What Katie Did #14

What Katie Did #14

Hello Lovelies,

Have you all had a good week? I’ve been busy as usual, no rest for the wicked they say! I’ve taken on a couple of new clients this week so it means i’ll be busier for the short term but it’s all good isn’t it!

Friday saw myself and Kathryn of Miss Kathryns Miss takes being whisked over to be VIP guests of Jacamo at their store launch in Gateshead where we got to meet the ever so lovely Freddie Flintoff and Steve Harmison who are both top notch cricket players. As usual with these kind of events we had a great opportunity to view the store and meet the wonderful staff who work behind the scenes and of course the branch staff who were all so sweet. Of course it wouldn’t have been a trip to a shop without spending some pennies and this time the very lucky Mr Tramp for a bag full of new shirts. Mr Tramp probably isn’t in the Jacamo main demographic but he is long in the body so I am very pleased to be able to buy him M/L shirts in longer length!

Saturday then saw me zooming down the motorway to Middlesbrough with Daniella to visit the girls at the new Benefit counter in Debenhams and be their guest for the day. We had a grand old time with them all, it was a great concession stand and I hope they did well in trying to beat their world record of most waxes done in one day across the whole Benefit company. 

Not only did we go on a little car adventure to see Benefit, we were also lucky enough to have our brows tackled. My pathetic blonde eyebrows were waxed, tweezed and dyed to within an inch of their life and after having our make up re-done we left the store feeling like the best looking ladies in the Boro!

Nice quiet week ahead of me thankfully. Just as well as i’m smashing on with my C25K journey and it’s going well!

On with the pictures!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My new slinky small top, I can definitely see a dramatic loss now | My Benefit Brows | Miss Kathryn & I | I’m 5ft 9, shouldn’t look that short | Guide books ready for summer | Mr Tramps ” special place” | The goodies the Benefit ladies used
 
  

If you missed it this week, I reviewed a Taillissime Blazer, I changed the ways you can follow me, reviewed some lovely Hairtrade Hair Extensions as well as MUA’s fantastic new Lip Booms.

Have a lovely week ahead of you and I will catch you all next Sunday. 

 

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What Katie Did #13

What Katie Did #13

Hello Lovelies,

Are you all keeping well? Busy Busy week over here at Tramp Towers but fingers crossed next week will be nice and chilled to make up for it eh!

Wednesday saw me lose a whopping 7.5lb this week, Thursday saw Mr Tramp and I attend a press launch for a new bar and Friday saw us head off for the weekend to a country hotel for a little relaxy time.

In other news, Mr Tramp bought himself some new jeans today….6″ smaller than the ones he was wearing – Well Done to him!!

Here’s a few snaps of my week!


This weeks loss | Dinner & drinks with Mr Tramp | Brewdog Launch Event | 
Mr T enjoying his pint of Punk | Drawing me some eyebrows | Hotel drinks Tramp Style | Apparent weight loss | Wearing said baggy top | Butternut squash soup with curry foam – Amuse Bouche | 3 windows in the middle were our suite | Slam Dunking Da Funk | Not sure on this Starbucks name thing | Do I look slim yet? | New kitchen gadget love | My desk drawer emergency make up



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What Katie Did #12

What Katie Did #12

Hello Lovelies,

Have you all had a lovely day?

We have had a chilled week in Tramp Towers. Lots of new projects starting that haven’t picked up speed yet so we’ve enjoyed some quiet time – YAY!

Today, when most people are gorging on chocs, I took myself off for what I planned to be a run along the coast but as I have a randomly mysterious calf injury (don’t ask – I don’t know how I’ve done it!) I decided on a nice long walk. We did Whitburn to Sunderland Glass Centre and back (6 mile). Don’t tell anyone but we stopped for a coffee and a scone at half time. After I ran up all the steps at Sunderland Marina I think I deserve it… and on the upside, I avoided those lovely seaside chips I love so much! mmm chippies!

As for posts on the site this week, here’s a little round up : 

KMS Flat Out Spray – HERE
MUA & Love Hearts Lip Balm – HERE
What I’m Wearing – HERE 
Gok Wan inspired shoe find with Kurt Geiger – HERE 
Easter Wishes – HERE

Catch you all during the week!



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What Katie Did #11

What Katie Did #11

Hello my beautiful lovelies,

Have you all had a fantabulous week?

It’s been a mixed bag of emotions over in Tramp Towers but I’ve come out the other side unscathed and on a high note so that’s good right? Right!

So, without further ado, a picture then some waffle…. that’s how it goes!





Monday saw me killing time near a large Asda so I popped in feeling a bit sorry for myself and not only did I buy a salad (yawn!) I came away with some bargain summer pumps, a gorgeous summery maxi dress for slobbing round in.. I couldn’t resist this Barbara Hulanicki shirt. It’s a long line, dirt cheap AND she is the designer of my now infamous skull wallpaper! You can just about make out the side of the maxi dress too

It’s meant to be a shirt dress but I think its far too short. Asda £16 – Size 8 -22


After a bad week, but lots of hard work in the gym, I bet my gorgeous supporting #SWBB ladies that I’d show them my bare arse if I lost weight this week… I did… I smashed it and this was the outcome!


I recently picked up a handful of Revlon Lip Butters this week and as much as I am in love with them… they just don’t stand up to a kiss from a loved one. I feel all Courtney Love with my smeared lip line! Sexy, NOT! At least it’s a rarity that I post a face picture… it’s probably because i’m always staggering round looking like a Hole lead singer!




On Friday, my company has a dress down day, so no suits, just jeans and trainers (huzzah!) and I grabbed my gorgeous burgundy skinnies and favourite converse but alas they are now not so skinny and as the day went on they got more more uncomfortably sloppy, let alone more and more unflattering. I spose it’s a good thing… BUT…. it leads me on to my next picture too!




After moaning that I had trawled the net during the weekend and couldn’t find anything nice to buy I just happened to be passing a shop to look for a gift for my Mams birthday and I found myself laden with goodies to try on! It’s unusual for me to find that many things in 1 store I want to try on! Don’t tell my husband but I probably did buy almost everything I tried on. Shhh ok?



I wore this cute, cheap casual tshirt on Saturday for running some errands and it got SO SO many compliments. Not only is the colour super flattering for my skin tone, the kitsch pineapple print really matches my personal style yet the pastel shade, print and peter pan collar make it so on trend right now. This was yet another unusually out of character supermarket find for me, this time in Asda. I think it was around £9 but however much it was, it was such a bargain. Very flattering cut for me too so expect to see this a lot more!



And finally, to surprise my lovely Mr Tramp, I took him on a brewery tour of our very fabulous, local Durham Brewery. Home to some of the finest microbrewed ales in the North. Now I don’t drink but I found the tour immensely interesting and learnt a lot…. whilst Mr Tramp got to drink a few pints! I would wholeheartedly recommend if you are either in the area or in to real ales that you check the place out.

Right, I hope you have an awesome week in the run up to Easter and I shall catch up with you next weekend  or as the awesome Keith Lemon would say….

If I don’t see you through the week, I’ll see you through the window



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Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

Hello Lovelies,


As some of you may have spied on Twitter, I have been very excited of late as I am the current blogger of the month in Pure Beauty magazine.


Yes, I have followed in the footsteps of some lovely bloggers such as Sarah from I am Fabulicious  and Fee from Make up Savvy, and have appeared in print.


I am quite chuffed with it!


You can click the picture and it will take you off to the online issue of Pure Beauty. I’m on page 64.


I have been printed in various forms over the years on various topics as well as having work published in collective books. Writing is a passion of mine and blogging isn’t the end of my writing work.







I share a page with Newby Hands, how awesome is that?




The lovely people from Avéne have also kindly supplied a competition prize for me to give away to mark my magazine feature and that Pure Beauty’s favourite post was about Avéne. 





Keep your eyes peeled for the competition




Don’t forget you can follow me via Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin, GFC and Hello Cotton  – I hope you follow me and come say Hi!






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