Lifestyle · Uncategorized

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

Beauty

1 Eyeshadow Makeup Look

I rarely use more than 2 or 3 eyeshadows when I’m doing my makeup, but I thought I’d make it even quicker and easier and only use 1.

I actually love how it turned out so I thought I’d show it to you.


All you have to do is pack an eyeshadow all over your lid and blend blend blend! Then if you want it a bit smokier and darker you just pack a bit more on and blend. I used the shade Toasted from the naked palette which I think is really perfect for spring because it isn’t too dark or heavy.

With all my love, from Lucy

Lifestyle · Uncategorized

My Favourite Things Tag

I couldn’t think of anything to write about for this week’s post so I thought I’d do a little tag! I love tags because I’m so nosy so I’m hoping some of you enjoy them too.

Colour? Either pink or yellow

Food? Pizza

Movie? I’d probably say Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging. What a classic!

Band/artist? This one is so hard because I like so many but I’m going with McFly

Celebrity? Dianna Agron (because she is so beautiful!)

Precious stone? Sapphire

Animal? Slow loris, google it!

Flower? I’m going to be boring and say rose

Fruit? Strawberry

Vegetable? Peas

Boy’s name? Elliot or Daniel

Girl’s name? Eliza, Lydia, Quinn, I’ve got loads

Crisp flavour? Smoky bacon

Meal of the day? Breakfast because I love an English breakfast more than life itself

Ice cream flavour? Toffee

Fizzy drink? Pepsi

Popcorn? Salted

Season? Autumn or spring

Month? December because Christmas duh!

Disney princess? Rapunzel

Insult? Probably anything insulting somebody’s intelligence!

Eye colour? Blue

Dessert? Cheesecake

Sweets? Skittles, the sour ones in particular

Restaurant? Frankie & Benny’s

Thing about myself? Probably my humour, even though I’m not that funny!

I tag everyone reading this!

With all my love, from Lucy

Lifestyle · Uncategorized

Celebrate Mum With Breakfast In Bed

Recently, I was inspired by Leesa to share my Mother’s Day essentials. I know I’m British and we celebrated Mother’s Day in March but I know I have some American followers and also, it is my mum’s birthday soon so if I’m feeling nice she might get breakfast in bed!

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I think the best way to start Mother’s Day is breakfast in bed. Really cozy with lots of pillows and blankets, make sure your mum has a really good mattress, if your mum is looking to buy a new one tell her to check out a mattress company so your morning won’t be ruined by annoying mattress springs or bumps!

 My mum’s go-to breakfast is toast with lots of butter and a little bit of Marmite, I’m a hater of Marmite but my mum is definitely a lover. My mum is also a fan of a nice croissant, I’m not sure if you’re meant to eat croissants with honey or if that is just my mum but she loves it so we’ll let her off! I don’t think my mum could ever have breakfast without a cup of tea (how very British of her) so of course that is an essential. Is it really mother’s day if you don’t give your mum chocolates? The answer to that is no. My mum has a massive sweet tooth so if I’m ever stuck on what to buy her a box of chocolates, especially the fancy ones from Thornton’s, is a life saver!

Feel free to write a post about what you would do for your mum on Mother’s day, or any day you feel like treating your mum, I’d love to see what everybody else comes up with.

With all my love, from Lucy

Fashion · Uncategorized

I Skirt 3 Ways~ Fountain Pens And Fashion Guest Post

Today’s post is a little bit different from usual. Laura from Fountain Pens And Fashion has written a post that I’m posting on my blog and I have written a post that is going up on her blog, so make sure you go and check that out after reading this. Laura and I have very similar writing styles so if you enjoy mine I’m sure you will love her blog too.

Take it away Laura!

Three days ago, I set myself a challenge.

I had decided to try something that I have seen others challenge themselves to do. I was going to try and wear the same skirt three different ways. It sounded so easy in my head, I mean, how hard can it be to throw together three different outfits?

Challenge accepted?

Yes.

The skirt I picked was a black and white checkered skater skirt, perfect for the warmer months and comfortable to wear.

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Also, just a note before we start, I shot all of my pictures on Day 3 as, I didn’t have time to take the photos on Day one or two! 🙂

Day 1:

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I woke up late for sixth form and went to go and put my first outfit together. Normally I try on a few outfits before I left for school, but I couldn’t do this. This made me actually appreciate what I had instead of easily discarding clothes that could have created a good look. I decided on this lightweight v neck knitwear top from Primark, I think it was about £6 but I nabbed it in the sale for £3! It wasn’t too bulky, meaning it was easy to tuck in and it didn’t sag around the waistline. I paired it with knee high white socks for a classic Britney vibe.

So far, so good.

Day 2:

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This was harder than day one due to the fact I never wear something two days in a row unless it’s new! I eventually decided on a more girly look with a long sleeved green top with buttons near the top and tights. These were both from Primark ( I always go into Primark to see my old workmates!), the tights were £3 and the top was around £5. By the lunchtime of day two I was planning my look for day three; something I never do normally, which was very interesting.

Day 3:

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I decided to opt for a more edgy vibe on Day 3, choosing to pair my skirt with a leather jacket, knee high kitten heel boots and a plain black vest. Oh and a pout! I felt that this top worked really well and it made me confident, most probably because I had planned it the night before. The leather jacket is from F+F in Tesco’s, which cost about £30 and the plain vest top is New Look. The boots were a charity shop bargain and have featured in my blog already, they were TWO POUNDS!

Things I thought I wouldn’t learn but I have:

  • Be grateful for how much you have – it almost made me want to throw out half my clothes. Almost.
  • It made me realise how you can style a piece of clothing with a small wardrobe.
  • It made me feel confident in what I was wearing as I had put time into my outfit, rather than chucking on the first things I saw.

So, today, fellow friend, I’m setting you the challenge.

Do you wish to accept?

Laura x

Beauty · Uncategorized

NYX Tame & Frame Vs Benefit Ka-Brow

A few months back, in Blogmas, I did a review of Ka-Brow by Benefit which you can have a look at here. I have it because one of my friends bought it and didn’t like it so she gave it to me to try- I really liked it, I found it worked perfectly for me. But the time has come for it to dry up and start running out and I didn’t fancy spending £20 so I bought Tame & Frame by NYX for £6!

I’ve tried both so I thought I would do a little comparison for you.

Starting with the packaging, I much prefer the NYX one. Compared to the almost tacky, over the top Benefit packaging the NYX one looks quite classy and simplistic- which I like. But Ka-Brow does come with a little brush which gives them bonus points.

Both formulas are incredible similar and the two shades (Espresso from NYX and 04 from Benefit) are pretty much exactly the same. Both come in a good range of shades, although Benefit has one more shade.

The one main difference in these two products is the price. I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between the two if it wasn’t for the packaging, the formals are that similar. I wouldn’t be surprised if they were actually the exact same. Scandalous!

I don’t really see the point in paying £20 for something if you can get the same stuff for only £6 so if you are looking into buying the Ka-Brow because you’ve heard it is good (which it is but Tame & Frame is just as good) go to your nearest NYX counter!

With all my love, from Lucy