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Blogger Recognition Award

Hey gorgeous girlies… I was nominated TWICE for The Blogger Recognition Award and I’m so happy and grateful to be nominated. Thanks so much to the gorgeous Tamas Glasses and From Claire’s POV for nominating me. Go check out their blogs girls, they are without a doubt two of my fave bloggers right now.



  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 5 other bloggers you want to give this award to and comment on each blog to let them now with a link to your award post.


I started my blog back in June 2015. I was one of those girls that always read beauty blogs for reviews and inspiration and one day I couldn’t find a review anywhere about a hair dye I wanted to use – so I decided to start my own beauty blog to help those who were looking for answers. I also have psoriasis so I thought it would be a good idea to write about how beauty products affect my skin, hopefully to help other women with psoriasis know which products are safe to use on their skin. I love craft projects too and I didn’t really want to maintain two blogs so I decided to add my tutorials on this blog instead for those who love to be creative like me. When I first started blogging two years ago it really felt as if I was talking to myself and there were times I felt like giving up but it really does take time and you have to put some work in. I love how far my blog has come in the last two years and I couldn’t be happier with my progress.



  • Be yourself and write as if you were speaking to a friend
  • Don’t compare yourself to other bloggers
  • Make friends with other bloggers and connect with your readers
  • Reply to comments and like/comment on other blogs you are interested in
  • Pitch companies and tell them you’d like to review their products and why
  • Write when you feel like. I find sticking to a blog schedule to be stressful
  • If you are reviewing – be 100% honest in your reviews to gain your readers trust






The Versatile Blogger Award


Hey girls… I’ve been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award! Thank you so much to Jessica at THE LITTLE BLOG OF MAKE-UP for nominating me. Check out her blog dolls, she is an absolute sweetheart and loves her make-up!

The Rules Of Versatile Blogger Award!

Thank the person who gave you this award. Include a link to their blog.

Nominate 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award

Finally, tell 7 things about yourself.

7 Facts About Myself:

I literally can’t speak. I have serious trouble pronouncing words, names and surnames, properly and I always sound like a complete tit. I’m quite intelligent, ahem, but when it comes to speaking I’m as thick as pig shit. I think I pronounce words as they are spelt ha-ha. My boyfriend thinks it’s hilarious and tells me I shouldn’t speak in public & he’s right!

I could have been an Olympic athlete! I’m not even lying, ha-ha. Seriously, back in school I was so good at athletics, running, cross-country, etc… and if I would have worked hard, trained like I was supposed to and stuck at it instead of being a little rebel, I probably could have made the GB Olympic Team if I would have tried hard enough – but saying that, I can’t even run to my front door without collapsing these days!

I’m not a party-girl! Back in my teens and twenties I used to be out clubbing every Thursday, Friday and Saturday but since I’ve hit late twenties / 30 I’ve become an old, boring woman who sits at home nagging my boyfriend and drinking pots of tea!

I’m a bit of Irish. My Grandparents’ parents were from Sligo and Dublin who came over to Liverpool in the 1920’s & 30’s. So I’m half English – half Irish.

I love singing and my fave ‘non-famous’ singer to sing-along to is a girl called Melissa Y Eureka from Spain – I absolutely love her version of Coldplay’s Yellow. Why she isn’t  big-time I don’t know!

I’ve always wanted to be a Vet. Ever since I was little I dreamt of helping sick animals but I wear my heart on my sleeve and would get too upset. I can’t even watch Animal Shelter or RSPCA programmes because I cry my eyes out.

I’m the biggest GYLLENHAALIC ever! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE Jake Gyllenhaal and I would dump my boyfriend of 12 years for just a minute of his time – I would walk a thousand miles just to hear him fart through a walkie-talkie! Hahaha. He’s gorgeous, funny, talented, sexy, and just incredible. Biggest. Crush. Ever.


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Yay! Liebster Award #2


The Liebster Award is given out by influencers to other influencers for engaging readers and creating valuable content. It is also a way to connect and support the blogging/influencer community.

I’m so happy to have been nominated for the Liebster Award for the second time running. Thank-you to Junia over at Blog With Lips for nominating me!


Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
Answer the questions they have asked you.
Nominate as many bloggers as you want.
Ask them some questions.
Let them know you have nominated them. 

Questions for me to answer:

1.) Tell your readers about yourself and your blog.

My name is Katie, I am 30 years old and I live in a small town in Liverpool, UK. I have a boyfriend / best friend / soul mate – who I have been with since I was 18 years old and we have two kids together named Bella & Marley (our Patterdale Terrier dogs, hehe.)

My blog is a beauty / psoriasis / craft tutorial blog where I post a lot of beauty product reviews for my beauty geek, make-up and skincare obsessed readers as well as being a place for me to share all of my DIY beauty projects and DIY craft and sewing projects, I love being creative. I also review jewellery and candles too, two of my favourite things. Mainly, I started this blog back in 2015 to connect with others who suffer with psoriasis and I regularly share my thoughts about psoriasis treatments that are available and post skincare product reviews for those who have skin disorders.

2.) What’s the meaning behind your blog name?

There is no meaning really, when I first started this blog I wanted to post about everything I love hence Katie Rose Loves… ha ha. I wish I could have given a better answer.

3.) Who has inspired you the most in your life?

My gorgeous Mum. She has been a superwoman for all my entire life – a single Mum to three kids who has the biggest, kindest heart you can imagine. I tell my Mum absolutely everything, keep no secrets from her at all and she is more like a sister / best friend to me. She does so much for everyone else and never asks for anything in return. She really is a truly inspirational woman and there is no one in this world who I love and adore more than I do her.

4.) What does success mean to you?

I also have Bipolar Disorder so success, to me, means being stable and happy in life. That means the most to me more than anything in life. I’ve been in some pretty bad places in the past but now I’m settled and happy with who and what I am. I’d love to be a well-known beauty and psoriasis influencer too, who people look to for inspiration and advice. I also love money so hopefully one day I will be a millionaire, ha ha.

5.) Name one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

That I have Bipolar Disorder probably. I’ve never told a soul until recently and sharing it has been HUGE for me. I am a very private person and keep myself to myself so telling the world that I have a mental illness has been really hard but I’m proud of my self for putting it out there as it used to be something I’d try my best to hide to avoid the stigma and being labelled ‘crazy’.

6.) What are your values and are you being true to them?

My values in life are being truthful, honest, kind, caring, non-judgmental, compassionate, empathetic and 100% genuine. I most certainly do stay true to them.

7.) What’s the best lesson you’ve learned so far?

To not give a fuck what people think of me! I’ve gone through life with anxiety worrying what others thought of me and recently I just don’t care anymore. Having psoriasis has affected my confidence in the past but I’m not going to let it hold me back anymore. I am what I am and if people don’t like it, they can jog on.

8.) Who’s your favourite influencer and why?

Oh, I have a few.

I love beauty-guru Okaylaaa for her no-shits given attitude and she’s so pretty too, I wish I could apply my make-up as good as her.

I love the gorgeous psoriasis influencer, Holly Dillon from Get Your Skin Out for being courageous, brave, confident and inspiring. She is just truly fab.

I also love April Bee for her craft tutorial video’s on YouTube. I love how handy and creative she is.

9.) Describe your blog in three words?

Honest. Truthful. Informative.

10.) What impact do you want to leave in the world?

I just hope to let young girls and women all over the world know that they are beautiful whatever age, size, race and colour they are and to be their complete selves and enjoy it. It is better to be an original than a copy, hey.

11.) Where do you see yourself in five years?

Hopefully married, I have been with my partner for nearly 13 years and he still hasn’t popped the question so he better have put a ring on it by 2022! I want some kids too maybe two or three, a nice car and a lovely big house in the countryside with loads of pets and lots of cash. I don’t want much do I! Ha.

My nominees:

More Than Skin Deep

Daisy Thoughts

NNK Skincare

Beth x Kate

Lucy Dorling Beauty Blog

All Things Allatt

Glitter Gemini

Questions for my nominees to answer:

1.) Tell us a little about yourself and your blog?

2.) What’s your all time favourite movie/film?

3.) What do you like most about blogging?

4.) Who is your favourite blogger and why?

5.) When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?

6.) What is the best advice anyone has ever given to you?

7.) What is the destination of the trip of your dreams?

8.) What was the best gift you’ve ever received?

9.) What would be the first thing you grabbed if your house was on fire?

10.) If you had one wish, what would you wish for?



The Mystery Blogger Award

I’m a bit late like but thank you so much to the The Trendy Rose for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award, you’re a darling! Guys, check out her lovely blog!


The creator of the Mystery Blogger Award is OKOTOENIGMA.



1.) Display the award logo on your blog.

2.) List the Rules.

3.) Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

4.) Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.

5.) Tell your readers three things about yourself.

6.) Answer five questions from the nominee.

7) Nominate anywhere from ten to twenty bloggers.

8.) Notify the bloggers by leaving a comment on their blog.

9.) Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, including one weird or funny question.

10.) Share the link to your best post.

Three Things About Me:

1.) I love my cups of tea! I am literally a walking tea tank. I could easily drink 50 cuppa’s a day and I spend more money on teabags, milk and sugar than I do on beauty products!

2.) I am a gamer girl and have nearly 1000 trophies on PS4. My fave game right now is Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. I’m also a big Lara Croft fan! My boyfriend moans a lot about me playing computer games because he’s not getting enough attention but I just tell him to: ”shut up and make me a sandwich”. If you’re on PS4, add me: Special-Kay-1987.

3.) I would love to move out of Liverpool to the middle of nowhere, own a log cabin by the lake with just my partner and my dogs (and my mum) as my only company. When that happens I will have smashed life! Ha ha.


Questions For Me To Answer:

1.) Would you rather have a tail or four hands and three legs?

Oh that’s a toughie! If I had a tail I could easily hide it by strapping it down or tucking it into my knickers, ha… but it would be cool to have four hands and three legs, it’s all about multitasking and I’d be able to wear three shoes. Erm, I’ll probs go with the tail!

2.) What’s your favourite colour?

My favourite colour is green.

3.) Where would you like to go for your holidays?

I’ve always wanted to go to Brazil. My perfect holiday would be an activity one and I love everything about the Amazon Rainforest, I watch all nature TV programmes and it just looks amazing, can you imagine sleeping in a jungle up a tree, that would be cool! I am a big nature geek and animal lover too so I’d also love to go to Africa for the same reasons. I’m not really a fan of sun, sea and sand holidays.


4.) What movies could you watch over and over and still love it?

Oh god I’ve got so many! Beaches with Bette Middler in, The Lion King, The Life Of Pi, Sleeping With The Enemy starring Julia Roberts. The Colour Purple starring Whoopi Goldberg is a truly amazing film too, you guys should watch it… I love Interview With The Vampire too starring Brad Pitt & Tom Cruise. Brad Pitt looks fit.

5.) What language, besides your native language, would you like to be fluent in?

Dog language! Can I pick that? I would love to be able to understand my dogs, they are little yappers and never shut up so it would be good to understand what they are saying, ha ha. If I had to choose a proper language I’d like to be fluent in it would be French, I already know a little so it would be great to be fluent in it. Did you know that the french word merde means shit in English? ”I need a merde!” Sorry ’bout my French! (no pun intended)


I nominate these gorgeous girls:

lifewithlilred beautyblended shopaholicblogs abrashattitude jadewheelerblog

smudges seemamehra sequinsandsammy beautyandbounty allthegoodblognamesweretaken

Five Questions For My Nominees To Answer:

1.) What’s your favourite selfie of yourselves? Get those pics out!
2.) What is the best compliment you have ever received?
3.) Would you lick a merde poo for £1, 000, 000?
4.) What’s your all-time favourite beauty product.?
5.) Who is your favourite beauty vlogger on YouTube?

My BEST post is probably my Miss Pouty – Hotlipz Lip Plumper review, it’s not my most viewed post but the end result was pretty shocking!