Hi, my name is Katy. I'm 23 and a receptionist in Central London. I grew up in lovely sunny Mallorca with my amazing family, then moved to the UK to study Musical Theatre at uni, and now I live with three fab housemates in a teeny-tiny flat.
I have a fab boyfriend (who puts up with all kinds of madness from me, bless him!), brilliant friends (ditto) and a great job where I can work on my own projects whilst earning that all-important rent money.
I like colourful socks, adventures, pens, pizza, fresh flowers, new notebooks, tapas, peanut butter, the seaside, musical theatre, fairy lights, sushi and gin. I hate olives, am petrified of amphibians and tend to trip up over my own feet. I’ve broken every mobile phone I’ve ever owned, frequently drink too much wine and tend to talk my way through films.
I’m critically untidy, sliiightly dramatic and often get told I talk too much...
What inspired you to start a blog?
To be totally honest with you: I was bored. I work pretty long hours at my job, but the actual work is super easy and not time-consuming at all. Which means that for probably 7h of my working day, I'm left to my own devices on the computer.
This was GREAT when I first started (because woohoo I can sit on Buzzfeed all day!) but got pretty boring after a couple of months. I started a long-distance creative writing course but really struggled to motivate myself to work on it (I'm hoping to finish it one day though). Then I started reading blogs and got involved with the community, and quickly I realised I wanted to start writing my own.
And so Little Miss Katy was born!
What is your favourite part about blogging?
I love pretty much everything about blogging. The writing, the photography, the social media, the testing of products, the making lists... but I know that I'd struggle to motivate myself without the amazing daily contact I have with my readers and other bloggers.
I love that there's always someone to have a chat with on Twitter. And I've met a whole bunch of my fave bloggers in person and everyone (so far) has been utterly lovely!
So I'd say the community is my absolute favouritest bit :)
What camera do you use to take your photos? Do you have any photography tips?
I use either a Canon 1100D DSLR to take most of my photos, but I also use my iPhone 4S to take a lot of them, especially if I really can't be bothered to lug my massive camera around with me all day!
Tips: Don't feel pressured into getting a DSLR cos iPhone pics can be just as good, especially if you're a beginner.
If you're using a DSLR, take a class. Get to know your gear, how to work it and what you can get out of it (I really need to take my own advice as I haven't done this yet!!)
And learn how to edit! Even just upping the brightness and contrast slightly can make SUCH a difference to the quality of your pics.
What are a few of your holy grail products?
I'm a massive advocate of Pond's Institute Cold Cream Cleanser. I've tried tons of products before and since, and NOTHING has matched this. My skin is literally the best it's ever been since I started using it. Gentle but deep cleansing, doesn't sting the eyes and GREAT for sensitive skin. (You can read my full review on the blog!)
I've also been trialing Rodial's Stemcell moisturising range recently and am a bit in love with their facial oil. Great for locking in moisture in Winter!
Makeup-wise: I adore Makeup Revolution's eyeshadows, Collection's concealer and No.7 Exceptional Definition Mascara. Best mascara I've ever used!!!
What are your top three winter wardrobe staples?
Right now I'm loving all my knitted jumpers, my cosy black wool coat and my tartan blanket scarves.
And if I'm allowed one more: my ripped skinny jeans. Probably not a proper Winter item but I just love them!
Where is your favourite place to go for a meal?
There's a fabulous tapas restaurant in Clapham called Carmen. My boyfriend and I go so often that I'm pretty much on first name terms with all the waiters (it helps that I can talk to them in Spanish!). Their food is AMAZING, the wine is great and the service is faultless. Definitely check it out if you have the chance!