Friday, 30 November 2012

Gifting Survival Guide | The Fashionista

Please forgive my use of the word 'fashionista.' I can't stand that work and was using it as a place filler and, well, here we are. Anyway, this one is for those friends you just can't pull away from fashion blogs and Sephora! 
7) Forever 21 sweater, $22.80.

Stay pretty, folks! x

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Holiday Candles

Just a couple of candles I have been burning now that the Christmas season has begun :)
  • Sainbury's Christmas Tree candle: cannot find online! But it smells just like a Christmas tree, promise!
  • Bath and Body Works' Tis The Season: "Fill your home with iconic fragrances of the season as golden apples, deep green pine and a touch of ground cinnamon blend to create a timeless and heartwarming scent."
  • Bath and Body Works' Twisted Peppermint: "Merry Mint-mas! Candy canes go wild with bright and merry notes of vanilla and sugary musk in this cheer-filled holiday fave."
They all smell fantastic and have been getting me through these last few weeks of uni madness. Cannot wait to be done for the year so that I can really get into the spirit! 

What have YOU been burning so far this season? x

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Gifting Survival Guide | The Anglophile

Welcome to part two of my Gifting Survival Guide! I know that back in the States, I have loads of anglophile friends who love all things British. If you do as well, here are some ideas for you! 

3) Big Ben ornament, £3.99.
4) London travel journal, £11.50.

Cheerio! ;) x

Monday, 26 November 2012

Autumn Beauty Haul!

I posted a autumn fashion haul today and so I thought I'd show the beauty products I have picked up over the past couple of months!

Products shown:
What products have you picked up in the past couple of months? Have a great week, another gift guide will be up tomorrow :) x

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Gifting Survival Guide | The Best Friend

Many of you may know that I am a massive fan of Christmas. The music, the family events, the food, the cheer and yes, the gifts. Mostly the giving. There's nothing better than getting the perfect gift for someone and knowing they'll love it. After years of watching and reading gift guides made by other YouTubers (some of my favourites being Fleur's and Meg's), I decided it be fun to do some of my own. Admittedly, these would make better videos, but I cannot afford to buy all of these things to show in videos, so blog posts will have to do! I tried to do a range of prices, as well as a mix of UK/US sites, but I think 90% of this stuff can be bought in both countries! 

4) All's Well earrings by Erica Weiner, $65-80. 
6) Octopus ring holder, $16.50.
7) Donna Wilson Sausage dog scarf, (on sale right now) £31.50.

Hope this helps! x

Monday, 19 November 2012

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Video | Autumn OotD & a London Event!

Just a quick post to let you know I've made a new video. It's an autumnal outfit of the day and also some information on a cool event happening this Saturday from 3-6pm called The Beauty and the Brains. There will be a panel full of YouTubers, manicures, makeovers, cupcakes, drinks, the works! Very exciting. If you're interested, you can get a ticket here and I'll see you there! :) x

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Top Tips | UNiDAYS

I made a video on my non-beauty channel, owlssayhooot, about studying abroad in the UK, particularly London. (For those who don't know, I studied abroad last year and then eventually decided to transfer to stay over here for my final two years of university.) Something I didn't really talk about was UNiDAYS. It basically compiles the list of stores with student discounts into one website. In addition, you can use referral links, such as mine right here, to share with your friends and get credit. I really love sites that have referral systems, because I'm always sharing new sites with my friends and the ability to get money from it makes it all the better. And you can do the same, so yay! Anyway, just wanted to do a quick post about that because I realised just after I filmed the video that I should have mentioned this. Hopefully you get use out of it! x

Monday, 12 November 2012

From the Closet | Hyde Park in Autumn

An outfit from a couple of weeks ago when my mom was still in town. Taken in Hyde Park. You can hype it on Lookbook right here if you'd like :) x
YouTube / Twitter / Tumblr / Bloglovin' / Lookbook

Saturday, 10 November 2012

New Picks | Small Feelunique Haul

These are from a month or so ago, but I figured that I would post them anyway! I made an order with feelunique, primarily for the shampoo but then decided to add a couple of products I'd been coveting. 
The first thing is Joico's K-PAK Chelating Shampoo. My new flat must just have the hardest water because I spent the first month here fighting with my nasty hair. It was pretty bad, guys. I tried so many different products, no products, using them in different intervals, it was ridiculous. Eventually, I sucked it up and purchased this. I've been using it only about once a week, but it's definitely been working. This coupled with Lush's 'New' shampoo bar and I got my old hair back. Finally.
I decided that I "needed" a thick hand creme to wear to bed because I have super dry hands and apparently never enough hand cremes to combat it. Thus, the Burt's Bee's Beeswax and Banana Hand Creme. I have been eyeing it for ages, but it is never below £10 on the high street, so I decided to buy it online and get it for £1.50 cheaper. I love this stuff, but it has a very strong banana smell, so be wary of that if you lack an affinity for all things that smell of baked goods.
At of course, my new favourite, Jack Black's Intense Therapy Lip Balm. It feels wonderful, not too thick and not too thin. My love for mint lip balm really knows no bounds, you guys. Mint lip balm and sweet smelling hand creams/lotions are my kryptonite. 

I'll have another beauty haul in the next week or so of more recent products. Let me know if you've tried any of these and what your thoughts are! x

Friday, 9 November 2012

October Favourites 2012

Sorry for the delay in my October Favourites, but here they are! At last! Hope you enjoy :) x

Things mentioned:
- Butter London in Wallis.
- Jack Black intense lip therapy.
- Topshop lipstick in Wicked.
- Topshop Leigh jeans.
- Zara coat is no longer online, sorry!
- Primark.
- Butterfingers.
- Graze box, use the code 'MD4HWMH' to get your first box free!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Welcome to Kayley's Closet

Why hello there! If you're reading this, it is likely because you watch my videos over at kayleyscloset or possibly followed that tumblr. I decided that Blogger was just a better platform for beauty and fashion related blogging for a few reasons. Posts are easily lost on tumblr, it's not the best place to post text, and so on. So here we are! I will continue to use that blog to post my videos so that anyone who prefers to check tumblr than YouTube sees them, but all other posts will now be here. Just thought that I would put up a quick welcome post and say that I really hope that I can get into a blogging flow, as I cannot say I've ever been great at sticking to it! I have a few things in the works, including a recent beauty haul, gift guides, et cetera that I hope to post soon, so I will see you then! x