Sunday, 24 May 2015

Charlotte Tilbury Eye Cream - Marie Antoinette.

Something a little naughty may have happened... You know how much I adore Charlotte Tilbury make up and when the new cream eye shadows hit the shelves I knew I need one. I wandered into Selfridges beauty floor (which is always a bad idea for my bank balance) and spent a good 15 minutes umming and ahhring over which shade I wanted. I eventually decided on Marie Antoinette and I've never looked back.

Marie Antoinette is a gorgeous champagne-gold cream shadow, which is easily buildable to create a more intense gold. I'm really into block eye colours at the moment and this is no exception. Despite it being one shade, it's a colour that creates the illusion of wearing a few different shades, especially in the crease. 

I've never been a huge fan of the cream texture as they've always creased on my lids, however this is a complete game changer. The staying power in incredible, even worn alone or used as a base shadow with my other CT shadows. I can't wait to try some more colours in the range.

Have you tried the new cream shadows?

Katie xx

Friday, 22 May 2015

OOTD: Pineapple Pop.

Jacket & Bag - Primark
Top - Zara
Jeans - Miss Selfridge
Boots - New Look

I've been hunting for a summer jacket for some time, so when I spotted this gorgeous oversized black blazer reduced to £5 in Primark I know my prayers had been answered. This has become my go-to outfit and I just love how casual but sophisticated it is. I'm all about the monochrome (still) but I love the pop of colour my pineapple bag gives. Hopefully I will be able to rock a lighter jacket over the next few months if the sun manages to make an appearance - fingers crossed.

Katie xx

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Life Lessons Before 25.

Me and my Daddy

It's official, in less than three weeks I will be 25, a whole quarter of a century. Where does time go? It feels like only yesterday I was sitting my English GCSE on my 16th birthday (FYI worst present ever). If I think back ten years ago, I have grown so much, learnt so much and made many mistakes. But every moment has led me to where I am today, and I'm pretty happy with that. Here are a few things I've learnt in my almost 25 years on this wonderful planet.

1. Friends come and go, you won't stay in touch with everyone and that's okay.
2. When it comes to make up, less is always more.
3. It's okay to have a duvet day, every now and again.
4. Whatever you're stressed about will pass.
5. Sometimes you need to let your guard down.
6.Your soulmate may pop up when you least expect it.
7. Not everyday has to be planned within an inch of it's life, go with the flow sometimes.
8.Having 'you time' is so important.
9. No make up days are the best.
10. Savour those days you can have a sleep in.
11. You will never feel like a 'grown-up'.
12. Nights in are just as good as nights out.
13. Listen to older people, you can learn so much.
14. All your hard work WILL pay off.
15. There is no set path, if it doesn't work out try something else.
16. A degree isn't the be all and end all.
17. Set realistic goals.
18. Say YES more.
19. Your biggest regrets will be things you didn't do.
20. If you can't master the perfect eye liner, just bin it.
21. Look after your skin.
22. Use social media wisely.
23. Your tastes will change, move over rom-com.
24. Life will always find a way to surprise you.
25. Be you, it's okay to be a little different.

Katie xx