Saturday, 28 November 2015

Clinique Nude Pop Mini Lipstick

Clinique Nude Pop Mini Lipstick 

Katherine Penney Chic Beauty Makeup Mini Glamour Magazine Freebie Clinique Lipstick Nude Natural

I have another amazing magazine mini to tell you about. This Clinique mini lipstick came with with the December issue of Glamour magazine with the beautiful Tanya Burr on the cover. I am a huge fan of Clinique makeup and beauty products so I was desperate to get my hands on this. 

Katherine Penney Chic Beauty Makeup Mini Glamour Magazine Freebie Clinique Lipstick Nude Natural

They are giving away four mini Clinique pieces with the magazine, a moisturiser, a mascara and 2 different shades of lipstick, a red and nude. While I love a bold lip for this time of year I still reach for my more natural lipsticks most often, and I really wanted to be able to add this mini one to my collection. 

The shade of this lipstick is Nude Pop and it's just a beautiful "your lips but better" shade. It's pinky with a hint of brown and has a moisturising glossy finish which I love. I think the packaging is really cute, but then I am a sucker for mini beauty products! 
Katherine Penney Chic Beauty Makeup Mini Glamour Magazine Freebie Clinique Lipstick Nude Natural

This lipstick is perfect handbag size and great for a top up without even needing a mirror. I really recommend this shade if you love nude lipsticks like I do. Please let me know in the comments below if you have tried any of the other minis with the magazine. Glamour is currently only £2 which is a total bargain for Clinique products. I'm seriously considering buying a few more just for all the freebies! Definitely one to get your hands on! xx

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Little Green Dress

Little Green Dress 

Katherine Penney Chic Winter Fashion Style Dress Shift Emerald Green Pretty Preppy Casual

I'm a neutrals girl through and through. But when it gets to this time of year even I can't resits the beautiful jewel tones that start coming into shops. For years berry has always been my favourite but I have also really been loving this emerald green shade. 

Katherine Penney Chic Winter Fashion Style Dress Shift Emerald Green Pretty Preppy Casual

This gorgeous green dress is from Mango which is quickly becoming one of my favourite stores. I love everything about this dress from the pretty V-neckline to the flattering 3/4 sleeves and the quality of the fabric. I also think this dress would be really versatile and could be worn for day and night. 

Katherine Penney Chic Winter Fashion Style Dress Shift Emerald Green Pretty Preppy Casual

During the day I would pair it with some cable knitted tight and my brown leather boots for a preppy style. I also think this would look great with my fur gilet or a little wool coat when it gets even colder. 

In the evening I could wear this with some pretty black heels, delicate jewellery and a loose low bun for effortless glamour. And the fact that this is a shift dress means that I won't have to worry about how much I eat at dinner! 

Katherine Penney Chic Winter Fashion Style Dress Shift Emerald Green Pretty Preppy Casual

Hope you like this little dress from Mango. They have so my beautiful things in store at the moment it is almost dangerous for me to go and have a browse! Speak soon xx

Saturday, 21 November 2015

ELLE December Issue Benefit Freebie

ELLE December Issue Benefit Freebie 

Katherine Penney Chic Elle Magazine Benefit Mascara Freebie Primer New

Recently there have been so many amazing freebies in some of my favourite magazines so I thought I would share another one with you. 

I'm not really a fan of those celebrity gossip magazines, most of the time I have no idea who the "celebrity" is. But I do love curling up on the sofa with a cup of tea and reading a fashion magazine. I love finding out about all the knew upcoming trends, what's on the catwalk, inspiration of outfits I can put together and making a wishlist of trends and products I might want to buy into. 

ELLE Magazine has been one of my favourites for years, I'm actually a subscriber. And I get so excited whenever it comes in the post. But when they have samples of new products from brands like Benefit my excitement is just at a whole new level! Fashion and beauty - my two favourite things!

Katherine Penney Chic Elle Magazine Benefit Mascara Freebie Primer New

In this months ELLE, the December Issue you can find the new Benefit They're Real Mascara Primer. The idea of a mascara Primer is a whole new concept to me. But we prime out skin before makeup, and our eyelids before applying eyeshadow so I guess it does make sense if you want your mascara to work that bit harder. 

What I really lie about this product is that you can also wear it on it's own just as a really natural mascara. Recently I have been loving the "no makeup, makeup" look, mostly cus I have been a bit ill and feeling a little lazy when it comes to makeup. But this mascara looks so pretty and natural and I am actually quite a fan or brown mascaras.  

Katherine Penney Chic Elle Magazine Benefit Mascara Freebie Primer New

The brush of this product is really nice and able to coat all the lashes with the primer, even those little bottom lashes. The idea behind this is to wear it under a mascara for even more dramatic lashes. And for a night out it does work. it even claims you can apply your mascara on up to 6 hours after applying the primer. Although I really hate the idea of putting mascara on top of dry mascara, of makeup on top of old makeup. 

So while I'm probably not going to be using this for it's actual use as a mascara primer quite so much (apart from maybe nights out) I will be using ti as a more natural mascara for everyday. A very natural brown mascara was definitely something that was missing from my collection. 

So if you haven't already I really recommend treating yourself to the December ELLE. Not only will your be able to try the Benefit Mascara Primer before it is released but the magazine is great for a chill out evening by the fire. And it features Alexa Chung who is one of my all time favourite style icons! xx

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Pretty Rocks

Darbyshire Rocks 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Life White Rock England Peak District Love Fall Autumn

Please excuse the pun, I really couldn't help it! 

A couple of weeks ago I went to Darbyshire for a couple of days to see my family who were staying there for half term. I miss my family so much when I am at university so it was so lovely to go and see them just for a little bit. 

Darbshire is a beautiful place in the Peak District where I now have so many lovely memories. We did a lot of walking, even in the rain. We went out for lunch, wondered around the little town of Buxton (yes, where the water is from - took me a while!) and found some cute shops. One of my favourite things that we did was go into some caves where they have these beautiful blue and yellow rocks. The ones I have here aren't them, but they had a little gift shop and I thought that these were really pretty! 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Life White Rock England Peak District Love Fall Autumn

My brother and I spent ages looking in the gift shop at all the beautiful rocks. It was like we were kids again, when the gift shop is always the best part of an outing or school trip. In the end I think that my dad just felt sorry for us (or more likely embarrassed by us!) so he gave us each £5 to by some rocks and get out of there. In the end his plan backfired as we took even longer decided what to spend our money on. You really wouldn't believe I am going to be 20 next year!
Anyway, I chose these two in the end. I love the blue shades of them both and thought they would look so pretty in my bedroom and in the backdrop of photos. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Life White Rock England Peak District Love Fall Autumn

Just a little collection of some of the pictures that I took while I was there. Autumn was in full swing and looking back through I my photos I was obviously very excited by all the pretty coloured leaves! There is also a photos of the beautiful gift shop that I found. It was white, cute and perfect, totally up my street. In the end I didn't by anything by I am pretty sure my mum snuck back there to get some presents for my sister and I for Christmas. She's not very subtle with things like that! 


Hope you enjoyed reading this more lifestyle post. Speak soon xx

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Blur

Blur 

Katherine Penney Chic Fashion Blogger Style Outfit Pastel Neutrals Pretty Winter Scarf Blur

I need to apologise for the lack of posts this last week. It has been pretty busy with university and everything, but I handed my coursework in yesterday and it feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Plus I am looking forward to getting back into posting again. 

So I thought that I would share with you the outfit that I wore yesterday (today has been more of a lounge pants and messy bun kind of day!). 

Katherine Penney Chic Fashion Blogger Style Outfit Pastel Neutrals Pretty Winter Scarf Blur

My mum and I share a huge scarf collection. And when I say huge we are talking roughly 70+! She has always loved scarves as an accessory or a way to add colour or pattern to an outfit and I have just picked up that part of her style.

I only brought a few of my favourite scarves up with me to uni but the other day I was getting dressed and remembered that we had this scar and asked her to send it up to me. We got this one last year at the Christmas markets in London, after falling in love with the unique water marked print. I just love the colours in this and it looks perfect with navy or grey. 

Katherine Penney Chic Fashion Blogger Style Outfit Pastel Neutrals Pretty Winter Scarf Blur

I wore the scarf with my favourite grey jumper from H&M, a silver heart necklace, my pearl earrings and a little bracelet. I kept everything pretty simple and elegant so that the scarf would be the focus of the look. 


Katherine Penney Chic Fashion Blogger Style Outfit Pastel Neutrals Pretty Winter Scarf Blur

I also wore some black jeans from Zara, to balance out all the neutrals! And my rose gold watch as I don't really see the harm in mixing gold and silver jewellery. Rules are made to be broken!

Katherine Penney Chic Fashion Blogger Style Outfit Pastel Neutrals Pretty Winter Scarf Blur

One of my favourite nail polishes at the moment is this rose gold shade from ORLY. Thought that this would look perfect with the outfit. And I actually did a full review of this which you can have a read of here

Katherine Penney Chic Fashion Blogger Style Outfit Pastel Neutrals Pretty Winter Scarf Blur

Hope you are all well and liked this outfit post. I am sure scarves are going to become even more of a staple for me as the weather is now so cold. Although all the Christmas lights are up and everything looks so pretty so I can sort of deal with the chill! Speak soon xx

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Winter Fashion Inspiration

Winter Fashion Inspiration

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Fashion Style Inspiration Board Winter Trends Pastel

Every now and again I love making these inspiration boards. These are just some images that I found on Pinterest and WeHeartIt of Winter trends and style. Right now I'm all about a more minimal style. Back to basic classic pieces, like white shirts, grey jumpers and beige trench coats. Mixing different textures in a neutral colour palette for a luxurious feel. I'm also really into layering different pieces, especially now it has suddenly got so cold! I love collars with a jumper and turned up cuffs, but nothing is really new there! 

You can check out my Pinterest here and my WeHeartIt here.

Hope you like this little inspiration board. What styles are you loving at the moment? xx

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Soap and Glory Brow Archery

Soap and Glory Brow Archery 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Beauty Makeup Brows Brow Archery Soap and Glory Review Pretty Pastel

I don't even know how long I have been wanting to try this product for! There was so much hype around it and so many raving reviews but for some reason I never got around to giving it a go myself. 

However recently I found I had quite a few points on my Boots card (it really doesn't take that long!) and this is what I chose. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Beauty Makeup Brows Brow Archery Soap and Glory Review Pretty Pastel

The Brow Archery is designed with two different ends to fill in and shape your brows. The end that you should use first is the pen end (more like a felt pen to me) which is to fill in and shade your brows. I like to use this to fill in any gaps or sparser areas in my brows. However I have pretty dark eyebrows and even though I went for a brown shade it takes a while for this to show up. I'm a little worried that some time soon this end is going to dry out or run out.

The other end of the Brow Archery is the crayon end which is similar to lots of other brow products out right now. The shade of this is perfect for my eyebrows as it is quite cool toned. I also love the texture of this as it is slightly waxy and applies really nicely, it doesn't drag on the skin like other brow products I have tried before. This is amazing for getting that perfect brow shape really quickly. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Beauty Makeup Brows Brow Archery Soap and Glory Review Pretty Pastel

I have medium brown hair and slightly darker eyebrows so the shade that I went for was Brownie Points. I think this is a really great colour for me as it doesn't have any orangey undertones to make my brows look reddish. Soap and Glory also do a blonde shade that is meant to be very good and then an even darker shade. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Beauty Makeup Brows Brow Archery Soap and Glory Review Pretty Pastel

Since I bought this I haven't reached for anything else to do my brows with. In fact, I was so confident with it that I threw out my old brow kit which was all grubby and had started to fall apart. 

So if you haven't yet tried the Brow Archery then I would really recommend it. I don't think my brows have ever looked so good. I might even stretch as far as saying that with this and a bit of time I can get my brows "on fleek"! 

Speak soon xx

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

ORLY Rose Gold Nail Polish

ORLY Rose Gold Nail Polish 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Beauty Makeup Nail Polish ORLY Rose Gold ELLE freebie magazine

Rose gold is one of my favourite colour still, not only for jewellery but also for beauty. I love wearing rose gold eye shadow. In fact I did a rose gold eyeshadow look blog post that you can go and check out here

Anyway, you can imagine how happy I was when I received this nail polish in last months ELLE magazine. This is such a gorgeous unique shade that looks so beautiful on the nails. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Beauty Makeup Nail Polish ORLY Rose Gold ELLE freebie magazine

ORLY is a brand that I have heard of before but never got around to trying. I was really impressed by the consistency of the polish and how well it applied. The brush was really lovely too although not quite as good as Essie. But what really impressed me was this shade. I honestly can't get over how beautiful this colour is. It is quite natural and not overly bold but still looks a little bit special and different. 

Did you get to try last months nail polish in ELLE? I am really impressed with the freebies in ELLE recently. I got this months through the post today and they have a lovely Benefit gift that I can't wait to try. Speak soon xx

Monday, 2 November 2015

New Favourite Jumper

New Favourite Jumper

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Jumper H&M Minimal New Style White Stripes Grey

I thought that it was about time that I shared with you the jumper that I have basically been living in for the last week. I spotted it last weekend and immediately fell in love. It is the perfect combination of everything I love. A soft slouchy jumper, pale grey, a crew neckline, and navy and white stripes. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Jumper H&M Minimal New Style White Stripes Grey

I am really loving H&M right now, they have some really lovely pieces that look really expensive. I am also all about a more minimal style of dressing at the moment. So this jumper with this simple layered gold necklace also from H&M and some skinny jeans has become my everyday uniform. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Jumper H&M Minimal New Style White Stripes Grey

Hope you liked this little post. Let me know what you think of this more minimal style. Speak soon xx