Archive: October 2014

You may remember my gorgeous bag I received from Create and Case in the beautiful Chevron Floral design by Bianca Green.

Well the lovely people at Create & Case knew how much I loved the bag and how much I love the Chevron flora design so they sent me the phone case in the same print which is super cute of them! 

It's lush!! I can't get enough of it and it's so handy if you are like myself and need protection for your phone. It has two card slots for you to keep your bank cards in which means you don't have to carry your purse with you if you pop out to the shops or anything. 

You can also get this in different designs. 

Check them out..and also check out Bianca Green and her other products! 


Paul has really upped his game lately!

They have changed the style of their range by introducing the most gorgeous bags and purses lately that it has changed my view on the brand Paul's Boutique. Growing up its was known for those bags with all those patches with bright colours all over,now it's a classy brand that every girl could lust over. 

Now, they even have their own beauty range! Bringing out makeup bags in the same style as their new stylish bags, makeup brushes with a signiture look, eyelashes, lipgloss, the list is endless. 

The lovely guys at Paul's Boutique sent me over a lush cream makeup bag with bright orange details which uses colour in a good way. Their brushes also have this theme which is good because when you see these type of brushes you will automatically know they're PB! 

The brushes are amazing. They are so soft and that's a compliment coming from someone who owns Zoeva brushes! 

I suggest you check out their new range of bags but also their beauty range! 

How gorgeous are these? 


Yano when you're waiting for something to arrive with excitement. And then it comes and you're like

Well this kinda happened with this Lip Monthly package. 
I was dead excited for its arrival as I've never had a monthly box/pack and I've seen how amazing they can be such as the Birch Box. So when I seen this was a package all for your lips, how much more exciting can ya get? 

So it came, and even the bag got me excited. It's a bright blue makeup bag with their logo printed on. Dead canny (Geordie term for dead good haha) and I will Defo use the bag again. 

Then I looked inside and my excitement disappeared. There wasn't one product that I thought was good. You're meant to get 3 lip products a month and in Septemebers package you got three lip products, a moisturiser (which is about the best thing in the bag) and a nail varnish. As its a September bag it was meant to have the Fall feel. 

Although I didn't really get this feel. The nail varnish was an orange/coral. Which, doesn't strike me as a fall colour it's more of a summer colour to me. 
Fair enough there was a red lipstick in there which was about the only Fall themed lip product. 
It seemed like they chose the most random brands and random colours and chucked them in. 

Another thing that was a let down was that I've never heard of any of the brands nor did they seem like brands that I would want to try. These packages are meant to introduce you to new brands but they should be brands that are known and are worth your money for this package. Whereas I feel like these are cheap products, cheap in their packaging and the actual product. 

Inside my lip monthly, there is a lip balm by Eco Lips in the flavour Kiwi&strawberry. Which has to be the most disgusting smell and taste I've ever encountered. It smells like those cheap sweets from pic'n'mix's. 

I don't know about you but if a product smells cheap then it's not good, and that's got to be said about most of the products inside here. 

Now I know for how much they're charging for the monthly package isn't bad, but I would rather spend my money on one good product than waste my money and have lots of little products be sent to me which I will most liking never use. 

This is all my own oppinion and I told you I tell you guys the truth! I don't want to give you the wrong impression for you to spend your money and be disappointed too. This could have just been a bad month and it could turn out their others months are great, I don't know. I, only basing my opinion on this September month Lip Monthly package.

Anyway guys! I am going on holiday right about NOW! I know this means I won't be around this week. Cub either and I do apologise because I haven't blogged in AGES since because I had my boyfriend around for the week and if you have long distance relationships then you know when you do see them then you need to provide them with all your attention because then one day their gone and you wish you didn't spend that day blogging.

I have got some posts scheduled this week though so stay tuned! I am doing a holiday Lookbook too of course so I will be posting that when I'm back but I'll be posting little images on Instagram so make sure you're following me on there  - lauracranston1

Have you had this product before? Is it normally good? 

Hope this helps you guys!


Dress - Hedonia*
Leather Jacket - New Look
Bag - Marlee & Fee*
Boots - Primark
Hat - H&M
Necklace - Primark

It's been a while since I done an outfit posts so thought it was time. I'm trying to get back into s routine with blogging as its so hard dealing with a full time job in retail which means you work silly hours and blogging enough to keep you guys interested!

But I'm finally getting there! 

Now this isn't cowboy themed or it wasn't planned I promise! It just looks that way, my bad. 
This dress is very daring and I'm not keen on very revealing dresses! This is the sort of dress that is for a night out but I couldn't wear it without a jacket over because it's just too much. Maybe girls with a smaller chest it will be a bit better or if that's your sort of thing and you've got the confidence then hey ho and good on ya girl! I'd be just too aware and concious of a nip slip! 

Saying that though, I really enjoy the dress. The bottom of it is so fun and the straps are cross over which creates a nice back. The top half is silk type material which makes it look good quality. It also comes in a black version! 

So I teamed this with a good old leather jacket which never fails to let us down! Also I'm loving these Primark boots, but they don't actually look that nice in these photos. I think it's because I'm not used to that height of the heel, I'm either wearing high heels or flats. 

The clutch is from these cute guys at Marlee and Fee* which is a bit of a Zara dupe! It's a great size as it fits all the essentials for a night out: camera, phone, purse, Lippy and of course a bronzer.

What are your thoughts on the outfit? 


This isn't any normal mascara, call it magic mascara.

I introduce to you, Moodstruck 3D Fibre lashes.

I was abit frightened of it at first. Espesh when I opened it to find two applicators. Opened one and there's a bloody hairy wand. My expression was ' what the jiminey cricket is this', okay it may have been more 'french' than that. 

But after reading the leaflet that was provided then I felt more calm and at ease with it and couldn't wait to try it. 
One wand is natural fibres and the other is transplanting gel. They work together to build up your own lashes to make them seem longer and thicker.

What you need to do is to apply your normal mascara first, leave to dry. Then apply the natural fibres  but make sure to be careful as they are loose and if you apply too close to the lash line then it will cause some discomfort. Also if you apply too many fibres then they will fall into your cheeks and therefore wasting them precious little magic bits.
You then want to apply the transplanting gel on top of the fibres just like a normal mascara. This is setting the fibres and making sure they stay put. 
Do this one eye at a time.
You can build it up more than once to create a more of an effect, let's say if you were going on a night out painting the town red then maybe do two or three layers instead of applying false lashes (which you are constantly aware of incase they come off). 
Use a lash comb to make lashes seem less clumpy.

As you can see from the picture of my lashes, the right eye is using this mascara and the left eye is using normal mascara. 
My lashes on the right are longer and thicker and make more of a statement than the ones on the left.

You would think it would be hard to take off but nothing a makeup wipe of cleanser won't get off! I've had harder problems taking Benefit They're Real mascara off than this to be honest.

This mascara from Younique has been available in US, Canada and Australia and is now coming to the UK on the 1st Oct!!

It is $29 which turns out to be about £18 which isn't bad but yeah more expensive than a normal mascara. But if you think of what you would save on false lashes then not so bad!

If you want to purchase it before the launch then simply email Brandi (a Younique presenter) to place an order - 3DMascaraBrandi@gmail.com or visit her webpage - www.simplylusciouslashes.net

You can also become a presenter yourself and earn some more pennies! 

How much are you intrigued by this?!

You're welcome! :P