Sunday, 24 July 2011


Hello dolls..
So I went out last night. I haven't been out for ages, and went out for my work mate Sam's 40th birthday. It was a lovely night and I had alot of cocktails and alot of wine. I also managed to fit in a KFC popcorn chicken box plus a garlic bread pizza... Pig? MOI?! Well yes, actually I am.
Unfortunately, it was one of those nights where you get quite intoxicated, and forget to take pictures, so I only have a couple with my lovely work mate and friend Lucy, in which we are both gurning... but you can still see my makeup - kind of!

mmmmm cocktails!

Foundation: NARS Sheer Glow in Santa Fe mixed with MAC Face and Body C6.
Blusher: MAC Springsheen
Bronzer: Bourjois 'Chocolate' style
Setting Powder: Laura Mercier Universal Invisible Setting Powder
Eyeshadow: MAC Antiqued all over lower lid, with Mystery adding depth to the outer corners.
Eyeliner: Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Black Plum Ink
Mascara: Maybelline Falsies
Eyelashes: Eyelure 101
Brows: Clinique Shadow (part of the Teddy quad)
Lip liner: Maybelline
Gloss: Bourjois 3D in framboise
Sorry for the quality of the picture - pathetic attempt really... I will try harder next time :)
What did you all get up to this weekend?

Until next time, Kate xxxx

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

.Never Fully Dressed - My Fail Safe Fashion Love.

So, as much as I love makep, fashion is a huge love of mine too. I feel without fashion, makeup just wouldn't go. They marry together perfectly.
I can't actually remember how I discovered this brand, but i'm extremely glad I did. I feel their designs are me, in clothing form. If you love feminine dresses, floaty material, quirky detailing and extremely flattering cuts, then you will love Never Fully Dressed as much as I do.

I bought two things a couple of months ago to kick start my collection. It was mainly because I was going out for my best friend Cassie's birthday in Birmingham, and ultimately I wanted to wear something different that noone else had.

I ended up buying the Lemon Bow Cuff dress and a sheer cream longline shirt with a belt tie. Unfortunately they don't have this on their site anymore :(

This is the Lemon Bow Cuff dress - words can't describe how much I love this.


I have always had such a thing for floaty, vintage looking dresses. Also, I have never been very keen on my arms, so long sleeves are a bonus!
I was thrilled when my delivery came within two days and was even more thrilled that I had decided to order this dress... I had originally only ordered the shirt dress, but I would say that has a more casual feel to it. (I tend to throw it on with skinny jeans and Leopard print wedges).
The buttercup dress is more dressy, but saying that I have worn it with jeans and it just makes you feel abit more 'done' for the daytime.

The material is beautiful, so light and comfortable to wear and the length and fit is very flattering. I love how Never Fully Dressed do a sort of 'one size fits most' thing - makes ordering very easy - no hmmm'ing and ahhhh'ing over whether i'd be an 8 or a 10 in their designs.

For £49, I think the dress is an amazing price, and I will 100% be wearing it again and again. The only thing I would say is that it's quite a sheer material (same for the cream shirt) but I just pop a little longline Topshop vest underneath if i'm not wearing trousers and Voila! It looks perfect.

You can check the many amazing designs out here - and I urge you to do so!

I have just purchased the Conker Pleat maxi for £49. Can't wait for it to come and I have a feeling this won't be the last NFD review I do.

They will carry you through all seasons and you will look gorgeous as they do!

Love Kate x

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

.London Calling.

Hello girls, I am calling out for your help! Mum and I are going to London next Tuesday, mainly for shopping (obv), and also to see a show, legally blonde to be precise eeeek. Oh and i'm going to Buckingham Palace to see Princess Kate's wedding dress etc etc, after becoming a hardcore patriot of my country on April 29th. So all in all, very exciting times.

The reason behind this blog post is mum and I go to London alot, but always visit the same places - Selfridges, Oxford St, Bond St, Harrods and Harvey Nics. Don't get me wrong, I love beautiful, shiny and expensive places, but this time I really want to visit some different places. If you can think of any random shops, markets I would love you forever! Also, I adore Covent Garden so anywhere there would be a plus.

And it aint just shopping - Food is a huge part in my life, I love it. So any eateries for day and night will be more than appreciated!

Thanks girls, Love K