Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Inspiring blog award

Hey hey hey lovelies!

So upon checking my twitter this morning, I saw that the beautiful @bigdreams1993, or you may know her as Jenny from SmallGirlBigDreams1993, nominated me for the "Inspiring Blog Award". Now looking at the name of this award, I was so surprised to have been nominated for it... why? Well because I don't consider myself as an inspiring person, let alone my crazy blog! I'm just full of craziness with a sprinkle of stupidity. But it really means a lot to be nominated for such an amazing award, so thank you Jenny!

The rules for this particular award are:

  1. Thank and link the person who nominated you
  2. List the rules and display the award
  3. Share 7 things/facts about yourself
  4. Nominate 7 blogs who inspire you
  5. Let them know you have nominated them
Seven Facts about myself:
  1. Well, as I said in my description, I can never make up my mind about ANYTHING! One minute I think, the next, it all changes! - it's so bad -
  2. I am horrible at explaining things
  3. I am super short for my age.
  4. I am 19 but people often confuse me for a 13 year old :/
  5. I am shy at first but when you get to know me, you'll see just how crazy I am :p
  6. I just started a YouTube channel this year, you can check it out HERE
  7. I'm a chocoholic... first step is to admit it.. right?
Nominate Seven Blogs:
  1. Leah of Just me, Leah. 
  2. Rosemary of Rosemary of elephants
  3. Qing of Qing Pineda Fashion Blog
  4. Kim of A very sweet blog
  5. Lynsey (ChapLyns) of ElseyWorld  
  6. There are actually a lot of other bloggers who do inspire me but right now I can't seem to think of them all so I will leave you with these five!
Thank you to Jenny again for nominating me! I have this massive smile that I can't seem to erase because of you!
You guys should definitely go check out her blog HERE
Send her some love by following, commenting and letting her know that I sent you!
She's a lovely and sweet girl who I'm sure you'll all love!!

That's all from me today chickens!
Til next time!
Lots of love, Karine xx

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Happy 7th birthday to my best friend

Hey hey hey Lovelies

So It's been a while! I know, I know... I'm such a bad blogger but these past few days have literally been crazy! Done so much in such little time and now I've started to get hooked on The Simpson's Tapped Out game which has been taking all my sleep time!

I'm so grateful however to all you loyal readers - feel like half my posts have an appreciation message in them - well yeah

I thought I'd kick off this week's post with a little birthday message going out to my best friend Tabie - yes my dog - She's 7! How cute! She is a pain in the butt but I love her to pieces. If anything, this little cutie has taught me the importance of friendship. I know it sounds super corny but she has been by my side for 7 years and no matter how many times I got upset at her, she still comes back to me - now that I think about it, it's probably because I'm the one who feeds her... so she was just hungry.

Nah but all seriousness though, she's amazing and I don't know what I would do without her. She's the first one I see every morning, the first one to welcome me home everyday after work, the only one who gets excited to see me any time during the day really.

She was my first ever friend in Australia. Yes, I got her a few months after moving, she was only a little awkward pup when I got her. She used to try to fight the carpet and ended up getting a few of her teeth stuck. Never in my life have I ever come across such a dopey dog! But her awkwardness and craziness was just too adorable!

Happy 7th Birthday to my best friend. I wish you all the happiness in the world!
Now to all you who may wonder.... what kind of cake did you make her?

I actually got mum to make her a simple plain cake with raisins because she loves them!
I decorated the cake with icing - no she didn't eat that
And I placed dog biscuits around the cake which she found quite hard to resist while we sand Happy Birthday and took pictures!

Anyway enough rambling for today!
I have a few thing planned for this week and I'm looking forward to sharing more posts with you all!
Remember to be kind to one another!

Lots of love, Karine xx

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Facebook page update!

Hey hey hey lovelies!

So for the past few days, I've taken a little break from blogging just because I'm doing a few editing things for my blog!
I've also created a Facebook page which I'm just starting to learn how to use and I want to add a link somewhere onto my blog as well very soon!

This is taking a bit longer than I expected because of the fact that I now work two jobs. So I've had to work around that instead of getting a lot of spare time like I used to!

I will come back to my normal routine very very soon so bare with my random short posts here and there for now!

Be sure to head on over and give my page a big thumbs up (like)
You can find it by clicking on HERE

I'm starting to really get into it all so I thank you so much for all the support and kind words!

If you do comment on my posts, please leave a link to your blog so that I can check it out and return the favour!

Lots of love, Karine xx

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

What Disney Shows Taught me!

Hey lovelies!

I have a new video up!
Do I have any Disney fans out here?
Check it out and let me know what you think :)

Let me know, has Disney taught you any important lessons in life?

Lots of love, Karine xx

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Never give up

Hey hey hey lovelies,

So today I thought I'd take a trip back down memory lane... why? I'm not so sure but it happens and I often find myself thinking back on things that happened in the past.
We all do it sometimes, right? It could be thinking of all those great moments you missed and wished you had again or remembering those that you wish never happened.

But sometimes you can't seem to escape those thoughts you fight so hard to forget. Those that stick by you no matter what and at random come back to make you feel down. This brings me to the thoughts of all the times I failed at something. Whether it was baking a cake, reaching a certain goal or maybe getting a certain score on a test at school! You can name them all, I can certainly think of a few things I've failed at in my 19 years of existence.

Even though I am quite young - 19 years isn't much for learning from experience- but there have been many, many times in my life where I have thought to myself that I should just give up. It isn't worth it and I will never be able to reach my goal. Even when I tried, I often failed. I felt worthless, it was one of the worst feelings ever. Working so hard to only find out that you didn't reach your goal.

It happens to all of us. I can guarantee you that you will fail at something at least once this year. It can be tiny or it can be something huge that impacts your life in a whole. But it happens.

Failure is part of learning. It does not mean that you lose or that you should give up. In the contrary, it is a lesson that you teach yourself through your own actions. If something does not work the first time, you should try again with a different approach.

Everything I say are my words, what I think and what I learnt from my own experiences. Think to yourself, what if I fail now but in the future I eventually make it, will it matter the amount of times I failed before?

No, should be the answer to that because it doesn't matter how many times things don't work out. It doesn't matter how many times you have to pick yourself back up, just as long as you do get up and decide to never give up.
The most important things in life is to have a goal and go for it. No matter how many times life knocks you down, you got to get back up and keep your head held high.

Guys, if you ever feel down or feel as though you just want to give up, think of this, you can do anything you put your mind to. As long you don't give up, you can achieve many great things.

I found this really inspirational video on YouTube that has changed my perspective on everything.

If this post can help at least one of you, it will be one of my biggest achievements ever!
I hope you are all having a great Easter wherever you are!
Be kind to one another
and remember chickens, NEVER GIVE UP!

Lots of Love, Karine xx

Friday, 18 April 2014

April favourites

Hey hey lovelies,

So it's been a while since I did a beauty related post - not including the beauty tag of course!
I thought I'd show you some of my April's beauty favourites that I've been loving this month!!

My Ultra3 nail polishes:
These are in the shade of earl grey and corsican rose. Both really lovely colours in time for autumn... no one ever celebrates autumn and their colours so I thought I will!

Biore deep cleansing pore strips
These are amazing and so simple to use! They clean out the pores so well!

Rimmel Match perfection foundation:
The one I have is in Ivory and it suits my skin so well! I've had this one for a while now and I have never looked back! 

Proactive oil free moisturiser:
By far the best oil free moisturiser cream I've seen. It is so great for dry or oily skin as I do have a combination of both. My skin feels so hydrated and it's very light! 

Garnier Fructis Miraculous oil:
This does wonders for my dry ends! This leave-in oil doesn't only smell super nice but also restores softness as well as boosts shine, leaving me with instant nourished and soft hair.

Okay so that's it for this months favourites!
Let me know if you like this kind of posts and I'll be sure to make one for every month!
Also have tried any of these products before? If not, will you be trying them?

Have a wonderful day chickens! <3
Lots of love, Karine xx

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

wow nice blog

So a few days ago, someone made a comment on my blog which made me stop and think about what exactly I was doing on here.
No, no, not like that, they weren't being mean but it just made me wonder what exactly the purpose of it was? like what are you even doing Karine?

With all hopes down and rejecting the title of a"blogger" until I knew whether this was something worth keeping, I decided to google a few things (yes google has the answer to EVERYTHING)

  1. Define: "Blog"
    A personal website or web page on which an individual records opinions, links to other sites, etc. on a regular basis.
  2. Define: "Blogger"
    A person who keeps and updates a blog
  3. What are the different types of blog?
    Personal, Business, schools, non-profit, Military, private, sports, how-to, tips and reviews etc
While looking through the answers to my question, I came accross this lovely blog which explained the different types of blogs out there: http://writetodone.com/the-7-types-of-blogger-which-one-are-you/

So then after a good half  hour on google looking at blogs and the different ones out there, I then understood that yes, my blog isn't the best but it doesn't have to be.
Yes it's mostly rants and my random thoughts but it is a "personal website" which means I can write whatever I feel like.. true? true.

Pretty much what I want you guys to get out of that is, yes there are businesses with blogs and such who write posts as long as essays using words I've never even heard in my life, but your blog is just as great.
You do not have to be a professional or even qualified to put your opinions out there.
To those who think that I'm not a real blogger just because I don't have as much traffic as perhaps a well known blogger, well you are wrong my friend.

There's a handful of lovely people who do take time out of their busy day to visit, read and comment and they are some of the most loveliest people I've ever came across!

So no, being a blogger isn't about how many followers you have, or how many people comment on your posts. It is about your love for it and the effort you put in by writing and posting in your very own little space.

I am so so thankful for every single one of my followers, It really means a lot to have you guys follow my craziness on this big random journey of mine!

You can also subscribe to my channel if you wish by clicking on HERE

Be kind to one another chickens!
Lots of love, Karine xx

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Beauty Tag

Waddup waddup my peeps,

No. stahp that Karine, you're supposed to be proper on here.


Anyway so today I am back with a tag... A BEAUTY TAG!
I'm sure you all know what a tag is but um for those of you who don't.. it is like playing "tiggy" or "it" in primary school where once you become the one to chase the others, you have to run around and tag other people making them "it" too. So a tag is the game bloggers play online...
I don't know... whatever

So basically, I was scrolling down my bloglovin' feed reading people's posts when I came across a post by Rosemary also known as Rosemary of Elephants who tagged me to do this as well! I thought it was so thoughtful and really lovely of her to do so! So thank you Rosemary!

So lets get started Ah!

  1. Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners and lip product or lose all of your palettes and eye shadows?
    Without a doubt goodbye palettes and eye shadows since I don't use much of either!
  2. Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?
    Uhhh let it grow, let it grow, can't hold it back anymore..
  3. If you had $500, would you spend it on clothes or make up?
  4. Would you rather only use one eye-shadow colour or one lip colour for the rest of your life?
    I don;t use eyeshadows so I would just pick something nude or very light that would go with everything!
  5. Bright nails or nude nails all year round?
    What is the point of nude nails... Might as well not wear any -.-
  6. Would you rather never be able to use lipgloss or paint your nails again?
    Uhh well comparing my huge nail polish collection to the three plain lip stick I own, I'll go with lipgloss...
  7. Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one?
    YES! I once ordered this magnificent one from Avon but then I haven't seen another since! Makes me sad because it's finished and I NEED ONE OMG :'(
  8. What's your ideal coverage foundation?
    The one that covers my face
  9. Favourite high-street/drugstore beauty brand?
    I don't know.. uh.. Biore? LOL
  10. Favourite high-end beauty brand?
    Hate me but I don't know the difference between high-end and high-street 
  11. Is there any makeup you can't leave the house without wearing?
    Everything? It actually takes so much effort to put on make up but I always like to cover up those nasty spots with a bit of foundation... not concealer idek
  12. What is your most cherished beauty product?
    My foundation!
  13. What skin type do you have?
    Ugh don't even get me started on my skin. One minute it's as dry as the Sahara desert then nek minit it's all "you don't need to buy oil, if you squeeze my skin, you'll get enough to deep fry your chips!!!"
  14. Do you always use the same skin routine or do you like switching it up?
    I've recently started using this Biore face wash which I used twice a day... does it work? Idk
  15. Top 5 beauty gurus?
    I don't really follow beauty gurus simply because I'm too lazy to actually do all the beauty care stuff they do but my favourites are probably Zoella and Louise!
  16. If you could only buy one make up brand forever, which would you buy?
    I don't even care about brands haha umm let's go with... avon? or elf?
  17. which brand has your favourite packaging?
    Rimmel London!
  18. which do you apply first, concealer or foundation?
    I'm a bit of a rebel who doesn't follow the rules so whatever I feel like really :p
  19. Name a make up crime you hate.
    I don't hate it because well I don't judge but it makes me extremely uncomfortable when I see super noticeable foundation lines along the jaw line... WHYY!!!
Blush or bronzer? Either
Lipgloss or lipstick? Ehh I like them together
Foundaion or concealer? Foundation
Brushes or sponges? My hands
OPI or Essie? meh brand doesn't define the product, it's what's on the inside that counts :')
Lotion or body butter? whichever one smells nicer! ;)

I decided that I would tag:
  Quinn - http://desgettier.com/
Aisha - http://enticedspice.blogspot.ca/
 Crissy - http://www.whimsicalfawn.com/
Nathalie - http://www.nathalie-kemna.nl/
Ambi-  http://www.ambifashion.com/
Jenny - http://smallgirlbigdreams1993.wordpress.com/
Julie - http://forvanityssake.com/

You guys should definitely check out Rosemary's blog! She is such a sweet lovely girl who is very talented at writing! You can do so HERE

Anyway so I hope you enjoyed getting to know more about me and the fact that I don't know much about make up. I call it painting as I see my face as a canvas ready to be... painted...on?
Yeah that works!

I hope you're having a lovely day wherever you are!
Be kind to one another
Love you chickens!

Lots of love, Karine xx

Friday, 11 April 2014

Super busy

Hey lovelies,

So I know that a few posts back, I said that I would do the blog challenge which required me to post everyday!

Believe me when I say that yes, I was planning on definitely doing so but because a recent unexpected situation sat upon my face, I have been super busy with lots of different things. I was in and out of the house and traveling by public transport to get to where I needed to be.
And don't even start me on Melbourne's grumpy rainy weather! It seems like it found joy in making me suffer as it would pour down heavily as soon as I stepped outside.

Nothing very exciting has happened this past week, just been super busy and tired. I now work a second job as well so that's why I'm sat in a library waiting for my next shift. Yay for free wifi :p

Anyway enough rambling! Everything should be back to normal next week. But if not.... oops
LOVE YOU my little chickens ♥
Be kind to one another

Lots of love, karine xx

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Actions speak louder than words

Hey lovelies!

So I know lately my posts have been all over the place, that's because I've been so busy with things that I just haven't had time to properly sit down and write something worth reading - yes the first step is to admit it

However, there are always a handful of people who comment because they can relate to my rambling and it really means a lot that you guys try to put up with my random and bizarre explanations for things.

I thought I'd look through my many hats and try to find my serious cap but unfortunately the only one I could find at this hour was my over thinking/wise-wannabe beret so I guess that'll have to do.

So by the title of this post, I am sure that you know what I'm about to talk, or should I say, rant about... hmm nahh i'll stick to talking to you guys!

I'm sure you all can relate to me when I say that on numerous occasions people have let me down through their actions when their words have promised it all -Woah getting dramatic here.
Basically, if you're struggling to comprehend what I am trying to say, I am talking about the fact that some people say one thing but do the complete opposite!

It is ridiculous the amount of times that has happened to me and to be honest with you, I guess it won't bother me as people's words don't mean anything to me anymore.
They have to prove themselves to me for me to even believe a single thing anyone says because it is so easy to make promises you don't mean just to keep someone on your side.

To say one thing yet to do another is the most common thing I've ever come across. It's a lie told to your face and it may not ring a bell in the crisis department but it definitely bruises a friendship. With enough bruises this ship's sinking faster than the Titanic.

I really should stop writing posts so late at night...
But anyway
What do you think? Do actions speak louder than words?
What are YOUR thoughts? let me know in the comment section below!
I probably should get some sleep!
Good night lovelies!
Be kind to one another!

Lots of of love, Karine xx

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Are you a hater?

Hey lovelies,

So I was scrolling down YouTube and well I came across this video that seemed to have been getting a lot of negative attention, so then I thought, why was that?

It is fair enough some people don't like the content of the video or maybe even the person who is in the video but I never understood what the point of sitting there and writing something negative is.
Like every other hate comment, it is rude and really hurtful.

Now don't get me wrong, you are allowed to have an opinion - don't jump at me please I am innocent - but the logical thing to do in this situation would be clicking that little red button on the top right corner with the letter "x" on it because believe it or not, that little button automatically closes the page so you don't have to watch this awful video that seems to have such big effect on you.

It's just horrible to read hate comments from people on someone else's channel! It doesn't even have to have anything to do with me for me to feel uncomfortable about it.

I don't and have never seen the point in wasting your own time to comment something negative in hope of making someone else feel bad. If any of you have done it before, please let me know why because I just don't seem to understand it.

Does it bring you joy?
Is it a hobby of yours?
Does it make you feel better about yourself?
Do you somehow think that sending harsh words to someone is acceptable?

Like I really just don't get it.
To me, "haters" are nothing but bullies. Yes cyber bullies - that's right, I said it -


So if you've ever thought of writing such comments, here's a few tips for you:

  1. Like I said before... click that "x" button, it's seriously the easiest thing to do EVER like seriously...
  2. Right before you even think of "oh yeah ooh let me just send them some hate" just stare at the wall and wonder why exactly are you even on this page? What brought you here? Reflection is good for your soul
  3. If it happens to be someone you are subscribed to or follow (or even on Facebook, that you are friends with) was it just that one thing that bothered you or was it their whole being in general? If it's just them then LET'S GET UN-FOLLOWING WOO
  4. Just leave them in peace for crying out loud AND GO FIND SOMETHING YOU DO LIKE UGH 

I am sure that all my readers have never done such things because they are all such lovely people and all have such big, kind hearts. Also I have never gotten hate mails or comments so I wanted to say a massive thank you to you all awesome people out there!

Yeah so basically this was a mini rant because I just can't deal with this anymore. It is 2014 People. Gay marriage is legal in so many countries! Flappy bird was invented! We don't only use the computer to go on paint and squiggle lines then colour them in! Times have changed, isn't it time your attitude did too?

Remember to be kind to one another guys!
Lots of love, Karine xx

A quote to sum up my life

Hey lovelies,

So I bet you clicked on this post thinking that I would probably be some really inspiring one with many big sophisticated words and maybe even some life advice but


wrong blog my friends...

So anyone who knows me, will know that I am a pretty sarcastic person who should never be taken seriously unless told that I 100% am. Yep, that's all I got.

I was searching the web for a quote to sum up my life, at first it was a way for me to see whether I was a real weirdo or perhaps someone could relate to my craziness at times but I soon found out that, as much as I can relate to these quotes, there just wasn't one that spoke to me.

Yeah I said SPOKE because that's what quotes do to your soul. It speaks to it and sometimes even whispers.

I then thought back to my high school days and realised that my favourite quote of all time had to be one that I made up myself

Friday, 4 April 2014

I need your help!

Hello lovelies!

Oh how time flies by! Do you now agree?
Anyway so this morning when checking my email, I came across one from the Best Australian Blog Competition announcing that their People's choice award round has been opened!!

So as you may or may not know, I have entered the Australian Blog Competition. My blog will be judged amongst thousands more from all across Australia by qualified judges. But there is also a round in which you can help me out and that is the people's choice award. So basically if you wish to support me in this competition, please click the link below or the badge on the left hand side of my blog (you might have to scroll down a bit as the blogs are set out alphabetically) and vote for Tropical Colours.


It only takes two minutes to vote and only requires your name and email address.
You can also join in the fun on twitter by using the hashtag #bestblogs14

Thank you so much for all your support, it means a lot to me!

Lots of Love, Karine xxx

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Ultimate blog challenge

Hey hey hey lovelies!

So this month I thought I'd do something a little bit different and so I searched Google for ideas and came across this "ultimate blog challenge" page which I thought it would be a good idea to take part in!

So basically the point is to post a blog post everyday of the month.
After posting each post, you can drive new traffic to your blog by tweeting, sharing in the Facebook and Google+ groups and even on Pinterest! They give you all of these options!

It is a great way to discover new blogs, drive traffic towards your own blog and meet other bloggers who may share the same interests as you!

I think that it is a great little challenge because they encourage you to blog about whatever you like and give you daily suggestions in case you are stuck with ideas.

So how do you get involved?

You can head on over to their website: http://ultimateblogchallenge.com/
And register with your name and email address.

Once confirmed you will receive an email with a post suggestion and after writing your first post on the topic of your choice you can share that post using:

If you're interested in taking part in this challenge, you can visit the website by clicking HERE
I would recommend this for my readers because it is a great challenge and an opportunity to get your blog known.

If you do decide to take part, please let me know in the comment section below so I can come visit and leave you a nice little comment! :)

Lots of love, Karine xx

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Oral presentation due

Hello lovelies,

So my brother was telling me about this assignment he had to do which required him to do an oral presentation to his class about it and this reminded me of how I used to hate doing them in High School.

When I look back at all the times I had to make a presentation to the class, I literally cringe and I think to myself "wow, if only I had a choice on whether I felt comfortable enough to talk to the whole class".
There's just something about standing up in front of the whole class presenting the work that I have done that rings the panic alarm inside of me.

I never really understood the purpose of making a child stand in front of a class to present work then grade them based on how they present?

It just annoys me that it is required of us to stand in front of a whole bunch of people and get judged based on the way you present, the way you stand, how fast you speak and so on. It is bad enough that we have to share with everyone the work we have been doing but to then get judged on how you then present it?

Now don't get me wrong, yes there are classes such as Drama (or "theatre") or even music which requires you to showcase on stage, but what is the purpose of me standing up in front of my English or History class to present.

I know when I had to present, the nerves often got the better of me. As soon as the assignment was given, all I could think about was just how was I going to do this. I often thought that I would make a fool out of myself and it literally just ate up my confidence completely.
In some cases the teacher was so strict on having to present that they wouldn't let you present it separately.

Even after having done many many presentations, I still do not see the purpose of it. I am aware that some individuals have the confidence to be able to stand up and speak in front of a crowd of people but what about those who aren't? Shouldn't they get a choice?

I just find it really unfair how we get graded based on how well you speak.... is this really what education is for? To get a low score on the way you present is a slap across the face for many of us. What does that do to their confidence?

Well even though I am not in high school anymore, I still look back on my time and there are so many things that would've made high school life easier yet this is just how it works. You have to deal with such things in life.

So If you are ever feel uncomfortable having to present in front of a group of people, remember to have water before, take deep breaths and get it done as soon as you can because the more you wait, the more nervous you will be.

I hope that helped you guys in some way and hopefully some of you agree with me!
Please leave a comment down below letting me know your thoughts and opinions on the matter!
I would love to hear them!!
Remember to always be kind to everyone!

Lots of love, Karine xx