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 ...

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Primark at ASOS: My Favourite Pieces....

Shut the front door, Primark is available on ASOS! Yep, no more entering the battlefield that is the Primark Women's department and hello browsing the best bits from your bed, finally, someone has read my mind! 


Primark at ASOS

 "Retail phenomenon Primark joins ASOS as part of our round up of great British high street brands. With their unique take on the latest must-haves and newest trends, Primark fans can get their hands on their award-winning affordable fashion, from skinny jeans and denim to skater dresses and printed t-shirts."

The Mickey Mouse Tee is just £6 and will look cute under a pinafore or a pair of dungarees to give an urban edge to a plain outfit. I love the detail on the back of this Floral Print Open Back Dress which makes it look a whole lot more expensive than its £13 price tag. The pulled in waist makes it really shape flattering too. I think a Chambray Skater Skirt is a summertime must have, the fuss-free design and shape makes it an easy piece to style. 

There are currently 43 styles available from the brand and putting their most fashionable and coveted pieces on ASOS can only mean great things! Now someone hurry up and get those zara-esque shoes up on there...

Much Love, 
Lauran 
xxx 

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

My Favourite Google Reader Replacement: Bloglovin'...

In two weeks time, Google Reader will be no more, which means all of you reading this will no longer receive my blog on your dashboard and I won't get to see all of your little faces at the bottom of my blog. So if you'd like to stay on top of what's new on L'Amour Lauran, please make sure you follow me on Bloglovin'. 

This has fast become my favourite Reader for blogs as it is so user friendly and really easy to stumble upon new blogs. I use the App on my phone the most and the way it displays posts in a mobile friendly layout, makes them so easy to read. It is genuinely the best Reader for all of us fashion and beauty lovers. You can scroll through the entirety of your feed without having to go back on yourself to read a different post. 


Much Love, 

Lauran 
xxx 

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Monday, 17 June 2013

Mint Definition Brows at Mint Nail & Beauty Salon Leeds...

I turned 22 on Saturday and as a part of my Birthday present from my little sister I got my brows done at the lovely Mint Nail & Beauty Salon in Leeds. Their signature "MD Brows" is their own take on the cult HD Brows treatment using a combination of waxing, tweezing, tinting and threading to create stand out brows. 


Measuring out the correct brow proportions after applying the brow tint. 

The consultation was brief and I basically asked the beautician to do what ever she wanted to my unruly brows as long as they ended up more on the Cara Delevigne rather than on the 90's Kate Moss side of the spectrum. She started by applying the tint to my brows, I think next time I'm going to go a little darker now that I'm a little less blonde. Once it had developed, she measured where my brows should start, arch and end before telling me my tweezers had attacked the outsides of my brows a little too much... 

The second step of the treatment was the waxing to re-shape, then tweezing any little strays and finally threading to get rid of any fine hairs above my brows which really gave them the 'HD' look. To finish off she applied some Art Dec make-up to further define the brows and calm down any redness. I wouldn't say any of it was painful, but my eyes did stream, safe to say there was some serious make up touch-up after!


The finished product alongside my little sister.
I'm really happy with the results that the MD Brows gave me and my tweezers have now safely been locked away in favour of this 4 weekly treatment. The salon was lovely, and the staff were all chatty and friendly getting all of their clients engaged in conversation, which gave the place a great atmosphere.

My brows cost (my sister) just £17 and my manicure was £13.75 which I think is really reasonable. I'm so glad to have discovered this place and can't wait to try out their Gelish manicures which have some stunning colours. 

Have you tried the MD Brows? What do you think?

Much Love, 
Lauran 
xxx 

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