I Attended The World Premiere of Bridget Jones’s Baby! (7 min read)

Hi guys, I hope that you’re all having a great day!

So while you’re here you either:

a) waited to find out what event I went to because you read the London: Sightseeing Gallery and Surprises post.

b) you just came across this post and want to check it out.

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So on the 5th of September 2016 I was mega lucky to end up in the VIP section of the Bridget Jones’s Baby World Premiere in London. It was held in the Odeon Cinema near Covent Gardens and by far makes it the second most exciting event that I have attended in my life! (The first one will always be the Queen’s Garden Party).

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That day casually started off with sightseeing and finished off meeting so many celebrities. To find out who I met/saw carry on reading!


As I arrived at the event I was let through to the VIP section, right beside the pink carpet, which gave me an amazing opportunity to take close up photos and sometimes even speak to one or two amazing people & share the experience with you guys!

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Lets start off by listing celebrities that I have come close to:

Renée Zellweger, Patrick Dempsey, Colin Firth, Celia Imrie, Ellie Goulding, Jade Jones, Zara Holland, Sharon Maguire, Sarah Solemani, Emre Turkmen (Years & Years), Marvin Humes, Rochelle Humes, Sally Phillips, Helen Fielding, Gemma Jones, Neil Pearson and one of my favourite Youtubers EVER Louise Pentland!

Check out the photos, they always speak more than words:

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It was my first premiere and everything seemed so exciting. At the start there was a fun host who got the audience involved and warmed up before all the celebrities arrived. There was a DJ, lots of press and all together a great atmosphere.

Few hours into the event the cinema began to play snippets of the movie and showed live interviews. I was over the moon with how the night had gone so far, then one of the security guys came over and told me that I can personally meet Renée Zellweger and have a chat with her. I freaked out! To make it even better, that same security man saw that I forgot a notepad to get an autograph on, so he gave me one of the massive cardboard posters to keep. #foreverthankful

As I was put on a spot to speak to Renée, nothing amusing came out of me – just the usual “omg I love you and the movie, you look perfect in your outfit today…” that she probably hears a million times during a World Premiere. Good one Karolina, she was meant to remember you from then on. But she was the most down to earth celebrity! So kind, nice and even told me that I looked beautiful. Of course she also signed that massive piece of cardboard I had.

On one side I was so chuffed that I now had a signed piece of merchandise, but on the other I now had to travel with it from London all the way back home to Scotland.

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To this day I have no idea what to do with it? It’s so massive! Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!


Overall, it was such a great experience and if I ever get another opportunity to attend a premiere then I’ll be there within a heart beat. All I have to do now is actually find time to go to the cinema and watch Bridget Jones’s Baby properly!

Have you ever gone to a movie premiere? Have you already watched this movie or not yet?

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Love, K.

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Queens Garden Party (Part 3): The Experience (5 min read)

Hi everyone,

Here is the long expected post on how was the Queens Garden Party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Previously I posted Part 1 on Hair & Make-up (click here) and Part 2 on the Outfits (click here). Be sure to check them all out!

To find out all the details carry on reading…


The Invitation:

The invitation came addressed to me directly by Lord Chamberlain from the Palace of the Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh. In my envelope there were a lot of directions on how to behave at the Palace premises and what to bring with me. I believe that I was invited to this event by being Head Girl at my school for the session of 2015/16 and have made a positive impact on the local community. However, as I will mention later In the post, other people that I spoke to there were invited for many different reasons.


Travel:

I was lucky to travel by car with my friends, because Edinburgh is around 2 hours drive from where I stay. I can’t imagine taking a train by myself in such a fancy outfit too – imagine the looks I would get?! Anyway, as we got to the Palace, we got parked up in a field and began to explore the grounds.


Hanging Around in Edinburgh:

We arrived in Edinburgh two hours early, so we had to kill our time somehow. We decided to go to Starbucks on the bottom of the Royal Mile and grab something to eat for our late lunch. We were so dressed up that the tourists must have thought that we were some important people haha! They kept taking pictures of us, making us feel famous, we loved it really.

After that we walked around the front of the Scottish Parliament and Main Gates of the Palace. We even got a photo with one of the Queens Guards!

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Then it was time to enter the Palace.


Entry:

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Megan, Mollie, Heather and I had to line up in a massive queue before the security checks. It started to rain and we worried for our hair and make-up, thankfully we had some umbrellas to save this situation! It was also very windy and I nearly wacked someone behind me in the face #embarrassing. However, the queue was running smoothly and we got to the security guard in no time. Only then have I noticed that my surname was misspelt on the invitation … I was lucky they still let me at that point as they were making a big fuss about it.


Palace of Holyroodhouse  Grounds:

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As we entered the garden premises it was instantly busy. At least 10,000 people were there by 4pm and the number only grew as the day went on. Since the gardens were enormous, it didn’t feel that packed at times which was for sure a positive thing! The Palace looked gorgeous, and the picnic tables & sitting areas looked adorable.

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There were a couple of big gazebos that served food and drinks. I fell in love with their iced coffee and little rectangular sandwiches! Although, there was one sandwich that I will never forget the taste of (in a bad way…) as it contained cucumbers and fresh mint leafs – ew.

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Most of the food had a symbol of Her Majesty, which made me even more excited to be there.

After hanging around for an hour, the National Anthem was played by a Military Band that announced the arrival of the Queen and the Members of the Royal Family.

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As the Royal Figures came down the Palace Stairs (on a red carpet haha) we all clapped and watched them parade around the garden grounds.

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The Queen was wearing an adorable yellow outfit! She was so small and so cute! Unfortunately William and Kate with their little kids did not attend (sigh) but there were quite a few other Royal Figures to see anyway! I was lucky enough to be just a meter away from them all, so I had a very good view. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to speak to any of them.

What other Royals attended:

  • Princess Ann
  • Prince Charles
  • Prince Edward
  • Prince Phillip

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I was so happy to see that Nicola Sturgeon was there too!

After their half an hour long parade, the important figures went to the Royal Tea Tent and my friends & I decided to socialise and take photographs.

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I got to speak to a couple of people – the first one was a married couple who got invited for their volunteering commitment abroad, second was a soldier that went through a near death experience while serving the country and some were simply invited because they were committed to charity fund raising. As you can see, there was a real variety towards the reasons of why was someone invited.

Overall, this was an amazing experience and I am so proud of my achievements that got me an invitation there. It was surely the biggest Garden Party that I have ever attended and it was at a Palace – nothing will ever beat this! It was also so cool to see the Royal members and a key Scottish politician so closely as well.


This would be the last post in the Queens Garden Party series. I hope that you enjoyed reading it! Have you ever went to a fancy garden party yourself?

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See you all later,

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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