So I'm not exactly quick off the mark with this once as it was my birthday on the 12th, but the half-term break happened in the intervening ten days and I was cruelly snatched away from the things I wanted to photograph for this post. But I thought I'd still share what I got here on my blog, as I love seeing people's birthday/christmas hauls and I'd also like to have this as a memory of what I got for such a significant birthday. Obviously I'm in no way trying to brag or show off, and I know I was extremely lucky to get everything I received!
The day itself was fairly anticlimatic - I had school of course, and a lot of my friends (myself included) were quite ill around that week so it wasn't the best time health-wise. But I still had a wonderful day and received a lot of birthday messages and wishes, and of course lovely gifts!
I got this fabulous card from one of my friends. It's adorable full stop, but has a special meaning as we've been studying Hamlet in our advanced English class this year.
From one of my aunts I got the Dior book (in the middle), and from another I got a beautiful necklace (box on the left) which actually has my birthstone in it. My grandparents gave me charms for my Pandora bracelet, and another of my aunts also gave me a charm - I have 18 now, which is very fitting! My brother gave me the manicure set in the butterfly case (top left), which was very thoughtful of him, haha. I also got a Topshop voucher from one of my cousins, so I'm excited to spend that.
I got the DVF purse from one of my dad's colleagues at work - it was very unexpected and especially nice of her to think of me as I've only met her a couple of times! From my two best friends I got the instax mini 8 Polaroid camera, which I'm absolutely thrilled with as I've wanted one for ever and ever - they know me too well! I also got the nail polish from another of my friends.
This gorgeous bag was another present from my parents, but it wasn't a surprise as this time I chose it myself. I'm absolutely in love with it, the design, the colour, the detailing, everything. I wore it to school on the day of my birthday and I'm tempted to use it for school for now on as it's just perfect - also I don't know where I'd wear it otherwise. I'm just scared it'll get damaged or rained on if I use it every day!
And that concludes my birthday haul post!