Leeds Pride – Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community

Leeds Pride – Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community

Sunday 6th August 2017

9am alarm, quick shower, time to “paint” the face, pick out the outfit, order brunch, get dressed, new Timberlands on, denim jacket ready, card and ID, headphones, Spotify pride playlist loaded, selfie time…
Walk to Cookridge Street.

As I approach The Headrow I see a variety of brightly coloured outfits, made up faces, pride flags and hear the music starting to pump up from Millenium Square. I pushed my anxiety aside and had decided to go to Pride alone (this is a big thing for me I don’t really go anywhere alone).

2PM I found a good spot and the parade began to fill up the street. It was a buzzing atmosphere, great floats, amazing outfits, people of every age, race and social group were lining the streets around central Leeds to watch and show their support for diversity within our society. Leeds is such a diverse and exciting city and it really showed as people cheered on the various groups in the parade.

From live streaming on the Glitter Makes It Better FB Page to streaming on my personal FB and taking a ton of pictures my phone was low on battery; time to head to Carphone Warehouse and get a battery to charge the phone up.
Battery bought, head on down to the street party.

Here it is again that overwhelming feeling of dread, welcome to anxiety, just as it was starting to build up, I run into a girl from work and it eases somewhat; she invites me with her and her friends and the rest of the day was spent with a few drinks, dancing and on fairground rides. Videos below…

So after the anxiety and build up that my mind had created, it was one of the best days of the year and my first Pride in Leeds.

Thank you Leeds Pride 2017 you were spectacular ❤

Laura
xox

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

One Love Manchester

June 4th 2017
In remembrance of the Twenty-Two Angels.

Manchester the heart and soul of Northern England; I could not have been more devastated with the events that occurred in a City that I have loved since my childhood.

I grew up in Grimsby which if you have been not many major artists perform there so we always traveled to Manchester to attend concerts from my very early childhood. From the moment the news broke I sat in my apartment in Leeds with tears in my eyes, knowing friends and colleagues were in attendance and over the next 24 hours luckily enough they were all accounted for and “OK”. The news hit harder than any other terror event in UK history for me and I think it’s because of the many amazing memories I made there.

The day Ariana announced she would be hosting a concert in memory of the victims and their families I knew I wanted to attend even before the line-up was announced. Tickets went on sale and I wasn’t able to get online to even attempt to get tickets but luckily for me my friend and colleague had bought extra knowing I’d wanted to go. (Friend goals).

4th June – One of the best events I have ever attended. The raw emotion, the whole atmosphere and the love felt throughout the stadium was incredible. The acts were on point and we were graced with outstanding weather – A rare sight in Manchester!

Manchester and the country made me proud that day and as more terror attacks unfold up and down the country my faith in the UK public’s generosity has been solidly restored and I couldn’t be prouder of Britain.

Below pretty much sums up how fantastic that day truly was. To the Twenty-Two Angels the UK love and stand by you – always in our hearts.

To Donate: One Love Manchester Emergency Fund

 

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