30 July 2015

Dream big, dream with Arbonne

Me, this evening - all make up by Arbonne

This evening I went to an Arbonne presentation hosted by the highest earning male Arbonne consultant in the UK, Iain Pritchard, and what an evening it was. I have come away feeling so inspired and really enjoyed listening to him and his advice. Here I aim to retell his story, discuss points he raised, and tell you why I think Arbonne is fantastic. 
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The battle of the best pro make up storage



One is deemed the best product on the market used by make up professional's all over the world, one is unbranded and less than half the price. Has the Zuca Pro met it's match? Let the battle commence.
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26 July 2015

Fashionistas! Stay on top of your game with Bloglovin.com

Bloglovin.com is HUGE in the US and it is about to take the UK by storm. It is a place where you can find blogs on your favourite subjects. Keep ahead of the "It" crowd, keep your finger on the fashion pulse, stay hot on the heels of Alexa Chung's latest outfit and make sure your fashion and beauty style is always on point. 

All you have to do is register to Bloglovin, download the app to your iPhone or Android and find your favourite bloggers. Once you've done this you'll get a feed of all of your chosen bloggers latest posts in one place. The easiest way to stay ahead of the game, all day, every day. I promise you, Bloglovin's going to be your best friend and favourite fashion accessory.

You can follow my blog on Bloglovin and register here.

Go! Go! Go! My fashionista's!! 

Laura xoxo
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The Crème De La Crème Of My Make Up World

Image from Instagram User @pastelbooty


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24 July 2015

DIY - The BEST pore cleansing, acne busting, skin brightening face mask... EVER



Tryna look cute with a porridge face. Not easy.

Basically, I'm pretty much feeling like a medical marvel right now....

People who know me will know I've been struggling with my skin recently. When I was pregnant it was, for the first time in YEARS, smooth and glowing with only the odd pimple. Right now, I am in the midst of an invasion. My skin issues are hormonal, I have polycystic type ovaries and therefore I know I'm probably going to be in a lifelong battle with these little (and sometimes effin massive) blighters.

After being ill from taking my daily concoction of tablets I decided enough was enough. I am going the au naturel route.  I started doing some investigating and have therefore spent the last two days rubbing banana peel on my fizzog and using organic apple cider vinegar as a toner. I have to say, although I do stink of vinegar, I have definitely seen an improvement. My acne areas are smoothing out and my skin tone (in my non problematic areas) is becoming very even and clear!

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22 July 2015

Health - The NutriBullet & Smoothie Bowls




After blowing up no less than three blenders (I know, I know), I received a NutriBullet from my wonderful in-laws for my birthday the other day! 

The NutriBullet lived in my house for no longer than 30 minutes before I had packed up myself and my daughter and battled Tesco (hate the place, I much prefer to online shop from my sofa, in my pj's these days!) for fruit, veg, nuts and seeds. Can I just add how much I absolutely love that on the front of Tesco's nuts and seeds packaging they tell you what vitamins or minerals they contain. Fantastic! I was going to put this machine to the test and if there was anyone up to that job, given my blending history, it was me. I couldn't wait to get whizzing up some wonderfully healthy, nutritious goodness for my family. 

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20 July 2015

Makeup - How and why I became a Makeup Artist

It's very easy to become a make up artist these days. There are self taught makeup artists, YouTube makeup artists, trained makeup artists, specialist makeup artists; and most girls have the tools to get started right away. For that reason, it is a very saturated industry and one you shouldn't enter lightly.

So, how on earth did I end up becoming a makeup artist when all I wanted to do for as long as I remember was work for the NHS?! Well at the age of 25 I had achieved all of my goals; I got my degree and I was working in Project Management in the NHS. Did I feel fulfilled? Not particularly. I had a great job, but it just wasn't exciting.  I felt a bit "blah" but I plodded along...
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19 July 2015

Cosmetics - Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation




I have really been struggling with foundation lately. My skin has been playing up and caking on the Estee Lauder double wear to cover it up certainly hasn't helped my situation. For day time wear double wear just doesn't cut it, it's too severe. It is, after all, a camouflage makeup. Also, I hate the flashback double wear gives in flash photographs (that dreaded "ghost face" all of us double wear users know all to well). I've tried so many other foundations and nothing has the staying power that I need. My skin is quite oily. Makeup just seems to slide off. I've tried Dior Nude, Bare Minerals, GloMinerals, Mac, Giorgio Armani, Revlon, Bourjois... you name it, I've tried it.
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Welcome - Hello glam mummy's, makeup lovers & health freaks!

First ever blog post right here, right now people!

This blog is a space to allow me to document and share the knowledge and experience I gain in the beauty and cosmetics industry as I progress through my career as a Makeup Artist and Arbonne Consultant, juggling it alongside being a full time mother. I needed somewhere to store all of the information I learn, rather than store it in my brain (baby brain and lots of information is probably not a great combo!). So I thought I'd put pen to paper (or fingers to keys). 

Please feel free to join me on my ramblings of health, cosmetics, beauty, exercise and motherhood.

Laura xoxo

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