Sunday, 23 February 2014

F.B.L Quick Tip #6

When putting on mascara, zig-zag the brush from roots to tip to ensure complete coverage and no clumps.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Dip - Dye Hair

I thought I’d share with you how to dip dye you own hair.
First of all choose the right lightener for you hair. I use Bblonde Jerome Russell hair lightener.
One the lightener has been mixed, use a tinting brush and put the lightener onto your hair probably about 3-4inch at the bottom.

After you have left the lightener on for the desired amount of time, wash and dry you hair.

Now it’s time for some colour!
Choose you colour – I have always used Directions semi-permanent hair colour, as they have loads of different colours - lots of choice.
Cover all the hair which you have just lightened with the hair colour.
I would leave the colour on for about 30mins, especially if you have dark hair, then simply just wash you hair until the colour stops running out, then just dry and style as normal.

The colour should last about a week depending on how many times you wash it and also how light your hair is/was.

So there you go now go get some colourful hair!

Love Laura xx

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Mulberry Cara Delevingne Collection

After seeing 'sneak peeks' on both Mulberry and Cara Delevingne's Instagram feeds, I was so excited to see what they had created. At London Fashion Week, a press presentation was made from Claridges by both parties releasing the Cara Delevingne Collection for Mulberry. I am a massive fan of Mulberry bags (not a fan of the price though!) so you can imagine how I was feeling when I saw the images online.

Image from Google

Press releases given out at the event said - 'To Mulberry, Cara epitomises the brand values of British Heritage combined with London Cool'. This is most certainly true after seeing images of the bags, as they have the traditional Mulberry style but with bright colours, camouflage and stud detail for which Cara, and London, is know for.

The Cara Delevingne Collection features the classic Bayswater bag design (shape and handle placement) but they are all 3-way bags. Use as a backpack, perfect for running for that train! Use on the shoulder for all those work to dinner meeting you may have. Finally, these bags can be hand-held meaning they are perfect for creating maximum elegance at all times.

Image from Google

What's more, Cara actually did help with designing these bags. She chose the leathers, drew out designs and discussed the practical needs of the customer while still keeping Mulberry's understated elegance. Also each bag has a surprise element - think of opening a surprise parcel or letter - and these come is the shape a small lion rivet and a heart shape patch, which are both based on Cara's tattoos. Also, it is part of Mulberry's image that all their product are 'Made In England' and this is also one of Cara's tattoos, therefore this is also printed into the bottom of each bag.

Image from Cara Delevingne instagram
Image from Google
This has to be my favourite bag from the entire collection. The taupe colour is beautiful and defiantly fits in with Mulberry's image of elegance. It is also a colour that will complement pretty much any outfit you chose to wear without it clashing. The gold studs are actually lion head rivets, matching Cara's finger tattoo and they also give the bag a grunge feel, as this is something that you generally see in that style and also in Cara's of duty style. However they are small and elegant rivets which suit the style of the bag and also Mulberry.

Oh how I wish I could have one of these bags! A girl can dream, right?!

What do you all think of the Cara Delevingne Collection for Mulberry?

Love Laura xx

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Liebster Award

A few days ago I was nominated for a liebster award by the lovely Cliona Hill. Thank you so much for nominating me, especially since my blog is only a month old! I had never even heard of the liebster award until I was nominated but I think it is such a wonderful idea and a great way for new bloggers with under 200 followers to connect with each other.

The Rules:
1. You must link back to the person who nominated you.
2. You must answer the 11 questions given by the person who nominated you.
3. You pick 11 nominees with under 200 followers to answer your questions.
4. You cannot nominate the person who nominated you.
5. You must tell the nominees that they have been nominated by you.

Cliona's Questions

1. If you could own all the clothes in a celebrity's wardrobe, whose would it be?
It would defiantly have to be Miranda Kerr's. I love her casual but chic style and how she always looks effortless no matter what she is wearing.

 2. How would you describe your everyday style?
Girly but with a twist.

 3. What 3 beauty products could you not live without?
Freederm oil-reducing face wash, Soap & Glory body wash and nail polish remover!

 4. What blogs do you love to read?
I have so many it would be impossible to write them all down!

 5. What are your favourite things to do to relax?
Go and see my horse and just sit in the stable with her :)

 6. What is your favourite social networking site?

 7. What is your favourite skincare brand?
Would have to be Freederm, even though I'm not a teenager anymore their skincare products are amazing.

 8. If you could visit anywhere in the world for free, where would you go?

 9. What shade of lipstick or nail polish do you wear the most?
Lipstick - a pink/coral shade. Nail polish - purple

 10. Your favourite candle scent?
Chocolate and vanilla mix

 11. Why did you decide to start a blog?
I am constantly reading blogs but couldn't always find product reviews on things I liked/wanted to buy, so I decided to join in with the blogging world

My Questions:

1. Gold or Silver?
2. What are the 5 make-up products you can't live without?
3. Flats or heels?
4. What are your 3 favourite online shopping places?
5. Designer or high-street?
6. Boat, Plane, Car or Walk?
7. Favourite purfume
8. What item of clothing do you wear too often but love?
9. What fashion week do you most want to attend?
10. Fashion or beauty item you would love to own
11. Where in the world do you most want to visit?

My Nominations

1. Beauty Baggage
2. Brunette Wavez
3. Angels Secrets
4. Simply Style
5. Crazy Bright Fashion
6. Hey its Toots
7. Sugar & Spice
8. Lylia Rose
9. Lily Kitten
10. Live Like A Beauty
11. Blush, Lipstick, Paper

(Followers count based on Bloglovin' followers)

Have fun!!

Love Laura xx

Get The Look - Kendall and Kylie Jenner

After seeing Kendall and Kylie Jenner's stunning image for their new collection with Steve Madden for Madden Girl, I decided that a 'Get The Look' was in order!

Kendall (right)

I personally love the crop top, as I am a massive fan of them anyway, even with the very unpredictable English weather. The leopard print is amazing as it's not too in your face so subtle enough for day wear.
To get Kendall's exact crop top - head to Motel Rocks where it is £22!

The shorts Kendall is wearing are perfectly on trend with the tartan print and add some grunge to her outfit. These shorts from Boohoo are a slightly different colour as they are more blue than red, but they would still go perfect! What's more they are only £6!
If you prefer skirts check out Misguided for their pleated tartan skirt

Of course, the look wouldn't be complete with out the hat! The Joyrich Candy Leopard Snapback from ASOS is pretty similar to the one Kendall is wearing, just the pattern is slightly larger.

Kylie (left)

Got to love a graphic print vest! The one Kylie is wearing is perfect as it is subtle enough to be worn with pretty much anything, but has enough design to not look too boring. After searching the internet for hours I have found this Vintage crop with tiger/Philadelphia on Ali Express. It is a similar design, the only difference is this one is just black and white.

I am personally a lover of black shorts and of course they go perfectly with a graphic print top as Kylie has shown. These high-waisted shorts from New Look are pretty much an exact match to the ones Kylie is wearing and they are only £7! Also with the button detail they can be worn well with any top tucked in.

Kylie is also wearing a snapback just backwards. The design on this is eye-catching but not too in your face. While this House of Holland x New Era Tropical Dove 9Fifty Snapback from ASOS is not an exact match for Kylie's it is close enough and seems to have a similar design.

Of course I can't do much about the shoes as they are yet to be launched!

What do you think of both Kendall and Kylie's style in this image? Something you would consider wearing?

Love Laura xx

Saturday, 8 February 2014

F.B.L Quick Tip #5

Feel over-accessorised?
Go to the mirror and close your eyes. Re-open them and take off the first piece your eyes are drawn to.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Metcalfe's Skinny Topcorn

Up until recently I had, rather shockingly, never tried Metcalfe's Skinny Topcorn and thankfully after spotting it sitting on the shelf at Sainsburys, I have DEFINATLY been missing out!

I am a massive fan or crisps and popcorn but always feel guilty of the calorie intake and all the sugar. However, these fabulous bags are only 108-230 calories (depending on the flavour) and although they feel incredibly light they defiantly hold more than they feel, especially considering this is a share bag. (sorry I don't share food!) 

My first experience of the scrummy snack was a bag of Sweet 'N' Salt, after all this is two of my favourite types of popcorn in one. This bag was only a 115 calories and I am ashamed to say I finished off the whole bag! It was literally the tastiest popcorn I have ever had and the combination of the flavours was perfect. Also it is the sort of snack you can eat and before you know it the bag is empty but you wont feel guilty as the calorie intake is so small compared to say a bag of crisps.

It is safe to say I will be heading down to the supermarket and getting a cupboard full of this popcorn in all the flavours! Also these will defiantly be coming to horse shows with me, the perfect thing to have in-between classes while sat on the horse :)

Metcalfe's you have a new fan!  

Have you tried these and what's your favourite?

Love Laura xx

Sunday, 2 February 2014

F.B.L Quick Tip #4

Every time you go shopping, try on one or two items your wouldn't normally look at.
Always have an open mind!