WhatLauraDid: Week 31

*Fun at the Pencil Museum this Sunday* My favourite tea room in Keswick* Gorgeous body and bath oil I’ve been trying out* Mudd face masks have kept my skin lovely this week* The iPad* Pampering treats*

This week has been great filled with lots of exercise, shopping, parcels and good times with friends.  My iPad got delivered on Friday although I must admit I haven’t set it up yet, that’s going to be my job for tomorrow evening after aquafit.  I’m hoping to be able to blog on the go and in my lunch break at work which will hopefully free up my evenings a bit more.  After spending all day on a computer at work, I hate coming home and being on the computer all night, I’m sure many of you know the feeling!  I received lots of goodies to try out in the post this week too so expect lots of reviews coming up in the next few weeks.

I’ve been shopping quite a few times this week too.  I had intended to buy my summer holiday clothes next month when the sales are usually in full swing and when there’s still usually lots of summer clothes on the shelves.  Not this year.  I popped to the shops one night this week and couldn’t believe my eyes- dark clothes, thick heavy materials and woollen hats and scarves.  Britain has officially given up on summer and I’m gutted.  The sales had very little to offer too.  New Look had about 4 different summer sale items and Simply Be’s summer sale items were all in sizes which would have fit me last year but are now too big.  I honestly felt like I couldn’t win this week.  The lack of clothes meant that I had to shop around more and really take my time to find a few pieces that I liked from different shops rather than being restricted (due to my size) to a couple of shops and buying whatever I could find that would fit.  In the end, I managed to find some items that I really like, albeit not in the sale but they were still a good deal.  I picked up a couple of dresses in Simply Be, a dress and some bandeaus in New Look, a few dresses in Sainsbury’s and a dress in Peacocks.  It was great being able to buy clothes from the smaller sections and made me feel really proud of myself.  I’m thinking of doing either a clothing haul or perhaps a holiday wardrobe style post, let me know what you think.

This week on WhatLauraLoves, I finally got around to posting the outfit that I wore to Plus North and I’m so pleased you love the lemon dress as much as I do!  I also posted another more casual outfit featuring the aztec owl top I bought as my first Primark purchase a couple of months ago.

It wouldn’t be a proper week on WhatLauraLoves without talking about my latest skincare must have.  This week I blogged about the Banish the Bags eye cream and the Lift and Firm Super Skin Serum from Dirty Works which I’d really recommend if you’re on a budget but still want to enjoy a full skincare routine.  I’m not far off finishing mine so I’m going to keep the rest and save them to take on holiday with me.  My aim for my holiday toiletries is to take just enough to be able to fully use up and leave the empty containers over there… of course I’ll take some snaps for an empties post though!  Speaking of empties, this week I blogged about my fourth lot of empties; Lush BIG shampoo which I wouldn’t use again even if I was forced, the LUSH lip scrub, Hyaluronic supplements from Holland and Barrett, the Trilogy face scrub and the Ted Baker Body Souffle which is the most amazing complex scent for a drug store product.  Check them out!

Hope you’ve all had a great week.

Stay beautiful <3


  1. Eva Tornado
    July 30, 2012 / 2:00 am

    I had a great week! ^^ I spend all my time with my blog or walking taking pics for my blog 😀 You spent your week good! I like pics! ^^Kisses From Europe

  2. Natalie
    July 30, 2012 / 2:31 pm

    I would love to see a haul of your purchases 🙂 xx

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