Monday, 30 April 2012

GlossyBox April 2012 'Natural Beauty' Edition

 Once again it's GlossyBox time and I received another special edition box- this one was about natural beauty. I loved the rustic packaging of this box and I'm sure I'll find something to store in it.

 The first body product in my box is a Sandalwood Body Wash from Ayuuri. The bottle looks really cute and flowery and the scent reminded me of bar of Dove soap, but I still prefer my strawberry scented body products from The Body Shop.

 My second body product is a Thirst-Quenching Serum from Caudalie which aims to moisurise your skin. I usually have dry skin and after using this once it already looks a lot more hydrated! Although this product is expensive I am actually considering buying a full sized version.

 I also received a sample of Kai's Perfume Oil. I liked the little card that came attached to it but I can't stand the little tube it came in, I hate opening perfume samples in these tubes because the perfume goes all over my fingers. The perfume smelt relaxing and natural but it started to give me a headache!

 I also had some beauty products in my box. There was a really pretty, vintage style tin of lip balm in Rambling Rose from Figs & Rouge. It smells a bit like turkish delight and the consistency is a little gloopy but  it does its job and you can never have to many lip balms.

The other beauty product I had is an Eyeliner from Inka Cosmetics in the shade 006 Coco which is as you might have guessed is a chocolate brown colour. The packaging is stylish and the eyeliner is long-lasting so I'm really happy with this and would recommend it.

 Would you be happier if makeup and beauty products in general weren't tested on animals or were 100% organic?

Lauren Loves : Products that have a vintage style.


Sunday, 29 April 2012

Tropical Toe Nail Art Tutorial

 In preparation for summer and potential holidays to sunny places I decided to try out some tropical toe nail art. It's easy to do if you're not a pro at nail art like me, here's what you'll need: coral nail polish, pink nail polish, sand coloured nail polish, blue nail polish, glitter nail polish, top coat nail polish, a sponge, and a black nail art pen or black nail polish and a cocktail stick.

1) Add a base coat and then paint your nail in the coral polish.

2) Put a small amount of the pink nail polish on a sponge and dab it across the top of your nail to create the sunset effect.

3) Use your sand coloured nail polish and sweep it across the bottom right corner of your nail.

4) Use your blue nail polish and sweep it across the bottom left corner of your nail.

5) Cover your nail in the glitter polish.

6) Use your black nail art pen and draw on a palm tree silhouette.

7) Finish your design with a clear topcoat.

 I used this design on my big toes and painted my other toe nails with the coral polish and glitter top coat. I hope you liked my nail art and let me know if you're going to try it out!

Lauren Loves : Having sparkly toes.


Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Feeling Flamingo

I Want To Be A Flamingo

I Want To Be A Flamingo by lauren290591 featuring high heels

 It might seem a bit odd but I'm loving all things flamingo at the moment. I think a quirky flamingo print top would look cute with some pink jeans, which I've been meaning to buy practically forever. Over Summer I'll definitely be channeling my inner flamingo- are you feeling flamourous?

Lauren Loves : Anything Pink!