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  1. LauraJ says

    Thank you!! Bold lips are amazing. They can make you look glamorous and done up, whilst still appearing natural. I appreciate you reading. :)

  2. lauzieslifestyle says

    I will have to go in to Lush and check it out! I think most people have bad habits. I definitely am far from perfect and always trying to improve my choices. But it’s good to indulge at times and find a balance.

  3. Beyoutiful says

    Great tips girl and you look beautiful! <3

    Also, I have really dry skin and get a lot of acne since I've been using Proactiv products for the past 12 years and I heard benzol peroxide is bad for your skin. I really want to change to a high end moisturizer. Since I have pretty dry skin, is it better to use hydrating gel or a good moisturizer with SPF? What are some good high end moisturizers that you would recommend with help prevent acne but at the same time hydrate your skin?

    I checked online and it looks like Clinique is really good but not sure if they have too many chemicals

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      Thank you girl!
      I have never used Proactiv before but many acne products can contain ingredients that are very drying. So it is a good if know whether your skin was naturally dry before using it or not.
      Dehydration and dry skin are completely different. Dehydration is a skin condition which is from a lack of water. Usually, dehydrated skin can be quite oily from where the skin produces more oil to try and fix the lack of water.
      Dry skin however is a type and is from a lack of oil. It might be worth going somewhere like Kiehl’s where they can do actual skin tests to determine what your skin needs.
      I would look for more natural or dermatological companies like Kiehl’s and Bioderma. The main cosmetic companies overcharge for the luxury of texture and packaging etc.
      I personally do not like Clinique and will never use any of their products lol. Very harsh chemicals.

      • Beyoutiful says

        Thanks for the reply Laura! I have a bit oily but mostly dry around the eyebrows and the def the nose area. The clinique one has really good reviews but not sure why ppl say it has harsh chemicals (it doesnt have parabens or other harsh ones tho). Liked you mentioned, I searched Kiehls but since its new, dont see many reviews for them. I’m looking for a lightweight moisturizer without parabens (natural ingredients) with SPF 15. I was wondering if you know anything about OleHenricksen at Sephora? It matches exactly with what I’m looking for and has good reviews. I might go with that one but havent totally decided yet

        • lauzieslifestyle says

          Not all parabens are bad. Some natural brands use them and some are even found in fruit. Many brands target themselves as plant-based or natural, but use chemicals like SLS or Glycerin. What is difficult is figuring out which chemicals are helpful and which one’s are cheap and drying.
          Clinique is a more chemical based brand than what Kiehl’s is for example. I am unaware of the one at Sephora but if you feel confident that is it what you are looking for, then I would check it out. :)

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      I don’t mind the fall but I would certainly appreciate some sunnier days in England. If we get a week of sunshine, people go crazy here and the beaches and everything are completely crowded. Thank you for reading, :)

      • cherilyndoes says

        The weather in Florida is certainly something we Floridians take for granted. While it is HOT as poo here 6 months out of the year, for the most part, our weather is awesome. That’s why people who live here say “We live where you vacation”. If I could send you some sunshine, I would! :) <3

  4. lauzieslifestyle says

    Thank you! It does feel like November actually – I have almost forgotten what summer is!
    I quite like the Aveeno hand cream. I tried a Body Shop one earlier in the year and if I remember correctly, it was good. I am keen to try a Lush one though as I like their other products. xxx

  5. highstreetbeauty11 says

    I completely agree with all these. I add loads of moisture to my skin at this time of year. I also love a bold, berry lip. It always look good xx

  6. Lindsey says

    I loved this post. I can’t follow all of the tips (i.e. I’m really allergic to sunsceen). But I’ve never though about steaming my face. My face needs all the help it can get.
    I am very happy that bold lip is “okay” now as I love bold lips (actually I wear any time of year).
    And YES!!! Promote doing the chop! nothing is more liberating and amazing then getting your hair chopped off. I did it 12 years ago and have never looked back.

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      Bold lips are such a classic. I generally go either nude or bold. I would try steaming your face. It takes a minute to see results though.
      I loved having long hair but I have felt so liberated in going short. I actually want to go an inch shorter and do more of a blunt, edgy cut. It was such an amazing feeling after. xx

  7. Lindsey says

    Maybe we like looking like vampires? haha I’m kidding. I get what you’re saying, as someone who likes to do both dramatic eye and lip. I do it because it’s just that, dramatic. It’s also not the norm, and I sometimes can’t figure which one I want to be dramatic with so I pick both. It’s just a way I like express myself and I do understand it’s weird. Just thought I’d explain.
    And you’re right bronzer will never leave my side either. After discovering it I’ll never give it up.

    • Lindsey says

      oh no, don’t think I was criticizing you. Not at all. I was just kind of giving you a perspective of someone who does the look. Maybe why we do it.
      I also have the benefit of not having pale skin or light hair, which does make the look more vampirey. So maybe I pull it off a bit better (lol maybe I’m just kidding myself).
      But pleas don’t think I was criticizing you or I was taking offense (I most definitely didn’t). I found your comment interesting and the vampire comparison made me laugh (though in Taylor Momsen’s case I think you’re right) and I had to comment back.

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