Sunday, 21 December 2014

Birthday Haul

So yesterday was my birthday, and I got a few nice presents throughout the day from both family and my boyfriend. I'm very lucky that they're all very thoughtful when it comes to presents and I love absolutely everything that I got, so I thought it would be nice to share them in a 'birthday haul'! So here's what I got for my birthday!

From my family, I got the big fleecy pink robe, and I've been wanting a new robe for the last few months to replace my old one which wasn't as cosy any more. I'm not going to lie, I ended up wearing it all morning and falling asleep for another hour I was so cosy in it!
I also got the Now 89 CD and Zoe Sugg's book Girl Online from my very thoughtful little brother :) Can't wait to give that a read! I also got some birthday money to spend from them too, and my uncle was really lovely and paid for my car's MOT! A present that helps me out for an entire year is always a great one. I also got a litre bottle of Bioderma Micellar Water from my mum after I'd taken these photos which I was really happy about since I'd just ran out of my last bottle, she knows how much I love it so grabbed one for me when she last went to Paris!

From the boyfriend I got 21 and 22 Jump Street, we'd been talking about watching it for ages and just never got round to doing it, so he bought me both DVDs so we could have a nice movie night together. He also got me a pretty awesome tripod that won't die on me like my old eBay job! He knows how much I love blogging and camera gear so this lovely and I was so excited about it. I've already tried it out and I'm loving it!
And finally he bought me the most amazing Olivia Burton watch! After a little while I realised it was the one I actually put on my Birthday/Christmas wishlist, which was so sweet! He'd gone as far as finding the right colour and everything ♥ That's love right there. I'm so happy to have a really lovely designer watch that looks good with absolutely everything and is just simple and forever in style. BEAUTIFUL.
Of course I got some chocolates, when don't you get chocolates!? I adore the Lily O'Brien ones that my boyfriend's mum got me which are nearly all gone, and the Ferrero Rocher was from his brother. And on top of that John bought me the Guylian's too. Talk about chocolate haul! I don't know how I'm going to get through all of it.

All in all, I had a lovely day yesterday and I'm really happy and grateful for all of my amazing presents, and that I get to tick a few things off my birthday/Christmas list. And the funny thing is, is that I get to do the whole present thing again in 4 days - naughty!
Now that my birthday is over, I'm extremely hyped up for Christmas that I decorated my bedroom with red glitter snowflakes, a mini tinsel Christmas tree and wrapped everyone's presents already!
Hope you liked seeing what I got for my birthday. Share your Christmas excitement by telling me what's top on your Christmas list this year. Mine's a Vivienne Westwood bag ♥

CAT xo
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Saturday, 20 December 2014

What Cat Wore: On My Birthday

Shirt - River Island
Tee - River Island
Jeans - Miss Selfridge
Boots - Sorry I don't know! Present ♥
Necklace - River Island

Today was my birthday, and you've always got to look nice on your birthday. I had a nice simple day ahead of me so I bought myself a nice casual outfit to wear for the day yesterday.
I bought this really soft shirt in RI after spotting it behind a few others and though I was originally looking for a blue or green one, I saw this and needed it. It's a really nice aubergine colour and even though it is aubergine it still reminds me of the Gryffindor colours with the yellow running through it! I bought this shirt a size too big too just to have it, but I quite like it oversized.
Underneath I have a tee I was looking for in my local RI, so when I was looking for something to go under this shirt and found this one sitting alone behind a bunch of other ones in my size, it was definitely my lucky day after finding the shirt too! Not only the last one, it was on sale too - result! I pretty much love it because it says blogger and city girl.
A simple but lovely outfit I think - especially for a really nice casual day out.
Now it's time to look forward to Christmas - 5 sleeps ♥

CAT xo
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Friday, 19 December 2014

What Cat Wore | Oh Tartan Again? Yes, Again.

Dress - Topshop
Faux Fur Gilet - Miss Selfridge
Knee High Socks - Primark
Shoes - Topshop

Today I pulled out an old favourite from the wardrobe to wear for the day. This pretty smock dress from Topshop last year has always been a favourite of mine, and I can never get enough of it. Probably because it's tartan. YES. Another tartan piece! Dayum girl, what's with all the check and tartan on this blog!?
ANYWAY. I am really liking the 'over the knee' style at the moment so I decided to pair my smock dress with my trusty Topshop trucker sandals and some knee high socks from Primark. I love this look so much, and I can't believe I've only just put it together now. I've had so many compliments on it today from so many people! It's always lovely to be told you look nice isn't it? Perks up your day.

Hope you're all as excited for Christmas as I am!? SIX sleeps! I 110% finished my Christmas shop today as well as buying myself a cheeky new outfit for my birthday tomorrowwww! So many things going on in one week!
Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet or have you left it super last minute like a naughty list kid?

CAT xo
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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

My Little Box by Fleur De Force

ANOTHER My Little Box and they just keep getting better. This December My Little Box teamed up with the beautiful blogger Fleur De Force to create this month's box and girl, isn't it a good one!

The magazine this month is full of so many things that I'll be getting up to, with wrapping ideas from Made By Lemonade, a DIY Sugar Scrub, the most amazing dessert recipes and DIY tea light holders by Fleur herself. I love reading these: they're my replacement for Company magazine and I love reading it just as much as I did Company! ♥

This month I received a pretty sparkly headband to wear out in this winter cold! It's a pretty black one with a gold sparkle running through it and a faux knot at the front. I was going to buy one of these, so to find it in this month's box is definitely a little present for me!
I also am going to get so much use out of the masking tape, paper tags and that pretty black and white string for my wrapping this year. I love the brown tags at the back best and I'll be using this along with the tips in the magazine for pristine and super-posh wrapping this year! 

My excitement could not be contained when I found a bright red lipstick from the My Little Beauty collection in the little beauty bag this month. I love a red, and the packaging is just to die for... It's perfectttttt! I haven't swatched it yet but I've still not been disappointed by anything sent in these boxes, so I have high hopes for this beautiful rouge lipstick. I'm also really keen on trying the Cowshed Wild Cow Invigorating Body Lotion as it smells gorgeous! I'm rubbish when it comes to lotions but if it smells nice, you can guarantee I'll be using it longer than just one day, and this smells really good so I'll be looking forward to giving it a whirl.
Lastly, there is the L'Occitane Precious Cream which I've actually tried before, but in small sample packets. It'll be nice to try a larger quantity of it, and see how I get on with it. It smells gorgeous and feels nice on the skin so I'm sure that there will be full use of this in the upcoming weeks.

Overall I'm in love with this box! It's such a useful box and I know I said this with all the other boxes, but they do just keep getting better. I'm always so happy that I can use everything in the box and that I'm paying for a box that I look forward to each month and holds so much enjoyment for me. It's the box that just keeps on giving. Have you signed up to My Little Box yet? If you haven't, I don't know why...

CAT xo
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