Thursday, 5 September 2013

Thankful Thursdays

I wanted to start a feature which is full of positivity, sometimes I think we just need that moment to sit down and realise all the good things that we have, instead of focusing on the negatives and the wants.

 I am thankful for:

Getting the job that I so badly wanted!
My husbands unconditional support.
These last beautiful summer days.

Kim xx

Saturday, 31 August 2013

August favourites!

Hey guys,
Gosh how quickly is this year going?! This is my first favourites post and I'm hoping they become a regular thing

First up is this Kiko cosmetics BB cream, I was never interested in the hype of BB creams as I like a medium to full coverage and thought this wasn't possible with BBs, I saw this in the Kiko shop in Lucca when we were out there for our wedding, and it was so cheap, think it was around €5... It has a really nice coverage, and amazing smell! This has been a staple item this month.

Next is a cult favourite and I feel no different, the maybelline colour 24hr tattoo's. I love them, both as a base for shadows to go on and as a wash of colour by themselves. This colour is my favourite as it looks great under every colour I've tried and its fab to make a smokey eye look.

I haven't heard a lot of reviews about this maybelline mega plush volum' express mascara (although I'm sure there are plenty out there) I completely bought this on a whim as I usually like maybelline mascara s and it was on offer in my local chemist. I love this mascara though! I'll admit at the beginning I was a bit unsure of the bendy wand but now I adore it, it's fab for daytime lashes, not a clog in sight. I'll still keep my rocket for evening but this is perfect for toned down looks.

I first saw these Nivea lip butters on YouTube amongst various gurus videos, they took a while to come over this way but when I did I snapped this one up, it smells sooooo good!! First of all I thought it was a little heavy and that put me off, however this month I've started using this more and more and it's just brilliant, it gives great moisture and isn't sticky, a definate win.

For the wedding I had bonded hair extensions fitted, they were lovely but would go dry very easily, I wanted them to look their best obviously so I grabbed this Moroccan argan oil by organix in superdrug. Omg it's amazing, just a little drop made my 24inch hair look and feel brilliant. Now I've taken my extensions out but am still using this whenever I wash my hair, it gives it great shine and somehow helps it dry quicker!

Lastly is my favourite tune of the month, I never considered myself a Taylor Swift fan but hearing some of her newer songs I decided to download her newest album. I quickly loved the title track 'Red' this will always remind me of this summer whenever I hear it!

So there we go, this months faves. I'd love it if you could share your favourites in the comments!

Kim xx

Tuesday, 7 May 2013


So as you probably already know, I have furbabies, and I love them, alot!

I thought to day should be an introduction:

This is Jack (White Westie) and Bellatrix (Chirussel)

Jack is my boy, I have raised him since he was 7 weeks old, he is now 9 and I just adore him more than ever, he is the best big brother to little Bella, and he definitely gives the best hugs in this house!

Bella is technically my mum's however she far prefers me and the fiancé! Since I wasn't working when we got her I was home with her and she basically thinks I'm her mum she's coming up 8 months and is turning into quite the character, as this picture captures perfectly!

This is Poppy (tortieshell) and Frank (Ginger)

Frank is our baby, him and my fiancé have this bond like no other! We definitely spoil him and snuggle every chance we get, he came very close to dying on his first birthday, how he survived I'll never know, so I think we definitely compensate for nearly losing him.

Poppy is again, my mums, and trust me she only takes notice of her! the only thing I'm good for is having a nice warm sky box that she sleeps on! She has the prettiest face which she always hides from the camera, and certainly knows how to put Frank in his place!

There we go, our beautiful furries, god, just writing this makes me want to go and squeeze them all!!

Until next time.................... Kimberley xx

p.s just to leave you with a little baby pic of Frank 
Wasn't he just the cutest kitty?!

Saturday, 4 May 2013

5 favourite blogs

I'm so glad that today's #BEDM topic is 5 favourite bloggers, considering most blog readers are also blog owners I think it's very important that we share the love!

So in no particular order here are my 5:

Thoroughlyenglish Bess's blog is a wonderful lifestyle blog, full of the most amazing recipe's!!

Blueoctoberblog Lizzie's is another lifestyle blog that I adore, her Wednesday wants are always dangerous for the debit card...!

Organizedjen Jen is someone that I started watching on YouTube way before she even started her blog, the blog is a great round up of everything she has on YT from her organisation tips (great for the OCD in me) to her beauty routines.

Tattooedtealady Omg, I just love her blog, it's more beauty based than the others and so great at information about the latest releases. I like how here reviews are always honest, and my god I envy her make up collection!

Belle Du Brighton I love Lauren's blog, hers was one of the first 'lifestyle' ones that I came across, her pictures are always amazing and again, recipe's are amaze!

So there is my round up, I have to say whittling it down to 5 was a little tricky!

And now I leave you with a beautiful quote...

unknown source

Until next time................ Kimberley xx

Friday, 3 May 2013

Day In The Life

Hey, I think everyone should be able to tell what this post is just by the title...yep, day in the life of me!
*Little disclaimer, I was planning this post before #BEDM started so the pics are from a day off I had over half term a few weeks back.

7:00 As always, I start my day with a cup of tea, can't start it any other way! I was trying to go dairy free for a while, but it just doesn't work for me so I am now back to my skimmed milk in the mornings!

7:15 Then brekkie, my go to breakfast for the past few months has been this porridge, I love it :) However with the weather getting a little warmer I may have to switch to something else..

8:00 After all that is consumed I go and make my bed, luckily I got there before the cat this time, although he did manage to get there before I could place all the cushions!

8:30 Then, and I know its my day off, and I'm not going anywhere, but I still need a little glow.. Make up time!

10:00 Normally every Sunday I clean my make up brushes, but we'd had a late one that week so I did it today instead

12:15 Now for a spot of lunch whilst catching up with some of my favourite YouTubers' not healthy I know, but I was dealing with a bit of a hangover!

16:00 FINALLY the delivery I had to wake up super early for arrives..but doesn't it look lovely?!

16:30 Now that I don't have to listen for the door, I can have a bit of a pamper, a nice relaxing bath and face mask is in order!

19:00 Dinner Time!! Nice carb filled meal to try and get me back to normal :S

And I'm sorry guys, but after consuming that massive bowl of pasta I fell asleep on the sofa!!
I know this was not an exciting day at all, maybe one day I'll do a day in the life, when I actually do something in the day!!

Kimberley xx

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Spring is here.

Hey guys,

I thank the lord that Spring appears to be here, finally. Well apart from a few miserable days, anyone else get that random hail storm at the weekend?

Anyway today I'm sharing my favourite things of spring,

First off, I love the colours, pastels are everywhere, clothes, flowers even make up.

And I get to use this again

The cherry blossom scent from Yankee Candle is basically spring in a jar, I'm so annoyed that it's not available any more, luckily I have some left from last year, but I may have to do an eBay search to find some more!

I'm so excited for spring to kick in a little more, I just can't wait to walk the dogs without wearing my wellies and having picnic's without the wind blowing everything all over the place!

I would love to hear every ones favourite things about this season?

Until next time......................... Kim xx

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

#BEDM 5 Lines.


So I am taking part in the Blog Every Day in May that the lovely Elizabeth from Rosalilium has come up with, it's an exciting challenge, each day there is a different topic and I'm super excited to see how each blogger interprets it.

Today is 5 Lines, Sum yourself up or introduce yourself in 5 lines,

Ok so I would say I'm a creative person, always thinking of something to do, be it craft, baking, decorating. I can be very obsessive over new finds and then completely lose interest after a few days. I am the mother of 2 furbabies and the sister/adoptive mother of 2 others. We live with my gorgeous fiancé and whom I am marrying in exactly 8 weeks (OMG!) 

Whoop there we go, me in 5 lines!

This is 1 furbaby, Jack.
(Love him to the moon and back!)

Until next time.................. Kimberley xx

P.S you can find other bloggers taking part in #BEDM by using this hashtag on Twitter :)

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Laundry love.

Hey guys,

I am a complete addict of to-do lists, and schedules, I love knowing what I need to accomplish that day and when by.
Yes, some may say that's a little sad, but it certainly helps my days go smoother!

One thing that I need to schedule is my house chores, and I need to do that or they just won't get done, I have been on and off ill the past few weeks, and one major area that suffered is our laundry, if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you will have seen a few days ago I posted a pic of our laundry situation.

Dire right?! The worst is, I still had another full laundry basket waiting as well! (please tell me that it's not only me this happens to??!)
I used to follow flylady's routine, of 'a load a day, keeps chaos away' and it worked, I would get up every weekday and put a load of laundry on before work, however, I now have a job that starts a lot earlier and to be honest, I don't really fancy getting up at 5 just so I can put on some laundry!
As much as I dislike the earlier mornings, it does mean I finish earlier, much earlier in fact.

I have had a sit down and devised a schedule that I'm going to trial for 3 weeks and see how it works out.

So, there are a few days that I just cannot schedule anything else in, but I think it'll still work as I can easily do 2 loads when I get home on the days that I have scheduled in.

Tuesdays - Towels and linens, by linens I mean and blankets that may need a wash, tea towels, cushion covers if needed etc

Thursdays - Clothes, pretty self explanatory!

Fridays - Bedding, I love putting clean bedding on for the weekend!

Weekend - Work clothes, basically any clothes we need before the wash on thursday, (Mainly thinking of the Fiance here!)

I think that should work out well, but like I said I'll give it a trial :)

I would love to hear about how you guys tackle the laundry mountain!

Until next time ..... Kimberley xx

Monday, 29 April 2013

A Little intro.

Hey guys,

So I just wanted to introduce myself and say a big hello! *Waves*

My name is Kimberley, and this is my blog!
I am a lifestyle blogger, and this blog will incorporate all aspects of my life (apart from work, no one wants to hear about that!) including things like, home life, cooking, shopping, make up, college, and my final few weeks as a Fiancé...

We get married in Italy this June and honestly I am just so ready for it, the planning has not been the most stress free venture, but now that it's all coming together I can see that so far, it's all been worth it!

The view from our wedding venue

So there we go, I have a lot more posts waiting to come so please check back, or even better maybe leave a comment or give me a follow? My buttons are all over here -------->

I also tweet random nonsense over at

Until next time.... Kimberley xx