Friday, November 21, 2014

STYLE CRUSH: GWEN STEFANI

Some of my favourite things in life include fashion and music, so you can imagine my excitement when Gwen Stefani joined the judging panel on The Voice and added a little fashion flare to the show.

 Gwen is the quintessential cool girl. With her platinum blonde mane and signature red pout, she embodies glam rock.  Not even the baggy pants she is frequently spotted in can make Gwen look scruffy. I am in AWE! Because she is a mom and seems so easy going on television, I am sure you can see where my fascination with her stems from.


 Whether she is dropping her children of at school or doing interviews, Gwen always looks so effortlessly put together. I can’t even begin to imagine how sickeningly stunning her shoe closet must be. Just goes to show that moms can be cool too!









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What do you think of Gwen's style?

                                                                TILL LATER, LAUREN!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NEW IN from AVON

If you read my blog regularly then by now you are already aware of my love affair with AVON products. Recently I purchased a few more items and I decided to share them with you. It was really difficult to stick to only buying a few things, but a lot of unused products are piling up so I knew it had to be done. From now on I’m sticking to 2-3 items per brochure.

Advanced Techniques Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner

I have wanted to try this for the longest time but it seemed like my previous products were taking forever to finish. When I saw that both bottles were nearly empty, I jumped at the chance to purchase these. I am SO glad I did.  Both the shampoo and conditioner smell amazing and leaves my hair feeling super moisturized without leaving it greasy. I have been using it for a little while and I can already see a major difference in the condition of my hair. I got these on special in the last brochure and they are currently retailing for R39, 95 each.

Eyeshadow brush with smudger


I was in serious need of new brushes! Believe me, the brushes I was using were atrocious. I wasn't sure how I would like the Avon brushes so I opted for only one. I use an eyeshadow brush more than I use the other brushes so it only made sense to replace that one first. Let me tell you, I am so pleased with this brush.  It is so easy to use and the fact that it has a smudger on the opposite end (hello smokey eyes) makes it so much more appealing. Once I purchase the rest of these brushes I will do a full review. This brush is retailing for R54, 95.

Hint of Nature Bursting Berry Bubble Bath and Crazy Coconut Shampoo


My son never misses an opportunity to pick something from the brochure and these were his most recent favourites. The great thing about both these products is the tear free formula and the fact that they both smell amazing.  Also, a little goes a long way which means you get to use the product a lot longer without having to repurchase. If I can make my son happy and save a little money, I am definitely on board. Both of these products retail for R49, 95.

What are some of your favourite new purchases?








Monday, November 10, 2014

Coveting: YSL's Black Opium


Don’t you love it when you buy your favourite magazine and you get an amazing freebie with (yes I am cheap like that); especially if it’s an opportunity for you to experience something that you have been coveting for a while. That was certainly the case recently when I purchased the November issue of Glamour SA and received a sample of YSL’s new perfume Black Opium. I was elated.

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Words I would use to describe the scent are mysterious, sexy, sensual, edgy and alluring. I have never used the original Opium fragrance but I have read that the bottle is similar to the new one. The difference with the Black Opium bottle is that it’s this black and sparkly creation that screams glam rock. Even before using then scent I was already a huge fan because of the advert featuring Edie Campbell and that catchy “My head is a jungle” song.

Whenever I wear it I get major compliments so it is safe to say that I am infatuated. This is definitely going on my Christmas wish list (hint, hint). Some of the notes in the fragrance include jasmine, vanilla, coffee, pink pepper, orange blossom and patchouli. I love that it’s a scent that is so difficult not to notice, but it’s not too overwhelming for day time and lingers all day.

What fragrance are you using or coveting right now?


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TILL LATER, LAUREN!



Thursday, November 6, 2014

Skirting the issue

It’s no secret that I am a “jeans girl”. If it was realistic I would wear my jeans every day, throughout all four seasons. To be frank, for me, it is somewhat of a security blanket.  They make my butt look amazing and they hide my legs (which I am not too fond off). BUT this post is not about jeans.

Somewhere, somehow during these last couple of months I fell in love with skirts; all skirts. I think what I love most is the fact that you can inhabit a different personality with every skirt you wear. You can be serious or flirty; sexy and even whimsical.  With each street style snap I have seen this year I seem to be and more besotted with skirts.


What won me over even more is the fact that, just like with jeans, the possibilities are endless and you can inject your own personality. You can dress down a pencil skirt with a t shirt and some loafers or dress up a leather skirt with a white button up shirt and jewel tone accessories. There is such freedom. I feel really sexy in the few skirts that I have bought so far because it is certainly out of my comfort zone. I feel rather brave. So in this post, in celebration of me letting go a little, I have rounded up a few of my favourite skirt looks. Which style do you prefer?  








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                                                               TILL LATER, LAUREN!