Sunday, 2 February 2014

Elf Haul :)

Hey beaut's, so recently I visited the elf store in Cardiff and bought so much that I just HAVE to do a haul about it! No joke I spent about £40/50 in there and came out with a big bag of goodies! I've never really tried many elf products, I feel as though the website doesn't do justice to most of the products and I never thought I'd like it - I wish I had gone into a store years ago now!

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Full coverage foundation routine using Cinema Secrets!

Hi beaut's! So I wanted to do another foundation routine but one for those of you that dislike liquid foundations. The foundation I'm using in this tutorial is by Cinema Secrets (shade #PS304-32), and my amazing flatmate Heidi has kindly allowed me to do this look on her as she was getting ready for a night out and wanted to look flawless!

As you can tell, this is a very creamy, thick foundation, but as long as you apply it thinly and build up coverage gradually it won't look cakey. Try mixing some with moisturiser on the back of a clean hand for a thinner consistency with less coverage!

To begin with, I prepped Heidi's skin with moisturizer and primer, and then dabbed some foundation on to her skin with clean fingertips. Once every section of her face had some product on, I used a stippling motion and my Sigma F80 Foundation Brush to apply and blend in, making sure to remember the hairline and the neck!

This is Heidi with nothing on her face, she's still stunning! 

This is how I began the process - in this picture the right half of her face has been blended in whereas the left side just has product dabbed onto the skin.

This is the the finished foundation process! To finish this look, I applied a light concealer to highlight the area underneath her eyes, her forehead, the centre of her nose and her chin. I also contoured under her cheekbones and around her temple and jaw using a dark, non-shimmery bronzer, and then used a light loose mineral powder to set everything before applying blush and doing her eyes and lips!

Gorgeous! I think this look is great for a night out as it is full coverage - this foundation is SOOOO pigmented I barely used any product at all! It is also pretty budge-proof on a night out, especially when a setting spray is used (I recommend an anti-oil/grease spray).

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, please feel free to contact me about any of the other products used or if you have any requests or other questions! :)


Thursday, 23 January 2014

Reasons why I stopped blogging, and reasons why I'm back!!!

Wow. I have literally been gone for so long. I actually started to lose hope with the whole blogging 'scene' and didn't think anyone would be interested in my opinions, but I have actually had some facebook messages and emails asking me to carry on, so here goes! I apologise for not posting anything for so long or replying to any comments - I simply havn't logged on to my blog since my last post pretty much. I want to say thank you to everyone who has taken an interest in my blog, and reassure you that I'm back for good! 

I have had an incredibly busy year, moved away from home, started University, met some amazing people, and had lots of uni work to do, and I just didn't think I would have time for a blog any more. I didn't count on missing it so much though, and also on now being close to one of the most amazing cities for shopping - Cardiff! I have loads of fab post ideas lined up, and I would love to get some feedback on what you want me to do posts on. Makeup idea's, fashion idea's, hauls, whatever you want!

Thank you so much once again for your support.

Lots of love,

Lauren xoxo

Monday, 5 August 2013

Blood Orange: The new nails

Gorgeous new nail colour from Barry M, and fab top coat from Sally Hansen

Hello beauties!
So, I found three old manky-looking Boots gift card's in my purse the other day and decided to head into town to see if there was anything on them left. Whaddya know? I had a grand total of around £50.00 left!! So obviously I had to spend it?! Now I've neglected my nails recently so decided to get some lovely new polishes.

So I decided to go the whole hog and get a new base, polish and top coat. Above is the base coat I used, it's actually a base and top coat but I didn't realise it at the time - oops! This stuff is great, easy to apply and cheap. Next I decided on a new polish; I normally go for nudes or darker purples, I decided to change it up and bought Gelly Hi-Shine by Barry M in Blood Orange. This stuff is gorg!

Best moisturizer in the world!

St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Moisturizer

Hey beaut's! So I haven't done any posts in a while as my laptop has been playing up :( Soooo in order to say sorry I'm going to introduce you to the best moisturizer EVER!

Friday, 19 July 2013

Camera Ready Cosmetics - Best Makeup Site?

Hey beaut's! So recently I've discovered what could be the Holy Grail of makeup sites. It's called Camera Ready Cosmetics, and they sell high-end brand makeup such as MAC, Joe Blasco (the makeup Kim Kardashian apparently uses) and more - at crazy cheap prices. At first I thought, "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is," but then I started hearing more about it from well respected beauty guru's who swear by it? I've decided to make an account, and see how it goes from there: 

I'll keep you updated once I've purchased something, please let me know if you have already used this site and what your experience was! xoxo

New Mint and Leopard Print Flats, eBay bargain!

Many people out there look down on sites like eBay and Amazon, but I think they're great!

My most recent eBay purchase is the inspiration for this post, as I bought something GORGEOUS! (well, two gorgeous things)

These fab shoes are the last things I bought from the site eBay, very Steve Madden-esque but without the horrific price tag! 


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