This time last week on the 1st of October I turned 28.
28! Maybe if I spell it out in actual words it will finally sink in…
Nope I still can’t believe it. I just took a moment to calculate it, as for a split second I thought I was wrong and I was actually 27.
It’s been ten years since I turned 18, an adult.
Like many of us, turning 18 made me feel so grown up. Being able to drink, vote and start dreaming about all the stuff I’m going to do now I no longer needed to worry about making sure my high school tie was tied as small as possible because “that’s what cool people do”.
Ahhhh yes my 18 year old self definitely thought by 28 I would have this thing called life sussed. Perfect job, my own house, marriage and kids.
Even though I don’t have any of those things ticked off (although I’d argue that my lipsticks are my babies), I couldn’t be happier than I am right now. Between, science research, blogging, the most amazing friends and an ever supporting family, I feel like the luckiest 28 year old in the world. What’s even better, I’m doing it all in the Pool of Life.
Yes, it’s been a decade since I became an adult, the exact length of time since I moved to one of the most amazing cities, Liverpool.
Ahh Liverpool. You are perfect.
Fantastic shops including my beloved Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar, the friendliest people (seriously Scousers have the best banter just the other day the train driver was talking over the speaker as if he was a plane captain saying how if we end up in the pacific ocean there is a dinghy underneath our seats), secret bars where you can drink yummy Liverpool Gin as well as the perfect place for afternoon tea to celebrate my birthday.
Cuthbert’s Bakehouse really know how to do an afternoon tea. Sandwiches for when you want to go classic, to something a little different with mini burgers and hot dogs. They also have veggie and vegan versions and over the years I have made my way through them all. Well all except the children’s afternoon tea but even that sounds so delish I’d eat that too.
Of course, a celebration wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Liver building. So a quick top up of my favourite Girlactik liquid lipstick in Spice and I was strutting my stuff down by the docks next to that proud Liver bird.
Btw I’m pretty obsessed with this coat. I mean look! I’m wearing a plain white t-shirt and jeans, but then I add a trench coat and voila it instantly elevates the whole outfit. I honestly think you could wear a bin bag and a trench coat would make it look chic. Plus, the extra length keeps me toasty warm now we are officially in my favourite season. Autumn.
T-shirt – Gap
Jeans – United Colours of Benetton
Shoes – New Look
Coat – Hobbs
Bag – Accessorize
Watch – Olivia Burton
Necklace – Miss Selfridge
I can’t wait to see what the next decade brings (38 eeeeek!).
p.s. I’m wearing my new Fenty Beauty foundation and I am obsessed!! All day, from the warmth of Cuthbert’s to the windy weather by the docks, it has stayed strong.