Birthday Celebrations Part 2 

          

Hey guys, I hope you’re all well. On Saturday, my friends and I celebrated my friend Danielle’s 21st birthday. I thought I would share some photos from the night, I basically spent the full time laughing. My whole outfit was pretty much Topshop apart from my shoes, everything will be listed below! If you want to know where any of my friends’ outfits are from – just let me know.

Bralet – Alternative (original sold out)
Trousers – Topshop
Shoes – Alternative (original sold out)

Take care guys, x

Lauren 

Arbonne Intelligence CC Cream 

       Hey guys, I briefly spoke about this CC Cream in a recent blog post but since I love it so much, I’ve decided to do a full review on it. Never heard of Arbonne? The company is similar to Avon, products are sold online but delivered to your door and sold through Independent Consultants. All Arbonne products are gluten-free, vegan and allergy tested.

The CC Cream retails at £31 and is available in four shades – Fair, Light, Medium and Dark. Up until 3 weeks ago, I religiously used my NARS foundation and would never look at any other base for my skin. Although, I started Arbonne and a friend recommended it to me, this CC Cream is amazing! I haven’t worn foundation once since I bought it. Crazy, right?!

On Arbonne’s website, the Cream is described as creating a healthier looking complexion with a lightweight coverage which builds to conceal blemishes, dark spots and minimise the appearance of pores. I originally bought the shade Light, although as I’m a fake-tan junkie, the shade Light was a little too light for my skin (when I have fake tan on). I then bought Medium which is perfect for my skin. When my tan starts to come off and my skin is a little more pale – I use Light but to be totally honest, if I had NO fake tan on (which never happens) I think my shade would be Fair which is crazy. But overall, because I wear fake tan everyday – my shade is Medium (confusion over).

I don’t think the product is sticky at all and feels super velvety. You only need a small amount (I use one pump – see picture 2 above) as it blends into the skin so nicely. I use Arbonne’s makeup primer before I apply the CC Cream and they work great together. When I first started using the Cream, I applied with my finger but now I prefer the finish I get when I use my Real Techniques Buffing brush. One layer of product is perfect for me because I prefer to have a light coverage unless I’m going on a night out. The pictures below show you just how flawless it makes my skin look. I think it looks super dewy and doesn’t my skin look glowing? The CC Cream has become my holy-grail base because it’s so easy to apply and lasts all day long. Unlike my foundation, it doesn’t feel heavy on my skin and overall, it feels like I’m wearing nothing on my skin at all!

You can buy the CC Cream here for £31 or you can sign up as a Preferred Client and receive 20% off all year round, you’ll then get the Cream for £24.80. If you’ve tried the Cream before, let me know what you think of it!

If you’re interested in hearing more about Arbonne products and my journey, feel free to like my Facebook page.

L x

  

Topshop Wishlishtin’ 

 

Hey all, since you know Topshop is definitely my favourite shop to buy from – I figured I would do my current Wishlist! I work in Topshop so it’s super hard for me to resist buying things but these things are what I’m loving right now. I ADORE this poppy jumpsuit, I think it would look amazing on holiday or even to work with a cute pair of sandals and a tan. I keep trying to stay clear of ripped jeans, I think myself and ripped jeans are over haha. But I do love these Lucas and Baxter jeans, they’re different from my regular Jamie buys and look so classic. The black bomber is so lovely, I love how it has a drawstring to tie at the bottom, this will definitely be my next purchase haha. I will link all items down below so you can have a look for yourself, tell me what you guys think of these pieces!

(Items listed top to bottom)
Poppy Jumpsuit, £59
Knitted Striped Tee, £20
Herringbone Striped Tee, £38
Belted Crepe Leg Trousers, £40
Oversized Chambray Shirt, £30
Bomber Jacket, £55
Lucas Boyfriend Jeans, £42
Baxter Ripped Jeans, £40
Heaven Gladiator Sandals, £26
Hitch 70s Style Boots, £65

L x

Full Face With Arbonne 

        

Hey guys, I bought some Arbonne products recently and I’m so excited to show them to you guys! Arbonne is a Beauty and Skin Care company which uses all natural and beneficial ingredients. It’s a vegan and gluten-free brand which is perfect. There’s no nasties and I can assure you’ll love the products.

I firstly used the Makeup Primer which reminds me of the Benefit Porefessional but this product is so much more silky and velvety and feels lovely on the skin. It costs £27 and will last you 3-4 months! I never usually wore a face primer day-to-day but now I’ll definitely be using this religiously. The CC cream is what I’m most excited about, in the photos I’m wearing the Medium shade which I think is perfect for me. I LOVE how this looks on my skin, it’s so light, glowy and duey – it’s my new favourite product. After I applied the primer and CC cream, I added a little bronzer to my cheekbones and my temples, I love this bronzer because it’s not too dark, this shade is the only shade available and it suits all different skin tones. You guys might have noticed I’m an eyeliner junkie but when I applied the Arbonne mascara, I didn’t feel the need to apply liner because I thought my lashes looked amazing!!! They were so long and volumised and I think I looked so much more awake. You need to try this mascara, this was just one layer!! Lastly I applied the lipstick in the shade Hibiscus, it’s such a beautiful colour and I would wear this not only at night but during the day, it’s the perfect day to night shade.

The first photo is before I applied my makeup, you can see my skin looks quite dull and tired, the bigger photo is after I applied one layer of the CC cream and the other products, my face looks so much healthier and fresh. The bottom left photo I took when I got home about 5 hours later and my face still looked just as fresh and duey, I absolutely love these products.

I will link the products down below and you can have a look for yourself!

Makeup Primer, £27
CC Cream, £31
Bronzer, £22
Mascara, £26
Lipstick (Hibiscus), £20

My Arbonne website, happy shopping!
http://goo.gl/h4vsg4

L x

Happy Birthday

        

Hey guys, the next few months are full of birthdays in my family and two were this past weekend, haha. On Sunday it was my little sister Kelsey’s birthday, she’s finally a teenager! She turned 13 and I swear, it’s so crazy to see how quickly she’s growing up, I feel so old. My family all went for breakfast on Sunday morning and had a huge, delicious buffet! Afterwards I took her shopping so she could spend her birthday money (standard)! Tyler Oakley (YouTuber) is touring at the moment and coincidentally he was in Glasgow touring on the night of her birthday and thankfully I managed to get tickets. The show was fun, our seats were right at the front which was perfect. I bought her birthday cake from Costco!!! Let’s be real, this is bloody amazing. It only cost £8 and let me tell you, it tasted delicious. No regrets y’know! 

On Monday, it was Christopher, my boyfriends 20th birthday and it was another lovely day. I definitely gained some weight over the weekend haha! On Monday we had breakfast with his family then went shopping, we also had some amazing freshly made doughnuts! They were eaten before any photos could have been taken, unfortunately. To finish off his birthday we went to an amazing restaurant in Glasgow called Coia’s, it’s pretty much become a tradition to go there for his birthday (because it’s so damn good). I had Calzone which was HUGE. I still managed to eat every single bit of it though haha! For dessert, we shared Sticky Toffee Pudding, which I’m sure you can tell was obviously delicious! 

L x 

Everyday Makeup 

  
Hi all, I hope everyone is doing good.

I thought I would do an updated post on my current make up that I use everyday. I never really change up my make-up unless I’m feeling adventurous or a product runs out and I’m forced to buy something different.

I finally decided to buy the new Nars foundation, it’s called the All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, what a long name haha. To be completely honest, I can’t really see that much of a big difference in comparison to Nars Sheer Glow, I used Sheer Glow for about 3 years and wanted to try the new one. The only thing I can tell you at the moment is that it is a lot more water-liquid based – it will run off your hand because the formula is so thin so make sure you put it onto your face using a brush, otherwise it will just look wet and clumpy. I got my normal shade Santa Fe, I do think I should have gone a shade lighter because the formulas are very different so I would recommend having a look at the shades at a Nars counter before buying your normal Sheer Glow shade. I bought mine online so I couldn’t do that, unfortunately. After I apply my base, I use Maybelline Anti-Age concealer in nude to conceal my under-eyes, I usually blend it into my skin using a Real Techniques beauty blender. I use Benefit Hoola bronzer but I forgot to include it as it was in my bag, haha. For blusher, I use my beloved Nars Orgasm blush which I have been a fan since forever! On my eyes, I use L’Oreal Super Liner in black, I’m definitely a fan of a winged liner and this is perfect for achieving that. For mascara, I use Lancome Grandiose mascara which is amazing for lengthening and volumising my lashes. My brows definitely need to be worked on because they’re so thin (karma will get the lady who ruined my brows lol). I use Benefits Brow Zings palette in medium, it’s lasted me at-least 2 years so it’s definitely worth getting your hands on. When I’ve applied the product to my brows, I add some brow gel using Brow Drama by Maybelline, just to set them in place.

If you would like a full review on any of these products, if I haven’t already done one just let me know! You can buy the products here:

Nars  All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation
Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer
Maybelline Brow Drama
Lancome Grandiose Mascara
Benefit Brow Zings
L’Oreal Superliner
Nars Orgasm Blush
Topshop Panda Makeup Bag 

L x

Weekend Fun 

     Hey guys!

At the weekend, my 2 friends and I had a sleepover at my friend Mel’s house. I know I’m 20 but you’re never too old for a sleepover, haha. Surprisingly, it was super hot in Glasgow on Saturday so of course the roof came down in Mel’s car and unfortunately, I was stuck in the back. Let me tell you, it is a fun but bad-hair time when you’re in a convertible on the Motorway! My goodness, I literally could not feel my hair afterwards nor could I see. Shotgun next time, haha! I took this photo because I thought I looked hilarious and it ended up being a pretty good one, lol. The second photo was taken after the M8 in Glasgow, I thought it was amazing, we were actually on the Erskine Bridge (if anyone knows what that is) and it was a perfect photo opportunity. This photo was also taken at the weekend in work, I never say no to a work mirror selfie, haha. I cannot get enough of my new culottes from Topshop, I think they make an outfit look so much more smart and put together. These are definitely one of my favourite purchases of 2015 so far.

L x

Culotte Crazy 


Okay, okay I know I keep talking about my culottes but this is another way I have styled them. I tend to keep wearing them with just a casual jersey tee just to make it look more casual but in this outfit, I was a little more tanned so I wore my black and white Topshop bralet. I love this look because you can totally transform it from day to night, I could wear this outfit to work then head out for drinks straight after just by adding a pair of heels and a dark lip, sorted! I love wearing my waistcoat with this outfit because you know, everyone loves a waistcoat. Let me know what you think of this outfit down below!

Items:
Culottes, £42
Waistcoat, £45
Crop top, £20
Sandals, Primark £10

L x

Chit Chat 

 Hey guys, I thought I would do a chatty post updating you on what I’ve been doing. Apart from finishing uni almost two weeks ago (hallelujah), I’ve pretty much just been chilling out, when I can. I think the thing I enjoy most about uni is the summer break hahaha. Tonight, my friends and I went to see Unfriended. Hmmmm, it’s not worth your money – it’s so predictable it hurts, haha. Last week, my sister and I got a spray tan and afterwards, I bought my first ever Fuel smoothie/juice/drink whatever you want to call it and I loved it! As you can see, we also bought another one a few days later (obsessed). How cute are Casper and Buzz?! They’re honestly the cutest two dogs I’ve ever met. At the weekend, in work – my two friends and I all wore khaki and black outfits so of course it was the perfect photo opportunity. My sister and I joined the Blend Active party and I am so happy we did. We’ve made so many juices and smoothies since we bought it, I didn’t realise how expensive fruit was till now, haha. I’m hoping to be posting more on my blog now that uni has finished up but you never know, fingers crossed.

Take care guys!
L x

Ripped Denim and Sandals 

  

Hey guys, this is another outfit of the day from last week. I wore this outfit to work simply because it’s super easy to fling on and it’s so comfy, too. I am still loving my ripped authentic jeans from Topshop, as you can see they’re completely shredded – the rips did not look like this when I first bought them, haha. You can definitely see more skin than you’re supposed to but I really love them and they are still the comfiest jeans I own. I will list all items down below. My shoes are of course, my new Primark sandals (these are all you’re gonna see on my blog for the next few months, haha). I wore my favourite shirt from Topshop, this khaki and black one is so comfy and I love the fit, it’s oversized but still looks really nice on the body. I also LOVE the quality of this shirt.

I hope you guys are all doing well.

Topshop jeans
Topshop shirt (sold out online but you might be able to get it in your local store, sale!)
Sandals are available to buy in-store.

L x