Monday, 20 November 2017

Monthly Playlist: November 2017

Hello!
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

Hello!
 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
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!)

Lipsticks
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!
 Lipliner

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

Lipgloss 
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!


 Hello!
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

Hello!
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



Tuesday, 17 October 2017

How Much Is My Face Worth?

Hey!
For today's post, I'm going to be sharing with you the products I use on my face daily, and how much it all adds up to.
This selfie does not feature the makeup I've been wearing more recently, the camera has not been nice to me lately and I can't take a good selfie with the makeup I wrote about in this post *cries*

I see this tag do its rounds on youtube and in the blogging world quite often, and I love to see other people's videos/posts, so it only felt right to do my own. I think this is such a cool idea because we often buy pieces of makeup on their own without giving much thought to how much we actually spend, maybe this is gonna be a wake up call to stop buying so much! Who knows?


Primer:

Foundation:

Concealer:

Powder:

Highlight:

Eye Primer:
NYX Proof It!: £6.00

Eyeshadow:

Mascara: 

Lip balm:

Lipstick:

Setting Spray:

How much is my face worth? £76.95

Wow. Daily I'm putting £76.95 of makeup on my face! Not so bad though, right? I've seen some people's face be worth over £200! This was actually so much of a shock though, I expected it to be a fair amount of money, but this is almost £80! Crazy!

Have you done something similar? How much is your face worth? If you've done this I'd love for you to leave a link in the comments, these posts always interest me!
Thankyou so much for reading, I really hope you enjoyed this post! 
Have a wonderful day! 
Until next time!
-Cait xx



Saturday, 14 October 2017

My Favourite Makeup Brushes: October 2017

Hey!
I realised recently that when doing my makeup each day, I'm actually starting to gravitate towards specific brushes (as oppose to just using the cleanest brush that'll do the job!). In this post, I'm gonna tell you what they are.

 When I first started dabbling in makeup, I was so overwhelmed by the amount of brushes on the market and their uses. Remembering this feeling, I thought doing a post on my favourites and why might be helpful for someone starting out, or just looking to expand their collection, particularly as the majority of the brushes I use are low-end, affordable options.


Ellen Tracy Highlight brush (unfortunately I can't find a link)
When I first got this brush in a set, I actually thought I'd never use it! I used to use a eyeshadow brush so that my highlight would be concentrated and dramatic. While I still do that (mainly on nights out), for every day use I've started using the Ellen Tracy brush as it's bigger and gives a more subtle highlight, which gives the illusion that my skin is glowing and that I drink enough water and get enough sleep. is there anything more you need from a brush? I think not.


Real Techniques Buffing Brush
Alrighty, so I've had this brush for years, and I've had a love/hate relationship with it, but, at the moment I'm digging it, I use it after using a foundation brush to apply my base, and while it takes a little longer, my foundation is perfectly blended, I rarely feel the need to use concealer when using this method to put on foundation.



Eco Tools Lip Brush
I got this in a set (similar one linked). In recent years I've never understood the need to a lip brush, lipstick comes in a bullet the perfect shape to apply the product directly onto your lips, or with a wand that makes application easy, right? I've found that with using a brush, application is much more precise, especially when using matte liquid products that can stain the skin around your lips if your not careful. It actually makes applying a second layer easier too and it's easier to define the shape of your lips. An all around win!


Real Techniques eye brush in 200
When I first got this set, I disregarded this brush, it looked too big and too hard to use. I've recently found, though that it's perfect for applying a one shade over your eyelid, which is what I tend to do. Unfortunately as much as I love and appreciate great eyeshadow skills, I am not one of those magical wizards that possess them, I'm afraid.


Unicorn Flat Top Blending Brush
I got this brush for free in a set the the wonderful Liz drew my attention to. While the offer ended a while back, the whole set of 10 brushes still only costs £5.89 - a bargain if you ask me!
This brush is so fluffy, and is great for blending harsh lines (like if you're a failure at eyeshadow like me and mess up putting one colour on your lid!). I also found it's really good for blending colours on your lower lash line (y'know, for if you're feelin' fancy!). It also looks super pretty, which can't hurt! Considering this set is from Amazon, I'm super impressed with the quality! You can check out my full review here.

I could go on forever about the makeup brushes I love, but these are the ones that I've reached for regularly lately.
Thanks so much for reading! Why don't you leave me a comment letting me know your favourite makeup brushes? Can't hurt for me to find some more gems!
Until next time!
-Cait xx
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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

ELF foundation Review!

Hello!
So, just like every other British blogger around, I was ecstatic to hear about the ELF launch in the UK, we've been able to buy their products online for years, but it's not very helpful to match a foundation to your skin when all you have for reference is a colour on a screen, is it?
I, like most others, was super excited to get my hands on their Flawless Finish Foundation, I've had a lot of luck with other products from them over the years, and love a good, cheap foundation as much as the next person.
Of course I had to give it a mention and review on here didn't I? After all, what's a British beauty blog in 2017 without a review of ELF?

As it's nice to finish on a positive, lets start with the negatives. I was actually very impressed with the product, but straight away, the colour range isn't great. I'm not super pale (e.g. pale enough to burn instead of tan, but not so pale that I'm mistaken for a vampire), but the lightest shade was the only one to match my skin, which was always out of stock and I was actually only just able to get it last week! But this shade matched my skin perfectly, meaning that anyone that's super pale wouldn't be able to wear this foundation. Also, there's not much choice for darker skin. The colour range is just not there. Another thing I find with most ELF products is their packaging is super bulky, making it hard to travel with and heavy, although I believe this has been a complaint for years with ELF products and is just something you have to accept if you buy their products, I guess.


See what I mean about how bulky this is?
Thank god it comes with a pump!

The foundation itself though is great. I actually don't have a problem with it. It's budget friendly at £7.50 a bottle, and the coverage is actually pretty good! Doesn't cover everything, but it's enough to cover my tomato coloured cheeks, which I very much appreciate. It can be a little difficult to apply, as it dries quickly, but I find it quite easy, and the finish is semi matte, they don't do a fully matte option, which is a shame, but it's nothing a little powder can't fix. It also smells really good too, which is definitely a bonus. The foundation also lasts all day, which is good, one of my biggest fears when testing a new foundation is whether I'm gonna look in a mirror at 2pm and realise that my face has melted off and there's nothing I can do 'til I get home in a few hours.It comes with a pump too, which I very much appreciate. Seriously, a foundation without one lasts me like 3 uses and a load of wasted product lol!
Overall, the colour range is disappointing, and the packaging could be better, but I really like the product and it's become my new everyday foundation!

Thanks so much for reading, have you tried any of the ELF products? What's your favourite?
Until next time!
-Cait xx
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Sunday, 24 September 2017

Would You Rather? Beauty Edition

Hello!
I saw this on Seana's blog, and as you know I love a good tag, even more so when it involves beauty so I had to do it! click here for Seana's post, lets go!


Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks and lipglosses or lose all your palettes and eyeshadows?
Easy, palettes and eyeshadows! I quite often go without eyeshadow when I do makeup, but lipstick? That's another story!
 
Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?

Chop it all off definitely! When trying something new, my motto always is 'don't worry, hair grows back!' Also, have you ever tried maintaining a mane for long, thick, frizzy hair? Impossible! 
 
Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?
Is neither allowed? I never wear blush, my cheeks are naturally super red so I'm usually putting on makeup to hide them!

If you had $1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?
Makeup definitely! I'm not really a clothes type-of-a-gal, like, I wear them, obviously, but I'm not crazy about brands or anything, makeup on the other hand, do you know how many Lime Crime lipsticks I can buy with $1000?
 
Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner, or eyeliner as lipstick?

Probably eyeliner as lipstick, it'd be waaay easier to apply and you can find eyeliners in every colour!
 
Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?

Us lot in the UK aren't blessed with Sephora, so I'd have to say MAC, buying makeup online is dodgy if you haven't already tried the brand and know what colours work for you or if the textures are nice etc.
 
W
ould you rather only use one eyeshadow colour or one lipcolour for the rest of your life? 
Eyeshadow, I generally tend to only stick to an orange (or maybe brown) anyways
Would you rather wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter? 
I wear winter clothes all year round anyway! I live for the cold weather, dark mornings and Christmas!

Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year around? 
Dark? I don't really know because I don't really paint my nails

Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun? 
Ponytail. Messy buns are my nemesis. They always look so good on other people, but I'm not lying when I say I look like the poop emoji when I wear one.

Would you rather give up your favourite lip product or your favourite eyeproduct?
This is so tricky! Probably lip product because I have so many I love using, but because I'm never too adventurous with my eyes I'd be lost without the products I use now!

Would you rather never be able to paint your nails or never use lipgloss? 
Lipgloss. I don't do my nails often but sometimes I like to make an effort. Lipgloss is gross to me. who wants something on their face their hair is just gonna stick to anyway?

Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none or sharpie them in everyday?
Don't. Do. This. To. Me. I am highly uneducated about brows as it is so I feel unqualified to answer the question.

Would you rather live without makeup or nailpolish?
Is that even a question? Nail polish. I am not pretty enough to be roaming the streets showing my bare face! 
Thanks so much for reading!
Would you answer these questions differently? As for tagging, I'm gonna tag the people I want to do it on Twitter (you can follow me here), but if you answer these questions I'd love for you to leave a link! If you don't have a blog, you're more than welcome to choose your favourites and leave them in a comment!
Until next time!
-Cait xx
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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Monthly Playlist: September 2017

Hello!
So, it feels like I've been a little distant from the ol' blog this month, although I've managed to get semi-regular posts up, they've all had to be scheduled, which means not writing for sometimes 2 weeks because life has suddenly become super busy. It's been the best and busiest month I've had in a looong time! It's actually been a bit of a blur, everythings gone so fast but this month has treated me very well, so, thanks, August!

August saw me finally leave the job I hated so much and start working full time. My new job is shift work, which is way more tiring than I ever anticipated! But it's so nice to not dread going to work!
I also went to Reading Festival which could possibly be the best experience of my life! If you've been reading this blog for a couple months, you'll know how much I adore music, so going to a festival was incredible for me. I saw my two favourite artists live, as well as finding new music to make my ears and my mind happy :).
Look how close we were!
Halsey's set was beautiful!
Yeah I totally cried because we were so close to Halsey, now, if she did see me she's gonna know me as 'that kid with blue lipstick and a hella ugly crying face!' The girl with me is Leo, who I met there, she was so incredibly nice to me and gave me lots of hugs while reassuring me that I wasn't being stupid I was just overwhelmed. Here's her Twitter.


Of course I had to drag my friend to see The Pretty Reckless (again), who were incredible (again)

 Fifth Harmony's new album came out this month too (on the day I went to reading, actually), which I sorta slept on for a while before listening to it in full and realising that there are definitely some gems!
I also realised just how amazing the blogging community is, the community is full of so many amazing, supportive people, and I'm so proud to say I'm part of it. So many things to be happy and grateful for this month, it's been happy :).

Anywho, lets get into the music I've been loving!
Bad At Love- Halsey I know, I know, you're probably bored of seeing this in my playlist posts, but seeing it live really brought it to life for me, there's also a music video for it now which I am diggin'!
December - Neck Deep
In Bloom - Neck Deep Neck Deep is one of those bands I knew I needed to listen to but never got round to doing it, we saw a little bit of their set at Reading (it clashed with Halsey) as my friend likes them and they played these songs and I actually really liked them! I'm definitely gonna listen to some of their newer stuff!
Lonely Night - Fifth Harmony
Angel - Fifth Harmony Their album came out, and although I'm not crazy about it, these are a couple of the songs I do like. Lonely night has this sorta sassy vibe (and I love me a good bit of sass!) and Angel has such a different sound to what they've done before and I am totally here for it! Also, did anyone see their VMA performance? Slaaaay!
OMG - Camila Cabello Okay, so I'm not her biggest fan, and I don't love a lot of her new music, but there's something about this song. I actually hated it when I first heard it, bu I find myself playing it more and more often, and now I'm really feeling it :)
Powerless - Waterparks
Royal - Waterparks
Little Violence - Waterparks Okay, so as if going to Reading Festival wasn't enough, I'm going to see Waterparks this month, so it's only right to play their music, right? These are my faves, but their whole album is a great listen!
Attention - Charlie Puth We have the radio on at work and this song literally comes on all the time, such a bop though!
Thanks so much for reading, do you love any of these songs? What songs would you add to the list?
Until next time,
Cait xx
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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

My Favourite Cleanser: Soap & Glory!

Hello!
I've never done a skincare post, because to be honest, I'm not really too into skincare, (have you seen my skin?) but I feel like this cleanser deserves a special space on my blog. I've been using it for forever and I always go back to it.
This cleanser is the Soap & Glory Peaches and Cream Cleansing Milk (I know, quite a mouthful!), which you can pick up in Boots for £8 (there's an offer on at the moment where you can buy one and get another half price too!). I use it most nights (I say most because I'm super lazy and the amount of times I've slept in my makeup is both embarassing and upsetting - remind me of this next time I complain my skin looks like a pizza!)


For starters, it smells amazing! Sorta like sweets, sorta like happiness, and it looks cute, which we all know in the blogging world is part of the reason any of us buy anything. I also like that it comes with a pump, because it'd probably last half the time it does without it.
Generally when I use it, I take off my eye makeup and lipstick and then wash off my face makeup using the cleanser, and it does an amazing job! Sometimes (okay a lot more often that I'd like to admit)  I actually take off all my makeup with it. I does take a bit more time but works like a dream. I also love that it doesn't sting when it gets in your eyes lol, a product that stings your eyes should not be allowed near your head! (yes, Loreal 'No Tears' shampoo I'm looking at you!).

I've tried other cleansers, you can see behind the Soap and Glory one there's the micellar water one from Garnier, which is usable, but I find compared to this one, it leaves my skin really really tight, but not in a good way, and if I use it daily, it dries out my skin, which isn't what any of us want (it also stings my eyes, which i do not appreciate!)
I think because it's so creamy, the Soap and Glory cleanser moisturises your skin, my skin always feels super soft in the morning, which makes it a great base for makeup!
Although it looks more expensive when next to other, cheaper cleansers, I think it's worth every penny! I also lasts for months, so I don't feel like I'm spending crazy amounts of money on it. It smells nice, leaves you feeling super clean and moisturises, I'm yet to find a fault with this product, next time you're in Boots, I definitely recommend picking up a bottle!
Thanks so much for reading, 
Until next time!
-Cait xx
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Saturday, 2 September 2017

Picking Yourself Up on a Down Day

Hello!
So as we wave goodbye to Summer and hello to the darker, colder months, I thought I'd do this post, as sometimes the dark, gloomy weather can have us feeling a little worse. We all have them, but the worst feeling in the world is when you can't seem to feel better. Down days suck, but they're part of being human. Because they suck so bad, I thought I'd share some tips on how to pull yourself out of those horrid moods!


  • Music!
Music is one of my favourite things in the world! When I'm in a bad mood, sometimes I wanna wallow in self pity and listen to sad songs that make me feel less alone, and sometimes I wanna put on something that makes wanna get up and dance that bad head space away! I do a playlist post every month that you can find here
  • Fluffy hugs
If you have a pet, why not show them some love? I don't know about you but when I cuddle my kittens (seriously, kitten hugs are the best hugs!), it makes me feel so warm and fuzzy. Definitely helps lift a bad mood.

  • Have a good cry
Sometimes the only way to lift a bad mood is to let it all out. I've been there so many times, curled up in bed, tears streaming down my face, but I always feel better for it! Just remember to have some water handy to ward off that awful dehydration headache you can sometimes get afterwards!

  • TV shows/Movies 
When I'm feeling a bit rubbish, I love to watch my childhood faves, or an easy to watch tv show or movie that I don't have to think too hard about. I generally go for the animated version of Alice in Wonderland (the obsession is too real, honestly), ratatouille or Drop Dead Fred (I used to watch it with my dad when I was younger and it always gives me that warm and fuzzy feeling we all love). It's always nice to give yourself a bit of a break and a few giggles!

  • Pamper Yourself!
I don't know anyone that doesn't love a good pamper, have a nice warm bubble bath (or shower), put on a fluffly dressing gown and face mask, maybe even paint your nails, and make your favourite hot chocolate (yes with cream and marshmallows, calories don't count if you're feeling low!) it never hurt anyone to show themselves a little love!
  • Be Productive!
Sometimes the best way to ward off those hopeless feelings is to do something productive. Maybe get ahead on that assignment you've been putting off, give the house a good tidy or re-organise your makeup. It's hard to get started but once you finish you'll hopefully feel tons better!
  • Dress up
What's the occasion? There isn't one. Do it for you girl! I absolutely love pulling out some makeup I don't often use and creating a whole new (and usually dramatic) look, at the very least, it'll kill time, and at best you'll feel like a queen!
My favourite palettes to do this with are the 'Rockstar' palette from Models Own, and the 'Mermaids forever' palette - which I reviewed here. The brushes in this picture I wrote about here
  •  Pyjama Day!
Alternatively, if that's not your thing, you could chill all day in your PJs? A PJ day never hurt anyone.
  • Cry to a friend
Whether you meet up with them or just have a phone call, friends are the best for cheering you up. One of my besties Vicky is amazing for this, I can start a phone call in tears and ranting and end it a couple hours later with the biggest smile from ear to ear. Friends are like little rays of sunshine!
  • Spend some online time with your favourite bloggers
This is one of my absolute favourite things about the blogging community, it's so full of positivity and love. Twitter is great, there's always someone to remind you of your worth on the days where you brain isn't willing to. Communicate, let people know you feel down, other bloggers always make me feel on top of the world, us bloggers are lovely people!

Did any of these ideas help you?
Thanks for reading, Have yourself an amazing day!
Until next time,
Cait xx
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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Leibster Award!

 Hello!
I was tagged in the Leibster Award by the wonderful Christina from Lady Daniels. I'm so excited to be doing this post,It involves answering 11 questions set by the blogger who tagged ou and then coming up with 11 of your own and tagging the bloggers you want to answer your questions. Let's goooo!

 The questions set by Christina:
What is your favourite makeup brand?
Drugstore: Rimmel, high end: lime crime  

What makeup product could you not leave the house without?
I've recently started a job that I'm not allowed to wear makeup to, so I'm getting more and more used to not wearing makeup, but when I do, highlight is my jam! so Imma say highlight :)

Why did you start blogging?
Honestly I've loved reading them since about 2010, and I love the idea of having a corner of the internet to call my own, it also gives me an excuse to be extra with makeup, which I very much enjoy lol

What is your favourite movie?
Drop Dead Fred, it was one I used to watch as a kid, so it makes me feel warm and fuzzy and happy when I watch it
Girl, interrupted is good too :)

Is there anything you have wanted to blog about but decided not to? Why? 
My mental health. It's becoming a lot more accepted in the youtube/blogging community which is an amazing thing, but I don't want to become too open with it, which I tend to do if I talk about it with someone that I feel cares. I also feel like I'll be able to be a lot more helpful when I'm stronger. At the moment I'm very up and down, and I don't think sharing it in so much detail will be too good for me or anyone that is struggling that comes across it.

Fashion Icon?
I tend to just wear what I feel comfortable with, I do take inspiration from Taylor Momsen though sometimes, I love edgy fashion!

Android or IOS? 
IOS, although I am thinking about getting an android phone for my next upgrade.

If you could meet one celebrity who would it be? Why? 
Halsey. The Pretty Reckless and Halsey are my absolute favourites, and I've already met The Pretty Reckless (yes it was the best day of my life and no I don't think I'll ever get over it) so it'd be an absolute dream to met Halsey too. She seems real genuine and friendly with her fans, ugh I just love her! 

Last song you listened to?
Most Girs Acoustic- Hailee Steinfeld. Hailee is fast becoming one of my favourite singers. I loved this song when it came out so I was stoked to hear of an acoustic version, and it was everything I wanted it to be! Girl power anthems are fab!

What advice would you give to your younger self?
Go for it! I was so scared to do anything I loved incase others didn't like it. Started a blog in 2014, deleted it because people from school had found out (could you imagine where I'd be now if I'd just kept at it? I stopped dancing because I thought I was bad at it. I've always been so caught up in what other's think and I'm only just now starting to let me be me. I wish I'd have realised this sooner!

Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life? 
Oooh that's a good one! Probably Winona Ryder.https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=676921040380909037#editor/target=post;postID=8932384398219633789;onPublishedMenu=reading;onClosedMenu=reading;postNum=0;src=link No idea why, I just really appreciate her acting skills lol!
Thanks Christina, I loved these questions! Here's mine:
  1.  What're you most proud of doing with your blog?
  2. What do you hope to achieve with your blog?
  3. What was the best experience of your life? Why?
  4. Tell us one thing you're excited for in the next few months
  5. If you had the chance, would you change your name? why?
  6. What's your favourite thing to do in the name of self care?
  7. Is there anyone you aspire to be like? Why?
  8. If money or time wasn't an issue, where in the world would you most like to visit and what time of the year would you most like to go?
  9. What're you most grateful for about the blogging community?
  10. Do you have any pets? Show us some pictures!
  11. What advice would you give for new bloggers?
Thanks so much for reading! I tag: Lyndsey, Seana, Liz, Samantha, Sarah Lauren, Jessica RoseDellanie and Becca.
Sorry it isn't 11 but I can't think of anymore people lol
I hope you enjoyed this post! I certainly enjoyed writing it!
Thanks for reading
Until next time
-Cait xx 
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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Makeup Collection: My Eyeshadow Pallettes!

Hello!
I've done many posts about makeup, but I've not actually done a makeup collection one. As I own quite an impressive amount of makeup, I thought I'd do seperate parts. Today I'm showing you the eyehsadow palettes I own (spoiler: It's waaaay more than I thought I had!)
Top: In The Night, Bottom: Up In Smoke

 Both these Palettes are from W7, and both were a Christmas present. I don't use them too often as I find them chalky in texture, and 'In The Night' doesn't have great pigmentation. They're both a mix of shimmery and matte shades, I do like Up In Smoke for the colours though, the silvery shades are lovely!

I have one palette from Models Own and I love it! This is the Rockstar Palette, and call me tacky but I love the holographic writing on the front. It was really difficult to show the colour names in the picture as they're in silver writing but they're actually really easy to read when you have the palette infront of you. I've actually been using this palette a lot more recently and I like it a lot. My 2 favourite shades are the matte gray which is called 'Hyper', and 'Buzzing', which is a shimmery taupe-gray colour'
top to bottom, left to right: 'Salted Caramel', 'What are You Waiting For?' and 'Mermaids Forever'
If you follow my blog, you'll know that I absolutely adore Makeup Revolution for eyeshadow Palettes, they kill it! I have 3, the 'What Are You Waiting For' palette, the 'Salted Caramel' palette and the 'Mermaids Forever' palette. I won't go into too much detail as I have a review on the Salted Caramel' palette here and the 'Mermaids Forever' palette here. I love the consistency and pigmentation of the colours in this palette, the only thing I wish Makeup Revolution did was put the names on the palette, because they include a plastic sheet that has the colour names on but that usually gets lost lol. Have I said 'Palette' too much yet? Soz

 The last palettes I have are a few small ones, which I honestly don't tend to use too often. If you want to know my thoughts on the Tanya Burr one, click here, but the other 3 I rarely use. I actually don't know where the one of the far left is from either, it's one my mum gave me, but I do use that one on ocasion. The colours are good and super shimmery, I'll definitely be using it at festivals!

We're finally at the end! I didn't realise how many I own lol. Do you have alot? If you have a post on yours I'd love to see!
Thank's so much for reading!
Have a lovely day!
Until next time
-Cait xx
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