Ah, here's a long overdue blog post if there ever was one. Life has hit me like a tonne of bricks these past couple of years - me head's been firmly up my arse and everything that isn't work has kinda fell by the wayside; as I've been pure graftin' away trying to make ends meet. Not that I'm complaining, I love the work I do now & feel blessed every day that I've managed to carve out a little role for myself in this mad modern world. 

Anyway, as per, I'm massively digressing. I've also just been playing this brain training game where it made me do a challenge about incorrect comma use, and now I'm proper paranoid every time I use one in case I'm as bad with them in real life as I was in that terribly stressful challenge.


Indulge Beauty kindly gifted me [via the lovely Molly, who's since flown to pastures new and is smashing life with Tatti Lashes] a lil bundle of Erborian K beauty products last year [yeah, literally huns, I've got a backlog of posts that far back] and I actually did / do really love them; hence why I'm playing catch up with this post today.

Discovering Erborian with Indulge Beauty, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Nowadays, being a #GirlBoss is a whole other ballgame. Whether you’re an influencer, a blogger, run your own brand/have your own products, manage a business, or have your own creative ventures, being on top and successful is more than a full-time job. There needs to be another word that goes past full and says devotes every possible waking second to cultivating and growing your personal brand, foregoing sleep and subsisting solely on gumption and the occasional latte. Right? 

Photo Credit: Alina Vilchenko
Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching. Whether you're all loved up, furiously single or not really arsed about the whole debacle; now is the season of gift guides & heart balloons floating out of every shop window display. There's no avoiding it.

Am I a fan of the big day? I mean, not massively hun tbh. Maybe if I was in a relationship with someone other than Dairy Milk & YouTube I'd be more fond of it - but I do think it's quite a nice concept. I personally use Feb 14th as an excuse to show my gal pals how much I care for them; and to get all warm & fuzzy looking at all my coupled up friends' IG posts cos be better not bitter.  

I'm very happily single and have literally no desire to be Valentined by anyone but myself - but I definitely love looking at all the cute gifts out there & seeing what people have got for one another. I've totes got my best friend a card which says things like 'Besties before Testes' on it ready to send with a lil pressie in time for #Palentines.

It's mad really - Valentine's Day in school used to be one of the biggest highlights of the social calendar & everyone would be proper wishing the balloon woman would show up with a heart shaped red foil balloon for you during registration [£3.50 each, back in the glory days.] Now I spend my time actively wishing noone sends me anything; as I think if an admirer sent me a gift I'd want to punch them. Ah, the gift of getting older and grumpier each day.

ANYWAY. Back to gifts and fun ideas you can get your bae. Here's some fab ideas from my huns at Prezzybox to give you some inspo. And I don't want to punch them for sending these ones xo

Spreading The LOVE This #Valentine's With Prezzybox
Spreading The LOVE This #Valentine's With Prezzybox
Are you looking for Mr / Mrs Right? Have you had a few... erm... 'interesting' encounters in your quest to do so? You're defo not alone if so; I hear some mad stories from friends on the dating scene on the reg, ranging from catfishing to some seriously intense IG messages within about 5 minutes of matching.

Using apps or websites that connect you to people all over the UK can be great [due to the number of people you can chat to who you wouldn't ordinarily have contact with] but there's something to be said about dating locally. From saving money to emergency cuddles on tap, meeting someone in the local area definitely comes with extra perks. Let's discuss in this post!

Benefits of Dating Someone Locally
Benefits of Dating Someone Locally
Whether you're single, dating, married or just not really that arsed; Valentine's Day is very much around the corner - and it's the perfect time of year to treat a loved one to something a bit special. Something meaningful, to show them how much they mean to you - that they can treasure for years to come. Or something like that; as a very single pringle [and happily so] I wouldn't know. Can't relate hun 😂

Mococo - a store we're lucky enough to have one of here in Liverpool - is a fantastic shout when it comes to meaningful gifts. They stock some great brands, deliver the most luxurious experience and offer some affordable, reduced prices on some truly gorgeous pieces. And the staff are lovely too - I headed in our local one [in the Met Quarter] before Christmas for a chat and had a ball with the fella at the Thomas Sabo counter.

I've been lucky enough to bag myself a lil collab with them and have picked out two gorgeous pieces to show you guys today. Beautiful picks to gift someone else OR yourself... for any occasion, not just Valentine's. Graduation, Anniversaries, Weddings, Christenings, Birthdays, Christmas... or even just because [again, can't relate, but I hear some blokes are alright at those spontaneous gifts - or at least we're lead to believe they can be sometimes, in those 'boy done good' Instagram posts]

Mococo even sell Vivienne Westwood guys, but like; reduced. AND I CAN'T COPE. So many pieces I need to own asap there. But anyway. This post has been delayed enough. Let's crack on with my post, my picks & my inevitable professions of love.

Meaningful Valentine's Gifts Mococo Jewellery, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Getting Your JOMO On*

in , , , , , , , , , , , , by Nikki LLL Blog, February 02, 2020
We are more than done with FOMO by now. The Fear of Missing Out has been ruining lives and ruining naps for far too long. So, let’s welcome JOMO with big, welcoming arms. 
What is JOMO?

Whereas FOMO is the Fear, JOMO is the Joy. The joy of missing out on all the unnecessary things that we can be invited or advertised to us... but which we don't need, but don’t want to miss out. So, let’s push the need for inclusion aside [slowly, it’s a process] and enjoy doing much, much less. 

'I’ll read my books, and I’ll drink coffee, and I’ll listen to music, and I’ll bolt the door.'
—J.D. Salinger, A Boy in France

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