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Showing posts from March, 2016

Shop My Stash

I came across the term 'shop my stash' a few months ago but had no idea what it meant. It's basically where you go through all your old makeup and 'shop' for products you'd forgotten about and want to use again.  I thought this was a great concept and would definitely save me money for all these travels I have planned this year! Here's what I shopped and fell back in love with. EX1 Foundation This foundation got really hyped up about a year ago and I used it all the time especially during the summer months as it doesn't get oily but at the same time is not too matte for my dry skin.  What I love most about this foundation is that although they don't have a great shade range, the colours just look beautiful on the skin.  They are more yellow and olive toned. Mac Prolong Wear Concealer I know this is a cult fave and it's obvious why.  It's provides such good coverage which is really what we all want from a concealer.  

Why You Need Ankle Boots In Your Wardrobe

If I could only wear one pair of shoes for the rest of my life (God forbid!) it would have to be ankle boots.  They are the most comfortable things to wear on your feet, they go with everything and you can wear them in any kind of weather. I have so many pairs of ankle boots it's ridiculous but I find even the ones with a heel or wedge are super easy and comfortable for running around in.  I like to wear them for casual events with skinny jeans or to tone down a dressy outfit. They just seem to work in any way you style them so you can't go wrong.  Most of mine are black; either plain or with a slight pattern.  I also have red ones and recently got some cool leopard print ones from H&M. Here are some of my favourites that I have my eye on at the minute. ASOS Kurt Geiger Do you love ankle boots as much as me?! Lauren xx Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

Beauty Favourites

I'm really getting into these favourites' posts lately!  You can see my general favourites post here . Primer I bought two primers recently.  Okay, one of them's not a primer but it's the one everyone has been raving about using as a primer; the Nivea for Men post shave balm.  I've only used it once but I noticed my skin broke up afterwards but I will give it another go.  The one I really love, however, is the L'oreal Lumi primer.  Why have I only just picked this up?! Foundation I've fallen back in love with my EX1 foundation which I reviewed here .  It's so good and I'm wondering whether to purchase another as mine is nearly out.  I'm in the shade F200. Concealer Mac prolong wear concealer still remains my ultimate fave although I'm recently loving the Rimmel wake me up concealer as a good drugstore alternative.  I really want to try the Urban Decay weightless concealer everyone is raving about to see if it be

London. Oh London.

London is my home and always will be.  I was born and raised here and when the time comes I would like my own children to be born and raised here.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE to travel and would even love to live somewhere outside the UK one day (see my bucket list here ) but I would only ever settle in London. If you've never visited London, WHY THE HELL NOT?!  Just kidding.  It can be a pretty expensive city but there are definitely ways of doing things cheaply if you know how.  Here are some things I recommend you try if you ever find yourself in the capital. Where to Eat You have to go to a greasy spoon and try a full English fry up.  You seriously can't beat them, especially after a heavy night! Stop by a pie and mash shop but make sure you order it with liquor (no it's not alcoholic).  It looks a bit yucky but trust me it's good. If you're looking for something a bit more fancy or 'posh' as we like to say then my all t

Winter Favourites

I already did a favourites posts here with just general things I've been loving recently but this is more of a specific one for winter because generally my tastes change every season! Favourite thing about winter I actually like it when the weather cools off and you have long dark evenings you can spend by the fire, snuggled up on the sofa watching good telly with good food! Favourite winter outfit A mini skirt with thick black tights, long boots, a chunky knit and a blanket scarf. Favourite winter food Lentil soup. Favourite winter drink Caramel hot chocolate. Favourite way to spend a winter's day Wrapping up and going for a walk around the park or just having a duvet day. Favourite makeup Bold red lip or brown smokey eye. What reminds you of winter Darker evenings and that chill in the air. Favourite winter song Hmm, can it be a Christmas song?  I do love Fairytale of New York. Favourite winter memory Christ

Outfits Of The Week

Jacket and jeans - Primark Top - Next Kids Shoes - Chanel Top - H&M Bag - YSL Skirt and coat - Missguided Boots - New Look Dress and skirt - French Connection Black jumper - M&S Boots - ASOS Dress - Dorothy Perkins Boots - Next Jumper - eBay Leggings - Missguided Trainers - Nike Tee - H&M Which one is your favourite? Lauren xx Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

Red Hot

I've found that I've posted a lot of black and neutral looks on my blog lately and although these are definitely my go-to colours of late my favourite colour to wear still remains to be red and to be honest always has been. Here are some of my favourite ways to wear red and some of my favourite red pieces around at the moment. Super warm and super stylish cardigan from Missguided and boots from Miss Selfridge As you can see, I love a hat.  This one is from Peacocks. New favourite boots my mum bought me for Christmas from New Look. Missguided Peacocks New Look Do you like wearing red? Lauren xx Instagram | Twitter | YouTube


I'm not one to do a regular weekly or even monthly favourites post.  I could never keep up with them and sometimes things just don't change all that much for me but there's been quite a few things I've been loving lately that I wanted to share. Favourite Place: Cafe Rouge I visited this chain restaurant yesterday for Mother's Day and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.  It's a French cuisine so I wondered whether my fussy palette would like it but I did!  I had baked camembert to start and fishcakes for main. Favourite Person:  Millie Mackintosh Anyone that knows me knows that I've always had a bit of a girl crush on Millie Mac.  However, lately she's been through a bit of a rough time which I can totally relate to but she seems to be handling it so well and I take my hat off to her. Favourite Exercise:  PiYo I started taking these classes about six months ago now and I can't get enough.  You can read my full revi

Q&A: Get To Know Me

I've been writing this blog for over two years now so I thought it was time I shared a bit about myself!  I found some tag questions so I've answered them below.  Anything else you want to know, please ask! 1. Are you named after anyone? As far as I'm aware, no. 2. When was the last time you cried? Two days ago.  I was reading a sad novel called The Runaway Family by Diney Costeloe. 3. Do you have kids? No. 4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? I think I've asked myself this before, I'm not sure actually!  I can be a bit weird.. and annoying haha. 5. Do you use sarcasm a lot? Yep and always at the most inappropriate times. 6. WIll you ever bungee-jump? I'd love to but I'm afraid of heights! 7. What is your favorite cereal? It used to be Special K until my filling fell out whilst eating it.  I loved Frosties as a kid but I don't eat much cereal now. 8.

Darker Days

During the winter months when it's cold and the nights draw long we generally find ourselves reaching for darker shades.  I've put together below my favourite dark outfits along with pieces from around the net at the moment or for those of you that just a love a bit of all black everrryyythinggg any day of the year! Top - Forever21 Leggings - Zara Skirt - Zara Boots - ASOS Dress - Missguided Shoes - Tesco ASOS Missguided New Look What colours do you reach for during darker days? Lauren xx Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

How To Have A Holiday At Home (Staycation)

It's March.  You're totally over the cold weather now and desperately in need of a break except you're still skint from Christmas.  So what are you supposed to do?!  Have a Staycation that's what!  You could take a whole week off work or you could do it over a weekend if you're tight on holiday.  Here are some little ideas of what you can do on your Holiday At Home. Decorate This might seem like a chore to some people but I know others love getting creative and sometimes it's those little job you don't have time to do over a weekend so why not take a week off and tackle a little bit each day.  You'll be amazed at how much you've done by the end of the week! Stay In Bed Yep, stay in bed the whole weekend or entire week if you want!  Get some good reading material, your laptop, Netflix and snacks and just relax.  Make sure you make the bed nice and cosy.  This is especially a great idea during the winter months. DIY Spa