Tuesday, 3 October 2017

How to be more body confident and body happy!

Body Confidence and self-esteem is quite a high thought in my brain right now since I've been poorly my weight has been up and down and recently I have lost 4 stone from being unable to tolerate decent meals without vomiting. This little post is just to show how you can be more body confident about your self and help support your friends to be so as well. 
Spending day and night exercising and dieting is a waste of effort if you haven’t got that initial body confidence. So many people live with the belief that as soon as they ‘fix’ that one thing they find ugly about themselves they’ll suddenly feel beautiful – but this isn’t the case!
  Having this type of mindset can have a serious consequence on the body, both physically and mentally – when people set goals for themselves that are unrealistic, which can only cause more distress and upset. 
Here are some ways you can be more body confident!

Stop comparing

We’ve all been a victim of Instagram searches.You end up following an endless list of accounts from models to celebrities just to scroll through their page with envy when really they do nothing to help so unfollow to get the negativity out of your life.sign out from social media and concentrate on yourself – even if you do this for short periods at a time.
The sooner you stop forcing yourself to compare with others the happier you will be.
Invest in clothes that make you feel beautiful, In the last decades, businesses – especially clothing brands – are moving to social media to advertise their products.It’s easy to get caught up with the latest fashion that your favourite celebrities have inspired, these are usually hideous anyway, set your own style and buy clothes that you actually feel comfortable in!You don’t need to feel pressured to buy that skimpy bra-let if you aren’t going to feel confident wearing it. The results will truly show when you feel like you’re slaying an outfit as you’ll be so much more confident, happy and carefree!

Silence your inner critic

It’s important to acknowledge and stop putting yourself down, especially using fat talk or calling yourself ugly-embrace what others are saying when they say you're beautiful. It’s so easy, especially as girls/women to use our group of friends as outlets to our insecurities. But men/ boys do this also - Body confidence doesn't stop at women and girls.

I recently read an article while doing some research for a university module and it says ‘”If a woman says ‘I’m so fat,’ the other woman might feel like she has to say ‘no, I’m the fat one. Have you seen my thighs?'” when in fact neither woman is fat, they both say it to try and make the other feel less self concious. If you can be more aware of these types of conversations with your friends, you can change the topic to actually EMPOWERING each other – that’s what friends are for after all and it works even better if you twin it with a glass of wine or two. 

Pamper yourself

Make time to treat your body right!
Setting time aside for yourself can be an amazing treat when you’re not feeling your best it can make a massive difference to your mood.Get a massage, get your nails done, or even just have a long relaxing bath with a bath bomb or a candle to set the relaxing scene.Anything that gets you feeling pampered is a must to feel sexy and relaxed – you and your body deserve it. The most important thing is to slow things down – There really is no time to rush and make sure you enjoy every last minute!

It really is mind over matter

Think about the bigger picture.In 30 years time do you wanting to be thinking ‘oh I wish I loved myself more’ or looking back on amazing memories with people you love where you were happy and carefree?
I think we all know the answer to that one.
Many thanks for reading
Lauren xox 

Betty Collective Box September 2017

Good Afternoon and Happy Monday
Welcome back to my blog and happy 1st of October. Hasn't it turned autumnal. I personally love this time of year. Bring on the winter boots and scarves. 

Today's post is all about Betty Collective
 Pink Parcels little sister box. Betty is focused primarily on teenagers with its bright colours and funky shapes on the packaging. The website works just like Pink Parcel where you chose what products you want whether that be tampons by Tampax or u by Kotex, pads by Always or Bodyform or a mixed box of both all in a variety of absorbency depending on your flow. They also asl about your cycle including how many days it is and how many days do you bleed for. The only exception to Betty Collective is that you can chose the exact date you want delievered choosing any date between the 1st ans the 28th of each month where as Pink Parcel gives you a choice of 3 dates a month. 

So in box itself can fit through 92% of uk letterboxes and is packaged discreatly so nobody will know what is inside the packaging. The box inside the packaging is amazing with the bright colours and random shapes such as stripes and circles. 

As you can see the inside of the main box has 3 smaller boxes and a pouch. 
The pouch is handy to keep in your bag for when your out and about or at school as you can easily take it to the toilet without anyone knowing whats inside and contains pads or tampons and 5 light liners. One box says for later which contains either the pads or the tampons you have chosen, another box says for night which contain 5 night pads regardless of if you ordered pads or tampons and the final box says for you which i will go in to more below.
For you Box 
The for you box is the most excited box, it contains a range of beauty and general treats, sweet treats and a lovely drink to help you through the worst time of the month. In the Septembers Betty box the following was received and even though im 23 i was so impressed with what was in the box.
  • Joe and Sephs salted caramel popcorn- sweet and salty
  • 3 MontyBojangles truffles in Butterscotch, choccy and orange flavours
  • Trust Fund Beauty nail polish in OMG! Dying
  • Stablio Boss highlighter in pastel green
  • Unicorn sticky notes by bic
  • The good karma llama iron on badge
  • 2 Tzone charcoal and bamboo nose pore strips
  • Chirp hair mask
  • Bubble T cosmetics Moroccan mint lip balm
I was so amazed with the products that were received in the Betty box and with all of this plus the tampons, pads and liners i got all for £12 including postage and packing. i would spend more than that on just sanitary products alone every month so getting the treats is a gorgeous extra.

You can get more information about the Betty collective and information about periods and general   life advice such as fashion, growing up and joke from the website here Betty Collective .

Be sure to check them out and also check out my Twitter and Instagram accounts where i have an exciting collaboration and give away coming soon. 

Thanks for reading everyone 

Lauren 

Sunday, 13 August 2017

The vegan treat box- july 2017 review

Good Morning 

Today's post is a review of The vegan treat box which I was kindly sent after contacting the company to see if I could possibly try on of their boxes. A lovely lady called Kelly emailed me back to say she would send out the Ultimate Treat box that usually costs £16.50 and contains between 10-13 vegan treats to try every month. 

Here is some of the information that Kelly sent out while I was waiting for the box to arrive/
  • UK’s first 100% vegan box scheme - helping you to go, stay and enjoy being vegan.
  • Options for everyone - single, subscription and gift boxes available
  • 2 different sized monthly boxes - no commitment, cancel anytime
  • No need to miss out on exciting vegan treats as different products every month- our boxes are 100% vegan and always will be!
  • 10p from each box is donated to vegan causes each month
  • It’s not just boxes- we also stock a fantastic range of treats sold individually in our online tuck shop
  • Winner of Vivas Best New Vegan Food product award 2014

I forgot to take a photo of all the treats that came in the box but I did manage to get a picture of the contents sheet that came with the box that tells you all about the possible products you can get.

I haven't had a chance to try all of the products in the box yet but I have reviewed the few that I have had a try.
Moo Free Chocolate Banana Bar -RRP £2.85- This was the first item that I tried and oh my god it was absolutely divine. For someone who does not like banana, I loved this and would definitely buy this again next time I go down to the health food shop. I can't wait to try the rest of the range also.
Next, I tried the crunchy choco bites RRP £1.80, these taste just like Maltesers but dark chocolate and are a little bit more crunchy, they taste lovely though and are going to be bought next time I go into town. 
The final item I tried so far in this box is the kinky kookies RRP £3.00 which unfortunately I didn't like one bit, they were far too dry for my liking and gave me a horrible aftertaste in my mouth after eating them made me feel like i needed a drink straight after. from this experience, i will not be buying these again.

Kelly kindly gave me a code that I could give out to my followers which you can use on the vegan tuck box website which will allow you to have 20% off your first box. This code is " blog20
The website is https://vegantuckbox.co.uk/ 

Thanks for reading 

Lauren xx

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Sunkissed Bronze Professional Rapid Tan and Toned PR mail

Good Evening guys 

Yes its the final post for tonight. This post is the Sunkissed Bronze Professional Rapid Tan and Toned tanning mousse. I was again kindly sent this from Frankie at Kilpatrick PR. 

I was so excited about trying this as I love finding tans that are quick to develop and tans thats do not have that horrible fake tan smell. This one smells fruity and gorgeous. 

Here is some material that i was sent along side the product. 
 "Have you ever wanted complete control over the colour of your tan? Well now you can with the new designer formula , Rapid Tan & Tone mousse from the Sunkissed Bronze Professional range. Personalise your colour to compliment your skin tone. 

The super light tanning mousse smoothes on easily for instant colour and enables you to control your final shade.

1 Hour- you will have a warm, soft glow
2 Hours - You will have a beautiful golden tan
4 Hours -  your tan will be a beautiful stunning deep bronze

This luxury formula contains VitaTone, Sunkissed's unique blend of vitamins C, B5 and E, designed to even out your skin tone to make it look visibly smoother and more toned. The complex also deeply nourishes your skin and helps to protect it again environmental damage caused by free radicals.

Like all Sunkissed tans the Rapid Tan and Tone is skin kinds, contains 0% parabens and is vegan friendly. it also has the delicious coconut fragrance that will have you dreaming of summer holidays. 

So if you lack motivation when it comes to getting your body beach ready or you just need that extra boostm then the new Rapid Tan and Tone from Sunkissed Bronze Professional collection might just be your new best friend.

Sunkissed Tan expert Cheryle Britton recommends " for the best results apply a little at a time and build on your colour.The non tacky mousse dries quickly to leave your skin feeling and looking silky smooth,

More Info:
Sunkissed Bronze Professional Rapid tan and tone
Tineted light weight mousse
Apply with the Sunkissed Double sided mitt
Control your colour
Contains skin smoothing Vitatone complex

Now exclusively available at superdrug for £9.99 

Thanks for reading all about this gorgeous product.

Lauren xox

Ghost Sweetheart Forever Blogger Mail Reivew

Good Evening 

Just another post for you.This one is a PR Review from Kilpatrick PR. I was kindly emailed by two lovely ladies that work at Kilpatrick called Chloe and Harriet asking if i would be interested in trying and reviewing the new Ghost fragrance which has recently come out. Its called Ghost Sweetheart Forever.

Here is some of the material that was sent with the fragrance. 
"On a sun drenched afternoon, intimate moments captured, forever. Two lovers hang out overlooking the sloping rooftops, gazing up at the Eiffel Tower, getting lost in the winding backstreets of Paris. Longing gazes and sweet scents, excited for what's next... my sweetheart, forever"

Sweetheart forever is a captivating floriental fragrance. Bursting with blooms of delicate rose and white flowers, it follows the unique path of these lovers, leaving an oriental woody trail. Teamed with fruity cassis, zesty orange and delicate lychee top notes , you're left besotted, forever in love.

The Fragrance Notes

Top Notes- Cassis, Lychee, Orange
Heart Notes - Rose, White flower
Base Notes - Patchouli, Vanilla, Wood

Sweetheart Forever is available exclusively at Boots now, 30ml- £27.00 and 50ml -£38.00

Chloe kindly sent me out the 50ml bottle with a gorgeous tin with a sample of the original Sweetheart Fragrance and a gorgeous lip gloss in. I have added the photos below.

The lip gloss is a vibrant bright pink and is absolutely amazing for the summer. The little ghost sample is gorgeous i love the fragrance of it and is perfect to wear during the day or on a night out.

Thanks for reading 

Lauren xox 

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Yankee Candle Haul

Good Evening and welcome back to the blog

today's little post is about my amazing little Yankee Candle haul I managed to pick up over the last week from a shop called ratellca which is at a local shopping centre to myself.
They currently have a closing down sale on so all the candle from the wax melts up to the large jars at all significantly reduced. I love anything Yankee so when i seen the closing down sale i just needed to buy some.


Io these are the candles I purchased and they all smell amazing. I have the following
  • 4 x baby powder votives
  • a sweet strawberry votive
  • a raspberry sundae votive
  • a black cherry votive
  • a red raspberry votive
  • a mango and peach salsa votive
  • a moonlight small jar
  • a black coconut small jar
  • 2 x mango and peach salsa small jar
  • 2 x  fresh cotton home inspiration medium jars  
  • a medium black cherry jar
the votives were £1.99 down to 60p each
the small jars were £7.99 down £2.70
the home inspiration jars were £9.99 down to £2.10
and the black cherry jar was £13.99 down to £6.00 

i consider these all to be amazing bargains and im chuffed to bits with them all <3 

thanks for reading 

Lauren xox  

Monday, 12 June 2017

#bloggersball hosted by Scarlett London

Good Morning
Happy Saturday
Hope your all well. Today I'm travelling up to London for the #Bloggersball hosted by the gorgeous Scarlett London.
I'm so excited but nervous at the same time as this will be my first blogging event. I honestly cannot wait to meet the girls and get this show underway.
I've got my new business cards ready as well as my netbook to keep new contacts in. I'm really looking forward to meeting loads of new people and get my blog out there which will encourage me more to feel more confident about posting and getting myself recognised.

Update- Well im back from London and bloggers ball was absolutely amazing. I got to London Paddington at 1220, and headed on the tube to Bank to meet the 4 Chloe's and Kristy at Brown's Brasserie and Bar. We had a gorgeous lunch which i could'nt fault and it was cheaper for what you got. I opted for the steak sandwich with fries and a peach melba mocktail. 




 
Just a little shot of the train journey up and my gorgeous steak sandwich ( i forgot to take a photo of my drink)


So after lunch we headed over to the venue which was at The Trading House on Gresham Street. The inside was beautiful with the bar laid out in the middle with room to mingle and move around. it really was just the perfect setting, Having had the chance to chat to Scarlett it gave me even more inspiration to make my blog more noticed. 
We had a little wonder around the venue and picked up our welcome drink which was prosecco and started interacting with the brands which were in attendance, 
 By far my favourite brand had to be the Candy kitten's stand who were giving out samples of their sweets who are created by Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing. They have so many yummy flavours including sour watermelon, eton mess and the newest flavour sweet peach.The best thing about this company are that the sweets are gluten free.
We Spent some more time spending time with some of the brands including again Candy Kittens, Style  Sportif who are a sports clothing brand and eureka shoes who are coming to the UK this year.

I entered a few competitions including the chance to win an ipl hair removal system and the chance to work along side eureka shoes.
below is the gorgeous goody bag we was given after the event.

















In the goody bag there was 
  • lighter life pesto and sundried tomato chickpea chips
  • lighter life chocolate and cookie caramel bar
  •  2 x walkers shortbread
  • chirps sea salt and black pepper egg white bites
  • good 4u super bites cocoa and orange
  • zeo orange and mango drink
  • funkin cocktail in skinny mojito
  •  fab little bags 
  • white glow diamond series 
  • janina whitening toothpaste spray
  • OGX brazilian keratin smooth shampoo and conditioner 
  • smooth skin rock

i was really grateful for everything i got this weekend, thank you Scarlett for an amazing event and i cant wait for the next one.

Thanks for reading 

Lauren xox

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