Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Disney Tsum Tsum's


Hi blog friends!!

A few days ago I received a very exciting package from the Disney Store online which contained my new obsession, a bunch of extremely cute, extremely adorable tsum tsum's!
Tsum tsum is a variation of a Japanese verb meaning 'to stack' so all the plush's have flat bellies meaning they are easy to stack on top of each other!


Now i'm sure if you are Disney mad like I am you will have definitely seen these cuties before, I decided that I wanted to start off my collection by getting the fab 5 plus Daisy Duck, but as I starting adding them to my basket magically out of no where I added some extras (money hands over eyes emoji). I ended up getting 9 tsum tsum's and I adore each and every one of them, oh my gosh they are just adorable and so soft and I already know I will not be able to stop buying them, I imagine I will buy a lot at Disneyland Paris!! On the Disney Store website and in stores they are doing tsum tsum Tuesdays where on every first Tuesday of the month a new collection is released, August's release is the Aladdin Collection, so I think that might be my next purchase!

When you buy a tsum tsum from the Disney Store either in store or online they give you a stamp (in store) or a token (online) which you can collect in a tsum tsum collectors card, when you have 25 stamps and tokens (they can be mixed) you are entitled to a free silver pin and when you have 50 you're entitled to a free gold pin, both of which are exclusive to the Disney Store UK. However I didn't know this until I had received my tsum tsum's, by which time I had already bought Bambi and Thumper from Clinton Cards where they don't participate in the stamps or tokens as it is only the Disney Store who supply them and not other registered Disney sellers, so keep that in mind when you're buying them! 
Also I have found that the tsum tsum's I bought from Clinton Cards are not as soft as the ones from the Disney Store and I think that they are too stuffed, whereas the Disney Store tsum tsum's are more squishy and feel nicer! So also keep that in mind, I personally prefer the Disney Store ones.

So here they are, my beautiful little tsum tsum's!











Aren't they adorable! Do you have any? Which ones are your favourites?! 

Lots of love
Katy xxx
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July Favourites


Hi blog friends!!

Since it is nearly the end of July (WHAT?!) I thought I would share with you my monthly favourites! There are some beauty and skin care faves and also some extra bits and bobs that I have been loving this past month, so I'll start with the skin care then beauty! This might be a long one so grab a cuppa and have fun reading!



Firstly are two Zoella products. Candy Cream has such cute packaging I just love the colours, the product itself exceeded my expectations completely, it drys so quickly and is not sticky at all! The little pink bursting beads are a really nice touch.

Scrubbing Me Softly is just as good, possibly one of the best body scrubs I have used, it's not harsh or abrasive on the skin at all and leaves your skin silky smooth and smelling amazing which is one of the best things about these two products is their smell, it is so fresh and SO long lasting which is amazing! Thank you Zoella!!


The next product is the Cleanse and Polish from Liz Earle in the scent Orange Flower and Chamomile. I have used the Cleanse and Polish for a while but I'd never tried the scented ones, so when I saw that they had this particular scent I had to get it as I love orange flower but I don't think they sell this scent at the moment as they sell out very quickly! I use this every morning and every night to take off my make up and quite frankly it is faultless, my make up comes off effortlessly and leaves my skin feeling refreshed and smooth the scent is also so calming and lovely I will definitely be re-purchasing!

One of my absolute life savers is next, the La Roche-Posay Nutritic Intense facial moisturiser. I had a bout of horrible, dry flaky skin on my cheeks earlier this month which meant I couldn't wear make up and nothing was helping to make it go away, that was until I found this little beauty in Boots and I know that La Roche-Posay is good for clearing dry skin as I have used the Hydraphase Intense before but I think this product is better personally. It also has a really lovely smell and just leaves my skin really soft and hydrated.


Moving onto beauty favourites for this month, I will start with two of my favourite lip products. Firstly I have the new Kate Moss Rimmel Nude Collection in the shade 45, this is a beautiful pinky nude colour that can be worn every day as it is so light and gives a lovely sheen to the lips without looking like you're wearing too much lipstick and it definitely doesn't leave you with foundation lips either! 

The second lip product is a Lime Crime Velvetine in the shade Faded, this again is a beautiful colour, it is a mottled purple that looks very subtle on the lips. I have two main reasons why I love this product, one because I love the way it goes on wet and dries matte and number two because it smells like cupcakes and lets face it who doesn't love cupcakes!


To finish off the beauty favourites I have these three. Firstly is the TopShop highlighter in Sunbeam, I love this product as it is very subtle but gives off a really great highlight, I use this with my MAC 168 on my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose and on my cupids bow and it gives off just enough shine to look healthy and glowing and not like my face is extra shiny!

Next is my new favourite foundation, it is the L'oreal True Match Foundation and I have it in the shade Vanilla which is an exact match for my skin! This foundation is flawless, it makes my skin look amazing and so healthy whenever I use it. It is super blendable and gives off a lovely smooth, even finish without looking orange at all! I think i'm in love!

Lastly is a brush that I am loving right now and it is the Zoeva 102 Silk Finish brush. I use this brush with my True Match and it just makes it look perfect and because the brush is so dense it gives a super even finish, the brush is also really soft and I love the rose gold hardware!

Moving on to my non beauty related favourites...


My absolute favourite shop at the moment is Primark, I never realised just how good some of the stuff in there actually was, they have a really good selection of pretty much everything (although their disgusting emoji clothes are to be desired), but what really got me going to Primark is the the amount of Disney merch they have in there, it's EVERYWHERE and made into EVERYTHING! Which naturally brings me on to...

DISNEY! Now Disney (being represented here by Minnie Mouse in case you were confused haha) isn't just a favourite this month it is a favourite every month, but this month I feel like I have finally found what I want my blog to be about and Disney will play a big part of that, Disney has also played a big part in this month because I booked my birthday trip to Disneyland Paris (AHHHHHHHHHHHHH) and I have been watching all the Disney films I have never seen before and OH MY GOD I bloody love Sleeping Beauty, that film is so great I think Maleficent is super sassy and i'm totally team Merryweather the blue dress is better!!

Next are a pair of Jurassic World joggers from Primark and if you have watched my Primark Haul video you will have seen these. These joggers are beyond comfy and so cute I just love them, I love that they have all the attractions from the park on them and surprisingly they actually keep you really warm! I have spied a few of these types of joggers in Primark with different patterns so I think I may have to get some more!

Okay so I think I might actually be addicted to this Disney Tsum Tsum game on my iPad! Basically what you have to do is match up three or more of the same tsum tsum and the more you match up the more points you get and all the tsum tsum's are jumbled up and my gosh is this game addictive! The characters are all super cute although if you play it with the sound on they have really weird child like voices which creep me out so I play with the sound off haha!

Finally just to finish off (not pictured) my two favourite YouTubers/bloggers are definitely lilmisschickas (YouTube/Blog) and Ellies Ramblings (YouTube/Blog).

Phew that was a lot of favourites for one month! What are some of your favourites this month?!

Lots of love
Katy xxx
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Saturday, 25 July 2015

Disney Wishlist #1

The Little Mermaid Tsum Tsum Collection

Hi blog friends!!

Thanks to Charlotte of lilmisschickas (whose blog is AHmazing you have to check it out & her YouTube!) I have been inspired to do a Disney wishlist (which if i'm honest is a lot longer than this but still). On all of her amazing wishlists she always has a Disney print and I cannot get over how absolutely beautiful they are, the one I really really want is the Rapunzel one as I am really loving Tangled at the moment! I am so annoyed that The Little Mermaid tsum tsum collection, the Baymax tsum tsum and the Belle Vans are out of stock at the moment, or maybe it's a blessing in disguise because my bank account would be empty if they were in stock!
I especially love the film coasters because they are the original posters and I think they look so cute, but my favourite item is definitely the Sleeping Beauty t-shirt as it is beyond beautiful! I am also really into tsum tsum's at the moment and have just ordered my first few from the Disney Store website and I have a feeling that will be a post in itself, so keep an eye out for that! Doing this has been so fun as I am mad about Disney so you can probably expect more posts like this (if you guys like them that is). Hope everyone is having a magical day!

Lots of love
Katy xxx
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Friday, 24 July 2015

5 TV Shows On Netflix I Can't Stop Watching! ♡


Hi blog friends!!

As the weather today in the UK is pretty rubbish I thought I would do a post on something I know everyone is guilty of...the Netflix binge! Now, we've all had those days when we wake up and the day is a big pile of nope and the only way to cure it is a binge of your favourite television shows, so I thought I would share with you my top 5 TV shows I can't get enough of right now on Netflix!

Pretty Little Liars
Now I'll start with the obvious, I swear if you are not watching PLL who are you haha no but seriously this show is so amazing, it is funny, scary, emotional, confusing, frustrating, clever and GOD DAMN they've made us wait to reveal who A is!! All of the liars are beautiful and the boys are even more beautiful I mean Caleb hello!! I have been watching this show since the very start and I was so annoyed that Netflix wasn't up to date with the series' but then they finally caught up and now it is episode by episode and all I can say is thank you Netflix!!!

Orange is The New Black
Again this isn't a new show, and i'm sure many of you guys will have already finished season 3 but I am only half way through (season 3) and I just cannot get enough. There is something about this original Netflix show that is so addictive, and what makes this a fantastic binge watch is that all the seasons episodes are put on at once so no need to wait and I think that is why people get so attached to it because its constantly changing episode with no need to move! The show is really funny and I love finding out how the characters came to be at Litchfield and it's so hard to have a favourite character because every one is so different! This is definitely worth a watch!

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
It was my brother who got me into this TV show and I am so glad he did, this is one of the funniest TV shows I have ever watched. If you have never seen it, it centres around 5 characters who own a bar in Philadelphia and every episode is different with some linking together, but what is great about this show is that because each episode is different you can pick any one to watch and it will always be hilarious! My favourite character is definitely Charlie played by Charlie Day (he was in Horrible Bosses and voiced Art in Monsters University) he is without a doubt the funniest character! The script is absolutely genius and if you enjoy silly humor this is definitely for you!

Once Upon a Time
I first started watching OUAT when I was in second year of university and it literally stopped me doing any work as all I would do would be watch this and drink peppermint tea! What I love about this show is the fairy tale element and their take on all the different fairy tales you grew up and putting a modern twist on them! Every episode is a roller coaster of emotions and something extremely dramatic is always happening and I love it! I also watched season 4 in a day and a half I think it was SOOOO good and so addictive, it only gets better with each season and that's what I really like about this show. Also am I the only person who thought Peter Pan's shadow was the scariest thing in the whole world, like that gave me nightmares!!

Attack on Titan 
Lastly I have an anime, I know that anime is not everyone's cup of tea and some people don't like having to read subtitles and watch something at the same time but I love this anime. I was annoyed that Netflix doesn't have Revolutionary Girl Utena as that was what I was originally wanting to watch when I saw that they had Attack on Titan and I instantly knew I was going to watch that instead and I am so glad I started watching this. I am only half way through season 1 and oh how I want to be Mikasa, she is so badass and just good at everything! I think the story is so interesting and really clever and if you like anime and you haven't seen this yet, you definitely should!

So there you go, my top 5 TV shows on Netflix at the moment! So what are you waiting for go put on some comfy clothes, grab a cuppa and start watching a new show or re-watch an old favorite, I can assure you in this weather nothing is better! What are your favourite shows to binge on?!

Lots of love
Katy xxx
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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Primark Haul: Disney/Film ♡

Hi blog friends!!

So instead of doing a long post on all the items I bought I thought I would do something new and exciting (not for others, but I found it exciting haha) and I filmed it for you guys! So here it is, hope you enjoy it!


Lots of love
Katy xxx
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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Brother's Summer Graduation: Get Ready With Me & Some Beautiful Family Photos


Hi blog friends!!

So before I begin, firstly I am sorry it's been a while since I posted I have been busy and all that jazz, the usual excuses haha!

Yesterday (July 14th) was my brother's university graduation so I thought I would show you what I wore and how I did my make up and hair and after show you a few picture of the day, which was such a lovely day!

Quick note the lighting in the hotel was very yellow!

After I hopped out the shower I put my Nip+Fab Dragons Blood Plumping Serum on then my La Roche-Posay Hydraphase moisturiser on as my cheeks are so super dry at the moment and that is sorting them right out! Then I started on my face I used my Rimmel BB cream which I put on with my Real Techniques stippling brush, then my Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation used with my Real Techniques expert face brush and on top of that my Healthy Mix concealer using my Daniel Sandler concealer brush and buffing it in with my Zoeva concealer buffing brush and to set everything my Rimmel stay matte powder in translucent using my Real Techniques duo fiber face brush.

I then moved onto my cheeks where I used Benefit Rockateur with my Real Techniques blush brush and blended in with my Real Techniques powder brush. I then put my Sleek precious metals palette on my cheek bones and down the bridge of my nose using my finger. I then filled in my eyebrows using the Benefit Browzings with my MAC 208. On my eyes I used my Urban Decay Naked 3, I used the colours were Limit and Buzz with my Real Techniques base shadow brush, deluxe crease brush and accent brush all from the eye starter kit. I then coated my eyelashes in Roller Lash, slathered my lips with the Lime Crime faded velvetine and Rimmel Kate Moss nude collection 48 (sorry I didn't get a picture of my lip products), and that is the finished look! I then parted my hair in the middle and used the hotel hair dryer to dry my hair and put on my dress which was from Pretty Little Thing and DONE! I also wore these New Look shoes but put them on at the cathedral as walking there was all up hill!


Now to share a few beautiful piccys from the day!

I had the best day and as you can tell from all the silly pics my family are mad but they're the best! I am also so proud of my brother he over came a lot of hurdles to graduate with an absolutely amazing grade and I couldn't be prouder of him! He is the most talented, creative and inspiring person I know and I hope I can follow in his footsteps! Congratulations Chris and good luck for the future I know you'll be incredible!

Lots of love
Katy xxx
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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Bondi Sands



Hi blog friends!!

As it gets closer and closer to summer (with rarely any sun) and my natural tan from my holiday is sadly fading, this time of year is prime time for fake tanning! It's not quite sunny enough to get a natural tan but you can't go into summer paler than a ghost, so the logical answer...fake tan away!

I have tried and tested a few fake tans from expensive lotions to gradual tanners to wash off's for a night out and I thought I'd found my holy grail which was the Lauren's Way mousse in medium, that was until I was browsing the Superdrug website and stumbled upon Bondi Sands! It comes in 2 colours light/medium and dark and so many different types of tan. I have always been a mousse gal so that's what I picked in light/medium and can I just say how absolutely amazing this stuff is, I love Lauren's Way and I will still use it but this will be my go to from now on!

The best thing about this fake is the smell, and for all the girls and boys out there who fake tan you know how bad some of them smell and how you smell like a biscuit for 6 hours, well Bondi Sands smells like COCONUT! Honestly I cannot stop smelling my arms, I smell like a coconut macaroon! The application of the product is flawless as well, so smooth and easy to rub in with no streaks or dripping, I used the St. Tropez applicator mitt (£3.99) as the Bondi Sands one was not on the superdrug webiste but I have literally just seen it on FeelUnique (£3.99) haha!! Before you tan you MUST exfoliate, it gives the tan a much better finish, for exfoliating I tend to use exfoliating gloves but I recently discovered the TanOrganic TanErase Ultimate Exfoliator (£14.99) which not only preps the skin ready for a good ol' tanning sesh but removes old tan as well, it is not abrasive or harsh on the skin and can be used wet or dry which is fantastic! If you want to go for something a little cheaper with just as good exfoliation I recommend either Zoella's new Scrubbing Me Softly body scrub (£7) or Palmers Cocoa body scrub (£3.29) (which smells like a tub of chocolate), they are both fantastic! 

WARNING YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE ME IN MY PANTS I'M SO SORRY INTERNET!



So far I have only seen Bondi Sands for sale in Superdrug and online and also on FeelUnique.com, it is a pretty reasonable price ranging from around £9 - £15 which I would definitely be willing to pay as this fake tan is amazing!

Have you tried Bondi Sands before?! Let me know your thoughts!!

Lots of love 
Katy xxx
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Saturday, 4 July 2015

Druzy Dreams

Hi blog friends!!

I was browsing the internet for some boho/90's jewellery when I stumbled upon a gem of a website called Druzy Dreams which specialises in 'magical boho jewellery' which was exactly what I was looking for! It has such a wide range of jewellery and even does homeware! I decided to get myself a small hamsa choker, a yin yang choker, a crescent moon choker and a 90's tattoo choker. The prices were all extremely reasonable ranging from £4 - £8. It came within a few days and the packaging was really cute!






All the pieces are super cute and I adore the hamsa choker, it is so understated and beautiful! I have been wanting this kind of jewellery for a really long time now and I was surprised at how affordable these pieces were, I know they do similar things in Urban Outfitters and Topshop but I didn't want to pay their prices for what is essentially a piece of rope and a charm, so I was so pleased to find such an affordable and really good quality alternative! I would definitely recommend Druzy Dreams to anyone who is looking for this type of jewellery, I could have spent an absolute fortune as their ring selection is to die for *heart eyes emoji*! Here is a link to the website and a link to all the pieces I got!

http://www.druzydreams.com/

Small Hamsa Charm Choker

Yin Yang Charm Choker

90's Tattoo Choker 

Midnight Crescent Moon Choker

Hope you enjoyed this little post, I just wanted to let you guys know about the website as I think it is so fab! There is free UK delivery on all orders gals so if you're in the UK GO ORDER NOW!!!

Lots of love
Katy xxx
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Friday, 3 July 2015

Lime Crime Velvetine Review


Hi blog friends!!

Before I start i'm so sorry about the quality of the pictures my camera just would not focus or do anything I wanted it too so i'm so sorry about that! ANYWAY I got a very exciting package today in the post! I finally got my hands on a Lime Crime Velvetine in the shade Faded! 

The shade is a muted purple, which as soon as I saw it I loved, I had my reservations though as I have tried purple shaded lipsticks before and they have really not suited me as I have very pale skin but surprisingly this shade was perfect for my skin tone!








on my face:
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation & Concealer
Rockateur Blush
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Translucent 
Sleek Precious Metals Highlighting Palette
Browzings Brow Powder in Medium
Roller Lash Mascara
Lime Crime Velvetine in Faded

The formulation is a liquid lipstick that drys matte, and boy howdy does this little gem have staying power!! I put this on at 11am and still at 7pm it has not budged, quite frankly that is amazing! One of the most amazing things about this product is the smell, it smells like cake or vanilla ice cream which I personally really liked as I know some people don't like it when make up has a scent!


Lime Crime pride themselves on being completely cruelty free and vegan which I think is so interesting as I didn't realise that make up could be vegan so I think that's a really unique selling point!

This is definitely going to be one of my new favourites and will definitely feature in a favourites post very soon! I will probably be investing in a few more Velvetines as I think they are absolutely amazing with incredible staying power!

Do you guys have any Lime Crime products?! Would you like to try any?! I'd love to know!

Lots of love
Katy xxx
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Thursday, 2 July 2015

Brand Review: Benefit


Hi blog friends!!

I cannot believe it is JULY already, where is this year going?! Anyway today I would like to share my thoughts on Benefit not only as a brand but talk about some of my favourite products and some not so good products!


Benefit started in 1976 as a boutique called The Face Place and ever since then it has grown and grown to become the make up brand we know and (I) love! Benefit has won many beauty awards over the years and personally I can understand why! All their products are beautiful, and I don't just mean the packaging! A lot of their products smell amazing and, I mean I haven't tried everything but from what I have tried it is all so professional!

As a brand, Benefit really goes above and beyond with their theming! Each product is designed to complement the make up item, some of it sleek and some of it fun and colourful, it's a really lovely mix! The amount of products they have is also really great and they have something for everyone from perfumes to make up to skin care, they really cover every essential part of a beauty regime. Whenever I have gone to a benefit counter I am always greeted with a smile and excellent knowledge of products and what is best for my skin and the best make up looks to suit me, I also love the make overs they do, my skin always looks fantastic after! They are also always launching new products which is great if you get bored easily, their latest launch was the new Porefessional License to Blot Oil Blotting Stick and re-releasing the They're Real mascara in 3 new colours which is exciting!

Moving onto my favourite Benefit products, I have quite a few so bear with me! My favourite perfume is Laugh With Me LeeLee and also Something About Sofia they both smell absolutely amazing, I wish they came in bigger bottles! My favourite make up items are: Roller Lash mascara, Browzings in medium, Rockateur, Girl Meets Pearl, They're Real mascara, High Brow Glow pencil, High Beam, Dandelion blusher and Posiebalm! Phew that was a lot! My favourite skin care items are: It's Potent eye cream, Triple Performing Facial Emulsion and the Refined Finish Facial Polish! I love all these products so much and if I had the money I would buy them over and over and over again!

Now my not so favourite products! Firstly I am really not a fan of the Benefit concealers, all of them are so thick and gloopy and just sit on the skin these include Boi-ing and Erase Paste (that stuff is yucky sorry if you like it!) another product I am not so keen on from Benefit is the They're Real Push Up Eye Liner, I was so disappointed because I am a religious user of the mascara so was expecting the eye liner to be just as good quality but sadly in my opinion it just couldn't match the mascara, I find the applicator to be too squishy and couldn't get a good line so for me it was a no! The last product that I am not so in love with is the Porefessional Face Primer. Personally I just found it didn't really do much in ways of keeping my make up on my face, I would rather reach for That Gal the face brightening primer which smells like heaven! Although I love how this feels it is so silky and smooth personally it just didn't work for me!

Overall Benefit is one of my all time favourite big beauty brands! It has so many gems and real staples I think every girl needs in their make up bags for example Roller Lash, if you don't have it yet I urge you to try it, it is the best mascara I have ever used someone even asked me if I was wearing false lashes when I was in Boots and I told them it was just Roller Lash and they headed straight to the Benefit counter!!

Do you guys have any faves from Benefit or even some dislikes?! I'd love to know!

Lots of love
Katy xxx
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