My Five Dream Travel Destinations

Sunday, 22 May 2016

This post began as a bucket list of all the things I'd love to do in the future, however I got to the first point (travel everywhere!) and couldn't seem to stop writing, so my travel dreams are getting a post all of their own!

I was brought up in a family that absolutely loves to travel-I've had a passport since I was 18 months old and we've never really lived in the same place for long!  The result of this has been that I am well and truly stuck with the travel bug and I'm continually dreaming of where I can go next... So, without further ado, here are the 5 destinations that are at the top of my (immeasurably long!) list of places I want to travel!

1. UK
I couldn't pick just one country so I cheated a little...I have so many places I'd love to go here, mainly places that I have heard about from my father (he's from England) or heard about in songs, movies and books. I absolutely love Irish music and would love to spend some time there admiring the scenery! The same goes for Scotland as well-I have so many places I want to go there that I don't have any clue where to start! I think I'd need to spend at least a year in the UK just to go to all the places I've dreamt about! We're actually going to England this Christmas so hopefully I'll get to tick at least a few places off the list!

2. Peru
I love hiking and ancient history fascinates me, so the thought of hiking the Inca Trail and seeing Machu Picchu makes me extremely excited! I have always said I'll go there one day!

3. India
The colours, the people, the all just seems so different and magical! I know I'd be totally out of my comfort zone there....but there's a saying that goes 'Life begins at the end of your comfort zone' and I totally agree! Outside of your comfort zone is where the most glorious lessons are learnt!

4. Italy
Does anyone else happen to be following Brooke from World of Wanderlust on snapchat? She's in Italy at the moment and I am seriously drooling with jealousy over all the gorgeous places she's going! Aside from the amazing scenery and food, I'd also love to visit historical places such as the Colosseum and Pompeii-like I said, I'm a total nerd for ancient history!

5. Canada
I actually lived in Canada when I was four but sadly I can't remember it! I have such a thing for hiking and mountainous scenery though, so I definitely want to go back and explore absolutely everywhere! It just looks so stunning in every single photo I see!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Where do you want to travel next?
Kate x

May Playlist

Monday, 16 May 2016

My May Playlist is finally here, and it's definitely a good one this month! There's so many awesome songs I've been loving lately that I'm super excited to share with you all!

May has been a happy month for me so far-although I've had a lot of work to do, I've also had a lot of those headspin, huge grin kinda happy moments which has been wonderful. It's so lovely to feel like myself again!

You may notice that a few of these songs have come from Eurovision-I have a seperate playlist of all the Eurovision songs that I've been playing on repeat to keep me pumped up and feeling cheerful!
Anyway, enough rambling-here's my playlist of my happiest songs from May!

Hair- Little Mix.

Love Yourself- Justin Bieber. The anthem for anyone getting over a breakup, right?

Girls Like- Tinie Tempah, Zara Larson.

Sparks- Hilary Duff. This one is just SO catchy!

Rock Bottom- Hailee Steinfeld, DNCE. My friend plays this in the car almost every morning when we're driving to class and I'm still not sick of it!

No Guts, No Glory- Cassio Monroe. Soo addicted to this one! You'll know exactly what I mean as soon as you get to the chorus!

Loin d'ici- Zoe. Austria's entry in Eurovision was in French, and although I don't quite understand the reason for that, I thoroughly approve of this song! It's so lovely!

Make Them Wheels Roll-SAFIA. You know that feeling after you go to a concert or festival when you're sad it's over and wishing you could do it all again, so you listen to all the songs over and over again? These two SAFIA songs have been the ones helping me get over my post-festival blues, reminiscing about how good they were live!

Listen to Soul, Listen to Blues-SAFIA.

Miracle-Samra. The perfect song to sing along to as loudly as possible!

Can't Stop The Feeling- Justin Timberlake. THIS SONG. Honestly it just makes me so happy and cheerful!

I've Been Waiting For This Night- Donny Montell.

Give Me Your Love- Sigala, John Newman.

No Money- Galantis. This one is almost as silly as Peanut Butter Jelly and just as catchy! I challenge you to not get it stuck in your head!

Secret Love Song- Little Mix, Jason Derulo.

Poison- Martin Garrix.

Hurricane- Halsey.

Breathe- Seeb, Neev.

Paradise- Matoma, KStewart.  I love the tropical kinda vibes that Matoma have in their music, and this is no exception!

So that's it for this month's playlist! You can find it on Spotify here. If you're looking for some more song inspo, you can find my April Playlist here!
What songs have been keeping you guys going in May? I'd love to hear them!
Kate x

New Makeup Purchases

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Hey guys! Recently I've acquired quite a few new makeup items, most of which I have been seriously loving! I thought I'd share my thoughts on some of them with you all. Oh, and please don't go thinking I spent my life savings on these because a lot were bought at the Priceline 40% off sale recently, and a gift card I had to use at Myer! #bargainhunter


Maybelline The Nudes Palette. Confession time-this is the first proper eyeshadow palette I've owned. I love it so much! The colours are all gorgeous, so easy to use and really blendable. There's so many looks you can create with this and I love that it has suggestions on the back as well.

Revlon Photoready Eye Art in 060-Peach Prism. I've been lusting after these for SO long, they're absolutely stunning! I chose one of the most neutral colours I could find as there's a lot of very pigmented blue and green shades in the range, which look gorgeous but I'm not sure I'd ever find the excuse to wear! The cream base side is lovely to use and is super long lasting. I'm not so sure about the glittery side, I think I'm still working out how to use it, but the sparkle is just beautiful!

Australis Eyeshadow Primer. This is my first eyeshadow primer and I'm kicking myself that I've never used one before! It makes everything look so much brighter and last so much longer, I love it!

Revlon Ultimate All-in-One Mascara. I was quite dubious of this when I first unwrapped it, as it has the tiniest mascara wand I've ever seen...and it claims to be super lengthening and volumising! However after using it a few times I'm really liking it-it takes a little more effort to get the effect you want but it's so worth it as it seperates and lengthens your lashes really nicely!


Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in 050-London Posh. This is definitely my least favourite of these recent purchases... the consistency is very strange and sticky, the colour doesn't go on evenly and doesn't stay very long either. I'm not too impressed with these, which is disappointing as think the packaging is gorgeous and would have loved to have more in my collection!

Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish Lipstick in 107. I finally caved in and bought this one after seeing recommendations for it literally everywhere! I also rather love the fact that it's a lipstick with my name on it-score! It smells amazing, a really fruity/berry kind of scent in my opinion, and it has a lovely smooth texture. I haven't actually worn it properly yet so I can't comment on it's staying power, but I'm hoping for good things!

Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless Foundation in 120-Classic Ivory. I've been considering trying this for quite a while as I've seen a lot of good reviews. So when I saw it on sale for half price the decision was easy! The colour is a pretty perfect match for my skin tone which is great, and it has fairly good coverage-a little lighter than I might have preferred but still good.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 10-Light. I really like the colour of this, it's really good for highlighting and brightening your face. I haven't quite found a way to stop it creasing yet though, and I do still like the age rewind concealer a bit more. Nevertheless it's my go-to concealer at the moment!

Have you guys tried any of these products? I'd love to hear what you think of them!
Kate x

OOTD: Festival Edition

Tuesday, 3 May 2016
Hey guys! So yesterday I had the most fantastic day at a music festival called Groovin The Moo and I thought I'd share a few details and a cheeky little OOTD with you! I apologise in advance for the terrible quality of these photos-I was obviously having too much fun to remember to take some good ones! 

Groovin is a one-day event that happens every year in my town. I've actually never been before as it's quite expensive, but I'm definitely glad I went this year! Some of the highlights included Twenty One Pilots, Safia, and Alison Wonderland-as well as Odesza, who I actually missed but I'm sure were amazing! 
Roomie love <3 
As for my outfit...
Top- Dotti
Shorts- Factorie
Shoes- Rubi Shoes
Necklaces- Cosmetics Plus

I was pretty proud that I managed to put together an outfit that was super comfy and also pretty cute, if I do say so myself haha! The shorts are by far the shortest I've ever owned but I really love them (I have so much trouble finding things that will fit me, so I was super excited to find these!) and my outfit just came together really well on the day so I was rather happy!

I had the best time dancing and laughing with my friends, the weather was just perfect and it was just an all round fantastic day! 

The bestest bestie of all besties that ever existed <3 <3 <3

Have you guys been to a festival recently? Please no one say you went to Coachella because
I may die of jealousy!
Love, peace and happiness to you all!
Kate x