Thursday, 6 October 2011

Please Read, Changes on Paris Boutique

As you probably can tell, I haven't been updating this blog as much as I did 2 years ago.
I have a lot on at the moment, all good things, but very time consuming and stressful! I am also heading to London next week, so will be absent for around 2 weeks.

The point of this post is to let you all know about some changes I have planned for Paris Boutique.

The first is I will be having a brand new layout, new content, new look, fresh start.

I will be starting Outfit of the days, once a tripod is purchased.

There will be some new content that you haven't seen before here on Paris Boutique also, like a summery of my week, updated every week without fail either on a Sunday or Monday.
I have a few things written in my note book that I want to start doing, and I am very excited about it all!

I feel as though this site is always more so about beauty products, reviews etc and I want to go in the direction of lifestyle, more about myself. I hope you've all stuck around :-)

I'll be back soon... and Paris Boutique will be better then ever.. :)
Love Lauren x

Monday, 12 September 2011

Lush and Primark

So for my birthday, I decided I wanted to go to Leeds and do a abit of shopping. :) I had my boyfriend with me, and he was ever so good, spending ages in shops without moaning! I hit H&M, Topshop, New look, Lush and Primark. I find it ever so hard to photograph clothes and make them look nice just laying on my bed. So I will show you what I bought in future outfit posts if you like. Let me know. I will buy a tripod just for the outfits too! Here are the non clothing pieces I bought on my birthday. :)

- Skull necklace
- Lip balm
- the cutest earrings, Usually, I stay clear of gold jewellery, but these earrings are adorable and not too OTT.

I was very good in Lush, normally I spend a fortune!
-Pop in the bath bubble bar, this is the prettiest one I have bought!

I decided to buy two luxury bath melts since it was my birthday ;) I went for two I wouldn't normally go for.
-Ceridwens Cauldron
-Dream time

I am very excited to try these! The Ceridwens Cauldron retails at £3.99, you can only use it the once. I read in the reviews that it would be a great birthday treat so I thought I would treat myself! :) I have more birthday money left over, of which I'm buying some keep sake jewellery, and other bits I have my eye on, I will share with you all of course! :)
Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!
Lauren x

Sunday, 4 September 2011

I love crafty Giveaway *CLOSED*

I have a very special giveaway for you all today! The ever so lovely Laura from I love crafty has given you all a chance to win a very pretty necklace. I think you will all agree it is absolutely gorgeous.

The prize..

I recently featured I love crafty in my favourite handmade jewelry sellers post. Which you can find here

For your chance to win this gorgeous pink cake necklace follow these simples rules:

  • You must be a follower of my blog via GFC
  • Comment below with your favorite item from the I Love crafty site, not forgetting your email.

This giveaway will end on the 15th September, and the winner will be contacted by email, there will also be a post announcing the winner.

Good luck everyone!

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

August Favourites

Goodbye August! This month went by too quickly!
I haven't wrote a monthly favourites on my blog in a while..
So here's what I have been loving in the month of August....

1.Lush Honey I washed the kids Soap

2. Liz Earle Cleanse and polish hot cloth cleanser.
3 & 4 Maybelline pulse perfection mascara & Fearne cottons favourites green eyeliner.

5. Barry M pastel nail paints
6 & 7 The body shop blush & Bronzer
8 & 9 ELF tinted moisturizer and primer.
10 Jergens naturals body moisturiser
11 & 12 VO5 give me texture voluming powder & John Frieda brilliant brunette shampoo

1. If you have been reading my blog for a while you will know by now that I am a huge Lush fan. I have been using honey I washed the kids soap this month, this is my second piece I have purchased. I love the scent, which is caramel and honey.The smell lingers on your body after your shower and leaves skin super soft.

2.I purchased the cleanse and polish hot cloth cleanser in John Lewis, in London earlier this month,and I understand what all the hype is about. It is fantastic and I recommend to anyone who hasn't tried it yet it is well worth the money.

3.This mascara is brilliant, at first I was very skeptical about trying it, as I have heard many bad reviews saying it is not worth the money. Personally I love it, the vibration helps the lashes separate. The only regret I have is choosing waterproof, even though it stays on all day without smudging the problem is removing, it is pretty hard and it results in me loosing a couple of lashes whilst scrubbing.

4. I got this eyeliner in Fearne Cottons favourites box last Christmas. It is my favorite item I got from the box, the colour is ever so vibrant and brings out the blue in my eyes, I wear this on my lower lash line. A swatch is below.

5.My Barry M nail paint collection is increasing. I have ten now. Barry M is my favourite drugstore nail brand. This summer I have gone for the pastels collections. Mint green, Berry ice cream, strawberry ice cream and blue moon.

6. The body shop had a offer on in July and I took the opportunity to buy myself some new make up. (
See what else I bought here)Which I rarely do. This blush is beautiful, I love coral shade blushers, and this gives a healthy shine to your cheeks.

7. This is the most natural tanned bronzer I have owned. It gives a natural glow, and makes you look like you've just come back form a holiday abroad. Beautiful.

8. I was after a light tinted moisturiser. The types I own are more for tanned skin, this colour fits my skin tone perfectly and has SPF 20 and vitamins A,C & E.

9. I have never worn a face primer before purchasing this ELF one, I didn't think I needed one, however we had a few hot days and I wanted to make sure my make up didn't melt or smudge in the heat (although I didn't wear alot of make up)
I love this primer it leaves skin so soft and my foundation did not budge! hurrah!

10.This is my second jergens moisturiser, I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but I have nearly finished this one. A review can be found here if your interested.

11. Since I have short top layers, My hair needs a bit of 'oomph' and this does the job perfectly. It is a powder, and reminds me of a salt pot, you just sprinkle over your hair and rub with your finger tips, your left with instant volume.

12. John Frieda is a favourite company of mine, I love there products. I am on a hair dye ban at the moment to help my hair grow. I haven't missed dying my hair, I am looking forward to seeing my natural colour, which is a mousey brown. At the moment I have Ombre hair. The tips are lighter as the hair dye still remains. I quite like it. Back to this product, it is a great shampoo, and gives my brown locks a lovely shine. The smell is lovely, and I am happy to use this with a moisturising conditioner!

Thanks for reading, What are your favourites from this month? please share!

Lauren xox

Pixie boots

I am very excited to share with you a range of autumn/winter boots.
Why am I excited? Well I have had enough of 'Summer' as I wouldn't call this summer at all. Currently in Britain it is raining, cold that we have the heating on. It is AUGUST!
So I am therefor looking ahead to Autumn and winter and getting excited about Halloween, Bonfire night and most of all Christmas!!
New season means new wardrobe. I am ready to wrap up warm and put away the summer dresses and sandals.

Boots are top of the list. As I am in desperate need of a new pair, I threw away last years as the snow had ruined them!

Pixie footwear have a wide range of boots, which each have cute girls names.

Lilly is a high leg boot with a rolled fur collar featuring a strap and stud detail at the rear. The ankle strap with buckle and stud, mirror the collar detail and provide an element of biker chic. The buckles, eyelets and studs have a vintage finish to complete Lilly’s laid back style.

Daisy offers an edgy take on the classic Pixie designs, with three angled straps and over-sized buckles you can be confident your style will get noticed. Pixie’s signature branding, combined with our distinctive buckles, eyelets, contrast stitching and fur trim will give you something to shout about.
Rosie is a mid height boot with a deep collar, perfect for strolling through the park on winter days. The distinctive fur trimmed cross lace detail down the calf features a coordinating lace with end toggles. This warm, luxurious look is completed with our signature Pixie branding.
Poppy is really two boots in one, it can be worn tall with the zip closed forming a traditional boot or with the zip opened and leg turned down for a more casual look. With its zip down side this playful style embodies the understated glamour that Pixie provides.
On its way to becoming a Pixie classic, it can be worn in several ways, with the leg turned up to its full height for greater warmth, as a fur topped style or down to whatever height you prefer. Holly carries a distinctive hand whipped overlock stitch on the collar, rear and side seams. With its colour toned stitching we’re proud to brand Holly with our signature Pixie logo.

Which do you prefer?
They make a change from ugg boots. I like them! You can pre order pixie boots from there site, for September! Link below:

Lauren xox

Monday, 29 August 2011

You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess

I don't know about you ladies but when I wear a white dress I always feel like a princess. I don't wear them often. This is the only white dress I have worn in a while. I always feel there needs to be a special occasion to wear a white dress, like the one I have on here. It's Lace, with a silk lining, very very pretty.

Dress- Asos
Shoes- New Look
Pink pearl flower bracelet - Primark
Pearl necklace - Primark

Lauren xox

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Made with LOVE

I just love handmade jewellery, there unquiness, there's so much time and effort going into each piece. I'm going to show you a few of my favorite handmade sellers that are either new or one's ive liked for a very long time!

Just gorgeous, I have never seen anything so beautifully handmade.

I love crafty has a beautiful shop in Bristol, I wish I lived near, as I'd of loved to visit.

Skull earrings! Love these.

Kelly has just opened her shop, go check it out!

storm tea cups
Again, beautiful pieces, here are just few of my favourites by Jennifer,

The strawberry necklace is my ultimate fave!
I'm a sucker for anything strawberry ;)

I really hope you check these sellers out there pieces are brilliant! What's your favourite? have you ordered from these beauties before?

Lauren x

Sunday, 21 August 2011

This week I......

This week I.....

... went to Starbucks, where I had my first strawberries and cream. I am officially addicted.

Went to York for the first time, and I am in love. What a beautiful place. I only took a few pictures.It was a lovely sunny day and I muchly enjoyed my little adventure.

I hit Lush! oops. I wanted to get a fresh face mask, as my skin is playing up, I was also given a sample of Fresh pharmacy. So far its really helped! I also got The comforter, and pop in the bath, I have repurchased these many times. Lurrrve them.

I bought a new nail paint. Barry M blue moon, I have wanted this colour for some time, whilst in Starbucks a girl had it on, and it looked beaut, so I went straight to boots to purchase.

I tried Half baked for the first time. All I can say is ......YUM

This week I am excited about TV, for once.
I don't normally watch TV, other then eastenders. But I am a huge lover of Big brother and Xfactor, and I am glad there back!
I am also addicted to this song.

How was your week?

Lauren x

all pictures are my own.