Monday, 28 October 2013

Dr Martens : Today's Favourite

Hey everyone! Today I thought I would try something new!
Probably the most common post throughout beauty gurus / bloggers is the 'Monthly Favourites' but I have noticed that most favourites of this season have been very similar. Being my inner sheep, I like to follow the seasons trends and I didn't want to bore you all with my October favourites being dark lips, sweaters and pumpkin spice latte, in one post. So I had and idea, instead of collecting my favourites all month, I would show you a couple of monthly favourites throughout the month, plan on making them shorter posts, hand making each favourite a bit different. Would you be interested in seeing these posts?

Dr Martens

 A favourite of this month have been my Dr Martens. I previously had a pair of matte dark purple docs, but I sold them to invest in a larger size. This time a chose a pair in a matte dark cherry red. This autumn these have been a staple because they keep your feet warm and toasty. I usually wear mine with black leggings and sweat shirt but they also look super cute with skinny jeans or black tights and a skater skirt or shorts. I also have seen them on Pinterest with tights and knee high socks wrinkled down around the top of the boot.
Dr Martens are a huge investment and the prices of them just keep getting more and more expensive but they are well worth the money and will last you a lifetime, no exaggeration!
Thank you so much for reading! Do you like this type of post? Please subscribe if you enjoyed it and I hope that everyone on a school holiday has a good one :)
Katie xoxo

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Rimmel vs Nyx : Cream eyeshadow pencil

Hello everyone! So, cream eye shadow has been raved about, in the world of beauty bloggers a huge amount in the past year. So being the shopaholic I am I treated myself  to two of the cream shadow pencils that I had heard great things about. I had high hopes about them both as couldn't live without my beloved Maybelline Colour Tattoos. Are they as good as the Maybelline Colour tattoo? Not quite.
Did they live up to my expectations : Yes, I suppose they did!
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Shadow Stick Or Nyx Jumbo eye pencil, which to choose.
I have been trying them both of for a couple of months or so now and I feel I can now give a fair and honest review. 
* Please note : I am no expert and what does or doesn't work for me, may or may not work for you. We are all different. I will give you my opinion, maybe you could try them out and give me your opinion too? *   
I'd like to start of by saying, if you want an easy, slap it on and it looks good, kind of cream eye shadow, I wouldn't go for either of these. I personally would use these as eye shadow bases as they are not a super long lasting product.
Nyx Jumbo eye pencil : 608 Cottage Cheese
I must sound like a broken record, the amount these have been raved about, but from all the talk, they have got to be good to be good, right? Don't get me wrong, the product is lovely, but my real bug bear with this is that they can't be twisted up or sharpened. I have been searching how to use the rest of the product but the only way I have found is melting it, and i'm sure I would make a mess of it! The product it's self has a beautifully creamy constancy, and is a gorgeous pearly white shade. I wouldn't use this on its own because the lasting power isn't the best, that been said it is a gorgeous base and very pigmented too! With it being a lighter shade you could add pretty much any shade above, which makes it such a versatile product.
Rimmel Scandal Eyes - Eye Shadow Stick : 002 BULLETPROOF BEIGE
The packaging says 24H/waterproof. I don't think this would last for a full 24H ( not that I have it on for that long ), it definitely has a longer 'lasting power' than the jumbo eye pencil, but I don't think it would last incredibly well in water either. The shade is a slightly shimmery, gold/beige and is nice to wear some colour without reaching too far out of my neutral comfort zone. The product is very similar to Nyx's with it having a creamy texture and very pigmented. You can create a more intense look by adding gold shadow on top, or tone it down with a lighter champagney shade. 

The real question is Nyx or Rimmel?
It depends on what you are looking for, both products a gorgeous so you can't really go wrong. I would definitely repurchase them again!
Which floats your boat?
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see you soon?! Thank you so much :)
Katie xoxo 

Saturday, 19 October 2013


Hello, everyone. The beautiful Daniela nominated me for the sunshine award! If you aren't already, you need to go follow ... ASAP! I can not thank her enough for all the help she has given me with my blog, all her advice helped me such a lot and on top of that nominate me for this award really means the world. Don't forget to follow her because she is the loveliest person ever! Thank you so much Daniela!
The whole idea of the sunshine award is that you nominate 11 bloggers who put a little sunshine in your day, who are positive, creative and inspiring. 

The Rules:
You have to post a picture of the Sunshine award in the blog post. 
Post 11 random facts about yourself.
Answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
Nominate 11 wonderful bloggers.
Write 11 questions for them to answer.
Also let the bloggers you nominated know you have nominated them.
11 Random facts about me:
1. I have an overweigh, British shorthair cat called Mario
2. My favourite subjects at school are textiles and history.
3. I love the smell of freshly made bread, mmm
4. I sleepwalk and sleep talk
5. I am not a morning person
6. My favourite food is pickle, weird right?
7. I love to go to the gym, and love cycling long distance
8. My favourite season is autumn / fall.
9. I can't stand crocs ( the shoes ), they are the ugliest shoes on the planet, ew. 
10. I hate it when people walk behind me.
11. I love three-toed sloths ( has to be a three-toed, they are slower that two-toed sloths).
What's your favourite childhood memory?
Going to the sweet shop, for skittles after pre-school with my granddad.
 If I could grant you 3 wishes, what would they be?
1. To be able to experience different era's in the past. 
2. To live to see the iphone100
3. To travel back 50 years and recreate Google, become rich muahaha.
 What's the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
Urm, Looks? ;)
What's the most embarrassing thing you have ever been through?
My dad walking down the street, in a woman's outfit for fancy dress. Cringe :L
What's your favourite drugstore foundation/mascara/lipstick?
Foundation : Borjois, healthy mix serum.
Mascara : 17 blow out. ( Benefit, there real is my all time favourite )
Lipstick : Revlon lipbutter in  : sweet tart or berry smoothie ( couldn't decide between )  
If you could be any Disney princess who would you be?
Merida - from brave. She a new Disney princess but I love the concept of the story.
What's your favourite colour?
Maroon / burgundy and mint green
How would you describe your style?
A bit of everything really. Urban Outfitters - I love that shop, everything sold there is my style. 
What's 2 things you love about yourself and 2 things you don't like about yourself?
I like that I have my granddads nose, that's a bit odd.
I like my style, also a bit odd.
I don't like my braces
I don't like guilty pleasure of pickle ;)
Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because I began reading blogs of girls, who inspired me to make one of my own.
Who's your favourite blogger/youtuber?
I have so many and could write an endless list, but if I narrowed it down to 15 youtube beauty guru's...
missglamourazzi, Tanya Burr, beautybysiena, bubzbeauty, essiebutton, arose186, fleurdeforce, laurensboutique, makeupbymandy24, StilaBabe09, Macbarbie07, beautycrush, kaileemckenzie, zoella, sautdaynightsalright.
... i'm such a cheat, sooo sorry :/
Being a new blogger, i don't really know a huge amount of blogs, but the nominees I have chosen all have positive, creative, inspiring blogs and are all some of my favourites :)
1. If you could be a celebrity for the day, who would you be?
2. If you could only choose 3 shops ( for fashion and beauty ) to shop at for the rest of your life what would you choose?
3. If you won the lottery what is the first thing, you would do?
4. If you could go any where in the world, where would you go and why?
5. What is you dream career?
6. What are 5 beauty essentials, you couldn't live without?
7. If you could customise a car registration plate, what would it be? ( even if you don't drive )
8. What are your autumn/ fall fashion essentials?
9. If you could create a successful brand, would it be a beauty or fashion brand and what would you call it?
10. If you were going to donate to a charity, what charity would you donate to?
11. what is your favourite brand of makeup?
Thank you once again to Daniela for nominating me,
and I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend,
with love,
Katie xox

Friday, 4 October 2013


Hey Everyone! My name is Katie and I am a fashion, beauty and shopping obsessed teenager from Yorkshire in the United Kingdom.

I have been watching 'YouTube beauty gurus' for a while now and I realised most of them have blogs. I started to follow more and more blogs and have thoroughly enjoyed reading all their posts. It inspired me to create my own blog and share my love of fashion and beauty with other bloggers with the same interests as me. I have never had any experience with blogging before, but I hope to learn how to make my blog better. Please follow my blog if you are interested in reading my future posts and I hope you enjoy. I would love to know if anyone has any tips or tricks or advice, I would be so grateful.

Have a great weekend, 
love Katie xox