Andreea Panciuc is the creative mind behind the fashion & lifestyle blog, Launeden - launched in 2012 as 'Dreaming of Chanel' and re-branded in 2017. The reputation and the success of Launeden has been built on press, industry recommendations and collaborations which have resulted in International recognition. For collaborations or to request a media pack, send us an email at contact@launeden.com
Tested and loved – 3 beauty products for new mums

Tested and loved – 3 beauty products for new mums

Beauty  |  Ashford

When you’re a mum, you’re lucky to even get in the shower, let alone moisturize your skin daily, apply make-up or blow-dry your hair. So if you’re looking for some products that’ll shave your beauty routine by half, keep reading!
A newborn and a hectic schedule is no excuse to cut your ties with a proper skincare routine, so next time when you’re short on time, either simplify your steps or take my example and use multitasking skincare products. I always reach for a day cream that’s formulated with SPF so that I can cut a step (and an additional product) out of my daily skincare routine.

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Tested and loved – 3 beauty products for new mums

Beauty  |  Ashford

When you’re a mum, you’re lucky to even get in the shower, let alone moisturize your skin daily, apply make-up or blow-dry your hair. So if you’re looking for some products that’ll shave your beauty routine by half, keep reading!
A newborn and a hectic schedule is no excuse to cut your ties with a proper skincare routine, so next time when you’re short on time, either simplify your steps or take my example and use multitasking skincare products. I always reach for a day cream that’s formulated with SPF so that I can cut a step (and an additional product) out of my daily skincare routine.

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Beauty favourites

Designing our dream kitchen

Designing our dream kitchen

Interiors  |  Ashford

Choosing a new kitchen is such an exciting project, but also usually a major investment. When my husband and I bought this house over two years ago, we knew that we needed to extend the kitchen so we could have a bigger space.
I started looking on Pinterest (follow me here) mainly, scrolling through and pinning my favourite styles. We live in Kent, so we wanted to bring a touch of the country to our kitchen.

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Designing our dream kitchen
My honest thoughts on co-sleeping with a Sleepyhead

My honest thoughts on co-sleeping with a Sleepyhead

Parenting  |  Ashford

Co-sleeping is one of the most controversial subjects in parenting, so I’ve put together a list of some of the pros and cons of co-sleeping so you are fully informed as to whether this arrangement is something that will work for you and your baby. I’m also going to be sharing our experience on co-sleeping with a Sleepyhead.

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My honest thoughts on co-sleeping with a Sleepyhead

Parenting  |  Ashford

Co-sleeping is one of the most controversial subjects in parenting, so I’ve put together a list of some of the pros and cons of co-sleeping so you are fully informed as to whether this arrangement is something that will work for you and your baby. I’m also going to be sharing our experience on co-sleeping with a Sleepyhead.

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Mother and baby essentials

5 Summer shoes you really need in your wardrobe

5 Summer shoes you really need in your wardrobe

Fashion  |  Ashford

With Summer just around the corner, what better excuse to treat yourself to a new pair of shoes (or five)? I won’t be surprised if you end up overspending in the Selfridges Shoe Preview – one of the biggest fashion retailers, Selfridges boasts hundreds of shoe brands including Valentino, Stella McCartney or more affordable options like Aldo and Office.
For a limited time only (ends on 1st June), you have 30% off selected designer shoes with the code SHOES30 at checkout. I particularly love that Selfridges offers a complimentary Click and Collect service – you can place your order before 10PM and collect it the following day from your chosen Selfridges store free of charge.

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5 Summer shoes you really need in your wardrobe

Fashion  |  Ashford

With Summer just around the corner, what better excuse to treat yourself to a new pair of shoes (or five)? I won’t be surprised if you end up overspending in the Selfridges Shoe Preview – one of the biggest fashion retailers, Selfridges boasts hundreds of shoe brands including Valentino, Stella McCartney or more affordable options like Aldo and Office.
For a limited time only (ends on 1st June), you have 30% off selected designer shoes with the code SHOES30 at checkout. I particularly love that Selfridges offers a complimentary Click and Collect service – you can place your order before 10PM and collect it the following day from your chosen Selfridges store free of charge.

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Returning to work after having a baby

Returning to work after having a baby

Fashion  |  Ashford

Returning to work after having a baby can be confusing and it gets even more confusing and stressful if like me, you’re self-employed and you don’t have anyone to answer to, but yourself. You see, for self-employed people and small business owners, maternity leave is often not an option.
When I got pregnant, I was adamant that I would carry on working over my maternity period, but the truth is towards the end of my pregnancy my brain wasn’t in a place where I could continue pitching for work and new clients. I was technically on maternity leave but in some ways, I never left because I was still creating content for my social media platforms (mainly Instagram), negotiating contracts, replying to emails, etc.

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Returning to work after having a baby

Fashion  |  Ashford

Returning to work after having a baby can be confusing and it gets even more confusing and stressful if like me, you’re self-employed and you don’t have anyone to answer to, but yourself. You see, for self-employed people and small business owners, maternity leave is often not an option.
When I got pregnant, I was adamant that I would carry on working over my maternity period, but the truth is towards the end of my pregnancy my brain wasn’t in a place where I could continue pitching for work and new clients. I was technically on maternity leave but in some ways, I never left because I was still creating content for my social media platforms (mainly Instagram), negotiating contracts, replying to emails, etc.

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Home sweet home

5 ways to style your pregnancy bump

5 ways to style your pregnancy bump

Fashion  |  London

Pregnancy doesn’t have to mean nine months spent wearing leggings and oversized jumpers – there are so many maternity and non-maternity options right now that are guaranteed to flatter your beautiful new shape. Whether you’re carrying high or low (like me!) or big all over – styling your pregnancy bump without losing style points is easy, trust me!

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5 ways to style your pregnancy bump

Fashion  |  London

Pregnancy doesn’t have to mean nine months spent wearing leggings and oversized jumpers – there are so many maternity and non-maternity options right now that are guaranteed to flatter your beautiful new shape. Whether you’re carrying high or low (like me!) or big all over – styling your pregnancy bump without losing style points is easy, trust me!

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