Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Coach Floral EDP Fragrance Review

Coach Floral Fragrance Review by UK Perfume Beauty Blogger WhatLauraLoves

New in fragrance for 2018, is Coach Floral EDP; a bright and breezy fruity floral that’s perfect for the girlie girls out there.

Created by perfumers Shyamala Maisondieu, Nadège Le Garlantezee and Nathalie Gracia-Cetto with direction from Stuart Vevers, the Creative Director of Coach, this scent is one that is as beautiful on the eyes as it is on the nose.


Coach Floral Fragrance Review by UK Perfume Beauty Blogger WhatLauraLoves

Inspired by the signature leather tea rose that’s synonymous with the Coach brand, Coach Floral opens with sparkling top notes of radiant pineapple sorbet, citrus Coeur and effervescent pink peppercorn, the former of which I found to be very apparent from first smelling this scent.

I was so surprised to see pineapple within the fragrance notes and was unsure as to how it would impact the perfume but its beautiful, such a positive, uplifting fruity note and definitely one that makes Coach Floral stand out from the crowd.


It is in the heart of the perfume that the floral bouquet emerges with notes of rose tea, jasmine sambac and gardenia that soften the scent before it dries down into an elegant base of crystal musks, creamy woods and patchouli which become more apparent with wear.  The result is a very girlie, feminine fragrance and definitely one for the younger crowd.

It is actually lovely to find a sweeter floral fragrance at this time of the year that isn’t sickly sweet or overpowering and this one will definitely be suited going into the summer months too.  Coach Floral reminds me a little of the Marc Jacobs Daisy fragrances but a little sweeter so if you liked those then I’d definitely suggest giving this one a go.

Coach Floral Fragrance Review by UK Perfume Beauty Blogger WhatLauraLoves

Very much a daytime fragrance, this perfume is great to spritz on a spring morning and then pop it in your handbag to top up every three to four hours throughout the day.

When I noted that this scent is as aesthetically pleasing as it is beautiful to smell, I wasn’t kidding.  The pretty bottle is soft pink in appearance with a rose gold turn lock and metal tag, as well as a soft pink floral tag, inspired by the Coach tea rose flower appliqués, which are all reminiscent of Coach handbags and accessories.

Coach Floral Fragrance Review by UK Perfume Beauty Blogger WhatLauraLoves

I’ve written about another fruity floral fragrance on my blog recently, Jimmy Choo Blossom Special Edition (review here) and if I had to pick a recommendation for you between the two, I’d say that the Coach one is better for if you are buying for a youthful, free spirited girlie girl whereas the Jimmy Choo scent is for the woman who wants to update her perfume collection with a sophisticated fruity floral while still meaning business!

The NEW Coach Floral Eau De Parfum is available nationwide now in 30ml, 50ml and 90ml sized bottles from the Coach websiteDebenhams, Feel Unique and John Lewis.

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Sunday, 13 May 2018

Jimmy Choo Blossom Special Edition EDP For Her Fragrance Review

Jimmy Choo Blossom Special Edition EDP For Her Fragrance Review WhatLauraLoves

Following the longest winter that I can remember, I have been switching up my wardrobe, beauty products and home as I transition into the warmer months so it’s only right that I should switch up my fragrance too, right?

With the release of the NEW Jimmy Choo Blossom Special Edition fragrance for 2018 that has had floral fragrance lovers springing into action on their way to the perfume counter, I feel suitably floral and ready for some spring!


Jimmy Choo Blossom Special Edition EDP For Her Fragrance Review WhatLauraLoves

If you recognise the sparkling diamond-like bottle then you’ll not be mistaken as this scent is an update of the original Blossom perfume released in 2015, which came in more of a hot pink bottle whereas this time, they’ve opted for a coral orange, which is perfect for this time of the year.  You may also recognise the packaging as being the same as the Flash fragrance that was released in 2013 but in a purple tone.


A sophisticated, fruity floral, Jimmy Choo Blossom Special Edition opens with an accord of exotic fruits, has a sparkling heart of frangipani flower and a mellow base of sensual sandalwood and white musk which are reminiscent of the original Blossom fragrance and my favourite perfume base notes.  It feels vivacious yet delicate and is without a doubt, my most loved Jimmy Choo fragrance to date.


Jimmy Choo Blossom Special Edition EDP For Her Fragrance Review WhatLauraLoves

However if you already have the original Blossom, do you need the Special Edition?  Of course you do!  While they do share similarities with the base notes, the scent is quite different to the original, which had plenty of red berry top notes and a heart of cyclamen.  Its one of those scents that I think so many women will love.

The EDP for her is a breath of fresh air for this time of the year as it draws inspiration from the bright colours and delicious scents that start to emerge after the cold, winter months and I for one am loving it!  It gives me a young, bright, sexy feeling without being sickly sweet or overpoweringly floral and the scent lasts for hours on the skin before I need to reapply.


Jimmy Choo Blossom Special Edition EDP For Her Fragrance Review WhatLauraLoves


Jimmy Choo Blossom Special Edition is available in 40ml and 60ml bottles nationwide now in stores and online at places such as Debenhams, John LewisFeel UniqueHouse of Fraser, Harrods, Superdrug and Escentual.

If you love the sound of this perfume then you'll need to get your order in quickly as it is LIMITED EDITION!

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Friday, 4 May 2018

Treating My Locks With SHOW Beauty

SHOW Beauty Product Review by UK Beauty Blogger WhatLauraLoves

Extravagant packaging, luxurious ingredients and founded by glamorous Creative Director, Tamara Ecclestone, thats SHOW Beauty.

For those of you who don’t know, SHOW Beauty is an opulent hair styling and finishing collection that focuses on bringing back decadent glamour. The indulgent and luxurious range embodies timeless elegance and sophistication. These products can be found online or in their state-of-the-art SHOW Dry salons and concessions in department stores- where they also offer a range of blow dry services- across the UK.



There's a SHOW Dry salon in House of Fraser in the Metrocentre and if you're in the area, I'd highly recommend popping by.  I had a hair styling session there last year and LOVED the result.  You can check it out in this instagram photo and as you can see, its where I first fell in love with the top knot, braid and curls hair style.

Its also the place I discovered my first taste of their styling products in action, namely with the Show Beauty Dry Shampoo.


SHOW Beauty Product Review by UK Beauty Blogger WhatLauraLoves

I'm sure you'll agree that dry shampoo is a staple in every girl’s hair care collection.  However with so many on the market at such affordable price points, what sets the Show Beauty Dry Shampoo apart from the rest?

Well, in a nut shell, this product is far more than a dry shampoo.  This beauty promises to absorb impurities and oils while adding texture and shine to the locks without leaving residue between styling.  It has colourless, natural patented polymers within the formula which include tapioca powder and rice starch that remove impurities and absorb oil at the root, while its unique blend of botanical extracts, including aloe vera, mango, kiwi and ginger lily condition and protect the hair against moisture loss, lifting your style between washes and giving it that freshly washed feeling.

As with most dry shampoos, this product is really easy to use: simply shake the bottle well and then spray evenly across the roots of the hair, sectioning it off and spraying more precisely if your hair is particularly oily like mine is.  Rub the product at the roots with your fingers fairly vigorously and then brush it through to ensure the product is completely absorbed.

If your hair is anything like mine, you'll find it feeling refreshed, looking volumised and free from greasy roots.  It is as much a styling product as it is a dry shampoo as it gives my hair the added texture and oomph that my fine locks so desperately need! I even like to use it on my hair when its clean to give it that bit of grit and no slip texture which is especially important when I'm putting my hair into an up do or braiding it.

SHOW Beauty Product Review by UK Beauty Blogger WhatLauraLoves

For the girls who are of the big hair, don’t care persuasion like I am, then you simply must try out the SHOW Beauty Divine Thickening Mist!   It is ideal for those with fine hair (me) or for those  who love voluminous locks (also me!).

The mist has a weightless body-building nature that plumps up the hair while protecting it from free radicals, for a glamorous look that looks naturally full of life and volume.  The mist has a rich, mineral-infused polymer formula thats based on synergistic action which allows the diameter of each hair strand to expand, while the wheat protein and amino acids within the mist also react by expanding with heat.

The Divine Thickening Mist also contains conditioning agents that give the hair a smooth feel and high shine. You'll find Vitamin E and lychee extract infused into the formula too.  This ingredient is a scavenger for free radicals and helps to slow colour fading so if you're someone who has colour treated hair that also lacks volume then this product is a must try for you!

Using it is really easy, simply spritz generously through damp hair, making sure to concentrate on the mid-length and ends of your hair.  I was really surprised at first as I thought that this would be applied to the root but no, its all about the mid lengths and ends for that added hair bounce! The product is activated by heat, so you’ll see the best results after you’ve styled your hair with a hair dryer and sort of scrunched it a little.  The thickening effect is really manageable too and my hair is easily brushed through afterwards.

SHOW Beauty Product Review by UK Beauty Blogger WhatLauraLoves

Now if you've been reading my blog for a while then you'll know that once a week, I like to take the time to give my skin and hair some much needed pampering, usually on a Sunday... its a bit of a self love ritual for me!

In addition to a deep cleanse and mask for my skin, I like to apply a nourishing hair mask to my locks and then I leave the whole lot to cook while I use a body scrub and shave.  You can check out my hair removal routine in this post for more info on what I do and what works for me, if that's at all interesting!

Using a hair mask once a week helps to keep my hair looking and feeling healthy and maintain its colour.  I select different masks depending on the effect that I want them to have on my hair.  One of the ones that I choose for moisture, repair and nourishment is the SHOW Beauty Sublime Repair Treatment Mask which I leave on for a minimum of 10 minutes... but usually I push it to 15 or 20 if I'm having a real evening of pampering!

This decadent treat deeply nourishes my hair and leaves it looking healthy with the most beautiful glossy sheen to it, whether I'm applying it to my natural hair alone or to my hair with my Gold Fever Hair Extensions in.

SHOW Beauty Product Review by UK Beauty Blogger WhatLauraLoves

The mask is made up of a multi-faceted protein based complex that aims to strengthen the hair from within which is certainly what I need after all of the highlights, lowlights and colouring I've done to my hair over the last year!  Theres also Hydrolysed Pea Protein and Quinoa Protein within the formula that help to hydrate the hair and improve elasticity as well as Pro Vitamin B5 which nourishes and conditions the hair.  This helps to improve the manageability and body of the hair which I definitely notice the benefit of when I've used it as my hair brushes through so easily and when it is dry, it has an added weightlessness and bounce to it.

However what makes this mask one of the most indulgent and extravagant that I've tried is the addition of Caviar and White Truffle extracts within the formula.  They enrich the hair with amino acids and minerals which moisturise the hair and add tensile strength which basically means that it helps to make the hair stronger.

I'd particularly recommend this mask to those who have hair that's prone to breakage or is colour treated however I think that everyone can benefit from its nourishing qualities.  I have very oily hair but super dry ends and it does a great job at hydrating my hair from root to tip without weighing it down or making it become greasy quickly.  My hair looks visibly improved after I've used it and is so easy to manage, its a dream!

SHOW Beauty Product Review by UK Beauty Blogger WhatLauraLoves

If you love the sound of these products then you should also check out my review of the SHOW Beauty Lux Volume Shampoo and Conditioner!  I'd really recommend this hair care line if you're really into indulging with your hair care and seeing the benefits.

Not only do they make your hair look a million dollars but they products themselves will look so decadent on your dressing table and bathroom.  I am yet to find a hair care range that looks more extra and incredibly beautiful than SHOW Beauty!

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Sunday, 22 April 2018

PRO:VOKE Touch Of Silver: An Affordable Way To Maintain Your Ash Blonde Hair

PRO:VOKE Touch Of Silver Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Let me take you back to last summer when I first took the plunge and finally went full ash blonde with my hair.  Since my hair is naturally a fairly light warm blonde, achieving the ash tone I wanted involved a long trip to top Sunderland hair dressers, Frances Marshall and a fresh supply of toning haircare products to maintain the look back home.

Back then, I opted for the PRO:VOKE Touch Of Silver range which is the UK's No.1 purple shampoo that can brighten your blonde hair in just one wash!  I've been using it on and off for many years now as an affordable way to maintain the desired tone of my blonde hair, from when I first started to get a full head of highlights to last summer when I went all ash blonde.  Now I've tried out all of these products here and used the last drops so I thought I'd share with you what I thought about them and how I maintained my cool toned look.

The salon visit full head of pre-lightener with protecting Smartbond followed by an ash blonde L'Oréal Professionnel colour and then a toner to neutralise the warmth and a second toner to tone the hair ash and I was ready to leave the salon with the cool toned locks I'd always dreamed of... but that wasn't going to be the end of my ash blonde hair care.

Despite being a natural blonde with relatively fair hair, the ash blonde is classed as a high maintenance colour for me because my hair kicks out so much warmth.  Those warm tones need to be neutralised and usually, or so I found, that meant a return trip to the salon for a second colour and tone as often it could wash up after the first salon visit.  This is to be expected when you're dealing with hair thats been bleached as the cuticles are dramatically raised, making the hair more porous so it doesn't retain the colour that's then applied on top very effectively.  Since the second colour is completed without any bleach, the hair usually grabs onto the colour with much better results.


UK Blogger WhatLauraLoves promoting the TSB Pride Of Britain Awards 2017 in Newcastle in a Mini Cooper
My hair when I first had a full head of pre-lightener and ash blonde from my post with TSB and Pride of Britain
Maintaining the ash blonde tone doesn't stop with a second salon visit as a full aftercare routine is needed at home to keep the brassy, warm tones at bay which is essential when you've spent so long getting your hair to that hair colour.

There are countless products on the market for toning the hair while cleansing and conditioning it and PRO:VOKE Touch Of Silver is one of the more well known brands at the affordable end of the spectrum.  I've been using their products on my hair for years, quite possibly longer than I've actually been blogging, as even when I only had highlights, I still loved my hair to be a cooler tone.

I bought my first ever bottle of Touch Of Silver from Boots on the recommendation of countless friends and my hairdresser at the time.  Over the years they've expanded their range which is great to see and while I've tried out other brands, they're definitely one that I'm happy to go back to, especially if I'm feeling the pinch and looking for more affordable hair care.


PRO:VOKE Touch Of Silver Shampoo and Conditioner Review

The Touch of Silver range can be used on blonde, platinum, white or grey hair to keep it looking bright and salon fresh.  A lot of products that you'll find that neutralise the yellow or brassy tones in hair are purple in colour and Touch Of Silver is no different.  That's because it works with the colour wheel and since violent tones are on the opposite side of the spectrum to the yellow, brassy colours, they neutralise them.

While I'm very familiar with the shampoos and conditioners this time around I used the PRO:VOKE Touch Of Silver Pre-Toning Primer which is designed for very dry, damaged or bleached hair.  While I do always have L'Oreal Smartbond applied when I have my colour done, if you're having bleach applied to your hair, its going to encounter some damage that's for sure so even if it looks healthy, it wont be as healthy as hair that hasn't been chemically treated.

The Pre-Toning Primer is designed to be used as part of a three step routine with the PRO:VOKE Touch Of Silver Brightening Shampoo and the Intensive Conditioner of which it is the first initial step.  Application is simple, just spritz through the hair before shampooing.

It is designed to prepare the hair for the toning treatment that the shampoo and conditioner provides by smoothing the cuticles of the hair.  I do find that the other products work just as well without this step so if you don't want to go to the extra expense then I think that you can skip this product but it does have other uses.

The Pre-Toning Primer can also be used as a leave in conditioner as the last step in your in-shower hair care routine because it has a moisturising and strengthening formula that detangles, protects and locks in intense shine.  It also helps to protect against the formation of split ends from the first use.  I personally see the benefit of this much more as a leave-in conditioner than as a pre-toning treatment.  So my suggestion would be to try it and do whatever works for you!

The PRO:VOKE Touch Of Silver Brightening Shampoo and Touch Of Silver Intensive Conditioner however do exactly what they say on the bottle.  The shampoo contains violet pigments that do an incredible job at neutralising brassy yellow tones in the hair and literally work from the very first wash.  I would apply this as I would do any shampoo but I'd leave it on my hair for a few minutes, perhaps while doing a body scrub, before washing it out.

The bottle does say that you can leave it on for up to 5 minutes which I have tried before and the effect was a lot more intense and I had some gorgeous silver tones in my hair afterwards but the look that I usually go for is a less silvery grey and more ash blonde.  While the bottle suggests 2 times a week use, this was too much for me and I'd use it on every third wash which is more like once a week or just over for me and that was more than enough to maintain my colour.

The PRO:VOKE Touch Of Silver Intensive Conditioner is a great follow up to the brightening shampoo because it contains restorative proteins that target dry, damaged and colour treated hair to leave it smoother and more nourished.  It has a nourishing blend of anti-ageing properties, optical brighteners and a keratin complex that aims to rebuild the hair and protect its structure to make it healthier and shinier.  I would leave this conditioner on for far longer than the shampoo, say for 5 to 8 minutes while I shave, and it would leave my hair soft but not weighed down once I'd washed it out.  It isn't a conditioner that is intense enough for me to use alone, I still need to use a hair mask once a week and my Smartbond treatment but it is a great every wash conditioner.

Together, these two would leave my hair looking bright, shiny and super ash blonde!

PRO:VOKE Touch Of Silver Shampoo and Conditioner Review
For the days when you're not using the other shampoo and conditioner, the brand have developed the daily use PRO:VOKE Touch Of Silver Colour Care Shampoo to cleanse and care and the Colour Care Conditioner to moisturise and shine.

The shampoo is designed to gently cleanse the hair to keep the colour looking bright and to prevent dulling and colour build-up, ultimately protecting the look achieved with the other shampoo.  It contains anti-oxidants and optical brighteners that boost shine and the formula works to safeguard your hair colour by protecting it against environmental pollution.  The result is clean hair that feels renewed without any stripping feeling whatsoever.

UK Beauty Blogger WhatLauraLoves with ash blonde hair from Sunderland salon Frances Marshall
My ash blonde hair after the second colour and tone in an image from a Yours Clothing outfit post
The PRO:VOKE Touch Of Silver Colour Care Conditioner is the perfect accompaniment to the shampoo as it moisturises the hair right to the tips which helps with damage by smoothing the texture and leaving it with a silky finish.  This product also contains optical brighteners to boost the shine and vibrancy of the hair colour, further preventing dulling.  After I use this conditioner, my hair feels soft and looks in great condition.

I would use the two together once a week say on every second wash, with the intense shampoo and conditioner on every third and then on the other wash and condition in my rotation, I'd use a really nourishing shampoo and my Smartbond treatment or hair mask.  The cycle of one wash and condition to nourish and treat  for healthy locks, one to remove the brassy tones and give me the colour I love and one to maintain that colour seems to really work for me.

PRO:VOKE Touch Of Silver Intensive Keratin Treatment Shots

While I'm very well accustomed to the shampoo and conditioner from Touch Of Silver, last summer was my first time trying out something new that I hadn't used from them before; the PRO:VOKE Touch Of Silver Intensive Keratin Treatment Shots.

They come in a pack of three and can be used either as a one-off pick me up or as part of a regular hair routine.  I intended to use these once a week but I found that they didn't work well with my hair so stopped using them after the first shot.

The Intensive Keratin Treatment Shots are designed as an intensive rescue to repair damaged hair leaving it softer, smoother, straighter and easier to style.  However I found that this product did the opposite to my hair and it left it feeling dry and a little brittle which wasn't easier to style.  I find that dryness is indicative of a lot of Keratin treatments so whether they just don't work for me, I don't know but I wouldn't recommend the shots on the back of this.  Plus using the shots is a bit of a faff on as you have to mix the solution with warm water, whereas I do prefer products that are already mixed and ready to go.  However I do think that the shampoos and conditioners are great for toning ash blonde hair on a budget.

If you want to keep your locks more of a cool, ash tone then you really do need a purple/violet/silver (or whatever you want to call it!) shampoo and conditioner and if you're on a budget or not wanting to spend a lot of money on your haircare, especially as salon visits are usually so pricey, then the PRO:VOKE Touch Of Silver range is a great option to go for.

If you're looking to compare purple/silver shampoos and want to check out some of my other reviews, then let me point you in the direction of the following:


If the PRO:VOKE Touch Of Silver range takes your fancy then you can shop it online and instore at Superdrug and Boots.

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

5 Steps To Enjoy A Spring Morning

How To Enjoy A Spring Morning, Plus Size Fashion, WhatLauraLoves, Yours Clothing at The Alnwick Garden

Finally, the clocks have gone forward and the lighter mornings are here to stay... for now!

There's something about the spring and summer AM that has me waking up with more energy and an even greater zest for life.

I am by no means a morning person but when the sun is in the sky and I'm not rushing around, I certainly have a far more relaxed, enjoyable morning before I have to head out the door to work and you can too with these 5 steps to enjoy a spring morning...

How To Enjoy A Spring Morning, Plus Size Fashion, WhatLauraLoves, Yours Clothing at The Alnwick Garden

1. WAKE UP EARLY

All great mornings start the night before with an early night, after prepping your bag and clothes for the morning, doing your skincare and setting an alarm.

I like to use my Lumie Bodyclock because it gradually gets lighter half an hour before my alarm is due to go off which helps to wake me up much more naturally.

In the dead of winter, I'm rarely up early but in the warmer months, I love to seize the day and get up a good hour or two before I actually need to leave the house.  This means that I can get what I need to done and I'm not rushing around, especially if I'm going to work as I find that if I start my morning more relaxed then I'm more prepared for work by the time that I get there.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ SPF 30 and Unifant Tinted Moisturiser

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ SPF 30 and Unifant Tinted Moisturiser

2.  GET REFRESHED

I enjoy my mornings  most when I have time for a refreshing shower and a little pamper.  I tie my hair up, jump in and use a minty or citrus shower gel to start to pull me around into reality.  After using my mintiest toothpaste to really wake me up, I move onto my skincare.

Setting aside time to do my skincare is one of my favourite ways to start my day.  Pampering my skin is so enjoyable; I cleanse (currently using this Elemental Herbology cleanser), tone, apply my serum and then moisturise.

Right now, its a choice between two lightweight bases and they're both from La Roche-Posay.

First up, theres the daytime moisturiser that I go when I'm going to be wearing make up for the day and that's the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ SPF 30 which is great for correcting imperfections while giving you some sun protection too.  If you're wanting to correct skin imperfections then you need to be concerned about the sun too as daily UV exposure can lead to hyper pigmentation and premature skin ageing!

This moisturiser is ideal for oily skin like mine or for those who have blemish prone skin as it helps to clear blocked pores to reduce blackheads.  It feels really lightweight on the skin, doesn't clog the pores and it is free from parabens.  There's Niacinamide in the formula which purifies the skin, an LHA solution that exfoliates and Salicylic Acid which helps to draw out impurities and repair damaged cells on the surface of the skin.  I like to wear this moisturiser on days when I'm going to be wearing makeup because it leaves my skin looking and feeling soft, shine free and makeup sits really nicely on top of it.


How To Enjoy A Spring Morning, Plus Size Fashion, WhatLauraLoves, Yours Clothing at The Alnwick Garden

On days when I'm not wanting to wear makeup, which is A LOT of the time, then I like to wear the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ Unifant Tinted Moisturiser which is available in light and medium of which I use the latter when I've got a little bit of a tan.  I wish they'd bring out a dark shade for the darker skinned beauties out there as I'm sure so many girls would love it!

Essentially, its a tinted version of the other one that I use but without the SPF in it so I make sure to layer it up with a separate one.  Think of it as treatment for the skin with coverage.  Of course you can layer it up with foundation and the rest of your daily makeup but the beauty of using this one is that I don't need to.  It leaves my skin with a hint of tint and perfecting coverage which is all I need for no makeup days, especially when my brows are already tinted and shaped and I've got my Essential Beauty lash extensions on.

It makes the perfect lightweight base, leaves my skin looking perfected and hydrated and doesn't clog my pores.  I couldn't ask for more!

How To Enjoy A Spring Morning, Plus Size Fashion, WhatLauraLoves, Yours Clothing at The Alnwick Garden

3. BREAKFAST

The third step to enjoying a spring morning is without a doubt, found in the tummy.  Whether you go out for breakfast or dine in, enjoying a tasty meal washed down with a good ol' cup of coffee like Organo Gold is certainly a great way to start the day.

I have a balcony on my apartment so when the days are sunny and the weathers warm, I like to cook up a toasted bagel, bacon and smashed avocado and head out to sit on there in my dressing gown because no, I really don't care what other people think!  

How To Enjoy A Spring Morning, Plus Size Fashion, WhatLauraLoves, Yours Clothing at The Alnwick Garden

How To Enjoy A Spring Morning, Plus Size Fashion, WhatLauraLoves, Yours Clothing at The Alnwick Garden

4. SPEED SPRING CLEANING

This might come as a bit of a surprise to you but my next step to enjoying a spring morning is with a spot of cleaning.  I'm not suggesting getting the marigolds out and bleaching the house from top to bottom but if you've been up early and have time before you need to leave the house, then pick up some of the things you've had lying around and tidy them away.

I pop on some music and tend to challenge myself to tidy up while one or two songs are on.  I always feel so much better about my space when its tidier and having done a little bit of speed cleaning, I feel as though I've already got my day off to a productive start.  This does wonders for my positivity and the productive approach tends to filter through my day too!

How To Enjoy A Spring Morning, Plus Size Fashion, WhatLauraLoves, Yours Clothing at The Alnwick Garden

5. GO OUTDOORS

The last step to enjoying a spring morning is to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine.  Whether its taking a stroll on the treehouse bridges at The Alnwick Garden like I am here wearing my Yours Clothing casual wear or power walking along the coast, get outside, get your heart pumping and enjoy the world around you.  Even if you're on your way to work, maybe take a different route, go a little earlier and walk around near to wear your office is or take a change of clothes with you and find one of those outdoor gyms.

Whatever you do, its all about getting your blood pumping, clearing your mind and enjoying the start to your day!

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