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

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Weekly Summary Post: Last Week Of January/1st Week of February

Hey guys it's time for me to share what I've posted on my youtube channel over the past week.

Furry Friend Tag

On Wednesday I finally did a video with my baby, my cat Kitty. Of course, it's only typical that she didn't actually want to be in the video that much. But when the video's not about her, she loves to jump on my lap and be the centre of attention!

Makeup Swap Challenge

Then, I was kindly tagged by Jadiee Gosh to do the "Makeup Swap Challenge" where you can't use a makeup product for the use that it's intended for. The result was urrrm... rather interesting!

I hope that you enjoyed this week's summary post. The song of the day is Cheap Thrills by Sia. How has your week been? Let me know in the comments,

Izzy K xxx

Monday, 30 January 2017

Weekly Summary Post: 4th Week Of January

What's up guys, guess who forgot to post this on a Sunday like I'm supposed to? That's right, it's me. But better late than never eh?

So here's what you missed on glee oh wait sorry I meant my youtube channel:

December/January Favourites

Because December was a very busy month for me, I didn't actually have time to post a favouites video. Instead, I combined my January and December favourites into one giant video. I've talked about new genres of favourites, such as comedians, so I hope you enjoy the variety of topics. And of course, I lip synced a lot because it wouldn't even be an Izzy K video without having a little jam sesh.

How My Shoutout Sunday Series Works?!

And I recently decided to replace my "Izzynterview" series with a shoutout series. So every last Sunday of the month will be dedicated to "shoutouting" out channels who supported me. And here's how you can get involved.

January Shoutout Sunday

Wanna know who I shoutout out this month? Please watch to find out!

So there you go, that's everything I posted on my channel this week. The song of the day is We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off, but the Little Chris version because that's an absolute tune. Thanks for reading/watching,

Izzy K xx

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Things I've Learnt In My Gap Year... So Far

I don't think I've mentioned it on my blog yet (note the sarcasm) but I'm currently on my gap year. Since it's now January, I'm a little off half way through my gap year, and I've learnt many lessons already. So I thought I'd do a little reflection post and tell you what my life lessons are, just in case you're interested.

The first thing I've learnt is that it's OK not to have a fully thought out plan. The idea of having a gap year was something that kinda, sorta, really, terrified me because I was just diving into the pit of the unknown. But to be honest, I'm feeling rather settled and excited with my basic plan of the year; get a job (done), get into university (done) and make plans to travel (doing that currently). And I'm thoroughly loving the spontaneity that the last few months have brought to my life.

The second thing I learnt is that Psychology was not the subject that I was destined to take at degree level. Although I adored the subject at A Level and I truly have a deep interest in it, my real passion is media and I just want to learn more about that subject. The only thing I can truly picture myself studying is media, and I'm glad I had my gap year to clear my head about what I wanted to study. And now I'm also so insanely excited for university, after seeing how much all my friends have been enjoying it. 

The third thing I learnt is that I'm capable of more than I knew. Cheesy I know! But it's true; I never in a million years thought I'd get the job on the day of my first ever interview, but I did. I was so incredibly nervous on my first day of working and interacting with the public and my coworkers, but it's something that I actually rather enjoy. My confidence is building on the daily, and I 100% put it down to the experiences I'm having in my gap year. 

My next life lesson is that the general public can be well annoying, and if you work in retail you know what I'm talking about. Don't get me wrong, most customers are sweet, but you do get the odd gem come into the shop. My favourite thing is when the customers explain to you, the shop worker, how your shop's policies work. How helpful! Or when someone asks if you can find a t-shirt they'd recently seen, and the only description of its appearance that they will give you is "it was really nice... you know?"

And the last life lesson that I'll be talking about today is money. I've truly learned how to budget my salary, and not blow all my earnings on night outs and makeup. Well, at least I'm getting better at not spending all my money on that. I'm now looking at what I spend in hours I work. And I think to myself, "is that makeup item really worth it, I mean I'll have to work 3 hours of my life for that!"

So that is what I've learned thus far, and I hope you've found it somewhat relatable. The song of the day is Womanizer by Britney Spears, because that absolute anthem just popped up on my playlist. Do you have any life lessons that you've recently learnt, that you'd like to share in the comments?

Izzy K xxx

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Weekly Summary Post: 3rd Week Of January

Hey guys it's that time of the week where I summarize what I posted on my youtube channel over the last 7 days. However, I was rather annoyed with myself because I only managed to post one video this week and I hate missing my schedule. Its just been a busy week and the video I did film this week was just shockingly awful so I just couldn't bring myself to even edit it, yet alone upload it. 

Winter Blues Makeup Tutorial

For Christmas I was lucky enough to receive the Jeffree Star "Abused" liquid lipstick and I truly fell in love with the colour. That's why I decided to basically dedicate an entire look to this shade. I always thought purple was my favourite lipstick colour, but now I'm gonna branch out into the blue shades a bit more.

So I'm really sorry for not sticking to my upload schedule this week, but I only want to post videos that I'm satisfied with. The song of the day is Shape Of You by Ed Sheeran. Thank you very much for watching and reading,

Izzy K xxx

Thursday, 19 January 2017

The January Tag

Wow what's happening? I'm actually posting on schedule? How did that happen?
Anyway, I really really love the beautiful month that is January. So I wanted to see whether or not a "January Tag" exists. And then I saw that this tag was wonderfully created by and you can check out her post here! I highly recommend you check out her post, I really enjoyed reading her answers :)

Did you make a New Year's Resolution? (if yes, what was it and how is it going so far?)

I actually made two videos about my new years videos which are up on my youtube channel. But my main resolution was to gain more confidence this year and I'm (very slowly but surely) getting there now.

What is your favourite thing about this month?

Partaaaaaays. My birthday is on the 14th and I love a good ol' celebration. For me, I just continue to celebrate and be excited during this month. And I just love Winter as a whole anyway, so January is a reminder that it's not quite over yet.

On what date did you eat the last of your Christmas chocolates?

Urrrhh, December 26th...

What is on your wishlist for payday at the end of the month?

Basically any clothes from new look and any makeup from Soap&Glory. Payday couldn't come soon enough for me, but I do need to start saving more.

What is your go-to dinner on these cold evenings?

Tortellini. I literally crave it around 4pm every evening at work and just look forward to having it when I get home.

Which TV show have you been enjoying most this month?

I've always been a huge fan of the TV show Shameless (the UK version) and recently I discovered the US version. I didn't think it would be able to live up to the original version, but I must say it's a very good remake. And besides, it's so addictive to watch.

Describe the coat that's been keeping you warm this January?

I've been loving my khaki and pink bomber jackets soooooo much, they're just so easy to wear. And when it's colder I like to pop on my old, but thick black jacket with a fluffy hood. It just really does the job to keep you warm. 

Been loving baths or showers?

I wish I had the time to have baths because I've got a load of lush bath bombs to use up. But I do find myself jumping in the shower more than having a bath because it's quicker.

Prefer the dark mornings or dark evenings?

Dark evenings because I love coming home from work and sitting in bed feeling nice and cosy when it's dark outside. And anyway, who can even get out of bed in the morings when it's pitch black outside?

Cosy bed socks- yay or nay?

I think I might have mentioned this on my blog before but I literally don't wear socks ever ever ever. I just hate the material of them so that's why I don't even own like one pair of them.

There was my version of the January tag. This is literally one of my favourite times of the year, so I thought it would be fun to do a post to honor that. The song of the day is Castle On The Hill by the wonderful Ed Sheeran!

Izzy K xxx