Monday, 26 January 2015


London has to be one of my favourite places to visit. Whenever I go I feel like I step onto another planet. There's the tourists walking around with their selfie sticks and smiling gazes, the people in suits with brief cases rushing around to important meetings... And then there's me. A girl from a small town with more ambitions than most. 

People watching. One of my favourite pass times. I don't mean the weird stalker kind. I mean sitting in Trafalgar Sqare for the best part of an hour watching the world go by. 

Shopping. London has to be THE shopping city. I love going to Covent Garden. On this trip to London I sat in a little cafe called Davys and had the most delicious hot chocolate known to man whilst watching a super talented opera singer. 

Sights. There are so many amazing landmarks in London, so many exhalations of breath when something beautiful catches your eye. 

Ambition. So many amazing opportunities reside in London. To me it will always be a city of mystery, with something new and exciting awaiting me around every corner. 


Monday, 19 January 2015


I wanted today's post to be a little bit different, not the usual beauty or fashion related post. I know lots of people have a) already made this blog post or b) posted a video on YouTube about it, but I thought I would prefer to write down my thoughts instead and maybe next year I'll film a video looking back on all I mention here. 
2015. I already have a really good feeling about the year, partially because it ends a big chapter in my life. I am currently at college completing my second and final year of A-Levels. I'm glad it's the final year because I've suddenly lost a lot of interest in the subjects I am studying and they're not at all areas I wish to pursue career wise. In the autumn of 2015 I'll be starting a musical theatre course at a college somewhere. I'm still auditioning currently and it's actually a lot of fun! It means I get to go to London a few times and London is one of my favourite places. 
Going to concerts is one of my favourite things to do. From a young age my parents have always taken me and my brother to concerts, and we both love all styles of music. I invest a lot of money I've worked for into concert ticket buying which makes the amount of gigs and what not I go to all the more acceptable! So far this year, I have tickets booked for Collabro, The Script, Paloma Faith, Charli XCX, James Bay, Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift. I'm so excited and I'm sure there will be more concerts to come later on in the year. 
I also have my first holiday abroad without my parents booked! Me and three of my best friends are off to Palma Nova in Mallorca! We're going in July after all our exams have finished. We will truly be able to relax and have fun before we all head off to different universities. 
Going to different universities (or in my case - going to college) for me means moving away from home. As I sit and write this in my bedroom which I love A LOT and spend the majority of my time, it seems slightly strange that I'll be calling somewhere else 'home' later this year. I'm really excited to get a new room and to decorate it differently. If I get a good filming background and somewhere to put my Muji drawers than I'll be more than happy Ha Ha! 
In August I turn 18! I know that's still quite a way away but what excites me is the fact I can watch 18 - rated movies. Like who cares about the alcohol really?! 
Finally, it's my second year on the youtube and blogging universe. I am having SO much fun making videos and writing posts for you all on my little corner of the Internet! I can't remember what life was like before blogger and youtube existed. Those were dark times....

Now to spice things up a little bit, let's write a few New Years resolutions.... 

1) Have a good skincare routine 
2) Clean my makeup brushes more frequently 
3) Don't leave things while the last minute 
4) Upload videos and blog posts every week 
5) Pass my driving test 
6) Be happy 
7) Remember to stretch more often 
8) Drink more water 
9) Buy more makeup 
10) Read more books 

I realise this post has been ALL OVER the place, but I guess it's a way you guys can get to know me a lot better. Not that I'm all over the place, just... You know the drill. I promise next week I'll be back to the usual beauty/fashion related posts. For now, ADIOS. 

Kiera x 

Monday, 5 January 2015

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

am a mahoosive fan of the Urban Decay eyeshadows, in fact, the naked 1 palette was my favourite makeup product of 2014! I've been wanting this bad boy for a while now and I finally ordered it straight off of feelunique. For me, this palette speaks spring/summer, and now christmas is over, summer is the one thing I look forward to the most! 
This palette comes in a gorgeous rose-gold box, and the shadows inside reflect this. There are 12 shades altogether, ranging from ultra-smooth mattes to glimmering metallics. The shades are exclusive to this set and are certainly worth all the hype. The eyeshadows are super pigmented and last all day, for me even without using a primer (which I got a free sample of with my order). I find not only do these shades work well together they also look incredible as a single shade on the lid, blending really well. 
This palette has an excellent mirror and an equally excellent double-sided brush, for both the crease and the shadow. The brush is really good quality and I'd definitely use it when out and about. 
Currently, my favourite shades from the palette are "Liar" (5th from the right) which is a shimmery rose-toned brown and also "Trick" (6th from the left) which is a gorgeous rose-gold shade. 
I love this palette so much and I'd 100% recommend this for the coming season. 

Kiera x 

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Mini-Brush Set

Hello my lovelies! I hope you all have had a fabulous Christmas and here's to an amazing 2015! I realise over the past few months I've been somewhat quiet (I virtually disappeared off of the bloggingverse), but life got a little crazy and I've been putting double the effort into my YouTube channel to make up for my absense on here. I'm really excited for the new year and the blogs and YouTube videos that will follow. 
On the 25th of December I opened the beautiful Bobbi Brown Mini-Brush Set. This luxurious item makes the perfect gift and keepsake for all beauty, brush and Bobbi lovers. This is my very first Bobbi Brown product and from the quality of these brushes and the beautiful packaging, I know it will certainly not be the last! 
It came in a gift box which is the perfect size to store your makeup or whatever hidden treasure you fancy. I am a particularly big fan of the boxing the set comes in. I love the gold writing and red ribbon like stripes. I'm not one to throw nice packaging away so this will forever sit on my dressing table looking all pretty and photogenic. 
There are four brushes inside the brown faux croc case, and I have just realised it couldn't have been any other colour, as it is Bobbi BROWN. My mind is blown... In my opinion, every brush you would ever need when on the run is featured in this set. The face blender makes an excellent powder or blusher brush, and for me, touching up my powder is the thing I do most when out and about. There's also an eyeshadow brush, concealer brush and finally a double-sided liner brush. All the brushes are really easy to work with and are quite frankly, the softest things ever. It's crazy to think such good quality products can be stored in such a light, compact and pretty case. 
This limited edition Christmas set is brought out every year, so if you're wanting one for 2015 I would head on over to your local Bobbi Brown counter and grab yourself one now! 

Kiera x