The Perfect Red Lip...

Red lips just ooze glamour and add that little bit of oomph to a simple outfit. Have a read of this post to find out my favourite products and tricks to create the perfect red lip ...

What's on my iPhone?...

I saw this tag video on one of my recent YouTube catch-up sessions and thought it would transpire well into a blog post. I love seeing what apps people use on a day to day basis so here's what my iPhone 5 is loaded up with: ...

Event: #shhealthysmile at Everyman Cinema

At the beginning of the month, I was invited down to the Everyman Cinema in Leeds by the lovely team over at Simplyhealth to enjoy a good ol' giggle with my Sister...

YourTea Tiny Tea Teatox

So here we are 7 days into my Tiny Tea Teatox and I've really enjoyed it! The first thing I noticed is how much my skin has cleared up. I genuinely didn't think that this was a benefit of the tea, considering it is essentially a 'weight loss' system ...

Coral Ombre Nails

Not a perfect ombré, but these colours look so good together that I can forgive the fact that I don't have five perfectly gradiented coral tones in my nail polish collection ...

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Jeffrey Campbell Gold Spike Lita Dupes...

If there was a rehab for spiked footwear, I'd definitely have to go, I have a serious obsession! I've been lusting after EVERY pair of spiked Jeffrey Campbell's for so long now, but eBay has some amazing dupes, perfect if you're not sure on the trend or your budget just doesn't stretch to the real deal. Here's the ones I picked up:

Jeffrey Campbell Gold Spike Lita Dupes
Jeffrey Campbell Gold Spike Lita Dupes
Jeffrey Campbell Gold Spike Lita Dupes
Black Faux Leather Gold Spiked Lace Up Ankle Boots - £29.95
They are literally the best dupes I've come across, in that there's no zip and the spikes are actually pointy and not rounded like a few I've seen. The quality is also amazing considering they were only £30, none of the spikes are loose and the lace holes are all metal which definitely makes them feel a lot more expensive. I love that these are gold too, most if not all of the high street JC Spike dupes are silver which I don't tend to wear a lot of. I've found that these go with a lot of my wardrobe at the minute and are perfect for nights out in this colder weather.

The brand of boots is actually stocked in my Ark and the eBay seller was great. They arrived really quickly, needed to be signed for and were in perfect condition. I definitely recommend buying from them if they have any left.  

I've had so many compliments wearing these, they're so comfortable and surprisingly I've not caused myself, or anyone around me, injury! Now, someone point me in the direction of some rose gold spikes... *I need help*...

Much Love, 
Lauran 
xxx 

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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Twenty Thirteen...

I can't believe 2013 is already here (biggest cliché ever) but 2012 has genuinely flown by! This past year has literally been one of the most amazing years of my life. Although I've hit a few personal speed bumps, the strength of my friends and family have pulled me through. I've even amazed myself at some of the things I've achieved and graduating my Law LLB with a 2:1 has to be at the top of my list.

So, I intend to make 2013 another year full of fun, friends and achievements by:

001. Saying YES...
I used to be one of those quiet and reserved girls who didn't really do much but 2012 was the year I stopped thinking about what others thought of me and did things that made me truly happy. I intend to do the same this year. Yes to more spontaneous nights out, less sleep and amazing memories with the people that really matter.

002. Getting Healthy...
Making small changes in my lifestyle to make a big difference in my body and mind. I know this resolution gets thrown about every year and fails after about 10 days, but it's not all about hitting the gym 24/7 and slimming down... Drinking more water, exercising more and making a conscious effort to look after myself.

003. Travel...
I've got a passport and intent to use it to full advantage this year. I've realised that I really want to see the world whilst I'm young and have nothing holding me down and I've already got a few things planned for summer!

004. Make Use of my Degree
Well this is easier said than done but I don't want to be one of those people who worked so hard for so long and not use it. Making an effort to gain some work experience and decide exactly where I want to be. A job in fashion law would be my ideal but being restricted to only 3 firms in the UK, it may prove more difficult than first thought.

005. Pass My Driving Test
I've been saying this since I turned 17 but this really needs to be done this year! I've done a fair few lessons already and just gave up when it came to exam time at Uni. This year I WILL PASS!

006. Blog More...
I genuinely love blogging. I've turned it from a hobby to something a lot more and I've met some great people and had some fantastic opportunities. I've become more confident about it and my 'real life' friends now know about it. I plan to get more organised with blogging, network more and just enjoy my little space of Internet.

Bit of a different post from me, but there's something satisfying about getting my goals written down, and now they're out there I have to stick to them ;)

What are your plans, resolutions and goals for 2013?
Much Love,
Lauran
xxx