Dream of Flawless Eyelashes? Lady Burgundy and I Got You Girl! (5 min read)

Hey lovelies, HAPPY HALLOWEEN! How are you all?

Firstly i am sending you all massive hugs and kisses for sticking around while i was being less active due to settling into my Law Degree! I can now happily say that i am back and have a ton of new posts coming up once a week – every Wednesday.

To clear one more matter up, the lucky winner of my autumn giveaway was a sweet girl called Laura and she had informed me that all her goodies had now arrived and she’s excited to use them. If i see that everyone here is being active as per, i will for sure make another giveaway with even greater products! x

Now that all is clear, as per i’m introducing you to a new, cool brand… lets get straight to the eyelash talk.


At the beginning of October i had discovered Lady Burgundy lashes and ever since i am addicted. I use them daily and oh.my.goodness they legit transform my look from average to a-m-a-z–i-n-g.

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For those who are not familiar with this fantastic American brand, Lady Burgundy handcrafts 3D silk lashes of the highest quality. The team is so lovely to speak to, a special big hey to Amrita! To read more about them, click here.

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The three styles of lashes that i chose were Lala, Amrita and Roya. This is the first time that i got my hands on proper lashes and i am so glad. Lets highlight the fact that i can keep on reusing them as much as i want to, as long as i give them a good clean at the end of the day.

Usually i would have never considered wearing lashes for an everyday look, afraid that it’s too much, but these ones look so real and flattering. Ever since i started wearing them to work or to my university people began to notice and say “your lashes are amazing, how did you do this?” and my secret to that is Lady Burgundy.


Since today is the 31st of October i thought why not to spice up the photographs a little bit and make it themed.

What else can make a photo more Halloweeny than a carved pumpkin!?

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The packaging is classy, sturdy and pretty for displaying on your vanity table.

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Lala Lashes are my favourite ones. They make my lashes longer, fuller and more colour intense – score! I will definitely be repurchasing them asap.

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And as you can see these Amrita lashes have been well loved too. I managed to get them nice and clean of any additional mascara and eyeshadow for this shoot.

In the subject of Roya lashes… i think i wore them the most and when it came to take the photo today they were not as photogenic as the rest. I have probably used them about 10 times now and they can pull a couple of more looks to be honest! This just shows you how durable Lady Burgundy lashes are – definitely worth the investment! I’m so pleased.

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Oh… I so took this photoshoot opportunity to get some nice themed photos with my fluff ball Faith.


Once again a massive Happy Halloween! How many of you celebrate this holiday? If so, have you got any plans for tonight?

Let me know what your opinions are on Lady Burgundy lashes that i have picked out 🙂 Which set is your favourite?

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Thanks for reading!

Love, K.

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London Sea Life Aquarium: Way Too Much Fun (5 min read)

Hey you all!

Have you read my London: Sightseeing Gallery & Surprises post? If yes then great, if not then definitely give it a look! 🙂

Now let’s bring out your inner child in this post as we will see so many cool creatures.

P.s some photos may be quite dark because I was not allowed to put my flash on in case it scared the animals! Hope you understand. x

Enjoy!


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First awesome attraction is the clear glass tunnel as you walk into the building. It was actually quite scary to walk next to massive sharks! So much trust had to be put in to that glass layer.


Generally speaking I was so happy to be able to visit this aquarium. It was for sure the biggest that I’ve ever been to and the animals seemed to be looked after well.

That place literally made me turn into a little girl again, who got very excited to see wee fish and weird sea creatures.

This Sea Life aquarium had different sections, dividing species from different parts of the world. There was so much to look at!


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Above are some strange looking types of star fish, although I can’t remember what they were called.


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And here are some funky, living plants! By living I mean they moved all the time and in their own way interacted with the little fish in their tank. Or maybe this was some type of fish and not a plant? But I don’t see a tale…? If anyone knows what this is please tell me haha!


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I was told that the above star fish is the biggest of its kind in Europe (for now). The photo doesn’t do the justice, it was at least twice as big as my hand in reality!


Octopuses. They love to play with toys and perform logical tasks, I mean I did not know that they are so intelligent! Did you?


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* A grumpy fish.*


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I’m literally so bad at naming sea species, I do apologise! But this one was so funny! It kept trying to make me laugh and played peek-a-boo for ages!


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At the time of my visit, this aquarium was sponsoring and promoting Finding Dory. There was a whole room dedicated to the movie with all the fish that played in it too!


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Whenever anyone asks me what my favourite animal is, I will always say turtles and tortoises!

The photo above is hilarious. Imagine if the turtles were having a serious meeting and there was me standing staring at them haha!


I must say I was very surprised to see a penguin section. Me and Lyall must have watched them for a good half an hour, observing how they play in the water and run around! There was a bit to peek your head through into their home, and once again I made a little penguin friend. Lyall wanted one too, but no penguin came to see him… *sad violin music played*.


Lastly, as you exit the building there is a cake that you walk in to see the sharks up close. A good way to end the sea life tour!


Overall, I would definitely go back to this aquarium. There were so many different species to see and the place provides you with lots of information around the fish tanks so you learn. Although, as you could probably tell I didn’t really learn many fish names … oops.

What’s your favourite animal? Let me know 🙂

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Thanks for reading & looking at all my photos.


Love, K.

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London: Sightseeing Gallery & Surprises (5 min read)

Hi everyone! 🙂

As you may have read in the London Baby! post I had the chance to be there for four days. Today I will share with you my favourite places I saw and experiences I had while on the trip.

Enjoy!


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For out trip we have stayed with Lyall’s family, in the lovely town of Weybridge, and so we had to take the train to London on most days.


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Of course the first noticeable thing we went to see was the London Eye. It’s massive! We did not go on it during this trip as we already have done so back in 2013. For those wondering it takes around 30 minutes for the London Eye to spin once. You do get a wonderful view of London though, so if you ever get the chance to then definitely go on it!


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That day was so gloomy and rainy … but it’s okay, I’m so used to this weather anyway haha!

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I could not resist walking into the Shrek’s Adventure’s gift shop, I mean look at those adorable baby Shrek’s and the Gingerbread Man! I wanted them all!


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I then went to the London Sea Life Aquarium – so amazing! I took so many photos there that I will need to make another post on it, so keep your eyes out for this as it will be up tomorrow (Saturday).


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By the time that I got out of the London Sea Life Aquarium the rain had stopped, yay, and we could finally continue exploring the city without an umbrella.


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The next big attraction was the Palace of Westminster and Big Ben. It was then that I was told that Big Ben was in fact the bell inside of the clock. Who knew this before? I was mind blown haha!

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*Lyall being a typical tourist*


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To travel around London we have in fact hired bicycles for the day, it was such a great idea! Not only did I exercise while sightseeing, but we were not stuck in the traffic once and did not have to worry about parking. I wish more (if any) cities in Scotland had bike hire stations.


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The Buckingham Palace. I hope that one day I get the chance to tour it inside!

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I can’t believe that these guards have to stand there all day long with minimal movement. I could never do that for living!

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It’s also so funny to look back at photos I took and see people posing or taking their own photos.

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I took the underground once or twice and It was so confusing. You need to get on or off so fast that it leaves you minimal time to think. I admire people who take it daily – you must be pro’s!


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And my favourite place to spend time in London is for sure the Trafalgar Square. There are always so many talented people showcasing their work there and you have plenty of restaurants/shops around to buy food from and enjoy it at the Square.


Lastly, on our final night in London I had a big surprise! Below is a little hint for you guys that are curious what it is and can maybe figure? You will find out exactly where I was or what I did on Monday’s post! *exciting*. 🙂

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I hope that you guys like this style of posts, filled with pictures rather than massive paragraphs, as personally I always find gallery based travel posts so entertaining!

Have you ever been to London? Let me know in the comments.

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Love, K.

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London Baby! (1 min read)

Hello my lovely readers.

I’m going on another travel adventure before university starts – for the next four days it’s London!

I am mega excited to explore this wonderful city – I will post a lot of photos on my Instagram page (I will leave a link to it below) if you want to stay tuned to what I’m up to. I will as always make a post after I’m back on here too!

Do any of my followers live in London? What is there to see and do you recommend any cafés/restaurants? It would be so nice to hear from you in the comments.

I hope that you guys have a lovely week, I have scheduled some exciting posts in advance for this Monday and Friday, be sure to read them once they’re up. 🙂


Love, K.

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Queens Garden Party (Part 1): Hair & Make-Up (5 min read)

Hey,

On the 5th of July I was honoured to attend Queen Elizabeths Garden Party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.

I wanted to look my best that day and so I woke up at 5am to be ready for leaving the house at 9am. I put A LOT of effort into this look. To see what my hair and make-up looked like for this event, keep reading!


Make-Up:

At first I was stuck on what I wanted it to look like – after much thought I decided to go for delicate and feminine.

For my face the make-up routine was pretty much normal – M.A.C Studio Fix Foundation, Pro-Longwear Concealer, A.B.H Contour Kit and Brow Pomade. To see how I always do my eyebrows, click here and to read about my contour regime click here.


This was the perfect time to use my  rose gold toned Naked 3 palette.

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I used “strange” to make a fresh, one toned canvas on my eyelids. I applied “limit” in the middle section of both eyelids and put “nooner” & “blackheart” at the ends. To really drag attention to my eyes I also blended in some “burnout” and “dust” on the bottom and the inner corners of my eyes. Sorry if this sounds confusing, but it’s very hard to give a written eye shadow tutorial!

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My eyelashes are already quite full but I really wanted to add length to them. To achieve this, I used Eylure lengthening lashes which are rather easy to apply (and trust me, I suck at putting fake lashes on #struggles). I then applied my Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara to set them.

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Hair:

Not long ago I decided to chop my hair, to read about my experience and what triggered my decision for this click here.

But yeah, my hairstyle options were very limited so I just went ahead with some curls and volume. To protect my hair from heat damage I sprayed it with Vo5 “Plump it Up” heat defence spray and finally to keep the curls last all day I used Vo5 “Strong Hold” weather resistant hairspray.

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I had to place a fascinator into my hair-do too, and it all turned out perfect at the end. I have purchased it at a local shop and you can see a picture of it below!

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At last, here is the final result:

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Oh did I say that I used Velvet Teddy on my lips? Well now you know!


This would be everything I have to share about my hair and make-up look. Stay tuned to the next couple of posts further telling you all about my experience.

What is your favourite special occasion look? I would love to hear about it in the comment section below!


Love, K.

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Top 5 Places To Visit In Cornwall, England (5 min read)


Well hello everybody! Recently I had visited various places in Cornwall, England, for my summer holiday. So I thought that it would be a good idea to share my top 5 places, which could be useful for those of you who are considering going to Cornwall sometime or if you are generally interested in reading travel topics ( that is usually the case for me).


As you might already know I live in Scotland, and this year my family and I had decided to travel to Cornwall, England in our car. It took us over 13 hours – which actually killed me – but when we finally got away from the Scottish rainy weather life got much better! I can say that Cornwall is truly beautiful, has great local food (like fudge, yummy) and the landscape is spectacular! I will definitely go back there one day, but maybe by plane to avoid another long car journey.


It’s always good to know a little bit of the geographical background …

First of all, for those who don’t know Cornwall is a county in England. It is bordered North and West by the Celtic Sea/ North Atlantic Ocean ( which is 99.9% warmer than the North Sea in Scotland yay!) and is to the South by the English Channel. It has a very mild climate, although when I went there was a lot of constant moisture in the air during the mornings, and the sun always came out in the early afternoon! I absolutely loved the weather, and I must say that for me it is the warmest place in the whole of UK!

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Top 5 Places:

1. Carbis Bay, St Ives

Carbis Bay is located In the outskirts of the touristy town of St.Ives. I rate this place as my number one because although it is located near such a busy place, the bay itself is very calm and spacious! The sand is white and really clean – you can tell it’s being taken good care of. The North Atlantic Ocean is so clear and actually warm enough for you to enjoy swimming in it. In addition, since it’s a bay the waves are not that strong which allows you to peacefully chill in the ocean. Also, there is an amazing restaurant on the beach: you have a spectacular view while eating, the prices are fair and the staff is so nice! I could literally live on that beach if I could – 10/10!

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2. Land’s End

Land’s End is the most Westerly point of mainland Cornwall and England, with the most beautiful coastal landscape you will ever see in your life! You can enjoy long walks along the cliffs,take gorgeous photographs that people could mistake for being photo-shopped ( because the views are just unreal) and see the Land’s end post marking the distance between New York and John O’Groats. I would really recommend visiting this place as it is one of its kind , and you can actually say that  you stood on the edge of the UK, or proudly wave to the New Yorkers in the distance (shout-out to you guys, wave back the next time!).

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3. Eden Project, St. Austell

Eden Project is an educational charity and a great family day out. It is nestled in a huge crater ( an old quarry). It has two massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants and interesting exhibitions. What I thought was cool about it – is that when you walk into the biomes the actual air temperature and humidity is changed according to the “country” it’s meant to be alike. My favourite experience was in the African tropical rainforest and the Canary Islands divisions of the Biomes. It is legit realistic and you will feel like you are travelling around the whole world in just a few hours of walking.

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4. Fistral Beach

This beach was huge! The thing that I most loved about it was that there were surfers – and you could even try it out yourself no matter if you are an expert or just a beginner (like me)! I honestly felt like I was in California because of the great surfing vibes! You can hire a surfing board and a thermal costume at the hire shop in the beach mall, there are even surfing classes that you can participate in, so great! Don’t worry, if you aren’t that keen on surfing there are also areas for swimmers only, and since the beach is so big there is plenty of space just to relax and sunbathe.  Also, there was an awesome, massive flip flop shower in the middle of the beach that I was absolutely obsessed with!

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5. Newquay Harbour

I know what you’re all thinking – a harbour, really? Well yes! And the reason why I liked this place was due to its beauty! It is very calm and relaxing to look at, you get a nice view of the ocean and local beaches surrounding you in the distance, what more do you want on a lazy day? There are a few nice spots for a lovely picnic if you have the effort, or as an alternative  there are a few chippy’s too!

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Let me know what you think of Cornwall after reading this post, and if you are considering visiting those places. Maybe you live near/in Cornwall? – then let me know your top 5 places to visit in there ! Please like, share and subscribe to my blog as this will help me grow and make my posts even more exciting for all of you guys! I shall speak to you in my next post.


Love, K.

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