Saturday, 18 March 2017

Ted Baker lipstick gift set

 Hello everyone, welcome back. Today I am sharing with you this gem of a lipstick set brought to you by Ted Baker. I never really knew that Ted Baker made makeup, when it comes to Christmas time there's a whole array of Ted Baker makeup; this is when I got this set actually. I am pretty sure you can still buy this set but I have only seen them on Ebay and Amazon. I would suggest being quick if you're thinking of buying one as they're very popular.

So, I have taken close up images of all the lipsticks and even included some swatches for you because I am that kind.

Now, the only thing about these lipsticks is they do not have a name/ shade so I am just going to have to refer to this at the hot pink lipstick. First of all, I was quite scared to wear this when I first saw it, as I am one for more nude colours but as soon as I applied it I felt so glam and I just loved it!
 Here is the swatch, as you can see it is very bright so I would save this for more special events rather than day-to-day.
 You can't go wrong with a classic red lip, am I right? I just love this deep red colour it's beautiful. I have used this several times when I have been somewhere nice and it's really complimented my makeup look, especially when I wear a brown smokey eye.

Here is the swatch, very bright and shows up well I am so impressed with this shade! 

This is such a beautiful day-to-day shade and it's totally my colour. You can never go wrong with a classic nude lip, it just seems to go with every makeup look you can imagine.

Here is the swatch, also you can see these are not matte they are very moisturising but after a while, I have found these look semi matte on the lips. The one thing I mainly love about these lipsticks is that they don't dry out your lips.
Another pink lipstick! but compared to the other one this is a more toned down version. This is a lovely pale pink natural lipstick and I have worn this for casual days and I just love how glowy and natural it makes me look.

 Here is the swatch, a lovely toned down pale pink, very cute indeed!

 When I am going out I love to wear a dark lip. This dark plum lipstick is a knock out; it just looks so fabulous and glam and really makes you stand out. I just love this colour so, so, so much!
 Here is the swatch, for some reason, it is showing quite pink but in real-life it is a very deep plum! 

 Another red, and this time it's a classic red. The other red lipstick was a very deep red, but this is a very classic Hollywood glam red which you just can't go wrong with when you're going somewhere special.

Here, is the last swatch. How beautiful and vibrant does this look!

Which is your favourite lipstick? let me know in the comments.
Until next time,

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

My first tattoo experience

(excuse the pjs)

Hello everyone, welcome back. So, I am now 18 and to celebrate that I finally got a tattoo. Tattoos are a hot topic, so I thought I would sit down and write all about my experience to give you an insight as it can be a nervous thing for first timers. The first bit of advice and I cannot stress this enough, please go to somebody you have researched into or have been recommended; do not go to somebody just because they're cheap as you know it's for life. 

I will be uploading a whole blog all about my 18th birthday soon including pictures of my day, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

(from my Instagram - laur3nn_x_)

So, I decided I wanted these cute flowers and I wanted them a lovely purple colour. I made sure I knew this is what I wanted, so off I went. I had this done on the morning of my 18th birthday and I was very nervous beforehand. Once the tattooing began, I honestly didn't think the pain was bad at all. Personally, I think piercings are a lot worse. The only thing that stung a little was the biggest flower on the end, but still it was very bareable. 

So, overall I would mark the pain rating a 5 out of ten. It was more of just an annoying scratching and was bareable.

What do you think to my tattoo? let me know in the comments
Until next time,

Thursday, 9 March 2017

A mixture of things I am loving

Hello everyone, welcome back. Today's blog post is a mini round-up of some items I have been really loving a lately. I have covered makeup, perfume, and hair, so it's a pretty broad round up. I hope you find the items I am sharing with you today interesting and as always let me know what you think in the comments.


 I have always been a lover of eyeshadow; it's really what kick started my whole 'makeup obsession'. This little palette is such a gem, it's by Ted Baker and It's so compact and handy, perfect for traveling. I received this in an eye set I got for Christmas, but I am sure you can still get these on Amazon.

I am now on my fourth tube of this BB cream, it's my holy grail product. I really could not live without this; it covers and looks very natural, avoiding that dreaded cakey look.


*Stella Mccartney Pop*

I received this perfume for Christmas and ever since I have just fallen in love with the scent. The perfume is described as  'Newfound vibrancy is balanced with sandalwood; the unexpected combination of the floral and woody notes resulting in an undeniably feminine scent that makes a statement without being overwhelming'. I couldn't agree more it's such a perfect, pretty scent.


Bleach London silver shampoo: This shampoo is perfect for blondes; those pesky and very annoying yellow tones that linger in your hair, well this will say so long to them. I use this about once a week and it really makes my blonde a lovely ashy tone. This is also perfect if you're thinking of bleaching your hair because let's face it the results of bleach are not very pretty when you're doing a DIY.

Got 2 B powder: This styling powder is brilliant for thin and boring hair. Sprinkle a little into your hand (a little goes a long way) rub into your roots, or wherever you want volume and ta-dah big bouncy hair.

Are you currently loving any of these products?
Let me know in the comments.
Until next time,

Friday, 3 March 2017

My random act of kindness: Hannah's story

Hello everyone welcome back to my blog. Today I wanted to share with you Hannah's act of kindness story. Hannah ever so kindly replied to my tweet, sharing her very lovely story. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.

Kindness, a thing we should all spread around a little more in the world; something that doesn’t have to necessarily cost anything but is priceless with the smile and impact it has on fellow human beings.

Hannah Beswick is a 28-year-old beauty blogger who wanted to share with me her random act of kindness to society. 
I asked Hannah some questions to get to know the background behind her kindness.

Hannah said: “There's far too much hatred in this world, it's easier to be kind than waste energy on being unkind. I was bullied at school and I would hate to think I made someone sad and angry, so I really wanted to restore faith back into humanity with my act of kindness.

“My act of kindness all started when I was thinking about people less fortunate to myself. I decided to buy a few unicorn balloons, as they were eccentric and I knew they would grab people’s attention. 

“Along with the balloon was a £5 note and a little note that wrote: Hi I'm Hannah attached to this balloon is £5 for you to buy yourself a little treat; I hope this gave you a smile if you’re having a bad day. If you’re having a good day already could you find someone to pass this money to so they can smile the way you did? I hope you have an awesome week!

“Another motive to perform this act of kindness was what I witnessed myself. I was shopping with a friend one day and there was a note on a rail that read: you are beautiful the way you are.

“I still have this note on my dressing table and it always puts a smile on my face, and that is what I wanted to do for somebody else.”

We should all take note from Hannah and share some kindness with one another every now and again; with the news constantly filled with putting a negative flip side on humans lets restore the faith!

If you have a story to feature let me know my email is

Until next time,

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Very quick and easy beach waves for short hair!

 Hello everyone welcome back to my blog. So, I guess you kind of know now I have short hair after posting it endlessly on social media and on my blog. I am always playing around with my new hair to see how I can make it look fun and pretty. I love these beachy wayves I created and they are so easy and quick, perfect in the morining am I right? So, I am going to talk you through step-by-step on how to get these waves...

 BRUSH YOUR HAIR! Get rid of all those tangles and knots and make sure your hair is soft to start with.

Here goes, time to power up the hair straightners. Now this may need some preactice but once you've mastered it believe me it's so easy. All you need to do is twist the straightener at the top away from your face, just like the image and then drag it all the way down your hair, ta dah you have a curl. The longer you keep it twisted the tighter the curl.

To make my curls messy I apply dry shampoo. I tip my head upside down and apply it. Then just give your hair a good shake and you're good to go. Easy, right?

What do you think to these waves? let me know in the comments and I will also be making more posts on short hair looks, as it can sometimes be a struggle to style.

Thank you for reading,
Until next time,

Monday, 20 February 2017

#PictureOfTheWeek - short hair, don't care!

Hello, everyone! welcome back to my blog. So, I have new hair I finally decided to take the plunge and chop off my hair. I really love how it's made my hair look much healthier and thicker. My hair really did need a big cut as it was, lets face it kinda dead. I also have a subtle hue of pink added in my hair which I just love, I used the Bleach london Rosé dye. When I asked for this cut I made it clear that I wanted the sides a little longer than the back, to avoid the dreaded mushroom bob!

So, a quick short and sweet update. Let me know what you think to my hair in the comments.

Until next time,

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Small things with big meanings

Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog. Today I wanted to share my article that was published in the Sheffield Star, my local newspaper. I was very happy to see this in the newspaper as I spent a lot of time and effort into it. The article is all about how we should cherish the small things in life, especially the things with sentimental value. I interviewed two people to see what their special item is and I even included my own!

Throughout our lives, we all gain something that may not be valuable money wise, but the memories and sentimental value make them priceless. These days people think too much about the price rather than the memories and closeness of having something that means more than money. A precious item can just be about the memories and that your dearly cherish something so much you couldn't live without it. We all have something close to us with a little story and I have combined a few starting with my own precious item.

My precious item is a cuddly dog I was given when I was first born. This dog was given to me by my Granddad and it's something I was never without. Pictured above is an image of me as a baby with my beloved toy dog. Wherever I went the cuddly dog went, it comforted me when I was a baby. The reason why it is so sentimental and precious to me is that I have kept it through all the years and it has so many memories and seen me through my childhood.

(Natalie's special item)

Natalie aged 18, received a heart with her name and Nan on the back of the heart. Natalie told me she received this at her Nan's funeral and it's very sentimental to her. Natalie's Nan liked white roses, so at the funeral, they placed white roses on her coffin. They all took a heart, to resemble guests giving her the roses and her nan giving them the hearts in return.
Natalie said: "This will always be very precious to me as it's the last thing my nan gave to me."

Shannon aged 17, received a necklace and a bracelet when she was a newborn. These items are very sentimental to Shannon because her Grandma bought her them and she was very close to her. Shannon remembers the memories of her grandma with the bracelet and necklace. They became extremely sentimental to her when her Grandma sadly passed away.
Shannon said: "The necklace and bracelet bring back all the lovely memories I shared with my nan and for that, they will always be close to my heart."
The moral of the article is to treasure the items that aren't necessarily worth a fortune but the ones that hold memories and love. Those are the ones that are worth a fortune to you in your heart.

Thank you for reading and let me know what you think in the comments 
Until next time, 
Lauren x

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