Hi everyone :) Yesterday was my 23rd birthday - yay! To celebrate, I had my best girlfriends and my sister over for dinner. I really love hosting dinner parties because it combines all of the best social aspects - great friends, great food and great conversation!
One of my favourite parts of party prep (and I realize that this probably makes me a freak), is planning out a yummy menu. For my bday dinner my mama and I made chicken curry with naan, roasted cauliflower and salad with mixed berries and balsamic dressing (recipe post to come). Yum yum! I had such an amazing evening catching up with all of my favourite people :) I even got to have a little skype chat with my dad in Greece!
While I usually steer clear of haul-type blogs (it always feels a little 'show-off-y'), I really love to read about what other bloggers buy on their shopping trips/receive as gifts, so I'm gonna give it a go. Let me just start with a little disclaimer to say that I am fully aware how generous and amazing my family and friends are and that I very very much appreciate their wonderful gifts!! That being said, I really got some amazing loot this time round hahah!!
here) bought me a great Smashbox eyeshadow and highlight,which I tried this morning and absolutely loved! She also got me Mindy Kaling's book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (and Other Concerns). I'm sooo excited to read this - it looks hilarious!! We both love Tina Fey's Bossypants and she said that this was even funnier.
here), who bought me the Too Faced Natural Eye palette. We went to Sephora while we were in Montreal two weeks ago and I was drooling over the colours in the Too Faced palettes, so she got me one of my own! I used the creamy Day shadow this morning and it had the softest, most blendable texture.
And of course I wouldn't have such lovely blog pictures without the help of my amazing parents, who helped me buy my new Nikon D3100 camera for my birthday. I can't believe how blessed I am to have such amazing friends and family. Days like this really make you stop and appreciate all of the people that you love. Thank you so much to everyone for making my bday so special! And happy birthday to all of the other birthday boys and girls out there ;)