Monday, 24 October 2016

Double Oaked & Smoked: London Cocktail Week

London Cocktail Week has been and gone for another year. A massive get together of brands we all know and love within Old Spitalfields Market to celebrate alcohol and the wonderfully creative concoctions that cocktails can be

I was invited by Jim Beam to come down and experience the event for one evening, and I'm not just saying it because they invited me, but Jim Beam was definitely a highlight of the cocktail week for me! I mean, when you pair cocktails with food it is going to be a sure fire winner with me

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Joan Collins Timeless Beauty: Autumn New-ness

Joan Collins Ten Effects Skin Treat
I am completely loyal to my Urban Decay De-Slick makeup setting spray, but sometimes something comes along that piques your interest and you just gotta forgo your usual routine and try something new

That is exactly what has happened with the brand new for Autumn Joan Collins Ten Effects Skin Treat and Make-Up Fixer. By the way, yes, THE glamourpuss Joan Collins. That is exactly why I knew I had to try this. She's an icon!

Monday, 17 October 2016

The Snug. Aylesbury

I live in Watford, but regularly go out in St Albans as that is where all my friends seem to live. We have a bar in St Albans called "The Snug" which does amazing cocktail deals and good food. Well, The Snug has now come to Aylesbury and I had the chance to pop along and review it

I did get lost finding it, but I think that is just because I don't know Aylesbury at all considering I live so close to it

This is also one of two Snug bars to offer pizza. I was definitely excited! Pizza is life after all

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

#OOTD: Kanye Loves Kanye

OOTD: Kanye
Yep. I have decided to do my first ever OOTD post. I don't know why seeing as I have never done it before. I was feeling my look on this day I guess and it gives me a perfect reason to shout about my shirt!

Who wouldn't want to shout about their shirt when they spent £75 on it from the Life of Pablo pop up that happened in Shoreditch earlier this year? It was also the perfect opportunity to shoot some pictures at OnRoundhay festival as the weather was so glorious!

Monday, 10 October 2016

A Very Lush Winter

Lush Winter Range 2016
You know that feeling of having to pinch yourself to see if you are dreaming? That is exactly how I felt when an invite from Lush headed into my email inbox inviting me to a preview of their Winter 2016 range!
I don't know anybody who doesn't love Lush, and to see items before they go on sale? eek! This would be the best event ever. I was due to be in Birmingham that day so I had to make sure I had enough time to head to Lush's Victoria Station store for the preview

Luckily I made it, and ohmygoodness what wonderful treats are in store for Winter!

Friday, 7 October 2016

Arconic Hairbrush

Arconic Hairbrush
Arconic is a new kind of brush available out there. Created by John Gillespie, the Arconic brush is a curved paddle brush. Yep, you heard that right, it is curved rather than flat!

We all know of paddle brushes, those large brushes we tend to use when blow drying and brushing/detangling long hair but this one is revolutionary and may change how you brush/blow dry your hair

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Chi Kitchen Afternoon Tea

Asian Afternoon Tea
Earlier this year I was lucky enough to have been invited to review Chi Kitchen's menu. Chi Kitchen is a restaurant inside of Debenhams in Birmingham (and Oxford St, but I went to the Birmingham one) and ohmygod I fell in love with their food and just yum om nom nom

I'm a very lucky girl indeed because they invited me back to try their new afternoon tea menu! Yes, afternoon tea! In an Asian fusion restaurant. The British tradition has been asian infused and it's oh so exciting

Monday, 3 October 2016

OnRoundhay festival

OnRoundhay Festival
Well, that's it people. Summer is officially over which also means the UK festival season is pretty much dead now until 2017

My last festival was mid September, up in Leeds at Roundhay park. The weather was as if Summer was still going strong! Yet 4 hours away in my hometown there was a massive storm going on and grey and general miserable-ness. I definitely didn't feel like this would be my last festival of the year

I introduce you to OnRoundhay festival! A brand new family festival held at Roundhay park

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Birthday Ideas for Mamma KLF

It's my Mamma's birthday in October, and I always struggle with what to get my mother. I don't know why, I just find it so hard to find something worthy. Only the best for my mamma of course!

Do you all have the same issue?!

I have decided to write up a gift list of some of the stuff I know my mother has loved in the past as inspo for you all. Maybe it'll even give me inspo for this month! She writes the smallest wish lists so it's time for a bit of creativity on my part

Friday, 30 September 2016

Farfetch Streetart Tour

Farfetch StreetArt
Once again on that photography job hype! Farfetch asked me a long on a day with male bloggers to tour some street art and snap and capture the whole day. As well as snap the bloggers in the pieces they had ordered from Farfetch, I was to just document the whole day and the art and the bloggers and just everything. A great, but tiring, job!

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

New Photographic gear from Calumet

Calumet Shooting Table
You ever had those moments where you just can not take the perfect flatlay even if your life depended on it? Or a product is proving difficult to light and photograph?
Never fear, for Calumet Photographic has a good budget option to help out with this, and you'd be using equipment that the pros do also!

I introduce you to their desktop shooting table, and the newest item in my ever growing Photographical kit (I have a lot because I'm a freelancing photographer)

Monday, 26 September 2016


I feel like I haven't really been to any blog events for a while now, which is a shame because I LOVE them! *hint hint PR's, I love your events*

But then I got this invite in my inbox and I was so excited. I got invited to go celebrate the fact that Jess Wright from TOWIE is now an ambassador to Kiss Products. Kiss do a huge range of nails and lashes and I jumped at the chance to feel like a girly girl for the evening

Friday, 23 September 2016

BBQ with Branston

Branston BBQ
You know when sometimes you just get so busy and life gets in the way massively? That is how I feel with this post. BBQ weather has really been and gone, but I got so busy that I am only able to get this post up now for you to see *eek bad Kaye*

Branston held a BBQ event at the London Barbecue School in Peckham, and I was hired as the photographer for the event! As always, I like to show off my images and give you a taste (punny because it is a food based post) in to the events and my photography. These are events for bloggers after all so one day I may even end up snapping you!

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

A Day in Margate

Back when the sun was shining, and Summer was well and truly here (although it feels like it's lingering with this muggy heat even though the skies are grey), I paid a visit for the day to Margate over in Kent. Mainly to go and see Fashion For Lunch as she really really wanted me to come down and visit, bless her she's so adorable!

We met up and she then proceeded to show me local delights in Margate, things to do, places to eat. Because there really is so much to do in Margate I thought I would show you how I spent my 6 hours in Margate! (Please note, I plan to make another trip to Margate as there really is so much to do and I didn't get to cover everything)

Monday, 19 September 2016

Photography Tips for Bloggers

Source: Unsplash

Pictures are the new currency of the internet. Whether you measure your success in Likes, Pins or comments, a great photo gets attention, gets shared and brings audiences to you. For bloggers, especially if you’re blogging about beauty, fashion or lifestyle, photography may be even more important than your words.

For some bloggers, this is a great development and a chance to indulge in some visual story – as I did in my recent post about my day with Farfetch, a top client of mine within my photography career. For others, including new bloggers, bloggers used to point-and-shoot photography or people coming from a vlogging background, this can be daunting. But it doesn’t have to be – here’s your crash course in going from a selfie-Snapchatter to super sharpshooter.
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