Tuesday, 27 November 2012


I'm sure most of you will know about the website etsy but if you don't, it's a site where people sell their handmade items and where you can also pick up supplies for your very own craft projects.

This had got to be one of my favourite sites EVER! The amount of talent on there is insane, also with the items being handmade they are all very original so they make great gifts for family and friends (and yourself, of course)!

I thought I'd share a few stores I found on there recently which have some pretty awesome things for sale and hopefully give you a few ideas for some Christmas gifts.

This store has some amazing cases for both iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5. I love customizing my phone so these cases are great for adding your own personality, there's also plenty of designs to choose from so there's sure to be one to suit everybody. These are a few of my favourites:

That last one is especially great for all those fellow Doctor Who fans out there ;)

I LOVE 50's inspired dresses. The big skirts, the amazing styles, the patterns. Everything about them is amazing, yet I still don't own one! I have a few weddings to go to next year so I'm thinking of getting one to wear to those.

Have you bought anything from Etsy before? Got any favourite items or stores on there? Let me know in the comments :)

Monday, 26 November 2012

Christmas Wishlist

Beautysets - My Christmas Wishlist

Here's my Christmas wishlist! Let me know what you think about my choice of products and also if you've got a few similar items on your own wishlists! I know the Kindle has certainly been a popular product again this year so I have a feeling that one might pop up a few times.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Glitter Nail Polish Wishlist

Beautysets - Glitter Nail Polish Wishlist

Everyone likes a bit of sparkle at Christmas and these three nail polishes from Barry M are high on my to-purchase list right now! At £2.99 per polish they're inexpensive and also great for stocking fillers too! These pictures really don't do them justice so it's worth checking them out in store to see just how pretty they are. 

What's on your wishlist at the moment?

Thursday, 15 November 2012

A Little Bit Lost

 “Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
one of my favourite Harry Potter quotes

This video was uploaded this evening by the lovely Carrie Fletcher (who you should all subscribe to, link is under the video) and it couldn't have come at a better time.

I've recently been finding it hard to remember what I want to do or where I want my life to go. I often feel like I have no direction or purpose and it scares me. A lot. At 23, I think that most people will have some idea of how they want to spend their life, whether it's what career they want to work in or where they want to live but sometimes it's just not that easy. When I look back on what I thought about when I went to college, I pictured myself in a full time job, living somewhere other than home and maybe even be in a relationship. So as none of this has happened yet, it makes me wonder whether I went wrong somewhere. If I'd put in a bit more effort here or saved more money there, would this have happened by now? Probably, but you can't turn back time or change what's already happened so I have to learn from those mistakes. I just want to start feeling like me again.

Has anyone else ever felt like this?  What helped you? How did you figure out what you wanted to do or where you wanted to go? What made you feel like YOU again? Leave me a comment or if you'd prefer to email, my address is purplekaytee@googlemail.com

Katie x

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Has it really been that long?

image from weheartit

So the last time I posted anything on here was August. It's now November. Where did those last three months go?!

Anyway, just wanted to stop by and say I will be back soon. Life has certainly had it's ups and downs lately and I've just not had the motivation to blog. I'd rather take my time and post something which I have thought about rather than just rush something out just for the sake of keeping it active and consistent. 

A little about what I've been up to: I finally got a job, working as a Christmas temp at LUSH. It's so different from the retail jobs I've had before, sometimes a little too different but I'm slowly adjusting to it. I'd been unemployed for seven months prior to getting this job and it was starting to affect me a little bit. Having little to no money meant that I couldn't go out as much, so I spent a lot of time at home. Me being the huge over thinker that I am meant this wasn't as fun as it sounds. I started thinking about everything and over time this caused me to be withdrawn and quiet. I snapped at people a lot if they tried to talk to me and I found myself crying a lot for no reason. 

This all sounds a bit silly now I'm writing it down and it's hard to explain exactly how I felt but I know that I wasn't myself. Having a job now and being able to spend the day talking to people is starting to help, although everyone who works there is very confident and I've never had the highest amount of confidence so I sometimes find myself thinking about how I'll never be as good as them or people won't like me as much. This is something that needs to stop, I know this and I hope I can do it soon and enjoy work and just be me.

Enough about me, hope you're all well and like I said at the beginning normal blogging will resume soon! Thanks for taking the time to read this and to check out my blog, if you have any questions or just want to chat, please feel free to leave a comment or send me an email.

Katie :)