To Do List - My Life

Hey guys, so browsing through my pictures on my phone I found the little list I wrote for things I would like to do/accomplish in my life.

I get it might be a little silly, but hey it’s nice to have things to look forward to doing! :D Do you all have a list? 


Love Laura xxx

YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation - First Impression

YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation - First Impression
Hey guys, So not only am I posting on this blog for opinions and life, but also to update randomly on makeup purchases etc.

The product I’m posting is about today is Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation!
My skin type is quite dry, so I am always in the lookout for a foundation that doesn’t look cakey or patchy and will last throughout the day!
I love Mac’s Face and body, but the coverage isn’t high enough! 


So applying it for the first time, it feels moisturising and gives a kind of sheen to my face! I was matched to colour br30 (more for pinky undertones). The coverage is perfect too! My skin still shows through, but all the imperfections I want to be covered, are covered!! 
The smell isn't too overpowering, it smells fresh, clean, and a little expensive.
I love the packaging, it makes the product look really "high end"
I really hope this is my future “go to foundation” as for the past few years I have tried the cheapest and the most expensive foundations and always found something I didn't like about them!
  
I look paler then I actually am here as I took the photo when it was sunny whoops ;)

Have you guys tried this foundation?
At the moment I’m loving it, but I need to try it out longer to give a final verdict :p
Love Laura xxx

Dealing With "Social Anxiety"...

So where do I begin?
“Social anxiety is a discomfort or a fear when a person is in social interactions that involve a concern about being judged or evaluated by others.

Now firstly I want to say I am not diagnosed with Social Anxiety, I have decided I have some form of anxiety issue when it comes to dealing and meeting other people.


The reasons I think I have anxiety is because when it comes to social situations mostly on my own I panic!
For example: things like going to the gym on my own.  I attempted to join a gym last year, but the anxious thoughts of people looking at me whilst on my own made me too nervous (even just walking into the gym). All I could worry about was what people were thinking of me, so I backed out as soon as I could. It wasn’t because I have an issue with my weight, but because I was fearful of the people I didn’t know around me.
Another example is doing simple things like shopping on my own. If I eventually make it to the shops by myself -I have the feeling like I want to be eaten up, all I have is evil thoughts pursing through me, feeling like everyone’s eyes are on me.
So where did it start?
Well all I can think about is growing up in school, like in certain situations I was made to think something was wrong with me. Kids can be cruel, and most people receive some form of bullying, but I had it pretty bad from the ages 10-14. Kids in my Primary school would do things like put my new coat in the toilet because they didn’t like it. I used to wonder why they did it to me, I was always nice, I had no real issues with my image.
One of the girls that used to bully me had a mother who worked in the school. Because of this she used to take the girls side all the time (as you do), and constantly I would blame myself for someone else being horrible to me.
In secondary school I had some form of acne and this made my self-esteem VERY low.  Again I was judged for what I looked like.(. I remember one time my friend said I was pretty, I had made a effort. That day and I nearly cried. Because all I thought was “They’re being horrible because i’m ugly”, so for someone to say I looked pretty was a shock!)
I made a few good friends in school, but still they used to go out (socialize outside of school) a lot without me. This made me sad because I thought maybe they didn’t want to hang out with me, and again blamed myself! But looking back at it now, I think it was because I never really made the effort to say I would like to come.

Also in situations where A friend had asked me to come out  (when I don’t know the other people)I would be shy as I don’t know the other people, so the friend was just ignore me and forget I don’t know the other people. I would spend the whole time feeling uncomfortable, feeling like these new people don’t like me.

So where am I now?
As from the beginning you will see that I still suffer in certain social situations. Although this is true, I also have become more confident in other areas! Starting new jobs and meeting new people  has made me see that meeting new people isn’t always scary, and in fact you can make loads of new friends!
My self-image is another issue still. I have an obsession with wearing foundation to cover my “actually not bad” skin. Slowly I am wearing less and less makeup and just feeling comfortable!
I have fears to still overcome- like being happy for who I am, and basically not caring what other people think!!

I hope as the years pass I will do this, as I have become so much stronger.

If you have made it to the end thank you so much for reading, and if you have any advice, or if I can help please drop a comment!

Even though I can’t tell myself this I can tell everyone else this,..  that no matter what, there’s always someone stronger, prettier, richer then you! I am avoiding things I want to do because of worrying about other people. 

But hey who cares. BE YOURSELF!

LOVE LAURA <3







200 Sit - Up Challenge

So I have never been "fat" or extremely unfit, but recently I have noticed something called a muffin top and a little more giggle in the belly area! Going from a size 8-10, to a 10-12.

The 30 day squat challenge has become very famous, and I wanted to find something similar to that, but for my stomach muscles!

So googling around I found a website that set up a plan to add sit ups slowly to your daily workout routine/life.
The website is here: http://www.twohundredsitups.com


I don’t know too much about this challenge but it seems to have a day by day set up plan depending on how many sit – ups you’re able to do. Perfect!

I will take photos and write up how I am doing with this challenge either every week, or every two weeks!

I know I'm not fat, but I need to tone and shape up!

Wish me luck <3

Laura x






Things I want to buy on pay day!

II’m starting a kinda “wish list” on this blog!
These are a couple of things I’m waiting to buy ….

Muji Storage
I’ve seen a couple of blog posts and youtube videos about these clear, acrylic storage devices.
I can’t wait to get something that looks more grown up and neat! #excusetobuymoremakeup ;)
 link: http://www.muji.eu/pages/online.asp?Sec=9&Sub=39

Leather Jacket
I do already own a dark brown leather jacket from Republic, it’s years old, and in a size XS.. eeek, it’s a little tight on me now L
So browsing through the net looking for a cute affordable leather jacket I like, I found this one from Amazon…



The reviews say this jacket is really good, and obviously it’s nice to try one on before buying, but hey I can always return it J
 link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Womens-Leather-Button-Ladies-Jacket/dp/B009HBIIJS/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=DYPGM1F67OEJ&coliid=I2Y2YNS5URJMU6

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation In Monte Blanc
So I have a HUGE collection of foundations, but not one of them are my “go to” foundation. *sad face*
I have dry skin, and the only foundation with a good colour match and consistency is MAC Face And Body Foundation, but the coverage is next to none!
I’ve wanted to try sheer glow for AGEEESS, and many bloggers and youtubers love it! Maybe it’s time to just go for it!
link: http://www.narscosmetics.co.uk/complexion/foundation/sheer-glow-foundation/mont-blanc

Refreshing Face Mist
As with the previous paragraph, you will know I have DRY SKIN!
So seeing this little number to refresh your face during the day.. well it’s amazing! I have tried Mac Fix+ but wanted to try something different! WANT


 link: http://uk.spacenk.com/Flower-Harmonising-Mist,-50ML/UK200002963,en_GB,pd.html?cm_mmc=Afiliates-_-/6yE2J*1mes-_-Space-_-NK


Introduction


Hey guys.
So yes this is a introduction to my blog.

I currently hold another blog: loraphilp.blogspot.co.uk
I have had this one since 2010 but I feel that I want to start a fresh. There are people that know me in person on there and I don't think I will be able to write honestly unless I start a fresh.
I have many ambitions and ideas, this blog may or may not help me to get to them. But hey at least I can write about it. 

In this blog I will chat about everything from Makeup and beauty to Dating advice from a single girl  (yes I have a sense of humour!) to analyzing dreams. 
I would really love anyone reading this to follow my blog, not because I'm doing this just to gain popularity, but it kind of gives me a buzz knowing people are reading what I write, and may even take something from it.

I've always wanted to be an agony aunt so maybe If I do help people, It will help me get to my goal?

I work full time, so will try to update regularly 

Wish me luck
Laura x