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Wear | Life | Eats

I know my last few posts have been these but they're probably my favourite kind of posts to write, cover pretty much everything and I figured if I had quite a busy, interesting weekend then it would be nice to write about it on my blog.     Wear   Friday night I went out with work to a bar near London Bridge which we had hired out the upstairs function room.  I wanted to wear something that would work both in the office and in the bar so I went for a floral dress from Primark with a skinny belt, an orange (although my friends are calling it coral) blazer from Next and chunky wedged ankle boots from ASOS.  If I can find a photo of any of these items I will.   Similar   Similar   Saturday I went to Westow House in Crystal Palace for a friend's leaving drinks.  He is leaving London to travel the world for a year!  For this I opted for my faithful black strapless dress from French Connection, a metallic blazer from Missguided and magenta suede heels fr

Wear | Life | Eats: London Fashion Week

It's that time of the year again, Fashion Week!  Personally for me it's my favourite time of the year and the Autumn Winter catwalk trends are my favourite because I just love the winter fashion and think you can have so much fun with it so here's what I got up to last week.   Wear   This is probably the most important part of the post and the week.  I only went on one day so I had to narrow my outfit choices down but I did take a few photos so you could see what my options were.  I ended up going for black leather shorts, a lace body, sequin blazer and heels.  I'm finding my style to be a lot more classic with neutral colours these days (as I'm getting older haha) but I really like it.  What do you think?   Life   This was probably the best fashion week I've attended so far and I've been to about 6 of them now.  This time I went with 3 of my friends which was really lovely, especially as for one of them it was her fi

Wear | Life | Eats

This is more of a catch up of what I've been up to these last few weeks as I realised I've haven't done one of these posts in a while and there's definitely been stuff going on!   Wear We find ourselves slowly entering Fall and the weather is starting to get a tad colder, especially in the evenings so I have been digging out my blazers to throw over my summer outfits which make the perfect transitional addition to take us through to Autumn.  There are some lovely pieces on the high street at the moment.  There is a cute mustard coloured dress in Tesco that I want for work here .  I also bought these brogues from Next recently because I didn't have any black ones and I thought these ones were super cool with their little platform.   Make sure you're following me on Instagram (@wonky_lauren) because I'll be doing outfit posts everyday in tribute to London Fashion Week.  I'll also be attending LFW this weekend so look out for my blog post next w

Non-Beauty Favourites

I spend most of my blogging time rambling on about the latest beauty products and which ones I'm loving so I thought it was about time I did a post on non beauty related products.  I am actually a HUGE music lover and also like trying out all the latest gadgets, so I'm not just a pretty face (joke)!   1. Morphy Richards Easy Blend   I'm still very much in love with my blender and use it 2-3 times a week.  I love researching the internet to find different yummy but healthy recipes that I can make breakfast smoothies in.  I'm not the best at eating lots of fruit and vegetables so I find this a great way to start the mornings off by throwing in a load of ingredients, whizzing them up and drinking them down.   2. Over-the-Head Headphones   I'm not actually sure of the correct name of these but you know the ones I mean, like what the DJs wear haha.  I bought some from Sony which are great but I am looking to invest in some Beats one because they just loo

Tried and Tested: Nivea Daily Essentials Eye Makeup Remover

Anyone that has read other of my posts or seen any of my videos will know that I have a love for L'Oreal's eye makeup remover.  It works so well and always removes all of my eye makeup.  I recently run out of mine which took almost a year to get through and so I needed to purchase another one.   I decided to pick some up in Tesco when doing my food shopping but they were out of stock and I noticed Nivea had one which was on offer for half price so I thought I may as well give it a try and I do love trying new products and also love a bargain!   The actual liquid is part oil and so has to be shaken properly before use.  I put a few drops on a cotton round and wiped it over my eye.  I didn't notice much difference in the removal process from the L'Oreal one but because of the oil in it I did find it a lot gentler and it made my lashes super soft afterwards.  It felt more delicate around my eye area and I've heard oil is supposed to make your lashes grow so t

Easy to Follow Night Out Makeup Look

I posted this photo of me on my Instagram (@wonky_lauren) before a night out and I really like how my makeup turned out so I thought I would give you a step-by-step guide.   On my face I used Benefit's Oxygen Wow foundation which is actually my favourite foundation ever.  It works so well on my skin and lasts ages on a night out.  It also has the perfect colour match for me when I've fake tanned.   Next I applied Fake Bake bronzer to my contour, forehead and neck.   Then I went in and did my eyebrows with the new Anastasia Dipbrow pomade which is another product that I can't live without.  It gives me perfect brows and is so easy to use.   On my eyes I used some bronze shades from my Naked palette and then the new L'Oreal eyeshadow in nude 204 which is absolutely stunning.  I coated my lashes with Better than Sex mascara which I am kind of going off as it seems to have gone very clumpy.   On my cheeks I have Sleek's rose gold blusher and on my l

August Favourites and My 100th Post

So starting off I'd just like to mention that this is post 100!  I started writing my blog last July and I never really thought I'd stick to it.  I've always enjoyed writing which is why I started it but with so many other things going on I never thought I'd have time to keep it up or get bored.  But honestly I love it, there have been times where I've missed a few posts here and there and I can't really commit to any kind of schedule due to personal/work life but I can't see myself giving up now.  So thanks to everyone that has read and enjoyed my blog.  It's been a pleasure :)   Now for my favourites.  It seems like it's been a longer month than average, maybe because I had to go 5 weeks between paydays!  Anyway, here's what I've been loving (click the title for links).   Rimmel BB Cream   This BB cream has got me through the whole summer.  It has a light to medium coverage, a nice glowy finish and stays all day.  I wore it in