April Favourites

Has April come and gone already?! It’s crazy how time flies!

Last month was a very sad one for me but I won’t get into just yet but maybe some other time, so I’m back to blogging and really want to keep it up the closer we get to my Australia trip! I definitely splurged a bit in April and have a few beauty items that I’ve been loving leading up to the summer! ♡

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Rosie for Autograph (Eau de Parfum)
I am literally obsessed with this fragrance. It’s so sweet (but not too much!) and summery! I had this fragrance last summer too and it’s really nostalgic for me now. It’s a very subtle fragrance which I love, so I spray a few bit on my wrists and actually on the tips of hair and I find it lasts all day long. This would definitely be a great one to try if you’re looking for a new summer scent! 8965946277918

Tanya Burr Lunch Date Lip Gloss
I have wanted this lip gloss for SO LONG! Every time I go into Superdrug or look on their website it’s completely sold out! I have been loving Tanya Burr’s recent vlogs and snapchats, and on most occasions she is wearing this on her lips. It’s a nude/pink gloss but very subtle, almost like a clear gloss but tinted ever so slightly nude and it’s gorgeous. It goes really well with my skin colour and I wouldn’t mind wearing this every day rather than just on special occasions as I probably would have just done before. I’m so happy I finally have this in my make-up collection.

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Dove Derma Spa Summer Revived Medium to Dark Skin Body Lotion
I got this on recommendation from Anna Saccone Joly (can you tell I’ve been watching so many vlogs recently…) and popped into Boots where it was on offer so thought why not?! I tried it a couple of times and it is really so good. I hardly get any tan marks (like the blotches under the arm pits) and it smells so nice, just like a moisturiser and not a horrible fake tan scent. I try to put it on every other night or at least twice a week depending on how tanned I want to look. I’m very fair skinned to going for a medium to dark tone seemed extreme but actually it works really well as you see the tan quicker!clq_6MNY_402x464Clinique Even Better Foundation
I’ve had this foundation for a long time in Alabaster (01) but as I mentioned before I’m quite fair skinned but want to tan over the summer. I popped into Boots and the Clinique lady recommended the Ivory (03) shade. It is perfect! I just love the way this foundation sits on my skin. It’s not heavy but also creates a lot of coverage from a tiny amount. I still have foundation left in my last bottle and had it well over a year now. It’s got to be the best foundation for my sensitive skin I’ve ever used and would highly recommend it.61wBuqkqHOL._SL1000_

Etherial Posie Ted Baker iPhone 6 Case
I really wanted a new iPhone case to make my phone look pretty over the summer but kept putting it off until… I dropped my iPhone on to concrete! So it’s got a really annoying scratch on the corner which probably isn’t noticeable to anyone else but it is to me (typical right?! haha!) I quickly popped on to amazon and found this beauty! It’s so cute and a lovely pink colour. It’s got a nice subtle grip so not too soft for it to slip out of my hands! I am just loving this. I now need a front screen protector because I constantly want to turn it upside down so I can appreciate the case all the time!

So there you have it, my favourites for April were not quite as unusual as March’s but I got a fair few likes so leave any comments letting me know what you think of this month’s post. My birthday is coming up soon so my May favourites should be really great! 🙂

Thank you for reading and I hope you all are enjoying this beautiful UK weather!

Katie ❀

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What I Got For Christmas

I’ve seen these posts going round in the past few days and thought it’d be fun to share five of my favourite things I received this Christmas too!

I was a bit more organised this year and actually created a list of items I’d seen online that I would love. Pinterest is an excellent place to do this, so you can just keep a wish list and pin items you see online as and when.

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So firstly, I got these gorgeous pyjamas from Marks and Spencers. They’re classy, stylish and really comfortable. I wouldn’t mind being caught midday by the postman in these pyjamas for sure! The Rosie for Autograph selection is literally blowing my mind… I would love everything from her range.
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I have been burning my new Yankee Candle everyday since Christmas. Cinnamon Stick is such a nice scent and great for those cold evenings in blog writing! 😉

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Next up were these beautiful daisy stud earrings my husband got from notonthehighstreet.com. These were on my wish list for ages as I bought them originally for my friend’s 30th birthday. She loved them and they looked so cute so I had to match! They go with every outfit and I’m wearing them all the time at the moment. They’re also on sale now! (Typical)

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Euphoria by Calvin Klein was literally my go-to scent for every occasion a few years ago but I wanted to venture out and try new brands. My sister was using up the last of her Euphoria bottle a few weeks before Christmas and I fell in love with it all over again. It seems as though we just needed a little break but found our way back together again (haha!) It’s the loveliest scent and I am guaranteed a compliment if I’m wearing it (which is always a nice confidence boost!) so I would highly recommend it if you’re looking for something new. Be warned though, it’ll stay with you for years to come! ♡

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Lastly, I’ve had my Harry Potter books for years (like most people I’m sure) but my copies are completely over-read with sand still in the pages from all the holidays I’ve brought them on. One day I was reading a blog posts of Tanya Burr’s and (I really don’t know how I noticed this!) I saw a different cover copy of one of the books in the corner of a photograph. It was amazing and I did some research and found them on Amazon! The covers on these are so CUTE! I know that really shouldn’t matter but I figured it’ll be lovely to have nice copies of the books to have up in our kids bedrooms one day. I’m not expecting them to stay perfect but if you could see my original copies… you’d understand.

So I’ve been a really lucky girl this year… I got a back massager and a new yoga mat; a load of lovely things for our new house and advice books on married life! All in all I will definitely be keeping up my wish list again for 2016 and have convinced most of my family to do the same.

Katie ❀

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