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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
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. 

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

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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
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
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
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.

Photo by Artem Bali from Pexels

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
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
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
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

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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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
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

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