Inside my makeup bag; daily products πŸ‘„πŸ’…πŸ½

What makeup do I keep in my makeup bag? Or do I use on a daily basis?! This is what I love using & swear by. I don’t tend to wear foundation everyday but I will show you what foundation is my ‘everyday’ one, if I’ve got an awful breakout πŸ™ˆ 


My go to mascara, or mascara’s I should say are benefit they’re real & too faced better than sex. I love the brush on the too faced mascara as it separates my lashes nicely. But the they’re real mascara is a brilliant product! I like my lashes to be full & fluffy looking. 

Liquid eyeliner lives in my bag too, but I only wear it if my lashes aren’t looking as full. I use a rimmel liner, exaggerate. I don’t like those long tips that some have that are flimsy, I prefer it to be smaller so it’s more precise. 

I cannot go out without doing my brows, so this is an ultimate must have product for me. I always use benefit goof proof & I wouldn’t use anything else now, it’s a brilliant product! I find that it is the perfect size to shape your eyebrows & it’s like a more precise pencil. I’m no good with these pomades & things πŸ™Š 


My absolute babe of a duo for making me look like I slept really well even if I didn’t… πŸ™„ The instant anti age eraser eye by Maybelline & a purple concealer by w7. I couldn’t live without this baby!! Works an absolute treat. I buy mine from Amazon for like Β£2! 

I love rimmel foundations as they have the best coverage for me. I don’t like them too heavy so I use either the wake me up, or match perfection range! That’s if I wear foundation, a lot of the time my skin is pretty good so I don’t need it. But it’s always in my bag in case I look a bit rough πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚

What makeup do you have in your makeup bag?! 

Caitlin 😘

Who loves food? Caitlin does; favourite places πŸ΄πŸ˜‹

Anyone who knows me knows I loooove food. So I thought I would share with you a few of my favourite places to eat near me, sorry if you’re reading this & you don’t live where I live. I don’t blame you if you stop reading now… This WILL make you hungry.

Market bistro 

This is by far my absolute favourite place ever. I have never had a bad experience here. The food is top quality, the service is outstanding & the setting is so lovely. The owners are fantastic and I love that they make you so welcome. Lucy always remembers people which is to me a lovely touch. I have had birthdays, Sunday roasts & valentines meals. Always spot on. They will opening a deli next door soon, so I cannot wait to visit! Little tip; the sourdough bread is to die for.



The orange tree

The first time I visited here was with sam when we drove round the coast for a day last summer. They are known for their amazing desserts. We stopped on the off chance they had a table, so we were lucky. And of course we had some delicious food! I mean look at that dessert!! The presentation is spot on.


Prezzo 

To me you can’t beat prezzo! They do so many deals as well so it’s never very expensive. I think Italian has to be one of my favourites as well. There is something for every one. Plus their peach Bellini is sooo yum! 🍹 

Wildwood 

I think I have eaten in wildwood 3 times now and every time I have really enjoyed it. The first time we had no clue what the waiter was saying to us πŸ™ˆ but the food we ended up with was good πŸ’πŸ½πŸ˜‚ but anyway.. Again tasty cocktails, yummy food. At a reasonable price aswell. We recently went out as a four & two courses each & four drinks came to Β£85, so that’s not bad! They had a magician walk around the tables when we last went, I think that’s a really good added touch. Brownie points there wildwood. By the way… Not a cringey magician, I know what you’re all thinking. 

The lifeboat inn 

I love visiting the places that are near the coast. They’re always so cute & so welcoming. The orange tree was in the same village as this restaurant & they are both fabulous. If I could live in thornham I’d love to… But I’d also never cook & be very poor.  We visited here for mine & Sams 1 year anniversary. We most definitely weren’t disappointed. I can’t wait to go back again.

I hope this hasn’t made you too hungry, but hungry enough to make you want to try one of these places. 

Caitlin 🍷🍝

Bloggermail; anatomicals πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ’

I have been super lucky to be sent some face masks from anatomicals! I love love loooove this brand, as you will probably already know if you have read my previous posts! Anyway.. I got sent 3 face masks & I was excited to get stuck in with these as recently I’ve had a really rubbish breakout πŸ™ˆ 


The first one I tried which is specifically designed to target spots was the charcoal mask. It smelt bloody amazing! Popped it on, soaked in the tub & rinsed it off after 15 minutes roughly. I waited for it all to completely dry! I’m not kidding you, when I got out my face was so soft. Obviously my spots didn’t magically go away but I think it definitely helped as the following day they had really gone down πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ˜ yaay! 

The chocolate one smells sooo yum! Anti stress is spot on for this mask, I loved it! And the cucumber mask was sooo refreshing. It was the same texture as the others, I was expecting it to be more like jelly & like those peel off ones. But it was perfect, I teamed it with some collagen eye patches & my skin was glowing after this. 

Really enjoyed trying out these masks. I love looking after my skin so they were perfect for me. They are really generous with how much they put in each mask so it definitely goes a long way. I highly recommend these masks so if you’re yet to try them then I would say go for it! Thankyou anatomicals 😘😘 I may have a new favourite product now! 

Caitlin xo πŸ™ˆπŸ™ŒπŸ½

Lips; matte vs glossy πŸ’„πŸ’‹

I feel like this is very important to any beauty mad person. Lipstick, to me, finishes your makeup look. I decided to run a few polls on this! I used my instagram & my twitter to run these as I felt I might have gotten different responses from them. Have a look πŸ‘‡πŸ½


My favourite used to be glossy when I was younger & just got into wearing lipstick, but it literally changed in an instant after I tried my first ever matte lipstick. It was an mua cosmetics product. I feel like these are underrated still, give them some love because they’re fabulous, and they’re amazingly cheap. 

My range then picked up a little as I branched out trying other brands. My absolute favourite now are Gerard cosmetics, if you know me you most definitely know thatπŸ™„πŸ˜‚ so sorry guys that I run on about them. I first bought these direct from their site, the shipping was pretty fast & they usually have some good offers on as well. Pretty sure I bought 3 at a time… I did tell you all I’m addicted! 

Don’t get me wrong I do like other lipsticks. I just definitely prefer matte. I used to literally wear Avon lipsticks all the time. I still would wear them now too. It seems like my followers had a bit of a mixed review on which was their fav too. On Twitter it was pretty clear you all prefer matte, like me. But Instagram was slightly closer. 

I blooming love using pencils now aswell as lipsticks too. Does anybody else love them? Lord & berry are my favourite ones! I find that they don’t become as messy looking throughout the day. If that makes sense?! 


Who likes my collection?! πŸ™ˆ yeah I am crazy! And this is after I gave away about 10 to some friends as I never used them. What’s your favourite brand for lipsticks? 

Caitlin xo πŸ’„

What I eat in a week; almost everything β˜•οΈπŸŒ

A lot of people had been asking for this post. These are just a few of the meals that I have in a week! I am in no way saying this is what others should be eating by the way, far from it, but it’s some ideas for you ☺️ 


Breakfast: most important meal of the day

I used to skip this quite a lot πŸ™ˆ now I wonder how I managed to function when I did. I’m always hungry… so I love oats, granola, yoghurt, fruits etc. These are usually what I have during the week. At the weekend I would either have this again or protein pancakes which I personally think are delicious. So I would either have granola with natural yoghurt, fresh or frozen fruit (banana, raspberries, strawberries) with a drizzle of honey & topped with chia seeds. Overnight oats are another fav of mine, plain porridge oats, milk & frozen fruit. Pop it in the fridge overnight so they soak & voila, perfecto πŸ’πŸ½ If you’re opting for the pancake route I use women’s best unflavoured pancake mix, I add a scoop of banana whey powder too & sometimes even chocolate as well πŸ™„ for the topping, depends on what I’m fancying but, chocolate protein creme (not quite Nutella, sometimes I swap) a banana, some strawberries & raspberries, a squeeze of honey & some chia seeds. It’s so tasty, trust me. 


Lunch: whether you’re at work or not

A tasty salad. When I say salad it is jam packed; lettuce, spinach, boiled egg, tuna, peppers, cucumber, tomatoes, beetroot, bacon, chicken etc. So so yummy & full of goodies. Sweet potato jacket potato, with tuna or whatever your fav topping is. Sometimes I switch it up & have my protein pancakes at lunch too. Or I really enjoy making homemade soups, they’re so much more tasty than bought ones. Tomato & red pepper is my ultimate fav πŸ…

Dinner: this is when it gets hard

So usually I have proper meals, like spag bol, or a curry etc. All I have done different here is cut out the naan bread or garlic bread as you don’t NEED it. Another fav thing to have is fish with roasted peppers, courgettes etc. Soooo yummy. Or with a salad works just as well. Don’t get me wrong I love fajitas & other meals too πŸ˜‹

         
I try, see the word try, to drink as much as I possibly can πŸ™„ I know I don’t drink as much as I should which is something I need to work on, but I have definitely upped this a lot. I also used to drink a lot of tea, I’ve really cut this down & I no longer have any sugar in my tea as well πŸ’πŸ½  that’s a big thing for me πŸ™ŒπŸ½

Any other meal ideas would be greatly appreciated as you can never have to many food ideas up your sleeve πŸ˜‹ 

Caitlin xo πŸ˜‹πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

Bloggermail; QPC goodies πŸ’…πŸ½βœ¨

These gifted beauties are looovely. 


I think my favourite part of these fab freebies are the collagen eye patches (I feel like this phrase sounds really piratey) πŸ˜‚ but they were honestly perfect. I popped these on when I was in the bath πŸ›€ left them on for roughly 10 minutes. They were perfect for my skin & made my eyes quite obviously brighter. I do suffer from awful dark circles πŸ‘€πŸ™ˆ when I removed them I used my ring finger to just gently rub the excess product in. Since having my eyes lasered they do feel fairly dry so this was a perfect treat for me.

The beauty sponge literally made my day as my other sponges really needed to be thrown away, so thanks qpc beauty you sent that at the most perfect time! I found that this sponge worked really well on the main part of my face but it was just a liiiitle but too thick to fit around my under eye area. Doesn’t bother me though πŸ’πŸ½ it’s the best size for comfort of holding it for the application. 

Has anybody ever tried one of these brush cleaners?! Doesn’t it look fabulously cute?! I love that it has a place for your hand so you can get a good grip. I have only ever used my hands before so this was exciting 😍 What a game changer! It literally cleaned up my brushes beautifully πŸ™ŒπŸ½ The little ridges on it really helped get deep into the brush to clean it thoroughly.


As a whole I was impressed with these products. Thankyou to QPC πŸ˜˜

Caitlin xo πŸ’–

Influenster; Rimmel lasting finish voxbox πŸ’πŸ½πŸ’„

I was lucky enough to be given these products complimentary to try on behalf of Rimmel & influenster uk.

This box had 3 fabulous makeup products! Foundation, concealer & lipstick.. can you guess by now which I was the most excited about trying? The lipstick of course… I’ll review these in the order of least likely to buy to most likely.


The concealer. I thought I was going to love this but it just wasn’t for me. It reminded me of the one I always use, the age rewind maybelline one. It couldn’t be anymore different though. The product itself didn’t have the best consistency I’ve seen, it was fairly hard. The best word I could come up with for it. The applicator was also tough, it didn’t go on very nicely. I then thought how about I put it on my hand then apply it.. nope. Just not for me. It was drying before I’d even managed to blend it on my face! πŸ™ˆ Sorry rimmel, not a lover of this. The shade itself was spot on for my skin though! So influenster are good at matching πŸ’πŸ½

Now this was a bit of a close call, but the lipstick. So you all know by now how much I love lipstick. The only reason this didn’t win for me is because it’s not a matte finish. It’s not overly glossy, but just my preference, yknow? So the shade was perfect, honestly opened it & was beaming as its definitely my colour. Vintage pink, it matched my nails!! Eeee! 😁 Yes I’m that sad to be excited by that. It was definitely a beaut of a product, it probably lasted for a good few hours. Plus I love that it’s the sort of shade that you can add to a really good smokey eye makeup look or for everyday wear as it’s not too much of an out there kind of colour. Well done rimmel πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ‘„ 

The foundation was the winner. The bottle is mahoosive so I feel like this is going to last me quite well. My favourite foundation before I tried this was a rimmel one, the wake me up range. So I felt happy to get another foundation. It didn’t disappoint! Have you seen the applicator on this?! Perfect! The foundation shade is beautiful & the consistency of it is absolutely wonderful. I think it’s a good contender with the wake me up foundation. Maybe I’ll alternate in future πŸ€”πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ I loved that it felt light on your skin. I don’t wear foundation everyday but if I’m having a bad skin day I’ll apply it, so it’s nice to have a product that doesn’t feel like you’re wearing a lot. I hope that made sense… πŸ˜‚ 


What did everyone else think of this box? I’m excited to know if people agreed on the concealer or not? 

Caitlin xo πŸ’žπŸ’«

Urban decay; naked heat palette πŸ”₯πŸ™ŒπŸ½

I recently bought this as I was given a debenhams voucher for my birthday. I had literally wanted it for soooo long so it was a no brainer. The packaging is absolutely perfect! I’ve kept it in the box too, as I didn’t want to throw it away πŸ™„ 


I’ve used it a few times now with a few of the different shades. It’s amazing. You only need to use a small amount it is so pigmented 😍  the brush that comes with it is super soft & pretty perfect but, I do still use my trusty spectrum collections brushes to apply it. 

So far I think my favourite shades are dirty talk & scorched πŸ”₯ aren’t the names just so catchy? They definitely work well with those shades.


This palette works perfectly on my skin tone & with my eye colour etc. So I was super pleased I finally purchased it. Let’s see how long it lasts next πŸ™ˆ  I think I’m going to be hooked. She if you see me at any point over the next few months you can guarantee I’ll be looking exactly the same because I can’t put the bloody thing down. Also look how perfectly it can be photographed πŸ™„πŸ˜‚


What are your thoughts on this palette? 

Caitlin xo πŸ”₯

Haircare review; palmers ukπŸ’†πŸ½πŸ’‡πŸ½

I decided to give this range a proper go after receiving a protein hair mask in one of my beauty subscription boxes. I used it on holiday & fell in love πŸ’†πŸ½ 

So I bought 3 products from this range, I really wanted a shampoo but I literally have loads already started so I held back. I went for a conditioner, leave in conditioner spray & a hairdress product which is like a finisher. 


The conditioner I have used 4 times now. The first I used with the other two products, so I couldn’t tell you what was going on with them. But using all 3 my hair was so fabulous. And I smelt like I should be on the beach… πŸ˜†πŸ€” yes I do love holidays that much. After that I had been using it during the week when I don’t give my hair as much tlc and the ends of my hair still feel fabulous 2 days after washing (my roots no matter what I use get greasy after 2 days) usually on the day I need to wash my hair the ends are looking fairly dull. Super pleased with this! 

The leave in conditioner spray just helps to keep hold of that beautiful coconut smell. It leaves your hair feeling strong & soft. I love to have a shine finish on my hair & this doesn’t let me down! I use about 7/8 sprays to cover all of my hair. When I say a coconut scent, it is perfect, it isn’t too overpowering but at the same time you can’t get enough of how good your hair smells πŸ˜‚


Now the hairdress product. You use a small amount, like really small amount, so this going to last me forever. It does say don’t use on hair that is too thin as it’s quite a heavy product. But I use it when I have towel dried my hair. You can use it on dry hair too. I think it’s to tame frizzy hair mainly & helps to keep the ends healthy. 

Palmers you have made me one happy girl! Has anybody else tried these? 

Caitlin xo βœ¨πŸ’•

Dollibox; September 2017 πŸΏπŸ’†πŸ½

You must try this popcorn. Soooo yummy 🍿 


So this month was a bit of a mixed review. Not sure what I thought all round. Some products I loved, some not so much. Probably more my taste that was the issue than the actual products though. 

Lets start with that delicious popcorn. So bloody good. Please try it if you haven’t already. I think mine was demolished in minutes. How did dollibox know I love coconut? 

The glitter… Well not so keen. I’m not that fussed by glitter anyway & mine literally was just a bit too gloopy. It didn’t go on very well when I tried it, plus didn’t come off nicely either. I think this is because I’m not too confident using glitter. I had bits on my face after removing it. So, sorry guys I cannot rate this product at all πŸ™ˆ I feel like I’ve gone back to the 00’s when glitter babes was cool πŸ˜‚ 


The Schwarzkopf conditioner was one thing I did love 😍 I pride myself in having good hair. Plus anything that makes my hair look shinier & feel silkier is a winner from me. I love all Schwarzkopf products to be fair. This sample sized bottle lasted me 3 washes πŸ’†πŸ½πŸ’πŸ½ plus it smells fabulouuuss. 

The ‘never lose your cherry’ πŸ’ lip balm by anatomicals smells like heaven. I don’t really need to say anymore do I? I love this brands packaging… They recently had their products in a hotel I stayed in. I was pleasantly surprised! By far one of my favourite brands recently.

Fairypants.. Love the name! This dry skin balm is vegan friendly, it smells amazing & works an absolute treat. You literally need a small amount, rub it in your palms until it melts into an oil. I don’t need to tell you what to do next… πŸ˜‚ I honestly slathered myself in this because it smells delicious, and well I wanted to smell delicious πŸ€” obviously. 

I’m not really into nail varnishes as I always have nexgen on my nails. I’m sorry, another product I can’t review. Don’t hate me guys πŸ™ˆ the sound of it isn’t my cup of tea either I’m afraid.. a nail varnish that peels off? πŸ€” sounds a bit gross… ahhh, I don’t like not liking products.

I feel like I’ve let everyone down on this post, but I honestly can’t review this box all that well. I usually rave about dollibox to everyone! I just don’t feel the same this month. What did everyone else think? 

Caitlin xo πŸ’«πŸ’ž