Beauty; ombrΓ© brows to die for πŸ’πŸ½πŸ’ž

I cannot believe I have been lucky enough to have my brows done by the beautiful Laura! So overwhelmed that she’s gifted me these stunning ombrΓ© brows. This procedure usually costs Β£325.


Laurella beauty specialises in eyebrows. Every single brow treatment that she does is completed to absolute perfection. I used to go to Laura a few years ago & I have seen nothing but consistency from her. She is still the brow queen to me! The thing that I found best is that she will not start your treatment or even end your treatment until you are completely 100% happy with your brows. She puts you at complete ease & explains everything so clearly.

Look at how pretty her at home salon is! 😍😍


The treatments that you can get you will find on her website, but I’ll tell you a little bit about what I had ☺️ 

So what are ombrΓ© brows you ask?! 

They’re a semi permanent procedure which can last between 1-5 years depending on how you look after them & on the individual too. They are a tattoo but I can assure you they do not look like they are. 

You must must must follow the pre procedure advice & aftercare. Both as important as one another. It’s easy to do, trust me!

I really wish we took before photos of my eyebrows, but I honestly had barely anything as I overplucked them when I was younger πŸ™ˆ oops!  So the first three photos are after my first session. The last photo is from a few days ago! No makeup on my brows whatsoever. Just makeup applied on my face 😍


Just another quick Thankyou to Laura for making me more confident to go out of the house without makeup now! Make sure if you’re local you go see her for your brows πŸ’πŸ½

Lifestyle; Pink Parcel collab πŸŽ€

Thankyou so much to pink parcel for gifting me this fabulous box! Who are/what is pink parcel you ask? It’s a subscription box company who are trying to banish any taboos based around your period & help to teach people about periods in an honest way. The box includes products to get you through that dreaded time of the month. Unlike some other subscription boxes, you can cancel anytime too. I have to say, I found this box an absolute life changer this month.

Interested? Have a look on their website & choose which box suits you. They range from Β£5 a month to Β£11 a month. So for Β£5 you will get your ‘needs‘ which are your sanitary products, for Β£8 you get the ‘wants‘ so your treats that you would usually want when you’re on your period & finally for Β£11 you get both ☺️


IN MY PARCEL

I received 4 sections in this box. The for now, for you, for night & for later. Honestly set out beautifully & spot on! I love the little bag that the now section came in. Definitely will be reusing that 😍

For now was a mixture of sanitary towels, some smaller than others. I used these this month when I had my period & honestly was pleasantly surprised. I was a little dubious as I always tend to buy the same brand of sanitary towels. But these were actually really good! 

For you was filled with goodies that you want when it’s that time of the month. All the things you crave & the things your skin needs at this point. It was filled with some really good brands, some that I use regularly too.


The section for night was more sanitary towels that were slightly more ‘heavy duty’ πŸ˜‚ you know? A bit bigger for bedtime basically. And the for later section, was just more sanitary towels to get you through your period.


They do have boxes with tampons in too & some that do a mixture of both! I would highly recommend this subscription box. In my opinion most people would spend the same amount each time they have their period on all of these things. 

Have you ever heard of this brand? Would you use it?

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?

Blogmas Day 18; #12daystoglow advent calendar πŸ™ŒπŸ½

I am lucky enough to be a #skinfluencer for dermalogica. This was kindly gifted to me but all thoughts are my own. 


So if you know me (people at work can vouch for this) I have always had good skin, well looked after you know?! But recently I had been breaking out terribly. Someone even told me that’s not like me.. Which is true, it really isn’t like me. 

Dermalogica added me to their skinfluencer programme recently so it’s been getting a lot better. And now thanks to this calendar I can keep myself topped up & keep my skin beautiful! 

So the way it works is we start 12 days before Christmas. So we opened the first door on Thursday 13th. Obviously I am showing you this before the 12 days are up so you can’t see all of the products, sorry! 


I am extremely overwhelmed with the generosity from dermalogica & how amazing the products are. My skin is feeling so much smoother & looking a lot more clearer. 

Do you like dermalogica products?

Beauty; I am officially a #skinfluencer πŸ’ž

If you’re a beauty & skincare lover like me then you will know how exciting this is! So recently I was contacted by dermalogica on Instagram. They were so kind & invited me to be a #skinfluencer for them. I mean, they were thanking me? No dermalogica, thank you


I have received a few different brands in the post & they’ve all been amazing in their own way but this parcel was even delivered by DPD & I could change the delivery to suit me too?! 

So on to the products. I was gifted 5 amazing products to try. I did use them as soon as they arrived too πŸ’πŸ½ even tested them on Sam as well. Don’t you also love how much they match our bathroom?! πŸ™„πŸ˜œ


I used the pre cleanse, special cleansing gel & the daily microfoliant to start with. I kid you not my skin felt amazing & super taught after using those. I then used them on Sam too, he didn’t enjoy it as much. He doesn’t see the point πŸ™ˆ men hey? 

I would highly recommend these to anybody. Have you ever tried this brand? 

Blogging; Meet Roxanne πŸŽ€

Roxanne is so lovely, a complete fashion & beauty guru. Her Twitter is full of motivational tweets! And we’re always talking about our pretty little thing hauls πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚


What made you decide to start blogging? 

After being in the beauty industry for around ten years, I really wanted to start sharing my knowledge and experience with beauty. My aim has always been to help others with their beauty know-how. My blog is a place for people who love to learn new things and/or need a little guidance and I am keen to reach out to others that share my passion for beauty

Do you having a blogging niche? Or do you just write about whatever you enjoy?

My blog is mainly centred around beauty. Makeup, skincare, nails and hair being my main topics. But I occasionally like to blog about lifestyle stuff as well. This gives my readers a chance to get to me know better and really share my journey.

Who would you say are your blogging inspirations? 

My biggest blog inspiration would be β€˜In The Frow’. I read her blog way before I even thought about starting mine. The things she has achieved are so inspiring and I love her drive. She motivates me everyday to be better!

How long have you been blogging? 

I have only been blogging for 10 months. My blogs birthday is at the end of January, how exciting! I was doing other social media bits for quite a while before my blog launched.

What is your favourite social media platform for sharing your blog?

Although I have a love/hate relationship with it, I have to say Instagram. I really enjoy creating content and sharing it on there (even if Instagram doesn’t show it to anyone haha!)


Any tips for new bloggers? 

Be yourself! Stand out from the crowd. Try not to compare yourself to others because that will just dishearten you. Instead use them as your inspiration and future goals. Learn from your mistakes and failures and don’t forget to enjoy it!

Thanks for the great tips! I didn’t realise you hadn’t been blogging for very long! You’re a natural πŸ’πŸ½  the nails I see you create are beautiful by the way too 

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 😍😍😍😍

Beauty; my everyday makeup πŸ’‹πŸ’πŸ½

A lot of people have asked for this post so I thought why not, it seems fun! πŸ’πŸ½ I’m not amazing at makeup but I’m happy with how I would do an everyday kind of look. I hope you like it… Also a little warning, this might get ugly πŸ˜‚ 

So let’s start with preparing your skin for the makeup application. I always cleanse, tone & moisturise before. Even though I will then go on to use a primer. Your skin can never be too fresh. Plus your base is key to your skin looking flawless. 


I would then apply my concealer, the coloured ones I mean, green & purple under my eyes & over the rest of my skin to cover spots or blemishes. I like it to look as even as possible when I apply my foundation so this step is a must for me. Plus I have awful dark circles. 

After this I would then apply my foundation, all over! I use a beauty blender to apply it. Works best for me πŸ’πŸ½ I always wear rimmel foundations, I cannot find any fault in their products.


I would then move on to my eyebrows… As I like to apply my product whilst my skin is still quite soft. The application is much nicer when your brows are soft too. Depends on the look you’re going for I suppose. I always use benefit goof proof, never anything else I love it! 

Then I would apply my mascara, sometimes I use an eyelash primer first it depends on how much time I have! I tend to use two mascaras even for just an everyday look as some mascara brushes are better for volume & other’s for separating! At the moment I am using benefit, again yes I know, they’re real & roller lash. I would then put liquid eyeliner on & pencil to finish my eyes.


There you go, the finished article πŸ’πŸ½ hope you enjoyed this post ☺️ if you want to know about any other brands I have used or particular products just ask 

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!  

Lifestyle; cute nutrition ambassador πŸ’‹πŸ’ͺ🏽

Very pleased to share this with you all as I have used their products for such a long time now! I have become a cute nutrition ambassador! πŸ’‹  I literally love everything about this brand, but the logo is what makes me love them most! Who wouldn’t want to represent a brand that has a lipstick kiss as its logo?! πŸ’πŸ½ you all know how much I love lipstick πŸ˜‚

I use quite a few of their products so let me talk you through them ☺️

Apparel; 

I have a grey cropped top, a pink hoodie, a mug & a shaker. I will soon be getting a pretty new top which is very exciting!! But that’s all hush hush right now πŸ™ŠπŸ˜‰ I promise I will tell you more soon… I use the shaker almost everyday & of course the mug for my hot water with lemon β˜•οΈ 


Supplements;

I use acai berry, CLA, collagen & a banana powder! The CLA, collagen & acai berry help with your skin, reduce bloating, give you more energy & boost your immune system. I can honestly say I wouldn’t be without these now. Plus the shakes are super tasty & I tend to have these with coconut milk πŸ˜‹  the next flavour I am getting is definitely coconut! They do also have vegan protein too! I know this is very important to a lot of people πŸ’πŸ½ 


Have a look on cute nutrition site! I’m sure you will find something you love πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ plus you can get discount on your order by using my discount code CAITLINC10CC 

Let me know if you use these products or order anything, I’d love to know!

Caitlin xo πŸ’‹