Sunday, 16 June 2013

Where did summer go?! OOTD...

Hey Lovelies!

It appears that Britain has had about two weeks of summer and completely skipped to Autumn, so when I went out yesterday I had to dress for colder weather :(.

Jumper: Asos.
Shorts: Levis (Urban Outfitters).
Belt: Next. 
Shoes: Vans (tReds).
Tights: I dont know.

I hope you enjoyed reading that little post! 
Please please please don't forget to follow me via Bloglovin' I would really appreciate it!

Love Lucy xx

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Aloha Bloglovin'

Hey lovelies, today's post is quite important so listen up!

So, I've been roaming the blogging world and I've seen that Google Reader is soon to be gone. But lets not flap, there's an easy solution to this, you may or may not have noticed the Bloglovin' icons floating around my blog (If you haven't just a have cheeky look right now).
Bloglovin' is a website that allows you to follow all your favorite blogs (including tumblr ones) and also keep an eye on your own blog.
If you don't already have a Bloglovin' account I do recommend that you get one as it's definitely the best way  to read all your favorite blogs, it's very user friendly and since Google Reader won't be here anymore you will need one, and the most important part IT'S FREE.
I would really appreciate it if all of you followed me on Bloglovin' as I don't want to lose any of you lovely followers!
Please pass the message on to all your own followers!
Love Lucy xx

Friday, 7 June 2013

Lucy Loves | May 2013

Hiya lovelies, yet another late favorites post!

I can't believe how quickly this post comes around, but here's my latest 'Lucy Loves' post I hope you enjoy it!

1. You Rebel by Benefit.

I've been wearing this almost everyday this month, with only a bit of concealer under my eyes. This product is perfect for summer because it's very moisturizing and has an spf 15 so it'll also protect your skin from the sun.

2. Revlon Colour burst lip butters.

These are amazing! Though the colour doesn't last very long, they are super moisturizing for your lips and the colour is very sheer and build able.

Creme Brule


Juicy Papaya 

3. Aussie, Miracle moist shampoo and conditioner.

I've tried a lot of different hair products but these are my favorite, they're very inexpensive, keep my hair feeling soft and smell really lovely!

4. Freederm gel.

This works really well on individual red spots that sometimes come up, it reduces the redness almost straight away, I love it!

I hope you all enjoyed reading this post.
Love Lucy xx


Saturday, 25 May 2013

Small fashion haul...

Hey Lovelies, I hope you've all had a lovely week!

I went into town this morning and picked up a couple of summery pieces to add to my wardrobe, and since I  haven't made a post in a while (oopsies) I thought I should share them with you.

1) River Island | cream lace insert shell top.

2) Topshop | daisy print shell top.

Topshop | animal ladder back dress.

So they're the new additions to my wardrobe, I hope you enjoyed this post and please don't forget t leave a comment! 

Love Lucy xx

Friday, 3 May 2013

Lucy Loves | April 2013

Hey Lovelies!

Wow this year is going so fast! I cannot believe it's already the beginning of May, but here is my Lucy Loves post for April.

Beauty Loves.

1. Ghd IV violet professional styler.

I LOVE THESE! Not only are they great at straightening and curling hair (as you would expect from a ghd styler) but they are purple too! They also have a mint green and yellow ones, but they're a limited edition so hurry if you want to purchase some!

2. Woodwinked eye shadow by M.A.C.

So last weekend I went up to Norfolk to see my family and while I was there I took a trip into Norwich and there was the most amazing M.A.C counter and since there isn't one near me at home I figured I should probably purchase a few items ;). I'd heard a lot about this colour and since it has slight bronze hints I thought it would really compliment my blue eyes, and it does!

3. All that glitters eye shadow by M.A.C.

Another shadow that I picked up on my little M.A.C spree. I love this colour! It can be worn everyday as its a very neutral colour and only has a very subtle shimmer.

4. M.A.C mineralised concealer.

I had been looking for a new concealer for a while, and although this one is rather on the pricey side it is really good at concealing under eye circles and other facial blemishes. It's probably the nicest concealer I've ever had actually!

5. M.A.C mineralise skinfinish natural.

Yet another M.A.C purchase! I was in desperate need of a new powder since my favorite Clinique one hit pan and I had wanted to try this one for ages so of course I had to buy it. It's a really nice powder, it feels nice on the skin, gives good coverage and keeps my face matte throughout the day.

Random Loves.  

1. Wrigleys Extra whitening, bubblegum flavored gum. 

My mum brought a packet of these for me the other day and oh my god they just taste so good! And they're whitening too!

2. Looking for Alaska.

If you know me or follow me on Instagram you'll probably know that I love reading and I'm always searching for a new book to read. I'd seen a lot of great reviews on this book so when I saw it in my local bookshop I had to but it. I haven't finished this book yet but I'm really enjoying it so far and I can't seem to put it down!

I hope you all enjoyed this post, it's a different layout to my last ' Lucy Loves' post using slightly more artistic photos so you can see the products mentioned more clearly.

Don't forget to leave a comment telling me what you thought and please check out the Amazon adds in the side bars :)
Love Lucy xx

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Beauty Blogger Tag...

Hey Lovelies, I hope you're having a good week!

I saw this tag floating around and I thought it looked fun so, yeah I hope you enjoy it!

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
Straight, with some very annoying kinks!

2. Whats your natural hair colour?
Um, I'd say it was a dark blonde type colour, but I do get highlights.

3. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
I go to a salon!

4. How often do you wash your hair?
I wash it every night because it gets quite oily, but I might try to only wash it every other day.

5. Do you wear the same style everyday or do you change it?
I usually just wear my hair natural, but I occasionally put it up or in a side braid, I hardly ever use heat!

6. Do you do your own mani/pedi or do you go to a salon?
I've only had my nails done at a salon once and it was really nice but I tend to just do them myself.

7. How often do you change your nail polish?
Whenever it starts to chip really.

8. Do you paint your toes in the winter, or just in the summer?
I have mine painted all year round because I hate the look of my toes without nail paint!

9. How long does it take to do your makeup?
On a school day it only takes me about 10-15 minutes, but on a weekend I like to spend a little more time on it.

10. What do you do first, face or eyes?
Face! it just makes more sense right?!

11. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need?
I collect (hoard) it!

12. How often do you wear false eyelashes?

13. Do you wear a full face of makeup everyday?
No! I usually only wear tinted moisturizer, powder and mascara, but more on weekends.

14. Do you wear makeup when you're home alone (with family)?
Not really unless I'm just playing around with eye shadows ect.

15. Will you leave the house without makeup?
Yes definitely, but I tend not to go to school or meet up with friends without some makeup on.

16. How many high end products do you have?
Quite a few, I don't really feel much like counting them!

17. How often do you wash your makeup brushes?
Oh god this something I'm absolutely awful at, I hardly ever clean my brushes but I am trying to get in the habit of it!

18. Do you plan your OOTD the night before, or decide when you get dressed?
I have to wear a uniform for school so I don't really have a chance to plan outfits, but I do plan outfits for special events and non-uniform days.

19. How often do you change your handbag?
Um, like never, I have a rucksack for school and two handbags which I sometimes switch up.

20. What time do you get up and go to sleep?
I wake up at 6:45 and go to sleep at around 11:30 but it varies.

21. How often and when do you work out?
Well, lots of people wouldn't call it working out but I'm a competitive swimmer and train about 4 times a week.

22. Left or Right handed?
Right handed!

23. How tall are you?
5'1 (very short I know)

24. Do you speak a foreign language?
I study Spanish in school but I'm not fluent.

25. How many pets do you have?
Just my dog, Hetty!

26. How often are you on blogger?
I check my feed every day, because I love reading blogs!

27. Do you read comments on posts?
Yes, every one!

28. Do you keep a list of products that you see on other blogs?
No, but I should!

29. How did you come up with your blog name?
Um, I think my mum was singing some old song called "Lipstick, powder and paint" and I just really liked the sound of it!

30. What camera do you use?
My iPhone, I'm looking into getting a proper camera!

31. How often do you clean your house?
I don't clean my house, I leave that to my mum but I clean my room about once every few weeks.

32. Whats your favorite colour?
Pastel Pink!

33. Favorite beauty/fashion magazine?

34. Do you swear?
Yes, but I try not to!

35. What are you doing with the rest of your day?
Well, it's 6:30 so I'll be leaving for swimming in about an hour and then I'll be off to bed!

I tag everyone!!!!

Love Lucy xx 

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Spring has Sprung! OOTD...

Hey Lovelies!

Long time no blog (again!). It appears that after a long and very cold winter, Spring has finally sprung here in the UK, and today was the first day of the year I felt I could go out wearing something a little more summery.

Ew feet!

Jeans: River Island (no longer being sold).

Cardigan: Asos (no longer being sold).

I hope you enjoyed this little post.
Love Lucy xx

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Lucy Loves | March 2013

Hey Lovelies! Better late than never!!

This is going to be a new section on my Blog called 'Lucy Loves' (hence the title) and it's basically just a monthly favorites post with a bit of a personal twist, there will be a 'beauty loves' section and a 'random loves' section in every post.

Beauty Loves:

1. Soap and Glory sugar crush body scrub, this is the best scrub I have ever tried, not only does it leave your skin flake free and extremely soft but it also has a really lovely fruity scent too!

2. World famous neutrals palette by Benefit, I've been loving this palette so much this month! I've been wearing the colours almost everyday as they're very wearable and suitable for everyday use.

3. The rocket mascara by Maybeline, I don't usually like mascaras with plastic applicators because I feel like they don't grab all the lashes and coat them properly, but I'd read really great reviews about this one and they weren't wrong! I love it and it makes my eyelashes look really long and full.

4. Revlon balm stains, These are my favorite lip products at the moment because they're really moisturizing and the colours are realy bright and last all day!

5.Pastel nail polishes, I absolutely love pastel colours for the spring and summer months and I've been buying so many pastel nail varnishes recently and they're just a few of my favorites.

Random Loves:
For some reason I wasn't able to upload a photo for this one but here's a list:
1. Dorset cereals chocolate and macadamia bars, omg these are fab because they taste really really yummy and chocolatey and sweet but they aren't super bad for you which is great!

2. Green Tea! (no particular brand) I tried green tea for the first time a few weeks ago and I loved it because it just tastes so good!

3. Painting, I've always loved art but this month I've been playing around with paints and I've just really been loving it so yeah, I thought I'd include that.

So that's everything I've been loving this month. I'm sorry its rather late but better late than never eh??

Love Lucy xx

Thursday, 28 March 2013

My Life | My option subjects...

Hey Lovelies!

So in my last post I mentioned that I was in year 9 and had just chosen my option subjects that I am going to be studying in year 10 and 11, and in this post I'll be going into more detail about the subjects I chose and why.

At my school we are allowed to choose 6 subjects, not including Maths English and Philosophy(ew), I immediately put Art and Textiles down as I've always had an interest in fashion and design, I also put down triple Science because I do really enjoy it! I also chose Geography and Spanish so that I could qualify for an e-bacc providing I get a minimum grade of a C in all my GCSE's, because I chose triple Science I didn't get to chose a sixth subject but that didn't really bother me at all.
I'm really hoping I've made all the right choices because I'm not 100% sure about what I want to do when I leave school but I think these subjects will give me wide range of options in the future.

Well this post was rather boring but it was requested, and I like to try and help my followers as much as I can, so I hope you found it helpful and gave you a few ideas about what options you might like to take.

I have just ordered a ton of thing of ebay for really great prices, so when they all arrive I shall do a little haul post :-)

Love Lucy xx

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

My life | where I've been/what I'm doing...

Hey my lovelies! 

I wish I had some fantastic, interesting excuse for not posting but I really don't, I'm mostly just incredibly lazy and up to my eyeballs with homework and other things us teenagers have to cope with, so I just wrote this post to let you all know that I am still alive but I just haven't posted in while because life seems to be taking over so blogging is really at the bottom of my to-do list.

As I'm in year 9 I have just selected my option subjects that I'm going to study over the next two years, I found it fairly easy to choose these subjects as I had a fairly clear image of what I want to do when I leave school (I can do another post on that if you'd like) and I decided that it's time to knuckle down and try harder with my school work as I do find my self slacking a bit, so as an effect of this my posts will be less frequent but I will try to post about once a week.  

So, there's a little explanation for you guys, thankyou all so much for sticking with me, I really appreciate it :)
Love Lucy xx

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

My Life | !! ONE DIRECTION !!

Hey Lovelies!

I must be the worst blogger ever, I'm so irregular with my posts but today I came home from school and I thought that you lovely, lovely people deserved to know about my One Direction concert experience, by the way if you don't like One Direction please don't feel like you have to read this post.

So on Saturday I went to my first ever One Direction concert in Cardiff with my friend, and I'm not exaggerating when I say it was actually the best night of my life.
We got to the venue pretty early so that we would be able to buy merchandise, after we brought all our little bits and bobs we headed over to the side door to queue up and we ended up waiting about 2 hours before we were actually let in.
Once we were inside there was quite long wait before the first supporting act came on, her name was Camryn, once she had finished performing their second supporting act 5 Seconds of  Summer came on, they were amazing!
Then finally the boys came on and sang Up All Night to get us all in the party mood (hehe).
Here's the setlist so that I don't have to write all the songs out:

I don't think they were in exactly this order.
During One way or another (performed on the second stage) the most amazing thing happened, Liam Payne waved at me! It was so crazy, I was totally overwhelmed and I started to cry (please, I can't help being a fangirl) luckily my friend had a tissue to hand so was able to wipe my face, but then, I guess Liam must have seen me in hysterics because he pointed towards me and he had a rather concerned look on his face, it was so sweet, and exiting and wow!
A lot of other amazing and funny things happened during the show but I'm not going to talk about all of them otherwise this post will be way too long.

And they came even closer to us!
It still doesn't feel real now, it just feels like a massive dream, but it was a truly amazing experience, and if you are going to see them or anyone else in concert please just take in every moment because its so so special.

Well done for making to the end guys!
Love Lucy xx


Sunday, 17 February 2013

17/2/13 Outfit of the day...

Hey Lovelies!

I haven't posted in ages! I'm so sorry but I've been caught up with school and stuff (again).
So today my mum and dad decided to go for a walk on the beach with my dog and then go and get a hot drink afterwards, so I said I'd go with them, and whilst I was out I managed to get a decent photo of my outfit, so of course that concluded in me now writing this outfit of the day post (stop blabbing now luce).

Coat: M&S
Collared top: Topshop
Jumper: Asos
Jeans: Topshop
Wellies: Dunlop

After our walk we went into this little 50's style cafe and I ordered a Nutella hot chocolate, and just, well look at it, it was heavenly!

I hope you enjoyed this little post, I'm on half term now so expect some more posts guyss!

Love Lucy xx

Saturday, 9 February 2013

What's in my makeup bag ?...

Hey Lovelies!

I realize that I did already make one of these posts but when I was giving my blog a bit of a makeover I deleted it because I didn't like the layout ect. So today in this post I'll be telling you about my everyday makeup and what makeup I like to carry around with me.

The Collection 2000, Lasting Perfection concealer is absolutely amazing! It's quite famous in the beauty blogging world, It's amazing for covering dark under-eye circles and other facial blemishes.
I also have this You Rebel tinted moisturizer from Benefit which I love because it's light but still gives good coverage and a smooth finish to my skin.
When I'm having a bad skin day I like to use this Bobbi Brown foundation because the coverage is so good and it doesn't clog up my skin too much.
I love the Clinique face powder so much because it keeps my face matte all day and it feels so light on my skin.
I also have Browzings from Benefit and I use this to fill in my eyebrows everday, I have the medium shade and it maches the colour of my brows perfectly and it lasts all day!
I have lots of mascaras but this Pump up the volume one from collection 2000 is by far my favorite because it adds length, volume and curls my lashes at the same time!
And last but not least this Revlon colour burst lip butter in Peach Parfait is so pretty, its a light pink colour with flecks of gold in it, it keeps my lips moist and shiny throughout the day and I just love it.

So they're the makeup products that I use everyday and I hope you enjoyed this post.

Love Lucy xx