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Popcorn And Cocktail Pairings

Recently I’ve been inspired by both SkinnyPop popcorn and the lovely weather we’ve been having recently to show you some popcorn and cocktail pairings. These would be perfect for picnics or summer parties.

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Obviously if you are underage like me or just don’t drink alcohol you can swap the alcohol in the cocktails for lemonade or a soft drink like that.

I think my personal favourite would have to be the blackberry smash paired with aged white cheddar popcorn. I’ve never seen cheese flavoured popcorn before and it sounds amazing!

You can look at the range of popcorn from SkinnyPop here.

With all my love, from Lucy

Beauty · Uncategorized

Would You Rather? Beauty Edition

Because I don’t do enough tags on my blog I thought I’d do a beauty would you rather! I love any kind of would you rather, I think they’re so funny.

1.) Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lipglosses or lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows?

I’d definitely want to keep my eyeshadow palettes, the majority of my high end stuff is eyeshadows.

2.) Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?

It sounds ridiculous but my head is so huge I’d look so awful with no hair whatsoever! I’d rather never cut it again than have nothing.

3.) Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?

Probably a coral, I don’t often wear blusj because my cheeks are very naturally red.

4.) If you had $1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?

This one is hard because if I had $1000 I’d spend some on makeup and some on clothe sbut if I had to choose I’d probably say clothes.

5.) Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner, or eyeliner as lipstick?

Probably eyeliner as lipstick, black lips are in fashion now! If I could pull it off is a different matter…

6.) Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?

I’ve never shopped at Sephora because I’ve never been to America so I would say MAC.

7.) Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?

I usually use the same lipstick so i’d just stick with that. And if I had to choose a lipstick to wear forever it would be Whirl by MAC.
8.) Would you rather wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter?

Luckily we don’t get much of a summer in UK so I could wear winter clothes all year!

9.) Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?

Bright nails, I’m not cool and vampy enough to have dark nails!

10.) Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product?

This one is so tricky but I couldn’t bare to give up my Naked palette so it would have to be lip.

11.) Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun?

I’ve never been able to perfect the messy bun and I live in pony tails so this one is easy. I’d stick with a ponytail.

12.) Would your rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lipgloss?

I don’t like lipgloss that much because of how sticky it is so I’d happily give that up.

13.) Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or sharpie them in everyday?

My eyebrows are an integral part of my face so I think I’d have to Sharpie them in everyday! Could I use a brown Sharpie or would it have to be black?

14.) Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?

I don’t paint my nails that often because I’m not very good at doing them and I love makeup so I’d live without nail polish.

I tag everybody reading to do this, I look forward to seeing them!

With all my love, from Lucy

Beauty · Uncategorized

Summery Copper Makeup Look

I always associate copper eyeshadow with autumn and winter, the whole copper eyes and berry lips thing, but I was just mucking about with my makeup and trying new looks and I came up with this and I thought it was perfect for summer.

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This MUA palette is my go-to in summer for a few reasons, it is the only eyeshadow palette I own that has bright shades in and I think summer is the perfect time for experimenting with colour and because some of the eyeshadows aren’t very pigmented it gives a lovely sheen of colour because what they lack in colour they make up for in shimmer! I’m not even kidding, the simmer shadows in here are SO shimmery!

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I used this lovely, rich copper shade all over the lid with a slightly lighter pinkier toned shade in the first half of my eye to brighten it up. Then in the crease, I just used this simple matte camel colour.

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In the photo, they colours look more gold and less copper than in real life but it still looks very pretty!

The same as pretty much all the makeup looks I do, this is something that could be worn anywhere. Does anyone else have days you just feel like doing your makeup nicely?!

 

With all my love, from Lucy

 

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My Top Photography Tips

Recently a lovely lady from Aura Frames emailed me and asked me to share my best photography tips, especially when using your phone camera, with you all. An Aura Frame is a digital picture frame which shows photos from your camera roll and is controlled by an app.

I don’t class myself as a pro photographer and I never use a proper camera but we live in an age where most smartphone cameras are as good at proper cameras so that is fine! Here are my top tips:

1. When taking selfies- something I do quite frequently- always use natural lighting. I find artificial lighting can make your face a slightly different shade so all my selfies are taken in front of a window!

2. Try and find a focus point in all photos, especially landscapes.

3. Utilize the panorama feature if you have one. It allows you to take 360 degree photos of landscapes all in one, instead of having to take multiple photos of the same place.

4. If you are ever taking a photo of somebody make sure there is something nice in the background. I really like the photo of my brother and I that my dad took a few years ago because of the lovely lake in the background!

5. Get your angles right! I’m taking media studies fro GCSE and I’ve learnt all about camera angles. I took he photo of the castle/cathedral (I can’t remember) in Belgium from a low angle which makes it look a  lot bigger than it actually is!

Let me know your best photography tips. You can order an Aura Frame here.

With all my love, from Lucy

Beauty · Uncategorized

Simple Cleansing Lotion Review

Recently in UK it has been so hot. Which means I have been incredibly sweaty (gross, I know) and wearing makeup probably isn’t the best thing for my skin.

As well as using my usual micellar water to take my makeup off, I have been using the Simple cleansing lotion to make sure my skin is completely rid of any dirt and remaining sweat!

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I have absolutely fallen in love with this! It is quite fascinating to see how much dirt is left on your skin after using just your cleanser, especially after being all sweaty. I’ve found that this cleanses your face really nicely but doesn’t dry out your skin- quite the opposite actually, this is so lovely on your face and i find it acts as a moisturizer as well. If you have quite dry skin you might still need a moisturizer but if you have oily/combination skin like me this is great!

I would 100% recommend this if you’re looking for a new cleanser for a good price.

With all my love, from Lucy

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One Lovely Blog Award

I have never been nominated for a blog award before but Laura at fountain pens and fashion nominated me for the One Lovely Blog award which is amazing!

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When you are nominated for this award, you have to give 7 facts about yourself, so here are mine:

1. I will be doing my GCSEs next summer

2. My favourite band is McFly because I never get bored of them

 3. The one place I want to visit in the world is New York

4. I lived in Southport (near Liverpool) until I was 4 but now I live near Peterborough

5. My favourite eyeshadow palette is the original Naked palette

6. My favourite lipstick is Liquid Suede by Nyx in the shade Soft Spoken

7. In my group of friends, there are 3 of us called Lucy so I get called Nib (because my surname is Niblock)

The people I am nominating for the award are:

Style In The Afternoon

Happiness Is A Piece Of Cake

Karolina Arianne

Kirsty Jarvie

Melia May

LexiLife

For those I have nominated, the rules are:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog

2. Post about the reward

3. Share 7 facts about yourself

4. Nominate up to 15

5. Let your nominees know you have nominated them

With all my love, from Lucy

Beauty · Uncategorized

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water Review

The only makeup remover I have ever used is the Garnier Simply Essentials Makeup Remover, which I reviewed here. But Garnier Micellar Water is so famous I thought I’d try it out.

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I got the version for sensitive and combination skin, I don’t think my skin is sensitive but it is definitely combination. It says it mattifies and I would second that, it completely takes away the oil that I get on my nose and forehead but without drying out my skin.

I really like the fact that it comes in a 400ml bottle which will last forever and you hardly need any on your cotton pad. It also feels as if it is doing something good to your skin. As well as taking makeup off perfectly, it cleanses your face and makes it feel so clean!

I would definitely recommend this if you are looking for a good, affordable makeup remover/ cleanser.

With all my love, from Lucy