Saturday, 27 August 2016

Life | Am I Being Selfish?

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Hi blog friends!!

So my schedule kind of went out the window haha! This post is probably gonna be pretty short (and possibly quite vague haha) but I feel like I have to address it haha! I have had a rollercoaster of an August, a lot has happened and I'm not really sure how to feel about it all...

So first off I went through my first ever break up. I ended it with my boyfriend because I wasn't happy, I honestly don't have any bad feelings towards him (although I'm not sure how he feels about me) the relationship for me just wasn't right anymore and being 21 about to turn 22 I'm way too young to be my question is at this age am I allowed to be selfish? 
Well in short yes. One of my best friends told me that 'this is the time in your life where you've got to put yourself first' (love you Pol) and she is ultimately very right. Being so young means I should have the balls to say no to the things that are making me unhappy, and although I will never forget the time we spent together I can honestly say being selfish has made me happier.

But it's not just that being selfish and putting myself first has made me happier, it has given me a fresh start. I said in another blog post that I have moved away from Devon to work for Kingspan up in Hereford, and in order to succeed here I felt like I needed to close one whole chapter of my life to start a new one. Which is exactly what I've done, and I don't feel guilty about it! 
Every decision I've made in the past month has been for me and my happiness (something I haven't done in a really long time) and I won't be made to feel bad about that. People grow and change, it's a natural part of life and if being selfish is my way of growing then so be it.

So right now I'm just focusing on making myself happier and doing the things I want to do and no one is going to make me feel bad for living the life I want.

Lots of love

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Disney | Beauty & the Beast Tsum Tsum Release

Hi blog friends!!

First off disclaimer Tsum Tsum's are possibly the most difficult thing to photograph so I am sorry for the v poor pictures haha!

I was reading my Timehop the other day and a year to the day I Tweeted asking when the BatB Tsums would be released, well Katy all you had to do was wait a whole year and THEY'RE HERE!
I have been wishing the would be the release every single time they announce them, and finally my prayers were answered. 
I get that some people don't get the hype and think they're a waste of money but like shut the hell up that's what I say sassy girl emoji!

I had the awful dilemma that they were being released when I was on my way to work, and there was NO way I could stay at home and get them without being late, and obviously I can't buy them at work and there is no signal (first world problems I know). So I risked it (unfortunately not for a biscuit) and tried to get them whilst I was in the car (I wasn't driving just so you know haha). Luckily I was able to get the whole set and my confirmation came through seconds before I ran out of signal at work. It was one of those moments where you just know the rest of the day is going to be great.

They came on Sunday which was fairly slow for the Disney Store but as soon as I saw them I knew I needed to blog them! I am SO happy with them, because obviously if you buy them online you can't choose them yourself so you run the risk of them being too firm or have loose stitching etc, but they are all perfect! Obviously my favourites are Belle and Beast but they are all so detailed and look exactly like the characters, Cogsworth even has his pendulum printed on his tummy which is such a nice touch.

Which tsums do you have?!

Lots of love
Katy xxx
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Monday, 8 August 2016

Beauty | Pink Lip Edit

Hi blog friends!!

Since summer (term used loosely) began I have been a big fan of wearing a pink lip. I am definitely a nude/brown/red kinda gal but I feel really girly and cute whenever I have pink lips (although with my blonde hair I run the risk of looking Barbie-esk), but who cares!

I picked my top 4 lipsticks that I have been reaching for over the past month when I'm feeling that pink lip!

MAC Amplified Crème Finish - Chatterbox £15.50

MAC lipsticks are just little bullet shaped holy grails! Chatterbox was one of the first pink MAC lipsticks I got (my first was Girl About Town which is a firm fave). This lipstick is a red toned pink and is SO bright, you literally can't miss it! This is the shade that makes me feel like barbie because it is so bold and very girlie, a true Barbie pink and I love it!

Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick - Ballet Slipper £9.50

I actually only got this because I needed a certain amount to get free delivery on Beauty Bay haha! I just picked it without really giving it any thought, it just looked like a pretty pink and I love liquid lipsticks so I didn't really know what to expect. 
I was so surprised at the quality of this product, especially for the price. The application is a little patchy but has a beautiful finish and dries fairly quick (maybe even quicker than Kylie's).

YSL Rouge Volute Shine - #8 £26

I have mentioned this lipstick before in my Spring Lipstick post. So I won't go too much into detail but this lipstick is...heavenly! Not only does it smell incredible (like watermelon) but the quality and colour pay off is the best of any lipstick I own. I know the price is tres ridiculous but damn it these are worth every penny!!

LOC Millie Mackintosh Ultra Gloss Lip Pencil - Bohemian Rose £9

I got this lip pencil in one of my Birchboxes (it is exclusive to their site so if you want to check it out go to like the Gerard Cosmetics one I didn't really think that much of it. 
It wasn't until I was getting ready to go out for one of my best friends birthday meals that I decided to give it a go. I knew I wanted a pink lip and saw this just lying at the side of my make up bag and thought that will look super cute if I use Koko K with it and damn I was right. 
It also quite Barbie-ish but it makes a really nice base for any other lipstick. The formula isn't as buttery as I thought it would be, it is quite dry so your lips need to be prepped and moisturised for this to look nice on its own, but in saying that it is very pigmented and is long wearing.

What is your favourite pink lipstick?

Lots of love
Katy xxx
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Saturday, 6 August 2016

Disney | Disney Wish List #7 Princess Edition

Hi blog friends!!

Since the BatB Tsum's came out (yes I got the whole collection grin emoji), I have been obsessed with looking at all things Disney Princess related, and I knew I had to put a Princess themed wish list together. This is literally about 1/20th of the items I would love, but these are some items that I have wanted for ages so are top of my list!
When I was browsing the website I came across a section for the Animator Collection and it is literally SO cute! There is a Tink milk bottle shaped water bottle and it is seriously giving me the wants (okay I know Tink isn't exactly a DP BUT she's cute so)!

1. Animators iPhone Case £9.99
How adorable is this phone case!!!! It has Punzie, Pocahontas, Snow and Tink on it all drawn in the animator form and I lits can't get enough haha! I've been looking for a new Disney phone case for ages and and as soon as I get paid, I imagine this will be mine!!

2. Rapunzel Traditions Figure £35
I would love all of the Disney Traditions, I think they are so beautiful and I love these Princess ones with their castles (or towers) on! Punz looks super cute so I feel like I need this haha!

3. Tink Shoe £16
I already have 3 of these beaut shoes (Cinderella, Punzie & Aurora), so I am basically just trying to collect my fave princesses. This Tink one is just adorable, I think the wings and the pom pom make it look so recognisable and it will look perf in my collection.

4. Belle Plush £17.99
Do I even need to explain why I want this plush...BELLE. IN HER CHRISTMAS OUTFIT. CHRISTMAS BELLE. That is all the explanation you need!!

5. Pocahontas Plush £16.95
First off, why is Pocahontas 5p less than the other princess plushies???? Anyway personally I think this Pocahontas plush is the prettiest of all the plushies, she's so damn cute! Again why wouldn't I want a super cute Pocahontas plush!

6. Snow White Shoe £16
Again, Snow is one of my fave princesses so I defs want her in my collection. I think this shoe is literally so beautiful and probably my favourite of all the shoes.

7. Belle Shoe £16
Okay so by now you get that I like these damn shoes haha! Belle being my fave princess has been on my list for SO long now, I tried to find her at DLP when I went last November but sadly I only found her once and they were ALL BROKEN, ALL OF THEM cry emoji! I was so excited to see this back in stock on the website because it ALWAYS sells out, so to avoid disappointment I might have to purchase this pretty quick!

So that's my current Disney wish list, hope you enjoyed seeing what items I'm loving right now!
What is on your wish list Disney or not?!

Lots of love
Katy xxx
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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Blogging | 5 Blogs I'll Always Read

Hi blog friends!!

Since you've chosen to come and read my blog, I thought I would write a quick post to share with you 5 of my favourite blogs (I'm definitely going to have to do another of these as there's way more than 5 that I always read). These five however, are the blogs that I go to every week!

Accio Victoria -

I love Victoria's blog because the content is always so great, and I LOVE all the Disney posts! There's a mix of lots of things to read from Disney to beauty and baking to travel, there is always something great to read!
100% one of my top Disney blogs for sure! I have also spoken to Victoria on Twitter a few times and she is SUPER lovely (acciovictoria). So if you love Disney and beauty totally check out Victoria's blog, you won't be disappointed!!

Darling Jordan -

Darling Jordan is definitely one of the most aesthetically pleasing blogs I have ever seen! It literally looks like a princess owns this blog haha! I love Jordan's blog simply for the great posts and AMAZING photography (oh and her incredibly gorgeous pets). The content on Darling Jordan is exactly what I love to read, all about Disney, beauty, her pets and everything in between! Head on over to see Jordan's beautiful blog and seriously get reading, oh and did I mention that she posts about her adorable pets? haha!!

Dorkface -

Right lets not beat around the bush, Jemma's blog is all types of goals! Not only is Jem one of the loveliest people in the world, her blog reflects everything I love about blogging! There is so much thought and creativity that goes into her posts, that I just haven't seen anyone replicate. What I love most about Jemma's blog is the varied content, theres funny posts, serious posts, helpful posts, creative/DIY posts, this makes reading it so enjoyable because you always get something different.
If you're looking for a great blog that posts everyday, dorkface is the one!!!

Jasmine Talks Beauty -

Jasmine Talks Beauty is literally my number 1 beauty blog. If I don't know what skin care to buy or want to read about new make up, I will always head here first! I love the content and photographs on Jasmine's blog, it also has such a sleek and professional look which makes me want to come back and keep reading! If you're looking for great in depth beauty posts, Jasmine's is the perfect blog!!

Rent or Chanel -

Okay, I'm just gonna say it, I think Rent or Chanel is my favourite blog EVER! I read Georgina's blog religiously haha it is even on my frequently visited homepage! It is no surprise as she mostly posts about Disney and beauty, but I love the way Georgina writes, it makes me want to never click off her blog! Not only is her content amazing but her photography is also incredible! Georgina if you read this, I think you're doing an awesome job and please don't stop blogging!!

So there you have it five of my long list of fave blogs!
Who are your favourite bloggers?!

Lots of love
Katy xxx
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Monday, 1 August 2016

Life | Why I Took A Blogging Break & New Blogging Schedule

Hi blog friends!!

It has been a seriously long time since I've sat in front of my laptop and written a post, but here I am! I thought I would explain where I've been and what I've been doing, as SO much has gone on!

So, I did put up a few posts here and there from the start of this year, but not as much as I was hoping and the only thing I can blame this on was my dissertation and uni work. Third year was mental, I've never worked that hard in my life haha. Once my dissertation was handed in and I had finished my other uni work, then it was time to wait for results. During this time (June) I moved back home to Devon and whilst I was there, I decided to take a step back from blogging, as I wasn't in the right frame of mind, what with waiting for results and finally having time to sleep and chill out after the craziness of uni, I just lost all excitement for writing posts and the thought of having to take pictures and edit them, I just couldn't bring myself to do it! 

At this time as well, due to being so stressed and anxious about waiting for my results my Trichotillomania became worse, and I ended up pulling out most of my fringe (so now I have a tiny baby fringe which looks ridiculous). I tried really hard not to let it get as bad as it did, but unfortunately I simply couldn't help it, I was so worried and stressed, and I had convinced myself that I had failed my dissertation and hadn't got a 2:1 (which was what I was aiming for overall), so that was another reason that made me not want to do anything, because my confidence and self esteem was so low.
However come the middle of June and I received the best news, that I'd got a 2:1 for my dissertation and I was literally over the moon, I couldn't believe I'd done it, but that didn't take away the anxiety I felt about my overall grade and I continued to pull my hair out.
At the end of June, my Grandparents came down from Scotland and stayed with us for 2 weeks, which was amazing. My brother and sister also made it down for the first weekend of July, and my sister bought her puppy Lenny (OH MY GOD THE CUTENESS). Over this period I didn't even want to blog, just spend time with my family as I don't see them a lot, so this was such a special time.

In the second week of July I found out my overall uni grade, and I can't even tell you how happy I was to find out I was graduating with a 2:1 in Screen Media (I had a little happy cry in my bedroom)! I was so convinced that I hadn't done enough, I would say to my dad pretty much that I had let the family down because I hadn't done as well as Charlie and Chris (who both got 2:1's). So to find out I had was just such a shock and a relief!

Soon after results it was graduation time. I can't even express how amazing graduation was, I had the best time! I laughed so much and got to spend time with so many of my friends. It was the perfect way to say goodbye to St. Mary's.

After graduation I stayed in London for a week, packing up my bedroom (also took a cheeky trip to the ZSL as well haha), and I was intending to blog whilst I was up there that week, but what did I go and do you ask?! LEFT MY LAPTOP IN MY DADS CAR AND HE WAS DRIVING BACK DOWN TO DEVON. So that foiled my plans haha!

Now my life has turned upside again, my mum has offered me a job at the company she works for, and I start this Monday, yes THIS MONDAY AS IN TODAY! So I have just moved up to Shropshire/Hereford for 3 months. 
However I am adamant to stick to my new blogging schedule, which is...

3 times a week, and I am sticking to the three topics that I love and interest me: Beauty, Disney and Life. The days will be...


Every post will be up at 4pm English time! Hopefully I can stick to this new schedule!

So that has been my life over the past few months, but now I'm back and I'm ready to get back into blogging and love it again!

Lots of love
Katy xxx
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