Final Gift Guide: Stocking Fillers!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

I have decided to dedicate my final gift guide to stocking fillers! Many of us get a little stuck with what to put in stockings, but there is such a variety out there! I have selected four gifts for him and four for her that I think you will love. 

For Him

1. Giant Beer Glass - the perfect novelty gift. I have recently discovered online retailer Stocking Fillers perfect for finding those last minute Christmas presents. 

2. 'This Guy Hates Christmas' Socks. New Look always have a variety of Christmas gifts on offer and I just love these socks! 

3. White Egg Amplifier. This white egg amplifier is just £10 from Marks & Spencers. It doesn't require batteries or wires - perfect for an on-the-go gift! 

4.  Star Wars R2 - D2 Egg Cup.  Debenhams are spot on with this stocking filler, perfect for any Star Wars fan! 

For Her: 

1. Pug Shot Mug.  As you may have noticed I love Pugs! This mug is just £3.99 from Stocking Fillers

2. Mermaid Vibes iPhone 6 Case.  This is THE perfect girlie gift! Just £4.99 from New Look. 

3. Pink Pom Pom Beanie. River Island have lots of cute accessories, this beanie, essential for winter, is £13. 

4.  Queen for the Day: Inflatable Crown. What girl wouldn't want to be a queen for the day? Debenhams have this novelty gift spot on for just £5. 

I hope this post has given you a little last-minute inspiration! Not long until the big day - I am so excited! 

Thanks for reading! 

Lauren-Faye x

Gifts for Men!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Struggling for Christmas gift ideas for your male loved ones? Well, I have got you covered with a few prezzies!

1. Caroline Herrera 212 VIP Men Gift Set 
You cannot go wrong with an aftershave gift set, especially if you know your loved ones favourite! I absolutely love this Caroline Herrera 212 aftershave, both my boyfriend and my brothers wear it so it can't be a bad choice!

2. Dark Red Holdall Bag
This is perfect for any male loved one - a travel bag ALWAYS comes in handy, no matter what age! This one by River Island is super stylish and £45.

3. Emporio Armani Watch 
If you are looking to spend a little more this Christmas, a designer watch is the perfect option! A watch doesn't have an age limit - therefore perfect for all ages!

4. Polo Ralph Lauren Billfold Wallet 
This classic black wallet is currently in the sale online, grab a bargain whilst you can!

5. Howick Pen and Cufflink Set
This gift may be perfect for the professional man in your life!

6. Jamie Oliver Glorious Oils
I have actually purchased this for my Dad in previous years! At just £10 it won't break the bank but it is perfect if you fancy buying a small gift! Especially for that budding Jamie Oliver!

7. RJR Dark Tan Faux Fur Slippers 
You may fancy treating the older man in your life, but you aren't sure what to buy. Slippers are an essential - and these are just £16!

8. Oversize Woven Scarf
Another perfect Christmas gift! Next have a wide variety but this one is a particular favourite of mine!

9. Grumpy Old Git Mints
It is absolutely essential to buy a novelty gift at Christmas! This one is perfect for your Dad/ Step-Dad/ Grandad etc!

I hope this post provides further inspiration for your Christmas shopping! 

Thanks for reading,

Lauren-Faye x

Gifts For Her: Under £20

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

My favourite time of the year is almost upon us, Christmas! Now, many of us struggle to think of presents for our loved ones, but I have created a small gift guide for her with all gifts £20 and under!

1. Faux Leather Strap Pom Pom Keyring. 
You may have seen us girls with a pom pom on our keys or our handbags, they really do add stylish detail. At just £3.99 each they are the perfect stocking filler.

2. OPI All Stars Starlight Holiday Collection Mini Pack 
This mini OPI collection consists of 4 colours perfect for the party season!

3. Letter Candles by George at Asda
Candles add the perfect ambience to any room, so why not get personal with these letter candles? Just £2 each!

4. Detox Pamper Set
This is perfect for pre New Years eve pampering! The detox set consists of a hair mask, face mask, foot cream and eye pads. What more could a girl need for a pamper sesh? (Other than a glass of wine of course!)

5. Real Techniques Deluxe Holiday Set
Currently, Superdrug are offering £10 off this make up brush set by Real Techniques, taking the price down to £20. Girls can never have too many make up brushes, especially around party season!

6. Grey Faux Fur Clutch 
I have actually treated myself to this clutch as I loved it so much! It is a perfect gift for any of your fashionista loved ones!

7. Grow Your Own Mr Grey
River Island have the secret-santa presents sorted this year! Christmas wouldn't be the same without those comical gifts, this one is just £2! At least he won't moan at you for spending, ha!

8. Knitted Pom Pom Hat
An essential for those winter months, River Island have winter style on point!

9. Midas Touch Highlighting Palette
You will certainly be in the good books if you go for a highlighting palette! Us girls are always looking for new highlighting products, why not impress them with this limited edition set?

I hope this has given you guys some inspiration for Christmas goodies! 

Happy Shopping! 

Lauren-Faye x 

Nope, still don't care!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Okay, for as long as I can remember I have ALWAYS been extremely bothered about people's opinions of me and I am always trying to keep people happy! So..after buying this jumper, it got me thinking.. there is more to life than constantly trying to please other people! I have also realised it is impossible to please everyone, particularly in the blogging world! Saying that, I am finally starting to focus on me and I feel so much happier for it! 

Anyway, moving on! I am an absolute sucker for an all-black outfit and the below is very casual and perfect for those 'can't be bothered' days! 

Photos by: Ryan Winterbotham 
Jumper: H&M
Leggings: Miss Selfridge
Boots: Zara

Lauren-Faye x

My HiSmile Experience...

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Like many of us, I am constantly trying out new products to prolong the whiteness of my teeth! There are a large number of products on the market and I'm sure you will agree that we are spoilt for choice! I hadn't previously heard of HiSmile but I couldn't wait to try it after carrying out a little research!

HiSmile offer a peroxide-free whitening system that doesn't contain any nasty chemicals; the most important factor to consider when purchasing whitening products!

As you can see, the kit is packaged in a lovely box complete with everything you need to boost that white smile! It contains an LED light complete with a mouth guard, 3 peroxide free gels, a whitening shade chart and an instruction booklet.

It is extremely simple to use and it takes just ten minutes per session - perfect if you lead a busy lifestyle! I have only been using HiSmile for a few days and I can definitely tell a difference already! I have to admit I am a little surprised, particularly because I am such a tea and coffee lover, but my teeth have really improved!

If you fancy trying out HiSmile for yourself check out their full range of products online here.

Thanks for reading!

Lauren-Faye x 

Disclosure: I was sent a HiSmile kit for review purposes and all opinions are always 100% honest. 

Shine bright like a diamond...

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

In my opinion, an outfit is never complete without earrings! Whether that be a brand new pair or a trusty, classic pair! I recently collaborated with Diamond Boutique, fine diamond specialists, based in London. I was lucky enough to receive a beautiful pair of Diamond Boutique studded earrings and it is now safe to say that I agree with the statement.. Diamonds are a girls best friend.. 

Earrings can sometimes be a little overpowering but I feel these are just right; simple yet classy. Studs are a timeless piece, they are perfect for daytime attire or evening glam. Diamond Boutique offers luxury jewellery suited to a variety of budgets! Take a glimpse of my studs here

As some of you may have noticed I am a little fussy when it comes to jewellery, particularly with earrings! I very rarely blog/post about new earrings mainly because I suffer badly with allergic reactions and consequently wear the same pairs! I have had absolutely no problems with my ears since wearing these, which of course, is a big bonus! I am sure you will see more of these earrings in future blog posts! 

Thanks for reading,

Lauren-Faye x

I would  like to say a huge thank-you to V Public Relations & Diamond Boutique. 

All Grey...

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Hey girls!
I am back after a crazy two weeks settling into uni and of course, celebrating my birthday! I wanted to share with you an 'All Grey' look-book. You can really dress up this look or keep it casual.

 Jumper/Skirt: Primark- These are literally two of the biggest bargains I have ever got in Primark! The Skirt was just £8 - you really cannot go wrong. The sizing in this skirt is very generous, I am actually wearing a size 6.

Boots: Available here - be quick! You can always rely on Quiz Clothing to pull it out of the bag and these boots are a must-have.

Bag: Available here - One giant fluff-ball! I could easily fall asleep on this clutch - it is SO soft and fluffy.

Thanks for reading,

Lauren-Faye x 

Collection of Capes!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Morning girls!

I am relying on capes/ ponchos at the moment, they are perfect for those chilly mornings! I wanted to share with you my top 3 current faves - in a classic outfit of the day form. Of course, you can dress capes up if you wish but seeing as I have returned to university I have styled mine as if I was going into uni.

You cannot beat a staple camel cape! Available in H&M stores!

Nothing better than a classic black detailed cape - this ones by Pretty Little Thing! Available here

This little number is by Primark! I purchased it last week so hurry and get yours! 

I love how versatile all of the above are! I previously used to stick to all black but I am loving experimenting with different colours at the moment! 

Thanks for reading,
Lauren-Faye x 

Back To Uni...

Monday, September 21, 2015

Afternoon girls!

Yesterday, I made the trip back to Bournemouth to begin my final year of university. I am ridiculously nervous for the workload ahead but, I will of course continue blogging! I wanted to share with you some of my university fashion must-haves!

This 'Office City Bag' by Zara is perfect for university! I recently purchased it and it has more than enough room for all of my necessities! It is a classic black bag and of course, it will suit any outfit! It is available here for £39.99. 

This 'Ingrid Camel Wool' coat by Pretty Little Thing is perfect for those annoying walks to uni! I am still loving camel and I have a very similar coat that I will wear when it gets a little colder! It is available here for £45.

You cannot go wrong with a classic pair of black boots! These are an absolute bargain from discounted online retailer,  Love Shoeaholics. They are by Nine West but are now just £39 online!  Check them out here

If you're like me and really feel the cold during winter, a shawl/poncho is just what you need! They are perfect to compliment casual outfits and even better for snuggling on the sofa! It's just £20 available here

If any of you are starting university this week - good luck! 

Thanks for reading,
Lauren-Faye x

Keeping It Classy..

Monday, September 14, 2015

Evening girls!

One thing you cannot beat is a classic, classy outfit. I always feel a little more confident in a shift dress, they are simple yet stylish. I love how they do not cling to certain body parts - perfect if you are feeling a little bloated! They are best paired with killer heels and I had to share with you one of my current favourite looks.

Dress: Missguided
Shoes: Public Desire

This look is great for both daytime/evening occasions!

Thanks for reading,

Lauren-Faye x 

Access All ASOS!

Monday, September 07, 2015

Hello girls! 

I am so happy to now be a part of 'Access All ASOS' meaning I can keep you all up-to-date with any ASOS gossip! ASOS is one of my favourite brands and I have decided to pick out some of my favourite new-in items to show you guys! 

Fancy 'Pretty in Pink'? Available here

These killer boots are available here 
An Oversized coat is a must-have! Check it out here
Denim Lover? Take a peek
Chunky belts are BIG this season. This one is my fave!

As you can probably tell, I could shop all day on ASOS! 

So ladies, happy shopping! 

Thanks for reading,
Lauren-Faye x

Preparing for AW15

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Hey guys,

Hope you have had a lovely bank holiday weekend, so far!

I have been so disappointed with the weather and have therefore decided to prepare my autumn/winter wardrobe! One key piece that I think all of you girls should have in your wardrobe is a poncho.

Mine is by Quiz Clothing and the colours are relatively neutral, perfect for a simple yet on-trend look. It is an over-sized style and therefore one size fits all. I can just see it coming in very handy for those chilly mornings! You may be wondering if the material is itchy or uncomfortable but it is one of the softest I have felt. I think I will be guilty of curling up and falling asleep in it! 

I also love the way it hangs! It is available here for £26.99. Quiz have some gorgeous pieces this season and I would definitely suggest having a little peek! Their footwear is a particular fave of mine! 

I styled mine up with my classic River Island jeans and my Linzi shoes, available here

Thanks for reading,

Lauren-Faye x 

World Duty Free..

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hi girls!

I am back to the blogging world after a lovely holiday in Dubai. I wanted to share with you an experience that I think many of you are probably unaware of! When travelling abroad, many of us hit World Duty Free for those last minute bargains, but there is SO much more on offer other than just shopping.

I popped into World Duty Free and was greeted with an amazing personal shopping experience! Myself and my boyfriend were treated to Mojitos to begin, (they are available to all visitors), they really are the perfect way to start a holiday! I then headed to Creme De La Mer for a complimentary facial - much needed before a long-haul flight! It was a very relaxing experience and I could not believe how soft my skin felt afterwards! I would definitely recommend visiting them before your flight and sampling some of their products, what have you got to lose?!

I then felt a little self-concious without any make-up on, especially before a holiday! So, I popped to Bobbi Brown for a makeover session, again completely complimentary! The lovely make-up artist gave me a very natural look, which was perfect for my night flight. Before I left I had to purchase a new eyeliner, it would be rude not too! I decided to try out a brown eyeliner as I usually stick to black!

As if all of the pampering wasn't enough, I finished my world duty free experience with a lovely hand and arm massage at Jo Malone. They have a menu and you can pick the treatment you would like, the majority are only 5 minutes long so you can squeeze it in before your flight.

I feel the whole duty free experience really adds to the start of your holiday, there are plenty of brands and experiences to choose from! The staff are extremely friendly and made myself and my boyfriend feel very welcome! They could not do enough to help us and made our whole experience completely stress free!

Next time you're off on holiday, pop into World Duty Free! You won't regret it...

Lauren-Faye x

All White Everything...

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Hello girls!

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend! I have busy preparing for my trip to Dubai tomorrow, but I just had to share with you one of the outfits that will be coming along!

I am loving lace trims at the moment and this gorgeous two piece is by Luxemme, a luxury fashion brand based in Manchester. If I am honest, I don't usually wear two - pieces as I find them a little unflattering on my body shape. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this beaut one on, it fitted perfectly! It epitomizes class and I think it will look perfect on holiday! 

It is available here for £35 and I am wearing a size 10. It is part of the Limited Edition collection so get yours quick! 

I stuck to the white theme and added these gorgeous Public Desire heels! I cannot believe they were only £19.99 in the sale! I think they complimented the whole 'classy' style of the outfit. I usually struggle with heels but these are very easy to walk in and for £19.99 you can't go wrong. Get yours here.

Look out for my Dubai holiday outfit pictures over on my Instagram this week! 

Thanks for reading! 

Lauren-Faye x

Pauls Boutique AW15

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Morning girls!!

As we all just a few weeks summer will (sadly) be over! However, it means we can all purchase our AW wardrobe!

Last week, I collaborated with Pauls Boutique and I cannot get over how classy their new collection is! I have never previously owned a Pauls Boutique bag as, if I'm honest, they were a bit too 'out there' for me. I think this is why I LOVE the new collection so much. I decided to show you all the gorgeous 'Bethany' handheld bag in 'Stone'.

I absolutely love how simple yet classy this bag is! It is the perfect size, it isn't too small and it isn't so big that it feels like you are carrying a mini suitcase! It is available here for £68 and it is also available in Electric Blue. I love the added bonus of a detachable shoulder strap!

I have also picked out a few other AW items below that I think you will love!

The Drew Handheld Bag is the perfect accessory to an everyday work outfit, it has spacious compartments enabling you to keep all those important items safe! Available here for £75.

I love this Mila Tote Bag! It will certainly have you feeling catwalk-ready! Available here for £70.

Finally, the Casey backpack is the perfect day-bag! Again, another simple design but very stylish at the same time. Available here for £70. 

Thanks for reading girls!

P.s the dress is by In The Style and you can save 10% using code 'LAUREN10'. 

Lauren-Faye x