Thursday, 7 September 2017

Affordable college/uni outfits for Autumn

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Affordable college/uni outfits for Autumn

Hey everyone welcome back to my blog. As we all know a new term is approaching and I myself am due to start University soon. I know I will not be alone with stressing about what to wear for Autumn/Winter, so I made a little collaboration, oh and because we're students it's affordable too! All these outfits are from SheIn, a site I have seen going around the internet on a daily basis. I know why it's in such a popular demand - it's affordable and offers good quality fashionable clothing.

I have combined three looks one for very casual lazy days; perfect for those early starts, one for when you're feeling a little fancy and the last one is the ultimate Autmn/fall look.  Also because we all love a good discount especially as students click here for a student discount

1. Super casual days  - You know those days, when all you want to wear is a hoodie and wear your hair in a big messy bun I have you covered!

Gorgeous varsity stripped hoodie perfect for those casual days at uni/college

Cut out knee joggers

The cut-out knee detail makes the joggers special and something to stand out for.


Ribbon lace trainers so stylish and effortless.

 2. The "when I'm feeling a little fancy" uni outfit

I just adore this jumper the detail looks so fancy and expensive, but the best part is it's so affordable. The plus side is that it will also keep you warm while looking your best.

Ripped denim jeans a classic everyone should have in their wardrobe! 

The statement boots, last season these were everywhere and this season is no exception love them or hate them they're here to stay and these are so dreamy!

3. The classic Autumn/fall outfit 

Classic berry batwing jumper 

Ripped knee jeans

Black statement boots

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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Vintage interior inspiration *

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Vintage interior inspiration *

Hey everyone welcome back to my blog. Today I wanted to share with you a few interior ideas for your home. I have been getting into interiors a lot a lately since I am moving into uni halls soon. I want to show you little bits to transform a room, from decor right up to more complex interiors for homeowners.

Personally, I love vintage/shabby chic and today I will be creating a home look based on this theme. I love the feel of shabby chic, it's effortless and feels so traditional and English.

Room colours

Bedroom - Personally, I love pale colours for a room. You could go for pastel pink, pale blue or even all cream walls and add colour with decor; this is the option I went for with my bedroom. These colours would all go with the vintage theme and it's up to you how you incorporate them into your room. When you're thinking of colours to go with a vintage theme stick with pastels!

Pastel pink

Pastel blue 

Mint green

Living room - Again think pastels but more muted ones, think about going for a cream light colour. Don't go for a loud overpowering colour as the living room is there for us to unwind and relax.

Pale grey

Muted rose 

Blinds for a bedroom

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When I was searching for roof blinds I came across a brand called Solstro. I love the choice you have on offer with them. I have picked two blinds to fit in with the vintage theme I have going on. As we're going for bold pastel colours in the room I have decided to pick neutral muted colours for a blind to avoid colour clashing.
These blinds are fitted specially for roof windows. Roof windows look amazing in a vintage themed bedrooms and really bring the modern elegance in with the theme. All these blinds are also blacked out, which is perfect to get a good nights sleep! They are also easy to fit taking less than ten minutes.

This roof blind is a perfect colour to go alongside any pastel choice it is neutral and muted so it avoids colour clashing. 

Grey is another simple colour you can pair with pastel shades. I think these two colours of roof blinds make a room look modern and clean.

If you're thinking of roof windows and are unsure there's plenty of help available over on Roof Window's website see here   They offer all types of roof windows from manually operated to electrical and solar.  For home owners planning on going for roof windows, I advise you take a look at this article 8 tips on how to choose a roof window It's easy to read and combines enough knoweldge and information you need to make the right decison. 

Little home extras to complete the vintage look

Bunting is a great idea to add a little more colour to a room. I have some bunting in my room and I have also bought some for my uni room. You can buy bunting anywhere online and in craft stores.

Cute shelves! These are my little shelves I have in my room I use them to display cute vintage trinkets. This really adds a little more personality to my room and gives it a theme.

These are just a few of my ideas, of course feel free to share yours in the comments.
What do you think of my picks? let me know in the comments

Until next time,
Lauren x

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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

UncommonGoods gift ideas for men and women

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

UncommonGoods gift ideas for men and women

Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog. Today I wanted to share with you a lovely site called UncommonGoods. This site has everything you can imagine; making it a perfect place to buy gifts for all ages and genders. Scrolling down this site I just loved how unique and special things looked, the design of everything looks well thought out. 

This blog post has been kindly sponsored but I only agree to create sponsorships with brands I genuinely would shop at and love myself. I could not turn down the offer to share this site with you.

I thought I would create a little birthday gift guide or just special gifts for any occasion for both men and women; maybe you just want to spoil yourself go ahead, why not.

First, off before, I start I wanted to share with you the eco-friendly background Uncommon Goods share. The love of the planet makes me love the company more.  

Here is a quote from their website displaying their values: ''At UncommonGoods, we're working to change the way business is done by making sustainability a part of every decision we make. We're steadily working to make UncommonGoods more environmentally friendly, socially responsible and an ever-more rewarding place to work."

Uncommon Goods mission to the planet and fellow humans 

  • A positive impact: in the workplace, in the world - "Uncommon Goods believe sustainability means more than being just 'green' They believe sustainability starts with integrity in everything they do. Uncommon Goods pledge to treat individuals inside and outside their company with dignity and respect, offering health insurance to all full-time workers and most part-time. "
  • Handmade, recycled and organic products -  "We're committed to offering you a creative and exciting merchandise assortment and are working with our suppliers - from artists to small manufacturers - to make their products in a more socially and environmentally responsible manner. Since our founding, we've featured products that contain recycled components and have not sold products containing leather, feathers or fur - we're committed to selling products that do no harm to people or animals."
This point is something that I am very happy to hear, being an animal lover and vegetarian. You can read all the companies missions by clicking here  Reading these points shows how dedicated this company is to the planet, fellow humans, suppliers and their staff members. I am very proud to have partnered up with a company with such high morals.

Birthday gifts for her 

Birthday month mini dish. This gorgeous personal gift is so cute. I love how you can really make it personal by selecting the special colour specifically for your birthday month. These would look so pretty and delicate on your dressing table.

Buy here 

Here are the colours on offer, according to your birth month. I really think this gift is ageless, making it perfect for your Mother, Sister, Auntie, Grandma etc. 

Also, the cute personal touch is that you get to see the maker of the products before you buy. I think this is such a unique personal touch that you get to read up on the maker and get to know them personally.

The growth necklace. This is beautiful, I love the sentimental value it holds with the beautiful quote that gives empowerment. We all can do with encouragement and empowerment, so what better than to share this by buying your loved a necklace as a reminder?

Again, here is the maker of the necklace and you get to read about her before purchasing.

I love how delicate and precious this necklace looks, such a thoughtful gift idea.

Recycled wine bottle platter with spreader

I think this gift would be perfect for Mum's. I love how it has been recycled and how beautiful the detail is. This would be great to put some snacks out followed with a glass of wine. 

Uncommon Good's have a whole array of wine gifts, perfect for anybody 18 above (in the UK). 

Birthday gifts for men 

Game of Phones 

This would make the perfect gift for a technology loving man, or even woman. It's a great way to bring everyone together with their phones and have some fun! 

Beer opening glass 

I think this is a brilliant invention, how many times have you been not had a bottle opener on hand? well with this glass it's all in one! Such a clever idea.

Bluetooth tracking tag 

This Bluetooth tag makes easy to lose items easy to find. Here is the description from UncommonGoods website

We've gotten so used to being able to find our missing phones by calling them—but what about those precious inanimate objects that can't emit a sound when beckoned? Your keys can't even vibrate. Enter the Bluetooth® tracking tag. Simply secure to your items that keep getting lost throughout the house (your iPad, the remote, keys, wallet), then be able to find them at a moment's notice with the Bluetooth® technology and the free downloadable app. Lost your phone, but have your tracking tag? No problem—this handy device works both ways! Just touch the alert button on the tag to locate your phone in minutes. It's a much faster alternative to looking everywhere for the car keys, only to find them hours later in the refrigerator. 

Personal planetarium

This gift is perfect for all ages and genders. I have put it under the men's section but  this can't be stereotyped, like all the other gifts they all can be bought for anybody (a part from alcohol, of course, you must be an adult).

Here is UncommonGoods description of this gift to give you an idea of what to expect.

Amateur astronomers can take a journey through the cosmos with this augmented reality viewer and audio guide. Insert your smartphone and it overlays constellations, galaxies, planets, and cosmic factoids in six modes across the night sky. Like your own personal planetarium, this stellar device brings the digital and real worlds together, taking you from our little blue dot to the far reaches of the universe. 

There is also a video which shows you a bit more of what to expect on the page.

I was very surprised with the array of gifts on offer there is really something for everyone!
As well as Birthday gifts UncommonGoods cater for an array of occasions from Anniversaries, graduation and much more.

What do you think of UncommonGoods would you shop here? let me know in the comments.
Until next time,

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Sunday, 3 September 2017

My trip to Newquay

Sunday, 3 September 2017

My trip to Newquay

Hello everyone, long time no blog post. Today I really wanted to share with you my holiday pictures I took in Newquay. This was my first time in Newquay and I am so overwhelmed with how it's similar to being abroad. The sea was so blue and gorgeous you actually forgot you were in the UK.

So, a quick little update from me today I hope you enjoy the pictures!

Have you ever been to Newquay? let me know in the comments 
Until next time,
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Saturday, 22 July 2017

The £5 eyeshadow palette you need in your life!

Saturday, 22 July 2017

The £5 eyeshadow palette you need in your life!

 Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog. Today I wanted to share my new favourite eyeshadow palette. This eyeshadow palette is by MUA, a makeup line I have tried before and knew their eyeshadows were very good. A year a so ago, I wrote a blog post all about their single £1 eyeshadows which were amazing; the pigmentation was just out of this world for the price.

The palette is a new range introduced by MUA called their pro eyeshadow palette. This palette, in particular, is in the shade fire vixen, perfect for summer and leading up to Autumn time. I see these burnt orange tones really looking gorgeous in Autumn time because those colours are just beautiful and it's never too soon to think about Autumn.

I bought mine from Superdrug and you can own this gorgeous palette yourself by clicking here 

There are several shades in this new line, ranging from more natural muted tones to beautiful glitters! I'm sure you'll find the palette for you. The main goal of this post was to make you aware that not all good makeup has to cost an arm and a leg, you'd be surprised how good the 'cheaper brands' can be.

So, what do you think to this palette?
Let me know in the comments.
Until next time,

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Monday, 10 July 2017

Things to write in a journal/notebook

Monday, 10 July 2017

Things to write in a journal/notebook

Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog. Today I really wanted to share with you a few ideas to get started on writing in your new journal or notebook.

Writer's block can strike and often leave you wondering what to write; don't worry though I have you covered. This year I wanted to become more creative, so I have bought myself a few notebooks and I want to write in them every day. I want it to be something I can look back at in time and remember the good things in my life or just nice memories.

Recently, I have bought a book called 642 things to write every day. This book prompts you on things to write every day, so it pretty much does all the thinking for you. I  would definitely recommend this book!

So, here are a few things you can start jotting down....

1. Lists...
  • 10 things you want to achieve this month;
  • 10 things that make you smile;
  • 10 aims for each day (a list of goals you want to achieve every day);
  • 10 new foods I want to try this month/week;
  • 10 places you want to visit in your life;
  • 10 of your favorite songs this month;
These can be changed of course to suit yourself more personally. These are just ideas, you can change the number whatever you want; the main aim is to get the creativity flowing!

2. Special words...

  • Dear future self, a letter to your future self. Write about where you hope to be and then look at this in a few years time, see if you achieved your goals;
  •  A letter to your past self, maybe it was a particularly tough time in your life write about how you overcame this. Make it a positive note, this can also help you to look back on for any future tough/ challenging times ahead;
  • A letter to your younger self - you pick the age. Write something to prove your younger self wrong in a good way make it positive, something that will put a smile on your face;
  • Write about your goals for the future and come back to them, see if you have achieved what you set out to;
  • Write about a special memory or special day something that means a lot to you.

3. Plan your time...
  • Take the space to draw up a timetable, if you're a student plan your studying time and social time. Something as simple as this will make you more prepared and ready;
  • If you're a fellow blogger getting planning some blog posts or maybe videos. Write down any ideas you may have good or bad, tick them off when they're completed;
  • Plan your time off, if it's the summer holidays and you have time to spare use it wisely plan what you want to do.

4. Thoughts 
  • Thought of the day, write whatever pops into your head each day you could start a whole book on this;
  • Create a mind map, this could be a map of your future, things you want to achieve anything you could make it all bright and colourful and make it artistic.

5. Creative things
  • Write a list of all four letter words you can think of write them in artistic way, draw images next to the words;
  • Create a mood board, print out inspiring imagery stick them into your journal or notebook then write a sentence of what it means to you;
  • Go somewhere with scenery, take an image stick it in your journal then write as many unusual adjectives you can think of about the image;
  • Dedicate a page to sentimental things could be a concert ticket anything you can stick in a page use this space to do that.

So, I hope a few of these helped you get your creativeness flowing to start jotting down a few things in your notepads. Let me know if they helped in the comments and any ideas you have

Until next time,

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Monday, 5 June 2017

summer beach wear from Rose Gal

Monday, 5 June 2017

summer beach wear from Rose Gal

Hey, welcome back to my blog. Today I wanted to share with you, my top summer beach wear picks from Rose Gal. I recently discovered Rose Gal, after being contacted by a lovely lady from the company. I was asked if I wouldn't mind writing a little wish list of my favorite items. I only share things that are of interest to me and my readers and this site is definitely one to visit, everything is priced well and the clothes are bang on trend!

Recently I have really been obsessing over polka dots, in particular, polka dot swimwear. Rose Gal have a complete section dedicated to polka dot fanatics VISIT THE FULL RANGE HERE 
I love how polka dot swimwear looks, it really gives off that vintage feel. 

Here are two of my favorite swimwear items from the polka dot range

 I love the high-waisted trend with jeans so, this swimsuit really took my eye. They're still sort of a bikini but not as revealing. I love the red with the black and white polka dots they contrast so nicely. I also love the whole vintage theme, Marilyn Monroe came to mind when I saw this. 

 I love this tankini. The pink colour is beautiful and really represents summer. I think this tankini is perfect for people who are a little afraid of the whole polka dot trend, as it's very subtle.

Leaf print bikinis and tankinis   

I love the leaf print trend, it reminds me of tropical sunny climates. I have been seeing this print everywhere a lately, on trousers, t-shirts, and even bags so swimwear had to join in on the print. Here are my two favorite leaf print swimwear picks from Rose Gal. 

I love, love, love pastel pink. How beautiful is the contrast with the Hawaiian leaf print and the pastel pink! This has to be my ultimate favorite. I just have an obsession with the colour pastel pink! 

This one is for the bold women. I personally love how bold the pattern is. If you're more for a subtle print then the first option is the one for you, but I just love them both! Rose Gal has a large choice, varying from muted and really bold prints, so there's something for everyone.

Lastly, I would like to bring to your attention the amazing deals Rose Gal have to offer. They currently have a deal zone section click here to visit where you can really grab a bargain - it is definitely worth a look.

So, what do you think of Rose Gal? Let me know in the comments 

Until next time,

Although, this post is sponsored all views and opinions are 100% my own. I only feature sites and companies that are of interest to me and what I think you would like too!

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