Monday, 23 October 2017

Benefit Cosmetics Christmas Gifting

Benefit Cosmetics Christmas Gifting

With the countdown to Christmas eagerly commencing, there's no better opportunity than now to share some gems from this year's Benefit Cosmetics Christmas gifting collection, available at Debenhams. It's a range that is undoubtedly highly anticipated throughout the beauty community each year, always with fun, exciting packaging and loaded with Benefit best-sellers galore. This years theme is a San Francisco dreamin', psychedelic treat!

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Halloween Cupcake Tutorial | Pink Pumpkins & Girly Ghosts

Halloween Cupcake Tutorial | Pink Pumpkins & Girly Ghosts

If you're here looking for a scary and sinister cupcake tutorial, then I'm gonna go ahead and tell you that you should probably hit up Pinterest instead, as I just couldn't resist but to put a girly pink spin on the spookiest holiday of all... sorry not sorry! So I thought I'd make a tutorial all about how to create these cute pink pumpkins and girly ghosts to decorate your Halloween cupcakes with. Oh and the best part? It's super easy! Don't believe me? Have a little watch and find out...

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Claudia Schiffer Makeup | Hit Or Miss?

Claudia Schiffer Makeup | Hit Or Miss?

If you haven't yet heard; original 90's supermodel and outright Bardot babe, Claudia Schiffer, has dreamed up a brand new beauty line, and oh boy does it look gorgeous. In fact, as soon as I heard about the range, and spotted the beautiful soft pink and gold packaging, the Instagram post notifications were switched on and I eagerly awaited the launch date (hey I never claimed to be cool okay). Fast forward almost a month and I've gotten a fair bit of use out of the trio of products that I selected, so it was only fair that I sat down to share my thoughts!

Monday, 9 October 2017

Girly Autumnal Picks

Girly Autumnal Picks | Love, Catherine

You know when Autumn rolls around and you decide you suddenly need all of the cosy blankets, candles and fresh new pjs? There's something about being all snuggled up and toasty on the sofa whilst it's cold and miserable outside that's really satisfying. So with that in mind, the next time I take a visit into town the White Company Autumn Candle is definitely coming back with me, I think their candles are such lovely quality for the price and this one sounds like the perfect cosy scent! I've also been lusting after this gorgeous Pink Quilted Throw from M&S since I spotted it in store a while back, it looks so luxurious and would be a beautiful match for my bedroom. I already own a pair of the Pink Converses and even though I do still need to wear them in a little bit, they are perfect for casual days and I love how pretty they are!

Monday, 2 October 2017

September Photo Diary & My First YouTube Video!

September Photo Diary | Peggy Porschen

Despite officially saying goodbye to the final few days of Summer (if we can even call it that in the UK *eye roll*), I've had the best September! I mean any month that involves a visit to Peggy Porschen, is an instant winner right? 

Monday, 25 September 2017

Ted Baker Sweet Treats Fragrances

Ted Baker Sweet Treats Fragrances

Say hello to the new Sweet Treats fragrances from Ted Baker; three delicious scents which blend soft femininity with a dash of elegance and glamour. The beautiful new ombre bottle designs, in signature shades of nude, pink and black, are each adorned with a luxe rose gold dome cap etched with a little crystal, inspired by the bobble clasp seen on the Ted Baker purses, isn't that tie-in such a lovely touch!

Monday, 18 September 2017

Miss Etoile Homeware Additions

Miss Etoile Homeware Additions | Love, Catherine

Miss Etoile is without a doubt one of my favourite brands for cute and pretty homeware pieces, so when HomeArama kindly sent over a few things, I was in my element and just had to pop a blog post together. The Rose Pink Flowerpot* with the little eyes open design is the sweetest vase design and I think it could even look pretty housing a little cactus plant!

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Stay On Top Of Your World | New Zoella Lifestyle!

Stay On Top Of Your World | New Zoella Lifestyle!

By now I'm sure you'll all have been thoroughly introduced to the new Zoella Lifestyle range that was released a month or so ago, but as I'm still not over how cute the collection is I wanted to make a lil' blog post about it! The whole blush pink with soft grey, white, gold and black dotted theme is utterly adorable, and you probably knew I'd be more than tempted to pick up a few things.

Friday, 1 September 2017

August Photo Diary

Zara Pink Mini City Bag | Love, Catherine

I'd had this little pink Mini City Zara bag on my wishlist for a little while and it's just the cutest bag ever. It's such a nice size but still fits all the essentials inside and is really lovely quality!

Monday, 21 August 2017

Princessy Makeup Splurge

Princessy Makeup Splurge | Too Faced, Dior & Lancome

It seems like forever ago that I published a post entirely about makeup on this little corner of the internet, and it turns out that it has actually been months... I know, what?! So this post couldn't have come at a better time! I've been reining in my pesky makeup buying habits in exchange for homeware items, so I recently decided to treat myself to a few things.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Olivia Burton Treats

Olivia Burton Lace Detail Watch | Love, Catherine

Olivia Burton Vintage Bow Silver & Rose Gold Bracelet | Love, Catherine

I'm sure you'll be well aware by now of my love for the prettiest jewellery brand, Olivia Burton. I adore their gorgeous patterned watches and dainty jewellery line of which I seem to be accumulating a little collection of, but who can blame me?

Monday, 31 July 2017

June & July Photo Diary

Pretty Bedside Details | Love, Catherine

For the first time in a year & a half I missed a monthly photo diary, eek! So to compensate for being a bad blogger I've popped June & July together! Me and my partner moved into our own little house so not only have I been extra busy, but the homeware freak inside me has been in her absolute element adding pieces to make it special.

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*.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Dreamy Summer Favourites

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).

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Pandora Poetic Blooms

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.

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.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

May 2017 | Photo Diary

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.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Ted Baker | Blush Pink Porcelain Rose Collection

Ted Baker | Blush Pink Porcelain Rose Collection

This post comes at you today in collaboration with Ted Baker and their gorgeous new  Porcelain Rose bath and body collection*, a beautiful, and feminine range which harks back to the glamour and luxury of yesteryear. Think dreamy bubble baths, silk robes, feather slippers, pearls and roses and you'll see the vision for this elegant collection. It's certainly a range to treasure, that will add a touch of luxury to any bathroom or dressing room. 

Monday, 8 May 2017

April 2017 | Photo Diary

April Photo Diary | Love, Catherine

I do find that sometimes my motivation for blogging hits in waves and other times life simply gets in the way, which is why this photo diary is a little late sorry dolls! I do hope you'll appreciate it anyway as I love this months selection of pictures!

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Spring Wishlist | Pretty Pastels

Spring Wishlist, Pretty Pastels | Love, Catherine

I seem to be making these wishlist posts a monthly occurrence because as always, there's so many cute things that steal my heart!

Friday, 21 April 2017

Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette | Review & Swatches

Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette | Love, Catherine

Too Faced recently killed off the eyeshadow game for every other brand with their gorgeous new Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette, aka. the mother of all neutral palettes. The floral packaging with the little bunnies and birds is so romantic and beautiful, and the names of the shades are so flippin' cute I just can't deal. Bunny Nose, Kittens, Pink Cheeks, Fairy Tale, umm sorry but you can't tell me that isn't all kinds of adorable. 'Cos it is.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Jurlique Rose Petal Limited Edition 2017

Jurlique Rose Petal Limited Edition 2017

I always get so excited when brands release beautiful limited edition versions of their most popular products, especially when it's from Jurlique which is one of my favourite skincare brands! They state that they care deeply about the purity of their skincare which is why they grow and extract many of their natural ingredients directly from their farm in Australia. I really feel like the brand truly care about their products and have a passion for the way in which they carefully produce them.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Pretty Spring Purchases

Pretty Spring Purchases | Love, Catherine

Too Faced Natural Love Palette | Love, Catherine

Too Faced Natural Love Palette | Love, Catherine

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector | Love, Catherine

Pretty Spring Purchases | Love, Catherine

ASOS Bunny Flats | Love, Catherine

If you think you have your spending under control, pop all of your recent purchases into a blog post and you'll see that you're very much mistaken. Oops. But cute things just have to be blogged about...don't they?

ASOS |  Bunny Flats
I spotted these adorable shoes whilst browsing ASOS and instantly needed them. They have the cutest little bunny design with a heart shaped nose and glittery pink ears, and they have the prettiest iridescence in different lights. They even have little white pom pom tails on the back of the shoe! My boyfriend thinks they're hideous but what does he know *sassy emoji*.

TOO FACED |  Natural Love Palette
The neutral palette of dreams! As soon as I heard about this limited edition release from Too Faced I was all over it, and I ordered it straight from the Too Faced site they day it came out as I was far too impatient to wait for the UK release. Luckily they were offering free shipping at the time and I wasn't charged for customs, phew. The palette itself is just stunning and I will definitely swatch it in a blog post soon!

As I'd previously mentioned in my  March Photo Diary, I splurged on the new limited edition highlighter from Becca. I'm already a massive fan of the Shimmering Skin Perfectors, the quality is so intense and velvety, so I knew I'd love this newbie. It's a gorgeous pearly pale lavender with a really unique iridescent sheen. It's like a barbie/mermaid hybrid and is so pretty. Plus that packaging heart can't cope.

Whilst not being particularly Spring themed, I did pick up a Twilight bath bomb which is one of my favourites from Lush. I love the cute lilac pink design with the moon and stars, and it has a relaxing scent of sweet lavender with a creamy almost caramel scented undertone. It releases frothy swirls of soft pink and baby blue and is so pretty!

One of those 'the packaging made me buy it' purchases. Can you blame me though when it's baby pink with ribbons AND roses. It's a dusting powder that you can use with the puff after a bath or shower which leaves your skin feeling silky soft and delicately fragranced. It has a very fresh, floral scent which smells so lovely and I think women of all different ages will love it. It will make for such a pretty dressing table addition.

Which of my Spring purchases is your favourite?


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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

March 2017 | Photo Diary

March 2017 Photo Diary | Love, Catherine

I'm so excited that it's finally Spring, which I've come to the conclusion is my favourite season. I just love that the cold harsh weather gradually fades, we finally get lighter days and evenings (a bloggers dream), the trees and flowers begin to bloom, the Easter baking is definitely the cutest (& yummiest) and we can look forward to more sunny days, ice creams and picnics in Summer! Which season is your favourite? Anyway... here's some of my favourite photos from March!

MAC Mariah Carey | Love, Catherine
Getting A New Camera

So after taking all of my photos directly from my faithful iPhone for years, I finally have a fancy DSLR camera and I'm so excited! I'm still getting to grips with using it so for now you may only see the pretty pictures it takes occasionally (like in this post). I'm also thinking of attempting a YouTube channel at some point as I do often get asked if I have one, and it's something I'd love to try, although don't hold out on my editing skills being anything incredible! Is that something you'd like to see?

Hello Kitty OPI | Love, Catherine
Pale Pink & Rose Gold Glitter Mani

I wanted to take advantage of the fact that my nails had grown to a nice length and I decided I don't use my pretty Hello Kitty OPI nail polish enough. So created a soft pink mani with a rose gold glitter from Barry M named Duchess. Isn't the Hello Kitty bottle so cute?! This shade is called Let's Be Friends. Oh and my nails chipped and broke basically straight after taking this picture, *woe is me*.

Bambi Dreams And Wishes Mug | Love, Catherine
Dream And Wishes Bambi Hot Chocolate

How lovely is this Bambi mug with the Dreams and Wishes design? It's from the Disney Magical Moments range which you may still be able to find on eBay. I maay have also purchased the Princess mug with Marie on it from Aristocats (makeup and cute mugs will be the death of me.) I made an Easter themed hot chocolate with these sweet little bunny and chick marshmallows. At what point in the year does it become weird to still be drinking hot chocolate?...

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector | Love, Catherine
Becca Prismatic Amethyst Highlight

I was totally influenced by my lovely friend Freya for this purchase! It's a limited edition Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector called Prismatic Amethyst which is the prettiest pale lavender with an iridescent glow, although it isn't really coming across in this photo. It's honestly so gorgeous and much more wearable than you'd think.

Dunelm Toulouse Chest Of Drawers | Love, Catherine
Pretty New Furniture

I have a love for pretty white furniture and the only thing clashing in my bedroom was my chest of drawers which I finally decided to give an upgrade. I chose this pretty Toulouse set from Dunelm which looks so girly and lovely don't you think?

Beauty And The Beast Cupcakes | Love, Catherine
Beauty And The Beast Cupcakes

I went to watch the new Beauty And The Beast film on Mother's Day and I loved it. I thought the whole set design and costumes were amazing and I loved the whole Marie Antoinette Parisian vibes, so pretty! I felt inspired to make some cupcakes to match the film and I'm so pleased with how they turned out as I'd not made anything for a while. Which design is your favourite? I think I love the book the most!

Hair Half Up | Love, Catherine

I've actually had my hair done since this photo, I'd left it for a whole six months so my roots were looking a bit disastrous and wearing it half up seemed to sort of disguise it a little. I decided to have balayage and get my roots blended in a little, so it doesn't look too different now, but much better!

Hope you had a lovely March!


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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Springtime Luxury Beauty Haul

Springtime Beauty Haul | Love, Catherine

Springtime Beauty Haul | Love, Catherine

Springtime Beauty Haul | Love, Catherine

Springtime Beauty Haul | Love, Catherine

Springtime Beauty Haul | Love, Catherine

Today's post comes in collaboration with Fragrance Direct, a site I've used many times myself especially during my Uni years (hello discounted Essie polishes!). I was shocked to see how many amazing, luxury brands they now stock since my last purchase, most at a reduced price too, I know where I'll be buying my fave Bobbi Brown Lip Liner from now on...So even though I could've easily made a wishlist as long as my arm, these are the lovely items that caught my eye!

These adorable little Guerlain eyeshadow quads have been on my wishlist for quite some time and I'm so excited to finally own one. The gold compact with the brand name scripted into it looks so elegant and beautiful and you know it's fancy when it comes with it's own little velvet pouch. Les Cuirs includes four neutral beige browns which are perfect everyday shades. I can already tell I'll be getting lots of use out of this one.

BOBBI BROWN Bikini Pink Lipstick
You all know my love for Bobbi Brown's Ballet Pink lip pencil, I mean it's basically the only lip liner I ever use and I've been through so many, so it's surprising that I've never taken a venture into their lipstick range. Of course I chose a pink shade aptly titled Bikini Pink which is a pretty summery pink and is like a lighter, creamier version of MAC Please Me.

CHLOE Love Story Eau Sensuelle
My all time favourite fragrance is the original perfume by Chloe which is so delicate and feminine so although I'd never tried the Eau Sensuelle version of their Love Story perfume, I knew I would like it. Which thankfully I do, it's lovely. It's fresh and floral but with a powdery vanilla and sandalwood undertone which gives it more of a grown up romantic Chloe scent. The Parisian style bottle is so pretty and dainty and is inspired by the love padlocks on the Pont des Arts bridge. So cute.

BOBBI BROWN Makeup Remover
As my beloved Garnier Micellar Water was running low, I thought it was about time I gave something else a try and I'd heard so many good things about this one from Bobbi Brown. It's supposed to break down and remove even the most long-wearing waterproof makeup instantly, whilst being extra gentle on your skin.

CLARINS Multi Active Day Lotion
The last item I thought would be perfect for me is this beautiful moisturiser from Clarins. It has a lovely lightweight formula which hydrates and rebalances for youthful radiant looking skin. It's just the right type of product I usually love with moisturisers and the blush pink and gold bottle is beautiful. Plus I adore the scent of Clarins products they smell so classy and fresh.

Have you tried any of these?


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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Spring ASOS Picks

I swear making these 'wishlist' posts actually make me far more spendy that I ought to be, I just find so many cute things! I'm especially glad to see the arrival of lots of light coloured, ruffled, lace detailed items that would go perfectly as new additions to Spring clean your wardrobe. To tell you a little secret (a very obvious one at that), I'm currently waiting on a little ASOS delivery as I type...oops! Making this wishlist definitely got the better of me, I meaaan those little bunny ballet flats with pom poms tails?! So cute.

3. SKINNYDIP  Cat Pom Pom Bag Charm

8. DAISY DIXON  Pink Pheobe Leather Watch

15. ASOS PREMIUM  Lilac Lace Skater Dress

16. ANUSCHKA REES  The Curated Closet
18. TRUE DECADENCE  Lace All Over Ruffle Blouse

Did anything catch your eye?


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