Sunday, 19 February 2017

A Lot Of Catching Up...

So, you may have noticed I have been rather absent from my blog over the past year or so. If you keep up with my instagram, you'll have seen that I've been quite busy travelling the world. I never formally announced or explained this as it's all been very overwhelming and I've been very busy up until now but I've been working away on a cruise ship since Summer 2015. This was totally out of the blue for me and something I never imagined myself doing, never mind seeing the countries I've seen.  Even though I've been documenting this on instagram, it's very difficult to blog in the middle of the sea and when you're ashore it seems silly to be looking for wifi when you have so many amazing places to explore. So I can only apologise for my absence, however I feel this is going to change and develop my blog as I introduce more travel and lifestyle posts. I've seen so much of the world I never thought I'd see, so it'd be a damn shame not to share my knowledge and experiences with you all. 

Hopefully you'll forgive my absence and be as excited as I am for the direction that my blog is going to take and the new content I'll be sharing. As always, it's easier to keep up with my hectic life over on instagram so make sure you're following using the links beneath my picture and i'll be sure to catch up with you.

Love Laura 

Friday, 27 May 2016

Pink Soda Sport

I was recently contacted by JD sports to collaborate with them in trying out their women's sportswear range 'Pink Soda' *. There is such a great selection, I found it so difficult to choose from the sports luxe range. From 2-in-1 sportsbras and tops to casual wear hoodies the range is very versatile allowing you to go from the gym to a casual meet up no problem. The fabrics are great for breathability and overall comfort is brilliant, especially as I'm usually inbetween sizes the range fitted just perfect. I think the clothing does the talking it's self with it's pops of pink and bold branding, here is what I selected...

You can look up these items in the range over at JD Sports and keep an eye out for their new collection launching very soon. Have a lovely weekend,
Love Laura x

Sunday, 28 June 2015

My Summer Makeup Look

Hello lovelies. How long is it since i've done youtube! I bet some of you newbies didn't even realise I have a channel, but yes I've finally uploaded a video. It's a super simple no-foundation Summer Look with a bright pop of lip colour. I really hope you enjoy watching and please like, comment and subscribe if you don't already. Also, if you have your own youtube channel leave your link for me to check out!

What's your favourite 'Summer Look'? Like me do you like to free your skin of foundation?

Monday, 22 June 2015

Say Hello To Strobing

Sorry Kim K but it seems contouring has taken a back seat to the new Strobing makeup technique. This may come as welcome news to those who struggle to sculpt their face or find it rather ridiculous doing what may seem like colouring by numbers everyday. Strobing is the technique of highlighting the high points of your face which naturally catch the light, enhancing your inner glow! But to pull this look off a flawless glowy base is crucial, which means having a killer skincare routine. So girls instead of sculpting your face treat your skin well and even invest in brightening moisturisers such as Korres Wild Rose Brightening Cream.  Once you've nailed the skincare routine you need to add that luminescent glow to your skin, Mac are leading the way with their Strobe Cream but a dupe for this is the L'Oreal Paris Lumi Magique Primer, giving you the perfect glowy base. Then to finish off the 'strobing' use a liquid highlighter like my favourite Benefit's High Beam. I must admit I am pretty pleased about this new trend, considering I don't have the greatest cheekbones but I love a good highlighter!

How do you feel about contouring taking a back seat? 
Will you be adding 'strobing' to your look?

Friday, 19 June 2015

Golden Summer Look

With the beautiful sunshine coming out to say hello for the past few weeks (although it seems to have gone into hiding today) I decided to share a pretty golden Summer makeup look. I've kept it simple because I hate anything too heavy when it's warm but it's a perfect look for relaxed evenings; dining alfresco and admiring the sunsets. This is my favourite type of look, glowing bronzed skin finished with Sleek's rose gold blush and benefit's high beam highlighter. On my eyes I kept it simple with Urban Decays's Naked half baked and dark horse in the outer corner and my favourtite Maybelline the falsies mascara. A Summer look is never complete without a hint of coral which comes from Mac's beautiful Flamingo lipstick.

What's your favourite Summer look? Do you like to keep it simple for the Summer months?

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Tanya Burr | Lips and Lashes

This one comes rather late following the huge launch of Tanya Burr's second installment of her cosmetic range. But I've finally got round to trying out her lip-glosses and lashes. I decided to try the gloss in lunch date, which is a beautiful nude dusky pink shade and the lashes in 'Date night', which you can find on Feel Unique and Superdrug. 

I chose the 'Date Night' lashes because they look just like Ardell demi-wispies, which are my all time favourite lashes. They have the cutest packaging with a pearlescent glue which is really good and dries completely transparent. They're probably some of the easiest lashes I've applied, even more so than Eylur and stuck really well whilst feeling flexible too. I love these and for £5.49 I will definitely be alternating between 'Date Night' and my Demi-Wispies! 

I'm not usually one to wear lip gloss, I just prefer the look of a lipstick but this one really impressed me. First of all can I just say the scent is just delicious, a lot like strawberries and cream! The gloss has a large doe applicator which is super soft and easy to apply. Lunch Date is a really beautiful understated colour, perfect for everyday too just to provide lips with hydration whilst making them look pretty. I used mine with my Rimmel East End Snob lip liner and they're such a perfect match. The downside is how sticky it is but you usually expect this with any gloss, so hair up's the best option. For £6.99 and with such a huge range though they're really lovely glosses.

Have you tried Tanya Burr's range of cosmetics? 

Friday, 22 May 2015

Time To Relax | Temple Spa Repose

Temple Spa Repose | £39 | link

 Leading a busy lifestyle and putting in tough sessions at the gym, it's important for us all to have time to ourselves to 'repose'. This is where Temple Spa's aromatherapy resting cream 'repose' comes in. Described as 'a duvet for the skin' and loved by many including Nicole Scherzinger, who describes it as a good nights sleep in a jar, it's natural plant extracts, anti-oxidants and relaxing essential oils really do help to sink into the skin giving you a relaxing, good nights sleep.
Not only is repose great for helping you to fight those sleepless nights and send you into endless slumber but it's also know for it's skin firming properties to help prevent premature ageing. Now I'm not worrying about ageing just yet but it's never too early to start and is an added bonus in this cream. The scent this thick moisturising cream gives off is just bliss, it's a very lavender, relaxing aroma which is great to massage into your temples at the end of a stressful day and to combat anxiety, or to soothe you to sleep on a long-haul flight. You could even give your skin the full spa treatment applying Repose all over the face to really feel the benefits. Repose is designed to relax, create a sense of peace and give your skin an essential boost of vitamins and nutrients which it definitely has done to mine. I wake up refreshed, my skin radiant and knowing I've had a great nights sleep.
Temple spa is one of my favourite brands which has been featured on here a number of times, not just for their brilliant products but the quality of the ingredients they use and their cruelty free ethics. Overall I really love this little jar of goodness. It's a perfect nights sleep in a jar filled with qualities to keep my skin looking refreshed and healthy, perfect for those on the go. You can pick yours up here for £39 for the full 50ml (featured is 15ml).
How do you help yourself to relax and sleep better?