Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Mud Therapy - Exfoliating Mud Mask

Hey guys!

So my skin has been TERRIBLE lately, I've not been able to wear foundation because it's been dry and peeling and just looked horrible. I was rummaging around in Superdrug today for some new skin care products and I picked up this while I was in there, it's a Raspberry Exfoliating Mud Mask from Superdrug's own brand. I've heard good things about their own products so thought this was work a try! 

To start I love the packaging, it's really simple and I like that the colour matches the "raspberry" theme, if that's silly then sorry! The texture of the mask is lovely and smooth (other than the large kernels which are rough, but lovely when applying to your face!) It also smells really nice if not slightly artificial. It says "with natural raspberry seeds and apricot kernels which gently and efficiently remove dead skin cells."

Mud therapy mask - £2.59 Superdrug
The instructions are very easy to follow, I used my Neutrogena Facial wash before and removed all of my make up, then applied the mask all over my face only (I don't like things hardening on my neck) and massaged it in gently. I left it on for 10 minutes, my skin is very sensitive and due to it's current dryness I'm wary of overloading it with products. I wanted to clear up my skin before entering my intense moisturising process, see the products i've bought for it and my reviews on them soon! The mask dried stiffly but it was really nice and easy to remove as it quickly softened and washed away in the warm water. I patted my face dry and applied my night moisturising products. It left my skin really soft, and as I suffer with very blocked pores, it cleared them noticeably in comparison to most products i've tried. It also didn't dry out my skin and did a very good job of clearing away my dry/peeled skin off my face. 

Personally I love it! The tube is a reasonable size (75ml) and such a reasonable price that I'm really impressed by it's results! I'd definitely recommend trying this or one of the other mud masks they have to offer! Have you tried any of the Superdrug brand products?

Laura xxxx

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

WIWT Secret Santa!

Hey everyone!
Okay so this is slightly different from my usual posts, I really want to broaden what I feature on my blog. I'm hoping to do more beauty style posts, if anyones interested please let me know as I have some ideas for posts lined up already! 

Anyway, I took part in the WIWT secret santa! We were given a person from anywhere across the globe and asked to spend £5-£10 on a present for them. Personally I love the website, I don't always have time to take top notch outfit photos, infact most of the time my photos are very average. I hate the whole "super blogger" persona about having to have perfect photos in perfect locations which just aren't always achievable. Lookbook is a bit out of my league so I very rarely post photos on there. I love Chictopia for my more exciting posts, which often get featured on the homepage so I'm very lucky. However, I post ALL of my outfits on WIWT. If you haven't seen the website yet then click here! Highly recommend it to share your outfits on another platform and get new followers! 

This was my lovely present that I received, unfortunately they kept it secret, which I'm slightly gutted about as I would have loved to have thanked them! It's a gorgeous little purse, which I've decided I'm going to use as a coin bag so that I stop trying to jam up my big purse! It's from People Tree which is a brand I've looked at in my seminars and I really wanted to get a product from, I know it's fairtrade and handmade and just a genuine company, so it's a really sweet and thoughtful gift! I hope WIWT do it again next year, I will definitely take part again!!

Laura xxx
p.s if you have accounts on any of the websites I've mentioned, be sure to follow me!
Lookbook : Chictopia : WIWT


Monday, 17 December 2012

Tartan Scarf

Jumper - Primark, Leggings - River Island, Wedges - Peacocks, Necklace - Topshop, Scarf - H&M
I'M HOME! Which hopefully means more outfit posts. Apologies for disappearing lately, I had uni deadlines and loads of night shifts at work. Should be back posting over the next two weeks, then I'm off to Birmingham and London so should have some posts lined up for the next few weeks. 

This was my travelling outfit for yesterday, 5 hour journey home after an 11 hour night shift and just 3 hours sleep. Got this scarf from H&M the other day, I've been hunting for a tartan scarf, it was the last one left, and it was only 13 pounds, can't go wrong really. It's so large and warm I love it. Worn it with the jumper I'm currently living in from Primark. Did a large winter haul recently, makes me wish I was a vlogger to show you all. 

Hope you're all having a nice week!

Laura xxxx

Thursday, 6 December 2012

LCA exhibition

Okay so me and a couple of girls off my course took a trip down to Bird's Yard in Leeds today (if you live here and haven't been then GO, it has the cutest cafe and loads of little vintage shops!) because there was an exhibition on of Level 5 work.
I'm on a new course at Leeds College of Art and as I'm the second year group to do it ever (exciting!) it's rare that we get a chance to see work. This is the first project i'll do next year and i'm so excited! The exhibition also contained work from the Fashion Design pathway, but I thought i'd share some of my favourite parts.

I had a mind blank and completely forgot to note down the names of those who did the work, but if anyone wants to know I will find out and add it into the post! We were allowed to photograph but I feel the students deserve credit for their work.

All work by Leeds College of Art Level 5 students - Fashion (Design & Realisation/Concepts & Communication)

Laura xxxx


Saturday, 1 December 2012

Metallic Detail

Top - Oasap*, Shorts - Topshop, Blazer - Boohoo, Faux Lita Shoes - Ebay, Jewellery - Various
Hey, this is going to be super quick as I have work soon. Recieved this BEAUTIFUL top from Oasap the other day, had to photograph it properly for you all, these photos really don't do it justice so i'll do another post in it soon too. It was absolutely freezing outside so naturally I ended up rushing the photos before I died ha.

Tried to style the top how I would for a night out, with these lovely shorts I got from topshop, my faux lita's and a simple blazer for some warmth.

Hope everyones having a nice weekend in the cold!

Laura xxxx

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Black glitter

Hat, Jumper - H&M, Disco Pants - American Apparel, Watch - River Island, Rings - Primark & Miss Selfridge, Bracelet - part of a Topshop necklace

So I have a couple of written posts lined up, but hate having loads in a row, my least favourite thing is a blog just full of sponsored posts! I really like my outfit today as some of it's new, so decided I had to share it! Just heading down to my NEW WORK to fill out all the paperwork, so excited!

Anyway, whats everyones opinion on this hat? My male flatmate laughed at me in it, but the girls like it, honest opinions please because I'm unsure! I also picked up this jumper from H&M for just £7! I need wintery jumpers and this sparkle is so lovely, it's slightly itchy but i'll survive! Worn my Black Disco pants because I adore them, however they look like my navy ones in this photo! Decided they're both pretty similar to justify owning both.

Hope everyones had a lovely week, and a massive hello to all my new followers since I've gotten back into blogging! I try to check out everyones blogs but if I haven't looked at yours just comment with a link to it and i'll be sure to!

Laura xxxx


Sunday, 25 November 2012

Tartan Shirt

Denim jacket - Thrift, Shirt - Primark, Top - Topshop, AA Disco Pants, Jewellery - Primark, Kukee, Miss Selfridge, Urban Outfitters Watch
Hey, just a quick post today, I hopefully will have some more outdoor ones this week on a proper camera, doesn't work well in my rooms lighting though. The window is in such an awkward place so only my door and dark blue walls get any light. Have received some lovely pieces lately, can't wait to show you all!

I was hunting for a flannel tartan shirt for ages when I came across this one in the Primark mens section, cheap and cheerful! It's a small but is the length I wanted and really nice! I was heading to the German market today so threw on a denim jacket for warmth. Really excited for christmas now!

Hope everyones enjoying the Christmas festivities in their towns! I love all the christmas lights, Starbucks special drinks and coming home and wrapping up all warm in bed!

Laura xxxx
p.s sorry this post is so dark, the photos were more exposed before I uploaded them to blogger!

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Weekend Wishlist

Okay please ignore the obvious colour schemes! Some of these I would probably get in different colours, but everywhere just seems to have black and oxblood red/burgundy atm!

1. Motel Catalina Off Shoulder Skater Dress in Black. Okay this is my DREAM dress, I NEED it for new years eve! I have just bought a flannel tartan shirt which will dress it down perfectly, then i'd have my legs out and wear my flatform wedges, I just need it! I saw it a couple of weeks ago and it's still out of stock. I'm being optimistic because it's still on the website but I may have to hunt elsewhere.
2. Jillian Velvet Plunge Bodycon dress. Dress number two, I'd maybe get this in navy or the gorgeous green colour, playing it safe with this burgundy colour. I absolutely love this, but I hate the feel of velvet so I mayhave to pass.
3. Khloe Mixed Knit Jumper. I want this jumper in both colours. I desperately need some winter knits, the north is cold! I also think things like this are pretty timeless, and for just £20 it's a steal. Definitely ordering a boohoo haul soon of some basics!
4. Oxblood Velvet Skater Skirt. I love floaty skirts, they can be paired with absolutely anything, a simple top, a lovely shirt, a jumper, so many possibilities. Again not sure which colour I'd get this skirt in, and another velvet dilemma, but I need it!
5. Long Sleeve Crop Tee. Forever (well ever since I bought my first pair of Disco Pants) I've been hunting for a long sleeved crop tee, and Topshop finally have some for just £10! Can't wait to get this! There's three or four colours I think, may crave and buy them all. However they look quite long, may not work with the high-waist of Disco Pants, we'll see!
6. Velvet Check Treggings. Fancy pants. Do I get these or the white and black checkered ones?! I adore them, tried on the black and white ones friday to see the fit, the 10's fit me perfectly which rarely happens due to my skinny legs! Adore these and cannot wait to buy them.
7. Gold Tone Bracelet Watch. I have a real thing for watches, either this or the rose gold one is going straight on my christmas list!
8. Aminah Dome Stud Thick Cuff. Another boohoo gem, I love leather wrist details and this one is gorgeous! Will be chucked into my basket during a boohoo order soon!

Laura xxxx


Thursday, 15 November 2012

Winter fur

Blazer - River Island, Shirt - Zara, Fur - H&M, Skirt - Romwe, Belt - Select, Shoes - Garage Shoes, Rings - Primark, H&M, Kukee
 Outdoor post! Finally did one, this is by my halls, good location? Let me know what you think! It wasn't too cold today, literally had to submit my first uni project and then I had a job interview. I got a trial for it! Hopefully i'll get it, will be a waitress just taking drink orders and serving the drinks, lovely! Went to the Christmas Market tonight too, in a massive jumper over this aha, was lovely! Everyone make sure you go to your local one!!

Just chilling with my flatmates tonight, hoping everyones having a great day!

Laura xxxx


Art is Fashion

Okay slightly odd post today, my friend Hayley had created a headpiece for her Fashion project so we did a really quick photoshoot, the location is perfect! Literally right by my halls so definitely an outfit post location! Anyway, I thought i'd share the photos, her entire project was incredible, inspired by Sarah Lucas, and it is such an interesting outcome. 

Body, Disco pants - AA, Wedges - Quiz
Laura xxxx

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Winter stole summer

Top - Zara, Skirt - H&M, Blazer - Boohoo, Hat - Topshop, Belt - Thrift, Watch - River Island, Rings - Primark, H&M, Kukee

Probably the most photos i've ever used in a post, but I wanted to show how i'd stop myself freezing in the outfit too. My uni is about two minutes from my halls so I really don't have far to walk, else I'd be wrapped up a lot warmer! 
I got this top ages ago in a Zara sale for a few pounds, admittedly I never wear it, but it makes me feel slightly french with this outfit! May also see how it looks with my dungarees soon. The rest of my outfit is pretty basic, my staple skirt again, a belt, and a blazer. My socks match my skirt and I've worn black wedges but any photos of them came out too orange, sorry!
My first assignment is due in on Thursday morning and I'm not toooo panicky yet, have got a bit to do but hopefully i'll be fine. Probably won't get a chance to post tomorrow but I'll try get a decent outdoor one thursday if it's dry!

Anyway, best stop procrastinating and do some work, hope you're all having a nice day!

Laura xxxx
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