Saturday, 30 November 2013

November in a nutshell

Another week over and another month has come to an end. Seriously, when I started writing this blog and also doing the radio it shows you how quick time really does fly.

Earlier in the month I done a short instagram post on my days at home so ignoring them photos here are some little captured memories to remember the month by!

1,2,3/ Dinner date! I swear all my money either goes on makeup or going out for dinner! Had a little catch up in Nandos with one of my girls!
4/ Mexican night! Always nice to have nights in with your housemates!
5/ DJ Wars. I was asked to be on News Presenter DJ Wars on the radio. We had to pick songs related to the weather, sport and politics. I won!
6/ Just a nice Sunset over campus!
7/ Dinner date take 2. This time to Giraffe
8/ Christmas lights. Took a little trip to town to watch the christmas lights being turned on!
9/ Mulled wine! It is officially christmas when the mulled wine comes to the scene.
10/ Mac lipstick in Angel
11/ Sunday walks! The best days to go for a walk
12/ Christmas decorations. This was one of my favourite shifts at work, just decorating the bar with Christmas deco!
12/ Thankyou card! I recieved my Great Pink Bake Off poster in which I raised a total of £144.80 for breast cancer!
13/ Cath Kidston cupcakes! My besties birthday
14/ Christmas Number 1!.. Okay maybe not number 1 but 6 of the girls recorded a christmas single for livewire (the uni radio station). We sand Jingle Bell wrong and with no auto tune I think it sounds rather good!
15/ Christmas nails! L'oreal paris number 842
16,17/ Jamies Italian for Alice's birthday!! 

And that is my November in a nutshell.. not to mention I took part in the universities naked calender for the environmental science society! Ha. All in the name of charity!  

Lotsa love, Kathryn xx

Friday, 29 November 2013

L'oreal Paris Haul

I have decided how much I hate going into Boots, well I say hate.. its more a love hate relationship. I somehow seem to spend a bomb in there on cosmetics I really don't need! Yesterday was one of those days..

1/ First off I purchased some liquid eyeliner.. nothing exciting but the brush is pretty nice and much better than my last one. 

2/ Lipstick! Another colour added to the collection. I don't think L'oreal has enough credit for their lipsticks. They smell so lovely and their colours are so pigmented. I bought the shade 376 which is an autumnal colour, in between red and plum!

3/ Nail vanish! Christmas nails are a must. I can not wait to get home and use my Shellacs, but in the mean time I bought a glitter nail vanish. This is mainly because I have a Christmas ball to attend on Monday and my dress isn't exactly very christmassy!

As you may know Boots are famous for all their little treats.. After spending over £15 on them I received 3 free products. These were a Red Lipstick, shade 461. I am not a red lipstick fan and haven't ever actually owned one so will be nice to give this a go. In addition, there was a red nail vanish and a glitter mascara top coat... God knows how that will go down but I shall give it a go. 

Hope you like the products :)

Cath Kidston Cupcakes!

Hey all! It's my best friend birthday todayyy and she loves all things Cath Kidston. With that in mind I have tried my best to put that theme into these cupcakes. 

Hope you like them!

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Mac Angel!

I have literally had no time to blog, this is probably the first time I have had a little bit of spare time before I have to go back to work! 

I have been beyond busy with my dissertation, planning a Christmas ball, going for dinners, work etc.. you get the idea! 

I took a break from life to go to the shops to get my friend her birthday present and also dropped into MAC. So I wanted to purchase MAC's creme cup lipstick however they ran out but the lady persuaded me to buy a similar lippy named Angel!

 I had googled this before I left and to be honest, I think I 
actually prefer the colour. I'm not really very good at reviews as I enjoy most products I buy ha and now I find it hard to explain why I prefer this colour as I can not even remember what the difference was at the time! 

I suppose this was a pretty pointless post but I didn't want to forget about my blog whilst being busy :) also I was messing with online photo editors and as you can tell this one was extreme with their airbrushing ha!

I will also have a reason to finally bake some cupcakes this week so hopefully have a bit more of a structured post next time!

1 month till Christmas!! 

Lotsa love, Kathryn xx

Saturday, 9 November 2013

John Lewis Christmas!

Stress is what I am feeling right now but the only thing that actually kept me calming was watching the new John Lewis advert for Christmas! It is the cutest little advert, they always seem to do so well and you would expect it to be great seeing as it cost £7 million to produce!

Here is the little beauty! I don't think it had beaten last years unfortunately but that may be because I am a big Gabrielle Aplin fan and The Power of Love was just beautiful, although Lily Allen has proved herself to me with this cover of Somewhere Only We Know. 

P.s I saw Gabrielle Aplin preform on Wednesday night and she is absolutely brilliant!! 

Not long now :)


Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Big Shopping Spree

This weekend has been an expensive one! I firstly went to drinks/clubbing on Friday then...Fireworks Saturday, TGI's Sunday, Bicester Outlet Village Monday & Westfield Yesterday and heres some little treats I bought myself! 

Bicester Village

My lips are so sore at the moment so I haven't actually tried this properly. I got it from the Cosmetic Company in Bicester Outlet Village for £10 and I have a similar one from No 7 that is running out so thought I may as well! 

In addition, I bought the nicest hoodie from Jack Wills. Its from the outlet so had £30 off and is grey with the thick fluff inside, soo comfyy! 


I have been eyeing up this Tiffany bracelet for a while now so went to Westfield in the hope it would be there, but shock they didn't have my size in stock :(. HOWEVER, I have also had on my wish list a Michael Kors Selma bag and for some very bizarre reason my mum was feeling extremely generous and has purchased the bag for me for Christmas!!! EKK, I know it ages away and I don't want to get too excited in case something goes wrong i.e. she decides to take it back..

Now to start saving my money for Christmas!

Lots of Love Kathryn xxx

Home Sweet Home

There is nothing better than quality time at home! It was my friends 21st on Friday so all use girls decided to come back from uni for the weekend.. I won't bore you but here are some photos of the weekend! 

21st / Fireworks / Pina Colada / Ribs / TGI's / Bicester Village / Shellacs / Westfield / Michael Kors

I am going to do another post with all my purchases! 

Saturday, 2 November 2013


I absolutely love Halloween and this year everyone seemed to go all out! My two housemates and I went dressed as.. 3 dead blind mice ( my idea...). So to do this we got some daggers to replicate our blind stick then some mouse ears of course. We used a plain grey t-shirt with a white underneath and cut it to death smothered in blood. Then comes my favourite part.. the makeup!

I used the the Naked Palette as well as Sleeks I Divine in Storm to create purple/black dark eyes. I contoured my nose slightly to give it a little mice-ish effect then used a black eyeliner and red lipstick for the lips! Oh and some 'Manson' contact lenses which did actually make me feel blind for the night ha, well not blind just everything looked very blurry! 

I have just made some belated cupcakes too, I had no time due to coursework and I couldn't go without making any! So here they are, chocolate sponge with buttercream , some red syrup and some sugar glass! Hope you like :) 


I will probably be doing a double post today as I want to make some belated Halloween cupcakes so will do a Halloween post later on today... but for now I just want to share some Instagram photos of the past 2 or so weeks as once again I have been extremely busy with some really random days!

First Row
1: This is just a drunken selfie from the Bar Social a few weeks back! 
2: Radioooo! My first radio broadcast :') I love it, I'm slowly getting used to it and the nerves are still there but they'll soon fade!
3: Sweets. My mum who is a hygienist would not appreciate this pick a mix but sometimes you have to treat yourself!  
4: Dinner Date! I love dinner with my girls, I went with one of my best girls at uni to Giraffe. Hot duck stir fry, sweet potato fries and a cocktail <3 

Second Row
5: Whilst walking to the carpark after dinner we spotted the Doctor Who tardis for its 50th Anniversary1
6: Rupert! I love cats and when at uni I miss mine, but luckily we have this little ginger guy come and visit. I don't know his name so we've named him Rupert! 
7: The Great British Bake Off final. Everyone needs to watch this show! Our friend came over and he bought us girls some wine and popcorn to watch the final, naww :) 
8: Tom Odelle! Working at the bar means you get to watch great acts! I am not a fan of Tom Odelle but I can see why people like him, I also saw Goo Goo Dolls a few days before and on Wednesday.. Gabrielle Aplin ekk! 

Third Row
9: Another dinner! This time it was a lovely Thai restaurant and the photo shows the cutest elephant tea pot!
10/11/12: Okay so this day was so bizzare! I had my radio show ( photo 13) then as I am part of the Env Soc committee I had to attend some volunteering for field work. We went to this little wet woodlands where this lady named Kathy lives. She is so lovely but it's a very odd place to live, its like a giant shed and she had a tree inside her bedroom. Anyways, we done some fieldwork on the river then I got to hold her pet chicken... THEN we went to the river and got out the old rusty boat and canoes.. THEN we found a vodka bottle with a message inside, it was so random. Being us, we rang the number left on the note and was told the guy was in Germany but he had visited the lake several years back ha! 

Fourth Row.. nearly there
13: Just another radio selfie..
14: Donkeys! There's a beautiful lake at my uni campus where I used to go every weekend to for walks but I just haven't had time, until now! There's a huge field with over 20 donkeys/ponies/horses. Was a great way to cure a hangover
15: Halloween!! I will post about this later :')
16: My flat mate got a new camera so I was just testing it out on a random cat outside my bedroom! 

Hope you've all had a great week! 
Happy Halloween and Bonfire Night

Kathryn xxxx