Thursday, 28 July 2011

FOREVER 21 OXFORD STREET, and a quick goodbye!

Slightly upset because my laptop broke yesterday, so I've managed to steal my brothers for a few minutes today to tell you all about what I did yesterday...


It opened yesterday and stock sold out almost immediately- I, infact, had to grab a shirt is size L as it was the last one there! I heard from all the shop assistants that once an item has sold out, IT'S GONE FOREVER! The queue was half an hour long, but the fact that they only make 100 or so of each item meant that no one was planning on giving up!

At the moment, I should be packing! I'm going to St Tropez tomorrow- can't wait! This does mean that I won't be able to update you for 2 weeks :( Sad times!
 My packing so far...
I'll be back in august with a 'month music' post, and WIWin St Tropez, 

Hope you're all having fabulous summers!

Monday, 25 July 2011

for a reason

I don't have tumblr for a reason. I've been a master of procrastination from day one, so I don't need another distraction!

Cocorosie- Teckno Love Song
If I had tumblr, It would probably look like this

Laura xx
All photos from Tumblr

Saturday, 23 July 2011


Concidering that I couldn't even spell the colour till today, let alone never having never warn it, I went a little mauve crazy! I went to East London and attended the East End Thrift Store's sale of all their old stock, and despite grabbing almost everything in sight (I say almost for a reason, I'll explain later) I only came out with one item- a gorgeous mauve blazer that cost £3!

Now, let me explain the 'almost'... Silly me, thrift sale virgin, thought it would be a good idea to have a browse then go back to the stuff I liked. Really, I couldn't have been more stupid! As I went back to collect the camel blazer I eyed up, I saw a woman grab it and add it to her collection! I changed my approach, and started grabbing everything in sight!

After the madness, I went to Spitalfields and got a pleated midi skirt from the Urban Outfitters sale- £10 reduced from £40!!!

Dirty Beaches- Lord Knows Best

I found Dirty Beaches on the Dazed and Confused website, LOVE IT!

I just got Twitter, please follow me if you have it @Laura_Blush

Laura xx

Wednesday, 20 July 2011


I've been seeing decorated nails EVERYWHERE, so I thought I'd give them a try.
'Scuse my fingers, I need to stop chewing them!


  1. Started with a base coat of Barry M Baby Pink nail varnish
  2. Wait for it to dry and apply another coat on top, with this coat, wait until it gets to the 'sticky stage' when almost dry.
  3. Brush over glitter eyeliner/ sprinkle on glitter and wait until the pink varnish sets
  4. Go over with a see through coat.
The Naked and Famous- Young Blood

I've written a post on Who's Jack magazine online about Nail Art, give it a read if you'd like.

Has anyone else tried out any nail art?

Laura xx

Friday, 15 July 2011

Paris Blue

I went on tour to Disneyland Paris with my school orchestra (so cool ahah!) and performed a quick concert. The rest of the three days were spent either upside down or spinning! I went on pretty much all of the rides and despite being 16, had photos with loads of characters!

I'm not one for memorabilia, so when I came back I was armed with french food and magazines instead of Mickey Mouse ears and T-shirts. The magazines were significantly cheaper than the ones sold in England so I bought a few.

Photos from Jalouse

Ooh and I bought some Violet Lemonade (which, btw, tastes like soap...)

French(ish) Playlist(Lykke isn't actually French!)

Lykke Li
Carla Bruni
Nouvelle Vague
Laura xx

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Playing Chloë Sevigny

My friend is having a coctail party later, and the dress code is 'formal'. This poses quite a challenge for me, my wardrobe consists of numerous denim cut offs and old bodycon skirts... not really formal attire!
I'm going to wear a thrif found Joseph blazer to make my outfit look formal and add some Chloë Sevigny style makeup- she always looks expensive and chic without trying too hard!

One flaw in this plan; I'm really not good at this makeup malarkey. I can't apply the stuff without it looking like a blind and limbless creature has done it. So far, I've just put on some L'Oreal Paris Rouge Penelope lipstick.

I still need to work on my eyes and the rest of my face- maybe start with some foundation or blusher if I can find any!

Any tips on makeup application?- links to blogs and youtube channels would be much appreciated!

Oh and guess what...MY FOLLOWERS HAVE GONE AGAIN!!!

Sea of Love- Cat Power
Such a beautiful song

Laura xx

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Ta bbz

Just a quick post to cover a few things-
Firstly, you may have seen my cry for help yesterday when my followers disappeared- well, Blogger has kindly decided to return them, so thanks fot that Blogger :)

Secondly, the gorgeous Rosa at Effingo has awarded me the 'One Lovely Blog' award.

Thank you so so so much Rosa; it makes me so happy to know that people are reading and enjoying my blog! I won this award last week, please check out the post if you want to find out the 7 facts!

Thanks for everyone who has commented and followed, I now have 63 followers and really appreciate it!

Oh, a little explanation for the title. I HATE use of the so called 'word' 'bbz', but I'm trying to get over things that I dislike, so I thought I'd start of with something small!

Remember to leave blog links if you comment so I can check out your blogs!

Laura xx

Friday, 8 July 2011

Where oh where have my followers gone?


Excuse me, I would like my followers back please, they're all lovely people and I'm sure they have never done anything to upset you. It's a little bit rude to just take them away from me, don't you think?

Has anybody else been a victim? I edited my page and the gadgets at the side, and all of a sudden, you all disappeared!!!

Laura x


WHAAAAT?! A/W'11 ALREADY?! I don't know about you but my summer has barely started- there's been torrential rain for the past three days, with out even a hint of sunlight! I haven't even started summer shopping yet! I'm thinking I go and buy an Apache poncho or gorilla jacket instead of a bikini!

I recieved an email from ASOS highlighting the trends of A/W'11. My favourite trends are probably Wild Things, Heritage and Cowboys and Indians. What are your favourite trends?

All images are from the ASOS website- text under images by Danielle Radojcin.
To read the report online click here

Tuesday, 5 July 2011


I have no idea how to embed a look into a post, so heres my look, and there's the link! Let's do it the old fashioned(ish) way!

Can't stop listening to this song, even though the weather isn't exactly what you call summery (the sky's rather grey looking and the wind just wont stop where I live), this song gives me a glimmer of hope that summer can exist- even in south east London!

Does anyone know how I can link youtube videos as songs, just showing the little grey bar at the bottom? I've realised that the ammount of links I post HUGELY slows down the loading of my blog!

Laura x

I wannabbey Abbey Lee

I know it's incredibly clichéd  to post a picture of someone pretty and say you want something of theirs- but the truth is, I want to be Abbey Lee!

There's something about her ethereal beauty that's so appealing to me- I saw an interview with her on Fashion TV and she seemed very down to earth and calm. I have to say I was fixated voice as well as her beauty- it's so smooth and relaxing!

Laura x

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Month Music

A few of you guys have asked me to do a music post highlighting my favourite bands/songs.
I wouldn't put this music in one genre, it's a bit of everything I love at the moment really!

Lucy Rose ( The girl from bombay bicycle club's flaws)
James Blake (stole this off The Internet Garbage's recent post)
Crystal Fighters
Lykke Li
Jai Paul (not the rubbish Drake version)
Johnny Flynn and Laura Marling


I could go on and on, but I should really save some for a later post- maybe I'll do this once a month? What do you think?
Laura x

Saturday, 2 July 2011

One Lovely Blog Award

I got home after a day of dance, and naturally, came straight to my blog to check and do a bit of browsing. Today, I was greeted with a lovely little surprise- I've been awarded the One Lovely Blog Award!

Blush & Zero has been awarded the One Lovely Blog Award by the fabulous Laura (great name btw!) at Top Style Advice. I'm flattered to have won this award as this blog is quite new- I only started blogging a few weeks ago! Thank you to Laura and everyone else who has followed, commented and given feedback- It honestly means a lot to me!

So, the rules say I must give you 7 random facts about myself-

1.My name is pronounced LAHWRA, not LORA.

2. I've been a Vegetarian all my life and became a Vegan 2 days ago (don't know how long veganism will last!)

3. In the last year, I have broken two ribs, fractured a finger(on my writing hand) and broken a toe.

4. I'm terrified of fish...

5.When I was younger, I wanted to be a scientist... I failed science, twice.

6. My favourite film is Pan's Labyrinth

7. I'm classed as hypermobile

Enough about me, I'm passing this award onto these lovely bloggers

The Internet Garbage
Never Dreamed About This
Black and Blonde One
Taylor and Demolish
Hemlines and Headlines
Zizzi's Secret Wardrobe
When Skies Are Grey
Purple Wolf Pretty Sheep
those ghosts
nikki coo
mode d'amour
Hobnobs and Fashion

If you've been awarded the One Lovely Blog Award-

A Few Rules:
1. Link back to the person who passed you the award.
2. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
3. Award 15 blogs.
4. Drop them a note and tell them about it!

Laura x

Friday, 1 July 2011

Lovely Day

Was very busy yesterday. I woke up at 7am, ate breakfast, followed by lunch at 10am (don't judge me, I'm a teenager. I like food!) and hopped on a train to meet with a modeling agency. I was first scouted by this agency aged 14 so it was great to catch up with them 2 years later! They're great people, very aware about the feelings of models and sensitive subjects that arrise in the industry.

I had some digitals taken and had to wear some crazily high heels! I'd never worn heels before in my life, so it was pretty scary walking outside to have my photos taken- I honestly felt like bambi!

After the meeting, I went back to the train station and got on a train that I thought was the train home...I couldn't be more wrong. I had, infact, managed to jump onto a train thats final destination was nearly 2 hours from my home, and went the COMPLETE opposite direction. It's a habit I need to get out of, I'm know for getting the wrong train or being late because "I fell asleep and woke up at the end of the line". Idiot.

Anyway, when I finally got home, I met some friends to go and get piercings. I got my tragus done, suprisingly, it didn't hurt a bit! It just felt like a tugging on my ear and I can sleep without a problem.

The flower earring is from primark

Getting a needle stuck in your ear may not seem nice to many people, however, I had a lovely day.
Bill Withers- Lovely Day (ofc!)

Laura xx