Sunday, September 16, 2018

On the fence: See through shoes

I always post about the trends I love on the blog because I dont have the energy or time to be posting about trends I dont like (blogging is hard work yall). But today, I'm going to switch up things a bit. Today I'm posting about a trend I really want to love but, I'm a little on the fence about.

See through (plastic) shoes have been on my radar for a while now and, while I have seen so many celebrities and street style sensations pull off the look; I'm not sure it's a trend that the regular person can master. For starters, I think your feet have to be exceptional looking to even consider this trend.  Yep, you simply cannot be showing off your average looking feet. You have to do the trend justice.

My other thought is "what happens when my feet starts to sweat"? How will I be walking with slippery feet? Can I add powder to the shoes or how do I keep my feet from sweating in my see-through boots? Ok perhaps I'm putting way too much thought into one trend but, that's just what I do. I over think.

On the runway.
I could probably manage these hey?
Are fishnets the answer to sweaty feet?

As you can see celebs and models make it look so easy but ,I feel like it's their job to sell us dreams.  And as much as I am dying to get a pair of boots like the pair below. I'd rather approach this like I do most new things in life: with copious amounts of research. So if you are reading this, help a girl out. Is this a trend you have tried/would try?  If so...do you have any tips?

I want to need it!
Kim goes a step further and adds a see-through dress.
I would love to hear from you!

TILL LATER, LAUREN!

*I do not take credit for the images in this post

Friday, August 24, 2018

Hair 911!

I have been on a major mission to get my hair back in shape. And by shape, I mean looking at least decent enough. It gives my confidence such a boost. When my hair looks good, I feel great. So for the past few months I have been going out of my way to find hair care products that will improve my hair overall. In this post you will find three products that I adore at the moment.

*Elvive Extraordinary Oil Low Shampoo
This shampoo is pleasantly creamy because it contains Amla oil and 6 precious Flower Oils. It promises to nourish and detangle leaving hair more manageable. It's made especially for very dry, curly of afro hair and while I dont exactly fall into either of those categories I thought the shampoo would still be perfect for me. I love that it's a gentle cleanser and prevents breakage. This retails for about R99,99.


*Marc Anthony Grow Long Super Fast Miracle Treatment
I was very intrigued by this tiny little pink tub. For starters, it says "super fast miracle treatment" on the lid and that was enough to persuade me to pay a little bit more than R50 for a 30ml treatment. I've heard amazing things about the Marc Anthony brand and I love this treatment. I've been using it for less than a month so I am yet to see how much of a miracle it really is but, I'll continue using it. I love the thick consistency and the delicious smell.


*Pantene Repair & Protect Instant Split End Mender Serum
I've  been trimming my ends every six weeks but, I still needed a little extra help. The Repair and Protect range have always been good to me so this serum was a no brainer. It leaves my hair extremely nourished without weighing it down or making it greasy. I appreciate that. I paid R39,99 for this serum on special.


Getting my hair back to being even half way decent won't be an easy journey but, its one that I am looking forward to. What are your favourite hair care products at the moment? I would love to hear from you.

TILL LATER, LAUREN!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

White noise

When I was little I owned a pair of white Spice Girl sneakers and let me tell you they were hideous. And then came my first pair of white church shoes and, if it's even possible, they were worse!

As you can imagine I don't exactly have cute memories attached to white shoes. Up until recently though. Now, I know white shoes have often been linked to being either frumpy or granny-ish, but the streets have changed my mind. I have slowly been falling inlove with how bloggers and street style stars have been incorporating white shoes into their looks. It makes me think that a regular ol' girl like me could pull off white shoes just as well. Let's explore.


Top to toe denim looks can border on being boring but, I feel like a white shoe adds an element of chic. It gives the denim such a modern look.



White shoes do not have to be bland . Try a pair with unexpected details to stop it from  looking to "churchy". Zips, frills and sparkles will take your white shoes to a whole new level.


Up until now I have never thought that white boots could look anything but cheap. An over the knee pair looks especially fashion forward. Keep the rest of your look simple so the boots can be the main focus.




As you can see, white shoes go with everything in your closet. From dresses to coats and even boyfriend jeans. It even looks fabulous with a suit.




White heels add an instant glam factor to any outfit and I can't wait to try the trend myself. Do you own a pair of white shoes? How would you style yours? I would love to hear from you!

TILL LATER, LAUREN!


*I do not take credit for the images in this post.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Make-Up hacks that changed my life!

How pretty is the picture I took on my phone?

Beauty, along with fashion, could always cheer me up even on my worst days. As a teenager I wasn't afraid to experiment or explore with new beauty trends. Naturally, it didn't always work out for the best but, it gave me a chance to see what does work.

Scouring the internet and reading other blogs and magazines helped me discover beauty hacks that has made my life easier. In this post I'd like share some of my favourite and most treasured beauty tips.

* Fill in your brows
I have never considered filling in my brows before reading about it on beauty blogs. It gave my face a whole new look. I tried powder but, a pencil is definitely better for me. Groomed brows frame the eyes and makes a huge difference to any face.


*Wear a primer
Like I have said in my previous post, I have never found primer to be much of a necessity but, after discovering a few cult favourites I don't go without it. Not only does it make your foundation look a million times better but, some primers you can even wear without foundation and look amazing.

*Invest in a good foundation
Nothing is worse than a foundation that's either the wrong shade or one that does not give proper coverage. You might have to spend a little extra time and money in order to find a suitable foundation but, it will be worth it. Also, make sure you put foundation on your neck too. You dont want to be walking around like it's your face with someone else's neck.

*Put your dry shampoo on the night before
I have made this mistake many times. Putting dry shampoo on in the morning and heading out. My hair would end up looking all powdery and dull. Now I make sure I put it on the night before so the product has enough time to work. This doesn't happen with all dry shampoos but, I would rather not take the chance.



*Wear lipstick when you can
I used to be the girl that never wore lipstick. Now, I own way too many to even excuse. I have so many shades and it perks up my mood and face even when I'm not wearing other make up. Lipstick is a confidence booster.

What are some of your go to beauty hacks? The ones that you swear by and pass on every chance that you get. Do share them with me. I would love to hear from you.

TILL LATER, LAUREN!

* I do not take credit for the images in this post

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Trend: Top to toe colour

Are you brave enough to wear one colour top to toe. I certainly wasn't at first. I always thought it looked way too gimmicky or like you are really trying too hard. But as with everything in life; a few expertly styled shoots and a streetstyle look or two and I'm leaning towards experimenting with the trend myself.

Look I'm not talking about incorporating a few colourful pieces into your everyday look. I'm talking about being knee deep in one colour. The kind that you see on street style stars and celebrities in the FROW.

This post was mostly brought on by the fact that I have to wear a uniform to and one that's all navy. I constantly have to find ways to inspire myself. But listen, you can't just throw an outfit together. There are a few tricks to keeping your look sleek and sophisticated. These are not expert tips by any means; just a few pointers that I think you should consider.


Wearing one colour makes you look a whole lot taller so it's perfect for shorter ,petite frames. This is ideal for me since I'm shorter than I would like to be.



A monotone look can border on being boring but, to avoid this, play with different textures. Think about mixing tulle with leather or perhaps lace with silk. Also adding different shades of one colour will elevate your look.



Matching your cover up to your outfit is another way to add sophistication to your ensemble. But be sure to not match your accessories as well. You dont want to look like the monotone monster threw up on you.


Add some sexy to your look by pairing thigh high boots in the same colour as the rest of your outfit.


Keep your accessories and shoes neutral when you add them to your look. You want the look to still be classy and clean.

I cant wait to share my first monotone lookpost. Are you keen to try the trend? I would love to hear from you!

*I do not take credit for the images in this post

TILL LATER, LAUREN!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Winter Beauty Savers #2

Hi there!

Welcome to my second instalment of my "winter beauty savers" series. This is going to be a quick one because I have only used the product once; but I'm just so amazed that I just couldn't wait to share it. You see, I have been struggling with my hair for the longest time. If its not split ends; its breakage and winter is especially damage inducing.

I recently bought this Tresemme Keratin Smooth 5  benefits mask after seeing everyone rave about it on social media. Saying that I'm desperate at this point would be an understatement so, I was really hoping for the best with this one.


 I haven't bought the Keratin Smooth Shampoo yet so, I used this hair mask with a different shampoo and kept it on for about half an hour because I figured my hair needed a bit more TLC. I was astonished by the results however.

 The mask promises up to 72 hours of frizz control, supposedly detangles, softens and  tames fly aways all with the help of Marula Oil. Guys, let me tell you after one use I was ready to cry. 


My hair was visibly more silky. It was also more manageable and overall just looked a lot better than it had been for the past few months. If you haven't guessed already, I am definitely going to repurchase this until I cannot anymore. I have high hopes for the long term results. 300ml retails for R84,95 and it is worth every cent.

Have you used this hair mask from Tresemme? I would love to hear what your experience with it was like. If you would like me to check out your blog, leave the link in the comments:)

TILL LATER, LAUREN!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Winter beauty savers #1


I love the idea of winter. When I say that, I don’t mean I love the season itself but, I love what it represents. I love cosy knits, mouth-watering warm drinks, binge watching my favourite series on a Sunday afternoon and reading steamy novels while it’s storming outside.

Even my mood changes in the winter season. I desire textures that are opulent and make-up that is equally rich and colour. It’s a moodier vibe than I would normally display in the warmer months. With the cold season right here on our doorstep I feel the need to not only switch up my skin care routine but, also my beauty regime. So I have decided to do a series of posts sharing my winter beauty savers.


I have been looking for a night cream to help my skin get extra moisture while I sleep. I wanted something lavish but, not greasy. When I saw Nivea's Daily Essentials Regenerating Night Cream I was curious to say the least. I haven't used many night creams so I wasn't sure what to look for exactly but, the "24-hour moisture boost + refresh " on the packaging was enough to convince me. I love this night cream. I know I tend to post only about products I love but, right now I don't have the energy or time to post about disappointing products.


The smell is amazing. It's not overpowering but rather soothing. I also like the consistency. It's thick enough to leave your skin feeling supple and moisturized but, it doesn't leave a greasy residue. I've been using it for a few weeks and my skin is absolutely radiant. The 50ml retails for R69.99 and now I am actually considering getting the day cream as well. 

Overall this night cream was exactly what I was looking for and I can't wait to see how it works with the day cream. I give it 7/10 and I am definitely going to repurchase. What's your favourite night cream at the moment? Or share your winter skin saver with me, I would love to hear from you.

TILL LATER, LAUREN!