Monday, 7 March 2016

February 2016 | Photo Diary

February 2016 | Photo Diary

Pick 'N' Mix Birthday Cake
Birthday Cake
It was my nephews 5th birthday, so obviously that gave me an excuse to bake a cake! I didn't really have a clue what I was going to make as I'd never made anything non-girly before (it still came out marginally girly oops), so I just decided to make a huge pick 'n' mix style cake as all kids love that right?! I had a bit of a mare as I had one failed attempt with the sponge at first and had to start again from scratch, but I ended up with three layers of sponge and stacked them together with vanilla buttercream and strawberry jam. I then added two packs of chocolate fingers to the outsides and piped on some vanilla buttercream roses. I'd bought an absolute ton of different chocolates and biscuits and added bits of each for the decoration and somehow came up with this beast of a cake! The only downside is that I only got half a slice *crys*.

Starbucks Strawberry & Cream Frappucino
Starbucks
I popped into town quickly to grab a few things that I needed and it resulted in this...Victoria's Secret and Starbucks, I have no willpower! I got a Strawberry & Cream Frappucino because they are my favourite and I hadn't had one in about a year! 

The Milk Bar Soap Company | Strawberry & Marshmallow Soap
Strawberry & Marshmallow Soap
I was kindly gifted this lovely scented bar of soap from  The Milk Bar Soap Company who make their luxury soaps with goats milk. I have the Strawberry & Marshamallow bar which is a pretty ombre pink colour and it smells gorgeous!

Valentine's Day Pink & Cream Roses
 Valentine's Roses
February saw my first Valentine's Day with my boyfriend, and although we didn't do presents he did surprise me with a lovely bouquet of roses in soft pink and cream shades, my favourite! I've never been given a card or flowers on Valentine's until now, can't you just tell I was a loser at school :-))))
  
Victoria's Secret Makeup Bag
Victoria's Secret Makeup Bag
So this is what I bought from my 'quick' shopping trip. A brand new Victoria's Secret store had just opened up where I live so of course I had to check it out. I didn't actually buy any clothing but I did pick up this cute makeup bag in the signature pink and white stripes! It actually fits so much more in it that I thought it would, and I use it for storing all of the beauty products that I use on a daily basis.

Blush Pink Teacup & Saucer Hot Chocolate
Blush Pink Teacup & Saucer
I bought a pretty teacup & saucer purely because of how cute it is and I don't even drink tea or coffee (#fail). So obviously I just had to have a miniature hot chocolate in it, not forgetting the marshmallows of course! 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Pure Hollywood Liquid Lipstick
Anastasia Beverly Hills Pure Hollywood

Apologies for the rubbish quality of this last photo, I take all my pictures of myself with my front facing camera as you can tell straight up if the photo is going to make you look like Mama June or not. But unfortunately the quality of the camera sucks! Anyway I finally bought an Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in the popular shade Pure Hollywood and am wearing it in this photo. I really like the colour of it, but I hate to say that I do think there are better liquid lipstick formulas out there (Jeffree Star & Dose of Colors). 


xoxo



28 comments :

  1. What a great photo diary! I am so jealous of that beautiful birthday cake and that Victoria's Secret purchase!

    Beka. xo | littleworldofbeka

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    1. Aw thank you, don't be too jealous, I barely had half a slice! I'm jealous!! haha xo

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  2. Your Instagram is literally so pretty and I'm constantly liking every single photo you post and wishing my Instagram looked liked yours haha! I obviously love all of these photo's and the cake is just absolutely amazing xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw thanks hun, I really appreciate that you always like it all! I think I need to get my bake on again soon! xo

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  3. LOVED THE CAKE *-* Omg i even loved every picture you have shared in this post.

    JULIE || cuteiinstgram.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh my god that birthday cake is insane I can't believe you made it yourself that's so good!!

    Shellie Skillen

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    1. Haha thanks doll, it's not as difficult to make as it looks, I should have done a blogpost! xo

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  5. Perfect! <3 I still think you need to open your own bakery! <3 <3 <3

    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! Haha I don't think I could cope with the stress of it! The first lot of sponge had to be redone and then I wanted to drizzle white chocolate across the chocolate fingers but I went and burnt the chocolate somehow and I almost had a crying fit during the middle of making this cake haha xo

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    1. Haha me too I need to make another one! xo

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  7. Your photos are absolutely beautiful I wish I could take photos like that xx
    www.beautyhype.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you! I've got a post about how I edit my photos lurking about my blog if it's something that interests you! http://www.lovecatherine.co.uk/2016/01/how-i-take-edit-my-instagram-photos.html xo

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  8. omg that birthday cake is an amazing creation! I want you to do my 21st bday cake!

    Abigail Alice x

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  9. Wow what a lovely photo book! And that cake looks delicious Cathleen! xx

    -Sophie
    www.cherriesandperfume.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh my god I just realised I wrote Cathleen! Ah that's so embarrassing, I'm sorry Catherine! xx

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  10. Your Instagram is way too cute, oh my Gosh! Such lovely pics <3 #pinkforever :)

    xo Stefanie
    http://www.thefashionrose.com

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    1. Thanks! Haha I love pink a bit too much! xo

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  11. That birthday cake looks SICK! Wow! :-D As for that strawberry frappuccino, we have one with Sakura Cherry Blossom now here in Japan, limited edition. So good.

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    1. Haha thank you! Ahh that sounds amazing!! xo

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  12. BEAUTIFUL photographs! Beautiful you :) Seriously every one of these images are lovely.

    I love the look of your moorish hot chocolate in that lovely little set.

    Great coming across your blog!

    Laura xo

    www.shehearts.net

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    1. Thank you lovely!! Glad you like it :-) xo

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  13. That cake looks absolutely amazing!

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  14. I'm still so in love with that cake you made, it looks beautiful... You definitely deserved more than half a slice after all of your hard work hahah! I absolutely love your Starbucks picture too, so girly & pink- can you tell them a huge fan of your blog/Instagram yet?! Pink heaven... I'll stop now, I sound a little cringe🙈💗X

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    1. Aw thanks, nothing compared to your masterpieces though! Yeah I know I was a bit gutted, but at least I'm not 5 slices of cake heavier haha. I love your Insta too, it's my fave! And I love having a read of your blog too! Internet fwends haha xo

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