Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Reviewing My 2017 goals | Blogmas #6

Hello!
For today's post, I decided to review the goals I made at the end of last year. I actually remember taking the picture for that post, crazy to think that it was almost a year ago! The post is here if you're interested.
I really tried with this picture but it was just not working *cries*

1. Blogging
I said that I still wanted to be blogging, which I am. I was hoping to do a post a week, which didn't really happen. My bog has definitely been all over the place, hasn't it? Sometimes I've stuck to 3 posts a week, sometimes it's been a month between posts! I definitely need to learn to stick to a schedule. Maybe that can be a goal I make this New Year!

2. Planning
I said I wanted to plan more, which definitely didn't happen, although I am less stressed, so maybe I didn't need more planning. It's been a bit of an all-over-the-place kinda year, with finishing education, starting volunteering and job changes. It has really been a rollercoaster and planning hasn't always been possible.

3.Education
I definitely achieved my goal for this one. I finished college and left with the qualification I wanted and am now free of education!

This is such a short post! What goals did you make for this year? Did you achieve any? Leave me a comment and let me know! 
Thanks for reading!
Happy Blogmas!
-Cait xx

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Festive Makeup Picks! | Blogmas #5

Hi!
In the post I have picked some of my favourite makeup pieces for the festive season. There's a lot to get through so let's goooo!


Face:

  • Nivea Day Moisturiser
  • Mac Studio Fix Fluid
  • Benefit High Beam 
  • Mac Studio Fix Fluid
I do use quite high end face makeup this time of year, because I feel like when you know your base is good you feel more confident, and this time of year is so busy, so I need something I know wont melt off my face!
Eyes

  • Tanya Burr  palette in 'Midnight Smoulder'
  • Avon eye palette in 'Mocha Latte'
  • 'Fabulashous' mascara
  • MUA eyeshadow in 'Platinum' 
I'm fairly certain I got the eye palettes for Christmas last year, and I love them! We all know by now that I don't tend to do anything fancy with my eyes because I'm more of a lip kind of a gal, but a little silver never goes a miss, and this MUA eyeshadow is so reliable! Also, the 'Fabulashous' really makes your eyelashes look amazing! It includes a tube of fibres which you put on as well as the mascara, I've been asked if I'm wearing false lashes before when I've worn this!




Lips
  •  No7 Matte Lip Crayon in 'Raspberry Red'
  • Collection lip liners in 'Damson' & 'Pink'
It's not often I go for something a little less out there when it comes to lips, but if I do, this No7 lip crayon is my fave! Still a red/pinky colour so perfect for the festive season, but lower maintenance if you're busy.

  •  Tanya Burr Lipgloss in 'Mistletoe Kisses'
  • Lime Crime Lipstick in 'Wicked'
Would it be a makeup post from me if I didn't include a lime crime lipstick? I chose a red to keep in line with the festive season, and Tanya Burr's lipglosses are the only lipglosses that I can wear without getting super annoyed at how sticky they are and the name 'Mistletoe Kisses' just screams Christmas!
Nails
  •  Red nail varnish (I have no idea where this one comes from)
  • Avon Magic Effects Silver Fringe Nail varnish
I'm not a nail polish person, I get really shaky hands so I'm rubbish at painting them, but I always give it a go at Christmas! Red a silver is a safe bet for Christmas, so usually I go for something like that - Avon do some great polishes too!

 Thanks so much for reading! What are your festive makeup picks?
Happy blogmas!
-Cait xx

Monday, 4 December 2017

The John Lewis Ad: My Thoughts! | Blogmas #4

Hello!
I'm sure everyone and their dog has watched the John Lewis Christmas Ad by now, in the UK it's become a traditional part of Christmas. We all know that Christmas is coming in England when this Ad pops up on the TV. Today I'm gonna share my thoughts!
A lot of people on social media seem to not like this ad so much, but I actually really liked it, I thought it was really cute. For those of you that don't know, it centres around Moz the Monster that hides under a child's bed and plays with him all night, this leads to the child falling asleep in the day time whilst playing football, getting haircuts and writing his Christmas list. So for Christmas, the monster gifts him a night light. In the light, the monster disappears so the boy can get a full nights sleep.
It was more relaxing than other Christmas adverts which is nice, and I think it's nice to have an ad that's centred around children that isn't about the gifts they're gonna get, also doesn't it kinda warm your heart that the monster is sacrificing his own happiness for the sake of the child? I'm such a sucker for these kind of things! This was definitely a tear jerker!

What do you think about the John Lewis ad? Do you like it, or were you not much of a fan?
Thanks for reading!
Happy blogmas!
-Cait xx

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Getting into the Chritsmas Spirit! | Blogmas #3

Hello!
Do you follow me on Twitter? If you do, you'll know I've been in the Christmas spirit since about October, but in this post I'm gonna give you some ideas on how to get in the Christmas spirit if you're still struggling.

1. Decorate
Possibly a little hypocritical because my mum informed me that we're not decorating this year (yes, it was heartbreaking). But if you are decorating this year, is it still to early to decorate? Never. There's nothing that gets me more into the Christmas spirit than seeing all the decorations in the stores and being able to makeour house into our own version of Santa's grottot (okay, not quite, but you get my point). There's something about the whole family coming together to make the house more Christmassy you can't not be in the Christmas spirit then!

2. Christmas songs
I feel like the power of Christmas music is very underrated, seriously,who can be sad when 'Merry Christmas Everyone' is playing in the background? No one. I'll be doing a post later this month telling you my favourite Christmas songs, so look out for it!


3. Christmas shopping
Christmas is the season of giving, right? I don't know about you but I love Christmas shopping, something about guessing what people will like or what their reaction will be is so exciting and fun!  Plus the stores are all decorated for Christmas from like October, so that always helps!

4. Snacks
I don't know about you, but Christmas for me means allll the cinnamon, there's nothing that makes me more excited for Christmas than adding cinnamon to my hot chocolate and porridge. If you like gingerbread (which I sadly don't) that works too! Also food and packaging is so pretty this time of year, green and red sprinkles and snowflakes are everywhere!

5. Movies
 If all else fails, movies will always have your back! Is there anything cosier than snuggling down with a hot chocolate and a festive movie on a cold night? I think not! A post will be up soon on my favourite Christmas movies, so stay tuned!

Hope you enjoyed this post! What're your favourite ways to get into the Christmas spirit?
Happy Blogmas!
-Cait xx

Saturday, 2 December 2017

My Dream Christmas | Blogmas #2

Hello!
I love the Christmasses I get every year with my family, but we all have dreams, you know, if money and time wasn't a problem. I'm going to share with you my dream Christmas in this post.
I got the background picture here

If I had everything my way, I'd spend Christmas in New York, we actually don't get so much snow in England, and very rarely do we have white Christmasses, how magical would it be to experience that? We'd wake up in a lavish hotel with a balcony and a fireplace, and be able to eat a fried breakfast whilst watching the snow (from the cosiness of inside of course!) I'd stay in my Christmas themed pjs, and after breakfast we'd open stockings together as a family (as opposed to having them outside our door for when we wake up like we do now!). After stockings, we'd sit infront of the fireplace, opening gifts, and then get ready for the day. I'd wear a comfortable, but cute outfit, (an oversized jumper with leggings, thick, fluffy socks and boots) to remind everyone that its cold and snowy outside. We'd chill for a bit, watching Christmas specials on TV, and before Christmas dinner we'd go sledging (does anyone else wanna do that so bad?). When we're all cold and tired out, we'd come back and eat a big Christmas roast, with just the right amount of alcohol to make you tipsy, but not drunk and very happy. And when we've all stuffed our faces and can't move, we'd drink hot chocolate, with cream and marshmallows, because it is Christmas after all, and then sit down to a classic Christmas movie (Elf anyone?) and fall asleep!

I don't think I'll ever spend Christmas in an expensive hotel in New York, but a gal can dream, right? What's your dream Christmas?
Happy Blogmas!
-Cait xx