My Prom Experience

With prom just around the corner, I thought I’d share my story. Prom in England definitely isn’t as big as places such as American, like how you see in the movies. It of course is still all the glamour but clearly less effort put into it all.

The first thing that I did with the run up to prom, is every girls favourite part, picking the dress. So many different styles, colours and cuts makes it very hard to chose. My family’s budget on a dress was very tight but in all honesty I didn’t mind as I knew there were so many I could chose from still, along with the fact I’d most likely only ever wear it for that evening (I’ve only ever wore it for that evening) so I didn’t feel the need to splash out. Quite a few people I knew spent a fortune on their dress along with getting them all Taylor made to their fit. My dress was second hand brought off some women on a Facebook selling site, I couldn’t really hate it, it was my favourite colour and it was the same situation with them only having worn it once too, it was only Β£50 so I couldn’t really argue.

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Shoes wise I got some plain silver kitten heels about two weeks before from some cheap shoe shop for about Β£12, though In the end I never wore them, instead I wore my mums wedding shoes that she’d only wore once too, they were a lot more expensive and super comfy.

For my prom we had to organise a table plan with who we’d be sitting with, that was certainly a struggle especially when it was twelve people per table and at the time it was only my friend and I, so we had to squeeze on someone else’s.

The night before prom I spent my evening fake tanning, my first ever time and I was doing it alone, personally I don’t think I did a bad job. On the day of prom I wanted the day to just hurry up so I could start getting ready, that is definitely one of the best parts to prom. I had may hair curly and lucky had my stepmum do it but it still took around three hours to do(I certainly had a numb bum haha).

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My make up was just very subtle, no eyeliner but around this time I didn’t really wear it like I do now. Just natural eyeshadow and black mascara. I never filled in my eyebrows back then either. It was then time to put on the dress, before though I was wearing a strapless bodysuit so it smoothed all my curves not that it was noticeable with my style of dress but it did make sliding into it 10x easier.

Before setting off I had many photos taken with family members, a few for the photo albums.

I was attending the evening with my best friend and our means of transportation was simply in my parents car, nothing flash as it would have been extremely unnecessary to spend large amounts for people to just see you get out a vehicle for seconds. I was good though seeing other peoples ways of transport, two guys rode in on a tandem bike which was incredibly funny to see, or there was the more glamours way like horse and cart or limo.

Upon entering all the girls were given a single rose, to this day I still have mine though of course it’s withered and brown but it was a nice little touch. The evening itself mainly consisted of speeches and awards for mainly the well known people who weren’t afraid to put theirselves out there, of course I was not one of these. Other then that it was diner with was a roast with chicken, desert a chocolate pudding.

The ending was dancing and this was the part that disappointed me cause I’d seen so many American based prom films and this was not it, jumping up and down raving music was not what I anticipated, with half the year doing that and the other half siting on a fence outside not being involved.

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In all honesty it was nothing special but I’m glad I did attend for it being a milestone and an end of a chapter in my life.

Lauren

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20 facts about me

So I thought you should get the opportunity to get to know me a little better, I’ve put together 20 facts about me.

1. I’ve wanted to travel to Australia since I was 6 years old.

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2. I began to get larger in weight when I was around 7 years old.

3. I have a love for arty based things e.g drawing, sewing etc.

4. I got into my first real relationship June 2016.

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5. My dream job is to be a wedding planner or wedding dress designer, I haven’t narrowed it down yet.

6. I had to attend college for three years, giving I didn’t have enough GCSE’s, so my first year was getting the grades I needed for the courses I wanted.

7. I was in a polyamorous relationship for less then a month.

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8. I talked to a guy in Australia online for over two years.

9. My girl crush is Halsey, she’s just a goddess.

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10. I’m so grateful to have my father around today, after having suffered two heart attacks, one having actually died but of course brought back. He’s my hero.

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11. I’ve had around six interviews for jobs, but only got offered one, the reason being I had no experience.

12. I’ve only ever had one job and still there to this day being a little baker.

13. I have an extreme obsession with unicorns and mermaids.

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14. My favourite animal is shark and horse.

15. My favourite genre of movie is horror.

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16. I swear my house is haunted after encountered many strange happenings.

17. I believe to suffer a few different forms of OCD. This causes struggles in my everyday life, it just varies day to day.

18. My cat speedy was by my side for 16 years since she sadly passed. We were born in the same month and year.

19. At the age of 4 my parents separated and so I ended up living with my dad, two years later my stepmum moved in.

20. I’m a farmers daughter, random yes but because it’s random I like telling people.

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So there you have a few random facts about me πŸ˜€

Hope you have a great day πŸ™‚

xoxo

My Latest Lush Haul

Soo~ I ended up going on a rather large shopping spree by myself and found myself in lush. I dunno if was a good or a bad thing that an old friend of mine works there because she’s recommend me so many products.

I wanted to try a whole load of new stuff, so to start I purchased my first lush face mask. She explained all the benefits of each mask and as I have been dealing with really dry skin she recommended one called ‘Oatifix’, for me I find it doesn’t really smell of oats.

The next item was bath bombs, I asked her of her favourites and brought her number one. It was one called ‘over and over’ and it smells like orange.

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The third item was a bath bar, again her favourite, it was the comforter but bar style and it smells absolutely amazing.

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From a previous visit I was shown bath jellies but didn’t get any, this time I did.Β One called Whoosh in blue and it really does feel like jelly which actually fascinates me, given it is a soap. You can use this multiple times and even cut it smaller so you get more uses, I was told it lasts about two weeks. The whoosh smells of lemon and lime, it also says rosemary but it’s dominated by the other two.

As I went to purchase these items I remembered I wanted to get my friend one for her birthday as she’d never used any lush products so I random picked one called twilight at the counter which actually seems suitable given we both loved twilight but because I hadn’t tried it I also got myself one. It’s this cute baby pink one with a star and moon design over it. It has a strong scent of lavender and its just beautiful.

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If you commented on my last lush post with recommendations, don’t worry I’ll try and get them on my next shopping spree πŸ˜‰ and if you didn’t, feel free to comment on this post, I highly recommend all these.

Lauren

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YouTube?

I’m actually thinking about making a YouTube channel, not for the views or likes as such, of course they’d help though. Mainly just for fun, getting other people involved and join in on the journey.

For me I personally enjoy physically talking to people because with face to face you can understand how people are saying things with their facial expressions and sometimes I find I actually get myself into trouble with things I say because they can’t see how I’m saying it through text.
I did try and make a video the other day but my phone ran out of memory and so I used my sisters iPad, again ran out of memory.

I have so many ideas for videos, including the recording of my make up looks and testing videos, DIY’s, and maybe even some daily vlogging with random topics.

I’m intending to get a new camera Today, I’m hoping to get a camera with a tilt screen so I can of course see myself πŸ˜‰ , I just think that’ll be easier if I do plan to film. I’m really excited though as it will be my first camera I’ve brought myself and its a fairly expensive one, but even if I don’t do YouTube, I’ll have some better quality photographs.

Lauren

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Boohoo haul

I’ve recently received a Boohoo order and I’m excited to wear these. So first item I purchased was this cold shoulder dress with the criss cross chest.

I’m not much of a dress person but I wanted to change up my look a little, and I’m lovin the criss cross and cold shoulder but having it combined will look pretty awesome. I got it in this dark orange shade, believed to be called cinnamon, not my usual colour but again, just changing it up. The next item was something completely new and something I wanna try in the hopes it’ll actually Suit me, is a faddora hat in black. It was the same hat the model wore with the dress so it’s clearly a combo, it’s just a matter if it’ll look that good on me, In all honesty I’m not really feeling it.

The second item I purchased was a t-shirt tee in black with the words ‘I ain’t sorry’ in block print.

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It’s in the same style as a previous tee I purchased from boohoo, my ‘curves are in’ which I absolutely love. The last item was completely random and didn’t really need it but because I’m such a happy spender I brought it. It was a long blue floral skirt, I feel it’ll probably work with a body con or a tucked in vest top. I’m not really a skirt or dress wearer, mainly because I don’t find them comfortable in the hot weather with my inner thighs getting sweaty and chafty, that’s a struggle I find with being plus size.

I might as well add a few more things to this haul post as I was originally gunna do this for another order but never got round to it. So first is a black midi skirt with a layer of frill around the top, this is the first skirt I’ve ever brought in this style, but upon arrival I already know I’ll need to take it up from the bottom a little bit.

Paired with this is a pink bodysuit with the added detail of the cutout sections. I also tried it on with this latest purchase from Primark, which was also trying out something new.

I got slightly carried away with the sale and purchased another bodysuit.

This is a high neck with gold sequin detailing. The fit was amazing and not tight at all, making sure the booty isn’t squashed. I hate having such tight bodysuits that you’ll need to sneakily pull out that wedgie.

So that is all from this Boohoo haul, I’ve got a few more hauls lined up so feel free to follow me πŸ™‚ .

Lauren

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