What I’ve Been Loving Lately

What I've Been Loving Lately

With it just being over a month since Christmas and New Year occurred, I’ve had a good few weeks to start trialing out new beauty products and divulging in some new or old lifestyle interests for the first part of 2017. I thought it would be fun to share with you guys what I’ve been loving lately and also hear what you have been obsessed with so far this year.

NYX Full Coverage ConcealerAfter being disappointed with the formula of my last NYX HD concealer, I wanted to opt for something a little different but of course from the same brand. I decided to go for the NYX full coverage concealer which comes in a little jar. I’ve been using the lightest shade within the range Porcelain.  At first I will admit to being a little skeptical about this concealer since it’s a cream based formula. I really didn’t want it to look too cakey or drying under my eyes. But I was actually pleasantly surprised at the coverage and how well it sat on my skin. Using a damp beauty blender, I find that this method of application is easiest with this concealer. It really helps to cover my dark circles and brighten up my under eye area. I’d definitely say give this one a go!

Copper Pineapple TrayIsn’t this just the cutest thing?! I got this for Christmas from my parents and I absolutely love it. I can’t believe my Mum thought I wouldn’t like it, but I’m seriously in love with it. Coppers everywhere right now like it has been the past few seasons and the pineapple shape really fits in well with my tropical/fresh inspired theme I have running throughout my room. Plus it makes the perfect blog prop!

Capture Your Style by Aimee SongThe book that every blogger needs to own! I also recieved this as a gift for Christmas. I’m sure everyone like me has felt the struggles of Instagram lately. I’m definitely feeling since I lost access to my account and I’ve had to start over. But this book really inspired me to up my game with the quality of content I upload on Instagram and even on my blog. Capture Your Style not only displays an amazing range of images taken by Aimee, but also shares so many useful and easy to follow tips to help you produce high quality images and grow your Instagram. 

Primark Oval Brush – I love the look of the oval brushes! They’re just an interesting and cool concept. However I didn’t want to pay full price for a brush that I might not even end up loving and plus who doesn’t love a more affordable dupe? Throughout January I tested out this Primark oval brush. I’ve been super impressed with this especially as it was only a couple of pounds. It blends the product evenly and creates a flawless finish to your makeup. I compared it to the Real Techniques buffing brush in a post a few weeks back if you want to check that out for a full review.

Teen Wolf – I’ve been watching Teen Wolf now since 2011 and I’m so sad that it’s coming to an end in the summer. The first three seasons are honestly so good and they made me really fall in love with the show. Season six has definitely enlightened my love for what the whole show was about since the two previous seasons were a bit of a disappointment.  But I’m loving where season 6 is going as it heads into the last ten episodes. I’m not ready to say goodbye to the characters! Also it’s now on Netflix, so if you want to check it out and see what the fuss is about, then you can watch the first five seasons over on there. You won’t regret it!

Primark Velvet Matte Lip Crayon – Another Primark product, but probably one of my favourite products of the year so far. I’d seen Corrie from DizzyBrunette3 test out this lip crayon in her testing Primark makeup video a couple months back. I loved the colour of the crayon, but also appreciated the quality of it and of course the price. Honestly this lip crayon is one of the best lip products I have probably tried and that’s not even an exaggeration. They are so easy to apply, they effortless glide on to the lips and feel so creamy. They’re not drying at all even though they’re a matte finish. They honestly feel so lovely on the lips. The colour pay off is crazy and it also lasts such a long time throughout the day, even with eating and drink it hardly budges. Honestly you need to get your hands on a few of these lip crayons. I’m obsessed with them!

The Body Shop Frosted Berries Hand Cream – First I need to say how bloody pretty the packaging is and also how wonderful this hand cream smells! The Body Shop Frosted Berries hand cream was apart of their Christmas range, so unfortunately it’s not available anymore I don’t think (sorry!!!). But the quality of this hand cream is sooo good. You know when you put on a hand cream and it’s so sticky, like it takes forever to dry and you can’t literally do anything because your hands are so saturated? Well this honestly doesn’t feel like that at all. It makes my hands feel so soft without that stickiness feeling. Plus a little bit of product goes a long way, so it’s going to last you for a long while. It’s definitely been one of my winter pick me ups this year!

What have you been loving lately?

Lauren x

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  1. Phoebida Blog
    February 6, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    I keep meaning to pick up some oval brushes, they look so interesting! How did I not find your blog sooner?? Its gorgeous, new follower 🙂 xxPhoebe & Abida | phoebida.blogspot.co.uk

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 7, 2017 / 11:50 am

      Aw thanks so much lovely!xx

  2. Nicole Merza
    February 6, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    Great picks! I love the look of the pineapple tray! Also, the oval brush sounds really nice. I've always wanted to try one! 🙂 Nicole | The Glam Surge

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 7, 2017 / 11:51 am

      Thank you, Nicole! Definitely give the oval brushes a try if you can xx

  3. Parie Joshi
    February 6, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    The NYX concealer sounds amazing!Parie xClass and Glitter

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 7, 2017 / 11:51 am

      It is really good, Parie!xx

  4. Hannah
    February 6, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    I love that pineapple tray, so cute! Copper is just so chic and pretty. I love the sound of that book too, I'm always looking to improve my photography so it definitely sounds like a good read to me! Great post lovely 🙂 xoHannah | ohhelloitshannah.co.uk

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 7, 2017 / 11:53 am

      Thank you, Hannah! The book is definitely a must read. It's super handy xx

  5. Amy
    February 6, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    I'm looooving the NYX concealer too right now, it's such a great product! I'm so intrigued by the oval face brushes, I'll need to pick some up next time I'm in primark. So with you on the body shop handcream – they're so heavenly! I got the frosted apple one instead and it's amazing 🙂 Amy | http://www.whatamydid.com

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 7, 2017 / 11:54 am

      Yay! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who loves it. Ohh frosted apple sounds lovely xx

  6. Kirsty Meenan
    February 7, 2017 / 7:56 am

    Everyone raves about the NYX concealer so I need to give it a go – it sounds amazing! I love the frosted cranberry scent from the body shop it's one of my faves!! Xwww.kirstyjennifer.com

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 7, 2017 / 11:54 am

      NYX do some fabulous concealers! Plus they're so affordable xx

  7. kerstinix
    February 7, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    Oh I also really enjoyed Capture Your Style. Actually such a helpful book. Love, Kerstin http://www.missgetaway.com/

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 7, 2017 / 12:22 pm

      It is such a helpful book indeed! I learnt a lot from it xx

  8. Ariadna Morell
    February 7, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    The pineapple tray is so pretty, i love it! xAriadna || RAWR BOWS

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 10, 2017 / 1:28 pm

      It's so adorable!xx

  9. Mafer Moncada
    February 7, 2017 / 11:50 pm

    I used to watch teen wolf but stop i don't remember what season bc I didn't like that one haha. Idk..I should try to catch up? Mafer Writes x

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 10, 2017 / 1:28 pm

      Definitely do! Season 6 is really good xx

  10. Harriet Day
    February 8, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    Your theme is so lovely, I'm obsessed with it. Primark makeup is seriosuly stepping up and there's so many good products around!www.harrietday.com

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 10, 2017 / 1:29 pm

      Aw thank you, Harriet! They definitely have xx

  11. alittlekiran
    February 10, 2017 / 10:38 pm

    I'm sad you didn't like the HD Concealer, been meaning to try it but might skip it now. That pineapple tray is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing xALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 18, 2017 / 11:23 am

      I use to love it, but they must have changed the formula as it hasn't been performing as well for me which is a shame!xx

  12. Gemma Magpie
    February 11, 2017 / 5:19 am

    I really like the NYX Full Coverage Concealer too. It's so affordable but so good xx Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 18, 2017 / 11:23 am

      Yes you're so right!xx

  13. Serena Reidy Books
    February 17, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    I love the pineapple tray! I still haven't watched Teen Wolf!

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 18, 2017 / 11:23 am

      You have to watch it! It's so good xx

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