{GBF Birthday Week Giveaways Day 2} $150 Boohoo.com Gift Card

On my fourteenth birthday, I received flowers for the very first time. Before high school, few boys paid attention to me as I was relegated to a string of unrequited love that left me feeling a bit hopeless about ever finding true love. High school commences and for reasons beyond my comprehension, I find myself on the receiving end of unadulterated adoration from a tall, handsome, and rather bad-ass dude. L was an alpha male, a man's man who focused his time and energy on looking, being, and staying cool. And because he was 6'2 in a school of petite Asians, he looked tough and scary and was feared by many. 

We first met in hallway D right after PE class. I was with my friends, and he with his. Our friends stopped to chat thrusting us into the conversation as well. He was wearing a baggy Nike jacket, baggy jeans, a letter belt, a Nike newsboy hat, and when our eyes locked, his face contorted into a happy smile that couldn't be controlled or wiped off. Ladies, that smile is everything. It's every guy's tell. If they can't stop smiling around you, they're into you. He got my number and called me that very afternoon. For weeks, we'd chat late into the night. I snuck a phone into my room and used the fax line to pass detection by Mom. At school, he'd show up to my class as soon as the bell rang so he could walk me to the next one and he passed me notes on the daily. To everyone else, he was a chest beating alpha male. To me, he was a big fluffy puppy.

On my birthday, we were chatting on the phone, a daily ritual, when he told me to go outside in fifteen minutes. I did and saw a dark silhouette holding a big ball start to approach. L had walked more than a mile from his friend's house and was breathing heavily from both the cold and the brisk walk. He was holding a beautiful bouquet of Hong Kong style wrapped flowers in his arms and his heart on his sleeves. He dropped to one knee, wished me a happy birthday, and asked me to be his girlfriend. So many firsts were colliding at once! I said yes and we stood outside hugging for ten minutes. I'd never felt so special on my birthday.

Our romance was short-lived as we broke up two weeks later. But we remained friends and my fondness for him remains fade-proof as he was the first guy to ever smile THAT smile at me.

I wish I had worn something dramatic and romantic like this red boohoo.com mermaid dress on that night as special moments call for special dresses. Since I can't turn back time, I'd like to change your future. On the second day of my Birthday Week Giveaways, I'm giving away a $150 gift card to shop boohoo.com. May you find that special outfit for special moments that are waiting in the wings. 








dress {boohoo}
shoes {christian louboutin}
clutch {justfab}
necklace {chanel}
lips {wet n wild "red velvet"}

{GBF x boohoo.com $150 Gift Card Giveaway Rules} 

1. follow me via Bloglovin' or Google subscriber
2. leave a comment and tell me about a special birthday moment
{bonus entry} follow me on Instagram @goodbadandfab and "like" my boohoo dress photo
{bonus entry}  tweet: "follow @goodbadandfab for a chance to win a $150 @boohoo gift card! Details on the blog! http://bit.ly/1jlXPQT "

Giveaway ends December 18, 2013

{live fabulously ...for free!}

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82 comments

  1. I honestly haven't had a really special over the top birthday to talk about. I love every birthday I've been having. Nice & cosy with my friends and family. Get that special message from a special someone. Getting a bit spoiled. And lots of laughs. I absolutely love birthdays. My birthday is on january 7th and this year I'll celebrating it in an other country Sweden, together with my friends. I'm sure it's gonna be lots of funs :)

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  2. You are stunning in this dress and I love the clutch. My favorite birthday moment was when my now husband had paid for me to have a spa package in our first two years together. I never felt so pampered and totally needed it. I need it now actually too! LOL! I have to wait 5 more months though to beg him! ;)

    I'm entering this giveaway too.
    I already follow you on GFC and now follow on instagram under Moonbeam514 and I commented on your photo of the dress, but couldn't figure out if I clicked like or not. I never use instagram much, so I'm sorry. I think I did it though! Have a good day!
    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

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  3. Special birthday moment was last year. A lot of people might not think this is great, but I got a scratch-off from my boss. And although it was corny, I won $1000. It not only was a good gift, but it was from a great boss. :)

    p.s. You look totally breathtaking!

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  4. Lovely dress you are wearing!

    I'm following you through GFC!
    My special birthday moment was when I turned 16. I was at a bar and I knew the DJ, so he started to sing the birthday song for me, and the whole bar sang along!

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  5. Your dress is so beautiful! For my last birthday, we went to an amusement park and rode all the roller coasters until I started to feel sick! And my hubby bought me some pearl and gold earrings that were so lovely.

    Following you on Bloglovin!
    xoxo
    The Occasional Indulgence

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  6. I "hearted" your pic on instagram! I'm @occasionalnaomi

    xoxo
    The Occasional Indulgence

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  7. I follow you via Bloglovin & GFC - Andrea Darst

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  8. One special birthday moment was my 16th birthday. My dad wasn't around, so my bestie's dad had been taking me to practice for my driving test. He picked me up from school and let me use his truck to take my test in. I had never driven it before; we always practiced in his other car (which was much smaller, btw). While practicing, I could never parallel park...I'm just deficient or something. But while taking my test, in this huge truck which I had never driven before, I parallel parked perfectly on the first try! I felt invincible! That was 16 years ago today...hard to believe!
    Also - you look amazing (as per usual)!

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  9. Following on IG & liked pic - @adarst213

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  10. I tweeted - https://twitter.com/adarst213/status/408309796366868480

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  11. A lovely memorie about my birthday was my 18th party, I was so happy around my family, thinking I was finaly an adult! lol
    Today i want to be 18h again :P

    Bloglovi & GFC: Isa Machado
    Twitted: https://twitter.com/iamachado/status/408311471626391552

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  12. cute!!!


    new post


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  13. Any surprise birthday party is a magic moment, when you think this year you'll have a simple birthday without party or presents, you receive much more because you deserve it. Thanks for our friends that do special birthdays!
    (inatrendytown@gmail.com)

    http://inatrendytown.blogspot.com.es

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  14. What a great birthday moment! And your dress is gorgeous!! Actually my birthday was yesterday and for the first time in 3 years my hubby was able to get the day off (he's in the military) we went to Dallas for some fun shopping and dinner at Texas De Brazil! It was my best birthday in a few years:)
    bloglovin /amylynn2222
    Insta @amylynnbee22 (liked and commented)
    amylynnbee22 at gmail

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  15. that's a lovely story and a STUNNING dress! I'm nearly 24 (my birthday's next week too!) and have never received a bouquet of flowers :(
    Really hoping to win this giveaway, it'd be a great birthday present! Probably would be my greatest birthday moment!
    I'm already following you on BlogLovin!


    PS BE sure to enter my bath bomb giveaway!
    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra
    info@queserasahra.com

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  16. I was taken to Walt Disney Worlds Very Merry Christmas party!!!! It was the best ever!!

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  17. My special birthday moment was when I turned 24. Me and my girlfriends went to a club in downtown LA, and it was a lot of fun, especially since it was the first year I was single. :)

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  18. I'm following you on instagram, and I've also liked the picture!

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  19. And I've tweeted about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/thatlaitgirl/status/408473513188548608

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  20. That dress is amazing! And my special birthday moment would probably be from...well, I honestly don't have just one! Every birthday has been special so far. I love spending the time with family and friends! (I tweeted & followed on Bloglovin')

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  21. following you via Bloglovin' My email is charlinewilliams60@gmail.com

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  22. My special birthday moment was when I turned 21 it was the year I got married. I was so happy. My email is charlinewilliams60@gmail.com

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  23. follow you on Instagram @goodbadandfab and "liked" your boohoo dress photo My email is charlinewilliams60@gmail.com

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  24. tweeted follow @goodbadandfab for a chance to win a $150 @boohoo gift card! Details on the blog! http://bit.ly/1jlXPQT My email is charlinewilliams60@gmail.com

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  25. My special birthday moment was when I turned 18. Instead of having a party I went on a weekend shopping trip to Melbourne with my mum, aunty and godmother and was treated to new clothes and fantastic meals

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  26. U look stunning!

    www.bstylevoyage.blogspot.com
    xx

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  27. Great giveaway! The best moment of my eighteen birthday it was when all together have sung songs, I love singing and do this with my all friends it was amazing :)
    Debora Ferri
    debby_f@hotmail.it

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  28. I tweet this post here: https://twitter.com/debbi_f/status/408548434560311296
    Debora Ferri
    debby_f@hotmail.it

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  29. For my 25th birthday, my roommate gave me a surprise party that included a lot of my family members that lived far away. I was so impressed with how hard she worked to get all those special people together for me.

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  30. I tweeted about the giveaway here: https://twitter.com/FlynnTrish/status/408551072458739713

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  31. I follow you on Bloglovin' as trishcf and Instagram as trishcf. I also liked the BooHoo instagram picture.

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  32. Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway! I follow you on Bloglovin' and GFC and I also liked your Instagram photo! All my handles are 'xJOLE.'

    I remember the very first birthday I celebrated with my BF (5 years ago).. He showed up on my doorstep at midnight with a candle lit cake and sang happy birthday to me!

    xjole.com

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  33. I don't remember having a very special birthday to be honest but there was this one moment which makes the birthday special. I had newly moved to UK and there was this guy who I was in love with. But he was in India and I was in UK. We were very good friend but never expressed our feelings.

    As I had newly moved to UK, I did not have any friends, everything was new and that day I was all alone at home because my parents were working and my brothers were at school. I received x3 birthday cards in the post and you know who sent those cards?? It was him. I couldn't control myself, I was so so so happy. The cards were very special and the message that came with the card was special. Sadly, I destiny had its own plans and I lost him in an accident. I treasured those cards for a long time until finally I decided to let go and move on with my life. I don't like to celebrate my birthdays anymore. But I wish you a very happy one xx

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  34. Following on GFC, INstagram and Twitter.

    MY very special birthday happened this year. This is my first birthday after getting married and my lovely husband really made it special. I had lots and lots of surprises and gift all the day. I received flowers, louis vuitton, prada, louboutins and everything that I could ever think of. We went on a very long drive and a beautiful sunset dinner. It was just the perfect one! XO

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  35. Aww, what a sweet story! You look stunning in that dress :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  36. Back when I turned 13, I had a limo party and it was the best thing ever blasting 'Don't stop me now' whilst me and my friends were all super excited!
    Love the dress by the way, it's GORGEOUS!
    alicekatex ♥

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  37. Thank you for sharing your stories! I'm loving them all and appreciate the glimpse into your lives!!! =)

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  38. Bloglovin: collifornia
    I honestly don't really have any special birthday moments that I can recall.

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  39. I follow via Instagram (collifornia)
    & liked the picture.

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  40. Tweet: https://twitter.com/collifornia/status/408802848902619136

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  41. First, happy happy birthday to you. That dress is a killer!

    I remember when I was in 6th grade I came down with the pox and so I could not have a party on my birthday. I was extremely disappointed. But my mom baked me her signature chocolate cake and that saved the day. truly unforgettable.

    kat
    following you via bloglovin as katch05

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  42. Sexyness personified ! {@} wwoowow Hot, Dicky in the UK x x x

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  43. I follow on Bloglovin http://www.bloglovin.com/aprilcrisafulli
    My favorite birthday moment was when my husband bought me a gold heart charm that said "Mom"...since I had just found out I was pregnant too :)

    April C.
    acrisafu@nycap.rr.com

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  44. I follow you and liked the dress on IG

    @aprilcrisafulli
    April C.
    acrisafu@nycap.rr.com

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  45. Tweeted https://twitter.com/AprilCrisafulli/status/409191685642391553

    @aprilcrisafulli
    April C.
    acrisafu@nycap.rr.com

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  46. A memorably birthday moment for me was a suprise birthday dinner with some of my closest friends.

    ngayd2@illinois.edu

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  47. On my 23rd birthday, I had a birthday dinner at my favorite restaurant, and 23 of my friends came. I always remember that birthday because so many of my friends came together to celebrate with me.

    kslatton827 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  48. I follow you on GFC (Amy Honious) Thanks!

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  49. My favorite birthday moment is the year that hubby bought me a sapphire and diamond ring (my birthstone). It was gorgeous. Thanks for the nice giveaway-love the red :)

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  50. I follow via GFC- my fave birthday moment was going to Disney World on my 6th birthday, it was incredible!!

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  51. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/adriannebraun/status/409363780833783808 adriannebraun@yahoo.com

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  52. When I was 22 my boyfriend at the time was a DJ and he played a special song that said my name and etc. I follow via GFC and bloglovin

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  53. I follow on Google (Kristin)

    wowknk at gmail dot com

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  54. Hmmm...a special birthday moment. I guess one of the most memorable ones was going to this restaurant that had a cowgirl motif. All the waitresses wore cowgirl outfits and hats and carried cap guns. And when it was your birthday, they'd bring out your cake covered in lit sparklers, and turn off the lights and all the waitresses would walk your cake to your table, singing "Happy Birthday" and then they'd all shoot their cap guns in the air. *sigh* Good times.

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  55. I follow on Instagram and liked your photo (keenlykristin)

    wowknk at gmail dot com

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  56. Follow you on Twitter @kristinnw and tweeted https://twitter.com/kristinnw/status/409449158118887424

    wowknk at gmail dot com

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  57. I like via bloglovin- my fav birthday moment was my surprise sweet 16 my parents threw for me!

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  58. I followed you on bloglovin under MC Chau. One of my more memorable birthday moments is from a few years ago, when my husband thought it'd be a great idea to light firecrackers on top of my cake. We are still finding random bits of frosting on the cabinets to this day!

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  59. Followed you on Instagram under @cxc118 and liked your photo!

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  60. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/cxc118/status/409720850510659584

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  61. I follow on Bloglovin as Mechele Johnson.
    mmjohnson555 at gmail dot com

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  62. A good birthday moment would have been when my hubby surprised me with a trip to the Oregon Coast for the weekend...
    mmjohnson555 at gmail dot com

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  63. I follow on Instagram as mmjohnson555 and liked your dress pic.
    mmjohnson555 at gmail dot com

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  64. A special moment for me was my first date with my husband of nearly almost nine years. We met on Match.com and wrote back and forth for over a month before we exchanged phone numbers. After speaking on the phone for a few weeks, we had to meet! And it was definitely worth it!! Love at first sight.💗 That was a very special, memorable moment for me.

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  65. Bloglovin sissy899
    Last year I received the best gift from my friend an iPad!

    Extra
    Instagram sissy899
    Tweet https://twitter.com/sissy899/status/410537145582223360

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  66. I follow you on gfc as timmy bulb and my great memory is being taken out to a great restaurant!

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  67. Fav birthday moment was this last one when my boyfriend took me out to get my first ever "real" massage!
    amandarosaia101@gmail.com

    following on bloglovin as Amanda Root
    Liked on IG as amandarosaia
    tweeted https://twitter.com/amandarosaia/status/411450670944751616

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  68. Nothing will top the year we got our first puppy when I was a little girl! She's still the family's best friend and one of my all time favorite birthday moments! I follow on Bloglovin under ktisdelle@gmail.com.

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  69. Bonus: I follow on instagram (ktisdelle) and liked your photo-you look gorgeous in red!

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  70. BL:vintagejewel
    instagram vintagewelwel7 (liked the photo also)
    When my bf took me to his parent's summer house for my birthday for a weekend, we had lots of fun!

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  71. On my 30th birthday, my husband surprised me with a last minute trip to New Orleans on my birthday! My birthday happened to fall in the middle of Mardi Gras that year - so it was absolute madness when we arrived. The parades, the people, the sights & sounds of new Orleans in full-swing is something I'll never forget...
    Following you on GFC (Kim Pincombe-Cole).
    Happy Happy Birthday!!!

    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole
    kimpcole{at}att{dot}net

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  72. For bonus entry:
    Following you on instagram (@rainesmom) and liked your boohoo dress photo.

    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole
    kimpcole{at}att{dot}net

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  73. Tweeted for addtl bonus entry!
    https://twitter.com/kimpcole/status/411973279809691648

    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole
    kimpcole{at}att{dot}net

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  74. bloglovin follower
    when my fiance came to visit me on a surprise visit (he originally was not going to be able to make it)

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  75. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/412009319438114816

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  76. I follow you on instagram as sweetums82 and liked your photo

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  77. following via gfc: Brenda Witherspoon
    My best birthday was when I turned 40 - we had a great party
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  78. https://twitter.com/BeeWBedard/status/412406689485172738
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  79. one the most special birthday moments in my life was being able to visit LA for the first time for my 22nd bday! I'm from NY and had a dream to plan a trip to LA with boyfriend for our birthdays which are both in October and we did it! Such a memorable experience and one of the best experiences of my life!

    michellejailine@gmail.com

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  80. Its so hard to choose..but the most memorable one for me was when my 4 best friends took me to a suprise "trip" to milan. We ended up getting lost and asking directions to everyone hahahha. We had so much fun im so grateful i have such amazing friends :)



    Shared Twtitter @saraahaleyhaley
    followed and like insta saraahaley
    followed gfc
    email celine.96@hotmail.it

    Thank you for the opportunity :)

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  81. I follow you with Google.

    My Special Birthday moment was telling my family that I was pregnant. I had found out the day before my birthday. It was a little scary but we were all really excited.

    Sleepyheadedmom at gmail dot com

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  82. wow the dress is so beautifull, you look great in that dress! ^_^
    I've seen a lot of great pieces of clothes I would love to buy at boohoo.com so I'm definitely joining!
    My special birthday moment was when I was 9 years old, my whole family was there, and I have a big big family so I was very happy!
    Twitter: @LYGx_
    Instagram: lingx_
    Gfc: ling
    EMAIL: lie-ying_wu@live.nl

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