Thursday, 30 October 2014

Halloween Nail Art

Well Halloween is tomorrow and why shouldn't your nails take part?! I wanted something that looked the part but wasn't too 'in-your-face' and would still look good after the 31st. This was what I created - white for a ghost/pale and red for blood.

To recreate this look, first use Maybelline Colour Show in 'Winter Baby'. I needed about 3 coats of this as it was quite a pale colour and had quite a thin consistency. It is not a pure white but it has a slight 'ghost' look about it.
To create the blood drips, use a thin, old paint brush and dip it in Barry M nail polish in 'Bright Red' and place a couple of dots on each nail. Then simply drag up towards the end of your nail to create a drip look. Fill in the end of your nail with the red to finish the look off. The red doesn't have to look too neat as it is meant to be dripping blood!
Then simply coat your nails in Barry M clear top coat and walah you have Halloween nails!

What do you think of this look?

Love Laura xx

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

New Look Lingerie

Mint green is such a lovely colour and combining it with lace - well it just had to be bought! These two lingerie separates are from New Look when they had their sale on, so I got both for only £7! The colours are no an exact match but close enough that when worn you can't tell.

At the moment I am loving soft lace bras and this one defiantly fits the bill! The lace has such a pretty flower type design and it is made from a super soft material which makes it comfortable to wear all day. There is also a velvet band that goes around the bottom which I personally love as it breaks up the lace a little.
The lace on the knickers is similar, but it is a slightly more obvious flower design. The monochrome pattern has a tribal effect to it but without it being too much. These are also super comfy to wear!
Both of these separates are so nice the photos really do not do them justice! This is the first time I have bought any sort of lingerie from New Look, but I will defiantly be buying more as they are good quality and affordable. I have also found them true to size which is perfect!

Love Laura xx

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Inspired by Cheryl

If you have been watching X Factor this year (who hasn't?!), you will have seen Cheryl's amazing purple eyeshadow at the arena auditions. I personally love purple on eyes, especially since mine are blue as it really makes them 'pop', so when I saw Cheryl's it was defiantly something I was inspired by. I am in no way a make up artist and am pretty bad at doing anything with eyeshadow, but I have tried to recreate this look.

For this look I have used:

- Rimmel Scandal eyes mascara
- MUA black eyeshadow
- MUA purple eyeshadow
- Barry M eyeshadow brush
- Barry M eyeliner brush

I first used MUA purple eyeshadow and covered my entire eyelid and on the lower lash line with this. Then using the eyeliner brush, I made a triangle shape outwards and filled this in. Blending the eyeshadow into the skin to avoid harsh lines makes this look more wearable. Using MUA eyeshadow in black and the eyeliner brush, I used this as eyeliner and blended it in slightly to the purple on both top and bottom waterlines. By blending, it makes the lines less harsh but still makes your eyes 'pop'. To finish the look I used Rimmel Scandal eyes mascara, as this is a super black colour and defiantly stands out from the purple eyeshadow.


While this isn't an exact match to Cheryl's look, it is similar and like I said I am defiantly no make up artist! This look could also make a great Halloween look, especially if you made the triangle more exaggerated!

Would you wear the is look?

Love Laura xx

Sunday, 19 October 2014

NYFW Look To Wear Now

Statement necklaces have been going to strong in the fashion world for a while now, but NYFW changed them up a bit. Shown at the Anna Sui show, jewel clusters were replaced by supersized, bold flowers.
Think this look is too girly for you? Choose bold primary colours (red, blue and yellow FYI) and a crisp white shirt to counteract.

Anna Sui SS15
Click the links below to find these now!

New Look
Forever 21

Nobody said flowers always have to be dainty!

Love Laura xx

Friday, 17 October 2014

F.B.L Quick Tip #19

Use a comb instead of a brush on wet hair to remove tangles
This will cause less breakage to your hair and also be less painful

Saturday, 11 October 2014

The Cybersmile Foundation

Bulling is never nice, it doesn't matter if it is in person or though the 'cyber world'. It is a horrible thing to happen to anyone, but it is also something that is hard to tell anyone about if it is happening to you. This is why I am so happy that the charity The Cybersmile Foundation exists and oh how I wish this had been around when I needed it!
Cybersmile Foundation is a non-profit organisation which are tackling all online bulling and hate campaigns. They believe that everyone and anyone should be able to go on the internet and enjoy being part of the online community - which is exactly how it should be. There should be no fear at all involved with going onto any social networking sites, they are there to be enjoyed. Cybersmile want to provide an environment for people who have been affected by cyber bulling where they can have the tools and coping strategies to help them overcome whatever has affected them online. They also want to help the bullies themselves so they can see how what they have done has affected someone else's life. In a nutshell, Cybersmile Foundation will help support anyone who has, or is, being affected by cyber bulling and give them the support they need to come to terms with what has happened and also to move on from it.

I love both their Twitter and Instagram pages, as they are full of inspiring quotes. Something so small and maybe insignificant to others can mean a lot to someone else. I also love their merchandise - all have the word 'positivity' on and this is exactly what they are giving to the people they are helping - I will defiantly be buying something soon!

Remember life can be hard at times and people can be cruel, but keep your head held high and ignore any of the mean things people may say.
You are a beautiful, unique person and never let anyone tell you otherwise.
Love Laura xx

Saturday, 4 October 2014

The British Tag

I have seen this tag over on a few YouTube channels, but I first saw it in written form over on Jasmin Charlotte's blog - if you don't already, give her a follow - so I decided to give it a go and I am tagging Daisy at daisydaisyxxo, Lauren at totallylola and Jessy at GirlTherefore to do this next - off you go!

1. How many cups of tea do you have a day? And how many sugars?
I actually don't like any hot drinks apart from hot chocolate...or Ribena...

2. Favourite part of your roast dinner?
Yorkshire puddings! I absolutely love them, could eat them with pretty much anything! (Yeah it's a bit strange, I'll give you that!)

3. Favourite dunking biscuit?
As I don't have hot drink I don't 'dunk' biscuits! My favourite biscuit is either a Bourbon or custard creams.

4. Favourite quintessentially British pastime?
Got to be horse riding around the countryside - could not imagine my life without it! I don't mind playing tennis every now and again but really not very good at it...

5. Favourite word?
I think it's more of a Northern things but everyone saying 'love'. Not really in the endearment term but just a way of speaking

6. Cockney rhyme slang?
Errrrmmmmm...I don't know! Never been to London or even know anyone from there so I'm going to have to pass on this one.

7. Favourite sweet/chocolate?
Strawberry Bonbons

8. What would your pub be called?
I'm a Corrie fan so I think this answer is pretty obvious!

9. No.1 British person
Errrmmmm...The Queen?

10. Favourite shop / restaurant
Favourite shop has to be Topshop, as I love pretty much everything they sell. One restaurant I love is Croma which is in Manchester city centre. It has the most gorgeous pizzas I have ever had and also have the best chocolate fudge cake ever!

11. What British song pops into your head?
Well as the first concert I went to was Spice Girls I'm going to go with anything by them!

12. Marmite?
NO, NO, NO! Can't stand the stuff!

Love Laura xx