2True Make-up Set Review | Part 1


Products that help go from pale natural beauty, to stunning beauty.

All the products you need to have a subtle yet vibrant look any time of the day.

Let's start with what we all wear first and go in a particular order. This is how the review is going to be set up:

How to: know your boyfriend is a keeper when you're a Blogger

As a blogger, I think it is hard for us to find the perfect boyfriend that loves you for you but understands why you spend endless hours on the laptop/computer blogging; replying to emails, advertising; getting in touch with companies; and also joining Twitter Chats.

To be honest, I thought about how to know your boyfriend is a keeper articles I have read, but I wanted to create the "how to know your boyfriend is a keeper when you're a Blogger," as there is a huge difference! There is a normal boyfriend and then there is the Blogger Boyfriend. 

Normal Boyfriend: Someone who supports you in a "normal" life.

Blogger Boyfriend: Has to watch you on the laptop for countless hours and doesn't complain because he supports your job/hobby.

Read these points to find out how to know your boyfriend is a keeper when you're a Blogger.

  1. Is supportive of your hobby even if it seems silly to everyone else.
    You have family and friends that just don't get your passion for your blog, yet your boyfriend is all over your blog and loving your writing skills & pictures. He may even give you some ideas, or wants to write a post for himself.
  2. Makes you cups of tea and meals whilst your busy blogging or in a Twitter Chat.
    When it comes to being busy drafting posts and/or joining blog chats, you lose track of time - boyfriend to the rescue. Even if you don't ask him, he will gladly cook you a meal or make you a brew whilst you're busy to keep your diet and health spot on.
  3. Greets you every morning with a kiss and a cuddle then offers to make you breakfast and a brew.
    Okay, this is what every boyfriend should do! When he offers you don't even have to say yes; it's the thought that counts.
  4. Protects you but is not over protective.
    You have your freedom, but if anyone tried to abuse/accuse/argue etc. he has your back 100%. Every boyfriend should protect and treat you like you're the Queen on his chessboard. It is only right that your boyfriend has your back.
  5. Knows what you want and how you like it to a T. [Take that comment how you wish.]
  6. Will have lazy days with you.
    As you want to have a day where you relax with a brew; dressed in your sweats; hair tied into a high bun, whilst lounging in front of the TV, and your boyfriend comes to join you. A lazy day together is perfect - lounging around together not having a care in the world.
  7. Won't complain.
    Self explanatory.
  8. Your sex drive with each other is still sky high after the "honeymoon period" is supposed to be over. 
    We have all had past relationships and the "honeymoon period" had dried up relatively quick, but when you still feel the same way as you did when you first met, you know it's going to be a good relationship.
  9. Devotes himself to you and puts you first, even if you don't like feeling selfish.Call his money "your money" even if money doesn't matter to you. He may even pop to the shops for cigarettes and unexpectedly chucks about 8 bags of sweets and some pringles at you.
  10. Tells you that you can't come into the kitchen because he is cooking you a slap-up meal and laying out candles, whilst filling up the champagne flutes with some bubbly.
    Never in my life has anyone been romantic in any relationship. However, if your boyfriend actually makes an effort to surprise you in the smallest ways, it is amazing.
  11. Knocks Stereotypes right out the window! (Cooks and cleans.) 
    All you do is relax and offer your help, but if he refuses your help, sit down and relax with your brew whilst getting back to your Social Media Accounts and blog - bliss.
  12. Never controls you.
    Referring to point 4. If he 100% trusts you, he won't control your whereabouts and who you talk to. You may have guy friends and minimal girl friends, but he doesn't mind who you hang around with. He will even want to meet your friends and invite them round for a drink.
  13. 100% trusts you (part 2)
    He won't even go through your phone when you don't have a password, and you can also leave every social media account open and he still won't snoop.
  14. Actually wants to spend the rest of his life with you.Plans travelling, holidays, marriage and kids without freaking out.
  15. When age doesn't matter. (Unless is creepily different or against the law.)There is a twelve year gap between Me and Alexander, but to us, age doesn't matter. If you feel the relationship is right, why should age matter?
  16. Unexpectedly treats you.
    Refer to point 9. Buying materialistic thing isn't just how a boyfriend treats you, he may also buy small things that he knows you want and love.
  17. When you can look like an absolute tramp and he still calls you beautiful.This includes point 6 where you're in tramp mode and he joins you. You may want to not get all dolled up all day everyday so looking your worst is normal. I mean c'mon, who wants to perfectly draw on their eyebrows, and make their eye-liner on point all the time? No make-up days are bliss.
  18. Isn't bothered about you heading to town with the girls and boys.
    Your boyfriend may make last minute adjustments to your dress (slightly rolls your dress up a tad) before heading out for a night out and hands you some money. Now that is true love.

The Sisterhood Award #1 & #2 !!



8 Photos of Happiness Tag

Thank you to the lovely Ariel for nominating me [out of ten other bloggers] for the Tag for 8 Photos of Happiness. Ariel started this Tag from scratch as she wanted to start something new, which is great as I love new and creative things! 

You are not alone | Anxiety

Since I was around seventeen and left my family home, I began to have regular panic attacks - I wasn't sure why. Around three to five times a week I would randomly feel like my chest was being squeezed; my clothes felt two sizes too small; I had so much shortness of breath; and I would sweat like you wouldn't believe.

Alexander answers questions | TAG

Who likes a bit of fun in blogs where people mix things up? *I do I do! Waves hands in the air* Well if you love fun, take a look at these questions and answers. 

Today I mixed things up. (I found the questions of Facebook as a chain-status sorta thing, and thought it would be fun to make a blog post of it instead. Therefore, you can copy and paste the questions to your blog, sort of like a Tag. Does that make sense? Just delete Alexander's answers.

Liebster Award #1

Ahhh the lovely Tarnya from Sweet Allure nominated me for the Liebster Award. Her blog is super cute by the way, you may want to have a gander, leave a comment on the post you read and show her some love *hearts.*

I think, from what I remember, this is my first Liebster award, but have seen me be nominated for a few different ones in the past. Basically on all awards, you are nominated to complete the rules, which involves answering a certain amount of questions and then nominate another certain amount of bloggers for the award. Simples. 

Here goes.

Acknowledge and link the blog who nominated you
Look for an award image that you like, and post it on your blog
Answer the 11 questions asked by the person/blog who nominated you
Nominate 11 blogs
Let the bloggers know you nominated them
Give them 11 questions to answer

What is your favourite TV show?
So far, I have three shows I love! 1) Keeping up with the Kardashians 2) The Big Bang Theory, and 3) How I Met Your Mother. I can't pick out of the three to make one answer!

If you could be best friends with a famous person, who would it be?
Robert Downey Jnr. He is hilarious and seems so down to Earth. Who wouldn't love to hang out with this sexy ass actor?

Bold lip or bold eyes?
Can I say both? I love proportion. 

Who is your favourite Youtuber?
Zoella. No, Jenna Marbles. No, Julien Solomita.
You pick - it's too hard.

If you could change your name to anything, what would it be?
Ruby. It's such a cute name!

Jeans or skirts/dresses?
Dresses. There are so many pretty ones for ALL occasions.

If you could eat one food forever what would it be?
Okay, these questions are harder than I thought to answer.Seriously, I am a food lover. It's like trying to answer: "who is your favourite child."

What is your 3 desert island items?
Is there electricity on this island? I can't live without the internet.
Maybe I would take Ryan Gosling [gorgeous item], liquids [vodka & mixers = cocktails], and my laptop [if there is internet.]

What make up item could you not live without?
Eye-liner. I have wide eyes so they need some shape!

Where would you travel to if you could pick anywhere?
Malaysia. Well basically all around Malaysia i.e Singapore, Japan, China.

What is your favourite high street fashion brand?
I don't do brands.

I nominate the following:
A variety of Bloggers - I don't just follow Lifestyle Bloggers
The links send you to their Twitter Accounts

(the same as I was nominated with):

What is your favourite TV show?

If you could be best friends with a famous, who would it be?

Bold lip or bold eyes?

Who is your favourite Youtuber?

If you could change your name to anything, what would it be?

Jeans or skirts/dresses?

If you could eat one food forever what would it be?

What is your 3 desert island items?

What make up item could you not live without?

Where would you travel to if you could pick anywhere?

What is your favourite high street fashion brand?

You don't have to do this. It's just a bit of fun

Just a quick question. Is there even a winner for these kind of awards? Both me and Alexander see these nominations but we never find the winner. Leading on from this, if there is no actual winner? Why do we constantly nominate for the award, why don't we just do a linky post of our favourite bloggers??

Much love,

Passionate rant, but needed to be written down!

You know what? I am going to do a passionate rant post because I am sick and tired of this shit going on, and I am sick and tired of it still going on a daily basis. 

Let's just start from the beginning - no naming names, no public humiliation, therefore, no suing. I am FUMING, Like literally shaking I am that mad! 

There are so many people who have been bullied in High School but ALSO on Social Media - it's all so cliché and childish. You even get blocked for no good reason and you still happen to see the person you absolutely despise all over your newsfeed. Let's just, for example, use Twitter to help with my point. You know when you use the same hashtag as the person you have blocked? Well if you both use the same hashtag, you can still see each other's tweets. Stupid right? They are blocked for a reason.

At the beginning, I was 'friends' and able to civilly talk to this person and was also going to travel thousands of pounds worth to a holiday with other bloggers. But then I twigged, and saw that it is all a sham - I wanted to help the other Bloggers going to make them also realise this. I didn't want to cause drama; I wanted to help Bloggers not fall for the trap. That's the kind of person I am - it's not all about me, it's about looking out for other people.

Things got out of hand and a DAY worth of drama, tweeting to and fro, and even DM'ing and emailing back and forth with everyone. Let me just get one thing straight, I am NOT an attention seeker, but merely a helper and like to look out for you. If there is something happening and it will be a waste or a scam, then I will help you. There are many many bloggers who agree with me and are also keeping an eye out for bloggers who have fallen for her trap.

After about a week, I decided to let everyone do what they want; I blocked this certain person, and she blocked me back. However, on EVERY single Twitter Chat I join, I see HER there. I see her snide remarks; her petty tweets; her digs; everything. Also, when you see a tweet that 'relates' to the situation and yourself - not out of guilt but rather YOU JUST KNOW - then I just leave her to it but my blood really starts to boil.

There has been plenty of people DM'ing me about her and telling me everything she has done - WHY? - because PEOPLE CAN COME TO ME FOR HELP AND ADVICE but also to cry on my shoulder. I love it when people do that, but remember, I DON'T ASK FOR IT. I don't beg for people to come to me; I don't beg for the attention. I love to look out for people, as everyone needs someone to go to when there is no one else.

Can I repeat again: when you use the same hashtag as the person you have blocked, you can still see everything that is said. That is not stalking FYI. 

Which brings me to my next point. People use the words stalking and bullying wayy to much. There had been a chat recently on the 'bullying' subject and I was soo F-ing passionate about the subject, that I just went all heart and all out. I said what I needed to say in 140 characters, but I just needed to write a full length post on the subject.

This is not a 'I felt guilty so I am going to straighten it out' post, because I am NOT GUILTY of anything. I looked out for the bloggers, and I will keep doing that. However, I am going to not say anything, which I haven't since THAT DAY. Likewise, I would really appreciate it if that certain person would pipe down, grow up, and also cut the pitty act because she is not a victim. NO ONE is a victim in all this - it is High School drama that has gotten out of hand and I am sick of it.

I left High School FOUR YEARS AGO and I thought I was past all that shitty girly gossip crap, but apparently some people just don't grow up. What really infuriates me is when this certain person STILL goes on and on attention seeking and bringing up the past when you haven't even done anything wrong in the first place.

Ugh, I am still shaking so I am going to stop this post. I have said what I have had to say and I don't regret anything. If you need me, I am here for you. Done with the drama. 

Much love,

Materialistic Products vs Experiences

I know I know, I have been so shitty and keeping up to date with my blogging and to be honest, this isn't going to be a motivational/helping out sorta blog post, it is going to be a few things I want to get off my chest that have been annoying me, and a couple other bloggers, lately.

Okay here goes.

Oh. Quick little thing. Though I normally publish posts about things that are motivational and/or inspiring, I haven't given you a life update in sooo soooo long. I have gotten a new neighbour (if you follow me on Twitter you will know how annoying she is, if you don't there will soon be a blog page on her) and I have been kind of distant from everyone and everything, hense why my blog has been slightly abandoned. I used to blog three times a week, now I am scraping once or twice which is sad. 

Not to be so sad though, I have been uploading Youtube Vlogs! (Scroll down to the end of the post to find the link.) Hopefully, once I have my head in gear, I will be going back to posting every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, but for now you will have one post between Monday and Thursday, and Nika's post on the Friday. 

The reason I have been so distant from everyone and everything, including family, is because once my Nana passed and once I wrote a post about a Diary of her illness, I shut myself off. I stayed in, wouldn't go out, and would cry everyday. Truthfully, I don't cope well with stuff like this, and as this is my first proper family member that I was sooo close to that has passed away, I didn't know how to react or cope. I'm, obviously, still mourning her passing, and would rather sit in with Alexander and try and bring my emotions back together again. 

Happy Lauren is a better Lauren.

Okay, back to what I was originally going to talk about: 

Honestly, the first thing I want to talk about is a few subjects that myself and a couple other blogger friends of mine have been discussing lately that we find completely irritating. Remember how Blogging was never a competition, and even though there are Bloggers that 99.9% of the time support one another and help each other out, there are the 0.01% of Bloggers that are, doing this hobby I love, completely trying to "one-up" other blogs.

Yeah, we all like to splash cash every now and then and blog about products (except for moi because I haven't really ever done a beauty or a fashion post) but they are just doing it to make themselves look as if they have cash and are "amazing." In all honesty, I know that, for example, a Blogger has spent hundreds on designer materialistic things, a bag for example, and are flaunting it around on Social Media and their blog, when in actual fact, they are now skint and begging for scraps after wiping their entire bank card out. Hows the designer materialistic things looking now eh? Worth it? Thought not.

It's nice to buy new things, but I would NEVER skint myself for the sake of "bigging myself up" or "one-upping" another Blogger. Seriously, its pretty much out of respect and common courtesy to help other Bloggers, not make them feel small and poor. I guarantee, once those Bloggers have spent all their money on a designer bag (or other products) that they are now eating £1 ready-meals from the Supermarket, stuck inside the house with candle light and no life.

Please, just stop trying to make yourself look "big" compared to the other Bloggers. Yes you could afford to buy a bag - leaving about £10 left in your bank account - however, why not buy things that everyone can see, admire, and also buy out of interest from your so-called "review." The reason I have called it "so-called" is because they are not doing it for Blogging, they are doing it out of pitty and trying to make themselves out the be rich as F. No. Stop this.

Truthfully, I look for bargains rather than the designer products, as I am REALISTIC. This leads to the other point I want to speak about:

Now we all like to buy pretty things, but we all love to go on holiday and travel, right? So instead of splashing your cash of hundreds of pounds on bags you can't afford and then scratching your arse wondering why you were such a tool, why not buy an experience? 

Experiences last a lifetime, plus, with the pictures and/or footage you may take, you can then create blog posts after blog posts about your travels, or even videos after videos on Youtube? I, for one, would rather do that. It's definitely worth the hundreds and thousands of pounds, rather than wasting money on materialistic things that will only be used a couple times and break within a year. It will, even, only create one blog post per product. Sounds, erm, interesting.

Travel and experiencing life, to me, is wayyyy better than sitting on your arse, scraping the bottom of the barrel trying to afford another designer product you don't actually need. On another note, even though you spend hundreds on materialistic things, did you know you can get knock-off versions for so much cheaper, and honestly, I think the cheap versions last longer than the designer versions.

Same thing with make-up. I would rather buy bargain make-up and beauty products than spend £20 and up on one make-up product. F that. Did you know that cheap brands are better for your skin? Even shampoos and conditioners made by Supermarkets are sooo much better for your hair/body than the expensive waste-of-money products. 

The day I actually see these Bloggers wiping their arse with £50 notes, the day I will take a step back and see that they can actually afford these products and are not flaunting the for attention. Plus, they will also be able to afford holidays and be able to travel & GAIN experiences. Experiences, to me, are a top priority in life. Put the designer bag back on the shop shelf and get yo ass down to the travel agents to spend that money on something worth it.

All I am asking, is for the big-ego-Bloggers to stop putting other Bloggers down. I see right through you, maybe other Bloggers can't, but I can. I hope skinting yourself was worth the candle light dinners and no life. How are the £1 ready meals tasting now?

Much love,

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