Thursday, 30 April 2015

Rose Gold Eyes

Rose Gold Eyes

Katherine Penney Chic Makeup Beauty Rose Gold Eyeshadow

It feels like forever since I have done a makeup post, but honestly it was probably only a couple of weeks ago! This look is all about the eyes using this beautiful shimmery rose gold eyeshadow. It's such a pretty and natural look and perfect to add a little something to everyday makeup. And I'm still a bit obsessed with anything rose gold, so why not go all out and wear it on my eye lids too?!

Katherine Penney Chic Makeup Beauty Rose Gold Eyeshadow

The eyeshadow that I used for this look is the shade Chopper from the Naked 2 Palette. And I don't know how else to describe it than a really rich, shimmery rose gold. It's so pigmented so I simply blended this all over my lids and then took it along my lower lash line. Then for some extra blending I used a light brown shade in my crease. Although I think you can't really see that as it is all about Chopper!

Katherine Penney Chic Makeup Beauty Rose Gold Eyeshadow

The rest of my makeup I kept really natural with lots of mascara, dewy skin and MAC Patisserie (obviously!) on my lips. 

Katherine Penney Chic Makeup Beauty Rose Gold Eyeshadow

Hope you liked this slightly different makeup look. If you are like me and you are always wearing brown eyeshadow then rose gold is a great colour to try something a little different without being too bold. Also I couldn't recommend the Naked 2 Palette more. The shades and quality are incredible and there are so many different colour combinations and looks that you do create. 

Sorry for the less frequent posts. Coursework deadlines and exam season is here and everything goes a bit manic. Still, spending the evening drinking tea and chatting about eyeshadow is a pretty perfect way to take my mind off all that!

Speak soon lovelies xx



Monday, 27 April 2015

Layers

Layers

Katherine Penney Chic Style Fashion Outfit Natural Layers White Lace Navy Stripes Trend

The weather here is starting to go a little strange. Last week it was so hot and now it is getting a little colder. One minute it's really sunny and the next it is raining. So when the weather can't make up it's find I have found that the best way to go is layers. 

Katherine Penney Chic Style Fashion Outfit Natural Layers White Lace Navy Stripes Trend

I love layering up loads of simple pieces, usually keeping my colour palette simple but mixing up the textures a little. This outfit is one that I have been wearing a lot lately. I'm wearing a pretty white lace vest top under a 3/4 sleeved striped top and then when it gets a little colder I also wear this slightly cropped grey jumper. I love that you can see all the different layers of clothing and they really compliment each other. 

Katherine Penney Chic Style Fashion Outfit Natural Layers White Lace Navy Stripes Trend

You can also see the striped top underneath my jumper around the neckline which I think is a bit more unique and adds another little bit of detail. 

Katherine Penney Chic Style Fashion Outfit Natural Layers White Lace Navy Stripes Trend

And to finish off my outfit I wore this beautiful pearl necklace that really picks up on all of the blue and grey shades. 

Sorry I haven't been able to post anything these last few days. I was away for the weekend and now my camera is playing up! I have several posts on their way but until I get my camera fixed it is pretty difficult. 

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend though xx

Friday, 24 April 2015

Red Alert

Red Alert

Katherine Penney Chic Red Nail Polish Manicure Essie Style Beauty Review

If you have been reading my blog for a while then you may have noticed that I don't really wear a lot of colour. I like to stick with monochrome, grey, navy and light blue and occasionally a pale pink! But last week the weather was so beautiful and something suddenly made me want to rush to Boots to buy my first ever red nail polish! 

Katherine Penney Chic Red Nail Polish Manicure Essie Style Beauty Review

The one that I chose was this slightly coral red from Rimmel which is part of the new Rita Ora collection. As far as the colour goes I think it is the perfect red for this time of year. It's bright and uplifting and looks so chic with a white top and denim jeans. I also love the brush of Rimmel nail polishes and the way that it applied. But sadly by about the second day this was already chipping, badly. I haven't really had this problem with other Rimmel nail polishes before. So maybe I'll have to try this out again with a different base coat of something as I really do love the colour. 

Katherine Penney Chic Red Nail Polish Manicure Essie Style Beauty Review

I'm just about to get the train to Durham to see my boyfriend for the weekend now. I hope that you all have a lovely weekend. Let me know in the comments below if you have tried this nail polish and if you had a problem with chipping. xx

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Big Shirts And Delicate Jewellery

Big Shirts And Delicate Jewellery

Katherine Penney Chic Fashion Style Shirt Zara Stripes Gold Delicate Jewellery Pretty Modern Casual Smart Classic

Hello lovelies. The weather has been so lovely here in Manchester recently, and it's nice to have breaks from coursework outside in the sun with friends and a good magazine. Another outfit post today and one that I have been wearing so much recently so I hope you like it. 

Katherine Penney Chic Fashion Style Shirt Zara Stripes Gold Delicate Jewellery Pretty Modern Casual Smart Classic

What I love about this outfit is that it is the perfect combination of smart and casual. This beautiful shirt is from Zara (obviously!) and is really loose fitting and comfy. I find that wearing this with a pair of well fitting skinny jeans and rolling up the sleeves a little gives that perfect effortless off-duty style. 

Katherine Penney Chic Fashion Style Shirt Zara Stripes Gold Delicate Jewellery Pretty Modern Casual Smart Classic

For a little bit of detail to what would be quite a simple outfit I am wearing a few bits of gold jewellery. My everyday gold watch adds a masculine touch to the outfit. Yet it perfectly compliments the delicate gold rings and my beautiful gold necklace. 

Katherine Penney Chic Fashion Style Shirt Zara Stripes Gold Delicate Jewellery Pretty Modern Casual Smart Classic

You might recognise this necklace from my Recent Sopping Trip post a few days ago. It's from the range Z by Accessorize which is such a gorgeous range that I would really recommend checking out if you haven't already. I think that this looks really expensive and looks great with this look as it picks up on the blue stripes. 


I'd love to hear what you think of this outfit in the comments. And feel free to leave me any questions or post ideas that you would like to see in the comments below. Lots of love xx



Monday, 20 April 2015

Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat

Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat

Katherine Penney Chic Nail Polish Top Coat Review

I've needed a top coat for ages, because lets be honest a clear nail polish doesn't really cut it. I picked this Relvon one up on the 3 for 2 offer at Boots a couple of weeks ago. The brush is thinner than I am used to compared to Essie brushes. But it spreads out when you apply so it is really easy to use. 

Katherine Penney Chic Nail Polish Top Coat Review

The first time that I used this I was wearing a beautiful pale blue nail polish from Topshop. And my nail polish lasted nearly a week which for me was amazing and I can't think of anything that I did differently apart from use this. I'm going to keep trying this out so I will let you know if my opinion changes but for now I am really impressed with it.

Speak soon xx

Sunday, 19 April 2015

New Zara Top

New Zara Top

Katherine Penney Chic Zara Top Evening Pastel Pretty Fashion Outfit Style Spring Luxury

The other week I was in London making a quick stop in Zara when this beautiful top just caught my eye. And I think that this is the quickest purchase that I have ever made because I had to go and meet some friends but I also knew that I couldn't leave this top behind. I tried it on in about 2 minutes! 

Katherine Penney Chic Zara Top Evening Pastel Pretty Fashion Outfit Style Spring Luxury

In some ways it is a similar kind of style to the Zara top that I showed you right at the beginning of the month. It's the same kind of fabric, has the same back fastening and looks great with a pair of black jeans. I think Zara come out with a few of these kind of smart style tops. They are so flattering and the fabric is really lovely and heavy so they have a lovely quality to them. 


Katherine Penney Chic Zara Top Evening Pastel Pretty Fashion Outfit Style Spring Luxury

What caught my eye in this top was the beautiful colours, the natural pink, the black and white and the gorgeous teal shade. I thought this was perfect for this time of year and the transition from cold to warmer weather. 

As this top is quite drapy and loose fitting I like to pair it with some super skinny jeans and my little black heeled boots. And as I wanted to top to be the focus of my look I kept my jewellery really simple with just my everyday gold watch and Pandora bracelet and some little drop earrings from Accessorize. 

Katherine Penney Chic Zara Top Evening Pastel Pretty Fashion Outfit Style Spring Luxury

I kept my makeup really simple and pretty as I didn't want anything too bright or bold as the colours of this top are pretty muted. I used my Bourjois healthy mix foundation for dewy looking skin and Mac Patisserie on my lips for something nice and natural. 

Katherine Penney Chic Zara Top Evening Pastel Pretty Fashion Outfit Style Spring Luxury

For my eye makeup I chose to use my Too Faced Bourdoir Eyes palette and opted for the pinky shimmery shades. I still kept it quite light and pretty and then just used lots of my Benefit Roller Lash Mascara for beautiful fluttery lashes. 

Katherine Penney Chic Zara Top Evening Pastel Pretty Fashion Outfit Style Spring Luxury

Hope you liked this little evening look with my latest Zara purchase. I can't seem to find this exact top on the website but they do have the same top in a different colour palette that has now gone into sale which you can check out here. Happy Sunday! xx



Saturday, 18 April 2015

Drugstore Favourites - Spring Edition

Drugstore Favourites - Spring Edition

Katherine Penney Chic Beauty Makeup Drugstore Pretty Summer Review Favourites Lipstick Eyeshadow Foundation Pink

There are a few products that I am just reaching for all the time at the moment, pretty much everyday really. And I think when you are using a product that often it usually means that it is pretty good. So today I wanted to share my current Drugstore Favourites but sort of a Spring edition. And all of these products are from the Drugstore so they are really affordable. 

Katherine Penney Chic Beauty Makeup Drugstore Pretty Summer Review Favourites Lipstick Eyeshadow Foundation Pink

These are the lip products that I have really been loving at the moment. Rimmel Moisture renew is an old favourite that I always come back to at this time of year. It's just a really beautiful shimmery pink and just gives a really fresh look to your makeup. Another old favourite is Maybelline coloursensational shine gloss in Cashmere Rose. This is a really natural pinky gloss and honestly these glosses are amazing. These are the only lipgloss that I actually wear. And finally a new favourite which is Revlon lipstick in Pink in the Afternoon. It's a pinky coral colour that I have just fallen in love with. It's perfect for adding a little pop of colour without being anything too bold. 

Katherine Penney Chic Beauty Makeup Drugstore Pretty Summer Review Favourites Lipstick Eyeshadow Foundation Pink

I think that I have probably talked about this foundation from Bourjois a lot on my blog, but there is no harm in mentioning it one more time. I don't wear foundation on an everyday basis as I like to let my skin breathe a bit more. But for nights out and special occasions this is all that I will reach for. It applies beautiful, it lasts a long time and it just leaves my skin looking beautiful with a lovely glow. This maybelline fit me concealer is another quite new favourite. Several weeks ago I found that my old concealer was just getting a bit to dark for me and was looking a little orange under my eyes. After searching around Boots for ages for a pale concealer this is the one that I chose and I am really impressed with it. It's the perfect under eye colour as it is really brightening, it lasts well and doesn't crease and it is just a really great concealer. 

Katherine Penney Chic Beauty Makeup Drugstore Pretty Summer Review Favourites Lipstick Eyeshadow Foundation Pink

These two eye creams are basically the only thing that I have been wearing on my eyes for the past month. They look beautiful on their own but they also work amazingly together. I recently did a whole really detailed post on these so you should definitely check that out here

Hope you liked this little post. Let me know in the comments below what your summer favourites are or if you have tried any of these products. xx

Friday, 17 April 2015

Recent Shopping Trip...

Recent Shopping Trip...

During half term I went to Bluewater with my mum and my sister, somewhere that I haven't been to in ages. We ended up making a day out of it and arriving really early before the shops even opened and then leaving some time after lunch. I had a good look around loads of different shop but in the end in only picked up two things. But they are both this that I am really in love with so I wanted to share them with you. 

Katherine Penney Chic Hollister Haul shopping necklace summer jewellery pretty boho print

The first thing that I bought was this beautiful top from Hollister. I was definitely part of the whole Hollister is the only thing you should be seen in in like Year 8. But up until a few months ago I had barely been in Hollister. Since those times I think that Hollister has done a bit of rebranding and have some really lovely things (not just a top with Hollister written across the chest) and much fairer prices. 

Katherine Penney Chic Hollister Haul shopping necklace summer jewellery pretty boho print

The gorgeous blue and white print of this top is what first caught my eye. To me this just screams Summer, relaxed and beach holidays. So when I saw the beautiful cross strap back of the top I feel in love with it even more. I think this stop would be perfect for now with some dark denim jeans and a slouchy cardigan when it isn't so warm and them on the beach in Summer with some little white denim short. I think that I may have to brave the trending no-bra look with this one though!

Katherine Penney Chic Hollister Haul shopping necklace summer jewellery pretty boho print

The second and final think that I picked up was this necklace that I had had my eye on for ages. It's part of the new Z for Accessorize range which is all just stunning and to me is definitely one of those collections where I just want everything! For the last month every time I went into an Accessorize (which was pretty often) I would just go and admire this necklace. So I finally decided to just go for it and buy it. 

And it was the best decision as I love it so much and I've worn it nearly everyday since I bought it! It is so beautiful and delicate and considering it was under £20 I think think it looks a lot more expensive. I like to wear this with quite plain simple outfits like a white jumper or a denim shirt and it is just the perfect classy detail to finish off a look. 

Katherine Penney Chic Hollister Haul shopping necklace summer jewellery pretty boho print

Hope everyone has a lovely Friday and a good weekend. Speak soon xx

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Lovely Lace

Lovely Lace

Katherine Penney Chic Fashion OUtfit Summer Lace Pretty Cardigan Necklace Elephant

Firstly I think I should probably address my hair in the photo above! I had just washed it and let it dry naturally but honestly however I dry my hair it always seems to go quite big and static for the first few hours!

Anyway, I have another outfit post for you today. The weather has been so lovely and it is just getting me even more excited for summer and beautiful summer clothes. 

Katherine Penney Chic Fashion OUtfit Summer Lace Pretty Cardigan Necklace Elephant

I love this outfit as it is really simple and easy to throw on but still looks so pretty. The lace detail on this cardigan is so beautiful and it's slouchy style makes it perfect to throw on for everyday. This top is a really old plain top but I think that there are so many different tops that would work with this casual outfit. Also I just wanted an opportunity to wear this beautiful necklace that my brother got me for Christmas. It is just the cutest elephant, which is my favourite animal and I know I am going to wear this so much during Summer.  

Katherine Penney Chic Fashion OUtfit Summer Lace Pretty Cardigan Necklace Elephant

Top - Hollister
Cardigan - Dorothy Perkins
Jeans - Uniglo
Watch - Nixon
Necklace - Store back home (sorry!)

Katherine Penney Chic Fashion OUtfit Summer Lace Pretty Cardigan Necklace Elephant

Let me know in the comments below what you think of this summer outfit. I just went out with some friends after dinner as today was free scoop day a Ben and Jerry's! So I had a free Cookie Dough ice cream for dessert and it was amazing! Back on topic, the whole point of that was I wore this exact outfit into town at like 6pm and I wasn't even cold! Loving this weather at the moment! xx



Monday, 13 April 2015

Today in Pictures - 13/04/2015

Today in Pictures - 13/04/2015

Today turned out to be such a good day, especially for a Monday! To start with my 10am lecture this morning was cancelled so I didn't have to be in until after lunch. It meant I had the whole morning to sort and organise myself and I was actually very productive! 

Katherine Penney Chic Daily Pictures Shopping Life Mango

After my lecture I went into town as I had a few boring bits and pieces to pick up. If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen that a few weeks ago I posted a picture of me wearing a lovely suede skirt from Mango unsure about whether to keep it. And even though it was beautiful that particular skirt was very creased at the front. So I sent it back and ordered the same skirt but when that one came I didn't fit right on the darts at the back because suede is a very hard material to work with. So today I went to Mango to try the same skirt on again and see if it was a better fit. And the one in the store did fit better but it did have a few marks on it and it made me realise that a suede skirt wasn't very practical and it would be very likely that I would spill something on it or mark it and it would be ruined forever. 

Katherine Penney Chic Daily Pictures Shopping Life Mango

However when in Mango I also spotted this gorgeous khaki shirt dress. I have wanted a denim shirt dress for a while but so far I haven't found one that fit me well and they all seem to come out very short. But this dress is in a colour that I am loving right now and the fit and fabric is just beautiful. 

Katherine Penney Chic Daily Pictures Shopping Life Mango

I can't wait for the sun to come out more so I can wear this with some pretty flats as some big sunglasses.

Katherine Penney Chic Daily Pictures Shopping Life Millie's cookie

And just in case you were wondering why there was a Millie's Cookie in the first picture it is because I got a free Millie's cookie with my O2 priority! I think that is what really made my day! xx

Perfect Pair - Two New Cream Eyeshadows

Perfect Pair - Two New Cream Eyeshadows

Katherine Penney Chic Cream Eyeshadows Perfect Pair Drugstore Makeup Beauty Review

I bought these two products nearly a month ago now and there have only been a couple of days since then where I have reached for anything else. So I thought it was about time that I shared them with you! 

They are both creme eyeshadows, both under £10 and both a natural bronzey brown shade. But their texture and appearance on the eyelids is very different. 

Katherine Penney Chic Cream Eyeshadows Perfect Pair Drugstore Makeup Beauty Review

Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo Leather Effect - Creamy Beige
This is a new edition to the original 24hr colour tattoos which I really loved but these are the matte version. Creamy Beige is a really natural shade that is perfect for everyday. It's so easy to blend on with your fingers really quickly which is something that I love about cream eyeshadows. While this colour looks lovely on it's own what I use it for more often is as a base products. I use a little bit all over my eyelids to get rid of any veins and for a perfect even base for any other products that I apply. 

MaXfactor Excess Shimmer - Copper
I had heard several people talking about this on other blogs and YouTube and thought that it looks so pretty and exactly the kind of thing that I would love. And I was right! I'm not sure that I would describe this shade as copper, personally I think it is more of a bronze and is very shimmery and pretty. I apply this with my finger as well but this is more creamy than Maybelline Creamy Beige. This one also appears almost like a wet shimmer on the eyes, which I don't have anything else like and I really love. 

Katherine Penney Chic Cream Eyeshadows Perfect Pair Drugstore Makeup Beauty Review

These two cream eyeshadows are pretty different but my favourite thing to do is to wear these together. I apply the Maybelline cream shadow first to act as a base colour all over the lid, and then use MaXfactor Copper on top to add the beautiful wet look shimmer. They still look so natural together and are just perfect for everyday but the shimmer adds a little bit extra like you have put a bit more effort into your makeup. Either I will just wear these two on their own with a little bit of mascara or I will use a matte brown eyeshadow in the crease for extra definition and to blend everything out.

Let me know in the comments if you have tried either of these products and what you thought of them. Or even if you have tried them together! And if you haven't then I really recommend trying both of them as they look and feel a lot more expensive than they really are.
Lots of love xx

Sunday, 12 April 2015

A Few Current Favourites

A Few Current Favourites

I planned to write this post a couple of days ago but I have just been so busy. And I got back to university yesterday afternoon so now writing this post is just making me miss my amazing double bed and my beautiful Roberts radio. Thankfully I did bring my green tea and most of my Easter chocolates with me!

So here are just a few random things that don't really fit into a favourites post but that I have really been loving lately and wanted to share.

Katherine Penney Chic Current Favourites Green Tea Life

Katherine Penney Chic Current Favourites Green Tea Life

Green Tea

Over the past few weeks I have really been getting into green tea. Before I wasn't a tea or coffee drinker but after hearing loads about all of the health benefits of green tea I really wanted to start drinking it. And at first I really wasn't sure (it's not quite as yummy as my usual hot chocolate). But now I really love sipping a mug and keeping my hands warm around a good green tea. And this one is my favourite at the moment. 

Katherine Penney Chic Life Roberts Radio Pretty Bedroom Decor

Listening to Mellow Magic on my Roberts radio

When I am at university I always really miss my beautiful radio that I got this Christmas. There is nothing better than after a long day having a bubble bath and a pamper evening listening to the relaxing sounds of Mellow Magic! Haha! I'm such a granny before my time!

Katherine Penney Chic Life Favourites Bed Double Bedroom

My Double Bed
I not sure words can explain how nice it was coming back this Easter holiday from my squeaky single university bed to this. And now I just really miss it because it is just so comfy!

Katherine Penney Chic Easter Chocolates Life Favourites

Lots of Chocolate
Obviously! I didn't have room to bring back all of my chocolate eggs but I guess that they will be a nice surprise when I get back home! And now it is just all of the Easter chocolate that is on offer! In the shop down the road they are selling 5 creme eggs for £1, and they are my favourite!! 

Songs

Mumford and Sons - Believe
Kodaline - The One
Nick Jonas - Jealous
Echosmith - Cool Kids
John Legend  - You and I 
Beyonce - XO
A Great Big World - Already Home
Tom Odell - Heal
James Bay - If Yo Ever Want To Be In Love
Sam Smith - Good Thing


Hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday. Speak soon xx


Friday, 10 April 2015

Simple Stripes

Simple Stripes

Katherine Penney Chic Fashion Style Outfit Stripes Trench Coat Sunglasses Spring Zara

Happy Friday everyone! And what is meant to be the hottest day of the year so far, although apparently the air is so polluted that we can't go outside! Not that I need to as today is my last day at home so I will be spending most of today packing to go back to university. 

Another outfit post today with some pictures that I took a few days ago, and if you also follow me on Instagram then you might recognise this from my family day out at the dockyards. 

Katherine Penney Chic Fashion Style Outfit Stripes Trench Coat Sunglasses Spring Zara

This is very quickly becoming my signature and go to outfit. Denim jeans, a striped top and my Zara trench coat, and if it is warm enough my sunglasses. And I have so many different striped tops that technically this isn't outfit repeating, right?!

Katherine Penney Chic Fashion Style Outfit Stripes Trench Coat Sunglasses Spring Zara

Hope you liked this little outfit post. I have really enjoyed doing these posts while I am at home, but when I go back to university I don't have my amazing little sister to take these photos for me, so it gets a lot harder. 
Wishing everyone a lovely (and hopefully sunny!) weekend xx