Friction Free Shaving

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

I spend a fortune on razors. Playing netball at uni means my legs are out 5 days a week, and unfortunately I can’t leave my leg hair to grow like a gorillas for extra warmth in the winter. Buying new razor heads has always been a grudge of mine, especially as my skin can be quite sensitive to cheaper kinds.

The Jumper of Dreams

Friday, 13 October 2017

I've found it. I've found the one. This is quite possibly the dreamiest jumper of all. Cosy, high neck, cute pastel colours and only £25. This student was very happy to part with that £25 for this beauty. I've been raring to get the jumpers out recently but it's been so mild out I've ended up sweating by lunchtime. Luckily we did have a few colder days the other week so this was the first thing I wanted snapped.

September Unibox

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Last month the lovely people at Unibox offered to send me their new September box, and of course I said yes. If you don’t know, Unibox are a monthly subscription box tailored for uni students. Each month they’ll deliver a little box of goodies designed for us stressed-out students to help us through the month! I’ve always been a lover of subscription boxes, and while most out there are beauty related, I love the mix of things you get in Uniboxes. Here’s a little rundown of what was in Septembers ‘back to uni’ box.

Another One

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Finally, the last outfit from my holiday to share with you! Does anyone else really struggle with naming their blog posts when they're outfit posts? I never know what to call them so here is a totally un-imaginative named post for you..

The Orange Dress

Thursday, 5 October 2017

 Editing these photos up are giving me real holiday blues. Walking along the beach at sunset was so beautiful, I wish we'd done it every night! Despite wishing I was back in Gran Canarian 30 degree heat, I am a little bit excited that the weather is getting a bit chillier now. I'm a Spring/Summer girl at heart, but boy do I love a snuggle under the duvet!

A Festival Inspired Outfit

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

 Todays holiday outfit is festival inspired. In fact, it is what I wore on one of the days of V Fest before it obviously rained and I swapped the shorts for something longer and chucked on a hoody and waterproof. I was beyond excited to wear all of the glitter for V, so bought a couple of new outfits but typically ended up covering the sparkles most of the weekend with a warmer layer!

Facing your Fashion Fears

Friday, 29 September 2017

Oh hello me, in a bright red swimsuit, booty out and all. Today I want to talk to you all about something I have battled with forever, and still do, and I'm sure you do too. Sure enough I advertise myself as a fashion blogger, I should be confident in whatever I wear right? Nope. We all have our insecurities - sometimes there are clothes I just adore, but no way in hell would I be brave enough to wear them. Today I ask you to face your fashion fears, and heck, BUY that item, and bloody well ROCK IT!


Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Let me present to you holiday outfit number 2! Jamie and I headed out on a whim one night, just to see if we could catch the sunset and boy am I glad we did. These photos are some of my favourite Jamie has ever taken, they're just so beautiful!

Dressed in Red

Friday, 22 September 2017

If you follow me on twitter or instagram, you'll know that (unfortunately) last week I got back from my holiday in Gran Canaria. I had the best time with my boyfriend Jamie but I'm excited to be back home, back at uni, and ready for the academic year ahead! Of course while I was away, my amazing insta boyf took a bunch of outfit photos for me which I'm sharing with you over the next few weeks!

The 5 Product Face

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Makeup 5 Product Face

Some days we just don't have time. Those extra 15 minutes in bed are way more worthy than a full face of makeup. With that in mind, I've created the perfect 5 product face - 5 products to give a full make-up look but in half the time.

The skirt that doesn't fit

Friday, 15 September 2017

I have a confession. This skirt does not fit. Every time it goes on I have to do that little wiggle to get it over my bum and my hips, and every time it comes off, it takes at least 5 minutes and is a two man job (Sorry Mum and Jamie). The worst part of all? I have the exact same skirt in blue too.

Bloggers apps and tools

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

After blogging for nearly 5 years now, I've come across some handy little apps and sites that every blogger should use to really ace their content. I really love writing posts that will be useful for other bloggers, like The Ultimate Flatlay Props and How to Blog with a Full Time Job, so today I thought it was about time I shared some of the most useful tools I've come across.

Palm print

Friday, 8 September 2017

Plam print has to be one of my favourite trends of this summer. I'm all for gingham, and frills and a bit of embroidery but theres something about banana leaves (I think that's what they are?!) that I love just a little bit more. Maybe it's because I'm a geographer and I'm supposed to love green leaves and earth 'n' shit.

Spend vs. Save Dry Shampoo

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Dry Shampoo Spend vs Save
I would struggle without dry shampoo - it saves me on a weekly basis. For years now I've been using Batiste as my number one go to dry shampoo brand. I've tried a few in the past, but found they left my hair greasy, didn't smell right, or simply didn't quite do the job. As a student, and with some Batiste dry shampoo's costing £5, it's pretty steep. 

What's in my travel bag?

Saturday, 2 September 2017

I'm going on holiday biaaatches! Today I'm off to the airport to jet off to Gran Canaria. I know I'm a bit late with the holiday theme posts but I suppose that's just the way it goes - Jamie and I have opted to go on holiday in September for the last 2 years. Let me tell you it is SO good seeing everyone else jet off on their holidays all summer knowing yours is still to come! I also managed to cop allll of the summer sale goodies last week just in time for our trip. 

Today I thought I'd share some of my must haves in my hand luggage this year.


Thursday, 31 August 2017

I bloomin' love the simplicity of an outfit compiling of jeans and a simple top. It's nice sometimes not to over do outfits with all the accessories and simply chuck on some skinnies and sandals. These Birkenstocks were a TKMaxx find last summer. I have the worlds skinniest feet so finding shoes, especially sandals, can be a real pain in the arse. Birkenstocks are my favourite summer sandal - they're something I feel will always be in style.

How I blog with a full time job

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Recently I realised I owe myself a bit of credit. I've been blogging for a long time now, and the majority of that has been done where I've been at uni where I've had a lot of free time to fill. While on my Summer break I've been working 9 til 5, five days a week, and I've kept my blog going with the best content it's ever had. My job is nothing fancy, just something to get me some money before my final year at university, but it's still taking out 8 hours of my day and I'm still managing to photograph and write content I'm really proud of, so go me.

The ultimate flatlay props

Friday, 25 August 2017

I like to think my photography game has improved over the years - exhibit A, B and C. It's still not the best it could be, but I'm proud to say I've upped my game, and put a lot of time and effort into perfecting my content. Flatlays are still something relatively new to me, but they're one of my favourite styles of photos to take, albeit the messiest too. I like to think I've got myself a little collection of props and accessories perfect for any flatlay and thought I'd share them with you..

Crown Brush

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Last week I recieved a little box of goodies from Crown Brush. Given the choice of a few products from their site, I instantly knew I had to get my hands on the 35 Colour Rose Gold Palette - the perfect Morphe 35O dupe - something I've been wanting for ages now! Other than that, I was interested to see what products Crown Brush reccomended and let the rest up to them. Alongside the palette I found two lipsticks and a selection of brushes.

Zoeva Brushes

Friday, 18 August 2017

I always felt one thing my make-up collection lacked was a good set of quality brushes. I'd had the odd Real Techniques ones in the past, but for a long time I'd been using a simple set from Amazon which sure enough did the job, but were certainly starting to see better days. I bought the Zoeva 102 Silk brush after seeing this gorgeous set online to see if perhaps it was worth the investment in the full set. A month or two later my amazing boyfriend got me the full Rose Golden set, without me even asking for it (#boyfriendgoals).

Creating a Gallery Wall With Desenio

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Gallery walls are the sh*t. I've been wanting to create a gallery wall for a long time now. I moved into my brothers old bedroom a few years ago and have slowly been making it my ideal little haven over the years, and a gallery wall was one of the final finishing touches. When Desenio offered to send me a few posters for it, I jumped at the chance.

Batiste 2 in 1 Invisible Dry Shampoo and Conditioner

Sunday, 13 August 2017

A few weeks back I received the Batiste 2 in 1 Invisible Dry Shampoo and Conditioner* in the post to give a try. I am a big dry shampoo user, and only ever use Batiste's. Their favourite of mine has to be the XXL Volume one - my hair is pretty much straight and flat, lacking any life so I have been known to spray a bit of this in the roots even when my hair isn't in need of a shampoo! I'm a big fan!

Blogging and Confidence

Friday, 11 August 2017

Today I wanted to switch things up slightly. One of my aims to step up my blogging game was to write some different posts. By this, I meant posts which have a bit more thought behind them, and perhaps give my readers a bit of food for thought. A lot of things have changed in the past few years with myself, the biggest for me being my confidence. Blogging has been a big part of that.

Review: Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

I don't own many mascaras. They tend to dry out so I opt for trying a new one everytime this happens. Up until now I've been using the Rimmel Lash Accelerator - a firm favourite of mine which I have repurchased a few times before. The Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara is raved about a lot. After seeing it floating around for a while now, so I thought it was my turn to pick it up and give it a try!

The best way to spend a Sunday

Sunday, 6 August 2017

 Sundays are no doubt my favourite day of the week. Not only is it the start of my weekend (thanks retail life), it's also the only full day Jamie and I get together, and it's basically the ultimate max-chill-out day, right? Since I've moved home from Uni for the Summer I've got into a bit of a routine with my Sundays and worked out the perfect day off..

Blue Gingham

Friday, 4 August 2017

These snaps are from J and I's trip to London last week - I may or may not have bought this new dress especially for the trip (I did). Don't let these photo's fool you by the way - the sun made very few appearances over the weekend and it was a bit wet, but nothing was stopping me from wearing this little beauty.

The new kids on the block: 3INA

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Last week I was kindly sent a few goodies from the new makeup brand on the block - 3INA. 3INA hit the scenes just over a year ago now and look to shake up the 'one size fits all' approach to the cosmetics industry. They sent me their top 3 best sellers to give a try - Highlighter 201, Cream Eyeshadow 312 and Longwear Lipstick 500.

A Stay in London with CitizenM

Friday, 28 July 2017

If you've been following me on my instagram you may have seen that last Sunday I took a trip up to London with Jamie for a night stay at CitizenM's Tower of London hotel. I was kindly asked to spend the night at one of their hotels - Tower of London, Shoreditch or Bankside. We opted for the Tower of London, having stayed nearby before and knowing it to be a scenic location. 

My Bedside Essentials

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Over time I've found a little selection of products and must-haves accumulate on my bedside table. I love have a routine at night, just like my skincare routine before I shower at night, I like having a little 'pre-sleep' routine, anyone else? These are my top 3 products right now..

Pink Hair Don't Care

Sunday, 23 July 2017

I finally got my pink hair! I've been after pink in my locks for a long time now, but due to it being a difficult colour to achieve and keep up I'd never properly taken the leap. Last Monday I popped in to get my hair trimmed and coloured and wanted something different. I went for an icy blonde and a semi-permanent pink dye put throughout.

Polka Dots

Friday, 21 July 2017

Hello my loveliess! Back again today with another outfit post. The weather in the last week hasn't been quite so sunny so I decided to whip out this polka dot number I bought in the H&M sales a while back. It's a bit different from my usual style but I really love it. I dressed it up with some booted heels but was tempted to go for the converse instead, what do you reckon?

Summer Goals

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Boy do I love setting myself some goals. I know we're already partly through summer already, but I wanted to share with you some things I want to kick ass with in the next couple of months.

When Life Gives You Lemons...

Friday, 14 July 2017

... Make Lemonade. Bloomin' love this snazzy tee I nabbed in H&M sale in Spain last week. It cost me a mere 7 euros which I think equates to about a fiver in UK pounds - pretty solid bargain right there hey?!

How I'm Stepping Up My Blogging Game

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

In the past few months I've been the proudest of my blog I've ever been. I've really committed to making it my place on the internet that I want to show off, and put a lot of time and effort into it. I'm stepping up my game and today I thought I'd share with you just how I'm doing that!

The Ordinary Skincare

Friday, 7 July 2017

The Ordinary Skincare Beauty Makeup Blog
 It wasn't going to be long before I picked up some of The Ordinary's skincare. It's been raved about so much on the blogosphere since the big release, so when I fancied a bit of a beauty haul on asos I had a look at what was still in stock and picked up the Azelaic Acid Suspension to brighten and even skintone, and the High Adherence Silicone Primer to use before applying my makeup.

Pixi Nourishing Cleansing Balm

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Lucy Cole Pixi Cleansing Balm Skin Skincare Beauty Blog

My skin was getting fed up of not being treated right after wearing make-up every day, and after having my eye on various cleansing balms for a while, I decided to pick up the Pixi Cleansing Balm. This Balm-to-Oil cleanser melts away makeup, removes impurities and leaves my skin feeling squeeky clean.

Denim Dress

Friday, 30 June 2017

Off the shoulder? Check. Frills? Check. Pockets? Check. Could this be the Summer dress of dreams? Couldn't believe my eyes when I caught this beauty in Primark. It is quite possibly the best dress of the Summer. I mean, all dresses that have pockets totally win, don't they?

Orangiscle NYX Butter Gloss

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

NYX are no doubt becoming my favourite drugstore beauty brand, especially for their lipsticks. Recently when I took a browse at their stand in Boots, I decided to switch up my lip game a bit. As much as I love my mattes, I thought it was about time I went for a bit of a gloss.

Garden Homeware Wishlist

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Yellow chair and table set // grey corner sofa // plant pots // copper plant pot // picnic blanket // blue bench // rattan daybed

This beautiful weather has got my lusting for allll of the evenings spent out in the garden with a barbie and some bevs'. Although I'm totally not in the position to be purchasing gardenware yet (my own house would probably be a good start), there's nothing wrong with a little lusting right? First stop is some comfy furniture, and Fishpools Garden Section have totally got that covered. Anyone else seen Zoella's new crib and that massive corner sofa? So dreamy. Instead of sofas, I had a browse at their daybeds, the kind of thing I can totally imagine in some foreign sunny country. At least with the design I've chosen, it's a bit more waterproof for when the English summer decides to end!! I loved the idea of introducing lots of colour into the garden and the M&S table and chair and sofa brings just that. Throw in a plant-print blanket and some adorable plant pots and you're good to go!

What's your fave gardenware?

*This is a sponsored post

Lucy x

Backpack Love

Friday, 23 June 2017

Two outfit posts in one week? I really do spoil you guys. I'm pretty sure I came close to my death shooting these - it was last Sunday which was sweltering hot. Jamie and I went to town on the shooting as soon as we found this location and I treated him to a iced smoothie from Costa afterwards as a payment for these fab shots.

Slogan Tee and Pink Denim

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

I wore this outfit for a date night J and I had a few weeks ago, but we were in such a rush we didn't get to shoot it in time, so here we are! Finally got my hands on a classic slogan tee which have been everywhere recently, and paired it with some comfy jeans and a super cute pastel pink denim jacket.

Summer Skincare Switch Up

Friday, 16 June 2017

Since I've been back at home after finishing my second year of Uni, my skin hasn't been that great. For so long I've stuck to the same skincare routine, which was using the basic Cetaphil range. I'd decided to strip it right back to something gentle and easy a while ago, which at the time seemed to work, but now not so much. I'd been using Garnier's Micellar water to remove my makeup, washing with and moisurising using Cetaphil. Being a blogger, it's difficult not to want to try the latest beauty products beinf raved about, so when ASOS had a 20% off deal on, and I had built up a few vouchers on their A-List system I decided to make a purchase to try a few more bits.

NKD Skin Pre-Shower Tan

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

With the summer months here, I'm determined to get my tan on. I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to fake tanning, and the thought of jumping right in scares me a bit, so when I saw this NKD Skin Pre-Shower Tan, I thought it would be the perfect product to ease me in..

Tower Bridge

Friday, 9 June 2017

Two weekends ago Jamie and I went on a little day trip to London. He bought me a trip up the Shard and some scrummy Afternoon Tea for my birthday, and we had the best time. Being the brilliant blogger boyf he is, he even took some time out for a little outfit photoshoot in front of Tower Bridge for me!

NYX Lingerie

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Since I saw the NYX Lingerie range, I've been dying to get my hands on some of it. The biggest challenge was knowing what shade to get, so many nudes to choose from! Eventually, I went for Bedtime Flirt, although I think I'd be happy with any of them. I'm not a particularly knowledgeable gal in terms of lipsticks so they all looked pretty similar to me!

Dainty Jewellery for Summer

Friday, 2 June 2017

When summer time comes around, I'm reaching for my dainty jewellery way more. Gone are the days of jazzing up an outfit with a big ol' chunky necklace, and in are the simple, sophisticated pieces. Today I'm sharing some of my favourites!

Summer Accessories Wishlist

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

I love putting together a good wishlist, and today I'm here with a Summer accessories one! The weather we've been having has been sooo beautiful recently it's got me lusting on everything I'm going to need for my Summer plans. I've got a field trip to Spain, V festival with Jamie and then we're both off to Gran Canaria to end the summer off! All my plans definitely deserve a few new accessories...

Boohoo Bloggers X Dress of the Month

Friday, 26 May 2017

I was SO excited when I had an email through from Boohoo asking if I wanted to get involved with their Bloggers X Dress of the Month campaign. It's all about different bloggers styling Boohoo's dress of the month to the way that suits them best. A few weeks ago the mystery dress arrived and I couldn't wait to show you guys how I decided to style it..

Uni Stress Relaxation with Amazon's #BigNightOff

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Whether you're at uni like me, school or work - it can all be a bit stressful sometimes. Lucky for me this year I managed to dodge the exams but the countless essays sure are just as nerve-wracking. Despite finishing my second year, the stress hasn't subsided as I dive straight into my dissertation so I'm all prepped for when September comes around again. Lucky for me, at my uni Amazon Student have given away the perfect bundle for a stress-busting evening with all my bezzies.

10 things I want to do in my 20s

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

I'm officially an adult! Today is my 20th Birthday and I can't quite believe that I'm saying goodbye to my teen years. Becoming an adult is SO scary but I know there are so many exciting things to come. While typing this up I just realised how ironic it is that I'm talking about being a grown up and yet the image to this post is me, outside a toy shop, with bubbles. Gotta keep a bit of kid in me haven't I?! To have a bit of fun I decided to make up a list of 10 things I want to do in my 20s - it definitely seems like the next 10 years are going to be the most life-changing of all so here goes!