Simple Holiday Makeup

Hey Guy!

Hope you’re doing well?

Going on holiday you wanna look good but don’t want to take a whole lot of products, I also don’t want to be wearing so much it sweats off or when I go swimming, get panda eyes.

I’ve put together a simple make up look that requires minimal products and can be glamed up for an evening look with a few other products.

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Starting off with a primer, I use my usual ‘Elf Aqua Mist‘.

Taking my Collection ‘lasting perfection concealer‘ in the shade ‘ Fair 1’ I cover all my redness and any blemishes, I just use this and no foundation.

Then onto brows, I use makeup Revolutions ‘Focus & Fix‘ eyebrow shaping kit in the shade ‘medium dark’.

Using a nifty trio by Makeup Revolution the ‘Ultra sculpt & contour kit‘ in the shade ‘Ultra fair C01’ it includes contour, bush and highlight, I take the contour to bronze my face up. Then using the blush and highlight to give some colour.

Last to add some mascara, the L’Oreal ‘Miss Baby Roll‘ in the shade black. This is one of the best drugstore mascara’s I’ve owned.

So this is the outcome, a very natural and subtle look that works with every outfit and won’t look terrible if it gets wet. Β Β DSC00875

To make it more glamours for the evening I simply add my Soap & Glory ‘Supercat eyeliner‘ and some colour to the lips which shall change depending on the outfit.

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I hope you found this useful, one being I’ve linked all the products and proven you don’t need to carry your whole makeup collection in order to look good on holiday.

Lauren

Xoxo

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Beach Essentials

Hey Guys!

I hope you’re all doing well. So I’ve been coming up with some posts to write about in connection to holidays as I have recently booked one with my boyfriend for October as his birthday treat.

I’m super excited as recently reality has become a little too much lately and so a break from it is so needed.

Without further a do, I have put together this post on beach essentials for my latest holiday series.

Going to the beach on holiday is one of the best things and so some essentials to make it a memorable and relaxed time include these 9 items-

  • Towel, whether the beach is sandy or stoney, it’s good to have something to lay on but also to dry off with.

 

  • Swim suit, Of course a swim is needed to cool down but if that’s not your thing, getting a tan might be. I know I plan of doing both.

 

  • Sunscreen, it’s extremely important to wear protection against the sun, you don’t want to get burnt, especially on the first day.

 

  • Flip flops, Making it easier to have a quick dip and dry off without the hassle of socks and trainers. I hate having wet sand stuck to my feet then trying to put on sock…. Yuck!

 

  • Sunnies, To protect your eyes but also take those suitable Instagram shots πŸ˜‰ I will be sure to take many.

 

  • Book/ and Ipod, the simple pleasure of reading a good book or remembering the moment by music. Certain songsΒ I like all leave little reminders to holidays I’ve previously had.

 

  • Hat, not a regular accessory I use but is good to have available. I might even try using one on this adventure.

 

  • Camera, Capturing the moment is something I enjoy doing, I like having something to look back on.

 

  • Beach bag, so many pretty designs are available, so not only is it a good looking accessory but a means of transporting all the essentials. I’m pretty sure I’ll being doing a holiday shopping trip beforehand to purchase a new one.

 

Enjoy your beach adventure πŸ™‚ I know I will be.

Let me know if you’re planning to go away or have been recently in the comments below. I’d love to get some more location ideas.

Lauren

Xoxo

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Tenerife trip

On the 31st of October 2016 I took my first trip abroad since 2004, it was also my first holiday away with my boyfriend. It was a week long trip and was absolutely amazing. The majority of the days were spent swimming in our hotel pool with afternoons exploring the beach and market stalls. The beach was covered in such soft sand with market traders trying to sell their cheap tat such as sunglasses and patterned sheets. when we walked along the shore we’d encounter quite a few crabs that were pretty big but because they would hide behind the rocks we could never get a good photo.

Here’s a few pics from over a few days on the beach.

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One beach we visited

As our hotel was all inclusive, every night we’d get dressed up and the food was a buffet was a variety of different foods from around the world, pudding was the best part as they had a chocolate fountain with so many different things you could dunk in, yum. The Bar was also included with a maximum of three alcoholic drinks per person per day, so we’d usually spend our evenings trying out new drinks. Then one evening when we returned to our hotel we found a little lizard which actually made us jump.18009136_1947051915513842_1255064314_n

I loved getting glamed up.
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Two days that stood out as different was: one morning getting a tour of the islands volcanic crater. It was incredible seeing the lava flow, and the immediate temperature change in the atmosphere was so strange going from extreme heat to chilly wind.

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The second day which was also out last was at Aqualand, known for the best dolphin show in the world. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, it’s a water park with some amazing slides. Our particular favourite was the rubber ring flumes, they were so fast and pretty scary. As soon as we walked in the park, we were handed a few different types of birds and got photographed with them, which was unexpected.

I was incredibly lucky to have a photo with a dolphin, they are not how I’d expect them to feel. I could have had the opportunity to swim with them but as it was our last day we barely had any money left. The show itself left me speechless, it was phenomenal. Seeing a Dolphin show for myself was something I’d never intended to see but I’m so glad I did.

I would defiantly love to go on more holidays aboard. If you’ve been somewhere that was absolutely amazing then comment below, I’d love to check them out.

Kitty Cafe Adventure

Last Saturday my boyfriend and I took a little trip to Bournemouth where we’d booked a table at the ‘Pause Cat Cafe’ about a month in advance. Honestly I didn’t really know what to expect but I was quite excited for what it had in store.

Upon arrival we were given a run though of the cafes rules, nothing outrageous, just basic things involving the cats. We were then lead to our table and offered drinks. To be honest I wasn’t expecting it to be packed but every table was full, with more customers coming in hoping for a table but turned away from the large waiting list.Β 17911026_1943287395890294_936583775_n.jpg

There were cat toys everywhere with unusual ones too, like a large hamster wheel and a bridge across the ceiling. The cats then started roaming with some jumping up at tables trying to see what food they could swipe.

After a while I went over to different areas of the cafe to see the variety of personalities these kitties held, using toys and stroking their bellies. It wasn’t long till one jumped up to the bridge to then come back down landing on the piano below pressing a variety of keys.

The food looked interesting as it was all vegan based, served in cute boxes where the lid was used as a plate. I wasn’t hungry but my boyfriend tried the food and found it pretty tasty as far as I could tell from the empty plate. The drinks menu had some really creative names like ‘PINA-CAT-LADA’ and ‘ESPURR-SO’. The staff there were very polite and helpful, giving information about each cat. I only booked an hour because in the end it is only a cafe with some cats, it was just some thing different that I wanted to experience.

In total there were seven cats: Bear, Clifford, Liquorice, Aunty Anne, Petrus, Pumpkin and Max.Β 17918327_1943259652559735_257746484_n.jpg

If you’ve been to this cafe or even a different one feel free to send me some pics.

The kitties are so cute.

I’d love to go to another cat cafe, I was even debating about going to Edinburgh’s cat cafe.

 

Following My Dreams

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My first tattoo on May 14th 2016

In May 2019 I plan to follow my dreams for an adventure I’ve wanted to make since I was six years old to travel to Australia. There are so many things I plan to do whilst I’m out there including swimming in the Great Barrier Reef, walking over the Sydney Harbour bridge, visit Uluru and of course quite a lot more things. I’m also considering getting a working Visa to do some sort of farming like strawberry picking as so many people have suggested doing it as it’s an incredible experience. I fell in love with Australia when I travelled there to visit my now step mum and new born sister at the age of six. I’ve been saving since I left college in June 2016 though through out that time the savings got used so I restarted in December 2016 when I started full time work, so I’m now able to save more. I’m currently in search of a traveling buddy but since it’s pretty far away it’s challenging, which is a down side as I try to be as organised as possible.

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My first trip to Australia at age six

This will be an adventure of a lifetime as I plan toΒ go for at least a month which may not seem long compared to other people but when I find it scary enough getting the bus in my own town, who knows what it’d be like on my own in another country. I also plan on making some big changes after this trip, like moving out my family home.

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Love Knows no borders

 

I just wanna quickly share the meaning behind my tattoo ‘Love knows no borders’. I got it in representation of my dream to travel to Australia. It symbolises that there is no border for what you can love and there is no border between love, whether it be a person in another country the physical border can not stop it and whether it should happen or not, love will win. If it’s destine to happen it will happen.

Feel free to comment about any adventures you’re going on and/or if you have any suggestions on what I should do when I’m out there.