Saturday, 21 December 2013

The Winter Travel tag: style and essentials

We are heading to Manchester this year for Christmas.  It will be my first Christmas EVER away from home, and although i will feel strange and miss my family i am super excited and glad that Jack gets to spend it with his family :)

I decided to do a post on travel style and essentials as i haven't really found anything like this online so i hope its a useful post for you all for future reference.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Christmas wishlist

christmas wishlist

Hey everyone, i have been so busy this last few weeks coming up to christmas as my fiance and I are flying over to manchester to spend the holidays with his family.  I have had loads of ideas for my blog but just havent had the time to do any of them (aaaggghhh) so anyway...i did want to do a quick post for the things that would be on top of my letter to santa this year!

I have wanted an SLR camera forever but just cant afford it so i am saving up for that one.  The purfume is my all time favourite from Joe Malone and smells so sweet yet warm and sensual...been wanting this for a long time now!

Whats on the top of your list this year??

Love C xx

christmas wishlist by caitrionamcaree featuring scented candles

H M fake fur jacket
$57 -

Black jump suit
$33 -

Nars cosmetic

Eos lip treatment

Scented candle

Monday, 16 December 2013

Vintage Dining and sequins dresses

Well this weekend was a crazy one, i had my Christmas do with work on Friday night then a mini one with friends on Saturday wrecked........

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

The perfect winter lipstick: Rimmel 107

I love Rimmel nail varnishes so I was over having a nosey the other week and I thought I’d try some of their lipsticks.  The Kate Moss ones caught my eye…because I thought the packaging looked pretty.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Hot chocolate and Polenta chips

So... i knew this weekend could have gone two ways...hauled up in the house with no money (or even petrol for that matter) to go anywhere or a trip to pizza express for a yummy dinner date.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Throwback: My year on Instagram

I wanted to do a Throwback Thursday (#tbt) post, then i kept on choosing more and more photos i wanted to share.  So i decided to do a "throwback year" kinda post, seen as how we are coming to the end of the year here are some photos to show you just some of my highlights of 2013!

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Tweed coat and Guinness

Hi lovelies! I had a day off today..well just because, so i slept in late, got up had bagels and coffee watched some day time TV and then took my time getting dressed to take some outfit photos and stop off at the shop for dinner.   Is it just me or does time seem to go 10 times faster these days? I feel so rushed this last while like i have an army general shouting in my ear GO GO GO MOVE IT MOVE IT.

Monday, 2 December 2013

November Favourites

November is well and truly over, that means its time to really start thinking about Christmas gifts.  I was pretty excited to out the Christmas tree up, stock up on some mince pies, cosy socks and major festive flavour coffees and light cinnamon and spiced apple scented candles.  Ah i love this time of year!!

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Revlon Colourstay: eyeshadow review

Hey lovelies.  I was in Superdrug the other day doing my usual picking this up putting things down..i don't need it...but i want it routine!  I love brown smokey eyes, and its something i always go for because i think with brown eyes it really brings them out.  I was having a look at some different quads and this Revlon Colourstay really caught my eye.  It has the perfect mix of nudes and browns and makes me feel very festive!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Skincare: evening routine

Hello lovely people! I hope you are all having a good week! I actually can not believe its nearly Thursday already!! (eek) I have an exciting and busy weekend ahead so i can not wait to share it with you!  Today's post i thought i would do my evening skincare routine.  Its no secret that i have tried hundreds of different products, trying to find the perfect soap, cleanser, moisturiser eye name it.. so that i can be one of those people who say "oh yeah ive been using the same products for the last 10 years no need to change".

Let me tell you i have spent a lot of money trying to get my skin the best ingredients so it wont hate me any more. acne i have had for the last 2 years or so and its really depressing..yes it really is, i think a lot of people who think ahh sure you can cover it with make up blah blah but when you know what it looks like underneath..its sore irritated it can really effect your mood, it got me down big time.  Only very recently (i say with a whisper because its one of those things once you say it you jinx it so..sssshhh) has it cleared up...through ALOT of trials...i tried everything...and i mean everything!

1. Johnsons Face Care Extra Sensitive-make up be gone: I never usually use cleansing wipes because every time i try a different brand its the same stings my face, even when i get sensitive.  I saw the Johnsons range and they have loads of different types than any other brand I've seen.  So i grabbed extra sensitive to be sure.  They are so soft and really do get rid of your make up really well, and it didn't sting the bake of me(yay..happy dance)!

2. Dead Sea Black Mud Mask Soap: When i read about African black soap it just sounded delicious i had to try it, i love anything that's all natural anyway and this is all from the dead sea, i searched on google and found this on the boots website and was surprised it is only £3.75! I called in and got the last one i couldn't wait to get home and wash my face.  I smells amazing! It says to leave on for 3-4 minutes as a mask then rinse with warm water.  I usually massage in then give my face a good exfoliate with a muslin cloth or face cloth and then apply again to leave as the mask for maybe 5-10 minutes.  I drys like a mask would only you can't see it, then once i rinse my face is literally squeaky clean.  I have been using it for about 4 weeks now and the difference in my skin is radical! I would recommend this to anyone.  There is also mineral soap and sulphur for those who want less/more depending on what you need for your skin.

3. Caudalie Beauty Elixir: This is a new addition to my routine, i have only used it once so far and i already am hooked.  The mint and orange smell is just to die for and the story of how it exists intrigued me, i love things with a history behind it.  This is an ancient remedy from the 17th century used by Queen Isabelle of Hungary and is known as "elixir of youth".  It smooths the skin tightens pores and gives the complexion a boost of far it does exactly what it says on the tin.

3. Elemental Herbology Eye Elixir Cream: This is another new addition, I have recently started using eye cream for the preventative measures..noticing a few more laughter lines ya know... elemental is another big brand favorite of mine, its natural and smells gorgeous too.  This morning my eyes did feel and look a little brighter so hopefully it will do its job.

I'm off to wash my face now...what are your bedtime skincare rituals? let me know in the comments if there are any i am missing!

Love and kisses

C xx

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Sunday Snapshots

Hey everyone! So i have had some new ideas for my blog, now introducing Sunday snapshots taken on my Samsung S3.  Just a few photos of stuff that i'm doing during the day, things that took my interest etc.  Today i met my granny, mammy and aunt for some coffee (and of course shopping...oops).  Let me know if this is a post i you think i should do again? hope you enjoy..i love taking pictures! x

How did you spend your sunday?  Have a good week!

Love xx

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Weekend: In pictures, November

HI! I hope you are all having a lovely weekend so far!!?? This morning i had a few errands to run so i was quite the busy bee and had to get up pretty early (on a Saturday gggrrrr).  The up side though! I got a new scarf from Zara, i saw it online and called in to the shop to have a look and oh my, its sooo soft and cosy i had to buy it, i love the colour too...mustard is very much a a popular colour for me at this time of year! Heres my day in pictures...

My guilty pleasure...Zara

 A Cheetah leaf...ha

Guilty Pleasure no.2...buns!!!

What i wore...

Jacket: Zara
Boots: Office
Scarf: Zara (here)
Jeans: Topshop  (here)

The end of a long day...

Hope you enjoyed this post! What did you get up to this weekend?

Love C xx

Friday, 15 November 2013

My top 6 beauty products this season!

Hi lovelies! How are you? Well i am so glad its the weekend...puh...!

I decided to put together a list of my favorite items from October and just this time of year in general!
It was going to be "Top 5 products"...but i really couldn't choose between 2 so i just threw the other one in the words of Mrs Doyle "Ahhhh go-annnn...Ya will"!

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Falling for fall

This has to be my favorite time of year, when the leaves dramatically change colour, the crisp air and its at that point now where its just getting that little bit colder but not quite winter yet!

ooohh that feeling when you can get into that cosy jumper, wrap up in hats and scarves and big woolly coats, autumn is also a big boost for fashion too don't you think? there are so much more layers and outfits to put together, although its a good excuse to stay in doors, put those cosy socks on have a hot cup of chocolate and get stuck into some movie marathons...aaahhhhh...

All photos from: Tumblr,
Whats your favorite season? thanks for reading!
Love x