Sunday, 23 September 2012


Hello Lovelies,

To say this week has been hectic would be an understatement. I have been packing like a mad woman and running around making sure I have said goodbye to everyone before I leave for Uni. Its also my second year so Ive been stressing about the fact it actually counts! :P We have also had several problems with plumbing, electrics etc in our new accommodation. Phew! 

Other than all of this, I am now happily settled in. My Uni room is a lovely size and FULL of my stuff. It literally looks like I have lived here forever :) I will post pictures of how I have decorated it soon if you are interested ?

Before I left, I was in the park with my best friend, so took the opportunity to get her to to take some outfit pictures for me.

I thought this was a perfect Autumnal look as it is definitely getting a lot chillier in England already.

Dress from Dunnes Stores
Boots from Dune they are very old and have served me well :)
Belt from H&M
Bag from NEXT, should I do a whats in my bag video?
Jewellery and watch are River Island

And a ridiculous one where I was caught mid dance to finish off...

I genuinely look like a Chipmunk!

I hope you are all having a lovely day.
Posts may be a little irregular now I'm back at Uni, just until I settle into the new routine.
Thank you for sticking with me, I have lots of lovely things planned for you over the next few weeks, so Ill see you then!

Much Love

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Video: August Non-beauty Favourites

Hello Lovelies,

Todays post is my non beauty favourites for the month of August. It has been up a while on my Youtube channel, but because a lot of you don't have an account Im posting it here too!
Its very rambley and shows a bit more of my personality, so I thought you might like to see it :)

If you do have an account don't forget to head over to youtube and Rate, Comment and Subscribe!
Have a lovely day.
Much Love

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Walking and Talking

Hello Lovelies,

Today is a quick outfit of the day post for when I went walking recently. I went with a good friend of mine who has just gone back to America for Uni, so going on a long walk, for an equally long chat was a lovely way to say goodbye:)

Garnier Tinted Eye Roll On
Loreal Super Liner
Loreal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara
Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart
I also have a sock in my hair instead of a hair doughnut :P

Top-Marks & Spencer
Leggings- George@ASDA
Cardigan - (stolen from my mum)
Dr Martens 1460 W Boot

This is one way that I like to style my rather beautiful flowery Docs :)
I love them to pieces and I remember promising to show how I style them ages ago, sorry its taken so long!

I was very muddy when I got back and had been scared by quite a few horses. Other than that, it was lots of fun.

Have you gone on any nice walks recently?
Have you had friends disappearing all around the globe for Uni!?
Let me know in the comments below:)
Much Love

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Dare to be Different

Hello Lovelies,

Today is a different kind of post for me, its also kind of exciting. You may be aware of a company called Prairie Charms that has been doing the blogging rounds lately. They have done a lot of work with bloggers and do a lot of collaborations. Knowing this, when they contacted me to see if I would like to design a bracelet for them I went a little mental:P I already own a couple of their bracelets (pictured below) which I love so I obviously said yes. I spoke to a lovely lady called Stephanie and gave her my ideas. It is now finally ready! 

And here is mine! :)

I chose to use dice beads in a friendship wrap style, with some Rose Gold beads attached I absolutely love quirky little bracelets like this, so I hope you love it too!

I have also been given a nice little 50% of code for all of my lovely readers. This gives you a discount on any of the blogging bracelets, although I hope you like mine enough to buy it :P

The code is : BIOCHEM50
Free Shipping: FREESHIP (on orders over £15)

They are also currently doing free shipping, which is never a bad thing :)
The codes run out at the end of November so you have lots of time!

I hope you like this post, I know its a little different to the usual but I was really excited :P
Let me know if you buy it, or any of the other lovely blogger bracelets.
Have a lovely day,
Much Love

Sunday, 2 September 2012

August Beauty Favourites (Video)

Hello Lovelies,

Todays post is going to be my August Beauty Favourites video. These are all of the products I have enjoyed using over the last month, enough so to recommend them all to you! Let me know if you have any more video ideas for me, or if there are any posts you want to see :) 

All of the information and products mentioned in the video have been listed in the info bar on Youtube.

Don't forget to head over to my channel and subscribe (if you don't already!)
I will be posting my non-beauty/Lucy going slightly mental favourites in a couple of days.
Until then, hope you are all well,
Much Love

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Fringe Benefits

Hello Lovelies,

Today's post is a very picture heavy one. I just thought I'd give you a glimpse into my first ever Edinburgh Festival Fringe experience! I have wanted to visit Edinburgh during Fringe for a very very long time, so when the opportunity cropped up I jumped on it:) My boyfriends Dad was directing a play about Woodie Guthrie (which was amazing) so I got to go for free. I had a wonderful time, despite a few grumbles about not knowing what we should go and see, I am raring to go back next year :P
I hope you enjoy the pictures as they are all completely random and mostly taken along the Royal Mile.

 Have any of you had the chance to visit Edinburgh recently?
Were there any good shows you saw?

Let me know in the comments below and have a lovely day:)
Much Love

Saturday, 25 August 2012

The Phantom

Hello Lovelies,

Last Tuesday my mother and I decided to book an impromptu trip to the theatre (not the best idea when its a nearly sold out show). We did however, manage to get good seats to go and see The Phantom of the Opera at Leeds Grand Theatre. My god was it amazing! The actors were fantastic and the whole stage production was breathtaking. We have been seriously bitten by the theatre bug and are now considering going to see Oliver when that roles around :)

I managed to get my mum to snap some quick outfit pictures for me along with a couple of the theatre. I tried to dress up slightly as we also went for a meal before hand, yet I still wanted to be comfortable. Here is what I wore...

(I am aware of my slightly heavy lidded smile:P It was the flash!)

(Obligatory awkward next to the poster pose)


Dress - Henry Holland@Debenhams
Cardigan from West One
Boots from New Look
Bag from Next
Earrings from M&S

I put up with some seriously embarrassing standard Northerner comments to take the poster photo ;)

So there you have it. A rather awkward, not so professional outfit of the evening :)
Hope you like it!
Have you been to the theatre recently?
Much Love

Friday, 24 August 2012

Fragrance Friday #7

Hello Lovelies,

How are you all today? Good I hope :) I'm currently sat on my bed completely exhausted from a rather busy day volunteering. I also need to cram in some Uni work before I go to bedfordshire! I would much rather be doing something that being sat around all day though:) Without further ado, it's time for another Fragrance Friday post.

Today I will be reviewing...

Dreams Unlimited by The Body Shop

This perfume was actually part of a gift set for Christmas a few years back. Its a fairly different scent to what I would normally go for however I still use it when I fancy something really fresh and light to wear.

I don't dislike the packaging although it isn't overly fancy. I personally like really girly detailed perfume bottles although some of you may really like the simplicity of this one. It is a lovely curvy bottle with a sturdy silver lid. Nothing to write home about, but lovely non the less.

This is a bargain at £14 and its an Eau de Parfum! I simply cannot fault the price as, like most Eau de Parfums the scent stays on the skin for a long time. Total bargain!

I actually really enjoy this scent although it isn't like the sweet and fruity perfumes I normally go for. I would describe this as a very fresh citrusy scent with a hint of melon. It is described as a fresh, white scent on The Body Shop website which I would have to agree with. It also has Green Chilli in it which I think is pretty cool. This is definitely a day time Summer fragrance.

Final Thoughts
Overall I find this perfume a lovely fresh Summer fragrance when I fancy something a little different. The price is fantastic and it has a lot of staying power. Perfect for the beach and a lovely, fresh zingy scent :)

Do you have a favourite Summer fragrance?
Much Love

Thursday, 23 August 2012

New Skincare Additions

Hello Lovelies,

If you watched my skincare video (link) a couple of weeks ago, you will have seen all of the lovely products I use on a day to day basis. That video was actually filmed around a month ago so naturally, I have acquired some more things since then. :P These two products have also worked their way into my routine since I arrived home from my holidays, so I thought I would do a quick review to update you all :)

Sudocrem Skin Care Cream

This was actually sent to me when I returned home from holiday, although I actually discovered it while I was out there. I tried my hand at body-boarding in freezing cold French waters only wearing a swim suit. The rest of my family wearing wet suits! It was actually very fun, until I realised that it had rubbed my stomach and legs completely raw *Ouch*. The walk I did from the sea to my towel really was something to behold! 

My Auntie gave me some Sudocrem* she had in her purse and my god did it help! It soothed it no end, and more importantly stopped it from scarring (my stomach was like sandpaper before using this *nice!*) Considering it had worked so well, I decided to try it for a couple of beauty related things. My Auntie had actually mentioned that Cheryl Cole uses this all over her face every night. Whether that is true or not I have no idea, (nor am i too bothered about Cheryl Cole, or 'Cheryl' as she now calls herself...) I first tried this on my cuticles and any hangnails I had. It wasn't particularly moisturising on my dry hands, but it cleared up all of the imperfections around my nails, leaving the skin in much better condition. I have also tried this for spots and it works a treat! You do have to remember to only use a small amount though as it is rather thick and takes a while to sink in. That being said, it will last for ages! Overall this is fantastic for protecting skin, so it can heal much more quickly. I know carry it everywhere :) 

Bioderma Crealine H2O

Yes, I jumped on the Bioderma bandwagon. I am however, incredibly pleased that I did. I picked this rather large 500ml bottle up when I was on holiday. It was also very cheap at only 11.99 euros which is around £9-10! Skincare is definitely cheaper in France :) 
The fact that this looks like water and has no fragrance, makes me very tempted to just throw it on a cotton pad and use loads of it. I have to rein myself in though, as if I want to repurchase it, its gonna cost a bomb. This is an absolute god send on my sensitive skin, its really refreshing and cooling yet removes makeup really well. Its also fantastic to hold over eyes to remove mascara whilst soothing the eye area. Apart from the fact this is not sold in the UK, I cannot fault it. A wonderful product that definitely lives up to the hype.

 (I like this photo because it looks like a glass of water :P)

Let me know any of your favourite skincare products in the comments below:)
Much Love

*Pr Sample

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Starry Skies

Hello Lovelies,

Just a quick nail art post for you today. This was meant to be part of the 15 Days of Nails Challenge I attempted to pursue, under the Galaxy Nails day. Due to Holiday, Olympics and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, that plan went a little haywire! I really liked these nails though, so I thought I would show you anyway. :)

OPI Polish in Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous
Beauty Success Nail Polish in Blue Metal
Mavala Polish in Gold Glitter

It was really very easy to do, I just added a gradual layer of glitter getting less heavy handed with the brush as I reached the middle of the nail :) Hope you like them!

I recently added a new tab to my blog called 'Blogs Worth Reading'. I will be adding more and more of the lovely blogs I follow as time goes by. Go and have a look and I promise, you will discover some gems! :)
Much Love