What’s in My Make-Up Bag

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MAC Lip Liner in Whirl|Superdrug Pro Blending Brush|Royal&Langnickel Powder Brush|Clinique Chubby Stick in Whole Lotta Honey|Estee Lauder Sumptous Extreme Mascara|L’Oreal True Match Foundation in Rose Ivory|Carmex Strawberry Lip Balm|Illamasqua Eye Shadow in Stealth|Pocket Mirror|Miss Sporty Studio Lash|Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in Ivory|Raspberry Lip Balm|NARS Tinted Moisturiser in Finland|Rimmel Extra Super Lash|Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 15|No7 High Shine Lip Crayon in Daydreamer|Maybelline The Eraser Eye in Light|Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in Velvet Beige.

Can I borrow some blusher?’

‘Um no’

‘Bronzer?’

‘I can offer you concealer or mascara and an array of lip products! That’s it’

My make-up bag is a mess and proves exactly which make-up products I value.

Star items include my MAC Lip Liner in Whirl which is my go to colour throughout the year, Maybelline The Eraser Eye; super high coverage and blends really easily and Miss Sporty Studio Lash Mascara perfect for getting my peepers in check for multiple occasions.

Are you a make-up hoarder or a minimalist?

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Moon Child|OOTD

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Hat – Topshop (similar)|Crop top – Topshop|Skirt – Brandy Melville (similar)|Boots – New Look (similar)|Tattoos – Lottie London|Rings – Accessorize.

OMG Kate’s wearing an all black outfit surprise surprise!

I love this outfit its so full of textures and the lighter boots really lift what could be a dull outfit.

I am not normally a skirt wearing person but this Brandy Melville one is the perfect black skater skirt for all occasions and it’s not crazy short either. The crop top is a little shorter than what I normally wear but doesn’t look trashy paired with the skirt because of the higher neck.

I wore this outfit for a film screening and thought it was a perfect smart casual get up.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

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My Concealer Collection

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Maybelline Fit Me|Maybelline The Eraser Eye|Collection Lasting Perfection|Seventeen Phwoarr Paint|Soap&Glory Kick Ass Concealer|Rimmel Wake Me Up.

Concealer is a must have in my day to day routine and I prefer a high coverage for both under the eyes and on any blemishes. Like with my foundations finding concealers that are light enough for my skin and are creamy enough not to drag on my dry skin is quite difficult but each one in my collection gets the job done. I haven’t reviewed all of these individually but there are plenty of mini reviews here and here.

What are your favourite concealers?

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Last few sights before London|Orkney Day Five

We started our last day with another museum trip – what can I say I love museums.

The Stromness Museum is situated within the heart of the village and is full of local stories and pieces of history.

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As the weather was so lovely we just strolled throughout the village soaking up all the beautiful views.

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And made some more friends.

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We popped into Kirkwall for a spot of lunch at a lovely cafe and live music venue called The Reel before flying home to London.

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I absolutely adored my time in Orkney and my mum and I are already planning a trip back next year but this time with my sister and her family. It’s absolutely stunning and I only saw a small snippet of it.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Fossils, Travelling Bears and Long Walks|Orkney Day Four

Orkney is surprisingly easy to get around despite being a group of islands.

On our last full day of the holiday we set off to Burray to visit the Fossil and Heritage Centre.

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Full of amazing fossils and trinkets including a gorgeous piece about the travelling teddy bear Jasper.

We then went on to Hoxa Head in hopes of spotting some puffins…

No puffins but beautiful views.

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I highly recommend checking out the Hoxa Tea Rooms for tea and teacakes!

The walk back to St Margarets Hope – where the bus stop is – is long but gorgeous.

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And we made some friends along the way.

P1240253P1240271We ate at the Ferry Inn again, I opted for the Local Sausages with Clapshot Mash before returning to our rooms for our last night in Orkney.

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Make sure you haven’t missed Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Rain and Damien Hirst|Orkney Day Three

Wednesday was a rainy day so we had to confine ourselves to indoor activities.

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Stromness has an amazing art gallery named Pier Arts Centre and we were lucky enough to be there at the same time as there Damien Hirst exhibition.

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It’s free to enter and has both permanent collections as well as installations.

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After running from shop to shop we took some time out in our hotel room before returning to the Stromness Hotel for dinner.

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I went for the Lamb Chops with Honey Mint Sauce with Chips and Salad followed by White Chocolate and Apricot Roulade both were equally amazing.

We retired back to our rooms hoping for a sunny day in the morning for more exploring.

Make sure you’ve read Day 1 and Day 2

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

History, History and More History|Orkney Day Two

Orkney is steeped in history, so on our second day we set off to see some of the amazing historical sights.

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We started at Skara Brae. A Neolithic village which is older than both Stone Henge and The Great Pyramids.

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You can also go into the bizarre house of the Laird who discovered Skara Brae; filled with trinkets from all over the world and his wives wardrobe which is to die for.

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Afterwards we headed off to the Ring of Brodgar; a henge – much like Stone Henge – which is veiled in mystery but was used by the tanks in the war to practice agility.

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 Dungarees – Forever 21|Sweater – ASOS|Shirt – H&M(similar)|Bag – Accessorize.

The history of Orkney is still appearing as just down the road we  stumbled upon an actual archeological dig – Yes I geeked out majorly.

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Lastly we walked down to the Standing Stones of Stenness.

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Now if that all seems like too much history in one day there is a convenient bus tour which gives you little time slot at each site so your not overwhelmed.

We finished off our educational day with dinner at the Stromness Hotel.

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The food was absolutely amazing and the staff were lovely.

Make sure you didn’t miss Day One of our adventures.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO