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Fall Favourites

Published November 16, 2011 by laurrx

i just want to share all my fall favourites, i don’t want to have to a monthly favourite blog every month. i change my mind like i change my clothes really. So i just went through my hair and make up products and pulled out what i think i have been using most in this season.

 armani diamonds perfume. i have wearing this non stop. its such a gorgeous smell, and it’s not summery. i always wear florally/sweet smelling perfumes but this one is perfect for fall/winter as its got notes of vanilla in it. i am not a fan of vanilla in the slightest but vanilla candles always remind me of Christmas.

these two i have been using for the same reasons. i honestly feel like since it has gotten colder outside i look paler than ever. i fake tanned to go out for my cousins birthday and it was so rushed, so it was very bad. so i’ll need to pay more attention when tanning next time. i always apply hoola to my face, really lightly if its a normal day or a bit more for going out along with contouring and everything like that. i hate looking pale, i feel like i look really ill and tired. so i need colour and its alot healthier than sunbeds!!!

i am an absolute victim of chapped lips in the winter. never mind vaseline (unless its bedtime and its smeared ALL over your face!) this is amazing. i got it about 4 years ago in spain for about 2euros. its really good and smells of parma violets (you know those sweets that apparently taste like soap…they help heart burn by the way!). i also love carmex and vaseline but this has to trump both.

as well as chapped lips in the winter i get dry hands. the l’occitaine hand cream on the right it amazing. i have never used l’occitaine products until this and i only got this free from a magazine. it really helps my dry hands this season. and of course my hands need to be clean clean clean. i am not a germophobe but before i eat or when i feel like my hands are quite dirty i’ll use this. it’s cute with my star sign on it and everything. i got it from bath and body works from the Florida outlets! i love it.

this is a benefit primer, and i know i always bang on about the Lancome primer i love but this one is really good to put on with your foundation. like literally mixing it in with it. its a kind of pink colour, and it kind of brightens the face up. and during winter it’s always nice to have a little more colour or glow in the season. it also smells like raspberrys or something.

i wanted to change the faves a bit and not just do make up and stuff. i borrowed GG season 4 off my friend, Joanne and started watching it on Friday and finished on Sunday…i clearly had no life that whole weekend there. i also borrowed the Friends boxset from Linda and i have kind of been watching it in the background, as i have seen them all before. but just keeping them on is a nice distraction from what i should be doing like tidying, searching for jobs, applying to uni…etc etc.
speaking of jobs. i left my job. blah blah blah. so i left. that was me telling yous why and me ending the story with “so i left” cos i am so so so so so…. sick of telling the story of why i hate Morrisons.
i will need to have some sort of constructive blog post put together with proper paragraphs and not an absolute riot like they are. i feel so bad for rachel when she is asked to seperate the hangers….
anyway, i hope this was  delight to read…my friends have all discovered my blog this week and find it just hysterical.
“tikka masala and skittles”

Adverts are on.

Published November 10, 2011 by laurrx

i watch things on 4oD so that i don’t have to watch adverts, and i sit and turn Made in Chelsea on there’s adverts!!!!!!

at 4/4 no, yipeeee!!!!

i wish Spencer and Caggie would just get together….

So anyway, hope you’re all well. I’m a big chuffed that my blog has gotten over 200 views. I know it’s not much cause i’ve had it for ages and people must get this amount of views in one day but its made me smile a bit.

i was in ikea today and bought more storage solutions for my new room (which is, must to everyones non-surprise is become a bit messy) as i need to properly organise a few of my drawers and get boxes of things under my bed and such. i have far too much STUFF and not enough clothes… i did buy some new clothes when i got paid though. it’s the adverts again incase you didnt notice!

i borrowed the Friends boxset off Linda tonight and was meant to be watching ALL series 1 this one night until i got on my laptop an everything else seemed a bit more appealing – make up shopping, ebay looking, DVD buying, facebook stalking, youtube watching…etc.

i have LOADS of pics of the kitchen right now. my house has been upside since operation Moving Linda, and i can’t wait for it to be back to normal.

i’ll need to do another “my week in pictures” but to be honest i am so tired and too hungry to be bothered to do it right now. this ones just a wee blog of playing catch up.

I want to go to Australia in January… i really do. I need a change and new outlook on life….AND SOME SUN. it’d be great.

but for now i need some sleep and some ‘Friends’

goodnight, sweet dreams and no alarms…i wish.


ps i have a hospital appointment tomorrow to see whats the deal with these pesky palps and pains…send out good thoughts.

sick day.

Published October 30, 2011 by laurrx

gadz i am bored.

had to call in sick due to some scary heart palpitations and i am boredy bored bored!! lounging on the couch watching crap sunday tv. may even end up watching x factor again…uk version. yes i am that bored. nobody thrilled me last night i have to say.

i was more thrilled by paranormal activity 1 & 2. scariest. freaking. movies.

my new room will be all finished today! i am so excited, the carpet got put down yesterday and its gorgeous! its definetly not lindas room anymore!

moved over to the big couch and put The Ring on. i used to be completely terrfied of the ring until Scary Movie spoofed it and now i cannot stop laughing. “Cindy the tv’s leaking!” and “woah this bitch is messing up my carpet”. amazing.

cannot wait til they spoof paranormal activity!! cos them i wont be scared.

i am so very gutted, cos me and the girls were meant to be going out for all hallows eve tomorrow and i really am doubting wether i should go or not. but my chesire cat costume would be amazing!! two minds….two minds….

happy halloween and all sorts of heart problems ha!


New digs

Published October 26, 2011 by laurrx

So Linda has moved out and I am now decorating her room, do its my room. I have never known how bloody stressful it is getting stuff in for a knew room!

there curtain tiebacks are possibly my favourite purchase for my new room – that or my bed. they were bought in harry corry and i actually love them and cant wait to get my curtains up!!


these are my two colours – pink splash and mint. the bottom picture was the original colours – mint and queens mulberry. but the mulberry looked better in the pot and too dark on the wall. the pink is literally going on one wall (window wall) and the rest mint with blue-green decoration and my gorgeous big white bed from Ikea. i fell in love with ikea today!

this is a pic from JEM carpets – f**king nightmare. i have been shopping for a carpet for linda’s flat and now my new room and i officially do not wanna go again! it was horrible. i had my heart set on a nice blue-green carpet and i seen one in a shop with Linda and it was just too expensive. I was gonna end up going for a neutral colour like beige but i just didnt wanna settle for it!! carpet shopping – not a fave.





so this is my room, with a crate full of shoes and some crap crap crap lying about waiting oh so patiently so move next door!!! i’ll have a wee blog with most of the stuff i got for my room and where i got them etc.

for now though i am in bed watching khloe and lamar (basically cause there is nothing else on tv) and wondering what else to watch…. 90210 or desperate housewives….

oh the choices.


flu jag!!

Published October 21, 2011 by laurrx


so about 3 weeks ago the doctors called me and left a message telling me to call and make an appointment for my flu jag.

now, i am by far the worst jag-getter!! when i was younger i used to demand they put that “magic cream” (i dont actually know what its called but its number the area they were jagging and it felt less sore). even when i was 17 and i was getting my pacemaker replaced, it was my first time in the adult hospital (not a good experience-at all) when they said i needed to have blood taken i freaked the heck out and asked if i could have the cream. and they found a small bit and it was alright blah blah blah etc.

but, at 21 i could hardly walk into the nurses room and be like “BITCH GET ME THAT MAGIC CREAM!!!”

so anyway back to the point. i was nervous and told Linda they called and that i didnt want to go. she told me to call. then i finally just told my mum on sunday night and she told me to call. so i called. thursday 10.40. i was so so so so so so so so nervous it was unreal!! Linda was off this week so i asked her to come with me and come in and hold my hand. i was beyond nervous when i went in and the nurse couldnt have been nicer. she told me “you wont feel a thing”. i thought “yeah heard it!!!!!”

and i didnt feel a thing.

until this morning… i was so achy and my head felt like it weighed a tonne. but if i dont get the flu i am sorted! and recommend you all to get it!

love and vaccinations


All Time Faves.

Published August 4, 2011 by laurrx

Hi everyone and thanks for tuning in.

I’m going to dive right in and start my very first blog.

When I was getting ready to go to a party last night, every make up item i picked up made me think “this is one of my favourites” or “I always use this, I love it” blah blah blah such and such.

I always watch make up gurus on youtube who tend to do “July favourites” and since i really haven’t plucked the courage up to make my own videos, I thought, why not a blog? So now I’m going to share my all-time favourite make up products with you. Please enjoy


(the picture quality isn’t as good as i thought – oops!)

  Bobbi Brown Blush Brush – £35.00

I bought my blush brush in Paris last year. Some people don’t get the  big deal with brushes, neither did I until i purchased this bad boy. It’s the softest brush ever and applies blush perfectly! I recommend this 100%.

 YSL Touche Eclat – £24.50

I bought this on an aeroplane once just because it was cheap, and ever since I have relied on this baby to cover my dark eyes and dark shadows on my face. I apply it, not directly under my eyes where the concealer goes but, to right above the cheek bone – always before blusher. Its not a concealer its a radiance touch. It brings light right toward where applied. So on the cheekbone, brow bone is a must, the ridge of the nose to slim the nose and then your cupids bow.

 MAC Lipstick – £13.50

My MAC Lipsticks are all fairly new so I don’t know if they can be classes as “all-time” favourites, but i still love them!! L-R Viva Glam GaGa II, Amplified – Full Fuschia, Amplified – Girl About Town. I bought the nude lipstick when I was in Paris and accidently lost it on a night out so I was really gutted about that an bought myself another one in Florida last month, along with Girl About Town. I borrowed a friend’s GAT for a party and I really liked the colour so i bought my very own.VGG is a really nice shade, not too false and not too boring and realistic. And Full Fuschia was given to me as a gift for my birthday. It’s really pretty and out of the three I’d probably wear this one more. I really like MAC lipsticks and I’m definetely going to buy more in the future. They are very long lasting, they don’t smudge of the lip line (especially if lipliner is worn) and they are really moisturising, as i really hate lipsticks that dry your lips out. I also think they are quite inexpensive and they last really long apparently so I’m looking forward to enjoying my colours for a lot longer. I could quite literally gush about these lipsticks. But no. Let’s move on!

Cover Girl Last Blash Infusion Mascara – around $8

I bought this in Florida in a Target store. I honestly thought Covergirl was a really good brand and quite expensive. I was right about the good brand but wrong about the price. Everything was really fairly priced and this happens to be the best mascara I’ve ever used (also just found out MaxFactor has brought out EXACT same – not even a dup!). It has really fine bristles (I should have probably have taken a picture…) and they catch all eyelashes and the actual mascara brush itself is really chunky. It really lengthens the lashes and darkens them and i feel with this mascara on I don’t have to wear false eyelashes.

MAC Venemous Villains Cruella De’Ville Eyeshadow in Carbon – £11.50

I’m not 100% on this price, as this was given to me as a birthday present. I am not keen on black eyeshadow as i feel it always tends to smudge and you look like you’re just in from a night out – just as your stepping into the club. But this eyeshadow managed to cling for the whole night. It was so easy to apply with an eyeshadow primer on and its such a solid black colour. Sometimes you need to apply 3 or 4 times before the colour starts to look black. This one is very impressive and i really love it! I don’t think this colour is just from the VV collection, i think Carbon has always been a MAC colour.

 Lancome Le Crayon Kohl 01 Noir – £15.30

BEST. EYELINER. EVER. Doesn’t smudge, doesn’t fade. I have fallen right in love with this baby. There are no words to describe how good it is. Just buy it! i completely recommend it!

 MAC Tartan Tale Collection Eyeshadow Palette in Beauties Play It Cool – Around £30

The colours are really not as good as they really are purples, blues, greys and silvers. My favourite one is the top right one (Silverwear). I like this palette because I could go to work, a meeting, hangout with my friends, out for drinks, a family do and a full on night out all in one day with it. You could make 100 different looks with these 6 colours. I also love the packaging (again, should have took a pic). Just the whole tartan and MAC “crest” detail is very cute. I hate that they’re always bringing out limited editions. It’s heartbreaking.

Apologies for this quality.
Lancome La Base Pro Primer – £26

This primer completely trumped Benefits That Gal for me. It mattifies the face and leaves the skin dry for the application of foundation or concealer. It helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and imperfections and if anyone was to ask it’s definetly the primer i’d suggest.

Bobbi Brown Blush Pale Pink – £17.00

There is nothing PALE about this blusher. I’ve now got to that stage where i can say “oh i’ve been using this product for…years.” It’s five years i’ve been using it for now. And I will love it forever. Its so cute and gives a gorgeous  colour around the cheeks. I use this on top of another blushed, brushed right on to the apples of the cheeks, and then dabbed on the nose and then the chin for a natural all over colour.

 MAC MSF Natural – £20.50

My mum brought me this back from Vegas last November and that’s me just running out (so i was smart, thought ahead and bought one in FL). I’d  never used any MSF before and i really, really like it. Its another fab long lasting fave of mine. I either use it over tinted moisturiser or as a setter for my foundation and i am really impressed with it.

 MAC Venemous Villains Collection Cruella De’Ville – Darkly My Dear

This is the blush under which i put the Bobbi Brown blush. It’s a great base so that the pink isn’t just splattered on like a little dolly. It looks a lot pink/red thanit is. It’s a kind of light plum shade. I really like it, although i don’t know how much it is because, again, it was a birthday gift.

 Benefit Georgia – £23.50

I got totally conned into buying this when i thought that it made absolutely no difference to my face at all. But up until about a month ago i realised it really does make the difference. Its not brightening, i can’t think but the back of the box says “for a fresh complexion” and i can agree with that. It is really fresh and if you ever even wake up thinking your skin looks dull/boring, apply this to cheeks, forehead, chin and nose.

 Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in Bronze – £30.50

This is my favourite bronzer, which has completely taken the shin from Benefits Hoola. Its not that false shimmering kind and its not too matte. It’s the prefect amount of shim!! I use this all over my face then take a smalled face brush and apply the top colours to my cheek bones to highlight and the darker colours in the hollows of my cheeks/temples to contour. It’s  multi-tasking bronzer! My boyfriend bought me Hoola two Christmases ago and I lost it (same night I lost my Viva Glam lippie) and when he gave me this wrapped up last Christmas the tag said “Don’t lose this one!!” and i had no idea, as I’d forgot i asked him for it ages before the holiday and assumed he would forget and he didnt! This one’s a special one! (The bronzer not the boy.)

 Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Pale Almond – £26.50

This is one of the best foundations i’ve ever used! I always find on nights out when i perpsire on if my face gets oily, the foundation i have on seems to run away with it. Double Wear just stays put amazingly, it’s so impressive. It’s meant to be 15 hour stay in place make up, and it really does what it stays and probably stays on longer. I also use it as a concealer sometimes! It’s amazing and I was so impressed with how long it lasted and would 100% recommend this also!!

Sorry if I rambled. I’m sitting thinking “ohmygod this would take forever to read, but i suppose not. It just took forever to write.