Lifestyle; my leaving do πŸΎπŸ‘‹πŸ½

Oh my god I’ve said it a million times now but I honestly had the best night ever! I swear I made the best friends at work. After working there for almost 9 years it was hard to say goodbye to some people 😩 


So so grateful for everyone organising me a fab leaving do too.

We went to prezzo. I was told to be a few minutes late too… Which was so worth it. The effort they went to decorating the table & making it look pretty for me 😍 I had a balloon & a massive bouquet of flowers on the table. Not to mention bags of presents & bottles of prosecco.


One of my colleagues bought some wind up animals, put plasters & bandages on them & a little note asking for me to help them… because they’re injured. That might give away a clue as to what my new job is 😜

We were going to go somewhere else after for some drinks but I think I peaked early… πŸ™„ haha! My food was delicious, as always! And we made our way through plenty of prosecco & cocktails. I don’t think I’ve laughed so much in a long time. Thankyou to everyone again for all chipping in & paying for me as well. 


Now this is my favourite photo of the evening. The three musketeers. Loved working with these girls. Genuine friends too πŸ˜¬πŸ˜€


Thanks again everyone at Southgates & the Woottons πŸ’ž 

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; 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; 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! 

Blogmas; day 2 πŸŽ„πŸŽ

Now it’s about meee… The things I’d love to receive this Christmas 😍 so yesterday I told Β you who I will be buying for this year so I thought it’s time for my Christmas list.

I know Christmas isn’t all about presents but it’s a big part of the day you can’t deny it.

Lipsticks, literally throw them at me, I could never have enough πŸ˜πŸ’„ the more the better.. I feel like I am daydreaming about lipsticks right now… Yep, totally distracted πŸ˜‚ anyway! Anything from lush would be nice too, some bath bombs, shower gels. Or bomb cosmetics… I’m loving their bath bombs too, plus I got a candle as well & it was loooovely. Speaking of candles that would be fab πŸ’πŸ½πŸ˜‚


My roccabox beauty box Β subscription being renewed would literally make me smile like a Cheshire Cat! So gutted I’ve had to take a break from it. To be fair any subscription box would be great πŸ˜‚ I just love getting the little box of surprise goodies on my doorstep every month! Β πŸ™„

Those would be lovely. Or some gift cards would be greatly appreciated too. I love a bit of online shopping πŸ›this year I have really focused on what I am buying everyone else.

To me these aren’t ‘big things’ I’m not one of those people that asks for something spectacular, just something people know I love πŸ’πŸ½ okay… I would really love a house full of dogs, but we know that’s never gonna happen. Right Sam?! πŸ™ŠπŸ˜œ

Caitlin xo 🎁

Blogmas; day 1 πŸŽπŸ›

For the first day of blogmas I thought I’d share with you how many people & who I have to buy for. I say have to, you know what I mean..

Family; I have my mum & brother. I find my mum and brother are the hardest to buy for everrr. They literally never ask for anything in particular & they never want anything. I don’t even think they have used what I got them last year… πŸ™ˆ

Boyfriend & his family; I literally have Sam’s present sorted already, his birthday is today, yaaaay happy birthday babe. So I have to plan in advance as they’re quite close together. I can’t tell you what I’ve gotten him, but I’m itching to tell him πŸ™ˆ there is then his mum, dad & sister that I will buy for. I’m sure he will be buying for his nan & grandad too.


Friends; so usually I buy for Colleen, Hannah & then between Colleen, myself, Steph, Jade & Meg we do a secret santa! I love doing this. We tend to go for up to Β£15 & make it something fun. The past two years I have had Meg, so fingers crossed this year it gets switched up πŸŽ…πŸ½


Little ones; I have 4 little ones to buy for this year! My two nephews, which I have almost got sorted already. Paw patrol is amazing! πŸ˜‚ then my friends two little girls. Reillys present is already sorted & I think I’m more excited for this than anyone.

Pets; of course they get presents too, why not? They’re important to me. Plus my dog loves to open them hahah 🐢 Β how can you resist when they’re that cute?!


That’s everyone. To me that’s quite a fair few to buy for & it can get pricey. I have learnt now to get little bits as I go along. Even if it means I bought them six months before Christmas! I did do this this year by the way… πŸ˜‚

How many people do you buy for?

Caitlin xo πŸŽ…πŸ½

My birthday; gifted πŸ’„πŸŽπŸŽˆ

I thought I would share with you some of the things I got given for my birthday. Sorry if this bores anyone πŸ™„ 

My family: 

I love asking for practical things that I don’t really want to buy for myself πŸ™ˆ so I asked my mum to get me some new pjs, dressing gown etc. It’s just one of those things I can never be bothered to go and buy. So I got given some cute primark pjs & dressing gown. They have Marie from the aristocats on πŸ±πŸ’• love that film. These are sooo comfy. I also got a new money box/prosecco fund πŸΎπŸ€” haha it’s so me. A bottle of Lacoste perfume, as I keep using the same ones over & over I thought a different one would be nice. My brother got me a bottle of rosΓ©, a photo frame of my nephews, the little cuties & some chocolate. I sound spoilt already πŸ™ˆ



My work colleagues: 

I got so many goodies from my lovely co-workers. I was given a debenhams gift card, which I think I’m going to buy some new makeup with.. duh πŸ™„ A kenzo perfume which smells lovely. The lady who bought this said she always picks me one she would wear because I always tell her she smells nice πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚ some soaps, scrubs, candles & mojito sweets (yum) from others πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ people know me so well πŸ’πŸ½



My friends: 

Sooo many bottles of rosΓ© & prosecco. Thanks Hannah, Jade & Colleen. A cute little necklace & coco pops lip balm too. Steph always buys something different πŸ’πŸ½ it tastes so good. Not that I’m eating it πŸ˜‚ I got a cute delivery from bloom & wild from Meg, this was really kind. They’re still looking beautiful in my room now! πŸ’  I also got some nice mermaid makeup brushes from my little mini me, Reilly (Colleens little one) which I’m going to do her makeup with πŸ’πŸ½πŸ˜ plus some more candles & chocolate 🍫 



My boyfriend & his family: 

More makeup brushes!! Plus a brush holder 😜 this time spectrum ones. Loads of Gerard cosmetics liquid lipsticks, πŸ’„ including a new shade I’ve not tried yet, wine down. Lots more chocolate of course.. I’m seeing a theme here. Loads of good bath bombs from bomb cosmetics, soaps & skincare treats from lush, just loads of goodies to keep my skin looking fab. Lucy (sam’s sister) also baked me a cake. I’m a very lucky girl, she even spelt my name right πŸ’πŸ½ haha! His auntie even bought me a lipsy bag, it’s a grey colour & it is literally spot on me 😍 


Thankyou everyone 😘 

Caitlin xo πŸ’–

Present ideas; uncommongoods πŸ›πŸŽ

So we all lack some present ideas once in a while, this year I have πŸ™ˆ well had, until I found this website. It’s uncommongoods, never heard of it? Neither had I. I’m glad I have now though. It reminds me of notonthehighstreet with similar products. 

I looked into the site a little bit more in depth. This website is something else, they actually give you the option to donate to a non-profitable organisation πŸ’πŸ½ this comes from the company not you I’d like to add, which they have been doing since 2001. How good is thst? I loooove that they don’t sell anything that contains leather, feathers or even fur. Why do people buy real fur anyway, completely beyond me πŸ€” 


Anywho, some of the products they sell. Which is what you all want to see: 

Now I love the grow cocktails kit. It looks so good, in an egg box πŸ’πŸ½ that had me sold. It’s a good gift for your girl friends. It contains; mint, Thai basil, lemon balm, thyme, lavender, blue borage seeds & some fabulous cocktail recipes. I don’t know about you but most girls love a good cocktail night so what better gift to give. It’s also a complete bargain at Β£8.86 🍹🍸 

The what I love about you book, queue the aww’s, would be a gift I’d like to receive πŸ’πŸ½ I mean who doesn’t hint to their other half.. You can find this under gifts for your girlfriend.  But it’s the cutest idea everrrr, basically you just fill in the blank spaces so it’s personalised to your relationship with the person. It has 112 pages.. So you better really love this person 😍😜 again this is another steal at Β£7.39

Right, now I know we have a little while before christmas BUT these are perfect gifts for Christmas for pretty much anybody πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ portable table tennis, how fun does this look? Forget playing charades or monopoly at christmas! Just find yourself a flat surface & you’re well on your way. You can choose between red or blue, added touch there 😍 it has a ball holder within the product too, so you don’t need to worry about losing them πŸ’πŸ½ plus it comes with two ping pong balls, yaaay! I love this, who wants to get it for me? It’s only Β£29.51.. Pleeeease 🎁 

Lastly, these. These are just spot on. Glasses with the recipes for cocktails on πŸ˜‹πŸΉ how perfect. Can I have one now? All this talk about alcohol πŸ™„  this one is the biggest bargain, ever. For a set of 4 it’s only Β£15.51. 


I will definitely be making some purchases on this site. Have you ever heard of it before? 

Caitlin xo ✨