Sunday, 25 August 2013

Favourite recent beauty purchase | Stila - Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

Hello lovely people.

I wanted to share with you my most favourite beauty purchase I've bought in recent weeks and honestly I don't know how I ever coped without it!

Being a dancer onstage means that I'm not exactly a novice at traditional stage make up - I first started wearing full stage make up for shows when I was about 9 years old. The thing that's always bugged me though is the bright red lipstick. I've never found the perfect lipstick that is the right shade and long lasting...until now!

Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in shade Beso is it. I honestly cannot praise this product enough. My friend recommended this to me during a 2 week run of a show we were in and I can't thank her enough for it! 

When I first looked at it I was a bit skeptical with the classic gloss wand applicator as I expected it to feel and look like a typical gloss but I was so wrong. The consistency when first applied is similar to a gloss but in a matter of seconds it dries to a gorgeous matte finish but unlike other matte lipsticks it doesn't feel heavy or make your lips feel coated with product, it feels like you have nothing on, if anything your lips feel slightly moisturised as if you had the smallest amount of lip balm on. The pigment of the colour is so strong, one coat is all you will ever need - so no more layering coats of lipstick trying to build to a full coverage, one swipe and you're done. But best of all it doesn't budge. Once it's on and dried it will not go anywhere, no matter how much you eat or drink or sweat. This is so important to me when I'm wearing it during shows as I always drink loads and it's such a pain to have to re apply lipstick when you're rushing trying to change costumes and shoes and wigs etc. Also never again will I have to worry about getting red lipstick marks on my costumes during frantic quick changes as it does not transfer onto anything.
Honestly I am so happy I have found the most perfect lipstick for wearing onstage,  I think I will be wearing this for the rest of my performing career.

Day to day I don't really tend to wear red lipstick, don't get me wrong I'm a huge fan of bright lip colours but I would choose more pink/purple shades rather that red as they suit my pale complexion with super dark hair more than red. 

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick comes in 10 shades and is £15 from I can't recommend it enough for a long lasting, matte finish super pigmented lipstick.

Laura x x

Friday, 16 August 2013

First YouTube Video | 30 Things in My Room

Hello everyone.

So today I actually got around to filming my first YouTube video - my brother was nice enough to let me use his posh camera and lights. It's great having a TV and Film production student living with you! I decided to make a really simple 30 Things in My Room video as I am not all that confident about speaking on camera and I just thought it would be a fun first video.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it and hopefully this wont be my last video!

Laura x x

Thursday, 15 August 2013


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Tuesday, 13 August 2013

About Me

Hello :)

So I thought I'd start blogging as I spend so much of my time reading blogs I may as well start my own, not that anyone will read it but here goes anyway.

I guess this first post will be a bit about myself.

Well, my name is Laura and I'm 23 and live in Eastbourne, UK. I've lived in Eastbourne my whole life and most of the time I absolutely love it here. Right now I'm living at home with my parents and my 19 year old brother who is really cool - much cooler than me! I have two jobs; one as a professional dancer and the other as a dance/drama/singing teacher. In my opinion I have the best jobs in the entire world as I basically get paid for doing things I love with my best friends and honestly I would do it all for free (but don't tell my employers that!).

Dance and theatre have been a massive part of my life - I started dancing aged 3 so basically it's all I know. I went and trained professionally on the BA(Hons) degree course at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds for 2 years but left before I completed my degree which I'll explain why at a later date. I've also always done am-dram shows which I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with but I have had some amazing experiences doing various shows and also met the greatest people and have made the bestest friends.

Away from all that dramatic stuff I also love love love all things beauty, fashion, hair and make up etc. And being on the internet ALL the time has just fuelled this further. I follow so many beauty bloggers and YouTubers and I just love and want to try everything. My bank balance does not appreciate this however!

Anyway that's a little introduction about myself.

Hope it didn't bore you too much!

Laura x