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Autumn / Winter Skincare Saviours

During the winter months with chilly days and cold air, I feel that my skin begins to lack two things – luminosity and hydration. Therefore, as I mentioned in my recent glowing skin post – I tend to switch up my beauty routine accordingly. Over the years I have come to realise that having a good base to work with makes makeup application a breeze. It also makes me feel that bit more confident on non-makeup days too.  As I have just recently switched up my skincare routine, I  ...

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Travel and Lifestyle, Uncategorized

DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte

Please forgive me for what I am about to say but… I am not the biggest fan of pumpkin spice lattes. Initially, when Starbucks first released this cult coffee, I bought into the hype and jumped right on that Autumnal bandwagon. However, to be completely honest I really don’t think they are worth the crazy hype and find them to be a little too sweet. So, with this being said, this year I thought I would try my hand at making my very own pumpkin spice inspired winter drink –  one  ...

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5 Products for Glowing Skin this Autumn / Winter

Luminous Base Products As much as I love the cold crisp air that accompanies this time of year, during these chilly winter I often find that my skin can look a little… flat. Throughout Autumn / Winter I, therefore, tend to switch up makeup bag accordingly – saying adios to those matte finish foundations and welcoming in some dewy, lit from within beauty bits.  Today I thought that I would share a few of my favourite base products for achieving a luminous, glowing skin base –  ...

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Travel and Lifestyle

Lets talk about Goals, baby.

As with a lot of things in life from fitness levels to career advancement, I believe that goal setting is extremely important. I really feel that it is crucial to have a plan – or at least a rough outline of what you would like to achieve and exactly how you will go about this. I am a bit of a Monica Geller, can you tell? Personally, I find that setting goals really motivates me to work that little bit harder and challenge myself. I also find that setting targets and goals can be a  ...

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Autumnal Beauty Bits : The Lip Edit

As an all-around beauty obsessive, it’s no surprise that one of my favourite things about the changing of the seasons is Autumnal makeup. From deep berry lip shades to sparkly festive eyeshadow, Autumn / Winter is definitely my favourite time of year. This season on the blog, I have decided to create a mini makeup series dedicated to my go-to autumnal beauty bits. Within this series, I will be sharing my ultimate favourite lip shades, eyeshadows, and base products to use at this  ...

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Travel and Lifestyle

Behind the Blog

While I have been blogging now for around a year and a half. I have come to realise that I haven’t actually talked all that much about … myself. Here on Lindsey Lou Blogs, you will find beauty recommendations, travel diaries and foodie finds galore, but I don’t think I’ve ever really introduced myself. As I am challenging myself to blog every weekday this month (what have I signed myself up for), I thought it would be nice to firstly chat a little bit about my life. I personally love  ...

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Travel and Lifestyle

Bloggers Guilt and Silver Linings

As you may have spotted on my Instagram or Twitter, over the past few weeks I have been plagued by some sort of demon super flu. I don’t usually get colds or sickness bugs all that often but when I do they seem to come with full force. First came a few days of sickness and fever, then two weeks of sinus headaches and congestion. Three weeks on and I am finally beginning to see the light of this never-ending virus of doom (ok that is a tad dramatic). Anyway, the point I’m trying to make is  ...

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10 Beauty Products I will always Repurchase

With more products available than ever before and shiny new beauty bits being released on the daily, shopping for makeup and skincare can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. Therefore, prior to purchasing,  I tend to ask for recommendations from friends and search for reviews online. I love hearing about the products that people use and love. I’m also especially intrigued by the products that they repurchase time and time again. I feel like this says a lot about a product –  ...

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Travel and Lifestyle

Advice to my Younger Self – Blogger Edition

So, as you may have read in my latest post, this month marks my 1 year Blogiversary. How crazy! It feels like yesterday that I purchased by domain and hit publish on my very first post. However, although I’ve been posting for one year, I have actually been reading blogs for a lot longer. Therefore, creating my very own has been something that I have always wanted to do, and boy am I glad I did! Over the past year, I have documented some pretty cool life events from attending my bucket  ...

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Zoella Beauty Jelly and Gelato Review + My Blogiversary!

When I think back to the inspiration behind starting my blog, there is one person that comes to mind. Yep, that’s right, Zoella. Although this may be considered very “cliche” statement, it is oh so very true. From the age of 17, I have read Zoe’s (beautiful) blog and watched her videos. During this time, I have witnessed the inception and growth of her untouchable brand empire. I feel that Zoe is the perfect example of someone who “Believed she could, so she did”. To me, that is  ...

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Not Your Average Beauty Box – Introducing Tili

When it comes to beauty boxes, I have some mixed feelings. On one hand, I love the idea of receiving a stash of magical mystery items as it allows me to try out new products and brands. However, on the other hand,  I really enjoy having a sneak peek at the products I will be receiving (and paying for). This helps to avoid potential disappointment and eliminates the surprise of crazy wild card beauty bits like neon yellow nail polishes or multi coloured mascaras. Ain’t nobody got time  ...

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Travel and Lifestyle

My Postgraduate Experience

Say hello to Lindsey Lou Master of Science! Yep, last week I graduated from my Master’s degree in Digital Marketing (how crazy)! I really can’t believe that it has been two years since I decided to take the leap and sign up for my postgraduate course. For me, there were a handful of factors which lead to the decision to pursue further education. Now, looking back, this decision was one of the best I have ever made. I personally feel that my course provided me with more than just an  ...

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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Review

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Moisturiser Review I don’t know about you but as I am making my way through my twenties I seem to be more and more intrigued by the world of skincare. Is this what they mean by adult-ing? Anyway, I have really enjoyed educating myself about various ingredients and trying out new lotions and potions. However, there has been one particular release which I have been particularly impressed by.  The Hydro Boost Water Gel by Neutrogena. As a combination to oily skin  ...

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Travel and Lifestyle

72 Hours in Copenhagen

As you may have spotted from my latest Instagram posts, a fortnight ago myself and my friend Karen headed to the Copenhagen – the land of cinnamon buns and dreamy interiors for a sneaky birthday getaway. Having previously researched the city, I had an inkling that it would be right up my street and what can I say? It more than lived up to my high expectations. From the city’s beautiful scenery and epic food markets to the laid back, super chilled vibe of its residents, it was  ...

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The Ultimate Quick Fix Skincare Menu

When it comes to skincare, finding products that work for your complexion can sometimes feel like looking for a needle in a haystack.  With so many new lotions and potions on the market – all promising “perfect” skin, it can be difficult to seek out the products that actually work. Testing skincare can also be pretty tricky as there are so many variables that can affect your skin at any given time. Additionally,  with the application of each new product comes a “purging” period. This  ...

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Travel and Lifestyle

The Digital Spring Clean

Yep, believe it or not Spring is well and truly here.  Whilst I’m not completely into the whole routine of the traditional spring clean, one thing I can get on board with is a digital declutter. After all, all of those emails and random “untitled” files ain’t gonna sort themselves out. For quite a while now I have felt that my digital space has been a little too busy with unnecessary junk files, overflowing emails and more so what better time to have a little clear out? Today I thought I  ...

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Travel and Lifestyle

If we were having Coffee…

Over the past week or so I have read so many of these tag posts and have loved hearing everyone’s take, it has been fab to get “behind the screen” and get to know some of my fellow bloggers a little bit better. Today I thought that I would write my very own. To be honest, I have been a little bit out of touch with the old blog recently, so what better way to ease back in than a little coffee catchup? So here goes… If we were having coffee I would tell you that in addition to  ...

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Travel and Lifestyle

Instagram Food Tour of Glasgow

As mentioned in my recent update, my lovely friend Lottie came to  visit during the month of January. Whilst there is nothing I love more than showing visitors around my hometown and favourite city, sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming – there is just so much to see! As huge foodies,  I couldn’t wait to take her on a mini food tour of the city’s amazing cafes and eateries. Whilst thinking of my favourite spots, I found myself scrolling through my Instagram feed with  ...

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Fashion

Styling with Colour Elements

Colour Elements I have to admit, I for one am more than guilty of looking at my overflowing wardrobe and thinking “I have nothing to wear”. For anyone who has ever experienced this frustration, you will know that the struggle is real. However, over the past few months I have made a conscious effort to be a little more mindful when it comes to clothes shopping. Having read so many interesting articles on the benefits of building a capsule wardrobe, this A/W I will be working towards creating  ...

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Travel and Lifestyle

Fierce Magazines and Kick Ass Coffee

Hello …its me. No, I have not vanished off the face of the earth, however, I have been taking shelter under a mounds of books,  journals and an infinite pile of post it notes. It is fair to say that this month has been the most stressful yet with my dissertation deadline drawing oh so very near – eek. However, this month there have been a whole bunch of lovely things which have helped to brighten even the most stressful of days, I thought I would share a few with you today! She  ...

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Travel and Lifestyle

Barcelona, Blog Makeovers and Netflix Addictions : August Update

Firstly, I cannot get over the fact that it is September already, where has this year gone? However there is also a little part of me which is already over excited at the thought off fall lip colours and cinnamon scented candles. Anyway, the passing of another month only means one thing – another monthly favourites post! There have been far to many to mention this month so grab a cuppa and have a peek! Monthly Update Travels – Barcelona This month my sister and I took a little  ...

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Beauty

Bourjois Volume Reveal Mascara

Back in the day, I was all about that Bourjois clubbing mascara /spider lashes look, however I can’t remember the last time I purchased any sort of eye product from the brand. I have so much love for their foundations and CC creams, I actually feel that they’re the best in the drugstore. However, I never seem to gravitate their counter when it comes to eye products. Recently whilst browsing the Bourjois counter in Boots, I stumbled across their new Volume Reveal Mascara and have pretty much  ...

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Travel and Lifestyle

Results Day : Advice to my younger self.

My Story I have to admit, when I received my SQA results though the door in August 2012, it literally felt like the end of the world,  and seeing the majority of my peers post their university acceptance emails on social media only seemed to make things worse. Deep down I knew that I hadn’t revised as much as I could  but I was pretty sure that everyone had the same guilt. For me, the plan was always to go to uni, work my butt off,  then get a job – or at least thats what I had  ...

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The Luminous Skin Dream Team

Over the past few  years I’ve really come to love trying out new skincare bits and finding products and formulas that work for me.  Being a pale skin gal, I often feel that my skin can look a bit dull and flat – like it’s just missing a little bit of glow – yinno? With this in mind I’m  always on the lookout for wonder products to put a spring in my step. Today I thought I would share a little luminous skincare mix which has worked wonders for my skin, leaving  ...

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Travel and Lifestyle

Graduation: One Year On.

Roughly this time last year I was graduating from my undergraduate degree, and honestly I was having a bit of a panic! Commencing the hunt for a “grown up” job seemed incredibly daunting and the thought of beginning a new degree seemed equally as terrifying. Today I thought I would share what I’ve been up to since then and a few things I’ve learned along the way.    Change is okay… actually its great! This time last year I  had just graduated from my degree in music business and  ...

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Low Cost Lippies – The Nude Edit

When it comes to beauty, lipsticks are most definitely my Vice – nude ones especially. Whilst rooting through my (overloaded) beauty drawer I noticed that the majority of my favourite nude shades are actually from the drugstore and honestly,  with more and more high street brands releasing fab finishes and formulas I really feel that there is little / no need to splurge on higher end lip products – unless they are truly special or unique. Today I thought I would share a few of  ...

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