Every time I do a haul I seem to find some kind of excuse that makes it okay that I just bought a haul worthys amount of clothing, but this time… I’m struggling. So this is a ‘because I felt like shopping’ haul LOL. Enjoy.
If I told 16 year old me that I would be writing this blog post 4 years ago… I would probably have to pinch myself. Tattoos have been an art form and means of self expression that I have been in love with for what seems like forever, and my time has finally come. I inked. It happened. It’s real. AND IM SO EXCITED ABOUT IT! I posted a photo on Instagram (@laurDIY) of the tatt being done and you guys just about lost it with excitement, which is so amazing, so I wanted to get my tattoo experience vid up ASAP!
Toronto Tattoo Shop: Okey Doke Tattoo
Cost: $100 + Tip! (I know this is on the more expensive side, but you pay for what you get!)
***All photos/footage is from 3 days after getting inked, make sure to follow me on twitter & instagram to see pics of when it’s fully healed!
Also sorry for all the cray cray lighting changes! I use natural light to film and wanted to film/edit/upload all in one day so you guys could see my new tattoo, so had to film later in the day! ENJOY MY BABEHS! xoxo
THE LONG LOST FOOTAGE HAS BEEN FOUND! If you watched my San Diego vlogs, you know that I ventured into the outdoors in seriously high winds to film a lookbook and it was basically torture (think kimonos and skirts flying everywhere). I then somehow managed to lose all the footage within the depths of my laptop at some point and needless to say, was very sad. But it has been found!! Here are some of the outfits I wore in beautiful San Diego, California:
Top: Necessary Clothing
Skirt: Forever 21
Boots: Spring Shoes
Kimono: Brandy Melville
Dress: Brandy Melville
Muscle Tee: DIY/Urban Outfitters
We all know my forté isn’t particularly in makeup (although my cat eye liner has been pretty on point lately), but I thought I would show you guys my beauty and hair routine to get ready for the MMVAs! I had the opportunity to host a twitter party specifically for the event and had such a blast. Update: I wore #LaurInWhite. Thanks to everyone who voted for which dress they liked best!!
Olay Fresh Effects Everything Off Makeup Wipes
Olay Fresh Effects Out of this Swirled Exfoliating Scrub
Olay Fresh Effects Bright on Schedule Eye Cream
Covergirl & Olay Pressed Powder in 330 Light
Covergirl Clean Bronzer in Spices
Covergirl Bombshell Shineshadow in Copper Fling
Covergirl Eye Enhancers in gold, dark brown and nude
Covergirl Ink It Eyeliner
Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara
Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara
Herbal Essences Set Me Up Hairspray
Herbal Essences Naked Sheer Shine Mist
For someone who lives in a country where it’s Winter for about 7 months of the year… I have a lot of swim suits. For whatever reason, as soon as the first hint of Spring arrives you can usually find me scouring the internet for the newest swim trends and adding too many suits to online shopping carts. For my Canadian babes though, definitely recommend checking out Ardènes for the cutest patterns at suuuuch good prices. I swear 50%+ of mine come from there. Plus, who can turn down a 2/$20 sale… Not this girl.
This past month I’ve been lucky enough to travel to a handful of different places and you obviously can’t go somewhere new without checking out their shopping scene! First up was San Diego, which was AMAZING, California is one of my favourites places to visit and San Diego definitely didn’t disappoint. I then headed to NYC for BeautyCon (which I obviously vlogged) and then Ohio for a quick business trip! Here’s what I picked up along the way:
Black Heels: http://bit.ly/1lDITM0
Black & Gold Heels: http://bit.ly/1vCVrvn
Experience: Shipping ranges from 1-3 weeks, and 8/10 times the shoes are really great quality! These were gifted to me from the company, but these opinions are my own. Shipping charges ranges depending on your location and order.
GUESS WHO WAS ON MTV FORA (AND MTV ON TV)!!!!! THIS GIRL WAS!!!!!! So basically I’m still freaking out and having minor (aka major) excitement attacks about having the opportunity to go DIY with MTV fora. And then on top of that, my prom dress segment got some air time to be on tv! Talk about surreal. Since I never vlog, mostly due to the fact that my life doesn’t consist of many interesting events, I decided to take you guys around with me to see the behind the scenes of the day! I’ve also included the link to the final cut of the DIY on the fora channel/site. Shout out to all the amazing girls at fora!!
I recently got this amazing new purse from Romwe, so naturally I have to show you guys what’s in it! I’m obsessed with these videos, still unsure why, but it’s always comforting to see other girls with granola bar wrappers, receipts and empty gum packages littering the bottom of their purse. Don’t lie, you can totally relate. Here’s what’s in my purse!
Here are a few of things mentioned!
PURSE – Romwe
iPhone Case – Wildflower
Glasses – GlassesShop.com
Notebook & Agenda – Indigo
Sunnies – Nine West
Stabilo Pens – Michaels
“Boo You Whore” Top – Brandy Melville
Cardigan – Urban Outfitters
So basically, I don’t really need a little blurb to go along with hauls…. Since it’s obvious… I love shopping. And then I love doing hauls to show you guys what I bought!
Butter Glosses: Maple Blondie & Strawberry Parfait
Lipsticks: Chic & Vitamin
What I’m Wearing
Sweater – Necessary Clothing
Cyber Monday is probably one of my favourite days of the year next to Christmas, Halloween and Boxing Day. Who doesn’t love killer deals from your favourite stores, and all from the comfort of your own bed! I’ve curated all the best deals from my favourite stores while I was doing some shopping today to make all your lives a little easier! Happy shopping babes! XO