Friday, 24 April 2015

Exploring Dunham Massey.

We've been blessed with some gorgeous weather in the UK the last few weeks, so me and the hubby took full advantage of this and spent as much time as possible outside. We headed to Dunham Massey, a National Trust park just outside of Manchester. We've only ever been once before and I was desperate to get back and see some of the 150 deer that wander around the park.

Of course we took a little picnic with us and ate alfresco, then headed around the deer park in search of Bambi. I was certainly not disappointed and spotted quite a few deer, some were friendly enough to let me get pretty close and get some photos. It was just perfect sitting in the sun, around a pretty pond, with deer chilling in the background. We then spent some time wandering by the old hospital and buildings in Dunham Massey.

If you love animals are don't live far from Altrincham, I would certainly recommend a look at Dunham Massey. You could really spend hours getting lost in the gorgeous grounds, the perfect way to spend a summery day.

Katie xx


Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Make Up Brushes for Under £3.


I'm ALWAYS lusting after new make up brushes. I'm obsessed with searching for the perfect brush, but being a student and only working part-time means my budget doesn't stretch too far. So along comes trusty eBay. I was browsing that addictive site a few weeks back and stumbled across some great finds and for less than £3 each I wanted to give them a whirl.

The first brush is a contour brush, which I've been using as a highlight brush. It's the perfect shape and density to give great lines and definition. The bristles are incredibly soft and really feel luxurious. I'm happy to say I've had no fall out from this brush and it is certainly worth the £1.82 I paid for it. 

My second brush went immediately into my basket. I've seen the Nars Kabuki Artisan Brush raved about by many and I've been desperate to get my hands on it. But over £40 on one brush is way over my price range. So when I spotted this dupe, albeit slightly smaller brush, I knew I had to give it a whirl. This pretty brush came in at £2.89, which in my opinion, is an absolute steal. 

You can find both brush sellers here and here. Despite them coming from abroad both were spuer quick with delivery, so I would certainly recommend the sellers.

Katie xx

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Spring Jewels.


It seems as though Spring has officially arrived in the UK, which is amazing news. This does mean I really need to invest in a new wardrobe, my clothes are so wintery and I desperately need to pick up some lighter clothing. Spring wardrobes, mean new accessories so I thought I'd share some of my jewellery picks for the warmer weather.

You'll probably recognise Fiorelli as the handbag brand, when I found out they did jewellery I was really excited to browse their pieces on Jewel Street*. I adore this necklace, it's the perfect length for me and the detailing is just gorgeous. I'm still all about rose gold and the mix of jade green and white beads are really pretty. The quality is great too, it's super well-made and just adds the perfect amount of sophistication to an outfit.

The other piece I'm obsessing over is this cute bracelet from Jon Richard*. Again this is all my favourite jewellery colours in a chunky but delicate piece. I have pretty skinny wrists so some bangles are way too big for me, but this is perfectly sized and really suits me. I'm all about wearing this bracelet with some simple stacking rings and a nude nail.

Do you have any favourite summer jewellery pieces?

Katie xx