Saturday, 2 June 2012
So recently I've got myself into the state of mind that I buy too much, and I spend too much.
So I have started hunting around for freebies and samples and needless to say, its been extremely hard!
I was reading a magazine article about someone who used coupons and samples for her everyday uses, and never found herself buying hardly anything. She lived off coupons.
So thats what made me decide to start the hunt!
Warning: Practically all sample website are cons and make 1 million pop ups appear.
I went onto the garnier website and to my luck, I found the perfect samples! They arrived within 2 weeks and they are good sized samples.
Please click the link below to receive your samples:
Enjoy! & Let me know what you think of the samples.
Love always, Katy x
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
LOVE YOU! kisses xx
My bestest friend in the entire world, Phillip Carpenter, was entered into the Toni and Guy hair dressing competition for year ones, category Hair Up. He kindly asked me to be his model, and well, we had a blast! The whole day was great :-)
We arrived at Bristol for 9am, we waited outside with all of the other contestants and there models. Then when we were in there, the staff showed us to our seats / stations and said they had two hours, and to start.
Philly unfortunately did not win the competition but that didn't take anything away from him! He's learnt more about the experience and will definitely be going back next year :-)
His theme was Bow-hO Chic. A play on words as my hair was twisted into bows.
Tell me what you think of the hair, the outfit and whether you have had a similar experience before!
It was great fun and I loved every second of it.
From the back
The side, please excuse my dreadful roots hahaha i know its hard too
The coooool fringe!
Bralet - Zara £20/£30 2 summers ago. | Maxi Skirt - Zara - £30, this season
Heels - New look
LOVE YOU! kisses xx
Hello to all my lovelys!
This is a quick outfit I just threw together to go to my boyfriends house. I was going over in the evening, and normally if I was popping around at that time, I would go in jambes :-) but it was different this time.. I was getting picked up by a taxi!
I am learning to drive (slowly) and everyone who lives at home, were out. So I ended up forking out £7 on a taxi, about one mile down the road. And I am saying this literally! I had absolutely no money, so found myself giving the poor guy all my coppers. But HEY HO, I got there. And this is what I wore
Let me know what you think :-)
Black plain tshirt top - H&M £6
Orange / Coral maxi skirt - primark £10 (ohhh yea!!)
Necklace - H&M (probably £8/£10!)
The coral skirt is so effortlessly beautiful, it seems to go with everything, strangely enough! If you see one in primark, pick it up. I promise you won't be disappointed.
Love always, you know that
Thursday, 3 May 2012
A family meal you ask!?
My lovely sister, Kelly just turned 23 and this is what I wore to the meal.
Maxi Skirt - River Island this season
Cuff - H&M | Rings - Topshop (all this season)
Top - Topshop last season
Sorry I didn't get a photo of the shoes, but I wore some black plain black heels!
What have you guys been up to?XXXX
Monday, 30 April 2012
To the theatre you ask?
My local theatre has been holding a show similar to this series Britains Got Talent. So there have been lots of acts that have been put through to the semi finals and the finals were this weekend.
I'm forever asking myself, darn it what shall I wear to this formal yet informal event! And this is what I came up with...
Top | H&M this season
Jeans | New Look last season
Blazer | H&M this season. Heels | Primark this season
Earrings | Claires. Lipstick | Brave by mac
Is there any other event you guys are constantly thinking oh, but what shall i wear!
Love love, Katy
Sunday, 22 April 2012
hEllo hEllo hEllo
Okay so I'm just going to give you a little insight of my teenage skin NIGHTMARE. Are we all sitting comfortably? I'm sure this will be a long one. I think I first started getting spots in year 5 and 6 (age 9ish) on the t-zone area, not much, but still enough to stand out. I moved up to secondry school and it just got worse... I would have about 30 spots on my face at a time, and getting up in the morning was hard.. I hated looking in the mirror and thinking 'right, what will my face look like today'!
I was given a bottle that had a sponge on the end of it, that I had to dab onto my face and it absolutely killed! I was in so much pain. So I moved onto tablets, skin cremes, skin gel, and all sorts! I had tried 16 different acne buster's prescribed from my Doctor in the space of three years, ranging from Isotrex to Epiduo, which I had to trial for 3 or 4 months a time. I was then put on a Tetralysal (a strong type of drug) which I was on for a year - at first it made a big difference, but slowly the annoying red things kept appearing on my face, and of course, I was flattered they wanted to come and sit on my face, but I'd rather they weren't there.
So anyway, I was referred to a dermatologist (an hour away from my home town) where he finally, FINALLY gave me the drug I needed to bust them off my face! The one and the only, Roaccutane (isotretinion). I was firstly given these at the age of 14 and I was on the medication for 9 months. The side effects were crazy, I didn't want to go to school, I hated everyone, my skin was so so dry I had to completely re-do my makeup at lunch times, I had nose bleeds and I was just an angry person in general. But anyway, it made me happy too - my spots were finally gone! They stayed off my face for a good year or so, but then they came back.. dun dun dunnnn
So I underwent another load of the Roaccutane when I was late 16 (and by this time, there was a dermatologist local!) and they worked again, I was happy! And this time, no side effects.
But of course, they soon wore off and the spots started to come back, so now at the age of 17, I am on anti-biotics to try and nudge the Roaccutane back into practise.
So, you could say, skin is a very touchy subject for me! And I try to look after my skin the best I can. I am forever experimenting with different products and my latest and greatest find for us acne survivors is the new NO'7 range.
I needed something that was oil balancing, so I bought myself the:
1) Beautiful Skin Day Cream
2) Beautiful Skin Purifying Exfoliator
3) Beautiful Skin Purifying Mask
These were all from the | Normal / Oily range and I have to say, it is making me a happy Katy bear! The actual products aren't harsh on the skin, they leave it feeling very smooth but not tight. And when I wake up, there is barely any trace of excess oil.
I'm still only getting into it, but so far so good. I'll let you know how it goes.
Has anyone else been through any similar skin nightmares, and what products would you recommend? Give me some ideas and I'll be happy to test some products out for you.
Get the no'7 range from here.
All the love,
Monday, 16 April 2012
Hello my lovers X
Okay so I had the most AMAZING time in London. I travelled up on Berrys coaches with my darling sister lucy :-) and we had a 2 and a half hour journey. It was such a spur of the moment, unorganised trip but thats always the best ones. I had an e-mail on last Monday to say I had an interview for a TV series. (I'm not allowed to tell you which one it is - until the 20th April!) I fell off my chair when the e-mail came through (well, my boyfriends bed) and I was just so so sooo happy.
So I went ahead and booked a room at the St Giles hotel on Oxford St and organised travel arrangements. I honestly believe Lucy deserved a treat too, so the trip was on me!
I filmed a lot whilst I was away, but the most ANNOYING thing is - I filmed myself before my interview, but I didn't press the record button!! :-(
Although it is highly amusing I was chatting away to myself and not actually a recording camera, it's still upsetting because I don't have any footage of my dress.
However this is what I wore to the interview..
Along with a pair of white kitten heels (old) from New Look and a white blazer from H&M which you can see in the video below.
I had such an amazing weekend, not only was the shopping *like always* absolutely breathtaking, I experienced tense interviewing which is amazing to undergo at the age of 17, and I spent a lovely weekend with my darling Lucyloo.
Please watch the video below and let me know what you think, :-) I am open to all feedback.
If you have any questions, let me know.
All my love in the world,
Friday, 30 March 2012
Top of the morning to you
Just thought I'd post a quick OOTD of what I wore to work on this sunny spring day!
Black Blouse = Tesco by F&F £14
Skirt = New Look (last summer, £10 in sale!)
Tights = Primark (probably £2-£5)
Black heeled loafers = Tesco by F&F £19.50
Blazor = New Look £25
If you'd like to see more OOTD's for work wear, let me know!
All my <3
Sunday, 25 March 2012
Another lovely day in the sun ☼
I travelled to a place called Eastover today for my step brothers 18th birthday meal. There's something I enjoy (LOVE) about getting ready for a meal, I love putting outfits together for that formal yet unformal event. My inspiration for this outfit came from nowhere, I liked the idea of a statement dress with a pastel blazer but I thought adding edgy old school cloggs would complete the look for casual but smart. I took a few snaps of of what I was wearing for you guys.
Dress = River Island (this season)
Cloggs - Primark
Pastel blazer - H&m
Lace vintage bag = New Look
Midi dresses have such a flowiness to them, these dresses are perfect for a holiday walk or meal in the sunset!
Awkward angles eyy, I heard that's what photographers like...
I don't know if your similar to me (please.. someone out there!) but I have a very bad storage system going on for where I keep my necklaces. My shorter and collar necklaces are in boxes, and my long necklaces hang on two hooks from the back of my bedroom door. So yes, when someone opens my door at the dreaded 6AM, I am firstly woken up by the sound of all my necklaces bashing together, and on top of that (oh yes, theres more negativity) I don't even take a second look at my necklaces, as they are too hard to tangle through.
So one day my gorgeous mamma, Rita, came home with a special present for my sister and I.
£2 of fantasticness! Primark have really started to create homeware pieces that are genius. They have created a hanger with 11 handy hooks to hold all of your belongings. I have used it to sort out my necklaces.
It has so many purposes. As it is in a hanger format, you could hang this in your wardrobe.
And for the AMAZING and quite realistic jaw dropping two english pounds!
So I've managed to organise my necklaces now, however I've still decided to keep the hanger on the back of my door. Maybe the 6AM wake up calls can't be that bad....
How do you store do your necklaces?
All my love, K xx
Saturday, 24 March 2012
X X O X X XO hello
The beautiful english (american) rose, curly blonde Taylor Swift came on my stereo and it reminded me of December. The month where you can eat as much as your belly will expand. That sweet, sweet month!
Thought I'd post a photo of what me and my darling boyfriend wore on the special day, the 25th!
My shoes are from new look, last season. My socks are from primark (why pay more?!). My gold DAZZLING dress which I am in love with ..(I'm sure it would look better on someone a teeny tiny bit more skinnier but AH WELL) is from Topshop this season as is my body necklace. Similar here..
Adam (hunky) is wearing a jumper and chinos from Topman.
What did you guys wear on the day? I'd sure love to see! XXX
Hello all you!
So the sun has been blazzzzing hot today in my town. I met up with my boyfriend and some of our close friends, we bought lots of food, disposable bbq's and played games all day in the shining hot sun. We bought ice creams and sat outside on a dekking area with refillable drinks.. then the thought struck me!! Why not post my recent holiday snaps? I visited the beautiful Funchal, in Madeira with my glorious family, it seems to be the most laid back country in the world, and thats why it has a special place in my heart. (Also my Granny and Grandad have a time share there, hehe.)
This was our second night. From the r: Primark, Primark, Republic
Top: New Look, Shorts: Matalan, Sandals: Barcelona
Skirt: H&M, Top: New Look, Belt: New Look, Scarf: Primark
Top: River Island, Jeans: Primark
Dress: H&M, Ribbon: Beales, Socks: Primark, Heels: River Island
Playsuit: Primark, Maxi Skirt: New Look
Skirt: Primark, Head band (worn as belt): Primark
Earrings: Pull and Bear
Dress: New Look Midi
REEM TOPS: present from my older sister >-<
Dress: I made it myself! X
I hope you enjoy these outfits, and I hope they give you some inspiration :)
All my love, K xxx