Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Christmas Candles

 Yes, I said it. The C word, Christmas! This year I'm little bit obsessed with candles, in particular warm vanilla scents ready for the festive season. As soon as I saw the Salted Caramel Yankee candle I knew it had to be mine, I've tried this one already and it made my room smell of caramel for the following two days! I've yet to try the Vanilla Chai scent but I had this on my wishlist quite some time ago, its a touch spicier compared to the previous and I cannot wait to try it out tonight. I did also buy a few more candles which I have shown in my recent haul video on my Youtube channel which you can see here.

What are your favourite candles? 

Lauren x

Saturday, 16 November 2013

GIVEAWAY Winner - Beauty Advent Calendar

Thankyou all so much for entering my giveaway, its the first one I've ever hosted and I was overwhelmed by the response! I really appreciate every single one of you that watches my videos and leaves lovely comments and all of my amazing blog readers too!

So Rafflecopter picked a way via Random.org and it was *drumroll please* Ashley Horton!

An email has been sent to the winner and if I don't hear back in 48 hours I will generate another winner. Thanks again everyone, you all mean so much to me and I'll see you in my next video.

Lauren x

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Winter Wishlist

Zara coat | Russell & Bromley loafers | Zara bag | Topshop jumper

I'm back with a fashion wishlist post and I have to say I'm currently lusting after all of these items! Lets start off with this amazing Zara double breasted coat, its simple yet sophisticated and you could wear it with anything. Moving onto footwear, I have been eyeing up these Russell and Bromley Chester tassel loafers for the past month. I'm on the lookout for a cheaper pair but nothing compares. *sigh*
Oh Zara, you've done it again. I'm slightly in love with this city bag and I think I actually prefer the grey to the black. Its all about black, white, grey and pastels this Winter. Lastly is this Topshop fluffy jumper, the colour is amazing and I can see myself wearing it with a white shirt underneath with some black skinnies - perfect. Oh and throw on the coat, bag and shoes in this post and thats your outfit sorted!

What's on your winter wishlist? 

Lauren x

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Nars - One Night Stand Palette

As soon as I saw this limited edition Nars palette I knew I had to get my hands on one. The Guy Bourdin One Night Stand cheek palette is a beauty. It features 'Devotee' a beautiful highlight shade, the iconic bronzer 'Laguna', a bright pink 'Mistinguette', the infamous peach shades 'Deep Throat' and 'Orgasm' and lastly 'Goulee' a rosy pink. I cannot wait to try out all of these amazing colours, I already have Laguna and its my go to bronzer so its no harm to have it in this palette as I know I will use it. I ordered mine off of the SpaceNK website and it arrived earlier than expected! 

Have you tried any of these Nars shades?

Lauren x

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Travel Wishlist 5 - A ROUND UP

This is the final Travel Wishlist post in the series and I'll be honest I couldn't just pick one last place. A few to choose from were Croatia, Amsterdam, Prague, Sweden, Mexico, the South of France. I mean the list could go on and on. It is my dream to visit as many places as possible and I can't wait to see what the future holds for me. I'm currently researching my next holiday destination with my Mum, I'm going to treat her to a relaxing break away next year but not quite sure where we should go - too many options! 

I hope you enjoyed this Travel Wishlist series, where would be the top of your wishlist?

Lauren x

[all images from tumblr]

Monday, 4 November 2013

Why do I wear Make Up TAG

As I have never done a tag post before on my blog, I was pleased to see the lovely Rachael from All the Little Things had tagged me to do this beauty one. 

 So here goes,

When did you begin loving makeup?
From a young age I have always been fascinated with makeup, from dabbing my fingers in my mum's makeup as a child to then getting all of the sparkly Christmas makeup sets and then experimenting properly with makeup at the age of 16 my passion for the makeup industry has grown ever since.

How do you feel without makeup?
Like most women I do feel more confident in myself by wearing makeup, but at the same time I can happily not wear it just to pop out and run some errands. On holiday, or in the Summer when I have a tan I rarely wear makeup in the day. But for me, doing my makeup is one of my favourite parts of the day, I like planning what colours and looks to go for and trying out new products or using an old favourite.

What do you like about makeup?
Makeup is a passion of mine, I adore buying new products, watching beauty hauls, reading reviews and beauty magazines. Makeup can enhance your natural beauty or totally transform a face, its a form of art and I find it amazing.

Three holy grail items:
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush - It works wonders with any foundation or base I use.
Dior Amber Diamond Highlighter - Need I say anymore? Its a beautiful highlight I use it everyday.
Maybelline Falsies Mascara - If I could only have one makeup item it would always be this mascara.

Thanks for tagging me Rachael, I tag anyone who would like to do this tag. Let me know in the comments if you do it, I would love to read it!

Lauren x

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Makeup of the Moment

This is my makeup of the moment. It features my most used blush Nars Luster, a gorgeous peach colour with the finest shimmer in it. Today I used a newly raved about foundation, the Bourjois Happy Light, but I need to trial it a bit more to see how I like it. I opted for the liquid liner for a change and used my trusty Revlon Colourstay eyeliner to give me a small winged out look. My most prized eyeshadow palette, Charlotte Tilbury's The Dolce Vita made an appearance and I am obsessed with the glittery bronze colour it looks amazing blended out on the lid. MAC's Prep and Prime highlight in Light Boost was used as a radiance pick me up under the eyes,  and to give my skin even more of a glow I couldn't not use Dior's Amber Diamond powder highlighter. To finish the look was another new purchase, Rimmel's Notting Hill Nude *swoons*.

Lauren x

Friday, 1 November 2013

GIVEAWAY - Beauty Advent Calendar

As promised this is my combined Youtube and blogger giveaway! I'm so thankful and appreciative of everyone of you that watches my videos, reads my blogposts and interacts with me by commenting or by tweeting me. As soon as I saw this beauty advent calendar I knew I wanted it to be my giveaway prize, as its something I would love to have and its a great way to try new products. It can be an early Christmas present too, right? I have the Boots Beauty Advent Calendar to give away to one lucky reader/subscriber. 

I've decided to run this giveaway through Rafflecopter as it seems an easy way to do it and it gives you a lot more chances to win. Enter below and I will pick someone at random after the closing date the 15th November 2013. 

Good luck!!

Terms & Conditions:
  • Open UK only
  • One winner & one prize – Boots Beauty Advent Calendar
  • The competition closes at midnight on 15th November 2013
  • The winner will have 48 hours to get back to me regarding the prize
  • Enter using the Rafflecopter form
  • To enter just select from the options below
Lauren x

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