17 November 2016

Hoilday season must haves + Perfume giveaway

The party season is just around the corner and to celebrate the launch of Katy Perry's new perfume Mad Love (which is genuinely my current fave scent.) I'm teaming up with Single Edition Media and sharing with you my top holiday must haves. As well as giving one of you the chance to win your own bottle of Mad Love.



Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette - Anastasia Beverly Hills

This palette is perfect for Christmas time. With rich reds, perfect pinks as well as some much needed sparkle. There are endless glamorous looks you can create plus the velvet feeling, pink casing screams luxury.

Skin Wow Primer - Seventeen

I'm a big lover of multi tasking products and this is one of the best. Use as a primer to give a subtle glow to the skin, mix in with your foundation to give yourself a dewy complexion or use as a super pretty highlighter. Its also a real bargain.

Make up Brushes - Zoeva 

Not only are these some of the most stunning brushes around they are also some of the best. I have had mine for months and they are still as good as new. If you want flawless make up application then these are the ones I'd recommend.

Mad Love - Katy Perry 




There is no doubt this beautiful light pink rounded glass bottle will look amazing on any dressing table. The embossed heart shaped design is inspired by the seals of old romantic love letters and cupids bow is wrapped around the elegant neck of the bottle. Yet its the dreamy scent that really set this fragrance apart from others.

Addictive from the start, this playfully sexy floriental fruity fragrance opens with the succulence of Lady Apple Sorbet and Mara Strawberry blended to perfection with the freshness of delicious Pink Grapefruit. Middle notes of Peony Petals, smooth Sun-Kissed Jasmine, and the hypnotic pull of the Bleeding Heart flower captivate the senses. Indulgent warmth builds in the background with the allure of Coconut Wood, Skin Musk, and ever so sensual Sandalwood.


The essence of the Bleeding Heart flower is said to purify and strengthen the Heart Chakra, bringing an open-hearted attitude, soothing emotions, and re-inviting the spirit of love into one’s body and soul.

If you enjoy fun yet flirty scents this is one for you, mischievous yet not too young. I really can't get enough of this sexy fragrance, its the perfect blend of fruity and floral with the added depth of musk. I'm sure its a scent you wont be able to resist.


Sounds lush doesn't it ? Well here's your chance to bag one for yourself!! One lucky winner will get their very own bottle of #KPmadlove.


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Lots of Love, 
Laura x


Can't wait or fancy grabbing one from the shops get to Superdrug. It will make the perfect gift for a girly loved one.

*Sponsored by Single Edition Media*

12 October 2016

Kat Von D at Debenhams

Debenhams - Kat Von D - Shade + light - Contour kit - contour palette - Make up brush - studded kiss - lipstick - Magick - Everlasting Liquid Lipstick - Liquid Lipstick - Lolita - liquid eyeliner - tattoo liner - trooper - swatches - review

If you live in the UK you will without doubt have longed to try at least one of the Kat Von D beauty products. I have looked on with envy as people in America snap up amazing product after amazing product. I know I'm not the only person to have pestered a friend or family member, to pick up some goodies from America when they are on holiday. The fact they weren't accessible in the UK, unless you want to pay out on massive shipping fees,has been a major bug bear for millions of beauty lovers. That was until the recent announcement that Kat Von D beauty will know be available from Debenhams!

To celebrate this exciting launch, Debenhams sent some of us lucky bloggers an amazing package filled with some of the Kat Von D's favourites from the range! To date this has to be the most fantastic blogger package I have ever received. So lets take a look at some of the goodies you can now get your mitts on.

Debenhams - Kat Von D - Shade + light - Contour kit - contour palette - Make up brush - studded kiss - lipstick - Magick - Everlasting Liquid Lipstick - Liquid Lipstick - Lolita - liquid eyeliner - tattoo liner - trooper - swatches - review


Debenhams - Kat Von D - Shade + light - Contour kit - contour palette - Make up brush - studded kiss - lipstick - Magick - Everlasting Liquid Lipstick - Liquid Lipstick - Lolita - liquid eyeliner - tattoo liner - trooper - swatches - review


Shade + Light Contour Palette.

This was my first introduction to Kat Von D beauty. This contour and highlighting palette is filled with six creamy and blendable shades. I bought one at the beginning of the year when my friend went to New York. It has since been a must have in my beauty routine. I have a full in depth review here.

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Shade + Light Contour Brush and Case.

You can never have enough brushes in my opinion. This beautiful double ended brush is perfect for highlighting and contouring. The synthetic bristles are super soft and make blending a dream. It also comes in a stunning coffin case that looks amazing on any dressing table or for keeping your brush in tip top condition while on your travels.

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Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita.

Kat Von D's Liquid lipsticks have been game changers in the beauty industry. With flawless pigmentation and its revolutionary long wear matte formula, its no wonder these are some of the most sort after products in the range. The shade Lolita is one of the most popular and a shade that is just up my street. Described as a Chestnut Rose its the perfect nude.

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Tattoo Liner in Trooper.

This liquid liner is raved about by beauty junkies and the worlds top make up artists. Available in two shades, Trooper a jet black and Mad Max a deep brown.  The ultra precision tip means you get the perfect line of flick each and every time. Its 24-hour waterproof formula means that this liner wont be going anywhere.

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Studded Kiss Lipstick in Magick.

Studded kiss lipsticks come in 39 groundbreaking shades from bold blacks to pretty pinks. There is a shade for everyone. Magick is a sweet dusty pink shade that is perfect for day to day wear. Each pigment rich shade is formulated with colour cushion technology to keep lips feeling velvety while still remaining longlasting. With full coverage and extreme pigmentation these are lipsticks that you need to own.

Debenhams - Kat Von D - Shade + light - Contour kit - contour palette - Make up brush - studded kiss - lipstick - Magick - Everlasting Liquid Lipstick - Liquid Lipstick - Lolita - liquid eyeliner - tattoo liner - trooper - swatches - review

These are just some of the fabulous Kat Von D products you can now get exclusively from Debenhams in the UK and Ireland right now. I have been blown away be the quality and all the formulas really do pack a punch in form of coverage and longevity. Have you gotten your hands on any Kat Von D products yet? Are any of these make up bits on your wishlist? Which products do you have your eyes on?

Lots of Love, 
Laura x

7 September 2016

Worst Period of her life



Worst Period of Her Life - Action Aid - Poster - women in need - periods - sanitary products - help - young women
Image from Action Aid.


Being a girl can be hard especially when you're young on the cusp of being a woman. Trying to navigate yourself thru a mix of hormones, your body changing and finding out who you are, it really is a stressful time! Not to mention PERIODS, whether you were anxious for them to start. terrified at the thought of them, totally unaware of periods at all or even if you were fully prepared and aware, it can still a bit of an unsettling, embarrassing and scary time when you first notice some marks in your knickers. 

While in a shopping centre toilet a week or so ago, I noticed a poster from action aid. Which was all about donating money for sanitary products to girls in war torn, impoverished and third world countries. 

I immediately remembered my first period and how I'd known about them and understood what would happen when they did start. I still started crying sat on the toilet calling for my mum to come upstairs. I was 11 years old at the time and didn't feel ready to deal with it. I was still carefree playing make believe and acting like a child not wanting to worry about leaks and stomach pains.

Even though I found the whole thing really annoying and embarrassing I could talk to my mum and get advice on how to deal with it. Some girls aren't so lucky. Imagine having to cope with all the stresses of starting your period on your own with no family, no clean clothes and no sanitary products. I wouldn't have dreamt of even going to the shops to buy pads, when I was young. The thought people knowing you were on your period was soooo cringey and I would send my mum to stock up instead. These young girls don't even have the luxury of being able to purchase them.

Worst Period of Her Life - Action Aid - Poster - women in need - periods - sanitary products - help - young women
Image from http://www.want2donate.org/

I was prepared and was still scared yet some of the young ladies don't have a clue what is happening to them. With no one to turn to, explain that its natural or products to help them feel clean and embarrassment free. I can't even fathom how those girls must feel. The thought of the poster and the girls stuck with me even now days later. ActionAid the charity mentioned in the poster. Really do some amazing work with people suffering all over the world and this is just one of the many campaigns they run. If you would like to help by donating or to find out more about the work the charity does check out their website here Action Aid.

Think back to when you were young, how would you have coped? What if it was your child or younger sister? It's gut wrenching to see young women in such heart breaking circumstances. If we could make the situation a little  easier for them, how amazing would that be! Let's give these girls one less thing to worry about.

Lots of love, 
Laura x

1 September 2016

Why I took a break from blogging


Wow it feels like such a long time since I have posted a new blogpost. It's been over a month since my last post. Which is the longest break I've had from blogging in a long time. I thought it was only fair I fill you in on why I haven't been blogging. 

I have touched upon my issues with my mental health before yet have felt they had been under control, until a few months ago.

I suddenly realised I wasn't coping again and had let things like my anxiety take a hold of me. So I decided to take a step back from blogging for a while and use that extra time to look after myself. 

Anxiety is a constant cycle and once you let it get out of hand, it is so hard to break. I'll feel anxious so I won't go out, so then I'll feel isolated and guilty about letting people down. Which leads me to feel depressed and I'll worry about everything. This in turn makes me feel even more anxious. 

I don't really know at what age I started to suffer with mental health problems but it was first addressed when I was roughly 15. I have had lots of different types of therapy and counselling over the years since then.

I haven't ever coped well with stress or change they are some of my main triggers. After getting help with my underlying issues and stopping all of my old unhealthy coping mechanisms, I was left feeling overly anxious. 

From about the age of 20 I was crippled with anxiety to the point I didn't leave the house. I had lost a tremendous amount of weight due to the constant worrying and developed a unhealthy relationship with food. Whenever I'd have an anxiety attack I felt that I was going to be sick or go to the toilet. I hated feeling full and I wouldn't want to eat before going out or seeing people, in case I needed the dreaded panic poo! Lol 

My mum and fiancĂ© Dave saw how ill I was and literally dragged me to the doctors. I was put on medication and had CBT. which helped me get out and about slightly more. After being referred to lots of different doctors and trying lots of different combinations of tablets and therapies. I was so much better than I was. I could eat in front of people and was managing to go out with my friends again,even managing to attend a few events with Dave. Even though I was a lot better I still battled with my anxiety on and off with it coming in waves. 

Yet things changed, all got on top of me again a couple of months ago. my panic attacks were happening more and more frequently,which made my circle of places I felt safe get smaller. I was getting down about having to miss out on opportunities because of my anxiety. Then I ended up having a massive panic attack at home for no reason and I thought enough was enough, I clearly wasn't coping anymore. so I decided I would go back to the doctors and take a break from blogging to focus on getting back on track. The doctors have changed up my tablets and I'm now finding things a bit easier since the tablets have kicked in. I'm now in a much better place for fighting my anxiety even though it's still an ongoing problem, it is improving. I'm so lucky to have such an amazing group of friends and family around me who have been with me every step of the way. 

I hope this helped you understand why I haven't been as active on here and on social media. If you're suffering with anxiety or any other mental health problem please do go seek help. You're not on your own and you don't have to suffer in silence. Thanks for all your emails and tweets etc asking me if I'm ok! Your support means the world to me. Although I'm not anxiety free and still struggle to get out on my own I'm getting there! 

If you'd like to see more posts about my anxiety, living with a mental illness or if you have any questions please let me know!  Or if you just need someone to talk too I'm always here.

Lots of love, 
Laura x

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