Tuesday, 8 July 2014

The All About Me Tag

 I've seen this Tag a few times on people's Youtube channels so I have decided to give it a go myself on my blog. 

I love doing these type of posts!

There's 24 questions for me to answer and hopefully you'll learn something new about me!

 1.Do you have a middle name?
Yes! As the header of my blog suggests. My middle name is 'Zetta'. I'm named after my Great Grandmother and that was her First Name.

2. What was your favourite subject in school?
During primary school I really enjoyed Art as it enabled me to be creative. However during High School my favourite lesson was probably Dance or English.

3. What's your favourite drink?
Quite honestly day to day I only really drink water so I can't think of a favourite drink. I do quite enjoy Cranberry Juice though or if I'm being really naughty on the sugar scale then I'd have to say Raspberry Ribena! Rock n Roll ;)

4. Favourite song at the moment?
I love love loveeeee 'Chandelier' by Sia. The video is amazing too. Another favourite of mine at the moment is 'Problem' By Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea.

5. What would you name your children?
I can 100% say I don't know. I think until I have them I won't be able to decide.

6. Do you participate in any sports?
No. Sport is not really my thing!

7. Favourite Book?
I don't think I have an absolute favourite. Although a few months ago I read 'Paper Towns' by John Green and thoroughly enjoyed it. I think it's actually my favourite from him.

8. Favourite Colour?
I love pink but that seems very stereotypical for a make up loving beauty blogger. I also really love baby blue and pastel yellow!

9. Favourite Animal?

10. Favourite perfume?
I'm still loving 'Rogue' by Rihanna

11. Favourite holiday?
In 2005 I went to Florida with all my family. We had two whole weeks of the whole Disney experience and I LOVED it. Desperately wish we could all go back there together!

12. Have you graduated High School?
Yes. I'm 23 now! I left school when I was 16! 

13. Have you been out of the Country?

14. Do you speak any other Languages?
No. I really wish I had carried on with French and Spanish in school though as I'd love to be able to.

15. Do you have any siblings?
I have two brothers. One older (25) and one younger (20). I'm piggy in the middle.

16. What's your favourite store?
My 'go to' store that I know I will always find something in is probably New Look.

17. Favourite Restaurant?
Hmmm. This is tough. One of my favourites that my friends and I often go to though is a local Italian restaurant called 'The Spaghetti House'.

18. Do you like school?
I left a long time ago now but I didn't really enjoy school no :(

19. Favourite YouTubers?
As you have probably seen on here before. I really love Hannah Maggs, Lauren Curtis and Melanie Murphy. I have recently been enjoying Gabs from Velvetghost too!

20. Favourite Movie?
Oooh I have a few. I love Friends with Benefits, White Chicks, We're the Millers and a load of Disney Animations too!

21. Favourite Tv show?
I don't watch huge amounts of TV. However I do love Netflix and I have become completely OBSESSED with Orange Is The New Black. I binged watched both seasons in about 4 days and I'm gutted that I have to wait until 2015 for season 3!

22. Laptop or Desktop?

23. What phone do you have?
I've just upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S5 after having iPhones for the past 5 years and I am loving it so far!

24. How tall are you?
I'm a teeny tiny 5,1

I tag you all to do this tag and please pleaaaase leave your links so I can go and read them. I love reading other peoples!

Lauren xo

Thursday, 3 July 2014

My Makeup Brush Bargain - Japonesque Salon Collection Review.

Have I ever mentioned on here that I'm a HUGE Tk Maxx fan?

I know a lot of people either love it or hate it. I personally love it. 
I'm forever finding bargains in there, beauty products, clothes and home decor. 
I shop for Birthdays, Christmas and events in there and it never disappoints. 

Well last weekend I was having a nosey around my local Tk Maxx and I came across this brush set by Japonesque. 

 There first thing to draw me in was the design of the brushes. White and silver with a cute ditsy flower print!

The second thing that drew me in was the name. Japonesque are a brand of Makeup Brushes that I have always wanted to try, but never splashed the cash on. 

The third thing to draw me in was the price....£12.99! I couldn't believe it, £12.99 for five Japonesque Salon Collection Brushes. That did it for me. Winner.

Granted these brushes are from a past season collection. This doesn't matter to me. The quality of the brushes is just the same and I personally love the design. 

You get five brushes in the set -
  1. A Powder brush.
  2. An Eye Shadow Brush.
  3. A Lip Brush.
  4. A Smudger Brush.
  5. A Lash and Brow Comb.

 I've been after a couple of new eye brushes anyway so this worked out well. 

They come in a lovely lilac, leather tub which I'm sure will look great on my dressing table.

These brushes feel amazing. They are SO soft! 
I've been using the brushes for a week now and so far I'm very impressed. They don't shed (so far) and they apply like a dream for eye shadow. 
I haven't used the lip brush as of yet but the Powder brush applies just as good as the eye brushes too. I tend to use this mostly for blush.

The only real negative I can say is that they are white so they show a lot of dirt. Not too much of a bad thing as I clean all my brushes once a week anyway!

Whilst I was in Tk Maxx I also noticed they had some Japonesque Travel Brush Sets for only £5.99 so I would definitely recommend getting to your local store once in a while and seeing what they have to offer!

Lauren xo

Monday, 30 June 2014

June Beauty Favourites

                                      A month of lovely beauty favourites!

  1. MAC Cremesheen Glass in 'Boy Bait' - I've been loving a nude lip at the moment and this shade is perfect for it. A lovely formula as always from MAC too!
  2. Rimmel Sun Shimmer Instant Tan (Medium) - This is a product I've been using for a few years now. Not sure why I've never featured it before. I'm loving using it before nights out at the moment as I'm not one for using an over night or developing tan. This goes on so well and is incredibly easy to blend meaning I get no streaks. I love the colour and love that it's so easy to wash off once you're done with it! 
  3. GOSH Lipstick in '134 Darling' - Another product that I have used for years. I have been through about 5 of these! As I'm loving a nude lip at the moment I tend to pair this with the MAC lip glass and they go so well together!
  4. Nivea Soft Moisturising Cream - After discovering that my horrendous break outs were actually being caused by my Clinique moisturiser I decided to take it back to basics and try out Nivea (on my mum's recommendation). This cost me 99p and it has honestly saved my skin!
  5. Max Factor Nail Varnish in 'Diva Coral' - One of the most perfect summer nail shades in my opinion! An amazing formula which dries really quick too!
  6. Maybelline Mega Plush Volume Mascara - I've been loving this mascara for a while now. It gives really full looking and thick lashes which I love. Great for anyone who loves the look of false lashes without having to wear them!
Leave your blog links below if you have done a June favourites. I'd love to see what everyone else has been enjoying!

Lauren xo

Sunday, 22 June 2014

A Fun Weekend!

This weekend my boyfriend and I headed to Morecambe (about 20 minutes away from us) and had a nosey around the Catch The Wind, Kite Festival. Morecambe is our nearest little seaside town!

It isn't my usual choice of activity for the weekend, but the sun was shining and quite honestly we didn't have much to do.

Long story short, we ended up having a great day. Morecambe was really busy but there was a nice atmosphere. There were loads of things to see (mainly kites), live music, deck chairs, cute little food and craft stalls and circus performances! 

We even found ourselves witnessing a sinking sand incident/rescue by the coastguard. Initially quite scary....turned humorous when we realised all the boy was worried about was the fact he had lost his trainers to the sands!

The weather was amazing. Much hotter than we had anticipated and dressed for and Joe ended up with sun burn. Not good! 

I'd really recommend everyone checking out some local events that are happening around your local towns for a bit of something different to do when you're stuck for ideas.

It worked out great for us this weekend and maybe it would for you too!

 Oooh sneaky photo of Joe!

I hope you've all really enjoyed your weekend as much as I have!
Lauren xo

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Mini Haul

Just a few little bits I've picked up recently. Enjoy! 

  1. Yes to Carrots Face Wipes - I've been wanting to try these for a while. So far so good, review coming up in the next few weeks!
  2. Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color (Shade Miami Coral) - I'm really Looking forward to wearing this over Spring/Summer! Swatches post coming soon!
  3. Schwarzkopf got2be 2 sexy, big volume, volumizing hairspray - This is my go to, night out hairspray. I'm On to my 3rd can and have all my friends hooked too!
  4. Garnier Express 2in1 Eye Makeup Remover - I love the Garnier Micellar Cleansing water so thought I'd give this a go!
  5.  Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge - I own most of the Real Techniques brushes and honestly couldn't do without them which is why I decided to try this sponge. I'm pretty late on the bandwagon with this one!
  6. Tie Dye Scrunchie - Totally throwing myself back to the 90s with this one. Loving it! I bought it from a seller called 'HippyHut' on ebay!

Please do remember to follow my blog on bloglovin. You can find the link to the right in my 'Connect with Me' section. All my other places are on there too such as tumblr, Instagram andTwitter. 
Also if you read my last post about 'Wantfeed', you can see what I have been lusting over here.
Lauren xo

Friday, 30 May 2014

WantFeed - First Impressions/Review

As you all know, if you have read my past posts about youtube channels that I love, you'll be aware that I'm kind of obsessed with a certain Hannah Maggs.

Not just her though. I love her channel, her vlogs, her family...everything.
Her weekly vlogs are absolutely stunning they really are amazing you should definitely check them out if you haven't already. You can find their channel here.

Anyway, on to The Wantfeed.

Hannah's husband Stefan has recently launched his new Social Wishlist Platform called 'Wantfeed'. 

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First off, what a great idea. I don't know about anyone else, but there will often be a time where I am browsing online and see something I want. If I can't afford to buy it at the time I usually will screen shot it, so that I don't forget about it once pay day comes around.

Trouble is, when pay day does arrive, I usually forget to look through my screen shots. 

Wantfeed is a great way of storing all the things you really want in one place.

Do you ever get asked by friends or family 'What do you want for your Birthday or Christmas?'. I do! I usually follow it up with a 'oh anything, I'm not really fussy'. When actually there's usually a few things I could think of I'm just too shy to fess up!

With Wantfeed you can just send them your profile link and there's a ready made list.

You can literally put anything you like on there. You simply paste the URL of something you want and it will be instantly added to your Wantfeed. All you need to do is enter a few tiny details such as the title and the price.

The website is fresh and exciting and also really professional. It is SO simple to use and signing up is a doddle. You can follow all your friends on there and other people too. You'll never be stuck for something to get someone again as long as they're on Wantfeed.

At the moment it's just the beta version that's available but the real deal will be launching and up and running soon!

Over all I think Stefan has done a fantastic job on this website. 10/10!

I've added a few things to mine already. You can check out mine here

Leave me your links or let me know if you have checked it out yet!
Lauren xo

Thursday, 29 May 2014


Can you be happy for 100 days in a row?

I'm certainly going to try!

I've decided to take part in the #100HappyDays challenge over on my instagram account.
Simply a photo a day that made you happy!

I'm hoping it will make me appreciate each day that little bit more.

 After all, no matter how bad of a day you have had and how many awful things may have happened, there will almost certainly have been something good too. Maybe you noticed a rainbow on the way home from work, or you saw an elderly couple walking together holding hands, or maybe, just maybe you had some ice cream!

I challenge you all to take part too! You can find my instagram account here!

Lauren xo