Monday, 31 October 2016

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Monday, 31 October 2016

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!







HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE! I just wanted to wish you all a happy Halloween and share this cute picture I have taken of my kinda failed pumpkin. This pumpkin was supposed to be a cat, you can judge that for yourself, haha. The effort counts right?  

I am a little old now for trick or treating, but I will more than likely be spending my night watching movies, maybe a scary one in the spirit of Halloween.


Let me know what you're up to this Halloween in the comments.
Until next time,
Lauren
xx





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Sunday, 30 October 2016

I won blogger of the month ah!

Sunday, 30 October 2016

I won blogger of the month ah!

blogger of the month award with blogging connect

Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog. Today I am very excited to share that I have won blogger of the month on Blogging Connect. Never would I have thought I would win blogger of the month. When I applied I didn't think much about it. I just thought I would give it ago. Then to receive an email from Blogging connect telling me I have won made me so so happy. 



I've had my blog for two years now and to be recognised is amazing it shows that my hard work is paying off. Obviously, it's not all about awards but it's a great thing to receive. 

Read my interview about receiving this award here


Thank you for reading!

Until next time,
Lauren 
xx

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Friday, 28 October 2016

Ten reasons why autumn is the best season!

Friday, 28 October 2016

Ten reasons why autumn is the best season!

Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog. Today's blog post is all autumnal and we all love that right? I am going to share with you ten reasons why I just can't get enough of autumn because personally, it's the bests season ever! So, without further a do here goes...


1. The fashion - I love getting all cozy and warm with scarfs, big fluffy coats and just feeling all warm. I just love the cold breeze and how you can get away with wearing about 5000 layers, but nobody cares because it's cold outside.

2- The beautiful colours - I just love taking endless pictures of the beautiful leaves. I mean they really speak a thousand words and express how beautiful autumn really is. The burnt orange colour is just beautiful and It just instantly has strong connotations of autumn as soon as I see that colour.

3 - The makeup - I am so not alone on this one. I just love watching the autumn makeup tutorials on You Tube. The berry lipstick, burnt orange eyeshadow, oh it's just perfect.

4 - Pumpkin spiced latte - Typical I know to say, but they are so heavenly. I almost lose control when Starbucks announce that they have brought their pumpkin spiced lattes out because they are what dreams are made of, simple.

5 - Halloween - I still kinda like Halloween, not going to lie. Don't worry it's not like I want to go out trick or treating, haha. I just love watching all the Halloween makeup tutorials on YouTube and trying to recreate them myself; yes I kind of suck at the recreating bit to be honest but I try. 

6 - The laidbackness - I feel this time is so chilled, everyone is so much laidback. Diets and healthy eating is pretty much none existent and we just indulge on rubbish, because dare I say it... Christmas is lurking.

7 - Hot chocolate - I genuinely enjoy all hot drinks and appreciate them more at this time of year, because you really benefit from them. I stock up on so, so much hot chocolate this time of year.

8 - Christmas isn't far, ah! - Sorry to say it if you're a scrooge, but it's not that far now! Once Halloween is gone I'm not going to lie I start thinking all about Christmas.

9 -Everything is so atmospheric, you just want to take endless pictures of the gorgeous scenery.

10 - Mornings - when the sun finally makes an appearance and it doesn't feel like the night; they feel very golden and lovely. 


So, do you love autumn? Let me know in the comments
Until next time,
Lauren 
xx
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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

amazing Boohoo sale finds!

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

amazing Boohoo sale finds!

Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog. Today I am going to be showing you three amazing sale outfits from Boohoo. They are all mega cheap and gorgeous, so what's not to like?


Boohoo is my favorite online shopping website. They always offer next day delivery offers for as little as £1.99 which is so good,  as we all hate waiting, right? Sometimes if you're really lucky they even offer free next day delivery so it's worth keeping an eye out!

Boohoo always have such amazing deals. To be honest their sales amazes me.I always find such amazing bargains. I really wanted to share some great outfits I have combined for you. Best of all they are really mega cheap, so all you have to do is click away...

The cozy winter outfit

 Jumper - buy here
Jeans - buy here
Boots - buy here


The casual day outfit 


Cardigan - buy here
Top - buy here
Scarf - buy here



The  going out outfit 



Blouse - buy here

Trousers - buy here

Blazer  - buy here




So, whats your fave? let me know in the comments!

Until next time,
Lauren 
xx
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Sunday, 23 October 2016

#picture of the week

Sunday, 23 October 2016

#picture of the week


Hello, welcome back to my blog. Today is Sunday, so it's picture of the week time. Here is an image
of my gorgeous little cat Sooty, gazing out of the window.  I absolutely love black and white photography. I just love the quirkiness and artistic feel to them. There is so much personality to this image just by putting it in black and white.

This image just summarises how my world revolves around my cats, ha ha !

What do you think of this weeks picture of the week?  Let me know in the comments.
Until next time,
Lauren 
xx
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Sunday, 16 October 2016

#Pictureoftheweek

Sunday, 16 October 2016

#Pictureoftheweek



Hello everyone! Welcome back to my blog and here's this weeks picture of the week...
This picture was taken last year but I recently edited it to make it look more unique and interesting. I really like the effect and the memories it brought, as this picture was when I first started loving photography! 

Unti next time,
Lauren 
Xx

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Thursday, 13 October 2016

The impact social media has on body image

Thursday, 13 October 2016

The impact social media has on body image

*warning long blog post*


*Image from Google images*

Social media, a term that everyone in today's society is pretty much aware of. Social media is fast growing and changing the world of media into a more modern one; which is brilliant of course, but it does have it's negatives. I for one am very up to date with social media and have nearly every platform, so there's no denying I'm not a fan. 

There is one big issue circling around social media at the moment - body shaming! How individuals think it's perfectly okay to shame other people is beyond me. The first time I saw an example of body shaming was on a celebrities Instagram page. The hurtful comments were appalling; just because they are famous does not mean they deserve such hate, they have feelings too!  I think it is totally wrong for an individual to be targeted for looking different and not living up to the world's expectations. We as humans are all different, what you don't like doesn't mean others think the same. If we all thought, dressed, and looked the same well, the world would be a very boring place!

Social media is a big thing and I think more positivity should be spread upon the body image topic; especially for young impressionable boys and girls. We are constantly looking up to edited unrealistic images for body image goals - nobody really looks like that, not even the model! Most people will own up to putting some type of filter on their image; I myself put some form of filter on my images as I wouldn't feel right without it. This is something the media has drilled into our heads, telling us we aren't ‘perfect.'  Is there really such a thing as perfect? no, how can we label one image as 'perfect' when as humans we all come in different shapes and sizes; we're all perfect in our own unique way. 

Growing up a girl in a social media dominant era often gave me many unrealistic expectations of what a woman should look like. I would love to see a campaign showcasing people of all different sizes, shapes etc to show there's no such thing as 'the perfect body.' There's not one size fits all in this world! I also think the media should shed some light on male body image and the impact they face, as often this topic is targeted as a 'woman's problem’, which is absurd - men can become insecure just as much as females.

I think we should all embrace imperfections they are what makes us who we are today. Stretch marks, blemishes, wrinkles, scars - we all have some sign of them, we're human! I think we should all consider laying off the filters and being confident to show our true self. A while back, there was a tag going around for charity where females posted an image of their self with without make-up. I think this is an amazing idea it empowers women and makes them feel confident in their own body without feeling the need to wear make-up to impress society.


So, before you start looking into magazines or forever comparing yourself to an image, think again the chances are the models won't even look like that.  I think it's really sad that somebody could edit a person's image so much they don't even look like them. Be happy for your health and smile; a smile can be the most beautiful thing! Look in the mirror and identify one thing you're happy with and work with that! Tell your friends one feature that is beautiful and vice-a-versa, this can be a massive confidence booster and really make them feel worth it. Don't let unrealistic expectations get in your way of happiness you are your own person; wear whatever you like however you like. If you're happy, then that's the most important thing. So, be happy be confident and most importantly just be you!


Let me know your opinions on this blog post in the comments!
Until next time,
Lauren 
xx
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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Hair inspiration - blunt bob

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Hair inspiration - blunt bob

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to my blog. Today I have gone all hair mad with one style in particular - a blunt bob! I lust after this gorgeous hairstyle but I am really struggling out of these 5 as to which to go for. I really need your opinion, is what I am saying. Blunt bobs are so chic and I have had the same long hair for years now, so a change is very much needed.

#cringysnapchatfilter #badquailty 

Here's an indication as to how my hair will look when I commit to the big chop.  (I just tucked my hair in my top). I just need a change I'm so bored of my hair and if I don't do it now I never will! I feel like I have gotten into a rut with my hair, I mean I always change my colour but never my style. I always opt for the same style every day  being curly wavy hair, which to be honest is boring me.

So, here's where you can help. Comment the number style you like best! 

Until next time,
Lauren 
xx



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Sunday, 9 October 2016

#picture of the week!

Sunday, 9 October 2016

#picture of the week!

Hi, everyone! Welcome back to my blog. I am now starting a brand new weekly blog series - woohoo! This blog series will highlight my image of the week every Sunday. Here you will be able to see what's going off in my world and what's inspiring me, hope you like it!

Today's image is plain and simple - a picture of my gorgeous kitty Jasper. He's wearing glasses just because he can...

What do you think of this short new blog series? Let me know in the comments
Love,
Lauren

xx

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Saturday, 8 October 2016

Get the tartan look - outfit of the day

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Get the tartan look - outfit of the day




Hello everyone welcome back to my blog. Today I wanted to share with you my much loved wool tartan skirt, which I purchased from New Look. Its so cosy for Autumn. It keeps you warm but at the same you're still looking fashionable and on trend. Tartan is everywhere and I've always been a lover of it - from my many collections of tartan scarfs. To me tartan will never go out of trend I just love it that much!  
I paired this gorgeous tartan skirt with a black top, as I didn't want to clash with this bold print. I also didn't want the attention to be taken from the gorgeous colour - this print has to stand out it's not a quiet piece, that's for sure.


Leather jacket - from Asda
Tartan skirt - Newlook 
Black top - Newlook 
Lipstick - NYX soft matte in the shade Madrid



So, That's all for now, short and sweet but I had to share with you this gorgeous outfit! As always let me know your thoughts in the comments  I love reading them!


Until next time,
Lauren 
x
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Sunday, 2 October 2016

Amazing New look sale finds

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Amazing New look sale finds


Hello, everyone welcome back to my blog. Today I have combined my top online fashion sale finds, for you to change up your wardrobe. Whether it's a casual day or a fancy night out I've got you covered - all you have to do is click away...


*20% off for students at New Look* 
This bargain may come in handy for all you students - it sure did for me! Just use your UniDays account online. (excludes sale items)

Casual outfit
Top purchase here
Jeans purchase here
Bag purchase here

 Top buy here


 Casual outfit 2 

Jumper - Buy here
Jeans - Buy here
Shoes - Buy here

Evening outfit 

Dress - buy here
Clutch bag - buy here
Heels - buy here similar 19.00 these are out of stock!! :( *they are the same colour*
Evening outfit 2 

Top - buy here
Bottoms - *get 20% off if you're a student* buy here
Shoes - buy here


Also get 30% off your first purchase when you sign up to NewLooks newsletter.

Remember act quick! sale items go very quickly...

What's your favourite outfit? let me know in the comments
Love,
Lauren 
x

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