Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Candy Inspired Nails

 This nail design is really easy to accomplish. Just pick a bright candy colour and add white stripes! In case you need ideas for colours (or don't know what sweets look like...) here are some sweets:


I used Missguided's orange/ coral polish in the shade Misstaken and Avon's Mosaic Effects Top Coat Nail Enamel in White. 

 Simply paint your nails in your chosen candy shade and once they're dry paint a white crackle polish over the top! 

Lauren Loves ♥: Easy nail designs


Sunday, 26 February 2012

GlossyBox February 2012 'The Fashion Week Edition'

 It's the Fashion Week Edition and even though I won't be attending any fashion events during this time this box is meant to be useful for busy and stressful times.

 I always enjoy getting makeup in my boxes and GlossyBox included two makeup items in this box:

 The Venom Gloss by DuWop is in the shade Buttercup and while it looks like a nude/ cream shade in the tube it actually looks quite clear once applied. It has a cooling, tingling effect and plumps the lips slightly; I also found that the lip gloss was more moisturizing than a lot of other lip products. 

 BM Beauty's Pure Mineral Eye shadow came in the shade Storm Cloud which is a pretty combination of green and grey. The powder is loose and the colour doesn't have much depth but the shimmer effect could be lovely over another eye shadow.

 The Dr Bronner Magic Liquid Soap has no scent, other than being able to wash my hands with it there isn't any obviously clear instruction on how to use this product so if anybody knows how I can use this then let me know!

 Como Shambhala's Invigorate Body Lotion looked like it was going to be nice but unfortunately it smelt a bit too strong for my liking, I don't think I like anything that smells of Geranium; other scents in the lotion are Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lavender. I ended up giving this product to my nan so all's well that ends well.

 The fifth product in my box was Paul Mitchell's Round Trip which is for defining curls. As I have long hair naturally on the straight end of the hair type scale and I probably didn't use it to its full effect it didn't make my hair curly in the slightest. However, my mum has naturally curly hair and when she used it her curls were almost like ringlets! I think this product will work best if your hair is already curly so avoid it my fellow straight hair peoples.

 This GlossyBox also included an 'Expect the unexpected' calling card. Intriguing you say? Well, there is a mystery box. GlossyBox have been leaving their Facebook followers letters as clues to the kind of box the March one will be. There have been rumours about a 'design your own' style box which could be interesting but subscribers will receive the mystery box regardless of what it is going to be.

 Let me know what you think the mystery box will contain!

Lauren Loves ♥: DuWop's Venom Gloss


Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Pastel Passion


Pastels by lauren290591

 I love the pastel trend, it's perfect for spring.

 I wish I could pull pastel shades off but being very pale they always make me look washed out. I like how pastel colours can give outfits a vintage kind of vibe but I always feel awkward wearing dresses in the day time for some reason and I don't think vintage outfits suit me although I do love vintage fashion.

 Even though I'm wary of pastels I think I'll at least be wearing some pastel accessories and makeup when the sun comes out to play! What's your favourite pastel item at the moment?

Lauren Loves ♥: Pretty pastels and vintage glamour.


Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Easy Spring Pastel Eye Makeup Tutorial

 This is a really easy 5 minute Spring eye makeup look.

All you need is: white eye shadow, purple eye shadow, green eye shadow, green eyeliner, and eyelash curlers.

 Step 1: Apply white eye shadow all over the lid and along the lower lash line.

 Step 2: Apply purple eye shadow over the lid and blend.

 Step 3: Apply green eye shadow close to your lower lash line.

 Step 4: Apply green eyeliner to your lower rim.

 Step 5: Use an eyelash curler on your lashes and leave them mascara free or use clear mascara for a softer Spring look.

 You can try this easy look with any two contrasting pastel shades and be ready for Spring in 5 minutes! If you're unsure about wearing pastel colours why not try some fun pastel toe nail art?

Lauren Loves ♥: The classic use of pastels during Spring.