Sunday, October 20, 2013

A Wedding Planner To Rival Them All

Autumn it is officially wedding season and whether you are getting married this year or are still in the early stages of planning your dream wedding, then I officially have the perfect organisation tool for you.

Paper Themes Wedding Planner








This nifty and beautifully designed planner provides everything you need with 6 tabbed pocket sections, full checklists covering wedding party wardrobe, venue, guests, stationary, transport and lot's more.

It is basically an organised persons dream. I am using my Wedding Planner to organise my wedding and will show you some notes in my planner soon.

Interested or want to find out more about the range? Then head over to http://www.paperthemes.co.uk/

Friday, August 09, 2013

It's The Day Beauties - Benefit #benefayre Event Cardiff!

Hey Beauties,

Today is the day that the Benefit #benefayre is coming to Cardiff and I for one cannot wait!
Image from benefit.co.uk
The Benefit event is all in aid of supporting the fantastic charity Refuge which is a vital support network that helps and supports women and children suffering from Abuse in the UK providing accommodation and so much more when things can and do get very bad in their lives.

As well as the vital support from Benefit us #benebabes are getting involved to raise money and throwing in a little fun and lipstick to raise awareness.

The #benefayre will consist of the fabulous following; The Benefayre will allow you to step into a pink bene-wonderland, complete with over-sized products, games, food, entertainment and makeovers!
Image from benefit.co.uk
The games bring to life the themes of our award winning products:
Spy gal’s POREfessional shooting gallery (Shoot 3 lemon to win!)
They’re Real Mascara hoopla (Hoop an over-sized mascara to win!)
Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow tincan alley (Knock down all the bottles to win!)

I will of course be updating you all on the day ahead via my Twitter and Instagram .

Will you be going to the #benefayre in Cardiff? Let me know beauties xoxo

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

EXCLUSIVE Interview - Lancelot Knight Handbag Company

Hey Beauties,

There comes a time in your life when an 'it' handbag becomes the centre of your world. A handbag worthy of craftsmanship and design need not no introduction as today beauties I have a handbag company that makes just that...

Introducing Lancelot Knight.
In an exclusive interview Lancelot Knight opened up about their highly guarded handbags, the process, the quality and love that goes into each individual handbag
Tell us a little bit about Lancelot Knight?
Lancelot Knight is a leather workshop located near Alnwick Castle, Northumberland. It is a family run business, father & son to be exact. All our leather products are hand-cut and hand stitched. Our designer bags’ range has been constantly expanding and evolving. All our bags are created individually with a contemporary twist.

When was Lancelot Knight created?
Lancelot knight has been launched since 1902 and established its first business premises in 1921.
What was the idea behind Lancelot Knight?
The business was set up through the desire to design, produce and own items of the highest standard and quality.

What goes into making Lancelot Knight Handbags?
We believe in products that are all about the quality and not so much about the quantity. All the products are made of the finest leather which is sourced locally, hand-cut and hand stitched with original antique leather tools.

What materials are used to create the Handbags?
The products are made from genuine cow leather.
What does Lancelot Knight Handbags represent?
Lancelot Knight bags represents old fashioned British values of integrity, quality, value for money, friendliness and sense of humour.

Who do you see using Lancelot Knight Handbags?
Our range of bags are upmarket and classic but we try to cater for a wide range of customers and are always looking to expand and create.

What is the creative process when it comes to making these high quality handbags?
When making the bags they are all hand-cut and hand stitched and they are all made using antique leather tools, to create a bag of such high quality we believe time should be spent on the manufacturing of it.
Do you stand by having your prices set at or over £90?
Our designs are very upmarket and classic as mentioned before, it stands out from the shelf and the attention to detail on the bags justifies the prices and depicts the class of the bag.
What direction do you see Lancelot Knight going in the future?
Every year Lancelot Knight continues to develop new collections, and our aim is to continue to work on the design of our beautiful handbags, clutches, totes and purses, which would be designed as one-off pieces to treasure.

What are your most popular handbags? 
Our most popular bags are our Avon Barrel, the fluorescent colours seem to be very popular.

Do you have any fascinating Lancelot Knight or handbag stories to tell us?
The satchel became a popular accessory in the 17th century, and has never really left the fashion scene, but we are always adapting our designs to fit in with the fashion of today that is how our harrow bag and Avon barrel range have been developed. We look forward to bringing in new designs to our range in the future.


Interested in seeing the Lancelot Knight Handbag Collection? Then head over to 
http://lancelotknight.co.uk/ 
Twitter  https://twitter.com/LancelotKnight1

xoxo

Saturday, August 03, 2013

My Lip Collection

Hey Beauties,

So if I had to pick one Beauty Product to take on a Desert Island it would have to be a Lip Product...

I am sorry but I can't help but love them, they excite me, instantly boosts my mood and it is an absolute joy to put it on. I sometimes wonder whether I am trapped in an era where I should be dressed head to toe in my glad rags lushly applying lipstick with pride.

So beauties in kind of a celebration of my love for lipsticks and lip products, I have decided to show you my lip collection. I have recently downsized my collection quite ALOT and gave away most of them (Yes I am nice like that) but as you will see I still have a tidy size collection...Enjoy!









From Left to Right-

YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick Shade 2
YSL Lip Stain Shade Pink
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Shade 437 Empreinte
Calvin Klein Lipstick Shade 31143 Ruby Red
MUA Lipstick Shade Red
Nivea Lip Butter Shade Raspberry Rose'
Revlon ColorBurst Shade 026 Rose Gold or Rose
Revlon ColorBurst Shade 020 Papaya
Thomas Sabo Lip Gloss Shade Red
Barry M Limited Edition Lip Gloss Shade Nude
Dior Lip Glow
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter Shade 080 Strawberry Shortcake
MAC Lip Conditioner Ricky Martin Collection
Elemis Fresh Skin Lip Balm
Avene Cold Cream Lip Cream
Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfecter Shade 01
Carmex SP15 Cherry Lip Balm
No7 Liplicious Moisturising Balm SPF 15 Shade Pink
Bobbi Brown Glitter Lip Gloss Shade Baby 31

What's in your lip collection? Leave me a comment below I would love know beauties

xoxo


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A New & Untold Nail Story

Hey Beauties,

When it comes to Nails I like something a little different, quirky and individual...nails that nobody else has, and luckily I have found just that...

Introducing Splatt£r LDN


Splatt£r Nails is a new and upcoming nail company that specialise in providing you the nails you want and have been looking for. Want Rhianna inspired nails? quirky or even a themed nail? Then Spaltt£r LDN Nails are the one for you.

I recently wanted to try out different patterns that would suit my current obsession with red nail polish and what better way to test them out on nails that can be easily filed down to any shape or by manipulating into a shape of nail I want? Hello there Claws.

As you can see it is super easy to apply Splatt£r LDN Nails and with using the Elegant Touch Glue which is known for it's staying power, you can have nails to be proud of.

So Beauties when it comes to nails this Summer I have nailed it (get it?) so make sure to check out Splatt£r LDN for all your nail needs this Summer...

http://laurenleighmakeup.com/#/shop-splattr-ldn/4577772730


Twitter @Splatt£r_LDN

XOXO

Monday, July 29, 2013

A Discovery - SAMPAR Prodigal Pen

Hey Beauties,

Ever been in the position of having a raging spot that needs to be treated but you need to get to work, so you slap the makeup and concealer over it? Yep thought so, it happens to us all.

Luckily I have found a solution and it comes in the form of a Pen.

Sampar Prodigal Pen £18.00
Sampar Prodigal Pen is an Anti Blemish pen that helps fight the battle of spots, redness, razor nicks,and mosquito bites, and can be used on the face or body so yes this is no ordinary treatment.

The SAMPAR mission is to reset the skin’s intelligent response system and to support its natural healing actions. Enriched with the Urban Advance Complex, The innovative formulations act at the heart of cells to “wake-up” and reactivate the skin’s vital functions, helping to recover a state of equilibrium.
The pen comes in a roller ball form and is compact to take on the go whether that's to work, on flights or on a city break.

What I also love love love about the Sampar pen is that it can be used on or over Makeup! Yes really beauties...
Containing a blend of essential oils including Lavender, Thyme, Oregano, Rosemary, Clove, Sage and Cinnamon provides a natural antiseptic that helps to soothe and calm spots, redness, irritant skin problems and even scarring. 

I applied the pen to three spots over my makeup. Once applied to the skin the scent is very strong (so if you are not too keen on smells you may not like this, but for the results it gives you can look over this) and at first it felt very cold on the skin, but soon dried very quickly within a matter of 30 seconds to be exact, leaving a cooling effect on the skin. The scent disappeared after a minute and at first I was a little worried that it would effect my makeup maybe it would smudge? I am happy to report, no it didn't effect my makeup and my makeup stayed in place untouched.
The ambition of SAMPAR, the pioneer of urban skin care, is to awaken the sleeping beauty in every woman, uncovering and revealing her natural allure. SAMPAR produce intelligent skin care products for demanding women.
I can safely say that I have found a gem and encourage you beauties to try it too. Product Rating 5/5.

Beauties have you tried the Sampar Prodigal Pen? Are you going to? Let me know beauties...

The Sampar Prodigal Pen is available from www.feelunique.com
Marks & Spencer www.marksandspencer.com

xoxo

Sunday, July 28, 2013

My Summer Makeup

Hey Beauties,

With Summer officially upon us there is no better time than to have a makeup re-work. It's time to ditch the heavy foundation and eyeliner and embrace light airbrushed colours.

As a fan of the 'cat eye' I have to admit it has been extremely liberating to ditch it this summer. Number 1; it takes too long to perfect and 2; you need to prep and prime it and in some cases top it up throughout the day.

So it has been a real treat to not wear it and to use a single colour block eyeshadow. Today I want to show you today my Summer Makeup.

With Flash
From Left to Right;

  • YSL Touche Eclat Foundation Shade B10
  • Chanel Les Beiges Powder Shade B10
  • Real Techniques Stippling Brush
  • Dior Show Mascara Shade Black
  • Laura Mercier Cream Blush Shade Oleander
  • Loreal Color Infaillable Eyeshadow Shade 004 Forever Pink
  • HD Brows Blusher Brush

What's your Summer Makeup beauties? Let me know in the comments below.

xoxo