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Thursday, 27 August 2015


Hello all! 

I got nominated last week for the Liebster award tag, so guess what today's post is about?? It's a great award as it's all about discovering new blogs- it allows readers to find out more about the person behind the blog, as well as possibly opening the blog up to a new or different audience. I was very happy to be nominated- a big thank you to Christine for this- she has a wonderful blog called 'Wandering Through Life' which you need to go and check out.


Friday, 21 August 2015


Hello lovelies! 

Today I'm back to the makeup posts, and reviewing this amazing triple baked highlighter from 'I heart makeup' which is a sub brand of Makeup Revolution. My favourite powder highlighter (Lighscapade by Mac) is about to run out so I was delighted when I stumbled across this one. I've been using Lightscapade for about 3 years now, and am probably most loyal to it because there weren't that many others about when I started using it. Fast forward 3 years and strobing is everywhere, which means that powder highlighters have been catapulted into our lives. Yep, now practically every brand from budget through to high end offers a compact filled with glowing loveliness!

Now I know you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover and all that, but have you seen the packaging?? How cute is the little heart shaped box? One of the things I love about Makeup Revolution is that the majority of their products come in outer boxes which makes them feel so much more premium- I can't think of any other high street brands that do this. Also, strangely enough there is something about the box being cardboard as opposed to plastic that makes it seem more desireable. 


Tuesday, 18 August 2015



So today's post is a lifestyle one, which is a bit different to my usual beauty ramblings. As it's a bit different, I'd love to hear your feedback- would you like to see more of this type of thing on My So Kohl'd Life or should I stick to the beauty posts?

So back to my post...There are so many amazing restaurants in an around London, and my friends and I like to try and visit somewhere new every couple of months. Last Friday it was the turn of the amazing STK, with is situated in the ME hotel on the Strand. I've been desperate to go for a while and steak has to be my all time favourite dinner, so to say I was excited is an understatement! I practically starved myself all day on Friday to make room for my dinner, I definitely did not want to be leaving ANY food on my plate!

Our table was booked for 8pm (we were a little late, standard behaviour for us girls!) and upon arrival we were promptly shown to our table which was a very plush booth to the back of restaurant. The decor is lovely, very modern, with drop lights and delicate chains hanging from the ceiling and purple hued light bars surrounding the dining areas. The music was amazing- Friday night was 90’s night, apparently, as we were treated to songs by the likes of Seal and No Doubt. It was quite an unusual choice, I thought, but seemed to add a bit of an eclectic feel to the whole experience!

Wednesday, 12 August 2015


I hadn't really ever payed attention to MUA cosmetics until recently when they launched their 'MUA Luxe' collection. The 'luxe' wording had me hooked straight away- after all it does mean expensive and high quality! I know that MUA are known for their affordable prices, so was sure that this collection would perhaps be slightly more expensive, but would in no way break the bank. 

Being the blusher fanatic that I am (I won't leave the house unless my cheeks have rosy glow!) I was instantly drawn in by their gorgeous 'Whipped Velvet' blushers. I mean the name itself sells the product for it, right?? I usually go for a powder blush (Dainty by Mac being my all time fave) but I thought I would mix up my makeup routine a bit and give this a go.

Monday, 10 August 2015

The Versatile Blogger Award

Hello everyone!

So a bit of a different post for me today. I've been tagged to do the Versatile Blogger Award by Charline has a blog- thank you for tagging me! I've never done one of these before so I hope you all enjoy learning a bit more about me (I apologies in advance if my facts are boring!) Please also check our Charline's blog as it's fab.


Friday, 7 August 2015


Since ‘Collection 2000’ re branded themselves to ‘Collection’ back in 2012, they have consistently surprised me with their variety and quality of product, as well as their super affordable prices. Before this, they seemed to be a brand that was loved by pre-teens (myself included, circa 1998) and wasn’t really acknowledged by anyone over the age of 15 as a ‘proper makeup brand.’
In recent years, Collection have done collaborations with the likes of Little Mix (yep, you can now get your very own ‘Perrie’ glitter eyeliner) as well as matching other high street brands in terms of product offering (who would have thought you could get a contour kit for under a fiver?) Add to this the fact that they have re branded themselves with slick new packaging, and this is now very much a ‘grown up brand.’


Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Cleaning Makeup Brushes | How and when?

Gone are the days that makeup brushes are solely used by the professionals. With so many great brands offering affordable brushes it is almost inexcusable to still be applying makeup with your fingertips. Now don’t get me wrong, our fingers are also a great makeup tool, but do we really need an excuse to add to our makeup bag ladies?? So now you've got the brushes, the question is what is the best way to clean them and how often should you do it?
For me, cleaning brushes can be a chore sometimes, but it is something I have got into a fairly good routine with over the years. My largest brush collection is the one in my professional kit, which I wash after every use, but I’ll admit I can be a bit lazy when it comes to washing my personal brushes. There are lots of brush cleaner sprays out there that are great for a quick fix, but to really eliminate bacteria and keep you brushes in tip top condition you can’t beat a good deep clean.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Rimmel Kate Moss Nude Collection Lipsticks | Review and Swatches

I have always been a huge fan of the Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks (they were my go to staples before I discovered Mac), so imagine my excitement when I heard they were launching a collection of 5 nude shades. Nude is traditionally quite a difficult colour to wear, especially if you are fair skinned like me, but Rimmel claim that ‘there is a nude shade for every girl'. With the 90’s fashion officially everywhere at the moment and the nude lip being oh so on trend, have Rimmel gone and done the impossible by offering a lipstick for every one of us?
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