Wednesday, 30 October 2013

I Want It - wish list!

I just love clothes and I love nothing better that spending my money on new thingssss. Recently, I've tried my very best to get rid of stuff I don't wear.. so I kinda have an excuse to buy any new things - but my wardrobe is still suffering.. The rail's fallen down twice this week. Anyhow, a girl can still window-shop..or online window-shop. Too many things end up in my wish lists or shopping baskets.. only to never be purchased. Here's a few things I've been mooning over recently for the autumn/winter season..

Monday, 28 October 2013

"In the regular world, Halloween is when children dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it."

Halloween is fast approaching.. and I don't actually have any plans for this year. No nights out or parties.. and I'm a little bit old for trick-or-treating I think. I'll probably be on door duty at our house as they're tons of kids around here. Anyhow, despite having no plans, I thought I'd do a Halloweeny-type outfit post. I took a chance in my back garden while it wasn't raining and/or blowing a hoola. There's also a sneaky appearance from Oliver the cat.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

The Week That Was #3

That's another week gone.. and its been a busy one! Me and the bestie have been chillin in Derby most of the week, then nipped down to London this weekend for a casual Arctic Monkeys gig - and now I'm back home up north! I've seen far too many trains this past few days..
- Cocktailssss - Gig Tickets for Earls Court - Me & Steph - 
- Ready for Arctics - Girl essentials - Educating Yorkshire LOVE -
- Orange Mocha from Costa - Cute Book Cafe in Derby - Arctic Monkeys! -

lovelovelove Catt xx

In Search of the Perfect Winter Boot..

Where has this year gone? Already we're knocking on the door of November. The days are getting shorter, wetter and inevitably colder. Along with stocking up my wardrobe with a few new wintery goodies like hats, scarves, woolly tights and every cosy jumper I can find, I've been on the search.. for the perfect winter boot.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

(Belated) The Week That Was #2

This is a bit on the late side I'm sorry! I've been visiting (still am) my bestie down at uni in Derby so haven't had my macbook or camera to hand. But here's a little look at what I've been up to Monday-Sunday..
-Me on my Autumn Walk - Me & Steph - Nina Nesbitt Gig -
- Top Chef Steph - Retail Therapy - BodyShop Spending - 
- Fluff! - Train Journey-ness - NYC 'Raindrop' NailPolish - 

lovelovelove Catt xx

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

An Autumn Walk..

Today, me and mother (who had a rare day off work) decided to go for our first autumn walk of the season. Its my favourite season to go for a ramble. There's a trail near our house that we used to walk quite often when my sister still lived in the UK and we'd take her husky for the trek. It goes through some farmland and round by the ruins of Furness Abbey which dates back to the 12th century.. its quite pretty really. And as it was dry this morning, we thought we'd go for it. Set off bright and early 9.30, stopped off at this cute little cafe 'Abbey Mill' for a bacon butty and a hot chocolate, then wandered home. Just in time before it absolutely threw it down!
I took a few pics along the way inc. sheep, cows, hills, and toadstools..

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Skincare Tag

I was recently tagged by Hannah from Red Lipstick and a Leather Jacket to do a 'Skincare Tag'. Skincare isn't exactly in my expertise.. I've become a bit more knowledgable about it since blogging and pouring over beauty blogs and videos.. but my answers may not be too guru-like I'm afraid.. just stuff that I've found works for me :)

Sunday, 13 October 2013

The Week That Was #1

A weekly round up.
Not a particularly busy or eventful one this week..
- New Skirt - DOHnuts - New Collection Gothic Glam Lippy -
-Sunny Barrovia - Onesie Times - Editing My First Youtube Vid -
- Lookbook Shoot In The Garden - James Dean Canvas - Fave Nail Colour For Autumn -

lovelovelove Catt xx

Saturday, 12 October 2013

I Don't

I think I've turned into some kind of masochist.. and I don't mean anything dodgy by that, I mean: "a willingness or tendency to subject oneself to unpleasant or trying experiences."
 I can't stop watching wedding programmes. I just cannot help it. Say Yes To The Dress, Say Yes To The Dress (Bridesmaids), Four Weddings, Don't Tell The Bride, Found The Gown, Something Borrowed Something New, even My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.. The list is bloody endless. TLC has a lot to answer for. And I seriously need to reassess my life and/or sanity.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

I'm on Youtube - oh lordy..

I never really thought I would, but I've delved into the crazy world of Youtube..
 I say delved, I've made a speeded up get ready video where I don't have to speak a word.. sneaky, I know. But it was a simple one to start off with, and that's the sort of video I like to watch myself so.. I chose a bad skin day. I poked myself in the eye with my liquid eyeliner. I couldn't find my lipstick.. and I held both that and my mascara upside-down. As you can see, I'm clearly a pro already..
Have a look anyhow. I'm not sure whether Youtube is in cattface's future.. but we shall see. It was worth a go..

lovelovelove Catt xx

Sunday, 6 October 2013

First FOTD with new hair..

So, I'm still getting to grips with my darker hair. Both makeup and clothes-wise.. trying to find what colours and shades work for me.. its a tricky business, especially when my hair has faded since the hairdresser initially did it for me (the trials and tribulations of dying on top of bleach blonde!)
In fact, I'm kinda more of an auburny-brown now. But I think I do quite like it.

Did my makeup this morning, trying out some products I actually steered clear of whilst Barbie blonde, and I think I've found what works for me.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

The Lurgy Survival Kit

 It started with the headaches the other day. I put it down to the weather - I'm usually like a barometer when there's a storm brewing. Call me a witch, whatever.
But this morning, my head was foggy, my eyes (and nose) were streaming and my "Good Morning" sounded like it'd come straight from the mouth of Dot Cotton. One word, croaky.

Friday, 4 October 2013

"I'm not giving you the silent treatment, I'm just not talking to you"

I miss the days before every man and his dog had a mobile phone.. when if you really wanted to speak to or see someone you'd call their house phone (remember that?) or, God forbid, call for them and actually spend some face-to-face quality time.

Now texting takes precedent.. you can go for weeks of not actually seeing someone, but throwing a few texts their way and you're still 'close'. I'm quite confident that I'm probably the worst texter backerer.. ever. I always think I've replied, but really I've just read it and done something else instead.. and so, several days go by sans reply. Its not me trying to be rude or anything, I'm just forgetful. The blessing curse of iphone messaging letting us know when that person has read and then simply ignored our textual offering makes these kinda situations even more tricky. Ignorance never goes down well.. and it just makes you look, well, ignorant. 

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Don't Hate, Appreciate Tag

I haven't been deeply into blogging for very long. I've dipped my toe in over the years, but these last few months have been where I've truly started to feel more involved and enjoy being part of this little blogger-sphere.
It wasn't even thaaat long ago that I even became aware of the existence of 'blogger gossip websites'. I literally had never heard of them in all my 22 years. The whole idea seemed ridiculous to me. A website designed to basically bitch and moan about other bloggers - their appearance, their posts, their writing styles and so on and so forth. You could be easily mistaken for thinking we were back in the playground, I know. To me, if you don't like the way someone does something, don't look or read or watch. Same with Youtube. If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. Just stay away, and read what you do enjoy..or am I missing the point?