Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Favorite Things

This favorites round up includes surprisingly no makeup but that is because I want to do a separate blogpost on my Becca bits.

Other things I have been loving currently are:

Sophie Hulme Milner Mini Crossbody in Blossom Pink- this was my Christmas present to myself last year and I am still smitten. Goes with everything and can be worn as a clutch to a fancy party or as a crossbody for daytime. I have loved it on my trips to Paris and London recently as it fits what I need but limits me from carrying around too much stuff. Plus it is just so very "me".

Hylamide HA Blur- I got this as a present from Lis last time she visited Dubai and a day hasn't gone by that I don't use it. "HA Blur uses an unusual new form of Hyaluronic Acid powder base for its blurring approach" it says on their website. It really is a very unusual product that you can use as a primer or even on top of your foundation. I prefer using it as primer or on no makeup days just on its own. The blurring, smoothing effect is very visible and it gives my foundation an almost retouched finish. This is the kind of products I would have never known to pick up myself but now I want to try more things from Hylamide range.

Jo Malone Peony and Blush Suede- this was the first ever Jo Malone scent I purchased a few years ago and while I have by now tried various others it still hold a special place in my heart. I love the little handbag size bottle and it layers so beautifully with any other Jo Malone perfume should you wish to experiment. Or on its own its like an explosion of peonies, apple and rose mixed with an earthier suede leather. Delicious!

Milkyway Cases "I Slay" unicorn perfection that makes me happy every time I take my phone out.. which is every minute of every day. Check out their crazy selection of cool phone cases and try to not order at least two.

Danielle LaPorte Truthbomb deck- these are my daily little treasures and if you follow me on snapchat (thelauracarlson) you would have seen them. I love quotes in general and picking one card up every morning with a funny or sweet or inspirational quote is such a nice part of my morning routine. You can also get them as an app but I love the physical deck on my desk and using my fav cards as wall art. I have just ordered the vol 2 and can not wait for it to arrive!

Madeline Shaw "Get the Glow" cookbook- I'm so late to the party with this cookbook as it was on every bloggers Instagram feed when it came out. I only got it recently as a present from Laura and I am loving it now. Packed with easy quick delicious recipes and tips to keep it simple and healthy. I think its so easy to get in a rut either just making the same things over and over again or eating out way to often. This kind of cookbooks are exactly whats needed to get my excited about cooking at home again.

And that is it with favorites. Hope you liked hearing about them and that you are having the most fabulous day! x


  1. I live for my Truth Bomb morning wake up call on Snapchat! I often wonder if I'll make it out of bed in the morning if it wasn't for those.

    Victoria x

    1. I am so excited for the vol 2 of TruthBombs to arrive in a weeks time!! More wisdom for morning snaps :) x

  2. I love your picks Laura... That bag!!! *sigh* I wore Peony and Blush Suede on my wedding day, it's such a beautiful fragrance.

    Kirsty - Life in Excess

    1. Thank you so much! That bag just makes me want to same style of crossbody Sophie Hulme in every shade ever! Its so so wonderfuls! x

  3. I've never heard of that cookbook but now I'm already on amazon as I type this putting it in my cart to order! Can't wait to hear what you think of your Becca bits!


  4. Hey laura

    I wish to know how did you receive the milky way cases in Dubai .... I ordered mine but havent received it yet ... its been a month

    thanks .... Sana

    1. Oh no! that doesnt sound good. Maybe email them to inquire about it? I ordered mine with my Aramex Shop and Ship account and got it in about two weeks. Hope yours havent gone missing in post. x