Tuesday, 26 August 2014

GCSE Results!

I was unsure as to whether to post this as it's been a few days since I have received my results but I thought I would so I could share my achievements with you all! 



It was an anxious wait for the doors of my school to open on Thursday 21st, but as soon as I ripped open the envelope there was a huge sigh of relief.  I had already sat exams in year 9 and 10, but in total I achieved 2 As, 2 distinctions (equivalent to A grades) and 7 Bs. I'm so pleased with my results and am also very proud of my friends for getting what they wanted. 

I'm actually really excited to start sixth form this year which I will probably regret saying a few days into it. I hope everyone achieved what they wanted and if you didn't then there is always other options to take. 

Lucy x

Back To School: Organising School Work!

Hi everyone! I'm thinking about doing a Back To School series on my blog so I thought I'd kick things off with how I'm planning on organising my school work this year. I'm going into Year 12 this year, so I'm starting Sixth Form. Aaah nervous! As I only have 4 subject this year, I thought I'd show you how I'm going to organise the work at school and at home.


I brought this pink A4 Expanding Pocket File from Tesco for £2.50 and I thought this would be a great way to keep all of my school work seperate and tidy! There are 12 pockets so this means I can have 3 pockets for each subject. I'm going to have one pocket for school work which I have done in that lesson. Another for homework which I have got from that lesson to complete and then in the final pocket I am going to have homework which I have gotten given back or for any spare sheets I have been given. I will probably only keep school work in the file for a week and then transfer it into a folder for that particular subject. 



This folder is very sturdy and the perfect size to fit in a backpack/bag, whichever you use for school! It will keep all of the papers organised and tidy, they won't get all bent or crumpled up which they would get if they were lying in the bottom of your bag. There is also a larger pocket at the front which I will use to put either a note book or paper in which I will use to write on.

How are you organising your school work?
Lucy x
  

Monday, 4 August 2014

Hello August

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As another month draws to a close, another one opens. Hopefully this will be the month that I get stuck back into blogging, I really miss it! As a little catch up I thought I'd talk about all the events that happened in July.

1st of July - Thorpe Park!
2nd + 3rd of July - Sixth form induction days *sigh*
4th of July - PROM! 
9th of July - Boyfriends birthday
19th of July - Best friends house party!
20th of July - Another house party!

The rest of the days were either spent completing summer tasks for sixth form *double sigh*, shopping or just catching up with friends!

July was a busy month for me, I honestly never do much more than this - wow I'm a wild one ;) I really enjoyed it! I hope August is just as good. I can also post more in August as I have no commitments other than doing more summer tasks, eating and sleeping. Let me know what sort of posts you'd like to see from me! 
Hope you all had an amazing July and have an even better August! Lots of love, Lucy x x

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Guest Post | Hair Removal Ready For Summer

How to Get Smooth Legs for Summer Through Hair Removal
As summer approaches, the excitement of wearing that gorgeous dress or shorts increases. However, this also comes with some challenges and especially if you have some unwanted hair on your legs, underarms not to mention that your favourite bikini might also not be very enjoyable owing to unpleasant bikini hairline. However, it is easy to get smooth legs for summer by getting some great hair removal treatments which have greater results keeping you from frequent shaving and unhygienic procedures.
If you want to step out in that lovely dress or shorts, there are a number of hair removal methods you might need to consider and have a qualified therapist or other highly skilled technicians. These procedures come with a number of benefits which are worth considering and especially if you are tired of shaving and painful waxing procedures. Below are some of the most viable hair removal procedures to consider:
Laser hair removal
Laser is one of the best hair removal methods to consider if you are looking for smooth legs this summer. It is safe and non-invasive not to mention that you can have your hair thinned or removed without experiencing much pain. The procedure should however be conducted by a qualified therapist using the right kind of equipments if the desired results are to be achieved. Laser hair removal has a high rate of success and especially for people with dark hair pigment. People with red and blonde hair can also enjoy smooth legs in summer using this procedure. Laser has minimal down time or side effects and cannot be compared with other methods that require the use of unpredictable, toxic creams or painful hair plucking.
Professional waxing
Many people feel a chill down their spine when they hear of waxing. Yes, there is no doubt that waxing is one of the hair removal methods that has a lot of pain associated with it but it can be handled professionally to help deliver quality results with minimized pain. An experienced waxing therapist can help you experience those smooth legs and slip into your favourite shorts or dress this summer. Waxing can be done on the legs and any other part of the body including the bikini line. Leg waxing involves the use of hard/hot wax and warm wax and the results can last for between 3 and 8 weeks.
Electrolysis hair removal
As aforementioned, laser hair removal is suitable and very successful among dark haired individuals. And although blonde and red hair persons can still have this procedure, the rate of success is not comparable with that of dark haired people. However, people with this colour of hair as well as those with white or gray hair will need not to worry as electrolysis can help achieve smooth legs for summer. Electrolysis can be conducted on all skin types with a high rate of success and especially for light haired individuals. An experienced therapist can also combine both laser and electrolysis to remove hair in the legs and give you a smooth skin.
As you prepare for the summer season, you can plan for any one of these procedures by booking with your favourite salon or clinic. You can try at CoLaz Laser Hair Removal and Beauty Salon which is based in four location London Paddington, southall, Hounslow, and Slough. Additionally, your therapist could recommend safe and hygienic hair removal creams which could work well with your skin. However, do not go for these creams if you are not sure how they will impact on your skin.

Guest Post By: Jarin

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Guest post: Summer nail polishes!

Hi I'm Sarah from Sarah Eliza and I thought I was write a guest post on the lovely Lucy's blog while she's been a little busy recently. As I am writing this it's supposed to be summer while it throws it down with rain outside my window and this is why I thought I would share with you my summer nail choices and a lot of them make a frequent appearance on my blog as I love the shades and makes so much. 


Probably one of my favourite lines of nail varnish is the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Varnishes and they are always coming out with new additions to the collection and one of the newer shades is a light blue shade in Sugar Apple which many have compared to the beloved Essie's Mint Candy Apple. I am a big fan of blue nail varnishes so I always find a way of slipping one in to any season and being a nice light pastel blue this is a perfect summer shade. Another on of the Barry M Gelly Nail Varnishes that I think will be great for summer is the shade Passion Fruit and this was one of the first shades to be released into this collection I think back last summer. I am not a big pink nail fan but this slightly coral-pink would be a great holiday shade. Another one that I think is a great holiday shade is this Sinful Colours shade in Hazard and is a orange with a slight pink to it. It's not a shade I would jump to regularly but I know it's a shade a lot of people will love.
Pastels are great this time of year and one of my favourite pastel pinks is another Sinful Colours choice in Easy Going. Being a light shade, it does need more than one coat but, for me it only needs my usual of two coats to look perfect for me.
Sticking to the light, pastel shades, a nice yellow is a great one for this time of year and I love this Models Own one in the shade Lemon Meringue. To me, this is a perfect pastel yellow and is great throughout the entire duration of summer!

So I hope you enjoyed this quick post discussing my summer nail picks! What are some of your favourite summer nail shades?
Hope you're doing great, 


Sunday, 15 June 2014

Prom Preperation

As the amount of exams start to die down and you finally reach the end of school, there is always one thing that most people look forward too: prom. My last exam is on the 24th of June and my prom is on the 4th of July so I don't have a long wait at all until I get to dress up all fancy!

There are so many things that people have to think of for the preparation of prom so I thought I would put a list together of things that I need to prepare and get sorted so that I have the best prom experience as possible! This may help a few of you so you can get all the minor details sorted out.

1. Outfit - lets face it, you can't go to prom if you don't have a dress or a suit. I got my dress months ago and I still love it! Try to get one which suits your personality and makes you look stunning!
2. Transport - unless you're planning to walk to prom, then you need some mode of transport! There are so many different cars out there now-a-days that it can be hard to chose. Also, don't forget decorations such as ribbons and balloons for the vehicle!
3. Hair - it's always nice to have someone else do your hair for the night and prom is a definite reason to make this happen! I've gone for a hairstyle which suits the style of my dress.
4. Nails - are you having a French manicure or just painting them yourself? Make sure you plan ahead so you get use to the nails!
5. Make-up - nobody wants to do their make up perfectly on prom night then go ahead and ruin it with some eyeliner flicks - practise makes perfect!
6. Shoes - are they comfy? Have you broken them in yet? Do you walk like a duck in them?
7. Jewellery/corsage - is your date buying you a corsage or are you going low key with some pearls? Make sure you get jewellery which matches the details on your dress.
8. Bagyou don't want to be the one that has to hold your belongings, make sure you have enough room to hold essentials like phone, camera, powder and lipgloss!
 
 
Let me know about your prom planning!
 

Love Lucy x




Friday, 30 May 2014

Update + Guest Writers!

Hi everyone. I've been absent from the blogging world for over a month now, time has literally flown by! I didn't realise until I checked on Blogger that it had been over a month. 
The past month has been hectit! I'd finished my mock exams, only then to be thrown in 3 weeks later to the real exams. They've been so stressful, I've only done 3, now I have 10 to go! I'm glad I'm not like some of my friends who have 20+ because I don't think I could have coped. ;) I'm now on "study leave" which means I only have to go into school on certain days for revision for some subjects, and the rest of the time I can revise at home. So I left school on the 23rd of May and it wasn't as emotional as I thought it would be, it hasn't sunk in yet that I'm going into Sixth Form soon. Scary!! 

I will start to post regular posts again on here, but I just need to get back into the swing of things again! But in the mean time I need you. I'm putting an advert out there for some guest writers for my blog. I don't want to leave my audience for another month so therefore I'd like to give the opportunity to some of you to write a post for my blog. The post can be about anything and everything - I'm not fussy! If you'd like to know more about this then please e-mail me at: makeupyourmindx@gmail.com 

I think this is also a great chance for you to advertise your blog in a different way! I'm looking forward to hearing from you! :)

Lucy x

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Small haul - HMV + Superdrug

Today I'm just writing a really quick and easy post to share with you some of the items which I have picked up recently from HMV and Superdrug, so here goes!
The first few things I picked up were these Disney DVDs from HMV. They were £12.99 each but were on offer at buy one get one free so I decided to pick up Brave, Monsters University and Tangled (and nemo but left that round a friends house, woops!) I absolutely love all Disney DVDs and i'm hoping to get the whole collection - i'm such a big kid!
 The next thing I got was from Superdrug and it is from the Naturally Radiant range, it's the Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser. I've heard so much about cleansers like this so I thought I would pick it up and give it a try. This was £2.98 when I bought it due to there being a 50% off skincare but originally it sells for £5.99. 
 Also from Superdrug I got 2 of the Revlon Colour Burst Lacquer Balms in the shades Demure and Coquette. Demure is a simple nude shade with glitter in and Coquette is a medium pink. These were £7.99 each but they were on buy one get one half price! I've worn them both a few times already and I love them.

Is there anything that you've picked up recently and are loving?

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Bloggers do spring better - nails

Today's post is going to be about the first topic for the #Bloggersdoitbetter challenge! I was contacted by Gem and she told us that the first post will be all about Spring and it could be anything you like it to be. 

I'm going to be writing about my favourite Spring nail polish which I recently purchased from Poundland, (yes poundland!!) I was so shocked to see the amount of different make up items that are available in stores like Poundland. Most of them are all the terrifying colours which people wouldn't go near, but after a little rummaging I found this gorgeous nail polish by Sally Hansen. 

The first thing that stood out to me was obviously the colour, it was the perfect red-y, orange-y, coral colour - perfect for Spring! The shade is "sonic boom" which is super cute. The fact that it is part of the "insta-dry" range blew me away, I'm always the impatient one that messes up hours of nail art with smudging. I love the formula, the pigmentation is amazing, only one coat is needed for it to be fully opaque! In the pictures, I have added two coats but it really isn't needed. It chips fairly easily but I haven't tried it with a top coat yet so maybe that will stop it! 

What's your favourite Spring nail polish colour?

Monday, 7 April 2014

#Bloggersdoitbetter Challenge!

Hey everyone! Again, I'm so sorry I haven't posted for a while, it's that time of the year where school work really does take priority. I'm drowning in revision and work to prepare for exams, I don't have enough time to see my friends let alone write a blog post! But anyway, onto the reason for this post.

Touch Of Belle

A few weeks back I was contacted by Gem from Touch Of Belle asking if I would like to get involed in the #Bloggersdoitbetter challenge. Of course I said that I would love to join as I already participate in the 2014 blogger challenge so this will be another thing for me to become a part of. 

I'm not sure if you can still ask to join this challenge as this post is a little bit late. However if you are involved in the challenge please let me know as I would love to discuss ideas and read your posts. The whole idea of the challenge is to write about a certain topic every fortnight which you are told via e-mail. If you would like to find out more you can go here. I really hope you all enjoy my posts for the challenge!


Sunday, 23 March 2014

New make up brushes from eBay!

Earlier this week I got a super exciting package through the post. It can't just be me that finds letters/packages really exciting!? But this one was even better because inside was the new make up brushes I had ordered from eBay. I've been looking into getting these brushes for quite a while now because I always here Gabby from Velvetgh0st on YouTube rave about them. So I took the plunge and decided to order some.


 I ordered the 8 piece set in silver. The set comes with 4 face brushes and 4 eye brushes (the "bobbi brown" make up sponge was sent as a gift... weird?). They are all so so soft and apply make up beautifully. I have found some good uses for all of the brushes and they will be in the caption of each picture. They are such good value for money! I just checked on eBay to find you all the link and they have gone down in price since I paid for them! I believe I paid £11.24 or something silly, now they are only £9.58 so a real bargain if you are looking for some new make up brushes which are high quality but you don't want to pay an arm and a leg for them! You can get them here.

Angled face brush - I use this for foundation.

Tapered brush - I use this for contouring as it's not super stiff but stiff enough.
Rounded brush, similar to the real techniques expert face brush - Again I use this for my foundation.
Fluffier brush, it's like a stippling brush - I use this for powder or blush.
Angled brush and rounded brush - Excellent at applying eye shadow.
Tapered eye brush which I use for the lower lash line. Small stipple type brush which I use for concealer. 
 What are your favourite brushes?

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Easy Burger and Chips | 2014 Blogger Challenge

Hey everyone! I'm so sorry for the lack of posts lately, I've literally been drowning in revision for my mock exams that I never had a spare hour to jump online and write a blog post for you. I'm thinking of writing a post about revision resources soon, let me know what you think! Anyway, onto the real reason for this post. Today's post is for the 2014 Blogger Challenge, and it is all about a recipe of your choice. "Burger and Chips" doesn't seem like the most amazing thing but it is by far my favourite meal to cook for my mum and dad if they don't know what to have for tea one night - it's quick and easy!
Serves: 4

Ingredients
Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumber - whatever you like in a burger.
Burger Buns
Cheese (if you wish to make a cheese burger)
500g of Minced Beef
1/2 an onion
4 potatoes
A little olive/sunflower oil
Seasoning

Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C/200 degrees C for a fan assisted oven/gas mark 7.
  2. Put the beef into a bowl. Season well.
  3. Chop the onion finely onto a chopping board. You can have as little or as much onion as you want. Depending on what you prefer.
  4. Add the onion into the bowl with the mince in. Use a fork to break up the strands of beef up. After a while you can use your hands to mash the mince together until it is in a round ball.
  5. Cut up the potatoes into "wedges" of potatoes. You can cut them as thin or as thick as you like. 
  6. Place the potatoes on a baking tray. Drizzle with oil and season well.
  7. Place the potatoes into the oven for 30 minutes.
  8. Whilst the potatoes are cooking, divide the mince into equally sized balls, squish these to make them into burger shapes. The amount in the ball can vary, depending on how thick you want the burgers to be.
  9. Heat a frying pan (skillet) until hot and add the burgers. You may not be able to fit all burgers into one frying pan so you may have to have 2 pans on the go. No need to add oil.
  10. Cook the burgers through, roughly 7 minutes on each side. When you are waiting for one side to cook, take the potatoes out of the oven to flip them over so they get cooked evenly. There is no need to move the burgers around because they will cook themselves.
  11. Cook the burgers until they are brown through the middle and cooked thoroughly. 
  12. When everything is cooked, drain the burgers so you get all of the fat out of them.
  13. Make your burger to how you would want it using the lettuce, cucumber, tomato etc., add the sauces you wish and add the chips/wedges to the plate.
What's your favourite recipe to cook?

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Nail tools | 2014 Blogger Challenge

Today's post for the 2014 Blogger Challenge is all about nails. This post could have been about anything really, from nail care to nail art tutorials. I decided to share with you my favourite nail tools for creating more than just a plain block of colour on each nail.
I never realised, until YouTube and blog etc, that tools actually existed that could make your nails look super cute and snazzy. I always watch nail art tutorials for new ideas and designs, creating them on your own nails however is a different story. They make it look easy, but then I suppose these tools make it a little easier.


I had make up sponges for ages but didn't really like them for applying make up, but then I found a whole different use for them. Nail art. You apply two or more different colour nail polishes to one side of the sponge, dab them onto your nail and voila! A lovely ombre effect nail.


Other tools that I use are these dotting tools which are from Amazon. They are so super cheap but do the job perfectly. You simple dip the dotting tool into the nail polish then create whatever design you want on your nail. Link here


Sellotape. As strange as it sounds, sellotape is the easiest thing to create cool designs on your nails. You simply cut pieces of sellotape up, stick them on your already applied base coated nail, then apply another colour on top, peel the pieces of sellotape off whilst the polish is still wet then you have a cool design.

What are your favourite nail tools?

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Moving Bedrooms


As my brother finally flew the nest and got his own little place with his girlfriend, it was finally my turn to have the "big" bedroom. My old bedroom was so squished and small, I didn't even have a proper bed, instead I had to have one built in - yes, it was that small! The possibilities were endless for the decor of my new bedroom. It took me ages to decide what the colour scheme was, where I wanted all of my furniture and just how I wanted it to be. But finally, I got it all sorted out and have now moved into my new room. I'm now going to share with you how I've decorated my room and where some of the pieces are from.



When you first walk in, on the right I have a 4 + 2 draw chest. This stores some clothes and make up. On top, I have a tea light holder, then a Tinkerbell Glitter Globe, a Calendar Block, a Rubiks Cube (don't ask why haha), and a No7 make up mirror.


Beside this chest, on the floor, I have a duck egg blue peddle bin and the buzz light-year which I mentioned in my 16th Birthday post. Also I have a sneaky tub of Celebrations which I am forever resisting to eat.



On the left, once you walk in, I have my wardrobe which has 3 drawers at the bottom. My Dad added the mirror to my wardrobe to save some floor space. Next to my wardrobe, I have a desk which has 3 drawers. 



This is the top of my desk. On the top of my desk, I keep my Osco 3 drawers where I keep everyday make up, a candle, brush holder, pen pot, notepads for homework and perfumes. Everything that I need on an everyday basis is kept on my desk.


Spin round from my desk and you reach my bed. It's only a single bed and it's from Argos. I have a bed side table next to my bed. On my bed, I keep 2 cushions - love heart one from Primark, Keep Calm and Carry On one from Pastimes. I also keep my Sully and Nemo teddies on my bed which are super cute! I have lights wrapped around the headboard of my bed which are from Sainsburys. My wallpaper is from homebase and it took so long to choose the perfect wallpaper! 

What's the colour theme for your bedroom?


Thursday, 20 February 2014

16th Birthday

Hello everyone! Today I've got a pretty exciting post for you, well for me it is exciting. Yesterday it was my 16th birthday! eeep, it sounds so strange saying that i'm 16, the years have literally flew by! I had a really good birthday as a whole, I woke up bursting with excitement by about 7am like always. I didn't do anything special, my mum kept pestering me because she wanted to take me to a restaurant for a big slap up meal but that just isn't my thing. So, we went to McDonalds haha! Then my best friend slept over. I thought i'd share with you most of the things I received for my birthday, like people always say in these posts, I'm no way bragging. I am so so thankful for and love every single present I received. 


Cupcake baking book, The Fault in our stars - John Green, Wreck This Journal, 16 mug with hot chocolates and marshmallows, Maltesers. 

I've been really into baking and making different things lately so I loved receiving the baking book and getting inspiration as to what flavours compliment each other. I've heard so much about "The Fault in our Stars" so I had to get it, I'm already on chapter 2 and I'm loving it! I gave my best friend a wreck this journal for her birthday in January so I was so happy to receive one. Who doesn't like some hot chocolate and maltesers?! Exactly!

Soap and Glory Hand Food and Sugar Crush Body Wash, St  Ives Facial Scrub, Nip + Fab winter cherry collection.

I absolutely love all things Soap and Glory so I was very happy to receive these. Also i've been looking at the St Ives facial scrubs for ages but never got round to buying one so I asked Mum if she'd purchase it for my birthday which she did. I've heard so many good things about Nip + Fab so i can't wait to try these out for myself.

L'oreal eyeshadow - platinum beige, Maybelline colour tattoo - Eternal Gold, Maybelline Baby Skin, L'oreal True Match foundation.

I didn't ask for many make up items as I didn't feel the need too. I love the colour tattoos and the more neutral colours so i picked up this gold one, I've heard so many mixed reviews on the Baby Skin so I had to try it out for myself. Also I am a complete foundation junky and had heard so many great things about this foundation that I had to pick it up. 

Talking Buzz Light year, New Look gift card, Calender block.

This might seem like a strange gift but for me it isn't, I am obsessed with Buzz Light Year and always have been. So receiving this was amazing because it talks and everything! My brother got me a New Look gift card and these super cute calendar blocks.

That's most of the things I got for my 16th birthday, I also got a few clothing items but i'm terrible at making them look nice in photographs haha woops! 
When's your birthday? 


Sunday, 16 February 2014

Highend beauty wishlist | 2014 Blogger Challenge

When you get into YouTube and beauty blogs, you start to experience many new things. You see things which perhaps you have never seen before. This is what happened to me with "highend beauty products". This time last year, I'd started to watch YouTube beauty gurus and started to read blogs. The one thing that would nearly always pop up on these were "highend products" that looked absolutely marvelous. So basically, I blame the world of beauty gurus for the amount of high end make up products I lust over. As of yet, I don't own any highend products as being a 15 year old, I simply cannot afford to splash my cash on expensive products. 
So that is the point in today's post, I'm going to be sharing with you my highend beauty wishlist which was a topic in the 2014 blogger challenge. 



Nars Laguna Bronzer -£27
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation - £31
Naked 1, 2 and 3 palettes - £37 each
Benefit Porefessional Primer - £24.50



Mac Pro Longwear Concealer - £15.50
Benefit Browzings - £23.50
Mac Mineralize Skin Finish - Soft and Gentle - £22
Benefit High Beam - £19.50

I've always wanted these products because they get raved about so so much and seem like absolutely amazing products! Maybe when I get a job or some spare money I may be able to buy some of these products. Fingers crossed!

What's your most wanted highend beauty item?


Monday, 10 February 2014

Say hello!

So as i'm sitting here on a chilly Monday night, in my onesie, drinking a cup of tea and flicking through bloglovin' reading some posts, I start to think about blogging as a whole. It's a strange concept really, isn't it? You write your thoughts and feelings onto a webpage then other people read it, and they may even get some inspiration out of it or go out to buy the product you recommended. The blogging community is such a lovely thing to be involved in, and I feel so privileged that people accept me into that community. People actually take time out to write lovely comments on some of my posts, follow my blog and just listen to me. 

I've spoken to some really great people, whether it be via email, instagram or just on comments. Every time I get an email I get so excited because it's more or less always about something to do with my blog. But I wouldn't go so far in saying that I've made some real close friends, sure I've spoken to some people but it's never been much more than a quick chat. I really want to change this. So many people in the blogging community make lifetime friendships out of doing what they do, and I would love that too! I'd love to be able to speak to people who have a blog too, I don't really have a friend who I can talk about my one main passion which is beauty, so meeting someone who has a blog too will be an opportunity to do this. Nobody really knows about my blog (post on that coming your way soon) so speaking to someone with a blog could be really beneficial. 

I'd absolutely be over the moon if I made a lifelong friend through blogging, one of my main hobbies and there's a chance to make some friends out of it - bonus! I'm always checking my e-mails so if anyone would like to get in touch then please do (makeupyourmindx@gmail.com), I promise you I don't bite haha! I love looking through instagram pictures too so if you want me to follow you then follow me on "makeupyourmindblog". 

Lots of love, Lucy x

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Liebster Award

Hello everyone, welcome to February! Only 17 days until I turn 16, eep! Today's post is going to be a little different. I recieved a comment on my previous blog post from the lovely Ally from AllysFashions letting me know that she nominated me for the Liebster Award. 

(this picture is not my own, credit to:
http://avoidingatrophy.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/liebster-award.html)
I saw a few posts floating around about the Liebster Award but I'd never really looked into it. If you're like me, and was oblivious to what the Liebster Award actually is then it is an award for bloggers who have under fewer followers or who are newer to the blogging world. It's an opportunity for you to share your favourite smaller bloggers and allow your readers to see their blog too. It is lovely to be awarded with this because it's one of the little things you can get when you're a blogger. It's a way to put your blog out there and getting it viewed by others. It really is a compliment for all of the work and effort gone into your blog.

The rules for the Liebster Award:
1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you - Ally.
2. Answer the 11 questions which were given to you by the blogger who nominated you.
3. Pick 11 nominees but it can't be the person who nominated you.
4. Tell the nominees that you've nominated them.

Questions:
1) Top 3 lip products?
 MUA lipsticks in shade 3 + 13 and Rimmel 1000 kisses lip tint in "Carry On Cherry".
2) Favourite season?
Autumn.
3) Staple fashion piece?
Tartan scarf.
4) Why did you start blogging?
It seemed fun, I've always wanted to start but never knew how it would turn out for me. But I absolutely love sharing my thoughts about things with people who share the same interested.
5) What are your hobbies?
Shopping, Baking, Socialising with friends, and obviously blogging.
6) Favourite make up brand?
Rimmel or MUA.
7) Favourite nail polish brand?
Barry M.
8) Favourite colour?
Blue or burgundy/marroon.
9) What is your dream job?
Midwife or nurse.
10) Who is your favourite celebrity?
Demi Lovato if she's counted as a celebrity rather than a singer!
11) Favourite shop?
Primark and Boots.

Bloggers who I nominate:
Sarah - Sarah Jones
Libby - Libby Jade
(sorry if you've already recieved an award)
(only 3 nominations as nearly everyone who i follow has 300+ followers:()

Questions for you to answer:
1. Favourite book?
2. 3 products you can't live without?
3. Favourite recipe?
4. Why did you start blogging?
5. Which country do you live in?
6. Favourite lipstick?
7. Favourite youtuber/blogger, why?
8. Countries you'd most like to visit?
9. Favourite skin care product?
10. Favourite, if any, high end make up product?
11. What are your hobbies?

Lucy x

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Valentine's day gift guide: For her

Soon enough the day's going to approach when the singletons feel lonely and the loved up ones become even more loved up. Yes, it's nearly Valentine's Day. The 14th of February is fast approaching and sometimes it's difficult to find that perfect gift for that special someone. Today i'm going to share with you a few gift ideas for that one girl in your life.



Fragrance Gift Sets
There are so many different gift sets on the market nowadays. They're the perfect gift for someone. I'd absolutely love to open one of these from a loved one. You can find some really lovely sets cheaper on websites such as www.fragrancedirect.co.uk

Jewellery
Simple yet effective. There are so many different pieces of jewellery available, nearly all of it is perfect for an occasion such as Valentine's Day. Pieces that stand out from the rest would be anything related to "love". Things such as infinity rings or necklaces, or if they have a Pandora bracelet then you can buy them a charm to do with love at the Pandora Website.

Make up
By this, I don't just mean any old random piece of make up. If they are the sort of girl that is obsessed with make up, keep a mental note of the things they are lusting over but just can't bring their selves to buy it. It would mean so much to them that you've remembered little things like this. 
(usually this will be an expensive product, don't freak out that people spend that much money on one thing!)

Candles
If they love to relax then a candle is a perfect thing to add to any situation. There are so many candles on the market but ones I will recommend would be Yankee Candles as they look so lovely on the side of any girls vanity.

Simple, thoughtful things
The average things that people think don't mean anything, which clearly do! Such as: a box of chocolates, breakfast in bed, a nice bottle of bubbly and cooking a romantic dinner for the two of you. You don't have to spend a load of money to have a good day with the one you love.

These are just a few things which I think are appropriate for Valentine's Day. What are you getting your loved one this year?