Sunday, 18 December 2016

Pre-Christmas Lush Haul

I love Lush, and I've loved it ever since I was younger too, except then I probably considered it as more of a novelty because of the bath bombs. Yet, as I have gotten older, Lush has become my go to place for my skincare needs. Today (Thursday), I returned to Dublin for my exams, but before I went back to my residences I had to stop off in Lush to stock up!

(Also can we just appreciate how beautiful this bag is?!)

Honestly, I had actually set out to buy Mask of Magnaminty as I heard it's meant to be so good for acne prone skin. Unfortunately, they didn't have it (again), so I decided to try out their Cosmetic Warrior face mask. The smell is a bit strange (garlic and tea tree are a weird mix), but I have full faith in Lush that it will do wonders for my skin, and I can't wait to use this on Sunday to wind down before my last exam.

Ah, Snow Fairy. Such a beautiful shower gel, that I've been getting every Christmas season for a good 3/4 years now. I make a point of buying this every year as I adore the sweet scent and, of course, the bright pink colour. My roommate had recommended Rose Jam, but of course I had to go back to this one!

This is probably my fourth pot of Herbalism from Lush. I wrote a review here last year about it. I honestly think my skin would be in such an awful state if it weren't for this product! As I use a liberal amount morning and night, I needed to get more as I wouldn't have enough for my winter break (which is four weeks!!). Definitely recommend this if you have acne prone skin.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Hopefully I'll have a few more Christmassy posts next week in the run up to Christmas. Unfortunately I haven't had time to plan any fun creative posts this year!

Kate x

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Faux Fur Wishlist

If you follow me on Twitter (which you should here, shameless plug), then you may have seen me tweet about how much I've been searching for the perfect faux fur jacket. With that in mind, I have compiled a list of a few faux fur items which are at the top of my winter wishlist.

zara - €59.95

I saw this in Zara in Dundrum last week when I was Secret Santa shopping with my roomie, and the temptation was real!  I feel like this is more of a universal faux fur that could be worn for a night out or just a day out.

This jacket has seriously caught my eye. Nearly tempted to splash out and buy it for Christmas!

At the same time, I feel like you can never go wrong with a staple colour - black. 

I always end up looking at pink faux fur jackets, I just can't help it!

While browsing the jackets, I also saw this faux fur clutch bag. I already had a black one from H&M (which broke), and now I have another black one from Stradivarius, so why not add a pink one to my collection?

I hope you enjoyed this post and I'll see you next week.

Kate x

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Dorm Tour

Wow it's been a really long time, hasn't it?

Since starting uni in September, life has gone into overdrive and I haven't had a week off (seriously, 12 weeks of classes with no breaks). So with all of that said, I thought I would give a tour of the dorm that I'm living in this academic year!

The room is quite small, but it's actually the perfect size for living in as we have a living room ajoining the kitchen too. My room looks out onto a path beside some trees which is quite nice!

My bed is surprisingly comfortable (thank god)! I went for pink floral covers and my grey throw is from Penneys, but is huge amd perfect for study.

(excuse the messy 'drobe)

We get two rails for hanging up clothes, but I only use one (mostly because I keep forgetting to take more hangers). I also keep my shoes and suitcase in the bottom shelf for tidiness. I also have an Ikea clothes horse which I am yet to use as I usually bring my clothes and wash them at home #lazykatie.

My desk is definitely my favourite part of my room. I bought fairy lights from Penneys which fit perfectly around my pin board! I had thought about pinning up college stuff on the board originally, but I much prefer having cards and pictures of my friends and I on it. I also have a sign that says 'Hola', which I think is appropriate as I am studying Spanish! 

I hope you enjoyed this little insight into my college life, and *hopefully* I'll be back with another post next week!

Kate x