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The Easy Way to Pick Between iPhone and Android Smartphones*

If you’ve ever been tasked with picking between an Apple and Android phone then you’ll probably have looked at countless guides and videos. Alternatively, you could just ask a more tech-savvy friend or family member, but with the number of devoted fans on both sides, it can be hard to get a trustworthy opinion these days. Coupled with the fact that some publications are clearly one-sided, it begs the question; what’s really best for me?

So we’ve decided to remove the bias and give you a clear way to determine if an iPhone or Android smartphone is better for your needs so you don’t go wasting money.

Home Decor Goals & Achievements 2019 - An Update*

I'm actually getting my sh*t together a bit guys re: home stuff - I've been refreshing the gaff with coats of fresh white matte emulsion, have covered most carpet stains with lavish new rugs and I've even discovered how I can resolve some of my carpeting issues with these metal things me Da can help me with from B&Q. ADULTING 101? Completed it, mate.

I'm properly enjoying researching more into home improvements stuff & decor hacks; learning about interior trends & stalking peoples' bathrooms and shelving ideas on Pinterest atm.

Mad how your priorities and interests can change isn't it - at the moment, I'm tending to wander down the homeware aisles of stores rather than the makeup section... which has left me questioning who I  even am, but also to a much nicer home environment. My visits to the wine aisle haven't lessened though, you'll be unsurprised to learn

I literally was unable to cope in Dunelm the other week - my camera roll is full of snaps of all the stuff I want for inspo / future bankrupting shopping trips there.

For me personally, home decor wise, I love sleek, minimal interiors... we're talking laminate floors, glass staircases, underlighting, marble surfaces, fluffy chic rugs, blinged up cushions, ridiculously extra bed frames / headboards and glass ERRRR'THANG. With flecks of that proper bling crackled glass here and there for statement effects / accents. Countertops, staircases, shelving and sparkling glass bathroom fittings worthy of a 5* hotel. Do I own these things yet? Well, no hun. But I bloody well want to - and I've been doing research into companies that can help me achieve these goals; such as The Glass Warehouse.

Home Decor Goals & Achievements 2019 - An Update | Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Brand New From Bali Body* | The Fake Tan Brand You've GOTTA Try

I love fake tan. Life is HONESTLY so much better with a tan - my clothes look less sh*t, my makeup applies better and my self confidence is at an all-time high when I've got my glow-on. I first started experimenting with fake tan about 15 years ago [yeah alright, I'm old] .... and having navigated myself through the disasters, triumphs, discoveries and set-backs I feel like I've now qualified to talk quite knowledgeably on the subject. So I'm here today to do exactly that.

I first discovered Bali Body last year [here] and fell in LOVE. The packaging, the aesthetic, the product, the ethos. They're just the most gorgeous tanning products - I've used up every last drop of my tanning mousse of theirs & recommend that every tanning obsesso looks them up pronto

One of my friends who lives in the US sent me a selfie of her in her bathroom recently, and I clocked a bottle of Bali Body on her shelf, too! I was like 'OMG JEN I NEVER KNEW YOU USED BALI BODY!!!' and we wept over-enthusiastically over how bloody good it is for a good few minutes.

So yeah. They recently sent over a bottle of their newly released Face Tan Water* for me to try out [along with a cheeky Shimmery Body Oil*] - hence why I'm here today to weep over them with you. That packaging - it's legit impossible to take a bad photo of these stunners.

Brand New From Bali Body* | Fake Tan, Face Tanning Water & Shimmering Body Oil Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

New In & My ALL-TIME FAVOURITE CONCEALER TO DATE | Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer*

I can't even try & write an enticing lead-in to this post... one that creates pure suspense & drops cryptic hints about whether this product is gonna be any good. There's no twists & turns or clickbait incoming here, soz. Cos I cant hide my love for this product

Let's just kick things off by stating loud and proud right now that THIS IS PROBABLY MY FAVOURITE FULL COVERAGE CONCEALER OF ALL-TIME / TO DATE & I'll stand by this statement until someone creates one that rivals it. Cos like, I love it more than Shape Tape [a lot more, actually] and that was my last 'one to beat.'

Too Faced's Born This Way Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer* - you have my heart now. LOVE YOU HUN XO [I guess if you wanna learn more about why I love it so much & look at some pretty pics / swatches, that can be your hook to read on. But even if you don't read on & just opt to order some right noww instead, then my work here - spreading the word of this precious angel - is done.]

Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer Review - Lovelaughslipstick Blog

5 Things Every Living Room Needs*

Your living room is one of the most public rooms in the home; it’s where you hang out with your family, relax after a long day & entertain guests. You likely spend a huge amount of time in there, so it needs to be perfect! You’ve probably already nailed the basics - such as comfy seating and a decent television - but here's five more things to consider which every living room needs.

5 Things Every Living Room Needs - Lovelaughslipstick Blog

New In From St Moriz* | My Tanning Brand Ride or Die

I love St. Moriz... I've holidayed there overnight SEVERAL times throughout the past 9 years now - they're my OG fake tanning brand & one I've been able to rely on for almost a decade when it comes to achieving a deep, even & streak-free glow. AND THOSE LOW LOW PRICES 😍 Literally running into Home Bargains after work to pick up a bottle for about £3.50 in time for last-minute nights out was the one.

I was lucky enough to be sent a few of the brand's latest releases recently - which I'll talk about in this post. St. Moriz have really upped their game over several years; releasing loads of new products, variants of their infamous mousse tan and other skincare / sun related innovations to keep them at the forefront of the tanning arena. All still very reasonably priced

Here's a couple of their newest products - St. Moriz Professional Medium - Dark Clear Tanning Mousse* andddd the St. Moriz Advanced Pro Gradual Tan & Protect Cream*; available in regular & travel-size. You can pick St. Moriz up from loads of retailers - Boots, Superdrug, Feel Unique & Tesco being some of the most well-known names to line their shelves with this glorious tanning Godsend.

New In From St Moriz | St. Moriz Professional Medium - Dark Clear Tanning Mousse & St. Moriz Advanced Pro Gradual Tan & Protect Cream; Lovelaughslipstick Blog Review

What Time Is It? It's MASK TIME*

I love beauty subscription boxes. I love trying different k-beauty brands - and the innovative ingredients their products incorporate. I also love sheet masks. So this cute AF box - from Mask Time is pretty much the perfect combo for me; blending all of that into one cute monthly subscription service. JUST LOOK AT THAT PACKAGING 😍

The box I'll be featuring in this post is Mask Time's May Glow Starter* edit - which you can order using that link [non-aff] for £12.95, if you like the look of its contents! Which I'd better hurry up and reveal to you, I guess. The May Glow box has been curated to help us get festival ready, with a collaboration with Duft & Doft; a bestselling sheet mask brand whose products are designed to soothe, plump and brighten your complexion. And my half dead, half fossilised face defo needs some of that action.

Mask Time x Duft & Doft May Glow Starter K Beauty Box Review | Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Wedding Planning 101: Locating South Wales Wedding Venues with WeddingBooker.com*

I've been to a few weddings this year, with more to come - all my friends are growing up & I can't cope with the cuteness! 😍 I've been helping out as much as I can... I've designed Save The Dates, organised sten do's and done research on wedding venues / different areas of the UK [and abroad!] that'd be good shouts to host these cute festivities.

As much as it's fun and super exciting, it can be really difficult to narrow down venues... I don't know how these super-organised Bridezilla's manage to be so efficient with it! Even just narrowing down places to stay / rent in Wales for a sten I planned recently [which is a hybrid of a stag & hen do, in case you're unfamiliar with the term] was incredibly difficult in terms of seeing all available options for the date range clearly and in one place. You may remember seeing my slightly over-excitable / Jagermeister-fueled Insta stories during my time in South Wales & the wedding themed festivities I planned - that time.

As part of my research looking into places to stay, points of interest, sten-themed activities and venues, I discovered WeddingBooker.com - who are a bit of a game-changer when it comes to locating South Wales Wedding venues. The struggle of having about 3000 tabs open trying to co-ordinate venues and weigh them up against each other is no more - the site has everything all in one place, it's easy to use and you can see multiple wedding venues clearly & well presented.

Wedding Planning 101: Locating South Wales Wedding Venues with WeddingBooker.com

Dr Nina Bal Introduces ‘Cherry Lips’ Filler Enhancement - Korea’s Biggest Lip Filler Trend Comes To The UK*

You may have read about my experience getting subtle lip filler recently - it's something that's helped boost my confidence so much and makes me feel so much better about the general state of my face. I'll definitely be revisiting for another appointment soon. 

I've been keeping up-to-date re: the world of aesthetics and in terms of the latest treatments & procedures on the market recently - I find it fascinating and so clever what can be achieved these days with a little filler; in the right hands. Which leads me on nicely to the topic of today's post -  which combines my new interest in the world of aesthetics with a procedure I've had myself... and Korean beauty trends [which are always proper one-step ahead].

Introducing 'Cherry Lips’ anti-aging lip fillers, courtesy of Dr Nina Bal.

Dr Nina Bal Introduces ‘Cherry Lips’ Filler Enhancement -  Korea’s Biggest Lip Filler Trend Comes To The UK

Current Cult Beauty Crushes

I'm broke huns. Properly poor. But what's new 😂 I've massively overspent on Jagerbombs and McDonald's over the past few weeks [zero regrets] so my 'new makeup funds' have been depleted. For at least for the foreseeable future; if not for all of time

Here's a lil wishlist of some of the goodies I'd splurge on from Cult Beauty if I wasn't brassic AF. Picks I either love but wouldn't ever feel able to justify paying those prices for [unless my gambling efforts paid off & I came into some actual moola] and others which I'm hoping, one day, I'll be able to treat myself to. 

Current Cult Beauty Crushes, Lovelaughslipstick Blog Wishlist