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Tuesday, 29 September 2015

September Favourite's: Beauty

This month I have been wearing makeup a lot more on a daily basis and using more products so I thought I'd show you my September beauty favourite's. A lot of them are quite new from what I purchased at the start of the month and I have been really happy with them so far! There are 9 products in total and I have tried to pick a variety for you! 

Maybelline Foundation and Mascara

Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude Foundation
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara 

The first two products are from Maybelline and I recently featured them in a 'New Buys' post. I have been looking for a new foundation to try this month and I am really happy with this drugstore product! Its really long lasting and really good quality for the price. I bought this in the shade 21. The other product that I have been loving is the Lash Sensational Mascara. I have seen this product featured in so many YouTube videos so I had to buy it for myself! I really love this mascara and I use this everyday!

Collection Contour Kit and Concealer

Collection Contour Kit
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer

Collection has always been one of my favourite drugstore brands because the products are so affordable and such good quality. This month, Collection released a new Contour Kit. I managed to get hold of the last one from Superdrug as they were sold out everywhere! I really love this product and I have been using it a lot this month. It is definitely my favourite contour kit that I own and is one that I will be purchasing again! The second product is a concealer. This is also another product that has been talked about a lot on YouTube so I bought one for myself. Its really long lasting and I love using this for under my eyes. Its my favourite concealer at the minute and I have it in the shade Cool Medium but I think I will buy the lighter shade next time.

Mac and Kate Moss Lipstick

Mac 'Modesty' Lipstick
Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick 107

Every month I always love buying a new lipstick as its one of my favourite makeup products! This month I have been using Rimmel's Kate Moss lipstick in 107. This is a popular shade and I can see why everyone loves it! I have been using it a lot this month because the weather is getting colder now and we are moving into autumn and I think that this is a perfect autumn shade. The second product I received as a present from my sister when she went to New York. I only received this a few days ago but I had to mention it because I love it so much already. This is a Mac Lipstick in the shade 'Modesty'. Its a really nice nude lipstick that is really long lasting and is one that I will be using a lot!

Tanya Burr Eye Palette 

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Hollywood Eye Palette

This is also another product which I have mentioned in a previous post. This is a product from the well known YouTuber, Tanya Burr. I found it hard to decide which palette to buy but in the end I went for the Hollywood palette because it consisted of mainly brown shades which is what I use the most. The colours are really pigmented and long lasting and I really love the packaging as well. I have started to use this product a lot this month and I also want to try out her other eye palette's as well!

Rita Ora Nail Varnish

Rimmel Rita Ora Nail Varnish

This is definitely my favourite nail varnish at the minute and I will need to buy a new one soon because I have been using it so much. This is in the shade 498 'Rain rain go away'. I think its the perfect neutral colour and it goes with any outfit. The product is really long lasting and really affordable too. 

Batiste Dry Shampoo

Batiste Dry Shampoo 

This product is probably one of my favourites every month but I thought I'd mention it in this post. Dry shampoo is something that most people own because its really handy and can make such a difference some days! This product is called Floral and Flirty Blush and it is the 200ml version. I have been using this a lot this month because it gives my hair some volume and my hair is very thin so sometimes it helps it look a lot better! This is a must have product that everyone owns!

Those are my September Favourites! I hope you enjoyed reading this post and I will leave links at the bottom if you want to have a look at the products! On Saturday I will be doing another September Favourites but this one wont be beauty related...

Kellie xx



Saturday, 26 September 2015

Favourite YouTubers...

In the past year, I have started to get into YouTube and start watching a variety of videos. I now watch YouTube videos everyday and I love the YouTubers that are currently on there. In today's post, I have selected my current favourite YouTubers to watch and I have also put them into categories too! YouTube is slowly growing and becoming very popular. People can now make YouTube videos as their career and a lot of younger people are recognising the YouTubers and subscribing to their channels.


 The first YouTuber is Danielle Mansutti. She is an Australian Beauty YouTuber and she currently has around 650k subscribers. I think that she is really talented and I love watching her videos because she comes up with so many different looks. I really enjoy watching beauty videos because I am always wanting to learn new things about makeup. I recently watched one of her videos called 'Fresh Spring Makeup Tutorial' and I loved the Mac lipstick that she used in the shade 'Modesity' which I now own!

I think that she is a really down to earth person who really loves what she does! She connects with her viewers all the time which is something that I also love about her. If you are interested in Beauty or want to find out about different makeup products, I would definitely recommend her videos as she is one of my favourites! I think she is a YouTuber that deserves a lot more subscribers but she is also slowly becoming a lot more popular too!

Images taken from @danimansutti
Instagram page and Dani Mansutti YouTube page.

 The second beauty YouTuber is Lauren Curtis. She is also from Australia too! She currently has around 3 million subscribers and I also think that she is the number 1 Beauty YouTuber in Australia. (I maybe wrong...) I really love her channel because she posts a selection of videos that are always interesting to watch. On her channel, she has done a variety of makeup looks which I love because there is something for everyone. One of my favourite videos that she has recently done is called 'Ultra Glam Special Occasion Makeup!'.

She seems like such a lovely person and I really enjoy watching her videos. She is really good at what she does and I can see why she is so popular on YouTube! If you are looking for different makeup looks then I would have a look at her channel!

Images taken from @lozcurtis Instagram page and Lauren Curtis YouTube page.


The first vlog channel that I want to talk about are a family that live in London called the SacconeJoly's. The family consists of; Jonathan, Anna, Emilia, Eduardo and 6 dogs! They are a family who vlog everyday of their lives and they have done this for over 5 years. I was introduced to this channel by my sister as she said I would really enjoy watching their videos. I now watch their videos everyday and I absolutely love them! Their videos and really entertaining and is something that I look forward to everyday at 6pm! I think it is a really good idea vlogging their lives because they can have all these memories to look back on in the future. If you enjoy watching vlogs, this is the channel that I would recommend 100% because I think the videos are something that everyone will enjoy watching. I am also meeting them in a few weeks so that is something that I cant wait for!!

Images taken from @annasaccone and @jonathanjoly Instagram Page.
SacconeJoly's YouTube Channel

 The second vlog channel which I want to talk about is Alfie Deyes vlog channel called 'Pointless Blog Vlogs'. He also vlogs everyday of his life and he also has another channel as well where he posts other videos. He currently has around 2 and a half million subscribers on this vlog channel and around 4 and a half million subscribers on his main channel. I really enjoy watching his videos because I find them entertaining and he also lives with another one of my favourite YouTubers as well called Zoe Sugg, so I like watching them both in the vlogs too.

A lot of people don't understand what vlogging is and why people do it. A lot of the younger generation really enjoy them but for example, my mum and dad don't really understand it but I think that it is a really nice idea because you can look back on these videos when you are older. It is becoming more and more popular which I think is a really good thing! If you enjoy watching vlogs, then this is a channel that you should go and have a look at! 

Images taken from @pointlessblog Instagram Page and Pointless Blog Vlog channel.


A lot of people will recognise this name because she is one of the most popular YouTubers at the minute. She currently has over 9 million subscribers on her main channel and she also has a vlog channel with 3 and a half million subscribers. Zoella also known as Zoe Sugg, is one of my favourite YouTubers because she posts a variety of videos that I really enjoy watching. Some of the videos that she posts include things like; Makeup looks, hauls, Favourites, Baking, Challenges and many more!

One thing that I really like about the people who work with YouTube is that the majority of them are really good friends and spend a lot of time together. So we get to see them in each others videos as they do collaborations. For example, one of my favourite videos that Zoella did was the whisper challenge with Jim Chapman. Another thing that I like about this YouTuber is that she has brought out a book which I really enjoyed and also a bath and body collection which is really nice too! If you are looking for an all around really good YouTuber then go to Zoella's channel!

Images from @zozeebo Instagram page and Zoella's Youtube channel.

 Another one of my favourite YouTubers that I like everything about is Tanya Burr. She currently has nearly 3 and a half million subscribers on her channel and she is well known in YouTube. She recently got married to Jim Chapman who is also another well known YouTuber. Tanya started off by posting makeup tutorials but she now posts a variety of content. For example, Favourites, Vlogs, Baking, Fashion, Hauls and many more!

I really enjoy watching Tanya Burr's videos because I think that she is really honest and such a lovely person. She has also recently announced that she is working on something called Global Goals which are a series of 17 goals which major leaders around the world have agreed to achieve by a certain date. I think that it is amazing how so many people involved in YouTube are using their platform to work with charities and raising awareness about really important issues. Tanya Burr is a great YouTuber to watch as she has such a variety of videos!

Images from @tanyaburr Instagram page and Tanya Burr's channel.

The final YouTuber that I wanted to talk about in this category is Gabriella Lindley. She currently has nearly 700,000 subscribers and she also has a vlog channel with around 360,000 subscribers. I think that she deserves a lot more because she is really down to earth and has a really good channel. She posts a lot of variety which is why I enjoy watching her videos so much. For example, Makeup Looks, Hauls, Favourites, Routines, and many more.  

I also really enjoy watching her vlogs as well on her second channel because they are entertaining and I love finding more about her life. I think that it is really good that people can make a living from making YouTube videos because they are clearly really passionate about it and a lot of people really enjoy watching their videos. I also like how the current YouTubers are expanding out into other things as well. For example, Beauty products, Books, clothing, etc...Gabi has recently released a homeware range with Primark and I think that it is amazing! Definitely a YouTuber to check out as she deserves a lot more attention! 

Images from @velvetgh0st Instagram page and Gabriella's channel.

I also want to mention two new channels which I have recently discovered and really enjoyed! The first channel belongs to Lucy and Lydia who are twins. They currently have around 160,000 subscribers. They also have a variety of content on their channel too. For example, Makeup, Get the look videos, hauls, favourites, vlogs and many more! You should definitely look into their channel because they are really funny and nice girls and their videos are always really good! They also get the chance to go to lots of amazing events so that's really interesting to watch too! The second channel that I have recently discovered belongs to Niomi Smart. I already recognise her because she is really good friends with some of the other YouTubers that I watch so I thought I'd have a look at her channel. She currently has nearly 1 and a half million subscribers. I have been really enjoying her videos because she clearly puts a lot of time into filming and editing them and they are really good! She posts a lot of content on her channel, for example, Food, Makeup looks, challenges, fashion, advice, vlogs and many more! She is another channel that I would recommend!


Saturday, 19 September 2015


In today's post, I am going to be showing you where I like to go walking and jogging. These two types of exercises are what I mainly do on a weekly basis as I have an easy location for me to get to and also this is something that I don't mind doing as much as full workouts. I prefer to go when the weather is nicer because I find it a lot easier and more enjoyable but a lot of the time the weather is quite dull as we do live in England...

The first thing that I do is walk across some fields which are behind my house. There are about 4 in total and this is how I get to Brayton Barf which is the main route which I go on. I don't mind walking across the fields as long as it hasn't been raining and quite a lot of people use the same path route on the fields so its quite easy to get across them. I quite like walking across the fields at the beginning as it gives me time to warm up a bit and get ready for my smaller workout. 

I love walking up the hill at the barf and looking at the view. On this particular day the sky was really clear and the sun was out. I thought that it looked really pretty and its a nice stop to take a quick break and catch my breath after running up the hill...

The next part of my route is the main section of my walk/jog. The place that I go is called Brayton Barf and I have gone here ever since I was little. Its quite a nice length and it also has some uphill sections as well which I think is good to include as part of my workout. I try to go walking or jogging 2 times a week and I also have some other exercises that I do for the rest of the week so that its varied. I don't mind going walking on a nice day as I find it relaxing and easier to do when the suns out.

The two main things which I always need for when I am going out on a walk or a jog are my trainers and my phone. Having trainers is an obvious thing which everyone knows that they need! But having my phone and some headphones is an essential as I find it very helpful and makes it a lot more interesting. I also find that sometimes it can make it seem like the walk has gone a lot quicker as well. At the minute, I have been listening to Ellie Goulding a lot as she is one of my favourites and I will hopefully be getting tickets to her tour next year!!

I hope you have enjoyed reading my post about where I like to go walking or jogging. I think that adding this into your exercise plan is quite nice as its not as difficult as some workouts and its a nice one to do on a sunny day...

Kellie xx


Tuesday, 15 September 2015

New Buys...

I have recently bought four new beauty products, all from Superdrug! Collections Contour Kit, Tanya Burr Cosmetics hollywood eye palette, Maybelline lash sensational mascara and Maybelline dream flawless nude foundation. I have tried them all for the first time in the past few weeks and I fell in love with them all! I have been using most of them on a daily basis and they are all long lasting and really good quality.

Collection Contour Kit: Highlight & Sculpt
This is definitely one of my favourite beauty products that I own! I also have the Maybelline Master Sculpt but I think that this Collection product is a lot better! The first time that I applied this product, I was amazed! I love how it is really easy to build up and I love the size of the product as well. I think that the product is an amazing price at £4.19 but I also got it on sale at £2.79!!

Tanya Burr Cosmetics: Hollywood eye palette
Once I heard that Tanya Burr was releasing more beauty products, I knew that I had to buy something from the range! In the end, I decided to buy the Hollywood eye palette. The palette consists of four colours; Nude Delight, Gold Coin, Enchantment and Bookworm. This is a perfect palette for a brown smoky eye and is one that I could use everyday. The colour's are really pigmented and long lasting.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Lash Multiplying Mascara
I decided to buy this mascara because I have seen it featured in so many beauty videos on YouTube. When I first tried this mascara, I 100% understood why everyone was talking about it! It gives amazing length and volume to my lashes and it lasts all day too! My sister has recently just bought the waterproof version and she also said that its really good as well! A really good quality drugstore product!

Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude Foundation
My final product is a new foundation that I recently purchased. I got a sample of this foundation in a magazine, so I thought I would try it out as I have been wanting to find new foundations. I thought that it was a really nice coverage and long lasting, so I decided to buy one! I bought the foundation in the shade 21, this colour does look quite orange when you first apply it onto the skin, but once it has been blended out, it is a really nice colour!


Saturday, 12 September 2015

Current DVD Favourite's...

Watching films is definitely one of my favourite things to do! I love going to the cinema or having film nights at home. I never really get bored of watching films, even if they are the same ones that have been watched over and over again! I have also currently just got Netflix, so I love finding new films on there! I have quite a big DVD collection and I love been able to have a lot to choose from. Although, sometimes it does take me and my friend Beth a while to choose a film...:) For today's post, I have decided to show you my current DVD favourite's that I have loved watching in the past month. I have tried to pick a variety of DVD's, from romance to action. I have chosen 5 for you in total...

1. Friends with Benefits

Friends with Benefits is an American romantic comedy film, starring, Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. I think that this film is a great comedy and has a really nice romantic twist too. I really love the actors that are invloved in this film and I think that it is a great film to make you laugh and watch with your friends. No matter how many times I watch this, I still laugh and love it every time. 

2. Insurgent

Insurgent is the second film of the Divergent series! This one is an American science fiction adventure film starring Theo James and Shailene Woodley. I'm sure everyone has heard about this film as its a really popular series! I love the Divergent series and Insurgent is definitely my current favourite film! I love all of the action and the romance within the film too. I think that the actors are amazing and all of the sets and locations in the film are really good as well! I have watched this film so many times already and I can guarantee that I will never get bored of it.

3. Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde is an American comedy film starring Reece Witherspoon. I first watched this film a few months ago and I really enjoyed it! Everyone has always spoke about it and I have recently just bought Legally Blonde 2 to watch as well! I think it is a perfect film for a girly night in and is a film that always makes me laugh. This is a DVD that I will always have in my collection from now on and is one that I have been reaching for a lot recently. 

4. The Vow

The Vow is an American romantic drama film starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams. I recently watched this film as it was on TV a few months ago. It has been one that I have wanted to watch for a while and I'm really happy that I did watch it! I really love the story line in the film and I also love the setting of the film too. I think this is also another perfect film for a girly night in too. I have always loved these two actors so its no surprise that I love the film!

5. Mr & Mrs Smith

Mr and Mrs Smith is an American romantic comedy action film starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. I have always loved films that have a lot of action in them but also a romantic story line as well. I also love this film because of Angelina and Brad too as I think they are amazing actors and work really well together in this film. I have loved this film for years as its the type of film which I love watching. I never get bored of watching it again and again but I will go through phases where I will watch it all the time and this past month has definitely been one of those times!

I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and I hope I have given you some inspiration of new films to watch or remember old ones that you forgot you loved! I have left some links down below of where you can buy these DVD's if you want to purchase them for yourselves! 

Kellie xx


Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Topshop Wishlist: Autumn

Autumn is one of my favourite times of year as I love wearing big jumpers and ankle boots. I also love that you can wear darker shades of makeup and nail varnish too! Today I have put together my wishlist from Topshop. Topshop has always been one of my favourite shops and I especially love when they bring in there autumn collection as I always love the colours of the clothes. My wishlist includes mostly day time outfits but also a few evening outfits as well...

Dresses: Daytime and Evening

Roll Neck Stripe Dress £32

Ribbed Bardot Dress £45

I love black clothes and I'm constantly wearing it all the time! So I love when autumn comes because I know its acceptable with the colder weather! I loved the style of the daytime dress as it looks really flattering but casual as well. I thought that the evening dress was a really nice fit and shape, and of course, I love the colour too!

Top and Shirt:

Side Split Top £30

Super-Soft Checked Shirt £30

I chose two different styles for my wishlist! I chose the first one as I really loved the colour of it and I thought that it fitted nicely going into Autumn. I also thought that its the kind of top that goes with anything! Jeans, leggings, skirts...The second top I chose is no surprise for me as I love Checked shirts! I think that they look really nice and are really comfy to wear too! I chose this particular one because I loved the colour!

Skirt and Trousers:

Denim Pocket Skirt £28

Cropped Paperbag Waist Trousers £40

I decided to add this skirt to my wishlist because I have wanted one for so long but I've never got round to buying one yet! I think that this style of skirt has come back into fashion again and I think it would look really nice for an Autumn outfit. You could wear it with tights and ankle boots and its perfect for the type of weather. The colour of the trousers is definitely one of my favourite at the moment! I have recently bought quite a few items of clothing in this colour so I had to add these to my wishlist! I really love the shape and style of these trousers. They could be worn casual or dressed up! 

The Jumpsuit:

Drape Front Jumpsuit £60

This jumpsuit definitely caught my eye when looking on the Topshop website. I loved the colour and really loved the style! I thought that this would be the perfect jumpsuit to wear throughout the day as it looks really comfy, or, it could be worn with heels for a night out too!

Bag and Boots:

Fold-Over Backpack £34

Be Mine Heeled Ankle Boots £39

Finally, I of course had to add a bag and a pair of boots to my wishlist because that is definitely one of my favourite things about Autumn fashion! I always seem to choose a black bag because I just think that it goes with everything. I have started to get back into backpacks again ever since I have seen Zoe Sugg (Zoella) wearing one a lot more often! I thought that this one was a perfect size for everyday use. The boots are also black, but again, for the same reason! I really like heeled boots and I think that they add something extra to your outfit. I think that these ones are a really good price for the quality and an essential for Autumn!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post, all of the items are from Topshop! I have left links to all of the items at the bottom of this post. I will be back posting on Saturday with a new lifestyle post...

Kellie xx



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