Wednesday, 1 February 2017

January 2017 | Photo Diary

Love, Catherine | January Photo Diary

Yay, the worst month of everyone's year is officially over! Well I say that, but as January's go mine wasn't all that bad. In fact it was pretty awesome, despite the weather being damp, miserable and bascially ice cold.

Love, Catherine | Pretty Princess Castle Cake
Princess Castle Birthday Cake

It was my beautiful little niece's 4th birthday and it gave me the perfect opportunity to set my sights high and create up a magical, dream princess castle cake for her. It officially set the record for the longest time I've ever spent baking a cake, and it was so tall you can't even see the little flag on top of the tallest turret in the photo! But it was so worth it, all little girly girls deserve princessy things on their birthday! Plus it had pink, raspberry frosting inside which is my favourite!


Love, Catherine | Pink Ruffled Bedding
Pink Ruffled Princess Bedding

I came across this beautiful ruffled, blush pink bedding and thought it would go perfectly on my pretty white french bed. Not only was it from Argos of all places, but it was also in the clearance for about *drum roll please* £10! Ten. Great. British. Pounds. I know! It looks so beautiful, you'd never know.


Love, Catherine | 14 Trevor Square, Girliest Pink House!
The Girliest House Ever?!

Like I said on  Instagram, I'd totally love to tell you that I just casually strolled by this pretty, pink, girly dream house in Knightsbridge and snapped a photo in the moment, but no, I dragged my boyfriend (who was totally willing might I add) around London just to find it. Does that make me a total saddo? Probably, but hey, at least I'm keeping it real haha, blogger life. I feel sorry for the owner of the house, people must be constantly prancing about outside having photoshoots, whilst they're trying to drink their cuppa and watch TV. Although I'd like to imagine they're out elsewhere buying Chanel handbags and dining at Laduree...


Love, Catherine | Cream Tea At The Tea Terrace
Cream Tea at The Tea Terrace

I visited the prettiest little Tea Terrace at the top of House Of Fraser on Oxford Street, which has the girliest Parisian pastel pink, blue and white decor with luxe upholstered seating, and they serve everything on beautiful Royal Albert china. It looks like such a dream! I had white chocolate and cranberry scones with a chai tea, and my boyfriend went for a hot chocolate and gooey brownie. The service wasn't the greatest, but if you're only hoping for a pretty Instagram shot you won't be disappointed...


Love, Catherine | Kate Spade Pretty And Witty Candle
Kate Spade Pretty And Witty Candle

I'd had my eye on this beautiful little pink and white scented candle from Kate Spade for so long, and finally decided to buy it with some Christmas money I was given. It's so adorable and I love the little phrase written on the front 'pretty and witty make the perfect pair'. I don't know if I can bring myself to burn it just yet, but it would make a lovely makeup brush holder once I have!


Love, Catherine | Pretty Anniversary Celebration Cupcakes
Anniversary Cupcakes

I created these cute little 10 year anniversary cupcakes for my lovely friend Paige and her fiance, (her Instagram is a dreamy Yankee candle and bath bomb heaven! You should probably go and take a peek  here, just sayin'). I was so pleased with the outcome and I love how cute the little designs looked all together. My heart just melts for that mini champagne bottle though!


Love, Catherine | Cute Kitten Mug Hot Chocolate
Adorable Kitten Mug

As I was saying in my previous ASOS Haul post (read it here if ya missed it!) I have a blatant obsession with cute mugs, and I should probably check into mug rehab 'cos that's totally a thing. How could I resist this little kitty mug though, with the heart shaped nose, whiskers and pink ears?! Only £4 from Matalan FYI...


Love, Catherine | Charlotte Tilbury Makeup
Charlotte Tilbury Makeup 

I recently received the best blogger mail of all time, gifting me none other than Charlotte ~fricken~ Tilbury makeup! To say I was ecstatic was an understatement. Firstly I screamed and freaked out, then I went into a little happy dance mode and then after about an hour I cried. Haha yep, award for the lamest blogger ever over here please and thank you! Her makeup range is like pure gold dust to me and I was so touched to have been gifted it. I've been using the Instant Look In A Palette alongside the new Quick 'N' Easy makeup kit (reviews  here and  here), and have been loving how fresh and glowy they look! They are just really great sets to have in your collection.

xoxo


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28 comments :

  1. That cake is amazing! And the cupcakes too - you are very talented! x

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  2. That kitten mug is so cute! x

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  3. That cake is insane!!! You are so talented, can you teach me how to bake such beautiful cakes!?!?! That Kate Spade candle is on my wishlist, I never thought how perfect it would be for brushes until you said! xx

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    1. Aw thank you so much lovely!! I would love to teach you but it would require a lot of patience on your behalf haha! xo

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    1. I'm not sure I featured any washi tape haha but thanks xo

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  5. Beautiful photos as always! Your blog and instagram are a dream girl <3

    x Vanessa
    http://www.flipandstyle.com

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    1. Aw thank you gorgeous! Love your blog/instagram too! xo

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  6. Oh wow, that princess castle cake is a true work of art!!!

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  7. You have the most gorgeous, pretty photos! I absolutely love the little cat mug, it's adorable!

    Lynnsay x
    www.sartorialscot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Ahh it's so cute! xo

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  8. Gorgeous photos Catherine, as ever!

    Claudia xx
    www.claudiawright.com

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  9. Love this Photo Diary Catherine! I am trying to eat healthy at the moment but the picture of the cream tea is making me want to throw myself off the wagon into a sugar-induced coma :) Also - you are so talented with your cake making, everything you do is absolutely perfect!

    Laura x
    www.mylauralife.co.uk

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    1. So am I, but you wouldn't think it would you haha!! Gotta allow yourself a treat every now and then! Aw thank you so much, I can't wait to share some Valentine's creations, gonna be soooo cute xo

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  10. That cake is GORGEOUS!!! I'm always so astounded that people make that stuff with their hands lol I mean, obviously it has to be made somehow but it's all just so beautiful! And I noticed that you got that Charlotte Tilbury stuff as a PR sample. Such a dream!!

    Katie | www.overthemoony.com

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    1. Haha no I totally get what you're saying, I'm like that with super neat, straight edged professional cakes I see! xo

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  11. Beautiful photos! Your bedding looks so cosy x

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  12. the birthday cake looks amazing. i would certainly love to have the exact same one for my birthday.


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    1. Thank you! Aw I'd love to be able to make it xo

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  13. Woah you baked that cake?! You're incredible! Is there anything you can't do perfectly?! xxx

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    1. Haha thanks!! Ohh a lot of things!! xo

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  14. It looks like you had a wonderful January 💗 Your bakes are absolutely adorable - I love baking but my creations aren't a patch on yours! And wow, what I wouldn't give to live in a house like that! Girly heaven.

    Kara
    www.spreadthesparkle.co.uk
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    1. Thank you lovely, my cakes/cupcakes used to be pretty rubbish though! It's all just practice and determination :-) xo

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