The Lipstick Colours You Need For Spring

A new season means a new wardrobe including a new makeup wardrobe!  I think I'm definitely more of a spring/summer girl over autumn/winter when it comes to colour palettes.  Peaches, corals, nudes and pinks are my favourites to wear on my lips during this time of year.  Here are some of my go-to's..


Buenas Aires by NYX is a soft peach

No 10 by MUA is the perfect coral

Audacious by Revlon is a bright orange

Stockholm by Nyx is one of my favourite nudes

What are your favourite spring lip colours?

Lauren xx

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London Calling

Now that the weather is finally starting to warm up in London and the upcoming bank holiday weekend is normally the start of the warm weather, I am super excited for getting outside and exploring my home town!  I might be bias but I do believe that London is one of the best cities to enjoy during the summer and when the weather is nice.




If you're thinking of visiting London this summer here are is a list of some of the cool events taking place that I definitely want to join in on.



Re-visit Hampton Court Palace
Take a yoga class at The Shard
See a show at The Globe
Visit the Whispering Gallery at St Paul's
Go for Afternoon Tea
Go for Bottomless Brunch
Visit the Poetry Library
Drive out to Hove for the day
Re-visit the Tower of London
Cross the Thames in a Cable Car
Go to a day festival
Watch an old movie at the Luna open air cinema


Will you be visiting London this summer?  What will you do?

Lauren xx

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The Super Cute £8 Pink Loafers

When I saw that Gucci had brought our their cult loafers in pink metallic I thought I'd died and gone to heaven.  However, when I then saw the price tag I just died inside.  I just couldn't justify spending that much money on something I knew I wouldn't get much wear out of.  PLUS, being vegan I am trying to cut out buying real leather.


So you can imagine how incredibly happy I was when I saw these beauties in Primark. Almost identical but at 50 times less of the price tag and cruelty free.  I saw them a while back on their Instagram and couldn't find them anywhere in store so thought I'd sadly missed out but about a month ago I visited their Oxford Street store and there they were sitting pretty along with another 5 different colours.

I must say, they are not the most comfortable and you definitely have to have plasters on hand when wearing them but they do look so cute.  I bought them in a size 5 (I'm normally a 6 in Primark) and they fit perfectly.  I'm going to go back and get them in white this weekend.. and possible navy!

What do you think of them?

Lauren xx

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Outfits Of The Week

Shirt - ASOS
Jeans - New Look
1. Top - Missguided
2. Jumper - ASOS, Shoes - Tesco



Jumper and Jeans - Zara
Boots - New Look

Eye wear - Primark
Top - New Look
Jeans - Armani

1. Top - Boohoo, Boots - Tesco
2. Dress - Motel, Shoes - Next

Which one is your favourite?

Lauren xx

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Drugstore Beauty Products That Actually Work

I love a bargain as much as the next person and recently the drugstore has really upped it's game in the makeup department.  Drugstore products can sometimes be a bit hit and miss and often I prefer to stick with higher end products because I know they'll work.. buy cheap, buy twice and all that.  However, these are some of my favourite drugstore products that do actually work.




EX1 Foundation

I've mentioned this product so many times it's definitely my holy grail foundation.  I'm not sure it's strictly drugstore but I get mine on Feel Unique for around $12.

The Balm Betty Lou Manizer

I'm a big fan of shimmery bronzers that double up as highlighters and this one doesn't disappoint.  In the summer I even put it all over for an overall sun kissed look.

Sleek Rose Gold Blush

I swear this blush is a dupe for Nars orgasm.  It's really sheer with just a wash of colour and a slight shimmer.

Freedom Brow Pomade

I feel like this is quite a new brand as I haven't seen much from them but I thought I'd try this pomade out to replace my much loved ABH's one and it's almost identical.

NYX Lip Products

I love all the NYX lip products from their butter glosses to their matte lipsticks.  I have so many from them now and every one of them is amazing.


What are your favourite products from the drugstore?

Lauren xx

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My Netflix List

Netflix has been around for a good few years now and pretty much everyone and their dog has it right?  Nope, I don't have Netflix.  I know!  BUT I'm much more of a book/writing person than a watching films/TV person.  I literally never have my TV on, it's redundant. However, I recently decided that maybe it's about time I get with the programme (literally!) and sign up to Netflix.

I always hear people talking about all the good shows and films they offer and seeing as it's so ridiculously cheap, why the hell not.  So I made up a list of the shows I want to see.. whether I will actually watch any of them is a different story!  Does anyone have any to add though because I think it's safe to say I am fairly out of the loop when it comes to this ;)



2 Broke Girls
90210
American Horror Story
Breaking Bad
Broadchurch
Desperate Housewives
Devious Maids
Gossip Girl
Happy Valley
House of Cards
Jane The Virgin
Making a Murder
Melissa and Joey
Mistresses
Nashville
The OC
Orange is the New Black
Pretty Little Liars
Scream Queens
Suburgatory
Suits

Let me know if you have any other good ones!

Lauren xx

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Monday Greys

Monday is actually one of my favourite days of the week.  Friday and then Monday I would say.  I like Mondays because it's a chance to start over.  A fresh week and a fresh start.

I've recently been loving the colour grey and Monday just seemed like an appropriate day to wear it. However, that's the only thing I like grey about my Monday!

Playsuit - Missguided

Boots - Shoeaholics

Jumper - Zara

How do you like your Mondays?

Lauren xx

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Budapest Photo Diary

Last week I got to visit the stunningly beautiful city of Budapest in Hungary.

Our room at the Mercure City Centre Hotel
Shoes on the Danube

Parlament

The Danube River

The Chain Link Bridge

Food at Vegan Love

So many trams!

Castle Hill
Have you been to Budapest?

Lauren xx

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5 Ways To Treat Yourself

When you're feeling a bit down and need a little pick me up, here are some ways to make you feel better because YOU ARE AWESOME and don't you let anyone ever tell you differently!



Online Shopping

Had to put this one first because it's probably the one I go to most to cheer me up.  Nothing makes me feel better than a good ASOS order!

Baking

Find a recipe on Pinterest for something yummy and cook up a treat.  The whole house will smell heavenly and you just can't beat the taste of a warm baked good!




Pampering

If you can't get to a spa or afford one, create your own little spa at home.  Get out all your skincare and nail polishs, have a long soak in the bath and relax.

Book A Holiday

You don't even have to go that far if your budget doesn't allow but just some time out and a different routine can do you the world of good.  It's also nice to have something to look forward to.

Friends & Family

Pick up the phone to a friend or pop round to your nan's house and let it all out.  Getting it off your chest will really help and like they say, a problem shared is a problem halved!




How do you like to treat yourself?

Lauren xx

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Outfits Of The Week

Jumpsuit - Oasis, Shoes - Kurt Geiger
1. Top - ASOS, Trousers - Gap
2. Top - First & I, Skirt - Next



1. Jumper - ASOS, Boots - Gathering
2. Dress - ASOS, Boots - River Island

Top - ASOS, Skirt - Millie Mackintosh, Boots - Miss Selfridge

Top - ASOS, Jeans - New Look, Boots - Ugg

Which look is your favourite?

Lauren xx

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Monthly Favourites

I haven't done a favourites in sooo long!  Here are a few things I've been loving lately.



Cosy jumpers

I know we're going into Spring now but I still love a cosy jumper and will continue to wear them until summer as I always feel the cold!


Jumper - ASOS

Budapest

I spent a few days here last week and loved it so much.  I really want to see more of Eastern Europe, full blog post coming soon!

Veganism

There are so many people becoming vegan now and so many restaurants and products in the supermarkets, this all makes me so happy!


Vegan Love in Budapest

Poetry

Specifically Ernest Hemingway.  I've loved poetry, I'm not sure I've ever shared that on the blog as it's something very personal to me but I bought 2 more of Hemingway's books recently and they're simply beautiful.

The Balm Betty Lou Manizer

I broke mine but I still love it.  It gives such a bronze, glow finish to the skin I just put it everywhere! This is going to be a summer staple for me, I just need to get some ethanol to glue it back together.




What are you loving lately?

Lauren xx

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Military Sunday

When I attended Fashion Week in February one of the trends for the upcoming season was military style which to be honest, I'm not mad at.  I love military styles and khaki greens.  Here is an outfit I wore today in what seems like the first London sunshine of the year.  And also some military outfit inspo from Pinterest.

Jacket - Primark
Love the gold detailing on this jacket

All over military if you're feeling brave

Navy if green isn't your colour

What do you think of the military trend?

Lauren x

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