Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Polly Grace: The Katrina Dress

You guys. You guys, this dress. I am in love with this dress!

This dress. Where do I start?! The midi length and full skirt make for a perfect dress for summer parties and weddings. The style of this dress is so lovely, it ties with a bow at either the front or the back, and zips up. The skirt is lightly pleated, which really adds to the swish of the skirt. And the print, I am in love with this print! This is the 'multi floral' print, it is also available in tropical, rose, green, and mono, all gorgeous flowery prints. I think mine looks like amazing firework explosions!

Don't you agree? The colours are so fabulous. While it is black as a base, the colours mean this would be suitable to wear as a guest for a more traditional wedding without having to worry about wearing too much black. The material is gorgeous and lightweight, so even on the hottest of summer days you would stay cool.

Look at the swish! I couldn't resist twirling about in it. You could totally put a petticoat underneath this to really glam it up. Thank you to my Stu for taking these photos for me and putting up with my daftness!

Polly Grace have very kindly given me a discount code to share with my lovely readers! Use kitty20 to get a massive 20% off your order! You can also get free delivery till the end of May, and brand new customers will be given reward points towards future purchases!

Much love,
Kitty xxxx

*This dress was gifted to me by Polly Grace for review purposes. In no way does this affect my opinions, which are entirely my own.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Dreaming of Dresses

I don't know about you, but when summer comes, there is nothing I want to wear more than dresses. Maxi dresses, skater dresses, tea dresses, I love them all! Here are some I am currently lusting after....

Get 20% off with my code kitty20 on Polly Grace!

Get 20% off with my code kitty20 on Polly Grace!

Scarlett and Jo Red Lace Dress £60 reduced to £25 at Evans

What dresses are you currently admiring? Leave me links!

Much love,
Kitty xxxxxx

Friday, 22 May 2015

Peppermint Puff

So many wonderful companies donated such lovely prizes for my blog giveaway that I have decided to feature each of them in their own blog, with some of my favourite pieces from their shops!

First up, Peppermint Puff!

Peppermint Puff is the brain child of Cassia Lewis, based in Kent in England. She makes an adorable mix of spooky cute designs, with sugary sweet characters, all unique and beautiful! My giveaway was my first 'hands on' experience of Cassia's designs, and I was so impressed by the quality and attention to detail. The glittery resin and mix of acrylics is lush.

The clasp on these makes me feel like I could wear these through my stretched ears :D

How could anyone resist such cuteness? I'm planning on investing in some of the Sweet & Spooky collection when I can, it is so very me!

Much love,
Kitty xxxxx

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Polly Grace

I love discovering new companies who make wonderful plus size clothing, and I was thrilled when Polly Grace emailed me to introduce themselves. They are a brand new company, and they have such beautiful clothes! They asked if I would like to try out some of their clothes, and I leapt at the chance. I'm going to be featuring those items in a series of blog posts with different ways to style them. I originally planned to do a haul, but actually, I think this is much more fun and shows how versatile their clothing is.

Penny Shirt in pale pink £22*

This gorgeous slightly sheer shirt was an easy choice. It's totally unlike anything I currently own, I love the drapey look of it, and I thought it would be easy to dress up in different ways. I went for a more rocky look with a striped tube skirt underneath, leggings, converses, a pleather jacket, and a skeleton hand necklace from Sugar & Vice. The pale pink contrasted to make this a girly but rock and roll look. I got so many compliments on this shirt!

It's nice and lightweight, longer at the back, and just sheer enough to be sexy, without being too revealing. It's also available in white, and a gorgeous bright blue that I almost picked. This could be paired with jeggings or jeans for a more casual look, with a belt, but could easily be glammed up with heels, shiny leggings and lots of jewellery.

Polly Grace has so many lush tunic style tops, here are some of my other faves!

How gorgeous are they?

The lovely Polly Grace have also kindly given me a discount for my readers to use! Get an amazing 20% off using the code: kitty20

Polly Grace are also running a competition on their facebook page at the moment to win one of their fabulous macs! Given the weather, it seems rather perfect time for it. Enter at the link below -

How wonderful!

I'll be posting more about the beautiful clothing they sent me shortly,

Much love,
Kitty xxxxx

*certain items were given to me for free for promotional review purposes. This in no way impacts upon my opinions in this blog, which are entirely my own.

Monday, 18 May 2015

And the winner is....

And the winner of my first ever blog giveaway is.....

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations! I've emailed the winner Katherine so I can get her goodies out right away.

Here's to hoping there can be another one to celebrate two years ;)

Huge thanks to Sugar & Vice, Peppermint Puff, Lady Muck of Whistable, Lawrence Canham, Hannah Von Farren, Little Miss Delicious, Keely Rutherford, Hey Kitsch Kitty and Roxy Ryder for donating such beautiful prizes. I'll be posting a blog every week for several weeks to feature the amazing companies who donated, and I have also bought a whole bunch of adorable socks to add to the prize pack too!

I was blown away to have 229 entries to my first giveaway. I started it to celebrate 1 year of my blog and 10000 views, and now it is over, I can happily say I'm at over 14000 views! Just wow! Thank you so much for the support. It means the world.

Much love,
Kitty xxxxx

Friday, 15 May 2015

DIY Jewellery Holder with Sass & Belle

I have a little bit of a problem with jewellery. In that well, it fills my jewellery boxes, my drawers, my cupboards, I have kiiiiind of a lot! So recently I've been thinking about new ways that I can store my necklaces in particular, and thanks to Sass & Belle, I had an idea! When I tweeted about my idea, Sass & Belle were kind enough to get in touch and were excited by the idea too, so decided to send me the pieces I needed for it from them. What sweethearts!

And this is the finished product! A DIY jewellery holder made using Sass & Belle's amazing door & drawer knobs, mounted onto a piece of wood.

I had a lot of help with the actual making of this, so huge thanks go to my neighbour and friend Andy who was super enthusiastic and helped put it together better than I could have dreamed of it going!

Andy was also responsible for this stunning piece of wood, it's actually part of the old bar our local pub recently replaced, which we are regulars in, so it makes it even more special for me!

Andy drilled, and mounted each drawer knob, so that they didn't go all the way through the wood. By not having them sit flush to the wood, it allowed for more room to hand jewellery on them, without having to balance pieces on the decorative parts of the knobs.

I picked out drawer knobs that appealed to my personal style, spooky and cute, with a hint of nature. Sass & Belle also have adorable pastel drawer knobs, flowery patterns, cute animals, and vintage prints, so you can truly match your choices to your room decor. Of course I chose stags, because I have them all over the house, cats because I have kitties, the skull is creepy cute, the swallow is reminiscent of classic tattoos, and I just adore that elephant!

I love the intricacy of the cream drawer knobs, the designs are beautiful and look vintage and worn. They are sturdy and strong, so perfect for hanging jewellery on without worrying about breaking them. I was really impressed with their quality. The solid metal that screws through the wood is thick and affixed to the drawer knob itself incredibly well.

All jewellery pictured is from the fabulous Sugar & Vice, whose jewellery is the major reason for my needing more room for storage!

What do you think? I'm so thrilled with it! It came out so well, Andy was an amazing help, and Sass & Belle's kitsch range of drawer knobs was perfect for a unique DIY project. Thank you so much! I can now proudly display so much of my jewellery, and clearly be able to see my different pieces, as well as remove them easily.

Much love,
Kitty xxxxx

The drawer knobs featured in this post were gifted to me by Sass & Belle for the purpose of this project. In no way does this affect my opinion of the items, which are all my own.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

My Beauty Must Haves!

When it comes to makeup and beauty products, I am in no way anywhere near as knowledgeable about the topic as some bloggers, but I do have a set of must haves I love and wanted to share. To the best of my knowledge, these items are cruelty free, if you know otherwise please let me know!

I suffer from eczema and severely dry skin, and this is my saviour. I get it on prescription, and use it morning and night. Once my tattoos are healed I use this on them to keep them looking fresh and moisturised.

A wonderful lip balm, with a good hint of colour to it, SPF 15, jojobo oil, vitamin E and shea butter. Your lips will feel lush, and still have a pretty colour to them. I use these so much in summer when I don't want a heavier lipstick on.

I use this in shade blondie, which is the 3rd lightest, and and it is available in such a range of shades with different undertones which is fab. I happily use this on it's own when I want some skin coverage but nothing heavy, or use it in combination with Lily Lolo's BB cream. It feels like their is nothing at all on my skin, whilst evening out my skin tone and hiding my dark circles.

Shower Brush

When you have dry skin like me, exfoliating is so important, and a super rough shower brush is a must. My skin is so much happier since I switched to using one of these.

I really want to love fibre mascaras, but have found that I am actually horribly allergic to all of them, other than for the Barry M Lash Vegas mascara! I find my eyes become incredibly red and sore and itchy, so took a risk trying this one, and I love it. My eyelashes are so fair, you can barely see them without mascara, so a good black mascara is a total must for me, and I love this one! It's a bargain price, and it lasts for a few months using it every day.

Now my question for you guys is, what do you use to take your makeup off? I recently developed an allergy to makeup wipes and have been using moisturiser to take my makeup off, but I want something better, what do you recommend?

Much love,
Kitty xxxxx

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