Mint Green & Cat Print Lovin’ – OOTD | Beauty In Beta

Howdy lovlies,

I think I am actually in love with Mint Green at the moment, like it’s unhealthy. My background is Mint Green, header has Mint Green in it. It’s getting out of control. So when I saw these Mint Green Skorts * from New Look I just had to have them. I paired them with my trusty cat shirt from ASOS. Yes, I am a crazy cat lady.. I also layered with this gorgeous lightweight White Kimono * also from New Look. I just love this Kimono because it’s so versatile and can pretty much go with anything. Lastly in my hair I have my favourite scrunchie from Beach Melba, and my necklace is from George at Asda. Ooo and if you’re interested, my nail varnish is ‘Breakfast In Bed’ by Rimmel.

 

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Beauty In Beta Gets A Revamp!

Howdy lovlies,

I hope you are well?

You may have noticed something a little different here in Beauty In Beta, I’ve had a makeover! I’d been feeling a bit sad about my layout, not sure what I wanted from it, then I came across the amazingly talented Carly Watts. I immediately fell in love with her design work and illustrations and knew that it was exactly what I had been looking for. I looked through her whole portfolio and everything I saw just got better and better.

So about 10 minutes after finding her site, I emailed her and commissioned her to design me a new header, buttons, YouTube channel art and a portrait and I’m so so happy I did. To do the portrait, she asked for a few photos of me, asked me a couple of questions like colours I liked, what I’d like in the picture (obviously had to have my cat Gizmo). She sent over a first draft quickly, which I loved, and then she sent over this portrait, which I am even more in love with. Look how cute Gizmo looks, I can’t deal with it!

 

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Cats Are Better | Guest Post

So the lovely Beth has jetted off to Mauritius and has left her blog in some our capable hands! I’m Vicky from Lots of Love, Me. and Beth was the FIRST ever blogger I met, at an Adourable press launch. I’m so proud to have watched her blog grow from strength to strength, but the one thing that has remained largely prevalent on her blog is her love for her big, fluffy cat, Gizmo. I too, have a loveable, purring creature that takes over my house in the form of my cat Daisy – so it’s always nice to see a fellow cat-loving blogger.

 So my blog post for her today is, why cats are the best pets.

Disclaimer: I am in no way a dog-hater, I just feel I was a cat in a past life…

  1. Cats are polite

It’s true! When you have guests over, dogs leap and jump and paw them for attention. They constantly need approval by playing catch, sitting on command and licking said guest’s face. Cats just sit and watch, and wait… once they’ve sussed out guests intentions, they’ll casually sidle over, perhaps give an occasional rub against the legs kind of affair, or allow a head ticket. Dogs, they need to be issued with ASBOs…


2. Cats are smart

It’s scientifically proven that cats are smarter than dogs… They use their whiskers to measure spaces, they’re agile, they bring your presents (even though a mouse might not be considered one in our eyes) and they are just generally very smart.

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 3. Cats purrrrrrrrr

Oh how I love the sound of a cat’s purrr! It let’s us mere mortals know that our feline friends are happy, or hungry, or both. It’s such a comforting buzz that I frequently enjoying falling asleep to!

4. Cats are far funnier

Let’s face it, the Internet is filled with comical cat videos, and some of the most entertaining animal celebrities are cats (Google: Grumpy Cat, Princess Monster Truck, Snoopy the Cat, Lil Bub, Colonel Meow, Nala or Hamilton the Hipster Cat – to name a few!) It’s if cat’s know they’re comical geniuses, that they plan their comic timing, their slip off the counter, their selfie taking or smacking head on mirror the moments. I guess it’s not a dog’s fault – they are just bigger creatures, cats are just versatile you can put any costume on them! Continue reading

OOTD – Radiant Orchid | Beauty In Beta

Howdy lovlies,

Hope you all had a wicked weekend?

I don’t know if many of you know, but the colour of the year has been named as Radiant Orchid, which is a beautiful pinky purple shade. So in honour of this, I was challenged by Blinds Supermarket to put together a few outfits using the colour. I’d seen a few different shades of the colour from lighter pinkish to paler and more lavender. I got searching online, and in the end  I picked out two gorgeous tops  and a bag, all from ASOS (although not deliberately), that’s just where I found things I liked in the colours! I also picked up some accessories, a pretty darker toned shade nail varnish from Asda, and an eyeshadow. Then also for the home I picked up some super cute radiant orchid coloured candles.

If you want to find out more about the shade, then you can do so here –  Radiant Orchid.

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Top – ASOS*

Vest – H & M

Jeans – Asda

Necklace – Charmed Ivy

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My Thoughts On Pet Grief | Beauty In Beta

Howdy lovlies,

So a couple of days ago I posted a video on pet grief. I was inspired by a post I saw on Twitter about someone being told that their dog who had just died was ‘just an animal’, so they had no reason to be upset. I feel like it’s something that we need to talk about more, it’s something that affects a lot of people, and most of the time, isn’t taken seriously. If you have pets you’ll know that they’re not just ‘an animal’, they’re part of your family. I touch on losing my cat Gizmo’s brother last year in this, so yeah, this is a bit of a heavy and serious one, so just a little warning, it’s not like my normal videos.

Anyway, if you’re going through anything similar then I’m here to talk to, you shouldn’t feel embarassed for the way you feel, it’s normal! CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO OR THE PICTURE BELOW.

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Lots of love and squidges, 

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