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How I cleared up my skin! ft. Magnitone


I wouldn't say that I suffer with super bad break outs, but I rarely have clear skin. I have dry sensitive skin too which makes it harder when buying products! 

I was sent the Magnitone Lucid around a week ago, and am amazed with the results!! It aims to give "Softer, clearer, + brighter skin in just 7 days." I for one can say it keeps to its word.


To use, just apply a small amount of your normal face wash (I've shown the 2 I use above) and gently work into the skin. 




Product name: Magnitone Lucid in the colour Blue 

The good

  • 1 charge lasts 2 weeks! This is great as you can go away for a few days and not have to take the charger with you.
  • Light and portable.
  • It has 2 settings - normal and sensitive (which is great for skin like mine!!) 
  • Within 2 days I could see a massive difference. My skin was less sensitive, have virtually no spots, and wasn't as red. 
  • It only takes 1 minute a day. The aim is to spend 20 seconds on a third of your face; such as forehead, left cheek, and right cheek. The Magnitone will beep after every 20 seconds, and will automatically stop when you're done. 

Cons

  • I have found no faults so far with this product. I guess the only thing I would say is that I wish I could use it for longer as it feels like a mini massage every time I use it! 
  • The Magnitone is slightly pricey at £69.99, but as it lasts for years, I think it's worth it!

Repurchase? I wouldn't really need to repurchase but I will be buying more heads (which you replace every 12 weeks) 


Where can I buy? po.st/SPX3ZE USE THE CODE LaurenB20 FOR 20% OFF.  



Bye for now,


Lauren xx 

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University Room Tour

Hello everyone! Tomorrow I am moving out of halls for the summer so I decided to film a quick room tour before I packed everything up.

I know this is my blog, but I decided to put in a video from my YouTube channel. It's a lot easier to film a room tour than try and photograph everything!

If you want to know where anything is from then let me know by leaving a comment :)

Enjoy! -p.s why not subscribe too?

Love, Lauren xx




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An HONEST review of Slendertoxtea Teatox*








Having tried other teatoxes before (such as Bootea) I was up for trying another - this time it was the Slendertoxtea Teatox. I received the 14 day teatox which included 14 day teatox teabags, and 7 sleeptox tea bags. 


The teabags are to be brewed for 2-3 minutes in warm but not boiling water. 

The tea is meant to:
  • Increase Energy
  • Increase Metabolism
  • Reduce Bloating
  • Aid Weight Loss
I'm a firm believer in leaving an honest review, and this one is just that. The side effects were too horrible for me to want to complete the 14 days. Here's why:

(It does get a bit gross so here's your warning) 

On the website it does say this:  "The only real noticeable side effects you may get from the Slender Teatox are those associated with a laxative effect, these can include cramping and increased visits to the bathroom but should not include diarrhea, vomiting, severe cramping or dizziness." - bear this in mind when I explain my symptoms.

Side Effects
DAY 1:  Within a few hours of taking the first tea I had a horrible feeling in my stomach - much like if you've got a tummy bug. I decided that it was probably just the result of the 'cleansing of my colon' and powered through. 
A few hours later though I had an upset stomach which lasted all day. I knew this was not a good thing and looked online. I read on the Slendertoxtea website that the tea may result in a laxitive effect and so I decided that what was happening must be normal. 

DAY 2: I woke up feeling god damn awful - much like the day before. Luckily I had started the teatox on a Friday so didn't have to leave my flat. Today was the day I also took the Sleeptox in the evening. 

DAY 3: The cramps were horrendous, i've never felt pain like it. It was close to really bad period pains but higher up in your stomach. I also couldn't eat anything without going to the toilet straight after (Yes, I know that's gross but I said I'd be honest.) I decided to go back to the website for advice as I knew what I was experiencing was not ok. The website said this: "Depending on the intensity of these side effects you can adjust the strength of your Slendertox Tea by soaking the teabag for less time than usual."- I decided to brew the tea for around 30 seconds the next day. 

DAY 4: I brewed the tea bag for 30 seconds in the morning, but I was scared the whole day that the pain would come back. Then I realised- why am I doing this to my body?!

It's because of this that I decided to stop the teatox on the 4th day in. It's not ok for me to be putting my body through something it's not comfortable with. I think I must be allergic to one of the ingredients in the tea and that's why my body reacted so bad.

I have been putting off writing this review as I never want to make a company look bad. However, I was sent the product for an honest review and here it is. 

I'm not saying that you shouldn't do this teatox, but I would recommend you only brew the tea for around a minute on the first day - just to see how your body reacts to it. (it's something I wish they put on the back of the packet) Just because my body reacted bad to it doesn't mean the same will happen to everyone else - the teatox has helped many others in loosing weight!


Thanks for reading, 

Lauren xx

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Maybelline Colour Drama Velvet Lip Pencils


Every time I go into Boots my eyes are drawn to these. They are the Maybelline Colour Drama Velvet Lip Pencils and today I picked up 3!


I decided to do a blog post on them because of how much I love them. They're all very pigmented which is great. One thing I would say is that as the stick itself it quite thick, it is a bit harder to get a good outline on your lips. However, you could always use your finger or a lip brush - which I will probably do next time I apply them.

The first shade is called Berry Much (which I mainly got because of the name hehe).



The next shade is Nude Perfection. (I am obsessed with nude shades recently)



The last shade is Light It Up. (as if I needed another red shade)



There are a few other colours available too, you can check them out here: http://www.boots.com/en/Maybelline-Color-Drama-Lipstick_1505296/ 

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now,
Lauren x


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New Favourite Fake Tan: NKD SKN*


Since around 2013 I have been experimenting with different fake tans. I'm lucky enough to tan quite easily, but throughout the winter months (and even in the summer as I live in England) it can be difficult to tan - and that's where the fake stuff comes in. 

NKD SKN was nice enough to send me some of their fake tan mousse to try out; and I looooove it!
Here's why:






Product name: NKD SKN Tinted Tan Mousse 

Shade I used: Dark (I think next time I would go for medium but this shade worked well too) 

The good
  • It is odourless so you don't have that horrible 'fake tan cheesy smell' 
  • Dries within a matter of seconds
  • It easy to blend so you're not left with patchy parts! 
  • It lasts for a number of days - the bottle claims it lasts up to 7 days. (I applied it on my legs 4 days ago and my legs still look tanned - even after numerous showers)
  • It's easily buildable - I re-applied around 2 days after first application to get the shade I wanted.

Cons
  • The only con I found was that if I splashed water on the tanned area within the first half hour after applying, it did wash off on that patch - but this didn't bother me too much as I just blended it in. 


Repurchase? 100%. I found no real faults so no reason why I wouldn't get it again!


BEFORE 



AFTER




You can purchase this (along with their other products) here: http://www.vitaliberata.co.uk/store/?q=0&pid=190

It's also sold in Superdrug!



What are your favourite fake tans??
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Top 5 nude lip products

Today I decided to blog my top 5 nude lip products! I never really used to wear lip liner or lipstick but recently have been wearing both much more. I have recently bought a few nude coloured lip products as I decided that I was getting bored of wearing the same pink/red colours - I don't really think pink suits me anyway!

1) MAC lip liner in 'Subculture'







2) L'OREAL Paris lipstick in 'colour riche 235 Nude'


3) MAC lipstick in 'Creme Cup'




4) SEVENTEEN stay put lipstick in 'Just A Fling'



5) BENEFIT tinted lip balm in 'Cha Cha Balm'



What are your favourite nude lip products??


Bye for now, Lauren x
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