Saturday, 31 October 2015

LaLaLab Photo Book

A few months ago, I took a trip to London with my best friend and while we were there, I took so many photos, but it's not always quite the same looking at them on a computer screen as having them printed in front of you. This is especially true for my Grandma, as she doesn't quite understand computers all that well!

a photo book from london printed using lalalab

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

F.B.L Quick Tip #30

Steer clear of quick-drying nail polish
It is very dehydrating, leaving your nails dry and prone to breakage

quick tip on quick drying nail polish


Saturday, 24 October 2015

Halloween Beauty Edit

Halloween is just around the corner, so what better time to do a beauty edit to make you feel all creepy. (in just the right way of course!) There are so many products out there that have the scare factor, but can also be worn anytime of the year, not just Halloween.

Beauty products for a spooky halloween look. L'Oreal Paris, Maybelline, Katy Perry, MUA, Makeup Revolution, Superdrug

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Halloween Costume Generator

This year I have really got into the Halloween spirit and what could be better than getting inspiration from an online costume generator*?! The one that Ladbrokes have created is super easy to use and has so many different choices. You simply chose your style and occasion and it gives you costume ideas based on that. It is so much fun and gives so many options, you will be spoilt for choice on what to actually wear on the night. Even if you are not going to a certain occasion, say a house party, then you can just have a laugh at the options it gives you! What is even better, is that it is free to use without any downloads, meaning no time is wasted.

Click the link below if you wish to have a go yourself -

Let me know what options it gives you!
Love Laura x
*This product has been gifted/sent
for review by PR and/or the brand

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Model Behaviour

For me, sometimes the simplest outfit can look the best, meaning you can't go wrong with jeans and a tee!

Topshop jeans primark t-shirt river island boots OOTD

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Wear Dark Berry Lipstick!

With autumn/winter now upon us, it's time to dig out those dark and berry lipstick shades and completely own them! Now, before you freak out and think it's too much effort or too 'gothicy', there are a few little rules to keep in mind so you can rock that bold lip with no fear.

how to wear dark and berry lipstick this autum and winter wearing collection cosmetics vamp lipstick

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Exuviance Skincare

One if the brands I was lucky enough to talk to and get a sample from at #BloggersFestival was Exuviance. This is a dermatologist developed skincare brand from the makers of NeoStrata and is a clinically proven at home range which is designed to transform, while still comforting, the skin and smelling nice.

purifiying cleansing gel exuviance skincare #bloggersfestival

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Pronounce Those Tricky Fashion Names!

Now that we are at the end of fashion month, there have been so many different names floating around., but why do designer fashion labels have to be so hard to pronounce?! Discussing your favourite dress from the catwalk, until you try and say the designer label's name and it all goes wrong. Knowing how to pronounce the name correctly no only makes it easier for fashion discussions with your friends, but also makes you look super smart in the fashion world!
Now, this is the last time you stumble (and give up) on your high fashion names.

how to pronounce tricky fashion label names

Miu Miu: Mew Mew

Louis Vuitton: Loo-wee Vwee-ton

Lanvin: Lahn-van

Ralph Lauren: Ralph LAUR-en

Balenciaga: Ba-len-sia-ga

Dolce & Gabbana: Doll-che & Gab-ana

Rodarte: Row-dar-tay

Herve Leger: Her-vay Lay-jar

Moschino: Moss-key-no

Badgley Mischka: Badge-lee Meesh-kah

Moschino: Moss-key-no

Giambattista Valli: Gee-am-bah-tease-ta Vah-lee

Versace: Ver-sah-chee

Givenchy: Gee-von-she

Yves Saint Laurent: Eve Sanh La-rahn

Marchesa: Mar-kay-zah

Sonia Rykiel: Sewn-yah Ree-key-el

Balmain: Bahl-mahn

Mary Katrantzou: Mary Cat-trant-zoo

Are there anymore designer names you think should be added to this list?
Love Laura x

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Blogger Brunch With Get The Label

As I am sure you will know by now, I have been involved with Get The Label's #StayFitDontQuit campaign throughout September and to end the month of fitness, we were all treated to a yummy brunch! Held at Proper Tea Rooms - a unique venue right outside Manchester Cathedral, the yummiest and healthiest brunch was served made up of bagels, fruit salad, a pepper, squash and feta salad and sugar-free flapjacks alongside refreshing juice and their fantastic teas.  Everything was instagramable!
As well as amazing food, we were also treated to a spa workshop, held by the lovely Yvonne from Temple Spa. Being able to try out some of their luxury products was amazing and of course being able to smell them! It was also a chance to relax - exactly what you need after a month of spinning classes.
It was so nice to put faces to names of fellow bloggers and to also meet the team from Get The Label, who were so lovely and welcoming. Getting to try out a new place to eat in the city is also a bonus too! I have absolutely loved bring part of the #StayFitDontQuit campaign and getting to try out a fitness class I may not have other wise done. Also, the amazing goody bag filled with fitness products and snacks was amazing too! It is important to remember that you shouldn't only do fitness during the summer months, it should be a year long thing - don't quit!

Love Laura x

blogger brunch getthelabel stayfitdontquit fitness campaign

blogger brunch bagels propertea rooms manchester

proper tea rooms feta and pepper salad blogger brunch with get the label

blogger brunch with get the lable stayfitdontquit camapign fruit salad

blogger brunch with get the label for the stayfitdontquit campaign

TempleSpa workshop at the get the label blogger brunch manchester

goody bags from get the label #stayfitdontquit campaign at propertea rooms manchester

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Purrfect Box

I'm a huge softie and love buying things for Tinka, so what could be better than him getting his own post?! Honestly I think I was probably more excited about this than him but oh well! Purrfect Box is a subscription gift box service for cats (they also do one for dogs) which contains 5/6 surprise items. The boxes are put together with you cat in mind, as you fill in a short survey to start with which asks basic questions about your cat so the box is tailored specifically for them. This is an amazing thing to do, as anyone who owns any animal will know that no two are ever alike.

cat subscription box review