The Beauty Blogger Tag

Hey guys! I hope you’re all well :)

Now I know I may not be blogging as regularly as before, but I’m going to try to blog at least once a week instead, that way we can all have something to look forward to :)

Anyway, I saw this tag going around and I can tell lots of people are going to be doing it because the answers are quite interesting to read! There’s lots of variations of the tag but here are the questions I will be answering, please note I wasn’t actually tagged by anyone but I wanted to do the post anyway. Stay reading to the end to see who I tagged…

Onto the tag!

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1. Why did you start blogging and how long have you been blogging for?

I started blogging back in 2012, nearly exactly 2 years ago! I was scrolling on YouTube and came across beauty videos, and absolutely fell in love- copying the make up looks, buying the make up products, and even trying to talk like some of them… Oops! I was so amazed by it all and then I found blogs too, and I knew it was for me because I love writing and giving advice!

2. Whose blog did you fall in love with first? 

Blog, hmm, I actually don’t remember… But I do remember who’s YouTube I first fell in love with, and that was Meredith from Stilababe09. I still watch her and still love her! The first YouTuber I actually watched was Tanya Burr though, and she was the one who got me into make up!

3. What was the first blogsphere hyped about product that you bought? Was it worth the hype?

Ooh goodness, this is hard because it goes right back! I’m going to say Maybelline The Rocket Mascara, even though I know it wasn’t the first hyped up product I purchased, but I remember hearing hundreds of girls talking about this product, and I just HAD to get it, haha! It was definitely worth the hype, and now I’m in love with Maybelline mascaras!

4. What are your five favourite things about blogging and being a beauty blogger?

There are so many things I love about being a beauty blogger, but my top 5 would be:

- Reading all the lovely comments

- The community of sweet people

- Seeing where my readers come from

-Talking to my followers

-Finding new and interesting things on other blogs

5. What have you learnt from being a beauty blogger?
My grammar and writing in general has improved a hell of a lot! I’ve also been able to have an experience in what it’d be like working in the beauty/fashion industry. I’ve also learnt tons of tips on building a website, taking good photographs and general beauty advice/life hacks!
6. Have you changed anything since becoming a beauty blogger?
This is super similar to the question before but I guess my skincare and make up has changed, and I definitely know what to do with make up now, before was something super embarrassing…

7.  Is there any advice that you would give beauty bloggers just starting out?

I’d definitely say it’s important to have social media linking up to your blog, because then people have an easier way of accessing you, you can chat to other bloggers, join the community and get yourself out there more! Also, make a wise choice of name, something that’ll stick and you’ll never get bored of! Maybe I’ll do a whole advice post for newbie bloggers?!

8. What are your top five makeup brands?

It would have to be Rimmel, Barry M, L’oreal, Maybelline and MUA! High end is MAC though, I’m in love with their eyeshadows!

9. Recommend your top five beauty products?

I’d say Maybelline The Falsies Mascara, Emite Make Up Eyelash Curlers, Sleek Contour Kit, L’oreal Micellar Water and Boots Rosewater toner! All of them are brilliant and essential products for me, if I was to loose any of these I’d go right out and purchase them again!

So that’s it for the tag guys! I actually really enjoyed answering the questions and I’d love to hear other peoples answers too, because it’s not the common beauty tag. I’d like to tag everyone but in particular, the following:

A Blonde’s World

High Street Spy

Tarika

Little Bit Soph

Thanks for reading guys, I hope you all do this tag and leave me your links in the comments!

Love,

Kavi xox

Autumn NOTD & Where Have I Been?!

Hey guys!

It’s me, Kavi! Hehe :) Long time, no see, right? I have missed blogging quite a bit but I think sometimes we all need a break from the things we love so we can truly appreciate it. I feel like I am talking about people, haha – but I’m not!

Sometimes life gets caught up on us, and other things take priority. Going back to school was super hard because everything is 10 times harder and I have so much more work to do.School this year is generally a big step for me, and although I’m enjoying it, it can get difficult to manage my time.

Once I get into the schedule of school again, I’ll be able to have set days for blogging, but only time will tell. I really don’t want to put blogging to the sidetracks but I’m sure you all understand how important education is!

I really want to thank all my followers for understanding and supporting me all the time, I know your not standing next to me but I always feel like I know you and could talk to you for hours because you’re all so lovely :)

It’s kind of weird writing this right now, I feel like I’ve made tons of mistakes and don’t make any sense, but I really felt that I had to address where I have been.

Anyway, onto the post!

I recently won some nail polishes from Superdrug, and in the post were 6 gorgeous autumnal shades by the one and only, Barry M! The new range is part of the Gelly Nail range, which you all know I adore.

I wouldn’t officially call it Autumn yet, because we have had some really random hot days here in the UK, so I’d say it’s that weird transitional stage from Summer to Autumn, where all the shops are a bit confused and everything is a bit all over the place!

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This particular shade is absolutely perfect for the transition. It’s a gorgeous deep green with slight grey undertones, a colour super unique and one completely different to the rest in my collection. Even though I’m a nail polish addict, I’ve never actually owned a green believe it or not, and this glossy colour Cardamom is just right for me. Priced at £3.99, it’s not going to make much of a difference to your purse so why not give it a go? It dries super fast, looks incredibly glossy without topcoat and barely chips. That’s practically everything I look for in a nail polish.

Have you got any greens in your nail polish collection? Who else is super excited for Fall/Autumn and lots of hot chocolate?

Thanks for reading! I hope things will be back to normal soon :)

Love,

Kavi xox

P.S. I want to do a Q&A so ask me questions and help me think of a # for it!

My Benefit Cosmetic Giveaway!

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Firstly I just want to thank each and every one of my followers. Especially the people that I now consider friends within this amazing little community we have here! It’s nice to feel apart of something and feel appreciated for what you do. I didn’t realise when I started this blog in May that I would have the reaction I’ve had. It started out as something to do while I was going through a rough time, now it’s something I look forward to doing.

Some of you may know that a couple of weeks ago, I said that when I reached 200 followers that i would do a giveaway. I’ve been racking my brain to try and think of a product that everyone would like… But then I thought, why not let them choose? As benefits is a big brand that everyone loves with amazing quality items, I thought i…

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Holiday / Summer LOOKBOOK

Hola lovelies! I hope you’re all well :)

A few days ago I got back from the beautiful country of Spain. I went there for a week for my Summer holiday, and it was just stunning! I have lots of photos of it which I’ll be sharing with you in a future post, once we have gathered all the pictures together! 

For now though, I have a fashion post, where I am going to be showing you some of the outifts I wore in Spain. These outfits are super summery so hopefully they will enlighten you, what with all this horrid english weather at the moment! 

I really feel like my style has developed lately and become more worthy of showing my blog haha! If you look at my posts from a year back you’ll see that my style was just awful – but that comes with age I guess!IMG_1662 (2)

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this post and get a little insight on what my style has been like lately!

Outfit #1

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Skater Skirt ~ New Look

Grey Crop Top ~ H&M

Sandals ~ New Look

Bracelet ~ Holiday

Outfit #2

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Cami Top ~ Primark

Midi Skirt ~ Miss Selfridge

Sneakers ~ Primark

Bracelets ~ Thomas Sabo, Holiday & Gift

Necklace ~ Mum’s

Nails ~ Rimmel ‘Instyle Coral’

Outfit #3

 

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High Waisted Shorts ~ Topshop

Black Crop Top ~ H&M

Shoes ~ Primark

Bracelets ~ Debenhams

Sunnies ~ Holiday

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Maxi Dress ~ Unknown

Sandals ~ New Look

Sunglasses ~ Primark

Bracelets ~ Holiday

They’re all the outfits I have for you today lovelies! I did wear so many more but when you’re on holiday it’s not all about taking outfit photos for the blog is it? ;) Hehe!

What was your favourite outfit? Have you been anywhere nice lately?

Thanks so much for reading!

Love,

Kavi xox

P.S. Can we all say a big thank you to my little brother Xavi for being my brilliant little photographer?!

GUEST POST : My Favourite Summer Nail Polishes

Hello there lovelies! I really wanted to try something new and have some other bloggers write a post for my blog. I think this will be a great way of getting a wider audience and I love helping out other bloggers! If you want to guest post for me (which I’d be delighted about if you did) then contact me on twitter @kavichick2000 or leave me a comment!

Today I have the lovely Gemma who writes the blog Mccarthysbeautyreview which is a blog all about beauty, and she is going to be talking about her favourite summer nail polishes! I hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to check out her blog too :)

Hello there!

I’m Gemma from McCarthy’s Beauty review, I’ve been invited to do a guest blog piece by the lovely Kavi. I just want to say thank you for the opportunity and hello to all your readers!

 If you like what you read you can find me over at mccarthysbeautyreview.wordpress.com. Come and say hello, you’re always welcome!

I decided since the weather is not here nor there at the minute I’d inject a bit of sunshine into your day, and what better way to do that than bold, and beautiful nail colour!

I always feel so much better after painting my nails, especially my toe nails, and putting on those gorgeous summer sandals!

Here are my favourite summer ones from my collection!

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Avon Gel nails –Orange Crush

I love this colour it’s a vibrant, bright orange that screams summer to me! I love this on my toes, it really does look great in sandals.

The gel formula also lasts really well, and is lovely and shiny!

Essie- Ballet Slipper

A beautiful delicate pink that I use as my go to colour for work! It’s plain and makes your nails look neat and cared for. This lasts really well too, my record is 8 days without a chip! This is my favourite Essie polish to date.

Illamasqua – Ruthless

I love this one! I wear it all year round and it really is a beautiful, classic red. It looks great for everyday wear and adds ultimate glamour to a more dressed up look. The formula of this goes on gorgeously too, I can get away with one coat of this.

Tanya Burr- Mini Marshmallows’

Another delicate pink colour, that’s perfect for work and keeping your nails looking neat. The formula is really shiny and lasts on the nails great. I’ve managed a week with this one. I will be buying more colours from Tanya’s gorgeous range soon!

Collection –Pink Cadillac

This one is a gorgeous vibrant pink that has a rosy tone! I love it.  I always get lots of compliments when I wear this one! It really is a gorgeous bright, but classic pink. Another great choice for summer toes, ready for sandals!

Barry M Gelly nail polish – Lychee and Blueberry

I love the formula of these gelly polishes, they have a gorgeous shine when they dry and the colours are beautifully bright. I love the Lychee colour as is a very clean natural colour and perfect for cooperate work environments, like my own.

The blueberry colour is stunning! It’s perfect for summer, I’m going to say it’s my absolute favourite out of the bunch! It remind me of holidays…

Max Factor Gloss Finity –Clear

My favourite top coat, its glossy and seals most nail polishes. I love how shiny it makes any polish look! I would highly recommend this if you’re looking for a glossy top coat that’s long lasting!

There you go, my run down of my favourite summer nail polishes! I hope this gave you some inspiration if you’ve been looking for your summer nail polish.

Thank you for reading and thank you Kavi for letting me jabber on! Remember to come over to my place and say hello sometime!

I hope you enjoyed the post guys! Thanks so much Gemma :) 

Love,

Kavi xox

                                                          

 

Beach Bag Essentials

Hello lovelies! I hope you’re all okay?!

I wanted to do some kind of summer essentials post, but instead of doing the whole thing, I thought I’d show you my beach bag essentials! Now I’ve been extra cool and I actually took these photos on a beach. That’s how a blogger does it ;)

I picked a few must haves that every girl needs by the beach, and here they are!

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First things first, we need a good beach mat to sit/lay on. This one was super cheap but it’s also super cute. 

In my bag, I packed light but packed everything that I needed. This is what I chose:

* Sun Lotion – We all need a good suncream don’t we? Burnt skin is not attractive, and then we go through the dreaded peeling stage… Trust me. Been there, done that. It shall not happen again. I love this one because it’s handbag friendly and isn’t too thick or sticky – dries super quick too which is always a plus!

* Tic Tacs – Anything for your breath really – mints, gum, breath spray etc. You never know what you’re going to be eating, and things can get a little smelly so if you have something to hand you’ll always be safe.

* A good book – I didn’t photograph this one but it’s a staple anyway. A good book is the perfect solution for switching off from the world for a while… Any recommendations for the next book I read?

* Earphones – If you’re like me and love listening to music wherever you are, you’ll definitely be needing some of these.

* Hollywood Style Sunglasses – This is your moment girls! Pop some oversized sunglasses on and you’ll either look like a celebrity or a clown… ;) Personally I don’t mind sporting either look, haha!

* Hand Sanitizer – Who knows what you’ll be touching! If you’re going to be eating something, which I’m sure you will, then you must keep your hands clean! This one is by B&BW, and it smells like summer and mangoes! Yum.

* A bright Lippie – It’s Summer – you’re skin is tanned and you’re sunnies are on. It’s the perfect time to try out a bold lip! Instead of red, sport orange as it’s more Summer friendly. The one I chose is by Revlon, in the shade Rendezvous. 

* Lightening Hair Spray / Sea Salt Spray - I made this spray and posted a DIY post on my blog last year, and it seemed to be very popular. It only really works in the sun, so whenever I know I’m going to be exposed to the sun I take it with me and spritz a good amount all over my mane.

So that’s my beach bag essentials! What are yours?

Thanks for reading!

Love,

Kavi xox

 

 

Summer Nails Of The Day #4 – Matte Red

Hello lovelies! I hope you’re all well :)

I’ve been loving doing this series on my blog. I have so much nail polish and I love showing you my pick each week, with a mini review too. What’s been you’re favourite NOTD post so far?

As I’m writing this, I am in England, but as you are reading this, I shall be in Spain! I wanted to paint my nails a classic colour that would go with all my holiday outifts, and this is what I picked…

It’s a classic, simple red. It hasn’t got much else to it but it needn’t, red on your nails shows so much character. Classy, chic and feminine. This one is called ‘Double Decker Red‘ and it’s from Rimmels’ I ♥ Lasting Finish range.

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As much as I love a red manicure, I wanted to up the amp with this one so I added a matte topcoat on from Bourjois. This adds so much more to the nails and gives it a refreshing, summery vibe! 

I love this matte topcoat and I couldn’t reccommend getting one enough. It would save you tons of money because you can put it on top of anything. Glitter, gel, black- anything!

I definitely ♥ this manicure (cheeky pun intended), do you like it?

Thanks for reading!

Love,

Kavi xox