Sunday, 5 October 2014

Just to let you know....|katesbeautyblog

Hello dolls,
As you have probably guessed I have been super busy these last couple of months and completely forgot about blogging. I have wanted to do it but at the time it was far too time consuming. 
I have now made the decision to restart regular blog posts because its what makes me happy. I also would love it for anyone who is wanting a review done or a post written on anything from beauty/fashion, lifestyle, relationships or anything..then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
I am looking forward to restarting up my blog and doing something I love.
I hope you all are happy and healthy.
Kates xo

Monday, 7 April 2014


As a Student Nurse I find it either extremely hard to find time to eat lunch when I am in the wards or even harder to not eat a lot of junk as it seems to make myself feel better and draw the attention away from my 12 and a half hour shift I have ahead of me. I decided to do a different post today, something that interests me and thats food and diet. I wanted to take something for my lunch that was healthy and nutritious but was extremely easy and fast to make and kept me full. I have put some pictures below and I will explain how to make it...TRUST ME, ITS SIMPLE!

All the ingredients I used.

I used some shredded lettuce, Red onions, Tuna, Sweetcorn and some Salad dressing. If you don't like something in the ingredients totally take something you love and add it in. 
  1. I just took a small bowl and placed, lettuce, red onion and three quarters of the tin of sweetcorn and placed it into the bowl.
  2. I then drained the brine out of the tuna and added it to the pot.
  3. After mixing all the salad together, I added three teaspoons of Salad dressing to the pot to give my salad that wee bit of extra flavour. (feel free to add BBQ sauce, Mayo, or any other sauce that makes your tastebuds tingle!!!)
  4. I added pepper and put it in the fridge overnight so that it was ready for the morning.
The finished result.

It was fabulous when I had it for lunch today. I am going to add pasta next time and maybe try some different sauces in it. It is such a versatile dish and literally can be tweaked to your taste requirements. I had this with a shape yoghurt and an apple..(because I like to think I am healthy, aha- maybe I shouldn't say about the kit kat).
If you try this at all, please send me a picture and tell me what your version of this included. 
What is your favourite healthy snack? 

Have a fab day.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Brow Fibre Gel that is simply fabulous.

When I was younger I had never really been a huge fan of filling in my eyebrows. I think the main issue was that I never was able to do them...they were always misshaped and just did not look nice at all. Only recently have I started filling in my brows and due to watching many upon many of YouTube videos have I only cracked how to do the perfect brow for my face shape. I love using different products in my eyebrows and I am always looking for new things to try.

If you read my post on Brow Arch March, you would have seen that I went and had my eyebrows done at Benefits Brow Counter. My experience was absolutely fabulous and I shall definitely be back. If you would like a separate blogpost on that, be sure to let me know! After I had my brows waxed and tinted the lady put some product through my brows and it has genuinely changed my life...
Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow "brow volumising" fibre gel*, £17.50
(available in two shades). Available online and on counters now

This product is the god of all eyebrow products in my opinion. This is a tinted Brow gel which makes your eyebrows appear looking fuller and it also adheres to the skin making your eyebrows look simply fabulous. It is Water resistant, long wearing, natural looking and 
build able. 

I absolutely love this product and find that I can use either shade (light/medium or medium/deep) to brush my brows into shape. I fill in the gaps and it just adds a very natural colour to my brows without making them look too overdone. It doesn't budge at all, even after a 12 and a half hour shift my brows are still on top form. The small brush gives you the freedom to get all those wee tiny hairs that no wax will ever be able to make look good. 

Overall, I seriously will never be using another eyebrow product again, this is the definition of fabulous. I advise you all to go out and get your hands on this.

What products do you use in your brows?

Hope you have a fabulous day,
Kates xo

Sunday, 23 March 2014


Okay..I am not proud of myself but I done it again...I bought another lipstick. But this time I genuinely do blame Rachel (here) as her blogpost (here) was far too persuasive. 
The Lancome Rouge in Love  range always gets fabulous reviews and I wanted to see what all the hype was about! I love my dark colours, purples, deep reds and anything that isn't pink and girly, basically! This colour popped out straight away, outdoing all the other colours in the 24 piece collection. 
Rouge in Love - Violette Coquette - 381B
The packaging itself was what drew me in first of all. It feels like a high end product if that makes sense. The base of the lipstick is supposed to represent a wedding band which is so cute considering the love theme and all. The only downside to the packaging I have is that I feel it could hold more lipstick in the tube than it actually does. Also, the colour isn't at the bottom of the packaging only a number is shown and I feel like if there was this would allow people to distinguish colours easier if you had more than one of these in your collection.

Lets talk about the product itself...It is fabulous. The colour is so so so gorgeous, a vibrant purple which wold suit any skin tone in my opinion. It does contain some shimmer but not enough that it looks like you have just applied a lipgloss. The formula is very moisturising, I feel, and it literally lasts ALL day, even when I had been eating and drinking. It can be worn so many different ways and if you don't want to have such an intense colour it would look just as good as a stain with some lipgloss over it!
I have put a picture below of me wearing this for a night out!

I wonder if I could pout anymore than what I am already?

As for the price, this lipstick comes in at £21.50, which for the colour, versatility, pigmentation and packaging is completely justifiable in my opinion. I can't get enough of it and will most definitely be repurchasing this in the near future. I highly recommend you get down to your local counter and purchase one of these! AMAZING!!

Have you tried any of the Lancome Rouge in Love lipsticks? What is your favourite lipstick of all time?

I hope you all have a wonderful day.
Kates xox

Sunday, 16 March 2014


Okay so it is coming up to Summer, everyone has booked holidays and now all that is on your mind is I want to look good in my bikini!!! I right? Well, that is most definitely on my mind.
I decided that I wanted a safe way to loose weight on top of my exercise and healthy eating that I have been trying to do. I have looked at so many different diet plans from the famous 'Juice Plus' to just drinking fluids. Realistically, none of these would work for me as I just love my food to much!

After months of searching, I found something that really did interest me. I discovered BOOTEA.
This claims to be the ultimate teatox for weightless. All you do is have a drink in the morning and at night whilst having healthy food throughout the day and exercising. What more could you want really???
I decided to purchase my tea at Holland and Barretts however they sell it on their website for the same price- £19.99.
I have started my detox. I will be sure to post some reviews on here when I have completed it.

Have you ever tried this BOOTEA?


Tuesday, 4 March 2014


Hey everyone, I feel as if I have been slacking lately but today I am going to take it upon myself to get back into the swing of things and post about something that I am sure you all will be interested in.I received my weekly issue of LOOK today..(which can I  just say is fabulous) and when I was reading through it during my lecture...(not recommended, guys!!) something caught my attention.

Benefit Makeup counters at Debenhams have teamed up together to raise money for the cancer charity 'Look Good Feel Better'.
Benefit have launched a campaign named 'Brow Arch March'... (basically the woman answer to 'Movember'), which is to raise funds for people who are possibly challenged by the visible side effects of cancer! What a great cause, right?

Want to get involved in this great event and get your eyebrows shaped and waxed for FREE (usually £11.50),while helping to raise money for charity? Well, the good news is over 50 Benefit stores across the UK are holding this event. You can't really turn this down. To find your local store just visit HERE and book your appointment!

I hope you all take up this great cause and I would love to hear if you do! Use the hashtag #Browarchmarch.

Kates xo

*pictures are not my own. Terms and Conditions apply.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014


As you all know from one of my previous posts, I ordered stuff from ELF cosmetics. I thought I would share with you my thoughts on there 'Glitter Eyeshadows', found (here). I bought three which now I regret and think I may have to go and purchase the rest of the collection. These are the definition of fabulous.

The three Shadows.
(see below for swatches)

As you can see these are super pigmented and they honestly last all day! They were only £1.25 which is an absolute BARGAIN! For this price I cannot believe the pigmentation of them as well as the shimmer. They would be perfect for an evening look and I also love to wear the brown colour during the day in my outer crease..(it adds a bit of shimmer to an everyday smokey eye!) I could go on all day talking about how much I love these but I think you all get the idea.

I highly recommend these products and while they are on sale I would go and grab them just now! If you have nay questions feel free to post a comment and I will get straight back to you.
Have you got any ELF products? What is your favourite? 

Hope you all have a FAB day.
Kates xo

*all opinions are my own