Monday, 20 November 2017

Monthly Playlist: November 2017

It feels so weird to be already writing my November playlist! I feel like I say this every year, but where is this year going? It feels like the older I get, the faster time goes!
This has been a good month, since the other factory job I had ended (it was only temporary), I went back to volunteering for a bit, I love it so much there, it's just a shame it doesnt pay the bills. This month also saw me start a new factory job. I'm definitely a hell of a lot happier in a factory setting than in retail.
Also, as December is just around the corner, I've decided I will hopefully be taking part in blogmas this year (hopefully being the operative word!), because of this, this will be my last blog post of November, as I'm putting all the spare time I have into blogmas from now on (I completely underestimated how tired full time work would make me!). But I hope you'll be back in December to join me!

Anywho, here's the songs I've been loving this month!

Repercussions - Bea Miller Is it acceptable to put this in again as the music video is now out and I'm loving it?

Goodbye Mr A - The Hoosiers This song keeps getting played loads and loads on the radio at work, I like this song when it came out 10 years ago and I still do, hah you can always catch me singing along!

Heavy- Anne Marie I actually have no reason for liking this song, it's just one of those I find myself putting on repeat again and again lol!

All Night - Steve Aoki x Lauren Jauregui Anyone that knows me knows I love Lauren! Her voice in this though, it's so raspy and honestly I feel like that's when her voice is at its best!

New Romantics - Taylor Swift Okay, so I'm not a big Taylor fan, but I do find a couple gems sometimes, This was always my favourite off the 1989 album and I've found myself listening to it a lot more recently.

Alrighty, those are the songs I've been loving, what've you been into recently?
Until next time!
-Cait xx

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Sweater Weather Tag

 We all know how much I love a good tag, right? Since the weather is getting a little colder and the leaves are looking a little nore colourful, I thought it'd only be right to do the Sweater Weather tag, feel free to leave me a link in the comments if you have done/are planning to do this tag!
Time for anyone elses to get their checked shirts and fluffy socks out?
1. Favourite candle scent?
Tragically I'm not allowed to burn candles, but I do really like spiced scents, they're so cosy for this time of year!
2. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?
I actually don't like tea or coffee (I know!) but theres something so warm and calming about a hot chocolate isn't there? The best to snuggle up in bed with!
3. What’s the best fall memory you have?
In primary school we used to make leaf piles and jump in them which was so fun! (Until the dinnerladies caught us and stopped everyone doing it!)
4. Which makeup trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner? 
What kind of question is that? Dark lips allll the way!
5. Best fragrance for fall?
I'm not really a perfume kind of a person, but The Body Shop used to do a cranberry scent this time of year that was heavenly! (Do they still do it?)
6. Favourite Thanksgiving food?
We don't have thanksgiving in the UK, but this time of year I love cinnamon. Gimme all the cinnamon things!

7. What is autumn weather like where you live?
Either humid or super chilly, we do tend to get frost this time of year though (even if it gets sweltering by midday!), which is very pretty

8. Most worn sweater?
I have one from Primark that has beads (I think) on the shoulders and it's so comfy!

9. Must-have nail polish this fall?
I'm not gonna lie, I rarely wear nail polish and don't have an answer for this

10. Football games or jumping in leaf piles?
I'm gonna take a guess and say it's football season in the US? It's not over here, but as I'm not a very sporty person I'd probably still say leaf piles any way!

11. Skinny jeans or leggings?
Although skinny jeans make my legs look so goood, I have a special place in my hear for leggings, so comfy and easy to layer up if you're gonna be out all day.

12. Combat boots or Uggs?
Combat boots all the way! I live for the time of year we can wear them without that dreaded foot sweat!

13. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?
I've actually never had it (#bloggerfail)

14. Favorite fall TV show?
I don't really watch TV either, I'm a really bad excuse for a millenial.

15. What song really gets you into the fall spirit?
Is Sweater Weather by The Neighbourhood cheating?

Thanks so much for reading, be sure to let me know if you do this tag!
Until next time
-Cait xx

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Drugstore Makeup Starter Kit: Lips!

Arighty, so I posted a drugstore starter kit for face and eyes a while back and completely forgot about the lips! In this post, I'm gonna show you my favourite lip products for starting out a makeup collection, and as most people starting out with makeup are in their teens (so have limited budgets), they'll all be inexpensive!

Lipbalm is arguably the most important part of wearing a lip colour, as it keeps the lips in good condition, so lipstick looks the best it can. My favourite is Nivea, the one I have is in peach shine and it gives your lips a slight tint while keeping them moisturised (plus, it smells and tastes good, a win-win, right?)

If you're not into that, Primark always do other flavoured lipbalms, which admittedly don't work as well, but they still get the job done! My favourite is the Reeces one, tastes like peanut butter, who doesn't like pb?

Another brand I like is Natural Extracts, I received one set of these for Christmas, and one set for my birthday, but I've only recently started using them. They're a little thicker, so best for overnight use, but they're great if you use any lipsticks (particularly liquid) that can be drying as they condition the lips. They retail for £3.75 for a pack of 4 which is crazy cheap too! (Although they seem to have swapped out the strawberry one I have for a cherry one this year, which I'm slightly bitter about!)

November means it's time to get my Christmas blanket out for my picture backgrounds again!

Lipstick can be tricky as everyone's into different colours and finishes, it's not so easy to recommend a universal colour, so I'm gonna recommend brands instead.
NYX Soft Mate Lip Creams: Copenhagen- A deep red colour, Rome- a pinky, slightly darker than nude shade

2 of my absolute favourite makeup brands for lipsticks (that are dotted all throughout my blog posts because I can't get enough of them!) are Avon and Nyx. I own 2 of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, and a ton of Avon lipsticks.  I find both of these brand stay on well and don't dry out the lips, and are both under £10, which is amazing for a good quality lipstick!
My favourite and most worn shades

The other makeup brand I'm gonna mention is Makeup Revolution, which is a firm favourite in the blogging world for their bomb highlighters and eye palettes! However, I bought 2 lipsticks from them a few months ago and was completely shocked. They cost me £1.99 each and last for hours, as well as having a great colour payoff. Seriously, I went to a wedding reception wearing one, and through all the alcohol and food I had, it hadn't worn off one bit when I got in! They're great for beginners (if you can just get past how tacky the bright pink packaging is first!)
Had to reuse a picture for this one, I was putting all my pictures in the post when I realised I'd left the makeup revolution lipsticks out - sorry!

I love lipliner and I'd go as far as saying it's essential when wearing a dark lip colour, as it helps it not to bleed, and also to stay on and show true to colour. Although I haven't yet branched out to higher end options, the Collection lip liners are doing me just fine, they retail at just £2.79, and are perfect for beginners because they come in colours to suit every lipstick shade. I own 3, and for the most part I can match one to every lipstick I wear!
Cappuccino - Brown, Pink (self explanatory), Damson - deep purple

Vampire Kisses - Sparkly red, Bare Enough - light nude

Honestly, I'm not a huge gloss kind-of-a-gal. It's too sticky for me, but I do love the Soap and Glory ones, I got a set for Christmas last year, and although they aren't at the top of my list, I do wear them regularly (particularly the Sexy Mother Puckers in shade 'Bare Enough').
Tanya Burr is also a firm fave for glosses too, hers are the only glosses I've tried that aren't so sticky (and they taste good!), I absolutely love Vampire Kisses, and wear it regularly. They're also great if you're starting out as they ad a little colour without being too dramatic. I only have a picture of the names because I forgot to take a picture of the whole products (for someone that spent hours on the pictures, I didn't do too well did I?)

Woah, this post got long!
Thanks so much for reading! What makeup products did you use when you were starting out?
Until next time!
-Cait xx

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

The Beauty Products I Cannot Live Without!

We all have our holy grails, right? In this post, imma be sharing mine with you!

Mac Fix+ spray
Alrighty, so no makeup look for me is complete without something to keep my makeup in place all day, although there are drugstore alternatives I do use sometimes (The Barry M one, for example), I always come back to this. After suffering the dreaded days when my face melts off halfway through the day, I wouldn't even consider going out without this on now! My makeup doesn't budge all day when I use this, also, using this before highlight makes it pop that little bit more and I live for it!

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Rome
I am a lover of dark lipsticks, although over the years I've found some neutrals that don't look silly on me, I just don't feel complete without a dark lipstick of some sort on, however, I generally find that they're a little more high maintenance, which is a pain. The NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, though stay on all day, are creamy on the lips and smell good (not a need but definitely boost the chance of me buying it very significantly). This colour is the perfect colour for me! Light enough to be wearable in the daytime, but dark enough that I feel like me wearing it. Ugh NYX just kill it with lipsticks, I could talk about them all day!

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
This has been a staple in the blogging/youtube world for years, and for good reason! I first bought this when I was in school (I think maybe year 9 or 10, but I'm not certain), and I've not looked at another powder since. I'm not kidding when I say I've replaced this at least 4 or 5 times! It's cheap and gets the job done. Doesn't make your face cakey and definitely keeps you matte. What more could you want in a powder?

Makeup Revolution Highlight Palette
Where would a gal be without her highlight? This palette cost me just £8 and it comes everywhere with me! My favourite is the pink one as I don't wear blush, but I love the white one too for a more subtle highlight. The orange one comes in handy to highlight my eyes as I generally sweep an orangey shade across my lids. Seriously though, if I lost it I wouldn't know what to do with myself. These highlights are such good quality and so low priced too, you actually can't go wrong!

Lime Crime lipsticks
Okay, so we all know I'm a lipstick fiend, and as much as I like more affordable options when it comes to beauty, we all like a splurge, right? I have Teddy Bear, Fetish and Wicked and I wear them super often. I just find they tie looks together for me, and because I have such different colours, I can guarantee atleast one of them is gonna go with whatever look I decide to do. They make me very happy :)

How pretty are they though?

Wicked, Fetish and Teddy Bear

Top to bottom: Wicked, Fetish, Teddy Bear

Thanks for reading, what're your beauty faves? Be sure to let me know in a comment, Maybe I'll discover something new that I like!
Until next time!
-Cait xx
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Sunday, 29 October 2017

Monthly Playlist: October 2017

Here's the thing, this post was supposed to be up much earlier in the week, but I actually ended up having a super hectic week, so unfortunately I didn't have the time to write it. This post is gonna be a playlist post, seeing as October is almost done with (does time ever slow down?). Here's the tunes I've been loving this month!

Repercussions - Bea Miller
S.L.U.T - Bea Miller
To The Grave - Bea Miller  Bea finally released Chapter Three: Yellow this month and I am diggin it! I can't pick a favourite this time as each song is so different! Yellow is all about moving on from something bad and feeling happy again, and I definitely get this vibe from these songs, such a great EP to listen to on down days!

Dime - Rachel Crow  This song came out a few months ago, but sticking with the feel good song, this song is about knowing your worth and I love it! It's so fun to dance around to!

Thriller - Michael Jackson  It is October, after all! I'm not a huge Halloween fan (can you blame me when Christmas is just around the corner?), but I do like listening to some creepy songs for October. Fun fact: When I was really little, I was shown the music video for this song and it terrified me, I was terrified of Michael Jackson for months lol!

Too Good at Goodbyes - Sam Smith  Did I ever picture myself actually playing this song out of choice? Nope. This is one of those songs I kept hearing, and the more I heard it, the more I liked it!

Perfect- Ed Sheeran - Not a huge Ed Sheeran fangirl, but this song is just too damn cute! Ugh, I'm such a sucker for a cute song, also does this song remind anyone else of Christmas? I can't stop thinking about Christmas at the moment.

Your Song - Rita Ora  Seriously, what is it with me and feel good songs this month!

Let Me Go - Haliee Steinfeld & Alesso - I adore this song! I feel like a lot of people have been in this situation in a relationship, and it's not a nice one! You know how much I love a relatable song.

This is a pretty short list of songs this month, as I feel like I've mentioned my other favourites on this blog so many times before! What have you been listening to recently? Let me know in a comment, I love finding new music!
Thankyou for reading! 
Have a lovely day!
-Cait xx