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Too Faced Peach Perfect Foundation - New Shades Now Available*

This is a strong statement to make BUT I'd say Too Faced are probably one of all time favourite beauty brands. I just love them, yeno? Their products, their packaging, their quality. Their scent.

Inclusivity is imperatively important - in beauty, and in all aspects of life; so I'm pleased to announce in this cheeky lil post that Too Faced have just added another 10 new shades to their colour range of Too Faced Peach Perfect Foundation* [RRP £27.] So if you've been keen AF to try this gorgeous product but unable to find your perfect colour match in the past - now you can! And just look at her πŸ˜

Too Faced Peach Perfect Foundation - New Shades Now Available | Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Too Faced Peach Perfect Foundation - New Shades Now Available | Lovelaughslipstick Blog

5 Niche Dating Tips for 2019*

I wrote the other day about the evolving landscape of modern dating and the freedom that this brings about with it. Dedicated apps, niche websites & the use of technology to match people according to their preferences / desires [very literally, in some cases!] is big business - and a huge step forward for those in the dating game.

Similar to social media, modern dating connects likeminded individuals; allowing them to chat and explore shared interests. Whatever these areas of common ground may be! Since the explosion of the Fifty Shades franchise the other year, it seems that even we prudish Brits have become a bit more open to talking about what it is we're looking for in the bedroom department; with millions of women now seeking their very own 'Mr Grey.' 

The fetish dating scene has never been so [openly] popular... I have friends who are very much into it themselves; sharing some pretty raunchy details of their nights at parties, their latest conquests & some of the people they meet! Here's a few top tips on how to successfully locate your Mr Grey using online dating sites, staying safe, putting together your profile & finding the best candidates for the job!

NEW! PAYOT's Sunny Skincare Collection*

How gorgeous is this fab new collection from PAYOT, pls? 😍 

Thanks to events such as #SunAwarenessWeek last week, protecting our skin is something we're discussing more in conversations about health & wellbeing. It's so important to love & protect the skin you're in from sun damage.

French skincare brand PAYOT understand the struggle between needing to protect your skin from sun damage whilst also wanting a radiant golden glow; which is what spurred them on to design & develop their new, stunning Sunny collection of skincare. Each sun protectant product within this range helps us to maintain youthful, healthy skin whilst still exuding an exotic golden tan; achieved via the following three-step routine designed for men and women.

NEW! PAYOT's Sunny Skincare Collection, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

The Summer Wardrobe Accessory Checklist*

The weather is warming up and it’s time to start picking out your summer wardrobe. You can get rid of all of those thick coats and jumpers for the year and start getting out the long flowing dresses and add a bit more colour to your life. 

The great thing about summer fashion is that there's more room for accessorising. You can still accessorise during the winter, of course... but most of the time you’re picking things out for practicality over style and half the time, you’re covered up with a thick coat anyway. But in the summer, you don’t need to worry about keeping warm so you have more freedom to mix and match some beautiful outfits - and accessorising is a big part of that. 

If you’re putting your summer wardrobe together right now, make sure that you don’t forget these important accessorising tips. 

Image by Ulrike Mai from Pixabay

Staying Safe In The Modern World Of Dating*

With the evolution of mobile dating apps, hook-up websites and other no-strings arrangements; there's no denying that the modern world of dating has changed dramatically in modern times - taking advantage of technology & social channels to evolve with the latest trends. 

What started with Lonely Hearts adverts in the back of the paper evolved to dating websites, which have now advanced to become mobile apps; where you can swipe, match, chat & whatever else tickles ya [perhaps literal?] pickle. 

Whatever you're looking for - the one, a new pal, a hook-up or something a bit steamier [no judgement here, huns] the modern world serves it. 

Even though Brits are still notoriously prudish when it comes to talking about sex, topics such as BDSM / subs & doms have become much more mainstream and talked about; thanks to the popularity of things such as the 50 Shades franchise. Which seemed to work to a] somewhat normalise what is [to many] a healthy way to explore their sexual fantasies with a consenting partner and b] unleash desires a lot of people didn't perhaps realise they had... the number of girls now openly seeking their 'Mr Grey' is a real testament to how popular these books & films have been.

With this new found freedom within what is a very new & constantly evolving digital dating environment though, it's just as important to talk about how to stay safe bdsm dating as it is about how much you're seeking your Christian Grey & his room of whips and chains πŸ˜‚ So let's talk about that in this post. Here's just a few ideas on how you can stay safe in the modern world of adult dating, when using sites such as mybdsmhookups.com.

Photo by Valeria Boltneva from Pexels

Ezi-tanning With Ezitan*

Okay. I'm a self-proclaimed terrible blogger; as I've had these tanning goodies for pure ages & have only just got round to sorting this write-up now. SORRYYYYYYYY huns.

However - I do like to ensure that with any product I try out for a review, that I give it a thorough trial before writing up my conclusions. And I firstly got a tattoo [where I was advised not to fake tan for 6 weeks afterwards] anddddd had a minor surgical procedure which again delayed things... and then boom. Life just whizzed right by πŸ™ˆ 

Anyway. I'm here now. Tanned, healed, tattooed & ready to share my honest opinions on this tanning range with you, from a new brand to my life; Ezitan. Now also available to shop via Fragrance Direct

Ezi-tanning With Ezitan - Fake Tan Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

#WeLoveLashes | Must-Have Eylure Lashes From FalseEyelashes.co.uk*

I don't think I could function very well as a human without false lashes. Dramatic [and first world problems, I know] but the addiction is strong... and to me, they're one of the most integral additions to my makeup & rancid face. One of the few things that make my giant moonhead slightly more tolerable to the human eye. 

One of my fave websites that I use to locate the most fluttery falsies & a huge selection of brands is, undoubtedly, FalseEyelashes.co.uk; who very kindly sent over some fab new styles for me to try from eyelash veterans Eylure... a brand I've used since I was about 15. So a very long time indeed! [#FossilProbs.]

Here's a lil overview of some of the latest Eylure styles gracing my lash wardrobe & links to where you can get your mitts on your very own. I always like to see independent photos of falsies rather than relying on stock imagery alone when falsie shopping; so hopefully my 234235 pics in this post will be useful to you guys too.

#WeLoveLashes | Must-Have Eylure Lashes From FalseEyelashes.co.uk | Lovelaughslipstick Blog Review
#WeLoveLashes | Must-Have Eylure Lashes From FalseEyelashes.co.uk | Lovelaughslipstick Blog Review

Upcycle With UpCircle Beauty* [& Enjoy BANGIN' Skin]

I've got a fab brand to share with you guys today - one you may have previously tried before; under their old name of Optiat. These guys have rebranded, expanded & evolved into something even better than the brand I'd used & enjoyed in the past. Their new packaging is bangin', their ethos is 10/10 & their products are luxurious AF - a big part of my life now. 

UpCircle Beauty (previously Optiat) have grown beyond their original offerings of repurposed coffee-based body scrubs; they now also create natural soaps from brewed chai tea spices & organic face serum; using oil extracted from used coffee grounds. Both their new soaps and serum are certified by Soil Association and COSMOS

The brand's founders have refined & grown their range of natural skincare products as part of the rebrand; transitioning their coffee scrubs from plastic tubes to 100% aluminium ones & eliminating 99% of their plastic packaging [yaaaaaaaas!]

UpCircle create genuinely sustainable, natural and organic skincare that is not only innovative in application and design; but which also delivers consistently fantastic results. πŸ™Œ It's vegan-friendly, cruelty-free and 100% sustainable too. They very kindly sent me a couple of their new products to try out recently - and I'm here today to sing my praises for them. Probably with a fair bit of weeping & overexcited swears.

Upcycle With UpCircle Beauty, Vegan Cruelty-Free Sustainable Skincare Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Little Known Box April 2019 Review & Unboxing*

New month, new treasure trove of goodies from Little Known Box πŸ’— This month's curation is the 'Floral Fever' April 2019 edit - and she's another lil beaut.

Before I crack firmly on with this review & my undying professions of love, I need to make a quick disclaimer here; as it's really bugging me & I'm pure kicking myself for my ways [y am I like this.] In the main flatlay pics of this month's box, I've accidentally missed a product out & I'm pure ashamed hahahaha. 

You probs / may not notice it, but I have & I need to stick me rancid tanned hands up right now & admit the error of my ways. 

The product in question had hidden itself under my photo-taking-table & I didn't find it till later; when I'd packed everything away and gone full rogue with the other products. You'll see it in the other pics, but just not in the flatlays of all the products together... so soz about this huns, if it bugs you as much as it does me πŸ˜‚

Let's get down to business.

Little Known Box Floral Fever April 2019 Edit Review & Unboxing, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Saying Goodbye To Boring Weddings*

OK, so let’s be honest here. As much as some of us would rather spend the rest of our lives with a Wetherspoons pitcher [no glasses, just a straw for me please], we all have those ideas of our future wedding in mind. Prince Charming is going to come in and sweep us off our feet, and we’re going to have a wedding that is beautiful enough to be on the cover of Vogue. Maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but nobody wants to have a boring wedding now, do they? Here’s how you can avoid it.

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels

How Can the Weather Affect Your Mood?*

According to research, various weather patterns can affect our moods and emotions. For several years, people have been diagnosed as suffering from SAD [seasonal affective disorder], while many experts also believe that cold or hot temperatures can drain our energy and tamper with our sleeping patterns, respectively.

So, what’s the truth? Here, we’ll look at how different weather patterns can affect how we feel — and whether there’s any proof to back up the claims that climates can alter our moods and behaviour…

How Can the Weather Affect Your Mood? | Collaborative post with Fulton Umbrellas

#SkincareSaturday | 5 Reasons Why I've Been DIGGIN' This Novexpert Paris Gentle Gel Cleanser*

I had a bit of a mare retrieving this cleanser from Neil the DPD fella - but I did eventually and I'm pretty glad about that. I've been trying out this Novexpert Clear Skin Foaming Gel* for the past few weeks and I actually really like it. Despite not being familiar with the brand prior to it landing in me life, it's managed to win me over and applies a treat with my new PMD Clean Facial Cleansing Brush.

Novexpert Paris have just launched their fab line of products in the UK; all of which are 100% natural, eco-certified, biodegradable, vegan-friendly, cruelty-free AND 100% hypoallergenic. Yaaaaaas guys πŸ™Œ Their products are available to buy in pharmacies & a few selected stores nationwide; as well as via www.cosmeticsonline.ie.

Grab a brew & let's take 5 to discuss this new arrival in my life, and what I've been enjoying about it.

Novexpert Clear Skin Foaming Gel Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

MGC Derma's CBD & Hyaluronic Cleansing Milk: Reviewed*

A few weeks ago, I did some work with a client who was creating a website dedicated to all things hemp & CBD. I learned a lot during this time and wrote a lot about the use of hempseed oil in beauty products; researching its benefits and uses extensively. I wrote a few articles for the client about the use of CBD ingredients in health & beauty ranges [did you know Milk Makeup use it in their products?] and - as I seem to do increasingly more these days - during this time of scouring high-end beauty sites and learning about this super-ingredient, I somehow influenced myself to wanna try anything & everything with it in.

Just like I've now become addicted to chicken korma, after I influenced myself heavily with Indian food after playing that level on Cooking Fever.

One of the big name brands that came up time & time again during my research and time scouting out the best CBD beauty products was MGC Derma; a company whose range I hadn't tried before, but began to form a deep interest in. These guys were like the OG's of CBD infused formulas; high-end, luxury skincare with great reviews. Available to shop at Harvey Nichols, I added several of their products to my [ever-expanding] skincare wishlist during my time working with this client.

Fast forward to now - and thanks to my huns at Wizard, I've got my hands on my first ever CBD infused product from this brand; the MGC Derma CBD & Hyaluronic Cleansing Milk* - and I really like it. Maybe manifesting stuff you want & it appearing is real?!

MGC Derma's CBD & Hyaluronic Cleansing Milk: Reviewed, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

THE BEST FAKE TAN I'VE EVER EVER TRIED. EVER. IDDT // INDDT*

Gang I know that I proper waffle on about fake tan and I'm aware the hoard in my wardrobe is bordering on insanity... but I recently got to try out a new [to me] brand thanks to Indulge Beauty and I think it's my new all-time fav. Like, tops all others I've ever liked levels of good. THAT KINDA APPRECIATION. 

I've sorta bashed this ode to fake tan / love poem together pretty quickly because I can't cope [you may have seen me already profess my undying love for this stuff on Instagram] with not telling the world about it for much longer. 

And if you're younger than me [most people are... let's be fair, I'm a pure old bag] and you're wondering what in fresh hell IDDT & INDDT in the title mean [or perhaps you're not Northern AF like me and have a Southern equivalent of this] it's basically schoolyard grafitti. It basically means IDDT = If destroyed definitely true and INDDT = If not destroyed definitely true; which covered all bases when you wrote who ya fancied on the blackboard or some scathing insult like 'Dion has crabs' in marking this down as fact for all of time.

So if Pipdig do ever f*ck me up and take me blog down, at least I know I've professed my undying love for this brand according to schoolyard law & therefore; by the book. Why am I like this.

Vita Liberata Phenomenal Tan in Medium Review, from Indulge Beauty, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Fun & Games With Love Layla* | Baby Shower Banter & Sten Do Shenanigans

My absolute DREAM would to be a rep in Ibiza or a party planner. Even though I'm a full on fossil age-wise, I look about 12 and love a good party... I legit can't think of a profession I'd be any more ideal for. Other than full-time cider tester / retired millionaire; tbh.

I swear as I get older, my mind reverts back to my younger days - I've pure rewound to my uni mindset; staying out till 4am dancing & challenging proper randoms to drinking games / sambuca... but a lot of my pals are married, their feet hurt by midnight & have responsibilities to get home to. Can't relate. Beer garden pls.

The reason I'm telling you all this is a] cos manifesting your dreams appaz comes true according to Twitter and b] it's a nice lil introduction to this post. I wouldn't say a smooth lead in, cos that's not my forte in any game, but it works

My love for party planning, getting everyone smashed & keeping the vibes alive till a minimum of 1am [compromise is key] meant I took charge of planning, creating, leading & enforcing many of the games at a Sten [Stag / Hen weekend hybrid] I went on earlier this month... which was mashed up with a Baby Shower that I also totes ran with my everyone-must-drink dictatorship. 

I designed & created games / dares for the weekend from scratch, bought loads of props [and shots, obv], tacky badges off eBay and stocked up on bangin' drinking games to keep the ale flowing Friday - Monday

Turns out drinking Jenga is probs the most fun budget game ever, who knew? Although the total knock-off I bought was called 'Drunken Tower' for legal reasons πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

My BAES at Love Layla kindly gifted me a couple of their fab, hilariously offensive items to use during these Sten shenanigans; which went down a TREAT. And revealed secrets about some of the squad that cracked me up πŸ˜‚ If you're looking for fun baby shower gifts or dirty drinking games to spice the day / night right up, these are the ones for you!

  Fun & Games With Love Layla* | Baby Shower Banter & Sten Do Shenanigans  Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Spring Beauty Picks | Discovering My Favourite Brands at Cosmetify*

Breaking news. Were you aware that Cosmetify sell huge brands & highly sought after products; from companies such as Charlotte Tilbury, Huda Beauty, Lime Crime, Anastasia Beverly Hills and Laura Mercier, to name just a few?! Cos I wasn't, and upon discovering this recently, I was unable to cope.

I've been lucky enough to pick out a few products from their absolutely bangin' website to share with you guys today; with a focus on updating my beauty products for Spring. I'm barely able to contain my overexcitement by this point - I finally got my hands on THAT Stila highlighter I put in all my wishlist posts & wept over for months guys - so let's crack firmly on before I get all over-emosh again.

Spring Beauty Picks | Discovering My Favourite Brands at Cosmetify | Charlotte Tilbury Stila Barry M, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Unboxing the March 2019 Look Incredible Deluxe Box* #LookIncredible

I've always perved on the Look Incredible subscription boxes from afar - the brands & products in their deluxe curations have been on my radar for pure time; a concept I've admired from the sidelines for a while. 

Until this month, that is, when I was sent my very own Look Incredible Deluxe Box* & lost my ability to cope. Dressed in the most gorgeous silver box - tied with a bow - March's curation blew my tiny mind. The products and brands inside [all full-sized, btw] are just something else - and for £35, incredibly good value, too, when you think of the retail cost of each item individually

Unboxing the March 2019 Look Incredible Deluxe Box* #LookIncredible Lovelaughslipstick Blog Review


New Release: Skinny Tan Pro-Tan Moisture Mousse*

Life's better with a tan. Like, infinitely better. I always feel so much better about myself when I've bronzed up... the act of fake tanning legit takes me from a 0/10 to a strong 2. Alright, a 1.37 if I'm being totally frank.

One brand who totally feel me on this point and continually help me achieve my tanning goals are, of course, Skinny Tan

You may remember I worked with them last month on the release of their brand new Wonderglow Serum [and was lucky enough to try a sample before it was released to the general public, so I'm totally like Zoella now okay hun?] and this month has brought about yet another new release from them - the Skinny Tan Pro-Tan Moisture Mousse* you'll have seen in my pics. And if you follow me on Instagram. Pls follow my Instagram. Yes, it really has come to literally begging for followers at this point. Algorithms, amiright?

New Release: Skinny Tan Pro-Tan Moisture Mousse Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

AD | Exploring The Coliseum Shopping Park // Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring*

I haven't been to the Coliseum Shopping Park in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire for pure aaaaaages. So - as you may have seen on my relentless Instagram stories yesterday, I definitely made up for lost time exploring it all over again! 

Easily accessible via car - and with several public transport links & train stations in close proximity, this fab retail park packs a whole host of coffee shops, restaurants, amenities and HUGE stores into one handy location [with plenty of parking.] It's also right by the Blue Planet Aquarium, which is one of my favourite ever places in the world. Ever.

I didn't actually realise / remember how many names you can find at the Coliseum; Boots, New Look, River Island, Next, Superdrug, Lipsy, Outfit, Debenhams & H&M to name just a few of the stores I shopped yesterday - if you're a beauty & fashion enthusiast like me, it's flipping fantastic. With a Starbucks on-site for those well-needed coffee breaks, before hammering the shopping opportunities all over again.

As a beauty obsesso, I'm always [at the very least attempting] to stay up to date with current trends, brands, products and seasonal releases from my favourite names; and with the recent change in weather [& there being actual legit sunshine now!] it was time to refresh my stash for Spring. I headed into Boots on the Coliseum Shopping Park to explore my options, and left with plenty of new picks to update my beauty wardrobe for the incoming season of sunshine.

Updating My Beauty Stash For Spring at Boots at the Coliseum Shopping Park Ellesmere Port, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

A Pretty Dece Makeup Revolution Release

Me head's been up me arse these past couple of months, soz about my sporadic nature & that. I've had the busiest few weeks with new clients and other projects going on - I feel so disorganised, behind and outta the loop that I'm not even sure what to do; aside from binge eat Quavers and try to level up on Cooking Fever. Logical approach as always.

I took these photos & intended to post about this bad boy pure time ago... and then I got Netflix, discovered the joy of an afternoon cider or 3 and have worked 24-hour days more than I'd care to admit. They don't put this sh*t on them 'Girl Boss' inspirational mugs do they

You may have read my last MUR dedicated post... where I was not-so-impressed [in fact that's being way too polite, I'm pretty certain I explicitly reference how sh*t it really is] with the Makeup Revolution Glow Revolution Illuminating Spray. 

WELL, I got these two products at the same time expecting them to both be proper huns [and that I'd post about them both around a similar time]... and it was a 50/50 split. The Illuminating Spray was some kind of a sick joke, but this - the Makeup Revolution Mascara Revolution - is pretty alright.

Makeup Revolution Mascara Revolution Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Relaxing With Westlab*

If you know me, or made the debatable AF decision to follow my Instagram & my stories on there [only messing, it's probs the best thing you'll ever do, pls follow me] you'll know that I spend 99.3% of my time in the bath. It's my fave place in the world [apart from the Greek islands and big Asda] and I can spend many an hour soaking away; even having ordered McDonalds to nibble on during bath time before. And a pizza.

Westlab very kindly gifted me some totes pretty pink bath products; which I was buzzing about, naturally. However, I've not been able to try them out until recently [which was the toughest temptation to resist ever] as I had a surgical procedure recently where I was advised I wasn't allowed to bathe for 4 weeks afterwards to avoid the risk of infection.

Wot fresh hell was that, pls? Other than insanely fun. Not

My restrictions have now been lifted, so I've been enjoying soaking once again - and my new Westlab goodies were some of the first things I tried. And naturally, I've taken to me blog to tell you all about them.

Westlab Cleansing Himalayan Collection, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

March 2019's Little Known Box: The Springtime Staples Edit*

It barely feels like yesterday since I put up my February Little Known Box review [but that's probs because I'm a terrible blogger and pretty much did only post it yesterday πŸ˜‚] yet here we are, unboxing the March curation already. 

I fondly remember those blissfully unaware days of thinking that when I went self-employed I'd have loads more time to dedicate to blogging... when in reality, the last few weeks have been a blur. I've been so busy & I've had next to no time spare to snap pretty product pics & write up professions of love for the bits I've been trying out. You should see the state of my email inbox... it's not okay, hun. But future me can deal with that fresh hell; for now we're talking Little Known Box and why this edit is one of my favessssss.

March 2019's Little Known Box: The Springtime Staples Edit, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

A New Hun On The Scene: PMD Clean*

I hugely prefer silicone cleansing brushes over the ones with bristle heads. These models are gentler, longer lasting, leave my skin feeling more supple & are stacks more hygienic. The fact you don't need to replace manky brush heads makes them easier to maintain and more affordable, too. 

I was lucky enough to be sent over this totes Instagrammable, newly released PMD Clean* anti-aging facial device to try recently; which [not even being dramatic] is probably up there with some of my favourite silicone facial cleansing brushes of all time. It looks fantastic, has several different modes, is battery powered and it's long handle gives you fantastic precision & control over the head. Out of context, this sounds filthy - and I'm living for it tbh πŸ˜‚

February 2019 Little Known Box - The Self Care Edit*

Okay so, I blinked and the entirety of March was gone. Not ideal. I've fallen behind on what I'd class as an alarming amount of content and I'm dealing with it using Rekorderlig Strawberry & Lime Cider as a tasty coping mechanism; which I've been told isn't the way to go. Who knew?

After this whole Pipdig situation [which I mostly ignored for as long as physically possible because of how boring it is / impossible to understand] I decided I'd try & embrace having a lil rebrand and moving away from my Pipdig theme I'd loved for these past two years. And I'll tell you now huns, I 1/10 DO NOT recommend this as a way to spend ya spare time. If I thought reading about these shady activities was boring AF, having to go through and change my site's theme & formatting - and spending a decent wedge of moola I really don't have - was even worse

The point I'm eventually planning on arriving on here is that yeah - you might notice my blog has a new theme [Etsy came through] and because of this, I've actually got the teensiest bit of motivation to smash out a few new posts today. So here I am! Even if I do still need to go through and do the worst task known by mankind - even worse than having to make the bed - of reformatting all my old posts as this change has sent them all batsh*t crazy 😫

Let's get cracking on seeing what was inside my February 2019 Little Known Box then, shall we?

February 2019 Little Known Box - The Self Care Edit Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

The Positives Of Dating Someone Younger Than You*

I'm a lot older than I look... and this - combined with my mischievous, dirty minded humour [which some may call immature] gives me a youthful sorta vibe I think. 

I'm just a gal who likes to have fun, Cyndi Lauper told it like it is way back when. I like lolling, I like inappropriate humour, I like staying out all night & spending all my time with my best friends in the world. I can stay up all night dancing, have always got the energy to keep going, have somehow mastered binge drinking where I avoid a hangover and I love current fashion & beauty trends. Not gonna dress like a middle-aged woman before my time, hun

But these qualities mean I seem to attract a lot of younger fellas, branding me as a bit of a cougar πŸ˜‚ Ngl I don't even mind this title that much - if I'm still attracting young men in their prime then I'm obviously doing something right with my face or general appearance. But it's pretty funny when noone believes how old I actually am

I used to get really annoyed when I'd get ID'ed all the time for booze and I was like, 24 - I got ID'ed less when I was a teenager πŸ˜‚ but I'm actually starting to feel really grateful for my youthful looks now [someone guessed I was 19 last weekend! Like I'd just come off of an episode of Ten Years Younger or something!]

Yes it's meant that people haven't always taken me seriously. Yes I've had to get me ID out of that tiny awkward corner in the back of my bag more times than I'd have liked. But it's also saved me a fortune in botox and matches my young, fun, 'I feel 18 inside' spirit; and I'm vibing this these days. Anyway - back to the point of this post; here's why dating / seeing someone / having a lil clubneck with someone younger than you can be fun. Like, cougar dating πŸ˜‚ 

The Positives Of Dating Someone Younger Than You* | Tulips, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Ten Things All Girls Should Aim For By Age Thirty*

Life looks different for each of us, we all go through unique experiences that shape us into the people we are; meaning that we hit milestones at different points too. There are a few similarities in most of our lives that we can draw comparisons with however - a few common goals many of us wish to have achieved [or be in the process of achieving] by the time we hit the big 3-0. Which is terrifying, let me tell you.

Here's a run-down of a few of these commonly held 'before I'm 30' goals. I'm [ironically] excited to see how miserably I've failed at a large percentage of these πŸ˜‚

Photo by Bruce Mars from Pexels

#MothersDay | Comedy Cards, Love Layla Style*

I absolutely love Love Layla. Being someone who appreciates a good bitta filthy humour [and a lotta swearing] I've never found a brand that aligns so well with my passions before now - but Love Layla have got it going onnnn huns.

This is [admittedly] a little last minute / the moment has now bloody passed, but I wanted to show you some of my fave picks from their site for Mother's Day 2019 & ultimately just make sure you're familiar with the Love Layla brand itself, so you too can indulge in terribly inappropriate humour & shocking your friends / Mum alongside me πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I had such good intentions in getting this post beasted out & done ahead of today... butttt the new postman ran away with my parcel even though I was in & then it was held hostage in the depot and LIFE and omd. Sorry Love Layla huns. But not sorry for how much these fab designs are gonna make you guys roll on the floor laughing.

Prepare for some serious lolling gang - sprinkled with a few cutesy bits. Whether you're a Mum, are buying for your Mum / another Mum, are a brand new Mum orrrrrr up the duff; there's an option to suit.

Mother's Day Celebrations with Love Layla, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Mother's Day Celebrations with Love Layla, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Style Tips For A Day At The Races*

With the hugely popular Cheltenham festival drawing in crowds from all over the country earlier in March - and the big one for us Liverpool gals, The Grand National & Ladies Day rapidly approaching in April; it’s safe to say that people in the UK love a day out at the races. 

The races [for me, Aintree & The Grand National / Ladies Day in particular cos yeno; Liverpool gal now aren't I] are so much more than just horse racing - there's so much going on socially, it's a chance to get dolled up to the nines and also, it's an opportunity to get dressed up & flaunt ya sense of style for the day!

If you're in need of a bitta fashion inspo during the Races Season; look no further. I've got ya, huns!

Style Tips For A Day At The Races, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

AD | Desk To Dancefloor Beauty* #BootsNYXRoutines

I love NYX Professional Makeup. Always have, always will. So when the news dropped that this fab brand was going to be stocked in Boots - and I witnessed the fitness of the stand in my local store - it was one of the best beauty developments of my life. Me? Dramatic? Never. But rly.

NYX boast a huge range of affordable products, which are:

πŸ’ Affordable
πŸ’ Versatile
πŸ’ Long-lasting
πŸ’ Cruelty-free

ticking all of my [proverbial] boxes - they're a brand I've shopped, supported & loved for years. I tried my first ever NYX product back in 2013 [which was a pink lip butter lipgloss] and from then on; I was sold - and it's been the best 6 year relationship of my life. Ever. Shots fired.

NYX are one of those brands I'd class as accessible, affordable & extremely versatile - and celebrating this [and their launch in Boots stores & website] I'm here today in collaboration with Boots to share how I use NYX products in my varying beauty routines... from a simple day-to-day look, to a full on out-out makeup look. 

AD | Desk To Dancefloor Beauty, With NYX & Boots* #BoostNYXRoutines | Lovelaughslipstick Blog
AD | Desk To Dancefloor Beauty, With NYX & Boots* #BoostNYXRoutines | Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Travel Light with FRÉNÉSIES*

Keeping on top of your skincare regime whilst travelling & / or on holiday can be tough! Suncream, the dramatic change in temperature and needing to pack light [damn those luggage restrictions!] all add to to the struggle of clear skin.

One of my fave all-natural brands FrΓ©nΓ©sies - well renowned for combining skincare & cosmetics with health-led solutions, want to change this; so have created the perfect travel companion for us, in the form of their brand new 3 Zone Facial Kit. This fab trio deliver complete skin rejuvenation at a cellular level, making this FrΓ©nΓ©sies on-the-go facial spa system the ultimate in multi-tasking modern day skincare.

Regardless of whether you're travelling mid-air or cosied up in the country-side, this fab new kit now means you'll be able to nail that dream complexion; while travelling for work or play.  

Split into three zones, each zone in this trio has its own unique product. Each product is specially created to target specific skin areas - and when used together as a 3-step programme, the results are unparalleled

Photo by Josh Sorenson from Pexels

Who's The Most Stylish Member Of The Royal Family? Regal Fashion Trends From Around The World*

Since Kate & Meghan got involved, the British Royal Family have become much more interesting to me - there's something nice about these two young gals going in the Palace & refreshing things with our Liz. The Royal Family are no longer just a bunch of ded unrelatable oldies anymore; but pensioners now mixed with these babes with style, sass & personality. 

We can rely on the British Royal Family to impress us with their immaculate and enviable style choices - the gals not only flaunt some of the hottest high-end fashion labels; they also whack out a bitta high-street, which I love. Meghan & Kate have thrown out several stand-out looks in 2019 ALONE - but I guess on this note, it then gets you thinking; which other countries [aside from our British baes, of course] have similarly stylish royalty? This post will take a look at some of the best-dressed royals from around the world.

Who's The Most Stylish Member Of The Royal Family? Regal Fashion Trends From Around The World* | Lovelaughslipstick Blog

#LiverpoolGuide2019 | What's Going On at Liverpool ONE?*

If you're not familiar with the city / northern AF like me, you might not know much about Liverpool ONE & the city of Liverpool itself. And I guess even if you are - there's loads of stuff in this amazing city, fab shops, bangin' bars & events they put on that you might not be aware of... I've lived in Liverpool for 12 years, and even I'm clueless 99% of the time πŸ˜‚

I've popped together a list of some of the events & days out happening in Liverpool ONE [and the city itself] in 2019 to share with you guys today - all which very much float my proverbial boat and [on the off-chance I ever do decide to get dressed & pry myself away from my duvet] there's a high likelihood of me attending.

#LiverpoolGuide2019 | What's Going On at Liverpool ONE? Lovelaughslipstick Blog

A-Z of Dating, Sex & Romance*

I haven't written a 'A - Z' type post in aaaaaages [or any posts rly, remember that time I was blissfully delusional & imagined that once I went self-employed I'd have more time to dedicate to blogging ahahahaha? 😫] but I properly enjoy both compiling & reading them - so for today's dating ramble, you know exactly what to expect!

There's loadsa different specific topics I could A - Z on in terms of dating - remember when I did that Alphabet Dating post where I went full rogue and whacked in date ideas such as anal?! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Today's list - you may be pleased / devoed to learn, is just gonna be a mash-up of things to consider when deciding whether you want to be in a relationship; or continue enjoying single life & one night stands. Many of these pointers being things that fellas should definitely take note of. And otherwise, just my own thoughts & never ending rambling πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

A-Z of Dating / Romance, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

What Are Fashion Labels Doing To Make A Change?*

In the midst of current global economical & social issues [wow, that was the most deep / political sentence I think I've ever written], the spotlight has been shone on fashion labels & big name brands. And some of them are stepping up



These select few are making the headlines for other, positive reasons [rather than yet another scandal or outrage off the back of a documentary] - for things like making a difference in terms of the wider community and tackling social issues. For example, Lacoste recently announced that they'd be adopting a temporary logo to help raise awareness for endangered species; offering limited editions of each animal adorned garment in relation to how many of the species there are left in the wild.



Let's have a lil nose at who else in the fashion world is out there trying to fight for good.


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What's On My Dressing Table?*

I'm pretty proud of my dressing table area / room these days. I've put quite a bit of effort into making it look less like a crack den and instead, lots more homely & pretty - an area to enjoy being in. So here's a lil insight into it - and the key components found in this area of my existence that make it so much of a babe. Including lots of Charlotte Tilbury. Well, a few bits... I'm not a millionaire... dat sh*t ain't cheap!

What's on my dressing table? Hurn & Hurn Native Union Charging Dock Feature, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
What's on my dressing table? Hurn & Hurn Native Union Charging Dock Feature, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Optimise Your Office Space / Blogging Area*

Whether you’re studying, working every hour under the sun like me or right into blogging; considering and optimising the surroundings in the workspace you have around you can be crucial in smashing your to-do list [and not driving yourself slowly insane / getting distracted AF by Cooking Fever like me.] 

Procrastination - a familiar, lifelong friend of mine, costs businesses approximately 76 billion quid each year... which is just cray-cray; isn't it?! As well as the obvious - that procrastination is a HUGE reason why we don't always learn or perform to the best of our abilities as well as we could.

One great way to better focus our minds on the task at hand is, as mentioned, by optimising our space. Regardless of whether you're trying to learn new skills or put old ones to good use, being in the right environment can make the world of difference in what you can achieve; and go a long way in helping you successfully complete your objective. Here's a few of the best ways to optimise ya learning / workspace [one for you aspiring full-time bloggers out there.]

Optimise Your Office Space / Blogging Area, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

How To: Style Denim For Work*

Although [in some cases] office dress codes are becoming more relaxed, it’s still nice to feel a bit done-up and dress appropriately when heading to work. It gives you a chance to get out of that giant hoody and sweatpants you pretty much live in outside of the 9-5; amiright?

It can be difficult to strike the right balance of formal to comfy when it comes to denim - what's the best way to pull this off appropriately? Trilogy Stores, premium denim retailers of straight legged jeans for women, are here today to provide us with some  valuable insight when it comes to styling denim for work. So grab a brew & prepare to revamp ya workplace wardrobe!

How To: Style Denim For Work

AD Paid πŸ’œ Step Into Spring Style*

I dunno about you, but that unexpected burst of Spring-esque weather the other week has got me wanting to do ALL THE ONLINE SHOPPING to update my wardrobe & get a bit of a glow up in some new garmz. I say this as there's pure hailstones bashing at my window and galeforce winds blowing all the neighbourhood wheelie bins over... but the Spring dream is real, huns.

I've been doing a lot of online window shopping of late; bookmarking pages for later, emailing stuff to myself & scouring the world wide web for the best dealz - so I wanted to do a lil round-up of some of my fave new bits for Spring 2019 in a blog post. Which - funnily enough - is why I'm typing this out right now.


Step Into Spring Style Fashion Picks 2019, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

10 Of My FAVOURITE Places To Go On Dates*

Oh dating. That old chestnut. On the rare occasion you locate a nice, non-gobsh*te of a fella; dating can be quite sweet. Almost [dare I say it?]... tolerable. I was thinking before about some of my favourite places - those street signs with rude names I've posed next to, the clubs I've stumbled out of - smashed, the pubs I've guzzled out of cider in the Summer... nostalgic AF.

Which then, chronologically, lead me onto thinking about some of the best dates / almost successful romantic interactions with boys I've had in my three decades on this planet. And I decided I'd compile a list - possibly for bae in training's benefit, possibly for future bae's benefit or possibly of no use to anyone at all ever of some of the best places locally I can think of to visit on a date. So here we are. In no particular order.

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🌟 BRAND NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH NOT YET IN STORES!! 🌟 Skinny Tan Self Tanning Serum*

Okay guys, big news. Big, tan related news [and lord knows we need this kinda positivity in our overcast, sunless UK climate.] You may have seen over on my Instagram stories the other night considerable footage of my freshly bronzed thighs... & plenty of general overexcitement about this top secret new release. This newbie being, of course, Skinny Tan's revolutionary new Self Tanning Serum.*

This absolute 10/10 hits down to shop on the Skinny Tan website on the 15th March and beasts its way into Boots on the 18th. Stick those dates in ya diaries huns, cos if you're a tanning obsesso like me, you need this innovative new bae on your radar. I think it's probably my favourite Skinny Tan self-tanning product to date tbh. Even slightly more so than their Salon Effects Tanning Spray spray, which I massively stan.

 🌟 BRAND NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH NOT YET IN STORES!!  🌟 Skinny Tan Self Tanning Serum* Review Lovelaughslipstick Blog
 🌟 BRAND NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH NOT YET IN STORES!!  🌟 Skinny Tan Self Tanning Serum* Review Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Matching Your Fragrance To Your Outfit – The Easy Way!*

Why is it that we often treat out perfume as an after-thought? We take ages making sure our make-up’s on fleek, figuring out what clothes to wear... all to then grab the nearest fragrance to spritz on; without thinking about it.

This is especially strange when you consider how important smell  actually is. We’re talking pheromones to be exact; the chemical substances that have a powerful effect on people around you. And how our choice of scent makes others perceive us.  

You may find yourself asking... aren’t all perfumes basically the same? And the answer is a resounding NO hun! Wanna learn more? Keep reading, cos I've got some fab tips to share with you today huns.

Photo by Bryan Schneider from Pexels

Harley Injectables Clinic Introduce: The AQUAGOLD Fine Touch Skincare Treatment*

*Breaking News* AQUAGOLD Fine Touch - one of the most popular & celebrity-loved treatments in the US, has officially launched at the renowned Harley Injectables Clinic

Created by Nurse Prescriber Alice Jenkins, Harley Injectables is at the forefront of delivering a VIP health and skincare service... in addition to the latest non-surgical cosmetic treatments. 

“The most important thing at Harley Injectables is for our dedicated team to ensure that each of our clients are happy from start to finish. Our clients will never leave looking overdone - or like they’ve had something done... & the new AQUAGOLD treatment ties in perfectly in with our skincare and clinic ethos’ comments Alice.

Harley Injectables Clinic Introduce: The Aqua Gold Fine Touch Skincare Treatment* Kim Kardashian
[Image taken from Kim Kardashian's Twitter]

#WorldOralHealthDay [March 20th] | Dr Imogen’s Pointers On Preserving Your Pearly Whites*

February is flying by - and it'll be March before we know it. Which is exciting... yet scary how fast time goes, in equal measure! March 20th is World Oral Health Day; a great opportunity for us to brush up [see what I did there?!] on our understanding of all things dental... good oral health is so much more than just remembering to brush your teeth twice a day!

Your mouth is often an indicator of your overall general health; many conditions can first present themselves here - so  regular check-ups with your dentist gives them the chance to spot any changes, leading to early detection and better treatment outcomes. 

Dr Imogen Bexfield, lead dentist & medical director at www.whiteswanaesthetics.co.uk is here today to share her golden rules in keeping your mouth, teeth & gums healthy. 

#WorldOralHealthDay [March 20th] | Dr Imogen’s Pointers On Preserving Your Pearly Whites*

3 Things Fashion Lovers Should Consider When Shopping*

If you’re a bit of a fashionista / serial clothing hauler, you'll know that out of the reams of clothes you may already own or pick up during your shopping sprees; some just don't feel quite right. No matter how stylish or on-fleek they are, some items just don't sit right when tried on, the fabric isn't quite what you expected or the colour perhaps doesn't go with much you own / clashes with your bangin' new hair dye job.

This can be pretty annoying - especially when you see an item on somebody else and LOVE it... but there are things that you can do to save yourself the pain of being let down by clothes [and yes, it can be legitimately painful huns... we've all been there.] We've compiled a few top tips to avoid this happening on your next fashion shopping spree - read on & enlighten your hauling habits.

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