Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Video: Small Primark Haul

I recently popped into Primark and found a few bargains, theres also an added pair or shoes from Topshop - I couldn't say no them! Hope you're all having a great week, there will be a new face of the day post coming tomorrow, so make sure to check back tomorrow evening if you enjoyed my first FOTD post!

Lauren x

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Lifestyle: The Insta Update

 Happy Sunday everyone! I've had a relaxing day off spent browsing Zara (and maybe buying one item!) and watching Homeland. This week I haven't been too active on my blog or instagram, mainly because editing and uploading two videos for my Youtube channel this week has been my focus - sorry! The coming week is a pretty busy one for me too, but from Friday I have a week and a half off work so I can get organised again. Anyway this week I finally received my new makeup storage after ordering it nearly a month ago (Lets just say Muji has stock and shipping problems..), I'm thinking of filming a makeup storage/collection video soonish. Sorry about the smiley selfie, but I've been much more positive recently, yay. Lastly is my favourite quote of the week, courtesy of Tumblr.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Lauren x

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Video: Disappointing Products

My newest video is about a few products that just didn't live up to the 'hype'. I don't usually talk about disappointing products as I always do favourite videos and talk about products I love, but I think its great to see both good and bad reviews before you buy a certain product.

Hope you enjoy,

Lauren x

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Beauty: FOTD

Makeup Used:
No 7 Superlight Foundation
Benefit Erase Paste Concealer
MAC Prep and Prime Highlighter
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Anastasia Brow Wiz 
Urban Decay Naked Palette
L'Oreal Superliner
MAC Coffee Eye Pencil
Lancome Hypnose Mascara
Dior Amber Diamond Highlight
MAC Peaches Blush
Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in Neon Red

 Heres my first evert FOTD (face of the day), I'm thinking of doing these once a week if you enjoy this type of post! This is the makeup I wore for a day of filming videos and eating Easter chocolate - bad Lauren. You all know I've been loving a new foundation at the moment, the No7 Stay Perfect Superlight Foundation is amazing for my skin. Its a light to medium coverage water based foundation but its great for all skin types (I have more of an oily skin fyi), I personally set it with a powder but it lasts all day and I love the finish. Just as I get the hang of using the Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette, it decides to run out on me - a new one has already been purchased! I've been going for more of a bronze/gold eye at the moment and I used the Urban Decay Naked Palette - in particular half baked all over the lid. Finished with a pop of colour, my current favourite red is Maybelline's Colour Sensational Lipstick in Neon Red.

Let me know if you would like to see more of these types of posts! Hope you all have a great week.

Lauren x

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Sunday! I hope you're all having a lovely Bank Holiday weekend. I just uploaded my newest video on Youtube and its all about my Spring Essentials, including beauty, fashion and lifestyle picks. Enjoy your easter chocolate, I'm currently tucking into a Creme Egg whilst watching my new favourite Netflix series - American Horror Story (obsessed).

Lauren x

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Spring Tumblr

Some of my favourite snippets from my Tumblr so far this month!

[all images from tumblr]

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Style: Spring OOTD

Jumper - Topshop
Trousers - Topshop
Shoes - Primark
Necklace - Primark

 Spring has most definitely sprung here in the South of England. Last week was a bit of a stressful one for me, work was a mare. But I had a lovely afternoon tea with one of my best friends and started Saturday on a more positive note. I wanted to make the most of the sunshine on Sunday so I went for a walk with my Mum, after which I decided to start the 30 Day Shred - ouch. Anyway onto the outfit,  the peach crop jumper is from Topshop, along with a pair of quilted-esque white trousers which I bought in the Topshop sale back in December. Then we have my trusty Primark embellished slipper style shoes (so comfy!) and lastly I'm wearing my £3 bargain necklace, also from Primark!

Lauren x

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Beauty: Top 5 Lipsticks for Spring

 From Left to Right - MAC Impassioned, MAC Chatterbox, YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 59, Topshop Whimsical, Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm in Audacious

My most recent Youtube video is all about lipsticks! I'm a tad obsessed with lip products, I could buy a new one everyday to be honest, ha. As you can see for me its all about corals and peachy colours for Spring time. I love MAC lipsticks, there was a time that I fell out of love with them (how?!) but now I wear them all of the time and I could spend hours perusing their lipstick stand. Then we have my newest high end addition, YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 59 - the photo doesn't do it justice. Topshop has to have a mention, I'm so impressed with their lipsticks! Lastly is one of my drugstore favourites, Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm in Audacious - a neon orange. I go into a bit more depth in the video if you fancy watching it.

Lauren x

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Beauty: Drugstore Diva Tag

The Drugstore Diva Tag is all about your top ten drugstore products, I was tagged by the ever so lovely Chelsea from Chelsea Leigh, check out her post here.
 1. Foundation // I have a couple of favourites but at the moment my go to has to be the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation, I just love the dewy finish it gives on my skin. I do have to set it with a powder but I have to do that most of the time unless I want a shiny t-zone all day.

2. Concealer // I'm definitely more of a high end gal when it comes to concealer, but the best for blemishes has to be Collection's Lasting Perfection Concealer. It covers any redness or spots and it lasts all day too.

3. Powder // Rimmel Stay Matte Powder beats any other drugstore powder I've tried hands down, its so affordable and I don't need to touch up throughout the day.

4. Bronzer // I haven't tried too many drugstore bronzers, but I've had the Bourjois 'Chocolate' Bronzer for ages now and I pretty much use it everyday just to warm up my skin tone.

5. Blush // My favourite blush at the moment is the No7 Pop and Glow Cream Blush in Mango Sorbet. Its a gorgeous peach shade and I love how quick and easy it is to use for a pop of colour on the cheeks.

6. Highlighter // Again I don't own too many drugstore highlighters but my go to at the moment is the No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter, very similar to the blush I just mentioned but its a shimmery champagne colour. I usually put it under foundation which gives the prettiest glowy finish.

7. Eyeshadow // Has to be any of the Sleek Palettes, the pigment is amazing and the colour range is so great too. I really want to try the L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadows too after hearing so much about them.

8. Eyeliner // I picked my favourite liquid one which is the L'Oreal Superliner, I do also love the Perfect Slim Eyeliner Pen by L'Oreal too!

9. Mascara // I haven't been using a drugstore mascara of late but the one I used to love was the Maybelline Falsies Mascara, its a great volumising one.

10. Lipstick // So I have to mention both my favourite lipstick and lipgloss for this one. At the moment its Topshop's Innocent Lipstick paired with Tanya Burr's Aurora Lipgloss, such a pretty combo.

I tag;  Jennie from Sailor Jennie, Rachel from All The Little Things X and Leanne from Pouts and Paris.

Let me know what your favourite drugstore products are down below too!

Lauren x

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Style: Stylespiration 2

 This is the second of my stylespiration posts, you can see my first that I posted back in December here. Tumblr is such a good website for inspiration whether its for fashion, makeup, travel, interiors, the list could go on and on. These are some of my favourite fashion looks of the moment, my style has definitely changed since last Spring - I'm more into monochrome and nudes now, and I love simple, chic and effortless outfits that are flattering at the same time.

What are some of your fashion favourites at the moment?

Lauren x

[all images from Tumblr]

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Lifestyle: I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22!

 I turned the grand age of 22 on Wednesday which meant I took far too many photos and filmed snippets of my day. I had such a wonderful day, I wasn't feeling too great so it wasn't too crazy. Me and my family went for lunch at a local pub in the countryside, the food was amazing - do you see the size of that platter?! I was gifted so many wonderful and thoughtful presents, one of my favourites is a photo scrapbook my best friend made me (Thanks Jadine!). I went homeware shopping with my Mum but it was unsuccessful so we bought some Easter bunny chocolate and Macaroons to eat instead. I spent some of my afternoon relaxing on the sofa with a cup of tea in hand whilst watching American Horror Story, obsessed. I didn't have the most conventional birthday cake (lemon drizzle) but it was delicious nonetheless, I love me some lemon.

Lauren x

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