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

Monday, 10 February 2014

How I Deep Clean My Makeup Brushes.

Hello my lovelies. 
Today I thought I would give you all a run through on how I clean my makeup brushes. Cleaning your brushes is one of those horrible tasks that nobody can be bothered to do but it is actually one of the best things you can do for your skin! You would be disgusted by the amount of bacteria and dirt that is left on your brushes after even just one use of the makeup brush. This is why its important to spot clean your brushes after you use them, I use No7 Brush Cleanser from Boots. It is equally important to deep clean them once a week, I suggest a Sunday so they are all fresh for the week ahead. If you have skin problems or acne I can guarantee that if you do a 'deep clean' once a week, your skin will reap the benefits..(you heard it here first!) Below is my step by step guide on how I clean my brushes, this is just how I do it and I do know lots of people who do it different however this is what works for me.

Horrible, dirty brushes that need cleaned. These are the Real Technique Brushes.

I use Fairy Liquid..(The green smells the best) and I also use No7 Foaming Cleanser.
I put both products on a plate and swirl my brush in the mixture, creating a foam. Then I run under lukewarm water.
After this is complete, I leave on a dry towel and let them air dry. WOOHOO..CLEAN BRUSHES.

*I would also like to add that you should try not to put water near the handle area as it can loosen the glue. Also make sure all the mixture is out so your bristles are not damaged!

I hope you found this Blogpost useful! How many of you are now going to run and wash your brushes? What is your favourite way to wash your brushes?
Kates xo

Thursday, 6 February 2014


This week I am doing a 'what is in my bag'!!
I love having a wee look into other peoples bags so I thought I would share what things I carry around in mine. 
For my 18th birthday I got the 'Zara City Office Bag with Zips'. As you can see from the picture below the bag is very spacious and in my case full of rubbish! I think this bag is fabulous and is perfect for anyone is looking for a durable black bag that looks amazing!

I thought I would give you a quick sneak peak to what is inside and I will have some links below to where I got some of my favourite stuff I carry abound with me everyday!
This is basically what is in my bag at the moment. I got my owl purse from Urban Outfitters. My Green makeup bag from Ted Baker. I also like to carry the Soap and Glory Hand Sanitiser and Hand Lotion in my bag because they are handy and smell amazing.
If you would like to know about anything that features in these pictures please comment and I will find out for you.

What is in your handbag? What is your favourite bag to carry?

I hope you all have a fabulous day!
Kates xo

Sunday, 2 February 2014

My Skincare Routine.

I've been thinking about what to write about for a wee while now but I finally decided to write a post about my skin care routine as it's been super requested. For anyone who doesn't know I have normal/dry skin and I rarely get breakouts. 
I thought I would share with you some of the products that I use to keep my face feeling fresh and clean after a long day of wearing makeup. 
The products in my routine are the  

  • No7 Beautiful Skin Foaming Cleanser - RRP- £9.50 (this can be found here). 
  • The Beautiful Skin Cleansing Water -RRP - £9.50 (this can be found here).
  • Soft & Soothed Gentle Cleanser - RRP- £8.00 (this can be found here). 

These three products help me create the perfect skin.

First of all lets talk about the Soft and Soothed Gentle Cleanser. It claims to Clean, Comfort and Hydrate the skin. It also says it helps to sweep away makeup and impurities. It does all this and more. In my opinion this is very similar to baby lotion. It has the same smell and viscosity. It is very gentle on the eyes and it take my eye makeup off without pulling and tugging. 

Moving swiftly on to the Foaming Cleanser. This claims to be the 1 simple step to perfectly clear skin and I completely agree with this. You need one pump in your hand and then you are good to go. Massage it into your face and watch all your makeup slide off leaving you with a fresh feeling face and tighter pores. This is just fabulous.


Lastly, the Beautiful Skin cleansing water is just another way of removing the more stubborn makeup items. Out of all three of these products this one leaves me feeling the cleanest. 


I love No7 products as they are all hypo-allergenic which means they will not irritate your skin. 
These are all the products I use to make my skin feel fresh. They are reasonably priced and last for a long time. In my opinion you can't really go wrong with these. 

What do you use for your skincare routine? Have you tried No7 skincare products before?

                     (Kates xox)