Moving in together; what we aren’t looking forward to πŸ™ˆπŸ™„

So yeah. This is a little different I know. But I thought it had to be done. We sat down the other night whilst deciding on kitchens etc & we keep saying how excited we are to finally be living together. Cuddles every night, waking up together… It’s all so cute, but what about the things we aren’t looking forward to?! 

Before any of you negative nelly’s say ‘this isn’t very nice’ it’s just a post to lighten the mood… 

I know what Sam really isn’t looking forward to… Me telling him to brush his teeth every night πŸ˜‚ he hates that now & I only see him 4 nights a week.. so think how annoying that will be when we live together. Sorry babe! You know I’m right though! 

I’m not looking forward to him waking up super early EVERYDAY… Yes, not just when he has work, this includes Sunday’s! 😩 don’t get me wrong I don’t ‘lay in’ myself but I’d like to wake up naturally, not be woke up at 6am by an alarm πŸ™„ thank goodness for my sleep mask!

He won’t like how many pots, pans etc I use to cook one meal… Because he always washes up. That then means I’m not looking forward to having to wash up πŸ˜‚ 

Obviously there are the usual things neither of us are looking forward to like bills etc. But even with these things, the good things will definitely beat the bad. I’M SO EXCITED!! 

Caitlin xo 🏑

Bloggermail; image skincare πŸŽ€

I must start by saying how amazing is this packaging?! So girly. 

I have always wanted an eye mask for when I go to bed. I love to sleep in the dark, but Sam never shuts his blind πŸ™ˆ so honestly, this was amazing for me! πŸ˜‚ 

Onto the products… They all smell amazing, the consistency is spot on (thicker) & so far so good my skin has reacted well to them πŸ™ŒπŸ½  I received 5 mini products;  A facial cleanser, hydrating a time-aging serum, hydrating repair cream, hydrating mask & daily hydrating moisturiser! I am so happy with these. I have used them once to try them out & now I am keeping them for my holiday as I only have hand luggage!

I was well & truly treated to some goodies here… Have you tried image skincare? If you haven’t I definitely recommend them to you. 
Caitlin xo ✨

Catch up; Caitlin sandwich style πŸ‘―πŸ’πŸ½

Seeing as I love these type of posts I thought I’d incorporate it into the post about our weekend catch up! 

1. How and when did you meet? 

Caitlin s: the airport on the way to Marbs!! We were going on a mutual friends hen do and I’d never met any of the other girls before! 

Caitlin c: at the airport & it was soooo easy to get along with her ☺️

2. What is your most favourite memory? 

Caitlin s: there’s lots but definitely walking down the Marbella strip with our arms round each other, talking about how everyone misspells our name πŸ˜‚ I think I’ve got a picture…

Caitlin c:
either the one above or the time Caitlin came to stay at mine & all the girls came over the same evening. We played some stupid games, including a headphone game which was a brilliant night… Steph also chucked a whole cocktail all over the kitchen floor πŸ™„πŸ˜‚

3. Describe each other in one word. 

Caitlin s: Giggly

Caitlin c: Fun 

4. What’s their favourite animal? 

Caitlin s: DOGS, all animals but dogsπŸ’—

Caitlin c: definitely dogs… Although we keep talking about little bunny rabbits this weekend 🐢🐰

5. Have you ever been on a holiday together? 

Caitlin s: MARBS well we met on a holiday … Aren’t we overdue one??? 

Caitlin c: Marbella! Which was for sure where we started our friendship… 

To start the weekend Caitlin came on the Friday evening… She actually arrived at mine before I managed to get back from work, but it’s nice she feels comfortable enough to do this! We had a dominos & made our way through a bottle of prosecco too 🍾 we had a good chat & took advantage of chilling, so we had a face mask & good cleanse πŸ’πŸ½ isn’t it fabulous being girly?!

Caitlin also bought me a present bless her for when Sam & I move into our house… She is the cutest. It had a cocktail shaker & a mojito candle in 🍹

On Saturday the weather was sooo cold, it snowed pretty much all day but we decided to go out for afternoon tea. I bloody love cake so this was good! We went to the Dukes head, in Lynn. We decided to have some prosecco with it too… Jeez I sound like I love alcohol a bit too much, but yeah… It was soooo tasty!! The cakes weren’t too bad either πŸ™„πŸ˜‚ 

We had a chilled afternoon with a friend having a chat so she could then catch up with Caitlin. We then napped… Because we’re both those sort of people. We had some fajitas & put our pjs on before the other girls came over. We played cards against humanity, as always, & pointless – which is the hardest game ever!!! Drank cocktails & demolished bags of Doritos, you know how it is πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

What did you all get up to this weekend? 

Caitlin xo 

Grow gorgeous; I cannot thank you enough πŸ’†πŸ½πŸ’‡πŸ½

Ever since I received a travel size of this product in my lookfantastic beauty advent calendar I have completely fallen in love with the brand. I think I got about 6/7 uses out of it & I used it 1/2 times a week..


I swear to you this works. I wish I had a before & after picture for you 😩 but I wasn’t expecting it to happen.

So you know the bit of your hair near your temples, which tends to be really thin, or really bare… It has grown πŸ™ŒπŸ½ I put my hair up one day a couple of weeks ago with it completely scraped back & I thought something looks different, why does it not look that bad?! I realise I didn’t look bald in that area anymore…. Woohoo


I have now bought another tub of this scalp detox & I honestly think it’s a fabulous product πŸ’†πŸ½  you can buy this from lookfantastic or from boots now!! I am so pleased. It leaves your hair super soft too as it removes all traces of product build upπŸ‘ŒπŸ½ I even managed to persuade a colleague of mine to try it too.

Have you tried this brand before? 

Caitlin xo 

Lifestyle; living with fibromyalgia πŸ’ŠπŸ’‰

This seems to be the perfect time to finally share this with everyone. Thanks Colleen for giving me the kick to do it!!

I have suffered with fibromyalgia since around 2012/2013 (it’s hard to know exactly as diagnosis isn’t easy). Something some of you might have heard of, but others you probably have no clue about it. So I’ll explain to you a bit about it first.. It is a long term condition that causes pain all over the body. As well as this pain some sufferers also have; increased sensitivity to pain, fatigue, muscle stiffness, difficulty sleeping, problems with mental processes (fibro-fog), headaches & IBS. The cause of fibromyalgia isn’t known, but it is thought it can be brought on by a physically or emotionally stressful event or it can be in your genes.

That was quite a lot to take in, I appreciate that, but out of those I suffer with almost all of them. The sensitivity to pain, my most hated one… So if I itch my arm it like really hurts, like someone has just punched me really hard 😩 fatigue is an obvious one… If you know me personally you will know about this one. I used to work 3 jobs at once, even when I cut it down to just the 1 I was working 40 hour weeks & developing this meant I had no choice but to cut down to part time hours… How am I ever going to afford anything?! It so hard & I don’t get any help. I have to hope that I can get through a few hours overtime a week. But if I’m having a bad time, I physically cannot do it. 

I do go to the gym, yes. But where you all looove your leg days, this is my hardest one. My legs feel like they’re on fire after doing 2 squats, that is no exaggeration. So if I don’t have much on that week I can push myself a little harder. But if I make it to he gym 2 times a week it’s amazing for me! Plus the restless legs at night is horrendous… Did I just kick Sam in his sleep or did I twitch? πŸ™„πŸ˜‚

I really hope you’re starting to get a little bit of a vibe of how I feel?! 

I work half days & I nap in the afternoon on the day that I work in the morning! That was a weird sentence, but I think it made sense?! πŸ˜‚ all of the other days I work in the afternoon so I can relax before work.

As for the fibro-fog it’s one of hardest things when you’re at work.. I do tend to say to a lot of people ‘I can’t spit my words out today, sorry’ now you’ll know if you’re talking to me on the phone πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ 

I can have a flare up at ANY time, but right now I am on the verge. I am emotionally drained with my dog dying, sorting out our first home, working overtime to try to pay for this… I am struggling! 

People find it so hard to believe as I ‘look okay’. Well, next time you think that honestly please really look at me… I have bags under my eyes, I have tired looking eyes, I’m not as cheery, I’m grumpy (it’s bad enough being a bloody girl with hormones) I’m snappy, I’ve got bad skin etc etc. I am NOT lazy, I am just not as well as other people.

 I don’t treat it with medication, I have tried all of that but I thought instead I would change my lifestyle, which I told you about above. I chose that. I tried support groups etc, but even that wore me out πŸ™ˆ I hope this has helped & if anyone wants to ask me anything please feel free to! 

Caitlin xo 

Β Bloggermail; elemis πŸ‘ŒπŸ½βœ¨

Elemis is by far one of my favourite skincare brands so to receive this was an absolute treat! Thankyou elemis & glamour beauty club ✌🏽️

I have had a few facials in spa’s that use elemis. It honestly is a saviour to your skin! Thankyou for sending this to me to try complimentary, you’re skin savers. I had a little break out recently as the stress is taking over, so this couldn’t have come at a better time 

It is literally perfect. It smells amazing, the consistency is perfect, as I like mine to be quite thick, the packaging is fresh. Plus… It actually works πŸ™ŒπŸ½  it’s packed with oils & vitamin rich superfoods so there are no nasties!! 

I would 100% recommend this to anybody! Who else loves elemis as much as me?! 

Caitlin xo ✨

Mini haul; pretty little thing πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘ 

So just before Christmas I was looking for an outfit for New Year’s Eve & I bought something from pretty little thing. The outfit I ordered wasn’t what I wanted for that evening.. so I decided to order something else. By this point I realised I should just order their next day delivery for a year… πŸ˜‚ so I did. Now I’ve ended up buying a few different things from them! If you fancy 20% off your order just click here.

These pjs are the cutest! They are so comfy & I love that it is a long sleeve pj top & shorts! The colour is super cute & I love the little phrase on it, I recently bought Sam a birthday card with it on too! Let’s avo cuddle πŸ’πŸ½

I think I have worn this red top twice now already & I really love it!! You can wear it with pretty much anything! I’ve never really bought anything red before so it was a risk, but it was worth it! I love that it ties at the side 😍

Then… Yes there is more! I bought the same top in two colours. Jesus I think I have issues, does anyone else do this? Look how good they are though… You can literally wear them with anything πŸ’πŸ½ I bought it in black & white!

I got this red cropped jumper as sometimes I don’t fancy just wearing a tshirt! I love them because they can be dressed up too, so versatile πŸ™ŠπŸ˜‚ yeah I am just trying to make myself feel better about spending money..

My fav has to be this outfit though, the denim jacket & platform velvet shoes! How cute are they?!

Yeah I went a little nuts, but don’t you think it was worth it? Plus this was across 2 months… So it’s not that bad.. Right?! Don’t forget if you want to save some pennies then click here & you can get yourself 20% off πŸ’πŸ½βœŒπŸ½

Caitlin xo ✨

Lifestyle; we’re moving in together πŸ‘πŸ’ž

So it’s been really tough keeping this a secret for soo long, but I can finally share this news with you all. We’re moving out of our family homes & in with each other.. Yaaay! 🍾

We have been buying little bits & gradually building up what we have for our home, which is so much fun. Sam definitely now loves dunelm as much as me πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ I love buying things for my bedroom, so this is a million times better πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ we have pretty much everything for our kitchen & we will both be taking our bedroom furniture. I think my first priority was buying some wine glasses…. I’m not even lying 🍷 wino… 

We have a tough few months ahead of us, as a lot of it we are doing ourselves… So any little helpers would be fab πŸ™„πŸ’πŸ½ but we are ripping everything out & starting again basically! This is how far we have come already… Sorry to bore you all with this. Also, I say we – that means Sam & his dad are doing a lot more than I am. But I can tell you now I am a pro at taking off wallpaper ✌🏽️

Thankyou to everyone who has sent us a card, or bought us a gift already. We love all of the love 😍

I’m thinking of keeping you all up to date, what do you reckon lovelies?! β˜ΊοΈπŸ™Š 

Caitlin xo 🏑