ABOUT ME

Hi, I’m Lauren Corina
A 25 year old half Brit, half Yank, who loves to cook, attempt beauty, drink red wine, travel the world, and just generally be a bit weird.
I’ve been saying I’d like to start a blog for a while now, and when I changed careers from the soul-consuming world of recruitment to my passion of  PR and content - I finally found the time and inclination to do it!

Here you'll find things under;

Beauty I have always loved being creative with make up and finding hair hacks for managing my ridiculous fro. I'm the friend that always gets asked to do the other friend's make-up. When I finished school, I almost moved to London to study Film Make-up. But decided to go to university to study Criminology instead to satiate my fascination with all things crime.

Travel - I've backpacked solo in Thailand for 3 months, volunteered abroad for a kids charity, lived in America for a year for college, and travelled the US West Coast for a summer. It's always been my plan to move back to the U.S... watch this space.

Hot topics - The first thing I do when I wake up is read the news. I also work in PR, so that's a big part of my job. I like to write opinion pieces on things I feel passionate about and love a good debate. I'm an absolute nerd and I embrace it completely.

Food - Sometimes, I write about the stuff I cook and what not. Other times, I will just think about doing it and drink wine instead. As a foodie and utter wino, I want to share my (tried and tested) recipes with other foodies and winos out there.

30 utterly pointless and random facts about me

  • All 3 of my brothers and male cousins call me Beenie.
  • I was a massive tomb boy when I was younger and was fascinated by insects, especially spiders. I had a pet tarantula called 'Drop Dead Fred'.
  • When I graduated I had no idea what I wanted to do, so I got into recruitment. I hated it.
  • I was born on Friday 13th. 
  • One of my first jobs was at my Dad's driving range. You know the person who drives the caged golf buggy and collects all the balls? You know the one that everyone aims their shots at? That was me.
  • My mother is 3/4 American Indian, making me (just under half? Idk?)
  • My grandparents are from the Sioux and Cherokee tribe. My American Indian name is Little White Cloud.
  • I had said Indian name tattooed on my ribs when I turned 21 and I was living in America.
  • I went to boarding school but only lived 20 minutes away.
  • I get anxiety.
  • I have an American passport and a British one.
  • I surreptitiously stop singing when I pull up to traffic lights.
  • My Dad used to play football for Newcastle United and my Mam is a crazy American stunt woman. I could not be prouder of them both.
  • I have a 2 year old fox red Labrador called Mia, I'm completely obsessed. Like, on an unhealthy level.
  • My best friends are spread out across Australia and America. I miss them dearly ('ML').
  • I know all of the words to The Wizard of Oz, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and The Goonies.
  • I love Jenna Marbles and Julien Solomita. I listen to their podcast every week.
  • I also love CASEFILE and Sword and Scale podcasts - true crime for the win!
  • My hair is curly, like tight ringlet curls. I have been deceiving people for years. Now I just embrace it.
  • My old family home, built in the 1700's, is haunted.
  • I am totally fascinated by paranormal things.
  • I have a guilty pleasure of reality trash TV. Geordie Shore, First Dates, the list goes on.
  • Um, I really like wine, but my body does not.