Working from home has become an increasingly common approach to employment in recent times. Whether it is a personal choice or one that has been enforced upon you doesn’t matter. You will face a number of challenges. Worse still, without the right action plan in place, they can harm your personal life as well as your career.

So, what are the issues that you must keep your eyes open to and what can be done to keep yourself on the right track? Here’s all you need to know.

Guest Post | Christmas Bakes From Around The World*

by Nikki LLL Blog, November 03, 2021
Christmas is a time for family, friends and festive food. But what kind of cakes do people in other countries make to celebrate Christmas? In this post, we will explore the different types of Christmas cakes from around the world. From gingerbread houses in Norway to fruitcakes all over England, there are many delicious traditions that you may not have heard about before.

Christmas Bakes From Around The World

NEW RELEASE: Bali Body's Instant Tan Hits The UK TODAY!*

by Nikki LLL Blog, October 18, 2021

There's a new release in town huns, and she's one you need to meet (espesh if you're a fake tan fanatic like me.) 

Bali Body - one of my all-time favourite fake tanning brands, have played an absolute blinder and released an Instant Tan* - as well as a fab lil Body Blending Brush* which is perfect to use to buff & blend this exciting new product into the skin. 

New Bali Body Instant Tan Lovelaughslipstick Blog
(Tip: if you're a super spiller like me, you need to read this!)

Getting ready for a dinner date or casual hangout with friends is pretty exciting. It’s surely a breath of fresh air doing your makeup after not often doing it since the pandemic. But, makeup can lead to horrible experiences, like ruining your favourite top. You have to be careful in applying makeup as some cosmetics are challenging to remove.

Some cosmetic stains are non-removable with normal stain-removing tricks. These makeups are already waterproof and oil-based, making them hard to break down and bring back your clothes into their former glory. Thus, if ever you experience a cosmetic stain, it is better to pre-treat them first before bringing them to the nearest laundry expert.

Types of Cosmetic Stains and How to Efficiently Remove Them*

Small Ways To Make Your Rental Property Feel Like Home*

by Nikki LLL Blog, October 06, 2021
Renting is a convenient way to save money and is ideal for anyone who’s working temporarily in a new location or who’s saving for a deposit.

As you’re not responsible for the maintenance of the property, you could save money in the long run, particularly if you need to move regularly.

Thanks to these benefits, renting is on the rise in the UK. More and more families, couples and individuals are using this approach to keep a roof over their heads without having the responsibility of owning a property.

Small Ways To Make Your Rental Property Feel Like Home*

5 Tips For Better Work-Life Balance*

by Nikki LLL Blog, September 30, 2021

In today’s society, it can seem harder than ever to achieve the right work-life balance. While, of course, you want to do well at work and succeeding is important to you, at the same time, you need to remember that your time away from work is just as crucial to your overall health and happiness. Thanks to technology, we are pretty much always connected, and with remote working, the lines have blurred even more between our work and home life. 

However, achieving a better work-life balance doesn’t have to be as difficult as you might think and without it, you may find it difficult to achieve your work goals altogether. So here are our 5 top tips on how you get a better work-life balance. 

5 Tips For Better Work-Life Balance
The taboo surrounding cosmetic treatments is lifting. More people than ever before are undergoing treatment - and with this rise in numbers, many are being open about the cosmetic surgery that they have had so far.

Included in the reasons for this increase is the number of new non-invasive treatments now available on the market.

Here's a few cosmetic treatments that do not take long to complete. They will have your skin looking younger almost instantly, so you don't need to worry about wrinkles or saggy skin.

Changing Appearances: 3 Quick Cosmetic Treatments That Will Alter The Way You Look

Laminate flooring is a type of synthetic flooring that consists of a printed plastic layer bonded to a core layer and a clear wear layer. It's a low-cost, low-maintenance flooring choice that may be used in a variety of rooms. In bedrooms, where activity is often low, laminate flooring can be a cost-effective option to mimic the look of more expensive natural materials like hardwood or ceramic tile. The planks feature a modified "click-lock" tongue-and-groove connection system that is relatively straightforward to install, making it a fantastic floor for DIYers.

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Laminate Flooring in Bedrooms, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Life's better with a tan.

And if it's not gonna be a real tan, developed after weeks of Summer sunshine and a vacay to somewhere exotic & roasting (chance of either of these things happening would have been a fine thing this year!) then there's no better way to fake it till ya make it than with Bali Body. I sing this brands praises on the reg over on my Insta, but I honestly proper mean it, so I'm taking to the blog today to profess my love on this platform too.

Home Interior Trends 2021 • Bathroom Goals*

by Nikki LLL Blog, August 09, 2021
I dunno why, but for me, the bathroom is my favourite room of the house. I just find it so relaxing and peaceful - this may be down to the ASMR vibes the extractor fan blasts out or how minimalistic & monochrome I have it styled... but regardless. 

If I need to chill out or wind down, the bathroom (in the bath, with a glass of red, candles and a mountain of bubbles) is where you'll find me. Ooft, that or a lovely hot shower to relax me before moisturising / bed. Either of those two... or alternatively, absolutely smashed in Lloyd's bar causing ample levels of destruction. But that's a story for another day

FYX Collagen Water - Body & Beauty*

by Nikki LLL Blog, July 27, 2021

Collagen is dead important in healthy, younger looking skin yeno huns. Something I've learned a lot more about recently. And as I've just celebrated turning another year older, retaining a youthful complexion is definitely something on my mind.  Collagen is a super ingredient for stronger / just all round better body recovery (inc joints), skin, hair & nails. It's like, the building block behind good skin. I'm not gonna try and get pure scientific here, but Google it kween.

Anyway. With this info in mind. How & where can one just acquire more collagen outside of tablets & supplements, that I always forget to take?⁣

Are you an owner of boobs? And is said rack on the larger side of life? Do you struggle picking up cute lingerie in your sizes on the high street? That's a lot of tit related questions, soz. But if you answered yes to any of the above, today's post is for you. Introducing Tutti Rouge - the fuller bust company, who's body positivity and inclusivity is the most refreshing change. We love to see it.

I always struggle picking up cute bralettes that actually manage to contain the twins. So many times I've ordered comfy-looking undies via high street websites (or picked up a few hundred in Primark) only for their sizes to either not cater for the bigger boobed or the sizes they offer being a huge lie and actually bloody tiny. Tutti Rouge's bralettes are the only ones I've found that fit. That're true to size. That are comfortable. And that cater for bigger boobs without compromising style. If you're a DD+ cup and seek comfort (hi boob friend) head to their site. Change a life. Your own.

4 Paths Worth Exploring In The Beauty Industry*

by Nikki LLL Blog, June 30, 2021
If you're thinking about exploring a career in the beauty industry, then it’s worth pointing out that there are a lot of paths you can explore here. These are some of the choices you could consider.

3 Ways to Stay Motivated When Working from Home*

by Nikki LLL Blog, June 29, 2021

3 Ways to Stay Motivated When Working from Home

There are two types of people: those who enjoy a life free from distractions and thrive in a home working environment, and those who struggle to find the oomph to get up and go. Between the challenges of homeschooling, finding the right workspace, and navigating a working world of Zoom meetings, it can feel impossible to accomplish anything. If you’re struggling to strike the balance between enjoying the flexibility of working from home, and smashing through your to-do list, here are 3 top tips to keep you motivated.

Perfumes Perfect For Summer*

by Nikki LLL Blog, June 18, 2021

 I LOVE perfume. I'm not one of those pure experts who can smell a fragrance and pick out all the notes & tones & that - my feedback normally goes along the lines of "that smells well fit" ... but it's still something I'm passionate about. 

You can tell I genuinely feel strongly about perfume, as I don't resent paying the price on the bottle, and actively avoid knock-offs (yeah I know, not like me at all that is it!) So there's that. Pure, unadulterated passion that; in my eyes.

For those of you who don’t know what a defined body is, it's not the same as being toned. Toned is one way of being defined. Having a defined body is where you can separate your muscle groups, giving your limbs a look that you would find in a neatly drawn anatomy book. It takes a long time to get a defined body and with good reason. Our muscles like to clump together. When we exert energy, tiny rips occur in our muscles. Over these rips, scar tissue tends to linger. This tightens our muscles together and prevents them from separating. To avoid all of this, let’s take a look at what you can do.
If you do a lot of your work in a home office, like many of us, then you can find that any working environment, even one custom-made to suit your needs, can feel frustrating and constraining after a while. For that reason, it’s worth taking the time to update it and re-invigorate it from time to time. Here's a few tips on how you can do exactly that!

Whether it's your child’s first day at school or whether they are just heading back after the summer holidays, there are a number of things that they will need on the big day. If you are unsure on what they need, or just don’t know where to start, here is a guide to everything your child will need for heading back to school.

Everything Your Child Needs For Heading Back To School*

My Top Chi Chi London Picks For Summer 2021*

by Nikki LLL Blog, May 19, 2021

Now that we've passed the May 17th milestone and (in-between mad bursts of hailstone, torrential rain, gusts of wind flipping the wheelie bins on their arses & pyar thunder storms lashing down on me when I'm obv in my flip flops) Summer is on the horizon, I have caught shopping FEVER! I want all the outfits, I want all the social occasions and I want them NOW, hun.

I've recently been perusing the Chi Chi London* website (I never knew just how versatile their range was before tbh, they've got some fab daytime dresses as well as their statement glam pieces) for a bit of inspo, and I've picked out some of my top Summer 2021 picks to share with yous in today's post. 

Skincare trends, amiright? 

It seems like every other day a new trend or 'TikTok must-have' product drops - and / or a new skincare term is coined. From 'purging' to 'glass skin', from 'ice rolling' to 'skinimalism' and from 'phygital' skincare to 'slugging'... it's wild out there, guys

With so much information and so many skincare enthusiasts, experts & bloggers sharing their skin hacks, it can feel overwhelming trying to wade through all the info out there, trying to determine what actually works - or what will be best suited to your complexion. 

Developing a morning routine to follow every morning is very useful for our health and mindset. All too often, people wake up before work at the last minute and rush about when getting ready. However, this method isn’t great when your health is concerned. 

One of your priorities each morning should be maintaining your oral health and incorporating some steps to achieve this into your morning routine. Lucky for you, we have researched for you and compiled some tips into this article. Interested? Stick around to find out more. 

Tips for Incorporating Oral Health into Your Morning Routine

Hot Interior Trends For Summer 2021*

by Nikki LLL Blog, April 02, 2021
Thanks to the pandemic and everyone staying at home, 2020 fostered renewed interest in interiors. And now, in 2021, many of those ideas are maturing into exciting concepts. In this post, we take a look at some of the hot interior trends to expect this coming summer. 

Getting On The Property Ladder*, #WednesdayWisdom

by Nikki LLL Blog, March 09, 2021

Owning a home is the dream for so many people, but I can confirm that as a renter (and a skint renter at that!), the thought of getting on the property ladder induces feelings of pure stress. Property is by no means cheap! And neither are all the fees that come with purchasing one. Gah!

Some slightly brighter news on the 2021 horizon though, when it comes to buying your own gaff - the recent budget announcement has introduced the idea of 95% mortgages... which means the prospect of putting down just a 5% deposit. The stamp duty holiday has also been extended, meaning that those purchasing property between now and the end of June could potentially save themselves thousands. It seems that ‘generation rent’ is finally being given the opportunity to become ‘generation buy’. And I'm here for it!

Getting On The Property Ladder, lovelaughslipstick blog

Just like everything else in our lives right now, Valentine's 2021 is gonna be unprecedented. We can't book meals, trawl the shops for the perfect gift, head out for drinks at your favourite bar or God forbid book a mini-break. Some couples may be forced to celebrate the big day via Zoom. Some couples may not celebrate it at all. And some of us (like me) may be totes single and opting to choose self love, and celebrate Galentine's / Palentine's this year instead. 

No matter how you're spending Valentine's Day - and no matter who with, things are going to be different this year. But they can still be special, they can still be romantic and they can still sit within your budget; with Jack's.

How Jack’s Can Help Make Valentines At Home Special This Year Lovelaughslipstick Blog

New In Beauty: Jolie Beauty Highlighters*

by Nikki LLL Blog, February 01, 2021

It's been a hot minute (or not so hot, in my case) since I've done a blog post about makeup. Or let's be real, a blog post about... anything. My life is chaotic AF right now and this lil blog has took not just a backseat, but has probs more accurately been banished to the boot; in my metaphorical life / car analogy.

2020-2021 - Where Have I Been? Grab The Tea Huns 🍵

by Nikki LLL Blog, January 31, 2021

Lol if you've clicked on this expecting pure goss, you're about to be as disappointed as I am every time I check my bank & realise I'm still not a millionaire. However, if you're here for the ranting and tea, HIHIHI let's be m8s. 

I haven't meant to be quite so terrible at keeping up with blog posts and social media over the past year or so. I really haven't. My channels have suffered due to my lack of posting - and I've dropped followers faster than Imma be droppin' it like it's hot as soon as we're allowed to hit the club dancefloors again. I've lost relationships with brands, PRs and similar contacts. I've been snipped firmly off many a PR list, and probs blacklisted from a fair few too. Loooooool.

No matter where in the house it goes, art never looks out of place. It’s the perfect thing to hang on the walls to bring a room together and make the space feel a little more homely.

Of course, certain art styles or colour schemes work better, depending on where you put them. For instance, a cool-coloured landscape tends to suit a bathroom more than a vibrant surrealist piece.

When it comes to the office, abstract art can be a good way to go. Why is that, though, and how do you pick artwork that suits the room and creates a more homely atmosphere?

Choosing The Right Abstract Art To Make Your Office Feel Homely

5 Marketing Tips for the Self-Employed*

by Nikki LLL Blog, January 24, 2021

When you first set up a new business your main aim will be to create interest and attract customers. You may be offering the best product or service on the market, but if no one knows you exist then sadly your business will never make it off the ground. Below are some helpful tips to consider if you're going into business on your own. 

Marketing Tips For The Self Employed Lovelaughslipstick Blog
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