Monday, 30 April 2012

What shall i wear...

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, 
Katy x

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,
Katy X