Monday, 26 January 2015

Cargo Cosmetics Eye Palette.

You all know I'm a sucker for a bargain, so when I was browsing Fragrance Direct last week and stumbled across this amazing palette, I knew it needed to be mine. I've heard a few things about Cargo cosmetics, but I know they are not readily available in the UK so I was very excited to snap this baby up.

I ordered the Vintage Escape Eye Palette which comes in this gorgeous faux leather packaging which makes it feel super luxurious. As soon as I opened the palette I knew this was an absolute steal for under £20 (this is still sold on Debenhams website for £35). The palette comes with 12 different shades ranging from subtle nudes to midnight black. I quickly swatched a few shades from, the palette for the sake of this post and I am so, so impressed. The formula is buttery and almost velvety and has incredible pay off. I can see me getting a huge amount of use out of this.

I'm pretty sure there was another palette of slightly darker shades, if that's what you;re into. This is just the perfect palette for me and I can't see me reaching for my Naked 2 anytime soon.

Katie xx

Sunday, 25 January 2015

OOTD: On Saturday's We Wear Grey.

Yesterday I dragged the hubby into Manchester for a wander round. We popped into John Rylands Library which was the perfect spot for a few outfit photos.

 I wore my new ASOS jumper which is super comfy and quite flattering considering it's oversized. I teamed it with some dark green jeans from New Look* which are the perfect fit. I didn't realise NL did a 28" leg which is perfect for my petite frame. I finished the look off with my BOOM boots from Topshop via Next2Nowt (seriously, if you've never browsed Next2Nowt before stop what you're doing and go..).

So just a super casual, simple outfit that is perfect for those chilled days walking around the city.

Katie xx

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Free Photo Editing Apps for Instagram Lovers.

I'm completely and utterly obsessed with all things Instagram at the moment. I use my trusty iPhone for taking all my photos, I actually think the camera is pretty amazing, especially for close ups. With that in mind I'm always playing around with editing photos on my phone. I thought I'd share a few of my favourite free apps to enhance your phone photography.

 Font Candy

An app that lets you apply font and wording to any photo. You can change the style of font as well as the size, colour and transparency. This is a super recent discovery for me, so expect to see much more of this app in the future.

Photo Candy

Again a recent discovery, but if you like to add a little interest to photos this is an app for you. I love the polka dots they're really cute. There's a huge variety of shapes and patterns all for free.


I've been using this app for a long time and it never gets old. I love the editing tools - my favourite filter is F2 which I am constantly using. This is a must have for all Instagram addicts.

What are your favourite apps for editing?

Katie xx