Saturday, 31 December 2016

NYC Day 8 - Do we HAVE to go home?!

Unlike our holiday in 2015, this trip to New York hasn't flown by… in fact, if has felt like we've been here a life time. But who’s complaining? Not me.
Is it just me who hates waking up on the last day of a holiday? Especially when you haven’t already packed the night before… oops. 

We had a little sleep in with it being our final morning in the hotel… well, when in New York, eh! 

Saturday, 10 December 2016

NYC Day 7 - Ice Skating in New York, New York.

If you’re ever going to make a trip to New York… pack your comfiest trainers. That’s the best advice I can give you.

Talk about packing it all into one day. With just a full day and half of Tuesday left… we weren’t gonna miss anything out! 

This morning we visited ‘The High Line.’

Sunday, 4 December 2016

NYC Day 6 - Chilling in Central Park

We could not have picked a better day to visit Central Park… and it was completely by accident! 

November… and the sun is shining. Not just shining, it’s actually beaming down and the sky are blue with not a cloud in sight. Absolutely incredible. 

Friday, 25 November 2016

NYC Day 5 - Christmas Spectacular, a Cinema trip and Chocolate heaven!

It’s the big day. 
It’s UFC 205 which means it’s the night where I’m gonna be alone in New York City and I’m going to try not to have a panic attack in the hotel room. 
(SPOILER ALERT: It was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be…) 

The event didn’t start until 7pm which meant that we had the WHOLE day to do whatever we wanted in the big city. The first day of this trip that was OURS and it didn’t include standing in queues! 

I had done a lot of research on Tripadvisor prior to this holiday and I’d seen so many good things about the ‘Rockettes: Christmas Spectacular’ at Radio City and after seeing Santa and the dancing, singing NY shoppers, I was sold. My heart was set on Radio City.

So that’s where we headed… to Radio City. One of the most beautiful music halls i’ve ever set foot in.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

NYC Day 4 - Walking in a Winter Wonderland...

Today I had the shopping experience to top all shopping experiences. Today… I experienced Macy’s

I didn’t get time to shop here back in 2015 so I made it one of my to-do activities for this trip! Macy’s do Christmas. They do Christmas HARD.

Monday, 21 November 2016

NYC Day 3 - Food, Friends and aching Feet!

We WILL get up early. We WILL get dressed and go out for an early morning stroll… We WILL... let’s just snooze the alarm one more time! 

Today is the day of the UFC press conference which meant that we needed to cram as much as we could in the morning before heading back to MSG to get our tickets at lunch time. 

We actually went out for a nice, sit down breakfast! Not a quick starbucks or a quick NOTHING because we were to busy to eat!

Sunday, 20 November 2016

NYC Day 2 - Manhattan Madness

Waking up in New York City is one thing that every person should have on their bucket list. 

The one thing that Zach and I have loved doing on both of our trips to the big city is falling asleep with the curtains/blinds wide open. Waking up to the view of the bustling city. (We were 22 floors up so don’t worry about our privacy, nobody could see in!) 

I think this is when it really hit me that we’re here. We are back. Looking out of the window, down onto the street where the cabs were beeping for no apparent reason and the people in suits and dresses are dodging the tourists with their cameras.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Arriving in New York City - Election Day

How is it possible to feel like you’ve waited forever for something but at the same time it’s come around SO fast?! That’s how I feel about this trip to New York! 

If you’ve read my blog before you will know that I visited NYC for the first time in October 2015 for my 21st birthday. With it being my dream destination and the fact that I loved it SO much, we booked to visit again, November 2016. 13 months later and here it is… 

Saturday, 2 July 2016

The Dream Journal

The sunshine burnt through the blinds causing her to squint and rub at her eyes, her eyeliner left on from the night before staining her hands.
Dread filled her stomach as she stared at the man laying beside her… the man that was meant to be her other half. 
‘YOU ABSOLUTE IDIOT!’ she screamed, slamming her hands down on his bare chest as hard as she could. ‘HOW COULD YOU DO THAT TO ME?!?!?!’ Tears ran down her cheeks as he jumped out of bed. 
‘What are you talking about?’ he questioned.
‘DON’T PLAY DUMB WITH ME… YOU CHEATED ON ME!!’ she all but screamed. 
Uhh… babe. I think you’ve had a bad dream…

There have been way too many times that I’ve woken up in the morning (or the middle of the night) feeling like crying, shaking, sweating all because of a dream that MY OWN imagination conjured up!! 

Recently, i’ve been having a lot more vivid dreams than usual and it just so happened that I watched one of Zoella’s videos that features this book in it!

  This is the ‘Dream Journal.’ 

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

May Must Reads // The IT Girl

When you get dat' phone shadow in the photo. TOP PHOTOGRAPHER RIGHT HERE GUYS
I finally did it. I just bit the bullet and chose a random book from my bookcase and I READ IT!!! 

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Battle of the Naked's...

Naked Palettes.
 Probably the most well known name of palettes out there. 

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

5 Seconds of ... Soundcheck

I think I have finally recovered enough from my hangover to write this post. 
First things first, I am actually a lightweight. That was common knowledge anyway… but I feel like that needs to be said. 

Friday, 25 March 2016

Don't be so hard on yourself...

I feel like it's time for a bit of a rant. 

...Here I am again, making myself feel guilty for something that is only supposed to be a hobby. 

I don’t want to be a Debbie Downer but I have such an obsessive personality. I either dislike something or i LOVE it. I can’t just LIKE something. 

So I feel like this winds its way into things that I like to do in my spare time.

I wanted to start a Youtube channel so I did, and I love it, but I just don’t have time at the minute nor do I have the imagination I did when I first started so I haven’t posted in a while. Here we have it… I feel guilty. Even though I only have a small number of subscribers, I feel guilty, like I am a failure for not posting regular content.

I decided that blogging was what I wanted to do as my hobby. My love is writing. I want people to read what I write and I want them to love it. I want them to feel like they know me and they can speak to me as a friend just through reading what I write. 

So I took the plunge and I began blogging. And this is it… I know this is what I want to do. When I open up the Notepad on my computer and I start typing… it just flows. It may seem rambley and ranty but this is how I want it to be. 

But then again… I haven’t posted in 3 weeks. I have had a mind blank and I have had a busy few weeks. I am a failure… at least, that’s how it feels. 

I don’t want to feel like that. I want this to be something I love to do and not something that I feel like I HAVE to do.

I would hate it if the people that read my posts felt like they were boring or forced or even fake. I don’t want that at all.

I’m not sure if it’s just my personality or if this is a regular occurrence within the blogging community. I don’t know where I’m going with this, I guess I just want to know if I’m alone feeling this way? 

Here we have it, I’m putting it in writing. I love this blog and I will never force this blog. 

I hope this hasn’t been too rambly or too down for you to read, but if you did read to this far then 
Thank You 

Lots of love.

Sunday, 6 March 2016


Last Saturday I finally saw my favourite people live on stage.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016


Happy Wednesday!! 

Over the month of February… (Where did that even go?) I accumulated a few things that I really wanted to buy. ALAS, HERE I INVENTED #WishlistWednesdays. When I say invented… I thought ‘what day has a W in it so I can make it alliterate?’ So I ain’t copywriting it because there is no doubt in my mind that there are 1000 wishlist Wednesdays among the blogging community.

Anyway, if you’re like me and you love the idea of shopping and shiny new purchases… but you’re a tight arse and you can’t bare the thought of spending the lack of money you have… JOIN ME!!! 

Sunday, 14 February 2016


I left my heart in NYC. 
I know. That sounds so stupid but I honestly, truly did. 

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Everybody loves a Sale

The one and only reason I am writing this post is to spread clothes shopping joy to the girls and boys of the internet.

 It has been SO long since I’ve bought clothes for myself.

One reason is that I don’t really need anymore clothes (as much as I tell myself I do because I just wear the same three things all of the time) and another reason being that I had no money.

Now, I love being an online window-shopper as much as the next gal, but I didn’t expect to see such amazing savings when I opened up an ArkClothing tab. 

So, I didn’t know this but Arkclothing are closing down. This upsets me deeply as although some of the clothes (Motel) can be rather expensive… there are always some really good priced items on there.

Here are some of my favourite sale items!
Top Left - £5.90
Top Right - £3.50
Bottom Left - £5.60
Bottom Right - £10.50

…I just bought 8 new pieces of clothing from them. and I saved £154.79.

Yup. Not kidding.

I honestly don’t think I need to buy anything else for when Summer arrives?! (although who am I kidding? Of course I will.) 

There are so many items already in the sale, and much to my surprise, the 30% off code works ON TOP OF THAT!! I just bought multiple dresses for £3.50 each. 

Yeah, the stock is kinda low but that’s to be expected. I still managed to find so many items that were cheap and my size!! 

I’m now gonna be sat waiting for a few days for that delivery to arrive… I am a very happy bunny. 

Have you seen any bargains on the website?! Does anyone know why Ark are closing down? 

Lots of love.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

My Goals for February

It’s February already. The second month of the year. Wasn’t it Halloween like yesterday? I just can’t get my head around it…. (I also can’t get my head around the fact that it’s SO HARD to spell February.) 

Since January felt like one big blur of never leaving the house because I had no money… I’ve decided I’m going to set myself some goals for the month ahead. 

Be better with my money.
Okay, yeah. This is a big one. This is one I set myself for the whole year, never mind just this month. But I guess if I write it here, it kind of reiterates the fact that it’s something that I NEED TO DO!! 

Be better to myself. 
By this I mean stop eating so much crap and start doing some bloody walking! I have the worst diet in the world and I constantly feel terrible for it. Do yourself some good, Kirsty, eat a god damn salad. 

Drink more water.
(Links back to number 2.) I hate drinking water, i just hate it. It’s so bland and for some reason I always feel more thirsty after I drink it?! But I really need too because I’m constantly dehydrated. Sippy cup, here I come. 

As much as I love having a huge stash of these, I always forget to use them! I get into the bath, relax and think ‘Oh shit, I’ve left them in the other room.’ Repeat this a few times a week and here I am with 100 body butters that haven’t even been opened.

Wake up earlier!
I want to wake up earlier to spend time getting ready. I’m so bad for this, I would much rather have that extra 15 minutes in bed and look like crap for the whole day. (This only really applies on weekdays when I have to be up for work.) But I do want to just get my lazy bum out of bed and make more of an effort with how I look for the day! 

Read my books! 
I was SO good for this in December/January. I opened a Goodreads account and I kept track of all of the books I am reading/want to read and I finished a fair few in the last couple of months! So I want to keep this up as I love being in my own little world with characters that I love. 

Improve on my photography.
Finally. a blog related one! I want to get better at my photography. I have such an amazing camera but I don’t honestly know how to get the best benefits from it! I like to believe that I’m OK at taking photos. But who want’s to be just OK? I wanna be great! 

Well, it looks like February is set out to be the month of change! It started off with a huge haircut change and hopefully if I stick with the goals above, I’ll see lots more positive changes happen.

Do you have any goals this month? Did your January go as quick as mine did?! 

Lots of love,

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

January Favourites

January. That month that kinda just…happened. 
Gloomy, dark, cold and… poor. That’s how I’d describe it!
Not that I didn’t have some great days within the month but I'm so ready for light nights and bright mornings!

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Hair today, Gone tomorrow...

It has been done.
The deed has been done.

(Kind of a lie, the hairdresser chopped it off, but you know what I mean.) 

I went ahead with it. I am so super proud of myself because I could honestly have backed out at the last second. 

I feel like things like this are so easy to talk yourself out of... so I thought 'NO. DON'T BE SUCH A SCAREDY CAT AND JUST DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR ONCE!' 

And Voila... NEW HAIR. 
I haven't had my hair dyed, it is just the lighting. Also, sorry for how messy the new hair looks but it was SO WINDY!! 
May I present to you.. My Lob. (Sounds so much more dirty that it really is.) 

My hair feels healthier, fuller and just all round more WORKABLE! 

When my hair was long it was just so limp... no matter what I did with it, it just hung like a curtain around my face. 

I knew I'd made the right decision as soon as she started snipping away... I kind of wanted her to take it up even shorter... But I think I'll see how I deal with this length before making any more drastic decisions. 

Overall, I'm super happy with the haircut (which is a surprise because I normally hate going to the hairdressers) and I recommend anyone with long hair who is sick of it... to just DO IT! 

At the end of the day, it's hair, it'll grow back if you hate it. But I promise you won't! 

What do you think of the Lob? 

Lots of love,

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Goodbye Hair...

*pic from Lila Bowker pintrest

Tomorrow is a very important day. Tomorrow is a very nerve-wracking day. 
Tomorrow, I go to the hairdressers.
*shreaks of horror, gasps of disbelief and cries are heard in the distance* 


This girl is taking herself off to get a HAIRCUT. These knotty locks are GONE. 

I haven’t had my hair cut in months. The last time i went to get it cut, I decided to get my blonde dip-dye put back in. WHAT A MISTAKE.

My hair is in the worst condition it’s ever been in. I have knots EVERY single day. I don’t mean tiny ones, I mean ‘Hey Kirsty, I didn’t know you were growing dreadlocks?

I wake up in the morning and I can’t even be bothered trying to tame the beast on my head my hair so I put it up in one big knot of a ponytail.

..Can you tell that I’ve had enough of this? 

So I made a very grown up decision to get my hair cut. Tomorrow honestly can’t come quick enough. 

I have been searching the highs and lows of the internet trying to find a new hairstyle. (Why does that one girl with the curly prom hair always show up on Google Images for 2016 hairstyles?!?!) 

I think I’ve made my decision. Go short or go home.

I’m opting for the Lob. The Long Bob.

I know the majority of you will be wondering why this is such a big deal? My hair has NEVER been short. This is a HUGE deal for me.

I’m actually extremely worried because 90% of the time I take a photo into the hairdressers, i’m never happy with the end result. But i’ve decided it’s time to do something different… and if I don’t like it then… well, it’s hair. It grows. 

I am so very excited to see how this is going to go… I actually wrote this post so that I can’t go back on my word and just come out with ‘the ends trimmed off.’

Well… only time will tell. In 24 hours I will have my new hair. 

What kind of hairstyle do you have? Do you have a fear of the hairdressers like I do? 

Lots of love,

Monday, 25 January 2016

Organisation Station

Ok… so the title may have mislead you a bit. If you came here to see 10 different ways you can become the MOST ORGANISED person on this planet, you’ll be very disappointed.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Hello, Is it me you're looking for?

Is it compulsory that everyone makes an ‘introductory’ blog post when they first start a blog?!?! I’m not sure if it is… but anyway, here’s mine.
Welcome to my blog.

I rant and I ramble but I really hope that you enjoy my posts and please please please leave a comment because I love meeting new people :)
So, here I am, sat in my PJs on a Sunday evening staring at my laptop screen wondering what I’m doing with my life. Then I clicked a link on Twitter that took me to a lifestyle blog.
Something went off like a lightswitch, honestly, i know that sounds so stupid but it really really did. All throughout my childhood and all throughout school I have loved nothing more than reading and writing. I even had a stage when I wrote fanfics that were 40+ chapters long. (Back in my One Direction fangirl days, we won’t go there.)
Then all of sudden, I left school and I forgot about writing. I forgot about taking time to just sit here and WRITE. Then Ping, BLOGGING.

If you don’t already know, I have a Youtube channel, KirstyBroadhead. I post videos on there and i absolutely love it. But honestly, with a full time job and with it being winter it is SO hard to be consistent with posting videos. When I get home from work it’s dark and on weekends I’m too lazy! I have stopped putting deadlines on myself when I don’t really need them, I found it was too much pressure for something that  just started as a fun hobby. So I’m still doing Youtube and I still love it as much as ever… but no time scales. I’ll post when I post and i’ll only upload when I’m 100% happy with the video.
Even just writing this post now… I’m smiling. This is exactly what I want to do and it feels SO right!
What will my blog be about? Well, anything and everything.
I liked a book? BLOG IT! I like that lipstick? BLOG IT! I ate some really good pizza? BLOG ITTTT!!!!
Honestly, if you have got this far then Thank You.

Lots of love,

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