Wednesday, 2 November 2016

October 2016 | Photo Diary

Love, Catherine | October 2016 Instagram Photo Diary

Oh look, another month has just flown by, how insane is that and yet very cliche of me to say. I'm not gonna lie but I'm so strangely excited for Christmas this year, that I may have spent the second half of October annoying my boyfriend with my cheery Christmas music playlist already, and I'm only a teeny bit sorry. I'm like Buddy The Elf on a candy cane sugar high, x1000, so now that it's November I can actually feel a little less guilty about it. 
Oh and I also had a little blog header revamp, what do you think? But anyway, here's what happened throughout my not-so-spooky October...

Love, Catherine | Fondant Baby Arrival Cupcakes
Baby Arrival Cupcakes

Babies everywhere! I made these personalised Baby Arrival cupcakes a fair few times during October and I'm so smitten with the cute little designs I made. I think the tiny baby feet are too sweet, but my favourite has got to be the little milk bottle! Do make sure you check out my Cake Facebook page ( for lots of extra photos, and I would be your bff if you could help me out and give it a little like!

Love, Catherine | Missguided Pink Fluffy Feather Clutch Bag
Fluffy Pink Bag

You know when you're in two minds about buying something, and it's the moment it disappears out of stock that you decide you actually don't want it, you need it. Yep, I turned into a right loser (like I wasn't already) re-checking the Missguided website until this cute little  Pink Feather Clutch Bag came back in stock. I regrettedly never purchased any of them last year when River Island were selling similar fluffy bags in different pastel colours. I love the silky pink lining of this one though!

Love, Catherine | Cute Hair Bow Hairstyle
Hair Bow

Pinterest is forever giving me amazing inspiration in basically every department possible and I love it when I come across pretty hairstyle tutorials! This cute little bow was actually so simple to create, you just take two sections of hair from either side of your head, tie them into a bun, split the bun in half and pin them down, so easy! 

Love, Catherine | Floral Bunny Cake
Floral Bunny Cake

I made this pretty bunny cake for the 4th birthday of a little girl who adores her Jellycat Bunny. I always sketch out my cakes and cupcakes first so I can get a rough idea of what I need to do and I love it when my designs actually turn out exactly as planned! I'll admit it took me a ghastly 8 and a half hours to create (plus a mild breakdown in the middle, fondant isn't my best friend) but I was so in love with the finished product, I think it has to be my favourite cake I've ever made!

Love, Catherine | Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Tickled Pink
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

If you didn't already know, October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to show support I got some pink goodies from Asda's Tickled Pink* range, including the deliciously scented Raspberry NSPA Bath products, a pink T-Shirt and some yummy Strawberry Cheesecake Oreos. It's definitely worth taking a look at the things they have available as it all goes towards an amazing cause!

Love, Catherine | Fondant Halloween Cupcakes
Halloween Cupcakes

Ahhh how scary are these cupcakes?!!!!.... yeah not very. I obviously went down the cute route instead because that's my basically my life motto at the moment. I do wish I was cool enough to have a social life to actually dress up and go out for Halloween, but unfortunately I'm much more about that granny life with pizza and Netflix, so this was about as Halloween as I got this year. Which one's your fave? I love the little ghost!

Love, Catherine | Dior Rosy Glow Blush
Dior Rosy Glow Blush

Oh y'know, just an appreciation post for a blush that I've never used (awkward laughter). But seriously though, how beautiful is this  Rosy Glow Blush with the Dior print dotted all over it?! It's so classy and pretty. I'm honestly going to have to force myself to use it sometime soon but I literally can't bring myself to ruin it yet, would you? 

Love, Catherine | Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector
Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector

Even though the majority of my Summer tan has faded, I'm still having to mix a bit of my darker foundation with my super pale usual shade to get the perfect colour match, and as a result I've retired my icy favourite, Anastasia Starlight Illuminator, for my  Becca Moonstone highlighter which is a little warmer, softer and glowier. It gives the perfect, silky, candlelit glow and I fully remember why I used to be so obsessed with it.


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  1. Everything about this post is just so prettyyyyyyyy!

    Claudia xx

  2. Loving the new blog header, it's so cute! Also I have that Dior blush and it was so hard to push myself to ruin it but honestly it gives such a pretty pink flush to my cheeks and the pattern still looks untouched!🙈💕xo

    1. Thanks sweet! Ooh really, I might bring myself to use it then, at least it't not a limited edition product! xo

  3. I am forever looking at your cake pictures on Instagram. I love baking and your cakes give me inspiration! I also love the hair bow, Pinterest is my favourite place to look for hair idea's.

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    1. Aww really, I'm so pleased about that, glad you love my cakes! Ooh me too, so many unique ideas on there xo

  4. Gorgeous pictures! I love your Halloween cupcakes! Sophie x

  5. Love the hair bow! So pretty! Tempted to try it... :-)

    1. Definitely give it a try, it's so much easier than I thought! xo

  6. Love how pretty this blog post is babe, so gorgeous! 💗💜

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x ||

    1. Thank you hun, glad you liked it! xo

  7. Yep, I'm in the same boat as you with that blush. I hate when they make things so pretty that you can't bring yourself to use them! :( I have a couple products like that, but luckily they are just drug store finds so I don't feel terribly guilty about it lol

    I LOVE all of your baked goods! They are too adorable to eat, although I'm sure they're delicious. I love the little black cat on the cupcakes!

    And your new header is absolutely adorable! It does a wonderful job of capturing your blog in one little picture!

    Katie |

    1. I have too many luxury beauty products (mainly limited editions) that I'm just like, ahh nope not today haha just don't want to ruin them but then what's the point in me buying them I do not know..
      Thanks so much you lovely girly you! xo

  8. So beautiful pictures. This cake looks super cute and delicious.
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  9. I always love your monthly photo diaries! I am loving seeing all of your beautiful cake creations at the moment! My favourite out of the Halloween cupcakes that you made is the ghost as well, it's super cute - especially with the little bow! You look really pretty in the last photo by the way :) xo

    Char |

  10. Lovely photos! That hair bow looks incredible, would love to try and do that myself x