My summer ball outfit and makeup! 

I’ve had such a busy two weeks! Last ever exam, finishing uni, summer ball and I’ve got a job before I even arrived back home! But between the stress the partying made it worth while!

So for my end of uni ball I needed to make slightly more effort than a usual night out in my shorts and converse. Instead of a dress I went for a jumpsuit. I bought this last year for a cruise I went on so I was dying to wear it again. It was only £7! From h&m in the sale, so obviously won’t be available now but moral of the story: keep your eyes on sale rails! You don’t need to break the bank for a fancy outfit! 

The original outfit had a much higher neckline but to add a little something I altered it slightly to have a much lower plunge. This is totally out of my comfort zone, especially as I have nothing in that department to show off! But I like to think it looked classy!

I added minimal jewellery and my highest black chunky heels. Then I decided to curl my hair with a thin wand and add a ton of hairspray. 

For makeup I’d bought mac’s creme de nude, so I was desperate to wear that with a dark eye. I did a kind of cut crease with some Mac gold glitter, and some huge lashes. Hard to see in the picture but I thought it added some drama to the look.

So that’s it! Danced in to the early hours and now I’m putting my feet up for a well deserved rest!

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Lauren x

Boots and Superdrug Haul


Hi guys,

I thought I’d share what I’ve been buying the last few days! Especially because there’s some really good deals on at the moment!

L’oreal Elvive Nutri-Gloss Luminiser Shampoo

I’ve been religiously using herbal essences for years now but I wanted a change. I wanted something to give my hair some life, and this states it adds shine  for full hair. It smells delicious. I’ll keep you updated on what I think! They’re half price in superdrug and boots at the moment, the whole range.

L’oreal Elvive Full Restore CICA mask

I loveeeee hair masks. My hair craves them now it’s been dyed. As I only wash my hair a few times a week I thought I’d get this instead of a normal conditioner, as I only like my hair after masks now. This claims to be a repairing mask, to add strength and density which is what I need for my damaged ends right now. This is also half price at 2.45.

Dove Derma Spa Gradual Tan Lotion

This packaging! So gorgous! This was a spontaneous buy. I don’t continuously use tan, just sometimes an instant when I go out. But I saw this also half price and was desperate to try it. Gradual tans are great to add a hint of colour this time of year. Plus it’s dove so it smells great. Hopefully it will give my pastey legs some colour! 

MUA Makeup

I’m not gunna lie, this is cheap makeup. I was buying the lip liner which is great that I’ve had before.  It’s the shade caramel nougat and is a perfect nude and kylie Jenner dupe. It’s a pound also which is fab. I thought I’d try a lipstick to go with it as it was only a pound but ew. No. It’s like almost white and is so dry. Grim. The highlighter is okay, not very pigmented so I add a white powder underneath. You get what you pay for basically.

That’s it for now! The moral of this post… Run to boots for hair products!

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Lauren xx

Empties! 


Hi guys!

Hope you’re all okay and enjoying the (never ending) rain! I’m going to share my empties with you today because I was having a much needed clear out this morning and realised I have quite a few gathered. It’s also gunna be a bit of a review post, so grab a cuppa and get comfy.


Herbal Essences Rasberry Hair Mask

I bloody love this stuff. It’s made my hair so so soft which is much needed when my ends are getting so bad. I got this from some sort of pound shop cause it’s in a different language but they do it in boots and supermarkets. I use it when I want my hair super glossy and soft. Love.

Rating: 9/10

Would I repurchase? Definitely 

Loreal Skin Perfection Toner

I’m in two minds about this. It does what it says, leaves your skin velvet soft, and feels very refreshed. But it’s so sticky! The bottles all gross and sticky and sometimes the skin feels a bit urgh too. So atm I’m still loving my garnier one as my skin does feel tight and clean afterwards… Which is what a toner is supposed to do.

Rating: 5/10

Would I repurchase? Maybe, but probably stick with my garnier.

Yuzu and cocoa lush shower cream

This is so weird in the shower. It’s like putting yellow paint on. You look like a Simpson. It does smell good though. It promises to put you in a better mood… Bit of a bold claim. But it doesn’t lather. A bit disappointing.

Rating: 6/10

Would I repurchase? No, I’m gunna stick with my cheaper lathery ones.

River Island paradise perfume

I loveeee this scent. For a highstreet shop perfume it’s so good. It’s sophisticated and quirky scent. Perfect for spritzing everyday as its so cheap.

Rating: 8/10

Would I repurchase? Maybe, definitely as presents.


Rimmel match perfection foundation

This was my everyday foundation before I found the gem that is revlon Colourstay. I must say though, this is a great foundation for the price, the only thing that lets it down is the lack of range of colours.

Rating: 7/10

Would I repurchase? Probably not now.

New kid mascara

I got this free out of a magazine which is pretty good considering its around £20. It is good, but now I’ve got my amazing Lashsensational which is a lot cheaper and magic. 

Rating: 6/10

Would I repurchase? Nope, just because of the price.

Extreme felt liner by collection

This is amazing. I’ve raved about this before so I won’t bang on but let me just say… It’s 3 quid. Just go and get one.

Rating: 10/10

Would I repurchase? Already have.

L’oreal true match concealer

I’ve also previously mentioned this. At first I loved it but now I wish I hadn’t wasted my money. The worse thing is I’ve had it like five minutes and it’s ran out. And it’s dried my skin and causes little spots. 

Rating: 2/10

Would I repurchase? Nope.

That’s it! Hope this has given you some inspiration.

Let me know what you think and what else you’d like to see!

Lauren xx

My hair care routine

  

I took the plunge recently to dye my hair blonde. I mean, I was already blonde but I wanted to be blonder. But the problem with dying your hair is it means you actually have to actually start looking after it. And I’m usually so lazy. *sigh*

Anyway, I thought I’d just share the products I use, to help me try and get healthy soft hair.

For washing and conditioning I use herbal essences. Any one will do but I usually go with the coconut one because it smells yummy.

Occasionally I will use a hair mask in place of conditioner. I’ve almost finished the herbal essences one which leaves your hair silky. I also have a Mark hill one which contains argan oil for a rich treatment. I try to do these twice a week.

When blow drying I use a heat protection spray which is a must. This one is Andrew Barton and smells amazing. I also use an oil on the ends to lessen the dryness. This one is also in the Mark Hill range. 

In between dyes I’m also going to use John frieda lightening spray. I’ve been using this for years and if your looking for an alternative to dying your hair this is a must. It’s heat activated and works when you dry or style your hair. 

Lastly, I use batiste dry shampoo inbetween washes to keep me going and add some volume.

Let me know what other products I can add to my routine and what you think of these.

Lauren x