Skin Care On A Budget?!

Hey, guys!

How are you all doing? I am now back from my vacay, all rested and motivated to work hard on my blog for you guys! There will be summer themed posts coming up throughout this week, but today I’d like to talk about one topic that I’m sure all of you would love to read about.

How can we have a good skin care routine that is not too expensive but effective? I went to my local drugstore with that question in mind and picked up a few products to show to you in this budget friendly haul.

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Fashion Round-Up: April – May Trends

Hi guys!

Welcome to today’s post. The post that i created for February – March (click here to read) was such a hit that we are on it with another one! The spring is really showing its true colours in Scotland recently, we have been getting weather above 10 degrees and some sun, which is enough for all the fashion lovers to go crazy on bright colours! Yes… i can raise my hand to that too, but shoosh.

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Fashion Round-Up: January – March Trends

Hello everybody, welcome to today’s post.

I noticed that my fashion sector of this blog is lacking content … and so i decided that every three months i will be making a fashion round-up/ review! Hopefully you enjoy this new series and it inspires you to get involved with the fashion world. 🙂

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I Made a Bloglovin’ Page! (1 min read)

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Hey!

Just a quick update, i decided to make a Bloglovin’ page to further expand my reach to the readers! Bare with me as i learn how to work it properly.

If you already use Bloglovin’ and have some tips, i am more than open to listen!


Love, K.

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200 Followers! (1 min read)

Hey everyone.

I have logged on my blog today to see that I have went past the 200 followers mark! Wow.

I would like to say a massive thanks for your growing support, it means so much. I am amazed that 200+ of you want to read my posts! Let’s keep our number growing guys!

I will keep on working hard for this blog and I  hope that you all will stick around and carry on being active!


Love, K.

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Latest Trend: Urban Essentials (3 min read)

Hey guys! I hope that you’re all having a great day.

This will be my first ever post related to ongoing/latest fashion trends. Therefore, if you enjoy reading this post let me know! I will continue to post them everytime that they change 🙂


The first trend I will talk to you about is my absolute favourite.

#Inspiration:

Urban Essentials is inspired by the catwalk shows of Clover Canyon; Red Valentino and Celine. It’s great that many high-street stores follow these influences and allow us to keep up with the latest trends in an affordable way!

Colour Palette:

It consists of a sharp palette of black; camel; cream and tones of blue. Furthermore, a contrast of Chilli Pepper adds excitement into the collection!

Style:

Overall, this trend is delivering a sporty, 90s feel to me. This is probably why I’m so drawn to it – I love to be comfortable and keep up with the latest fashion. This lets me have both!


Now, let’s be more fun. I went into my local New Look store and picked out my two go-to outfits & some must have accessory pieces from the Urban Essentials section.

Outfit #1:

For my first outfit I want to show you how to style a mesh, boyfriend tee for an everyday look.

The first way I’d wear it is with a white, sporty crop top that will pop the colour through the mesh. Pair it up with some acid wash jeggings and tah dah! I’m really loving this outfit.

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The second way I’d wear the mesh tee would be with a plain tank top. This might be a great option for those of you that would not be comfortable with showing too much skin.

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Outfit #2:

This outfit will be perfect for these lazy days that you still want to look as if you made effort.

A red jumper will make you look fun and show a chilled vibe. I love how many different colours and styles are available in this jumper! So if you are not a red lover, definitely check out the different styles.

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Accessories:

Major must haves are for sure chokers’, fluffy pom-poms and high platform trainers.

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The black, high platform trainers will make your legs appear slimmer and longer *how great* and will literally go with any outfit. It’s a great pair to own.

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The fluffy pom-poms will be a great accessory to your backpacks/handbags and even a cute way to carry keys! I own at least three different ones and my collection keeps on growing. Once you start buying it will be endless.

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And then we have the chokers. Everyone has gone crazy for them and I totally love them too!

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My personal favourite styles of chokers are shown below:

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But there are so many available!

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Overall, I am in love with this trend – it is so me.

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The biggest staple here is the acid wash jeggings. They are way more comfy than normal jeans and add a fun vibe to every outfit you pair them with. Do any of you guys own a pair of jeggings? I have about five now.

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And let me know in the comment section below which outfit you would be most likely to wear; Outfit #1 or Outfit #2? Also, would you like another post about another trend that is in right now?

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See ya!xo


Love, K.

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Lily and Rose: A Timeless Duet (5 min read)

Hey!

Originally, I planned to collaborate with Lily and Rose in order to wear this jewellery set for the Queens Garden Party, however, since it was being shipped all the way from Sweden … the delivery simply wouldn’t make it to me on time. I should have been more organised. But hey ho it’s finally here woo!

To see what I received carry on reading.

** If you haven’t already done so, you should check out my “Queens Garden Party” series. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 **


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Lily and Rose is a Swedish, vintage-inspired crystal jewellery for all occasions and Therese Zetterberg is behind the whole brand. All of their pieces are of very high quality and the website is so easy to navigate around. Furthermore, they also have a fashion line called Zetterberg Couture where you can purchase items that complement their Lily and Rose jewellery.

I am so glad that I found Lily and Rose, I love discovering international brands, and they really deserve to be known in the UK.

To check out their website click here.


Firstly, I think that this packaging is fabulous! So simple but chic, it will decorate my dressing table so well.

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Item 1: Miss Sofia – Pearl Earrings

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These gorgeous earrings come from the “Miss Sofia” collection and are £29. They are so elegant and timeless. The powder almond shade makes it so easy to wear them everyday but especially for more special occasions if you know what I mean. Everyone needs some special jewellery to feel glamorous, right?!

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For those wondering, they are made out of: flat-black pearls, 1.4mm Crystal Octant and 6.0mm Powder Almond – Swarovski.

To see my earrings on Lily and Roses website, click here.


Item 2: Sofia – Pearl Powder Almond Bracelet

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This matching bracelet left me speechless when I opened the box and costs £99. When I put it near sunlight it shines brighter than my future (haha). For real, it’s seriously perfect. It’s made out of the same materials as the Miss Sofia Pearl Earrings but on a much bigger scale .

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Can you see the pretty blue sparkle on some of the crystals?

To check out my bracelet online, click here.


I am now desperately looking out for an occasion that I can show off this set at. It will make a statement and automatically make my outfit appear expensive and classy.

What are your thoughts on my jewellery picks? What is your favourite set from Lily and Rose? I would love to find out in the comment section below!

Thanks for reading, I hope that you guys like discovering new brands with me and share similar interests – in this case jewellery.

Remember to like, comment, share and follow.

Speak to you in the next post!


Love, K.

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I Went Shopping Again… (3 min read)

Hey everyone!

Just a quick Saturday post, because it’s not as long as others.

Yes, yes, yes I went shopping again … woops. But this time I only bought around seven things, which is totally acceptable. #shopaholic

I haven’t done a clothing haul on here yet and I shop all the time. If you guys enjoy this post then I sure will start doing more hauls!

So let’s get straight into this.


Lets start with the adorable fake, smiley plant pots I got in two, adorable pastel colours! I am very bad with looking after real plants, I even killed a cactus once – like how?! So this will do nicely in decorating my window pane for now! I need to see if they do them in any more colours because I need them all.

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New Look – £4.99


I bought this chocker top in the petite section. I never usually shop in that section because I am tall, but when I went a size up so it’s longer it finally fitted me well. Oh, and surprisingly I’m beginning to like wearing brighter colours than the usual black!

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New Look – £11.99


I’m also trying to purchase more basic tees and bodysuits, mainly because they never get out of fashion and work with any outfit. This plain white bodysuit is great – you can dress it up or wear it casual. I’m even going back to get an exact black one next week.

**By the way, I tried to cover up my electric socket in the background with that emoji! Haha.**

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New Look – £5.99


This skirt is simply the best one I own at the moment. The material is so soft & comforting and the light grey colour will work perfectly with the white bodysuit shown above! What other colours do you guys think it will go with?

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New Look – £17.99


Lastly, I got this gold chocker necklace.

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New Look – £3.99


Well, I hope you liked my little haul and be sure to comment below so I know to do more! I am a massive shopping lover and get new things at least twice a week … so bad for my bank balance.

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See ya!


Love, K.

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Secret Halo: Rose Gold Details (5 min read)

Hi,

I don’t know about you but I have a weakness for rose gold jewellery. Especially any rose gold details – I buy it instantly.

This month I was very fortunate to get this gorgeous piece sent to me by the wonderful team at Secret Halo.

Now let’s all enjoy reading this post!


Secret Halo allows you to browse through many great jewellery pieces from other brands all in one place. Isn’t this just mega handy?

As their website states:

“Bringing you the most exciting and newest collections from top designers, best bits from the best brands and fresh talent from independent jewellery crafters from around the world.”

When I had a little nosy around their website one brand stood out to me that I never heard of before – it was Joma Jewellery London. Luckily for me Secret Halo chose to send me one of their bestsellers.


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First of all, can we all take a moment to appreciate how gorgeous the envelope was? It got me so excited to open this parcel!


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They made a lot of effort in wrapping up the bracelet too!


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When I unwrapped the grey tissue, the first thing to see was this leaflet.


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Under the leaflet there was this cute box! Joma Jewellery has such a classic packaging to it, I adore it.


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P.s thank you for this sweet note! xxx


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This bracelet is called “Zara” and is in white & rose gold beads and a rose gold heart charm. Oh, it fits my writs perfectly as well – bonus!

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What I like the most is that I can wear this bracelet for any occasion! It works with a casual outfit and it looks just as fabulous when going for a formal look. To see how I style it check out my upcoming Instagram photos.

Overall, I am very happy with the high quality service that I received from Secret Halo. Their team shipped the parcel first class and so the delivery was secure and fast! A massive thank you to Lizzie who kept in constant contact with me – you made this experience easy and fun.

I can’t wait to shop with them again soon. I’m a big jewellery fan and they surely have in store what I tend to look for!

If you want to check out my bracelet on Secret Halo, click here.

To check out Secret Halo:

Website | Instagram | TwitterDepop | Facebook | Ebay |


Thanks for reading! I hope that you liked this post and continue to support me through my blogging career.

Like, comment, share and follow as this means a lot. A special thank you to those who do so regularly – love you guys!

See you next time.


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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