Tuesday, 3 September 2013


The other day I went on a walk. Just thought I would write about it because it was realllllly good fun. My dad and I went early in the morning to build up our appetites for a lovely homemade roast dinner. 

While the walk was a bit tasking and challenging at times (I'm talking a hill that is basically at an 80 degree angle (or something like that haha)) it was great exercise.

I really wish I was more healthy and I love exercise but I just never really have anyone to go with. Once we got to the top of the hill, which I have to admit was a very uncertain possibility, the view was beautiful and we just stood up there for a good 20 minutes looking at the scenery. It was a misty day, but nonetheless still lovely. 

Adios xxx

Tuesday, 20 August 2013


I always think wish lists sound so materialistic, but anyway, I have done one. It is my 18th in November and I have been saving lots of money so hopefully a few of these items will be mine!

I really need a good watch and I love the Vivienne Westwood ones as they are so feminine and girly. The Jeffrey Campbell boots, now I don't think I will ever get them, but there is no harm in wishing is there! I just doubt I would spend my money on a bunch of doll heads.

Michael Kors do the nicest bags and purses and I hope to get one of each as a little keep sake for my 18th as I think the plain black ones are so timeless and classic.

Now for the iPhone. I think I may be one of the only people left who doesn't own one? To be honest, I want the iPhone for the useful apps on-the-go, like maps and stuff and also for how chic it looks. If anything, the fact everyone else has it is what puts me off!

Thanks for reading xxx

Tuesday, 6 August 2013


Primer - L'oreal 5 sec Perfect Blur for my face, and Smashbox under eye primer and lid primer for my eye area
Foundation- MAC Pro Longwear in NC15
Concealer - Rimmel Wake Me Up
Eyebrows- MAC Charcoal Brown
Eyeshadow- MUA Heaven and Earth Palette
Eye Liner- Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eye Liner
Eye Lashes - Shu Uemura Lash Curlers and Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara in Extreme Black
Lips- Collection Lip Liner in 16 Paprika and Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Terre De Feu
Contouring - Sleek Contour Kit in Light
Blush - Nars Blush in Orgasm
Finishing Powder - Bare Minerals Mineral Veil

Thanks for reading xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 2 August 2013


Last week I was offered a great opportunity to interview Gareth Gates, by some lovely people from Somewhereto_re:store. It was a great day and my first proper interview EVER!! It was such a great experience and will hopefully be the first of many interviews to come.

Please check it out! Comment, Tweet, whatever!

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Check out the article by CLICKING HERE

Thanks xxx

Sunday, 21 July 2013


To be honest, I don't know why I don't do more 'outfit of the day' posts. I have more of an interest in fashion than beauty stuff.

Anyway, I thought I would share with you one of my outfits on a recent trip to London.

This photo was taken around the Covent Garden area (not 100% sure on the exact location). This was also the day we all went to London Aquarium and went to see Les Mis as well!

Jacket - H&M 
Top - Topshop
Skirt - Topshop
Shoes - Converse
Bag - Zara


Friday, 19 July 2013


Today, I went shopping around Manchester and picked up a few little bits in Boots. I personally LOVE Boots. Mainly for its great advantage card scheme which gives me offers and free stuff but also because it sells everything beauty related.

Here are a few little things I bought:

Firstly, I picked up a Palmer's product. I have heard such good things about Palmer's and this bottle was on offer for around £2 something. Bargain! Pretty much all the Palmer's products were on offer, too. I decided to try this one out because I have teeny stretch marks on the top of my legs so hopefully this will help!

Next, the Nivea skin care range was on 2 for £4, which I thought was an irresistible offer. I chose an oily skin moisturiser and a tinted moisturiser. 

Next, my impulsive till buy! I have wanted to try out Smashbox for AGES! As I was in the till this pack of three miniature primers caught by eye and I just had to buy it. It was £14 which is still a bit pricey but oh well. The miniatures are realllllly mini, so don't get too excited!

Last, but by no means least, the Garnier BB cream for oily skin. I have read reviews on this and wanted a go for myself. The formula is reallllly runny, bit with a touch of concealer and finishing powder, this looks just as good as a full made up face, but without the caked up horrible feeling you get in summer! Perfect!


Wednesday, 10 July 2013


I have been looking at the new RiRi Woo for some time now along with the other two shades as well. However, the Mac website's lack of product means that even if I was going to buy it, I couldn't. 

I came across another nice deep red lipstick from Nars. I had never had a Nars lipstick before and was rather skeptical about trying this one. I know from previous experience that the Mac Matte lipsticks are quite drying and after a few hours of wear turn a bit flakey. Mac Lipsticks are only about £14, but Nars are around £18, so you can understand why I wasn't too sure whether to buy a Nars one and take a risk.

Anyway, I bit the bullet and splurged. Much to my delight, the Nars Matte Lipstick formula isn't drying one bit and glides on the lips really nicely. 

Nars Terre De Feu matte lipstick

Collection Lip Liner in "Paprika"
I had never bought a lip liner before so I went out on a limb and picked this one up. It was the closest I could find to match the shade of my lipstick and I'd say the two got pretty well. The lip liner is only around £2 and I bought this instead of a matching Nars one because Nars are a bit pricey... especially for pencils! Also, they are a lot more chunky which thus means you have to pay up once again to buy a chunky shapener!

I highly rate Nars Matte lipsticks and I will definitely be delving deeper into their lipstick seletion!

Thanks for reading!
xxx Katie xxx