Friday, 29 November 2013

Confessions of a blogger

Hey everyone! Hope your all okay!

Today I have yet another tag, I realise all my posts have been tags recently but I am hoping to do some kind of gift guide for my next post, so keep you eyes peeled if your interested in seeing that! Anyway, Lizzie from tagged me in the 'confessions of a blogger' tag. I'm sure you're all familiar with her blog but if not, please go and follow her. I always take pleasure in reading all her posts and her blog is super inspiring - thank you so much Lizzie!


When did you start blogging?

October 2013

Have you had any other online presence before e.g. YouTube or a previous blog?
Nope, just here.
Why did you start your blog?
I have been watching 'YouTube beauty gurus' for a while now and realising many of them had blogs, I started finding and following more and more. I have a passion for fashion and beauty and thought it would be fun to create my own blog.
When did you start becoming serious about blogging?
I haven't done a massive amount of posts yet but I am working hard to create some more interesting posts.
What was your first post?
After advice from Daniela, I came to the conclusion that it would be a good idea to do an introductory post, with a bit about myself and this blog.  
Where do you see your blog in a year?
Hopefully my post will be more creative and interesting for anyone who wishes to read. I don't have many aim, just that I hope I can make my posts of a better quality.  
What is the best/most rewarding thing to you about blogging?
Mostly that fact that people take the time to read what publish, and I always love to reply your comment and to read what you think.
What is the most discouraging thing that happens to you/ has happened?
I have never been discouraged by blogging but as I have said before I haven't had a massive amount of posts published. I am always grateful for the responses on the content I have posted and those who do comment are always kind and positive, so thank you so much everyone :) 
What's your lasting blogging motivation/inspiration?
Mostly other bloggers! There is some fantastic blogs to discover, some of which I mentioned in previous posts - I hope to achieve the standard of some of their blogs in the future.
I tag:
Thank you for reading!
I hope you have a lovely weekend and I will see you again soon :)
- Katie xo

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Sweater Weather Tag!

Hey everyone, Sarah from tagged me in the Sweater Weather Tag! Please go and find her version of the post, and be sure to follow her blog! Thank you so much Sarah! 
( I'm sorry this post has no photos of the items mentioned. Going into winter, the nights seem to start at 4 o'clock and I had no natural light for photos that were any good :( )
1. Favourite candle scents for this time of the year?
I love candles and don't often buy them for myself, but if your looking for a fall/autumn - winter scented candle, I would recommend Yankee Candle's Fireside Treats.  Just go have a sniff if Yankee Candle is sold by you because its lovely! 

2. Coffee, Tea or Hot chocolate?
I like all three really but probably tea, because who doesn't like tea, right?
3. Dark lips or winged eye liner?
I love dark lips but I'm not very daring when I comes to lipstick and on a daily basis, a chapstick does me fine. On the other hand, I love and wear liquid eyeliner very often.
( If your looking for an eyeliner I would recommend Maybelline Master Precise liquid eyeliner)
4. Favourite fragrance for fall?
The Body Shop - Madagascan Vanilla Flower - Fragrance Mist.
5.What is your most Worn Sweater?
My most worn sweatshirt is one from TopShop. I tried to take a picture but it has gone too dark and I cant find it on the website :( but it is maroon with three quarter sleeves and high-low.
6. Hats or Scarves? 
I don't think hats really suit me so, scarves, but I prefer infinity scarves to the tradition style scarf.

7. Favourite fall nail varnishes?
My favourite fall nail polishes are Barry M Gelly High-shine in Blood Orange. I would say this is a true red with an orange undertone. I also love Shock by Barbara Daly, it is a plum shade with a pink shimmer but I don't think it is available out of the UK. Sorry!
8. Football games or jumping in leaves? 
I don't really do either but I love the falling of the leaves around where I live.

9. Skinny Jeans and leggings?
I love both! I probably wear my TopShop Leigh jeans more often but I love leggings too!

10. Boots or Uggs?
Boots definitely, I wear my Doc Martens all the time. The rest of the time I wear hi top trainers / pumps.

11) Favourite thing about fall? 
The fashion! To me, autumn - winter fashion is way better than spring and summer. 
12. Songs that really  get you into the fall spirit?
I'm not sure really but at the moment I'm loving Royals by Lorde and Counting Stars by One Republic.

Thank you for tagging me again Sarah!
I Tag everyone! Feel free to do this post, you can say I tagged you if you want to.
Thank you for reading and I hope you all have a fantastic day.
Katie xo 

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Pray for the Philippines

Hey everyone! I hope you're all okay.
Today I wanted to write a different post to want I usually do.  I wanted talk to you guys about the typhoon in the Philippines.
Yesterday, one of my teachers at school told us a story about a man who was affected by Typhoon Haiyan ( Typhoon Yolanda ). His family, friends, neighbours, home, village and possessions were all destroyed by this disaster. The only thing he had to be grateful for was the fact he is still breathing.
I can't begin to imagine what people like him, in the Philippine,s are having to go through but I find these stories about Typhoon Haiyan make me much more grateful for what I have. All the times we complain about, all the little things that make us stressed, sad or just think that we've had a bad day, think of the poor Philippines man. What may be a bad day to us, there is always someone in the world whose day has been worst than ours.

( image from  the news, online )
There is an online website where you can donate to the Philippines to help provide shelter clean water and food. One thing we can all do is pray for those who have lost everything the had and pray for those who lost there lives.

Be grateful of everyday of you have and treat each one like it's a blessing.

Thank you for reading :)
Enjoy the rest off your weekend!
- Katie xoxo

Sunday, 3 November 2013

#British Blogger Selection

Hey Everyone! Today I am going to quickly talk to you about an exciting new program that I think you should all get involved in.
My previous post was the Leibster award and I was nominated by Ellie from She asked me if I would be interested in joining the #British Blogger Selection and I was intrigue at the aspect of the program and how it looked such a lot of fun.
Basically every Saturday you will be given a theme to do a post about on your blog. You can make the post whatever you like but it has to be related to that theme. You do not have to do each theme every Saturday if you don't want, just when you feel you want do one.
(The link above will take you to more details about the program and how to sign up!)

Get involved, do fun posts for your readers and also bring people to your blog that might of never known.
I hope you have a great day and I hope to see you soon. Byeee ;)
Katie xoxo

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Leibster Award!

Hey Everyone!
To me, I have a very exciting post to put up today. I have been nominated for the Leibster award! A great, big thank you to Ellie from Little Vintage Camera - Please go check out her blog and follow if you aren't already!

The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. So, what is a Liebster?  The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, dearest. Blogging is about building a community and it's a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs.

1. Post the award on your blog.
2. Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.
3. Write 11 random facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 200 followers.
5. Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions. 
 11 Random facts about me.
( sorry I am going to post the same facts as my Sunshine award, can't think of many more :/ )
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.
Questions from Ellie:
Question One: Who is your favourite blogger and YouTuber?
Well, I cheated in my sunshine award post, so I will try not to in this. ;)
Two lovely girls, who have inspiring blogs,  beautifully written post and I just love them.
My favourite YouTuber would probably have to be Miss Glamourazzi. Ingrid is so happy and positive, she is funny and stunning. She's super lovely.
Question Two: What is your favourite season?
Autumn / Fall
Question Three: Favourite sports?
Squash / Cycling
Question Four: Your celebrity crush?
Hm, David Myers - Hairy Bikers ;)       -  joke.
Question Five: A picture of your favourite outfit?

Cropped shirt - Urban Outfitters
Jeans - Topshop Leigh Jeans
Coat - Asos
Hi-Tops - Urban Outfitters
Bow midi ring - River Island
Cross bracelet - Claires
Nail Polish - Barbara Daly

Question Six: If the internet didn't exist, what would your life be like now?

Busy. I'd have to work hard to invent it before anyone else ;)

Question Seven: If you were to get a blog design done what would it look like?
Something whimsical, bright, enticing and unique.

Question Eight: Your go-to lipstick?
Revlon lip butter - Berry Smoothie

Question Nine: Leather, lace or denim?
Ooo love all three, but I wear jeans most days so I would have to say denim.
Question Ten: Scarves or hats?
Scarves ( snoods or infinity ) 
Question Eleven: How much do you love me now for nominating you? LOL
A heck of a lot ;)

My Nominees :

My Questions for my nominees :
1. If you could have one wish, what would it be?
2. What is your staple fashion item for Autumn / Winter?
3.If you had to start your blog again, what would you change?
4. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would do?
5. What is your next milestone for people following your blog?
6. If you could have a second home anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be? 
7. Do you have a nick name - if so what is it and why?
8. What is your favourite thing to do in your free time?
9. Why did you start your blog?
10. What is your favourite snack?
11. What is something you hope to achieve in the next ten years?
A huge thank you once again to Ellie, It means such a lot, so thank you.
Also Congrats to all my nominees. Have a great weekend everyone. Please subscribe if you enjoy and I hope to see you soon. Byeee :)
Katie xoxo