When my friends and I said "let's go to Vegas for the day, even though all but one of us are under the legal drinking age of 21", I'll be honest I was a bit apprehensive and not sure how I was going to spend the day. Turns out, I didn't need to worry.
Oh God, it's happened. I've gone on my year abroad to Find Myself and decided I'm a travel blogger now. To be honest, my entire life right now is about travelling and it only makes sense to write about it. Not that travel blogs aren't great and a massively popular form of online content, I … Continue reading Changes
You'd be forgiven for reading this and thinking, "Katie who? What?" - it's been a while! Most of my efforts this month have been focused on my mental health, uni work, and enjoying my time at home in the UK before it's time to leave. I've spent plenty of time on the Internet though - … Continue reading Where Have I Been?
A.K.A. What is a US visa interview like? This time two weeks ago, I was nervously planning my journey to London. I was applying (have applied?) for a non-immigrant US visa, which if you happen to be between the ages of 14 and 79, requires an in-person interview at the Embassy. I'm not going to … Continue reading Inside the (New!) US Embassy in London
When I tell you a Cosmo article presented via Snapchat explained my entire academic life, you best believe I didn't expect it either. "High Functioning Anxiety" isn't a specific medical diagnosis, but it describes a feeling I and many of my fellow students relate to. From the outside, high functioning anxiety isn't a problem - … Continue reading Why Doesn’t High Functioning Anxiety Look Like Anxiety?
At 10 years old, you received a Brownie badge and many, many congratulations on turning 10. You were confused, and you asked your mum why existing for 10 years was such an achievement. Someone should give me a badge for my 20th.
Hey guys! My makeup products post was relatively well received, so I'm gonna keep riding the beauty wave and maybe one day I will be the famous MUA I am in my dreams. The Marc Jacobs Highliners were so genuinely impressive that I bothered to write a review about them even though that wasn't part of the deal, so... that says something.
Hey, it's me, famous beauty guru and MUA, your beautiful friend Katie. (Ok I'm not famous, a beauty guru or a MUA BUT I'm still cute so. Anyway -) I've been using makeup for nearly a decade, and yes, at least half of that time it's been a tragic mess. I've been through the orange concealer phase, the messy and uneven eyeliner, and the unblended contour. But finally, after all my struggles, I think I've come out of this a sort of normal looking girl who knows the good from the bad when it comes to makeup.
Some people I met at university would argue that a dry Friday is boring, nevermind a whole month. Drinking in the UK, especially at uni, is a huge part of our social culture. For many of us, when we drink, we drink beyond our limits and think nothing of it. It's easy to get caught … Continue reading Is Dry January “boring”?
2017's ups and downs have been unbelievably polarised. I could write about the many highs and lows, but I think it'd be nice to just talk about some of my favourite memories: I cut my hair! This seems so trivial, but my hair had been very very long for many years, and it was my … Continue reading 2017 Recap/Top 5