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


  1. You have a great blog hun! I'm now following you, come and check out my blog when you have the time, xoxo.

    1. Thank you! You are too sweet! Lots of love, Christie & Caitie xoxo

  2. Love the look of the Essie polish! xo PS: Your blog background is super cute! :)

    1. It's gorgeous! It lasts ages too; well worth the investment! My only issue with it is that it seems very runny... But the colour and finish is fab. Let me know if you try it! Caitie xoxo

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