25 June 2014


I don't know if i mentioned, but I'm going to Glastonbury. I've religiously been checking the forecast for the week but with the recent sunshine spells, things are starting to look a little downhill. Besides the weather, a makeup bag is a necessity (in a beauty bloggers case anyway). I've tried my best to cut down my stash to the items I really need. Hopefully this will help some of you too!

9 June 2014


Okay so I might of been feeling a little bit spendy recently... Don't worry these purchases weren't all in one go, it's what I've accumulated throughout over recent weeks. That's just me trying to justify myself and failing.


I've been reading quite a few posts recently about the deliberation surrounding makeup expiring dates. After going on a bit of makeup spending spree towards the end of last month, I thought I'd have a good rummage through my collection and get rid of unwanted bits and pieces.

If you're thinking of having a clear out as well, this is what I did. I started by laying out all of my makeup on to my bedroom floor and then went through every 'category' one by one, sorting in to three different piles: Keep, Chuck, and New Home.

I rediscovered so many pieces of makeup that had fallen, unloved at the bottom of collection. The Chuck pile was relatively small, mainly consisting of empty samples, false eyelash glue and some dried out mascaras. I've finally learnt to have only one or two mascaras on the go at once, else they just dry out so quickly. For the New Home pile, I added things which were still in good condition but I just didn't use enough. My friend has done pretty well with this pile, with various foundations, tinted moitseriesers and eyeliners making their way to her.  

I think having a makeup clear out every so often is great way to find not only get rid of some bits and bobs but also to rediscover some old favourites, I found my Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation, which was one of my faves last summer. Also the clear out, has made a bit extra space for my additions! Remember to check back later this week too see what new things I've purchased.

Hope you all have a lovely week, let me know if you have a makeup collection refresh as well.

Kathleen xxx 

5 June 2014


Wooop woop, monthly favourites time! Here's a selection of the things I've been loving throughout May. As it is now officially June, that means Glastonbury is this month! I'm so excited, which I think I've demonstrated to myself with the pretty hefty ASOS order I've just made... Are any of you going?

L'Oreal False Lash Flutter mascara £10.99 - I've had this mascara sitting my makeup collection for a little while and never really used it until recently. It's perfect just to add a little extra something to your lashes after a first mascara. The wand is a really odd but unique shape, it's really great for lengthening and getting the individual lashes.

Real Techniques Setting Brush £8.99 - This is another item I had sitting around in my stash going a little unloved. I sometimes used it with a powder to set under my eyes but other than that it was pretty redundant until I saw one of Lily Pebbles recent videos on her favourite makeup brushes. She mentioned how she loved to use this for concealer and since this, this little one has found it's purpose.  

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Lipstick in Wildly Pink £20.00 - A couple of weeks ago I was invited to and Estee Lauder event promoting there new Clear Difference collection, full post coming soon! At the end of the event I bought this gorgeous lipstick. I love the colour and the packaging is so classy, it's my 'big girl' lipstick. At first I was going to go for more of a classic red shade, but I saw this one had to pick it up. It's more of a wearable shade so it will be getting a lot of use. 

L'Oreal Elenett hairspray  £4.19 - Bit of a random one I know, but this stuff rocks. Back in the day I used to pick up whatever spray my local Superdrug had put on offer. Although this is a little pricer, it really is so much better. It's mists really finely so feels really lightweight in the hair without getting those dreaded, cripsy clumps. Lush. Definitely a hairspray I'll continue to repurchase for while.

Revenge - As in the TV series, not real revenge that would be a little scary. I just finished watching series three and it's now the painful wait till the next season. It's just one of those programmes where you're like "I'll just watch one more episode" and before you know it you've watched six in a row and the whole afternoon has gone.

The girls & me and Glastonbury last year
Kathleen xxx