Friday, 14 September 2012

Everyday Make-up Look

Hey hunnies,

I've seen a few of these posts lately and I really enjoy them. I love seeing what make-up people use everyday, what's in their bag or even what their room is like! I guess it's my curious nature. Which is just a nice way of saying I'm nosey, let's be honest lol I thought I'd share with you my go to make-up that I use everyday. If I'm going to change it up a bit, I usually use a different lip colour or a different colour eyeshadow. I love a red lipstick for example or a sultry smokey eye! Other than that, you'll find me reaching for the following products more often than not.
From left to right: MAC Eyeliner Pencil, Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner, Bourjois Coup de Theatre Mascara, MAC Studio Sculpt (NC15), Max Factor Pan Stick (Fair),  Natural Collection blush (Pink Cloud), Bourjois eyeshadow  (05 Ombre a Paupiere), No 7 brown eyeshadow, Rimmel Stay Matte powder (Pink Blossom) and my Collection 2000 Cream Puff  (Cotton Candy).

That's it really! I use the Pan Stick as a concealer, it's really creamy and gives good coverage. I just use it under my eyes and on my T-Zone and I really like it. The Bourjois eyeshadow is a very light pink with just a hint of sparkle, it also works as a good highlighter! The mini No 7 palette has a light brown eyeshadow which I use on my eyebrows.
Have you tried any of these products? What are your go to items?
Have a fab weekend peeps!
Laura xoxo


Tuesday, 11 September 2012

My Favourite Etsy Shops

Hi lovelies,
I've been a massive fan of Etsy for many years now! You're always guaranteed to find something unique and different. The fact that everything is handmade, has always been a huge bonus for me. I thought I would share with you three of my favourite Etsy shops today. Hopefully you will like them and they'll become one of your favourites too!
Kelly is the owner of Sweet and Simple, and her jewellery is simply that. So sweet and simple. She uses really cute charms and pretty shades of colour to create really elegant and romantic pieces. The pieces above are just some of her lovely creations and definitely some of my favourites! She also does custom work, so is more than capable of putting together something that is perfect and unique to you.
Larissa is the lovely owner of Curious Creatures shop. She says 'It's quaint, it's simple, it's everyday.' Her work is inspired by geometric shapes and symmetry with a twist, which I'm loving at the moment and are very much in style! I love that she also uses semi-precious stones such as Turquoise and Amethyst. Her jewellery as a lovely raw and natural feel to it. The above pieces are just some of my faves! 
The creator of Manocelebrates uses a particular mood and colour to inspire them when creating their jewellery. You can definitely see that in some of theses newer pieces as there alot of Autumn/Winter tones and charms involved. These are just some of my favourites!
You can check out these lovely shops by just clicking on their name above the pictures :) I hope you like them as much as I do!
Have you got a favourite etsy shop? I would love to know and have a browse!
Laura xoxo


Monday, 10 September 2012

New to Bloglovin'

Hi dolls,

I've just joined Bloglovin', so would love it if you could follow me on there :) Just follow the button on the right hand side! I'm heard alot about it so am interested to check it out!

I'd love to follow you on Bloglovin too, so leave a link in a comment and I will check them out!

Hope your all having a lovely day, it's raining here so I'm planning to have a duvet day! lol

Love Laura

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Sunday, 9 September 2012

What I wore today: Berry Lacey!

Hi my loves,
This is a quick outfit post of what I'm wearing today! This dress, along with the ring are holiday purchases. I got them from a shop out in Spain called Lefties, which was abit like a Spanish version of H and M. I could have bought the whole shop! They had so many nice pieces and everything was really affordable. This dress was about 18 euros, which I think is about £15. I love lace and thought the colour is perfect for Autumn/Winter. Luckily for my bank account alot of the things I liked there, they didn't have my size in. I took it as a sign lol
The ring is really pretty in person. The pink stone in the middle turns different shades in certain light. I'm also wearing a charm bracelet I made, which has charms that represent things I love. The shoes are an old pair of ankle boots I got from Primark years ago and they're just so comfy!
Hope you're all having a lovely weekend, I'm very much looking forward to my day off tomorrow :)
Laura xoxo
P.S. I was wondering if anyone knows if you can use a tripod for a standard digital camera? I don't want to buy one and then find you have to have a certain type of camera to use one. I'd really appreciate any help!


Saturday, 8 September 2012

My day out in Worcester!

Hi lovely ladies!
I'm officially back from holidays. I had such a lovely time, it was so relaxing and was just what I needed! I'll do more of a post on it when I get some pictures back from my cousin (we took it in turns to be on picture duty lol). I feel like I haven't stopped since I got back with birthdays, catching up with friends and family, plus a trade show in Birmingham to buy stock for the shop! I feel like I need another holiday already ;)
On the Way back from the show my friend Becky and I stopped off in Worcester for abit of unexpected exploring. It was such a lovely day and it is very rare that we get a day off together, we decided to make the most of it! 
The above photo's are of Worcester Cathedral which was just so pretty! It was like stepping back in time and into a completely different world. I fell in love with all the of stained glass windows it had, the one pictured above being my favourite.
We found some pretty side streets that had really old Tudor houses/pubs which I thought was a nice change from our modern plain bricked houses we're so used to seeing. The pub pictured above had this plaque on the front. I'm such a tourist nerd that I found it really interesting! lol

No trip would be complete without some shopping!! These are a few cute independent shops we managed to find and I took a few sneaky pictures of. I loved the black and white cat that was painted on the wall outside one of them! I thought it was such fun and different idea.
I really enjoyed my day in Worcester and it got me thinking how we live so close to places like this, but rarely take the time to go and explore them! I've now made it my mission to explore every city in the UK! Well as many as I can anyway :)
I hope you do some exploring this weekend! Can anyone recommend a nearby city I should go and visit next?
I'm going to leave you with pretty swan picture, I'm loving the sparkly water!
Lots of Love,
Laura xoxo