Designing your own blog signature : Simple Tutorial

Hey everyone,
Ive been playing around with Picmonkey and thought I would put together a tutorial to help out anyone who wants their own signature for the end of their posts. This is only very very basic, but its what I've used so I hope you can learn from it. Here we go!

So there it is! Hopefully it is easy to follow and that it works for you, in relation to the border being visible when you add it to your blog, that is actually a feature in your CCS so you'll need to get the code to add in to remove the borders. This works for pictures also.
If you have any questions, leave them in a comment below.

My Blog Name Has Changed : ItsCatherrine

Hi guys
A quick post today just to let you know, that I have actually changed both my domain and blog name. Those of you who may be following me on blog lovin', I would love if you could follow me here instead. 
Details of the whole name change can be found in next weeks post, but for now, I hope you'll still keep reading this blog. 

See you all soon, 

La Roche-Posay : Toleraine Teint

Introduction to La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay is a french brand which is made without the addition of perfumes, and it is dermatological based  (if that's a word ). This means it is perfect for sensitive skin, and skin with certain conditions as there are no irritants. 


This foundation is literally one of the best I've ever tried. Full coverage, no skin irritation, reasonable smell, what else could you ask for? .I'm going to review it based on the way it has been on my skin the past week or so. 

Firstly, it is super important that you don't put too much on. As I said, its full coverage, so only a small amount is needed. 

The worst part of this foundation is the colour range. I have the lightest colour, but it doesn't match my skin tone very well.  

I have the foundation in the colour 'Ivory 10' . I have tried number 11, and the difference is huge. Its a very unnatural looking foundation, which is the way I like it, but, it wont suit everyone.The thickness for people who like a light-weight foundation is very off putting. I suggest using a pea sized amount if you want it more natural. This foundation would be amazing for people who have acne, freckles, spots, scarring, rednessThe lasting power is reasonable. After 6-7 hours of wearing it, it can being to come off, but, to get 6 or 7 hours is great right? 

I highly recommend this foundation. I have been using it for a few years and I have now gone back to it as my everyday foundation. It costs approximately €18 euro, but I got it for €13 on sale in boots. UK price : £15 approximately* 
Also, it has Spf 25... What's not to love about this? 

Let me know if you've tried La Roche- Posay and your thoughts on this foundation! 

This post was not sponsored*

Forever 21 Look

Forever 21 Style

Forever 21 sleeveless shirt
€9,40 -

Forever 21 mini skirt
€13 -

Forever 21 chain necklace
€9,40 -

Forever 21 slouch beanie
€5,00 -

Forever 21 bow hair clip
€2,06 -

Hi guys! 

Ive been obsessed with forever 21 lately and since the nearest one to me is about 2 hours away, buying online is my go to option. There are some extra links at the side of this set so check them out too. Now, its time to go and buy them all.

Bourjois 123 Perfect Review

Hi guys!

Its been so long since I last posted anything here so I decided to do a quick post on a foundation I recently bought. This foundation is meant for skin with pigmentation and promises to reduce redness, anti dark circles and anti dull complexion. 

After using this product for the past 2 weeks approximately, I can honestly say it does live up to its standard. The lasting power is not great. If your in a warm room, it can begin to fall off your face and go quite patchy which is definitely not one of the pros of the foundation. 

I have extremely red skin which is why I always use foundations which have medium to full coverage. The redness is covered and it does brighten up the face. The only problem I have is that its very watery and tends to need a lot of product to build up a medium coverage.

Excuse the messy pump! 

Pros ; 
Does exactly what it says on the tin
Good colour match which is rare in Bourjois 
Good pump 
Buildable coverage

Cons ;
Not worth the €15 price tag
Very watery 
Can look cakey if too much is applied
Does not last long on the skin

My colour was No. 51 incase the picture is not very clear. 
Overall, I think its worth a shot to give it a go. For me, I probably wont repurchase it, but it will last me for school which is the only time I will use it. If you have fair skin like me, then the No.51 is the best option as the others are a lot darker in comparison. 

Let me know if you've tried Bourjois before! 

Guest Post : Charley

"There are few things
more lovely than a woman
with a great smile
and shiny happy hair."

Cute huh? That's what it reads on the back of the packaging for the recently released Andrew Barton Colour Protect Paddle Brush that I have recently become obsessed with!

So what's so special about it? I received mine at the wonderful Haley's (Tea Party Beauty) Leeds Meet Up and really didn't think much of it until after I couldn't find my hair brush one morning and cracked it out to use (after all a hairbrush is a hairbrush right?). Wrong. I have super tick and typically frizzy and flyaway (from years of colouring) mid-long length hair that usually hates my hair dryer with a firey passion. If you've ever coloured your hair (especially with bleach) you'll know how much of a pain it it when it dries out and lacks luster. My hair was a mess after my recent ombre stint, leaving it dull and lifeless and full of split ends. So much so, I went for the chop in the end!

After using this brush for the first time my hair was amazingly silky smooth and shiny, it was incredibly tame with absolutely no frizz or flyaways. It's safe to say I was pretty impressed! The only thing I had changed in my routine was my hair brush.

How does the magic work? The pins of the brush are infused with Vitamin E, omega fatty acids and Argan oil that condition you hair with every brush! Making it feel beautifully soft and shiny without becoming feel greasy or heavy. The Argan oil (if you haven't heard of it by now, where have you been hiding? Go grab some of this miracle oil all the way from Morocco) improves the elasticity and strength of the hair by repairing the hair follicles  locking in your hair colour and providing powerful UV protection too!

Where can I get one? The range recently launched at the end of July, you can pick up the  Andrew Barton Colour Protect Paddle Brush at ASDA for £8which I'll admit is a lot more than I usually pay for a regular old plastic paddle brush, I'm pretty sure mine is at least four years old, I just never thought a hair brush would affect the condition of my hair so much! - along with a whole other range of products I just can't wait to try out!

If you're going to invest in one product this year, this should be it! Brushing my typically frizz bomb hair has never been so simple having a good hair day has never been so easy!

Check out Charley's fab blog here!

Prairie Charms : Kadie Bow review

Hey guys!*

Recently I was contacted by Prairie charms on twitter and asked if I would like to take part in their 'Project Blogger'. As a relatively new blogger, I jumped at the chance as it is so new to me. 

So, here's a bit of information about 'Project Blogger' to begin with :

What is 'Project Blogger'?
Project Blogger is a collaboration between Prairie Charms and bloggers. The purpose is to help your blog gain awareness as well as helping contribute to the 'GOSH Charity'. The GOSH charity is Great Ormond street hospital and Prairie charms donate 10% of all profits to this charity and also the 'Kiss it better campaign'. You can find out more information on both of these charities here . The bloggers receive 50% off all purchases in the shop and they choose their item. The item is shipped promptly, but if you live in Ireland, it may take up to a week. 

What benefit is this to bloggers?
It is recognition for your blog. You also get a chance to purchase something in their beautiful shop for half the marked price. You also contribute to two charities who are in need of funding. It is so important to help charities if you can. I know money is often tight, but even in this way, you are receiving an item from their shop as well as contributing to the charity. 

So lets get onto the actual review! 

Excuse my grown out highlights :(  

The bow is a little stiff after coming out of the packaging. At times it goes very flat so I have to pull the sides out. It looks amazing on long hair and it has a clip on it so it stays on quite easily. Recently, I have been LOVING bows. Literally bows & pastels are my favourites right now. Its a floral bow and can make any plain outfit look a whole lot better. 

The bad thing about this bow is that its hard to get it straight. As with most bows, you already need to have your hair tied up before you clip it on as it doesn't hold much hair. Overall, I'm glad I made this purchase. A girl can never have too many bows, and I am only beginning in terms of adding to my collection. 

Just a reminder, I will also be removing the date from my future pictures. I never remember to do that! 

Hope you enjoyed this post, if you want to get involved in Project Blogger, you can contact Prairie charms through their website or their twitter : Prairie_Charms. 

*This is not a sponsored post. I paid for half the product myself. The review is honest. I was not obligated to review this product.
Also, The writing in this post is larger due to editing, and realising, my writing may be too small. Let me know if you prefer this writing or smaller writing.

Catherine x

20 facts about me

Hello everyone (: 

If your here then I guess your interested in finding out 20 facts about me, which is cool, because I personally love these posts on other blogs. So, here goes nothing!

1. I live in a tiny village in the west of Ireland
2. I have a twin (not identical, but very similar) 
3. I have been dying my hair since I was 11 (don't judge
4. I broke my left arm on a Thursday
5. I then broke my both arms 2 years later, on a Thursday
6. I don't like taking 'selfies' because I usually look awful in them 
7. I moved school this year
8. When I was young, I always wanted to be a shopkeeper or a newsreader
9. I have a German pen pal 
10. I love watching One Born every minute
11. I have a friend in Turkey I keep in contact with
12. I don't study very much, & I wish I could motivate myself more
13. If I lose something, I get a really bad headache, (happens every time)
14. When I was young, my mother used to dress my sister and I in boys clothes
15. I have a younger sister as well
16. I had no hair until I was 2
17. I am 17 years old
18 I love sitting down with a cup of tea & a chocolate digestive biscuit!
19.I hope to be either a teacher or possibly hotel manager after school
20. I laugh a lot & sometimes, I think people get annoyed at me for it.  

Right now, I probably should be studying, but I thought I'd write up this post as I think its nice to know some information about the people behind the blog. I hope you enjoyed this post & if you have done a similar post, leave me a link below as I would love to check it out!

Summer outfit

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Whats your favourite clothes store? x

Catherine x

St Moriz Tan Review

Okay, so this is a bit of a mixed review. I neither love nor hate this tan. (weird I know). I got this because I felt that the Sally Hansen tan made me look like a fairy, due to the sparkles in the tan. So whilst shopping one day, I decided to take the plunge and buy this tan.

The tan is a mousse, so initially I thought it would be easy to apply. How wrong was I. If the tan if left on the skin for more than 30 seconds, It dries in leaving an orange patch, which unfortunately doesn't come off that easily. Once the tan is applied, It smells dreadful. But, I got over the smell, because I really wanted a tan for the night. I was wearing a white top, and during the night, if I began to sweat at all, I would see a rainbow of colours on my top under my arms. Also, any little bit of water will leave a bit streak in the tan. I actually got a drink spilled all over me on a night out & because I was wearing a crop top, I had massive streaks all over my stomach. Did I mention this tan also goes green? Yes, when I arrived home, my feet, which were also victims of the spilled drink, had gone GREEN. I had heard this happen to other people before, but I never thought it would happen to me as I had applied it with a clean tan mit. 

The other side to this tan is that even when you scrub it off, its not gone. Its on your skin for at least a week. I hate the mousse, because it drips from the bottle if you leave it without the top on. Its very runny, and if you forget to shake it, its even worse.It is bet to exfoliate the day before you apply this tan, and shave as it will sink into the open pores leaving brown dots on your skin.

Pros: Gives an average looking colour
  It gives an instant tan

Cons: It takes a long time to get it off
Streaks easily
Smells horrible
Dries in very quick
Hard to make it even.

So, overall, I'm not a fan of this tan, It retails for €4.99 In Ireland, and I think its £3.99 in the UK. Its an 'okay' tan if you want something cheap, but personally, Im not going to repurchase this. I give it a 4/10. 
Hope you enjoyed this review. 

Catherine x

This product was purchased with my own money. This review is 100% honest.

NOTD - Catrice cosmetics.

Todays nail of the day post is here! Sorry for the god awful picture, but I am just so in love with this colour I had to do a post. The colour is '030 Meet me at coral island' By Catrice cosmetics. This is a german brand, and their products are all very reasonably priced and have great lasting power.

The nail polishes are only €4 I think, which is extremely cheap. I have been wearing this colour for the past week, and it has barely chipped at all. 

If your looking for a good nail polish then I highly recommend Catrice. 
Have you any recommendations for good nail polishes? Leave a comment below if you do, I love finding new brands!

Thanks for reading,
Enjoy your day!

Catherine x

Revlon Colourstay Review

Recently I picked up this ah-mazzing foundation in boots for €17.50. I had bought it a few years ago, but foolishly, in the wrong shade, which made me look somewhat like a tangerine. Obviously not a good look for school. So, my bourjois foundation had sadly ran out *tear* , so I was adamant I was going to get a good foundation again. The colourstay foundation had amazing coverage. I would say medium to high, and you can really build it up without the cakey look. 

The consistency is quite thick, which I like in a foundation, although not too thick as I would like to be able to blend it out!. It gives a flawless finish, which I was hoping for. 
The only problem I have with this foundation, is that there is no pump :(. You can pour the foundation into the lid, but it is hard to get out that way. 

Pros :-
Good coverage
Thick consistency
Choice of normal to dry foundation or combination to oily
Good colour range
On very dry skin, It may look cakey
Works best with moisturizer/primer applied beforehand
No pump

Overall, I think this foundation is probably one of the best I have ever purchased & I will definitely repurchase when it runs out. The price is a little high, but hey, it looks good so why not?

You can purchase this in Boots, Superdrug, or other drugstores.

P.s It also stays on all day, seriously, it is impossible to remove! 
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed this review! If you would like to check out my tips for good foundation to you can check it out here

Enjoy your day :)

 Catherine x