Birmingham; cocktails galore πŸΉπŸΈ

So we spent the bank holiday in Birmingham, just enjoying some time to ourselves. Whenever we go out we never both get to have a drink so we thought we’d have a treat. 

To start this off we (I say we, I mean I) booked a hotel on booking.com. I looove this site!! It was an absolute bargain at Β£59! The hotel was like a 10 minute walk to the shops… perfect πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ so as soon as we arrived we walked in. The hotel was called pentahotel, it literally looked so good. For Β£59 you could not complain. The bed was comfy, the shower was lovely & the room was a good size for a short stay πŸ‘πŸ½ we had a drink in the hotel before we went out for dinner & I have to say it was quite pricey, but it did have a lot of good drinks. It also had anatomicals toiletries 😍 that literally made my stay πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚ & of course they came home with me. 


We went to the bullring when we arrived in Birmingham to do some window shopping, but decided that we were too hot, so we started having some drinks early on in the day… πŸ™„ it was bank holiday after all & the sun was shining. We had a drink in all bar one to start with which was sooo yummy. I had a pornstar martini & Sam had a cider. Both were so nice! We love this place 🍹 we also had some lunch in a place called burritos, you’ll never guess what they sell… πŸŒ―πŸ™Š  really tasty & I had never heard of it before but it was fairly busy. 

In the evening we had booked our meal at an Italian restaurant called cielo. Never heard of this place either, but we love Italian food so I knew we would enjoy it. We had a 3 course meal each & an alcoholic drink. Guess what I had, another cocktail, this time it was a Cosmo though πŸ’πŸ½πŸΈ it came to Β£82 including the service charge, which isn’t too bad for a city I didn’t think. Plus it was super tasty πŸ˜‹ 


To end the evening we had some more cocktails in all bar one & a cute little place called pitcher & piano along the canal. It was really pretty! We literally just enjoyed time to ourselves rabbiting on & not having to worry about time. If you ever visit Birmingham you have to go to pitcher & piano as its just the cutest place to sit outside. 


What did you get up to this weekend?

Caitlin xo🍹🍸

Dollibox; AUG 17 πŸ™ŒπŸ½βœ¨

I may say this every month, but dollibox you’ve done it again. The perfect beauty box… Price, products, value… Everything. Perfect. 

I cannot fault it. Definitely recommend signing up if you haven’t already. This post will definitely make you want to aswell, so you have been warned πŸ˜‚ stop reading now if you don’t want to be as hooked as me. 



Two
face masks this month, which I was happy about as I hadn’t received one in any of my subscription boxes for a few months. I had heard so much about these space masks & I hadn’t been fortunate enough to try it yet, so it’s safe to say I was beaming when I opened this box. I also got a bioaqua mask. I loooove their masks! This was the mask I used first as I knew I’d love it. These ‘sheet masks’ are amazing. They’re so full of moisture & I love that you can just rub the excess product on to your skin once you take the mask off. Highly recommend these! Bioaqua also have some cute animal printed masks as well. The space masks product was perfect as expected. Smells divine & completely chilled me out. Just what I wanted πŸ’πŸ½


The technic cream blush & bronze palette is absolutely beautiful. I haven’t used this one yet as I already have one on the go. So I’m obviously loving it.. I’m so pleased to have another one of these as I love this palette, I add a small amount of serum to mine before applying. It has a good coverage & to me are the perfect shades πŸ’πŸ½ 

The meow lashes I received are so fluffy & stunning. So soft & the perfect style for me too. Super pleased with these. I have used them twice & with the proper care & maintenance I’m sure you can get a lot more uses. They have lots of different styles on their website, plus they’re offering Β£2 off with the code meow200… These definitely are worth every penny. 

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Lastly a fabulous deodorant by awake organics. Yes you read that correctly. I loved the scent that this had! I had never tried a product like this before so it was completely new to me, but I really do think this was fantastic. It works instantly & it lasted a lot longer than most spray deodorants I’ve used. It kind of has a scrub type texture, so fairly thick but you only need a small amount. They have kindly given a discount code to get 15% off for a limited time, just use code: AURA15 on Awake organics

What did you think to this months box? 

Caitlin xo ✨

Look fantastic; AUGUST 2017 πŸŒ

I loved the look of this box as soon as I saw it! The theme was around the world so all of the goodies this month were from different places πŸ‡¬πŸ‡·  a few of the brands I had seen or heard of, but some were totally new to me so I was definitely excited to get stuck in.

Mane n tail shampoo & conditioner was definitely one I’d heard of & I looove this brand. I used it quite a lot when I was trying to find ways to help my hair grow. I didn’t see any miraculous hair growth but I did notice that my hair was a lot stronger than it had been. I honestly love this brand so I enjoyed using this. The only downside I have to this is there isn’t a delicious scent, I love super smelling hair πŸ˜©πŸ’†πŸ½ 

The skin79 BB cream was new to me. Originating from Korea it contains a strong SPF to help protect skin from sun damage & aging. I used this as a primer when I tried it & it glides on so easily. It wasn’t too thick so was perfect for a primer. I’d 100% recommend this to anybody, loved it! The pink packaging helped too 😜

Lord & berry, wooohoo.. This brand is definitely top of my list!! I’ve got a few of their matte lip pencils, & a concealer so I was looking forward to using this. This brow pencil was so easy to use & it was the perfect colour for my brows, woohoo. I still used a spoolie on my brows as I love to finish the look with one, but I would definitely recommend to anyone who likes a more defined brow πŸ’πŸ½ It’s perfect for outlining them.

The Gatineau cleanser that I received is just perfect. If you hadn’t guessed it’s French. I was really pleased with this it left my skin feeling so silky smooth, really did cleanse my face brilliantly. Although I did have to use something different on my eye makeup, not the end of the world though, that’s what eye make up removers are for. It’s quite a luxurious product so I haven’t used it everyday. But it honestly has the most perfect consistency πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

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Now the korres moisturising body milk is to die for. It’s the perfect travel size to take away with you on your holidays, and it will leave you feeling like a Greek goddess. It is the perfect after sun as it contains aloe and almond oil. What an excuse to book another holiday 🌴  I really don’t need one πŸ™„πŸ™ˆ

Lastly the cutest addition to the box, the Lotties London balm ball. This brand is extra amazing as its vegan friendly & cruelty free 🐰 yay animals! It’s the best invention for lip care as its the perfect shape to pop your lips on. Mine tastes sooo good too πŸ‘„ not that I eat it… But it’s cherry scented πŸ’ 

Did anybody else receive this box? What was your favourite?

Caitlin xoβœ¨πŸ’• 

Rimmel voxbox: influenster πŸ’„

Wow, so happy to receive my first voxbox 😍 as soon as I saw the email, I got a little bit excited. I got sent a box of goodies completely complimentary to try. Thankyou again influenster 😘 It’s safe to say I definitely got stuck in straight away.


So I received three beautiful Rimmel products to test for you lovelies. Firstly I tried the mascara ‘wonderfully real‘ as that is an everyday makeup for me. The brush is perfect for me, I love a brush which is more for volume. I feel like it worked better on my bottom lashes as it didn’t really build up much on my top lashes. The only problem is I found it kept coming off & leaving little black smudges on my under eye area… I feel like it might suit others better, maybe my lashes on the bottom are too long? I don’t dislike this mascara, but I don’t think I would purchase it.. Sorry Rimmel πŸ™ˆ

The winged liner.. ‘WonderWing‘ Now this I loved. It has the perfect sized nib, so it glides over your lids with ease. I enjoyed using this, I don’t usually wing my liner so I’m not amazing at it, but I have to say I didn’t struggle too much. I will definitely enjoy using the eyeliner. It might even sway me to wing my liner more often. 


Now this palette is beautiful. ‘Magnif’eyes‘ I LOVE it. It has lovely shades to choose from & so many of them compliment each other. I used my spectrum brushes to apply these shadows. The lighter colours I had to try to build up a bit more, but the other colours are amazingly pigmented & you don’t have to use a lot at all. I would definitely purchase this again, I love a nude palette. Spot on Rimmel πŸ™ŒπŸ½ 


I love Rimmel makeup, what’s one of your ‘go to’ brands?! 

Caitlin xoπŸ’– 

Spring clean?… It’s summer β˜€οΈπŸ”₯

So really? Who doesn’t love a good scented candle?!

Whenever I ‘spring clean’ I, without a doubt, always use a candle! Now I’m sure everyone has heard of Yankee candles & I do love them too! But I love supporting smaller businesses! 😍  as you will see on this blog post 😜


This candle is amazingly fresh! Yankee candles are extremely long lasting & excellent  value for money! A little tip: order on Amazon, they’re so much cheaper πŸ‘ŒπŸ»  fresh linen is a perfect scent for a good Spring clean. I always set my candles near an open window, so the wind can blow the scent into the room.

I have recently found a brand that I really love! They’re called bloom candles 😍 so many different scents! I found this brand through my dollibox when I received a wax pop in one of my boxes! It was called banana nut bread & oh my god the house smelt beautiful! I have recently bought a lot more of these wax pops & the candle jars! They’re very reasonably priced aswell, plus the shipping is fairly quick. My favourites that I would suggest would be; banana nut bread, mango sorbet & baby powder. Honestly cannot recommend these candles enough! Follow bloom candles on Instagram πŸ’•


I have previously bought from a company called imperial candles. I had bought a fair few from this company as it was a scented candle with a twist! A free piece of jewellery in every candle! I found the candle & the scent itself perfect, but the jewellery wasn’t worth that little bit extra money for the product!

Another brand I have fallen in love with is sanctuary 😍  a little bit more prices but that’s what you would expect. These are lovely for a nice fresh scent, they’re not too heavy. Some candles can leave you with a horrendous headache.

What are your favourite candles?

Caitlin xoπŸ’–

Body confidence.. The truth hurts πŸ™…πŸ½

To most people I may look like a confident girl, but the truth is I really struggle with my body. I lack confidence, I have low self esteem. Plain & simple. In no way am I overweight or not beautiful BUT what most people don’t understand is that it doesn’t matter what you look like you can still feel unattractive or not good enough.

This is a deep blog for me πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™ˆ sorry loves. But it’s also one that needs to be written. 

I have decided to start properly on my fitness now. Yeah I used to go to the gym or do my weights at home etc, but I wasn’t eating properly. I’d still eat pizza or Chinese. I don’t know what has done it, but something has made me click & think ‘I really need to sort myself out’ πŸ’‘ I’ve been finding that I feel at my worst in a gym… Like I honestly have not felt this sort of feeling before, it’s horrible so I need to snap out of it. I don’t have a flat tummy, I don’t have the peachiest of bums, I have wobbly thighs & stupidly sized boobs.. Oh god πŸ™ˆ really selling myself here πŸ˜‚  I know everyone is different but I need to do this for myself, nobody else. 

So, I have bought myself a mahoosive bundle of goodies to get me on the right track πŸ’ͺ🏽 I can do this right?! 

For starters; women’s best


I bought 2x shakers, either my mum is going to use one or I can have a spare to leave in my car for when I go to the other halves (well thought out I know) πŸ’πŸ½  I also bought a tub of whey protein in banana flavour (totally my fav flavour) I was making shakes with banana’s before because vanilla is just boring πŸ˜‚  this is soooo tasty! Then because I am a pancake addict, I bought a tub of protein pancake mix, unflavoured because I bought some protein creme in chocolate flavour πŸ™„ so it’s like I’m having a treat, but it’s good for me πŸ™ŒπŸ½  yaay 

Next up; cute nutrition

This stuff is just ridiculously CUTE 😜 really love their packaging too. It’s about time something girly came up in this industry. So I got myself a mug, for when I have my your tea, lemon water, or green tea β˜•οΈ some chocolate bars, yes more chocolate but these are guilt free 🍫 & they taste like the real deal πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ & another shake mix, but this time it’s porn star martini flavoured! Lastly the fabulous pink oversized hoodie, I love this! I am now an affiliate of cute nutrition, so if you’re after some goodies click the link above πŸ’‹ I also love their logo, how could you not though? 


Lastly; gymshark clothing


I bought some super comfy leggings, I do have some lovely Victoria’s Secret ones, but they’re cropped so I thought I’d prepare for when it’s not so warm, keep me motivated through the colder weather. I also thought I’d get some white trainer socks πŸ‘Ÿ I hate to see too much sock round my ankle πŸ˜‚ 
So my motivation is sky high πŸ™ŒπŸ½ I can do this! I hope nobody else out there feels the same way about their body, but know that if you do, like me, you can start today πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ˜˜ 

Caitlin xoπŸ’•