Friday, 27 December 2013

I am so thankful this year

Merry Christmas everyone! 
And happy holidays to those who don't celebrate it. 

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Christmas | New Year | University

Hey strangers!!
I haven't blogged in so long and I am so sorry! I've got some apologies to make, but some exciting updates too!


Sunday, 17 November 2013

Youtube | Vlogmas!

Hey Guys!
Christmas is creeping up on us so much and I'm sure the shopping is in full swing for most of us.
What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than join in with everyone's Christmas celebrations? I've recently heard about Vlogmas and I am excited to start it.


Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Angela & Roi Handbags

I recently received an email from the online handbag retailer Angela & Roi and was asked to share their story. In brief, they create gorgeous fashion forward handbags whilst donating money to charities for specific diseases and illnesses.
 I am not being paid to write this but I am passionate about some of their causes such as breast cancer and kidney disease as close family members have suffered from these recently.

Click to read more, view their styles & buy!

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Take a Break, Take a Bath!

Everyone needs a break from busy life sometimes and seeming as I'm home from university for over a week I thought I'd tell everyone my favourite way to relax - taking a bath!!

Click below to find out more & the gorgeous products I used!

Thursday, 24 October 2013

The 'No Make-Up' Make-Up Look!

Sometimes it's really nice to get up in the morning, do a full skin care routine and carefully apply your make up for the day. However, being at university usually means late nights and early mornings which don't offer the chance for the most perfect look everyday (I live with 5 boys and I don't sleep well!). 
 As we all know the weathers getting colder and the parka's are coming out so put your hood, plug in your earphones and get ready for a long day studying!

Most days are no make up days for me but I'll still put on some essentials so my face is completely naked! My 'naked day' essentials are -
 - Benefit POREfessional primer
- NYX HD studio finishing powder
- L'Oreal Paris Lumi Magique in 1 Light
- L'Oreal Paris Falsh Lash Telescopic in Magnetic Black
- Maybelline the Colossal Volum' Express Mascara in 100% Black
- Maybelline BROWdrama in Dark Blond

Hair Colour -
Nice N Easy Colour Blend Foam Medium Ash Blonde 8A
Glasses - Specsavers
Parka - Primark

Remember, sometimes less is more!
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Monday, 21 October 2013

Halloweens Nearly Here! - Do It On a Budget

This time of year is fun for every age. Children love dressing up and getting lots of sweets to last them for months and adults love throwing costume parties and getting very drunk. Some people just sit home watching scary movies (this is me) and some don’t really bother with the night at all.  
If you’re planning to attend or throw a party and get fully dolled up to the nines I feel I can help you with that.
The amazingly talented Nicole Guerriero is an American make up vlogger who is always my first port of call when I buy beauty products; and when it comes to Halloween make up. She loves this time of year and posts tons of makeup tutorial videos on YouTube that will inspire you and teach you so much about Halloween make up. 


Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Why Are Students Poor?

This is a post not many people will probably read but I'm going to write it anyway.
I'm writing this at midnight after a long day of sleeping and eating and just 1 lecture (YAY ME!) so I apologise in advance but this is a topic relevant to me and thousands of other students across the world and I'm going to tell you why we are so poor.


Monday, 7 October 2013

Kourtney K's 'Kat' it again!

Way back in March 2012 I posted here about Kourtney Kardashian rocking the 'Cat Eye' sunglasses. Well guess what?! She's 'kat' it again! (Sorry, I couldn't resist!!)
The eldest of the Kardashian siblings was seen on Tuesday with a signature Moschino belt in Los Angeles and those cat eye sunglasses. 

kourtney kardashian | via Tumblr
Kourtney Kardashian 

I've found some cheap glasses so you can get her look once again!
Image 2 of ASOS Cat Eye Sunglasses

                                ASOS Cat Eye Sunglasses £10 here

Ebay - 50's Retro Cat Eye Sunglasses £7.99 here 

Zerouv Oversized Cat Eye Sunglasses $9.99 here

Happy Shopping dolls 

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Sunday, 6 October 2013

Autumn Look

Autumn Look

Mango polka dot jumper
$48 -

7 For All Mankind beige jeans
$290 -

Pull&Bear ankle booties
$64 -

Mango suede tote

Kate Spade ring

Topshop hat


Where Can You Find Me?

Social Media in 2013 is crazier than ever and people love to know what you're up to. I do have links on the left to some of my social media websites but just in case you didn't know I'm on some other websites too. Below is a compiled list of everything I'm signed up to, so feel free to stalk & follow me!

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Twitter -
Instagram -
Blog Lovin' -
Pinterest -
We Heart It -
Independent Fashion Bloggers -
Blog Related Emails -

Most of my usernames are one of the following 3:
But if your search my full name - Kate Nicholas - you will easily find me!

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Happy Stalking ;)


Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Hello, October

I don't really have a favourite time of the year because there's bits of each season I love. For instance:
Spring - The fresh green grass, baby animals everywhere & my birthday
Summer - Sun, sea, sand, heat (I needn't say any more right?!)
Autumn - Hallowe'en, the colours, crispy frosty air, jumpers and boots
Winter - Christmas & New Year, snow, hot coffee and hats and scarves.
What is your favourite time of year?
One thing I love all year round is the pictures that pop up online depicting each month with the phrase 'Hello..' followed by the month. Below are some I found online for October.



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Monday, 30 September 2013

Where Have I Been?

They say time fly's when you're having fun. And I couldn't agree more!
This summer has been amazing for me and I've found very little time to blog what with going to Canada for 3 weeks, Jamaica for 2 weeks then moving into a new house at university. I now live with 5 boys (yes, 5) in a student house in Bognor Regis where my university campus is. It was a last minute choice as my old landlady messed me around but I can say I am happy here!

University has been slow to start with as I only had a handful of lectures before we got the week off for freshers week. Going into my second year is scary but exciting knowing i am nearly halfway through my university education. I have changed my course to Marketing and feel happier about doing so. Hopefully this gets me where I want to be in life which still seems like the very distant future to me. I'm going to include some pictures of my second year at university so far.

I'll see you all soon!!

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013


As mentioned in previous posts I recently returned from just over 3 weeks in Edmonton, Alberta in Canada where my brother and sister live along with my two nieces and two nephews. I thought I'd post a few of my favorite pictures from the trip and when we went into the mountains in Jasper.

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Monday, 22 July 2013

Can you say HEAT?!

I have truly experienced heat these past few weeks with the English summer peaking new heat heights and it being well over 30 degrees in Canada. Ive only made it worse for myself - in 2 weeks im jetting off the Runaway Bay Jamaica!
 My dads side of my family come from the parish down the road and a lot of our family are travelling over there for 2 weeks so i shall be happily joining them.

Pictures will be coming soon, promise!
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Saturday, 15 June 2013

Canada Update

So I previously posted about going to Canada for a few weeks and I was going to book through my cousin to get a cheaper deal. However, this plan fell through and I was forced to book through an online website and look for the cheapest flights.
 To cut a long story short, Im going on Tuesday the 18th (yay only 3 days!) and staying for a little over 3 weeks and returning the 12th july.

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

OPI Offer

OPI is probably the most well known nail polish brand in the world. Its used in salons everywhere and most likely on every runway.
For Christmas I received the Vintage Minnie Minis collection which they no longer do but replaced it with the Couture de Mini collection. I got 3 mini nail varnishes and the RapiDry TopCoat. I have no faults what so ever with this rapid dry top coat and used all of the mini bottle up so purchased the full size one from Boots for £13.25. This is a lot to pay for a topcoat whoever its the best i have ever tried! Tries your nails completely in less than 60 seconds and keeps them chip free for days.
I saw an offer online for 5 OPI colours for £20, bargain I know?! I unfortunately didn't get to pick the colours but I was more than happy with the choices.
Pink Shatter, Black Shatter, Kiss me on the tulips, Tickle my france-y and french quarter for your thoughts.

I have no faults about OPI, I recommend them to anyone however they are expensive so if you can find any offers or deal I highly recommended going for them.

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Saturday, 8 June 2013

Get The Look -Lucy Mecklenburgh

Lucy Mecklenburgh, the TOWIE star, has been featured in many magazines this week including Heat. She has been complimented on her gorgeous china blue Three Floors dress, (pictured below).
China blue is flattering colour for most and other people such as Amanda Seyfried have opted for it. However this dress will set you back £168! I've noticed some similar styled dresses on sites and thought I would off some insight into cheaper alternatives!
Miss Selfridge Duck Egg Mesh Prom Dress £25
Miss Selfridge China Blue Print Dress £32 
Dorothy Perkins Blue Pillar 50's Flare Dress £29.99
Topshop Capped Sleeve Lace Dress £35
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