Wednesday, 19 September 2012

HOW MUCH IS YOUR FACE WORTH?

I've seen this tag going around so I thought I'd join in! 


(This is what I wear on an everyday basic - if I use foundation I use L'oreal True Match in N1) 

Urban Decay Primer Potion £14.50

The only proper primer I've used but I love it!

Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in Tattle Tale £14.00

I've loved using this recently, it really brightens my eyes and I often get compliments when I wear it! It is a light yellow shimmery cream. Its beautiful!

Maybelline Tattoo Eyeshadow in Tough As Taupe £4.99

Cheap but just as good as the expensive cream eyeshadows! A bit of a 'boring' colour some may say but I've been loving wearing this on the outfit of the lid with the above all over the lid!

MAC Era Eyeshadow (Pan form)  £10.00

Best. Crease. Colour.

MAC Brule Eyeshadow (Pan form) £10.00

I adore this as a highlight colour, natural but makes all the difference! (Matte) 

Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner in Black £4.09

I am no way near a pro at eyeliner but this certainly helps! It has a very small tip and makes it so much easier! 

Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara £10.99

I love this mascara. Waterproof, holds a curl, doesn't run/smudge, amazing!

Gosh Brow Pen in 004 Wheat £6.49

I'm not a huge brow filler but this is just so easy, I just lightly fill in the gaps to look more perfect.

Collection 2000 Clear (brown from brows!) Mascara £2.99

I always pick the cheapest clear mascara for my brows! 

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in 010 Ivory £5.99

Although I am using this at the moment, I'm not a huge fan! Its a bit drying and I don't find it lasts all day! But I'm nearly finished so hey-ho!

Natural Collection Loose Powder in Neutral Translucent  £1.99

I love this powder. Its light, natural, not cakey and just makes everything look more perfected! 

Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray £19.00

I always spray this, helps hold my makeup in place and takes away any un-natural looking makeup! 

Total

=

£105.03

I'm quite happy with that! I do tend to buy mostly drugstore products so maybe that paid off! 

If you have done one of these tags please leave a link down below and I'd love to check it out!

Kate xo

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Sunday, 16 September 2012

NOTD BARRY M CORAL

Hey Guys, another NOTD today, I know I've not been blogging for a while, and I'm sorry! But I've decided to adopt my schedule that I have for my channel (Sundays and Wednesdays!). So yay for more frequent posts! So today is one of my favourite bright polishes I own.


Barry M Polishes are incredible for their price! £2.99 and you get full opacity in 2 coats, amazing lasting power and a beautiful shine. I chose this to make me feel a bit better about the grim weather in the UK at the moment! 

Have you tried any Barry M polishes? 

Kate xo 

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

NOTD REVLON PINK NUDE

Hello there! I don't know why I haven't done a NOTD on this before - This is my holy grail nail polish! Its not anything exciting but it deserves its own post! Here goes...


It is a sheer pink nude colour, goes with any outfit, streak free, fresh and amazing! I go to this polish whenever I'm unsure of what to put on my nails. Although the packaging is rubbing off now! Does that bother me? Of course not? 

Do you own any Revlon Nail Polishes? 

Kate xo
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REVLON LIP BUTTER IN PEACH PARFAIT REVIEW

Hello there! So today I thought I'd review a product that I've had for a while. I know you've seen these 1million times but hey! So when these first came out I picked this one up in my local boots. I haven't picked any up since but I have been very close to at times! Anyway lets get on with the review!


Lovely but simple packaging, see through lid which is great for picking out when stored!


Peach parfait is like it says peach but more red toned? And it has a considerable amount of glitter shimmer in it. It's a beautiful colour and glides on fairly smoothly! 


I know this is a bit out of focus but it really shows what it looks like on my lips and you can see the shimmer in it. 

So are they worth the hype? 

Well in my opinion its down to you! But I must say I haven't reached for this as much as I thought I would? Is that saying something! I think the thing that puts me off this particular colour is the shimmer. As it wears away the shimmer stays and looks a bit odd on the lips. But a lovely colour to begin with! 

How many of these have you collected, if any?
Which are your favourites? 

Kate xo

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Saturday, 21 July 2012

KATE MOSS RIMMEL LIPSTICK 20 REVIEW

Hi guys! So today I'm going to be reviewing a product I picked up a couple of weeks ago. The Kate Moss for Rimmel Lipstick in Shade 20. I wanted a hot pink lipstick for ages, and when I swatched this in Boots I loved it, so I had to buy it! 


The packaging is so sleek and sophisticated! The lid clicks on really securely so no popping off somewhere unexpected!


Here is a swatch. I'd say the lip swatch is a bit more accurate, its very blue toned! Beautiful consistency texture and lasts a good long time on the lips!


 I did the eating test with this today - some of it did come off but you could still tell I had bright pink lips! A little rub together of the lips and practically back to normal! 


Here is a little FOTD - I keep the eyes very simple when wearing this but I just think it looks so cute! I wore this in my 'What's In My Travel Toiletry Bag?!'.

Have you picked up any of the Kate Moss Lipsticks? Do you love them? 

Kate xo
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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

MY PROM MAKEUP

Hi guys! So my prom was on the 6th of July and I had an amazing time! I did film a tutorial but some of it was out of focus and I was just not happy with it so I decided to just show you the products I used! I've inserted some pictures at the end so you can see what I looked like!

 Products in the order I used them 

Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Eyeshadow in Era (In the crease)
Natural Collection Eyeshadow Duo in Apple/Frost (Frost on the lid)
MAC Eyeshadow in Cork (In the outer V) 
MAC Eyeshadow in Brule (Brow highlight) 
Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara in Black Waterproof 
No7 Metallic Eyes Pencil in 06 Blackest (On the tight line) 

Collection 2000 Concealer in 1 Fair 
Natural Collection Blush in Pink Cloud
Natural Collection Loose Powder in Neutral Translucent 
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray (Oops forgot to photograph that one!)
Tools in order used; 

No7 Blend and Contour Brush (Era)
M&S Eyeshadow Brush (Frost) 
M&S 'Lip' Brush (Used with Cork) 
Sigma F40 Tapered Blending Brush (Blend out Cork)
No7 Eyelash Curler
Graham Johnson Blush Brush 
Real Techniques Buffing Brush (Powder) 


Have you been to your prom? Or is it coming up? 
What makeup did you/are you wearing?

Kate xo
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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

WHATS IN MY MAKEUP BAG FOR AMERICA

Hi Guys so you may know that I am going to America really soon so I thought I'd show you what's in my makeup bag (well pencil case!).


From Left to Right; 

No7 Eyelash Curlers
Graham Johnson Brush 
Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush
Brow Brush
M&S Eyeshadow Brush
No7 Blend and Contour Brush
CVS Flat Shader Brush
Real Techniques Pointed Foundation Brush (From Core Collection Kit)
Real Techniques Contour Brush (From Core Collection Kit)
Real Techniques Detail Brush (From Core Collection Kit)
MAC 208
Real Techniques Buffing Brush (From Core Collection Kit)
M&S Lips Brush


From Left to Right; 

Blistex Intensive Moisturiser 
Collection 2000 Cream Puff in Fairy Cake
17 Supreme Shine Lipstick in Barely Blush
Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in 075 Peach
Barry M Lipgloss in 11 Coral
17 Endless Shine Lipgloss in Twinkle Toes
Kate Moss Rimmel Lipstick in 20


From Left to Right, Top to Bottom;

Natural Collection Loose Powder in Neutral Translucent
Mac Eyeshadow Quad (Brule, Era, Cork & Carbon) 
Natural Collection Eyeshadow in Willow
Maybelline ColorTattoo Cream Eyeshadow in On and On Bronze
MAC Eyeshadow in Moon's Reflection
Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Spot Wand
Collection 2000 Clear Mascara
Natural Collection Blush in Pink Cloud
MAC Eyeshadow in Naked Lunch
Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara
Sleek Face Contour Kit in Light
Avon Supershock Gel Liner in Black Flash
Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in 011 Sable Brown
Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in 071 Pure White
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Mono Eyeshadow in Chocolate Chic
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair 1
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light 2
Natural Collection Eyeshadow Duo in Apple/Frost
No7 Eyeliner Sharpener 

Are you travelling? If so what are you makeup essentials? 

Kate xo



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Monday, 2 July 2012

TOPSHOP LIP POLISH REVIEW & SWATCHES


Hi Guys, sorry this post is a bit picture heavy! I picked this up on sale in Topshop the other day for £2! To be honest, I wasn't expecting to love it as much as I do! I thought it was just going to be a sheer lip balm but no! Its really pigmented, smooth and a beautiful natural lip colour! Its staying power is amazing as well! It just sits so nicely on the lips and isn't at all drying, but moisturising! I'm actually going to wear this to my prom! Yes, it has prom status! ;-) Enjoy a bit of a scary lip swatch! 


Is there a lip product you've picked up recently that you love?

Kate xo
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Sunday, 22 April 2012

APRIL MID MONTH MADNESS

Another crazy month full of family, friends and revision! But through all the madness these have been my holy grail products. (Sorry this is a bit late - wrote the post then completely forgot to publish it!)

1. Burts Bees Pomegranate Lip Balm - Moisturising, smells delicious, and is really nice!

2. Green Tea - I feel like this is very cleansing, has loads of health benefits and is awakening! 

3. Real Techniques Core Collection - Love these! So soft brushes! Addicted to the pointed foundation brush and the contour brush. 

4. Karmin; Brokenhearted - Amazing, pop song. 

5. Travalo - Great for taking your favourite perfume wherever you go! Been taking this to smell fab all through the day!

6. Jack Wills Super Skinny Jeans - Sooooo comfy, really soft and for me being small they fit fine! 

What have you been loving? 

Kate xo

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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

UPDATE! EASTER 2012

So this Easter I went down to my grandma's to see the whole of mum's side of the family, which yes included 8 little lively screaming children but it was great fun. Here are a very snaps from instagram which I took during last week. 


Left to right, top to bottom. 
In love with Karmin - Brokenhearted / I reached 110 subscribers! / Playing UNO with the family
Cake celebrating 4 b'days and 2 anniversaries / Present from American family / Yummy Easter Egg
Present from my parents for Easter! / Aunt donated 5 new polishes to me! 

What did you do at Easter? 

Kate xo

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Saturday, 31 March 2012

MAYBELLINE COLOUR TATTOO SWATCHES

I first saw these on Amarixe's blog and loved the look of them. When she compared them to the MAC paint pot's I thought great, a cheaper alternative! So I picked 2 up when I was in Superdrug the other week and thought I'd show you some swatches of them.


As Amarixe said these are a very similar texture to the MAC Paint Pots. 


I have the colours 'On and on bronze' and 'Permanent Taupe'. These are the exact same colours as the ones in America they have just changed the names. 


On and on bronze is a beautiful bronze which really suits my blue eyes and permanent taupe is a great matte cream eyeshadow which makes a lovely grey smokey eye. 


As for wearing for 24h I've not actually tried but they certainly last all day! I only have a teeny tiny bit of creasing but nothing unbearable. 

Overall I love these shadows and so glad they came to the UK!

Have you picked up any of these? 

Kate xo

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Thursday, 15 March 2012

MARCH MID MONTH MADNESS

Hello sweetie pies! So the first week of march was certainly mad! Check out my video HERE to see why. But this week has been calmer. I'm really glad I've managed to keep up with the Mid-Month Madness series. I really enjoy it! Hope everyone is safe and well.


1. Essie Mint Candy Apple - THE perfect summer colour. 
2. Jack Wills Jogging Bottoms - I have these in maroon, I've been loving putting this on and feeling comfy after a long day at school. 
3. Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in Tattle Tale - Such a great cream eyeshadow, doesn't crease, great for a quick fix in the morning to make me look a bit more awake! 
4. Carly Rae Jepson; Call Me Maybe - Such a happy fun pop song which I've been listening to constantly! 
5. 17 Endless Shine Lipgloss in Twinkle Toes - A lovely neutral shine which has some glitter in to make your lips look super kissable! 
6. Random! Orange Juice - I have felt a bit under the weather recently and have been loving a great big intake of Vitamin C in the morning! 

What (anything) are you loving at the moment?

Kate xo


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Saturday, 10 March 2012

NOTD ESSIE HAUTE AS HELLO

Hello everyone, I'm really sorry my blog hasn't been used in a while! I have just been so busy - there will be a video explaining soon! 
So the other week I ordered two Essie polishes from the side Nails By Mail. I was really happy with their service, polishes came quickly and everything was in perfect order, so I will be defiantly be getting some more polishes from there sometime. 
So this was one of the colours I ordered. It is more pink than showing on the photo - its kind of like a neon coral pink. I love it, and I think it will look great with a tan in summer! 

Three coats + top coat (natural lighting) 

What nail colour are you loving at the moment? 

Kate xo

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Saturday, 25 February 2012

NOTD OPI STRANGER TIDES

Hello everyone, a quick nail of the day today. Not something I would usually wear but it came in a pack of mini polishes (OPI Pirates of the Caribbean also came with Planks-A-Lot, Sparrow Me The Drama and Skull+Glossbones) so thought I'd give it a go, and I actually really like it!


Its a light pukey green? Doesn't sound very attractive but I think its really sweet looking! I apologise for the writing on the bottle, its started to rub off! 


Admittedly I did have to do 3 coats to get it to the opacity that I like but maybe thats because its a mini bottle so a mini brush? Topped with No7 Top Coat. Love how fast this polish sets and doesn't chip easily. 

What nail polish are you wearing right now? 



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Tuesday, 14 February 2012

BENEFIT CREAM EYESHADOW IN TATTLE TALE

I have been major eyeing this up recently and decided to get it today seen as it is Valentines Day! Here is a quick look and a swatch. 


Benefit - You win on packaging AGAIN! 


How beautiful are those birds! You get 16oz of product in here. 


Here is the product, as you can see its a nice creamy yellow shadow, with subtle but not huge shimmer. This is just what I like, a sheen but not too glittery so its wearable for everyday. 


URGH! This is such a pretty eyeshadow! I can't tell you about staying power yet as I only got it today but I really hope it turns out to do what it says it can! What a gorgeous sheen for the summer months! 

Have you been loving cream eyeshadows? If so which ones? 

Thanks for reading! 

Kate xo

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Monday, 13 February 2012

FEBRUARY MID MONTH MADNESS

Another Mid Month Madness today. This month has been filled with rehearsals for the school musical so that it why I have been absent from my blog! Here are some of the things through my busy times that I have been loving...


1. Revlon Nail Enamel in 900 Pink Nude - This is a perfect baby pink everyday colour which I wear to school a lot! Lovely consistency and doesn't chip easily!
2. EOS Lip Balm - These are so nice to use and I get loads of questions about what it is, which is very funny! I have the strawberry and the apple flavours.
3. Mittens - It got down to -15 Degrees the other day and so these have been keeping my hands toasty and warm! Mine were £3 from Sainsburys! 
4. Colbie Caillat - Some of the cutest, sweetest music I have ever heard. I love love love the song 'I Do', great uplifting, heart warming songs. 
5. My New Look Coat - The coat in the picture isn't the exact one but it is fairly similar. I got the coat as a christmas present 2010 and have worn it every winter since! So warm and very nicely fitted. 
6. My heart necklace - Again not the exact one, I got mine in a little boutique in a town near where I live, it is very simple but great to add a bit of bling to an outfit! 

Hope you are all well wherever you are!

Tell me what you have been loving in a comment down below! 

Kate xo
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Saturday, 28 January 2012

NOTD STRIPES AND SPOTS

As most of you know, I love pinterest. I am constantly searching for ideas, inspiration and tips. So when I came across this picture, I immediately knew I needed to try it. 



This is my attempt, and may I add first attempt so I am more than happy on how they turned out! 


To do this I put some cello-tape where I wanted the top stripe to go, and then painted the grey. This created a nice sharp line between the colours. (The grey I used was OPI Skull&Glossbones). I then free hand painted the top colour on, waited for it to dry and then with a cocktail stick got a white nail polish and put the dots on.


These are all of the colours I used (from left to right) Barry M Nail Paint in 296 Coral, Models Own Vintage Pink, Barry M Nail Paint in 306 Blueberry l/c, OPI Planks A Lot, OPI Sparrow Me The Drama and OPI Skull&Glossbones. 


Here is a close up of my thumb. The colour shown is Models Own Vintage Pink.

I really like this fun nail art!

Will you try it? 

Kate xo




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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

MID MONTH MADNESS

I thought it would be a nice idea to let you know what I'm loving in the middle of each month. Not promising I will keep this up, but I thought it was a nice idea. The products shown are not the exactly the things I am loving but just generally. Mid-Month Madness being the things I am 'mad' about. This month... 


1. Snoods. I have a River Island two-tone snood which is so warm and snuggy! I've worn it in quite a few of my videos.
2. Scented candles. I having been loving my blueberry scented candle from my friend and my white cranberry candle also from a friend for christmas. 
3. UGG Boots, I have a pair of chestnut classic Uggs, the exact ones in the picture. So warm on those nippy January days. 
4. Rings, surprisingly for me, I have been wearing a ring which I showed in my Christmas Haul loads recently! It doesn't hurt or nip my skin which is good! 
5. Beyonce, in general and her newest album 4. Brilliant mix of slow songs and dance tunes! 
6. Sweaters, I have worn my two River Island Sweaters in my videos loads and so obviously they made it into my 2011 Favourites!

Hope you are all having a wonderful week and tell me in a comment down below what you are loving at the moment! 

Kate xo

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Saturday, 14 January 2012

NOTD MODELS OWN VINTAGE PINK

Another NOTD post today, but I am in the middle of writing a very serious post which should be up sometime soon. But for now have a NOTD.

Yes, another Models Own Polish. Also a christmas present from my Auntie. I love this, its a deep pink which is very sophisticated and I am also able to wear this to school because it is not overly bright. 

It is very opaque and would be ok with just one coat but I always but two on anyway. Doesn't chip easily which is very good. I'm in love with these polishes at the moment! 

What nail polish brand are you loving? 

Kate xo
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Monday, 2 January 2012

NOTD MODELS OWN DUSTY MAUVE

So I have been trying out a few of the polishes that I got for christmas over the last couple of days and I have fallen in love with this colour. Dusty Mauve is a beautiful dark mysterious colour with purple undertones. Its one of those polishes that looks different in different lights, it looks grey metallic in some lights and subtle metallic purple in others. I tried to get some pictures that did it justice!

I hope this shows the purple-ness at the bottom of the bottle!

This picture really shows the purple and the metallic swirls in this beautiful polish.

Here is a slightly blurry picture but you can see the times that this polish looks purple in this.

Here is the dark version. I think this polish is so amazing, and I will definitely carry on wearing this in Fall/Winter months. 

What colour are you loving at the moment? 

Kate xo
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