Blogmas 2017!

I am a HUGE lover of Christmas, I love everything about it. So I thought why not embrace it fully and treat my lovely readers to Blogmas.

So for Blogmas I will be posting a blog every day for 24 days, all the way up until Christmas! So follow the blog, check your notifications and join me with spreading the festivities!

I have content going up every day from Playlists for Christmas to random gift guides to how to celebrate Christmas with your pets…

Can’t wait for you to join me for the run up to Christmas!

Lucy xox

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How I’m Embracing Dark Evenings

Autumn/winter are my favourite times of the year, you can cuddle up on the sofa, enjoy having the heating on in your house and making sure your hibernation is in full swing. However for the times when you have to get up and out of the house these are my 3 top tips for being motivated to do so.

Top tip 1: Do something different to your daily routine. This could be something as small as changing your morning drink order at a coffee shop. Making a change can always make you feel as though you’re a new person.

Top tip 2: Look for the good in every day. This is one straight from my Happiness Planner, I am now trying to find one good thing in every day, and in sitting down each evening and thinking about what was good about the day will always make me feel better.

Top tip 3: Have some ‘me time’. go to the cinema alone, get some ice cream, face masks and pamper yourself, what ever it is make sure it’s for you! With it being so dark and chilly in the evenings you can make yourself have a lovely cozy evening inside.

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Are you going to try any of these? Or do you have any tips to share? Comment Below and let me know!

Lucy xox

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My 3 Go to Nails on a Budget

I have always had a love hate relationship with my nails, I love them when they’re long, they hate to grow.

I love taking time to make my hands look pretty, but sometimes my nails don’t want to cooperate, so I bring in the ol’ false nails.

About 3 years ago I decided to take the plunge and try some false nails, now rule 1 – if you want your natural nails to be healthy after using false nails then take the time to find good quality nails – don’t go for the £1 sets from Primark, they’re pretty but not for the long run!

So if you’re new to this (like I was), here is a list of products I use that DO NOT hurt your real nails if they’re used properly.

Okay so here are my top three brands that I use on a two-weekly basis.

Elegant Touch
These are the first express press on nails I tried, and I LOVE them!Elegant Touch more commonly do glue on nails and those paired with the big Elegant Touch glue is also a good way to go.

ImPress
These are the newest discovery for me, sold in Superdrug I couldn’t help but pick up a few sets!

Nailene
These nails are the first type I used, glued on with the Elegant Touch nail glue.

Also top tip, invest in a good nail strengthener/repairer to prep your nails before the false ones go on to make sure that they are as strong as ever!

Lucy xox

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Book Haul (Waterstones and other shops)

Yes yes I know what you’re thinking, have I read all the books from the last haul? Well no, but I’ve started two of them… Any way, I have them now so I can read them when I want…

I recently turned 22 and for my birthday I was very kindly gifted money and book tokens so I took a trip to town and had a look for some books. Here is a list of what I got and a little synopsis of them all.

Here’s what I picked up from Waterstones;

Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? By Agatha Christie.

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While playing an erratic round of Golf, Bobby Jones slices his ball over the edge of a cliff. His ball is lost, but on the rocks below he finds the crumpled body of a dying man. With his final breath the man opens his eyes and says ‘why didn’t they ask Evans?’
Haunted by these words, Bobby and his vivacious companion Frankie, set out to solve a mystery that will bring them into mortal danger.


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Calm by Michael Acton-Smith

Trains delayed, non-stop email, endless to-do lists – there has never been a more important time to stop, recharge and discover moments of calm.
Absolutely everyone can achieve calm – including you – and in this book you’ll learn how to take back a little bit of peace, space and all-important time for yourself.
Using a mixture of creative prompts, activities, instructions and inspiration. Calm will open your eyes to the pleasure and richness of your everyday life.
Be calm. Be free. Be yourself.


The Invisible Child and The Fir Tree by Tove Jansson

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You all know, don’t you, that if people are frightened very often, the sometimes become invisible.
In Tove Jansson’s much loved short story, The Invisible Child, the isolated Ninny is helped to regain her voice and take her rightful place in the world using a simple Moomin recipe. She is welcomed into the Moomin family and treated with equality and respect. This is one of the most touching of all Moomin stories and is paired in this unique book with The Fir Tree, the Moomins’ gloriously unselfish take on Christmas. 


I then took a trip to HMV and picked up;

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A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen

When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change.
Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other’s troubled pasts.


And from my favourite Amazon seller World of Books I bought;

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

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The tranquility of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful. A girl who had everything… until she lost her life.

Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: ‘I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and press the trigger’ Yet in this exotic setting nothing was ever quite what it seemed…


So that’s it for now, my new books are lined up on my shelf to be read… If you have any suggestions of what I should read next or what you think I am missing in my collection, comment below!

Lucy xox

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Pureple Outfit Planner – App Review

So when watching the legendary 90s film Clueless I was always envious of Cher Horowitz’s wardrobe and even more envious of the computer programme she created that helped her choose her outfits for the day. So cue 22 years later and Pureple has finally done it!

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Cher’s computer programme in Clueless

So anyway onto the app…

I first saw Pureple on Safiya Nygaard’s YouTube channel where she let the app pick her outfits for the whole week. (Check out the video below!)

So I was sceptical of the app actually working, being able to pick my outfits and make an outfit that I didn’t realise I had.

I can see the app being very helpful in certain situations whether it’s for an event, work or a date night, but for just normal every day? Maybe not…

 

Pureple is a fairly straight forward app to use, first you have a list of options on what to do, once you’ve done the boring choosing a name and password you can start choosing your outfits.

So now for the tedious part… To be able to choose your clothes, the app needs to know what you have in your closet, so it is time to take photo’s of your wardrobe and start adding your pieces.

Once it’s all put into the app, you choose what category of clothing you want to wear and then you let the magic happen and it will search through your clothes, shoes and accessories and choose you an outfit.

Once it’s decided you get a list of outfits you can save by either swiping right for it being a good choice or left for it being a bad outfit. (it’s tinder for clothes…)

It’s a free app in the app store, and as long as you can deal with the tediousness of putting in every item of clothing you have then it could be really good for you.

Lucy xox

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