Recent Life Update #2!

I’m back with another catch up of what I’ve been up to recently!  These are from the last three weeks, I’ve been crazy busy as usual and have been out most evenings socializing which is most unlike me!
I’ve been to the theatre, lots of restaurants and lots of blogger events.  Work has also been really good and my creativity is flowing.

1) Cuddles with Balthazar, my little hamster with only one ear.
2) Outside the theatre after seeing Daniel Radcliff perform in the Cripple of Inishman!
3) I won a cocktail making task at the Rituals Event – the cosmopolitan challenge!
4) Pancakes with work mates!

1) Art installation in Dalston on a Friday evening
2) Creating a graphic eye look for Company magazine’s weekly edit app
3) Editing YouTube Videos
4) Tanya and I at the Vichy event

1) Before doing ‘Clue Quest’ with my sister’s boyf
2) Outfit of the day – Topshop, Primark, H&M
3) On the dodgems on a Friday night at Mile End Fun Fair
4) Drinking shandy in dungarees

1) Creating shadows in the sun
2) Pizza at work
3) With my favourite girls ever – Zoe, Lily and Emma
4) Nic from Pixiwoo creating magic at an Avon event

1) New pale CC cream’s from Gosh launching soon
2) The incredible Zoella bought me macaroons!
3) Helping Tanya sort her makeup kit out – I was in makeup heaven
4) Morning strolls!

Catch up
I was recently asked on Twitter if I could write a post about how I got my job so I’m currently typing it up, although it’s turning out to be a massive post all about my work history.  If you like the sound of this let me know and I’ll be sure to publish it. 

I filmed a makeup tutorial yesterday, a simple one but the before and after shots are really impressive, I can’t wait to publish it.  I also trekked out to Streatham last night to watch a friend perform with his band.  They are called Whisky Jax and they are super cool so check them out here –

Whisky Jax!

In terms of books, I’ve read one this month so far – The End of Alice is was super disturbing and I wouldn’t recommend it if you don’t like graphic novels.  I’ve just downloaded Nabokov’s Lolita to read next – have you read it?  This week ahead is going to be super busy with lots of work drinks and catching up with friends I haven’t seen in a while so the next catch up post should be interesting! 

What have you been up to recently? Also, please recommend me some books!




  1. July 14, 2013 / 5:19 pm

    The historian is a marvellous book, really recommend it 🙂 x

    • July 14, 2013 / 5:30 pm

      The Historian is already in my top 5 favourite books – it's incredible!

  2. July 14, 2013 / 5:56 pm

    I really would like to see the post about your job! Looks like you had such a nice time the last several days!

  3. July 14, 2013 / 6:12 pm

    Domino's ^_^

  4. July 14, 2013 / 6:13 pm

    I went to see the Cripple of Inishman the other day, did you enjoy it? I would love to see that post as well! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  5. July 14, 2013 / 7:12 pm

    Aww Balthazar is so cute! How did he come to have one ear? I really like Lolita, Nabokov has this incredible way with language and the characters are wonderfully twisted. It's an amazing study in desire and manipulation. A really great read.

    Bella | BELLAETC

  6. July 14, 2013 / 7:14 pm

    Wow, I would have been so starstruck around Nic!

    One of the best books I've read recently is The City and the City by China Mieville. I can't explain it very eloquently but it's a bit sci fi, about two cities that exist in the same space and time, and when you're in one city you're not allowed to "see" the other. Have a look at it!

    Red Lips Sink Ships

  7. July 14, 2013 / 7:22 pm

    Such an interesting post! I'd really love to see the post about your job, I think this is super interesting.
    In terms of books, well, I'm not sure what genres you like, but I'm reading The Daylight Wat at the moment which is the third instalment of The Demon Cycles, an amazing fantasy series, I highly recommend those.
    Or if you'd like a crime novel, I love the David Hunter books of Simon Beckett, especially now in the summertime.


  8. July 14, 2013 / 7:23 pm

    Ahh Lolita's good if a little…disturbing haha! Let's just say it's an interesting tead. Sooo jealous of your yummy macarons by the way.
    Emma x

  9. July 14, 2013 / 7:47 pm

    Lolita is fab 🙂

    an author that I've enjoyed recently is Jennifer Egan, I really liked Look at Me and A Visit from the Goon Squad. I would recommend her!

  10. July 14, 2013 / 8:04 pm

    Not sure how into fantasy you are but The Wheel of Time series is incredible and has 14 books in it. It will keep you going forever! I really like it.


  11. July 14, 2013 / 8:13 pm

    5 people you meet in Heaven is an amazing book, it's not very long, think I read it in like a day but it's a lovely story! 🙂

    • July 15, 2013 / 9:10 am

      That's one of my all time favourite books! If you find any more like it then let me know! X

  12. July 14, 2013 / 8:33 pm

    Just discovered your blog – love it – I'm new to all this blogging business but enjoying it! When god was a rabbit by Sarah Winman is a brilliant book and always springs to mind first when someone wants a recommendation, along with the book thief and the five people you meet in heaven X

    • July 15, 2013 / 9:09 am

      I love the five people you meet in heaven, it's in my top 5, but haven't read the rabbit book. Will add that to list! Thank you x

  13. July 14, 2013 / 8:35 pm

    I really liked Lolita – the writing style is beautiful. Looks like you've been up to some awesome stuff!

    Katie x

  14. July 14, 2013 / 8:48 pm

    I'm currently reading Dennis Lehane's Shutter island. It's great, although I haven't finished it yet x

    • July 15, 2013 / 9:08 am

      Yes – I read that about 4 years ago before the film came out and loved it! Let me know what you think – big twist! xx

  15. July 14, 2013 / 9:54 pm

    I love your graphic eye look! Like a 50s take on the 60s mod look. Very cool.

  16. July 14, 2013 / 11:47 pm

    The picture of those macaroons made me hungry!

  17. July 15, 2013 / 2:09 am

    The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold is seriously a MUST READ! Also, The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks, Crazy Days by Sadie Frost, and The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald. You can have a browse at my post for my thoughts on some of these books 🙂


    • July 15, 2013 / 9:08 am

      I've read the lovely bones but none of the others – will add to my book list! Thanks so much xx

  18. Sarah
    July 15, 2013 / 12:18 pm

    Hey Katie,
    love your blog(and your little hamster-too cute!). Based on what you've been reading and your query re Lolita, I'd recommend Flowers in the Attic by Virginia Andrews. It's challenging, atmospheric and also very sad, but an excellent book. I read it in one sitting over the course of a whole day and was loathed when I had to put the book down for even a moment. Utterly engrossing- for me anyway.
    As for Lolita, it's a good book and I think you'll enjoy it. I haven't read The End of Alice, but the two sound like the are in the same vein.

  19. July 15, 2013 / 2:25 pm

    Amazing collection of photos! I'm starting to read The sins of House Borgia because I loved the tv show, but it was cancelled and I want to know he whole story. I did a similar post on my blog if you want to check it out

    The Unseen Life Blog

  20. July 16, 2013 / 12:30 pm

    Looks like you have been having and awesome time <3
    Jasmine xo

    Jasmine @

  21. July 17, 2013 / 9:27 am

    Ohhh your hamster is so adoreable! I am sure he is the most friendly little guy ever 🙂

  22. July 17, 2013 / 11:41 pm

    It looks like things are going well for you! 🙂 And I really really recommend you read anything and everything by Haruki Murakami, the Oslo trilogy by Jo Nesbo and anything by Angela Carter (though The Bloody Chamber is my favourite). The End of Alice sounds right up my street (I'm not a weirdo, but I do enjoy disturbing reads) so I'll be giving that a read some time soon. Lolita is one of my all time favourites so I do hope you enjoy it xxx

  23. July 19, 2013 / 7:45 am

    The shadowfever series are amazing, I think you'll like them. (By Karen Marir Moning) xoxo

  24. July 21, 2013 / 9:36 am

    I'd love to read a post on your work history. xxx

  25. July 30, 2013 / 4:46 pm

    nice one i liked your post
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  26. December 26, 2014 / 1:29 pm

    I really really recommend you read anything and everything by Haruki Murakami, the Oslo trilogy by Jo Nesbo and anything by Angela Carter (though The Bloody Chamber is my favourite)

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