The Goth Tag.

current day me

Hey there! so i tweeted out the other day that i was struggling for blog post ideas and my lovely spooky blogging sister Amy from Asphodel Moon suggested the goth tag. Now if you havent noticed, i do tend to lean pretty heavily on the goth side of things, so this sounded right up my street!

1. How long have you been Goth?
Oh boy! i was around 11/12 when i kept leaning towards things that were more gothic in style, i remember for a while my go-out outfit was always a very long black skirt, a black gyspy top and a red sweat band on my wrist that said “flippin mental”. around 14 was when my “emo phase” fully hit, and then i began to lean more goth again when i was around 17 or so and its continued that way ever since! until i was 16 i kept my naturally bright red hair, but when i was 16 i ditched the awful emo side fringe and dyed my hair dark brown, i think it was 3 months before it was black! and i havent looked back.
2. How were you introduced to Goth?
Honestly it seemed to be something i naturally fell into as i grew up, i cant think of any one thing or person that really got me i just always felt the happiest and the most like me when surrounded in black and lace.
3. What Gothic sub genre would you put yourself in?
Ohh honestly i think i fit in a few! Glam goth/girlie goth for sure, with a heavy side of victorian goth, I think i just tend to go with what i like, and i end up having a bit of everything really!
4. What do you believe to be the basis of the Gothic subculture?
Oh the punk movement for sure! The punk movement was huge, and lined the path so goth could be what it is now for sure. Of course, gothic subculture takes inspiration from a lot of things, like the victorian era.
5. What do you dislike about being Goth?

The judgement really, i mean if your even slightly in the gothic subculture (and even if your not) you know the story of Sophie Lancaster, who was murdered purely because she was goth! In the 11 years since her death the judgement has gotten much better than it used to be, but its no were near what it should be. In an ideal world we should be able to be who we want and it shouldnt mean anything, but it sadly does at the minute.

6. What do your parents think of it?
These days, they just let me get on with it! Now that im 26, they dont really get a say in how i look. When i was a teen there was a lot of talk about my goth “phase”, and when would i stop wearing black and get out of my “phase”. I think for the most part they have learnt that its way more than a phase these days, even if my mum does wonder out loud sometimes if i will wear colour one day! and they both hope i will go back to my natural hair colour one day, which i can understand because it is a rather beautiful rare colour! Though honestly, my extended family tend to be louder than my parents about my style choices!
7. Eyebrows or no eyebrows?
Eyebrows for me, though i wish it wasnt! i dont really have much to start with, and what i do have is very blonde so it would be much easier if i just didnt have eyebrows but at the same time i dont know if im brave enough for that! i have a pretty full heavy fringe and that tends to cover them most of the time.
8. What is your favourite band?
Honestly, likely disturbed! I dont tend to listen to super heavy stuff its just never really been me, but a couple of years ago i got very into disturbed thanks to a few friends and i have been obsessed ever since.
9. How do you feel about Marilyn Manson?
I dont really have an opinion on him, i know hes done some not good things and his music really doesnt interest me so i dont really think about him!
14/15 year old me, complete with myspace pose.
16 year old me, webcam picture oh wow.

10. What were your baby bat days like?

ooh boy, they were varied! as i mentioned above the first of the goth days were a long black skirt, a black gypsy top and a red sweat band that said “flippin mental” on! i also remember loving a black long skirt that had a load of different hem lengths paired with a black vest top, black boots and a red hoodie! this would of been around 2005/2006. When i hit my full emo phase, we are talking black leggings, a denim skirt, a black t-shirt with a skull or betty boop!, black arm warmer, enough black liner to re-stock boots, a side fringe straight over my glasses that looked awful and chipped black polish! or another personal favourite, black leggings, black ra-ra short skirt with a star print, black vest top with a black waist coat, black arm warmers, loads of liner, chipped polish and you guessed it, the stupid fringe!

feel free to do this, and please show me if you do!

Cath x

Natures Alchemist Balancing clay Face Mask.

Hey There! So a few weeks ago i posted a superdrug & boots order that i made to pick up some pampering products for my birthday. One of the products i got is this the Natures Alchemist balancing clay face mask £6.99, now honestly i bought it thinking it would be that kind of pore cleaning clay mask but it isnt really like that. Its more something made to balance and calm stressed calm, so honestly its still up my ally! but what was even more interesting once i had it in my hands is that its a 2 in 1! you can also use it as a cleanser, colour me curious! its also vegan, gluten free and contains no parabens which is all of course becoming more and more important.

So on the back it says that if you want to use it as a cleanser you use a small amount on damp skin massaging until theres a lather and then splash off…shudder, Can we all start praying to the alter of caroline hirons please and stop it with the “lather” and the “splash off”.

first off, this doesnt lather and i mean it, i have tried to lather it and it just doesnt and secondly good luck splashing this off, your gonna be splashing for a while!. If you can get past the out dated directions on the back this is actually a really nice clay cleanser, which im really happy about because ive wanted a clay cleanser for a while.

How i use it, is i use around a 5p sized amount and massage onto either dry skin or skin that ive just cleansed with a oil or balm (so using this as a second cleanse) and once ive massaged this onto my skin for a bit i then use a damp flannel to remove. It really does live up to the stressed skin claims because its very calming, it feels cool on the skin and cleanses without upsetting which as been very nice lately for my hormonal stressed anxiety ridden face.

So, how does it do as a mask? well wait for it, we have outdated directions to make caroline hirons shudder again first “spread on a thick layer, leave for 5 minutes then remove with damp cotton wool”, damp cotton wool?? are you mad?? of course, i removed it with a flannel.

Honestly, and this is rather funny considering what its marketed as and what i bought it has but i prefer it as a cleanser than a mask. It didnt do anything bad as a mask, but it just felt like i left my cleanser on for a while before i removed it, now it is very cooling so if my skin was throwing all the toys out of the pram and having a right old tantrum i think it would be really good to calm my skin down but i dont think it did too much for me right now.

I honestly think that if they rebranded this as a clay cleanser it would do rather well, and if they started telling us to remove it with a flannel and stopping claiming that it will lather.

So did i get the pore cleansing mask i wanted? no, but i did get a clay cleanser and im happy with that!

Cath x

Emotionally Broken – Learning how to stand up for yourself.

Hey, so for me one of my biggest issues that ive had through out my entire life honestly is that i can be quite the push over. I will always put everyone else first and saying no to someone has never been on the top of my skills list! When nasty people have come my way i tend to just take it and let it happen, never standing up and saying any different. Ive had many bad friendships in the past because i tend to never have enough strength i suppose to move on from bad relationships.

But over the past few years ive slowly began to get it a bit better, and now a days im much better at it than i used to be! i still tend to put everyone first, and i still struggle with saying no but im not walked over as much as i used too be.

And honestly? the biggest thing that has helped this is finding good friends and people that want to build me up, not down. I had become so used to knowing people that weren’t good for me it actually has taken me a long time to believe people and i still dont always fully believe it when my friends say nice things about me! Its not easy after you have spent most of your life being ok with your friends being your bullies.

Now, i have friends that have completely got my back, and having that kind of support does make it easier to tell the nastier people to fuck off! Another thing thats helped is running a group, i run a guild in world of warcraft (yes, my nerd is showing) and because of this you do have to be willing to tell people were to go sometimes. People need me to keep the group a safe happy place, you dont get that by being a doormat!

I have felt these days a new found attitude, now dont get me wrong im not suddenly a diva but ive found an attitude i really enjoy! a good example would be the other day, we kept getting these fake phonecalls from BT (we are not with them!) saying there was something wrong with our internet connection. I knew this wasnt true what so ever, but they kept phoning and after my mum answered the phone to them for the 3rd time in 5 minutes i asked her to hand the phone over and i said to them “our line is fine, i know your bullshitting us and if you dont stop phoning us i will call the police” just as i hung up i heard the person on the phone go “ok mam goodbye!”, safe to say they never phoned back!

I would of never have done that even a few months ago, im finding my oompf thats for sure and its a good feeling, it only took me 26 years! but it really does show how very important a good strong support system is. And of course ive had my family but thats different because family is your comfort zone, they dont really tend to push you forward were as the right kind of friends do.

It doesnt mean im perfect, standing up for myself tends to include a lot of stuttering, tears and chocolate but im much better than i used to be and the attitude ive developed to be honest is fun! and it hasnt got me in trouble….yet.

So if your like me, have a look at your life and figure out what is making you keep your mouth shut. Is it a past problem? family? friends? figure it out and sort it out, and then work on knowing when to say no! trust me, its worth it.

Cath x

The ordinary 100% plant derived squalane.


Hey there! so the other week i made an order on Asos and when i spotted that they stocked the ordinary there was no way i wasnt picking a few things up! You would have to be living under the rock to have not heard of the ordinary over the past year or so, coming from parent company deciem the ordinary is a line of skincare that is normally very hard to find at a good price, at a very good price! I have tried the ordinary foundations, primer & the hyaluronic acid, and i used the hyaluronic up to the very last drop so i knew i wanted to try more from them.

before i get into the product, i will say that yes im aware of the situation with deciem on instagram but personally for me that doesnt take away how good the ordinary products are and as someone who adores skincare but doesnt have a massive budget its amazing for me and thats what im going to focus on over what happens on social media.

100% plant-derived squalane £5.50 is what caught my eye, now the ordinary can be a bit difficult to navigate so i do suggest doing some research into what everything is and picking what is best for you. For me when it comes to serums and oils i mainly want something that is going to hydrate has that tends to be what my skin wants, so when i spotted this it sounded perfect exactly the kind of thing i want to use in the evenings.

Squalane is found naturally in our bodies, its part of our skins natural moisture, its also found in various plants and sharks liver hence why they pointed out it was plant-derived!

The ordinary say that its for surface hydration, good for those with dryer skins but suitable for everyone and its also very good to apply to your hair for heat protection! it is basically at its very core a hydrating oil, and i have found that is exactly what it does.

They say to apply this after any water based treatments, so normally for me i tend to go double cleanse-acid toner-spritz-squalane-moisturiser. You really dont need much, a few drops is more than enough! then i do the “therapist swipe” (caroline hirons anyone?) before applying to my face, a therapist swipe by the way is just a quick swipe with your hands so your hands both have product without doing the dreaded “warming up” of the product!

Now i will say, yes it feels like you are putting oil on your face because you are! however give it a minute or two, and especially once you have your moisturiser on there isnt any issues regarding greasy or oily ness anymore, it does sink it very quickly.

I really like how plump and just hydrated my skin feels when i use this, i have noticed that bringing an oil back in my routine has does wonders for my skin! i should of  brought an oil bought into my routine a long time ago but im glad this one seems to work so well for me!

have you tried this? or any of the ordinary products?

Cath x

Pink Parcel August 2018.


Hey! So this months pink parcel arrived a few days ago, and normally my aim is to get my pink parcel posts up as soon as i possibly can but i had to wait for an email from them first. I got a bit annoyed with this months, because a lot of the contents of the box was plastered all over my facebook in the adverts since the beginning of the month, ruining the surprise! according to pink parcel only the hero products in the box should of been shown, i still personally feel there shouldnt be anything from that months on social media but what can you do.

For those that didnt see my first post on pink parcel, pink parcel is a monthly subscription service for people who have periods! you can tailor it to be sent at any time in the month, and it contains pads or tampons of your choice, as well as a small box of goodies for you as well. Its very good value and one of the biggest things it helps with for me is that i dont run out anymore! has someone that cant leave the house much, it helps a lot.

Anyway, the theme for this month is holiday essentials, and its also worth over £50 which is pretty impressive! you may notice that the normal for now bag isnt there, i did ask about that in the email too and they had just ran out so we have two for night time this month, thats fine, happens!

So, whats inside?


So, in every pink parcel you always get a tea bag and some sort of sweet treat.

So for the tea bag this time we actually got a coffee bag? alright! anyway its lyons No3 coffee in a bag £2.60 for 125g (we get a bag). i am not a tea or coffee drinker so this will go to the coffee addict that is my dad, however i do admittedly find this a bit odd considering caffeine is meant to make cramps that much worse.

The sweet treat for this month is the Candy kittens eton mess gourmet sweets £1 for a treat bag (we got a treat bag). I have heard so much about these! of course the fact that they are cat shaped sells me quite a bit, and seeing has ive been vegetarian for 13 years i havent really been able to have sweets like these but these are vegetarian, woo!

The first item we got is a spacemasks eye masks £15 for 5 (we got one), now ive seen these doing the rounds lately and they look rather interesting! basically they are one use eye masks that heat up when you take them out of there little packets because of the iron inside them hitting oxygen. I like this idea, and galaxy things is always a hit in my book! im having a lot of sleep related problems right now, so i am going to have a rest with this one day, and likely nod off!

Next up, is oryza dewy glow balm £11.95, so i gotta be honest, i was interested when i first saw this “ooh glow balm!” but im actually disappointed to be honest. It is just a vasline like balm, its full of “good” oils according to the label, but honestly it just seems to be one of those balms.

Next up we have the laritzy dew pot in glory £20.00, this is a multi-purpose cream highlighter. now sadly you could get 6 shades in this and of course i get the gold one! so i wont using this, it looks creamy however!

Next up is the English laundry no7 for her purse spray £16.00, we have had little spray perfumes before but i havent been keen. however i really like this one! the description says there are notes of sparkling pear, jasmine, melon and apricot, i dont really know if i smell any of them or not (im good at this) but i do think it smells really fresh and clean, im very picky with perfumes but i like this one!

Sebamed clear face mattifying cream £5.69 is our last product, we got a sample size of this moisturiser. I havent used this yet, its a oily controlling moisturiser that helps reduce blackheads and spots, ive tried it on my hand and it does feel very light.

So all in all i do like this box! im sad a few of the products were spoiled for me, but i like the perfume, the eye mask, the sweets! the highlighter just isnt the right colour for me, a balm is a balm and the moisturiser is meh but i am so keen on the perfume it weighs it evenly!

Do you get pink parcel? what did you think?

Cath x

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.


Hey! So i bought recently a travel essentials box from ASOS full of mini travel sizes, and i bought it because i thought it would be perfect so i could try a few things out that i had wanted to try for a while and tell you lot! i had wanted to make a post about the box too but by the time my box arrived it was sadly sold out.

So, Too Faced better than sex mascara £19.00 is of course a cult mascara, ever since it came out people have lost there minds over it falling in love with this mascara all over the place. Of course, the number one thing everyones focused on is the name,  of course calling something better than sex is a bold claim!

Its an interesting line to go down for a mascara, but it does do what its meant too, it makes people want to try it! so when i got this mini, this was put on my test list straight away.

So they have a long story about how the brush is modelled on a “blonde haired siren” which you can quickly tell is meant to be marilyn monroe, i dont know if the brush is exactly modelled on her, but it is a bristle brush in a hourglass shape.

the mascara formula itself is rather dry, very dry to be honest i was worried mine had ran out! but that could also be because i have a sample, but yeah its rather dry.

So ill be honest that going in i didnt want to like this mascara, i didnt want to fall for the gimmick of the name and i didnt want to like a mascara when the full size is £19….that didnt work out.

The first coat is rather underwhelming, it does coat the lashes very nicely however and i do find that this brush really can grip will onto them. it separates well and leaves lashes lengthened and honestly much more natural looking than i expected this mascara to look! second coat and the drama does begin to appear, it looks lengthened and septrated still but with much more volume, not a clump in sight! the only thing i didnt like at this point was that it had already made the curl in my lashes drop, but then again this does tend to happen regardless of the mascara that i am wearing!

So i wore this mascara over a 8/9 hour period, during this time i had watery eyes a couple of times, and it was only at the very end of the night did i have one or two flakes a tiny bit of mascara in the corner of my eye from when i cried from laughter!

so i really wanted to dislike this mascara, but really i like it a lot! it lasts a long time, it looks really nice with no clumps and the wand is lovely.

the name may be a gimmick, but the actual product is brilliant!

Cath x

Fat Isnt A Bad Word.


Hey, so today’s post is a bit of a departure from what ive written about on my blog so far but its something thats been on my mind that i really wanted to address.

Im fat, and the thing is, if i said that to anyone the likely hood is they will start trying to disprove this, “no your not!”, “dont be silly” or of course “but you have a pretty face!”. Because for years and years now we have been taught that fat is this bad word, its one of these words you shouldn’t say to others and such even though really, its really not.

Fat is a descriptive word, it describes a part of our bodies, regardless of you who are we all have some amount of fat on our bodies we need it. some of us just happen to have a bit more than others! Yet over the years its become an insult, often paired with other words like “fat and ugly” etc, that was what sparked this post actually, i saw a post on instagram that said “fat but not ugly” and it bugged me because why does that have to be said? someone who is fat is not automatically ugly.

Its frustrating, because this kind of thinking damages you, i know its meant that for me ive spent my whole life thinking that i can not be in any way pretty etc because i dont have the right amount of fat on my body. When you say it like that, it sounds stupid doesn’t it? but thats what it is, we are saying that having too much of this protective layer makes you look awful. Now im not talking about the health side of things with too much fat, thats not what im talking about here. We all know we shouldn’t have too much but thats not the point, we all have different amounts regardless and we dont really respect that.

We make people who are fat feel so ashamed to be so, we really hate on them and make it seem as if its the end of the world, when really its not! theres many reasons as to why people are fat, so many reasons and we just dont think about that. theres more too it than just eating too much! we need to stop being so judgemental, and let fat people live there lives.

We are all beautiful, in our own ways we all are and a number in clothing or on a set of scales does not define that. We are all just trying to figure out this cluster fuck we call life, we are all trying our best, why do we have to make it even more complicated than it already is? Years ago, fat was celebrated, fat was beautiful, fat was glorious, now a days, cant we just celebrate everyone? fat, skinny or in between?

So for me? im gonna stop saying that im “big” or “curvy”, and start saying what i mean, that i am fat and i am not ashamed of that, i am still a human being and i am still %100 valid, i can still have every emotion anyone else does, and im still deserving of everything else anyone else is, being fat doesn’t effect this.

Hey, im cath and im fat, and im not ashamed of that.

Cath x

Mask Time subscription box – face masks galore!


Hey! So this is a rather exciting post as this post is going up on my birthday! i am most likely wearing one of these masks as you read this actually, as i  am a massive mask fan, i use one at least once a week generally twice a week. I am combo/oily skinned so i often go for clay/charcoal masks. So you can imagine how excited i was when i was very kindly sent the july 2018 box from mask time!

Now mask time is a face mask subscription box, regardless of the box you pick you get a selection of korean face masks (normally sheet masks) and a skincare item or two sometimes. You can go for the glow setter monthly box that costs £24.99 for 11 masks, or you can go for the glow starter box which is £9.95 for 4 face masks, which basically means you get one a week, perfect! Every box is sent out on the 2nd of every month and with free shipping, always nice!

On top of this, you can also buy previous months boxes if you so wish and you can also buy the masks you try individually so if you really fall in love with a mask you can re-purchase it!

So, i got the july 2018 mask time glow starter box.

A really cute touch in the boxes is that inside is a little card explaining the box, and on the card is a little korean sentence so you can try and learn a korean word, and you get to learn a new word every box which is really cute.

As you can see, the box comes really nicely packaged and wrapped and inside is the lovely sheet masks! and as you can see the masks are all targeted towards dealing with spots, oily skin and pores, so up my street.


The skincare “extra” this month is rather crazy, a full sized urban dollkiss carbonated bubble charcoal clay mask (RRP £14.99). Yep, the extra is worth more than the box itself! i have wanted to try one of these bubble masks for ages, and the day before this arrived i actually almost bought one so this was really good timing. The mask arrives with a spatula that you use to apply an even layer to your face, avoiding the eyes & lips and then you wait around 5 minutes for the mask to bubble and foam up. And it really does! it bubbles and foams on your face, and you can actually feel it fizzing on your face, you then wash it off like you would any other mask. Though i do suggest you crush the bubbles first because that was my favourite bit! i really love the fun factor of this mask, and it is very cleansing and left my skin feeling very clean, it might be too much in the winter but after the heat wave we had it was honestly just what my skin needed.

Now, onto the sheet masks.

First up we have the TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL egg cream mask pore tightening RRP £4.80 – I was equal parts scared and excited to see this! i know that using egg extract to help with pores is big in Korea but still i find it a little odd. Basically the premise of these sheet mask is its a very soft microfiber sheet infused with albumen, which is egg white extract and vinegar to target and help with oily skin and enlarged pores. I havent tried this one yet, its that feeling of i want too but, eggs? i will try this and report back at some point!

Next is the ROYAL SKIN real mud mask RRP £3.00 and is made from 100% boryeong mud, this basically sounds like one of those masks that does pretty much everything! moisturises, soothes, brightens and purifies as well as being anti-oxidant, anti-aging and anti- irritation so it really does seem like it can do a little bit of everything.

The ESFOLIO volcanic ash essence mask  RRP £3.00, Not only does this mask have cute packaging, this mask is packed of volcanic ash that helps drag out dirt and other gunk in your skin so the other good things in the mask like ginseng can do even more good. I tried this mask yesterday and it was lovely! the mask itself is very wet, it feels super cooling on the skin and my skin felt very hydrated the whole day.

PONYBROWN PLUS Skin hue clearing black mask RRP £3.50, now you know the cute packaging i mentioned? well this mask has it even more! i mean how cute! Now this mask is another one that can do basically everything,  though it is even tested by the korea semyang university so we know it works and is ok to use on sensitive skins.

So there you have it! all in all honestly i really like this subscription box, i love the fact that even in the cheaper option you have enough to do 1 a week and you can buy previous boxes if you missed one you really wanted to try. This is a lovely way to treat yourself once a month or as a gift to any other face mask fan you know.

Cath x

This was sent to me for review, this does not effect or change my opinion or what i may say about the product.

26 things i learnt in 26 years.


Hey! so the day your reading this is my 26th birthday, and ive seen people do these kind of posts before and while i was thinking of what to write for my birthday this popped into my head and i thought it was perfect. I love these kind of self-reflection posts, it certainly really made me think!

1. Be Yourself.
2. More people think like you than you know.
3. Friendships are important.
4. You cant rush love, it will come.
5. There is no harm in being the “mum” friend.
6. Being an open book is good.
7. Getting hurt happens.
8. Keep carrying everything in your handbag, one day someone will need a plaster.
9. No one is perfect.
10. Its ok to be broken.
11. Asking for help is needed sometimes.
12. Being drunk is fun, but not for everyone.
13. Really men aint all that scary.
14. Happiness isn’t found Through money or food.
15. Mum isnt always right.
16. Theres no “how to adult” rule book, we are all winging it.
17. Some people are just meant to be in your life.
18. Some people are really not.
19. Its ok to need someone.
20. For every nasty person with a nasty word theres 10 nice people with nice words.
21. Things can change in a heartbeat.
22. The people who are worth it dont care, the people that care aint worth it.
23. You can stand up for yourself.
24.  Everyone’s at least a little weird.
25. Its ok to say no sometimes.
26. You are loved.

Cath x

The Pre-birthday Pamper Haul.


Hey! so, if you read my post on wednesday you would of seen that my birthday is coming up on the 14th. Now, im not the biggest fan of my birthday these days at all but im trying to make the most of it this year, be grateful of what you have right?

Anyway, because of this i already knew id be spending most of the day with my friends playing the new world of warcraft expansion, i had planned to spend some time in the morning with my family but thats changed when my mum has had to take an appointment that morning due to finding out that she has cataracts. So after having a think i thought you know what? why dont i have a really good pamper on my birthday morning? So this of course meant that i just had too buy some new goodies to do this with…obviously.

originally i had thought about ordering from amazon because i hadnt really bought pamper stuff from them before and thought it would be cool but i quickly found the hidden p&p thing they do! so instead i made 2 orders, one from boots and one from superdrug because they had different offers on and i couldnt get soap & glory from superdrug!


FYI i will ask you forgive the pictures, these were taken before 12pm (shocker i know) and because of this you got the sun high in the sky and my shadow getting in the way!

So, from boots the first thing i new i would pick up was the soap & glory sugar crush body scrub £8.00, now i really love a good scrub, i am the queen of exfoliation i love it, i bought a new pair of exfoliating gloves on the tesco order and then i had to pick a body scrub. I knew i wanted this one but i kept holding off because its more than i would normally spend on a body product, but honestly? why not! its my birthday, this is my favourite one ive used, the grains are sugar & macadamia grains but the best bit is that its not in oil so you dont get that annoying layer on your skin and its not made with salt so it doesnt sting my very sensitive legs! and it smells amazing.

I love a good hair mask, and the garnier ultimate blends range of face masks are a personal favourite, ive tried a few of them now and im slowly making my way through the range! i went for the ultimate blends maple & caster oil hair mask treatment £4.99 this time, it sounded good to me basically! and i know how good caster oil is at helping with hair growth and im always for that.

I then got 2 nail bits, to be honest i doubt i will actually “do” my nails on my birthday but i saw this as an excuse to get some proper nail oil that isnt from the pound shop and finally get something ive wanted for a while!
So nail oil wise i went for the barry m cuticle oil £3.99, not heard much about it or tried it yet so lets see! The other item is the sally hansen instant cuticle remover £6.95, now i have wanted to try this product for so long its not even funny! Ive seen anna (the anna edit on youtube) mention it a lot, and a few other people too but i always felt i couldnt justify it. turns out i just need to feel sorry for myself!

Right lets move onto superdrug! i didnt mean to buy 4 products from each place but i did!

Anyway first up i picked up a new mask to try, now ive had a few masks come my way over the past week or so (dont worry ill be showing you soon!) but i still of course picked this one up. Again, big face mask fan! So i picked up natures alchemist balancing clay face mask £6.99, honestly i thought this was more of a classic clay or mud mask than it actually is, but thats alright! i have been in the market for a quick mask to use for a while too.

Next up, i love a good detox shampoo to help clean any dye or product build up from my hair and scalp so i went for the toni & guy cleanse advanced detox shampoo £6.49, im pretty sure i used this before years ago and really liked it so im looking forward to using it again!

Ok so hands up, the next item isnt really just for “pampering” ive just developed a little hydrating facial mist problem ok? I spotted the natures alchemist hydrating facial mist £5.99 and had to give it a go, specially as it was on offer, and yes im fully expecting to be someone with 5 different facial sprays in the fridge next summer.

Still with me? good! now last but not least we have the o’keeffe’s lip repair cooling £4.25, now i wanted to get a new lip balm, and when i spotted this one was on offer i thought why not! i bought the o’keeffe’s working hands hand cream for my mum and it seems really good at helping her really dry caretaker hands, and i bought the foot cream that is also working pretty well on my feet from hell so why not! ive worn it a few times now and the cooling effect is nice,but i cant say much more than that yet!

alright, there you have it! well done if you made it this far, do you have pamper sessions on your birthday? let me know!

Cath x