29 March 2014

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm

Hi everyone!

Everyone get yourself to Boots/Superdrug ASAP because there is a 3 for 2 on Revlon! I went in to Superdrug to get some shampoo and conditioner and absolutely nothing else but I couldn't walk past the makeup aisle without having a LITTLE look... and then I saw the offer and then well... oops. I've seen various blog posts about these and I really wanted to try them because they come in such nice colours and I have never used lip colour than comes in this form!  I bought them in 240 'Striking', 245 'Audacious' and 205 'Elusive'. First of all these smell soooooooo nice. In fact after I put them on my hand for the photo below I couldn't stop smelling my hand. They smell of peppermint and peppermint smells so good. Yum. So before I've even actually applied the balm it's already doing well! I really how easy it is to apply the lip balms! I read other reviews awhile ago and people have said that the lighter colours seem to emphasise dry patches on the lips but I haven't worn them enough yet to decide whether I agree! My favourite is actually 205 which is surprising because I don't usually like the pinky colours as much as brighter ones but it's just lovely to wear during the day :). I will probably give 240 a go when I go on a night out on Monday! The bottom photo doesn't give enough justice as to how pigmented the colours are! :(






Overall I really like the packaging, the ease of application, the pigmentation AND the smell so I really want to buy some more. Maybe I will have to whilst the offer is still on!?

Have you tried the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms? Which colours are your favourite? 


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24 March 2014

Topshop Nails & Glow

Helloooooo everyone!

I went to Meadowhall yesterday and bought my brothers birthday presents and some mother's day things! I also bought a few things for myself because going to a shopping centre and not buying pretty things would just be a waste hehe. I bought a few clothes but I'm not really sure how to show them because my pictures all looked rubbish. However I will show a few of the little things I bought from Topshop. Basically EVERYONE is going on about pastel colours and I saw these two nail varnishes in Topshop. 


The one on the left is called 'Tidal' and the one on the right is called 'Exposed'. I just think that they are soooooo pretty and makes me just want it to be sunny and summery NOW. I don't know how two nail varnish colours can make me that excited for sun and Summer BUT THEY DO!!!! 


I tried the blue one and think it is pretty. I have to apologise for my nails, I'm so so so so bad at biting the skin around them :( I know that its HORRIBLE but I do it when I'm stressed. Anyone have any tips to completely stop doing it? 

I also bought the Glow pot in 'Polished'. It is also really pretty hehe. I apply to my cheekbones and under the brow. I feel like these three items are all very 'fresh' if you know what I mean :) They are just pretty (did I mention that!?) and spring like and ahhhh. Happy Katie.

ALSO I really love Topshops makeup packaging. It's so simple but I just love it!


Do you use any Topshop makeup? What is your favourite?


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22 March 2014

Want Need list

Hi everyone!

So today I am managing to avoid Uni work and browse online shops instead. I haven't bought myself any clothing in AGES. I've been trying to save money from my job so I can do things in Summer. However it is my friends 20th birthday coming up and we are going to go out (I haven't been out in Sheffield in a long time!) So last night we were all sat downstairs watching Sports Relief being REALLY anti social with our laptops and deciding what new outfits we could buy.... I found these things which I now REALLY want. I don't think I can really justify buying the shoes right now but I think I'm going to buy the top and skirt, but I'm going to go to Meadowhall and try them on first!




1) Skinny Rib Crop Tee from Topshop £8 - They have these in SO many colours, I think I might get the white one and pale blue one too because they are cheap and so pretty I can't not really... right?

2) Faux Leather Mini Skirt with a Zip from Zara £25.99 - This is also in pale blue (loving pale blue right now!!!) and black but I really like this colour and think it goes nice with the shoes too!

3) LOTTIE Mid Height Heels from Topshop £52 - AHHH I love theseeeeeee... it says they are mid heel but I don't actually know how high they are, I will check in the shop because I don't wear heels if they are SUPER high because I am already SUPER tall! But every girl has the right to wear heels!!!!

What do you think?





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16 March 2014

My weekend

Hi guys!

I'm doing a bit of a different post today because I am currently trying not to spend money on new makeup etc. until I get paid/my student loan comes in! So I thought I would just tell you about my weekend. This weekend my boyfriend came to Sheffield from Leeds and we went out for a lovely burger at The Harley. They have some craaaazy burgers and they are so good! We then went to Tamper Coffee where I had never been before and had a drink and a cake. I LOVED it, it was so so cute in there, look at the little spoon I got with my hot chocolate! 


The Harley


Tamper Coffee


So cuteeeeee


It was also my boyfriends birthday a couple of weeks ago but we hadn't been able to do anything because he was busy with his show (He's good at acting and singing but I'm just NOT ha!). So I got him a cake and we had a mini pretend birthday! :)

I've also started doing #100happydays on Instagram if you want to have a look! You basically have to take a photo each day with something that makes you happy. I'm really really reaaaally bad at keeping at doing something but I'm going to try with this because apparently you get a free book at the end which is really cuteee! Also I think it's quite nice realising the little things that make you happy each day! You can do it on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, whatever! Just click here http://100happydays.com :)

I hope you don't mind me doing a post like this! I quite enjoy sharing what I've been up to!
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8 March 2014

Free Smashbox Primer!


Hi everyone!


I got a lovely little surprise in the post the other day. Apparently I am a winner! I don't remember entering anything but I must have done haha! Anyway I got a small sample of the Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control. I have the MAC Prep and Prime which I use (but only on nights out or special occassions because I'm a student and all that so need to save it) but I was excited to try this! Especially because I do suffer from horrible blemishes sometimes. It said that this primer was supposed to treat breakouts, provide hydration (oil-free!) and keep skin clearer over time. I've only used it a couple of times so I will have to decide in a few weeks whether my skin is actually clearer or not. However I do like the feel of this product, I think I prefer it to the feel of MAC which feels a bit heavier. This has a runnier consistency but goes nicely on the skin. I do find that it keeps my makeup on better, apart from on my nose which is annoying! (Might be partly to do with the fact that I have a cold and keep needing to blow my nose though!). Overall the primer provides a smooth surface to put your foundation on and I'm going to keep using it to see if it improves my skin as well!







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