Wednesday, 4 March 2015

BARGAIN OF THE WEEK #1

boots- missguided

If there is anything I'm good at, it's finding a good bargain, maybe because I am determined to shop regardless of the tragic state my bank account is constantly in. The other day I got an email from Missguided, you know those annoying ones that you instantly delete. Anyway as I swiped to delete it '40 % off' caught my eye, this, combined with payday could only end one way. An hour after scrolling the site  and a few days after waiting (like what feels like a lifetime) for delivery, these babies arrived. You can never have enough black boots to be honest and for £15 these were such a bargain.

I did grab some other things from Missguided aswell which I was going to haul, but annoyingly they sent me the wrong item with my delivery instead of something I ordered, which I'm going to have to sort out.

Let me know if you've managed to pick up any bargains this week! Or if they're any good ones in store atm! Thanks for reading and make sure to follow!
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Sunday, 1 March 2015

THE BEST CONCEALER IN THE WORLD?!

BEST CONCEALER IN THE WORLD?! Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX12.

When I started this blog I used to do a fair amount of beauty posts and that kind of ended when I realised that my descriptive skills are abysmal, I do love a good wander around Boots, always caving for the big 3 for 2 signs plastered all over the shop, oh and when it comes to a night out I feel like Britain's best MUA by the time I leave the house, if only that equated to being a good beauty blogger. So although writing about beauty products is not my forte, I'll attempt to translate my love, because this product- worth the exception.

The Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer is a thick, creamy, multi-purpose skin base that can be manipulated into almost any coverage for any use (ok maybe no any use, I can't see it being that great of a lipstick), at full concentration the coverage is unbeatable and even when sheered out the finish of this product is unprecedented. Although it does cost a steep £38 for what looks like a tiny pot, don't let it fool you, because this is nothing less than a tiny pot of magic and 100% worth the premium price. 18g seems like a modest amount, but with this being probably the most pigmented product on the market of it's kind, this could last you anything from a year to three. Only a a rice grain amount is needed to conceal or cover the whole face.

I can't comment on it as a foundation because I prefer to use it as a concealer at full concentration, but a quick Google search will show you all the different ways people go about applying this as a foundation.

PROS
+ Extremley pigmented, with such a full coverage that is great for blemishes and dark under eyes.
+ Coverage can be tailored to your liking. Mixed with moisturiser or a primer it can be transformed to a dewy sheer base.
+ Gives an amazing, flawless finish, without looking like you have tons of product on your face.
+ Product lasts for months, if not years. I am not exaggerating by saying only a dot of this stuff will do the trick for the day.
+ Long lasting, stays put.

CONS
- May take some time to work out the best way to wear and apply to your skin type.
- Not as simple to use as other concealers were you can just whack the product onto your face in a rush (we all have those days).
- £38 isn't exactly cheap, once you've tried it I doubt you'll want to repurchase (but don't worry that won't be any time soon).
- If applied wrong, or excessively this could result in quite a caked face.

I really do not rave about products and when it comes to my make-up I'm pretty flexible on what I use as long as it looks alright, but once you've mastered how this product works best on your skin, it really does do wonders and while I'm maybe not bold enough to say it is the best concealer in the world, I doubt anything I ever try will be comparable.

Have you tried this product? What is your favourite concealer? Let me know below and make sure to follow!
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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

HOMEWARE NEEDS

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I tend to throw around and misuse the word need a lot, the post title illustrates this, as I'm sure that we can all survive without copper wire baskets, but I mean come on, look at them! Homeware has become such a huge thing in the last few months, or maybe it always has been and I've just noticed. Whichever, I've been loving homeware pieces, watching homeware hauls and reading homeware related blogposts. Here are a few of my favourite homeware picks at the moment, and even though I still live with my parents I can still dream about how I'd decorate my dream flat right? Or just help out you guys who are lucky enough to live in your own place.

H&M HOME MUG
OLIVER BONAS THREE SET CANDLES
BURGUNDY & BLACK IKEA CANDLE
URBAN OUTFITTERS WALL ART
IKEA PLANT
HOMEBASE WOODEN '&'
H&M HOME SHOWER CURTAIN
ZARA HOME WOVEN TORTOISE BASKET
COPPER WIRE HABITAT BASKETS 
URBAN OUTFITTERS CERAMIC BOWL
OLIVER BONAS VASE
IKEA CUT OUT CANDLE HOLDER
URBAN OUTFITTERS ARROW CHALKBOARD
ETSY TERRARIUM
URBAN OUTFITTERS PHOTO FRAME
OLIVER BONAS COPPER HANGING TERRARIUM

My favourite homeware 'trends' at the moment are all things copper, which have definitely not been lacking in homeware vlogs and blogs as well as marble and white. My favourite pieces above include the shower curtain and the copper baskets, and I couldn't help throw in the Ikea vase because if you don't have this in your room whether you use it as a brush holder, pen holder, or it's original function; a vase, where have you been?!

Let me know below what your favourite picks are and your favourite homeware shops! Thanks for reading and make sure to follow!
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Thursday, 12 February 2015

CASUAL VALENTINE'S DAY LOOK

coat & skirt: topshop
jumper & heels (similar): new look

In the midst of all the Valentine's posts, which I'm actually quite enjoying reading atm, and although I have 0 plans for Saturday- here is a little outfit post. Due to the pink coat and th blush jumper I could easily pass this of as meaning to be a Valentine's Day outfit, even though that wasn't my intention. I probably will end up wearing this (or a variation of this, as the weather at the moment is pretty unforgiving) on Saturday as my plans are not actually in the evening but in the morning. Backtracking to the beginning of the post "I have 0 plans for Saturday" was a lie. I'm going to Bill's for brunch, which I'm WAYYYY to excited for, their breakfast looks amazing and if it's any comparison to their normal menu I know I'm going to love it. Oh and anyone else think I look like the Leaning Tower of Pisa in some of these photos? How amusing.

Let me know if you have any V Day plans, and what you are thinking of wearing! Thanks for reading and make sure to follow!
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Thursday, 5 February 2015

UPDATED WHAT'S ON MY iPHONE


Today I thought I'd do an updated what's on my iphone, normally I'd link the first post, but I daren't look at it, it was one the earlest posts on my blog and I can barely look at it without cringing, anyway, a lot has changed since then. Firstly my phone, I opted for the 5C in an upgrade in Summer so I could get 32GB (which might I add is still not sufficient) as opposed to a 5S and 16GB, oh and the 6 hadn't been released. When it comes to phones I am not too fussed about owning the latest model, as long as it does what it says on the tin. Below are a few of my favourite apps, which are almost all free.


1. INSTAGRAM (@kxshh)
It's almost illegal to do this post and not include IG, there's not really that much to say about it that hasn't been said two billion. The first thing I do when I wake up is scroll through Instragram (is that bad? that sounds bad). I love looking through pretty flat lays, outfit inspo and just seeing what people have been up to.

2. YOUTUBE
I watch most of the people I'm subscribed to on the YouTube app, it is so handy and perfect for catching up on new videos on the move, or in bed, like I do. I have soooo many people channels I'm loving at the moment. Let me know some of your favourite Youtubers, or your account below!

3. BLOGLOVIN' (kasopesonola)
I am so glad Bloglovin' has an app, whenever I want to catch up on my feed I always go straight to it. The fact it is so easy to navigate means I always find myself on it, reading my favourite blogger's latest post. If I want to come back to the post later on my laptop I just save it!

4. POLYVORE (kasopesonola)
I always used to make Polvyore sets on my computer but it is soooo much easier (in my opinion) on the app. Click, grab, drag and few minutes later you have a set, which doubles up as great inspo. All the sets on My Polyvore Recently post were created on this app!

5.TWITTER (@kasopesonola)
Ahhh Twitter, where do I start. I'm pretty sure I spend 50% of my free time scrolling down my timeline. Twitter is probably responsible for most of the spontaneous laughter at my phone screen throughout the day. OH AND JB (yes yes THE Justin Bieber) follows me on Twitter, my very own claim to fame.

6. GOOGLE MAPS
If you don't have this map, HOW do you survive??? I know all phones nowadays come with their own maps but none of them beat this thing. I always use it for public transport directions from one place to another, mainly in London when I have no idea what tube or bus to catch.

7. TIMEHOP
Timehop is essentially an app that shows you really cringey things that you posted on your social media in the past. For example if you log on it has has Facebook statuses from this time one year ago, two years ago, three etc. as well as tweets and throwbacks. It's a great app for an embarrassing throwback or a nostaligic scroll.

8. THE OFFICIAL DVSA THEORY TEST KIT
What a mouthful! This app has been the only thing I've used to revise for my theory, in the hopes of being able to pass before exams. It's pretty good and is the only paid app I have on my phone (cheapo).

9. INSTACOLLAGE
Last is an that is only on my phone because of another app. I use instacollage whenever I want to create a collage for Instagram or to mirror an image.


 So there you are, a few of my favourite iPhone apps (forgot Depop, oops). Let me know what your favourite apps are below, oh and your welcome for the beautiful lock screen ;). 
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Wednesday, 4 February 2015

SOME INSPO...


Just a quick one today with some Tumblr inspo. Tumblr is great for visually pleasing pictures and unreachable #goals. Which one of these is your favourites? Let me know below and make sure to follow!
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Sunday, 1 February 2015

LOVE OR HATE- THE SEPTUM RING

faux septum ring- eBay

As you can see from the little link above this is a faux septum ring, yes I have commitment issues and I am not brave enough to actually get a real one. If you know me you'll probably know that the only piercing I have is my firsts and I got those done before my memory even developed, probably like 7 months old. On top of that my pain threshold is next to nothing. Ok, I'm kind of drifting, back to the ring! These have been all over Instagram (especially the La Moda ones) with so many girls rocking them, even the likes of Rihanna and I mean who doesn't want to be one step closer to being RiRi?! I feel like septum rings are a really love hate trend, when my friends saw me wearing one I got an array off remarks from ''they're piff"- thanks Maddie ;) to "you look like a bull with a ring in your nose". I'm not sure at the moment how I feel about it but I reckon in Summer I'll be wearing it non stop. It'll definitely look better with halter necks and tennis skirts as opposed to coats and scarves in my opinion. 

What do you think of the faux septum trend, would you wear it or do you think it should be avoided at all costs? Let me know below and make sure to follow!
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