Laura Loves-December 2015

IMG_1924December was a mixture of emotions for me.  Obviously the Christmassy atmosphere helped the days when the dark and cold outside was not so inviting.  I had a month off of college and should have done a lot more work over this time.  It’s good to remember that you are allowed to relax and indulge.  I just need to learn the middle ground I either over indulge or run myself into the ground doing too much.

Mac Highlighter: Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skin finishIMG_1922

I may be a bit behind on this one.  I have heard a lot about this product and finally decided to give it a go when I had a Mac voucher to spend.  I love the look that it creates.  It will be a handy product when strobing becomes ever more the thing to do.

PINK Leopard Lace Lightly Lined Bra in Neon CoralIMG_1918

I only got this bra for Christmas and I can already say it’s one of my favourite things.  I may be slightly swayed because it’s been a while since I’ve worn a bra that fits properly.  Even so I love the colour which I’m sure will look even better with a tan and the band at the bottom is a simple design yet eye catching.

Remington Silk Curling Wand

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Usually I tend to curl my hair with my straighteners which can give a nice affect however I wanted to have more control over the result.  The wand gives me this as I can either wrap the hair round at the thick end for larger curls or the thinner end for ringlets.

My one is good as well because you can change the temperature which is especially great for me as  I have thin hair so can be easily damaged.  It also comes  with a heat resistant glove which is great as I don’t have to be to worried about burning myself.  I haven’t tested many wands, however this one has been proving good so far.

Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base SPF 15 by CliniqueIMG_1920

The review of this is to come but it has been a definite can’t live without.  Whether I am using it as a base under a mass of make up or as a key part of my face make up with just a light layer of powder on top it has been a great buy.

Christmas

A bit cheesy I know.  I was working on Christmas so it wasn’t even what it normally is.  However spending time with family and friends, watching soppy Christmas films and eating probably too many chocolates was much needed.  My Christmas dinner with my friends was just Pizza as no one had the time to cook, but in a decorated room with crackers was just as good for celebration.  Christmas dinner is my favourite dinner, it just made it that bit special on Christmas day as that was my only one of the season.

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So that’s my December favourites.  I am looking forward to see what I enjoy next month, and next year.  I haven’t been blogging for very long at all so I look forward to continuing and developing this venture.  I hope everyone enjoys welcoming in the new year.

 

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Laura Loves-November 2015

 

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November brought with it many things, from stormy weather to the reintroduction of Christmas 24 to our screens (it did come a bit early but I am getting into the mood a bit more as we are approaching December.)  Here is my pick of what I’ve been enjoying this month.

1) Stella & Dot ring

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My first pick of this month is my Stella & Dot ring I got for my 21st birthday.  I love the design, it’s edgy but still dainty enough to not be irritating or over bearing.

 

2) Stila lip glaze in Majest (c3)

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Recently I have been sticking with lip sticks, however this month I have been reverting back to my old ways of lip gloss.  When I wanted a neutral look without my lips looking as though they barely existed this was a good choice.  I liked the shine it gave my lips and it gave just enough colour for my lips to look interesting without being too dominant.  I will still occasionally opt for a lip stick however this is a nice and simple choice, particularly in the Winter when our lips can get dry and chapped.  I feel that lipstick needs more attention, whereas I can put some lip gloss on without much thought.

 

3) Topshop bobble hatIMG_1548

I received this hat as a Christmas gift a few years ago and has been a Winter staple for me ever since.  The black shade means it can easily go with anything, and I will wear it with anything, from a more business like coat or jacket to baggy oversized shirts.  It keeps me warm, covers my forehead and allows me to go out in public when my hair is questionable.  Win, win, win.

 

4) Estée Lauder, Double Wear, BB, HighlighterOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This has been a bit of a lifesaver for me this month.  I noticed how reliant I am on it when it ran out a few weeks ago and I looked like a zombie for a few days.  I use this under my eyes to cover my large eye circles which have been pretty prominent recently as I have been more tired than usual.  I think I am in good need of  a Christmas break.

5) Jelly BeansOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This pick is more of a love-hate relationship.  I love them and they hate me.  Probably one of the reasons I have been more tired as I have been giving in to my craving of jelly beans all month; perhaps an instinct due to the cold weather, needing to store some fat for the Winter.  All the sugar can only do me bad but I still have that voice in my head saying “but they taste so good”.  Great for a treat, this month however I think I have been indulging a little too much.

 

So there you have it.  That’s my selection of what I’ve been loving this month.  I’m looking forward to the month ahead.  I can rest up a bit and spend some time with my family and friends. Now it’s December and for me at least I have a break from college and can start getting into the Christmas spirit.

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