Monday, 24 July 2017

Crushing On ... Powder Blue & Blush Pink

A Cinderella Wishlist | Crushing On Powder Blue & Blush Pink


Ooh la la, dreamy Cinderella vibes! The powder blue tones and beautiful blush pinks in this wish list look so girly and pretty together *heart eyes*. As you know, I'm a huge Olivia Burton fan and I adore these little  bow hoop earrings, they're so dainty and unique! I'm also dying to get my hands on the new Paul & Joe  lipstick case, they do the loveliest Parisian style beauty products and this one is just stunning. I may have already purchased the  mini bow jug from Miss Etoile, it's too cute and will look lovely on my dressing table with either flowers or makeup brushes. 



PAUL & JOE |  Lipstick Case

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH |  Perfume No.1 Undone

SELF PORTRAIT |  Floral Lace Dress


MISS ETOILE |  Bubble Gum Treat Candle


OILVIA BURTON |  Vintage Bow Hoop Earrings

KATIE LOXTON |  Jet Set Go Luggage Tag


MISS ETOILE |  Mini Jug With Bow

TOPSHOP |  Blake Mini Backpack


Which item made your wishlist?

xoxo


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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Dreamy Summer Favourites

Dreamy Summer Favourites | Love, Catherine

Dreamy Summer Favourites | Love, Catherine

Dreamy Summer Favourites | Love, Catherine


As soon as I spotted the white version of this adorable little wicker bag, I instantly needed it, yet I refrained from purchasing. So then what happened? You guessed it, it sold out and I had a major case of non-buyers remorse (totally a thing). So whilst checking the Zara site daily for any hopes of the white bag, a pink version appeared! It's almost as if the Zara Gods were like um no Catherine don't buy the white bag because if you wait patiently we might drop a pretty pink version which you'll probably need instead. It has such cute, Summer picnic vibes and I adore it!

Aren't we having the best Summer for years in the UK? I mean I'd hate to jinx anything but we've actually had about a month of hot weather, as opposed to our usual one weekend worth, and I'm totally okay with that. I've been living in cute little denim skirts and I love this one from Topshop with the pretty lace detailing and frayed hem. I also have my eye on this similar floral embroidered skirt, so pretty!

ROSIE FOR AUTOGRAPH | Summer Rose Shimmer Body Oil
There's something about Summer that makes aall the shimmer completely acceptable, so why not douse yourself in it? The Summer Rose Shimmer Body Oil is a lightweight oil which not only provides much needed moisture to the skin, but also leaves behind a subtle shimmery trail that makes you look sun kissed and glowy. It has a gorgeous airy, rose scent with a fruitiness to it, which smells so Summery and feminine. I've also been dying to try out Rosie's new bath and body range, both the Shower Elixir and Divine Body Cream sound insanely good.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY | Wonderglow Primer*
I went as far as to say on Twitter, that this little gem might possibly be my favourite makeup product ever! I know, that's a bold statement that I'm not sure I'm ready to commit to, but there I said it anyway. It gives such a gorgeous lit from within kind of glow, without any sparkles or greasiness, and just makes you look super radiant and healthy. Whenever I use it it preps my skin and makes my foundation apply *so* much nicer too! It's l.o.v.e.


When I'm not obsessed with all of the Chloe perfumes, it's this one that I reach for. It's such a lovely, girly, floral scent which smells super fresh and light. I bought it in the airport before my holiday last year so the scent always reminds me of Summer.

TOO FACED | Sweetheart Blush
An old classic, but a perfect Summer choice, is my little heart shaped Too Faced blush in Candy Glow. It's a baked blush with three different pinky peach shades running through it, which when swirled together give a dimensional, healthy glow and a gorgeous pop of colour to the cheeks.


LANCOME | Gloss In Love
I used to be a huge fan of lip gloss before the whole matte liquid lipstick trend became a big deal, and even though I've dabled with them, I'm just over it. I'd rather have a glossy, healthy pout than one that looks chapped and screaming out for a bit of Blistex at the end of the day. So I've totally fallen back in love with lip gloss including an old favourite from Lancome. It's an almost clear shade, with a slight milky tint, and just makes your lips look so lovely and full! Plus the curved doefoot applicator on it is a cushiony dream to apply!


What are you Summer favourites?

xoxo



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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Pandora Poetic Blooms

Pandora Poetic Blooms | Love, Catherine

Pandora Poetic Blooms | Love, Catherine

Pandora Poetic Blooms | Love, Catherine

Pandora Poetic Blooms | Love, Catherine

Pandora Poetic Blooms | Love, Catherine

I'll admit I'm not usually a Pandora fanatic, but the release of their Poetic Blooms range for Spring had me totally and utterly swayed. Like, steal my heart and take my money kinda swayed. I had some birthday money to spend so I decided to treat myself to a bracelet and two charms, and I'm so smitten that I decided to dedicate a blog post to them.

I bought the  Pandora Moments Bracelet with Poetic Blooms Clasp which I thought was so so pretty. I love that the clasp actually looks like another charm with the circular floral details and little sparkly gems. It's so lovely, and even though it's pricier than the standard  Pandora Bracelets, it's much prettier (in my opinion) and makes for such a special and unique piece of jewellery! I couldn't resist the dainty  Poetic Blooms Heart Charm to match, how gorgeous is the pink, white and silver floral design? So beautiful! I also bought the  Pink Sweet Sentiments Charm, which has cute little bows wrapped around it. It isn't part of the Poetic Blooms range but it does look adorable and it was also on sale ~winner~. 

I can't wait to gradually fill my bracelet up with a few more charms to make it super pretty and girly! I may also have my eye on the  Pink Bow & Lace Heart Charm and the  Pink Rose Clip!

Which charms do you have on your Pandora bracelet? 

xoxo


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Monday, 12 June 2017

Summer Wardrobe Wishlist

Summer Wardrobe Wishlist | Love, Catherine

You know when you get the urge to spend your wages before you've even earnt them? Yep that's the effect of making this wishlist...I don't help myself do I?!  I am loving how much lace. ruffles, and pretty clothes there are about for this Summer! I'm dying to get my hands on a cute little wicker bag (you can blame both  Kate La Vie &  Julia Engel for influencing me), they look so summery and make me want to go on all the sunny picnics.

Summer Wardrobe Wishlist | Love, Catherine

MISS SELFRIDGE |  Pintuck Flute Sleeve Dress


Summer Wardrobe Wishlist | Love, Catherine



Summer Wardrobe Wishlist | Love, Catherine



Summer Wardrobe Wishlist | Love, Catherine

OLIVIA BURTON |  Vintage Bow Hoop Earrings


Summer Wardrobe Wishlist | Love, Catherine



Summer Wardrobe Wishlist | Love, Catherine

LAZY OAF |  Feeling Blue Coat


Summer Wardrobe Wishlist | Love, Catherine

ASOS SALON |  Lace Smock Dress
NEEDLE & THREAD |  Constellation Lace Top


Summer Wardrobe Wishlist | Love, Catherine

RIVER ISLAND |  Pink Feather Cross Body Bag


Summer Wardrobe Wishlist | Love, Catherine

RIVER ISLAND |  White Tie Waist Mini Skirt


Which items made it into your wishlist?

xoxo

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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

May 2017 | Photo Diary

May Photo Diary | Love, Catherine

May has always been a favourite month of mine, not only are there two bank holidays, but both myself and my boyfriend celebrate our birthdays in May and, if we're lucky, the sun sometimes decides to be a babe and put his hat on for us.

Hen Party Cupcakes | Pretty Pink Hearts, Bows & Pearls
Pretty Hen Party Cupcakes

I came up with this pretty design for a hen party cupcake order and I love how they turned out. I went for a more classy, girly theme with hearts, bows, dainty flowers and pearls. I think it's pretty much impossible for me to create anything non-girly, isn't it?..


Milani Rose Illuminating Face Powder | Beauty's Touch
Milani Rose Illuminator

I totally caved and purchased this beautiful Illuminating Face Powder from Milani after seeing it dotted about over the internet. I'm just smitten with the gorgeous rose design, isn't it so pretty! The product itself is a little underwhelming I must say, and I'm a little confused as to whether it's supposed to be a blush or a highlight but I'm not sure I really care haha.


Luxury Makeup Mess
Makeup Pretties

Hands up who else has high end luxury makeup products that they just can't bring themselves to use? Enter my MAC limited editions, especially that dreamy, beautiful, sparkly Mariah Carey lipstick. It's okay to keep them as collectors items, right?!..


Pink Princess Candy Floss Drip Cake | French Fancies, Party Rings & Iced Gems
Princess Birthday Cake

Everyone felt a little sorry for sad old me for baking my own birthday cake. I mean yeah it is a little lame, but I was totally happy to do it (excited even, haha), because it meant three things. One, I got to create a cake with myself in mind aka. a dream, pink princessy cake, two, there was no pressure if it failed (hey, it's only me not a paying customer) and three, I actually got to eat a piece (or three..). Don't get me wrong, I do love making my cakes and cupcakes to order, but it's always nice when I can literally create whatever I fancy! So I went for a classic vanilla sponge, layered with pink candy floss flavoured buttercream, a white chocolate ganache drip, decorated with French Fancies, Party Rings, Iced Gems and aall the glitter! It was perfect.


MacBook Pro Birthday Present
Best Present Evah

My boyfriend only went and completely spoilt me with a bloody MacBook Pro! Let's be honest I've got him to thank for all of my latest posts because I've been blogging from his laptop for a good half a year, as my previous one practically died and fell apart on me (literally). So a new one was definitely needed. I just wasn't expecting such an amazing gift! What a babe. (I think he probably just wanted his laptop back...)


May Photo Diary | Love, Catherine
~ Birthday Gal ~

What's a birthday without a selfie! It was the first time in over two years that I'd bothered to pick up a bottle of fake tan and I felt I needed photographic evidence of the result! If anyone has any fake tan recommendations, feel free to shoot them my way as I did enjoy not feeling like a ghost for once.

Hope you had a lovely May!

xoxo


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