Friday, 30 August 2013

MUA Lash Boom,First Thoughts.

Hey Guy's
So today I Will be reviewing MUA's Lash Boom Mascara.
I was in super drug trying to find MUA's undressed palette which is a dupe of urban decay's naked palette,but of course even in this tinyyyy superdrug store it wasn't there :(
So while I stood in pure disappointment this mascara caught my eye.

The main thing that gained my attention was the brush.
I've seen quite a few mascaras lately and been curious as to see what results they create.

The wand is quite long,except for the end.
The end is in a oval type shape,which claims to create volume in lashes.
Please try not to be too horrified by these extreme close ups (eek) but I wanted to show the effects of the mascara with one application.


Personally I didn't like this brush.
I have pretty long lashes anyway and prefer brushes that claim to curl the lash,as I generally curl the lashes before hand anyway.
The oval at the end of the wand meant the middle of my lash lifted up way to much and just looked odd!
So on first try,I don't like the wand too much and the formula is pretty flaky.
I hope after a few try's i can 'master' the best way to use this wand.

Although this product was only £3, I won't be in too much of a rush to recommend it.
Maybe it would work better on shorter lashes?...
Sorry MUA!

Stay Safe & Speak Soon

Thursday, 29 August 2013

My 'Breakout' Skin Care Routine.

Hey Guy's,
Hope your all okay?
So me and the other half are now settled into the flat which means - WiFi
That means that I will be back to updating my blog regularly.
(with a lifestyle blog introducing you to the new place coming soon.)

 With all the stress of moving from Birmingham to down south has meant I have got major skin problems recently.
I never used to suffer with spots up until my transplant then they graced my face in the same places all the time.
My Chin and In between my eyebrows,and they've started scarring now - grr.

This lead me to browse the internet for hours trying to find a decent skin care routine that would improve my skin for good as I keep finding products then after a while they stop working,boo!

After a while I was lead to a article were Millie Macintosh (star of made in Chelsea) was talking about her favorite beauty products for the summer,when I discovered the brand "Manuka Doctor" which have a range of products which include purified bee venom which are proved to help trouble skin and eliminate blemishes.

PBV (purified bee venom) is a process which purifies the venom making it a concentrated source to use in products which have a cumulative effect,this means the effects of the product build up after each use.

(benefits of PBV taken from

After reading such amazing reviews of the products Manuka Doctor supply I decided to buy some from Superdrug.
To my surprise there was also a buy one get one 1/2 price deal on when I purchased them,which you can still access for some of the range here -

After deliberation I decided I needed a new daily moisturizer so the first product I choose was the ApiClear facial moisturizing lotion.

This moisturizer is amazing.
I think I have finally found one that does exactly what it claims to do on the bottle!
Using this twice a day I've noticed a dramatic change,even after first application.
Its made my skin so soft and its glowing once i apply this product,I can't rave about it enough really.
I even use this under my night time moisturizer as I've noticed if i don't my skin looks rough the next day.

Aswell as the moisturising lotion I also purchased their make up primer,also with the PBV benefits in it.

This product is also just as gorgeous to apply as the lotion,and it has real mattifying effects on the skin,so would be perfect for oily skin but I have pretty dry skin so it has been making my skin a little too matte under my usual make up routine but on the flip side it has defiantly made my make up last in this hotter weather we've been having (can't grumble at that,no-one likes there foundation melting off !)

Now the only problem I find with this product is that due to it being a colored product that having fair skin it somehow makes round my hair line/ears orange in places.
It does blend out nicely on the majority of my face but I do stress about my make up being blended out perfectly so the fact it gathers on my hair line isn't fab.
I have found though on days I'm going for a more contoured and bronze make up look this primer works wonders and gives me a lovely base glow!

So overall its fab,just think my skin isn't suited to it all that well.

The other product which I'm constantly raving about - and on my third repurchase of,is my B.Pure Micellar Water!
And I love to use my simple eye make up remover along side it.

There both so effective and removing makeup - including waterproof makeup (added bonus!)
but are super gentle on skin.
There both under £5 each and work just as well as any high end products.

While at boots,I was browsing through the little travel size products as there are often great things to pop in your handbag when I found this little gem!

This sancuatry spa night concentrate is gorgeous,it smells lovely and is super moisturising yet it isn't too sticky like some night time creams I've found.
I will defiantly be buying this in full size as this has defiantly been improving my skins appearance,and tackling those dry areas.
Also great tip for on spots and blemishes I put on sudocream in the morning and evening on the blemishes as it is a antiseptic cream so will banish redness as heal your spots gradually!

So those are the products ive been using to get healthier - blemish free (ish) skin.
All products work ,so why not give them a try?
What products would you suggest? Leave comments below!

Stay Safe & Speak Soon

Monday, 12 August 2013

One Big Transplant Family.

Hey Guys,
So here I am showing my face on my blog again,
and once again a month since I've last posted anything..
Terrible I know and I've really missed blogging but now i'm settling in a new flat I get internet back in the week...
So that means.. FREQUENT POSTS!

Aside from that this is just a little post really about the transplant community.
I love twitter,and I think it is one of the best networking sites there is at the minute.
I'm not one of these people that have thousands of followers, I have a comfortable 137 followers and today I want to talk about the few of them who are what I call the transplant family.

After I fall sick I created twitter and I was amazed by the amount of people you find if you hash tag '#transplant'.
So as time past,and I created this blog I started chatting to people who like me had transplants and not just liver transplants,but lung transplants,kidney transplants all sorts!
And in between the few recipient followers I have I also have gained quite a few Pre-Transplant friends,who want to ask about what actually happens,medication etc.
And then there's people who aren't even a transplant recipient but are donors and just like supporting those who have transplants and support organ donation!

Now,I wanted to blog about this just as a little thank you really.
As there hasnt been one person (well maybe one..) who has followed me on the basis of transplant who hasn't been friendly.
Wether it be because we have things in common but it is so so nice to see such a big community of people coming together from all over the globe chatting together and supporting each other.

Sometimes as a transplant patient,especially a multiple organ recipient,I feel that people sometimes forget that I'm still Kate and I have interest's aside from talking about hospital procedures and such,and that goes for any one suffering with a condition/illness.
And before I get people saying "well you write a blog about transplant how does that work?"
Well again my blog is a platform for transplant patients to come together and get advice and know how there feeling is most likely normal.
It's surreal to have people with something so amazing in common,but also no one of us are the same,and I find it so fascinating reading about peoples journeys and there lives.

Of course I have some great friends who supported me through the transplant process,
But this post is for all those new friends I've met along the way, for those who have all supported each other regardless if they've had a transplant,waiting for one or are just a donor.
Sadly I've lost a few dear friend's in the process,but we still supported each other through that.

So,To all my Transplant Family and Our Guardian Angels - Our Donors <3