Tuesday, 17 October 2017

long time, back to blogging.

To say that these past couple of months have been absolute hell would be a complete understatement. I can’t even remember how to do this whole blogging thing as it feels like forever since I last sat down and actually wrote something. 

I’m not going to sit here and write some bullshit story about how sorry I am for not posting anything because blogging has been the least of my worries lately. 



But in all honesty, these past few months actually, have been quite the sort and it’s given me some sort of brain wave and a kick in the teeth/head, whatever sounds better. 

I’ve found a boy, woooo! That’s not the main thing, but he’s great, he makes me happy and he has the kindest, most loving family ever. However, a few weeks ago we had a house fire. It started in his room which is absolutely awful and we’re never going to know how the fire actually started which is annoying, it’s sort of knowing something but not knowing it at the same time. Does that even make any sense? Who knows. 

We’ve been stuck in a hotel for a good month now which is great for the comfy bedding and lush showers, but it makes you feel so isolated and low. I’ve been distant from my family due to helping out his family as it’s times like these where they need me a lot. It’s been stressful sorting out everything whilst actually knowing that there has been a fire in their house, their home, the place they go to for comfort and family time. Using the hotel car park is not the one for that. 

My boyfriend lost quite a lot in his room, which is so heartbreaking. I lost all my makeup etc. It was so horrifying going into his room to see everything so black, so destroyed. The place where we used to run up to to chill or just get away from everything. It’s gone. 

It was horrible to see his parents and everyone else so upset. It made me realise deeply how much I care about them and just how big of an impact they have on my life even though I’ve known them the shortest. 

It was definitely something like this that made me realise just how important family is, I never in my life thought I would be involved in a fire but it happened. You can’t change the past. But the main thing is that we’re all okay. Everyone is safe and still standing. 

It seems to me that everyone has to go through something bad just to see the good in everything. It took a fire for me to realise how short and fragile our lives really are. We take almost everything for granted but we never stop for a moment to really think about how lucky all of us really are, how lucky we are to have homes, to have a family, to have people around us. 

It doesn’t matter if we have 1 million pounds or 1p, it’s what matters inside. What makes us happy, the people who make us happy and how grateful and lucky we are to be surrounded by such positive and inspiring people, the people who live their lives to the fullest, the ones who don’t care about anyone else’s opinions but their own preferences. 

Everyone is worth it. 

On a positive note, I stared a new job which I’m absolutely loving! I quit my other job as it wasn’t the best, I didn’t particularly like coming home every night smelling of fish and chips and having to wash my hair about twenty times in one night. It was awful but my new job is amazing. I love it, I’ve already met some amazing people who never fail to make me smile everyday. 

I’ve also got two gorgeous rabbits!! My step mum and dad bought them for me as a gift for getting the job. They we originally named Bella and Snowy, but we found out that they’re actually two boys, so I got to name one of them my most favourite character ever. Thumper. They’re now named thumper and Rupert. They’re my babies, they’re just too cute. 

There is always something good in the bad. 

If anything, myself and my boyfriends family have grown closer. It made us realise how much we needed each other in times like these. We’ve grown such a good bond together, and I love it. I love being welcomed into a home and know that I’m safe and loved. 

We’re all going away next month for a nice get away but it’ll be near Christmas therefore a lot of blogging photos will take place due to the style we’re going to be staying in, (I’m not saying anything though.)

I hope there’s still a fair few of you that still read my blog. I haven’t been on here in forever, I hope the cobwebs are now gone and we’re all back to normal. Maybe? Who knows. I’m hoping I get the time to post something soon, it depends on how busy it’s going to be. It’s a rollercoaster at the moment for everyone, but it’s going to come to an end soon, everything will be back to normal soon. 

Life is a bitch, you just gotta have the strength to fight it. 

lots of love,

kay x

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Tanya Burr's "my paradise" eyeshadow palette


I recently picked up one of Tanya Burr's recently launched palettes in the name "my paradise". I've never owned a Tanya Burr palette but I mainly wanted to try out this one because I loved the pineapple detail and of course the summer vibe going on.

Summer is finally here (let's pray to the English gods that it stays that way) which means that rose gold is IN. I've been completely obsessing over this palette mainly because of the rose gold which is also shimmery, what more could a girl want? I also love that the packaging is rose gold too and that's a massive bonus.

The palette in itself is super girly and pretty which is right up my street. I'm loving everything girly at the moment so this is possibly my new bestfriend for the time being. It has a metallic touch to it which I also find really cool and eye-grabbing, and not to mention the mirrored heart inside, how cute?



When I first used this palette there wasn't much build up of the colours which was a little disappointing. However when I used it for a second time it was great. I wouldn't say that the pigmentation is the best but there is definitely something there and the outcome was so pretty and natural. I received so many compliments on that one day about my makeup saying how well it went with my skin tone and how pretty it made my eyes look which is also a really good compliment to receive.

I noticed how healthy and vibrant my eyes looked after using these colours and they really did go with everything about me. I was so used to wearing pinks and silvers that it became boring in the end so this was so good to be able to change everything up and try something new.

With the makeup look I've shared, I was using the colours "champagne cocktail" and "tranquility" which were such a good combination and had a really good turn out. My eyeliner seemed to stand out a lot more and it looked so good. I was so impressed too because it lasted all day which is amazing and what you need in weather like this!

Overall, I would give this palette a solid 8/10, the pricing is super affordable and it lasts forever. I'm so proud of Tanya for bringing out this palette as she's worked so hard on it and the turn out is incredible! I'll definitely be purchasing more of Tanya's beauty products soon!

Kay x

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

What's in my makeup bag?


My makeup bag has changed quite a lot throughout the years, and I'm finding myself trying out different makeup each time. I thought I'd give you a sneak peak as to what I keep inside my makeup bag. I'm using the Zoella cosmetic bag which fits all my makeup in perfectly, and is so handy to carry around.

Face


I use quite a lot of beauty products on my face as you can tell, but I'm super self-conscious of my natural skin, therefore I try to make it look as flawless as possible. I've been loving the combination of my two favourite concealers at the moment, Collection lasting perfection and Maybelline eye eraser. They both give excellent coverage to my skin and hide imperfections really well which is what you want. The only problem with both of these products is that they don't last as long as I'd like them too which is a real shame but I'm not bothered entirely because I love them both just as much.

For my foundation I've recently been trying out the Rimmel lasting perfection as I've spent so long using my Fit me foundation and it was time for a change. I love it mainly because it gives a medium to full coverage and looks so good with my tan. I do sometimes find that this doesn't last me the whole day which is a shame but it looks good when it's fresh so who honestly cares here?

I use two powders and I've finally become a part of the baking gang. Two months ago I wouldn't have even known what good comes from this but I just can't see myself without using it now. It has been an actual life saver for me and it really locks in your makeup where it's prone to fall off. I picked up the Rimmel match perfection powder and It's been my life at the moment. I would like to eventually venture out and try out the Laura Mercier translucent powder but that's definitely for another day. On top of the loose powder I lock everything in with my usual powder, Rimmel stay matte. It smells divine and works really well.

Eyebrows and contour


I'm most definitely not someone who spends half an hour on her eyebrows, I'm no where near that good! I only actually started filling my brows in daily this year and I just can't go out without anything on them now. I've been using the Maybelline master brow pro palette and I personally think it's amazing. I'm not sure whether this is a popular product but it's so handy for beginners and those who want a bit more control over the application of their brows. You get a wax which is so handy for making sure the brow product actually stays on all day, and then you get a highlighter to highlight your brow bone. I don't use the brow highlighter that much at all even though it's not a bad highlighter if I'm honest.

I've been using the Maybelline master sculpt for a few months now and it's so good considering I don't fully contour my face. It's not the best product I will admit. but it's great if you're only wanting a light contour on your face which is what I go for.

Eyes


Anyone who knows me will know that the Violet Voss holy grail palette is my life. Ever since I won it I've been obsessing over it and I just can't get enough of it. The colours are all right up my street and the formula is insane. I mainly use the shades ploof, cranberry splash and crystal. I've been told a few times that pink eyeshadows really bring out my eyes and where I used to wear a lot of brown eyeshadows I found that it just made my eyes look a big mess and didn't look right on me at all. I'm always using the Maybelline lash sensational as my mascara because there's no fault in it. It's so great and never fails to impress me.

Setting and lips


MAC are possibly one of my favourite brands at the moment, I just love everything about them and they never fail to disappoint me. I've been especially loving how well it's helped hold my makeup on all day and that's all thanks to the Mac studio fix plus spray. I am obsessed with how great this product is and it honestly does the job it's supposed to do. I find that it's best if you apply this before and after your makeup because then it's like a sandwich of makeup. I made that up last month, so the setting spray is the bread and the makeup is the filling (don't even ask.) For my lips I've been using the Velvet teddy lipstick and it's one of my favourites at the moment. It looks so good on the lips and gives a great matte finish. I would really like to try out some different shades though, possibly some summery ones.

Kay xx

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

My top spring nail colours


Painting my nails has become such a hobby of mine; I love trying out new and different colours and also mixing them up, and now that Spring has finally hit, it's the season for all things pastel and pretty. I absolutely love pastel colours if you didn't know, I think they really light up the mood and are in general just the best. I've been loving these three nail polishes at the moment by Rimmel, they're part of the Rita Ora collection that I purchased a few years back.

wild-er-ness. I love lilac at the moment, it's such a pretty colour. This one looks super pretty on the nails and goes with pretty much any outfit.

rain rain go away. This is one of my favourite colours in my whole nail polish collection. I love how pretty yet simple nude colours look on, and they pretty much complete a look. This one has hints of brown in which I absolutely love!

peachella. I wore this the other day on my nails and I couldn't stop looking at my hands! This colour is perfect for summer, it looks great on and even better with a tan.

You can easily mix and match these colours up, they'll look great either way. These are definitely my go-to colours at the moment and I know that I'm going to be reaching for them a lot of the time!

Kay x


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