Sunday, 7 February 2016

Thought of the week #1

Hey, everyone welcome back to my blog. So, I recently had an idea to start a new blog post feature - being my thought of the week. Every other Sunday I will be summarising my week and letting you into (hopefully) a detailed thought of mine.  I thought this blog post would be interesting and fun for me and you readers. I think it will be nice for me also to look back on and reflect.  I have seen similar posts to this floating around in the blogging community, so I thought I would jump on the bandwagon! - and give my own unique twist on it. 


My thought of the week!


So, recently my memory stick has broken down on me and erased all my important work - thankfully I paid to recover some files, but others were totally corrupt *sad emoji face.* I know what you're thinking why Is this your thought of the week, well I am now setting myself a late resolution - to be more organised and not take things for granted. I really began to become a little lazy when saving onto my memory stick instead of saving the files onto my computer for a backup I never did - which was very silly because this could of all been avoided. I now know the importance of saving onto my laptop for a backup and have definitely started to become more organised! I also have started to not take things for granted as much by being organised and well planned so I am prepared if anything should go wrong.



What is your though of the week and what do you think of this new blog post feature?
Let me know in the comments.
Love,
Lauren
x
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Sunday, 31 January 2016

Eyeshadow on a budget

Hello  everyone, welcome back to my blog. Today I thought I would share with you an amazing bargain. We all love making ourselves look pretty and groomed, but not a lot of us have hundreds of pounds to spend on beauty essentials. I was exploring my local Superdrug and spotted these beauties. I have never really explored MUA products before, but I am so glad I have now. These eyeshadows were 1 pound, yep one pound.  Now, I have to admit for a pound I wasn't expecting a great deal, but the pigmentation is incredible! I bought 2 shimmery eyeshadows and one matte for the crease area of my eye. 
 This colour is in the shade Bronze; It's such a pretty grey shade. I think this eyeshadow would look fab for a smokey going out look. This eyeshadow really resembles the grey shadow in the naked on the run palette by Urban Decay. 


As shown here, the pigmentation is incredible. I am so pleased.


This is the matte shade I purchased. This shade is called chestnut. I think this would look perfect in the crease with the shimmery shadow. 



Again, the pigmentation is very good. 

*This needs a thousand heart faced emojis!*

I love gold shadows; I own so many. This really stood out to me I just needed it. I actually took the last shade up in this. The shade is in the colour copper. These shadows are actually very popular in my local Superdrug because near enough all shades were sold out!


Now, just look at that pigmentation!!



What do you think of these shadows? let me know in the comments. 
Love,
Lauren
x

Saturday, 30 January 2016

My experience with acrylic nails



Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog. Today I am going to be sharing my experience with acrylic nails and going through all the pros and cons. I've had them for a good length of time to make a judgement on them.

 The picture at the top was the first ever set of acrylic nails I ever had. I was so excited to have them applied. I went in with a picture of what I wanted, and I really was not disappointed. In fact, I was so happy and impressed with them. The nail technician helped me pick the exact colour I was admiring and overall achieved the exact image I wanted.  



 How long will they last?

 Overall I had these nails on for a month, but I could have had infills to make them last longer. I chose to have them took off after a month and have a new set. You don't have to do that I just chose to do so. The lasting power is incredible the glue is so strong; literally the nails are there to stay they will not budge, pinky promise!

When you're going for your nails put on to make sure you get exactly what you want. If you have to bring in pictures then do it! It's worth it to make yourself fully satisfied with your new nails. I always bring pictures from Pinterest, google etc, to achieve the look I want. I think it's always good to look online for inspiration because they are so many designs out there.

Will it cost a lot to maintain the nails?

Now I have to admit this procedure is a pricey one, but very worth it. The price of the upkeep (meaning infills) all depends on how quick your natural nails grow. Mine after a month had grown out quite a bit.  I could have just had infills that cost around 12 or 15 pounds. For a full set, it costs me around 25 or 30 pounds, all depending on what design you would like.  It is an upkeep with acrylic nails, so I would keep that in mind before you have them done. 

These are the new nails I have had put on today. I love how chic and polished they look. I love the glitter design I chose on one nail because it adds a bit of my personality to the nails.




Overall I love acrylic nails and would recommend them to everyone.

What do you think to my nails? let me know in the comments.
Love,
Lauren
x



Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Caring for my two cats


Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog. I recently found out that 'love your pet day' is on February 20th. For this holiday and the infographic below from Personal Capital, I'm sharing how I pamper my two little kitties without spending a fortune.

*I was asked to write this post, but I am not being paid or sponsored. I am writing this because I want to. All opinions and thoughts are my own!*


I was given the infographic which explains the economics of pets. I think this is so useful for future pet owners because you must carefully think of the expense before. Remember animals take up a lot of your time and deserve your full love and attention.  You don't have to spend a fortune to treat your beloved furry friends, just the essentials and love goes a long way.






Personal Capital is a very useful website to manage all your expenses on your furry friends.









To treat my cats, I like to buy them their favourite treats. My cats love playing with cat toys so they have many little toys laying around the house!

As well as the material side of treating my cats I also think giving them your full attention and love are the main thing. 


How do you treat your animals without spending a fortune? Let me know in the comments.
Love,
Lauren
x

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Denim shirt

Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog. I had to let you in on this new sale purchase from Newlook because it's just an absolute bargain. I picked this shirt up for 11 pounds such a bargain, I know.  The shirt is oversized and comes just above the knees. I love that the shirt is longer than a normal denim shirt; as it feels more feminine. 





What do you think to this shirt? let me know in the comments
love,
Lauren
x

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Current make-up


Hello everyone welcome back to my blog. Today I thought I would share with you my everyday make-up routine. I actually wore this make-up Christmas day, and I continue to wear it now. The only thing I change from time to time is my eyeshadow or lipstick. All product info will be down below...



To start the make-up look off i used this Bourjous healthy mix foundation. It's  natural and lasts so long, so no need for touch ups.


To blend the foundation into my skin seamlessly I used this real techniques expert face brush which is brilliant. I love this brush, because it blends my foundation brilliantly and makes it look like my skin.

To set my make-up in my place I use the rimmel stay matte powder. This just helps stop oily skin appearing, which is definitely a big make-up blunder you don't want to occur!

I use the shade peach glow!

To blend the rimmel stay matte powder i use this Eco tools brush.


I used this collection blusher in the colour bashful for that natural blush look.


To blend the blusher I used this mini eco tools blush brush. These mini eco tools brushes are perfect to fit in your make-up bag.

For christmas I got this brillant Soap&Glory make-up set. It includes everything you need to create a glam look.

I used the copper eyeshadow on my lids and the choccy colour in my crease. These colours are in the Soap&Glory make-up set.

I used this thick&fast mascara which came in my Soap&Glory set. I used this mascara to make the false lashes i applied seem more natural.

These lashes are amazing I highly recommend Eylure lashes.

I used some of this highlighter from Makeup Revolution in the colour golden lights, just above my blusher.

I used this stippling brush to apply the highlighter.

I used this eyeliner to create a winged liner.

I used this lipstick to create a dark berry lip. 



To add extra berry tones to the lipstick I added this Tanya Burr lip gloss in the shade bewitching.









Saturday, 2 January 2016

2016 blogging resolutions


HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

Today I thought I would talk you through some resolutions I plan on sticking to, to make my blog even better. I really enjoy blogging as I've now been doing it for a year. I intend on just getting better each year I have my blog, and gain more skills. For Christmas I got a Macbook air, which has helped me massively with my blog because I had a really rubbish slow laptop before. So here we go with the resolutions...


1- Plan more: This is one I am becoming more better at, because the best content is always the ones that are planned out to perfection. I want to write down everything and really plan it out, before I rush into hitting the publish button. By planning more posts I have more time, and it's easier to come up with blog posts on time.


2-  Become more creative with posts: This year I really want to become a lot more creative with my posts, and focus more outside the box; rather than following others ideas. Don't get me wrong I love following certain posts because they are a lot of fun posts out there, but I want to use my own creativity now and again.

3- Develop more with my photography: Photography is a huge part of blogging and it determines whether you're successful or not, because many readers will go off your site if it's not eye catching and pretty to the eye. Most readers do focus on the layout and images before they read your content, to determine if it's worth their time or not.


4-  Be happy with it: Many times I've always judged the layout, images etc.. thinking it's rubbish. That's going to change because I've finally got to a stage where I am satisfied with how my layout looks.

5-  Gain more  traffic to my blog: This is something every bloggers dreams of. I am very happy with the amount of followers I have, but I would certainly love for my blog to be seen by more. When I first started my blog I honestly didn't think I would even get one follower; when I did it amazed me.


I hope you all have a Happy new year, and continue to create many more happy memories in your life!

Have you got any resolutions for 2016? Let me know in the comments

Love,
Lauren
x







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