28.10.14

THE DUSTER

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DUSTER COAT C/O NAANAA // JUMPER C/O CHOIES // NECKLACE C/O LYLALOVES // JEANS: TOPSHOP // WELLIES C/O SHOEZONE

Theres nothing more I love doing in the chilly months than to get all snuggly,don my wellies and take the dogs for a long walk.I must admit,I would usually throw on my trackies, a dirty old hoody and an old coat to do this but I thought why not go in style today.
I adore this duster coat and its autumnal plaid print, paired with the all black outfit and all black wellies it makes the perfect statement.

How would you style it?

Much Love


27.10.14

KATECOOKS: HALLOWEEN BUTTERNUT SQUASH & SPICY CHORIZO SOUP

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.1 Butternut Squash
.100g Chorizo Chunks
.25g Butter
.1 Onion
.1 Red Dried Chilli(deseeded)
.5 Fresh Sage Leaves
.650ml Chicken Stock
.2 Cloves Garlic
.1 Tbsp Olive Oil

:HOW TO:

1.Melt butter in a saucepan,add chilli,onion,garlic and sage,cook until softened.
P10809522.Peel and deseed Butternut Squash,chop into small chunks and add to the pan.
P1080958P10809633.Pour in chicken stock,cover and simmer for 30 mins or until squash is soft.

4.Meanwhile,chop chorizo into small cubes then in a separate pan add chorizo,garlic and oil,fry until brown.
P1080979P10809895.Blend soup,season to taste,add leftover oil from the chorizo pan and garnish with the chorizo chunks.

6.ENJOY
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Much Love


25.10.14

THE AVIATOR

P1100034P1100013P1100022P1100015P1100027P1100019SHEEPSKIN JACKET : VINTAGE //BEANIE: CARHARTT// JUMPER C/O SHEINSIDE //JEANS: TOPSHOP // BAG C/O MARC.B // BELT: CHARITY SHOP// BOOTS C/O SHOEZONE

The weather has officially turned in the UK and it's time to wrap up.I get so cold in the winter and i'm miserable if I don't get the warmth I require so sheepskin has been the way forward for me over the last couple of years.
I bought a black aviator 2 years ago and now Im adding this beauty to the collection,its very oversized but I love how it looks and its so bloody cosy!(even if I do look like Derek 'Del boy' Trotter).
I'm also loving these Timberland-esque boots from shoezone,for a mere £18 they are a bargain,insanely warm,comfy and look like the real deal.I will be getting a lot of wear out of them over the next few months.

Much Love



23.10.14

HAIR CARE FAVES

DSC00258I get asked on a regular basis how I care for my bleached hair and what my go to products are to keep my locks looking intact.I rarely switch up my shampoos and conditioners because I like to stick to what works but recently I have come across some amazing products which I cannot speak highly enough of.
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1.PAUL MITCHELL COLOUR CARE RANGE
I have been using this little duo for the last couple of weeks and i've noticed a miraculous difference in my hair colour.When I have it bleached and toned it starts to fade out within a few days to a dirty blonde colour but using these two beauties has kept that grey/white blonde effect that I crave for (the hardest colour ever to get to stay in my hair) The smell is divine and it detangles those elasticy knots that us 'FAKE' blonde girls suffer with,leaving hair super soft.

This Duo has been in my collection about a week longer than the Paul Mitchell doublet and I find using them together,they are incredible.Again the smell is lovely and fresh,I usually wash my hair with the Joico Cleanser Then go straight in with the Paul Mitchell Colour Protect Shampoo,using both products insures my hair has had a deep clean and all the build up from products has been scrubbed away.I then use the conditioners from both collections and mix them in my hand,leave on for around 2 minutes and swill.

I would be bald again without this bad boy,its been an absolute saviour over the last 4-5 months.It fights against heat and conditions those tangly bits I was talking about like no other product I have ever tried(i've tried a lot) .I have one patch at the back of my hair which gets so knotty but when I use this I don't notice it whatsoever.If you have bleached hair I recommend this product 110%.

4.FUDGE INSTANT SMOOTHIE HOT IRON SPRAY
I picked this up on a whim one day from savers for around £2,I needed a product that would banish frizz after straightening and it does exactly that.First off,It smells divine!! Secondly it leaves your hair feeling so soft and silky,and thirdly it keeps fly aways and frizz to an absolute minimum,I will repurchase the product again and again.Love it!!

What products do you bleached girls recommend?

Much Love

20.10.14

CURRENTLY LOVING : FLOWER PHONE CASE

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PHONE CASE C/O TWELVETREES

How beautiful is this phone case? I felt the need to share it with you guys,every girl loves flowers and what better way to have them with you 24/7 than to carry them around inside your phone?... whats even better is they last a hell of a lot longer than a real bunch,instant thumbs up from me.
I've had so many compliments on this case and they are cheap as chips,you can buy this case and tonnes of other designs from the lovely Chloe HERE or check out her FACEBOOK

I can safely say,this case will be on my phone for a very long time.

Much Love

16.10.14

THE DUSTER

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DUSTER COAT C/O MISSREBEL // TOP C/O QUIZ // BELT: CHARITY SHOP // JEANS:TOPSHOP //RINGS C/O LYLALOVES // WATCH: NIXON // BOOTS: TOPSHOP

I have wanted to try out a duster coat for a while now so when I got my hands on this beauty I was extremely happy. Admittedly its not the sort of thing I would wear on a day to day basis,probably because i'm always slobbing around in trackies but for the odd occasion when I go out or get slightly dolled up its perfect.

I'd say this is quite a smart/casual outfit for me,the neck bling,white boots and gold rings dress up the baggy boyfriend jeans and jacket splendidly.

How would you style the coat?

GET 10% OFF AT MISSREBEL USING CODE "KATE10"

Much Love

15.10.14

KATECOOKS: BUTTERMILK BLUEBERRY AND BANANA LOAF

DSC00238:YOU WILL NEED:
.3 Ripe bananas
.200g blueberries
.2 Large Eggs
.224g plain flour
.1tsp baking powder
.1/8 tsp baking soda
.1/4 tsp salt
.200g white sugar
.1/2 tsp vanilla extract
.120g butter
.60ml buttermilk

:HOW TO:
1.Preheat oven to 180(fan),grease 4 mini loaf tins with butter.

2.In a bowl combine baking powder,flour,baking soda and salt.
DSC00244DSC002433.In a different bowl mix butter and sugar together gradually adding in the eggs,buttermilk and vanilla extract.Mash up bananas and add to the bowl mixing until smooth.

4.Gradually add the flour mixture and beat until incorporated then add the blueberries and stir in gently. 

5.Scoop batter into the greased tins and place into the oven for 35 mins or until golden and bouncy.Remove from oven and let them cool.
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(personalised kitchenware from (getting personal)

Serve with a cup of steaming hot tea

Enjoy


7.10.14

MADAM GLAM

I was recently contacted by a brand called Madam glam asking if I'd like to review their nail polishes,as i'm a nail polish fiend I jumped at the chance to try out some new colours for my talons.
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(how lovely is the packaging)
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I had never heard of this brand before and wasn't sure what they would be like however I am super impressed by the quality and quantity you get out of these bottles.The coverage is brilliant and the product glides onto your nails seamlessly.
I'm always using my hands,be it typing,cooking,washing up or cleaning and find it hard to get a nail varnish that stays put when doing these tasks,I got a weeks wear out of these polishes before any chipping occurred,so a big thumbs up from me.
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Mango passion is my current favourite,its adds a lovely pop of orange to your hands and can work throughout any season.
I think its fair to say I will be getting a lot of wear out of these polishes...but the question is...which one shall I crack open next?

Much Love