Birthday recaps

EDIT: i added more pics that my bestie emailed me from my birthday weekend with the girls :)

WARNING: Long post...pic heavy...

Hi Bellas,

I had a great birthday. It started the weekend before with my celebration with the girls. Each time one of the girls in our core group has a birthday, it always has to be a surprise/themed multi-day event, lol.

Friday Night, they involved the BF in the plan by making it seem like he was taking me to dinner. Instead, they surprised me at Agatha Christie's Mystery Dinner Theater. My BFFs were all there as well as my good friend from college. The show was hilarious! It was Harry Potter/Disney themed...and it was a murder mystery themed improv type show with dinner included. There was audience participating and I had lines! I was Minnie Rat (the ghetto version of Minnie Mouse i guess, lol) and I totally embarassed myself! My cue was when another audience member, Mickey Rat came in and we had an argument. I was just going to be animated with it...but to my shock he came in with a voice 10 octaves higher than I expected. He was trying to be Mickey for real lol. So out of nowhere I decided to make my voice 10 octaves higher (and yall know my voice is already high)! LOL, needless to say nobody could understand us...and the actors totally made fun of us the whole night. He he.

Afterwards, the girls handed me a card with a big picture of Oprah on the front. Inside, the card said that I would need to pack my bag for a girls' sleepover and to get ready for my "favorite things". They also handed me a sephora bag...inside was the Aquolina Chocolate perfume, yum! Chocolate is definitely one of my favorite things. When I arrived at my friend's apartment...the girls suprised me, it was decorated with ballons and confetti and lots of hot pink (another fav of mine)! They all had matching pajamas and they had bought me one too! (yay for victoria's secret semi-annual sale and the discount sleepwear, he he). They handed me a yummy drink called a pink panty (vodka, pink lemonade, whip cream and sprinkles!) and even got me a cake with my Makeup By RenRen logo imprinted on it!

My gorgeous cake

After that we bonded over chocolate fondue and snacks, and watched a bunch of chick flicks. Of course, in the beginning we all thought it would be cute to sleep on the living room floor like a real sleepover...but in the morning, with our sore backs and necks, we decided dang we are too old for that, lol.

In the morning, they told me to get ready. We all put on our makeup and sundresses and they drove me to the next location. It was brunch with all my friends there waiting! This brunch spot called Agnes and Muriel's is famous for their Southern Breakfast menu.

One of the besties Melissa and my former co-worker Sherrie, she just had a baby and still came out!

Group shot!

All the girls!

Talk about yum! We ate, drank, and were merry, and it was one of my best bday weekends ever. Talk about good friends!

Tuesday was my actual Birthday. The BF wanted me all to himself on this night ;)

So I had an amazing time on my birthday. So after going through 2 MAC makeup wipes, I finally decided on a look. I wanted something smokey and sexy like Nai Nai suggested but I wanted something with a bit more flare than usual. I was able to break out some of my fav colors from the last couple of collections and pair it with good old carbon—the key to any smokey eye. I wanted a nude boyfriend friendly lip, lol, so I went with a nude lipgelee and a pink lipliner. On top of it all, I wanted my skin to glow! So I mixed strobe cream with my foundation and then used MSF light flush to give it an extra something something. And of course, I couldn’t forget my lashes! I used one of my favorites – Ardell Gisele lashes.

Here’s the complete list of what I used (All MAC unless otherwise specified):

-bare study paint pot
-shore leave e/s(all over lid)
-warming trend e/s (middle of lid up to crease)
-carbon e/s (outer v and crease)
-gold reflects glitter
-gisele lashes
-revlon colorstay liquid liner in blackest black
-kohl pencil in smolder
-anastasis brow kit

-strobe cream mixed with satinfinish foundation
-selectmoisture concealer
-msf natural med dark
-sculpt & shape duo
-shy beauty powder blush
-light flush msf

-subculture lipliner
-nude lipgelee

So after I got ready I saw this big bag from my boyfriend and of course I got really excited.

We headed off to dinner. Luckily it was at 8pm so I had time to get my makeup and hair together! He made reservations at this place called Dante’s Down the Hatch…it’s a really cool fondue restaurant where the inside looks like a pirate’s ship or something…they even have a bride over a moat with real alligators. It was fun doing the fondu thing. They had a live jazz band and we had our own booth which was sequestered off and looked like a mini cabin, tres cute!

The food was overpriced, but delicious.

Now for the presents! He already got me the two dozen roses and my hair for Friday so I wasn’t sure what all he was going to get me since those items and our $100 dinner were already a lot.

The first thing I pulled out was a dvd—the two disc special Little Mermaid! I love this movie…it’s definitely my fav Disney film. It was funny because the other week I was watching youtube videos on some of the songs (I especially love Kiss the Girl and Part of Your World)…and luckily Disney took this one out of the vault so I could add it to my collection.

The next item was so cute…he had a Makeup By RenRen t-shirt made for me! It was black with hot pink writing…it’s perfect because I like to wear all black for gigs. He told me the next ones would be better…he has the idea of printing them in mass so I could hand out to friends and clients for walking advertisement. He’s so clever!

I thought that the dvd and shirt was pretty much all that he gave me…but then he told me that there was a little bag inside. I didn’t even see it with all the mounds of tissue paper. I finally pulled it out…a Tiffany’s bag! Mind you…I have zero items from Tiffanys…I’m not huge into labels, but Tiffanys? Come on! I pulled out the perfectly wrapped box and what was inside….a ring!

Okay guys, calm down, lol, it’s not an engagement ring. We ain’t ready for all that now! Maybe in a few years, lol… But anyways, it’s a promise ring…I’ve been bugging him for one for the last year and he finally came though. I absolutely love it! It’s classic and simple and perfect for me since I hardly wear jewelry anymore.

Now the question is…how am I going to top this for his birthday in September? Yikes!