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
My first tumblr account was not a happy place to be. I was 14 and impressionable, and the impression it left on me was dark and miserable. When I realised this, I deleted it, and to fill its gap I created a place dedicated to laughter and happiness. Today, my tumblr has an audience I … Continue reading How to be Happy
The first thing I'm going to say is extremely hypocritical given today's title, but hear me out: Do not call it a New Year's resolution. Your resolution is something you want to stick to all year, maybe even longer - maybe it's a whole new lifestyle change. Yet the words "New Year's resolution" imply that it's … Continue reading How to Stick to a New Year’s Resolution
I feel like Step 1 in "how to write a good blog post" would be "give it a catchy title", but listen, I said I'd do it I never said it would be good. After 4 years of posting and sharing memes on tumblr and calling it "blogging", I've decided to start actually blogging (don't worry, the … Continue reading Looks like blogging is a thing that I am doing now