Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Get Ready With Me | Night Out Makeup

It was my best friend Alice's birthday the other night, so I thought I'd do a video on how I went from spotty-chin-skin to night out face. Hope you guys enjoy it! As per usual, I'd love to know what you think. I'm always looking for tips on how to make my videos better.

Thursday, 22 August 2013


It's no secret that the majority of my wardrobe is black, or varying shades of grey. My work uniform is also completely black, so in order to bring a little bit of colour into my life I can't help but have bright colours on my nails. This week I couldn't decide which shade to go for, so just used a few :) I love the way they all compliment each other as well as my tan, and the essie matt top coat is AMAZING. I also highly recommend the primark blue. It's a gorgeous pastel bluey/greeny shade, and it came in a pack of 4 other muted shades for only £2! The formula is great, you only need one coat and they last so long on the nails.

L-R in top and bottom photos -  No7 Stay Perfect 33 so neat  | Rimmel Lasting Finish 045 misty jade | Primark | Barry M Nail Paint blueberry | Essie matte about you

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Liebster Award

Thank you to the gorgeous ladies Mia and Linda , who nominated me for Liebster awards. I'm so grateful to be nominated, as I think it's a great way to find out more about new and exciting bloggers - not that I consider myself to be particularly exciting... Anyway I hope you find this interesting to read, I know I love reading other bloggers' answers.

Here are the rules :

  1. Link back and recognize the blogger who nominated me.
  2. Answer the 11 questions that have been given to me by the nominator.
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers for this award – they must have less than 200 followers!
  4. Create 11 questions for my nominees to answer
  5. Let my nominees know they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them. 

Mia's questions: 
If you could know any language, what would it be?
It's be so cool to know japanese or chinese, especially if I knew their alphabet too.
What is your must have beauty product?
Liz Earle cleanse and polish. Hands down. 
What is your favourite dessert?
Anything chocolatey, or in complete contrast a really good fruit salad
Do you prefer liquid, pencil or no eyeliner?
uhm, gel?... Out of those though it'd have to be pencil, so much more versatile.
What is your last memorable vacation?
I went to Egypt the other month so that memory is very fresh in my mind!
What made you decide to start a blog?
This is the 3rd time I have started a blog now, each time it has been because I have an interest in fashion and beauty and have been following bloggers and youtubers for years! The most recent push I had though was my university course and boredom over the summer.
What do you wish you could do better in terms of make-up?
My eyebrows! I can never get them perfect.
What do you want to end up doing in life?
I want Mary Portas' job, re-designing shops, re-branding companies, possibly my own clothing line.. all that jazz.
Do you prefer lipstick, balm or gloss?
Balm, I cannot be faffed with re-applying lipstick throughout the day.
Do you prefer soft waves or straightened hair?
Oooh, that's hard. I think soft waves are more flattering on me, but I prefer straightened hair because it's quicker for me to do.
Which beauty blog do you frequent most?
Lily Melrose's, purely because it was the first blog I followed so has probably had more views than the others.

Linda's questions:
What's you favourite jewellery brand?
Eclectic Eccentricity, I wore their pieces to my prom and everything is so gorgeous
What's your favourite song?
You by the 1975. I could listen to it forever.
What's your favourite UK city?
Has to be London, there's so much to discover.
Are you currently studying or working?
Currently I am working but in a month I will be back to studying
What made you start a blog?
Answered above ;)
How many pairs of shoes do you own?
Far to many, I can't even count as they are dotted around various places. But I can safely say that I only alternate between 6 pairs - I should really have a clear out.
What's the first thing you would do/buy if you won the lottery?
I'd take my mum out on a shopping spree, have a lush girls day out and spoil her. Even though she'd hate it! But she really deserves a treat.
Do you prefer books or films?
Sadly I don't read that much anymore, so it'd have to be films
Are you a morning person?
If 11am counts as being a morning person then yes :)
Do you have a role model in life?
I guess Mary Portas is, because she has inspired what I want to do with my life.
If you could have any job, what would it be?

Mary Portas'! I'll stop banging on about her now, or you guys will start to assume things...

My Questions:

  1. If you could swap wardrobes with any celebrity who would it be?
  2. What is your favourite time that you have seen a band live?
  3. If you had £1000 would you rather spend it on clothes or beauty?
  4. What's your ideal holiday?
  5. If you could have one handbag, what would it be?
  6. What are your 3 favourite shops?
  7. If you could live in any other time period what would you choose and why?
  8. What was the first record you bought?
  9. If you could only buy one makeup brand for the rest of your life what would it be?
  10. If you could change anything about yourself what would it be?
  11. What beauty product have you been most disappointed with?
And I nominate :
Bryany from Bryanyellen
Lucy from Lucymayxx
Shannon from Fromtopshoptotemperly
Paige from Echoesinyourheart
Rosie from Lifeandlouboutins
Jess from Beautifullylaced
Rebecca from Rebeccacoco
Jess from Madeyoulook
Eve from Brainybeauty
Gabrielle from Thelastbrokenroad
Lulu from Heyitslulu

I look forward to reading your answers lovelies :)

Sunday, 18 August 2013

why'd you only call me when you're high?

Jacket Zara | Tunic Topshop | Boots Ebay - similar  | Necklace Topshop | Ring Camden

I'm sure everyone is sick to death of us Brits talking about our weather, but it really has been so hit and miss recently - hence the legs out arms away look. I love this tunic because it's long enough on my stumpy torso to almost be a dress (shorts underneath of course!). I can't imagine how it'd look on people with a normally proportioned body. The dip-hem adds a little something, infact I might wear it with heels on a night out.

colourful as ever

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

it's heavy what's on my mind

I can't get enough of this outfit. It's so comfy, and perfect post summer/pre autumn attire. 
Jumper Mango | Skirt H&M | Boots Ebay

S'cuse the instagram selfie photo.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Having A Monki Moment

Even though I am skint, I constantly find myself online shopping - adding things to my cart and then having to tear myself away from the website because I can't afford anything. Monki is a brand that I have never really looked at before, but my gosh am I glad that I came across it. My bank balance on the other hand may not be so glad. Sadly they only have a store in Carnaby Street, so browsing online is my only option. There are so many comfy/casual pieces that I want: baggy vests, oversized shirts, tshirt dresses... my perfect wardrobe.

These are my current favourite items that I have been 'adding to my cart'. They are gorgeous pieces and so affordable; I will definitely be hitting their website before checking out stores such as H&M. As soon as my wages go in that kaleidoscope dress will be mine! It's also the only store I have found that sells affordable lace traingle bras - items I am keen to start a collection of, as they look so cute under racer back tops.

Have you guys bought anything from Monki? What's your favourite online store discovery?

Friday, 9 August 2013


Here's a video on how I made these beauties :)
Alongside university I make and sell customised denim shorts to earn a bitta' money, so hopefully I'll be doing an ongoing series of videos on how I create different styles of shorts. Let me know what you guys thought of this video - I'd love to see your attempts :)
KR x

Thursday, 8 August 2013

are you getting enough?

uniqlo shirt similar | river island aviators | h&m jeans | h&m boots similar

Tonight is date night with my boyfriend as we have been dating for a year :) We're only going for a few drinks so I didn't want to get all dressed up. My short-torso issue means that I find it hard to wear jeans, but I wanted an excuse to wear my boots so found myself reaching for these H&M skinnies - the only pair of jeans that I own. They say it takes a woman 20 attempts to find her perfect jeans, so I figure why buy any more pairs! I absolutely love these jeans from H&M, they are as comfy as leggings, and they do an all right job of hiding my torso as they are super low rise. Inspired by the Guess adverts I thought I'd go a bit western with this outfit - heeled boots and a soft denim shirt. Is double denim still a thing? If not then I am either jumping on the bandwaggon very late or re-starting the trend. 

KR x

Tuesday, 6 August 2013


Every christmas my nan buys me a subscription to Elle, which is adorable and great for my bank balance as I don't have the guts to spend £4 on a magazine full of gorgeous clothes that I can only dream of affording.  I'm hoping to make this a monthly feature on my blog, basically I'll pick out the key trends in fashion and beauty from my Elle magazine and condense them into a blog post. So alongside the designer trends I'm going to add similar pieces from the high street. Enough of the rambling, I'm pretty sure you understand where I am going with this feature. Let me know what you guys think as I'd love to hear your feedback.

The September issue of Elle is always one that gets me excited oo-er as it is full of the latest autumn/winter trends from the catwalk, and packed with shoots. This month it also featured Katy Perry on the cover, who I am not a huuuuge fan of, looking gorgeous with 60s style make up - definitely something I want to try and recreate. There was one main theme running throughout this issue...

Punk, rock, rebel.. however Elle chose to describe it there were pages filled with grunge fashion and accessories. I absolutely adore this style as my wardrobe mainly consists of black items, meaning that I don't have to rush to the high-street to keep up with this trend. Obviously Elle mainly features designer items, so here are my pick of the best high-end pieces. If I were to win the lottery tomorrow I would be heading straight for the entire Heidi Slimane for Saint Laurent collection.
Mc Q Jumper and Jeans | Heidi Slimane for Saint Laurent Boots | Lanvin Leather Trench | Burberry Prorsum Bag | Chloe Dress

In terms of the highstreet I want to buy everything. Allsaints has the best pieces if you have the money, however the new TRF collection at Zara is great and affordable too. I could have dedicated this whole section to it - definitely a collection for another blog post.
Allsaints Jumper | Topshop Skirt | H&M Boots | BooHoo Dress | Missguided Clutch | Zara Coat


Keep it simple for this trend - bold black eyes, whether it's lived in kohl or glossy black lids. Lisa Eldridge has created so many gorgeous grunge eyeliner tutorials. This is my personal favourite..

Sunday, 4 August 2013


The other week I posted a video on my youtube channel of my summer beauty favourites. Rather than making a July favourites video, that would essentially be the same products I thought I would just share this one with you guys.

All product links are in the video description - I'd love to hear feedback from you guys as I am still new to this youtube malarkey :)

Friday, 2 August 2013

REVIEW : Peugeot 208 XY Nail Wraps

The first thing I do before reading my monthly issues of Elle is flick through the glossy pages to see if there are any freebies. Usually it's just a perfume sample, or a foundation far too dark for my skin tone.. however I was surprised to see that alongside an advert for the new Peugeot 208 XY were some nail wraps. I have never used a nail wrap before so thought I would take this opportunity to review them for you :)

The first thing I noticed when opening these was the horrific smell. I don't even know how to describe it. They just smelt awful. I really loved the colour though, so decided to soldier on and follow the steps given. These involved pre-bufffing the nails and removing my cuticles. The nail wraps were really easy to apply, simply stick them on, cut them down and then file the ends smooth.

Although I love the colour of these I can safely say that I will not be rushing out to purchase them (or the car for that matter). Within 5 minutes the wraps were starting to peel off and go bumpy at the tips. I ended up peeling them all off within an hour. I'm really not sure if this is just something to expect with all nail wraps, or if it was just the quality of the freebie - especially as it was from a car company and not a nail specific one. 
Have you guys ever tried nail wraps? Did I just get a bad experience with a freebie?