Wednesday, 30 July 2014

HOLIDAY MAKEUP

Hi loves, hope your all well and enjoying your summer break! I go on holiday in around 2 weeks and i cannot wait. I love the sunshine and getting a tan! When i go on holiday I don't tend to wear too much makeup as once my face has caught the sun, I don't find makeup necessary. However I do like to take a few pieces of makeup as you never know when you'll wanna pop some on and look a bit more fancy.


I've chose to take makeup which is lightweight and simple. I know that once I've got a tan I hardly need or use any makeup.  To cover up any imperfections I use my Collection Lasting Perfection concealer. I love this one as it has great coverage. I then have my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder just to get rid of any shine or oils. To add some colour back into my face my current favourite bronzer is the NYC Sunny bronzer. I then have my MUA Undress Me Too pallet which I actually only use to fill in my eyebrows! I use my Topshop Glow highlighter on my cheek bones. Its a really love gold colour and looks fab with a tan! Finally I have my mascara, which is the Maybeline The Rocket Waterproof. I think its best to take a waterproof mascara due to the humid weather and obviously incase your going to be going in a pool or anything.

I've also done some full reviews on some products featured above, where you can see more product pictures and information:
MUA Undress Me Too pallet review
NYC Sunny bronzer review
Topshop Glow Highlighter review

Thank you for reading my blog, be sure to follow on bloglovin! What are you holiday makeup staples?

Thursday, 24 July 2014

SUMMER LOVIN: PICNIC

Hi loves, hope your well. Me and my friends went on a picnic the other day and it was so lovely. The weather here in the UK has been incredible and it seemed stupid not to take advantage of it. We just chilled in a little grassy area which was so cute as it was quite secluded and quiet. We went on a lovely walk in the woods and saw some horses -which were adorable!




Overall we had a lovely day out, and we even got a little tan! Also something else which is quite exiting is that me and my friends (featured in this post) are thinking of making a youtube channel together! We filmed parts of this day out, along with mine and Alice' outfit. -I'll keep you updated, but I'm very excited!

Thank you for reading my blog. If you want to see more pictures be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram which are linked below! What have you been up to lately? 


Sunday, 20 July 2014

SKINCARE ON TRIAL

Hi loves, hope your all well and had a lovely weekend! The weather has been amazing in the UK, recently we supposedly had the hottest day of the year. However all that hot weather caused thunder and lightening storms -which were so pretty to look at, yet again quite scary!
My skin at the moment is horrible! I don't know if its because of the hot weather and the sweat (lovely) but I've been breaking out like crazy! I've brought a couple of new products which I'm hoping will help calm my skin down!


I firstly purchased the REN clearcalm3 clay cleanser which is made for oily and blemish prone skin. I brought this after a recommendation to try out REN as they are a brand that is fairly natural and good for your skin. As an initial thought, I think this has broke me out a bit, however it is a clay cleanser so I'm hoping it is drawing all my impurities out before clearing them. The scent is pretty weird and defiantly smells like a natural brand would- i think it smells quite herby?

I then purchased a new face mask from Lush. I've previously tried the cosmetic warrior mask, however i wasn't fond of the scent, so i decided to try out the mask of magnanimity as my friend absolutely loves it! Initially, this looks quite nice and smells like mint ice cream, yum!

I'm hoping these products will perform some wonders on my skin and clear it up before I go away on holiday. I will do a full product review on both of these once I've tried and tested them out! -I'm going to try out the mask tonight!

Thank you for reading my blog, be sure to follow on bloglovin. Have you tried these products out, what are your thoughts? 

Thursday, 17 July 2014

WEEKEND WISHLIST

Hi loves, hope your all enjoying the sunshine! I've got to start my sixth form work soon, i keep putting it off. I've got to read Anne Frank diary/book for English literature and I'm really excited as I've heard its an amazing book! On another note its less than a month until I go on holiday-which I'm so excited for! Here are a few things I'm lusting over at the moment!

WEEKEND WISHLIST

1.Black Birkenstocks// 2.Rose gold Zoeva brush set// 3.Topshop knitted scarf// 4.Topshop pastel cami// 5.Topshop pineapple shorts// 6.Newlook stripped bardot 


I've been really undecided about Birkenstocks, however recently I have started to take a liking towards them, I think there really unique and will look lovely on holiday! I've been lusting over the Zoeva rose golden set for what seems like forever, I'm going to have to pursuade my mother. The Topshop pineapple beach shorts are like heaven for me! However when i try them on, I always end up putting them back. -Think I'm just going to have to buy them! 
I know what your thinking a scarf? However I saw this on the Topshop website (-yes they have winter clothes online already) and I really like it!

Thank you for reading my blog, be sure to follow on bloglovin. Whats on your wish list at the moment?

Monday, 14 July 2014

TOPSHOP: GLOW HIGHLIGHTER

Hi loves, hope your all okay! I've finally got a new laptop which means I'll be able to get back into the swing of blogging! *cheers* Also i managed to get 5SOS tickets for Birmingham next year. I think its safe to say me and my friends are very excited!
 I recently went into Topshop to have a look at their makeup collection as the packaging is so cute and obviously I've heard a lot of good things about their products! The 'glow highlighter' caught my eye as a product which would be lovely for my holiday, so I defiantly had to pick it up.


The packaging like all Topshop products is super cute and pretty. The product is held in a small round pot with a screw off lid. The product itself is so pretty. The highlighter is a really lovely bronzy/gold colour which looks beautiful when the lights reflects off of it. I think this is going to look amazing when I go on holiday with a tan! I apply this with my finger onto my cheekbones.  I love this highlighter as it can look subtle, yet can be built up for a more intensive look.

Thank you for reading my blog, be sure to follow on bloglovin! Whats your favourite highlighter? (my social media links have changed. My Twitter and Instagram are now @laurenj_parker )

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

SUMMER LOVIN: BBQ

Hi loves. Again sorry for the lack of posts, still on the hunt for a new laptop, which I hope to get as soon as possible! Thought I'd try to include some more lifestyle posts on my blog. This weekend has been so lovely! On Saturday my friend had a BBQ which was so nice as i got to meet some new people (Hey Anna!) And on Sunday my school went to Alton Towers which is a tradition and something we do every year. Anyway here are a few pictures from the BBQ! *sorry about the photo quality -pictures were taken on mobiles*



*derp faces^*
                   
I wore my Topshop stripey smock dress, which i absolutely love to pieces. I featured it in an OOTD a while ago which you can see here.

Monday, 30 June 2014

CURRENT SUMMER SCENT

Hi loves, hope your all well. Sorry for the lack of posts recently, my laptop has officially died and i'm on the hunt to purchase a new one. My heart wants the Mac Book Air but my parents bank seems to disagree. -There so pretty! Also now I've finished school I'm on the hunt to find a part time job. I've applied for a few so hopefully i'll get lucky. Anyway.
If you know me personally, you'll know Marc Jacobs is my all time fave when in comes to perfumes and fragrances. I love his quirky designs on the bottles and the scents he creates are beautiful. I'm obsessed, I literally own all of his perfumes. I cannot wait to pick up his latest scent 'Daisy Dream' when it comes out. *excitement*


 This fragrance was actually Limited Edition and I do believe you can still get it in a few shops, if your lucky.The packaging like all Marc Jacobs perfumes, is so pretty and cute. love it. I love how the fragrance inside is a blue colour which is pretty cool. The scent itself is sweet and subtle -something i love about all Marc Jacobs perfumes. This is perfect for summer as its not to strong, perfect for day wear. 

Thanks for reading my blog be sure to follow on bloglovin. All my social media links are below and in the side bar! Whats your favorite summer scent?