Asos Spring Wishlist 2017

Hey guys so I'm really excited for the change of weather, and it being warm enough to wear different clothing soon. 
I am feeling the look of whites and blues at the moment. I think it looks so summery! I've linked everything below. There was more but I had to limit it haha. 

Love Laura 

I Wish It Was Summer | OOTD | Brown Bag

Hey guys!
So I'm back with another outfit style post. This time I've dressed a little bit "springy" by wearing lighter colours - I've been wearing black mostly over the Winter.
I really want to work on my own personal style this year. I tend to go for more safer outfits, and sometimes buy things that aren't fitted enough.

The bag in this photo you can purchase from Debbie [LINK HERE] and she kindly gave readers a discount code (LAURA20) for 20% off!!!. The price of the bag is £21.99 before discount. :)

Outfit Details:
Top: River Island
Jeans: New Look 
Heels: Asos
Sunglasses: Primark 

Love Laura xx

What's In My Work Bag | Airline Uniform

Harrods bag £33 Harrods card holder £8 (both duty free prices)

Hey guys,

OK firstly this post isn't sponsored by Harrods lol. I just randomly went into the Harrods near where I work to get a card holder and found the perfect size bag for work as well.
I used to carry agreat big tote bag every day and found it always got heavier and heavier. I only can have black or navy bags for work (strict uniform).

So for me this year I decided to go minimalist. Carry only what I need. Let's just say my shoulders thank me for it. As you can see from the pics, I literally carry the most boring things (makes me wonder why I even did a blog post on this.) I carry the odd few lipsticks, but other than that I never touch up makeup during the day. The only thing missing from the pics are my keys and ID pass, I don't think it would be very proffesh to add my airport pass in. You never know who could come across this post haha.

Items pictured;
  • Prada glasses case
  • highlighter
  • pencil
  • card holder 
  • gum
  • nurofen
  • Pink diary
  • Sanitizer
  • Perfume atomizer 
  • Vaseline
  • Rimmel 107 lipstick
  • Rimmel lip liner
  • Rimmel pink lipstick (forgot the shade)

The bag is actually a lot smaller than it looks in the pics, it's a size of a cross body bag. Talking of cross body bags, I think that's the size bag I'm going to try and use more often this year!

What bag do you use for work? and what items do you have to have in yours?

Love Laura

Going For The Chop | Healthier Hair

Hey guys!
So yesterday I went to my hairdresser to get my usual root tint done with my friend Debbie ( I started getting grey hairs already) weep weep. And I was talking to them about how much I hate my hair. It had been getting SO thin and dry at the ends, and basically looked disgusting. All I wanted was beautiful long hair with blunt ends - is that too much to ask. Like every hairdresser recommends, she said to just go for the chop and look after my hair.
This is the shortest my hair has been for a long time. Let's just say I did want to have a little cry when I got back home #firstworldproblems.

So I have decided to do the following things to improve the condition of my hair. There's no point cutting off the bad hair and then not maintaining it right?

Avoiding heat 
I am going to do my best to avoid using my hair straighteners! My hair is naturally curly/frizzy so it's quite hard to avoid using them. I'm going to make sure I always use heat protection if I do and blow dry my hair straight instead of using my GHD's.

Being careful with brushing my hair
I have just bought a new hair brush - one of those detangling ones. I used to have a pink tangle teaser but I can't find it anywhere. I am going to be very careful when brushing my hair especially when it's wet. Treating it more like silk.

Hair products 
So after watching a vlog from Lydia Millen, I noticed she was using a shampoo to detox and gently cleanse the hair. I bought the new Herbal Essences daily detox golden rasberry and mint shampoo and conditioner! I'm hoping using more gentle products on my hair will limit the damage. I also bought the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle oil reconstructor to smooth over my frizzy hair after styling.  This has 3 different amazing oils in it so I'm hoping it'll work it's magic. I am using other things such as heat protectant, coconut oil and hair masks already but I'm going to make them more of a regular thing!

I have heard quite a few people say they tie their hair back when they sleep or put their hair in a braid. I'm going to start doing that instead of sleeping with it down.

Regular trims
As I go to my hairdresser every 2 months for my root tint I have no excuse to not get my hair cut every 8 weeks.  This will maintain getting rid of the bad hair and keeping it nice and thick at the ends.

I have already improved my diet recently (READ MY FIRST WEIGHT LOSS POST HERE) I'm trying to eat more protein and vegetables. I have been recently eating scrambled egg and smoked salmon for breakfast.. YUM!

So yea they are a few things I'm changing, and I thought I'd write this post so I can update you guys in 6 months or so to see how my hairs growing!
I did do a post in the past on growing your hair, but it just wasn't very helpful on growing HEALTHY long hair hah! (YOU CAN READ IT HERE) Look how much longer my hair is in the pic though!

I thought I would mention as well that I do have clip in extensions and so that's why my hair looks quite long in some pics. Here is what my hair looked like before I cut it without extensions...

You may not be able to see it (because my hairs all put to one side) but it was soooo thin.

Anyways that's enough of me rambling. I hope you found this post helpful, and I'll update you guys soon!

Do you have any tips on growing healthier hair?

Love Laura x


Items For My Blog | Wishlist

Hey guys!

So I really want to improve my content here on my blog, and for my Youtube channel. I have taken some inspo from other bloggers that I like and thought I would do a wishlist.

Sequin/Pretty light backdrop
This is mainly for if I do Youtube videos. I have seen other youtubers have pretty backgrounds (backgrounds have become so much more important in the recent years) I think it makes the whole video look so much better. I could also use a nice background for pics on my blog.

Canon 600D DSLR camera
This has been the camera I have wanted for like the last 3 years ( I currently use the Canon SX170s). I first heard about it when Zoella mentioned she had got it. This is a Youtuber/blogger fave and has great reviews. One thing I  love about it is the flip out viewfinder! The camera is still pretty expensive which is why I haven't purchased it yet.

White wooden background
This background looks so "rough" yet so nice with products on top of it for blog photos. It's a new take on the usual boring white backgrounds.

Blue tack
I know most people have blue tack in their household and it's easily accessible, but I can't find mine. Blue tack is so handy to keep items still for photos or could be used to stick up lights for a backdrop?

Pretty fake flowers
I do already have fake flowers in my room, but I need more individual ones to put along side items in my photos. I think it makes pics look so Tumblr and pretty.

Light up L
I really like the light up letters and think anything lit up could look cute and adds more interest!

So there are some things I want to get a hold of for my blog/Youtube this year.
Are there any items you would add to the list?

Love Laura x