31 December 2013

Things That Make You Go Oooooo (December 2013)


Goodbye 2013, you've been a really strange year for me... I wouldn't say this has been a bad year but it's had its moments, but when I think of the time I had this summer in SDCC, celebrating my birthday and earlier this month my trip to Iceland, 2013 has been pretty gosh darn amazing! What have your highlights been this year? Be sure to let me know in the comments and check out these awesome links!

 How To Make This The Best Week Ever - Let's start January on a positive note and do something great for ourselves.

 8 Easy Ways To Spread Happiness Around You

 17 Things To Do Today That Will Make You Proud Of Yourself In A Year - If you want to make 2014 the best year ever here are some fun little ways to make life a little better.


 Overcoming Nerves - I'm a very anxious person when it comes public speaking or just meeting new people and it's something I'm trying to overcome so these are some great tips.

 My Top Ten Superfoods For Crazy, Glowy Skin

 I Got Better - Will Wheaton shares his experience with dealing with depression, something many of us relate to, when you're having one of those dark days you don't think there is a way out but then there are those truly amazing days which make you realise how precious life is.


 The 100 Top Things You Honestly Don't Need To Do Before You Die - Don't feel obliged to do something because "everyone else" is doing it, we only have a limited time on this planet do what you love and if you'd rather watch The Kardashians than Breaking Bad then so be it.

 Do Your Goals Conflict With Your Personality?

 Can You Chat With a Girlfriend? Then You're Really Good at Sales - I've never thought of it this way so these are some great tips on how to sell yourself without really selling yourself.


 Fake Geek Girls - "If someone says they're a fan, then they're a fan and no one has any frakkin' right to question that!" DAMN STRAIGHT!

 Destroy the Spec, Break The Rules and Overwhelm Us With Joy

 Shy? 4 Ways You Can Ditch the Anxiety & Go Wild - One of my goals of 2014 is to get over my anxiety it's the one major battle I feel I have left so here's to being brave and facing your fears!


 Best Brassy Brunettes of the '90s - AKA women who made me the sassy brunette I am today and a special shoutout to Lois Lane from The New Adventures of Superman who I am totally still obsessed with!

 Disney Thoughts

 Thor: Bring The Thunder - These mini games always remind me of the games I used to play when I was a kid, it's great fun and who doesn't love Thor?


♥ Snowflake Sugar Cookie Scarf - I definitely want to improve my crochet skills and this is such an adorable pattern by Crochet Queen Twinkie Chan

 I Just Saw A Photo Of Myself So Bad That It Made Me Want To Change My Entire Life

 Be Mine? Why It's Smart To Court Your Friends - Friend dates are so much fun, don't think it's weird let go and have fun girl times together!










Hopes & Dreams
Cate
xoxo

25 December 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS!


MERRY CHRISTMAS to all my wonderful blog readers, I just wanted to wish you all a happy day no matter what you celebrate I hope today is filled with fun and happiness and as a special Christmas treat you can enjoy 25% off all purchases made in my Etsy Shop for the next 25 days, just enter the code 25DAYS at checkout and don't forget to checkout my Storenvy for even more great bargains.

I hope you all are well and have an excellent day!
Eggnog & Apple Pie
Cate
xoxo

20 December 2013

Zoo Trippin' in San Diego


Flashback Friday and time to look back on a much warmer time, summer in San Diego. It has been a very long time since I've been to the zoo and even longer since I've seen a panda so whilst I was in town for San Diego Comic Con I just had to take a trip to San Diego zoo to go see those cute pandas again.


Totally unrelated to the zoo but this was my yummy pre-zoo breakfast because my body needed the fuel to get around that huge place, can you believe that we actually walked around the whole zoo in that SoCal heat!? I think I definitely worked off all those yummy bacon filled calories that day!

 
 
I love how diverse all the animals at San Diego are, it's amazing to think of how far they've come although I did kinda feel sorry for that Polar Bear as it was pretty hot out there for those of us who live in cooler northern climates!


How cute is that baby panda? It makes me happy to see that San Diego have such success at breeding Pandas as it's sad to think how rare they are. Seeing this cutie also totally made me miss China and my panda babies so much, I hope I get the chance to visit again sometime.

Leopard Love & Panda Hugs
Cate
xoxo

More photos on [Flickr]

15 December 2013

Inspirational Quotes #45

"Be daring, be different, be impractical."
- Cecil Beaton

10 December 2013

Oh, You Pretty Thing!


David Bowie is 110% awesome so I thought I would get out the make-up and pay homage to one of my idols by re-creating one of his iconic looks. I'm definitely no expert when it comes to make-up but I love having fun with it and trying new things and although it's not quite perfect I'm happy with the way it turned out and I'd love another excuse to try this out again sometime!


Becoming Bowie was the perfect excuse to try out these awesome blue lenses from Pinky Paradise, they're surprisingly more comfortable than my regular lenses and actually make my eyes look blue so I'll definitely be back for more, maybe I'll get myself some red ones to try out...


Look kids I made a video, I wanted to try something different although I'm still very much a make-up/video making noob but let me know what you think and I may try to make more, also stay tuned till the end of the video for bonus make-up mishaps.

Red Shoes & Goblin Kings
Cate
xoxo

05 December 2013

The Last Comic Con of 2013


My last comic con of 2013 also happened to be my first UK con this year, San Diego is pretty damn insane compared to any UK con but they're definitely getting more popular here and I'm happy to see a lot more people are cosplaying to these events now including me!


I bought this jacket in July and shortly after was introduced to the Young Avengers, naturally I just had to do a Miss America outfit, so out came the fabric paints and on went the stars. I kinda love that America's style is basically American flags on everything as I could probably dress as her every day of the week!

Daryl Dixon Winged Vest Tutorial coming soon!
I also met the cast of Red Dwarf again and it's always a pleasure to see them as they are such nice people although this was my first time meeting Danny John-Jules AKA The Cat and although I love all these guys The Cat was always one of my favourites, so I was super excited to finally meet him.


We also went to the Red Dwarf panel which was great fun, they're so funny and I loved hearing about the stuff that they get up to on set, also Chris Barrie does pretty damn good impressions of his fellow cast mates and he even did his Mr. Brittas voice at one point, hilarious!


And then I spotted the Funko booth and went a bit crazy, ok not too crazy I only bought 2 figures (I'd already bought 7 Game of Thrones figures earlier that week...) but I probably got a bit over excited when I saw it and the giant Daryl Dixon Funko and the Funko Christmas Tree and the DEAN WINCHESTER FUNKO that's on its way soon!!


I promised myself no more comics until I finished the pile sitting in the corner of The Batcave but when I saw a bunch of Before Watchmen comics for 50p each I was done and then I happened to notice the Skottie Young variant cover of X-Men #1 which I've been wanting to read and of course I couldn't leave without getting some Captain America, so I picked up Theater of War... I have no self-control at these thing but all in all it was a nice chilled out con to end the year with and I can't wait till con season 2014 starts!

Cuddles & Comics
Cate
xoxo
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