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Friday, 4 November 2011

NARS Orgasm, London Haul & 30 Day Challenge

A few days ago I reviewed one of the new products I bought in London, Benefit They're Real mascara. Today I'm going to show you a few other things I purchased! Now, I don't have a lot of money right now what with being unemployed and all, but I managed to treat myself to a few things (with help of my boyfriend and parents!!).

 Yay! I got me my Nars Orgasm blush! I've wanted it for a while now. Actually, I wanted the Orgasm/Laguna duo but my pennies wouldn't stretch to that lol. So here it is! It's a lovely peachy pink shade with a subtle golden shimmer which claims to suit any skintone. I always opt for peachy shades because of my yellow base tone, and I've heard so many good things about this that I haaad to snap it up!

It's quite translucent, so you can wear it as a really subtle glow or build it up for more depth. Here's my swatches:
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As you can see, it's a really natural colour on my skin tone and the gold shimmer will give a really healthy glow. I think I'm already in love! It cost me £20.50 from Selfridges.

My super cute friend bought me and my besties these matching necklaces for our trip to London, I thought that was so sweet and I love it!

It was hard not to go crazy in the Primark in Oxford Street but I did reaaaally well and only bought two jumpers and tights. One jumper I showed in this post (it's the one I'm posing at the Harry Potter set in), it's a gorgeous knit with gold mini sequins. I know I'll be wearing it all festive season! The other jumper is below:

It has cats on it! Amaze. Both jumpers were £12.

In Harrods, whilst posing at the Harry Potter stuff, I couldn't help but get my geek on and purchase something. It was all pretty expensive so I settled for this pen/wand. I can already tell I will look SO cool marking jotters with this (not). 

I got some cute little earrings from Claire's accessories, I don't normally shop in there but I was looking for earrings for my Britney costume and it was 3 for 2 so I got these ones too!

Lastly, I got the VO5 Miracle Oil after being recommended it to put moisture back into my extensions, so I will let you know how that goes!

Also thought I'd also show you my London nails - little polka dots. I also FINALLY bought actual nail art pens in London, so things like this will be so much easier!

Lastly, here's my 30 Day Challenges for today:

Day 07 – A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
This is really tricky! I have a variety of influences. My friends, family, boyfriend etc. I'm also influenced by celebrities in terms of fashion and style. I honestly find it very difficult to say who or what influences my life. I mainly live to my own expectations and my dreams!

Day 08 – Short term goals for this month and why
My short term goals for this month are:
  • Work as much as I can without feeling ill at the thought of it! Right now I'm starting to get a wee bit more supply work but I stress out about it sooo much and make myself ill. I need to learn to calm down!
  • Volunteer at my local animal shelter. It's something I did on and off for years, but I've not been for a long time and I really have no excuse now with all my free time.
  • Continue to attend the gym at least 5 sessions a week!

Fingers crossed I manage them all!

Sorry for such an all-over-the-place post today, just had a lot of bits and bobs to update on. What do you think of all my purchases?? ^_^

~ Lauren


  1. Wow, I love that jumper :)
    Those nails look incredible, too! xo

  2. Aww that jumper is cute and very fitting with your blog title! This is really geeky but out of all your purchases i am most jelous of the harry potter wand/pen! I would so be pretending to cast spells all day at uni if i had that haha.

    Georgie <3

  3. Thank you girls! Not tried the jumper on yet, hope it's as cute on!

    Haha, I love my HP pen too, I can't wait to whip it out while I'm teaching! =p

    ~ Lauren <3

  4. aw I'm very jealous of your nars blusher! No matter how hard I try I just can't find one to suit my skin! Maybe I'm just a bit of a fuss pot, who knows!

    And as for the supply, don't get too stressed, just enjoy it :) remember, the kids would much prefer you (a new face) to the scary headmaster or a boring day not doing anything constructive!
    p.s. Gym 5 times a week?! Woah go girl!

  5. I'm rubbish with blusher! I never apply is right or anything. It's my least favourite item of make up, so I thought treating myself might make me suddenly have a new love for blending and contouring lol!

    I know, all of my supply days have been ok so far, it's just so not what I was thinking of when I started Uni! Loved having my own class last year, supply is just not the same!! :(

    Haha, yeah, I try to go to the gym seven times a week because I'm not doing anything else what with being unemployed, but now I'm getting more work it's not looking realistic!! =p

    ~ Lauren <3

  6. Ooh the nars blusher is lovely, i might just have to treat myself! :) Definately let me know if the VO5 Miracle Oil is good or not, my extensions need some serious tlc! lol. The necklace your friend got you and the polka dot nails are sooo cute <3 xoxo

  7. Wow your nails look fab!
    Really like your jumper and I'm glad you like the Nars Blusher - its one of my staples!

  8. I tried a wee bit of the oil today Tiffeny and my hair felt much softer but I also used Aussie shampoo and conditioner for the first time so dunno which product made my hair feel so soft! But I defo noticed a difference so I'll try it again with my old shampoo and conditioner next time and let you know! ^_^

    ~ Lauren <3

  9. Thank you Victoria!! Bit gutted, just tried on the jumper and it's quite short?? Don't know whether I want to keep it now or not. :(

    I feel like so many people have raved about this blush and I'm glad I got it, I can see why! ^_^

    ~ Lauren <3

  10. Some great purchases! I am soo in love with Orgasm, it looks beautiful its just sooo expensive- lucky girl! I also love the cat jumper, its adorable! xx

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  11. Your nails are soo cute! Absolutely love them :) also that blush looks fab! I've heard a few beauty bloggers mention it might have to have a little loooksy myself!


  12. Thank you! Been a bit slacking on the nail art front, now I've bought some nail art pens I'll be able to do some fun stuff!

    It's just such a pretty colour, looks so natural but I love the shimmer! ^_^

    ~ Lauren <3

  13. Such great pieces you've picked up here - I love the cat jumper and I have a very similar MAC blusher.

    Emma xxx

  14. I have the same shade of Nars blush and it quickly became a favourite of mine ! I live in Italy and we don't have Nars in the shops, I got it when I was in NY !
    Nice blog, follow each other if you want to ! Kisses

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  15. Thanks, Emma! I have no MAC make up, it's crazy. I just get so intimidated with all the shades available!! Would really love some though.

    Vale, I found it quite hard to find Nars as well, are you able to get it shipped online? Following you now, your wardrobe looks amazing! Jealous! =p

    ~ Lauren <3

  16. Thank you so much for your comment and for following my blog, I am now following back ! :-) I heard about a website that sells Nars for Europe, gotta find the link and give it to you ! I have never tried, not yet at least cause I have my supply from NY...I am gonna do it as soon as I run out of products ! I wanted Laura Mercier to be shipped but that brand is kinda impossible instead :( Kisses

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  17. The blush looks gorgeous I really want to try it, Think I may have to now :) xx

  18. It really is very pretty, I'm still a bit rubbish at applying it tho! I need to invest in a decent brush I think. =p

    ~ Lauren <3

  19. nails look amazing! Really want to try the NARS blusher xx

  20. Nars blush is gorgeous you should do a FOTD with it


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