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Baby Name Tag

My favourite videos to watch on YouTube at the minute are baby name videos, they seem to be everywhere! So I thought I’d do a tag of my own.

Obviously I’m only 15 I don’t plan on having a baby any time soon and I’m definitely not pregnant at the minute but I love babies and I love these tags.

1. What is your favourite boy and girl’s name from the top UK names list (2016)?

Eliza is one of my favourite names ever and that is on the list and for a boy Elliot.
2. What is your least favourite boy and girl’s name from the top UK names list (2016)?

Probably Blake for a boy and Lexi for a girl, I don’t mean to offend anyone with those names!
2. If you had twins, what would you name them? (G/G, B/B, B/G)

2 girls I’d have Eliza and Quinn. 2 boys I’d have Luke and Toby. A boy and a girl I’d have Eliza and Jake.
3. If you could change your name to anything, what would it be?

I probably change it to Olivia which is my middle name.
4. You have 4 children, any gender. Their first names all have to start with the same letter. What would their names be?

Eliza, Elliot, Edward (shortened to Eddie) and Eva.
5. What’s your favourite animal-inspired name?

I don’t really like any animal-inspired names, they are all a bit too extreme for my liking!
6. What’s your favourite colour-inspired name?

Violet
7. What are your top 3 favourite boy names?

Elliot, Rory and Noah
8. What are your top 3 favourite girl names?

Eliza, April and Lydia
9. What is your favourite celebrity baby name?

Kourtney Kardashian named her daughter Penelope, I really like that name.
10. What is your ultimate guilty pleasure name? 

Quinn
11. What are your most hated baby names?

The only one I can think of right now is Chantelle, again apologies of I have offened any Chantelles.
12. Choose a baby name based on a food/drink.

Brie
13. Choose a baby name based on a month. 

April
14. Choose a baby name from Twilight.

I really like Edward but shortened to Eddie
15. Choose a name that is already in your family.

My brother is called Sam, I quite like that name.

 

I tag everyone reading this to do the baby name tag. You don’t have to be expecting!

With all my love, from Lucy

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Birthday Tag

Today, as you are reading this, is my birthday! So what better post to do than the birthday tag?

Just to clarify, at the time of writing I am 14 years and 360 days old.

1.) When is your birthday?
My birthday is on 4th March

2.) How old are you turning? (Or if your birthday recently passed, how old did you turn?)

I turn 15, not an interesting age at all

3.) What was you’re favourite present that you’ve ever received?

I don’t think I’ve ever had a birthday when I didn’t love my presents so I don’t know what my favourite would be. Probably my white high top converse purely because I wear them so much!

4.) Are you/did you have a party this year? if so what are you doing?

I will have gone out for a meal with my friends yesterday as you’re reading this. But not a proper party.

5.) How do you usually celebrate your birthday?

I usually just go out for a meal with my friends, quite boring but its lovely!

6.) What was the most memorable birthday that you had?

I have the worst memory and I can’t really remember any of my birthdays! That is so bad!

7.) If you had an unlimited amount of money what would you do for your birthday?

I would take a group of my friends to New York and we’d have a massive shopping spree.

8.) What’s your birthday wish list?

Some new clothes, some makeup, I don’t really have a list this year. Next week’s post will probably be a what I got for my birthday so you will all find out what I have been given.

9.) If you only had one birthday left, what would you do for your birthday?

I would throw a huge party with everyone I have ever met in my whole life!

10.) Show a picture from your birthday, preferably an embarrassing one

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This is a picture from my 5th birthday party, the theme was pirates and princesses. I think my dad and brother had more fun than I did! Also, ignore the “8 years ago” part, I had to scroll through my dad’s twitter for ages to find this picture.

11.) Do you have any birthday traditions? 

No, I donm’t really. I usually go out to eat with my family but I don’t think we’re doing that this year.

12.) What’s your favourite part about your birthday?

Honestly, I love the attention! And the cake, obviously.

13.) What’s one thing that changed a lot since your last birthday?

Apart from my age, the only thing that has changed is my hair length! I think I’m pretty much the same.

14.) Have you ever been thrown a surprise party or have you ever thrown one for someone?

I’ve never had a surprise party or thrown one for somebody but I would love to have someone throw me one! I love surprises!

I hope you enjoyed that and learnt something new about me!

With all my love, from lucy