Friday, 9 December 2016

Burt's Bees Gift Set GIVEAWAY competition!

Oh hi guys. 

I haven't done a giveaway on my blog in a little while, and in the spirit of Christmas I thought I'd give away something from one of my fav brands, Burt's Bees! Burt's Bees do an amazing selection of natural skincare products to sort you out for the holiday season. 

You will win: 
 - Beeswax lip balm with vitamin E
 - Wild cherry lip balm
 - Rhubarb lip shimmer
 - Intense hydration day lotion 
 - Soapbark and camomile deep cleaning cream
 - And the nature's best tin!

To enter simply follow me on Bloglovin' and on Instagram using the Rafflecopter entry below. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Good luck, and merry christmas! 

Cate x
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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Ted Baker card holder of dreams

When I was 18 one of my proudest possessions was my Fossil purse. I bought it in Bloomingdales in New York, and it was multi coloured leather and absolutely massive – a huge wallet, literally like the size of a clutch bag, with space for about 100 cards and enough coins to sink a ship. I loved it. I eventually lost it when drunk with an ex boyfriend in a Walkabout – I called them and they said they never found it. I was more upset about the purse than the £50 inside it!


Somehow, slowly over the years, I’ve made the transition from huge purse that doesn’t fit in any bags and weighs a tonne, to a  simple card holder. I don’t know when exactly I realised how much easier it was to carry a card holder – I think it started off as an oyster card holder and then one day I realised my purse was just taking up extraneous room in my bag! For the last few years I’ve been using a rose gold Accessorize one, which I loved but has been looking a bit battered lately. I’d seen so many posts/videos of girls picking up shiny Chanel ones, but that’s a bit far out of my price range – I wanted something in between!


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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Winter Seaside Weekend


In the olden days, people used to say the sea air was a cure for illnesses. If you had flu or a cold or whatever (and you were rich enough) you’d get shipped off out of London to breathe in the air and bathe in the cold water, and presumably eat ye olde fish and chips, and you’d be right as rain.


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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Homeowners!



Sorry for the slight blog hiatus, but as you might guess from the title of this blog post, we’ve had a little bit going on! Finally, after months of trying, my husband and I own a flat in London!


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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

How to sneakily celebrate Christmas now, #3

It’s become a bit of a tradition, this post. Every year, as soon as I’ve thrown away my mouldy old pumpkin, I’m overcome with the urge to deck the halls – but am stopped by so-called SENSIBLE people claiming it isn’t Christmas until such arbitrary dates as 1st December (some say 24th December – who are you monsters?) and therefore I am forced to be SECRETLY FESTIVE. Here are my first two posts, if you haven’t read them:


You wouldn't think I'd be able to force any more cheer into November, would you? Aha, my friend, you are wrong. And so, without further ado, here are another, even sneakier 10 ways to bring a bit of festive cheer into your lives without making your nearest and dearest think you’ve, you know, gone a bit nuts and think you’re living in a Home Alone film. Enjoy, you can thank me later when you’re in a secret world of Christmas bliss.


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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

The perfect Autumn/Winter rose gold phone cover from Case Company


Things I hate about my iPhone currently:

1.  Having low storage. Seriously guys – I see the message ‘You have low storage’ or ‘Storage full’ more than I see my close friends and family. What are we going to do about these iPhone storage problems?! Surely we can’t go on like this???

2. The fact that Depop has half downloaded but due to the above storage issues I can’t open it and yet I can’t delete it either, and so I can’t stalk inthefrow on Depop or try and buy her designer shoes for £30. Cry.

Things I do not hate about my iPhone currently:

1. My gorgeous new phone cover*. I mean. Just look. (Ignore the champagne. But it was a Sunday so why not...)



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Friday, 11 November 2016

Little life loves this week

 This week, I’ve FINALLY started to recover from the flu! If you’ve noticed a bit of an absence over the last few weeks it’s because I’ve been majorly suffering – literally bed bound for four whole days, it has been the opposite of fun and I’m so relieved to be coming out the other side! It’s actually put me in a brilliant mood, so here are the many things I’ve been loving this week…(note the absence of Donald Trump and the John Lewis advert...)


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