Saturday, 28 July 2012

Free Nivea Night Samples

Another freebie to let you know about. I got these night cream samples from the Nivea website. You get them through playing the 'pure and natural trail'. 

You can also gain multiple entries into a prize draw to win a Nivea hamper, so well worth it if you're a fan of the brand. 

Lauren x

Friday, 27 July 2012

George Summer Sale 2012

Just a quickie...

I popped into my local town today and noticed George @ Asda has a sale on. I picked up a cheeky couple pairs of flip flops for £1.50 each. Can't say fairer than that :)

They had some nice G21 stuff and quite a lot of different shoes in the sale. Worth checking out if you have an Asda nearby.

Lauren x

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

I'll be back!

Hello lovely readers,

Sorry I've not been posting as much in the last week, but following on from my last post summer has arrived! I've been busy going out a lot and not getting back until quite late, by which time I'm too knackered to come up with anything good to blog. So this is just a 'popping by post' to say that I will be back over the next few days and I hope you're all enjoying the sunshine!

He definitely is!

Lauren x

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Pinterest Autumn Fashion Inspiration

I may get a bit of grief for saying this, but I'm so fed up with the rubbish excuse for a summer that we're having in the UK that I'm actually thinking about winter clothes. Yesterday I went shopping and only managed to come home with a pair of black leggings, it was that bad. All the shops seem to be at this weird in between stage, selling off summer stuff and gradually bringing in the next season things.

With this in mind I've been thinking ahead and where else to get inspiration but Pinterset ;)


I really love the first outift, it's so cute and girly without being overkill. Don't even get me started on those red shoes, they are gorgeous!

In the meantime I'd love it if I actually got a chance to wear my summery clothes without getting drenched!

Lauren x

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Next Sale July 2012

Today me and my mum decided to brave the next sale. I've never been to one before (not on the first day at least) and I've heard that people get pretty crazy when there's a bargain to be had, like walk over someone's grave to get that reduced pair of shoe's crazy, but this wasn't the case. Maybe it was because we casually rolled up at 11ish, or maybe the fiercest bargain hunters had already been and gone. Whatever it was, I was pleasantly surprised to find that there were still some good things left.

This is the first thing I got. I've been wanting another new duvet cover for a while. This wasn't the one I had in mind, but it's pretty all the same so I snapped it up.
£35 down to £16
I was also in need of a new purse as the zip has gone dodgy on my current one. I had trouble making my mind up between two different ones and in the end opted for this flamingo one. I have a real soft spot for flamingo prints!
£12 down to £6

Garish inside though - this is what put me off a bit!

After my indecisiveness my mum decided she would get the other one.

£12 down to £6

Not much, but I'm happy with what I got :)
There were some lovely bits and bobs there, especially in the home section. If I had my own place I would have come away with loads. 

I'd love to see anyone else's Next sale buys. Leave me a link if you've posted them!

Lauren x

Friday, 13 July 2012

My Big Win!

I'm so excited right now! Today I received this in the post:

As you can see, I knew I was getting it, but now it's here it's really real! Now I just need to decide what to spend it on :)

I've been entering competitions regularly for a few months  now and have become somewhat addicted, but I'd completely forgotten about this as it was so long ago. This is my first what I'd call 'big win' (others include tights, sun lotion, shower gel, a book) and I'd say I've been quite lucky so far. 

Does anyone else enter competitions? What's your best win?

Lauren x

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

August Glamour Magazine

Today I picked up the August edition of Glamour. I'd been lusting after the lip salve, having read about it on other blogs. 

This month there's the choice of four 'balance Me' products; face wash, moisturiser, eye cream or lip salve. I'm a sucker for lip balms/salves/ lip products in general so I really wanted this one. 

As well as smelling and feeling lovely on my lips, it's also completely natural and made in the UK. 

Magazine freebies are awesome atm :)

Lauren x

Monday, 9 July 2012

#Nail Fail

This morning I was looking through a magazine when I saw these colour block nails and thought 'ooh they look good'.

I stupidly thought that it would be easy to do,  but still mucked it up!

It started okay, I did a nude layer of Nails Inc's Basil Street then used a sticky divider to form a cut off line before applying a tip of Love Rat by George at Asda. 

Basil Steet (on thumb!)

The dividing line
The messy results

It was looking good until I peeled back the line and it left a sticky, raised residue. Serves me right for using a sticky strip from an ancient manciure kit!

Anyway, I just thought I'd share it, as you always see when people get it right, but nobody posts their mistakes ;)

Lauren x

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Wasting time on Pinterest

As today was rather uninteresting, I thought I'd share some of my favorite re-pins from Pinterest. For those of you that don't know, Pinterest is a site that acts like a virtual pinboard. Basically, it's a really good site for procrastination.


Tye dye cup cakes? I totally want to try this!

Check! So very true lol


We all know they think this!



If you want to see what else I've pinned then you can find me here

Do you have Pinterest?

Lauren x

Thursday, 5 July 2012

New Maybelline BB

Just thought I'd share what came in the post this morning. 

It seems that Maybelline, like Garnier before them, have jumped on the bandwagon and started sending out free samples of their new BB cream. Head over to the Maybelline UK Facebook page to get yours.

Lauren X

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Maxi Dress Love

I've wanted a maxi dress for a long long time now, but for some reason never ended up with one. This week that has changed and I got this beauty...

Be Beau @ Matalan £26.00 £13.00

I love this material, the roses remind me of those painted on barges.

It was from the Be Beau collection at Matalan which I find always has the more on trend items of clothing. I can see this going nicely with my new wedges and a cropped denim jacket. Lovely.

Lauren X