Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Leibster Award!

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!

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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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Monthly Playlist: August 2017

I'm so excited to be writing this post! It's August, do you know what that means? I go to Reading festival this month holaaa!!
I've been doing much better this month! My brain has been a lot happier and I've been super organised! I've also been so inspired with blogging recently too which makes me a very happy bean. It's been a good month!

Here's the music I've been loving!
Mad Hatter - Melanie Martinez
Who doesn't love a bit of Melainie Martinez? Her songs are so clever and meaningful, I also love Alice in Wonderland, so this song is perfect for me! :)
Castle- Halsey
Hold Me down- Halsey
My Medicine - The Pretty Reckless
Prisoner- The Pretty Reckless
As everyone and their dog knows by now, I go to Reading Festival this month, which I am SO excited for! as the 2 acts I am going for are Halsey and The Pretty Reckless, I've been listening lot their albums non stop, and these songs are the ones I find myself putting on repeat over and over again.
Why - Sabrina Carpenter
Gah, I love Sabrina so much! This song is so unlike the music she's released before, I'm so excited to hear the music she releases next!
Reflection - Fifth Harmony
Oldie but goldie! Who doesn't feel sassy af when they put this song on?
Favourite Habit- Diamond White
Another song that's been on my phone for ages, it came on shuffle the other day and I fell in love all over again!
First Time - Kygo & Ellie Goulding
I heard this for the first time when I was volunteering, and I was desperately trying to remember just one part of the lyrics so I could find it when I got in! I love Ellie Goulding, such a unique voice!
Stay Together - Noah Cyrus
Who doesn't love a good song about going out and having a good time?
Sorry Not Sorry - Demi Lovato
When I first heard this song, I hated  it! I thought it sounded childish and like something my 12 year old sister could've written rather than a grown woman. Buuut, the more I listened to it, the more I started to enjoy it. I'm still not sure about the lyrics, but it definitely is a feel good song!
Gloom Boys - Waterparks
Ugh I love a good bit of Waterparks!
Hall of Fame - The Script ft Will.I.Am
Alrighty, so The Script are coming to my town in August, and I was super excited, my mum and I were gonna go see them together for her birthday, but as it turns out, I'm away, so I can't see them :(.
We've still been bopping to their songs though, what a good band!
Uh Huh - Julia Michaels 
This was on one of those vevo ads you sometimes get on youtube videos. Usually I take no notice lol but her voice just sounded so unique! And now we're here. Her songs been on repeat ever since.
Sorry this post is so long, guess my ears are super happy this month :)
What music have you been into?
Thanks for reading!
Until next time
-Cait xx
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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Collective Superdrug Haul

So just like every other UK blogger, I was stoked to hear that Superdrug are stocking ELF products. I used to love them, but they became harder to get in the UK so I just forgot about them. A couple weeks ago I decided to go to Superdrug to see what products we have, and here we are!

I actually didn't end up getting any ELF products :(. My store isn't too big, so doesn't stock that much, and a lot of the products we did have weren't in stock. I desperately wanted to try their foundation, but they had every shade but mine, and their highlighter, which of course wasn't in stock. I did get a few nice things though.

Lets get the most boring thing out the way first.
 I had to repurchase my moisturiser. I usually get this one or the simple one. Either one is usually on offer in Superdrug, so that's a plus!

Next I repurchased my foundation. I've been super into Rimmel's Lasting Perfection foundation.Although my first impression wasn't great, I've grown to love it. The colour is perfect for my skin and I don't find it streaky or thick like other Rimmel one's I've tried (I guess foundation is just trial and error as everyone's skin is different). My colour is 100 Ivory because I pale af (and I high-key like it that way)

I then thought I'd try Maybelline's Fit Me foundation, which I also got in the palest shade, hoping it would suit my skin as they didn't have any testers? (Spoiler, it does and I'm liking it, not as much as the Rimmel one, but hey, maybe this'll grow on me too!)

The only makeup sponge I ever owned was the Real Techniques one a few years ago, which I did like, but I wanted to try another shape, so I also got Superdrugs own brand makeup sponge (It was actually a toss up between this one and the ELF one, the deciding factor was that this one was purple and the ELF one was pink. Shallow? Probably)
Naturally, the day after I got it, I tried it with the new foundation, and I really liked it! I was shocked that it worked so well when it cost only £3. However, unfortunately, after I washed it, I realised that there was a hole in the side (from washing it, it definitely wasn't there before!). Did I wash it wrong? I have no idea but it did make me quite sad. It's still usable, don't get me wrong. But how frustrating!

The next thing I got was 2 new lipsticks. Anyone that knows anything about me knows that lipstick is my thaaang, so naturally, I couldn't leave the store without picking one up.
I tried this one the day after I got it as I had a wedding reception, and lemme tell ya, this is a steal! I got this for £1.99 and its fast becoming one of my favourites! Apart from the packaging (the bright pink looks sorta tacky/childish in my opinion), everything about it is amazing! It applies well and super quickly and the staying power is insane! I put this on at about 6:30pm, went off to the wedding reception, got a bunch of compliments (no one believed me when I said it was 2 pounds!), ate some food, drank a loot of alcohol and it was still on when I came home at midnight, and wasn't drying on my lips either. If you can deal with the packaging, I strongly recommend the product. Amazing!
Because I loved this so much, when I went back into Superdrug again, I picked up another one!
 This one is much lighter and more of a nude shade. On your hand and in the tube it looks orange, but on your lips it's more pinky - my favourite type of nude. I love these so so much!
From MUA, I obviously had to get some highlighters! At £3 each they're amazing too!
The first one, called 'Pearlescent Sheen', has a blue-ish tint which I didn't notice in the store, so this osn't going to be an everyday highlight, but think how lit I'll look when I have blue lipstick ar Reading fest and a litle of this on my cupid's bow! Excitinggg
Pink highlight is one of my faves, so I also picked up 'Pink Shimmer', which has silver in it and looks so pretty in the light!
I also got a brow pencil, as I finally decided that I'm gonna start having my eyebrows done (does anyone have any tips on filling them in?). I don't have any pictures, but unfortunately it's too dark for me :(
Moving on, because I spent over £10 on MUA products, I got a free palette too!
The top two colours are used for contour (which I don't have anything for so that's exciting!) Then from left to right, at the bottom theres: highlight, blush, and 2 eyeshadows. I'm hoping this will be really good because how amazing would this be for on the go though?

Phew! Thanks for sticking around for that crazy long post! Have you tried any of these products? Lemme know what you think!
Have a wonderful day loves!
-Cait xx
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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

5 Makeup Tips for Sick Days

We all know what we should be doing when we're not well- resting up with Netflix and soup in bed, but some days you just gotta adult, even when you feel rubbish.
I don't know about you, but I don't feel fab leaving the house without makeup if I'm ill, however, no one wants to cake on loads when you're already feeling bad.

Here's the tips I stick to for looking presentable when I'm feeling my worst:

1. Moisturise, moisturise and moisturise a little more.

When you're not well, your skin tends to dry out, especially around your nose (from being sniffly) and your lips, so face moisturiser and lip balm is a must every day, but especially on sick days. I like to use Nivea, but feel free to use the brand of your choice. Moisturisers with a little shimmer in them can help you look more glowy too, I have a sample of Mac's strobe cream that I sometimes use for this purpose

2. Lightweight Base

The best thing is not to put on the heavy base that many of us regularly do, instead opt for a bit of concealer to cover up those dark bags under your eyes and red nose. I love Rimmel's Wake Me Up concealer on a daily basis, but even more when I already look zombiefied. It has little shimmers in it that help you to look glowy. If you feel like you absolutely need a foundation, I like to mix mine in with my moisturiser, it'll lessen the coverage a little, but it won't feel so heavy and your skin will thank you for it! Oh and use a setting spray too rather than a powder, it'll be more hydrating for you skin (I'd suggest carrying it around with you too.)

3. Highlight

I'd leave the rest of the face makeup, but for me highlight is key, it just makes you look a little more radiant. You can get coloured highlights too which can act as a blush and highlight in one. My favourites are from MUA and Makeup Revolution

4. Eyes

Chances are, your eyes are irritated and puffy, so skip the eyeliner and shadow and just apply a little mascara (and maybe some inner corner highlight). What's the point in irritating your eyes even more than they already are?

5. Lips

Your lips are the first thing to dry out, so use a moisturising tinted lip balm if you don't mind being minimalistic. If you're a lipstick lover (like me) use a creamier lipstick. Matte ones will dry out your lips further and flake off anyway. I also like to use more nude colours, as these are low maintenance and aren't so noticeable if they wear off throughout the day.
Ft: The MUA highlight and the Revolution lipstick in 'Lips That Won't Lie'. And a silly picture because why the hell not?

That's it for my sick day makeup tips, I could go on but I didn't want to let this post go on for too long. Let me know if you'd like a part 2, or maybe a post on general sick day tips (can you tell I've not been well lately?)
What do you do when you're not well? Leave a comment letting me know!
Thank's so much for reading, if you're reading because you're ill, I hope you feel better soon.
Have an awesome day!
-Cait xx

Saturday, 5 August 2017

FREE Makeup Brushes Review


A couple weeks ago, the wonderful Liz (blog link here, Twitter link here - her tweets are hilarious!) blogged about an amazing Amazon find. A set of makeup brushes for £4.99, with an offer for £4.99 off, making them free! Figuring I had nothing to lose, I decided to get some, although I didn't expect them to be magical for £4.99. Unfortunately the offer is no more, but £4.99 is a damn good price for some makeup brushes, so I thought I'd review them and make the interwebs aware of my thoughts on them!
As they were only available if you have prime, they came super quickly with guaranteed next day delivery and came with a lovely pouch to keep them in. It's so soft, kinda has a velvety feel and I am diggin it!
And lets just talk about the colour of these beauties. Major unicorn feels!

When they came, the first thing I thought was 'wow, they're so soft!' Seriously, I'd say the softness was on par with the Real Techniques brushes I have! Seriously impressed!
The set comes with 10 brushes
I'm not quite sure what a blooming brush is, but theres a nice range of brushes, and I'm a sucker for big, fluffy crease brushes!
 Naturally, the day after I got them, I just had to try them out, I did a super simple neutral eye, and I fell in love. They're just so soft! And they're amazing for blending! I used the eyeshadow brush, tapered crease brush, large tapered crease brush and the eye shader brush. The only criticism I have is they're not very dense, which means that it took a while to build up the colours to something I liked as the brushes only picked up a little bit of colour at a time. They also don't have the names of the brushes on the brush handles which is a little frustrating (or is that just the blogger in me coming out?)
Overall, I think these brushes are amazing. The offer to get them free has ended now, but you can buy them here for £4.99 ehich I think is a great price for 10 quality brushes! (And just look at them, brushes this pretty can go for so much more!)
Thanks so much for reading! Do you have these brushes? What did you think?
Have a great day!
Until next time,
Cait xx
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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Facts & Favourites | Tag

I'm fairly certain, by now that we all know I love me a good tag! I was rummaging around on the interwebs when I came across this one, I really liked it, I'd love to see it appear on more blogs (I'm just so damn nosey, I love things like this!)
Anyways, onwards!
Hot chocolate and uplifting books are 2 of my fave things!

What is your middle name?

What is your Favourite drink?
Vimto -damn! Now I'm craving it!

What is your favourite song at the moment?
'That's My Girl' -Fifth Harmony. Seriously, I live for it, such a feel good song! It's been on repeat for days!

What would you (or have you) name your children?
Umm, I love the names Logan, Hunter, and Morgan for a boy, and for a girl, I love Kasey, Jordan or Codie

Have you participated in any sport?
When I was in Year 2 I was in the football after school club, does that count? I did street-dancing for a while too

What is your favourite book?
Alice's adventures in Wonderland!

What is your favourite colour?
Purple- can ya tell? ;)

What is your favourite animal?
Monkeys. Have you ever seen a baby one? So adorable

What is your favourite perfume?
I don't tend to wear perfume often, but I LOVE 'Midnight Fantasy' by Britney Spears

Where is your favourite place to holiday?
I don't go on holidays often and have never had a holiday outside of England, but I'd love to visit New York at Christmas time!

On a scale from 1 – 10, rate your childhood.
Maybe like a 7? Not perfect but I'm very lucky to have such an amazing mum!

Do you speak any different languages?
Haven't since school, although I do know quite a bit of British sign language :)

Do you have any siblings?
Unfortunately (I kid,I kid) I have a twin sister (no we don't look alike, and no we don't have any 'twin powers'), a younger sister and a younger brother. We live in a very busy house!

What is your favourite clothes shop?
Hmmm, H&M and New Look maybe?

What are some of your favourite tv shows?
I'm not a huge TV-show-watcher, but I loved My Mad Fat Diary and Skins (who want's to start a petition to bring them back with me?) I'm also currently watching and loving 'Freaks and Geeks' on Netflix

PC or mac?
PC is all I've ever known

What phone do you have?
Iphone 6 (soon to be 7, I hope)

How tall are you?

Do you have any pets?
Yes,2 of the most adorable kittens in the world :)
Casper & Chimmy. Gah they're so tiny, they melt my heart
Casper's the more photogenic of the two though :)
 If you do this tag, leave a comment and me know! I always find tags so fun! I'll be tagging people on twitter :)
Until next time!
-Cait xx