March 29, 2016

Social Media is Not the Problem


Today, a (rare) visit from my maternal granddad provoked a train of thought so long, that it inevitably led to this very blog post. Now, I love my granddad, don't get me wrong, but he can be very old-fashioned and stuck in his ways. For example: today, I wore a combination of MAC's 'Sin' lipstick and 'Nightmoth' lip liner, which - for those of you less enthused by makeup - creates a very 'severe' look (as my mum puts it). The first thing my granddad said to me was 'awful lipstick' *eye rolls for days.* He's very outspoken, as you can tell!

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March 22, 2016

BTS: Next Beauty Event With Lydia Elise Millen



Last Wednesday, Next hosted a beauty event at the Ice Tank in central London, and I was lucky enough to land myself an invite! The event ran from 5-9pm and featured blogger and YouTube star Lydia Elise Millen providing live makeup demos. We got to see Lydia create 'day' and 'night' looks, using nothing but Next Beauty products, which are launching in the Summer of 2016. I plan on reviewing some of Next's beauty products in the near future, but for now, here are some (unedited) snaps of the event for you to enjoy. Can we just appreciate how perfect Lydia is?!
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March 15, 2016

The Pros & Cons of Scheduling Posts


Discovering the 'schedule' function on Blogger (or WordPress; I'm not too sure if the same function is available, though I imagine it surely is) can feel like a godsend for bloggers with a specific schedule and hectic life! However, not everyone is keen on the idea of 'scheduled' posts, so today I will be exploring the pros and cons of the schedule function...

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March 08, 2016

Micellar Water: Skincare Game Changer or Major Flop?



Micellar waters became all the rage in 2015, and I couldn't resist jumping on the bandwagon. I had to see what all the fuss was about, given the very bold claims from companies such as L'Oreal, Garnier and Simple about how easy they make makeup removal. I opted for this L'Oreal Paris micellar water over it's most popular rival, the Garnier version, because I prefer the packaging. The packaging is plain and simple, aesthetically pleasing, and to be honest, the pink caught my eye. The 200ml bottle retails at £4.99 and is available to purchase here from Superdrug.

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March 06, 2016

A Week of Goodbyes & an Oscar for Leo | The Week in Words #2





Before I start getting into this weeks's events, I'd just like to say a huge thank you to ITV2, off the back of my last Sunday post; I've just learned that they are playing late night showings of Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show every night of the week, the same as BBC Three used to. PRAISE THE LORD. I'm writing this whilst season one of Family Guy is playing in the background - normality restored; *and breath.*

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March 01, 2016

The Diamond Room by Gemporia, Launching 4th March 2016*








During December of last year, you may recall I made a fabulous new discovery in the jewellery department. 'What are you on about, Laura?!' I can hear you saying. Well, dear reader, I'm talking about this post here, in which I introduced you to Gemporia - an online jewellery retailer, providing elegant pieces at purse-friendly prices. I absolutely love Gemporia's (very reasonably priced) pieces, and their beautiful collection is ideal for those looking for a little gift inspiration. As if Gemporia wasn't perfect enough already, they've been working on an exciting new project which launches this Friday, 4th March 2016. Ladies (and fellas, too), allow me to introduce you to 'The Diamond Room.'
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