Lifestyle; Oliver is finally here… & we’re his company πŸ±πŸ’ž

I have been waiting sooo long to get this little boy! I am extremely happy. It’s been a year now since my Lilli died & I miss her so much still, even to this day. But I am hoping now that I can give my love to another little furry baby it will help me. He’s called Oliver, his birthday is 3rd January 2019 & he is called Oliver because I loved the film Oliver & company when I was little girl πŸ’™ (I say loved I still do)

I bought him the nicest bowls from Babylion HomeDecor on etsy, where I bought our tea & coffee jars from. Do you love them? I made sure they matched the kitchen too.. Duh! 

His little bed, the bag I brought him home in & food bowl mat are from Amazon 😍 

I can’t wait to watch him grow into a handsome young man! If you want to watch too he has his own Instagram – which I will link here

Lifestyle; our Valentine’s Day 2019 πŸ’ž

We’re not huge valentines people but we still like to just show we do love & appreciate each other! We didn’t do presents last year as we had just got the keys to the house. So we actually decided to be soppy this year 😍 

Sam wasn’t here for Valentine’s Day this year, he had gone skiing with his dad, so we celebrated on the Friday. I didn’t want to go out this year as we now live together & it’s our first Valentine’s in our home so I wanted to make the most of that. 

Sam got me some flowers delivered on Valentine’s Day… He is a good’un! He also ordered me some bath bombs from bomb cosmetics which came in the week too & I enjoyed those πŸ› he knows me so well. I bought Sam a cute photo book from free prints & a belt from Levi’s.  

I cooked us a yummy meal & decorated the house a little bit too. Sam had steak & I had fish. Then we enjoyed some brownies & cookies that I had baked the day before. 

How did you spend your Valentine’s Day? 

Fashion; valentines date night outfits πŸ‘ β€οΈ

This post will have some outfit ideas for whether it’s valentines or galentines πŸ’πŸ½ … If male friends go out together is it called ladentines or palentines? πŸ˜‚

Firstly this is my favourite red dress! It fits so nicely, it’s comfy & it’s long sleeved so keeps you warm too (seeing as it’s still winter) it’s from prettylittlething. I bought it about two months ago though & I can’t find the link for it πŸ™ˆ sorryyy!! I’d pair it with a black bag πŸ’πŸ½

Now this is what I would wear for ‘galentines’ – I absolutely love these trousers! They feel like pjs, but look the part πŸ’πŸ½πŸ˜‚ I think putting them with a glam top makes it more of a going out sort of outfit. I didn’t know which bag I would choose.. Possibly the glittery one as the other one is quite summery. The trousers are from boohoo & the top is from prettylittlething. The silver clutch is also prettylittlething. The floral bag is years old, sorry again! But I love it 😍 

Lastly, another red dress. This time it’s ruched so it’s not so tight around the tummy. Which is perfect if you’re going out for a meal πŸ™„ well for me anyway πŸ˜‚ it’s more of a pale red too. Again it’s from prettylittlething & this time I do have the link for you!

Or.. If you’re doing what I’m doing & staying in I would suggest a massive fluffy jumper or your pjs πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Sam’s a lucky man isn’t he?!

Hope this gave you some inspiration! What are you doing this year? 

Beauty; colourful eye look 🎨 

This is completely different for me as usually I like to wear quite heavy eyeliner. I loved doing this look though. I think it makes my eye colour really stand out! 

I used revolution beauty eyeshadow palette Petra in the shade canary for the yellow. I used this on the inner corners of my eyes & my water line. I then used the mermaids forever palette, again revolution makeup, to get the purples & blues! These palettes are amazing. They’re so cheap & for the price they’re pretty pigmented. Highly recommend these.

I use a mixture of products on my brows. I like to line them with nyx microbrow pencil, then use benefit cosmetics ka-brow to fill them in! 

My foundation is always rimmel! This is using wake me up. It’s my fake tan foundation πŸ˜‚ please tell me other people have specific one for when they’ve fake tanned too?  

To finish the look my highlighter is makeup revolution, again πŸ˜‰ & my lipstick is a matte pencil from Lord & berry! My lashes are prima lashes & they’re so good. I think I’ve reused them at least 4 times now πŸ’πŸ½πŸ˜ 

What do you think? 

Lifestyle; I completed dry January!! πŸ”žβŒπŸΎ

Can you honestly believe this… It’s very surprising I know πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ 

I usually drink every weekend. I don’t binge, I don’t go out & get ‘wasted’ I am waaaay too old for that, but I do like a bottle of wine or a few gins at the weekend. 

Sam actually failed… He failed the first weekend as he had a pint at the pub after football πŸ˜‚ he tried very hard to make me fail too ‘nobody will ever know caitlin’ πŸ™ˆ well… I didn’t cave!! 

*I allowed myself one glass of prosecco on a family birthday, but to make up for that it’s now February 1st & I’m not having any alcohol*

So how did I do it? Plenty of water/squash, copious amounts of cups of tea & mugs of hot chocolate. Plus I did eat a lot of chocolate & biscuits in replacement… But I am proud of myself. It shouldn’t be a big thing but honestly I’m a happy girl that I achieved it. I also managed to lose the 4lbs I put on over Christmas/new year & an extra 1lb! WOOHOO!

I am going to try to have February without treats now. This means no cake, chocolate or biscuits. Did anyone else do dry January or veganuary?