Happy Birthday to me, I’m officially 23!

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It’s my birthday! I’m officially 23 years old today. I don’t really like to celebrate my birthday because I don’t like being the center of attention BUT I’m celebrating my birthday with you today! I’m sharing things I’ve learned this year, which makes me happy and what I look forward to this year. 

This year has been a rollercoaster. I’ve been through some really tough moments but I had so many amazing things happening to me too. I think this year has been one of my favorites so far and I wanted to share all my fave moments with you! 

I’m officially 23!

Happy Birthday to me, I'm officially 23

This has been the year of getting acrylics for the first time. I never thought I would love them as much as I did, but it made me feel so good. I decided to give my nails a little break and removed them, but I can’t wait to get new ones very soon. 

In January I finished my minor, which my teachers and I didn’t expect when I started in September. My teachers were hesitant if I was able to finish it due to my anxiety. However, my anxiety got way better and I was able to finish my minor with an amazing grade!  

During my minor, I really got close to my friend Miriam. We already knew each other (we’ve seen each other a couple of times before but never really had a lot of contact) but we got really close when we started working together on projects for our minor. Then we started hanging out after school and since then she has been the most wonderful best friend ever. 

I actually graduated this year, which you probably have seen 100 times already but I’m so proud of myself. I graduated with my Bachelor in Human Resources yay! 

One of the things I really liked this year, is that I’ve been to Turkey. I have a lot of memories when thinking about Turkey and I always feel at home there so it was nice to go back. We went to Turkey for 2 weeks to relax, enjoy the weather, and the food. 

A year ago, I wasn’t feeling driving at all. This year, I bought my own car! And I not only bought it, I obviously drive in it as well. This is a huge accomplishment for me and I love my little car a lot. 

One of the things that have been awesome and horrible at the same time, but it taught me a good lesson so I still see it as something positive. I found my ‘dream job’ to realize very soon after starting the job, it was everything I didn’t want in a job. Not going much into details, but I decided to quit and this was huge for me. I normally tend to stay in a situation where I’m unhappy just because I feel like I need to try. This time I just quit and chose for myself and my own health. 

I saw Ariana Grande live this year and it was a wonderful show. I think I got goosebumps 99% of the whole concert. She’s literally amazing! 

I mean, this has to been included: I found a way to order US products which I couldn’t get before. As a makeup lover, this is amazing and made it so much easier to buy products I wanted for so long. 

So I have been a Belieber since I was 12, now I’m officially 23 so this means it’s been a while lol. I love Justin Bieber a lot and when he found his true love in Hailey Baldwin (now Bieber), I was and still am over the moon. That Justin and Hailey are married now is such an amazing part of this year. Check out Hailey’s wedding dress below. And look at these pictures, awh!

Last but not least, Beautymone has been growing a lot this year and I’m so proud. I love my blog a lot and I’m so passionate about it. Thank you all so much for commenting, reading, liking, following and everything else you did to help me grow my blog. I’m so grateful and I can’t wait for another amazing blog year.

I’m officially 23! Cheers! 

See you next time loves, 

xoxo Simone


Hi there! Im Simone, 24-years-old born and raised Dutch girl still living in The Netherlands. I graduated in Human Resources and I have a huge passion for all things beauty. Im a dog mom to Bailey, USA obsessed, and lipstick hoarder.

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  1. 10.29.19

    Happy Birthday ?✨
    Have an amazing one ❤️

  2. 10.29.19
    Natasha MacFarlane said:

    Happy birthday beautiful!?

  3. 10.29.19

    Aw wishing you nothing but the BEST, girl! You’ve experienced, accomplished, and learned so much in one year and you are such a radiant person – inside and out! <3

    • 10.30.19

      Thank you so much, you’re the sweetest! ❤️ I’m so glad I’ve met you!

  4. 11.1.19
    sarahsarsby said:

    Happy belated birthday! You’ve had such a fabulous and year and have clearly achieved so much. You must be so proud of yourself as I am too. I’ve loved watching you and your blog flourish and I can’t wait to see what this next year has in store for you. Sending lots of love x

  5. 2.20.20
    Jen said:

    Wow! 23. That’s a fun age. I feel like I’m light years past that. (I just turned 34.) Enjoy it, and live each day like it’s your last, as they say. Also, that’s cool that your dutch. My husband has dutch heritage on both sides of his family (We have a Van last name lol) Not sure what percent, but we would love to travel there someday!

  6. 2.21.20

    Seems your birthday is within a few days of mine, albeit, more than a decade apart