London Fashion Weekend

If i've learnt anything over the past few days, its definitely that I need to enter more competitions! I won two competitions that Very.co.uk hosted on twitter last year and on Tuesday, I found out I had won my first one of 2016 which was the chance to go to London Fashion Weekend = every fashion lovers dream.

I have never attended fashion week (or weekend) before so having the chance to go on Saturday for the first time was nothing short of amazing. I went along with my sister, Megan and we had the best day ever! As two fashionistas we were living the dream being surrounded by beautiful clothes, makeup, hair products and more beautiful clothes!

We set off at one and caught the train into town. After having a spot of lunch we made our way
to the Saatchi Gallery. There was a range of gallery rooms with collections by different designers including Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen and Burberry. Two words: Fashion heaven!

Although LFW is mainly about clothes, style and fashion, beauty stills plays a big part in the fashion industry. Maybelline was one of the beauty brands that attended LFW this season. They were offering makeovers and even had a photobooth where you could put on your best model pose - obviously we had to have a go! I bought a few products from the makeup stand as Maybelline is by far one of my favourite high street affordable makeup brands.

The LFW trend show was partnered with Very Exclusive (an online shopping destination) and brought the key trends of SS16 to the catwalk. The trends that were showcased included Americana, Beautiful Botanicals, Pop Art Brights and New Romance.


This trend was dominated by bold stars and stripes in the USA colours red, white and blue.

Beautiful Botanicals

This trend is bringing floral prints back in a big way for the upcoming season.

Pop Art Brights

This trend saw the models dressed head-to-toe in bold colour and this also included the makeup - bold eye and lip looks.

New Romance

This trend will see us embrace our inner romance with delicate feminine looks in the prettiest of pastel shades. This is the trends of ruffles, lace and silk.

How pretty is the rose gold satchel on the top row next to the trainers!?!

What a fantastic day. Having had my first taste of LFW, I am definitely hoping to attend in September!

Have you attended LFW? Or any other fashion week across the globe?
What are your favourite trends for SS16?


A/W New Look Wishlist

Hands up if you prefer A/W trends to trends in Spring and Summer? *raises both hands* 

Me too! 

Today I'm back with a wishlist of some my current pieces from one of my favourite high street retailers - New Look! I really love the typical autumnal shades such as wine burgundy and burnt rust and really want to incorporate more of these shades into my wardrobe for the upcoming months. In terms of textures, I love faux leather/fur, suede, dark denim and knit.

- Faux fur gilet
- Faux leather skirts
- High neck/turtleneck jumpers and tops
- Tote bag
- Chelsea boots/brogues
- Knitted dress
- Cosy warm jumpers
- Dark denim skirts

What trends/styles/autumnal colours are you loving for A/W?

Lauren x



Welcome to New York

The title of this post may be a bit misleading but I'm not actually in New York - I wish I was though! Its because a top in this post has NEW YORK written on it so... Anyway, todays post is a wistlist of a few things from New Look!


Lauren x



New Haircut, Stripes & Denim

T-shirt Dress - Forever 21
Canvas Shoes - Primark 
Denim Jacket - Topshop

Long time, no blog but fear not as I'm back today with not just another post but a style one! My first intentions when I created hellomisslauren almost one year ago (one year on the 29th of June I believe?) was to upload mostly style posts with the occassional beauty ones but that was not meant to be as most, or basically all!, my posts have been beauty related. With summer just a stone throw away now, I am hoping to upload outfit posts (or style posts in general) a lot more often! 

I took a trip to my hairdressers yesterday for a hair appointment so these photos were taken when I got home, before I changed into my work uniform for a shift that afternoon, as I love my new hair and also really liked my outfit! I bought this t-shirt dress in the January sales at Forever 21, my canvas shoes are from a recent trip to Primark and my denim is new too and its from everyones fave - Topshop!

Hope everyone is having a lovely day!

Lauren x


Mini ASOS Beauty Haul

A 30% off sale on all beauty products on the ASOS website? How could you resist a small (or big) splurge?! Of course I took advantage of the sale (and my bank balance!) and had to pick up a few pieces for myself! I've been doing a lot of overtime at work so I thought why not treat myself with a few new beauty products.

I really wanted to pick up the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation but as I have never tried it before, I didnt want to risk getting a colour which could end up being too light or dark for my skintone so will pick it up next time I take a trip to Space NK to make sure I get the right colour but I did pick up a few pieces from Maybelline, Bourjous and Benefit! 

Bourjois Happy Light Foundation

I have been wanting to try this foundation for so long but had trouble finding it anywhere so when I found it in the sale on ASOS I had to purchase it! I ended up ordering the perfect shade too - so lucky! I have been really liking it so far and will probably do a full review on it soon so keep an eye out in the coming weeks!

Benefit Primping With The Stars

I own two of the samples of Benefits Rollerlash that recently came free with Elle Magazine and I love it and I don't own anything else by Benefit until this! I have really wanted to try their They're Real Mascara for so long and when I saw this mini set on ASOS I had to buy it especially getting five of their other top products! I have tried the Porefessional so far and am really liking it! Can't wait to try the rest of the things in this set.

Barry M Basecoat, Top Coat and Nail Hardener All in One

I am a huge fan of Barry M and being someone who likes to use a basecoat and top coat and being someone who suffers from brittle nails - I am loving this all in one nail product! 

Maybelline Baby Lips in Hydrate

I read so many great reviews about the Maybelline Baby Lips range so really wanted to try one out. work as a cashier in retail so I am often very busy so I need an easy to apply lip product when my lips are feeling dry when I'm working! I have been using this so much already in the two days since it arrived and am loving it so much!

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

I didn't really need new mascara but what can u do when they are on offer in a sale?! I am really glad I did buy it as I really do like it! I'm not surprised though as I think Maybelline mascara a are great - my favourite is their falsies one which I first tried about two years ago thanks to Tanya Burr! I will do a full review in a few weeks time! 

Have you tried any of their products - I would love to hear your reviews on them! 



Very's Summer Pool Party + Meeting Tanya Burr!

As some of you may know, Very held a competition last week to win a pair of tickets to their #cantwaitforsummer pool party which also included a meet and greet with Youtuber and Blogger sensation, Tanya Burr. Being a massive fan of Tanya (and Very!), I had to enter, although I had no intention of winning so when I found out I had won one of the ten pairs of tickets, I was very (no pun intended) excited!

The party was held at the Haymarket Hotel, which is a short walk from Charing Cross Station and an easy journey for us as we only live a 20-minute train journey into Central London. I took along my sister with me so it was a really lovely girlie evening for us.

The night consisted of free cocktails and food and in attendance was - of course - a few celebs which included Lauren Pope and Amy Childs from TOWIE and Danny from McFly so we spent the night very starstruck. We also got to meet Niomi Smart, who was very lovely, and had some selfies taken with her. Meeting Tanya was probably my favourite part of the night. Instead of a normal meet and greet, all of the competition winners were taken into a room in the hotel where we all sat around with Tanya and she spoke to all of us, as well as answering any questions we had. She was really lovely. We also had a group photo taken as well as individual photos with Tanya.

After the meet and greet, we were allowed to go back into the party where we got another drink before heading home. Throughout the night we were encouraged to tweet using the hashtag #cantwaitforsummer and we could get a free gift if we did! The gifts we could chose from included headphones and a Marc Jacobs perfume as well as an iPod and a Philips facial cleansing brush. My sister chose the iPod and I chose the Philips facial cleansing brush. We were really shocked that we could just chose a gift - we thought you would win one in another competition not just get them given for free so that was a lovely surprise to end an amazing evening!

What I wore: Dress and Jacket - Primark and Shoes - Forever 21


Lauren x


Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser Primer

Long time no blog! Cannot believe I haven't wrote a post in over a month now - having no internet for almost two weeks and work are my two main reasons for no posts -  but I'm back today (with the intention to post a lot more often!) with a review of Maybelline's Baby Skin Primer.

I bought this a while back as I had read a lot about it but had no real intentions of actually liking it - but I really do - its been a staple in my makeup bag ever since! I didn't really think primers make much of a difference to the overall look of a makeup look but what a difference it makes! Its a lovely lightweight gel textured primer which Maybelline claims 'instantly erases the look of pores' - I wouldn't say it erases them 'instantly' but after your foundation is applied, it does make them less noticeable and really makes a difference to the look of your skin.

As it is gel textured, it is really easy to apply and sets to give a smooth finish. It definitely works great as a smooth canvas for your foundation and also another definite positive is that its a real steal at only £7.99 - and is also part of 3 for 2 on selected make-up items at Boots at the moment! If you are looking for a inexpensive great primer and makeup base - I would definitely recommend trying this!

Lauren x
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