This month I found myself unintentionally involved in No Buy July. A time of the year where people use a cute rhyme to try and stop spending so much money or ban themselves from buying particular items. I’ve never really thought to get involved in one of these month goal things because I believe if you want to do something or change something then there’s no better time than now. Also, imagine having to wait to start a goal until a month came around which you could rhyme with! But, at the start of the month without realising it, I declared to myself and a few friends that I wasn’t buying any makeup this month – and accidental No Buy July begun. Continue reading
Through the wonders of the internet I recently discovered Kracie Popin Cooking, a Japanese trend where you buy little sets and make/bake mini foods which are edible. Even though it looked totally crazy I decided I HAD to try it, and I’m glad I did. The baking requires a lot of patience and a bit of bravery when it comes to tasting, but I may have just found my newest hobby. Continue reading
Planning holidays is so exciting and at the moment I’m getting ready for a big trip to Vietnam. Since a lot of you followed my travels around Thailand I thought I’d share with you some tips on how to plan your next holiday on your own – it’s honestly not that hard! As well as being fun you can save so much money doing your own research and bookings and you are much more likely to end up seeing and doing things that really suit you. To start all you need to do is pick the place and have an idea of dates. Continue reading
My Instagram has been full of colour this month so I decided it was time for a round up!
♥ Last weekend I went out to Silo Park with some friends and we ended up at Thai Street for dinner. The food here is so yum and also reasonably priced, the only thing I dislike is these random metal cups they give you for water. In the snap is one of my best friends, Jason!
♥ On the blog was my collection of products I buy over and over again – including E.L.F, Lioele and lots more, check out my holy grails here!
♥ A regram from Soap and Glory was showing what I would rather be doing – pink cocktails and candy, yes please!
♥ These bright lip looks from MAC Cosmetics and the stunning dark purple lip from Gerard Cosmetics had me all lip inspired. I ended up trying out a dark red shade (Buda-pash by Australis) which I had always thought wouldn’t suit me and I ended up loving it! Continue reading
So you’re broke and you have about 20 foundations that have never even been touched – it’s time to stop spending so much money on makeup. When makeup is your thing, your hobby and it is something you surround yourself in (Facebook groups, following Instagram accounts, reading blogs, watching hauls on YouTube) it can be tough at first to kick the habit of spending too much, but there are some super simple little things you can do which will make a huge difference to your bank account. And it is totally do-able without any tears and tantrums.
Instagram round up – April/May edition!
I haven’t done one of these before, but I’ve been using Instagram a lot lately and have been finding a lot of inspiration there too. So I wanted to show you all my images of the month on here too.
So what did I get up to last Friday night, and more importantly what do I do over the long Easter weekend? The long weekend was nice and relaxed for me and also marked the start of my two week break from work, woo hoo! My highlights of the four days include a new hair colour, relaxing, shopping, a blueberry latte and my baby pomeranian’s first birthday party. Continue reading
The Liebster award is kind of like a blog tag which connects bloggers to other bloggers through nominating blogs which you think are super cool! I was recently nominated for this blog by two different people, Stella from Stellaxox and Savannah from The Life of A Beauty Blog – so I thought I better get to it and answer some questions! Continue reading
So I know it isn’t quite the new year, being March and all, but I feel like things are only just really settling down now and with that has come some new beauty and life routines. I am pretty impressed with myself that for the most part I have kept up with these new routines without too much suffering through internal motivational talks – you know what I’m talking about “come on, your skin will love you for it” “it’s just a few minutes and then you can watch the Kardashians”. It’s way easier now that my new routines are actually paying off – seeing results is the best motivation!
Last Friday Night – welcome to a new feature on Laura Loves Beauty. Last Friday night is where now and then I’ll share with you what I got up to on a weekend (that is when I do something more exciting than playing with the dogs and visiting Cotton On).
Last weekend I ended up doing a bundle of beauty and blog related activities. On Friday night I took along my bestie, Mel, to the Spark Lab Remix + Smashbox workshop. With Carolyn Taylor hosting, (remember her from What Now? – she is way more funny and entertaining without all the morning cartoons) and two fabulous Smashbox makeup artists all of our beauty woes and questions were answered. Mel and I also took the opportunity of being in Britomart as a chance to have Better Burger for dinner and then Milse for dessert. PERFECT LIFE COMBINATION!
I got two new tips from the workshop Continue reading