Friday, 29 August 2014

Holiday Catchup

This holiday has been so relaxing it has been a much needed break! I have tried to get in some sunbathing, walking and plenty of eating... soooo much food I need to start eating much healthier as soon as I get home. Yesterday we climbed up a nearby mountain, I was so impressed with my 2 brothers for reaching the top.  On the walk up we went past a fountain which has 'healing' water. I drank nearly 2 litres of the stuff haha. I bet the only thing I will get from that water is diarrhoea...  The three of us cheated and got a Tuk Tuk to the bottom which was fun as the driver went super speedy for us :) 

I took a small selection of makeup with me but as always on holiday haven't worn any. Also my hair has become a wild mess, so when I get back I plan on my first hair cut of 2014!! I think I am going to get some more blond put into my hair as I really fancy a change. 

Today is the last full day so hopefully the sun will be out so I can get my tan on! The great thing with staying in a villa rather than a hotel is you can get in a cheeky bit of topless sunbathing and skinny dipping! 

I hope everyone has been having a great week - I am not looking forward to coming back to England as my first stop back is to hospital to start IVs :(  But I am looking forward to having a proper catchup on blogs when I return. 

Love L x

Monday, 25 August 2014

Day At The Beach

As I upload these pictures I have just realised that literally everything I am wearing today is from Primark!! It was our second day in Portugal today and I have noticed that I tanned a lot quicker than normal - I think it is due to the tan accelerator.

 It is so nice just having some time to relax and play with the bros. We had an intense game of water polo in the pool - I get waaaaaay too competitive and end up drowning my brothers and my Grandma just so I can get the ball... opps! 

We have been listening to lots of music today -  our song of the day is by Of Monsters And Men 'Little Talks'. The boys like it as it contains swearing - not sure I am the best influence! 

Tomorrow I think we are going to explore some castles and then near by is a bonsai tree museum which I really want to go to, but I think I may be the only one who wants to go!

Toby showing me ridiculous amounts of love...

Have you had a lovely bank holiday?

Love L x

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Purple Lipstick All Over The Page

I don't normally wear a purple lip but I thought I would try the Maybelline Colour Sensatonal (£6.99) in shade # 338 Midnight Plum. I really like how the product is sheer as it makes it easier to wear. I didn't bother with any liner and I just plopped it on straight from the bullet. Another benefit of this lipstick is that when it starts to wear off it looks as if the lips are just slightly bitten which I really like. 

I love hair that is shaved at the sides but I am way to much of a wuss to get it done myself so instead I just plaited one side which gives an illusion of a mini buzz cut.

My dress is from Topshop (£26) and it is definitely one of my comfiest dresses in the world. It feels like wearing a pyjama to work :) I teamed it with a pair of Primark (£20) shoes - Primarni have definitely upped their priced recently...

This week I have been busy shooting, interning and going out but I have actually just arrived in Portugal with the family. I can't wait this week is going to be so relaxing, I am hoping to do a bit of surfing and I intend on making a load of LOOM BANDS with my brothers :) 

What do you think about purple lipstick?? 

Love L x

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Hangover Cures Part II

So I actually went rock climbing a couple of weekends a go after a rather drunken night out at Soho House. I  had booked a refreshers climber course and a cheeky abseil at 10 the following morning which soon woke me up... I went to The Castle in Stoke Newington and as the name suggests the centre is in a castle. The abseil was from the top of the tower (70ft)  which apparently is the highest inside abseil location in London. I love it and wish I could do it more, I like to go down as fast as I can manage without burning my hand too much on the rope. 

The climbing was just as fun I did prefer the bouldering  as there is no faffing around with harnesses etc. I did feel like a bit of loser though as I was in a group of couples -  I found myself getting waaaaay too competitive and tried to beat all the other couples reach the top.

The night before...

After my climb I met up with my friend Bianca and we eat far too much yummy food at Camden Lock Market.

All in all the combo of climbing/abseiling/LOTS OF FOOD cured my vodka hangover :) 

What sports do you guys like to do? 

Love L x

Monday, 18 August 2014

Test Shoot With Talie (Updated)

So today I had the pleasure of working with Talie Eiegland who is such a talented photographer, check out her work here. The shoot was held in her lovely studio and we worked with two amazing models from Space Model Management called Auoxe and Victoria. The whole day was really relaxed and I had great fun with all three girls. Talie is great to collaborate with and it's nice how well we have clicked! 

As you can see the focus of the makeup is the black eye/eyebrows so I kept the rest of the makeup very simple. 
Some products that I used:
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream 
Shu - Uemura Painting liner
Mac Face and Body
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat
Kevin Aucoin Sculpting Powder
Nars Laguna and Orgasm
Laura Mercier - Secret Brightening Powder

Thanks again to all 3 girls you were all amazing to work with! 

Love L x

Friday, 15 August 2014

The Good & The Bad

I hope everyone has been having a good week? I have been busy organising various things for London Fashion Week which has been good fun! I also seem to have spent a lot on beauty products lately - I keep using the excuse that I need it for my kit... One product which was super expensive but completely worth the £70 price tag is the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream . It comes in a massive pot so you do get a lot of product for the price. The cream really does transform skin due to all the fabulous ingredients. I use it on myself and on clients to make the skin look as great as it can! Also how beautiful is the packaging? The rose gold lid is such a chic touch.

However a disappointing product that I recently purchased was the Benefit 'They're Real' liner. (£18.50) I have read a lot of mixed reviews on this product and I think you either love it or hate it. Unfortunately I hate it - I feel the consistency is really thick and crumbly and does not apply as smoothly as using a brush. Sorry Benefit but I am going to pass on this one...

What products have you been loving and loathing this week?

Love L x

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Getting My Tan On... (Safely)

I can't wait for next Saturday as I am going on holiday with the Goodman gang to Portugal. It will be great to spend lots of time with my little brothers as I miss them lots when I'm in London. I am  looking forward to a game of 'Truth or Dare' on the plane. Last time I played that game with them  I ended up in just my socks running around the garden... 

Annnyway on to beauty, to maximise my holiday tan  I have been slapping on  Sun Believable - Tan Accelerator twice a day.  (£11) You are supposed to use it 10 days before you go on holiday and then continue using it while away. It will apparently make my tan last longer by boosting my melanin production. The accelerator  contains aloe vera which means it is very soothing, so I will make sure to use it in the evenings to cool my skin down. 

I will obviously be slathered in sun cream as I am very concerned about premature wrinkles and other obvious health dangers. But I do love a good tan so this product should keep me looking bronzed for longer. I am a bridesmaid at the beginning of September so it would be great if I still had a bit of colour then!

I will keep you updated in the next couple of weeks to let you know how I get on with it!

Product kindly sent for me to try :) 

Are you going anywhere nice on holiday? 

Love L x