Friday, 19 February 2016

5 New Beauty Favourites


I was very excited to receive his as a Christmas gift as I had actually been wanting to get a tester of it after running out of my beloved Marc Jacobs Daisy. I was surprised that I actually prefer this scent to Daisy as I find it is much more fresh and floral, so I think this will be the perfect scent for the Spring/Summer season.


I was looking for a new brow product after I ran out of my Benefit Gimme Brow and so I decided to try out this Rimmel brow pencil that I had read amazing reviews about. I have never really been a fan of overly done, filled in eyebrows so I wanted a product that looked fairly natural and the brush supplied with the product helps to achieve exactly that.



This was also a wonderful Christmas gift I received that I had been longing after for months. I was sceptical about naked palettes at first as I wasn't sure whether they would meet my expectations however after reading  on many of my favourite beauty blogs say how amazing they were for months, I started to consider trying one of the palettes and when I saw the smoky palette I fell in love. Now that I actually own the palette, I can safely say it has exceeded all my expectations; I love all of the shades and the pigmentation is amazing. I will definitely be adding the 1, 2 and 3 palettes to my collection soon.


I have recently grown quite bored of my nude lipsticks and as I have never really been that adventurous with lipstick colours, I wasn't sure which colours would suit me. I went on a visit to MAC and eventually decided on this gorgeous pink shade called 'Please Me'. This shade is a lot brighter than what I am used to and I also wouldn't usually choose a matte finish lipstick, however I think it will be perfect for a summer makeup look.

I heard about KIKO Cosmetics quite a while ago however I never got around to ordering any products off their website as I did not live near any of their stores in the UK. However when they opened a store in Manchester, I got very excited and had a little spree! This is my favourite product of theirs that they have tried so far; the creamy stick blush. I have never really been a fan of creamy blushers as I find that they always look too pigmented and harsh against my skin tone compared to powder blushers, however this shade and the formula of the blush are perfect for my skin and create a natural, healthy glow with a touch of shimmer. The formula makes this blush incredibly easy to blend into the skin and is definitely the most long wearing blush I have ever tried.
What are your beauty favourites right now?
Kathryn x

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Favourite Songs Of January

Hi there!
I cannot believe it is February already! January seemed to go so quickly but I somehow managed to create a pretty long Spotify playlist this month, so here are my top ten picks of 2016 so far:
1) Lush Life - Zara Larsson 
2) The Sound - The 1975
As we are nearing the release of The 1975's second album 'I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it', their early song releases just keep getting better and better. Having listened to all three of their latest singles, 'Love Me', 'UGH!' and 'The Sound' being premiered on Annie Mac's Radio 1 show, 'The Sound' is by far my favourite and I cannot wait to hear the album in February.
3) Middle - DJ Snake feat. Bipolar Sunshine
4) It's Strange - Louis The Child
 The first time I heard of Louis The Child was when I found their amazing remix of Oh Wonder's song 'Body Gold' on their SoundCloud. However I recently heard one of their own songs 'It's Strange' and I absolutely love it and hope that they release more songs of their own soon.  
5) Rumour Mill - Rudimental feat. Anne-Marie and Will Heard
6) Her (Loving You) - Glades
Similar to Louis The Child, I also found Glades through SoundCloud by listening to their amazing cover of Troye Sivan's Fools. I found this particular song of theirs from Connor Franta's fourth music compilation 'Common Culture Vol. Four' that was released at the end of 2015,  and I instantly added it to my playlist as  Karina's voice sounds stunning. 
7) All My Friends - Snakehips ft. Tinashe, Chance The Rapper
8) Renaissance - Steve James feat. Clarity
9) Loveblood - Sundara Karma
 This song was actually released back in November and although I had heard of Sundara Karma, it wasn't until they came on shuffle on Spotify Radio this month that I listened to them. I love this song and I am so excited that I will be able to see them support Nothing But Thieves when I see them live in April.
10) Ocean Drive - Duke Dumont
What was your favourite song this month?
Kathryn x