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OOTD

 

Here’s a quick outfit of the day ūüôā

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Dress from H&M

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Jumper from New Look

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If you haven’t noticed already i love layering my dresses up with jumpers but if you don’t you can always just put a cardigen over like this one from H&M

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The brown boots are from H&M & make any outfit look nice as brown boots go with just about anything.

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(Awkward self timer photo :’) )

I buy a lot of my clothes from H&M as they are affordable and they last for ages and never go out of style.

Thank you for reading,
Katie x

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Morning Routine

morning routine

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I don’t wear much makeup and i use different face washes/ moisturisers & toners so this is what I’m currently using at the moment as i tend to change my skin care routine as the weather changes.

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I use this face wash in the morning as my other scrub has ran out and i needed a new one, it also does the job and my my skin feel fresh and clean.

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I decided to try this Asda Young Skin as i needed a new moisturiser as i needed a new one and it was on offer. It does the job and is a cheap good moisturiser if you are on a budget.

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I like to use the L’Oreal skin perfection on my face before i use the Tea Tree Toner as it gets rid of the dirt that your face wash didn’t get and helps with spots.

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I love this Tea Tree Toner from Lush and use it every day, you can either spray it on your face or use a cotton pad to apply it.

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I purchased the Real Techniques Stippling Brush and i absolutely¬†love it. It’s so soft on your face and put the right amount of product from the powder onto your face. They are pricy but if you wear makeup everyday its a good investment.

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I sometimes like to fill my eyebrows in as i have sparse brows and it makes them appear a little thicker. I use the Seventeen Brows That it was around £4 from super drug when i bought it.

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I use the Maybelline Fit Me Powder as it gives me the right amount of coverage.

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I love this Red Jeans scent and use it everyday.

I’m so happy its started to get cold and feel like winter as i can finally break out the brown nail polishes! My favourite one is this Nails inc inspired by Diet Coke.

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Thanks for reading,
Katie x

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What’s In My Bag

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I have the city shopper with zips from Zara £60
I love this bag as it fits everything I need in.

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My iPad
(For writing notes in lectures)

My notepad
(I Highly recommend Pukka Pad)

My little bag for personal items
(I also keep a spare bobble and clip in here and also Neurofen incase i get a headache)

Hand cream
(L’Occitane Best hand cream, perfect to keep in your bag for winter/cold weather)

Lip balm
(Maybelline Baby Lips)

Headphones
(Gummy HeadPhones £5)

Purse
(Pylons)

Tissues
(Best to have them in your bag)

My keys

Pocket Mirror

Planner
(If you want to stay organised i recommend this day planner from Paperchase)

Chewing Gum

I also have a drink and a snack in my bag for breaks

I don’t know why I have so much in my bag I just use the ‘I might need it’ excuse.

Thanks for reading,
Katie x

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How To Ombre Your Hair At Home

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I’ve been ombreing my hair for a few years now and i love how it looks in my hair. I’ve tried so many hair dye’s and i always go back to the same one. Garnier Nutrisse Pre Lightener you can find this in boots and superdrug. I love this product and don’t find it damaging unlike other bleaches.

whats in the box

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In the box you get;

The Developer Creme

Pre Lightning Creme

2 Sachets of Lightning Powder

Conditioner

Pair of Gloves

Instructions

how to ombre

1. Brush your hair to get out any knots.

2. Choose where you want the ombre to start from ( I go from the chin)

3. Spilt your hair from your ears and clip half of it up.

4. Mix the Lightning Creme together (If you have dark hair i would use 2 sachets if you have light i would only use 1)

5. Start putting the product on the ends on your hair in little sections and rub in, work up your hair to  where you want it to start. Do this to each section on your hair.

6. After you’ve put the product all over your hair, go back through your hair and check your haven’t missed any strands of hair. Take the rest of the product and rub it into your hair and then put it in foil.

7. I leave it on for 20 minutes then check my hair, if its not as light as i want it to be i leave it on for another 20 minutes. Keep in mind the colour you see won’t be the colour it will turn out after you wash it, so if its really light it might be a couple shades darker when washed out.

8. Wash hair throughly and use the conditioner you got in the box. If you want you can use a hair mask because bleaching can damage your hair.

Before.after

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This is what my hair looked like before i dyed it, my hair is black and after 40 minutes my ends are a nice gingery blonde colour. It looks nice and i think this hair trend won’t dye out any time soon. After ombreing your hair use hair masks and spilt end treatments just to help repair your hair.

Thank you for reading,
Katie x

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Blog Post Ideas

What would you like to see more of?

To help my blog be more enjoyable for you I’ve done a little poll to see what you like most. Please click what you would like to see more of as I’m struggling coming up with ideas as i want to try and post a new blog post every 2 days.

Feel free to add in the ‘other’ box of what you would like to see me write about.

Thank you for your help ūüôā

Katie x

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THE LIEBSTER AWARD ‚Äď KateKiwii

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Thanks for the nomination from HAUTEANGEL for the Liebster Award. I am so honored and excited (please check out her fabulous blog at http://hauteangel.com)

These are the rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
2. Answer the 10 questions given to you by the nominator.
3. Nominate other bloggers for the award (that have fewer than 200 followers).
4. Create 10 questions (or less) for your nominees to answer.
5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blogs and notifying them.

These are my questions from HauteAngel and my answers:

1. What inspired you to begin blogging? I loved reading other peoples blogs (EssieButton) & i enjoy writing and taking photos.

2. North or South? North

3. Favorite color? Turquoise

4. Top or bottom? Bottom

5. If you could have dinner with three people, living or dead, who would they be? Hugh Jackman, Angelina Jolie & Norman Reedus

6. Wine or beer? Neither

7. What is the last fashion item you purchased? A Jumper from H&M

8. What celebrity inspires you? Be it artist, photographer, singer, actor, etc…. Jennifer Lawrence/ Angelina Jolie

9. Country or rock music? Rock

10. Favorite fashion designer?  Vera Wang

Thank you again HauteAngel for the nomination. I nominate for the Liebster Award:

1.RachelWilliams94 

2. ElleKae

3.The Girl in the Little Black Dress 

4. Mimi’s Beauty¬†

 

Thanks for reading,
Katie x

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Planning My Outfit / OOTD

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Planning my outfit

 

Since it’s started to get cold I’ve started to layer my outfits and also try and plan them the night before to save me time in the morning deciding what to wear.

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¬†Here’s some of my favourite clothing items.

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My two most worn clothing items are my H&M Coat (£45) & New Look Scarf (£15)

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I love this dress from H&M ( Less then £15) as its simple and you can either dress it up or dress it down.

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This jumper is so cosy and such a nice colour! This is also from H&M (£15) i love their jumpers are they are so cosy and affordable.

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This is what it looks like layered.

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These shoes are from Primark (£12) & are my new favourite most worn shoes.

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My Cat watch is from my sister, how cute is it?!

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The finished look ( Sorry for the blurry iPhone pictures)

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Thanks for reading,

Katie x

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Lazy Day

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Today is my day off & i like to spend the day relaxing and catching up on work.

Here’s just a few ways i like to relax and spend my free time.

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Painting my nails.

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I hardly ever paint my nails so when i have free time i take the opportunity to paint them. I love these Barry M nail polishes as they always turn out as bright as they are in the bottle and you only need one coat.

I love catching up on Tv shows and also Watching films.

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I’m recently loving Gossip Girl & I’m obsessed with The Walking Dead.

Eating and writing blog post ideas down

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A bowl of chicken flavoured noodles are the best comfort food! The little notepad is from Paperchase and i think the big one is from Waterstones.

I also take time to write down the assignments i have & planing my week ahead.

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I’m trying to get more organised so this Day Planner from Paperchase helps a lot! If you are also trying to get more organised with your work and life i defiantly recommend one of these.

I also love putting on my comfiest pjs and lounging in bed

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These cute Thumper pjs are from Primark (Around £10)

i like to put a face mask on because the weathers been breaking me out & this face mask helps my skin so much!
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The Neutrogena Visibly Clear can we used as a flash wash or a mask. It leaves your face feel so smooth and helps reduce spots.

I also love reading magazines. My favourite magazines are Vouge, Seventeen & Company

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How do you spend your days off?

Thanks for reading,
Katie x

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OOTD

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When the weather starts to get colder i like to layer up my clothes.

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My Coat is from H&M £45

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This Paisley Playsuit is from Hype £20

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This Jumper is from H&M (Around £8)

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This it what it looks like layered.

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This Scarf is from New Look £15

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My Bag is from Zara £60

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Shoes are from Primark £12

Thanks for reading
Katie x

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How I Decorated My Uni Room

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When you move away from home and into your uni accommodation or student house, you want to try and decorate your room like your bedroom at home so you don’t get home sick and it feels like home. Here’s some bits from my uni room and how i decorated it to feel like my room at home.


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I use this pink tin i bought from Tesco for putting some stationary in. I also have patterned notepads and my small day planner from paper chase on my desk shelf.


The floral tins are from Tesco

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Nail polish stand is from Urban Outfitters

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The Cat pillow is from Next & The floral throw is from Primark

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This tin i found in a charity shop

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My Bedding is from Matalan

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IPad Case is from Amazon & The notepad is from Waterstones

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My mum got me this door stop and i find it so cute and different

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This is a wardrobe door mirror but i like to put it on top of those two boxes. I got these cheap from B&M

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My Laundry Basket is from Primark

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This Tin is from Homesense & the basket B&M

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My Throw is from Next
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The tin i store my pens is from Matalan
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These are currently the books I’m reading & the notepad is from Paperchase. The jar is from Matalan and i like to store my Esos lip balms in it.

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My baskets are from B&M

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This tin is also from home sense and came with this cute floral towel.

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I love cats and flowers so i had to buy this from Paperchase!

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Thank you for reading,
Katie x

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