Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


Saturday, 28 November 2015


This blog post is purely dedicated to my dog Lara. Unfortunately she passed away around six months ago and I've missed her more and more each day so I decided to make a blog post! Lara was a German Shepherd and she was honestly the best! She loved chasing shadows and always made me laugh with some of the things that she did. I used to take Lara on walks all the time across the fields behind my house and this is something that I miss the most. She loved running across the fields and she would always stop and turn around to make sure that I was still there...She was really well behaved and I couldn't of asked for a better dog! Lara was a member of our family and I know some people don't understand this, but once you get a dog or another pet, trust me you will! We got Lara when she was a puppy and had her for over 9 and a half years so its such a shock not having her around all the time. I tend to be home alone a lot so the one thing that I miss the most is having her company all the time. I wanted to share a few pictures with you as a memory of Lara who I miss so so much!

Lara definitely loved the camera! 

She also loved getting into the Christmas spirit too! Although she didn't have much of a choice (I'm sure she enjoyed it really!)

One of my favourite pictures! Looking cute as always!

Lara loved sleeping on the sofa or in some cases, on my bed! I do miss having her at the end of my bed, I never realised how much I would miss that as she always took up half of the bed!

This is a picture that I rediscovered on Facebook a few days ago. This is quite an old photo but its now one of my favourites that I will keep forever as I love it! 

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and although it was something quite different, it was a personal post to me and one that I am really happy with! No one really understands how much something will effect your life until it's gone. But she had a really good life and was well looked after. She was a well loved dog and will always be apart of the family!


Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Beauty Essentials for the colder months...

Today's post is about my beauty essentials which I like to use in these colder months. My beauty favourites change depending on the season as I like different shades and colour's every season. As the whether gets a bit colder, I like to where some darker shades, as well as my simple everyday nudes. I also like to use more products within my everyday routine as my skin needs a lot more care when it gets colder. Today I have picked out a selection of products that I have been using a lot recently and things that I think are essentials. These products include makeup and skincare and they are all affordable and high quality too!

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

I think this is my favourite beauty essential in the colder months. Bronzer is something that I love to use when doing my makeup as I think it can change the whole look and I love the colour of this product. It helps bring colour to your face as I am quite naturally pale. This bronzer is amazing quality and you don't need to use a lot of it either. I love the brush that's included and its the best bronzer I have used so far!

Tanya Burr Hollywood Eye Palette

Even though warmer shades are my favourite anyway, I think that they are perfect for this time of year too! This palette includes four brown shades that all work well together, some are matte and some are shimmery. I really like this combination as I can use the matte shades for everyday use and the shimmery shades when I go out for a meal or something. This palette is so affordable and such good quality!

Mac: Modesty and Rimmel: 107

This time of the year is my favourite as I get to wear darker lipsticks a lot more often. I also like to have a nude option as well and the one that I've been loving at the moment is MAC's Modesty. This lipstick is a perfect everyday nude and its a cremesheen finish so it helps when my lips get dry too. The darker shade which I love is Rimmels shade 107. This is a Kate Moss lipstick and one that I have mentioned a few times before as I love it! These lipsticks are so affordable and long lasting too.

Soap and Glory: Body Butter and Hand Food

Skincare is important all year round but I think that it's an essential when it gets colder. Soap and Glory is my favourite brand for skincare as its affordable and really good quality. I love the packaging of the products and they all smell really nice too. I use the body butter after I get out of the shower and this helps to keep my skin soft and moisturised. The one that I have is 300ml and lasts me ages! Soap and Glory's hand food is a product that I have used for a long time and is an essential for me. I use this once or twice a day and I think its the perfect product!

I hope you enjoyed reading today's post and I will be back on Saturday with a new lifestyle post!

Kellie xx


Saturday, 21 November 2015

Going to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2!

Picture taken from E Online

On Thursday night, I went to go see Mockingjay part 2 at the cinema! I honestly can't believe how amazing it was! Such a good conclusion to end all of the films. I wont spoil anything in this post as I know how annoying that can be! I experienced every emotion when watching this film and I enjoyed every second of it. Everyone has been waiting for this film for so long now and it definitely didn't disappoint! I think that the cast and everyone involved did such an amazing job with the final film. Jennifer Lawrence is one of my favourite actresses and I think she is so talented and did an amazing job with Katniss. I love how we have been able to see all of the characters grow and develop and I think that this film allows us to see the characters come together to fight one last time. Katniss has been such an inspiring character that so many people look up to and Mockingjay part 2 shows her character off perfectly. She doesn't disappoint in this film and definitely proves herself as the 'Mockingjay'.
I like to watch the films before reading the books with big films like these as I don't like to know what happens in films (as I much prefer them over books). It is safe to say that there were many surprises in this film that I didn't expect to happen! I think that this film includes so much, and I love all of the action! The film is such an amazing quality and I think that there's something for everyone. I was definitely sat on the edge of my seat throughout a lot of the film and I never wanted it to end! 
All four films have been amazing and I think that the final film may be my favourite. These films are so huge worldwide and its no surprise that everyone is loving the finale. I think they ended it perfectly in a way to say goodbye to the characters and the story line. The cast involved must be so proud of what they have achieved and I am so happy that I was introduced to these films from the very beginning! 

I saw Mockingjay Part 2 at Xscape Cineworld...

Pre Starbucks to calm the excitement!

I went to see the film with my stepmum, Sheridan. She loved it too!

Of course its on the front cover!!

The cinema was so busy once everyone came in!

Such an amazing film!!

Picture taken from E Online
'May the odds be ever in your favour'

The Perfect conclusion to such an amazing franchise...

Kellie xx


Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Celebrity Style Icon Series: Selena Gomez

I have decided to start doing a series on my blog every now and then which is about my celebrity style icons! Looking what the celebs are wearing is something that I love to do! I follow all of my favourites on Instagram and Twitter to see what they're wearing and all of their latest outfits. Fashion is a major thing for celebs so they always wear something new and keep up with the latest fashion. I decided to do this series because I know many people love celebrity styles and I would love to share who's style I have been loving at the minute. The first celeb that I had to mention is Selena Gomez. I have always loved Selena Gomez, as I used to watch her on Disney Channel. She has achieved so much since then and her style has developed so much over the years!

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One of my favourite looks! I really like the style of this dress and Selena looks gorgeous as always!

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Selena's street style is amazing! I love the jacket especially!

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I can't believe she can come off a plane looking like this! So simple but really fashionable!

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This colour is one of my favourites at the minute! I love the length and the slits in the dress too! I also love the nude heels...

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I had to include this outfit as its one that I always remember! I love the colour and style of the dress as its quite different! I love her hair in this too.

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This is such an effortless look but it looks so amazing! Her hair is one of my favourite things about this outfit!

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I always love Selena's red carpet looks! I think this colour suits her and the style is so beautiful! She looks so glamorous!

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One of Selena's most recent looks at the Victoria Secret show! I love black clothing so there's no surprise that I love this dress!

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This is another one of Selena's looks from the Victoria Secret show. I think this is another look that is really simple but looks so gorgeous! 

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I love this look and the main reason is because of Selena's hair! I think its a really effortless look but it also allows the look to be really glamorous too!

I hope you enjoyed this post as its something different! I will be posting this series once every few months so I hope you look forward to seeing more celebrity style icons! I have taken all my images from Getty Images as this is a great website to see all things celebrity! I will be back on Saturday with a very exciting post!!


Saturday, 14 November 2015

New Purchases

In the past few weeks I have recently bought some new items which I wanted to show you! There are a variety of things which I have bought and I have been loving them all in the past few weeks or even days for some of the items! I am going to talk about them all individually and there are 9 in total! Some of these I bought when out shopping and some of the things are what I pre-ordered a few months ago and finally received...

1. Disney DVD's...

I decided to buy four new Disney dvd's as there is an offer on at the minute which is buy one get one free! So I couldn't resist...The four that I chose to buy were; Tangled, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Maleficent. There were a lot to choose from so it did take me a while to decide but I'm happy that I have four more to add to my collection! I also really love the Disney classic packaging too.

2. Girl Online On Tour

If you didn't know, Girl Online On Tour is the second book by Zoe Sugg! I'm sure most of you have heard of her so I don't think that I need to explain! I read the first book at the start of this year and I really enjoyed it so I decided to pre-order the second book! I haven't actually started reading it yet as I've only just received it. I really love the cover of Zoe's book and the first book is one of those books that you cant put down once you've started reading, so I'm really excited to start reading the second one!

3. Ellie Goulding- Delirium

I was so excited to receive this album as I have been waiting for this for so long! Ellie Goulding is one of my favourite artists and I was so happy to find out that she was releasing another album! I think that she looks amazing on the cover and I really love the colour of the album too. I have had this CD playing in my car non stop for the past few days and I really love all of the songs! I am also going to see her in March so I cant wait now that I have heard all of her new songs! I would 100% recommend this album.

4. Little Mix- Get Weird

This is also another CD which I have been waiting to get for a while now! This album is the third album by Little Mix and they are also one of my favourites! I have listened to this album for the past few days and I really love all of the songs! Little Mix have a different style to each album and that is something that I love! This is another album that I will have on repeat and I am really happy that I finally have it!

5. Glamour Magazine

I decided to mention this purchase because it has been one of my favourites! This is the most recent Glamour magazine and I specifically bought this because Tanya Burr is on the cover. Tanya Burr is a well known YouTuber and is one of my favourites! I really love the pictures included in the article and I think that she looks so amazing! I love seeing the things that YouTubers are achieving!

6. SacconeJoly Calendar 

Here is another item related to a popular YouTube family. (There seems to be a theme in this blog post...) This item is the SacconeJoly 2016 calendar and I am so happy to finally have this! The SacconeJolys are a YouTube family who film everyday of their lives and I recently made a blog post about meeting them! Meeting The SacconeJoly's! I think that this calendar is really amazing and I love all of the pictures included! I love watching their videos everyday and I am so happy with how much they have achieved!


Saturday, 7 November 2015

Days Out...

I really enjoy going on small walks sometimes as I find that this is one of the best ways for me to relax and forget about things for a while. Sometimes I do this on my own or with someone else. Me and my cousin Aine went for a walk around the barf near my house which is one of my favourite places to go for a walk. Even though a walk is such a simple thing, I really felt like this was needed that day as I wanted to forget about all the things that I were stressed or upset about. I usually leave my phone at home or in the car when I go on these walks as this is one thing that can cause the most stress! I think that doing small things like this that make you that little bit happier is important and so I thought that I'd share a few pictures...

For some reason, I really like walking through forests and woods and there is something about the atmosphere which I find quite calming. I think that its really peaceful and a great place to walk your dogs or just a place to clear your head. Everyone has a place which they find quite calming and I also find the beach quite relaxing too!

Today's post is short and simple which is something that I like to do every so often! I hope you enjoyed this post and I will be back on Tuesday with a beauty related post!

Kellie xx

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