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 ...

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturiser: Cocoa Radiant...

These colder days and darker evenings tend to put me in hibernation mode and I turn every night into a pamper night, take that extra few minutes in the shower to keep warm in the steam and slather anything on my skin to combat the dryness that hits around this time of year. 
The Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturiser is the perfect addition to my its-too-cold-to-spend-any-longer-naked body care regime. Whilst in the shower I exfoliate using my Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub, wash with whichever shower gel seems to be hanging around and then rub over Lush's King of Skin Body Butter Bar, rinse off and prepare to face the freezing cold bathroom tiles. Once dried off I spray over the Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturiser all over and quickly rub it in and jump into my PJ's still warm from the Shower. 

This product, whilst it seems a bit gimmicky, actually works wonders. The bottle sprays a fine mist which is absorbed really quickly into the skin and leaves no greasy or sticky residue but still leaves my skin really soft and hydrated. The aerosol form means its really easy to get to those awkward parts of your body that you can't easily reach with traditional moisturisers, middle of my back being the main culprit. The cocoa scent is really nice too, definitely the best of the bunch for the current season. 

Have you tried out this range yet?

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

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Sunday, 15 September 2013

Favourite Fall Polishes: 2013...

 Lychee, London, Mushroom, Dusky Mauve
Purple Ash, Red Black, Wait Until Dark
So the sun has stopped shining, the rain is falling and the jumpers are out... Bye bye Summer and Hello Autumn! I am actually looking forward to Autumn this year, I think it's because we've actually had a decent Summer here in the UK and now I'm putting away the playsuits and digging out the layers with less reluctance than usual.

This season I'm all about the coffee and deep berry tones which will look good with any outfit. The gorgeous Nails Inc London triggered this obsession and now Barry M Mushroom, Lychee and Dusky Mauve are all in queue. Amping up the berry tones, we have Barry M (do you see a theme here?!) Red Black and Ciaté Wait Until Dark. I love a dark lip in the Autumn too and both of these pair nicely with my all time favourite Kate Moss Rimmel Lipstick in 107. I really try and steer away from glitter at this time of year as it just screams festive season... as if seeing Christmas jumpers in Primark wasn't enough in September.

What are your favourite tones this season? Leave me some recommendations in the comment box, my nail polish collection seems to have rapidly depleted since moving in with my Sister...

Ciaté Wait Until Dark || Barry M Mushroom || Barry M Dusky Mauve || Nails Inc. London || Barry M Gelly Lychee || Barry M Red Black || Models Own Purple Ash

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Victoria's Secret Limited Edition Fall Fantasies: Enchanted Nights...

Victoria's Secret Fall Fantasies in Enchanted Nights - £11 (*)
Words cannot describe just how much I am in love with this Victoria's Secret Fantasy Fragrance Mist. Enchanted Nights is a warm coconut flower and sandalwood scent, a perfect combination of sweet and woody, perfect for Autumn but not too heavy that it can't be worn throughout the day.

The Victoria's Secret Fantasies scents hang around for 2-3 hours and are not at all over powering, meaning they can be layered over a perfume and topped up when out and about. My boyfriend absolutely loves this scent and, although I never thought I was much of a coconut lover (or woody scents for that matter) this has completely won me over and I find myself spritzing it on every time I go in my bag.

Fantasies retail at £11 each and are always on offer for 5 for £30. The Fall Fragrances are Limited Edition so once they're gone, they're gone! I am definitely going to pick up another one of these along with some of my other favourite scents of the moment; Coconut Passion (I am definitely a convert!), Pure Seduction and Love Spell. There are only 5 Victoria's Secret stores in the UK at the moment, so if you're near one I definitely recommend popping in for a sniffing session.

Look out everyone who's on my Christmas List, Victoria's Secret will be landing under your trees!

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

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Friday, 6 September 2013

Barry M Sequin Effects: White...

I have never come across a Barry M nail polish that I didn't love, their colours and formulas have always been on point and fashion forward and their new textures were really exciting. But unfortunately their newest launch 'Sequin Effects' left me feeling underwhelmed. While the polish looks amazing on, its grainy texture and inability to stay put without chipping means that this offering is going straight to the back of my stash.
The base colour is not opaque which means it needs to be layered either on its own or with another polish which doesn't help its longevity and the flecks of sequin glitter whilst beautiful, are mixed with a clear gritty sequin which makes the polish uneven and thick. Working in visual merchandising and constantly picking at vinyls and changing displays means that this sort of formula is only good for one time use and not daily wear. It's such a shame, I had such high hopes for this polish!

Have you encountered any disappointing products recently?

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

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