Outfits Of The Week

1. Jacket - Next, Boots - Topshop
2. Top - River Island, Trousers - ASOS

Top - Mango
Shoes - ASOS

1. Jumper - Primark, Shoes - ASOS
2. Jumper and shoes - Primark

Top - ASOS, Skirt - New Look, Converse - Trainers

Dress - ASOS, Trainers - New Look, Bag - Aspinal of London

Which is your fave?

Lauren xx

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How To Overcome The Fear Of Starting Up Your Own Business

My mum and my sister and also one of my best friends have started up their own businesses in the last year which I think is amazing and I know it's something that a lot of people would love to do but are perhaps scared so I have gathered up some advice and tips I have learnt from them and thought I would share with you here.



Never doubt yourself

Believe in yourself.  You obviously started on this journey for a reason and know that you're good at whatever it is you're starting up so don't doubt yourself.  If you believe in you and what you're doing then others will too.

Go for it, no regrets

Try not to keep thinking what if.  If you don't take a leap of faith and go for it then you will always live in regret and that is way worse.

There will be failures

Of course not everything is going to go to plan but that's what makes it all worth it.  Things will go wrong but you will pick yourself and try again.

Be prepared to work hard

Don't expect it to come easy just because you're good at it.  You are going to have to work your socks off, long hours and possibly not earn much money in the beginning but eventually it will all pay off.

The best is yet to come

This is one of my favourite sayings and it's so true.  I may not have started up my own business but I am working towards qualifying as a lawyer and although I've had a lot of set backs along the way I know the best is yet to come which keeps me going.



Do you have any advice for starting up your own business?

Lauren xx

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Rosy

Now that autumn is nigh I have been looking around for more earthy colours and tones and one shade that has been standing out to me and which I noticed a lot during New York Fashion Week is a rosy pink colour.  I've never been the biggest fan of pink as I find it too girly for my personality but a dusky blush tone can be very chic and anything but girly.

Here are two of my favourite pink looks I've been wearing:



And here are some items from my ASOS wishlist..





How do you feel about the pink trend?

Lauren xx

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Superdrug Haul

Every now and again I like to check out the popular products in the drugstore and do a little haul.  Super drug is definitely my favourite drugstore because the brand itself are activists against animal cruelty and therefore I know that anything I buy from them will not be tested on animals.




I only went in for a mascara..

This was the main reason for my trip.  I tend to buy a new mascara every 3 months or so and I generally check out the reviews beforehand as I like to try something I haven't tried before even if I really love one I've used previously.  This time around I went for the Miss Sporty Pump Up Booster mascara as it had high reviews on the website.  The brush is a funny shape but looks like it will give lots of volume.



The other product I wanted to get was a hydrating mist.  I'm currently using the Mario Badescu rose water one every morning which I love but I'm nearly out so thought I'd give a drugstore one a go.  I really love the vitamin e range as it's targeted at dry skin like mine.  I tested some of my face when I got home and it feels nice but slightly oilier than the Mario Badescu one.



Another favourite brand of mine is Nip + Fab as they are also cruelty free.  Superdrug often has offers on this brand as they can be slightly more expensive than the average drugstore products.  The dragon's blood shots were half price so I thought I would see what the hype was about.  It contains hyaluronic acid which is supposed to be really hydrating and anti-ageing!




Lastly I picked up some face masks as I try to do one once a week.  They're only 99p and are currently doing 342.  I got the dead sea purifying mask which now I realise is for oily skin but I'll give it a go, I got an exfoliating one and a cocktail peel-off one for fun :)

Have you purchased anything from the drugstore lately?

Lauren xx

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