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    Katerina Jane

    I can't seemingly sum up my profession in a mere word or two. I write, photograph, style, paint and explore, I just yearn to create. That is what I do, I create, whether it's through words, image or film, this site is a documentation of just that. You'll find editorial pieces, short stories, vintage finds and secret getaways all here, not just of fashion but of literature, art and history too. Don't be a stranger & I hope you enjoy my content. With love, Kat

    *this post contains gifted items


    The summer setting has crept in slowly but promisingly. The warm afternoon sunshine that lights up my bedroom in the early evening had reignited my adoration of skincare routines and that down time for a little bit of self care. You see ladies, sometimes there's nothing better than throwing your hair up, ignoring it's dirt, keeping your face bare and untouched from products for a couple of days, quite often it's needed and for a long while that's been the longest skincare commitment I've ever made. I admit to liking the luxury of a product just as I'm grateful for a bargain, I'd rather have less, less clutter, less to overwhelm my skin with, I would hope this outlook would save me money in the long term as a consumer also. It's easy to fall victim to attractive branding and trending aesthetics, but one brand I believe is the whole package, is Beigic. There a brand on the rise and fast, it's understandable and admirable as to why. I've found myself picking my beloved Regenerating Oil over other amazing products I have, which speaks for itself. I look forward to massaging it into my face in the evening, despite the oily hands and the fact I have to pull my hair back. You always know somethings worth it when you can see and feel the effects and feel joy using the product itself. I'm looking forward to trying more from Beigic this summer, winding down in the coolness of the evenings. 

    What product have you been reaching for the most lately? 


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    . Thursday, 6 June 2019 .

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    THE THINGS THAT ARE IN MY WARDROBE AND ALSO ON MY WISHLIST

    . Wednesday, 24 April 2019 .


    Simple yet spontaneous. A whole post dedicated to one piece of very affordable earrings, not a collection just the one. In the world of bloggers and influencers, however humble you may be, in yourself and your approach, it's easy to feel pressure to post to due scheduling, to have an abundance of detail and a 10 page worthy magazine spread to publish online. I remember in the start of blogging, in all it's glory, not to diminish what it's become, but the simplicity of posts that scattered the web, that were intimate and relaxed, perhaps more random but personal and honest. 

    So here's me sharing a ridiculously affordable, prized possession right now. They make me feel a little French, a little more put together, in fact happy however a mess my hair is or bland my outfit is, it perks it up, these little golden hoops. They're a huge trend, I've voiced my disliked for mainstream trends a lot, but there are the good few I adore, such as the thick, humble hoops, such as these. Easy to wear, cheap (albeit they're not real gold or silver, a struggle for those of us who can easily get irritant reactions from metal, still an affordable option for those who can) and I can't get over the perfect size of them. For this perfect pair of earrings click the product affiliate link below to bag them for only £6!



    . Tuesday, 9 April 2019 .

    *I do not own any of these images, they can all be found credited here on Tumblr and Pinterest


    I've never been one for posting my mood boards, I assume to just leave my Pinterest and Tumblr, my two prime sources of inspiration, as social links on my blog; however I always find myself coming across others and seeing it as an even more simplified version of the abundance of art and inspiration out there, that makes for surprisingly good content. Like most of us creatives, we find ourselves in a rut, quite frequently, with endless cups of caffeine making it's way into our blood, we let the hours go by with doubt and stress. You can't force great ideas and inspiration from no where and sometimes something, but what you can do is indulge in finding some great pieces out there you simply like, then perhaps the dominos will fall and you're then smack bang in the middle of wondrous ideas and a new lease of creativity. 

    WARMTH


    My style in photography has changed a lot since the days I first picked up my camera many (many) years ago, I'm thankful for all the experimentation and the support of others from the early days of perhaps pretty crap focus and editing. My best shots, more recently, that I've felt my most fulfilled taking, is in the striking afternoon sunlight, forcing glorious shadowing and gleaming shines. The warm tones that the light oozes, is nostalgic to many years of slow summer days. For me warmth is a mood all year round. 

    OFF-WHITE


    Bright white, scared me. It did, it was too clean, too definite, for the lack of better description. Off-white is a match made in heaven, it's laid back demure, but classic elegance, it fits all styles, from smart to bohemian. I believe you can bulk it up with one or two similar colours, whites, beiges etc, with a variation of shapes, silhouettes and textures, and nothing feels the same, it always is different and creative. 

    My creative inspiration heavily falls onto my mood, my ideal mood, a mood. It's about a feeling, a lifestyle more than anything. That's where my creativity brews and aches. To me, the photos selected above, they're calming, a comfort but an edge too. 

    Let me know if this is a series of blog posts you'd like to see continue, it'll always be set out slightly different, they'll be another soon, perhaps more art or architecture based. Any way loves, bye for now.  



    . Monday, 8 April 2019 .




    Introducing Beigic, a brand that sure looks utterly pleasing and wholesomely inviting, but also doesn't disappoint with the products themselves and feels completely luxurious, as if you have the spa treatment right there in the comfort of your own home. Inspired by the colour beige and influenced by the warmth of everyday sunlight, it's a brand dedicated to being clean and honest, from they're plant based, fair trade ingredients - to the transparency behind their moral of avoiding the use of parabens, drying alcohols, dyes, silicones and synthetic fragrances. This is everything and more I admire and look for when looking to invest in a new brand.

    For the last year I've not had very problematic skin, however with the harsh change in seasons all around, my skin can become dull - it lacks it's spark and as I don't wear foundation, there's nothing in an instant to liven up my complexion. When I wanted to change my skincare/beauty regimen around, I knew it had to come from within and also my approach to what I use and why. It had to be long term.

    Throwing away my use for foundation, didn't mean an instant acceptance of natural skin, it didn't mean the blemishes and uneven complexion would settle right away, it had to breathe first - but mainly I had to look in the mirror and actually accept my face. Bare, untouched, me. It got easy, so did my mornings, so did any time I had to rush out, so therein I had to sort an organic approach to my skincare routine, this to me, meant oils oils oils, not going too overboard, but I've always adored the luxurious application of such products, it turns the evening into a light massage session and in the mornings you feel dewy and full of glow. My heart jumped finding the Beigic Regenerating Oil, the brand empathised all I was after, my skin was reaching for it. It was an instant yes, reading into the contents and benefits of the oil; it hydrates the skin, whilst leaving a nourishing glow, tightens and brightens the overall skin tone. Completely fair-trade, the green coffee beans, the key ingredient of the product, it's antioxidants and vitamin-E properties aid in the repair of sun damage - whilst the amino acids help with the elasticity and tightening of pores. It's a dream boat of ingredients such as Argan, Rosehip, Jojoba and Almond oils, all of which I've had individually, so it's an ease to have all in one place. You can learn more about the brand and the products (and others) on the site here.

    So, how's my skin over a week later? It's full of life. I'm not ignorant to the fact that change doesn't necessarily happen overnight, but the pure scent and touch of the Beigic's very own Regenerating Oil, was sublime. It felt like a treat, a need, a must - when applying, I had no doubt this would be effortless to want to apply each morning and evening and it was. My skin doesn't feel dull in the slightest and it's had reason to! From hangovers, to feeling unwell. My complexion is lighter, despite the grey days, it feels hydrated and moisturised, which I've struggled for months to get my skin back to. From the whole aesthetic of the brand, to the fair-trade, cruelty free morals, ethics and all the products themselves, it's definitely the brand to watch and invest in right away.

    Thank you to the lovely people at Beigic for gifting me with this dream product. To get your hands on the Regenerating Oil, click here.





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