Lifestyle; my birthday! πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰

Oh my goodness, I’m 27… Bloody hell. I am starting to feel it though now.

So my little man really spoilt me. He got me sooo much… I mean who would have thought a kitten could afford & know how to order all this stuff πŸ™„πŸ˜‚ 

Sam made me breakfast & we went off to the coast as it was a glorious day. We had a good walk & went round the amusements. I totally beat him at bowling too πŸ’πŸ½ we got some yummy doughnuts & treats & a hot chocolate too.

I then finished off my cake & if I say so myself, for a first try I think I did pretty well. Right?! 🍰 I got the topper & the candles from Amazon incase anyone wants to know.

Going back to the gifts I got. I was well & truly spoiled rotten. So many bath bombs, candles & smelly’s! Exactly what I wanted. Plus a fair few bottles of drink, including some yummy unicorn gin which didn’t even last 5 days πŸ˜‚ I had a lovely bunch of flowers & some new lunch boxes as well. Sam also got me some nice adidas trainers.

My mum & nephew then came round for a Chinese for tea.. And to taste the cake I made.Which, might I add, went down very well πŸ’πŸ½  Sam’s mum & dad then joined us for a drink too.

Thanks to everyone who made my day special πŸŽπŸŽ‚

Lifestyle; it’s our anniversary! β€οΈ

This weekend we celebrated our 3 year anniversary. I mean 3 years…how?! How has the time gone that fast? πŸ™ˆ  I still remember our first few dates like they were yesterday! 

We went out for dinner at one of my favourite restaurants, Market Bistro. It’s actually closing next week, which I am so gutted about so it was definitely a no brainer for where we were going to go for dinner. We had two courses, plus a little tasting dish to start & obviously I had some prosecco 🍾  

I love this restaurants sourdough bread…. Literally drooling just thinking about it. All homemade too. I can’t even explain to you how good this food is. So much flavour & so much thought goes into the presentation. Look at my panna cotta 😍 

I cooked for Sam & we had a lovely chilled evening in on the Saturday. We watched a film on Netflix & enjoyed some treats πŸ™„ probably too much, but oh well πŸ’πŸ½ if you haven’t watched it, we watched look away. Was actually quite good!

Look at my stunning flowers that Sam had delivered for me!! The florist is actually one of Sam’s friends & honestly she knows me so well. She gets my flowers spot on every time! They’re from Lily Jayne Florist. I bought Sam some cute date night idea cards from not on the high street & Lindt chocolates, which I hope he will share πŸ˜‚ 

Thanks for another fabulous year Sam! Here’s to many more πŸ’ž

Lifestyle; case app collab πŸ“±

Feeling super appreciative of receiving these beautiful phone cases gifted. Thankyou caseapp.

The website gives you a lot of pre made designs to choose from or you can create your own personalised one. I chose two of the pre made designs as I knew I’d have been there hours trying to create my own & these were just so me! They honestly have a design for everyone 😍 

It’s not just for phone cases though, they do laptop skins, iPads etc. I think I will definitely order an iPad one next as they’re so good. The quality of the product is amazing too, extremely well made. They were sent in beautiful packaging as well, which is very important to me. The shipping time was pretty fast too. Could not fault them. Plus the lady I was speaking to throughout this collaboration was so lovely & friendly.

Caseapp also let me host my own giveaway!! Thankyou all for taking part & I hope the winner loves her case just as much. I can’t wait to see what they order ☺️ 

Are you in need of a new phone case? If so you should definitely have a look on their site

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? 

Lifestyle; girly secret santa πŸŽ…πŸ½πŸŽ

Waaaay back in March I set up a whatsapp group of girls who literally just wanted to talk about girly things & life! It’s still going strong to this day (a few people have left but sometimes it’s just too much to keep up. We do still support each other on insta though) so we decided to do secret Santa between us all! 

Lydia kindly set it up for us, thaaaanks, & we had a Β£10 budget. 

So this is what I received from my secret Santa! I cannot Thankyou enough for all of these goodies! So so kind! I think Sarah was going down the flat lay route for me πŸ’πŸ½ she knows me well.

Okay, so this is who had who;

  • I had Paulina
  • Paulina had Ellie 
  • Ellie had Sarah
  • Sarah had me
  • Emma had Lydia 
  • Lydia had Jess 
  • Jess had Kirstie
  • Kirstie had Emma 
  • Bryony had Amanda 
  • Amanda had Robyn 
  • Robyn had summer 
  • Summer had Sam 
  • Sam had Lulu
  • Lulu had Bryony

As you can see there are a fair few of us πŸ™ˆ and this is just a few of the gifts that the girls received! We also sent out Christmas cards to each other as well 😍😍 honestly we’re so cute.

Do you like doing secret santa?

Lifestyle; How we spent Christmas 2018 πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ½

I cannot believe it’s done already… Completely flies by. We have all that hype & then that’s it, no more 😩 I had such a lovely Christmas I don’t want it to end so quickly. I hope you all had a lovely one too.

We were both so excited & happy to wake up together in our first home. I did ask Sam what the best part of Christmas was for him & he said that was his favourite part! 😍 I’m excited to start making our own traditions! 

I set up some little blankets for us in the conservatory & put the heater on so it was nice & cosy for opening our presents. Sam was cooking our breakfast & I made our drinks. We had scrambled eggs & salmon… Mmmm!! πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ we also had some Buck’s Fizz too! 

I then had a loooovely hot bath whilst Sam tidied up. We got ourselves ready then went to visit Sam’s family for the day. We ate, drank & played silly games. So we were super happy & merry! I then got a little too merry & fell asleep πŸ˜‚ 

On Boxing Day we went to my family & had another meal 😜 lucky burgers aren’t we?! We then helped my nephews build some of their toys & played some games with them.

In the evening on Boxing Day we played friends monopoly (Sam bought it for me for Christmas) & had some yummy nibbles & drinks! 

We both had such a lovely Christmas! What did you get up to? 

Blogmas Day 17; my Christmas wish list πŸŽ

This year I’m not asking for a lot at all! Literally just wanting hair products & wine πŸ˜‚ I am easily pleased… Also slippers as my feet are getting cold πŸ™„πŸ˜‚ so here’s a little wish list of what I have asked for… Just so you know I don’t expect all of these things, one will do (the last one πŸ˜‰)


I love Hugo boss. By far my favourite perfumes! Or I really want to try the missguided ones as I had a sample in my order once & I fell in love with it. 


I have some super cute great toe post ones from Matalan at the minute which are brilliant for summer. But the winter… I really need something a bit warmer. I’m in love with the slipper boot style, I always have been! 


It might sound silly, but when I say I ask for shampoo, I genuinely mean it. I love to have a huuuuge stash of shampoo’s and conditioners. I like to have a few different ones a week as I try to avoid shampoo build up. 


My favourite wines or bottles of prosecco will do me πŸ’πŸ½ throw a bit of gin in there too & I am well away! 

LAST BUT NOT LEAST! I want a kitten 😩😩😩  Sam won’t give in & it’s driving me mad. I am literally asking daily now, when will he give in & let us get one? πŸ™Š so look at the card he got me…

What’s on your wish list?

Lifestyle; Bills Norwich Christmas Event πŸŽ„

Can you actually believe that I got invited to a blogger event.. I mean actually. I feel like I’ve completed life now. 

We had a fabulous evening at Bills, Norwich. It has recently been revamped & it looks  stunning! The staff were fantastic from the second we walked through the door. Drinks on arrival was a lovely added touch too.

I already knew one girl quite well from when we were younger so I drove to hers & got ready with her, we had some prosecco too; of course. Robyn let me stay over which was so kind, so I could have a few drinks throughout the evening.

I had two courses, but could have had three. We had some lovely bread & hummus (houmous?  I have no clue which way you spell it) to start with. I then had chicken, cranberry & pancetta terrine for my starter. It was so tasty, so much flavour. Followed by pancetta wrapped turkey breast. It was delicious, stuffing, pigs in blankets & lots of veggies, including sprouts which I looove. Yes, I am weird πŸ˜‚

So there were 10 of us around this beautifully decorated table! All the girls were so lovely ☺️ we went around the table & introduced ourselves to everyone, so I’ll tell you who was there… Justine, Chana, Amy, Jade, Alannah, Sam, Robyn, Holly, myself & Amy. I’ve linked their instagrams so feel free to have a stalk πŸ’πŸ½

Big big thankyou to Bills for the lovely meal, drinks & gifts! It was so kind of you to invite us & I will definitely be returning soon. Another thankyou to Charles for arranging it & making sure we were all happy. Have you ever been to bills?

Beauty; winner winner! πŸ’‹πŸŽ

So this literally made my day! So many of these things I have wanted to buy but couldn’t quite justify spending the money on. It landed on my door step just before my birthday so what a great little gift to receive 😍 I went online to add up roughly how much each thing was worth too, to see exactly how lucky I was! Follow lovetoslay on Instagram (linked for you) πŸ’πŸ½

Let’s start with the spectrum brushes 😍 these are literally my fav brand for brushes. I feel like this competition knew me πŸ’πŸ½πŸ˜‚ I am sooo happy with these & they’re the mean girls collection. Perhaps I’ll use these ones on a Wednesday πŸ˜‰ if you know, you know! Β£49.99

A Mac product, yes I am a Mac virgin, well until now obviously. So many people love this lipstick too so let’s see what people are raving about shall we. Maybe it’ll become my favourite in time too. Β£17.50

The urban decay all nighter setting spray is absolutely wonderful. I do love a setting spray, this will be my going out one. I’ll stick to my cheapy  one for an everyday look though. Β£24

I love benefit brow products & this is my shade too! I had once tried Anastasia Beverly Hills dip brow but I didn’t rate it, the pomade was too dry to get a good glide. But this product was a lot smoother, so thumbs up to benefit, for making another fabulous brow product! Β£20.50

I’d been dying to try the pixi glow tonic for so long! It honestly hasn’t disappointed. Β£18

The norvina Anastasia Beverly Hills palette… I have no words. It is literally stunning! So many beautiful shades. I’ve only used it a few times so far, but I think I’m in love πŸ’œ Β£43

Nyx cosmetics have literally been one of my favourite brands for lip products for years! This shade of lip liner goes beautifully with the Mac lipstick πŸ’‹ Β£4

I’ve only ever tried the too faced mascara’s so this was a treat for me, it literally smells amazing, like coconut. It glides on & leaves your skin feeling so hydrated, but it’s not a heavy primer either. Perfect for everyday makeup or a complete glam look. I wish it was bigger though as I’m scared it’s going to run out so quickly. Β£32

Now lastly the nip & fab glow highlighter, I’m still trying to get used to these liquid ones as for highlighters I’ve always used a powder. I’m learning & I think I’ve mastered getting the right amount for the tip of my nose & Cupid’s bow. Any tips on this would be gratefully welcomed. Β£12.95

Are any of these your favourites or you’ve not tried them either? I added my total up to be Β£221.94 😍😍😍😍

Lifestyle; it’s my birthday πŸŽˆπŸŽ

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday Caitlin, happy birthday to me! 

So.. I’m 26. I honestly am now at the age where I’m feeling my age, feeling older. I no longer feel like an 18 year old. Let me stay young & youthful forever please 😩😩 

We went to a wedding reception on Saturday evening so we celebrated my birthday on Sunday by going out for dinner. We went to the goldings, which is run by the people who own my favourite place, market bistro. We both had scampi & I had a few cocktails too 🍹 I can’t resist. The food was so yum! 

On my birthday, yesterday, Sam made me breakfast while I opened my cards. I had dippy eggs, it’s like my only tradition ever πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ I love them! I opened all my presents & got myself ready as I went out for lunch with my mum & Sam’s mum. We went to prezzo & enjoyed my free bottle of prosecco (bloody love prezzo) 🍾 

I spent my evening on the sofa with Sam watching a film on Netflix & it was honestly the best way to end the day. 

Do you think I got a big enough bouquet of flowers?! πŸ’

Thanks to everyone for my gifts & all of the birthday wishes!