18 April 2014

Goodbye, My Boy ♥


It's been over seven months since I got the news that my dog James had died. James came into my life at only a few days old, he was the size of my palm, blind, deaf and helpless, the sole survivor of a litter of puppies which had been buried alive by their mother.


That first night we got him we were clueless, I was sure that he wouldn't make it but we kept him warm, we made him feed and each day he got stronger. I took him everywhere with me in a little blue basket, I would sit in the middle of busy Bangkok shopping malls and bottle feed him and eventually he got so strong that he would yelp and scramble out of the basket to tell me it's feeding time. His first poop was so dramatic, he screamed, it was almost as big as he was! He was nearly two months old when I had to leave him but he had survived.


When I returned to Thailand the next year I was almost positive he wouldn't remember me but after a couple of wary sniffs he jumped on me, licked me to death and never left my side, his mummy was home. It seems strange to call him my dog when I only spent a couple months a year with him but we had a very close bond, I nursed him, I trained him, I loved him I always will.


Dogs are such amazing creatures they come into your life and they're so full of life and love you can't help but want to share your whole world with them. Pets really do enrich our lives. My life was so different before James came into it, he taught me so much about myself and although he was only in my life for 6 years the memories and happiness he gave to me will remain with me for a lifetime.


It has taken me a long time to write this as no words I can say can quite justify how much he meant to me and how lost I felt when he died but I feel like now is the right time to say my goodbye to him, especially as there's another little doggie in my life which needs my love and attention, but no matter what there will always be a place in my heart for my James.


I love you James now, forever and always
xoxo





15 April 2014

Inspirational Quotes #49

"The main thing you can change is how you perceive yourself. Stop looking in the mirror and realize that you're living for yourself, not other people"
- Amanda Seyfried

14 April 2014

Shop My Closet!


Spring is here so it's time to clear a little extra space in my wardrobe and make a little extra cash for the summer. Everything is listed on eBay with a start price of 99p and all end on Sunday, everything is in great condition and some are even brand new so check them out, you're sure to pick up a bargain!

Good Luck
Cate
xoxo

P.S. Don't forget you can also get 15% off my Etsy Shop during the whole of April!


12 April 2014

How to Create Your Own Eyeshadow Palette: De-pot & Re-pot Tutorial



My make-up travel bag was starting to get a bit too heavy and as I only use a few shades out of each palette I thought it was about time I made my own. As much as I love my Liberty Hello Kitty palette it's not very durable, it's cardboard and the mirror is plastic so I thought I would re-pot a couple of my favourite shades into my favourite MAC palette which is more portable, durable and has a great mirror, and here's how I did it....






Make sure the eyeshadow is completely dry before you use it, I left it overnight and packed it down using the back of the spoon (and a clean finger) to check all the moisture had gone, it's as easy as that!

Good Luck
Cate
xoxo

09 April 2014

#OOTD: Ms. Maleficent


Maleficent is my absolute favourite Disney villain she's just pure unadulterated evil and I love it! When I first started wearing my hair in victory rolls someone made a comment that I looked like Maleficent which naturally I took as a compliment so now every time I wear my hair like this I suddenly feel empowered and ready to take on the world.


Red lips and lashes also seem to have that empowered effect on me so this outfit made me feel super bad ass. I'm really excited for the Maleficent movie to come out, I adore Angelina Jolie and from what I've seen so far she looks just perfect in the role!



Most of my outfits have been taking on a theme lately, I guess it's just more fun that way and fashion is all about fun. I absolutely love that we're seeing more "geek girl fashion" now because for a long time people told me that I couldn't be into both comics and fashion and I wasn't a real fan but that's just absolute nonsense you can be into whatever you want there are no rules especially when it comes to the things that you love.



♥ Dress - Blackmilk
♥ Jacket - Forever 21 / Handmade / Wings
♥ Necklace - Vivienne Westwood
♥ Ring - Zentosa
♥ Bracelet - Cateaclysmic Crafts
♥ Circle Lenses - Pinky Paradise


Love & Magic
Cate
xoxo
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