Beauty Wish List

So, with Christmas fast approaching I have decided to put myself on a spending ban (apart from Christmas present and essentials) until after Christmas.

This doesn't stop me window shopping. My current wish list is huge! Today I actually had to drag myself out of a shop before I bought some shoes that had a lovely offer on them!
I'm currently lusting over so many beauty products are the moment. From lipsticks to skin care my list goes on and on!

So here is a little snippit of the beauty products I'm dying to get my hands on!

1 - Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish // 2 - Real Techniques Starter Kit // 3 - Barry M Gold Glitter // 4 - MAC Lipstick //  5 - Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation // 6 - Soap and Glory Mist You Madly

1. The Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish is something I have been pondering about for some time now. Her products pop up frequently in the blogging world and are well known for how well they work. After reading a few reviews I've decided it's a product I really need to get my hands on - sooner rather than later!
2. I was so happy with the Real Techniques Core Collection and Powder Brush that I just want to collect them all. The brushes are so soft, clean well and look lovely. This set is definitely next on my list!
3. I recently reviewed the Barry M Silver Glitter and was amazed by how opaque it is. I've currently put myself on a spending ban so I'm really lusting after this!
4. MAC lipsticks seem to be one of the bloggers favourites. Having never tried them before and after seeing so many reviews and currently really lusting over them. I've been browsing over their colours and 'Ruby Woo' is really standing out to me.
5. I've been lusting over 'high end' foundations for some time now. There's so many around there but after looking through reviews and trying products in shops I narrowed it down to this one. Unfortunately it's a bit out of my price range now but I'll continue lusting!
6. Soap and Glory Mist You Madly is one of my favourite body mist. It's got a lovely fruity/floral smell and the scent really lasts. I've had my bottle a good few months so it's well worth the money. Unfortunately my bottle is almost finished so this is top of my wish list!

What are you currently lusting after?

Kelsey xx

This or That Tag

I got this lovely tag from Ellie over at Ellie's Ramblings. It's a nice and simple little tag and a great way to get to know people. 

Leave a blog comment and link if you decide to do this tag yourself.


Blush or Bronzer - Blush always. I'm really scared of using bronzer!

Lipgloss or Lipstick - Lipstick. I don't really like wearing lipgloss as I don't like the look of it or the feel of it on my lips.
Eyeliner or Mascara - Mascara. I rarely wear eyeliner any more.
Foundation or Concealer - Foundation. Although I do wear an under eye concealer daily if I had to choose I would probably prefer foundation or it's own rather than just concealer. I suffer from really bad cheek redness.
Neutral or Coloured Eyeshadow - Both. I tend to go for neutral as daily makeup and then build it up with colour if I'm going out.
Pressed or loose eyeshadows - Pressed eyeshadows. I've never tried loose ones as they sound messy!
Brushes or Sponges - Brushes. I used to use sponges but I get on so much better using brushes now.

OPI or China Glaze - I've never tried either but I see a lot of good things about OPI
Long or Short - Long. My nails tend to grow naturally long with out my noticing. It doesn't bother me or hinder me in any way, so I tend to just leave them like that.
Acrylic or Natural - Natural. I've never had fake nails put on and don't really like the sound of it.
Brights or Darks - Depends on what I'm doing, where I'm going and the time of year. I'm currently wearing dark though.

Perfume or body spray - Depends on what I'm doing. I like to use body spray to fresher up, particularly when I've been working with the animals at uni but I mostly use perfume.
Lotion or Body Butter - Body butter.
Body Wash or Soap - Body wash. I'm actually allergic to most soaps.

Jeans or Sweat Pants - Jeans. I don't think I own any sweat pants. I do love wearing leggings though!
Long or Short Sleeves -Short in the summer, long in the winter. I do love long sleeved blouses as well.
Dresses or Skirts -I wear both. I do like that a dress is a complete outfit though, were as you have to find a top and skirt which is sometimes tricky!
Stripes or Plain - Plain. Not a huge fan of stripes.
Flip flops or Sandals - I tend not to wear either, but do wear flip flops abroad.
Scarves or Hats - Scarfs. I never really think I suit hats.
Studs or Dangly Earrings - Studs. Dangly earrings have got caught in my hair in the past.
Necklaces or Bracelets - Necklaces.
Heels or Flats - Flats normally, but I do like a nice pair of heels for when I'm going out!
Cowboy Boots or Riding Boots - I don't like either really. I don't get why you'd dress like your going horse riding when...your not.
Jacket or Jumper -Jumpers. Nice and snug.
Abercombie or Hollister - Both of them annoy me. I think the clothing is overrated and I wouldn't pay that much just so I had their brand name on my hoody!

Curly or Straight - Curly. My hairs naturally curly so it's the easiest way. I don't think I really suit straight hair either.
Bun or Ponytail - If it's up it's in a bun, but that's when I'm working with the animals.
Hair Spray or Gel- Hair spray.
Long or Short - Long. I had it in a bob when I was in year 6 and instantly regretted it. It took me so long to grow it and it's now longer than ever!
Light or Dark - At the moment I have Ombre. Dark brown at the top that gradually goes to an auburn blonde. I always keep my hair dark though.
Side Fringe or Full Fringe - I had a full fringe but it really annoyed as it took quite some work. At the moment I have a centre parting with no fringe but if any, a side fringe.
Up or Down- Down.

NOTD - Models Own Nude Beige


So, as some as you might have been away a couple of magazines have been giving away free nail polishes with their mags this month/week. I took this opportunity to try a brand I'd never tried before - Models Own.

The colour I chose was Nude Beige. In all honesty this isn't a colour I would have instinctively bought. I tend not to go for natural/nude shades on my nails. This is actually why I chose this shade. I thought a free polish was a great opportunity to try a colour I haven't tried before!

I must say I was plesantly surprised by this polish. Firstly was the way it applied. It was so easy to apply and felt really silky and smooth. It gave a really good coverage with just one coat, but I did apply a second. It went on so smoothly and dried really quickly. 

I'm really starting to warm to the colour. I wasn't sure how I would feel about it but it's something that has grown with me. I'm pretty sure I'd wear this colour again, and may even be inclined to wear similar colours!

Have you tried Models Own before? What's is your opinion of the natural/nude nail polish shades?

Kelsey xx

Button Swap!


Just a quick post before I pop up a review later!

I finally got round to making myself a button and here it is...

It's not great which I'm aware of, but I'm not very creative and don't have the money to get someone to make one for me.

Okay, so to the point of this post...

I'm currently a student and don't have much money to spend on advertising my blog. I'm quite aware that there are others in the same position as me so I'm looking for a couple of blogs willing to do a button swap with me. It will be completely free of charge for both sides!

If anyone is interested please contact me on my email as we can arrange swapping codes :)

Kelsey xx

About Me Tag


I don't often do tags but I thought this was a nice, little one to do so you can all get to know me better. It's freezing outside so I'm currently snuggled up in bed watching Friends and blogging. What a lovely way to spend the afternoon!

So, I came across this little tag on Charlie's blog and thought it was a great one to do!

Are you named after anyone?
Not that I know of. My parents had chosen a few names before I was born but didn't think any of them suited me when I finally arrived, so chose Kelsey. I'm always amazed when I find another person named Kelsey, but it seems to be becoming more popular.

When was the last time you cried?
I actually can't remember! I'm not sure whether that is a good or bad thing. I always tear up at any animal welfare adverts though!

Do you have children?
Definitely not! I'm not really a children person. I like the idea of having a cuddle with someones baby and handing it back, but I'm not up for being a parent for a good few years!

If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?
I would like to think I would. I get on well with people and I'm a nice person (I think!) so, yes.

Do you use sarcasm a lot?
I use it around the people who I know will understand it and not be offended. There's nothing worse than being sarcastic and then having to explain it to the person!

What's your favourite cereal?
In all honesty I'm not really a cereal fan. I can't stand eating it for breakfast but will eat it before bed on the odd occasion. I don't really have much of a sweet tooth either so normally go for something a bit bland like rice crispies or ready break.

Whats the first thing you notice about people?
I think this depends on the person. Normally their appearance/clothing though.

What's you eye colour?


Scary movie or happy endings?
I hate scary films! I don't really understand how people can enjoy them. I watch paranormal activity and ended up sleeping with my lamp on for a week! Haha I sound like such a wimp now! Much prefer happy endings.

Favourite smells?
I love the smell of freshly cut grass and the smell of the country (I'm a bit of a country girl at heart!). At home I live quite close to the Hovis bakery so being able to smell the bread baking is quite nice.

Summer or Winter?
Oh definitely summer! I love being warm, I love the sun and I love not putting loads of layers on to try and keep warm. I'm one of those people who feels the cold really easily which I hate. I must admit that I do love snow though, and there's nothing better than snuggling with a quilt and a film!

Computer or television?
Probably computer. Although I sit in front of the telly a lot most of the time I'm not actually watching it, I just like to have something in the background.

What's the furthest you've been away from home?
I think Gran Canaria, which isn't too far.

Do you have any special talents?
Not that I know of...that nakes me sound quite boring!

Where were you born?
In Poole, Dorset. It's a harbor town on the south coat. I live in a small town just outside of Poole, called Wimborne, until I was 12 and then I moved up north. I still have a southern accent though.

What are your hobbies?
Blogging, photography, reptile keeping. I've recently started going to the gym and really surprised myself because I've actually been enjoying it!

Favourite movies?
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory & Aristocats are two of my faviourite films. I'm a sucker for a rom com though and repeatedly watch the American Pie series!
I hope you've enjoyed getting to know me a little better! If you do this tag people let me know and send me your links!
Kelsey xx

The Boots Are Back!

Hello everyone!

So, it's becoming colder each day and it's time to get some of my winter essentials back out of the wardrobe. I'm not a huge fan of winter. I hate the rain, wind and feeling cold. I'm one of those people who feel the cold really easily, so probably started wrapping up for winter slightly earlier than most other people do!

One of my favourite winter items are my Dr Martens boots. I have a few different pairs of these, but one pair in particular have helped my through two previous winters.

These are my Dr Marten Triumph Boots. They retail at around £149.99 depending on what store you buy them from. I bought mine around two years ago. Dr Martens are one of the few shoe brands I will happily spend £100+ on, purely because they're such good quality that they will literally last you years! I have another pair that are about 4 years old and still going strong!

My Triumph boots are super warm and comfy. They are fleece lined on the inside so help keep your legs and ankles lovely and snug. The sides and tongue both fold down so you can wear them as an ankle boot, although I have never actually worn them like that.

They truely are part of my staple winter wardrobe!

Do you own any Dr Martens boots? What's your essential winter wear?

Kelsey xx

I'm finally back & Instagram #3

Hello everyone!

I'm pleased to say that I've finally got my blogging motivation back and I'm ready to blog again...I'm super excited! I'm really sorry I've been away for so long. I was hoping I'd be back blogging after I'd settled back into uni properly but unfortunately it took me longer than I thought. The longer I left it, the harder it was to find my motivation. Getting in to a routine when I started uni was really hard because I have such an odd timetable! I get Tuesdays and Wednesdays off, two 9am starts and one 12pm start. Saying that, my timetable changes most weeks and some of my lectures are only every other week...very hard to get used to! My sleeping pattern also took a bit of a funny turn as some says I was getting up at 7am and other days 11am!

I'm please to say that I'm back and I have sooo many posts ready for you! I've been a bit cheeky with my student loan (and overdraft!) so I have plenty of new products to show you and review. I'm really behind on haul post and I've bought a lot since starting uni, so keep your eyes peeled!

To start you off I have an instagram post. I love looking at these posts on other blogs and know they're quite popular, so thought it was a great way to show you what I've been up to!

 Barry M Silver Glitter // Midnight walk in Chester // Fluffy new coat // Schoolies night in Chester // Start of uni work // Giraffe // Of Monsters and Men // Cats! Brucie and Fluff // Ember gecko // Teapigs at Giraffe // Carved a tiny pumpkin // First red cup of the year // Kelsen? // Froggy gecko // Lovely Yankee Christmas candle // Gecko eggs!

Also, for anyone that is interested, I have added a few new pictures to my Flickr page and they can be found here.

Kelsey xx
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