April 2017 / Birthday Haul

Hello my awesome friends! 
It is time for my April / birthday haul. April has been extremely good to me. I went to Qatar on my birthday and had lots of fun there (and bought books of course). This haul consists of books, candles, Fairyloot subscription box, stickers, and bookmarks. I will tag all shops/pages where I purchased my stuff from (sharing is caring y’all).

I will post all the stuff I got for my birthday below:

The Books:

The books

First of all, we will start with the books I got. I got 17 books this month. One of these books was a gift for my birthday, and I received one in my Fairyloot.

The books I bought / received for my birthday:

These books are from book depository. I have saved up to get all of the below books which I will be listing below:

The last book was a present for my birthday. It’s called Success from setbacks by Gael Lindenfield.

Fairy loot book:

I received this beauty in my March Fairyloot box. I loved the fact that it is SIGNED by Laini Taylor. I am currently a few pages in and loving her writing.

Books I bought in Qatar:

I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to go into WH Smiths in Qatar International Airport. Which is why I got the exit two books.

  • The Ballroom by Anna Hope
  • I’m Travelling Alone by Samuel Bjork

Books I bought in Bahrain:

I got these on the last day of April because I couldn’t find what I was looking for in the mall and wanted to cheer myself up. (Hahaha this just reminded me of Jesse the reader’s 50 book buying excuses video ^_^ * p.s. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should). So I chose both The Assassin’s Blade and Heir of Fire by S. J. Maas because I just frinished the first book in the series and wanted to continue it.

The Candles:

The second part I saved up for was the Candles I got from Happy Piranha. I got the mix three candles deal (which is cheaper!) and decided I wanted these candles:

  • Amortentia Love Potion candle: it smells like rose musk and raspberry but the raspberry smell is the stronger scent .. yummy!
  • Lunar lights candle: This smells like a mixture of strawberries and chocolate. I love the deep red color of this candle which is perfect for bookstagram.
  • The Skylope candle: This is a Zelda inspired candle that smells of freshly cut grass and jasmine. This is my favorite out of all three. It smells divinely fresh. ❤

The Bookmarks:

I got these beautiful bookmarks from ribonita chocolat Etsy shop. She has beautiful and unique designs which I wanted to get since I found her on bookstagram. The designs I got are (from left to right):

The next bookmarks are custom made by my cousin for my birthday “no she doesn’t have a shop :(“.. I separated them in three sections:

1. Birthday bookmarks

  • Happy birthday Marwa (roses)
  • Marwa is the most beautiful girl in the world (love love love this!! Great reminder when I feel bad)
  • Marwa is the best (H*** Yeah!)
  • Happy birthday Marwa (cakes)

2. Quotes about cousins:

  • Cousins are the perfect best friends
  • This bookmark belongs to my favorite cousin
  • Cousins? Nah we’re best friends

3. Bookish quotes:

  • “Books are a uniquely portable magic” ~ Stephen King
  • “The world belongs to those who read” ~ Rick Holland
  • “A book is a dream you hold in your hand” ~ Neil Gaiman
  • “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies” ~ George R.R. Martin

The Bujo Stickers:

These are the BEST stickers!! No joke! I got a few for me and my colleagues from Paperkumaco. The ones I got for myself are below:

And I got the paperkumaco logo and bonus sticker set ❤

And as a bonus for reading my blog post until here, here is a look at the cakes I received for my birthday: 

My colleagues tried to surprise me with this yellow cake before my birthday. I knew it was happening but loved the gesture.

My mom got me this chocolate stand (the white part is my name in Arabic) how sweet?? I love her ❤

Yummy chocolate ice cream cake from my cousin
My sister and cousins got me this unique birthday cake made up from doughnuts and cronuts