Sunday, 17 April 2016

Inspirational stories #2




 Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog. Today I wanted to carry on my new blog series with Emma's story; her story shows off her life in fashion designing, what inspires her, how she got into it and her advice. It's a very interesting read! and very inspiring to aspiring fashion designers; to prove that anybody can achieve what they want with determination. 

Emma's story

“I've always had an interest in art and design because my dad is an artist, so art has always been a part of my life and I've always had a huge interest in it myself. The love for fashion all began when I left school and studied visual display; I have been sewing now for 15 years!
When I am designing I think about everyday people and visualise how it’s going to look on them, so they can feel confident and glamorous. I taught myself how to sew but I decided to take a two-year dress making course so I could perfect my skills and delve into more complexed designs. If some people don’t like my designs I just take it as that not everybody has the same taste; I don’t expect everyone to like what I wear, we’re all different and I try not to take it to heart.  I’ve always been inspired by Vivienne Westwood, she's really out there and unique. My fascination all began when I saw her on a chat show wearing a very unusual daring bodysuit; the obsession started from there and even today I still look at her designs for inspiration. I love making 50’s style clothing, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn are huge style icons to me. In life my children and family make me happy, they cheer me up when I am feeling down and I am very proud of what they are accomplishing; I am a very proud mum! My oldest child was born two months early and she had to stay in the hospital for a month; it was a challenging time in my life but I wouldn't have got through it without the support from my husband and family. Five years time from now, I hope to be fully focusing on my fashion designing and hope that I can quit my day job and have fashion designing as my full-time job.”


Emma's Etsy  link - you can view Emma's designs on Etsy by clicking on the link! 

If you think you have an interesting story to be shown in my new series then email me: laurenmw15@gmail.com

See you soon,
Lauren!


Friday, 15 April 2016

Inspirational stories #1


I decided to start a brand new blog series: inspirational stories. I think it would be a brilliant idea to showcase people's life and show their determination and hope; which also could help other people out that might be in the same situation.  The main moral to this blog series is that everyone no matter what have a story.  

To kick off this blog series I wanted to begin with Megan's story; she's such an inspirational young lady and I think she could inspire many others with the attitude she has. 

Megan's story

“ Secondary school was my most challenging life experience; everyone labelled me and didn’t get to know me first. I overcame this by coming out of my shell more and showing my true self.   My mum really inspires me the most in life because when I was born 10 weeks early my mum found out that I had cerebral palsy; my mum always taught me not to let it hold me back and live a normal life as possible.  I overcome common stereotypes by proving people wrong and succeeding to my full potential. My goals for the future are to go to university and become a primary school teacher.  My biggest achievement so far has been walking around a little bit of the astroturf at school for charity; a few months after having surgery. If I had to give advice to people in the same situation as me I would say: Don’t look at what you can’t do look at what you can do; I have always been brought up believing that. If you’re not able to do something then always persevere and find a way of working it out, instead of just giving up.  I express my own individuality by the things I wear and my personality. I have a different outlook on life to others and I do not take life for granted because life is precious.”
If you think you have a story that could be used on my blog email me: laurenmw15@gmail.com

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Naked 2 basics aka my favourite palette ever!


 Hello! welcome back to my blog; today I thought I would share my new beloved palette. This palette has honestly become my new holy grail item; I love how you can literally create any look with this palette, ranging from day to night. This palette has netural colours perfect for day and also includes darker colours to smoke your look out for more night time looks. For 23 pounds I think this palette is a must have and it's Urban Decay, so what more can you ask for from a palette?


 Starting from the left: Skimp this is a beautiful highlight shade for the browbone, stark another highlighting shade but more matte, frisk is a perfect colour to wear alone for daytime, cover is a more darker brown shade, primal is a deeper brown shade and undone is really great for making any look more intense and smokey.

On my eyes I have cover as the main lid colour, primal in the outer crease and undone in the crease just to add a little more inteseity ( I bleneded the undone shade a lot as this look was for the daytime)


Would you buy this palette? let me know in the comments
Love,
Lauren
x

Saturday, 26 March 2016

A few faves from my wardrobe

Hello everyone, long time no blog. I know it's been a while I'm sorry! I thought I would get back into the swing of blogging with an exciting lookbook collaborating all my favourites.

I recently was inspired by Social Print Studio to create a lookbook with all of my favourite outfits. The main focus would be outfits confidence and how they create my own personal style that gives me confidence and how they create my own personal style.

Social Print Studio offers amazing quality photo books ranging from small books, sticker books,  canvases, greeting cards, magnets etc. Social Print Studio pretty much has everything to offer; their custom-made photo books are a great present for somebody or just for yourself! I think they're perfect; to store all your life memories forever. It's something personal and sentimental. 

Fashion is something everyone participates in, everyone has their own individual style, it's what makes us unique to everyone else. I love wearing a good pair of bold statement trousers they are my favourite bold statement item. I love the personality they give to my whole outfit they really give it some oomph and happiness. I like to add my own personality into my fashion; rather than following and copying other people. I do love taking inspiration but I think it's nice to interpret an outfit into your own.


 Outfit one details- 
Top - New look
Trousers- Primark
Necklace- New look
Blazer - Very.co.uk
Shoes - Zara

I love this first outfit because it's very smart casual. The blazer really smartens things up - which makes the outfit very suitable for both casual and dressy events.




Second outfit details- 

Top- Primark
Skirt- River Island



I adore this skirt because it's so bright and anybody who knows me well enough knows I am one for bold prints and colours. I love how this gives a plain black outfit some oomph and personality. I felt really nice and confident wearing this skirt because I felt very comfortable in it - this is key when wearing a fashion item, you must feel comfortable if not you won't feel confident you'll just be worrying.


Hurray for the bold printed trousers!
I love this outfit, although it is an old image from last year as I have light hair - I do still wear these trousers. I love this lilac shirt I paired with this outfit, it made me feel very chic and confident as I was expressing my individual style.

Outfit details- 

Blouse- Primark
Trousers- Primark
Blazer- New look

I love wearing girly floral prints in summer, they really get me into the summer spirit! This outfit made me feel very happy as I was wearing fun unique colours and straying away from plain comfort zone colours. 

Outfit details- 
Jumpsuit- New look
Blazer- Boutique shop in my local shopping centre that unfortunately closed
Shoes- Zara


Again, here I am showing off some more printed trousers! These are more easy colours to work into your wardrobe if you aren't the one for bold colours.

Trousers- New look 

What is your fashion statement? let me know in the comments
Love,
Lauren
x

Friday, 26 February 2016

Orange and brown smokey eye

 Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog. Today I wanted to show you this orange smokey eye. When I first purchased this orange eyeshadow I was a little unsure how to make it work - after playing around with shadows I finally made it work for me. I used a matte brown shadow on the lid and started to blend the orange shadow in the crease slowly - you must build it up do not apply loads. To create a crisp look I applied tape at the corners of my eye so it looks neat, as I can be very messy with shadows. I like the effect the tape gives my eye look, the shadow looks nice and angled. Make sure you  blend, blend and blend, to avoid harsh lines!

All makeup products will be listed below! :)




Foundation- Rimmel radiance BB cream (shade medium)
Concealer- Kiko natural skin concealer (shade number two)
Contour/bronzer- Seventeen contour kit (shade light)
Highlight- Makeup Revolution baked highlighter (shade pink lights)
Main lid colour- Matte brown shade from Urban Decay on the run palette
Crease colour- Kiko infinity shadow (shade 209)
Lip liner- MUA (shade nougat) 
Lipgloss- Soap and glory mother pucker 
Eyebrows- Rimmel professional eyebrow pencil (shade dark brown)

What do you think of this look? let me know in the comments
Love,
Lauren 
x


Sunday, 21 February 2016

Silver eyeshadow look







Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog - today I wanted to show you this pretty and simple eye look.  I love experimenting with different eyeshadow because it gets you out of your comfort zone. It's always nice to mix things up every now and then so you don't get into the same boring routine every day. 

So, here's how to get the look...

I am one of those girls who never sticks with the same foundation! I am always trying different ones. This Revlon foundation is a new fave of mine.



  
To blend the foundation I use my Real Techniques, expert face brush. It's fab for blending!

 To add a little bit of definition to my face, I use this Seventeen contour palette - in the shade light.
 I use this powder to just quickly set my foundation into place.
 For lips, I use the MUA lip liner in the shade nougat and the Makeup Revolution lipstick in the shade nude.
 I use this Makeup Revolution highlighter in the shade pink lights, just on the cheekbones.
 I always used to use powders for my brows, now I use this Rimmel eyebrow pencil and it's brilliant!
I use a little bit of this Soap&Glory mascara, before applying my Ardell demi whispies lashes.
This is the Makeup revolution eyeshadow in the shade frozen

 I love Kiko shadows and this is brilliant I applied this in my crease - this shade is 215.
I have to prime my eyes before using eyeshadow so, I use the Collection primer!


What do you think to this look? Let me know in the comments
Love,
Lauren
x

Monday, 15 February 2016

10 things you will know too well if you're from Sheffield



Hello! welcome back to my blog. Today I was out and about in my hometown and thought of a fun exciting post - that is relatable things all Sheffield folk know too well. If you're not from Sheffield well, this may seem like jibberish to you!


10-   Meadowhall- now, this can be a fun day at the start but quickly changes your mood. Busy crowds, screaming children and big massive prams that near enough knock you out of the way - fun times, not!

9- When all your lights are on in the house and your mum/dad shouts out "it's like Blackpool illuminations in ere."

8- You will get called a mardy bum and know what it means.

7-  The supertram is a life safer, and you couldn't be without it. Literally my daily commute!

6-  There's always that one kid who get absolutely drenched in the peace gardens water fountains. (Me when I was little, to be honest)

5-  Literally, everyone will call you love!

4- You will also have somebody telling you "Park Hill is a listed building you know."

3- You will replace the word 'something' with 'somert.' 

2-  Hendersons Relish will be your favourite condiment.

1-  You will have experienced tramlines - Sheffield's very own Glastonbury festival.



Have you ever visited Sheffield? let me know in the comments
Love,
Lauren
x


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