I have a stash of body butters and lotions, but I rarely use them. The truth is I absolutely hate the tacky feeling lotions, and especially body butters, leave on my skin. Not being able to get dressed straight away because my clothes are sticking to me is so off-puttin that I just don't bother with it. Until Now.
27 Jul 2016
Even thought the weather isn't really agreeing right now, it is actually summer in the UK. So when Ocean got in touch to see if i'd like to take part in their summer styling project, I couldn't wait to pick out an outfit.
These amazing shoes are what caught my eye first, so I popped them in my cart and chose the rest of the outfit around them. Shoes like this are perfect for the summer months as they're a bit smarter than a sandal but you're toes are still out. The heel is a god height, too. Great for both day and nights out.
25 Jul 2016
So I finally passed my driving test last month, about four years after I actually started to learn to drive. I wasn't going to write a post about it, but when Amara from BookLearnPass got in touch to ask if I'd like to share my experience of learning to drive and (eventually) passing my test, I thought I'd go for it.
Before I talk about my experience, let me tell you about BookLearnPass. If you're thinking about learning to drive, this website is great. You can search for driving instructors in your area ( London, Essex, Kent, Surrey, Hampshire, Manchester, Yorkshire, Sussex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire), book driving lessons, book your theory test and also have access to information on passing your theory test and learning to drive. The mock theory tests are great, as I found that practising lots meant I found the test easy.
22 Jul 2016
First up, I want to say a huge thank you to Georgie from Bean's Beauty Blog for this palette as I won it in her giveaway! I couldn't believe it when I received a tweet to say I'd won the giveaway, and I'm in absolute love with this palette.
Too Faced's Sweet Peach Palette was a limited edition and is sadly sold out everywhere. I did have a little search online and found lots on ebay, if you still want to get your hands on one.
The packaging is so cute, a peachy tin with embossed peaches on it, and when you open it up the yummy peachy scent hits you straight away. How many more times can I say peach? A lot! The colours are gorgeous in this palette, ranging from pale highlighting shades, through to deep berry shades, with plenty of beautiful peach shades thrown in there, too. The warmer tones in this palette are perfect for blue eyes, but will look great anyone.
20 Jul 2016
Sportswear has never been something I've spent my pennies on, except when I went through a stint of going to the gym and bought a few pairs of running leggings etc. Must get back into that! I surprised myself when I started lusting after a few pieces from Beyoncé's Ivy Park range. I popped into Topshop to have a peek at the range and fell for these jogging bottoms.
The fit is great, even though I have to fold up the cuffs as I'm so short. I like that they're high-waisted, it's a very flattering cut on me, rather than joggers that sit on your hips. They're super soft too. The only negative I'd say is that the waist band is quite stiff, so they can be a little bit uncomfortable to put on and take off.
18 Jul 2016
I love Instagram. I'd go as far as saying I'm obsessed with it. I'm always checking the app and I have a schedule for uploading my images. It's great that you can capture moments and they're all there, in one place, forever. Today I thought I'd take a scroll back through to my first Instagram posts and pick out my absolute favourite pictures, there's a lot! I'm @lauralookatmyclothes if you fancy following me on there :)
Panda at Christmas | Biffy Clyro | Graduation Day | Statue of Liberty
Freedom Tower | View from Top of the Rock | Fethiye, Turkey | Besties
15 Jul 2016
Who needs yet another brow product? Well that would be me, apparently. Technically though, this one was free. It came as a gift with a magazine, and although I wouldn't have bought the mag if it didn't have the Benefit freebie, in my mind it was free. Right.
If you don't know all about Benefit's huge brow release, where have you been? They've been all over the internet. YouTube, blogs, and even Snapchat. You just couldn't get away from all of the unboxings and reviews. Well done Benefit, you really peaked my interest. I couldn't wait to get my hands on the Goof Proof Brow Pencil.
I luckily received shade 2 as my freebie, which seems to be a great colour for my brows. The pencil is a triangle shape, similar to the Smashbox Brow Tech To Go that I used to love. I find this shape makes it super easy to fill in my brows as I can use the point for precision, but I can also use the whole tip to fill in my brows quickly, too. I'm too impatient to use one of the brow pencils with the extremely fine tips.