Friday, 21 February 2014

The TMI Tag

I recently saw Chloe from Chloe's Way do this tag and I really enjoyed her post so decided to do it myself. I've had a lazy day at home today, so the perfect chance to go through all 50 questions! Here's The TMI Tag.

Let's get in to it!

1. What are you wearing?
Right now I'm in Grey Jersey skinny joggers and a Forever 21 loose Vest top! It's a comfy home day!

2. Have you ever been in love?
Yes I would say twice. Once before and now with my current boyfriend of 2 1/2 years :)

3. Have you ever had a terrible break up?
I've had 2 break ups in the past and both were not without their dramas but amicable in the end. I think every break up comes with a little bit of 'terrible'.

4. How tall are you?
Tiny! I'm a titchy 5'2 and was often bullied in school for my height! As my mum always reminded me though 'the best things come in small packages' :).

5. How much do you weigh?
I don't often weigh myself to be honest as we don't have scales in the house! The last time I checked I was 7 stone and had been that weight for about 5 years so probably still the same.

6. Any tattoos?
Currently no. I have played with the idea sooooo many times but each time I end up not sure whether I want one or not, and hence come to the conclusion that if I'm not sure then it mustn't be the right time for one!

7. Any Piercings?
Zero! Never had them through school due to a very strict dress code and just never got round to having my ears done.

8. Your OTP (One true pairing)
Gosh I had to think of this one. I'd have to say either Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake as Jamie and Dylan in friends with benefits. Or going way back now Brody and Lauren in the Hills!

9. Your Favourite Show?
I don't actually watch television that often. Aside from the soaps I really enjoy Greys Anatomy and I'm a sucker for Catfish on MTV!

10. Favourite Band?
I'm more of a soloist fan my self, some of my favourites at the moment are Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, John Newman and Beyonce.

11. Something you miss?
Quite simply and without a doubt, my Grandparents.

12. Favourite Song?
At the moment it's 'Lay me down' by Sam Smith. He has a beautiful voice.

13. How old are you?
I'm 22 :)

14. What Zodiac sign are you?
I'm a Cancer

15. Qualities you look for in a partner?
Someone who can make me laugh. Easy to get a long with and someone who is accepting of my huge family too! Someone who has their own interests and hobbies and has both a tough and a soft side. Am I asking too much?

16. Favourite Quote?
I actually don't have a favourite I don't think.

17. Favourite Actor?
Has to be Will smith :)

18. Favourite colour?
I'm a pink person most definitely

19. Loud Music or Soft?
I think both have their time and place. But for most occasions...somewhere in the middle. Although occasionally in my car I'll have it loud!

20. Where do you go when you're sad?
My bed!

21. How long does it take you to shower?
I think I take longer to shower than the average person. I always make sure I have enough time as usually I'm in there a good 30 minutes!

22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
I have my showers in the evening so the mornings aren't too much of a rush. I'd say at the most about an hour. I'm always pottering about doing other things in between getting ready.

23. Ever been in a physical fight?
No. I really dislike violence.

24. Turn on?
Most definitely scent. Someone who smells good (Y)

25. Turn off?
I like a little bit of confidence in the opposite sex, but too thank you!

26. The reason you started blogging?
I didn't really have a hobby other than makeup and beauty and reading other blogs, watching youtube etc. None of my friends share this interest so I needed an outlet for it and also somewhere I could meet like minded people. Which is why I decided to start my blog :)

27. Fears?
I have a terrible phobia of being sick. Spiders too...cliche but a genuine fear.

28. Last thing that made you cry?
I'm an emotional person so I cry...a lot! I cried about 2 nights ago from being in pain (currently an ongoing struggle with my health).

29. Last time you said you loved someone?
Last night before I went to bed, on the phone to Joe!

30. Meaning behind your blog name?
Lauren and Zetta are my first and middle names. The 'Little' came in firstly because I'm so titchy and secondly I thought 'Little Lauren Zetta' rolled nicely off the tongue haha!

31. Last book you read?
'Vortex' by Julie Cross. She's a great author.

32. The book you're currently reading?
'Paper Towns' by John Green. Another great author. Love all his books!

33. The last show you watched?
Loose women haha. It's my day off and a bit of daytime tv always goes down a treat.

34. Last person you talked to?
My Dad. He came in my room about 5 minutes ago to ask if he could throw away my old Wellies :)

35. The relationship between you and the last person you texted?
My boyfriend.

36. Favourite food?
Gosh there's so many. Pizza, chocolate brownies...all the bad stuff hehe.

37. Place you want to visit?
I'd love to travel around America.

38. Last Place you were?
Around 3 hours ago I was at the garage picking up my now repaired car. Yay!

39. Do you have a crush?
My boyfriend :)

40. Last time you kissed someone?
The last time I saw my boyfriend which was at the weekend boooo :(

41. Last time you were insulted?
A few weeks ago while at work the girl I look after (I look after twins age 1 and a 3 year old) said to me 'why have you got some chicken pox on your face' haha does this count? Kids are too honest!

42. Favourite flavour of sweet?
I always eat the green ones first. Lime?

43. What instruments do you play?
None at this moment in time.

44. Favourite piece of Jewellery?
Either my diamond 18th birthday ring from my mum or my pearl Tiffany bracelet from Joe which he got me last year for Valentines :)

45. Last sport you played?
Does dancing count?

46. Last song that you sang?
'Money on my mind' by Sam Smith

47. Favourite chat up line?
Oh goodness. Not very educated on these!

48. Have you ever used it?

49. Last time you hung out with anyone?
Last Sunday.

50. Who should answer this tag next?
I'd love to see everyone do this tag! In particular though I will tag my lovely friend Kirstie from Kirstie-Louise!

Leave your links to yours down below so I can go and check them out :-) 

Lauren x 

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Thank you!

Just a little thank you to the small number of you who read my blog!

It really does give me a little boost knowing people are reading it :)

I find myself smiling when I noticed a number of you have read a certain post or even left a comment and it makes it feel all worth while.

I really love reading all your blogs too!

So thank you again and please leave your links if I don't know of your blog already! :)

P.S Am I the only one who finds it rather ironic that blogger highlights the word 'Blog' as a spelling mistake :)

Lauren x

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Blogs and Youtube channels I'm loving - February.

With another month comes another update on youtube channels and blogs I'm loving at the moment. My 
last post seemed to go down well, and I did say I would make it a regular thing so here we go! 
First up:
  • Mela Niie (Melanie)
I stumbled upon Melanie's channel on youtube a few weeks ago and immediately I could identify with her. She's a lovely Irish girl who is down to earth, and who just seems completely 'real' if that makes any sense! She does a mixture of beauty, health and haul type videos with a few vlogs thrown in for good measure. Check out her channel and be sure to subscribe here.

  • The Schuerman Show
Now, I'm not sure how well known the Schuermans are on youtube. I have watched them on youtube for years (since before they had their first baby) and still love them now. They are a family of 4. Jay and Sam and their two children Phoenix and Lily who are beautiful! Sam also has a beauty channel and a mummy channel too and regularly updates her blog and instagram! They're such a lovely, family orientated couple and I feel so relaxed watching their daily vlogs. I urge you to check them out, and if you're not in to daily vlogs check out Sam's beauty channel. Here's all their links! - Daily Vlogs, Mummy Channel and  Beauty Channel!

  • Chloes Way
I love this blog! If you're a girly girl like me and love everything, pink, fluffy and cute you will love this blog. It has everything including beauty posts, hauls, wishlists and little lifestyle posts which I adore. It's a new one to me and hopefully you will enjoy it too. You can read Chloe's blog here!

Just the three so far this month. Please though, send me links to any channels, blogs or tumblr accounts you are enjoying at the moment! I love to browse through them all! 

A reminder of my links -
Lauren x

Perfume Love - Rihanna Rogue

Back again, this time with a perfume post!

This is a perfume I tested on it's first launch date in Selfridges before Christmas. I completely fell in love with it straight away. The whole day I kept on getting this waft of scent and I couldn't get enough!
My boyfriend obviously remembered about this and bought me it for Christmas.
I decided I had to blog about it as I've been using it every day and am always being complimented on it!

I have the Eau De Parfum so the scent is really long lasting and I usually only re spray once throughout the day. This is probably why I've barely used any so far despite wearing it almost every day!

I'm no perfume scent whizz but to me Rogue is a musky, powdery & peachy scent (although none of the notes are peach)! It also has a slight vanilla & Jasmine smell to it too which are both scents I love. 

'Rogue by Rihanna has the following notes: (top notes) Flirtatious petals of Lemon Blossom and Cyclamen are brightened with Bergamot and spiced with Pink Peppercorn; (middle notes) Jasmine, Rose and Muget fused together with Juicy Plum and Suede; (base notes) Sandalwood, Patchouli and Golden Amber surround decadent Vanilla and Sensual Musk.' 
(Find the original source of this description here)

I also really adore the packaging! Leather look lid and spike studs...perfect! It's bulky but great!
I recommend everyone go and try this and see how it smells on you! I have the 75ml bottle but I believe it's also available in 30 and 125ml.

Lauren x

Sunday, 2 February 2014

January Beauty Favourites

Just a small selection of favourites this month as I haven't really ventured too far out my comfort zone. 
However,  there are a few new discoveries so let's get in to it!

1. Maybelline Baby Skin - I blogged about this product earlier in the month. It has now become part of my every day makeup routine. It's not breaking me out and not drying my skin either. Perfect under foundation and cheap as chips! You can read my full review here.

2. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion - This was a gift I received for Christmas and I'm really glad! It truly has done wonders for my skin. It's a light formula but really hydrates my skin. I have found it to have really helped my dry patches and I wouldn't be without it now! A little pricey but well worth it.

3. Soap & Glory Thick and Fast Mascara - Another Christmas gift. This came in my Yule Monty Gift set. It's perfect for me. I have naturally quite long lashes so a lengthening mascara isn't what I need, but thickening...yes. This does all that and more. I've found a lot of thickening mascaras to just clump my lashes together and make them look awful but this one is quite the opposite. It makes my lashes look full and thick and really dramatic without clumping. It lasts all day too!

4. Barry M Nail Paint in 354 Amethyst Glitter - Another Nail Polish which I blogged about last week. It lasted really well. Looked amazing and best of all I only needed one coat for my nails to be completely covered in glitter! Perfect!
5. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer - This is a concealer I have been using for a while. I switched to this as I had heard good things about it. It really is great. A little goes a long way, it doesn't crease like my erase paste does sometimes and it gives a fantastic coverage. I often find under eye concealer to be a little drying but this one is a lovely formulation and leaves no dry patches! 

6. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder - Another product which I have been using for a while. I switched to this after hearing good things about it and not wanting to splash out on MAC MSFN for the umpteenth time! I'm glad I did. It's a cheap, does what it says on the tin product. Doesn't leave my makeup feeling cakey, lasts well and does just as good a job as my trusty MAC powder!

What were your faves this month? Leave a comment below!
Lauren :-) x