31 December 2010

Things that make you go Oooooo (December 2010)

Alice in Wonderland by FUNKYAH
Today is my favourite day of the whole year, a time to look back on the fun times, to see how much you've achieved, a time for self improvement, a time for fresh new start and of course a time to party like it's 1999! I'm so excited that a new year is coming all fresh and full of possibilities, 2010 has been a wonderful year to me and I'm determined to make 2011 ever better!

Your permission slip from the universe - because we're all awesome and deserve it

35 Lessons in 35 Years

How to Create An Amazing Group of Friends - Friendship is one of the greatest things we can ever experience and it's important to surround yourselves with people that you truly love and respect.


10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job - If you're pondering making that big change but you're too scared of the consequences read this, it's not an easy road but it's entirely possible to live out the life you want.

The Freedom Experiment

How to Love Yourself in 17 Ways - Make it your mission this year to love yourself stupid!


Eating Your Way to a Good Nights Sleep - It's really amazing how a simple change in diet can make you feel so much better.


Beauty Tips for Good Skin - because when our skin feels good then we feel even better!

Birthday Girl by Yumna
LeechBlock - If you're like me and you get easily distracted from doing those things you should then this app for Firefox could be your saviour, you can specify which sites to block and when to block them so you don't have to worry about wasting hours on the internet when you should be working!


100 Tips & Thoughts for Better Self-Esteem - We all suffer from it at some point or another so here are some great tip on how to overcome bad self-esteem.


Me, Myself and I: They Joys of Being Alone - Being alone isn't scary it can be one of life's greatest pleasures!


4 Life "Rules" Which Are EXCELLENT To Break - I love these and it's so true you shouldn't feel you have to follow convention to have a successful life.


Feng Sui Tips to Turn Your Bedroom Into a Retreat - This is something I'm implementing into the Batcave, although I'm still in phase one de-cluttering!


On Being Single - I totally agree with everything said here. Single is definitely not a bad thing, don't feel like you have to be in a relationship in order to validate yourself.

There is no explanation by Victoria Zeoli
10 Inspiring Women Share: What Makes Me Feel Beautiful - I just love hearing what other people do to make them feel beautiful it could be something to try out yourself.


Things That Make Me Happy - This list makes me happy, let's all make happy lists and share them!







Big Hugs & Much Love
Cate
xoxo

30 December 2010

Farewell 2010

Watchers 3/5 by Drew Levin

Dear 2010,

Thank you for the best year of my life, I know it wasn’t just you it was me but thank you for making me realise that I’m not such a terrible person after all.

Thank you for letting me follow my dreams, for giving me the courage to travel and for all those amazing times I had whilst I was away. You’ve made me realise that dreams aren’t just dreams they’re plans and they can be achieved and that out of every negative experience you learn something positive about yourself.

Thank you for making me realise that a career isn’t all about the money, it’s about finding your passions and something you believe it. Sometimes you have to take time out of the rat race to really find something you want to do in this world and although I may not be at the end point yet I’m enjoying all those new experiences and finding out what it is I truly want to be.

I know now that being alone isn’t scary and shouldn’t hold you back and that in some ways it can be better because you can play the game according to your rules and do the things that others may think are ridiculous and really enjoy them. I never struggle for company anymore because I am my own best company and nobody knows me better than myself right?

Thank you for my friends and family. Wow are they an amazing bunch of people and although they’re scattered throughout the world I’m grateful that they are part of my life in some way or another, lets grab a coffee sometime soon okay?

I’m sad that this it’s soon to be over between us, I really wanted it to last but I’m glad you’ve made me much more confident about the future. I’m happy to face all those challenges my head held high and embrace all the wonderful things life has to bring.

I’ve laughed and I’ve cried but I’ll always look back on our time together with fond memories.

Goodbye 2010 I'll miss you...

Love Forever
Cate
xoxo

20 December 2010

Daily Outfit: Black on White


The snow is back just in time for Christmas, which is always nice although I must admit after this cold winter I'm ready to migrate to Australia! As pretty as the snow is I love the heat much more.


It's been a while since my last outfit post as I never seem to give myself enough time to take pictures before I leave the house and by the time I get home it's already dark! But I've made a promise to myself to document my outfits more often in the new year as it's always interesting to see how your style changes throughout the year.


One of the things I noticed lately is since my hair has gone brighter and more colourful my outfits have gone darker. Black has always been one of my key wardrobe colours and I love the fact that it pretty much matches every colour.


I used pink as my accent colour in this outfit as I always like to dress my outfit up with a few key colourful accessories and I guess since adding the pink and blue streaks my hair has become one of those accessories to.


Hair Clips - Heidi Seeker
Cardigan - Forever21
Necklace - Tarina Tarantino
Dress - Zara
Bracelets - H&M
Tights - Primark
Boots - Whooga

Love & Sparkly Hugs
Cate
xoxo

15 December 2010

Inspirational Quotes #9

Fashion fades, only style remains the same. - Coco Chanel

11 December 2010

On the First Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me...


As it's the holidays I decided to treat myself to something sparkly so of course I turned to my favourite jewellery designer Tarina Tarantino to get my fix. This pendant has all of my favourite things Hello Kitty, pink hair, sparkles and Gothic Lolita fashion I just adore it, it's so cute and so me.

I wasn't expecting this till much closer to Christmas but I'm so happy it arrived early as now I can wear it out to all my Christmas parties.

I ordered it from a US based company called Regencies who stock a whole load of Tarina's designs as well as my other favourites Disney Couture and Betsey Johnson along with a plethora of other amazingly cute and adorable jewellery designers. I ordered this necklace from them on the 2nd December and it was shipped the next day and arrived at my door on the 7th which is a very impressive super fast delivery time considering the time of year and everything was securely packaged and send wrapped up in a sturdy box so you don't have to worry about your precious jewels getting damaged in transit.

So if you're looking to get yourself (or someone else) a cute and sparkly gift this Christmas I fully recommend you visit Regencies

Love & Sparkly Hugs
Cate
xoxo

03 December 2010

What's in my Bag #4


I love Betsey Johnson, her designs are always so much fun. I bought this Betsey Telephone bag when I was in San Diego last year and it's one of my favourites and also the one that gets the most compliments, everyone loves to play with my kitschy Telephone bag!


I don't have a lot in my bag this month as my visits outside have been brief with all the snow, ice and cold weather so I've just been carrying around the basic essentials although a few random extras seemed to have snuck into there...


Hello Kitty purse
Mobile phone
Givenchy glasses
Keys
Airwaves
Soothers
MAC Viva Glam Gaga lipstick
Tiny pack of card
Pink hairclip
BATMAN LIVE TICKETS
Miss Kika tote


Love & Big Warm Hugs
Cate
xoxo
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