Mum’s Birthday @ The Real Greek

Hey Sweethearts,

My mums birthday is on Tuesday so we decided to take her out for a meal this weekend to celebrate. Last night we went to a restaurant called ‘The Real Greek’ in spitalfields market.
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Can I just say the food is AMAZING! If you’ve never been, you NEED to go. It is a mix of hot and cold meze and the taste and flavours of the food is out of this world.

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The atmosphere is calm and last night we were wining and dining to the likes of bob Marley and Stevie wonder. It was such a wonderful and relaxing evening spent with my family, we were there for nearly 3 hours!
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The staff were absolutely amazing. They were so helpful and catered to our needs perfectly.

We bought a massive red velvet cake for mum as it’s her favourite and the whole restaurant sang happy birthday as the waiter walked over to our table. It was a lovely and memorable moment.

We will definitely be returning to The Real Greek again. It was a lovely evening spent with lovely people.

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This is what I wore:

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Shoes Zara
Jacket Zara
Dress New Look

There’s lots more pics of the night on my Instagram too 📷 @ownkindofbeautx

Hope you enjoyed the read,

Lots of love
Kelly 💞

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COSMO BLOG AWARDS 2014

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Hey sweethearts,

The Cosmo blog awards are upon us and I would love it so much if you could nominate me for best newcomer…!

I have only been blogging since February this year so Im really new to all of this but I wouldn’t be here still if it wasn’t for all my followers/supporters. I am truly grateful to every single one of you for following me and I hope you enjoy reading my blog posts.

To nominate me for best newcomer click here

My blog URL is:
https://ownkindofbeautifulx.wordpress.com

Thank you soooo much for your support it means more than you know.

You can also follow me on ;-
Instagram – ownkindofbeautx
Twitter – ownkindofbeautx
YouTube – ownkindofbeautifulx

Lots of love,

Kelly 💞

TOP BUN & CELINE…

Hey my sweethearts,

Just a quick post of what I wore last weekend before I went to my friends house warming party….

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Celine tee – amazon £6.99
Get it here

Leather Jacket (old) – Blanco – £40.00
Sold out

Joni Jeans – Topshop – £36.00
Get it here

Leopard platforms – Office (sale) – £20
Sold out

Hair bun and Bobbi pins – both from Primark £1.00 each

I will be doing some more outfit posts shortly so keep your eyes peeled 👀

Ps – What is everyone up to this bank holiday weekend??

Ciao

Kelly 💞 xx

Sweet Sunday MakeUp Look 💋

Hi Sweethearts,

I am the ULTIMATE Slacker!
I have been going through some shizzle recently so I haven’t been in the mood to write any blog posts, but I’M BACK and I’M READY!

I want to start this post to wish you guys a ‘happy Easter’ seeing as today is the day we get to munch on chocolate and have a bloody good excuse to do so!
I hope you all have had a fab day and are ready to enjoy the extra day off work tomorrow! Yay!

But anyway, seeing as it’s Easter I thought i’d make a little bit of an effort.
I dont wear make up that often as I’m always in a rush to get to work in the mornings and can never be bothered to get up that extra bit earlier to put a full face on but when I do I admit I take A LOT of selfies! My friends call me the selfie queen there’s that many!

And so, here was my makeup today and what I call my ‘Sweet Sunday’ look.

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Products used:
LIPS – ELF matte lip colour In ‘TEA ROSE’ £3.95
MAC lipstick in ‘FROST’ £15.00

I used Tea Rose on the outer edges of my lips like you would a lip liner and then in the centre I used ‘Frost’ to create a soft ombré look.

EYES – The Vintage Co eyelashes in Betty – these lashes are the best ones I have ever had I am in LOVE with them.

LOREAL exaggerate waterproof eye definer in ‘NOIR’ and smudge for softness £3.99

BROWS
INGLOT 14m eyebrow brush £10.00
ELF wet gloss lash and brow formula £1.95
ELF professional eyeliner brush £1.95
Natural Collection eyeshadow in ‘ASTEROID’ £1.99 (might be discontinued)

BASE
Maxfactor Miracle Touch liquid illusion foundation in ‘WALM ALMOND’ £7.99
Real Techniques Buffing Brush to apply.

ELF Clarifying Pressed Powder in ‘HONEY’ £1.95
Real Techniques Contour brush to apply.

CHEEKS
ELF Baked Blush in ‘PINKTASTIC’ £3.95

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You will see I’ve used a few elf products for this look. I placed my first ELF order last month and I have a Haul post in draft which I really need to finish but I will post it shortly I promise 🙂

Let me know if any of you have tried ELF products and what you think of the brand, any recommendations etc.

Ciao chickas,

Kelly x ❤ x

THE 🏆 LIEBSTER 🏆 AWARD

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This morning I woke up to a lovely little surprise from Claire of bellasignorablog .
She nominated me for the liebster blog award!

Being a new blogger I was unsure what this was so I turned to my best friend for advice – google!

I found that it is similar to that of a chain letter but a great opportunity to meet other bloggers. The idea is to nominate 11 new bloggers who have under 200 followers. The nominee then answers eleven questions set by the person who nominated them and also invites them to give 11 random facts about themselves.

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Talking of new bloggers, Whilst we are on the subject, I would just like to say I am so grateful to every single one of my followers and also to whoever is reading this for following me or looking at my blog and helping me to grow.

So here they are, the answers to my questions set by Claire…

1) Why did you start blogging?
The main reason I started ‘my ownkindofbeautifulx’ was to give me something to do in my spare time, and also to make some new friends.

2) What sets your blog apart from the rest?
Now, I know it’s just another blog about fashion and beauty, however it’s different from the rest because it’s MINE!! there is only one me in this crazy world and my personality will shine through on my blog.

3) Which are your favourite blogs?
I’ve been on YouTube for years and I have followed so many Youtubers/bloggers. The very first ones I followed were Beautycrush (Sammi) Uglyfaceofbeauty (GracieFrancesca) and Mykindofbeauty (Karrisx) and to this day they’re all still the first ones I watch when I go on to YouTube so definitely got to be my faves!

4) Aside from blogging, what are your main interests?
My passion is singing.
I sing in the shower, I sing In the car, I sing at my desk, I sing my sentences when I talk, I just LOVE it!
You can check me out on YouTube, I will leave the link below:
http://www.youtube.com/user/mizzjohnstone11

Hollyoaks is my absolute favourite soap! I’m obsessed! I would LOVE to go on the tour of the set and meet the cast (especially dodger and Freddie!) #hotties

I play computer games and have got the old school consoles playstation 1 & sega megadrive – forget the new ones it’s all about the old!!

5) If you could invite any three people to a dinner party, who would they be and why?
1) Beyoncé – because she’s AMAZING!
2) Khloe Kardashian – because she’s bloody hilarious
3) Pharrell – just so I could stare at him all night 😍

6) Where would you most like to visit that you haven’t been to yet? Vegas!!! – it’s on my to do list!!

7) Who is your style icon? Kim K because she is curvy like me with big hips and she inspires me to love my curves.

8)If you were given £100 to spend on one thing, what would it be and why? It would go in my savings towards my wedding 👰

9) What was your favourite childhood program? gosh this is hard I have LOADS!! But my fave is probably the queens nose or the demon headmaster (he scared the crap outta me)

10) Have you ever collected anything in the past, and if so, what? stamps, stickers and beanie babies!!!

11) If you could be anyone else for a day, who would you be and why?
A police officer so I can perform an arrest! #dreamjob

11 RaNdOM fAcTs AbOuT mE!!

1) I love anything to do with crime, murder and investigation! I really WISH I had joined the police. I find it so interesting. Crimewatch is my favourite programme.

2) My dad calls me ‘tinks’ – I have no idea why!

3) I’m engaged to my gorgeous hubby-to-be Kane

4) I twitch majorly in my sleep

5) I have social anxiety

6) White tigers are my favourite animals. I would love one as a pet.

7) I used to be a tomboy with a skateboard and rollerblades

8) My first pet was a fish called fish

9) I have 3 keloid scars on my chest

10) I had eye laser surgery 5 years ago

11) I’m tongue tied

MY ELEVEN NOMINEES

❤ EllsLouise www.ellslouise.blogspot.com
❤ hollies pampurlounge www.holliespampurlounge.com
❤ Is It Just Meme www.isitjustmeme.blogspot.com
❤ JadeBradyMakeup www.jadebradymakeup.blogspot.com
❤ Lorilee's London www.lorileeslondon.blogspot.co.uk
❤ Lucy Jane www.lucyjanewebb.blogspot.co.uk
❤ Maggie S Makeup www.maggies-makeup.com
❤ Miller and Max www.millerandmax.com
❤ Natasha's Wonderland www.natashaswonderland.blogspot.ie
❤ Saffron Tinted Glasses www.saffrontintedglasses.blogspot.se
❤ JRDNSMITH www.jrdnsmth.blogspot.com

11 questions for my nominees :
1) how would you describe your personal style?
2) do you have a nickname?
3) what’s your favourite ice cream flavour?
4) what was your favourite programme when you were a child?
5) If your life was a movie, what would the title be?
6) what made you start your blog?
7) what music do you like?
8) what are your main interests?
9) if your life was a movie, what actor would you get to play you and why?
10) What’s your favourite food?
11) what is your favourite quote?

Hope you enjoyed reading this post and don’t forget to check out all the lovely blogs above!

Ciao

Kel x

HAULalujah

Hi Sweethearts,

Sorry haven’t blogged for a whole week! I’ve been so so busy slogging my guts out at work, however I did manage to get down to Westfield to pick up a few bits and pieces for my first haul post!

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I went in to INGLOT for the first time as I have heard really good things about the brand. For a while I’ve been after a decent eyebrow pencil/kit to help me shape my brows as I have recently started getting them threaded.

The sales assistant suggested I go for the INGLOT full metal brow pencil. I must say it gives a very natural look because of the wax texture.

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It’s so cute!
It also comes with a brow brush attached to the other end, which I only discovered AFTER I had bought a brow brush seperately… *huff*

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INGLOT full metal brow pencil – approx £10.00
INGLOT brow brush – approx £5.00

Anyway, I then went in to Superdrug and bought this gorgeous shimmer block in ‘Just Peachy’.
Perfect as a blusher, highlight, or as individual eyeshadows.

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£8.19

I also needed a new foundation so I went to boots and wondered around until I found myself looking at the maxfactor stand.
The girl came over and asked if I needed help, which I did, as I needed to get matched with the right colour for my skin, however her own makeup was a bit of a state so I was hesitant to even let her help me! But I got talking to her and she actually matched me perfectly so wasn’t too bad.

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‘MaxFactor Miracle Touch’
£12.99

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Ive only been using it a couple of days but I absolutely love this product and have definitely felt the benefits:
full coverage
skin can breathe
light feel
However, it does has a dewy texture so might not be good for oily skin types.
It also comes with a sponge to apply it with.

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I also bought 2 other MaxFactor products..
‘Mastertouch’ under-eye concealer in Fair £7.99

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And a new lippy in the colour ‘Raisin’ £7.99
It’s so lush!

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When I purchased all three products the girl gave me a free gift which contained the False Lash Effect mascara, some Pantene sachets (which I have now used) and a nail varnish (which I gave to Kane’s mum as the colour didn’t suit me)

I was happy about the mascara as I needed a new one but when I got home and took it out the gift bag it was in black brown, so I need to buy a black one when I’m out next.

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I must say I tried this on my lashes and I find it’s very watery and not my type of mascara to be honest. The brush isn’t great either as it doesn’t really lift them, but hey it was free so…

hope you like this post, picture overload!

catch up with you all soon

Kel x