Are You Ready To Face Some Harsh Realities*

It would be so lovely to be able to say that life is always simple and easy. Of course, just about everyone is aware that just because something would be nice, doesn't mean that it's necessarily possible, or even realistic. The truth is, life can be incredibly difficult at times, and there's often nothing that you can do about that. As much as you might like you, you can't really afford to spend your time avoiding or ignoring any of the tough, unpleasant aspects of life Instead, the only option that you really have to is how you're going to deal with them. 

While it might be impossible to avoid the more difficult and unpleasant aspects of life, you actually have a great deal of power over how you deal with them, as long as you're willing to actually make an effort when it comes to these things. Of course, just because hard times are unavoidable doesn't mean that there's nothing that you can do. Here are some ways that you can deal with some of life's more difficult moments.

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Photo by energepic.com from Pexels

AD | Wearing Is Caring, Air Queen Face Masks*

Let's talk face masks, huns. And in true 2020, everything-is-on-its-head fashion... I'm not talking about skincare face masks for once today. But I'm not cake, so there's that.

Today we're talking about the bad-ass safety masks that gammon 'ead Twitter are fuming about (yeno, the ones which are mandatory to wear in shops from 24th July and should already always be worn in confined spaces, beauty salons, public transport etc) - the face coverings that help us prevent the spread of that bitch Ms Rona. The ones that help keep us alive, kill off COVID-19 and flatten the curve. 

We need to work together to get through the pandemic and take the necessary steps to protect one another & evict Ms Rona from our lives for good. And one of the easiest ways we can do this is by wearing protective face masks and coverings when we're going to highly populated, busy areas and / or confined spaces.

Don't know where to buy yours, worried about the cost or concerned that your mask won't be comfortable / will stop you from being able to breathe (one of the most common outright stupid statements the Karens & B*lds of social media)? Introducing Air Queen* nanofibre filter face masks, whose innovative design & low price tags make them the ideal choice when it comes to kicking Coronavirus' sorry ass & keeping ourselves / others safe.

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Air Queen Face Masks Lovelaughslipstick Blog

LookFantastic July 2020 | The ‘Sunkissed’ Edition Beauty Box*

Another month, another fab LookFantastic box to unpack for you guys 😍

I'm a big fan of LookFantastic's beauty boxes tbh - they consistently deliver with their bangin' themes & fab array of brands. And their subscriptions are dead affordable as well, ticking another rager of a box for me there. 

Wanna make this already sweet AF deal already sweeter? WELL HUNS. If you use code NIKKIABB at the checkout when you set up a 6 or 12 month subscription, you'll get a cheeky lil 10% off your order. SWEET AS CHOCOLATE THAT. Click here to go & get yourself a slice of the sub box action.

Now, let's unbox July's box, the LookFantastic 'Sunkissed' Edition Beauty Box*. Available to order online now - and just as a note, there's a few variations available this month product-wise (to ensure they don't all sell out... again!) so your box may differ a little from mine (oooh errl.) All variations I've seen are absolute 10/10s though, so don't sweat it sistah.

LookFantastic July 2020 | The ‘Sunkissed’ Edition Beauty Box

Summer Skincare & Sun Protection, Dos and Don’ts*

While it can be easy to complain about British summers, most years we do get some nice weather, and everyone flocks out to the beaches and parks to enjoy the sun and top up their tan. What’s really important is remembering that summer presents a new set of challenges for your skin and protecting yourself from the sun is vital. This year we also need to remember to keep to social distancing guidelines and protect ourselves and others from COVID-19. 

But back to skincare. To help me put this article together, I worked with Aesthetics Lab and their team of skincare specialists, who've kindly shared their top dos and don’ts to help keep your skin protected and looking its best this summer. 

Summer Skincare & Sun Protection, Dos and Don’ts

Skincare Tips Post Laser Hair Removal Treatment*

Excess body hair can trap dirt and sweat... which can make body hair laden skin surfaces becomes the breeding ground for microbes - and can leads to excessive body odour and whatnot!  This is one of the main reasons some women prefer body hair removal regimes like tweezing, waxing, shaving and more recently, LASER body hair removal treatment.

LASER body hair removal treatment is the most sought-after body hair banishing solution, as it keeps hair from growing back in the treated areas for about three weeks. But there is a catch.

Subjecting your delicate skin to LASER beams does come with some minor side-effects. With that stated, those side-effects can be mitigated easily when one keeps the following post-LASER body hair removal treatment skincare tips in mind.

Skincare Tips Post Laser Hair Removal Treatment