Friday, 30 September 2016

September Favourites

What Cat Says - September Favourites

So it's time for another favourites and I've been loving these five things solidly for the whole of September. I've been enjoying these five for lots of different reasons, but they call have close to daily use in common. There's not been a week I haven't used any of these, and that what I think is important in picking favourites.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Beauty | 7th Heaven Masks Haul

What Cat Says - Beauty | 7th Heaven Masks Haul
 

If you haven't noticed yet, I've really got back into beauty recently. I've been loving doing my makeup again, enjoying my skincare routine a lot more and having a decent and well deserved pamper session. With an extremely busy lifestyle at the moment and so little time, taking some to myself it so important right now. At the moment, my favourite thing to do is pop on a facemask, play orchestrated music (preferably Disney music at the moment) and just sit back and blog. If not, I like to watch House on Netflix for an hour which for me right now is pure bliss.

I was really happy to rediscovered 7th Heaven at the #BloggersFestival earlier on this month because it reminded me how amazing their face masks are and all the different ones they have available. I was really excited to see some new ones and have the opportunity to try a few.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Beauty | Everyday Autumn Makeup Look

What Cat Says - Beauty | Everyday Autumn Makeup Look
 
Any of you bloggers will know that we're scrambling for all the daylight we can now. Soon we'll be bulk photographing on our days off when we have some daylight and praying it won't rain when we have to start going outside for some good flat-lay or product shots. I re-learned this today when I started taking a few product review photos and some selfies for this post. Hello Autumn, it's been a while. Glad to have you back - kinda.
 
So today I'm going to share with you a look I've been consistently revisiting since the cold started to set in a little more for Autumn. I'm not one to keep wearing the same makeup look often but this one has become a favourite along side my "no makeup" makeup look. Let me know if you'd want to see that one too.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Beauty | Exuviance Bionic Body Polishing Masque

 
Ever since discovering Exuviance a couple of years ago at the #BloggersFestival, I've always been interested in their products. I quite like their Gentle Cleansing Cream and though I've not used it all just yet (even though I've had it a while), I like to save it for those days where I need a little extra hydration.
Exuviance have a wide range of products at the moment including a new foundation range anda recently released body care range. At the #BloggersFestival this year, I was given one of their Bionic Body Polishing Masques to try out for myself and I really want to share my verdict with you and tell you how I got on with it.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Wishlist | Barry M Nails for Autumn/Winter

What Cat Says - Wishlist | Barry M Nails for Autumn/Winter
Copper Mine | Sprint Finish | Black Pistachio | Black Grape | Vintage Violet | You Drive Me Navy
Storm | Freestyle | Lap of Honour | Chai | Butterscotch Sundae | Bug A Blue

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Tech | Varta Powerpack 2600

What Cat Says - Tech | Varta Powerpack 2600
 
I don't often talk technology on my blog, but I do when it's usually something I really like or something new I want to share with you. Like that time I shared what I use to blog or those times my I've acquired a new iPhone! Today I'm reviewing a portable charger from power experts Varta. They're a lovely brand I met at the #BloggersFestival this year and had a good giggle with on the day. They kindly gifted me with one of their latest power packs available and I want to tell you all about it.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Life Lately

What Cat Says - Life Lately

Hello everybody. How are you all? I hope September is treating you kindly. So, this isn't one of my usual posts. Normally anything life related will wait until my 'Life Through Instagram' posts at the end of the month, but today I thought I would update you on what's been going on in a more casual, chatty way for once. I feel like I have a lot to vent and explain in a way. Just in case you were wondering why I've been what I feel is extremely absent lately.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Wishlist | Printed Trousers

Jacquard | Monochrome Striped | Pink Floral | Floral
Black Floral | Checked | Stripes | Spaced Floral

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Happy Things #9

What Cat Says - Happy Things #9

It's back to writing one of my favourite ever posts and I've got a lot to be happy about recently. Though life is going to be quickly stressful and I'll feel like I have no time in the world at all, I'm looking forward to quite a lot, thankful for quite a lot and happy about quite a lot. How about I tell you all about what's made me happy in the last month?
  • Working again. This may seem like a strange one, but 6 weeks off can cause utter boredom when you're not exactly allowed to spend much and when your routine gets out of sync completely. So working again has been really lovely actually! I've got my routine coming back pretty quickly, and I feel like I have a purpose again!
  • Finishing my essay early! If you didn't know, this year I will be doing my teacher training and with it being my final ever year in education and the most important year of my life I'm not messing around with it. I actually managed to finish my essay three weeks before the deadline and with one week left I've tweaked the things that needed it and have my final copy ready to hand in! I'm so happy that I've done this and already feel like I'm organised and ahead of the game just a little bit. I hope to be like this all year!
  • Peach & Cherry Blossom Green Tea. I love tea, and I love fruit teas. But I've always disliked the taste of green tea. After reading all about the benefits of green tea, I really wanted to like it and wondered if I could find a flavoured one that I might like. This is when I came across this peach and cherry blossom green tea by Twinings! I always loved peach tea so when I saw this, I knew there was a good chance I'd like it and voila - I do! I've been drinking this everyday now and I love it. I don't think I can get enough of it.
  • #TwoPortugueseandaGinger. If you haven't seen the tweets on the #BloggersFestival hashtag or my post about the Bloggers Festival, you won't know about this hashtag that me, Ana and Tanya made up for ourselves. These lovely blogging gals and I went to the #BloggersFestival together a couple of weeks ago and had so much fun we made a hashtag for ourselves. I love these girls and it's been lovely seeing them after such a long time. I think we need to meet up more, but they've been making me happy a lot these last few weeks :)
  • Finding lost things. Oh my gosh... I lost my Sleek Solstice Highlighter Palette for a whole week recently and I was proper gutted that I may have left it somewhere or someone may have taken it from my bag or something! I don't know... But I was gutted until I found it hiding in my nail polish collection. PLEASE don't ask me how it got in there, but I was so happy to find it again. You don't know how much you like something until it' gone sometimes so it's lovely when you find it again.
  • Glitter placement nails. This is a very recent happy thing and its because it's bought me so much satisfaction. I found some cute glitters an old set of nail art things and decided to do a glitter placement accent nail and now I can't stop looking at it. It was so satisfying to create and now so satisfying to look at ♥
  • Playing World of Warcraft. Nerd alert! YEAH. And what? I've been playing this game for the last 3 months and I freaking love it. I've had so much fun with this recently and it's what I do when I need to escape all things life and internet. I play it with John a lot, so it's nice to have something in common that we can do together when we're not together if you know what I mean. It's lovely! ♥ I've had my brothers laugh at me for playing it, but they don't know what they're missing. Better than any FIFA or COD game, I tell you!
  • Knowing I'm finally studying the course of my dreams. I know this one's kinda cheesy but whatever. Because I finally am doing what I said I would do since I was 9 years old. I remember the day I decided I wanted to be a teacher and it has never left my mind since. So finally doing what I said I would do 18 years ago is like a dream come true really. I can't wait to get real stuck in!
  • Having ideas. A weird one now, but this is one I've found through my motivation recently! Whether it's been for work or my blog, I've had a ton of ideas and to make sure I don't lose them I've been writing them all down. It's so great when you have a flow going and since I was struggling with my flow only a couple of months ago it's been great to have it back!
  • The weekend away with John. Last weekend John and I decided to have a weekend away to just relax and chill out before work started properly for me. It was so lovely to have some time away from everyone and just have us time. If you feel like you need a get away with your loved one just do it! Make some time for just you two and you'll be surprised what wonders it does for your relationship. It doesn't matter how far you go, as long as you go somewhere ♥
What's been putting a smile on your face recently? :)

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Sunday, 11 September 2016

What Cat Wore | Pink Monochrome

What Cat Says - What Cat Wore | Pink Monochrome
 
Just before writing this post, I was trying to put together an outfit I'd previously photographed to this one. But as every blogger knows, sometimes it just doesn't go to plan and you can see it's going to be a terribly post! There was only one photo I liked from about 30, so I decided to forget about it and maybe you'll see it in an outtakes or never-shared-outfits post at some point. Anyway, instead of just not posting anything at all since, I thought I'd share this outfit instead which is one of my new favourite 'work wear' outfits! ♥

Saturday, 10 September 2016

#BloggersFestival 2016


Another year, another amazing #BloggersFestival thanks to the beauty that is Scarlett! This year, I attended Scarlett London's #BloggersFestival for the third year running, and as always it was a lot of fun! She puts so much effort into these, it's no wonder they're always a success! There were some pretty awesome new brands there as well as some returning favourites and on top of that I got to spend it with my favourites, Ana and Tanya aaaand became friends with the lovely Abi too! Read on to find out what us four ladies did at The Bloggers Festival this year ♥

Thursday, 8 September 2016

What Cat & John Did | Date Night Box - Wine & Wishes

What Cat & John Did | Date Night Box - Wine & Wishes
 
As I may have mentioned before, John and I love a good date night. We love doing our usual things, but when we want to mix things up a little bit, we love doing some out of the box stuff. Funny that, considering this date night from Date Night that I'm sharing with you today was all IN a box, but totally out of OUR box. Haha... Such a sad joke. I'm sorry... Shall I get onto telling you about the box now?

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Wishlist | Oasis Workwear

Floral Dress | Printed Top | Scallop Top | Spotted Dress
Contrast Top | Scallop Skirt | A-Line Skirt | Triple Buckle Pumps

Monday, 5 September 2016

My August Favourites

What Cat Says - My August Favourites 2016

 Another month, another 5 favourites. I'm going to go typical blogger here and say how fast this month has gone, but honestly being off for the entire month has really meant it's felt like a crazy fast month. All the days blur into one and you really lose track of time and when things should be happening. I'm a little glad to be back into a proper routine now to be honest! Anyway - this month, I'm gaga over these awesome monochrome pieces, a book (yeah, I know! She read a book!) and some cruelty free make up and skin care! Read on to find out why.... ♥

Saturday, 3 September 2016

What Cat Wore | Chequered Dress

 
I've always been a fan of the checked shirts and dresses. I used to wear chequered shirts all the time in my teens but since I started work, it doesn't happen as much. I love going back to it though when I want to wear something casual and comfortable. They're such an easy and casual print to wear and even better in this cute shirt dress from Sammydress!

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Life Through Instagram - August

What Cat Says | Life Through Instagram - August

This August has been probably the best one I've had in a while! With the whole month off, I experienced full-time blogging, did lots of things with John, reached a milestone and loved London. I thought that I had quite a boring and uneventful month until I returned to my Instagram and saw that actually... I've had a pretty awesome month!
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