Thursday, 31 December 2015

2015 Favourites

Hey everyone, so I thought today I would share with you some of my favourites from this year, my favourites don't really change month to month so I thought I would just tell you my favourites of 2015. This is also probably going to be my last post for a week or two because I have my A level mocks coming up and I need to focus on them. Anyway onto the post.

Primer: Nivea Express Hydration Primer, it makes my makeup last all day and also hydrates my skin so it doesn't become dry.

Foundation: Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation, I've mentioned this a few times I just love the coverage it gives without it being too cakey. Unfortunately this shade is too dark for me now we're in the winter so I don't use it as much but I do still love this foundation.

Concealer: The Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, the amount of times I repurchased this concealer is incredible I love how creamy it is and the coverage that it gives.

Powder: Rimmel Lasting Finish Powder, I'm in love with the Rimmel Stay Matte powder, but this year I tried out a new powder and I really like it. I love the fact that it has a mirror and a little sponge thing so it's easy just to throw in my school bag.

Contour/Highlight: MUA Luxe Contour Kit, I bought this compact a while ago and I fell in love. I've hit pan on both the contour and highlight shade. The contour is great for adding depth to your face and the highlight is gold and is great to add that natural shimmer.

Blusher: Makeup Revolution Blush Paletter- Sugar and Spice, I did a review of this -here- and these are the only blushes I have been using this year. I especially love the top left shade for just a natural sort of flush.

Eyebrows: Avon Eyebrow Palette, I got this last christmas and have been constantly using it, the shade is perfect for my eyebrows and it creates such a natural brow.

Eyeshadow: MUA Heaven and Earth, I have kept turning back to this palette all year round, it is perfect to get a Neutral eye look.

Eye Liner: Avon Khol Eyeiliner, this has been a great eyeliner to line your tight line and water line with. A few days ago I bought the Supercat liner and I think that is fast becoming my favourite but I haven't used it enough for it to be in my yearly favourites.

Mascara: Maybelline Lash Sensational, this is such a great mascara, I have been specifically loving the waterproof, which I couldn't seem to find when taking this blog photo. But it adds great curl and length to your lashes.

Lip Product: Primark lip liner, this doesn't have a name but it is a such a perfect taupe-y ( thanks Dalal) nude, it is also a great dupe for my Burberry lipstick sample which I think I will do a post on soon.

Makeup Brush: Real Techniques Buffing Brush, after lots of the Real Techniques brushes for christmas last year this was such a hard decision, but I don't think I would be able to live without my buffing brush it bleds foundation in so flawlessly its just  amazing.

Fragrance: Mrs Wright by Mark Wright, I'm sure I got this for christmas a few years ago, but I started wearing it again this year, I love the scent as it isn't too sweet and girly.

TV Show: The Fosters, this is an American TV show but I'm in love, I love all of the characters and all of the storylines, It's a show which I can't wait for the next episode because I just want to see what's happening.

Film: This is a hard one.I really enjoyed Paper Towns, although it wasn't really an accurate representation of the book.

Band: The Script, my favourite band never really changes but I have been listening to a lot more artist this year.

I've realised how long this post is dragging out to be. But I wish you all the best for 2016. 

What has been your favourite thing this year?

Until Next Time, Katie x 

Sunday, 27 December 2015

A Year of Blogging

Hey, so a year ago today I watched a little film called We Bought A Zoo and wrote my first blog post on this blog. I can't believe I actually kept it up, well kind of, there was quite a few times where I hadn't posted in months. But shhh, all in all it has been a great year for me. I thought, since it is very close to the end of the year, I would just write this post about some great things that happened in 2015.

I joined the Secret Blogger project, this is such an amazing project where I have made some great friends who can just listen to me complain and get emotional about things, thanks girlies.

I did my GCSE exams, this was such a stressful time of the year, but when I opened up my results I was really proud of myself and the hard work that I did. 

I took part in NCS, I'm so glad I decided to do this, I made some friends for life who I talk to everyday and I became a lot more confident.

Prom, the one night of my life which I had been thinking about since I was tiny, it was so  special to dress up nicely and spend the evening with all of my friends.

Starting my A levels, it's been really exciting to start doing my A levels because I can finally spend my time learning about the things I love, and although it is really stressful its great to no longer have to do English.

So there are a few exciting things that have happened in 2015, I'm hoping that 2016 will be a great year and I can grow my blog even more. Thanks to all of you for all of your support. 

What was your favourite moment of 2015?

Until Next Time, Katie x 

Friday, 25 December 2015

Christmas GRWM

Hey, Merry Christmas Everyone, i hope you've had a great day  today and got everything that you wished for. I am extremely grateful for all of my presents and I will show you some of my favourites in a post later this week. But I thought today I would show you my make-up and outfit.  The photo credits go to my sister, and I know I look really awkward in these photos i'm really not a photogenic person but I thought I'd post them anyway. 

I forgot to take photos of my make-up products because I'm useless, but I'll just list and link whats on my face. 

Avon Eyebrow Powder
Naked 1 and Naked 2 - I was fortunate to recieve these for christmas and will be writing a post about them soon
Avon Eye Liner

And the clothes.

Black high Waisted Skinny jeans-primark
White top- Matalan
Checked Shirt- Select

 How was your christmas?

Until Next time, Katie x

Sunday, 13 December 2015

My Top 10 Christmas Films

Hey, we're nearly half way through December and it's definitely acceptable to start watching Christmas films, although to be honest I watch Christmas films all year round, there's really nothing better. So here are my top 10 Christmas films to watch this year.

 A Miracle on 34th Street

This is by far my all time favourite film, I watch it every single year and I could just watch it over and over again. I love the story and the message that it gives.

The Holiday

This is one of the films that I could just watch all year round, it has a great story and a great cast and I just love the whole feel of it.

Love Actually
A lot of peoples favourite Christmas film, so many different stories which all end up being related in the end. So many well known actors are in it, and it's just a perfect film to get you in the holiday spirit.

Fred Claus
This is a film I love to watch with my little brother around Christmas, we watch it every single year. I love the story and also the message that it gives.

Elf is such a great comedy film to watch at Christmas, it never fails to make me laugh and it's a film that you can just watch over and over again.

The Grinch

Such a classic Christmas film, which my dad actually showed me for the first time.

Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
I don't know whether this is a very well known film, but it used to be my absolute favourite thing to watch when I was younger.

Deck The Halls
This is such a funny film, which I like to watch with all of my family every year.

I had completely forgotten about this film until Amy in the secret blogger project chat reminded me, I really love the first and second films, I am yet to see the third one. But they have such great actors in it. 

Home Alone
I remember watching this in school around Christmas time, I used to love this film and I still do. 

What's your favourite Christmas Film?

Until next time, Katie x 

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

As Easy as Pi

Hey, so this post is a little different to usual, well a lot different because I'm bringing out my inner maths geek and talking about why I love maths so much.

Yep, who would have guessed that I'm the biggest Maths geek there is, and I'm proud to admit that. Maths has always been my favourite subject from as far as I can remember, and I love all aspects of it (Apart from Decision 1 in A level maths) there's something about maths that I find fascinating. I am hoping to go to University to study maths and become a maths teacher because as cheesey as it sounds I wan't to be a part of the reason someone has a passion for maths, just like my maths teachers have for me. 

Maths is the same in all languages (kind of a mean girls reference, but who cares) I love the fact that we can all communicate with this one language, it kind of unites us all together. 

You can see maths everywhere if you look close enough, even in nature. Did you know that the seeds in a flower show patterns of the Golden Ratio which comes from the fibbonacci sequence?

Maths has such an interesting history, I love reading about where all of the maths that we use today comes from. I love reading about the ancient Egyptians and the ancient Babylonians and where Pythagoras' Theorum originates from. 

There's a clear method, always a right or wrong answer and I like that perfectness, something that's Black or White and there is no in-between. 

The feeling you get when you have solved a really hard equation, or factorised an awful quadratic is just amazing. It might just be me, but you know. 

Anyway, back to the title of this post. When you ask me what my favourite number is, you might think 2, because that's the day I was born on. Or 7 because it might be my lucky number. But no, my favourite number is Pi, as weird as it sounds I am so fascinated by this number, it literally goes on forever and never stops, an irrational number which has such a big effect on maths today.

Now after reading this you may think that I'm a really weird person, but it's boring to be normal, and Maths is such a huge part of my life and I wanted to share it with you all. 

What do you have a passion for?

Until Next Time, Katie x