July Favourites

I cannot believe it’s already the end of July, so here we have it my first ever favourites. You’ll have to ignore the very out there bedding until my backgrounds arrive.

Flamingos are in fashion anyway so I’m sure you’ll be loving them just as much as I am.

Beauty

 

This month I have been obsessing over:
Perfume; Marc Jacobs Decadence – not only is the bottle and box amazing it smells great.
Original Source Shower Gels; Lemons and Tea Tree is my favourite for the money, fresh and helps to wake me up. Coconut and Shea Butter is my favourite evening bath companion – it just smells of summer.
Highlight; I have a collection of highlight products but this is my main one this month, it’s my only gold toned one and has such a good summer glow to it with a great price point too.
Foundation; M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid – NW20 – I used to use this foundation when I was around 18 but my skin started to hate it however I picked up a bottle in an outlet store the other day to wear on evening looks and I’ve been loving the coverage and how blendable it is with a beauty blender.
Lipstick; M.A.C Velvet Teddy, this has been a favourite of mine for months, I wear it most days it is just the most perfect nude for day and night.
Lipliner; M.A.C Spice, I bought this a month ago and have been obsessed with it since it blends so well with velvet teddy they are the best companions in my makeup collection.
Eyeliner; Smashbox Photo Angle Pure Pigment Gel Liner, another purchase from the outlet store and the easiest liner I have ever used to get even flicks and definition. I am that girl who has never been able to do liquid liner and this has made it so easy; my new love ❤

Fashion

 

My go to fashion pieces this month:
Matching Bangles; For a little gift to James and I, I ordered us customised Hurley Burley bangles in sterling silver. They are engraved with lyrics from one of my fave Disney films – Tangled… James has half the lyric and I have the other half and I think he liked this little surprise. His is from the mens section mine was from the womens.
Sports Bra; I have never owned Calvin Klein products before but now I am obsessed. This sports bra is too comfy and looks great as part of an outfit, to work out in or to sleep in.
Cap; I dyed my hair brunette in the middle of the heatwave and realised I was going to burn my scalp so I wanted to buy a cap I actually loved. When I was in Cleethorpes I visited The Lost Boys and bought myself a Twinnz Corp cap and have been rocking it at any opportunity.
Bodysuit; This is a lingerie bodysuit from Victoria’s Secret but I absolutely fell in love with it and realised it would look great with high waisted jeans – underwear as outerwear- why not?

Home

 

Primark; This month I have been loving all the home options in Primark. I feel like it’s all great value but also bang on trend. Here’s a few of my fave purchases.
Flamingo Double Bedding; this bedding is revesible and I absolutely love it!
Madagascan Vanilla Candle; £5 for this big candle and it smells just like holiday, I love the smell of vanilla in my room.
Copper Hangers; These hangers are £3 for 5 and they look so much nicer on my rail then normal ones.

Shows

 

Cyrus vs Cyrus; So I am currently using a 30 day free trial of Hayu and I have managed to binge watch the entire season of Cyrus vs Cyrus; I love the fact they transform rooms and make them look so amazing.
Game of Thrones; It has also rocked back onto the TV and I’m loving the new season. I watch it first thing in the morning as I get ready for work and I don’t want it to ever end I am absolutely hooked!
House of Cards; Over on Netflix I have completed the latest season of House of Cards this month and I am now going to have to patiently wait a year (probably) for the next season! It is one of my absolute favourites if you want something to get your teeth into this is the one full of drama and Kevin Spacey is phenomenal.
RuPaul’s Drag Race; ADDICTED, the only word to describe my current obsession. I watch it daily, binge watching whenever I can to get through the seasons on Netflix. I love the drama, the sequins, the glitter and Snatch Game!

Shops

 

 

Primark; As I said above in the home section I am addicted to Primark at the moment I am loving their home section and have bought all sorts from them including an amazing suitcase which I have been complimented on more times than I can count! £35 for a medium-large case.
Lindt; I am a chocoholic and when I get chocolate cravings it’s 75% of the time for Cadbury but the other day I just needed Lindt and so a box of Lindor Milk Chocolate balls later the craving was gone! Having a Lindt store in Leeds is very dangerous for my addiction and my purse!
River Island; Ok so Ignore womens wear as I didn’t see anything I liked in that range however step on into the mens section and they have the best range of colourful denim jackets! I have my eyes on a pink one. I bought a black Disney hoody which is just amazing and two crop tops from the kids department (age 11-12).

YouTubers

Ok so have a few go to Youtubers which I watch religiously and I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t a teeny tiny bit obsessed with the power couple of YouTube – Zalfie. They’re not only adorable, down to earth and funny; their new house is goals!
zalfie

So here you have it:
Zoella (Main Channel)
More Zoella (Vlogs)
Pointless Blog (Main Channel -not so main channel)
Pointless Blog Vlogs

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Goodbye July – Hello August ❤
I hope you liked my July favourites.

Laura
xox

Braving Brunette

Saturday 17th June 2017 – returning to the dark side.

A few weeks ago I woke up and thought I need to dye my hair – I do have these impulsive moments and I usually end up on some spontaneous trip somewhere last time it was for a piercing.

I decided I wanted to return to the dark side after a very long hiatus from the hair dye. I had spent the past 3 years maybe a bit longer letting my hair be healthy and dye free and grow without as much damage. A couple of months before this thought I had another spontaneous moment and got the right side of my hair shaved into an undercut! (Britney Spears moment – pre-break up).

So on this thought of going brunette I messaged my hair dresser, Michelle, of about 20 years and asked whether it was a good plan and she encouraged me to go buy the dark brown casting creme gloss by L’oreal as it’s semi-permanent and it keeps your hair in good condition. Whilst in Newcastle I popped into Asda and it was on offer £5 per box I needed two.

I returned to Leeds after the weekend away and ensured I completed a patch test ready for the next weekend when I was heading back home to Grimsby/Cleethorpes. Saturday 17th I rocked up at 4pm to my hairdressers; boiling in the heatwave, boxes in hand and she applied it for me (if i did it myself it would be patchy -i’m not good). 1 hour later the transformation was complete!

The colour had taken better than either of us imagined it would have done and it was pretty much black – being-semi permanent it is now a super dark brown after a few washes.  But I love the change. My blue eyes stand out more with dark hair. I couldn’t recommend the L’oreal Casting Creme Gloss more, my hair is still in amazing condition and although the colour went black at first it is now a dark brown as stated on the box!

Check out the transformation below:

Remember: Glitter Makes It Better

Laura
xox

Glitter Gods Photoshoot

Glitter Gods Photoshoot

When your friend creates a glitter company and advertises for models and your blog is Glitter Makes It Better was there ever going to be a more perfect collaboration?

Well Sunday 25th June 2017, was the day myself and five other girls got to prance around in swimwear and festival fashion coated in fabulous glitter creations and white henna tattoos whilst sipping on prosecco and snacking on pizza.

The best thing about Glitter Gods is that they apply glitter using a natural gel with no harmful chemicals so its perfect even for the most sensitive skin (like mine).

Check out Glitter Gods Pages:

Instagram: Glittergods_
Facebook: GlitterGodsKA
Website: Coming Soon…

Photographer is Christopher Werret
Instagram: CWPhotographics
Facebook: CWPhotographics
Website: CWPhotographics

Glitter Gods are available to book for any events, parties, festivals and corporate functions show them lots of love.

The best thing about shoot days like this is that you make a bunch of new friends whilst looking pretty amazing.

What can I say?
Glitter Makes It Better!

Laura
xox