Beauty; gold-y looks & the three makeup brushes πŸ’‹πŸ’„

Back with the makeup looks for you all. You can ignore the caption, I didn’t use 3 makeup brushes, probably more like 6/7… I was just trying to be funny πŸ™„πŸ˜‚ did it work?



For this look I used;

  • Nyx microbrow pencil in brunette
  • Benefit kabrow in shade 3.5
  • Rimmel wake me up foundation in shade soft beige
  • Beauty kitchen primer
  • Lashes are primalash in D11
  • Bella Pierre highlighter
  • Makeup revolution blush in shade bloom 
  • Gerard cosmetics liquid lipstick in shade 1995
  • Benefit roller lash mascara
  • Bella Pierre banana setting powder
  • Makeup revolution reloaded eyeshadow palette
  • Revolution pro entranced palette shade beguile 
  • Rimmel exaggerate liquid eyeliner 

I really think these shades are so warming! Don’t you? I love the brown lips with the orange & gold tones. It keeps the look warm & compliments my skin tone. 


I’m getting much better at ‘baking’ too. It really is a must for under your eyes! It makes them look so much more flawless. I use real techniques sponges for doing that. Do you bake your makeup? 

One thing I need to learn is how to do winged liner. I am awful at it. I feel like it would make my makeup looks look so much better! Winged liner helps you shape your eyes & finish your eyeshadow. Plus it just looks super glam too πŸ’πŸ½ 

What’s your favourite part of putting makeup on?

Bloggermail; influenster living proof box πŸ’†πŸ½πŸ’‡πŸ½

So a few weeks ago I received this lovely package! Thankyou influenster & living proof for letting my try this beauty complimentary ☺️ 

I love haircare products and I recently have had to neglect my hair a little bit with all the building & DIY work we have been doing. I realised I hadn’t had a face or hair mask in 6 months! So getting a dry shampoo to try was perfect timing. 

The scent of this was lovely! Smells very fresh, not like shampoo more soapy, but still equally as clean & lovely! I keep getting wafts of it as I walk around πŸ˜‚ 

The packaging is spot on. I love anything that’s fairly simple. Not too much going on & this really suits a shampoo product I feel. I love the little slogan they have on the bottle ‘Perfect Hair Day’. It sure is the only PHD that I have πŸ™ˆ

Now for the actual product. Maybe I am using a bit too much or something but I don’t like it 😩 I really want to, but it just leaves my hair feeling thick & heavy. So obviously the greasiness has gone, but now I want to wash my hair because it feels dry at the roots. I can’t lie to you guys, I hope others had a better experience, but I wouldn’t buy it. 

What did you think?! 

Beauty; Q & A tag πŸ’„πŸ’…πŸ½

So seeing as I haven’t done a beauty post in a little while.. Sorry everyone. I thought I’d do this beauty tag post for a bit of fun ☺️☺️ hope you enjoy! By the way i did find this on somebody else’s blog, so no credit to me for these questions, just the answers haha 

1. Do you remember your first makeup item? Oh my goodness, we could way back in time where I wanna say it was glitter babes… Please tell me someone had those roll on body glitters too?! I think mine smelt like watermelon, or am I getting different things mixed up?

2. Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications? It’s got to be benefit, but not sure if it’s roller lash or they’re real.

3. What kind of coverage do you prefer from foundation? I love my foundation to be light, I don’t like my makeup too thick on my skin!


4. Favourite high end brand? I am not really a high end makeup kind of girl.. But I would say Gerard cosmetics if I had to pick! Also… High end might be different to different people? Hmm

5. What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven’t? I am still dying to try the Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes. They’re bloody gorgeous but I just can’t justify it right now haha! 

6. Favourite drugstore brand? Definitely makeup revolution. I use their contour, blush & highlight palettes! Or rimmel. I love rimmel! 😍😍


7. Do you wear fake eyelashes? If I’m going out for a special occasion then yes ☺️

8. Is there any kind of makeup you can’t leave the house without? Concealer under my eyes & my brows πŸ’πŸ½ 

9. What is your most cherished beauty product?
My brow product! I use goof proof by benefit

10. How often do you shop for makeup? Once a month usually. I used to get beauty boxes so I was getting something different each month, miss those 😩


11. Do you have a β€œbeauty budget” or you spend freely? It depends on what I’m needing & what I’m wanting… Haha! πŸ™ˆ

12. Do you utilize coupons, rewards cards and sales when you shop for cosmetics? Yes as much as I can! If I’m shopping in boots I like to do it when the points are more, or if it’s a place like lookfantastic then I always try to find discount codes 

13. What type of product do you buy the most of? Conditioner & concealer

14. Is there a brand that you absolutely can’t stand? MAC… Unpopular opinion I bet. πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰ queue the WHAAAT?!’s

15. Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulfates? I like to buy myself sulphate free shampoos if I canπŸ’πŸ½ 

16. Do you have a favourite place to shop for makeup? Not really no, I buy from boots, superdrug, look fantastic, beautybay. Whatever has the best deal! 

17. Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine? I love trying anything new! 

18. Favourite bath and body brand? Lush or bomb cosmetics for sure. They always smell amazing! 

19. If you could only buy from one brand, which brand would you choose?
 For skincare it would be elemis, for makeup it would be benefit!

20. What brand do you think has the best packaging? That’s tough, I like most brands stuff! But I love anatomicals packaging. I think it’s funky



21. Which celebrity always has great makeup?
This is tough so many of them are bloody beautiful. But I personally don’t really follow any celebrities, nobody really springs to mind 

22. Do you belong to any online makeup communities? When you say communities I have no clue. But I am part of influenster, the blogger programme & glamour beauty club

23. 5 favourite beauty gurus? Let’s make this simple. These are my favourite insta beauty bloggers; gemelizabethloves, jal92, beautykingdomuk, georgia_bingham & jbone89

24. Do you like multi functional products like lip and cheek stains?
 Ohh nooo. I hate these πŸ™…πŸ½ 

25. Are you clumsy in putting makeup on? If you mean on my face, then no. But in my room, yes πŸ˜‚ there is always makeup everywhere! 

26. Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes? Not really no, just foundation

27. How many hair products do you use on a typical day? A normal day, none, a hair wash day I use a scalp detox, shampoo, hair mask, conditioner, heat protection spray & an oil. So quite a few πŸ˜‚πŸ’†πŸ½


28. What do you apply first, concealer or foundation?
 I sort of do concealer, foundation, concealer πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

29. Do you ever consider taking makeup classes?
 I already have done & loved it!

30. What do you love about makeup? How you can literally transform yourself completely & have fun! It’s a way to express yourself, I just love it basically πŸ’πŸ½πŸ˜‚

Hope you enjoyed reading!  

Easter 2018; how I spent my 5 days off πŸ°πŸ£

I really tried to make the most of my 5 days off… Technically you could say it was 6 as I finished at 1pm on the Wednesday & didn’t go back until 1pm on Tuesday πŸ’πŸ½ yes I was super lucky this year! 

THURSDAY; was spent completely on me… I did my washing as I usually do on a Thursday, had a bath & face mask, blogged, watched films & completely chilled out. The sun was shining so my washing day was even better  I am such an old woman! 

FRIDAY; I went to the gym first, then I went to get my hair done… I haven’t had it done since before I went on holiday in November!! So this was a lovely treat. It needed a little trim as the ends were going a bit dead. So no colour this time!  Jenna does a fabulous job on my hair, always! I then went home & unpacked my George order which was full of goodies for our dining room/conservatory 😍 later that afternoon I had a good catch up with Colleen & her two little angels. Reilly (her eldest) invited me over for pizza & to watch dancing on ice πŸ’πŸ½ she’s such a grown up now! 


SATURDAY; I had a lovely lay in before getting up to become an estate agent for my mums house! I then met Sam at our bungalow so we could get some painting done! Took numerous pictures of the cats that came round to see us πŸ˜‚ & then we ate his Easter present which was a box full of goodies from skinny bakery! After this we went to watch the boxing at Sam’s friends house & had a Chinese πŸ˜‹ clearly I was into the Chinese more πŸ™„ 


SUNDAY; Sam got up to play football so I went to the bungalow  to carry on prepping all the wood at the house & met him back home as his grandparents were coming over for a roast! We then both went back to do some painting before going to the cinema with his sister Lucy & her boyfriend! We went to watch blockers… So funny I definitely recommend going to see it! 

MONDAY; we got up super early & were at b&q before 7.30 as we didn’t like the colour that we had been painting πŸ™ˆ I have never painted so much in my life πŸ˜©πŸ˜‚ but we also picked some other testers to see what we liked for other rooms! So then after about 8 hours of painting we went back to b&q to go get the other colours. No joke I dreamt about paint that night πŸ˜‚ 


It’s now Tuesday & I think I’m going to be asleep by 9pm this evening πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ˜ how did you all spend your Easter bank holiday? 

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

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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 

Mini haul; look fantastic πŸ’†πŸ½πŸ’«

Lookfantastic is one of my fav places to buy beauty products from. I receive their beauty box monthly so it has introduced me to some brilliant brands!! Thanks to this I have found these fab products…



Regenerate toothpaste;
I bloody love this product!! πŸ˜ƒ It’s supposed to help repair the enamel on your teeth, which will in turn help to whiten & brigten teeth! I have had a few tubes of this now & I am completely hooked. I urge anybody to give it a try! It has a minty flavour, but it’s not overly strong. I recently purchased it for Β£8.


Garnier makeup remover; I bought a few bottles of this as it was on offer & I am pleased that I did. *You have to give it a good shake before you use it to mix the product together* it’s so gentle on your skin & I need that as mine is quite sensitive! I love it because it actually does remove your eye makeup really well πŸ™ŒπŸ½ it is a bit more oily than just water, so be careful on different skin types.

Grow gorgeous scalp detox; now apologies if anyone I know is reading this as I have been banging on about it for weeks now! It honestly works… I have had some major hair growth whilst using this & I love their packaging. πŸ’†πŸ½ It’s to help your hair grow, but also to get rid of the build up of product that gets left in your scalp πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

Have you ever bought anything from lookfantastic? If you haven’t it’s worth having a look as they usually have quite a lot of good deals, plus lots of discount codes thought the month πŸ’³ always nice to save some pennies 

Caitlin xo ✨

Blogmas; day 19 πŸ’†πŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½

How to look after your skin, hair & nails during winter… Well how I do anyway πŸ’πŸ½ There are a few things that I do that help keep mine looking & feeling pretty good! So here are the main ones…

Vitamins;

I honestly believe if you aren’t taking any vitamins then you should be. Yes we get vitamins from foods etc & sunlight, but it’s winter now & we need to up the vitamins in the cold weather. I take a standard multivitamin, you could take hair, skin & nail ones too. But I also take collagen tablets or drink a collagen drink. Since using these I haven’t had ANY dry skin. We all get spot breakouts, especially around the time of our periods, so girls I’m not saying you won’t ever get spots. But your skin will feel amazingly hydrated & look brighter! 



Skincare routine; 

This is super duper important! It’s important all year round so really you should be doing this daily anywho… But this is how I look after my skin from the outside. 


Firstly you need to double cleanse, so not once, but twice so you definitely get rid of all makeup or any other products that you have use. I switch mine up so I don’t cleanse with the same product either. Then you need to use a toner. Lastly depending on whether this is your morning or evening routine you need a lovely moisturiser for the day time & night cream in the evening. I swear by night creams, absolutely love them. 

For your body, don’t forget, you also need to be giving it some attention, so we know that our hands & feet could do with some tlc too throughout the colder months! Slap on a body lotion, or hand cream & let it do the work. 

Hair treatments; 

I love to have my hair looking super healthy all year round. In the winter it can get a little dry due to the weather. I find using an oil on the ends of my hair all year keeps it silky & managable. I swear by using hair products before your hair dries rather than after. Sometimes if you use it after it goes a bit thick & makes it look greasy.. Nobody wants that


I hope these tips helped ☺️ have a fab Christmas everyone! 

Caitlin xo πŸŽ…πŸ½

Blogmas; day 14 πŸŽπŸ›

Another weeks worth of advent calendar coming up….


So I can’t comment on all of these as a few of them I have given away… Aren’t I kind?! πŸ˜‚πŸ™Š  I gave away the redken no blow dry styling product as I keep telling a lady at work how nice her hair looks when she leaves it to dry naturally, a lovely natural curl! So I thought who better to use this?! She says she loves it so that’s pretty good πŸ’πŸ½ 

I love love love the oskia cleanser & the caudalie skincare products! I’ve used both of these before & they’re literally such amazing products. If you haven’t tried either of these brands yet then you need to. Your face will be so soft & will feel amazingly hydrated. 

The banana setting powder I am still getting to grips with, but it looks good so I will keep using it ☺️


Moroccan oil is the best hair oil everrrrr. I am so pleased to get this πŸ’†πŸ½ I pride myself in super silky smooth hair so it’s safe to say this was a hit πŸ™ŒπŸ½  the korres wild rose hand cream is beautiful, it has a thicker consistency so it’s perfect in this cold weather! 

I also gave away the molton brown body wash, it smelt absolutely amazing!!! *I am giving things away not because I don’t want them or like them by the way, but because I am not that greedy & I did pay for the calendar πŸ™ˆ 

I’m loving this calendar 😍😍😍

Caitlin xo 🎁

Blogmas; day 10 β„οΈβœ¨

Oh my lordy lord. I have wanted one of these for years & I finally ordered one this year. I’m soooo excited. It arrived sooo early, which was such a tease… I almost managed to resist, but I did have a sneaky peek πŸ™ˆπŸ™„

I have only ever heard good things about this calendar. I literally chose this one because I think it’s the most appealing. I buy so much stuff from lookfantastic when it comes to beauty so I’m pretty sure I’m going to love it. Plus they sent me a discount code in my October subscription box. So if you could resist that you’d have to be a bloody Saint.  

I’m hoping I’ll get some really nice skincare products in this… Maybe some caudalie  things 😍 

I wish I could order all of these kinds of calendars πŸ€” if I win the lottery then maybe I could?! I need to think up some plans here πŸ˜‚


Have you ever tried this advent calendar?! Or do you have a different beauty calendar? 

I do also have a yummy chocolate calendar at my other halves too though… Can’t beat a chocolate calendar can you?! 


Caitlin xo β˜ƒ

Blogmas; day 7 β„οΈπŸ’„

I’ve been on holiday sunning myself so I haven’t been able to show you my look fantastic beauty advent calendar products… so here’s a load that I have opened in one go 😍 


The calendar itself is beautiful right?! So pretty & Christmassy… Even the packaging of each product is lovely! 


Here are the first 7 products of the calendar. The Illamasqua marble lipstick is absolutely beautiful. Spot on shade for winter, I love red lipstick so this made me happyπŸ’„ 

The grow gorgeous scalp detoxifier is uh-mayzing… I’ve used this between washes to help get rid of excess shampoo. It feels so nice when it makes your scalp feel cool πŸ’†πŸ½ & it smells really nice! 

I have used the first aid beauty hand cream before & I couldn’t fault it. I’m not too keen on the tanning product, but I’ll give it a go before the Christmas party haha πŸ’πŸ½πŸ˜œ a lovely liquid eyeliner & primer too… So far the calendar has impressed me.

The balance me micellar water was lovely.. I used this on my holiday as it was the perfect travel size & it lasted me the week.. This had a gorgeous scent to it as well. Might have to purchase this! 

So far I’m a happy girl… This makes the countdown to Christmas a little bit more exciting 😍 is anybody else loving this calendar as much as me?

Caitlin xo πŸ’„πŸŽ