Dying my hair….

As a few people know my hair has gone from brown to blonde to brown to reddish, in most recent times purple and red.

And finally ginger!!! Now back in march I got my mum (because I am lazy) to box dye my hair. I took a risk as usually my hairdresser friend would do it. With my natural hair being so dark it is a risk trying to lighten my hair up….

The first time round this is what happened…..

BEFORE                                                      AFTER

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Preston-20140911-02685 So both the times I did this I used this. L’oreal Paris, Feria. The         shade 74 Mango Intense Copper  which is £5.49 but it is on offer for £1 cheaper!!! Plus at superdrug right now there is triple points on most things…. hence I thought perfect timing.

Now on the side of the box it does state my hair will not come out the colour on the box which I am aware with, that would mean a lot of bleaching of my hair.

I try to minimize hair dying to try and keep my hair as healthy as I can without bleaching.

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Bearing in mind my hair is very dark on the roots this works very well!!!

Overall I am very pleased but next time I might leave it on a bit longer

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Thanks to Jess for dying it!  Pro housemate!!

See you all soon.

Laura
xxxxx

20th Birthday AKA Tea Party Time

I am gonna try keep the text down on this post and show you some photos of the tea party I hosted a couple of weeks ago for my 20th birthday. Scones, Tea and Pimms a good combination we all ended up very full!!!IMG_0135

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See you all soon

Laura
xxx

 

Another Make-up transformation

Now I have never ever said I am a makeup expert. Everything I do I have learnt from other people.

I very much love colour, to be honest I dont wear a lot of make-up day to day just because my skin is very spot prone.

I am confident enough in my own skin to walk out without makeup but sometime I think it help “enhance” certain features such as eyes, lips and shape.

So starting from (the bottom, bad joke) base. No makeup NOTHINGGGGG!!

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So underneath is showing the fully finished look. Somehow I managed to fix the fringe from the first picture.

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So starting with the base on my make up…. I always use Witch Skin Clearing Primer (£6.99). This primer is good for oily and combination skin.

To cover dark circles and spots I use a slightly darker concealer but I blend it out. I use Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer (£7.99).

On days that I want lighter coverage I use a BB Cream, the one I have is Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream  (£7.99), (plus this is specifically for oily skin) but for this look to last all day I went for a heavier coverage to cover my spots (even tho in the long run it isnt a good thing to do) I usually use Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation in ivory. The Powder I use is Maybelline- Fit Me 125 (£5.99) to apply this I use the powder brush from my Fraulein 38 Brush Set (About £12 when I purchased), I got this from amazon.

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Yes I know my face looks uneven, I am spotty the list goes on but I just felt like saying this is realist, I am not trying to make myself look perfect. But I accept myself for what I am.

From amazon is also from Fraulein 38. This is the 183 colour eyeshadow, highlight, Blush and bronze palette (About £12?). Using the dark brown colour(In the contour kit), I use a smaller brush from the above kit to fill in my eyebrows, and a colour that matches my skin to highlight around. Using a contoured brush apply the bronzed brown to the contours of your cheeks, small amounts to either side of the temple and nose. Using the white powder contrasting the bronzer on the tops of the cheeks middle of nose and middle temple apply small amounts using blush brush. Finally using the purple/pink in the palette apply this to the apple of the cheeks.

Using a metallic purple for the base on the eyes and blue for the contouring of eyes. Now for the eyeliner yet again maybelline until  now I didn’t think I had this much of an obsession. Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner Black Eyeliner (£7.99). I was going for a cat sorta style.

Nowww lippyyy a lovely bright colour which compliments the purple pink punch in the Color Sensational range (£6.99).

If I knew the mascara I would tell you but this is as much as I know….. it is white and I got a free in some posh mag. But let me tell you it is pretty amazing stuff!!!!!

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See you soon
Laura
xxx

 

 

Laura returns to the internet world. Shopping haul!!!

I have been away for a significant amount of time.

Wow this interface has changed.

But here it goes a new camera, editing software and a replaced hard drive.

To test the new camera out I thought I would show you some of my summer purchases

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This outfit is from new look. The crop top coming to £12.99 and the jeans £24.99. I have found the jeans are very comfortable and durable providing extra support around the stomach.
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Just to lighten things up a bit heres a silly face.
Skort- Primark- £7
Kimono- Primark- £15
Crop Top- Forever 21- £5

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Jump suit – Primark – £12

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Dress- Yes you guessed it primark (this should have been a primark haul) – £10

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And last but not least this very cute comfortable playsuit – Primark (Shocker) – £10

See you all soonn!!!

I made a new video eventually…………. I’ve now decided to do a youtube series. Consisting of 1 take videos after all my computer issues. I’ve come to it that it doesn’t matter anymore.  So after being through a couple of break ups I decided to give my view on them and how I deal with them.

Not saying this is how it goes just how I deal with it.

 

If I didn’t love you so

Overwhelming feelings,dropping to the floor.
Tears spilling over the edge, too afraid to open up.

I won’t let you go, everything was so perfect.
If only I didn’t love you so.

Hearing those words you dread, “it’s over”,
Knowing it’s no more, holding on tight.

I won’t let you go, everything was so perfect.
If only I didn’t love you so.

Questions racing through my head, Who?, Where?,
Why?, How?, no No NO NO! NOT THIS TIME.

I won’t let you go, everything was so perfect.
If only I didn’t love you so.

My hand slips from yours, Last attempt calls.
Drowning in a pool of tears, Suffocating, unable to breath.

I won’t let you go, everything was so perfect.
If only I didn’t love you so.

By Laura Ferguson

10th May 2014

The magic of make-up

Now before anyone says “you don’t need make up”. I do not wear make up because I dislike how I look. I do have a few spots on my face due to oily skin. I have over the years learned to control it. Ill talk about this in another post though. (Link will be inserted at later date)

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Before…… I ignoring the dry shampoo in my roots (I’m not grey)

I like to wear make up to experiment and extenuate certain features and sometimes cover up.  So starting with the base on my make up…. I always use Witch Skin Clearing Primer (£6.99). This primer is good for oily and combination skin. Instead of adding to the oiliness it pulls the oil out of the skin. It also makes a barrier to so foundation seeping into pores. All helping spot prone skin like mine. Plus a moisturisers which prevents the drying out of skin.

Next I use Maybelline- Dream Matte Mousse (£7.69). This a high coverage foundation. I feel like it gives me a good coverage of the skin. I use 05 porcelain colour to match this. Now to set all this I like to use a powder to prevent any shine. Using Maybelline- Fit Me 125 (£5.99) to apply this I use the powder brush(End brush pictured) from my Fraulein 38 Brush Set (About £12 when I purchased), I got this from amazon. I was very pleased with this although I had a small amount of fall out at the beginning.

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Fraulein 38 Brush Set

Another Steal I got from amazon is also from Fraulein 38. This is the 183 colour eyeshadow, highlight, Blush and bronze palette (About £12?). Using the dark brown colour(In the contour kit), I use a smaller brush from the above kit to fill in my eyebrows, and a colour that matches my skin to highlight around. Using a contoured brush (next to the powder brush) apply the bronzed brown to the contours of your cheeks, small amounts to either side of the temple and nose. Using the white powder contrasting the bronzer on the tops of the cheeks middle of nose and middle temple apply small amounts using blush brush. Finally using the palest pink in the palette apply this to the apple of the cheeks.

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For the eyes I used a pale pink on the main eye and then a purple towards the outer corners. I used a sparkly blue and a light pale purple. I applied and blended with eye brushes in the above kit. I also used the Beauty Uk Twist Pencil (£2.49) in Black to line the bottom and top lash line. Finally for the eyes I used Bourjois Volume Glamour Ultra Curl Mascara Ultra Black (£7.99) (That was a mouth full!!!) And last but not least the lips..I actually left these plain with just some vaseline on…

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Eye close up

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Full make-up

 

Laptop disaster!!!!

Every laptop owners worst nightmare….. opening it up to discover that the hard drive would no longer boot the system.

Then to discover that it no longer exists. With an essay due in 3 weeks and going back to uni in days to come the panic sets in. With this showing up on the screen and it being the Easter bank holiday weekend. I knew I’d be days without it. Hopefully.

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Oh Dear!!!!

Now In all this I thank myself because 2 weeks prior to this I overhauled my laptop. Meaning I took anything I didn’t want to loose and it was put on to my 1TB external hard drive. Now if that died I think I’d cry. Next I got on to the phone trying to ask anyone knew what I had done and how to fix it.

In the end I waited till Tuesday. A WHOLE 3 DAYS (cry’s from being detached from technology for this long) later I did take it to the computer shop. To tell me that the hard drive had completely crashed and I had lost everything and there was no recovering anything. The only thing to do was replace the hard drive and the system. Costing me (well my mum) £130!!!!! Fingers crossed though because my laptop is classed as an essential to me and I have dyslexia the university may cover this cost.

Lesson learnt BACK UP EVERYTHING!!!  Another thing I found I need to spend less time online.  During this time I was very bored. I think I need to find other things to fill my time. Unfortunately I rely on technology way too much. But also on a positive note the laptop returned to day and I was able to write this blog post in time…

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The Return All Fresh and New!!

Running 1, Laura 0

Looking out of the window discovering sunshine…….

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Today, I dug out those gym shoes and decided YES! today’s the day I run.

Now I don’t hate exercise, i’m an avid fan of biking to the point of last year I was doing about 100 miles a week on my bike on top of schooling and working a part-time job (mostly doing housekeeping). During last year I moved away to study, taking the bike with me. So every time I come home I’m left with a dilemma. Do I try and get into running for 2 weeks or just accept it and give myself 2 weeks off?

Not being deterred this time. I got into my new gym gear I got for Christmas, which I got in a phase of “I need to get back into this as I’ve stopped doing as much since starting university”.  All kitted up ready with my headphones blaring with music. Staring out down the street, feeling the all mighty lump in my throat coming back from just remembering previous attempts.

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Getting to 1 km and the phone saying “1 km in 7 minutes”. In my head I was saying “surely I’ve done more than that i’m tired”. Running up a hill and at that moment I think why? I can bike, I can go to the gym and this is so hard…. the days before seeing those Marathon runners 26 miles and i’m struggling to do 3. Doing this takes me back to the days when I was younger. My dad ex-childhood runner,  tries to relive it in his kids. “Come on sprints today, 800 meters and just one more push.”  The day that I gave it  up felt amazing, now, now I wish all those years I’d maybe kept it up. Feels like I’ve done a marathon.  Getting back red faced, out of breath and sweaty. Just the cue for a post exercise “selfie”.

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Overall my rating for running 5/10
Good at burning  calories in short spaces of time.
Very high impact on hips/ankles/legs/knees.
If you are not fit warning breathing control is not a strong point.

My goal is to try and run at a steady pace for 30 mins with no breaks. Until I try that again a bit of low impact, high cardio cross-trainer will be back and in combo with my secret weapon the “wii fit” . Something I believe is very underrated.

Anyone got any good running advice or general tips? I’d love to hear them. All of what I write is from personal experience, I am not a professional these are my opinions.

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