Drugstore Dupes!

babydollaI know it can be tempting to splurge on high-end  makeup, I don’t know whether it’s the quality of the product or knowing in my head that its high-end makes me like it more, but don’t grab your money yet because I’ve got some amazing dupes for some high-end products!money


  1. Benefit hoola bronzer (£23.50)

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Dupe: This NYC smooth skin bronzer(£2.79) is an ultimate favourite of mine and I definitely won’t be buying hoola bronzer again!

2. Urban Decay Naked 3 palette(£38.00)

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Below (dupe): Makeup revolution palette iconic 3 (£4.00)

I have both palettes and I can honestly say both palettes are basically identical and the pigmentation is possibly even better in the makeup revolution palette.

3. Giorgio Armani luminous silk foundation(£36.50)

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Dupe: My mum’s all time favourite foundation was the Giorgio Armani luminous silk foundation, until I introduced her to the L’oreal true match foundation(£9.99), they are even made in the same factory!

4.Benefit Porefessional primer (£24.50)

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Dupe:  Maybelline baby skin instant pore eraser (£7.99)

The products are different in texture meaning the Maybelline is a gel formula whereas the benefit one is more of a cream with a gel consistency but both carry out the same role!

5.Touch éclat radiant touch (£25.00)

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Dupe: Maybelline dream lumi touch highlighting concealer(£6.99)

These are almost an exact dupe and that’s all I have to say !

6. Nars orgasm blush (£23.00)

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Dupe: Milani baked blush in luminoso ($6.99)

Both blushes have that gorgeous gold shimmer!

7. Benefit brow zing in light(£24.50)

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Dupe: Sleek brow kit in light(£8.49)

Both products are the exact same, with the same packaging and even the same applicators!


So that’s the end of my drugstore dupes! So don’t forget before you splurge always do some research because more often than not then not there will be a cheaper drugstore dupe! If you have any other dupes you would like me to find then just comment down below and don’t forget to support me by liking this post!:)

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Lauren Elizabeth x

My summer workout routine!

powerI know for some of us, me included, it can be a hard task to muster up the energy to get out of bed and workout. Although this can be a difficult task, don’t deny you feel great after it! I’m going to share with you my recent go to workout routine that’s helped me get into shape this summer. Whether you’re reading this because you want to lose weight or just become the healthiest version of you, don’t let anybody else affect your decisions with your lifestyle!


Routine

Monday: I work on my abs      Time: 5 mins

Click on Monday to see the video. I also do 30 squats and 30 sit ups

Tuesday: I am part of an athletics club, which I highly recommend we usually switch between sprints, long distance and interval training.

When you start of running I recommend just jogging, then I would begin to introduce sprints into the jog for eg. jog for 100 metres sprint for 30 metres and gradually build it up increasing sprinting time and decreasing jogging time.

I then come home and do:

30 sit ups

30 squats

Wednesday: This is my half break day and I only do :

30 sit ups

30 squats

Thursday: This is the exact same as Tuesday !:)

Friday:Break day!

Saturday: I will usually go for a light jog for about half an hour  down my road and usually look up a workout video this is my favourite full body workout >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SN-TQDqWXU

Sunday: Chill day B]

This is a very relaxed workout routine but trust me it works! You will be feeling so much better by the end of the first week. Also if you suffer from acne you will notice a big difference in your skin. If nothing above tickles your fancy, perhaps  try an at home workout video, I love charlotte Crosby’s video and the music on it is great! If you would like me to go into depth on any of my routines just let me know and also if you would like a post on running for beginners just let me know! I hope to be making a lot more fitness videos in the future as it is something that I now really enjoy! I think it takes a few months to get into it but after that, working out becomes more of a habit and you will begin to enjoy it!

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Lauren Elizabeth

50 thing to do this summer!

sunIf you are anything like me, I know you’re probably sitting on your couch or lying in your bed reading this post because you can’t think of anything to do this summer. We always have great expectations of what our summer will be like, were gonna have a pool party and go on adventures, but in reality you just spend half the day lying in bed, binge watching Netflix, sound familiar? I know it does to me, but hopefully after you read this post you will be able to escape the world of Netflix and enjoy summer!


  1. Start a blog or a YouTube channel.
  2. Go on a hike.
  3. Create a water pillow ( comment below If you would like to see a tutorial)
  4. Go for a hike
  5. Revamp your room, during the school year it can be hard to find time to do this. Some ideas are to create a chill area for you to relax in when the school year gets too much. For example create a small fort and fill it with pillows. There are many great videos on how to do this on YouTube.
  6. Have a campfire and make smores, or if you don’t have room for that make a smores dip, which I can show you how to make immediately if you comment down below.
  7. Go on a hike.
  8. Get a large sheet of plastic and turn it into a slip n’slide.
  9. Watch DIY videos on YouTube and recreate them yourself.
  10. Start watching a new TV series that you normally wouldn’t have time for in the school year, I highly recommend, Pretty Little Liars.
  11. Bake!
  12. Practice creating cool designs on your nails.
  13. Have your cousin stay for a week and do lots of fun things together for eg. Go to the movies, bake, go to a theme park, go swimming, do each others makeup etc.
  14. Order clear phone cases off eBay and customise them to fit your taste.
  15. Organise your wardrobe, eg. Colour coordinated or seasons.
  16. Start working out!
  17. Create a summer music playlist.
  18. Go to the beach and listen to that playlist.
  19. Find a field or a forest and have a photo shoot with your friends.
  20. Get a part-time job.
  21. Take a few classes on something you’re interested in, for eg. Makeup
  22. Create a picture wall in your room, perhaps in the shape of a love heart.
  23. Play board games( I know this may not sound fun, but once you get into it, it is!)
  24. Play paint twister.
  25. Add colourful pillows and a throw to your bed to give your room a more summer vibe.
  26. Practice new hairstyles!
  27. Go to see a drive-in movie.
  28. Have a picnic at your local beach or park.
  29. Play tennis or any other sport you like.
  30. Play hopscotch!
  31. Go camping and maybe even fish too, if you’re near a lake.
  32. Make homemade ice cream(I have a recipe on my blog)
  33. Create a shop eg. A lemonade stand to earn money.
  34. Create an etsy store.
  35. Fill out surveys on opinion outpost to earn money in the comfort of your on home.
  36. Sell your old clothes, or unwanted items.
  37. Buy a wreck this journal and complete it.
  38. Make pancakes.
  39. Have a water balloon fight.
  40. Complete challenges with your friends for eg. Chubby bunny challenge!
  41. Go roller skating.
  42. Go bowling.
  43. Have a bonfire
  44. Throw a party, whether it be big, or with just a few friends.
  45. Have a treasure hunt!
  46. Stargaze.
  47. Wash Peoples cars, walk their dogs or mow their lawns to earn money.
  48. Take a tour of a factory.
  49. Rent a bouncy house.
  50. Fly a kite!

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I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Be sure to check out my instagram page as my previous page got hacked.

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Lauren Elizabeth

Delicious strawberry ice cream!

This homemade strawberry ice cream is the perfect summer treat! Whether you want it when you’re relaxing by the pool or maybe just in the comfort of your own home. For those of you without an ice cream maker, do not fear this recipe is suitable for you too! I know before I ever got an ice cream maker, I could never find a recipe that didn’t require a machine! Anyway, enough of me rambling, lets get into it!


Ingredients

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 200ml/7 fl oz low-fat milk
  • 200ml/7 fl oz whipping cream
  • 70g/1 and 3/4 oz powdered sugar
  • 300g/10 and 1/2 oz strawberries

Recipe

  1. Beat the egg yolk and icing sugar until the mixture is nice and bright.

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  1. Add the cold milk.

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  1. Whip the cream until stiff.

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  1. Then add the whipped cream to the mixture and stir to produce a smooth mixture.

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  1. Puree the strawberries. (you can either liquefy them like mine, or you can pulse them a few times so that its a chunky mixture)

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  1. Add the strawberry puree to the mixture and stir in until it produces a homogenous mass.

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With a machine

Follow the instructions given with your ice cream machine for best results. Don’t forget to freeze the bowl at least 24 hours in advance! If your ice cream maker does not allow your ice cream to reach your goal consistency, place it in the freezer until your goal is achieved.

Without a machine!

  1. Pour the mixture into a plastic container, or an old ice cream tub.
  2. After the 30 minutes the ice cream will begin to freeze around the edges. When this happens stir the mixture with a fork to prevent ice crystals which won’t allow a smooth ice cream to form.
  3. This process will need to be repeated for the next 4 hours.
  4. Your ice cream should then be smooth and creamy!

Tip: If your ice cream is too hard to scoop put it in the microwave for a few seconds until softened, or if you have time, defrost it slowly in the fridge.

Your ice cream is now ready to enjoy! I love to serve mine with fresh strawberries, but you can choose whatever! Some ideas are, syrups, sprinkles marshmallows, chocolate, the world is your oyster!

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If  you recreate this delicious ice cream don’t forget to upload it instgram and use the #allthingsstrawberryicream and follow me @allthingsfashionandbeauty97 !

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Don’t forget if you have any queries about this recipe don’t be afraid to ask! Also I would appreciate if you could leave requests below as what you would like to see on my blog next!

Lauren Elizabeth

Email: allthingsfashionandbeauty97@gmail.com

Yummy starbucks white hot chocolate!

Yield: About 5 cups

Homemade White Hot Chocolate

Delicious white hot chocolate recipe is SO easy to make homemade, and easy to make with your favorite kind of milk (or cream)!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of milk of your choice (or you can substitute heavy cream or half and half, or do a mixture)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 8 oz. white chocolate, chopped into small pieces (or white chocolate chips)
  • whipped cream or marshmallows for topping

Directions:

Stir together milk, vanilla and chopped white chocolate in a medium saucepan.  Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the white hot chocolate comes to a simmer.  (Do not let it come to a boil.)  Remove from heat and serve immediately, topped with whipped cream or marshmallows if desired.White-Hot-Chococlate-Recipe-FI

Starbucks Cotton Candy Frappuccino!

   Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup of ice
  • 3/4 cup of milk (Preferably full fat)  
  • 3 tablespoons of raspberry syrup
  • 3 Scoops of vanilla bean ice cream

   Recipe

  1. Put your ice in the blender until it is half way to the consistency of a slushee.
  2. Then add your ice cream, milk and syrup.
  3. Once the consistency of a slushee your done!
  4. Pour into a glass and serve with whipped cream on the top(Optional)

   To order in Starbucks

For those of you who don’t fancy whipping out the blender, you can order the Cotton Candy Frappuccino off Starbucks secret menu!

  How to order!

  • Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
  • Add Raspberry Syrup (1 pump tall, 1.5 pumps grande, 2 pumps venti)

It’s that simple! Like this post and follow my blog if you would like to see more Starbucks posts like this.

Have a great day.

DIY hair mask

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1 tsp argon oil
  • 7  squirts of de tangling spray (optional)

method

  1. Place all of your ingredients into a small bowl.
  2. Mix them until they form the consistency of conditioner.
  3. Apply to all of your hair starting at the tips and leave on for at least an hour.(I like to wrap my hair in a towel and leave it in over night)
  4. If you do not want the mess of applying it to your hair you can melt the coconut oil in your microwave and pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Remember when you are spraying the mixture into your hair to do it standing on a towel otherwise it will make your floor extremely slippy.

Your done! Shiny hair in 4 easy steps! coconut oil is a great all round product and is great for softening skin, hair and making your eye lashes  grow! Just apply a small amount to your eye lashes every night and you will see results in about 2-3 weeks!