Monday, 20 April 2015

My Travel Bucket List.

Like most people I love to travel. I especially like city breaks and exploring new places, I'm actually off to Frankfurt in a few weeks. I have a travel wishlist as long as my arm, but here are my top 3 travel destinations on my bucket list!

Pig Beach - Bahamas

I've spoken to so many people about how much I would love to visit Pig Beach, and it's crazy the amount of people that don't believe me that it exists. I am a HUGE animal person, so swimming with friendly pigs is my ultimate dream. I can't get over how adorable it would be swimming with some piglets in gorgeous clear waters. Pig Beach is certainly high up on my bucket list.


I've wanted to travel to Slovenia for as long as I can remember. I fell in love with the scenery, whilst browsing potential holidays. I love the idea of huge mountains surrounding gorgeous lakes and picturesque towns. To me Slovenia looks like something out of a fairytale, there is definitely something magical about that place.

Galapagos Islands

I know this is a big ask and would truly be a once in a lifetime trip, but I can't imagine not ever visiting the Galapagos Islands. Again, it's all about the animals for me, just wandering around discovering lizards and tortoises, sounds like my kind of heaven. The islands look so beautiful and serene, visiting would be the most incredible experience.

So there is my travel bucket list entry for Transun's Northern Lights competition. If you'd like to find out more or enter, check this link out.

What's on your travel bucket list?

Katie xx

Sunday, 19 April 2015

The £1 Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Dupe.

 If you've not heard the hype around Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow Talk Lip Cheat pencil, you must have been living under a rock. Of course I needed the lip pencil in my life and have been using it religiously for a good few months now. I've never been a lip liner wearer, but since discovering the CT options, I'm certainly a convert.

Last week when I was browsing Primark's make up section, I spotted a lip liner than reminded me so much of Pillow Talk. I added it to my basket and was completely blown away when I saw how similar the pencils are. The biggest difference is the price - CT's offering is priced at a steep £16, where as Primark's alternative is a tiny £1. So with a £15 difference, is it worth splashing the extra cash?

Both pencils have a really creamy formula, that is both comfortable and non-drying on the lips. Pillow Talk is a slightly softer pencil and therefore doesn't require as much pressure to apply, however this is a minor difference between the two. Pillow Talk is a slightly pinkier toned pencil, where as Primark's pick is a little more brown - but all in all, that's about the only differences I could find.

I will always have a soft spot for CT make up, but I think I'd rather save my pennies and splurge them on an eye palette. For me, the £1 lip liner is an absolute steal and has certainly become my go-to pencil.

Katie x 

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Book Review - Black Ice.

If you're looking for an exciting thriller combined with a little romance, this is the book for you. Black Ice*  follows two best friends heading to an alternative spring break for a walking holiday. Unfortunately not everything goes to plan, when a snow storm hits and the girls get stuck on the mountain. Luckily they find a lodge not to far, housed by two young men. However not everything is as it seems.

The book leads to Britt and Korbie getting split up and Britt finds herself in more trouble than she expected...

They're plenty of twists and turns throughout the book and the final twist is the biggest of them all. I read this book pretty swiftly, it's a definite page turner as well as an easy read. If you want something a little different to your usual chick-lit, I'd certainly recommend picking up this book.

Katie xx