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GRWM: 21st Birthday Edition!


I can't believe I'm turning 21 this week. I swear I still feel like I'm sixteen...except when I was sixteen I felt like 23 so actually I don't know where I'm at. Anyway, the festivities are in full swing here so I thought I'd feature a little Get Ready With Me: Birthday Edition! 


After a seriously long, relaxing shower and I'm finally buffed and smoothed within an inch of my life, I do the magic girl turban thing and head into my room. To keep my pasty pins silky smooth I've currently been using a brand called Queen Odelia which is soooo lush. I love to smooth a little foot cream onto my tootsies before burrying them into fresh fluffy socks while I keep getting ready. 


On the rest of my body I used Queen Odelia body lotion with lavender, vanilla and patchouli. I seriously love the smell of this thick, velvety lotion. It kinda smells like how you'd imagine an Eastern Princess' room to smell.  

While all this is going on, a tibble or 2 of suaaave white wine go by as the soundtrack to 13 going on 30 plays in the background. 


Next up, the makeup. For my special night I went for clear skin with a touch of powder (ye'know, flaunting my youth and all), a soft golden brown smokey eye with brows that just wouldn't go on fleek no matter what #badbrowday, and a bright red lip! Muah. For my hair I went for a soft, messy french twist ...thing.


Now, time for the OOTN! I wore my all time favourite Little Black Dress. This is quite fitted, hemless pencil dress that just oooozes sophistication. Keeping in the black theme of things I'm pairing it with matte velvet pumps, a faux leather clutch and of course some punchy red lips. Faaab daaarling!  

Dress and shoes H&M, Clutch Zara

Dress and shoes H&M, Clutch Zara

Once I've slithered into that dress and taken my cozy sockies off I am ready to go! One last sip of my prosecco and I am out the door and ready to celebrate! 


I had such a wonderful time celebrating my birthday with my wonderful boyfriend and my friends. My housemate made me the yummiest cake and Chris treated me to dinner. I had a lovely evening filled with fun and food and friends! 


As a little birthday treat for my wonderful readers I have discount code for you! Above, I had mentioned some seriously luxury skin care products (I'm currently using a nightcream as well as the other 2 lotions) and I'd love for you to treat yourself and someone special to these wonderful products! 

Using the code "LadyLifeTreats" on the online store to buy aproduct and get the second free! Simply add 2 of the same product to your cart and get the second one free. This code works on all items and gift sets across the store and is valid until 31st December 2015. There is also free shipping on orders over $99 and free courier shipping on orders over $199 so enjoy! 

I hope you enjoyed getting ready with me for my 21st birthday celebrations! I hope to share more posts like this soon. What did you do for your 21st? Or maybe you have something planned? Tell me in the comments below! 

*Queen Odelia products were sent to me as a gift. No affiliated links are featured in this post. Discount code is also nonaffiliated* 

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