Beauty · Uncategorized

Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel

I wanted to let you know about this beautiful bronze universal, by Chanel.
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It’s the first Chanel product that I’ve ever bought, and I got it in Duty Free around 6 months ago (and was cringing that I’d just spent around £30 on a bronzer).

However, I would definitely say that it is worth it. The amount of people who have asked me what bronzer I am using (or where I have been on holiday) was flattering.

I apply this bronzer with a Real Techniques Buffing Brush, due to it being a cream product, but I would usually apply bronzer with a powder brush.

It gives you the gorgeous glow, and can be worn alone, on top of, or under foundation. It’s a great alternative to fake tan, without the awful smell and worry of patches.

So, I would definitely recommend this product who someone who loves to look like a bronzed goddess!

Lauren.

 

 

Fashion · Uncategorized

Hollister Off-the-shoulder Playsuit

Just thought I’d quickly tell you about this Hollister playsuit, in case there is still one in a Hollister sale near you!

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It was meant to be £35, but I got it for £18.99! I think it is the most gorgeous cut and perfect for a holiday abroad this summer.

I was slightly put off that it was off-the-shoulder, as I have never worn anything in that style before. So, I went and tried it on and it was gorgeous! I think it will look even better with a tan.

So, if you would like something like this, I’d recommend you quickly getting down to the Hollister sale!

Lauren.

Beauty · Uncategorized

No7 ‘Soft and Soothed’ Cleanser

Following on from my ‘Best Mascara’ post, I thought I would talk about another one of my favourites – a cleanser.

For years, I just used any old makeup wipes that I could find, somehow thinking that they were more convenient than a cleanser. Oh, I was wrong.

This is the one that I use:no7cleanser

It’s the ‘No7 Soft and Soothed Gentle Cleanser.’

It retails for £8 on Boots, and I have gone through 3 whole bottles.

I firstly rub some into my face, and rinse that off with warm water. Then, I take a bit more and focus on taking my eye makeup off. So, you don’t have to go out and buy a separate eye makeup remover.

I thought that, as a treat, I would try the Liz Earle ‘Cleanse and Polish,’ which costs around £14.50. This doesn’t seem too much more than the No7 one. However, it only lasted me around 2-3 months, whereas the ‘Soft and Soothed’ lasts around 6 months with daily use.

So, if you’re wanting a new cleanser, look no further…

Lauren.

Beauty · Uncategorized

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

This may seem like a very bold statement, but I wanted to write about a mascara that I have now been using for over a yearthat I got from the high street/drugstore.

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It’s the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara!

This may not come as a shock to many of you, as it is a much loved mascara in the world of beauty. But, it deserves of all of the praise it gets.

I only realised my love for it when I started using a new mascara (Maybelline ‘Push Up’ FYI), which was horrible and clumpy and when I came home after a long day, I had black circles under my eyes – making me look like a panda.

Firstly, the wand: it’s thick, curved and plastic. It evenly distributes the product and is curved to the shape of your eye, making application much more easy for clumsy people like me.

The formula: even though I don’t buy the waterproof version (as I struggle to remove it) it always stays in place all day, without fail. It never leaves horrible black smudges around your eyes.

One of the only more expensive mascaras that I have tried is the Benefit ‘Roller Lash,’ which I also loved. I think that this is the most similar mascara in comparison to the Maybelline one. It just seems a bit too expensive to justify at £20.50. Whereas, the Lash Sensational is £8.99, and on a 3 for 2 offer at boots most of the time.

Hope this helps anyone wanting to try out a new mascara, it won’t disappoint!

Lauren.

Exams · Uncategorized

Post-Exam Stress

As we’re coming to the end of the 2017 exam season, I thought I would write about something that can happen to many of us.

You wait, counting down the days until your last exam. Then, the day finally comes! You picture in your mind the celebrations that will happen, tearing up revision, throwing it out of your window and letting it float in the breeze.

But, it doesn’t quite happen like that. You can get a weird sort of emptiness (sounds strange, I know.) For months you have had a real focus and end goal, yet then you leave your last exam and, what next?

The next date written on your calendar is results day, probably in August – eight whole weeks away. Then, it gets you thinking…

What if I haven’t passed? Could I have revised more? Will I ever get a job?

I’m writing this to try and tell you that it is completely normal. It’s definitely happened to me – in fact, right this minute I have a voice in my head telling me that I failed the exam that I took last week. I’m just saying that once an exam is over – breathe. There is nothing you can change.

You’re not the only one that this happens to, I promise.

Lauren.

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Introduction

This is something that I’ve wanted to do for a while. Life, exams and procrastination got in the way, but tonight I sat down and decided to start this blog.

What will be posted on here? To be honest, I have no idea. Anything that comes to my mind that seems worth sharing. Mainly lifestyle and book reviews, with a bit of beauty added in if I find anything worth sharing.

I’m  new to this, and have no idea what I’m doing. So, if you have any tips, let me know.

Lauren.