Tuesday, 19 February 2013

OOTD - cross my heart

Crappy 'nothing goes right' day, so thought I'd share my outfit.
Tied my hair back so you could see the shirt collar :)
[ Gold pumps - New Look, Leigh Jeans - Topshop, Black+White Crosses Shirt - H&M, Necklace - a gift ]

lovelovelove Catt xx

Friday, 15 February 2013


I hope everyone had a good Valentines whatever you did. I'm a singleton and my day consisted of spring cleaning, then tea and a few ciders with one of my oldest friends. It was rather lovely and I didn't miss the loveydovey stuff at all really. Who knows what'll happen in the future.. don't look for it, it'll find you :) 

My post today is concerning hair. Perhaps the greatest accessory a girl can have.
A simple hairstyle can completely change your outfit.
A brief hair history shows I've dabbled from the darkest black to the lightest white. Rapunzel to short bob and shaved. I'm so indecisive and suffer from great hair envy. I see a hairstyle, I want it, I get it. All is well for about 2weeks and then the whole cycle starts over again! The fact is the matter is, I apparently seem to suit whatever I try.. which can make it even worse.

I've had extensions and I've shaved the side of my head. It doesn't really bother me on the day 'cause I always just think 'aw it'll grow'.

Right now, I'm attempting to go nice and blonde. I'm a bit of a home-dye veteran. In fact, I'm surprised I have any hair left the amount of dye, bleach and otherwise I've inflicted upon it. So I've been using the old faithful Clairol Nice'n'Easy which I've always found works well and comes in a range of blondes.
But recently I just can't seem to get it right. I look in the mirror and no matter how many times I've dyed it and purple shampooed the hell out of it - ITS NEVER BLONDE ENOUGH.
Other people and photographs seem to prove otherwise, but I just can't see it.
Surely there must be such a thing as 'hair dysmorphia' ?

Has anyone else had this problem?

lovelovelove Catt xx

*** body dysmorphia is a serious mental illness which needs medical help, and I in noway mean to trivialise it

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

The Liebster Award!

I was nominated for the Liebster Award by the gorgeous Jade of 'makeup obsession and anxiety confessions'. Thanks lovely!

The Liebster award is for bloggers with less than 200 followers, once nominated you have to do the following tasks...

- Post 11 facts about yourself -
- Answer the questions set by the person who nominated you -
- Nominate 3-4 bloggers and link them to your blog -
- Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer -
- Go to their blog and let them know they've been nominated -
- No tag backs -

So here goes..

11 Facts About Me

  • I studied English Language Studies for 3years at Northumbria University in Newcastle and absolutely loved it. Best time of my life!
  • When I was younger I used to write backwards.. like backwards letters. No idea why.. might be something to do with being left-handed haa.
  • I suffer from a severe case of 'hair envy' and change my hair far too often. I see a hair cut, I want it, I get it. Luckily (or unluckily, depending how you look at it), I tend to suit most hair styles/colours. So indecisive!
  • I have the tiniest hands you've ever seen, but still manage to play the violin.. pretty well too, if I do say so myself ;)
  • My favourite film is 'Goodbye Lenin!'
  • I'm a proud (and defensive) Northerner.
  • My favourite tipple is a glass of rosé, usually one too many.
  • I own far too many pairs of denim cut-off shorts. They're basically my daily uniform.
  • I have an older sister, six years my elder, who lives in America with her Siberian Husky Sasha :)
  • Lipstick is my true makeup-vice
  • Arctic Monkeys make everything better. They are the key to cheering me up!

Jade's Questions

1. All time favourite lipstick?
Eee this is a hard one as I love lipsticks so much. Right now, I absolute adore Topshop's Brighton Rock.

2. What is your favourite High Street shop?
Its a toss-up between Topshop and Urban Outfitters.

3. If you could be anyone for the day who would it be and why?
Alexa Chung. She is my ultimate girl crush and has been for years. Her style. Her job. Her hair. Her ex-boyfriend. Her life. Enough said.

4. Do you have any random beauty tips or tricks?
I'm a bit of a cheapscape, so one thing I do is use a little Vaseline lipbalm on my finger to set my eye brows before combing them or penciling them in. Works just as well as any fancy gel.

5. If you could only wear four products on your face what would they be?
Right now - Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation, Max Factor Creme Puff (in Translucent), L'oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara, Topshop Brighton Rock Lipstick.

6. McDonalds or KFC? 

7. Who is your favourite blogger? and their link.
I'm not strictly a beauty blogger, but I LOVE the beautiful Kayleigh's blog 'CoutureGirl', which I'm sure most of you have heard of. She's a beaut and blogs about makeup and fashion in a really friendly readable way. Love her.

8. Why did you start blogging?
Originally, it was just an extension of my love of writing. Except, I got bored and disenchanted with it. This time around, I feel like I actually have something to 'say'. Its therapeutic too considering my recent troubles.

9. What is your favourite quote that you live by? 
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
Its something I've recently tried to really stick by.

10. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Still writing. Hopefully in a better place health-wise. With either a house of cats or a man. Never both.
Who am I kidding, probably something more close to Bridget Jones.

11. If you could only buy Make Up or Clothes which would you pick?
Oooh, it'd have to be clothes for me. I'm a serial-shopper.

My Nominations
Jenny - 
Allie - http://lunavida23.blogspot.co.uk/
Hannah - http://britishstreetstyle.blogspot.co.uk/

My 11 Questions
  • Describe your blog in 3 words?
  • A beauty product you swear by?
  • Who's your ultimate style-crush?

  • Name somewhere in the world you'd love to visit?
  • What's your favourite movie?
  • Describe your idea of a perfect first date?
  • Your most bargain-ous purchase (beauty or clothes) in the last 12 months?
  • What's your dream career?
  • Name a song that is guaranteed to cheer you up?
  • Who is your favourite blogger? Link them.
  • Why did you start blogging?

Thanks for reading and please check out the blogs I nominated in this post :)
lovelovelove Catt xx