Lush Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar

Whenever I go shopping with my dad I always exclaim "omg look how cute!" about a load of different things and he always replies with "how can a face wash be cute?" or "how can a candle be cute?" and in some cases I think he's probably right but in this case... HOW CUTE IS THIS BUBBLE BAR? It's a lil pumpkin. Adorable.

Halloween Reads

I was going to name this post 'Halloween Reads That Aren't Scary' but the more I thought about it, the more I realised that the books I've chosen are quite scary in their own way. Okay, so they might not be as intense as a proper horror but there's clearly a reason why I've chosen them for this post.

Goodreads Reading Challenge: Completed

I just completed my Goodreads reading challenge for 2015! Meaning I've read 25 books this year. I feel like this might be an odd number to a lot of people - some people have probably read twice as much, some people have probably read half as much. But 25 was a good number for me.


Watching | I'm the kind of person that always has a million TV shows on the go. At the moment, I'm watching Pokémon Diamond & Pearl and am re-watching PLL from the beginning. Diamond & Pearl is possibly my favourite Pokémon season (aside from the original two) because I love Dawn! I think she's so adorable. Her Pokémon are some of my favourites too. I also love the introduction of the Pokémon Contests, they're much more entertaining to me than the usual battles. As far as PLL is concerned - I'm currently on Season 3 and Cece has just been introduced! It's so interesting to pick up on things that are relevant now that I know who she really is.

The Jewel by Amy Ewing

Title: The Jewel
Author: Amy Ewing
Genre: YA Dystopian
Length: 358 pages
Published: 2nd September 2014

Since becoming a blogger, it's a pretty rare thing for me to pick up and read a book I've heard nothing about. I came across The Jewel by Amy Ewing on Amazon, as it was listed in a kind of 'you might like' widget. I took a note of the name after reading the blurb and a little snippet but didn't ever look it up on my favourite book blogs. Then I came across it in the library the other day, took it out and read it within 24 hours!

4 Ways To Support Your Favourite Blogger

Re-useable cotton pads: The Crocheting Chemist // Custom Illustration: Dorkface.
1. Follow Them On Bloglovin' Blogging isn't all about the numbers, but if your favourite blogger is trying to make it full-time then the number of followers they have on different platforms is really important to companies wanting to work with them. I'm SO guilty of not following blogs on Bloglovin', but it's usually because I always read their posts via Twitter. I now make a conscious effort to follow all of my favourites!

Opening Up

This post wasn't supposed to be part of my scheduled programming for this week. In fact, I sat down intending to write something completely different but a few things have happened over the past few weeks regarding this topic that have actually really upset me and I feel like I just need to let it all out.

Top 10 Harry Potter Book Quotes

" Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain." - Arthur Weasley, The Chamber of Secrets.
"The world isn't split into good people and Death Eaters." - Sirius Black, The Order of the Phoenix.

Lush Sugar Scrub

I love scrubs. If I could choose only 5 beauty products to use for the rest of my life, a good body scrub would be in that list for sure. My skin isn't particularly flaky but it can get really dry, especially during the winter, and as I don't use body lotion I rely on scrubs to keep my skin feeling silky smooth. Judging by my success with the Lush solid shampoo bars, I thought it was about time to branch out into their body care. I picked up the Sugar Scrub, which is a solid body scrub made up of sugar, grated ginger and fresh fennel.

Wreck This Journal #5

I've been feeling really nostalgic towards my blog at the moment. I think it's because last A/W was when What Lauren Did Today began to flourish as a lifestyle blog, and I created a few seasonal series to celebrate Christmas. I'm planning on re-creating several posts from last year, so maybe that's where the feeling is coming from. BUT one thing I do miss a lot about my blog last year was posting about my Wreck This Journal. Not gonna lie, it has been gathering dust since my last post, which was December last year! I KNOW. It's terrible. But a little while ago I was having a read of Bee's blog and I suddenly remembered it. A few hours later, and I have two pages to show you today!

The Manifesto On How To Be Interesting by Holly Bourne

Title: The Manifesto on How to be Interesting
Author: Holly Bourne
Genre: YA Contemporary
Length: 448 pages
Published: 1st August 2014
I mentioned this book once before (in this post) and have finished it twice since then. I re-read it very recently so my thoughts and opinions on it are still fresh in mind, and I thought I'd jot them down and share them with you today.

Mini Haul | Lush & Waterstones

IT'S OFFICIALLY AUTUMN/WINTER. The Lush Christmas & Halloween range has been released! The range has been in the Lush Oxford Street store for a little while, but as of the 2nd of October, it's available in all Lush stores. I've been really ill for the past week or so, so I didn't actually manage to get to my local Lush on the release date, but I did yesterday! I also took a little trip into Waterstones and picked up a book for myself, as well as two Christmas presents.

September Favourites

I had so many favourites this month. So many, in fact, that I forgot about most of them and had to re-photograph this post because I left too many things out. In the end it worked out better because I prefer this round of photos so silver lining and all that.

31 Things To Do Before October 31st

Last year I wrote a cute Christmassy post listing '25 Things To Do Before December 25th'and everyone seemed to really love it, so I'm back this year with a twist - I'm going to list 31 things to do before October 31st, which is Halloween! I find that as soon as Halloween is over everyone really gets into the Christmas spirit. Even the stores and supermarkets, as their Halloween stock gets slashed in price and all of the selection boxes and Christmas trinkets come out to play. I feel like Halloween/Bonfire night (it's a UK thing) are the last hurrahs of Autumn so here are some Autumnal things to do before then!