Saturday, 27 September 2014

5 Things : I'm Loving Right Now

I thought I'd start my very first installment on this blog called '5 Things I'm Loving Right Now'. It can be things I'm loving during the month or even at the end of each week. So, this week I've been loving five things, all from different categories.

This weeks 5 loves are:

Make up - Nanshy Blending Brush*
I received this blending brush from Nanshy a couple weeks ago and have been absolutely loving it. I use it both for blending in my concealer and eyeshadow and it blends in really nicely. The bristles are synthetic and feel super soft on the skin. What really drew me towards the brand is that all of their brushes are cruelty free and 100% vegan. They also claim that the bristles are soft and keep their shape even after cleaning them and I can vouch for that. They keep their shape and stay just as soft and are also really affordable. If you would like to check out their brush collection click on the link 

Book - Insurgent
Last wednesday I decided that I would make time in the evenings to read a book as I haven't in forever. So I turned over a new leaf and decided to pick out a book from the library. As I really loved the movie 'Divergent' I thought i'd start reading the sequel. I'm already half way through the book, it's such a page turner, and keeps on getting more exciting. Definitely worth a read if you liked 'Divergent' and also 'The Hunger Games' as it is quite similar.

Fashion - H&M 
I found a pair of black super stretchy 'Treggings' at H&M. They have fake pockets at the front and real ones at the back and are high waisted. I love the fit and have been getting a lot of use out of them recently. I also picked up this gorgeous dark green checkered shirt (it was love at first sight..) and since we are slowly moving into the autumnal season I know I'll get a lot of wear out of both of them.

Movie/Tv Series - Guardians of the Galaxy
Such an awesome action packed movie and naturally Rocket and Groot are my favourite. If you're a Marvel fan then you are definitely going to love watching this. It's got a lot of action and is hilarious. The two most important key things in a movie for me. I don't want to spoil the movie for you so just go and watch it. You're going to love it!

Music -  Girls (The Knocks Remix) The 1975
I love The 1975 and happened to stumble upon a remix of one their songs, 'Girls.' I absolutely love the remix. It's so different to the original version, so upbeat. They are both awesome so I don't really have a preference as they are so different, but if you get a chance definitely have a listen.

Hope you enjoyed reading :) 

Karen xoxo

What are some of the things you're loving at the moment?

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Just Landed : H&M Perfume Dupes

Why buy a perfume that costs you almost a whole day's salary when you can buy one for a fraction of the price and it smells exactly the same?

A couple of days ago I got sucked into H&M by their special offer on jeans, (Buy one get one 50% off), as I was in real need of some new jeans. But in the meanwhile I got a bit side tracked and started to smell all of their perfumes and happened to stumble upon some familiar scents.

From left to right:

Cuté smells exactly the same as Chloé. It seems as though they also wanted to incorporate the e with an accent as well. The colour of the perfume is also very similar.

Sweet rose is an exact replica of Amor Amor by Cacharel. The colour of the bottle and packaging are also very similar to the high end perfume.

In is also extremely similar to the new release Sì by Giorgio Armani and again the packaging and design of the perfume look almost identical.

I did a little bit of research and found out that these perfumes are actually from Poland and have a site of all the perfumes that H&M are selling, but it doesn't seem like you can buy from them directly. These perfumes can be found in H&M in Sweden. I'm not sure though if they are sold in H&M in other countries but would love to know.

All dupes are 40kr at H&M where as the high end perfumes are priced somewhere between 400-600kr. I think we've hit the jackpot. These perfume dupes are an absolute bargain and they are all eau de parfum. Well I know where I'll be getting these perfumes from now on.

Which one is your favourite? Will you be purchasing any of the dupes?

Karen xoxo

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Friday, 5 September 2014

Battersea Park | Foodie Festival

 About three weeks ago I arrived in the UK and one of the things I had planned was to go to the  Battersea Foodie Festival. I had found a Groupon coupon days before flying to the UK and, as it two for twelve pounds, half the price of a regular ticket, I could not refuse. I didn't have such high expectations nor did I know what to expect. I was just happy to know that there would be crazy amounts of food. 

Who knew one could have so much fun at a Foodie Festival. There was live music and plenty of food and beverage taster stalls. By the time lunch came round I had filled myself with just tasters. There were so many different stalls from all over the world. My favourite would have to be the twisted potato on a stick with bbq seasoning, not very original I know but it was so good. And the amount of alcohol tasting was crazy. I reckon one could've gotten drunk tasting all that wine, cider, and vodka they were handing out.

All-in-all it was such a great experience. Definitely worth 6 pounds for all the free tasters and other freebies. I will definitely be going again next year. I would definitely recommend it to those who love to try different cuisines and just want to have a chill afternoon with partners or/and friends.

Hope you enjoyed reading :) 

Karen xoxo