FUN FACT: I've never been on a long-haul flight - or outside of Europe. I've  frequented Greece and Turkey several times... but I've sorta not been anywhere else haha! This being said, my heart does yearn for a few more far-flung vacays - including a trip to the States - and I'm hoping 2019 is the year I can at the very least book something & start to pay it off; even if I don't travel there till 2020 ðŸ˜‚

I have a few friends who live across the pond these days [my absolute baaaaaabe Caitlin being one of them] so it's definitely on my radar. Have you been? One state that intrigues me a LOT, whilst we're on the topic of the USA, is Florida: the Sunshine State. With the incredible Everglades on one side and the stunning Gulf of Mexico on the other, Florida ticks all the boxes.

A Florida vacay can be anything you want it to be.... there's so much to do and see; taking in all the sights & sounds. It's easy to get caught up, planning away and booking abso-frigging-lutely everything you can... but a holiday is supposed to be that, at the end of the day; so it's important to travel at your own pace. As slowly as you want - so you can totes immerse yaself in the culture & savour the sunshine at the same time. 

So onto the topic of today's post: a few cheeky pointers on how to achieve the ultimate easy-going Florida break.

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2018 was undoubtedly the year I upped the ante with my skincare game. Like, I actually recognise the names of pure scientific ingredients these days - AND what their role is in bettering my skin. PLUS I now know how to pronounce a whole load of words / brands properly [An-ti-po-dese not anti-podes] and don't just wing it like some pyar novice.

I wanted to write a lil feature dedicated to some of the brands & products I loved the very most in 2018's skincare path of discovery - which leads us to where we are today. Wayyy later than I'd planned and probs wayyy rambly due to the amount of coffee I've guzzled today; but hey. Let's begin this mad ode / profession of love / fit of weeping over my fav skincare, hey?

Standout Skincare of 2018 - Super Facialist, Pixi, Sister & Co, Antipodes, Dermalogica, Ciaté, The Hero Project, Fresh, Dr Roebuck's - Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Super Facialist were always one of those brands I'd heard nothing but amazing things about, but had never actually tried. Until recently. And I don't mean to be dramatic [okay, I totally do] but their collection has legit revolutionised my skincare routine, face and life.  

I've had a few of their products in my possession for a little while now; which means I've had the chance to fully test them out and obsess over them sufficiently. And weep about them over on the 'Gram, obv. So here's the full inside scoop.

Super Facialist Salicylic Acid and Vitamin C+ Skincare Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Super Facialist Salicylic Acid and Vitamin C+ Skincare Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

I have soooo many weddings to go to this year and the next; I can't cope with all the emotion, excitement, weeping & feels that are imminent. And I can't wait, either

There's just something so magical about weddings; the atmosphere, the happiness of everyone there, seeing two people who love each other so much sharing their special day with those they care about *weeps*... 

A lot of these upcoming weddings are those of my best friends tying the knot with their post-uni baes and quite frankly, I'm too excited & emotional about it to breathe. So naturally, I'll be snapping approximately 50,000 photos of everything that happens on these special days; in a fit of emotion & as an attempt to keep the memories alive for years to come.

No rly, look how happy I get at friends' weddings

There's a new release we need to be talking about today guys - a product dubbed the ultimate intensive hydrator; thanks to its potent formula... packed full of active ingredients such as retinol, Vitamin F & powerful anti-oxidants. And I am fond of a bit of retinol these days, like. 

This little hun not only deeply hydrates & nourishes skin, but it also works to gently remove any build-ups of toxins & acne causing nastiness; thanks to its babein' double-action formula. This makes it perfect to use as an overnight treatment - and for daily use, even on very dry skin.

This ultimate winter hydrator is, of course, this hot-off-the-press FRÉNÉSIES Active Nutri-Intensive Cream.

FRÉNÉSIES Active Nutri-Intensive Cream

Here's some hot off the press #Veganuary news for ya gang - Candy Coat [who you may remember I featured recently in this post] have just launched their brand NEW nail polish collection; boasting 80 original & exciting shades. All of which are 100% vegan, cruelty free and professional salon quality.

And one of the biggest collection offerings that the beauty industry has to offer! I'm super excited about this news, as I love the bright, pastel shades I always stalk over on Candy Coat's Instagram.

Renowned for retailing a huge range of gel polishes & other accessories - including their best-selling UV/LED 48W lamp, Candy Coat have taken their slayage one step further; expanding their offering to include more everyday nail polish colours, for those preferring traditional methods of nail colour application.  

Candy Coat Launch Vegan Nail Polish Collection

Now that the excitement of Christmas is over, many of us have finally taken the plunge to sit down and actually review our expenditure & savings. If you're like me, this isn't the happiest of pictures; with January's payday still weeks away.

If this sounds familiar, don't worry; you're one of the millions of families [me very much included] who land in this same position every year. The five-week mont after Christmas is always a tough one; seemingly lasting forever with payday just so far away

You could always look into taking out a small loan to help tide you over, through these immediate cash crunches. This can be a fast and easy way to get your hands on the cash you desperately need; often in your account within 24 hours. Read on to learn a few more ideas on how you can tackle the tight financial challenges often faced right after Christmas.

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Love it or hate it; we're whizzing through 2019, Christmas is no more and before you know it, Valentine's Day will be upon us once again. It's 4 weeks away, guys... that is NOT long at all 🙉

Whether you're dating, got ya beady eye on someone, are all loved up or flying very much solo [& ready to mark the day with several shots, bodycons a-plenty and ya best girls out on the town] Valentine's is a bloody good reason to treat yourself to a new outfit. Or three

I've popped together a little guide with Quiz Clothing today; to give you a lil outfit inspo & get ya shopping juices flowing. Not that mine ever stop. I'm like a full on tap

Whether you're looking for an absolute Showstopper of a outfit to bag that hot bloke of ya dreams, a demure Date Night dress or you're thinking of looking at some Going out dresses [or perhaps you just fancy a lil shop in general, no reason needed] I've got you, boo xo

Valentines Fashion Inspo Guide - Going Out Dresses & Date Night Dresses at Quiz, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

I loveeeee trying out new brands & divulging the proper inside scoop on their range of products. So with that in mind - here's a proper hot-off-the-press one for ya; NYK1

Via frantic, obsessive scrolling of their website; I've learned they do a whole load of products I'd very much like to try / marry - but for today's post, we're gonna be focussing on their fake tan [plus tanning mitts] & their lash / brow growth serum. All products that are RIGHT up my [metaphorical] street - I've always stood by the motto that life's better with a bangin' tan & a full set of fluttery lashes.

NYK1 Lash Force and Tan Force Fake Tan Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Eyeko are pretty Eyeko-nic when it comes to their mascara; I'd recognise that branding & tube a mile off. So when I finally got to try it recently [and several other of their products - which I didn't even realise existed until now #BadBlogger] my life was pretty much made.

Before I get proper on one; rambling away & weeping about my love for pretty much everything* [*terms and conditions apply, I don't love everything in the world, like...] I feel I also need to tell you that right now Eyeko HAVE A WINTER SALE ON WITH UP TO 50% OFF ... so there's never been a better time to try out these lil BEAUTS for yaself.

Anyway. Overexcitement and caps lock out of the way, let's get cracking on this review of the amazing spread of Eyeko products I've been trying out over Christmas & defo bringing with me into 2019.

Trying Eyeko Makeup, Mascara, Eyeshadow, Eyeliner, Brow Definer for the First Time | Beauty, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

For some reason, PrimaLash hadn't been detected by my Lash  Obsesso Radar until they reached out to me recently. I'd not tried the brand before - even though they're stocked in some huge online retailers, including Beauty Bay ... and legit I'm questioning whether I need to revisit me pals at Specsavers ... as there is a HUGE PrimaLash bilboard advertisement literally right next to the office space I rent in town. And I still didn't clock.

Am I okAy?

ANYWAY - these catastrophic events aside, I have actually had the pleasure of getting acquainted with the brand now - so here's a little overview of the styles of lash I've tried from them & approximately 300,000 photos so you guys can have a good perve too.

PrimaLash False Eyelashes Lash Review, Lovelaughslipstick Beauty Fashion Lifestyle BlogPrimaLash False Eyelashes Lash Review, Lovelaughslipstick Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog
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