whenever they may be :D
Lots of love, Cat
xxx
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  1. Wow! And yay, Finn!!! :D DIVERGENT IS THE BEST BOOK EVER, READ IT IMMEDIATELY!! :)

    I'm mildly hyper, sorry! :D

    Charli x

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    1. Haha I can't wait to read it! Everyone's been telling me how amazing it is. :D xx

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  2. I am glad you called the Ukulele Finn, it is a really great choice given that it was such a shame that he died. I've heard so much about Attachments and am definitely going to buy it.
    Holly xx

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    1. It really was. I felt insanely emotional for about a week after I heard. :'( xx

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  3. Happy belated 16th! I turned 17 on the 18th July and had a fantastic day with my friends. Enjoy reading Divergent it is such a good book action packed from start to finish and leaves you desperate to read the third book Allegiant which is due out in October. :)

    Dayna xx

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    1. Thank you! Happy belated 17th, haha! ^_^ I think I'm going to really like Divergent after all of the amazing reviews I've heard. xx

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  4. That ukulele is gorgeous! :) It's funny how your other one is called Gus as that's what I named my guitar when I got it! Well, Augustus actually. :) Oh and both books you got are brilliant! Divergent is so addictive, and Attachments is one of those books when the character's lives mean so much to you by the end. :))

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    1. Awesome! Gus's full name is Augustus too but he suits Gus better. :P I can't wait to read Divergent and Attachments. :D xx

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  5. I have Divergent!!! And insurgent haha. Loved both of em'. Really great books :D

    Honest-mistakes.blogspot.com

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    1. Ooooh I'm excited to try them! :D xx

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  6. Happy Birthday! I love the scarf - its so pretty! You've probably been told this a million times, but Divergent is AMAZING!!! one of my all time favourite books -__- glad you had a lovely birthday *sends virtual hugs* xoxo

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    1. Thank you!! ^_^ That seems to be a popular opinion! Divergent seems like the most-loved book I've ever mentioned. :P xx

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  7. Happy Belated. Seems like we both share the same day. Although the only difference is I turned 20 on mine and spent the day working. :P What a great birthday haul. I am a bit jealous. :)

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    1. Happy belated birthday to you too then! ^_^ xx

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  8. I turned sixteen 5 days before you! And your birthday is a day before Kylie Jenners (I'm not even a Kardashian fan, I have no idea how I know that!)
    Anyway this is a lovely haul! I especially love the MAC lipstick and I think it's pretty cool that you play the ukulele :)
    Love Niamh x

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    1. Oh happy belated birthday! ^_^ Hehe, thanks! xx

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  9. Happy very-very-very late birthday! You got such gorgeous things ... I love that scarf! And the cover of attachments is BEAUTIFUL ... it's by the author of Eleanor & Park, isn't it? Man, I want to read that book ...

    As for Divergent, it's pretty darned good. ~conspiratorial whisper~ Better than the Hunger Games ...

    PS Besides being pleased by ukeleles in general, I am immensely pleased that your old one was called Gus. Who could THAT be named after ... :')

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    1. Thank you! It really is beautiful and yep, Rainbow Rowell did write Eleanor and Park (SUCH a good book by the way). :D I'm planning on reading Divergent pretty soon - everyone's raving about it and telling me it's amazing so I really feel like I should...haha!
      Ooooh I wonder who my uke's named after....;D xx

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  10. A very merry late birthday to you! For some reason you aren't turning up in my dashboard so I'm sorry that this is so late! That ukulele is beautiful, I'm so jealous! And the name you chose is so good, I'm still getting over it, it was so sad. :(( I might name mine Mcguire after my obsession with the Lizzie Mcguire film!
    Ahhh I wish I could have all your prezzies, there all so lovely! I'm going to read Divergent soon as I've been told its really good, I'm reading To Kill A Mockingbird at the moment for school, so I'll read it over Christmas, as I will be school free!
    Anyway, happy late birthday! I hope you had an awesome one! Lexie xxx :)

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    1. Ohhh I'll have to try and fix that...My stats have actually been getting lower recently so maybe I'm not showing up on a few dashboards. :(
      I used to love the Lizzie McGuire film! I haven't seen it for years but I'd probably still love it, haha. :D
      Thanks!! xx

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