Monday, 22 December 2014

The Best Blogs of 2014.

This lady's blog is absolute perfection. I'm literally obsessed with scrolling through it and reading Natalie's posts. Not only does she live in the perfect apartment in NYC, but she has the most adorable family and the sweetest little boy Huck. There is something moreish about Hey Natalie Jean which means I'm completely addicted to it. There is something so 'real' about this lady that I can completely relate to and her blog never fails to cheer me up.

Milk Bubble Tea is written by the lovely Becky. This lady knows exactly how to take the perfect photo and create the most gorgeous posts. I love the crisp, clean feeling to Becky's blog, which makes it so easy to read. Plus her miniature Dachshund Oscar is the cutest little sausage.

I've been reading Jennie's blog since I first entered the blogging world. I love that Jennie is so true to herself and writes the perfect mixture of posts. Again, Jennie is a whiz with a camera which makes her blog even more pleasing on the eye. Sail Boat covers pretty much every topic from beauty to personal, which makes it the perfect anytime read.

Lisette Loves has been one of my faves for quite some time. I adore Lisette's 'Thankful Thursday' posts and she always reminds me to be thankful for the week that has past. Lisette also does some amazing cooking and baking on her blog, which is making me hungry just thinking about it!

Who have been your favourite bloggers over 2014?

Katie xx

Sunday, 21 December 2014

The Perfect Christmas Drink.

This time of year I become a little obsessed with hot drinks. I don't like regular tea or coffee so it's always a challenge to find something I actually enjoy. I spotted Yogi Teas on Naffy's Instagram and I knew I needed to get some Choco Tea in my life. 

I picked a box of Yogi Tea up from Holland & Barrett for £2.29 and I've never looked back. Okay. so I'm a complete chocaholic and the idea of chocolate and herbally tea is amazing. This stuff is incredible. This is the ultimate Christmas drink. The tea is quite spicy, in a warming way and smells like Christmas in a cup, Then you're hit with a super subtle chocolately goodness, that makes me down the drink super quickly. This is perfect if I'm after a quick chocolately fix. 

If you're looking for a chocolately drink alternative to hot chocolate, I would certainly recommend picking up a box of Yogi Tea, you will not regret it.

Katie xx

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

What a Year: My 2014.

Wow, so we've nearly made it through another year. For me 2014 has been a roller coaster and I'd be lying if  I said I wasn't a little bit relieved to see the end of the year. However, as well as the lows of twenty fourteen there have been lots of highs too, so I thought I would dedicate a whole post about my 2014.

For me 2014 was all about new discoveries from new products to discovering new places. Let's start at the beginning of the year when I became obsessed with Pukka Tea Peppermint & Licorice which is the ultimate comforting winter drink, I currently have a box in my kitchen, ready to take to work. Last last year I also found out I was heading to Cyprus with uni, so I was full steam ahead in picking up some beauty goodies. My love for The Body Shop has grown even more this year and for me the Olive range has become my number one love.

Fast forwarding a few months and I re-discovered my all time favourite bubble bath from Clarins. This is the ultimate relaxing scent and the perfect amount of bubbles, I adore this stuff and need to get it back in my life. As well as finding new (and old) beauty products I found the cutest gluten free cafe in Manchester. Tea 4/2 do the BEST GF cake ever invented and have become a regular eatery for me this year. 

Spring brought all kinds of newness, from visiting a new country to buying our first house. I headed to Cyprus earlier this year and had an absolute ball and completely fell in love with Cypriot people. The trip was the perfect way to begin spring time and I would go back in a second if I could. Around March time we set our sights on buying our first home, which was a long and stressful process but i'm happy to say we will be bringing in the New Year in our very own home. 

Moving from spring to summer I headed out to Barcelona for a few days of relaxation in the sunshine as well as taking a cheeky trip to North Wales in August. Although I've been to Barca several times before, the city always surprises me and I remember how much I love it. Anglesey was probably one of the nicest holidays we've had in a while. I've never seen such beautiful places in the UK and I am definitely retiring in Menai Bridge. 

Twenty fourteen was all about pastel nails and nude eyeshadows. I've found a new love for Rimmel 60 second polishes, which are to die for (plus an absolute steal). I also picked up the Naked Basics 2 this year, which was the perfect addition to my make up collection and has had a lot of use since picking it up in August. 

Probably the most exciting thing for me this year was bringing Luna home. She is the perfect addition to our little family and although she can be very cheeky, I wouldn't change that little face for anything. Autumn saw me returning to uni for my final year, but that wasn't before I headed to a super relaxing spa day with South Beach, which was incredible. But, not as incredible as meeting Charlotte Tilbury just a few weeks ago (whose make up has become my obsession), rounding my crazy year off perfectly. 

Hope you've enjoyed this quick whistle-stop tour of my year, how has 2014 been for you?

Katie xx