Sunday, 8 December 2013

Christmassy Nails

I thought as we are making our way into December it was time for some Christmassy nail art. I love doing my nails and I have been slacking with them because I have been so busy at work! So I enjoyed chilling and watching home alone whilst doing my nails. It's a lovely way to spend my Sunday in my eyes. :)

I decided on a rather easy design because I am a little out of practice therefore didn't quite no what they would turn out like. 

How to:
  • I chose to use Models Own ~ Jade Stone as my main colour. 
  • I then chose the use Mabelline Express Finish ~Pearl for my snow and the snowman base. (I don't seem to have a decent white it took me quite a few coats). I used a cocktail stick for the dots to look like snow. 
  •  I moved onto doing the hat, eyes and mouth with my black nail art pen and the nose with a Orange nail art pen. 

Very simple design but I think it looks cute. What do your festive nails look like?


Monday, 2 December 2013

December has arrived....

DECEMBER which only means one thing...

...CHRISTMAS SOON! Personally I cannot wait! It is one of the most AMAZING times of the year! (Sorry about all the !!! can you tell I am a tad excited) 

So to start my first weekend off in December me and mother duck decided to do some christmas shopping in Leeds. So naturally we had a wander around the german christmas market :) here are some pictures below of our little adventure! I say adventure because it was not really planned! Mam decided we should go to a train station and then hop on the first train that comes in to a shopping destination. She loved the uncertainty of it all however me on the other hand, I was a little not stressed but apprehensive about it all. hehe. (I need structure ha!)

Sunday arrived and we decided due to the great start to the weekend we had we would go and get a christmas tree and decorate to feel really festive! I somehow managed to decorate the tree as a sole ranger...not sure how this came around but I was quite proud of my little masterpiece! 

   What do you think?

The Crowds in Leeds were pretty mental! People must be deciding they need to get cracking with their shopping! It was very busy! It was crazy busy but not so bad YET that you had to fight to get into shops, never mind to see anything! But the pretty lights were up in Trinity :)

After battling those crowds a well deserved glass of wine and a pizza was what came next!

I had an AMAZING weekend! I also got a cheeky Honeycomb Hot Choc from Costa! It was one of the most yummy things in the world! I was even sniffing the cup after I finished it! ( I am not mental honest it was delightful) I loved the lovely festive cup too so cute!!!

Then sad as I am, one of the highlights of my weekend was on Sunday morning and getting Toby dog excited about opening his doggy advent calendar. How cute is he waiting for his choc! BEAUTIFUL he is!

So how did you spend your first weekend in December?


Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Review: L'Oreal Paris ~ Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution

Review time :)

First of all I will start with what the L'Oreal website states about this product. 

"L’OrĂ©al Paris Skin Perfection Purifying Micellar Water, high performance cleansing for sensitive skin. Used by make-up artists, the ‘micellar’ solution swiftly removes all traces of make-up and acts like a purifying magnet on skin’s surface to capture and draw out excess oil and impurities. So gentle, skin feels soothed and toned. Hypo-allergenic. No Alcohol. Dermatologically tested."

What I think: 

Well personally I LOVE this product and I use it every night! I find it takes off all of my make up and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth! I tend to use it with cotton wool pads and use them until I no longer have any make up residue left on the pad. It is very gentle and has no alcohol in the product, which I really like. I even use it to take off my eye make up. I have sensitive skin and so far have had no bad reaction around my eye area from doing so. BONUS! hehe. I am now on my 3rd bottle this is how much I adore the product. 


The hole in the top of the bottle is rather wide therefore you can sometimes over pour and this results in a waste of the product and also a very wet, soggy cotton wool pad! 

You are able to pick this product up from most UK supermarkets or drugstores. The RRP is £4.99

Have you tried it?


Sunday, 3 November 2013

Scary Halloween Makeup

Happy Halloween,

Halloween has passed and I am going to share with you the Halloween make up I used  for the party. I didn't think it would work as well as it did! I was pretty proud of it actually. 

It looks really effective, yet it took me ageeesssss to do! If you wanted to do this I would recommend maybe not covering one of your eyes and doing down your mouth or something, because it proved a little hard to focus especially after a few drinks lol!

To get the desired effect I used a zip, cotton pad, plasters (For over my eye and eyebrow), liquid latex, tissue paper, black and red face paint and fake blood. Warnings!!!!
  • It is like waxing when you peel it off so DO NOT put over any eyebrows or eyelashes because you will be bald afterwards!! haha
  • It is a very strong smell the liquid latex so if your doing near eyes etc be careful. 
  • Allow yourself plenty of time because it take a LONNNGGGG time!
  • Fake blood can stain so put Vaseline on your face before hand :)
  • It hardens so straws are required and facial expressions can be rather difficult haha. 
If you would like to know anything else about it please feel free to ask :)


Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Home Decor... the way to my heart

Hello :)

In this post I am going to share with you some of my favourite bits of my bedroom decor. It so happens that I chose neutral colours for my bedroom (it also had something to do with me renting the flat and not being allowed to paint the walls lol.), However I do LOVE my neutral colours! I have also gone with a heart theme too :) Just in case you are wondering why they are all heart shaped or have heart shapes incorporated into them, hehe. 

Firstly, there is my double heart candle, I did not actually buy this my mam bought me it for my birthday and I love it! I haven't dared light it yet, I don't know about anyone else but I seem to be a little reluctant to first light a candle lol, Even though I utterly love candles lit in the room! Strange I know. I think the distressed casing gives it a kind of shabby chic feel to it which I also like. 

Next is my grey wire heart tea light holder, I bought this from Next as I loved it from the moment I saw it! Its just beautiful! It again fits in with the distressed type look, this is by far one of my favourite bits of decor in my room! It looks so pretty when you have a candle lit inside of it. The heart opens up with the hinges on the top so your able to change the candles easily. 

Now we have the matching grey wire heart organiser, which I have used to keep mainly my perfumes in. There was also a larger size if you wanted a larger one, or a set up of a small and large organiser. This doesn't just have to be used to organise perfume, it could be used to organise jewellery such as bangles or make up whatever you fancy.This was also purchased from next :)

Yes you guessed it! The matching grey wire heart bin! I couldn't resist haha, also bought from Next. I usually tend to put a carrier bag in it so its easier to empty and the smaller bits don't fall out the holes but however it does impact on its prettiness having a Asda or Tesco bag shining through lol. But i still love it. 

So there you have an insight into some of my decor pieces in my room. I hope you like them as much as I do. Which is your favourite?


Saturday, 19 October 2013

Celeb Style: Mila Kunis


I thought I would do another celeb style post :)

I have chosen Mila Kunis because I think she is lovely and again has the type of style I LOVE! I first noticed her in the film Friends with Benefits with Justin Timberlake too! Awesome Film can I just add. hehe. 

Image: Google

I utterly adore this outfit! I think the skirt is beautiful and matched with a plain top just draws attention to the beautiful detail in the skirt. Even her shoes are simple and plain so your attention is drawn straight to the skirt and then her lovely long legs!

Image: Google

The infamous little black dress, every girl owns one. I think this one in particular is stunning i love that it has a low back at the same time as being slightly longer. This gives it more of a sophisticated but sexy feel. She has a lovely toned back which the dress compliments intensely. 

Image: Google

Moving to a summery day outfit I think this is super cute! I am not sure if i would suit such an outfit because i think it would make me look extremely young and I battle with that enough. But I think on her it looks beautiful and would look lush on holiday or on a hot summery day. She has picked the blue detail in the dress to match her shoes which works really well. She has even gone for soft slightly waved hair which works really well with this outfit.

Which outfit do you like best?


Sunday, 29 September 2013

V Festival ❤

Hello again,

I just can't seem to get into the hang of regular posting! I am sure I will get there in the end :)

Well me and my besties went to V festival this year and it was AMAZING!!! I loved every minute! I even got over the horrific state and smell of the toilets!! And that is saying something hehe!

We went to Weston Park near Staffordshire it took us like what seemed an age to get there (3 hours!) Then the queues to get in were about just as long! But once we got over the tragic walk with all our rucksacks and finally pitched the ten! ( didn't quite go to plan) the fun began! However due to our extremely bad tent building skills and the wind we did come back on Saturday night drunk to find this!

Not ideal if I do say so myself! So we squished up with some of the other girls for a cosy night!

The lineup was immense here is the line up:

So as you can see many many many people most people would want to go and see! And yes headlining was beyonce! Oh my days! I knew she would be good but my god she was AMAZING! So much I shed a little tear hehe (could have web something to so with the large amount of alcohol I had consumed as well like) but serious she was immense!

She was half an hour late though so started to get some boos but she soon won the crowd back!! I loved every minute!

This woman is truly an inspiration!! I can't quite highlight how good she was I just recommend everyone to go and see her! Hehe! I even managed to bag a little bit of time up on someone's shoulders so I could get some good pics! :) eeeee I am
getting excited thinking about it!

But she can't have all the credit there were some amazing acts there and just that I went to see because obviously you
can't see them all its impossible! Some that spring to mind which were amazing were:
~ Emeli Sande
~ Rudimental
~ Jessy J
~ 5ive!
~ Maverick Sabre
~Jason Mraz (very emotional because one of my best friends have chosen for her wedding song eeekk!)

So guys this was just a quick post to get how excitable I was out because I found it an awesome experience and it was the first proper festival I had been too!

If anyone has any questions just ask :) or photos or anything they would like to share I would love to share your experience too :)

~Katie x

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Snow Day!

How do,

Well this snow is not looking like it is going to give up anytime soon. I don't mind snow but i am not a hugggggeeee fan really i usually have had my fun and get sick after making just one snowman. So i thought i would share with you this years snowman :)
Snowman doing a handstand.
As you can see i didn't go for a generic snowman i went for a snowman with a twist hehe :)

Did you have fun in the snow?!


LOVE IT: Viktor&Rolf ~ Flowerbomb Perfume

Smelling lovely is a must right?

Well I FINALLY got given Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb perfume as a gift :) SCORE! I have wanted this perfume for soooooo long! I have never bought it myself because it is not the cheapest or perfumes, and spare dosh for like many of you I assume is not a regular occurrence for me. So you can utterly imagine the excitement that came over me, when I got given this.

The first thing that stands out to me is the packaging, I do love it! It portrays a pretty floral product which indeed it is! I like the way the box shows the illusion of a wrapped present that is secured by a wax stamp!

Moving to the bottle itself, I just feel like it is very well presented and girly. The liquid has a slight pink tinge, and this is carried on through the metal on the product as well, which i think is a great touch! The plastic wax stamp which is made into a tag on the bottle is also really cute. (However be careful when transporting the perfume, because it is not that strong and mine has snapped off :( Whoops)

I utterly LOVE the smell! This shouldn't be a surprise or I guess I would not be writing this LOVE IT post. It is rather strong therefore not much is needed. Floral scents come through the strongest, however it is not overpowering because I am not usually the biggest fan of overly floral perfumes. It is rather sweet but also musky, and I think it has a sexy element about it. By far the best thing about this perfume is that it actually STAYS!

The only downsides are as I mentioned before the price and the tag being weak for transportation.

So if you are looking for a new fragrance, that is feminine and sexy try this!

Price: £65.00 (50ml) ~ This price is taken from boots.

~ Katie x

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Review: Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint ~ Barry M

Nails nails nails....
... I just love painting them! So my newest edition to my nails varnish collection is the Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint by Barry M. I picked the shade Lychee. As you may know this is one of Barry Ms fast growing effects range.
I lurvvveeee my nude colours you see so this shade stood out to me straight away. The first thing i noticed about this nail varnish was when i was using it the smell is just lovely. You may be thinking what an odd thing to first recognise but its actually really nice not over powering like some.
Next i did find that it does not seem to go on completely even however it does seem to even out whilst your doing your other nails. It does say one coat needed however i prefer the effect of two. however i have noticed the more coats you apply the more likely it is to chip so bare this in mind :) It does dry nice and quickly though always a bonus!
I love this effect that it constantly looks wet and with extra shine. I think it makes your nails look like you have just had them all done especially if you have nicely grown nails. Someone even asked me if mine were fake or real?! (I wasn't too sure if i should take this as a compliment or not lol.)

The rest of the colour range i find is rather random because there are a lot of bright colours but also some pastels. I am really happy with the product.
What are your thoughts?
~Katie x

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Outfit: Date night


I just thought I would share what i wore to my date night with the boyfriend. We went for a meal to Fat Buddah. I went for a long midi dress, with a grey scale city scape design. 

I took this picture above so you are able to see the full dress with out the jacket :)

Dress: Topshop, Jacket: Miss Selfridge, Shoes: New Look, Ring: Primark

Excuse the little pout i have going on here lol 

Next for the hair and the make up. Hair i just used a Babyliss curling wand to create this effect. Make up used;

Face: Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, Mac Blusher and Avon Flawless pressed powder.

Eyes: Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara, Urban Decay Naked Pallette, Eylure Eyelashes no. 110 and Rimmel Xaggerate Liquid Eyeliner in Black. 

Lips: Pink Bubbly Limited Edition Vaseline.

Hope you like :)

Comment and let me know what you think?

~Katie x

LOVE IT: Graze ~ Nibble Box

Hello :)

My mam kept getting this healthy nibbles through the post when i was back home visiting. 'Its only £3.89' she kept saying! She highly recommended them to me and gave me a code so that i got my first and fifth box for free. So the word 'Free' Instantly got me interested. I used the code and signed up for the free box and if you are unhappy with the product you simply cancel it after you receive the box and you have no commitment which i think is really good.

If you go onto the website Graze Box you just sign up and you get the option to choose between three main boxes;

~Nibble Box (which i get) ~ This is maximum variety and you get to choose from over 100 nibbles.

~Eat Well Box ~ Which is a more healthy box however you will receive a little treat from time to time.

~Energy Box ~ This is the strictest box in which you do not receive any treats only the most healthy selection of the nibbles.

You then choose the type of box you are interested in and then you get to rate all the nibbles they may send you. These are the ratings;

'Bin' if you know you do not like something.

~ 'Try' if you want them to send you something and you are not sure.

~ 'Like' if you know you like it.

~ 'Love' if you definitely like it.

~'Send soon' if you cant wait for the random selection to come around for your favourite things.

Here is what i received in my first box :)

As you can see above each box you receive 4 different nibbles. The nibbles i received were;

~ The British Barbecuerosemary crostini, mini basil bread sticks, fiery seeds and smoked almonds

Review:I really enjoyed these they were packed full of flavour and i even dipped the crostinis and bread sticks into my tomato soup hehe that was really nice as well :) I have rated these LOVE.

~ Lightly Toasted Pistachios ~ roasted pistachios with a touch of salt.

Review: I love pistachios so i did love these and the salt just gives them an extra tastiness mmmmmm. I have rated these LIKE.

~ Honeycomb Flapjack ~ rustic rolled oat flapjack with honeycomb and milk chocolate.

Review: This nibble is classed as a treat :) and it is a yummy one at that! Chocolate and honeycomb in the same little treat! Delightful! I rated this as LOVE. 

~ Garden of Englandmini strawberries, blackcurrants and apple.

Review: I loved the mini strawberries because they were lovely and sweet. The blackcurrants however were pretty tart a little too tart for me i am afraid. Then on to the apple i was not really a fan at all because it was very chewy and bizarre. I rated this BIN.

You also get codes given with your boxes to enable friends to get their first box free and then if they sign up using your code you then get the choice for £1 off your next box or to give to charity. :)

If anyone would like any codes just ask :)

Give it a try i recommend it! What do you think of your boxes?

~Katie x

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Everyone loves their bed...

How dooooo,

So I was at work today and I was craving my bed. I was wishing I was there instead of being screamed at from all angles by 3 year olds. That in turn got me to thinking everyone loves their beds yet they are all so different.

What's your space like where you go to the land of nod every night? This is mine and I lurrvvveeee it! I think it just captures me perfectly!

My Safe Heaven

What do you think?

~Katie x

Sunday, 13 January 2013

January Wish List


I am constantly spending my time browsing the Internet online shopping or should i say online wishing! I rarely buy things compared to how much i actually look and want things. This may have something to do with my wages have already been accounted for unfortunately.

So i have decided to monthly let you know what i am craving that particular month. If i do also manage to squeeze some of these things into my budget i will post them and review them for you all because i am lovely like that!

Bodycon Dress In Abstract Stripe Print (Asos - £30) - I have an engagement party to attend this month and i think this would be lovely. I am very much into my fitted midi dresses at the moment.
French Script Boxes (Next, £14) - I think these would look lovely in my bedroom to keep all them random things in which you do not really know what to do with.
Track Rings Necklace (Topshop, £18.50) - I love this necklace it has a rustic gold colouring which i love and i think this would be a necklace which would finish off many outfits really nicely. 
Hack Grey Platform Sandals (Miss Selfridge, £49.00) - I have totally fell in love with these shoes! They would look gorgeous with most outfits and also come in black! Some time i will buy these! hehe
Nails Inc Special Effects Graffiti/ Nails Inc Special Effects Concrete (Nails Inc, £12.00) - I think these speak for themselves. They just make your nails and hands look utterly beautiful i expect. With my love for beautiful nails is growing i think these would make a lovely addition to my slowly growing collection.

What are you craving this month?!


Wednesday, 9 January 2013

LOVE IT: Slate Candle Holders


Well i just had to share with you one of my latest additions to my flat :) They are my heart shaped slate candle holders! I think they are just utterly beautiful! They are by far one of my favourite pieces in the flat so far. I'm a tad excitable as you may be able to tell hehe but i get like this when i luuurrvvveee something :)

love these

I think they just make your flat/home feel so homely they are lush! They are black slate and each are slightly different which makes them even more unique. And if you are having a romantic night in even if it is just with a bottle of wine and your book they just set a mood that is totally gorge! hehe

What are your thoughts?

~Katie x

Monday, 7 January 2013

Nail Art Obsession

So while I have been a tad quiet I have got myself really into nail art! I have abused my nail envy to gain false nail length natural nails which I LOVE!

It's a very rare occasion when I don't have any nail varnish on at all. So I decide why not be more creative with it. What have I got to loose? (My social life?!) Ha! I actually get told off by friends and family for how much I do them over other things!

Here are a few of my latest :)

Hope you like them :) which are your favourite?

Katie x

Saturday, 5 January 2013

I'm backkkkk

So it's the new year and I feel because I have not blogged for like agesssss!!!! I need to step it up! I promise I will do better this year. I have made it into one of my new year resolutions so this obviously means it is a must! Hehe.

In my defence my 2012 was all over the place for me. I have gone from a party mad bar tender who lives in Newcastle to a teaching assistant who lives in Barnsley! BIG changes for me! So now I actually have normal living and functioning hours in the day it maybe a little easier for me :)

Wish me luck.

Katie x