Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Autumnal OOTD

Coat & hat - Next
Dress - Dorothy Perkins
Shoes- Dr Martens

Hey everyone! I thought I'd break myself back into blogging with a quick little OOTD. I bought this dress last weekend and I absolutely love it! Being 5' tall I find it so hard to find dresses to fit, but I spotted this in Dorothy Perkins and as soon as I laid my eyes on it I knew it would fit me perfectly!

I got this bag from the Cambridge Satchel Company shop when I visited Cambridge in September, I've used it literally everyday since I got it, may even do a full post on it soon, I just love it that much!

I also think I've worn this bobble hat everyday since I got it! The two bobbles make it a little different from the other ones I've seen this season. I picked it up in Next, the same as my coat.

Thanks for reading, please leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Friday, 20 November 2015

Just do you

In todays world it is way too easy to compare yourself to other people, wether that be your friends, complete strangers or even celebrities. With people documenting their entire lives on social media it is easy to look at their achievements in comparison to your own and feel downhearted by the difference in your success.

I too often find myself looking back through people's Instagram feeds and wondering why my life doesn't seem as perfect and 'together' as what theirs does. Why don't I have the perfect eyeliner flick everyday? Why don't I have a perfect relationship? Why don't I have a career that I love? And why don't I have a drawer full of MAC make up?!

It is way too easy to create a 'perfect' persona of your life on social media, everything looks prettier with a Valencia filter applied to it. And who can blame us really, posting a picture of your exciting Saturday night out has got to be better than the reality of working until 9pm and then devouring a takeaway that should definitely of been shared between a family of four.

But the truth behind it all is that you can never really tell what someone's life is truly like until you get to know that person, and even then perhaps you do still only see a snippet of the truth. I think one of the most important things I've learnt this year is that, being honest and unapologetically yourself at all possible moments is so much better than pretending to be something that you are not.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Passing my driving test, turning 18 and leaving school...

I sometimes find it quite corny when people say that they've had 'the best year ever' because I think it goes without saying that your life can't be perfect all the time, and sometimes bad things do happen. Maybe it's because I had a rough couple of years before 2015 or maybe it's just because I've matured and learnt to find the positive in every situation but I truly believe that the past 12 months have been the best of my entire life!

I spent the majority of last summer learning to drive. I was petrified about getting on the roads and the thought of third gear made me want to vom. However with the help of my lovely instructor (God bless you, Sue, you're fab) I managed to pass my test first time in October! I was so proud of myself and literally couldn't believe I'd actually managed to do it. I'm now able to go on road trips in my little Mini and it truly is the best feeling in the world, there's just so much freedom!

On the 12th May I turned 18, this was another big milestone in my life as I'm sure you can imagine. I had a really special birthday followed by a joint party with my bestio Maisie from whatmaisiewore. It was a great night and the memories (and disposable camera pictures!) are something that I'm going to treasure for the rest of my life.

The same week I turned 18 I also left school. I have despised being in education ever since I walked in the gates of my primary school for the first day of reception. The whole thing makes me incredibly anxious and I honestly do not believe I will be the kind of person to look back on their school days and wish they could go back. It was really lovely gathering all of us together for once and dressing up as disney princesses, but walking out of those gates for the final time was a bloody good feeling!

Monday, 9 March 2015

Ikea haul

At the sixth form college I go to we are given a Wednesday after off to do sports. Over the past 2 years I've been there I am yet to partake in any form of physical activity. Instead I participate in spontaneous Wednesdays. Basically when we go somewhere random or do something crazy. This week, we took a trip to Ikea (which is about a 2 hour drive from where we live #roadtrip). I picked up a few things which were; a frilly topped white candle holder (?) which I will be using to store make up brushes (along with the other 85% of the blogging community. A medium sized glass jar, I am yet to decide what to put in this, any ideas would be grateful. A red blanket, no reason for buying this whatsoever, it was soft and my favourite colour. A small shelf that sits on your desk and finally a pair of gardening gloves to wear at work whilst putting the frozen food out (anyone that works in a supermarket can sympathize with me how goddamn cold your hands get, I am seriously surprised how I haven't developed frost bite yet.)

Phew I finally did it, made my blogging come back woop woop! Hope you're glad to have me back..

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

The Return of Just Little Lucy

For the first 6 months of 2014 my blog was something I felt incredibly passionate about. I was keen to tell everyone around me that I was the owner of a "Semi-sort-of-not-really successful" blog, my friend's began addressing me as "Just Little Lucy" and I'd even developed my own hashtag (thanks to the help of my biggest fans, Amber and Maisie). However, by the time June rolled around my ideas begun to run dry. My blog lay at the back of my mind, collecting dust and feeling unloved. That is until now...

My plan is to blog as much as I possibly can (hopefully throughout the whole year, not just the first 6 months...). I am going to document my final few months of school, my potential departure for University or maybe even the beginnings of a gap year. Basically, from now on this blog is going to be more lifestyle based rather than the beauty blog I attempted to be.

I hope you're glad to have me back, would love to hear what you've all been up to!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

35mm of love

A cringey blog title? Or just pure genius? I'm currently undecided so I'll let you be the judge on this occasion.

If you know me in real life than I am sure you are all too aware of my obsession for photography and all things related. I've always got some kind of camera with me and take every opportunity to capture some images.

Lately I've been trying to expand my knowledge from your average digital formats of work to some more traditional methods, including SLR 35mm photography. The camera that I own is an Olympus OM10 that I managed to find on eBay (featured in this post here). I literally had no idea what I was looking for and simply took a blind guess and purchased one of the cheapest film cameras I could find. Since this blind guess I have found out that the OM10 is one of the most reliable cameras both in the modern day and the era that it was first introduced. A successful gamble to say the least.

Here is a selection of my favourite images from the most recent roll of film I got developed...

Everyday essentials 

Maisie (from whatmaisiewore) took this one but I loves it!

I hope you enjoyed this picture filled post, do let me know if you would like to see more of my film experimentations.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes Review

I don't normally purchase high end beauty products, this of course doesn't mean that I can't lust after them. The main subject of my lusting for the past few months has been this gorgeous mini palette from benefit.

The palette features 3 eye shadows; a subtle champagne, a slightly darker champagne and then a dark brown. It also has a generously large pan of boi-ing (which annoyingly enough is way too dark for me).

I love how small and compact this product is, it fits in my make up bag perfectly and the mirror inside is perfect for on the go applications. The little brushes that fit neatly in are another bonus.

I absolutely adore this product and have worn it everyday since purchasing. I am slightly unconvinced that its worth the hefty price tag, but I guess that goes without saying for high end products.  

My finished look, and a current favourite everyday eye make up combo