4 October 2016

Beauty | Makeup tips

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

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.

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!


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? 


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?


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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