Tuesday, February 6, 2018

First Impression : ABHCosmetics Glow Kit

Hey everyone!

This is a post I am ecstatic to do. Recently my friend suprised me with the most beautiful make up gift I have ever laid eyes on. I might as well have been living under a rock because, before the gift, I had never heard about Anastasia Beverly Hills Cosmetics (ABHcosmetics). Or rather I didn't notice exactly how many bloggers had been talking about the brand. Once I did some research, my excitement grew leaps and bounds.


This particular glow kit was a collaboration between vlogger Nicole Guerriero and ABH and it contains six stunning shimmery shades. The pigmentation and colour pay off is glorious.

-from left to right, bottom to top the shades are:

*Kitty Kat
*Forever Young
*Daydream
*Forever Lit
*Glow Getter
*143



They are shimmery shades which creates some beautiful effects. The brown and copper shades are perfect for day time glam and the maroon and silver will spruce up any night time event. As intense as the colours look in the pan, they are really easy to use and perfect for layering. Another thing that I love is the stunning pink packaging. Great packaging always wins in my books.


Like I have said before the colour pay off is amazing and you can use them anywhere you please. It accentuates and highlights the face and body. So its just a matter of personal taste. I can't wait to create some amazing looks with this palette :)

Have you used any of the ABH cosmetics? I would love to hear from you.

TILL LATER, LAUREN!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Turn up the volume

Gigantic. Colossal. Call it what you want but, voluminous sleeves are having a moment. As with most of the trends, I noticed exactly how fashion bloggers and streetstyle royalty were opting for sleeves that are were to make a statement.




Soon I figured out that the trend had already been on a multitude of runways (which is probably how bloggers caught on). I have been thinking about the trend alot especially because I don't own anything particularly enormous when it comes to sleeves. But, before I indulge;  let's weigh the pros and cons of the trend.


*PROS
-Voluminous sleeves make a real statement. So even if you are wearing a really plain outfit; the sleeves will make you stand out.

-Listen, not everyone is particularly fond of their arms so you can cover up without making it obvious.

-The trend is super inclusive. You don't need to be a certain body type to wear it. Literally everyone can enjoy it.

- With a wide variety of materials and styles being offered on the runways; its safe to say that the trend is suitable for any season. Try light and flowy fabrics for summer and thicker, more structured pieces for the colder seasons.


*CONS
-The enormity of the sleeves might get in the way of your day to day activities and irritate the crap out of you.

I couldn't think of any other cons so I have successfully convinced myself (and hopefully you) to give the trend a try.

If you are not sure how to go about putting a look together please feel free to use the images in this post as inspiration. I would love to hear what you think about the trend or if there's any other trend that caught your eye.

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

TILL LATER, LAUREN!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Fit Me!

It's all fun and games until you see your foundation in natural light hey...Well that's definitely not the case when it comes to Maybelline's Fit Me Matte & Poreless foundation. As far as matching your skin tone, this foundation is up there with the best of them. It promises to mattify and refine pores with blurring micro-powders. Not only does it match you skin tone but, also the texture thereof.


There was so many things I loved about this foundation. After trying on a few shades I settled for number 220 which ended up being perfect for my skin. The texture is liquid but, once you blend; it gives off a powdery consistency.I would have liked for it to give a little more coverage so I normally apply two thin layers to get the desired effect.

If you have problem or acne prone skin this might not be the best fit for you. However, if its a natural look you are after this foundation is perfect for you. My favourite thing about this foundation is that it never looks like I'm actually wearing foundation, WIN!


I would definitely recommend to everyone. Apart from it not giving the most coverage, there's really nothing else I can complain about. I am definitely going to repurchase. This is probably one of my top 3 foundations and the fact that it retails for less than R100 makes me so happy. Although its only 30ml it lasts a really long time. I give it a solid 8/10.

Have you tried this foundation. What are your thoughts? If you have a blog, drop your link in the comments section. I would love to check it out. :)

TILL LATER, LAUREN!


*Disclaimer- the products mentioned in this post was purchased by me and not sponsored. The views expressed are completely my own.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Life lately : January 2018

Welcome to 2018 everyone.

Hopefully your 2018 is off to a good start and 2017 has not done too much damage. For me;  2017 wasn't exactly the worst year but, there were a few moments of darkness that I would rather not relive. If last year has taught me anything, its that I can get through just about whatever life throws at me. Ultimately, 2017 has made me more resilient than ever.

This year started off in the most unexpected way. On the 1st of January I got engaged to the most amazing guy ever. Although I definitely had not anticipated that, I couldn't picture myself with anyone else.

I also started working in a new position in my current company. I have to admit it was daunting at first but, I feel like I'm easing into the role. As you might have guessed, this is my first "life lately " post for the year. If you are a first time reader, these posts consists of little snippets into my day to day. Nothing significant, just a little insight into everything that makes me tick.

My fiance and son are two of the most amazing people I know.


Beach days with the people I love. 

OOTD. My son is an ace with the camera.

Lunch time shenanigans.

Always ready for a picture :)

Acessorizing at work.

My favourite moment of 2018!

And that's it for now. I hope you enjoyed this post. If you did, I would love to hear from you. If you have a blog; drop your link in the comments section below. I'm all about finding new blogs this year.

TILL LATER, LAUREN!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

HAT-trick

Hats, like  many other accessories, is a way of expressing yourself. A manner of telling people exactly who you are without saying a word.




Gone are the days when wearing hats were mainly to cover up bad  hair days. Hats have become very important accessories. Caps are no longer for the post man and big avant garde hats are no longer only for church ladies.




A hat tells the story of your personality. It's as important as the entire outfit and no longer just an after thought or a simple add on. Also, a hat is not limited to one season. It's one of those accessories that you can wear all year around.





So what is your poison?  A beret, wide-brimmed, a fedora or a baseball cap. Whatever you prefer, I am sure this post is bound to inspire you. When you wear a hat you exude the idea of confidence and mystery. It's cool, vibrant and ultimately refreshing.





How do you style your hat? Do you think hats are just as essential as the rest of the outfit? I would love to hear from you.

Image source: www.gettyimages.com

TILL LATER, LAUREN!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Review : Almay Intense I -Color Volumizing Mascara

I have been using Almay Intense I-Color Volumizing Mascara for a while now and I freaking adore it. Actually, I  will fight someone for this mascara. Lol, not really. This was a spur of the moment purchase because my regular mascara was out of stock and I was desperate.


Typically, I like thin brushes because they elongate my lashes. Every single one of them. So needles to say, I was not to keen on this thicker brush. They are usually too messy for my liking.


 Let me tell you how wrong I was about this mascara. It makes my eyelashes look gigantic. Not only that, it is perfect for my sensitive eyes. During the summer months I somehow I have these itchy eyes and this mascara is perfect for that.


If I'm a hundred percent honest, I almost didn't buy this mascara because of the R185 price tag. As much as I love my make up, I like it better when it suites my budget. After contemplating a bit, I went ahead and bought the mascara and it was money well spent. Right now, this is my favourite mascara. It goes without saying that I'm going to stick to this one for now.

Have you used this mascara? I would love to hear from you.

TILL LATER, LAUREN!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The 2017 British Fashion Awards

Hey everyone!

It's been a little while since I have posted and I thoroughly believe that blogging breaks are necessary. So often I get so caught up in worrying whether people will actually read my blog that I forget why I started to blog in the first place. Not for everyone else but, because this is how I keep my sanity. Ok that's enough ranting for today.

I love doing fashion posts. Trend posts and especially award show red-carpets are my favourite to blog about. I decided to do a quick post on The 2017 British Fashion Awards because I found that it was actually a really interesting red carpet. Not all looks were winning looks but, there was FASHION. And risks...which is what I like to see. Here are some of the looks that stood out for me.

















What did you think about the red carpet? Who won the night for you? I would love to hear from you!

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

TILL LATER, LAUREN!