4 October 2016

Beauty | Makeup tips

 Hello, hey, hi. I thought I'd share a few lil tips with ya. 
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17 July 2016

NYX picks


My friend had been raving a lot about the NYX liquid lipsticks so I thought I would buy some to see what they are like! I bought Bedtime Flirt (lol), Push-up and Embellished.
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6 April 2014

Busy busy busy

Hi lovelies!

I am home from Uni! YAY! It was amazing sleeping in my bed, I forgot how comfy it was! I won't be posting for a while because tomorrow I am going Prague with my family for my mum's 50th birthday! EXCITING stuff because I have never been and our holidays are usually just to Spain, which I am not complaining about, but I am excited to go somewhere different! So I am going there for 5 days and then I come home for one day to have a meal with the whole fam from Leeds for mum's birthday too. THEN I go to Leeds with my cousin for a few nights and then get the train with her down to London to see my other cousin. I will be back home on the 17th! Sooooo I will probably be quiet for a while but will have lots of things to share when I get back I hope! ALTHOUGH I DID LEAVE MY CAMERA AT UNI... I knew I had forgotten something! :( 

I will share with you a little thing I bought yesterday. My makeup collection is becoming too big for my makeup bag (below is only a selection!)....

...soooooo I bought a new one! It was only £4 from Primark and it's pretty big and it's pretty! It is actually a wash bag but oh well!


So I will write again after my busy few weeks! 

Oh, I also forgot to mention I have changed the name of my blog! I wanted something with my name in and decided on 'Keep up with Katie'. Bloglovin were very quick to change my URL on the website so that was great!


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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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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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