Lifestyle; update before holiday πŸ‘™πŸ’ͺ🏽

We’re off on our holibobs tomorrow so I thought I would share with you how well I have done since my last update in September! Be warned, half naked body posts here… soz guys! 

The past 2 weeks I had decided to lower my carb intake so I could get rid of the awful bloating… I definitely didn’t cut them out altogether but I was watching how much I was eating. It’s little things like bread with soup on a lunch break. You don’t need it, you’ve got plenty to eat. So I swapped it for an apple or banana to have after my soup 🍎 I also cut out cake… Too much around me at work πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ 

I also really focused on my fluids… Again I still struggle with this but I feel like I’m really getting there now! I find it better to drink out of a bottle so I can keep track on how much I have had. 

I’ve also recently been noticing how well I have progressed with some weights. I used to only be able to manage about 20-40kg on the hip abductor & adductor machines, but I have now managed to do between 60-75kg! If that’s not progress I don’t know what is πŸ’ͺ🏽

Thanks for keeping up to date lovelies! I’m now off to enjoy some well deserved sunshine & have a nice break! See you all at Blogmas πŸ’πŸ½

Caitlin xo πŸ‘™πŸŒ΄

Boyfriend tag; this will be fun! β€οΈβ€οΈ

Going to be super cute & cringey today, but I feel like now that I have been blogging for a year, I would let my boyfriend really join in & realise what it is that I am doing. Let’s hope he has a bit of fun too. I won’t make it too long though I promise you ☺️  we’re going to answer a question each too πŸ’πŸ½ need to prove I know him too 😜 

1. When did we meet and where? 

Sam: June 1st, and on tinder, 17th? I know it was June… I think we started talking on a Friday πŸ™ˆ 

2. When did you meet the parents? 

Caitlin: the date, I can’t remember 100% I wanna say about 10th July. I stayed at Sam’s, as we went to his friend from works wedding… Well I went to the reception. I also drank way too much prosecco 🍾

3. Who said ‘I love you’ first?  

Sam: me… On our first holiday, eventually πŸ™„ (I basically said you want to tell me something don’t you, I could tell he was nervous) he was very romantic though!! Just look at where we were sat

4. Where was our first date? 

Caitlin: at prezzo, I had never really properly dated before so this was lovely 😍 my order came out wrong though & I didn’t know whether to complain or not πŸ™ˆ

5. What is one food that I don’t like? 

Sam: peanut butter, pizza, ice cream, beans 

6. What is my shoe size? 

Caitlin: size 10, I can’t forget it’s just double mine πŸ’πŸ½

7. What’s my favourite ever sandwich? 

Sam: egg or tuna (mmmm πŸ˜‹)

8. What football team do I support? 

Caitlin: Man U, hissssss 

9. Complete this sentence, ‘my girlfriend is…’ 

Sam: the best.

10. Complete this sentence ‘my boyfriend is…’ 

Caitlin: my favourite person in the world.

Do you guys need a bucket? Sorry.. πŸ˜‚ I honestly do love this man, he is the best thing that has ever happened to me. He has made me a better person & literally completes me πŸ™ŠπŸ’– were now on countdown to holiday number 3! Only a few days to go πŸ˜ƒ

I love you Sam

Caitlin xo ✨

Caitlincx; 1 year old πŸŽ‰πŸ’«

Cannot believe my blog is 1 year old already! Bloooming heck that went fast. Happy Blogiversary to meee πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

When I started this a year ago I didn’t think I would actually be able to get people to read my posts, nor did I think I would stick at it. But I can honestly say I love blogging. 

At school I used to pride myself in my spelling & grammar. It’s one thing that I feel I am actually pretty good at. I enjoy writing & ‘creative writing’ πŸ“ was always my favourite. Who doesn’t love creating an exciting story in your head & then writing it down. I also really love lists… I swear I have a life too πŸ™„ 

Eeee look at my cake from baker days! I love it, Thankyou soooo much. It looked beautiful & had the most perfect sponge everrrr πŸ˜‹πŸ°

Here is a little insight into how long it can take to grow your blog. It doesn’t happen overnight & it takes a lot of commitment. But if you love what you do, you’ll get there & you’ll enjoy doing it.

I hope all my existing readers & hopefully new readers to come enjoy my posts! But I am always open to feedback or ideas so feel free to comment ☺️ I don’t bite I promise. I’d also love to know what your favourite type of posts are that I write! Engaging with my audience is something I think is important. So hey πŸ‘‹πŸ½  & thank you for supporting me! 

Happy 1 year to my blog! Also head over to my Instagram, as I have teamed up with baker days, to do a fabulous giveaway! πŸ°πŸŽ‚ 

Caitlin πŸ’žπŸ’«

Mini haul; boots 3 for 2 πŸ‘„

It makes me super happy when boots do offers across all the cosmetics brands.. so I had to take them up on this offer. 

I needed a new concealer as mine had almost ran out.. I was lucky to get the last one in the shade I needed too. I swear by this concealer. I use the instant age rewind by Maybelline, bloody love it. The sponge applicator on the end is so soft it literally goes on a treat. I buy mine in the shade nude as I don’t like under my eyes to be too bright! 

I also got myself my favourite liquid eyeliner. I don’t do well with most other ones, so I hope they never change this one… It’s the rimmel exaggerate eyeliner. I did get waterproof though as I couldn’t find the normal one… Hmmm. Do they still do it? 

I then decided, seeing as it was 3 for 2, to treat myself to a new lippy. I am lipstick mad, I am so sorry! I looked for literally ages & I decided to try one that I had never tried, & is fairly new. I love nudes, browns & purple shades so I thought this one looked perfect for me. It literally smells amazingly vanilla like 😍 so … I don’t think it’s the best, but it’s good for like everyday wear. I wouldn’t be happy to wear it somewhere I wanted to make an effort for… So yeah pretty standard. It doesn’t dry very fast, I think that’s the problem. But I don’t dislike it… Even though it sounds like I do πŸ˜‚ I just wouldn’t rate it a favourite of mine.

What would you buy on this offer? Would you stock up, or buy something you have never tried before? 

Caitlin 😘 πŸ‘„

Bodyfit blog; Sweaty Betty vouchers

So recently I shared a blog post that I had written to do with fitness. I was then approached  by a fab lady who I work alongside for bodyfit. She asked me if I’d like to write a blog post for them… I was super excited for this as I said I was already starting one! 

I was gifted two Β£10 gift vouchers for either sweatybetty or whole foods. I chose sweaty Betty as I was wanting to try some new gym clothes. The postage from them was super fast! It was also very well packaged. I couldn’t wait to get browsing & I think I literally ordered some leggings the next day! πŸ’ͺ🏽

The postage again was super quick, I had an email on the Friday saying they would be delivered that day, which I think was only 2 days later!  There was a small issue of the parcel getting lost, but the customer service team were excellent & I received the parcel the following week. 

So.. the leggings!! Soooo pretty! I thought I would choose something slightly different! I always get the same colours so I got some nice blue cropped ones. They fit beautifully. They have a mesh at the front of the thigh too, so they’re ‘breathable’ but because I went for cropped I think I’ll be saving these for warmer days now πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ 

Thankyou again bodyfit! And to sweaty Betty for making fabulous leggings! Check out my blog post over on their page!!! Ahhh it makes me so happy 😍😍 don’t forget to use code Caitlin10 for discount lovelies 


These are just a few of the bodyfit products I love too.. Incase you were wondering what I use lovelies.. I especially love the collagen supplements. Can’t beat looking after your skin too πŸ’πŸ½

Caitlin xo πŸ’ͺ🏽

Bloggermail; what’s in it for me? πŸ’πŸ½πŸ™ˆ

Super lucky to get to use this beautiful body lotion! I have already used another product by this brand so to say I was happy to give this a go is an understatement.

I have recently been using this morning & evening on my arms & legs mainly. I get awful dry elbows from leaning on them all day at work so I was hoping for good things from this product. It didn’t fail. 

The scent is absolutely gorgeous… It’s a mixture of ylang ylang, orchid, jasmine & violet oil. I wish you could smell it because it’s so blooming hard to explain a scent by writing it. But I think you can guess it’s floral, but not too strong. 🌸 I can’t stand anything with a rose scent πŸ™ˆπŸ˜· so trust me it smells beautiful πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ if I love it t you will love it.

The cream itself had the perfect consistency, perfect for looking after dry skin! You don’t have to use massive amounts either as it’s quite a rich product. A small amount is plenty. So it will last you a little while too ☺️ 

Now the packaging… Absolutely clean & fresh looking. I love the little phrases they use on their products packaging & that they tell you a bit about the product too. 

If you’re yet to give this product a go then I suggest you do. Or try anything by this brand πŸ™ˆπŸ’πŸ½ I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed. 

Caitlin xo ✨

Lookfantastic; October 2017 πŸ‚πŸ’„

The packaging on this months box is stunning! So elegant looking 😍

The theme is indulge.. And I swear they have really pulled it off! There is only one item in this months box that I didn’t like. That’s pretty good going! 

So I tried the model co concealer first. The product I would probably rate 7/10 altogether as I wasn’t too keen on the way it dried too quickly. Maybe this is just me? I had this issue with another concealer recently.. Anywho. The applicator was perfect & the shade was lovely. It is quite an illuminating concealer so don’t use it too heavy under your eyes… Nothing worse than bright white circles under your eyes πŸ˜‚

I absolutely loved the ciate mascara!! I had previously only tried nail varnishes by this brand so this was exciting. The brush was definitely my cup of tea & the actual product itself was perfect. Not gloopy, but not too thin! Definitely a bit of me…

I absolutely hate the smell of coffee so I gave this one to my mum to try out… In her words ‘bloody awful, I couldn’t scrub it off… It stained me, the bath & it didn’t actually scrub me at all’ … At least she’s honest β˜•οΈπŸ˜‚

Oh myyyy the ski mono hand masks were amazing. I say masks, they’re gloves but yknow. Anywho. I recently took my Nexgen nails off πŸ’…πŸ½ so my nails and hands were in need of a bit of tlc so these were absolutely perfect. I honestly loved them. Popped them on when I was in the bath face mask on too… Absolutely fab product!! πŸ™ŒπŸ½ my hands honestly felt so soft & it gave my nails a bit of a kick too, they were very dry! 

Another monu skin product, this makes me happy as I’ve had a few before & really enjoyed them. This hasn’t been any different. They always smell so herbally, like you could be in a spa, yknow. This one was a facial oil & the consistency was spot on πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ you only need a small amount though, you will end up with greasy looking skin if not. 

Lastly the lancer polish . Which is apparently one of Victoria Beckhams go to products, I tell you what, I can see why. It’s an amazing exfoliator to get your skin ready for a perfect skincare routine! My skin honestly looked super clear after using this! 

What did everyone else think to this box? 

Caitlin xo πŸ’…πŸ½

Bloggermail; just smile πŸ˜€πŸ˜ƒ

I absolutely love to look after my teeth so being offered to be a part of this fabulous collab was obviously so exciting for me! Don’t get me wrong my teeth have never been very yellow BUT I do have stains on them from having too much tea… β˜•οΈ

I have been using it for 2 weeks now & I can honestly tell you it works a treat! Thankyou so much just smile uk, you have made me super happy. 

My teeth look so much brighter & they even feel fabulous… I hate when you can feel they need brushing 😷 

I use this morning & night. Wet your toothbrush, dip it in the charcoal product & scrub away those yellowy stains. It cannot be any easier! I use this then brush over my teeth with a normal toothpaste in the morning, but in the evening I swap it round! 

If you fancy giving it a go I have a discount code for you lovelies CAITLINC10, follow the link above.. 

Show me those nashers everyone!! 

Caitlin πŸ˜¬πŸ˜„ 

Dollibox; oct 17 πŸŽ€πŸ‚

This is going to be my last dollibox review for a little while. Don’t get me wrong, I love it. Just need to save some pennies πŸ˜’ boo, growing up is no fun..

So many products this month, it was a bit more me. Yaaay! 

My favourite item in this box was the cranberries & cream hand & body lotion by patisserie de bain. A massive full sized product! It smells beautiful, my favourite kind of scent! I literally apply this all over & it honestly leaves my skin feeling soft. Even my knees & elbows πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ’•  you can get this in tesco or super drug by the way girls πŸ’πŸ½ 

Next comes the beaut of a wax melt! Mine smells bloody amazing! It’s a lavender scent so everywhere in the house then smells like a spa 😌 I couldn’t wait to give this a try, I always have a wax melt on the go. They’re also cruelty free βœ… Thankyou mermaid bay! 

I used the face mask & I was a little disappointed. I’m not really into the peel off masks anymore & this was supposed be a scary ghoulish green… It really wasn’t. Plus it took sooo long to dry I gave up, so it didn’t even peel off nicely either… Sorrryyy! 

I cannot review the palmers coconut formula hand cream because I am taking this on holiday with me in a few weeks. Wooohoo! It’s a travel size & I think it will be fab for looking after my skin in the sun! β˜€οΈ  I’ve never tried a palmers product that I’ve not loved πŸ™ŒπŸ½

The highlight liquid has a beautiful shimmer to it. I personally only really like using a powered highlighter on my cheekbones, but I did use this on the tip of my nose. It’s so pigmented as well so it shows up well in photos πŸ“Έ 

Lastly the osis hair spray. Now I never ever use hairspray… The only time I ever would is if I have curled my hair, which is very rare for me. Another let down here girls, sorry. 

Bit of a mixed review here lovelies. But I hope you enjoyed it, or found it helpful πŸ’πŸ½ does anybody else receive dollibox?

Caitlin xo πŸ’•