Sunday, 28 October 2012

A Dog-Walking, Drinking Too Much Coffee and Getting Caught in the Rain OOTD

Good evening beauties,

How are you all? How have you been spending the weekend? And perhaps more importantly, what did those of you in the UK do with your extra hour today?! I don't know about you, but I always love it when the clocks go back and you realise that you have a whole hour extra on this one very special day, to do with it what you please :) Caits and I were fairly predictable in our use of the time gifted to us...S.L.E.E.P. Oh it was wonderous.

Anyhow, I have decided to share with you an OOTD - nothing too exciting or outrageous - in fact, you might even call it solely utilitarian. Nevertheless, we happened to take a few snaps before and during our doggy walking expeditions yesterday (an adventure that involved coffee, marshmallows, gingersnaps and getting rained (and slobbered) on...), so I thought I'd share...

I love love love my super snuggly scarf - I am all about the massiveness of it and love that it doesn't give me fur-balls. Seriously. Also, I should let you in on a little something - my Timberland boat shoes are deceptively (and oh so cleverly) WARM. So any of you who may potentially have been thinking - woooaaaah, has anyone told Christie's feet it's winter?! Yeah. I have. And the shoes still work. At least they will for another few weeks...ever the optimist.

Scarf: Urban Outfitters
Jumper: Gap 
Jeans: Topshop (Fit: Jamie) 
Shoes: Timberland 

So that's all from me tonight gorgeous people; sleep tight, sweet dreams and all of the love,

Christie xoxo

Thursday, 25 October 2012

What I'm Wearing: Issue Nr. 1

Hello beauties!

It’s Caitie here! As always, I hope this finds you all well. What have you all been up to?

The weather was oh so miserable and grey today, but, because I had the day off work I wanted to post something for you all (I’ve misssssed you!)

I’ve never done a ‘face of the day’ post before, but I thought I’d try my hand at it and see how you all like it. I’ve had a bit of a make-up obsessed month and have bought far too many new products, so I’ve been shaking up my every day makeup routine and thought this might be a nice way to show you all ‘What I’m Wearing’! I always love reading these kinds of posts; mainly because it’s really nice to see what different products look like on different people. I also find them a huge source of inspiration for my own makeup routine. Let me know what you all think, and, if you'd like to see more posts like this, please do let me know. 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Light foundation in Shade 01
Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in 'Real Sand'
Mac Pro Longwear blusher in Stay Pretty (from the Office Hours collection)
Mac Matte Bronze Bronzing Powder
Benefit Erase Paste in No. 1 Fair

Benefit 'They're Real!' Mascara
Clinique Superfine Liner for Brows

Mac 'Lovelorn' (Lustre)

As always, please feel free to comment. Christie and I love reading your comments; each and every one of them mean so much to us. 

Lots and lots of love,

Caitieloo <3

Ps. TGIF (tomorrow)!

Saturday, 20 October 2012

A Rainy OOTD

Hello beauties!

How are you all? What are you up to this weekend?

As I write this I am sitting in my boyfriends kitchen in Brighton after a day of walking around town. Today marks our six year anniversary (ahhh!) It has been a rather lovely day, and to top it off we are going to see Paranormal Activity 4 after dinner; I am a horror addict!

My boyfriend kindly took a few photos of my outfit today. I wanted to show it to you all because I am sporting my favourite t-shirt at the moment; moustaches of the world! I just love it. I picked it up at Topshop for £18.00 (with student discount, £20.00 without). Although white jeans are not particularly A/W appropriate I think they worked with what I was wearing (I hope!)

I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend! I love hearing from you, so, as always, feel free to comment :)

Lots and lots of love,

Caitieloo <3

Urban Outfitters Accessory Haul

Hey all,

Its been a while I know (uhhh, I've been back for about 2 weeks already!) but as promised, my UO haul! So, I should confess, I love Urban Outfitters. And I mean really really love it. And don't even get me started on their accessories. Well actually, do, because that is what this post is about!

So whenever I am lucky enough to make a trip to the States, and despite us having UO here in the UK, it is always my first stop! Generally, I try to avoid stores we have here when away, on principle really, as I'd rather find something a little different, but for UO, I make an exception, primarily because finding something a little different is exactly what I usually manage to do in there.

Those nail polishes I posted about a couple of weeks ago for example - I am not sure about you, but I haven't seen them in stores here (although I must confess, I have not exactly searched far and wide). That said, that is actually probably for the best because while I must admit, I love love loved the colours, upon removal, I noted that they had turned all my nails a nasty shade of orange, a little akin to the hue of a victim of radiation poisoning. Suffice to say, I was less than impressed, but luckily, Mavala's 'Victoria' (from their 50 year Anniversary Collection) saw me through this difficult time (see below!)

Nevertheless, and getting back to the point, the US UO always has some amazeballs accessories to offer, some of which I certainly never see over here, although sometimes they are in stores a couple of months later. Here are some bits I picked up:

Mainly necklaces and gold - as you can see, I'm a fan.
So I'm not sure what you think of that spear like gold tusk, but I love love love it. I saw it on one of their mannequins on my first day in Chicago and then had to drag my boyfriend to three different UO's to find it again. It's quite a statement on its own but I tend to wear it with a couple of others.

The big V necklace to the right is actually now available here (I will pop the link below for anyone who's interested). I love this because it works with so many different looks and is just a little unusual - I have gotten a fair few compliments on both these pieces I must admit!

I haven't actually worn the short little beady necklace yet, but this is an awesome every day piece and one I might wear together with my cold 'love' necklace (from the boyfriend) - will post pics when I do!

The earrings - well I know there is a lot like this around, so maybe not so different but can't wait to wear these up. I always think that, along with lipstick, a good pair of statement earrings vamps up almost any look. I also find that with earrings, if I want them to be noticed, I need to go quite big because my hair is outrageously long and lion like and as such, tends to hide any dainty little sparkles.

Last but not least - I picked this beaut up:

I absolutely adore this pretty glam gold cuff - definitely makes a statement and actually fits surprisingly well. I find cuffs are often a strange shape, or else, my wrist is - probably the latter now I think about it...but I'll continue to blame the cuffs. Anyhow, this was probably my favourite find - what do you think?

Anyway, that's all for now - I hope you all have the very best weekend! Caits and I would love to hear how you are spending it and what you'd like us to post about next!

Love and giggles,


x x x

Linkie, as promised:

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Trauma and Saturday Shopping

Hello beauties,

It's Caitieloo here! Since Christie published (a rather hilarious) post this morning, I thought I'd take the night shift and tell you all about my weekend.

I started work on Saturday; and am now a proud sales assistant at Gap. I'll be working at Gap in conjunction with some other 'work experience' opportunities, so that I can work out what I might like to eventually do. Apparently being paid to shop is not a feasible option, so I'm still at the drawing board in terms of my life's ambitions! I'm looking forward to making some extra money and getting back into a routine, although tomorrow marks my first 9-hour shift, which, to be perfectly honest, terrifies me! I was so exhausted on Saturday, but, like the trooper I am (note my sarcasm) I will power through.

A rather unfortunate event occurred on Saturday morning. Being in a rush to get to work on time, I shoved a few of my 'go to' makeup products into my cute (new!!!) Cath Kindston makeup bag... When I got to work, I quickly nipped to the loo (don't you just love the word 'nipped'? It makes me feel like such a lady!) to check my makeup and do the mandatory number one. I decided to reapply some lipstick and upon opening my (now DEAD) makeup bag, realised that at some point in the morning I must have dropped it, and my brown eyeshadow, which I use for my eyebrows, had EXPLODED all over my makeup bag and other products inside it. Needless to say, I was horrified, HORRIFIED, I tell you. I re-zipped the offending bag and shoved it hastily back into my handbag, my hands now COVERED with brown muck.

The offending explosion. RIP Cath Kidston.

Although I managed to salvage most of the products that were in the bag, the bag is now a rather unfortunate shade of brown. Oh Cath Kidston, you served me well for the two weeks I had you.

After this shocking discovery I was only too happy to accept my sister's offer to go to Nando's after I finished my shift. I thought the horrors of the day were over, but alas, upon walking to Nando's, I tripped rather spectacularly over a stray can. But, I am happy to report, the day picked up after this.

After our date at Nando's, Christie and I decided to have a little womble around the shops and, in our usual style, managed to spend more money than was sensible. Christie will be posting about her haulage soon (including her Urban Outfitters haul), but, in the meantime, I thought I'd show you all a few of the things I picked up.

After hearing lots of bloggers praising the new Kate Moss for Rimmel collection, I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon pick up a lipstick to try. After admiring all of the colours, I settled on shade 101, which is a gorgeous nude pink. In honesty I didn't have high expectations as I haven't really gotten on with Rimmel lipsticks before, but, I tell you what, WOW! The formula is so creamy and lovely, and feels moisturising on the lips, not at all like the formula of the other Rimmel lipsticks I have tried. Although I haven't used it for long enough to give a full review, this lipstick definitely gets a thumbs up from me so far. I think I'm definitely going to pick up a few more from the collection...! I haven't swatched the colour for you as there are so many reviews of the Kate Moss for Rimmel collection, but if you would like to see some pictures of how this colour looks on the lips, let me know!

Next, I popped into Mac (always a fatal error, in financial terms of course!) and picked up this Pro Longwear blush from the Mac Office Hours collection in the shade Stay Pretty. I would describe the colour as a very girly soft pink. I find it gives my cheeks a soft flush, which I think is rather nice in the colder A/W months. I've heard mixed reviews of the blushes in this collection, so I'll definitely report back to you with how I get on. Let me know if you'd like to see any pictures of Stay Pretty in action.

Lastly I picked up this Essie nail polish (my FIRST Essie polish, shocking, I know) in the shade Recessionista. I thought this product was best saved till last as it describes the state of my financial situation quite well !!! I have been looking for a polish that looks like the love child of burgundy and cranberry for quite a while, and, this is it! I think it is definitely going to be an A/W essential.

Well girlies, Christie just emerged from the shower, and so it's time for me to retire with her for a cup of tea and some blog / youtube catching up. As always, feel free to comment and let me know what you think. I've loved meeting and chatting to you over the last two months.

Lots and lots of love, and here's to a good week!

Caitlin <3

Delays, Delays and Cancelations.

Good Morning Beauties,

How are we all this gorgeous (for now at least...) Sunday morning? I for one am grand, mainly because I am in bed, with the sugary wonderousness (that so IS a word) that is my morning cup of tea.

Anyhooooow, I, Christie, sister to Caitlin, am prone to the odd rant or 10 and, while I am NOW in my zen zone, I feel that I should share that a couple of days ago, I was NOT. Who was responsible for this trauma you ask (well, you might not have, but I can't go anywhere with this if you didnt...!)? SOUTH WEST TRAINS. Obviously.

Now, I took it on the chin when, at 7am on on Thursday morning, it was announced that my train was cancelled; I just thought to myself, at least I have a coffee to keep me warm, calm and awake, whilst I wait for the next train. And I still remained calm and zenny when the train arrived, already full, and I was subjected to standing, for AN HOUR, sniffing the armpits of many a fellow public transport victim. All I could think was, thank god it was the morning because for the most part, people were still clean and relatively fresh smelling (emphasis on the word relatively). So, upon arrival into Waterloo, I gave myself a metaphorical pat on the back for keeping my cool and not letting this torrid situation put a damper on my good mood and went on with my day :)

Roll on Friday - a great day, by virtue of the fact that the next day will always be Saturday - I hit the South Bank with some besties for a couple of G + T's and a stirfry (which admittedly left me stinking of garlic but, on the plus side, protected from vampires - is it even vampires garlic wards off??) and following that, strolled back to Waterloo - to catch my oh so reliable train of course. But of course, it was delayed. I don't know about you, but I always hate it when the board just says 'delayed' and doesn't give any indication of how long this delay will be. But what I hate infinitely more than that, is that stomach sinking sense of dread when you realise that not only is your train delayed (or cancelled?!) but so too are ALL of the trains due to depart Waterloo....

Now the particularly fun part about living in Ascot is that there really is no alternative to the train that leaves from Waterloo, so no matter what bizarre travel combinations I envisaged as a means of getting home, there was really no way I was getting to Ascot this fateful Friday night. So off I toddled to a friend's house in Queenspark....thankfully she offered, the beauty that she is!

For the sake of social graces, I kept my calm externally but internally, wooaaah, a certain level of turmoil pursued as all I could think was, 'I have no clean clothes or undies and no toothbrush!'. I wouldn't say I came anywhere near my sister in the clean-freak stakes, but no clean undies or a toothbrush?! Really?! No, that's not cool.
[Note to self - as, I am to be at the mercy of public transport for at least the foreseeable future, I will endeavour to keep a spare pair of knickers and a tooth brush in my bag at all times, in much the same way as I now always have a spare pair of tights handy - don't even get me started on ladders!]

Anyhooowwwww, I left my hygiene concerns to one side (mainly as I really had no choice) and actually had a great night - Xfactor, chocolate, candy and strawberries and a LOT of silliness, followed by an uncomplicated, timely, train journey home the following morning.

Nevertheless, I will say this South West Trains: because of you, it took me longer to get home from work on a Friday evening than it took me last weekend to get home from CHICAGO (yes, the one in America). I guess that's actually fairly impressive when you think about it.

Beautiful people, I promise not to rant in my next post,

Much of the love and toodlepip for now,

x x x x

Thursday, 11 October 2012


Hello, hello beautiful people!

I seem to be going posting crazy today! But, it's been a good day. How are you all? How has your day been? Good news: Tomorrow is Friday! TGIF! What are your plans for the weekend?! Make me jealous.

I am writing to you today about something I found extremely exciting, and that something is Mallzee, who contacted me to tell me about their soon-to-be-launched exciting brand.

Mallzee will be launching it's online site later this year, and, from what I've heard, it just sounds FABULOUS! Basically, once Mallzee is launched, users will be able to create their own personalised 'shopping mall' by picking their favourite brands and stores. Mallzee's fancy software then finds products matching YOUR personal style and showcases them in your own 'Mallzee'. At the moment, around 200 stores have signed up to be a part of Mallzee, including, (eee!!!) Urban Outfitters, New Look, Feel Unique and St. Tropez. But, that's not even the most exciting part !!! When you register with Mallzee, you become the 'owner' of your own private mall, and, when someone buys something from your 'Mallzee', you earn money to shop! I know, this is perhaps the most brilliant concept ever. Being paid to shop?! This sounds like a career I could be good at! Mallzee plans to provide a social online shopping experience, so, just like shopping on the high street, you can chat to your friends whilst you peruse.

From what I understand, when Mallzee launches, it will look something like the image below. I got this image from their website; which, in my honest opinion, looks like it is going to be fabulous.

I've just registered for my exclusive prelaunch invite on Mallzee, and am really excited about the launch later this year. As a concept I think it sounds brilliant; and, is really unique. I think it will find a unique place in the market by offering customers a virtual 'personal shopper', as well as the chance to socialise with friends you may or may not be able to otherwise. Although I'd never want to do all of my shopping online and love the highstreet, I think Mallzee's well worth a look. Excitingly, by registering you will also be entered in to their current competition to win £100 ($150), which, I think, is a bit of a bonus.

So, what do you all think? Is Mallzee worth a go? I think so.

Lots and lots of love,

Caitlin <3

*Disclaimer* The opinions expressed here are my own. I will only feature brands / products on my blog if I feel that they have something to offer. Although Mallzee has not yet launched I am very excited about what it purports to offer and think it's well worth a look. 

Burgundy got BACK!

Hello Beauties,

It's Caitlin again. I just thought I'd post a quick OOTD for you all (thank you to my mom for taking the photo for me!)... I pulled out my burgundy Leigh Topshop jeans as the wintery days seem to be here for keeps and have to say, I LOVE them. Burgundy seems to be back in a big way for the A/W season, and I'm THRILLED about it!

Alongside the burgundy jeans I thought I'd show you all my latest Gogo Philip find. Although these earrings are not available on the Gogo Philip website, they are available in Topshop. I picked mine up in the Topshop in Oxford Circus (the landmark store) and LOVE them. Gogo Philip for the win!

As always, let me know what you all think; your comments make me smile. I love to know what trends you are all loving and what you have been up to.

Lots of love,

Caitlin <3

Happy Birthday Mavala!

Hello Beauties,

How are you all today? Me? I can't complain. I'm seeing a beautiful friend today for coffee; her and I always have such a giggle ! (Hello Leanne, if you're reading this!!!)

If you follow my posts, you'll know that I am a HUGE (that's an understatement actually; more like gigantic, gargantuan, excessively HUGE...) fan of Mavala nail polishes. My mom actually discovered them first; noticing their beautiful selection of colours, and then their clever mini sizes. After buying my first 'Elle Grey' Mavala polish, I was HOOKED. Because of the mini size of the product, application is extremely easy; the brush is just the right size to apply your chosen colour neatly. The consistency and durability of the Mavala products again, cannot be faulted. I find that two coats of my chosen polish lasts a good four/five days before it chips! I think that's pretty special.

This year sees Mavala's half century birthday, and, to celebrate, Mavala has brought out a retro anniversary collection; inspired by it's original shades of 1962. Not only are the colours in this collection GORGEOUS, but their names are cute too, and include, among others, Moscow, Roma, and Honolulu. You can have a peruse of the mini collection, and find your local stockist, by clicking here.

Mavala kindly sent me two polishes from their Anniversary collection (thank you!) and I am ecstatic to say I am now the proud owner of Honolulu (a GORGEOUS, classic pink) and Victoria (a classy and striking orange). These two polishes have pride of place on my dresser, alongside their friends Elle Grey and Lagoon. Thank you Mavala, I absolutely LOVE them! Christie and I plan to give our nails some TLC with these beauties this weekend!

So, beautiful people, if you haven't already, head over to Mavala to peruse their products (which also, excitingly, include other beauty products eeee!!!) If there's one thing I can promise, they won't disappoint.

Lots of love,

Caitlin <3

*Disclaimer* Although Mavala generously sent me two nail polishes, as mentioned in this post, my opinion of their products is my own. I will always review products honestly and disclose if / when they have been kindly gifted to me. 

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Nails and Candy... Nail Candy?!

Hey all,

I haven't posted for a while, due being in Chicago for a FABULOUS weekend with my beautiful boy. Since I'm now back from Chicago and thought I'd drop y'all a note to say, well, 'hi'!

Chicago was gorgeous, as was my boy, and as were the restaurants he has been working in - he's a chef you see, so good food was never far away. Thank god for the stretch in my favorite Skinny's right?! Click here if you're interested in checking out his diner... Au Chaval. The concept's coming to London so if you want the best burger you've ever eaten in the coolest atmosphere yet, watch this space...

... Au Chaval -AKA- The Diner...

...For a little more swank, Gilt Bar...

So while in Chicago, a girl can't just eat...she surely must shop as well and shop I did! Bear in mind, I only had two days (Jet Setter much?!), but I certainly made a concerted effort to pick up some treasures, which included these super cute nail varnishes in 'Eclipse' and 'Desert Valley'. 

I picked these up in UO (which I love both in the States and back home), but you can check them out here. Now these lil pretties allege to change colour but I can’t say I have noticed this to be especially true...Nevertheless, the colours are fun, both on their own, or layered up, much like the winter layers we must all be starting to sport. Went a little sparkle crazy this time, but normally with a finish like this, I’d go with one or 2 nails and the rest just the base colour...

One of my favorite things about this sort of glitter polish is it hides all manner of smudge- related sins...Im assuming I am not the only one to have painted their nails before bed only to wake up with the linen imprinted on one’s claws OR to decide to do one’s hair, thinking the old nails are dry, only to stab a couple with an errant hairclip, thus finding that they were not....No? Just me then?!

I have to confess, these little pretties were not my only UO purchase - I tend to go a little accessory crazy when given half the chance - so if anyone’s interested, thought my next post may include a US UO Accessories Haul...

Anyway beautiful people, thats all from me for now and remember...

‘life’s short - stay awake for it’ 
Christie xxx

Monday, 8 October 2012

Just Another Manic Monday

Hello Beauties!

How are you all today? I hope this post finds you well, having had a good day. Monday's are always flat days; what with the weekend behind us and all, but on the bright side, it's another six days until Monday swings around again! 

Christie came home today, from a whistle-stop weekend in Chicago, where she was visiting her boyfriend who has been working out there for the past six weeks. Needless to say, I was extremely excited to see her (albeit extremely jealous as she managed to sneak in a few shopping trips!) We decided to head into our local shopping town and drink coffee, catch up, and, of course, do a little bit of shopping. I thought I'd post a few of the pictures that we took today as I finally managed to pin Christie down to show you all her outfit of the day! 

Christie's not so little beauty haul!

My little Topshop haul; LOVE that crosses are still big this season!

So, that's all for my day. Please excuse the pictures if they are a little blurry; I took them on my iPhone. Also, my outfit was very similar to that in my previous post. I am just LOVING stripes at the moment; and... Well, quite frankly, I ADORE my Topshop blazer so have been sporting it rather a lot! 

Lots and lots of love to you all,

Have a WONDERFUL Tuesday!

Caitlin <3 

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Simple Saturday

Hello beauties!

How are you all on this sunny Saturday? I thought I'd post an outfit of the day for you all, as the weather was so lovely ! This outfit features my new Topshop studded shoes and my Mulberry Bayswater. I hope you all like it; as always, please let me know what you think, comment and follow :) It really does make my day.

Lots and lots of love,

Caitlin <3

Friday, 5 October 2012

Everyday Skincare Routine

Hello Beauties!

How are you all today? I've had a fairly lazy day today; such is the life of a girl on her gap year...! I have an interview in London next week, so hopefully I'll be gainfully employed soon; it really is tough out there. Having just finished studying psychology I think the break has done me good, but I am definitely ready for a new challenge now, and, of course, to make some moneys in time for the festive season! The boy is coming home this weekend (he is driving as we speak) and so I am really excited to see him. As I am decorating my room at the moment (yay!) he has promised to accompany me to Homebase tomorrow, and, in the evening, to a scary movie.

So, before the mad rush that is always the weekend, I thought I'd do a post about my everyday skincare routine. Before you all get too excited (if you were...) I don't use that many products, and, because I have sensitive skin, try to keep my routine as simple as possible.

So, here we go; my three holy grail skincare products. I start off by using my Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser (around £16-£17); which, although I have heard little about in the blogging world, I adore. I've tried numerous cleaners, including the ever-so raved about Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, but I have to say, none compare. This cleanser does what it says on the tin and foams up into a rich and luxurious lather and leaves my visage feeling clean and my pores unclogged. As my skin is extremely sensitive, and, prone to the sudden onset of what can only be described as angry hives, I think this cleanser is one of Clinique's best products. Once I have washed my face (if I have makeup on) I use two pumps of the lovely Avene Gentle Milk Cleanser (£11.50). This cleanser is a toner for dry to very dry sensitive skin and really does what it says by gently removing any makeup left on my face after I have washed it. It has a really creamy consistency and leaves my skin feeling plumped and loved. Finally, I apply a small amount (a little really does go a long way with this product) of my Avene Skin Recovery Cream (£12.50). This product REALLY is amazing. I suspect as a daily moisturiser it may be too rich for many of you out there, but having very dry skin myself I find it perfect. Once in a while when my skin isn't too dry I reach for my Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturiser, which again, is worth the cash.

So, that's about it for my everyday skincare routine! Although it is fairly minimal, I find it works well for my skin and so I tend to reach for these products on a daily basis. The products that I use are fairly expensive, with each coming in over the £10 marker, but I truly believe that if there is one thing worth investing more money in, it's skincare products.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and have enjoyed this post; do let me know what you think, I do so love reading your comments!

Lots of love,

Caitlin <3

Thursday, 4 October 2012

A Little October Haul

Hello beauties,

I hope this finds you all well? What have you all been up to? I dare say autumn is well and truly upon us now, and, although I'm sad summer is over, I'm pretty excited by the prospects of reinventing my wardrobe for the winter months.

That said, I went shopping yesterday and today and picked up a few things I think I'll be loving throughout the winter months.

Eeeps! So here are my purchases. Excuse the shabby lighting, I took this photo at 9ish PM so didn't have any natural light to work with!

I love these studded shoes from Topshop; I think they are so fun and really add depth to even the plainest of outfits... (My sister got these bad boys last week and I just had to have them too!) As for the Blazer, well, I've been LOVING blazers this month. I think they're the perfect way to dress up jeans and a T-Shirt and, well, just about anything really! I also purchased another Mavala nail varnish- I've really been enjoying the two that I have so far. My new baby is called Lagoon and I can't wait to paint my nails...! Lastly, Boots were having a 3 for 2 special on all skin care and beauty products, so I picked up two of my favourite Avene moisturisers and also a toner which I haven't tried before. I find Avene products so luxurious and think they're just perfect for the fast approaching chilly months. So, that's it for this haul... I feel a little bit spoilt and can't wait to enjoy these purchases! Let me know what you think and also what you have been enjoying this month... I love hearing from you all; your comments really do make my day.

Lots of love,

Caitlin <3

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Makeup Storage

Hello, Beautiful People!

I hope this post finds you well on this somewhat chilly Wednesday morning. I always love LOVE posts about makeup storage ideas, so I thought today I'd post about my personal makeup storage. I like to keep things simple and HATE having to rummage around in search for a particular product so my makeup is generally stored in one of two places.

I keep my everyday makeup in this little chest of draws. I just love this chest; I got it at TK Max and I just think it's so pretty!

My 'other' makeup; which comprises mainly products I only use once in a while, as well as products I have yet to try out, is stored in this draw. I used these handy Glossy Box boxes to divide the draw.

Lastly, my lip products are stored in this wire basket. I like that I can always see my lip products because otherwise I tend to forget which colours I have and don't use them often enough!

My makeup collection may be big to some and TEENY to others, but at the moment, I think it's just right. All of my products are used regularly and are well loved. I'd love to see YOUR makeup storage ideas.

I'm off to do some shopping today; would anyone be interested in seeing a post about what I buy?

Lots and lots of love, girlies (and guys)

Caitlin <3