2 Jul 2016 36 comments

Five Good Things.

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Morning! I feel like I haven’t blogged in forever, but it’s only been a couple of days! I’m ready for a sunny weekend, as I’ve been inside all week (more on that below) and could really do with some fresh air and human interaction.

01. I haven’t been well this week, and I really wanted to give myself some time to recuperate, as usually I’d just ignore it and get on with things – making the whole situation worse! So I gave in and switched off – I haven’t been out all week, I haven’t filmed or taken any blog photos! It’s been pretty boring, but I’m starting to feel a lot better and well rested!

02. I saw the first look at my new blog design this week, which is so exciting! It won’t be in place for a month or so now, but I can’t wait to show it to you! I’ve never had a proper design commissioned because I hated my old blog name, so it feels super profesh to have a big makeover on the cards!

03. We finished the new season of Orange Is The New Black this week – I’m devastated it’s over! I think that was the best season, I feel like the characters have really found themselves this season and all played their part in such a poignant, heartwarming story. I love everyone! Anyway, the ending was next level and it will take me a while to get over it…
To take our minds off things, we watched the Fundamentals of Caring on Netflix last night and it was hilarious! Paul Rudd, Selena Gomez and Craig Roberts were all so amazing – I highly recommend, I’m pretty sure I was sobbing and laughing at one point.

04. I think I’m going to brave the outdoors tomorrow and head for a wander around the West End with Jordan. We haven’t been up that way in ages, and I could do with a fresh bunch of flowers and an Instagrammable lunch! Maybe a cocktail too…
I’m going to make an effort to do more outfit photos, because I feel like I really need to up my game when it comes to sharing my style. It might even justify all the clothes I buy, too…

05. This morning I plan on having a big pamper and maybe an online beauty splurge to aid my recover process… obviously. I need to fake tan, paint my nails, condition my hair and slap on a couple of face masks. I also want to buy a couple of the new Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips lipsticks because I got a couple through yesterday and I need more. MORE. They’re so good.
I’m also lusting after a Byredo fragrance, another Diptyque candle, an Artis brush and some NARS bits. I already treated myself to the new Long Hot Summer palette, and I’m counting down the days until it’s mine!

What’s new with you guys this week?

  • I think it’s good to appreciate the little things in life that make you happy. It’s so important to treat/pamper yourself, also to ensure you get outside for some fresh air!

    Orange is the New Black is very interesting, I chain watched season 4 in about 2 days 🙈 I’ve also seen The Fundamentals of Caring and I couldn’t stop laughing, it’s so funny.

    Kim / http://www.sincerelykimberly.com

  • I also finished the new season of OITNB a few days ago. I WANT MOOOOOORE.

  • missgetaway

    Oooooh I’m SO excited for your new design. I’m sure it’s going to look absolutely fabulous 🙂

    Love, Kerstin

  • can’t wait for the new design, having something new is always good!! pamper yourself and i’m sure you’ll get better. also a week completely off blog/video has its perks!(:

    xx from Brighton
    Cate ღ kate/idoscope | | Enter my Charlotte Tilbury GIVEAWAY here

  • sometimes its just best to recover properly and i hope you feel better now. can’t wait to see your new blog design. so exciting.


  • I wondered whether or not to watch The Fundamentals of Caring but was unsure, I will def give it a try later today

    Lauren x | http://www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

  • I’m looking forward to see your new blog design! I didn’t want to watch the new OITNB Season because I’ve been quite disappointed by the last one, yet, now that I’ve read your thoughts about it, I might change my mind! I’m really tempted by the CT Hot Lips lipsticks!


  • Hope you’re feeling better now lovely! So excited to see your new blog design!!
    a life of a charlotte

  • Lizzie

    I have had a cold for what feels like forever sometimes you do just have to give in!

    Can’t wait to see the beauty bits you buy 🙂


  • Eva

    I hope you feel better doll! And ohhhh I’ve been wanting to try the CT Hot Lips, let us know your fave shades!


  • emily couture

    I’m very excited to see the new design 🙂

    emily xx


  • Tiffany Tales

    I’m excited to see your new design!

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • So excited to get to see the new blog design! And I totally agree that you should have a very fancy lunch – completely justifiable if you pop it on Insta 🙂 love your pic with the peonies too!

    Rebecca xx

  • It’s the small little things that can brighten up a day. Excitement seems to always do the job! Keep it coming! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  • Those peonies are gorgeous, once again a lovely post!


  • Nadia Sabrina

    Hope you’re feeling much better now, Kate! You totally should treat yourself!

    Love from Indonesia,

  • I’m still devastated over OITNB 🙁 can’t wait to see your new blog design though! I’ve been having a bit of a switched off week too but I feel awful for it as I’m not actually ill, just a sore wisdom tooth. I’ve been rather slacking with blogging lately. Hope you feel better soon! x


  • Your photography is so beautiful Kate, I love the picture!! Beautiful peonies! I’m glad you’re feeling better! 🙂

    Gemma x
    The British Feather – A Lifestyle & Home Decor Blog

  • Susan

    Oh, a blog makeover is exciting!


  • Love your pictures xx

    I uploaded a new post, so have a look if you get a minute 🙂

  • I really want to try the CT Hot Lips – they look incredible! Definitely need to do a bit of online shipping 🙂
    – Ambar x

  • Lucy Birchall

    I’m holding out buying the new Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks until they become more readily available and then I will legit buy every single one – all the colours are beautiful!
    Hope you’re back to feeling your usual self soon. My hay fever has taken its toll on me massively (eczema all around my eyes and neck and just the most horrendous congested nose, yay!) and knocked my confidence so I’m pretty much resting today and unashamedly baking naughty treats to cheer myself up!

    She’s So Lucy // Health, Wellness & Beauty

  • Excited for the new design – although i love this one!

    Hannah | Oh January

  • Hope you are having a relaxing Sunday.

  • Tracey

    I like point 5. I’m looking for a (budget) face mask, can you recommend any?!
    Thanks, Tracey

  • Hope you’ve had a relaxing weekend and are feeling better!


  • Aww hope you’re feeling better! A good weekend of rest should have you feeling back to normal in a bit 🙂

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Maggie

    I am so excited for your new blog design!!


  • Marilyn Nassar

    Hope you are feeling better! I’m very excited for the new design!
    Marilyn x

  • Anna

    I can’t wait to see the new design, and I hope you’re feeling better today!
    Anna From Italy


  • Alicia Johnston

    Yay I am looking forward to seeing your (no doubt) beautiful blog design! Hope you’re feeling better and outside enjoying the sunshine in your super cute skirts. I am totally in love with your blush wardrobe!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Joline

    Your blog layout/feel is so beautiful. I also love diptyque, my favorite scent is tubereuse. xo

  • Totally understand about the illness, it just feels hard not working but also switching off! Glad you’re feeling better, and this week has been very exciting indeed for m so feeling really happy <3

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • Danielle Parisi

    A fresh bunch of flowers is always a great ‘pick-me-up’ trick 🙂 hope you feel better and enjoyed the pamper!!
    Danielle x

  • Hayley Rubery

    Cannot wait to see your new blog design lovely! Hope you & Jordan had a wonderful weekend and you’re feeling better now! <3

    Hayley xo

  • I can’t wait to see your new blog design! Must be really good to have a new design soon, like a mark to start your new “blog” life (new name and etc)