Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Short Break - Sorry

Hi everyone,

I really, really, REALLY appreciate the support I have been getting on my blog and I have just reached 75 followers on Bloglovin'! This may not seem like a lot to some people but I am extremely happy with this achievement.

I am just writing to inform you that I am taking a short break from blogging, as I need to focus on my studies. I know it sounds annoying when people say this but studying for my final year of A-levels has been quite a stressful experience. Regular posts should be back in June. However, if anyone has any specific requests or wants to message me, feel free as I am still receiving e-mails and am happy to respond.

Thank you so much for understanding,

Lauren xxx

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Skincare Review: Nivea Daily Essentials Gentle Cleansing Cream Wash


As you may or may not be able to tell from the photos above, this product has been very used up. And rightly so! Reader - meet the Gentle Cleansing Cream Wash from the ''Daily Essentials'' line by good ol' Nivea.

Through being no stranger to pesky skin care problems, I was on the lookout for a cleanser with no scary stuff in it. By scary stuff, I mean perfume. I love it on my body, but perfume is just not necessary on your face. I have come across some nasty smelling cleansers that still appeared to have perfume in it. What is the need? If a cleanser worked wonders and smelt awful you would still buy it right? Right.
Anyhow, so I was wandering through Superdrug and there was an amazing deal on (as per), so I picked this hidden gem up along with a couple of other things. At first I was quite sceptical as I hadn't heard anyone in the beauty community talk about this, yet the conjunction of the price tag and lack of ''rubbish'' ingredients made me bite the bullet and head to the till without a second thought.
The tube includes 150ml of product and it claims to be for ''Dry and Sensitive skin''. It kind of irritates me when brands pair dry and sensitive together, as you can certainly have one without the other. Yet if it was between this and a ''normal/combination'', product I would always for the dry option, in fear of astringent and stripping chemicals.
It is described as being a product that ''gently purifies and moisturises for a soft skin feeling'' with ''Natural Almond Oil & Hydra IQ''. Now, the word ''oil'' did freak me out a bit as I am oily enough but I was pleasantly surprised.
This cleanser is perfect if you are looking for something simple and basic for everyday use as I can rely on it to not break me out in more spots. It isn't drying and the small pink exfoliating beads are perfect in conjunction with the creamy texture. It doesn't leave your skin feeling horribly tight, which I think is rare in cleansers nowadays.
Also - I have recently seen this for only £1.75 in Superdrug which is an incredible bargain!! Why wouldn't you pick it up? I would literally recommended this to any skin type and I will certainly buy this again.

Thanks for reading,

Lauren xxx

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Fashion: My Top Picks - LFW - A/W '14

Dear reader,
This post is basically a montage of pictures, as I would like the breath taking clothes to literally do (most) of the talking. As London Fashion Week has come to a close, I felt inspired by all the effort and hard work that goes into making the fashion industry what it is today. After looking through every single show that took place, these are definitely my favourite looks. Even though so many crazy pieces make the catwalk, I still think there is a gem within every look put together and that it should be appreciated. ''Nobody would ever wear that on the street''. Well, if you ask me, fashion isn't all about what is deemed ''acceptable'' to wear on the street. And if it was, we would all be wearing plain, long sleeved/legged baggy jumpsuits, in order not to ''offend'' anybody. 

Hope you enjoyed and feel inspired xxx
*All photographs shown on this blog are not mine. They were taken from the LFW website and belong to them.