Monday, March 6, 2017

Sweets & Treats, Happy Birthday to Me!



ALL YOU SEE IS PINK!!!

Hello loves, I did mention here that it would be my birthday on the 1st of March. If you’ve been reading me for a while, one thing you’d notice is that I love to celebrate myself. I am a survivor, still under the care of an oncologist so while I’m still thriving, I rejoice, stay thankful to God and love up on me. Self love is the first and best love after all. 

This year, Ash Wednesday fell on my birthday. Being a catholic, I typically like to maintain a low profile for lent. So I low key marked my birthday. Right there in my guest room, my 4th favorite space in my home, wearing my daughters pink dress from her junior prom, Ambertina my favorite pair of all the shoes I own and a matching tiara, I celebrated me. With lots and lots of sweets and treats shame on me. 

I love that I got down on carpet level (sitting criss cross apple sauce like my students LOL) to cut my cake, a tiny little piece compared to last years here . The taste of this small but mighty cake almost drove me nuts, pun intended! I had tons of fun with my cupcakes as you can see. If you’re a French macarons lover, then you should definitely try these decadent signature rainbow macarons, beautifully packaged and sent to me with love from the acclaimed Bottega Louis Los Angeles. The sweets too. Yumminess! I totally felt like 'I was in Paris for a day'.
I cant thank them enough!

Style bloggers know the struggle with choosing a handful of pictures to post out of one million shots. I just couldn’t narrow down anymore so I apologize for sharing this many pics. They’re fun and colorful anyhow so you shouldn’t be well, bored. Ha! 

I am a rose flower lover and couldn’t get enough of the blue and pink combo bouquet. The pictures do it no justice, they are truly breathtaking. 

I’m still basking in all the love from my birthday. I mean, it was raining well wishes on my Facebook all day. From my wall, to my profile picture to other friends' posts. A few on Instagram @fashionably_idu too. I don’t know how I deserved it all but I tell you what. I'm still just savoring it all. Words fail me but I want to say a HEARTFELT THANKS to everyone for all the love. 
I was / am still truly blown away! 

I also thank you guys for all the love and concern for my son here. Blessings y’all!

 What have you guys been up to? 



Deets
Dress - Betsy Johnson
Tiara - Etsy
Heels - Christian Louboutin


Thank you for stopping by, keep thinking the purple thoughts. Xx..



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108 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Idu I wish you everything the best!!! Photos are perfect. You look so gorgeous in this styling, like a Disney princes!!!!

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  2. Happy Birthday, Idu! I cannot believe this is your daughter's prom dress. Pink is definitely appropriate and significant. You look pretty in it too. I wish you all the best, darling! And don't worry about eating too much. Your birthday should be your double cheat day.

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  3. Happy birthday Idu dearie... you glowing like a child. You look really stunning in pink. I pray that all your heart desires in every aspect of your life be granted .xx

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  4. Oh Indu you are the best queen...Happy Birthday my lovely friend BUON COMPLEANNO from Italy
    Kisses

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  5. Pink, gold, and...sweet macarons, for a wonderful lady! Happu bday!

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  6. Wow, this is incredible, such a Vera Wang Princess vibe. Happy Birthday you absolute queen xxx

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  7. This is so magical!!! Yes, celebrate you!! We don't do this enough to ourselves. Love all of these pictures, so happy you enjoyed your day xx

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  8. So nice!

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  9. Oh Idu....you look like such a beautiful princess. You totally deserve to be treated like one:) Happy birthday! Go you! And LOLZ on your day falling on Ash Wednesday:D I'm Catholic too, and there was a time my bday fell on Good Friday...sigh....

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  10. Well, even though it was certainly low key compared to last years celebrations it sure looked like a proper treat. And all the sweets... Perfect!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  11. Happy Birthday !!.
    An adorable look and a very nice post. I love gifts.
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  12. Happy bday dear!!!
    How gorgeus you are! and the photos are amazing!
    Emma
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  13. Happy belated birthday, gorgeous! I remember reading a blog post of you sharing your powerful story and I think it's wonderful that you take the time to celebrate your life as much as possible, even more so on your birthday, it's truly something to celebrate! You look like such a beautiful Queen with the gorgeous crown and dress (I can't believe you can fit into your daughter's dress!!! #momgoals). All your treats look so delish, too, and perfect for indulging on your birthday, so I hope no guilt was felt! I wish you a year filled with great health, joy, love, and much success, you deserve it all! Cheers to you, beautiful!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  14. Such a gorgeous birthday princess and a sweet little palace there too :) Your crown is stunning and all the food looks wonderful. So great to have so many pictures too! Those ones from above showing off your incredible breasts were so exciting but I have to admit it was one of the icing shots that got me there this morning. Whimsy plus fantasy plus maybe I have imagined something like that before and then bam it was all over for me ;) It was so fun to enjoy these gorgeous shots of you, dear!! Here is to another year of the health, beauty and kindness that is you!

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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  15. Idu, I'm loving on the pink, it's such a pretty color on you and the crown is gorgeous, all women should have one as it can remind us we are princesses.

    I'm so happy your a survivor Idu, you have a great attitude of thankfulness. xox ♡♡

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  16. Happy belated birthday! I love this post. I'm big on celebrating birthdays. And these pictures are absolutely fabulous. I hope you celebrated for more than one day like I do :)
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  17. Happy birthday Queen! You're looking gorgeous!

    XoXo,

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  18. Happy belated birthday Ma'am, wish you everything wonderful that this life has to offer, God's abundant blessings over your Life and most importantly good heatlth.You indeed look like a princess and can't believe that's your daughter dress. I wish my birthday was as 'low key" as this. Haha you mentioned it being low key this is not my type of lowkey haha. Anyways I'm glad you did hav a fab one.

    Bernie, xx
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  19. HAPPY B DAY BABE! I WISH U ALL THE BEST!
    U look like princess! love the crown so much!
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  20. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a lovely day! The crown is too cute and perfect for you.
    LaToya
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  21. oh sweetie!!!! happy birthday!!!

    kisses dear
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  22. Happy birthday beautiful Idu.
    What amazing pictures babe.
    kisses
    Maggie Dallospedale
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  23. Happy Happy Birthday Idu! Love that you're celebrating in such fine style! Wishing you all the best that life has to offer! xo

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  24. Looks like you had an amazing time.
    Happy Birthday!

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  25. oh my good you are so beautiful!!
    I love your tiara!!
    happy birthday doll!

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  26. Happy birthday Queen !
    Love all the girly pink thing going on in this look
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  27. What a sweet treat indeed Idu! Happy Birthday Doll! I love that chandelier lamp! It is gorgeous. Love the color & those macarons Yummmmm
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  28. love this post.... happy birthday dear
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  29. A very happy belated birthday to you Idu! :) What a gorgeous photoshoot, you'll have fun looking back at this next year! The purple lipstick is stunning on you and perfect with all of the pink. I like the bags you got too, sounds like a lovely birthday even if it was a low-key one :)

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend :)

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  30. Happy birthday again darling. I can see you had a lovely time. 💋

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  31. First of all, I wish you a very very happy birthday, Idu! I am so glad to know how much fun you had! Your photos are so delightful to look at, I can't stop squealing with how much pink and princess-y everything is! Your dress, tiara, the shoes, the food, cupcakes, the gifts, everything is just so lovely and glam and gorgeous! I wish you all the best, and may this year be another great one for you, the fashionista queen! Xoxo!

    - Gretch of GG Memochou

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  32. Ooh La La. . .so much AWESOMENESS here and I love it all. Happy Every D A Y my Sweet Sista. . .

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  33. que fotos mas chulas!
    Muchas gracias por tu comentario en mi blog bonita mia, te espero por mi nuevo por, mil besos!
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  34. Once again, happy belated birthday! I can see that you had a wonderful one and I'm so glad! These photos are so full of life and postive energy! I can't think of better outfit and place (how cool is that bed!!!) for such occasion. Everything about this post is beyond perfect! <3

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  35. Happy Birthday, lovely. You deserve all of the love and I see you were able to have proper indulgences to boot. What a fantastic guest room and all of the pink looks so gorgeous! Wishing you all the best and enjoy the rest of your week. Madison xx

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  36. You look absolutely gorgeous Idu! Happy belated birthday dear, may you have many many happy and healthy years to come! Stunning pictures! Hugs & kisses to you!

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  37. wonderful photos :)
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  38. Please accept my belated happy birthday wish! You look incredible as ever. Love, Love, Love the pics they are truly anything but boring! Those Roses and truly magnificent...can’t imagine how they look live...very well deserving for the blogosphere Queen. You look amazing darling. Such fabulous sweets, treats and gifts. The blessings of the Lord will overtake you!

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  39. Happy birthday love! These pictures are so funny and you look like a beautiful princess!
    xx

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  40. Congratulations on your birthday! You really look gorgeous and the gifts you received are so nice :))

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  41. Happy birthday beautiful!!! You speak words of wisdom. Having a healthy relationship with ourselves is immensely important. When we know how to take care of ourselves, then we know how to take care of others. If we don't know how to take care of ourselves, how can we take care of others? So, you go girl! Self-celebration is a form of healthy self-love!

    I don't think there are too many photographs, all of them are so pretty that I could watch them all day. That pink dress looks amazing on you and I loved the shoes...the tiara also fit this look nicely, being your birthday and all....Plus, I really love your pink eye make up look. Pink eye-shadow suits you so well, you should wear it more often!...and your purple lipstick is gorgeous too.

    I see many fabulous sweets and candy here....and that Idu cake is so adorable. I wish you all the best and know you deserve all the best.xoxo

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  42. Nuevamente felicidades Idu!!! Espectacular look para una ocasión tan especial. Vaya regalazos y las rosas son increíbles. Me alegro mucho preciosa!!!
    Besitos y feliz semana, Emi

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  43. Happy Birthday dear, wish you all the best and may god shower you with all of his blessings
    the photos are amazing , you are just like a princess in this beautiful outfit. And these cakes looks so delicious. Hope you had a blast>
    Best

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  44. Just speechless
    you look lovely and your dress is amazing
    so beautiful

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  45. GORGEOUS! Happy b-day my lovely friend!
    Kisses, Paola.
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  46. OMG! This is just fabulous. The best birthday pictures ever and you are such a gorgeous princess. Happy Birthday doll!

    xo Ashon
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  47. Ok first of all, I would love to stay in that guest room one day hihi. It is absolutely fabulous! What a post, you look incredibly beautiful in pink and the photos are so colorful and happy! That dress is to die for and how awesome are the bags, candy and flowers.

    One of my favorite posts by you Idu!


    Happy belated birthday and lots of love and kisses. You rock babe <3

    xx Tamara Chloe,

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  48. Belated Happy Happy Birthday Queen Idu..stay pretty and gorgeous..
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  49. YAY! Happy belated birthday, Idu!!!! So you should celebrate yourself, you are a survivor and going another year is something to celebrate and worth it. You look gorgeous in your daughters dress, especially with those Louboutins, you know I have a crush on that pair! I have done since their release many years ago. I can't wait to see your new bags in action. It looks like you had a wonderful celebration though, but I know it's hard to narrow down photos, and I think on this occasion it was nice to see them all xx.

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  50. You look amazing dear, Happy belated birthday!!!!!

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  51. Happy B-day! You look like a princess Dear:*
    kisses

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  52. So incredible shooting Idu!!! I wish you had a very marvelous birthday my dear!! A big kiss from Italy and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

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  53. Happy Belated Birthday, you look incredible xx

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  54. Crazy about your dress doll!!!!
    Happy birthday sweetie!!!
    you are awesome!
    kiss
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  55. Wowww amazing pics and look. Happy birthday
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  56. First, happy birthday! Second, you are absolutely KILLING the game. I totally relate to the paring down photos thing, but I loved scrolling through all of these. It looked like so much fun!

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  57. OMG! I'm in love with the pics!! Happy birthday!!

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  58. First of all " Happy Birthday" I love all your Picture and that pink dress look beautiful on you!

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  59. absolutely stunning post dear- Happy b-day Sweetheart. You look so glamour here. I love every single pic from your special day :-D

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  60. Happy (belated) B-day sweetie!!! You really deserve every sweet & trest, hun! You're amamzing inside and outside and look like a peincess with that dress!
    Hope you had amazing time celebrating your birthday, Idu!
    xxx
    S
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  61. amazing post :)
    kisses :)

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  62. Wow the photos are just stunning and I love the dress so much. Looks like you had a lovely time. Happy Birthday Idu.

    Gemma x
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  63. Hope you had a wonderful birthday, lovely! It looks like you had a (well-deserved) fabulous time. Those desserts look so sweet!

    Best,
    Christina
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  64. Happy birthday gorgeous!!! Wishing you all the best and more xx

    Erica
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  65. Happy birthday Idu! You look fantastic as always.. if not even MORE by day... Spare me some macaroons. Id kill for that heels! enjoyyyyy!!! have an awesome one! xxx
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  66. Wow, this is truly such wonderful event, happy birthday and all the best for you. I love the pictures and your fabulous outfit, thank you for sharing, you look stunning!!!

    xxx

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  67. Happy, happy, happy birthday to you dear lady! Pretty in pink is such an understatement! What a fabulous shoot, I love that pink bed head and I don't even do pink! Hahaha. Gosh so luxe and opulent. I truly hope you had a magical day (from the looks of it, it certainly was)

    Sxx
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  68. OMG!!!!
    You look like a true Queen!!!
    You're very beautiful.
    Sorry this is late but HAPPY BIRTHDAY in arrears...Please give me the dress like its so gorgeous on you. very pretty.

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  69. Hi Lady Idu,

    One word- "Sparkle"

    You look so radiant! Best wishes and lots of wonderful blessings.

    I love how your blog is such a happy place. :-)

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  70. Happy birthday! :)
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  71. Aww happy birthday to you gorgeous! I still remember your Bday photos last year! Hope you have had a great bday week my love!


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  72. HOLY SMOKES! PERFECT BIRTHDAY EVER! Your bedroom is absolutely a DREAM. Perfect PINK, Idu!
    Love everything about this post! Great look darling!
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  73. Happy birthday, these photos are amazing!

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  74. I remembered your last year's birthday celebration too, Idu and I think this year is way more glamourous! You look like a modern day princess, mama and a well deserved amazing celebration for someone as special as you!

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  75. Happy Belated Birthday, Idu. I hope you had a fabulous day.

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  76. happy b.day sweetie! these pictures look fabulous
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  77. Awesomely gorgeous photos Idu! You look so beautiful, I wish you had a very awesome birthday darling! Xo, Neha

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  79. Happy Birthday Idu I wish you everything the best!!! Pictures are fantastic! You look wonderful in this styling, like princes! :)

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  80. Dear Idu, happy belated birthday! In your case I wish you by all my heart especially health. I know how it is to have birthday on Ash Wednesday :) You look fantastic in your daugthter's dress and I really like it how chose your 4th favourite space as location for your birthday location!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  81. I like your photos!!
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  82. Really sweet birthday! Happy Birthday Idu!!! :)

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  83. Happy birthday sweety! You look gorgeous

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  84. AAAH happy belated birthday gorgeous!! Loving the cute pictures :D
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  85. Breathtaking colors...breathtaking you! Happy Birthday and yes, you absolutely should celebrate you!
    Debbie
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  86. Marvelous photos. You are a real princess ! Kisses and happy birthday :)

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  87. I'm back after a month off!!
    Love the post and thoughtful content!!
    💗Hope you had an amazing weekend!!
    I am glad you enjoyed reading my recent posts and thank you!!
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  88. Happy birthday, you look like a princess!

    Kisses, DadieB. ~
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  89. looks like you had an amazing birthday!!! loving the pictures as always!!!
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  90. Happy birthday gorgeous queen of style and beauty! This pink editorial is a dream and you look so beautiful! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  91. Amazing ! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a nice weekend! 💚💚💚

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  92. I love the details. Very beautiful.
    the pics are so mesmerizing..
    kisses

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  93. Happy Birthday, Idu! Very beautiful look! :))

    xxBasia

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  94. Choosing which pictures to post is a struggle for beauty bloggers as well! ;)
    Happy belated birthday!
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  95. LOVELY PHOTOS!! Happy B-day pretty.
    xx

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  96. Happy B-day Princess! <3 <3 <3
    You are super!
    Kiss
    Luna
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  97. Happy birthday dear! I wish you all the best <3 Love the post and the photos are incredible! <3

    Sending you a lots of love and kisses <3

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  98. hi sweetie, i repass
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    have an happy day, kisses

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  99. Happy belated birthday Idu! It looks like you had a fabulous day and I love these photos!
    Julia x
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  100. such a nice pictures dear Happy birthday!!
    kss
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  101. OMG such a wonderful birthday, happy birthday to you, wish you all the best in life :)

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  102. I just cant get enough of the photos

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  103. Ah you look like a princess! x

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