Wishlist: Winter 2015!

Monday, 28 September 2015

Hello everybody!
So, as winter is on the horizon, I decided I needed a new wardrobe... obviously. So what better way to start than to make a wish list?! I have created three outfits which I LOVE, so fingers crossed I get to wear them!

Outfit one
This outfit was based all around the coat, because I instantly fell in love with it! (I have even brought this coat since writing this post!) I think this coat is gorgeous. I needed a casual winter coat, so I wanted a belted coat style, but then I found the faux fur around this instantly made this coat look more formal and sophisticated. The fur can also be taken off if you wanted a more casual look. So next thing I teamed it up with was some over the knee heeled boots to make the look classier. Now as the coat added enough detail to the outfit, I wanted everything else to be quite simple and not too over the top, so this pair of classic jeans for Topshop were perfect, as well as the crop top which looks so cute with a little bit of scallop detail.

Coat - Newlook 
Jumper - Topshop 
Jeans - Topshop 
Boots - Newlook 

Outfit two
Next up, I wanted to create a more casual outfit, and found these cute trainers, which are so easy to pair with anything from dresses to jeans. I chose to pair it with jodphur trousers to make the outfit even more comfortable.

Jumper - Newlook 
Trousers- Topshop 
Trainers - Topshop 

Outfit three
Just because it’s cold, who says you can't wear a skirt?! Especially this leather look a line skirt! I love the shape of this skirt and the colour makes it feel so warm and comfortable. This teamed with cute roll neck jumper and thermal tights from Primark; you would not only be warm, but so stylish!

Jumper - Newlook 
Skirt - Newlook 
Boots - Riverisland 

I hope you enjoyed this post, and I didn’t tempt you to go shopping too much! ;)

Love, Ky

Great British Bake Off; Tennis Cake

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Hey guys!

So, for the past few weeks I haven’t been able to bake the technical bakes from The Great British Bake Off for various reasons, but when I heard last week’s technical bake I was excited to be able to find all to the ingredients on the supermarket shelves!

The bake was a Tennis Cake from BBC

So, where do I start? As you can see from the pictures, this did not go well. The cake itself was lovely... the mixture was so smooth and such an easy bake, so go Mary Berry! The only thing is I forgot to add the sultanas... in a fruit cake! Who does that?!

Then it went onto the decoration. The marzipan and icing were great, rolled out smoothly, but the piping work was awful! I tried my hardest to get those straight lines of the tennis court but it was impossible. I don’t know how the bakers did it so well! So we have a wobbly tennis court! Haha! Then I piped the net and rackets and they piped perfectly. No problem there.

Next up came the icing to pipe around the outside, which I ran out of icing sugar for. Amateur mistake! So instead I made cute little roses instead.

So... then it came to assembling the cake, and everything just fell apart! L Boo!

Never mind hey! I can laugh about it and that’s what all this is about!

Did you try this recipe? I would love to hear what you think about it

Love,  Ky 

Maze; Park; Farm...

Friday, 18 September 2015

So, where I’m from there aren’t many great days out. Its small town with not much around, so when we stumbled upon this cute park in Sandwell I was amazed.

At first sight it looked like just the usually park, so I decided to have a stroll around and found the cutest little farm.

Quack Quack!

The farm was so cheap and such good value for money.

There were all sorts of animals from chickens to pigs, and each one was named which made the farm feel so much more homely.
As an extension to the farm there was a cute little maze for the children, but I could not resist running around. I am a child at heart.

And finally, the scenery was gorgeous. The flowers were in full bloom and ad started to make me miss summer a little bit, until I stumbled across pumpkins, which got me very excited for autumn and everything that comes along with it!

So, if you’re ever in West Bromwich, for whatever reason...? I highly suggest Sandwell Park Valley.

See you soon,

Love, Ky.


Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Hey guys!

I have a little cheeky extra post for you today. As I was going through the photos for my curly hair post, I saw so many photos of me pulling funny faces. I did not know how many face I pull just getting ready in the morning, and I had a little laugh to myself flicking through these photos so I thought I would share them with you so that you can have a little giggle to yourself too.

Do you pull funny faces whilst you’re getting ready or is it just me?! I hope not!

Hope you enjoyed this, and I will see you in a couple of days for another post!
See you soon,

Love Ky 

Curley hair for thin hair!

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Hey guys!

I have been curing my hair a lot recently, and I have loved it. I feel like it makes a look go from casual to dressed up so easily. I’ve always looked around for hair tutorials for curly hair, but they have never worked for me. I would love big bouncy Victoria secret waves, but my hair sis so thin it just doesn’t work! (Insert grumpy emoji here). They always worked when I wore my extensions, because although they don’t add any length now, they add a lot of volume, but I always find extensions annoying for various reasons,
1. Sooo annoying to put it
2. Really uncomfortable to wear
3. You’re very on edge that they’re showing all day
Does anyone else feel like this or is it just me?

So anyway, rant over... I wanted to have curly hair without the extensions, so then I have been trying out this hairstyle for a while now and I love it. It’s just general curls, but instead of doing very thick layers and sections, I find doing very small sections works so well. It gives your hair SO much volume and the curls stay in all day!

So let’s get started.

Firstly I like to start with second day hair because I feel like it’s so much easier to work with. When you’ve just washed your hair is so soft that none of the curls really stay in. I use a bit of dry shampoo so that it doesn’t get greasy throughout the day.

So start off with sectioning your hair. I do mine in three sections, which really isn’t much for my hair. Each section is tiny. Once I’ve put the sections into place I spray my hair all over with heat protector. Each section I curl is roughly 1cm thick. I then grab my trusty straighteners and starting from the top of my hair I grab my hair in-between the two irons then twist my hair around it as I’m dragging the straighteners down.

I do exactly the same with the rest of my hair, but I alternate the direction of the curls so that it looks more natural.

After this I spray a LOT of hair spray to hold it all in place.

After this, I like to brush my hair to loosen the curls a bit because they’re a little bit crazy at this point. And then spray yet more hair spray.

And that’s the completed look!

I love doing this look and it takes no time at all! I hope you like it just as much as me and definitely show me if you recreate it!

Do you like posts like these or do you like more foodie posts? Or do you like a bit of everything?
Be sure to let me know in the comments!

Love, Ky 

Get To Know Me Tag!

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

I was reading this post from Leah over on Beauty Type, and then I realised that I have never done anything like this on my blog, so how much do you really know about me?! So I figured it would be a good idea to do it so you can get to know me and hopefully I can learn something about you too! It’s also my first tag so I’m very excited.

1. What is your middle name? 
Alicia. I actually like my middle name. I never liked my first name when I was younger because no one could ever pronounce it right or spell it right, but I’ve learned to like my first name because it’s unique.

2. What was favourite subject at school? 
I love food technology, as you've probably guessed. I was always really creative, but not in the typical arty way. I couldn’t draw anything (I still can’t!) so my creativity went into food, which I loved!

3. What is your favourite drink? 
This might sound strange but I don’t really have a favourite drink, it all depends on how I feel during that day. I like to drink tea, but I get carried away with what I’m doing at the time it always goes cold! L and I try and drink water because it’s best for you, but sometimes I crave sugar and have to have a coke. Then I pop next door to Greggs when I’m at work and get a coke and cake, it’s so tempting having Greggs next door!

4. What’s your favourite song at the moment?

Oh I don’t know this one is so hard! I seem to just love the catchy pop tunes and blast them in my car on the way to work

5. What would you name your children?
I don’t know, I think when it comes to children I will be scrolling through one of those boos to try and find a unique name that I love.

6. Do you participate in any sports?

Not really, I do go to the gym every other day but apart from that no. I do really want to start tennis with the other half but it’s just a matter trying to get him there! 

7. What’s your favourite book? 
I recently read Close My Eyes by Sophie McKenzie and I was addicted so I brought two more of her books and love them just as much!

8. What’s your favourite colour?

I love blue. But an in-between blue. It’s hard to explain like in between sky blue and deep blue, I don’t know what that’s called?

9. What’s your favourite animal?

Dolphin. I don’t know why, but I love them! I would LOVE to swim with the one day!  

10. What’s your favourite perfume?

I tend to keep Shakira in my bag at all times because I get so many compliments on it everytime I wear it and it’s so affordable!

11. What’s your favourite holiday?
Christmas difinatley! I love the festive season, it feels so cosy when you’re snuggled up in a blanket and hot chocolate watching films. The only thing I don’t like is being outside in the cold.

12. Have you graduated from High School?
Yes, I am now finishing my University degree

13. Have you been out of the country?
Yes I used to go on holiday a lot when I was younger, to places like Spain and France but I would love to travel more.

14. Do you speak any other languages?
I did a Spanish GCSE, but I can’t remember a whole lot of it! Oops. I’m also trying to learn french at the minute 

15. Do you have any siblings?

Yes, three old sisters 

16. What’s your favourite store?
I love to shop on BooHoo online because I feel like you can get some really good stuff at a reasonable price. 

17. What’s your favourite restaurant?
It’s whatever I am in the mood for really.

18. Do you like school? 
Yeah I did, which is why I decided to go to university.

19. Who are some of your favourite You Tubers?
I love Zoella, VelvetGh0st and FreddieMyLove to name a few. 

20. What’s your favourite movie? 
I don’t have a favourite, but I love RomCom’s

21. What are some of your favourite TV shows?

I love Pretty Little Liars; I’m so upset that it is ending some. I also watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians a lot...

22. PC or Mac?
I’ve always had a PC and never had a Mac

23. What phone do you have?

iPhone 5c in blue

24. How tall are you?
I’m 5’5″ I think?

25. Any pets? 
Yes, I have two dogs. One is a shih tzu and the other is a cross between a Labrador and Border collie, so they are complete opposites! Walking them is so difficult because one is zooming in front and the other is having a slow stroll!

There we go. My first tag! I hope you enjoyed reading a bit more about me and I would love it if you did this tag too so that I can know more about you! If you do answer the questions on this tag be sure to let me know in the comments as I would love to read them.

Love. Ky

My in flight travel essentials

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Hi guys. So I have a cheeky mid week post for you today. As you know I am going to Rome next week, so it means that I will miss out on a couple of posts so I thought I would post a couple before so you don’t miss out.

Keeping with the holiday theme, I have recently been packing my hand luggage, which inspired me with the idea of doing a blog post about what I am taking, because I have been reading any many blogs and watching videos for ideas to take. Instead of just writing what I am taking, I thought I would do a fun little video for you guys as it’s a little more interesting, plus its the first video I will have every done on my blog! So watch below to find out what I am taking!

Sorry it’s not the best quality, it’s my first video so I’m still getting to grips with editing but I tried my best! I also haven’t got much money to buy special equipment but I hope you enjoy it!

Glasses and Sunglasses
These are a must have for the plane. The sunglasses I will most likely only need on the other side of the plane, but my glasses are essential. Although I don’t need to wear glasses full time, I feel like the air conditioning on the plane will really dry my eyes out, and I suffer from that really bad. Pus I will do a LOT of reading to pass the time. My sunglasses are from Primark and were just £2! I don’t think you can go wrong with Primark sunnies, I’m a sucking for breaking them all the time, so cheap and cheerful does me well!

I brought some boiled sweets because they’re supposed to be really good to suck when taking off to stop your ears from popping. I say supposed because haven’t been on a plane for years so I don’t know how true this is, I will be sure to let you know!

This for me includes socks and a jumper. Again you don’t know how strong that air conditioning is so I am being prepared and taking something warm wt me for on the plane as I ate to be cold. Even if I don’t use them they’re light and is better to be safe than sorry right?!


Kindle, charger for the kindle and headphone. Planes for me are really boring so a kindle is  a must have, I have just started to read Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie. I have only just started but I am really enjoying it! I would hate for my kindle to go dead and have nothing to occupy me, so my travel charger is defiantly coming along with me. I also packed some earphones, just in case I wanted to steal the other half’s phone and listen to music!

 I picked up a Nivea travel kit from Primark for just £5. It included wipes, lip balm shower cram and moisturiser and also a deodorant which I have used so need to get some more! This is great because the pressure on the plane can really dry out your skin so staying moisturised is a must!

That is it! Is there anything you think I am forgetting? Or anything you feel is a must too? Be sure to let me know in the comments

Love, Ky