At Last

Matalan dress, Primark tights, Clarks shoes c/o Sarenza

And at last,
I’ve come to my final shift before my week off. Before this job I only ever had weekend work, and so the pleasure of an entire week’s break from the normal was fairly unknown. I also under-estimated just how much I would appreciate it. I have no plans, and that suits me fine…right now all I want to do is chill out with good books/crap TV and make the most of this weather if it lasts.
I also hope to experiment in the kitchen in terms of baking, making meals and creating snacks. I miss whipping up treats whenever I felt like it…although I wouldn’t change my life right now for the world.

I was also lucky enough to be sent a selection of goodies from Vivo cosmetics to review,
Launched this month, Vivo announced a line “alive with colour” exclusive to Tesco. Full of catwalk inspired colours at supermarket prices, Vivo is already being compared to the likes of MAC.
((note to local Tesco store, PLEASE start stocking this now, thanks))
I was sent the following:
1. Baked Shimmer Palette, £6. These are really beautiful, the eyeshadows apply like a dream and the blusher, despite looking quite bright suited my pale (and I mean ghostly) skin perfectly. I will be re-purchasing this.
2. Lipstick in Coral Flair, £1.99. Previous experience with cheap lipstick has been awful. Drying and garish colour. This was neither. It applied silky smooth with a more subtle hint of colour than one might expect…though it is easily buildable. There was a gorgeous hint of the smell of Vanilla too.
3. Primer, £6. My only complaint with this is that the tube feels half empty. I’m usually loyally to my Witch primer, but I can see myself alternating between the two, depending on what kind of day my skin is having ((current status, bad, hence no photos of my face wearing the makeup!))
Huge thanks to Vivo for the products. If you see these in your local Tesco then I suggest giving them a whirl…best budget cosmetic brand I’ve tried to date.
Happy Friday’s hoping for a hot and sunny weekend

34 comments for “At Last

  1. You look lovely in these photos 🙂 x

  2. oooh great recommendation & fab prices for the makeup – shame I haven’t got a tesco near me!!


  3. adore the boots and dress. 🙂

    xx Love & Aloha

  4. Vix

    I’m glad you’re enjoying live! you look lovely in the navy dress and fuchsia tights. x

  5. Love the colors you’re wearing!


  6. Loving this set up, those tights are a lovely colour.

    Enjoy your weekend hun.

    X x

  7. Bee

    Enjoy your weekend angel xxx

  8. Have fun relaxing on the weekend. Love that dress with the bright tights.

  9. love your outfit, those tights are so cool! i really wish i could pull off the coloured tights look.
    i’ve heard some really good things about this new makeup brand already, can’t wait to get my hands on some of it 😀
    take care <3 Holz oxo

  10. love your outfit, those tights are so cool! i really wish i could pull off the coloured tights look.
    i’ve heard some really good things about this new makeup brand already, can’t wait to get my hands on some of it 😀
    take care <3 Holz oxo

  11. I love that dress so much! Ooo I might have to try those cosmetics they sound great! x

  12. Ooh, I really want that palette! I adore the similar MAC eyeshadows so am keen to try this version out.

    I’ll have a look in the Brislington Tesco for them and report back. 🙂

  13. Lovely dress, it looks great with your coloured tights. Enjoy your week off! x

  14. Don’t know if my first comment saved by have a great week off! xx

  15. The shimmer palette looks beautiful and at a glance, before reading what you wrote, I did think of MAC 🙂

    Looking gorgeous in your outfit. I say this all the time, but I especially like this one x

  16. Love the dress! 🙂 xx

  17. Anonymous from a few days ago

    Yes, Laura – you are definitely on a roll with the outfits.

  18. I will definitely have to try these out! You look lovely, I always associate those colour tightswith you! 🙂

    Maria xxx

    P.S. My prize arrived and I LOVE it 🙂

  19. Awesome weather predicted, hope it stayes 🙂

  20. Enjoy yourself !! That blusher looks lovely !

  21. Have heard so much about vivo, reeeeaaally want to try it NOW!! x

  22. I love having a week off and doing nothing but watching morning TV bliss. Love your outfit and the pop of purple is well so you. Enjoy your week off xoxo

  23. Love your pink tights! The lipstick you were sent looks like a gorgeous colour – £1.99 is such a bargain price. x

  24. love these boots!


  25. You look absolutely beautiful in these pics Laura.

  26. hello you lovely girl! 🙂 missed your blog.. x

  27. Loving Vivo too 🙂 very envious of your week off! And gorgeous dress too x

  28. Adorable!! I love this outfit!

  29. You look lovely, I have said it before but that navy dress is one of my favourites. Have a relaxing week off xxx

  30. Zee

    I love the tights and dress combo, you look great 🙂
    You always seem to be able to get dresses long enough for you, yet I’m just a couple of inches taller and find it impossible – they all look indecently short on me!

  31. So retro and SO adorable.

    Who does’t love a good peter pan collar?

  32. Lil

    Glad to hear a little bit more about Vivo. That palette looks great. You’re looking gorgeous in these photos. Love your ensemble. x

  33. Such a cute dress! It looks fabulous on you!