Things To Achieve This Week

Despite it being mid-way through the week, here's a little insight into what I hope to achieve by Sunday. Never to late to start, eh!

Meet Luna

If you follow me on Instagram you might have already seen me pop up a photo of her, but I felt a full-on blog introduction was necessary. Meet Luna. My new little kitten. She is 9 weeks old and is black (dark brown in sunlight) with two white half socks on her front paws and full white socks on her back paws. She has the biggest green eyes, ever. And she's just so cute I just aydhfisdnvklsn. As a little introduction I found a tag named 'The Furry Friend Tag' and I thought it was adorable and very fitting for this post.

What's On My iPhone

I've seen a few of these posts floating around the blogosphere and I really enjoy reading them, partly to pick up some new apps, partly because I'm really interested in how other people organise their phones. I have an iPhone 4S and it's amazingly (in my opinion) organised. My dad, brother and boyfriend have since gotten their own iPhones and theirs have been managed the same way mine have - I can't resist. My background is a simple floral design that I found on Google Images. I do have quite a few on Pinterest that I like, but I always come back to this one.

My Week #4

my new baby Luna! // obsessed with beans on toast crisps & mcdonalds mozzarella sticks // my new glasses // pastel sunset // flowers from mum // wrecking this journal with my boyfriend 

It's been such a long time since I've done one of these! I just always found that there weren't enough photos to make posting worth it, but this week was so busy that I finally have some pictures to share.

4 Tips For Overcoming Anxiety


Wreck This Journal #1

After seeing a billion blog posts and Pinterest photos of this creative project, I finally bought myself a Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith (plus one for my boyfriend) and have been having so much fun with it. I like to think of myself as a creative person, but I'm more of a writer than an artist. I write short stories and post them online and, obviously, I pen this blog but I just don't have the hand-eye co-ordination to draw something pretty. So I thought the next best thing creatively was to completely and artistically destroy something. Mwahaha.

The Book Blogger Tag

There is nothing I like more on a Saturday night than a little blogging/Sims 3 session (Chinese Takeaway optional) and after discovering an amazing new blog: The Escape With Emily and scrolling through the posts, I found The Book Blogger Tag and thought I'd give it a go!

My Dream Winter Coat

I don't know where this urge has come from, and I don't know if it will ever be acted upon but I am suddenly obsessed with buying a grey tweed/wool coat. They're just so classic and can really add the sophisticated edge to an outfit. I imagine pairing mine with a lot of black clothing and red lipstick during the day and then throwing over a little black dress for the upcoming birthday-and-wedding parties that I've been invited to. Naturally the floods of A/W options are streaming into high street stores and my Pinterest is full of the pretty grey numbers so I've done a little internet searching in the hopes of finding my dream coat.

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author: Stephen Chbosky
Genre: YA/Coming of Age
Length: 213 pages
Published: February 1999

This book makes me "both happy and sad and I'm still trying to work out how that could be."

Follow What Lauren Did Today on Facebook!

Just a shameless little plug to let you all know that I've added a page dedicated to What Lauren Did Today on Facebook! I'm going to be updating the page with my latest blog posts, as well as a few random things now and then, so if you'd like to follow my page on Facebook then here is the link: What Lauren Did Today Facebook Page.
And since I'm going on this huge cringy self-promotion thing, here are the links to my other social media platforms! Forgive me haha.

Lush The Comforter Bubble Bar

I can't believe that this is only the second time that my Lush obsession has been really documented on this blog. But today I thought I'd share my thoughts on my favourite bubble bar: The Comforter. A bubble bar is basically a solid bubble bath minus the packaging - you crumble it under running water (or in my case, into the dry bath and then sprinkle it with the shower before running the water) and it creates lovely frothy bubbles.

Looking For Alaska by John Green

Title: Looking For Alaska
Author: John Green
Genre: Young Adult
Length: 221 pages
Published: March 2005
Trying to write out a coherent review for this book is actually rather difficult. I think it's probably because I still don't feel much closure from it - I still think about the events in the book and try and figure them out, and I can honestly say that it's left a lasting effect on me. And what's strange is I hated this book when I first attempted to read it - seriously, I put it down about halfway through. But a few weeks ago I picked it up again and was amazed. I read it in a few hours. And I was left thinking about it long after that. 

September Goals

I am so ready for September. Autumn and Winter are my favourite seasons - I love the cold, the jumpers, the roaring fires and the seasonal events. Thoughts of Halloween cupcakes and Bonfire Night nail art and the Lush Christmas collection... I just adore Autumn/Winter, I can't wait!

August Reading Wrap Up

As mentioned in my August Goals post, I wanted to try and read at least three new books this month. I'm such a huge re-reader and I always choose to re-read books instead of picking up the new ones I've bought but I'm glad to report I've accomplished this small task. Yay!