When Mummy And Daddy Pay For Everything (Even When You're An "Adult")

Hey guys!
I hope you're all good. I was browsing through my blog the other day and realized that most of you enjoy reading my more thought provoking posts. A little disclaimer before you read this post.... I am not aiming this blog post at anyone in particular. I don't want to offend anyone, I just wanted to give my own personal view and maybe get a positive response.


Since I was able to make my own small amount of money (around 15) I had to buy things myself. I remember when I was 16 and I had my first proper job, I saved up every weekend until I could afford my own cheapy make laptop. My parents never neglected me, they just bought things they found a necessity until I was only enough to buy my own things myself. Whilst all the kids at school had the latest Ipods - I had a fake, lookalike bought from Ebay. My family has never been poor, we've always lived in our own house, owned two cars and both my parents have always worked. And so anything I own nowadays was bought by me, with money I earned myself.

I'm now 24, and even though I do think my parents were very harsh on me in my teen years, I do understand some of their reasons. I mean, I  know many people who are my age or older that still have mum and dad paying for everything. For example I pay rent in my house, I've paid it since I was 18. Some parents don't want to take a penny of their children whilst their living in their house, but I can't help but think ... they're not children anymore!
I believe that if you're earning a good wage it doesn't hurt to give some money to your parents every month. Why should we spend the money we could use to help our family on ourselves, when our parents are slaving away working?

I also think paying for your own stuff (when you can) teaches you many lessons. Like saving, organization and value. I think it depends on the person and how you're brought up. Some parents help their kids out a lot money wise but that doesn't mean they're spoilt. Looking at it from that end of the spectrum -  there's quite a few people I know that do have that little extra support from mum and dad yet still work had to earn their own! And so I don't want you thinking I'm hating on people like that because it shows they were still brought up with good morals. I guess what I'm trying to say is it's a little worrying when young adults around my age can't hold down a job and instead they have everything bought by their parents.
What are you opinions? 

Love Laura xxx

Xen - Tan Moroccan Tan | Review

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Hey guys! I know it's been a while (sorry about that)
I've recently bought and tried yet another one of Xen- Tan's famous fake tans. Let's say I HATE it. Please read on as to why...

Firstly let's talk about the application - this is probably the part I hated the most. I have tried many different type of fake tans, but this one is like rubbing in shower gel onto your skin. It's a thick, dark consistency (which was expected) but it wouldn't blend easy. This obviously meant the product dried to fast before I could cover the area I wanted to.  With regards to the scent, I actually find it smells very pleasant. A bit like cherry bakewells?!

Once I woke up in the morning, I was happy to see I was a nice shade of brown. Before judging the colour etc. I jumped into the shower. After the shower, my skin was barely tanned and there were some patchy areas. Prior to tanning I did exfoliate and moisturize, so the only reason it would have done this, would be down to the tan consistency! #FAIL
Within the next few days my tan started to fade and became even more patchy. It appeared as if I had a skin rash or something.... very unattractive.

Now some of you reading this will probably be thinkin maybe I should have given this tan another go. I did! and got the same results. This is why I'm writing this review. For some reason most of the Xen - Tan products don't work well with me. I think my favourite fake tan product they do is the "dark lotion".REVIEW HERE

Thanks for reading guys, I always appreciate your support :)

Laura xxx