Sunday, 3 February 2013


Hi all lovlies,

Sorry for being so quiet lately, ive been so mega busy at work and planning the wedding as its only 5 months away now which is just so crazy. I hope you are all ok, and I promise some posts this week!

Lauren xxx

Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year & A Belated Merry Christmas!

Hello lovelies, 

I am very sorry for not posting over the past few weeks. Christmas has been rather busy and I was working throughout as well, but I have today off and so thought I would blog!

Did you all have a nice Christmas? 

Mine this year was lovely as I went home with the fiance over both days and visited family and was quite relaxing. I got some gorgeous presents, my fiance got my a lovely amythyst necklace which is vintage looking but also modern! My parents got me the Cath Kidston sewing box with some books and lots of bits and pieces. My sister got me the Naked 2 pallet and other bits and bobs. I will get around to taking some pictures I promise. 

For now I have popped in some quick i-phone pics... apologies about the quality.

Cute nail varnish set by 17 

Lots of lippy's, and a pretty Cath mirror!

So what are your plans for New Year?

Whatever you do hope you have a great one, and i'll write again next week, promise!


Monday, 12 November 2012

I am still here I promise!

Phew what a hectic few weeks I've had! Sorry I haven't posted in ages but I am back on it now. Firstly I got a job yay, a very proper job as a secretary in a bank! I'm so glad to be earning proper money again, finally feels like I can afford Christmas!

I'm sad that I have to leave the shop behind for a while and concentrate on the online side of the business, which I am hoping to do along side my proper job :-) I shall let you know how it all goes after they decide to keep me on permanently or not.

Secondly, I have moved house. My father in law is building us a new house, so in the meantime I'm living with the in laws in an old Georgian semi. It's quite nice but trying to make it my own, ill try to get some pictures up soon.

Finally my grandma hasn't been very well lately so any spare time I've had I've been visiting my mum and nan.

So all in all its been a busy couple of weeks, money has been tight but getting better, and will do some more product reviews soon.

Are you looking forward to Christmas this year? I know I am, I'll be so glad to have a break and relax with the family. I have started Christmas shopping and are going for more vintage and homemade bits this year.

Speak soon lovelies
Lauren xxx

Friday, 19 October 2012

My week + Mini Superdrug Haul

Hey lovelies,

How has everyone been this week? 

It's been a bit of a mad week this week for me. Monday was spent packing up more bits for the house move next week. Tuesday and Wednesday I have been in the shop, but have been so so quiet due I think to the weather mainly so been looking up new bloggers, jobs and interviews galore! 

Yesterday I went to a job interview (fingers crossed people) and decided that as it was a particularly difficult interview I would treat myself to a mini Superdrug haul to cheer myself up. It's not all doom and gloom looking for work!

So here you go.......

In my haul was:
Rimmel Kate Lipstick Matt shade 107 £5.49 (I couldn't find a link for this)
Superdrug were doing the Eyeliner free with the other two so this total was = £16.48!!

I haven't used MUA before, but I have heard tonnes of people raving about it so thought id give it a go. I've been looking for a reasonable brow palette for a while now and this one looks great and reasonable. I'll do a review next week if I get a chance. I have also been looking for "the perfect" wine coloured lipstick for ages, and came across these from Kate Moss. I am reallly excited to try this out tonight for a meal out as it is a matt finish and I don't do gloss very well!

As I said I have been looking for jobs this week and moving/packing stuff for the big house move next week with the in-laws. We are downsizing for 6 months whilst the new house is being built and so that will be very interesting. I will hopefully do some posts next week but i'll have to see how I am doing for time. Looking forward though to a new job/working from home, new home and Halloween. As they say things always come 3 at once and I certainly have had that over the past few weeks. It is quite exciting though but will be requiring a very large drink come this time next week!

Tonight I am really excited as I am meeting up with an old friend and her boyfriend for dinner, I haven't seen her for ages as she moved away for work to Qatar, she is an air hostess. Tomorrow I am working, then seeing my famo tomorrow night, which will be a nice relax, then going to a wedding fair on Sunday :)

What are your plans this weekend? Whatever you do I hope you have a great one.



I've Been Nominated for a Liebster Award!

 The lovely Rebecca from Rebecca Recommends has nominated me for a Liebster award and I'm really chuffed, thank you Rebecca, I really appreciate it!

Liebster is German for 'Dearest' which is lovely and the award is for new bloggers with less than 200 followers, as a sign of appreciation and as an encouragement to keep on going!

To accept the award, I had to write down 11 facts about myself and answer 11 questions from Rebecca.

You then pass it on - I've also nominated 5 of my fellow bloggers and asked them some questions below :-)

11 Facts about me

I'm 5"2.
My fiancés nickname is Rocky. 

I have an English Bull Terrior called Dexter at my in-laws and a ginger cat called Leo at my parents. Look how handsome he is...

I left Uni after the first year to start working, and I still get asked why I did that to this day.
I have size 3 feet.
I love walking outdoors.

I love Marmite.
I hate spiders.
My middle name is Emma.
I consider myself to be sensitive and am quite psychic.
I love a haunted building.

11 Questions from Rebecca:

1. What are your top 3 dreams in life?

  • To have 2 or 3 healthy children.
  • To run a successful vintage business from home.
  • To find fulfilment and happiness in the small things.
2. What are your top 3 fears?

  • Falling down from a really big height.
  • Waking up with spiders on my face.
  • Losing my fiancé.
3. What is your favourite film?


4. Favorite Autumn recipe?

Spiced pumpkin and butter-nut squash soup.

5.What's at the top of your Christmas list this year?

Cath Kidston sewing box.

6. Favourite book?

Pride and Prejudice.

7. What did you want to be when you were 7?

A school teacher.

8.What inspired you to start your blog?

I wanted a place for all my vintage inspiration, a place to show people how I incorporate vintage stuff into my life and a place to show beauty bits and pieces.

9.What are you proud of?

Deciding to leave a very well paid job, but that I wasn't happy in (and took me 2 and half hours each way to get to work) to start my vintage business, be at home a bit more to enjoy life a bit more. No regrets!

10. What makes you laugh?

My fiancé makes me laugh every day. I know its cheesy but its true!

11. What are you going to dress as for Halloween?

I have no Halloween plans yet! But if I do ill be a vamp!

My Nominations for the Award Are:

These girls all have great blogs, and give me inspiration for vintage posts, make-up and home so check them out! xxx

My 11 Questions to these Bloggers are:

  1. Where was your favourite holiday as a child?
  2. What is your favourite meal?
  3. What is your favourite cocktail?
  4. What scares you? 
  5. What are you doing for Halloween? 
  6. What is your goal for 2013?
  7. Who is your inspiration? 
  8. What makes you laugh? 
  9. What makes you cry?
  10. What inspires you in your blog? 
  11. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would  you go?

Hope you enjoyed the facts about me and well done to those passing this on!

Lauren xxx

Monday, 15 October 2012

Autumn Nails

Hey Guys, 

Did you all have a good weekend? 

Saturday night we went out for a yummy Chinese, and I decided to do a autumn inspired nail polish. Nothing too fancy (and I apologise for the bad bad photos, light is just terrible at the moment). First I did two coats of Revlon 570 "Vixen" (£6.49 but Boots are currently offering 3 for 2) followed by one coat of Natural Collection "Black Cherry" then a top coat, Sally Hansen No chip Topcoat

The Revlon polish is a lovely autumn colour, in a great berry shade and you can never go wrong with Revlon colours I think, although I recommend leaving it a good 10 minutes in between coats. The Natural Collection polish isn't particularly great on its own but I teamed it with this Revlon colour as over the top I think it works really well. I have serious OCD about doing two coats of colour, but you could probably get away with doing one of each and then applying the top coat. So what do you think... nothing too fancy but I like it :-)

The Revlon colour is very dark but on the nails comes out a nice berry colour.

They have a nice sheen to them and a slight shimmery colour, as aposed to the Revlon on its own which is a flat colour. I always apply top coat for longevity as I am heavy handed with the cleaning but I hope this lasts all week! Ill let you know.

Hope you have a great week girlies.