Sunday, 27 November 2011

Graze- want a free box of snacks?

 I ordered a free Graze box the other day, which contains 4 boxes of healthy snacks that you get by choosing the things you like from a selection of boxes to ensure you get something you'll like. It comes in a package perfectly sized to fit through your letter box too! 

 Sorry about the Hello Kitty thing, just covering my address. When you open it you also get a handy guide and a personalised booklet about the contents of your box:

 In my package I had the boxes: Florentine, Hazelnut Espresso, The Beach and Natural Vanilla Seeds.

 I'm not being paid in any way by Graze to promote them, I just thought it was a good idea if people are looking for healthy snacks especially as Christmas is coming and the season of colds is upon us.

 If you want to try a box for free, with the ability to cancel your subscription if you don't want another box once you've got the free one, you can use my code: 7G9GPQZD when you visit

Lauren Loves ♥: The Florentine- Belgian dark chocolate, cranberries and pumpkin seeds! Tasty and healthy= amazing.


Wednesday, 23 November 2011

GlossyBox November 2011 'Christmas Gift Guide: Part 1' Review

 Once again it's GlossyBox time, do you want to see what was in my November box? Of course you do! 

 I was so happy with this month's box, I think it's perfect for winter as your skin and hair can dry out and it is the party season so we all want things to make us feel special.

 GlossyBox has provided lots of perfume samples before but I think that Illamasqua's Freak Eau De Parfum is the best yet, I already enjoyed an Illamasqua Eye shadow previously and now I can't wait to see what they come up with next. I prefer sweeter scented perfumes and I think this one is sweet but has a musky edge, it is indeed 'bottled midnight'.

 Freak contains:
Top Notes: Black Davana, Opium Flower, and Belladonna
Heart Notes: Poison Hemlock, Datura, and Queen of the Night
Base Notes: Frankincense, Oud, and Myrrh.  

 Subscribers get 20% off with a code and I'm totally loving the fantasy elements of the packaging:

 So you're smelling wonderful, why not jazz up your nails too? I haven't used Nail Rock Nail Wraps before but they come with a useful guide and you can see the range of their designs:

  I got 'Black Lace on Red' in my pack, I'm sure they'll be a lot easier to use than creating the lace effect myself and I'll be sure to use them next time I want wow-the-crowd nails.

 The coldness of Winter usually causes everyone to turn their central heating up and BAM... dry hair and dry skin. Luckily I have some products to combat this problem:

 On the left there is Arbonne's Ultra Hydrating Hand Creme, it makes your hands soft and initially smells fresh and fruity as it is made with 'kiwi cell extracts'. Unfortunately I found that the scent faded after a short while and smelt a little bit too much like a citrusy cleaning product for my liking.

 In the middle is Dead Sea Spa Magik's Delicate Boosting Mask. I'm glad I got the one for Dry/ Sensitive skin and it does nourish your skin but it smells horrible, as a facial product this could do with a nicer scent.

 On the right is Phillip Kingsley's Elasticizer, a pre-shampoo treatment to add bounce and shine which I will no doubt need for my hair soon as it is exposed to the harsh elements, I'm keeping this on stand by!

 'We have a special surprise Christmas GlossyBox lined up for you'- okay the card in my box officially made me start being excited for Christmas. If you're struggling to find an xmas gift for a guy they are just launching GlossyBox for Men!

 If you're interested check out:

Lauren Loves : Illamasqua- Freak Eau De Parfum.


Sunday, 20 November 2011

Birds of a Feather

 This weekend my boyfriend was at home and I had a lovely few days with him before he went back to university. We went to see Breaking Dawn, if anyone has seen it, how gross is the birth scene and how comical was it when Jacob first saw Renesmee's CGI face? We also went shopping, the items I purchased will follow shortly, and when I got home I found the ring I won in a competition and a letter from Charlie whose blog is and should shortly be changing to, so thank you for my prize I really do love the bird's nest ring!

 I went to Bank and found this cozy boyfriend cardigan from Blonde + Blonde which is perfect as the weather has just turned chilly:

 As you may already know I have an obsession with owls and on my shopping travels I found a cute owl-shaped ring from Primark, which goes nicely with my wing ring and my new bird's nest ring!

 The nail polish I'm wearing is Nails Inc: Basil Street, and Model's Own: Garnet.

 I used to love Vanilla Coca Cola before they stopped selling it in the UK and I was stupidly happy to find this lip balm for £1 when I went shopping:

 So that was my weekend, what have you been up to? Feel free to leave me a link to your blog if you have one!

Lauren Loves ♥: Being cozy when the weather is cold.


Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Owl Obsession

 So, I've been struggling through the first load of uni work for third year, trying to be a wise owl, and recently I've found myself loving anything related to owls! I'm talking on Frozen Planet, in music videos, and anything fashion related. They're owl I want for christmas. Yes, that was an owl-ful pun. Sorry.
 Here are a few of the owly items I've been coveting:

 How adorab-owl is that beaded bag??

Lauren Loves ♥: Owls. Hedwig is my hero.