Sunday, March 26, 2017

Olive Crush

Have you ever had a crush on a colour. Seriously guys. That's pretty much how I feel about olive green. Especially when it comes to fashion. I am often way too excited at the sight of this colour. Olive green is described as  a "dark yellowish-green colour like that of unripe or green olives" The colour looks especially striking with gold accents or, as I have recently discovered , with pink.





While a full olive ensemble might not be everyone's cup of tea, there are so many ways to introduce the hue into your wardrobe. I love light weight bomber jackets, high waisted shorts and floaty skirts. Olive green might not be your go to colour for spring but, its certainly a refreshing way to liven up your outfits.






What is your take on this colour? Do you think it'll make a big splash this year? If so,  how do you plan to incorporate it into your wardrobe? I would love to hear from you! 

TILL LATER, LAUREN! 

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


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Beauty Blogger Tag

I have never done a tag post before so when I saw one on City Girl Vibe Blog I jumped at the chance. I was also very excited to do something that I don't normally do on my blog. I hope you enjoy reading it.

WHAT IS YOUR NATURAL HAIR COLOUR? DO YOU DYE IT YOURSELF OR GO TO THE SALON?
My natural hair colour is brown and it is not cute. I normally dye it at home because hair salons give me a little bit of anxiety.


HOW OFTEN DO YOU WASH YOUR HAIR?
Because I work so much I only manage to wash it twice a week. Which is actually just enough for me.

WILL YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT MAKE UP?
I often do. Sometimes I really cannot be bothered. Besides I think your skin needs to breathe a bit.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO DO YOUR MAKE UP?
During the the week, about 15-20 minutes. On weekends I'll spend a little more time. I like to experiment.

DO YOU READ THE COMMENTS ON YOUR POSTS?
Always! I love getting comments on my posts. It makes me feel amazing to be honest.

WHAT KIND OF CAMERA DO YOU USE FOR YOUR PHOTOS?
At the moment I am still using my phone but I plan to invest in a proper camera soon.

WHAT TYPE OF SKIN DO YOU HAVE?
Combination

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT FACIAL CLEANSER?
I am using POND'S pimple clear face wash which I love at the moment.


DO YOU HAVE FRECKLES?
No I don't but I find them very pretty.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE EYESHADOW COLOUR?
I love gold and bronze colours and I hardly ever stray from those neutral colours.

HOW OFTEN DO YOU POKE YOUR EYE OUT WITH AN EYELINER PENCIL?
Almost never. I've gotten pretty good with putting on my liner even without a mirror.

DO YOU USE PENCIL OR LIQUID EYELINER?
Pencil always. I'm not good with liquid eyeliner so I stick to pencil.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE LIPSTICK?
I love lipstick. My current favourite is this matte one from L.A. girl.



NAME A MAKE UP MISTAKE THAT YOU HATE?
I absolutely hate when your face and neck does not match. When you apply foundation it shouldn't look like you are wearing a mask.

DO YOU LIKE DRUGSTORE MAKE UP?
I adore drug store make up. That's how I spend most of my money.

I have to say I enjoyed doing this tag post very much. I tag anyone who would like to participate. Please tag me in your post because I would love to read your posts.

TILL LATER, LAUREN!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Peach Perfect

My love affair with cream eyeshadow started many,  many months ago and ever since then I have been on the look out for every possible cream eyeshadow I could find. A few weeks back I was pleasantly surprised when I spotted this Essence 2 in 1 waterpoof eyeshadow and liner. While they might not be the first brand coming out with a cream eyeshadow in a stick formula, I was intrigued because up to now I had used a brush to apply my cream eyeshadow. Lets talk about the product.


Peach Perfect (02) is ,as you can imagine, a beautiful peachy hue. The fact that it is a stick makes the application steady and uncomplicated. It saves me a ton of time in the morning.

Apart from the packaging being beautiful as usual, I love that the lid clips on tightly. With my luck, I always end up with missing caps and product all over my make up bag.




The pigmentation is AMAZING. The colour pay off is vivid and stays on all day long, which is a bonus. I have to admit that I have been paid alot of compliments since I started wearing this cream eyeshadow. While its very striking, it also looks very natural on my skin. It retails for about R54 and there are a few other shades that I am definitely going to purchase. I cannot wait!


Are you into cream eyeshadow? I would love to hear from you. 

TILL LATER, LAUREN! 

Monday, February 27, 2017

The 89th Oscars- The Fashion

Last night marked the 89th Oscars, and while the night was all about film, the fashion did not disappoint either. There were a few looks that I adored like Jessica Biel and Janelle Monae and a few that I wish had stayed at home (yes Dakota Johnson).

Here are a few of my favourite and not so favourite looks. Who got your vote for best and worst dressed? I would love to know.

Felicity Jones in Dior.

Emma Roberts in Armani Prive

Chris Evans in Salvatore Ferragamo.

Mahershala Ali in Zegna. 

Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad.

Dev Patel in Burberry 

Jessica Biel in Kaufman Franco.

Hailee Steinfeld in Ralph & Russo.

Janelle Monae in Elie Saab 

Taraji P Henson in Alberta Ferretti.

Emma Stone in Givenchy
I was a little underwhelmed by a few looks as well. I was definitely expecting a little more from Priyanka Chopra. Her Ralph &Russo gown was just awkward. Here are a few more looks that didn't quite reach the mark for me.

Priyanka Chopra in Ralph &Russo.

Brie Larson in Oscar de la Renta.

Naomie Harris in Calvin Klein.

Charlize Theron in Dior.

Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen.

Scarlett Johansson in Azsedine Alaia.

Dakota Johnson in Gucci  

In my opinion the best dressed goes to Hailee Steinfeld and Janelle Monae and the worst.....definitely Dakota Johnson. Yikes! What do you think?

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

TILL LATER, LAUREN!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Love is On

There is nothing I love more than buying something and being able to keep it as a souvenir when the product is finished. That was exactly the case when I bought this Revlon Love Is On fragrance. As you might have realised by now, I have alot of love for Revlon products, however I really wanted to be objective about this fragrance. I didn't want to glorify it because I love the brand overall. Let's talk about the scent.


Obviously the packaging is what caught my attention in the first place. I find the heart-shaped bottle both endearing and charming. I love the idea of it being a keepsake. So even if it finishes, I get to display the gorgeous bottle. This also means that the fragrance would make the perfect gift.


What I love about the scent is that its captivating but, not overpowering. Unlike a lot of the headache inducing scents I have come across over the years. It's the kind of fragrance that lingers long after you have applied it. Some of the notes include berry, citrus, sandalwood, vanilla and musk.


I bought the fragrance not knowing how much I would enjoy it. It makes me feel both flirty and sensual at the same time. It retails for R399.00 and is definitely a fragrance I would repurchase. How about you? Have you used the Love Is On fragrance before? What are your thoughts? I would love to hear from you.

TILL LATER, LAUREN!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Style crush : Monica Rose

When I was younger it didn't occur to me that most celebrities had stylists. Naively, I was under the impression that they all had impeccable style. Naturally, when I started noticing the Kardashian/Jenner girls' style I assumed it was all their own doing all the time. Little did I know that they had a secret weapon. It wasn't really until I heard about Rachel Zoe that I really began to understand what a stylist was and what they did.



Monica Rose, an L.A. based stylist, is not only famous for styling the reality stars, but also has a multitude of other celebrity clients such as Gigi Hadid and Chanel Iman. She is known for her dramatic monochromatic looks in subdued colours such as white, black, grey and tan. Chances are if you spot someone in a striking minimalistic look it was styled by Monica Rose.




However, I was alot more interested in the stylist and mom's personal style. To be the mastermind behind so many iconic and well documented looks must mean that her own style is interesting to say the least. Monica describes her own style as "tomboyish and effortless " and sites Bianca Jagger, Jane Birkin and Kate Moss as her style icons.

She has been styling since 2003. Mind you, back then I wasn't paying much attention to fashion nor did I know that being a stylist was an actual occupation. Her looks has become some of the most coveted and most photographed over the years. I know every time Kim, Kendall or Kylie steps outside, I am anxious to see what they will be wearing .  It has been amazing discovering who the powerhouse behind these looks are. Not only does Monica Rose inspire with the the clients that she styles but, I also love her laid back, ever- evolving style. I can't wait to see what the future looks like for this lady.





Stylists often go unnoticed in the shadows of these colossal celebrities they style which is why I am happy to see the world recognising the creative brains behind some of the most loved and most copied looks. Who is your favourite stylist? I would love to hear from you!

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

TILL LATER, LAUREN!

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Glow Up

I've decided that 2017 is the year of the glow up. It's the year of letting my hair grow, eating my veggies, staying hydrated and finding numerous ways to look after myself. Another important thing to me is having a good foundation. To be honest, when my foundation isn't looking good I feel really self conscious. I'm sure you can relate. After trying a few different foundations over the years, I think I have finally found the perfect one.


I recently bought Loreal Infallible 24H Matte foundation and I have not regretted it for one day. The texture is perfect for those sweaty summer days and the matte finish is what caught my attention. There is nothing worse than looking shiny half way through the day. The number 32 shade ( Amber) suites my skin colour brilliantly and the high coverage means I only have to apply a little bit. It retails for R190 for a 35ml tube however, it lasts a really long time so it's actually worth it. I bought mine early December and it is still not finish.



My other favourite is a highlighting stick that I received as a freebie in the the Glamour SA magazine.  I love highlighter but, I have only used the powder formula. I was really excited to try this one. The creamy stick formula ensures that you are able to blend easily. You are also in complete control because the stick is super buildable. This means you can add as much glow as you want to or you can keep it at a minimum for a subtle glow. I have been using it every day for the last week and I adore it.




Resolutions aside, what are some of the things that you would like to achieve this year when it comes to your health. How do you plan on looking after yourself this year? I would love to hear from you. 

TILL LATER, LAUREN!