Monday, 5 September 2016

August 2016 | Photo Diary

Love, Catherine | August 2016 Photo Diary

Okay how on Earth is it September already? I hate to sound like everyone else in the UK, but Summer has literally flown by and I'm not quite ready to see it go and I especially don't want the light evenings to disappear. That aside, here's some pretty pictures from my Instagram taken during August!

Yankee Candle Bunny Cake & Pink Victoria's Secret Makeup Bag
Pink Pretties

If my love for pink wasn't obvious enough before, it's sickeningly obvious now. I can't help but see cute pink things and instantly need them! I bought the Yankee Candle Bunny Cake candle back at the start of Spring and have only brought myself to burn it briefly a few times, as it's just so cute that I want it to stick around forever, (award for the lamest person ever goes!)  I'm also still obsessed with my Victoria's Secret makeup bag, it's the perfect size for all of my everyday essential makeup and it surprisingly fits a lot more than you'd expect! 

Scent Circus Personalised Confetti | Love, Catherine
Personalised Confetti

A lovely brand called  Scent Circus popped some of their gorgeous wax melts over to me in the post and when I opened up the parcel, I was greeted by the most adorable personalised confetti! They took my name and the bow from my blog header (scroll up to be reminded!) and I just think it's the cutest thing ever. I love it when brands go that extra step to make something special for you and even though it was only little, it made my day.

Doll Face Beauty Sweet Rose Cleanser | QVC UK
Doll Face Sweet Rose Cleanser

Since following Doll Face on Instagram a while ago, I've been totally heart eyed over their pretty products and have been dying to try them out. As it's a US brand (I believe) I didn't think I'd be able to ship it to the UK, but to my surprise the brand is actually stocked on QVC UK! I was actually sent a couple of items to try out, which I was so excited about, how gorgeous is this Sweet Rose Cleanser?!

Fondant Roses Floral 60th Birthday Cake
60th Birthday Cake

I made a 60th birthday cake for my boyfriend's Aunt and this was the outcome! I'm a bit of a perfectionist so I wish it could've been a little neater but I'm still pleased with the result, and those fondant floral decorations took me forever to make!! This wasn't the only think I baked during August but do check out my  Instagram to see the rest if you fancy, and I'm often baking yummy things on my Snapchat too (catherine-mw), sorry for the not so obvious plugs there haha...

Dior Blush, Shiseido Anti-Spot Serum & Rose & Co. Hand Cream
Pretty Products

A trio of beauty products that I'm currently loving. I had a sample of this Intensive Anti-Spot Serum from Shisedo that I admittedly left it alone in my drawers for a while, you know how it is, yet one day I decided to give it a go, and I was surprised by how much I like it. It's a lightweight serum that sinks into the skins so quickly that you feel like it's not even there, and the next day it had definitely improved the state of any minor breakouts I had. Trust it to be heart-breakingly expensive though *sob*. I've also got the Rose & Co. Hand Cream on my bedside table at the moment, it smells and feels lovely and I love the beautiful packaging!

A Little Trip To Laduree London | Love, Catherine
A Little Trip To Laduree 

A couple of weeks ago my boyfriend and I went to London to watch the football and as we had some spare time in the day, he said he'd take me anywhere I wanted to go, he's a good egg isn't he. I was half tempted to subject him to Peggy Porschen again, but decided on Laduree as I'd never been before! Not quite my boyfriends scene but then can you picture me at the football surrounded by hooligans either?! The hot chocolate we had was literally the nicest I've ever tasted! 

Half Up Pull Through Dutch Braid | Braided Hairstyle
Half Up Pull Through Dutch Braid

Braided locks just have to be done during Summer don't they! This cute half up braid was inspired by the gorgeous Grace from  Grace and Braver whilst lusting after her beautiful princess hair on  Instagram. She did a really easy to follow tutorial on the full braid version  here, and I simply turned it into a half up style! I love it, I think it's so unique and pretty!

Lily Lolo Mineral Makeup | Pink 11th Birthday Gifts
Birthday Gifts from Lily Lolo

To celebrate the beauty brand  Lily Lolo turning 11, they sent out a gorgeous box of pink birthday goodies to a handful of bloggers and I was thrilled to be one of them. Lily Lolo is a mineral makeup brand which is free of any parabens and nasties, and I can't wait to try out this selection of products. I particularly love the Nail Polish in  Candy Floss and the Lip Gloss in  English Rose



  1. Such a cute lil roundup! Love these posts! <3

  2. your pictures are stunning! love! the cake looks awesome!

  3. Everything looks so dreamy~ How cute is that personalized confetti <3 <3 <3

    She Will Be

    1. Such an adorable touch wasn't it! xo

  4. This is a beautiful photo diary! That cake looks incredible x

  5. Wow that braid is gorgeous! And again I can't not mention just how beautiful your photo diaries are xx

    Sophie || Cherries and Perfume

    1. Aw thank you doll, I quite like creating my little photo diaries! xo

  6. I used to work at Ladurée and after I quit I swore to never set foot in another store, but you can't deny that they know how to present their stuff!

    1. Ooh really, were they not nice to their staff? xo

  7. stunning photos as always girl!
    ♡ chantelle | chanbelle

  8. Such pretty and girly photo's as always! Your hair is amazing and I love that plait - hope you had a lovely time in London :) xo

    Char |