Life Lately #4


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It doesn’t feel that long since my last Life Lately post! It is crazy to think we are entering the month of May already and nearly half way through the year! Even crazier though is the fact that I am writing this whilst it is snowing outside, yes snow! And they say it is nearly Summer eh! Anyway I am sure you will remember me going on about my computer technical problems at the start of the month which meant I couldn’t post for a bit. As you might be able to see, everything has resolved again and I am back to normal schedule again! It really is a weird experience being a way from a technology that I rely on so much but it was kind of a blessing at the same time. I wrote a bit about surviving off-line here if you’re interested.

However whilst I am fully able to post as normal now, I do have exams coming up in the next month. So I have been dedicating my time recently to a lot of studying so I do apologise if I have to miss a post or two whilst I get my head deep into months worth of notes. Fun! There are quite a few things I want to cover on my blog soon but some of which will be a bit more detailed so they will be reserved until after exams! Hopefully though the content until then should still be enjoyable!

As well as studying, this month has been rather spendy! Oops! I went a little crazy with the make-up purchases this month as you may have seen in two haul posts; from Space NK and Cult Beauty. Of course those two hauls weren’t even all of it! I am not quite finished yet either until I get my hands on that gorgeous Too Faced Sweet Peach palette, yes I am counting the days until it comes to the UK. I like makeup, okay? As well as that I picked up some new clothing too! I was so excited to see Alexa Chung collaborate with M&S for a collection and I had to grab a piece! My attention went straight to this beautiful navy blazer with gold detailing. I am truly obsessed! On another note, I am definitely up for doing more fashion style posts on my blog. I am sure I’ve said it before but I will definitely get round to it, hopefully after my exams anyway!

Also, I mentioned it in my April Playlist post, I also went to see 5 Seconds of Summer live this month! This was my third time seeing them live and they definitely didn’t disappoint. I am still truly obsessed with their first and second album and I enjoyed every minute of the gig. Probably one of my favourite live shows I’ve seen! So whilst the post-gig depression sinks in, I do have a couple of gigs over the next couple of months that I am very much looking forward to! I am sure you will hear more about them later!

Catch up with April posts: Tartelette palette in review, 5 Product Face and My top 5 Essie shades

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April Playlist


April-music-playlist-spotify-mac-tropic-tonic-lipstick-beauty-makeup-peoniesI never quite managed to do a monthly play-list last month so lets see this one as a March/April music mixtape. With technical difficulties over the last few weeks, I wasn’t listening to much music to be honest but since being reunited with my Spotify account I do not know how I survived without! Although the last couple of months has saw me basically repeating the same music again and again, anyone else go through stages of that? I was lucky enough to go and see 5 Seconds of Summer live this month so I have loved replaying their album. I am also still obsessed with The 1975’s new album, Change of Heart is definitely my favourite track off the album and if I could listen to it over and over again, I would! Definitely an album worth playing! Alongside those two, I am also loving Hymn for the Weekend by Coldplay which is such a catchy song and Coldplay never fail to impress!

What have you been listening to lately?

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November Playlist


November PlaylistTime for another monthly mix-tape and this month was pretty exciting music wise as there was quite a few new album releases that got me jamming all month long. 5 Seconds of Summer released their new album at the start of the month and I’ve been loving it. I still love their first album but this may have topped it! Some of my favourites from the album are Jet Black Heart, Castaway and The Girl who Cried Wolf. I also have tickets to see them again next year which is super exciting stuff and I can’t wait to hear them play some of their newer songs. Another amazing album release was of course from my favourites; One Direction with their new album Made in the AM which has basically been all I have listened to since it came out. It’s without a doubt their best album yet and there is so many songs on the album well worth a lot of praise. I could pretty much list the whole album as my favourite tracks but if I had to be strict then I would name my top 3 (currently!) as If I Could Fly, Walking in the Wind and Wolves. So whilst those two albums pretty much dominated my entire month, I also have to give mention to Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ which I can’t stop hearing on the radio and also Not on Drugs by Tove Lo which is another catchy one.

What have you been listening to this month?

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July Playlist


July PlaylistIt’s that time again when I give you all a snippet into the music I’ve been singing along to for the past month. As I’ve probably mentioned for the gazillion-th time I went on holiday this month so it gave me the perfect opportunity to listen to some new music. One album I had been so desperate to listen to in full was Hozier’s album titled Hozier (genius or what!). I had heard Take Me To Church and Someone New a lot and fell in love with his amazing unique voice. I basically had the album on repeat while lounging by the pool on a daily basis and it really is an amazing album. My favourite song has to be In a Week, which also features vocalist Karen Cowley and other favourites include From Eden and Jackie and Wilson. It’s definitely a great album I recommend giving a listen! As well as the soft sounds of Hozier, I also enjoyed some upbeat songs from the likes of Rita Ora, 5SOS and Little Mix. I also reengaged my love for Mumford and Sons by listening to a couple of new tracks from their album which I still need to properly listen to in full but I am loving their sound (as usual).

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Monthly Round-up: June


Monthly RoundupSo you may be wondering what on earth is going on here so basically I thought I would introduce a new monthly feature to Styled by Lauren. I thought I would add something a little more personal to the blog and let you all know what I got up to during the month. So the month of June was quite a lazy and slow month if I am honest. It was my first full month off from uni and to be honest I did what a student does best and spent my time doing nothing! So my month did mostly consist of online shopping and blogging (about my shopping!).

Probably the most noteworthy event that I attended during the month was of course going to see 5 Seconds of Summer which I mentioned in my May Playlist post. I had already seen them before although as a support act so I got to see them for the first time being the headline act and they were incredible. I had such a good time and would snap up tickets again in a heartbeat!

Also, I received my uni exam results the other day too! I only sat one exam but I was super happy to see that I had passed it which was such a blessing since I had a really bad feeling about it. My first year is now over and I have passed all my classes ready for second year, how scary!

As I already said I did a bit of shopping. I could probably lose the word ‘bit’ in that sentence. I am going away on holiday next month so I picked up a lot of clothes to wear in the sunshine. Sneak peak above! I did pick up a lot of black and white pieces due to the fact that I would be able to wear them a lot more when I am not on holiday too and also I just like black and white clothes haha! I also picked up a few new beauty bits too which should make their way around the blog some time so look out for that.

I realise that I am rambling on a bit here so just to close I just have to rave about how good the lemon curd flapjacks are from Graze! I may have to find a recipe, future blog post… who knows!?

Catch up with June posts: New favourite cleanser, Holy grail foundation and concealer, 5 great beauty buys under £5

What did you get up to this month? Did you like the new monthly feature?

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May Playlist


May PlaylistWe are reaching the sixth month of the year… Woah we’re half way there… sorry couldn’t resist. Anyway this month has been a bit of a mix again in terms of my music playlist. As my first year at uni has finally concluded *hallelujah* I haven’t needed to dig out my earphones too much but I have definitely had some background music on the go. This month I have turned back to a favourite of mine: 5 Seconds of Summer or 5SOS. The Australian band released their debut album last year and its hella good. They’ve got quite the Busted style vibe going on, taking me well back to my grand childhood. I have also switched them on as a little preparation for next week as rather excitedly I am going to see them live, woo! I have seen them before when they supported 1D but now I am returning to see them as the main act. I’m pretty damn excited especially since I bought my tickets like a year ago! Also, I have rekindled my love for Mumford and Sons listening to some of their older tracks as well as a little listen into their new stuff. Its pretty good as you would expect if you are a fan of their music. There is also a few other tunes thrown in for good measure which I have also been loving this month.

 What have you been listening to this month? 

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