WHERE IVE BEEN AND WHERE IM GOING

Well I am back everyone but not for long – the reason I haven’t been posting is because ive actually be working on a complete redesign of my blog, and im extreamly proud to say that http://www.andlaurenanne.co.uk/ is now mine and from now on that is where I’ll be, Ive spent a lot of time on this as I really wanted to make it mine so it would mean the world if you could go check it out – maybe even subscribe for newsletters and updates ❤

 

For now all I have left to say is goodbye wordpress im sad to leave but ill be over on my own domain from now on <333

http://www.andlaurenanne.co.uk/

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DOING WHAT YOU LOVE: BLOGMAS DAY 8

instead of a makeup post today i thought id just do one of these silly advice things – i don’t actually need anyone to read these they’re mainly just here for me to look back on when i feel bad about myself so today I’m just gunna chat a little bit about doing the things you love because why not so feel free to close this tab or click or my site now it really doesn’t matter to me.

By creating my YouTube channel at the start of the year I was going against what was considered the norm, doing something different and something that was often laughed at. I do try to act like I don’t care when people make comments about it but I know that deep down I do, but that’s okay because people will always have something to say about whatever you do. By continuing with my channel I’ve continued to show them that I really don’t care and that I can do whatever the hell I want – I’m not letting myself be controlled by a bunch of people I’ll probably never see again after this year. It’s always important to do what’s best for you over everything else – so stick at it because anyone that stands in your way is probably just jealous.

Yet another super bad post but blogmas was one thing I couldn’t bear to fail.

 

Find your magic pebble

lauren-anne xo

 

FAIL OF A POST AND LIP BALM RAMBLINGS: BLOGMAS DAY 7

Blogmas day 7 guys! One week down!!! Just going to be honest with you all I haven’t had any time to write a post today and after I upload this I’ve got to go revise for an exam tomorrow yaaay… as I write this intro I still have no idea what this post is going to be about I’m such a bad blogger help.

Okay so im just going to talk about the Kiehl’s lip balm because it’s been an absolute life saver recently. For any of you that don’t know I managed to run into a glass door last weekend – fracturing my nose and biting into my lip, leaving it a lovely shade of purple and considerably swollen. Buuuuutt here’s where the lip balm comes in – I was applying this delicately to my lip to just make sure the skin was nice and sot to stretch over the swelling, relieving a lot of my pain and helping sooo much.

Moving on to this week and apparently I’ve developed a cold, bring on the sore and cracked lips once again! But my lip balm saviour has helped me out yet again calming the splits across my lips and allowing them to heal.

 

So yeah lip balm…. This was such a fail of a post so I wont bother asking you to like or comment but if you struggle with very dry or sore lips then go check out kiehls’s – although £9.50 may be extortionate for a lip balm it is of an insane quality soo. Have a good day tomorrow everyone and ill be back with a real proper post in the evening.

CURRENT HAIR CARE: BLOGMAS DAY 6

Welcome to blogmas day 6 everyone; hope you’ve all had a good weekend. I thought I’d talk about my current hair care routine because I tend to change this up in the winter – using more nourishing products tan I would in the warmer months.

So when I wash my hair the first thing I’ll do is use my purple shampoo on the lengths of my hair – at the moment I absolutely loooove the Bleach London Sliver Shampoo – this just helps maintain the blonde colour in my hair as I do have the ends bleached to give an ombrè effect. I have spoken about this product in my recent ‘Currently Loving’ video if you want a more in depth review of that one.

Then ill just use my normal shampoo and conditioner – at the moment I really like the loreal triple resist. I do put the amount my hair grows down to this shampoo and conditioner duo, whenever I use these two I always always see such a difference in the length. Over the last 4 weeks since I got my hair cut its already grown at least an inch and a half which is insane for my hair. When I was growing it previously I also noticed such a difference in the length and strength of my hair while using these.

Finally before leaving my hair to air dry with a leave in conditioner or oil in sometimes ill indulge in a mask. Since bleaching and toning my hair myself I’ve discovered the bleach London reincarnation mask, you can leave this in for a small amount of time but I’ve actually been putting it in my hair and going to bed leaving it to sit overnight. When I wake up in the morning ill wash it out and this stuff just leaves my hair so beautifully silky and soft, it doesn’t way it down either which I do find with quite a few hair masks.

Well that’s just the products I have been suing at the moment – leave me a comment and let me know if you would like hair tutorial videos cause that’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while but im not sure what kind f styles you guys would like to seeeeee so yeah! !! Remember to come back tomorrow cause it is blogmas and there will be a post everyday woo! Anyways – remember I’m doing snapmas over on snapchat soo that account to add is andlaurenanne for those vlog things. I have had a video go up this week if you want to go check that out click here for my channel. Make sure to give me feedback or if you want to see any specific posts or videos let me know via any of my social medias. You can keep up to date by following me, the links are at the side – follow by email or via WordPress if you have an account . If you want to get in contact my twitter is @zalfiebutton I’m almost always active on there or see the contact page for my email address. My social medias are linked at the sideee, like, comment, share you know the drill < 3

LAYERING MASCARA: BLOGMAS DAY 5

Its day 5 already whaaat, hope everyone’s having a good day! So far I’ve managed to keep up with the snapchat vlogs and these posts (touch wood). This will only be a short little post today soo I’m just going to get on with it.

Layering my mascara is something ive done for a while but never really spoken about it, I will generally use two, three or maybe even four types of mascara on my lashes to give a super volumised, lengthened and bold look.

To start with i will generally use something lengthening and defining just to separate my lashes beautifully before applying a load of product on top – at the minuet I’m using the collection no clumps which is super cheap but really nice (even just on its own).

Next I’ll use something not overly expensive that adds a little volume- I currently love the natural collection LashBuild, for £1.99 this is absolutely insaneeee quality and honestly really good, as is their waterproof mascara.

Sometimes my third coat is my last, at the minuet I’m using the Rimmel Wonderful l just to add a little more volume and if I am going out or need my makeup to last ill then add a fourth coat of a waterproof mascara just to make sure it holds for as long as I need it to.

 

Remember to come back tomorrow cause it is blogmas and there will be a post everyday woo! Anyways – remember I’m doing snapmas over on snapchat soo that account to add is andlaurenanne for those vlog things. I have had a video go up this week if you want to go check that out click here for my channel. Make sure to give me feedback or if you want to see any specific posts or videos let me know via any of my social medias. You can keep up to date by following me, the links are at the side – follow by email or via WordPress if you have an account . If you want to get in contact my twitter is @zalfiebutton I’m almost always active on there or see the contact page for my email address. My social medias are linked at the sideee, like, comment, share you know the drill < 3

TOP FIVE MAKEUP PRODUCTS NOVEMBER 2015: BLOGMAS DAY 4

Blogmas day four guys! Today these are my favourite makeup products I used throughout the month of December. I did uploaded a currently loving which featured the other beauty, fashion and random favourites if you want to watch that click here and it’ll open in a new tab.

  1. L’Oreal Infallible foundation.

I know I’ve spoken about this loads about this in videos so I’ll keep this short and sweet. But I have found this to be so so so long lasting – it lasts me at least a whole school day, this also does actually sort of match my face which is a rare occurrence being the pale little ghost that I am. This doesn’t give a completely matt finish (they do sell a matt formula) but it also isn’t an overly dewy, just a lovely natural silky finish.

  1. Rimmel Wonderful mascara

This is something I dug out of my makeup collection a few weeks ago just tto try again, at the time I bought it I HATED it – with a passion. But coming back to it I now love love love this mascara. I’m not sure whether it’s because it has dried up a bit (I don’t really think it has if I’m honest) or whether I just prefer the look it gives me now. The exact same thing happened with the Maybelline lash sensational and now that is also one of my all-time favourite drugstore mascara. Anyways back to the product I’m meant to be telling you all about, the formula is quite wet but the rubber brush is brilliant at coating my lashes beautifully, giving me loads of volume definition and length – as well as being super dark black which is a quality I always want in my mascaras. I’m not sure whether it has conditioned my lashes as it claims to but it does wear really nicely and lasts a whole day at school without touch-ups.

  1. Urban Decay Eyeshadow in ‘Dive’

I’ve been loving this pretty pink shade all over my lid with a little of a warm toned brown blended into the crease – for school or just everyday wear. Just like all the other urban decay shadows this one is no acceptation to their brilliant quality, creamy texture, staying power and extremely pigmented formula. I wouldn’t say this is a subtle shadow but for me is a soft natural alternative that looks super pretty with winged liner.

  1. Natural Collection Pressed Powder

However I haven’t loved this for my face – although it is a lovely powder. I’ve actually been using this to mattify some really pigmented lip glosses (bringing me nicely to my next favourite), basically I smashed my powder so I’ve been using it loose on a fluffy brush to make these lip glosses matt – not a massive fan of lip gloss as lovely as it tastes. I find that these just look like matt lipstick if I do this except they last so much longer (one lasted a whole day of school wtf?!!) and surprisingly don’t dry out my lips.

  1. Me Cosmetics Lip-glosses

Mainly the ones which are just an opaque colour – although the others are lovely, like I said above I’ve been using these with powder to make a kind of “matt lipstick” so yeah they’re lovely for that.

 

That’s about all I have to say for today, sorry this is kind of short but I hope everyone’s having a good December so far! 20 days to go guys!! Remember to come back tomorrow cause it is blogmas and there will be a post everyday woo! Anyways – remember I’m doing snapmas over on snapchat soo that account to add is andlaurenanne for those vlog things. I have had a video go up this week if you want to go check that out click here for my channel. Make sure to give me feedback or if you want to see any specific posts or videos let me know via any of my social medias. You can keep up to date by following me, the links are at the side – follow by email or via WordPress if you have an account . If you want to get in contact my twitter is @zalfiebutton I’m almost always active on there or see the contact page for my email address. My social medias are linked at the sideee, like, comment, share you know the drill < 3

SHRINKING VIOLET INCH LOSS KIT REVIEW: BLOGMAS DAY 3

Its December the third everyone, hope everyone’s feeling Christmassy and festive. I’ll just get straight to the post because you guys don’t want to listen to me waffling.

So a couple of weeks ago the wonderful people at Get Shrinking sent me their shrinking violets kit for me to review for you all! So this kit is supposed to kick start your weight loss and claims to take inches off in just one use.

Inside the kit is the oil, a tape measure, cards to record your progress and the shrinky suit (wait for really great pictures of lauren looking like a roast chicken in this…) The idea is that you apply the solution to your problem areas and put on the suit – this heats the solution up and ‘activates it’ so this is exactly what I did.

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After taking a bath (you’re meant to wait 12 hours before showering just to make sure the solution isn’t washed away) I applied the liquid to where I felt I needed it – my hips/waist area, my thighs and knees – before donning the shrinking suit. The texture of the liquid is quite strange it’s kind of like a gel as it comes out of the bottle but then after it begins to heat up this kind of develops to more of an oil. I’d just like to throw this out there but it also smells really nice – the solution contains lots of natural oils so I’m guessing that’d be why – I also found it to be really moisturizing which I’m not sure is a feature mentioned but it left my skin so silky and soft.

Next all you have to do is wait! So after climbing into my shrinky suit I spent an hour writing blog posts and sending various snapchats of me looking like a roast chicken – it really is that simple! You can do anything you like whilst wearing your suit, exercise, housework or chores read write whatever you want – just as long as you keep it on for the full hour. This is to raise your body temperature by 2 degrees – nothing uncomfortable just toasty and warm.

I didn’t see that much of a difference immediately after the hour however the instructions say results could take two or three days and to drink a 1-2 litres of water a day to flush any toxins out of your system soooo I stuck with it.

After the 72 hour period I could defiantly see a dramatic change, my legs looked more sculpted, my stomach was returning to how it was before I put on quite a lot of weight last summer, my knees no longer had roles (ew I know) and the back of my thighs were so much more defined. I then repeated the process as you’re meant to use the product again after 72 hours to ‘kick start’ your weight loss. Again after the next three days I noticed another big difference in my size and have since repeated the process a third time.

Over all I have lost nearly 3 inches on my waist – returning it to the way it was before I piled on the weight this summer, taken 2 inches off the top of each thigh – this is an area of my body I’m very very very conscious of and one which I despise. Finally I’ve lost around an inch on both knees and my hips.

 

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After

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Before….

 

Overall I’m extremely impressed! I’ve gained so much confidence and am so so so much happier with my body and the way I look, I will defiantly continue to use tis in the future and although it does come with the fairly hefty price tag of £99 I would highly recommend it to any of you who are really desperate to kick start a weightloss program.

The kit is available HERE along  with all the other get shrinking products– if you want to contact get shrinking or want more details there’s information available on their website.

 

Hope you’re all enjoying blogmas – remember I’m doing snapmas over on snapchat soo that account to add is andlaurenanne for those vlog things. I have had a video go up this week if you want to go check that out click here for my channel. Make sure to give me feedback or if you want to see any specific posts or videos let me know via any of my social medias. You can keep up to date by following me, the links are at the side – follow by email or via WordPress if you have an account . If you want to get in contact my twitter is @zalfiebutton I’m almost always active on there or see the contact page for my email address. My social medias are linked at the sideee, like, comment, share you know the drill < 3

HELLO: BLOGMAS DAY 1

Well hello there and welcome to blogmas everyone, here’s hoping I can keep this up all month argghh! I’m so excited for this I don’t even know why lool. Right anyways I know this doesn’t really count as a ‘proper post’ but I did just want to introduce this today, so the daily posts will be going up roughly 7pm everyday – ill probably set them to schedule. There will also be daily snapchat vlogs so if you want to see those then head over to snapchat and add me on there ‘andlaurenanne’. Videos will be coming to you all everyweek andddd yeah! I’m so excited for this but remember that I need to now what you guys want to see so make sure to comment post ideas or tweet me @zalfiebutton or email me or whatever you want to do – all my social medias are linked at the side so there’s plenty of ways to find me. I hope you’re having a fab start to your advent.

Much love and ill be back with a real post tomorrow
lauren xo

SOME THINGS I’VE LEARNED

 

DISCLAIMER – THIS IS NOT IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM TO ATTACK ANYONE ITS JUST SOMETHING IVE WANTED TO WRITE FOR A VERY LONG TIME.

I really don’t care who reads this… this is my space so I can write what I want – that is the beauty of the media, you can say what you like, express your opinion, say how you really feel. Supposedly anyway. Say what you want about why I’m sat here writing this, assume what you want wonder if certain people are the cause. Whatever you’re thinking you’re wrong so lol at you.

Well to get started point number one, you’ll always be judged by someone whatever you do. This mainly came about and prominent to me when I stared to make YouTube videos, people would watch them at school or stand there and laugh in my face about them such fun, such fun. But you know what I actually get recognised for something that I enjoy doing I don’t see you being recognised by brands you know and love while doing something that makes you happy. I did go through a patch last year where my twitter was apparently an issue and I felt like I couldn’t write anything anymore – after getting past that I really could not care less. Ill express my opinion if I want to, or let everyone know how I really feel if I so desire. Not because I want to cause arguments or ‘beef’ but because I’m sick and tired of not being able to express what I really want to without fearing the people around me. So lesson number one is – you’ll always be judged wherever you go but there’s no point trying to impress them if you’re not impressing yourself, because in the long run its you that matters.

I guess carrying on from that lesson number two is do what you love no matter what people say. Just because someone makes a stupid comment or tries to tell you what to do doesn’t mean you have to change your opinion. Do whatever the hell you want because it’s your life and you’re living it not them. Make yourself happy not others and don’t let them tell you what will make you happy if you know deep down it won’t.

Lesson three, people are two faced as hell and not everyone’s always going to like you. This isn’t something recent actually something I sadly learned a long time ago – for a long time I didn’t really have the best group of friends and I wasn’t in the best place either – but surround yourself with people who love you for who you really are not those that say one thing to your face and another to your back because you don’t need to worry about them 99% of the time they’re just jealous anyways. You’re meant to please yourself not everyone else – it’s okay if you’re not the most popular kid in school because someone will love you no matter what.

next to lesson four, controversially something I tweeted earlier while deep in thought over a mug of tea… Capture.PNG

its true I would like to think my friends will  be there to support me in any and every decision I make because that’s what friends are for right? if they’re really friends they’ll be there – if ‘not i’m sure you’ll learn very quickly who to distance yourself from, they’re not worth it.

and finally to lesson five – get your priorities straight. life’s too short for arguing all the time, disagree but move on for goodness sakes nobodys perfect and I truly believe no one ever will be so don’t try and mould yourself to others expectations of perfect. as hard as it is to always here it – be you because that’s always the best that you can be.

As I said assume what you want but none of you are correct with your guessing so lol at you. I wont end this like I normally do but for anyone that ever wants to talk you can email me llaurenanne@outlook.com or dm me on twitter cause I spend half my life on there @zalfiebutton

 

hope everyone’s okay

much love

lauren-anne xo

 

ps. sorry for the grammar its late and I was ranting give me a break okay