Sunday, 26 March 2017

Weekly Summary: Third Week Of March

It's time for me to share what I've posted on my channel this week, in case you missed it. I hope you enjoy :)

Becoming A Lady

What do I do when I'm bored? I buy myself a title, of course! Not that I actually had to money to spare to waste on rubbish like this. But it's all because of this video, I'm officially called Lady Izzy lmao!

March Shoutouts

And it's that time of the month again where I share 5 channels that I absolutely adore. Everyone I shouted out all put in a crazy amount of effort into their channels and are all genuine youtube friends of mine!

There you are, that's what you might have missed on my channel this week. The song of the day is Hungry Eyes from Dirty Dancing because I'm watching that film right now and gushing over it! I hope you all have a lovely week,

Izzy K xxx

Thursday, 23 March 2017

My Bucket List Top 5 Places To Visit

Since I'm currently on my gap year (I know, it's not like I ever mention it haha) I'm planning on doing a lot of travelling. But sitting down and actually deciding where to go is giving me the most extreme wanderlust; I just want to go EVERYWHERE!

So this has lead me to dream up 5 places that I just have to visit at some point in my life, whether it be this year or not. They are as follows:

Rila Monastery, Bulgaria

My first stop when I'll be travelling this year will be Bulgaria. And the Rila monastery is my personal top place I want to visit whilst there because, well, look at the pictures! How elegant does it look?

Galway, Ireland

I've only been to Ireland once despite wanting to basically spend my whole entire life in that beautiful country. Dublin honestly stole my heart when I visited it but I really want to travel round the rest of it. And if you've listened to Ed Sheeran's latest album as much as I have, you'll probably want to become a Galway girl too (for no particular reason!)

New York City, New York

I don't even remember a time I haven't wanted to visit the city that never sleeps. If you know me well, you'll know that I adore cities, so I only want to go and visit the most hyped one there is.

Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa, Iceland

My school's Geography class visited this place (I think), and sadly I didn't take Geography so I was one thing. Jealous. It's safe to say I've literally had my mind and heart set on visiting a lagoon in Iceland ever since then. And plus, I'm a Winter addict so I love anything icey haha!

Venice, Italy

When I think of Italy, I just think of Venice. I remember my mum telling me stories of a city that was covered in canals when I was younger, and ever since then I've wanted to see this city for myself. Like I know here in Birmingham we've technically got more canals covering the city, yet for some reason I've always pictured Venice as being slightly more picturesque than good ol' Brum.

So there we are, these are my top 5 places that I want to travel too. The song of the day is Galway Girl by Ed Sheeran, for no particular reason. Where are your top 5 places that you want to visit? Let me know in the comments,

Izzy K xxx

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Weekly Summary: Second Week Of March

It's that time of the week again where I share what I've posted on my youtube channel this week, just in case you missed it...

Work Makeup Routine

In this video I basically demonstrated what I pop on my face in 15 minutes that is suitable for where I work. This is essentially my everyday makeup routine, with a slight "work" twist :)

Feeling Grateful And Content

And I don't know about you but I've really had "one of them" lately. Ever in a mood where everything just seems really overwhelming, whether it be good or bad? Well that's my life lately so I wanted to have a reflect on everything that actually is good just to cheer me up haha.

So thank you very much for watching/ reading. The song of the day is The One That Got Away by Katy Perry. I hope you all have a wonderful week,

Izzy K xxx

Sunday, 12 March 2017

What You Might Have Missed On My Channel

Let's just address the elephant in the room... it's been a while since I wrote some proper blog posts. As you may know, I write "weekly summary posts" where I share what I've posted on my youtube channel throughout the week. However, it would be rather cheeky of me to try and get away with titling this post "weekly summary" because it's been a while since I posted anything on this blog.

Without trying make excuses, I have been super busy this last month or so and it's been crazy stressful trying to balance everything in my life. Hence why I'm only just starting to catch up with my blogging. So without further ado, here's what you may have missed on my channel:

Winter Snapshots

On my channel I have a "Snapshots" series where I film little clips throughout each season and stick them all together at the end. The result is a summary of my life over the last few months

Orange & Blue Clash Makeup Look

Let's face it we all know that I'm amazing at makeup tutorials *nervous laughter*. But I've been wearing this look quite often recently including in a video where I actually received quite a few compliments on my look. Hence I decided to recreate a tutorial, just in case anyone wanted to see it.

February Favourites

What did I love throughout February? Find out by watching :)

February Sunday Shoutouts

Every month I shoutout 5 of the wonderful channels who have been supporting me on this youtube journey. Thank you so much for everyone who's been supporting me :)

Superdrug Makeup Haul (Cruelty Free)

Oops I brought makeup again when I really need to cut down. But you know what, I'll justify it by saying it's all an investment in my youtube channel. And even better, all products are cruelty free so no animals were harmed in the making of this video :)

I Got An Old Woman Arrested?!

Yep, pretty much what the title says...


Want to know all the knitty gritty details of my life? Well now you can!

There you are, my little catch up of videos that I've posted. The song of the day is Eraser by Ed Sheeran, because let's face it his album is slaying. I hope you enjoyed watching/reading,

Izzy K xxx

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Annoying Things I've Heard Since Working In Retail

As you guys might know, I've been working in a department store since the start of my gap year. I absolutely adore my job to be honest, I click with the people I work with so much. And most of the customers are extremely sweet and I love doing little personal shops for people.

However, there's the odd few customers who I swear come in just to wind people up! And today just seemed to be the day of complaining customers, so I thought I would share some of the most annoying quotes customers have actually said to me:

  • "I'm looking for a top that was in here last week and it was really nice, do you you still have it" The lady then proceeded to give me no further description of the top, no matter how much I asked, despite the fact it was "nice"
  • "Can I pay 30p in cash, and the rest of it on my card
  • "It's spelt 'G' as in 'Ting'" (Literally WTF?!)
  • "Can I make a complaint to a manager, I brought this top last week and I thought you wear the lacey side at the front, but you actually wear it at the back
  • "Well that's just not good enough" -what everyone says once you explain that an item was the last of the stock in the shop, it's not available in any local shops anymore, and it's sold out both in the warehouse and online. Like it's not as if I can say "oh hang on, let me grab my sewing kit, I'll make you one ;)"
  • Me: "Is there anything I can help you with"
          Customer "yeah there is, I don't like ANY of the clothes in here"

          Me:  ???

With that said I do still genuinely enjoy my job, and it's done my confidence the world of good. I'm honestly so glad that I got a job in this particular shop because the banter is just quality. I hope you've been able to enjoy my little rant. The song of the day is Touch by Little Mix,

Izzy K xxx

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Weekly Summary Post: 2nd Week Of February

Hey guys you know what's up! It's that time of the week again where I share what I've posted over the last 7 days on my youtube channel.

Things I Don't Get The Hype On

The first video I posted was about all the things that in my opinion are over hyped. Some people will agree with me, others won't and both is fine! Let me know what you think.

Work Evening Routine

The second video I posted is my "Work Evening Routine" all about what I get up to once I've returned home from a long shift. 

So there you are, that's everything that I've posted this week if you want to watch. The song of the day is Temperature by Sean Paul because it's just such a good throw back tune. Thank you for watching/ reading,

Izzy K xxx

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Inspirational Blogger Award

Today I'm very excited to share a post that the wonderful Aleeha and Lucy from came up with. They were kind enough to nominate me to answer the questions for myself, and I'm very thankful that they did. I hope you enjoy reading!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in your posts and make sure to link their blog!
  2. Insert the blog award badge
  3. Copy and paste/write in your own words these rules
  4. Complete the blogger award scrapbook style questions (making sure to include photos where possible!)
  5. Nominate 10 other bloggers who inspire you 

The Questions: 

1. Share a quote to inspire other bloggers

"Raise those hands this is our party. We came here to live life like nobody was watching"

This might be a really cringe and not the usual type of inspirational quote, but it's actually a Macklemore song lyric. I just clicked with that line the moment I first heard it, because I always struggle with worrying what people think about me and it stops me from having a good time. It just reminds me to have fun and that my life is mine only to live, so I shouldn't worry what people think.

2. Share a photo of one of your favourite places that you have visited. What do you love about this place?

Look how cute this street is!

Temple Bar, Dublin is for sure one of the best places I've ever visited in my life. I adored the atmosphere, the people and of course, the accents!

3. Share a link to one of your favourite blogs. What qualities do you love about this blogger?

Obviously I have so so so many blogger friends and it's so insanely hard to pick just one. I love all the babes over at Beau Bloggers, and if you want to check out quality content please head over there.

But since my very first days of blogging I discovered Layla's blog called I know for a fact that she's so dedicated to her blog, making sure each one is written and presented to perfection. The hard work she puts into her blog just inspires me to put more effort into mine. 

4. Share a photo of a favourite book/film. Why does this one make it into your top 5?

I think it goes without saying that Harry Potter is my ultimate fave, so that you get to learn something new about me I'll share one of my other favourite films. Son Of Rambow is one of the cutest films going, and it's about two kids in the 80's who enter a film making competition. Everything about it just makes me want to watch it over and over again.

5. Do you have any other hobbies or passions outside of blogging?

I'm obessed with social media in every shape and form. When I'm not planning and writing blog posts, I'm doing the same for youtube videos. 

6. List 5 places on your travel bucket list?

  • New York
  • Iceland
  • Egypt
  • Dubai
  • Ireland (I know I've been to Dublin but I want to see more of it!)
7. Share a link to one of your favourite posts on your blog. Why is it your favourite?

My post "Let's Talk About Mental Health" is one of my favourites because it's the one I'm the most proud of. I received a lot of positive feedback saying that people appreciated me talking about the subject, and it lead me to start to talk about the topic of mental health on my youtube channel.

8. Share a photo of one item that you love. It could be a lipstick, perfume, diary... absolutely anything!

Look at the gorgeous shade that is Glastonberry!

I think it goes without saying that Charlotte Tilbury's lipsticks have been the love of my life lately. So yeaaaaaaaah that's something I love!

9. Share a link to an item which is currently on your wishlist. What do you love so much about this item/why do you want it?

An item that is currently on my wishlist is over the knee boots. Unfortunately I can't actually link this item because I don't know which ones I want in specific. The only ones I've seen so far have not quite been the right style or been too pricey... and we all know I love a good bargain.

10. How long have you been blogging for? Do you want to continue blogging forever?

I have been blogging since the 28th of January 2014 and I can't honestly see a time where I'll stop doing it. Posting honestly makes me beyond happy and I hope it never has to come to an end. 

Now it's time to nominate 10 blogs, and please don't feel like you're forced to write this post if you are nominated. I just thought it would be nice to share your blogs:
Thank you very much for reading and I hope you got to know me a little better. The song of the day is Yeah by Usher because let's face it, it's an anthem. I hope you're all having a lovely week,

Izzy K xxx