Sunday, 27 March 2016

I've Moved!

I've Moved!


Hello, from the other side! So I have finally got myself a domain and taken the jump to Wordpress. I'm still learning, it is a little different. Tweet me if you have also made the move and have any tips for me too. 

But I would absolutely love it if you could follow me there. My new site is now up and running, although there are a few links I still need to mend. Oops! You can now find me at...


Love, 
Katherine xxx

Monday, 14 March 2016

Styling Stripes

Styling Stripes 


I really liked my outfit from yesterday, don't you love it when you find a new way to wear clothes you already own? And while I didn't get around to taking outfit photos I thought I would share it with you today. 

Despite the snow at the beginning of March it has really started to feel like Spring again. I'm even leaving he house now with sunglasses and without a coat! So this was a casual outfit for wondering around town on a Sunday. 


I will be the first to admit that I probably have a bit of a stripey top obsession. Click here if you are the same and want a bit of a chuckle. But this grey version is a nice change to the navy/black and white. It's also one of the only long sleeved tops that I own. 


It was the first time this year that I felt it was warm enough to wear my brown loafers. I love how classic and preppy these are but also the fact that they are actually comfy! I also wore my beautiful Zara scarf for an extra layer when it got a little colder in the late afternoon. 


I am in love with this faux shearling gilet and now that the weather is a little warmer I can't wait to pair it with everything. It's cool but classic, and very cosy. The pockets are big enough that you could easily go out without a bag and it's the perfect length. 

I love the subtle prints and the different textures of this look. Today was another lovely day weather wise and I am really excited for Spring style. 

Speak soon xx

Monday, 7 March 2016

My First KIKO Product

My first KIKO Product 

Katherine Penney Chic new beauty makeup eyeshadow cream KIKO review first impressions

It's crazy that I am obsessed with beauty and makeup yet this is the first time that I have ever tried anything from KIKO! It's a brand that I had heard so many good things about but is quite hard to get hold of unless you happen to be passing a KIKO store. And the other week I did, although I only had about 5 minutes before a meeting. But being the experienced shopping that I am I still managed to have a good old browse and pick something up! 

Katherine Penney Chic new beauty makeup eyeshadow cream KIKO review first impressions

The product that I just couldn't resist was this beautiful cream eyeshadow in the shade 05. I think this little pot has to be the most glittery shimmery eyeshadow that I own and I love it! The shade itself is quite a neutral bronzy colour, but it is packed with so much pigmented glitter that it just looks really special. It is also really easy to blend and to my surprise there wasn't any fall out.  I have been wearing this the most over a brown smokey eye for the evening for a bit of extra sparkle. 

My first impressions of KIKO are very positive and I just wish I had more time to look around the store. But I would love to hear in the comments below what your favourite products from KIKO are or if you can point me in the direction of any other blogposts. 

Speak soon xx

Saturday, 5 March 2016

New Things

New Things

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Haul Clothes Fashion Style Jumper

I haven't actually done a lot of shopping recently (for me!). But over the last few weeks I have picked up a few things here and there that I thought I would share with you. 

As I am still loving the whole minimal trend, one thing that I have wanted for ages is a slogan sweatshirt. I think with a pair of skinny jeans and slips-on they looks so effortless and cool. 

I saw this really simple one on Pinterest and then found it on eBay in loads of different colours. I was so tempted by the grey (obviously!) but last minute decide to switch things up and went for this lovely ice blue, which I really love. The sweatshirt says BIEN FAIT on the left which I know know means Well Done. Embarrassingly I didn't when I ordered it! It doesn't make a lot of sense but I still think this looks so cute and have been living in this recently. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Haul Clothes Fashion Style slip ons shoes snake print monochrome

While I was in Leeds a few weekends ago staying with my bestfriend we did a bit of shopping and I spotted these in the Topshop Sale. I love slip-ons, and already have a beige pair and a leopard print pair, but I couldn't resist these. I love the snake skin and monochrome and can see these working in so many different outfits. The only issue is the first time I wore them they really ripped up my feet! But now the blisters have finally healed and I am determined to wear these in. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Haul Clothes Fashion Style Zara black top new off the shoulders

This off the shoulder top was another sale find, but this time from Zara. I have really been loving this style of top ever since stealing my sisters and taking it back to uni with me! I love the lace overlay and lace sleeves of this one and think it looks really luxurious. I think off the shoulder tops are going to become a favourite of mine this Summer so I am keeping an eye out for some more pretty lace ones. 

I did actually pick up another sale bargain in Zara but I am saving that for a whole outfit post I think. It's very Blair Waldorf inspired so I'm super excited to share it with you! 

Speak soon xx


Friday, 4 March 2016

Friyay!

Friyay!

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Photography Inspiration Friday Weekend Pinterest Pretty Pictures

I am so excited for the weekend, and also taking procrastination to a new level! So I have put together some weekend inspiration and cute quotes. 

These pictures are all from WeHeartIt and Pinterest so you can click on the social media links to the right to follow me. 

Today is it snowing really heavily which is crazy as we are now in March and things should be starting to feel a bit more like Spring! This morning I ventured out into the cold for my lecture with my bobble hat and totally unsuitable shoes and came back soaked. So I am now tucked up in bed with a hot water bottle and my laptop and a cup of tea, which in my opinion is the perfect way to spend a Friday afternoon. xx

Thursday, 3 March 2016

February Favourites

February Favourites

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Beauty Monthly Favourites Pretty White Pastel February

It's March! And I am so ready for the weather to start getting warmer now. All the shops have started stocking all of their new summer stock and I can't wait for all the pretty dresses, lace and pastel colours. 

But for now lets talk about what I have been loving in the last month. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Beauty Monthly Favourites Pretty White Pastel February

Taking Polaroids
The first thing I have been loving is using my polaroid again. I took it to Durham and Jack and I took some really cute photos. I forgot how nice it was to be able to keep little memories like that. 

Nivea Hydro Care Lip Balm
Another old favourite, that is sadly coming to an end. But This is really such an amazing everyday lip balm. It's so hydrating, and when I'm out and about I like that this is in stick form so I don't have to stick my finger in it! 

Herbal Essences Clearly Naked Dry Shampoo
This is a new favourite for this month as my dry shampoo ran out and I needed to get a new one. I'm ashamed to say that is was actually the pretty white packaging that drew me to this one. But what I love is how it leaves my hair feeling really light and fresh and not like I have just applied a load of product. Also it smells lovely and fresh too! 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Beauty Monthly Favourites Pretty White Pastel February

H&M Lipstick - Fareham Brick 
On days where I am looking a bit tired or my skin is playing up (or both!) I have been using this lovely red lipstick to detract from the rest of my face! This one is so easy to apply, so long lasting and I think the shade is just the perfect brick red. I've been wearing this with a striped breton top, my trench coat and lots of mascara 

Essie Grow Strong Base Coat
I bought this a while back and it actually lasted a really long time, but when it finally ran out last month I realised how much I loved it. I have been wearing this a lot to try and strengthen and grow my nails again. It's so easy to apply (Essie brushes really are the best) and even on its own leaves a subtle pretty pink. 

ZARA Floral Bouquet Perfume
I bought this earlier on in February and I really can't stop reaching for this one in the morning. It's definiely more of a Spring/Summer scent but it just smells so good right now! I actually did a full post on my first impressions of Zara perfumes here which you can have a read of. 

Hope you all had a lovely month and are as excited for Spring as I am! Let me know in the comments below if you have tried any of my favourites and what you though of them, or what you have been loving over the last month. 
Speak soon xx






Monday, 29 February 2016

Sweet Snaps

Sweet Snaps

Katherine Penney Chic Food Drink Sweet Treats Coffee Iced Caramel Yummy

So on the last day of February I though I would take you though a few of my favourite food and drink discoveries this month!

My latest obsession (yes, it has got to that!) is making caramel iced coffees. I have a Nutribullet, which don't get me wrong, I do use for smoothies and healthy drinks. But they are also great for slightly less healthy drinks! I treated myself to the Starbucks caramel syrup this month too! So all I do is add some cold black coffee, milk, ice cream and some caramel syrup and a bit of ice, blend it all together and you are good to go. And so much cheaper than a real Starbucks!

Katherine Penney Chic Food Drink Yummy Sweet Treats Crepe Chocolate

This month I went to visit my bestfriend in Leeds and we went to an amazing dessert place just around the corner from her house. I honestly think this is one of the best crepes I have ever had. It was a Nutella crepe with banana, crumbled cookie, chocolate sauce, cream and kinder bueno ice cream. I also think this place might be a chain so defo one to check out! 

Katherine Penney Chic Ice Cream Yummy Sweet Treat Creme Egg

I spotted this on offer in Tesco and couldn't resist! creme eggs are my favourite Easter treat and this creme egg ice cream is so good! Perfect for chilling in bed with Netflix!

Katherine Penney Chic Vanilla Matcha Latte Green Hot Drink Yummy Sweet

And finally my favourite new hot drink. I'm a huge green tea drinker but I also love vanilla lattes so this combination of the two is perfect. It's very sweet but also filled with antioxidants and tastes amazing. I found this in a cafe in Durham when I was visiting for the weekend so I hope it catches on and other places start selling this too. 

Let me know if you have made any new food or drink discoveries recently in the comments below. Speak soon xx

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Grey Scale

Grey Scale

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Fashion Style Outfit Stripes Grey Classic Simple Winter

I think if I could only wear one colour for the rest of my life it would have to be grey. And then you could have a really light grey that was almost white and a dark charcoal grey that was almost black. And with monochrome I am pretty much sorted! 

Anyway, just a little outfit post wearing one of my favourite colours. I think grey is such a versatile colour that suits pretty much every skintone. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Fashion Style Outfit Stripes Grey Classic Simple Winter

Here I am wearing my grey breton stripe top from Joules. I've been wearing this loads recently as it is a great layering piece in the colder weather. This grey cardigan from Primark was such a bargain at about £8 and another perfect pieces for layering. It has 3/4 sleeves and a slightly longer length which I find really flattering. And I love how you can see the stripe top sleeves underneath. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Fashion Style Outfit Stripes Grey Classic Simple Winter

To complete this look and arm myself against the also grey weather I am wearing my grey bobble hat. I think this style looks so cute but is also really practical and great for hiding a bad hair day!

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. Mine actually got off to a bit of a rubbish start. My phone was in the back pocket of my jeans and I went to go to the toilet...You can probably guess what happened next but lets just say my poor phone is no longer! The good news is it has reminded me why I pay for insurance every month! Hopefully it will be sorted soon but for now I am ashamed to say that it has been a day and I am already struggling being phoneless!

Speak soon xx

Monday, 22 February 2016

Zara Perfumes

Zara Perfumes 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Beauty Zara Scent Perfume Review Minimal White Pretty Love

I finally got around to purchasing some Zara perfumes after so many of my friends went on about how good they were. I'm a huge fan of Zara anyway, I love there clothes, their accessories and their homewear, but for some reason I had never tried their perfumes. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Beauty Zara Scent Perfume Review Minimal White Pretty Love

After spraying and sniffing scents to the point that I could hardly smell anything at all I came away with these two. Although there are so many that I now want! I chose a light floral scent and a more musky scent. 

I actually think floral Bouquet is my favourite at the moment. It's very sweet and floral but light and feminine and I think this will be perfect for Spring and Summer. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Beauty Zara Scent Perfume Review Minimal White Pretty Love

So if you haven't yet tried any Zara perfumes I would definitely recommend them, especially for how reasonably priced they are. And I love these beautiful minimal style bottles, that look perfect in my room. 

Speak soon xx

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Treating Myself

Treating Myself 

Katherine Penney Chic Shopping VS PINK Haul Bra Treat Pretty Lace

As some of you may know I am a Campus Representative for Victoria's Secret PINK at my university. It's such an amazing experience and I have had so much fun holding student events and promoting a brand that I love. 

At the end of last term I was given a gift card with some money on that I could spend it VS or VS PINK as a thank you for my work that term. Over the Christmas holidays I went shopping with my sister and bought some things with the card. So if you want to see what else I got you can head over to this post here

But I made sure that I save a bit of money to treat myself to something I have always wanted, a Victoria's Secret bra. They are girlie, and beautiful and sexy and way out of my price range! But with my gift card it didn't really feel like I was spending money (why is that?!) so I treated myself. 

Katherine Penney Chic Shopping VS PINK Haul Bra Treat Pretty Lace

As soon as I walked into the store I spotted this bra and immediately fell in love. I knew I wanted to spend my money on something special, not just a white bra. But something more pretty than bright and neon. I think the black and white floral lace is so sophisticated and I love that the bra comes lower down as well.

The bra itself it the comfiest one that I own too. Now I really see what all the hype was about! I wanted to save this more for special occasions but it's so difficult not to wear this everyday. Especially now it has made me realise that my other bras don't fit me properly at all! The straps are really soft and slightly wider than I am used to which makes this so comfy. 

In case anyone is wondering I didn't buy any matching pants. My gift card wouldn't stretch that far and I actually wasn't too keen on the ones that went with these. But I think with any pretty black underwear this will look great. 

I did think about whether I wanted to post a picture of my underwear on my blog. But underwear is something that we all need and shop for so why not?! Especially as this one makes such a pretty picture!

Speak soon xx

Monday, 15 February 2016

New 90's Inspiration

New 90's Inspiration 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Pinterest Inspo 90's Fashion Trend Style
The 90's trend is absolutely huge right now. It was all over the catwalks, Vogue did a whole 90's edit and now we are already seeing it on the high street. 

But if you are like me and aren't quite up to embracing the head-to-toe 90's grunge look but still want to try this trend there are some subtler ways to do so. And with lots of pieces that you probably already own! 

So I've put together a collection of images that I think bring a modern and fresh look to the 90's style. 

Distressed denim jeans are really 90's and look great with a plaid shirt or a more feminine cami, Calvin Klein is back in a huge way, and the cotton sports bra set is so comfy and perfect for layering. I also want to wear double denim again this season as I think it is such a cool, effortless look. Leather jackets are a great nod to the 90's grunge trend and probably something that you already have in your cupboard. Especially to toughen up a slip dress or lace top. 

I can't wait to start recreating some of these new 90's looks for Spring. So let me know in the comments below what your favourite part of the 90's trend is. 

Speak Soon xx

Thursday, 4 February 2016

January Favourites

January Favourites 

Katherine Penney Chic Monthly Favourites Makeup Beauty January Naked 3 Palette Essie Lipstick New Love

The fact that my monthly favourites appear to have a slight colour scheme makes me very happy! So the first month of 2016 is over and I have a few new favourites as well as some old loves to share with you.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette 
In December is was all about the gold eyeshadow and red lips, so this month I have really been enjoying something a bit more natural. These pinky, rose gold shades as so pretty and are getting me in the mood for some pretty Valentines Day makeup! Also the dark purple shade looks great as a smokey eyeliner along the top lash line to really make brown eye pop. 

Sanctuary Spa Velvety Hand Cream
Just like lip balms I have so many different hand creams in different bags and all over my bedroom. However this one is by far my favourite. I find that a lot of hand creams just make my hands feel greasy and then dry again an hour later. This one smells lovely and is really so moisturising. Probably going to have to repurchase this when it runs out, which doesn't happen very often. 

Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer 
I'm never really loyal to a concealer as I still don't think I have found the perfect one. However of all the ones I have tried I think this is my favourite. It's my perfect shade right now and feels so light on my skin. The only think is I wish it was a little bit thicker for a little more coverage. Back to uni and the bags under my eyes are already so bad...

bareMinerals Powder Foundation 
I think a mix of alcohol and lots of chocolate made my skin very unhappy this Christmas. So I wore more foundation to cover it all up and then it got worse so the cycle continued. After my exams in January I went home and was makeup free for almost a week. My skin cleared up a lot and now I have been really enjoying wearing something a lot lighter. I stopped wearing this a few months ago as the shade I had was way too dark once I lost my Summer tan. However this new pot is the perfect colour and feels just like skin. 

Essie Urban Jungle 
This was one of the Essie nail polishes that I got in my stocking for Christmas. It's such a lovely of white shade that looks so pretty with every outfit. And of course, Essie just do the best nail polish formula. 

Maybelline Cream Blush - Shade 02 
I bought this a while back and loved it so I don't really know why I stopped using it. But recently I have really got back into using this to achieve a lovely healthy glow. It's such a pretty shade that will be perfect for Spring. 

Olivia Palermo for Ciaté London Lipstick - Praline
I only acutally got this right at the end of January but I had to include it as I have worn it pretty much everyday since. It is such a beautiful natural shade and has a really velvety texture. 

Hope everyone had a lovely start to 2016! And with Pancake Day next week and then Valentines Day after that there is so much to look forward to! Speak soon xx

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Minimal Monochrome

Minimal Monochrome 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Fashion Style Outfit Clothes Minimal Classic Monochrome

How is it already February? It feels like 2016 has only just started! 

Just a little outfit post today. I am still loving a really minimal style, lots of basic pieces and monochromatic colours. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Fashion Style Outfit Clothes Minimal Classic Monochrome

Here I am just wearing some black jeans from Zara and my favourite grey jumper from H&M. I wear this jumper all the time, on it's own and layers. It is slouchy but still so flattering, especially with the sleeves rolled up. However it is starting to get really quite bobbly now which is so sad. Does anyone have any good recommendations of where to get some nice basic jumpers. I'm actually thinking of investing in a cashmere piece that will last longer even if I wear it all the time. 

I'm also wearing my new white vest top from Mango which I bought to wear over my Calvin Klein sports bra. It's really lovely and I think the scoop hem looks great with this outfit. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Fashion Style Outfit Clothes Minimal Classic Monochrome

This isn't a really great picture but I am also wearing my pearl necklace that I got for Christmas from my mum. It is so beautiful and delicate and I think it looks really lovely with the crew neckline of this jumper. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Fashion Style Outfit Clothes Minimal Classic Monochrome

I finished the looks of with my Zara trench coat and my new Olivia Palermo for Ciaté London lipstick in the shade Praline. It's my perfect nude and I have been wearing it pretty much everyday since I bought it. To have a read of my 
recent Olivia Palermo for Ciaté London haul click here

Speak soon xx

Friday, 29 January 2016

Navy Haul

Navy Haul

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Fashion Haul Navy Blue Topshop Jack Wills Lace Shirt Top Jeans

Earlier this week, when I was back at home I had such a lovely day out with my mum. We did some shopping and had a lovely healthy lunch out at Bills. I picked up a few pieces, under a strict colour scheme apparently so I though I would share them with you. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Fashion Haul Navy Blue Topshop Jack Wills Lace Shirt Top Jeans

The first place I went was Topshop, of course! It wasn't the biggest Topshop but they still had plenty of things to try on. I was actually looking for a pair of jeans after an unfortunate rip in my favourite pair of Zara jeans. And please don't ask where! 

The pair that I ended up getting were the Topshop Joni jeans. They are high waisted which I have never got before (I know!) and in a lovely dark denim. They are very skinny, but that is how I like my jeans, but still allow a lot of movement as they are so stretchy. I am looking forward to wearing these with some pretty cropped tops without having to show much of my stomach! 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Fashion Haul Navy Blue Topshop Jack Wills Lace Shirt Top Jeans skinny high waisted

Then in Topshop I also got this beautiful chambray shirt. I do not need another shirt at all. But I made the mistake of trying this one on and falling in love with it. The fit and the fabric are just lovely and I think this will be a really versatile piece on it's own or for layering. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Fashion Haul Navy Blue Topshop Jack Wills Lace Shirt Top Jeans Chambray

We also had a quick look in Jack Wills before we headed home. I had been told by so many people that Jack Wills were having a really amazing sale but I never actually got around to having a look. I wish I had a bit earlier really, but I have probably saved myself a lot of money! 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Fashion Haul Navy Blue Topshop Jack Wills Lace Shirt Top Peplum Pretty


 I did pick up this stunning top that was about £60 down to £19! Once again it is navy and has beautiful lace detailing. It's a slightly cropped peplum top and I love that it has the cami build in underneath. 

Links to everything I bought: 



Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Fashion Haul Navy Blue Topshop Jack Wills Lace Shirt Top Jeans Peplum Details

The peplum detailing in just beautiful, and even thrown on with a pair of jeans (like my new high waisted ones) this looks really but together. 

It is great to be back in Manchester now that everyone else has finished their exams. Tonight we are all getting dressed up and going out for cocktails in Spinningfields. I'm going to wear my new Mango lace dress. No prizes for guessing the colour! And I'm just painting my nails in a new polish I got for Christmas, Essie Take it Outside. It's a beautiful grey/beige that I might try and take some photos and do a quick post on tomorrow. 

I'm really looking forward to dressing up and having a very classy evening. But right now I am in my PINK hoodie and we are going to order loads of pizza for dinner! It's all about balance. 

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend xx



Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Burt's Bees

Burt's Bees 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Beauty Burt's Bees Set Review Hand Cream Lip balm love pretty

I'm not sure before this set I had ever tried anything from Burt's Bees, which is crazy as I am a beauty lover and they are a pretty big brand. 

One thing that I had heard was that Burt's Bees do some pretty amazing lip balms. And even though I have a whole draw of about fifteen lip balms in my room, another five in the bottom of my handbag and one in the pocket of nearly every coat that I own, a girl can never have to many lip balms! Especially in Winter!

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Beauty Burt's Bees Set Review Hand Cream Lip balm love pretty

This cute little set came with three different lip balms and a hand cream. The lip balm in the tin is probably my least favourite as it is lemon flavoured which isn't something that I would usually go for. The two lip balms in the stick form are really lovely though. My favourite is the original as it smells lovely and refreshing and when I apply it my lips feel all tingly. It sounds strange and I don't actually think it is doing any plumping like some other lip products. But it leaves my lips feeling so refreshed and moisturised for hours. It's also a great one for under lipsticks as it is not glossy or sticky. The red one doesn't actually have that much colour, but also smells really good. 

The hand cream smells lemony but in a nicer refreshing way to the lip balm. It is light but thick and absorbs really quickly so one that I have been throwing in my handbag for on the go. I just hate the feeling of dry hands so a get though hand creams so quickly!

So far I am pretty impressed by Burt's Bees in term of their moisturising qualities. I do love fruity scents but I definietly thing there are some much nicer ones than lemon! I would really like to try some of their lip glosses that I have seen. In my mind they are going to be more of a lip balm lip gloss hybrid so I won't be left with sticky lips that my hair gets stuck to! Has anyone tried them and would you recommend? Let me know in the comments below. 

Speak soon xx

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Sister Sister

Sister Sister

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Siblings VS PINK hoodie khaki matching cute girls sisters brunette

Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend. It has been so good to back home with my family just relaxing and eating a lot of food! 

This afternoon my sister and I did some baking which was really fun. We made "slutty" brownies, and if you have no idea what I am talking about check out the pictures on this blogpost! They are basically gooey brownies with a cookie base and Oreas in the middle. So heaven! I'm going to bake some more in a couple of days to take back to all of my house mates. 

My sister, Sarah and I took some funny pictures wearing our matching VS PINK hoodies. It's pretty hard to believe (and embarrassing!) that she is 6 years younger than me! 

Tonight I'm going to my best friends house for a girlie sleepover which I am super excited for! I'm very luck to have such close friends and siblings. 

Speak soon xx

Friday, 22 January 2016

Olivia Palermo for Ciaté London

Olivia Palermo for Ciaté London

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Beauty Makeup Nails Polish Gold Lipstick Olivia Palermo Ciaté London New Review

I have officially finished my January exams! It's so good to be back home and have such a huge weight off my shoulders, and I can't wait to get back into blogging again. 

This morning mum and I got I quite early and took a trip to a shopping park. I needed to get some plain bedding for Homesense, but we also had a look in TK Maxx. Whenever I go to TK Maxx I always have a look at their beauty section. They often have some great brands, and if you can find one that hasn't yet been opened it is a really great deal! 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Beauty Makeup Nails Polish Gold Lipstick Olivia Palermo Ciaté London New Review

If you were to ask me who my style icon would be Olivia Palermo would probably be my first answer. She manages to look effortless, yet so put together at the same time, and her makeup and hair are always beautiful. So when I heard that she was collaborating with Ciaté London I was very excited. 

I was so amazed to spot this gorgeous Olivia Palermo lipstick in TK Maxx, especially as the collection is still fairly recent.This browny nude lipstick in the shade Praline is right up my street and I think this will be perfect for everyday and matching with a smokey eye. The gold packaging is gorgeous and I'm sure that the quality will be just as lovely. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Beauty Makeup Nails Polish Gold Lipstick Olivia Palermo Ciaté London New Review

I also spotted the most beautiful Olivia Palermo nail polishes in white boxes with gold writing. They were properly sealed in cellophane so I knew they were new and unopened. TK Maxx had three different shades, all about half price. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Beauty Makeup Nails Polish Gold Lipstick Olivia Palermo Ciaté London New Review

In the end I went for Hutch, Olivia's go to red and Sunday's, her off duty nude. Olivia is often wearing an amazing red nail polish and I can't wait to try this one. It looks like the perfect true red. This baby pink also looks so pretty and perfect for just a simple natural colour. 

I haven't yet tried either of these, need to decide which colour I am going to go for first! Although I have opened them both up and they both have the tall brush handle but also a nice thick brush, so I am already very impressed. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Beauty Makeup Nails Polish Gold Lipstick Olivia Palermo Ciaté London New Review

I think these Olivia Palermo x Ciaté London deserve to go on display somewhere in my bedroom as they are just so beautiful. Olivia's style has yet again left me in owe.

I am off to meet by best friend soon and brave the typical English rain for a dog walk! But I think I will treat myself to a nice manicure this evening.

Speak soon xx

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Life Lately

Life Lately 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Magazine Hot Chocolate Pastel Mug Laptop Marble

I can't wait until all my exams and interviews are over and I can fall back in love with blogging again. I am so upset that it has had to take a back seat while I revise but I guess that is just how it is. Although I did manage to get my camera out a few times yesterday so I though I would share the pictures with you. 

I'm loving curling up with a white hot chocolate in my new mug and reading some magazines and catalogues. I love The White Company, they have so many beautiful pieces. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Candle Pretty Bedroom Pastel

I've been burning this candle that I got recently while revising. Now that I have finished all of my Christmas candles it's nice to have sweet and refreshing. Also this is really pretty! Before I started to burn it there were little stars on the top. 


I recently did an ASOS order and it arrived the other day! I already had the grey Calvin Klein cotton bra that I basically live in. It is the softest comfiest thing and perfect for lounging around the house when you don't want an underwire bra but you don't feel you can go braless either! I've wanted the matching pants for so long so I finally treated myself. They fit perfectly and are just as comfy. Now I just need the model figure to wear this! 
  Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Jewellery Orelia Bracelet Pretty Gold

ASOS do free delivery for orders over £20 and naturally my Calvin Klein pants were under. So to get my free delivery I also treated myself to this little bracelet. Orelia is a brand that I love that do beautiful delicate and minimal pieces. Before I could only ever find them at Topshop so I am very excited that ASOS also stock this brand. This little bracelet was in the sale and I think it will be perfect for layering with some different delicate pieces. 

Hope you like this little post. I have a list in my notepad of so many posts I want to write. It's just trying to find the time to write them all!