You’ve probably seen a fair bit of hype around this brand recently and with good reason too. Glossier was launched in the US back in 2014 by the editor of IntoTheGloss, (a site I adore, btw. Check it out!) Emily Weiss. When I first came across Glossier and read that ‘Glowy, dewy skin is our thing’, I was instantly sold. There was only one problem, it wasn’t available in the UK. Damn. Fast forward a year or so and it was announced that Glossier would finally be launching over here and it’s safe to say, I and a lot of other beauty buffs were over the moon. It took me a fair while to decide what to buy as I could literally buy the entire range but y’know, I’m poor so I decided to just stick to four items that stood out the most. Your orders arrive in pink bubble bags which I think is pretty adorable and you get some fun stickers included, too.

I think the first ever product I came across were the Balm Dotcoms and as I’m a complete lip balm hoarder, I knew I had to try them so I bought two. Birthday and The Original. These are multipurpose balms that can not only be used on your lips but as skin salves too. They are full of antioxidants and natural emollients to keep dry skin nourished. The Original is a simple, unscented balm but does the job. Birthday, however, oh my god is amazing. The only downside? It makes me crave cake terribly. This balm smells soooo yummy. I can’t get enough!

I really didn’t need another moisturiser but I liked the fact that this Priming Moisturiser not only hydrates the skin but also preps it for makeup application meaning I can skip using a primer on top and the wait for two different products to sink into the skin. I really love how this feels and it definitely gives a dewy glow! I will use this even if I’m having a makeup-free day due to the fresh appearance it gives. It’s also buildable which is great for my skin type – some days it can be really dry so I’ll need a fair amount but on other days, less is better.

Lastly, I had to try one of the Cloud Paints as I’m a big cream blush fan. These blushes have a gel-cream formula and are a quick and easy way of giving your cheeks a nice pop of colour. You use your fingers to apply this which makes it a great travel option, no blush brush required! I got the shade, Beam which is a lovely apricot shade and it really suits my skin tone. Don’t forget you can win a Cloud Paint Duo in my giveaway.

Right, I’m off to make another order…

Have you tried Glossier?

Laura xo
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Still yet to try Glossier? Get 10% off your order here.

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway here.

On 8th February 2015, I published my first ever blog post. I’m surprised I’m still here typing away, actually. I thought I’d of given up a long time ago and whilst I’ve had a few long breaks throughout due to life stresses or writer’s block, I’ve always come back and realised how much I enjoy doing this. But best of all, whenever I go on these breaks, you all still stick around. I never lose one follower and I know it’s not all about the numbers, but I appreciate it so much. It’s so nice to know people actually want to read what I write, so thank you!

This past year, I’ve had some fab opportunities come my way. I’ve worked with some fabulous brands, my favourite being NYX & Debenhams for this post. It was my first major ‘blogger mail’ and I was so over the moon when the email landed in my inbox. I don’t do this for the freebies and I have no intention of making this my career (although if the opportunity arose, I would definitely consider it! But that’s way off yet.) but receiving that parcel made me realise how far I’ve come. I even got invited to my first blogger event in Feb of last year. Unfortunately, I couldn’t go due to work but it looked amazing.

Blogging nowadays is such a huge thing. I can’t believe how much it’s helped me. My confidence has grown, it’s enabled me to improve on so many skills and it’s become an important addition on my CV (if you haven’t added your blog to yours yet, I definitely recommend it!). Whenever I go for interviews, I always get comments on how great my blog is and that just makes me so happy, especially as they’ve taken the time to have a little read before interviewing me!

This year, I hope to get to attend some blogger events and I’d love to make some blogger friends too. (If you live in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk etc. say hello in the comments? 🙈)

OK, I’m rambling on a bit now. Let’s get to the fun part.. to say thank you, I’m holding a little giveaway for one of you to win all of this:

  • Glossier Cloud Paint Duo in Beam (my fave!) & Dusk.
  • Makeup Revolution Dazzling Lights Collection containing some gorgeous highlighters – Skin Kiss in Champagne and 3 mini liquid highlighters in Mermaid’s Scales, Dragon’s Blood & Pixie Dust.
  • NYX Pore Filler & Shine Killer.
  • NYX Liquid Suede in Downtown Beauty.
  • NYX Lip Lingerie in Exotic.
  • Benefit They’re Real Double The Lip in Lusty Rose.
  • … and I may even throw in a little surprise!

Enter here (please read the terms and conditions below too!): 

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Terms and Conditions:

This giveaway will end on 8th March 2018 at 23.59pm. UK entrants only. One winner will be drawn at random and I will contact the winner using the email address provided by 10th March. The winner will have 14 days to respond, if the winner does not respond within this time, another winner will be chosen. There are three mandatory entries which must be completed, if you do not complete these, your entries will not be counted. If you’re under 16, please ask for your parent/guardians permission before entering. Best of luck!

Laura xo

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OK, it may be nearing the end of January but I still wanted to share with you my best-loved beauty products of 2017! Today, I’m sharing all my favourite makeup discoveries of 2017 and in a couple of days, I’ll share all the skincare products that I loved last year. So without further ado, here’s my 2017 makeup favourites!

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Sephora Mini Haul

Hey everyone! Long time no blog post. I’ve missed blogging so much, I’m glad to be back. So, where have I been? Well, in October, I started my degree at The Open University! And although it’s only part-time, it does take up a huge amount of my time, especially when the dreaded assignments are due. But I’m hopefully back to posting regularly…

Last month, my Mum took me on holiday to Tenerife for a much-needed break (it was my Christmas present too!). I was over the moon when I found out there was a Sephora in Tenerife, so I planned a whole day out in Santa Cruz just so I had the opportunity to go and do a little first time Sephora shopping.🙊

If you’re ever in Tenerife and want to visit, you’ll find it on the first floor at the ‘El Corte Ingles’ department store in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and better yet, it’s right opposite the bus station which has buses to and from literally anywhere on the island. The only disappointing thing is that the Sephora in the department store is basically just a concession, so it’s a very limited range of products so a trip to an American Sephora is still a must!

OK, I’ll stop rambling on now and show you what I picked up…

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