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!

Review: ZOEVA Coral Blush Palette

Friday, 19 May 2017

It's very rare that I ever treat myself to new makeup, especially makeup that hasn't been all over the blogosphere, but when I stumbled across the Zoeva Coral Spectrum Blush Palette on beutybay a few weeks ago, I thought why not?

Review: NYX Finishing Powder

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Being  a gal with a skin type slightly more on the oily side, powder has always been something really important to my makeup routine. I once had an obsession with Rimmel's Stay Matte Pressed Powder, but after smashing it endless times and repurchasing, I decided to turn to a loose powder. I'd been using Natural Collection's for a while, until I saw NYX's finishing powder while shopping a few weeks ago. I adore NYX's lippies, so I thought it was about time I tried some other bits of their range..

Birthday Wishlist

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Cluse Leather Watch // Cluse Mesh Watch // CT Pillow Talk Lipstick // Nike Leggings // RI Purse // Frame Quote // Duvet Cover // Zoeva Rose Golden Brush Set

Uuuurh, how do I turn 20 this month? I am not ready to adult. To help ease the thought of this, I decided to fix myself up a little bday wishlist.

Recipe: Acai Bowl

Thursday, 11 May 2017

When Acai bowls hit the scene a year or so ago, I knew I had to give one a go! The perfect healthy morning treat, they are so easy to make and can be switched up to suit you.

You know what you're doing to me

Monday, 8 May 2017

I had the best weekend. Jamie came up to Norwich like he does every other week and we had so much fun exploring Norwich. It's such a gorgeous city which we often take for granted. Now he's got his own camera and I'm back to blogging frequently it's so much fun venturing further out of the city to find cute little spots like this.

The 3 nude mac lipsticks you need

Friday, 5 May 2017

I'm not a big lipstick wearer - something I really want to change. I don't have those super plump lips and I'm not quite brave enough to wear bold colours. I'm slowly easing my way into the lipstick world with the occassional nude, and if I'm feeling really glam, I will hunt down my red lippies for special occasions. Now, I'm not going to lie, these are not only the 3 nude mac lippies I own, but the only 3 mac lipsticks I own full stop. But nonetheless, they're definitely lipsticks you need in your collection!

April Favourites

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

I'm a bit rubbish at doing monthly favourites - the months all merge into one and I don't realise when I'm constantly reaching for the same products. This month I stayed on track and decided to jot down bits and pieces when I realised they were breaking into my routine..

Monthly Roundup: April

Sunday, 30 April 2017

April has got to be one of the quickest months so far this year for me. The end of March saw the end of my second semester at uni so lucky for me I've spent 4 weeks at home, my favourite place to be! I've been working quite a lot but I'm not going to be paid until May which is a pain but will be SO nice having a big wedge of dollar put in the bank ready for Summer! Other than that, I've been busy writing essays and spending time with Jamie, friends and family.

The pink wall

Friday, 28 April 2017

A couple of weekends ago Jamie and I headed to a local seaside town Aldeburgh aka blogger heaven. Aesthetics were on point.. so many adorable pastel coloured mix and match cottages and houses! I feel like I've finally made it in the blogging world with this classic pink wall pic - totes channelling those Hannah Gale instagram vibes...

Review: The M Botanicals Exfoliating Bamboo Cleanser

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

A few weeks back I was kindly gifted the Exfoliating Bamboo Cleanser from M Botanicals. The cleanser claims to Revive tired and dull skin  - Bamboo and clay mechanically exfoliate while strong plant based actives of Copaiba balsam, Acai and Andiroba help the skins ability to protect itself against hormonal breakouts. Natural fruit acids exfoliate and unclog pores bringing about a revived and smooth complexion.

The summer jumspuit

Friday, 21 April 2017

This is the perfect spring/summer jumpsuit! I can feel jumpsuits soon becoming a wardrobe staple of mine, especially those that are as comfy and easy to wear as this one.

Review: Anastasia Dipbrow Promade

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

I know I'm a bit late to the party now, but today I'm reviewing the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Promade. I really have fallen in love with it since getting it last year and use it daily without fail - I couldn't help but feel it needed a blog post all of it's own!

She is the river flowing Orwell

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Yes that title is from Ed Sheerans song, and yes that is the river Orwell. Yup I'm from the same county as Ed. #claimtofame!! Jokes aside, I loved shooting here - finding new locations is something I'm really loving right now. It's amazing how many beautiful places are just around the corner!

Easter at Lush

Thursday, 13 April 2017

 Easter is here and I was determined to get into the spirit and get an easter themed post out somehow! A couple of weeks back mum and I popped over to colchester for a bit of a shop and I picked up these new bath bomb goodies from the Lush easter range.

Summer Memories with Printiki*

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

The lovely people at printiki offered to send me some prints of my choice a few weeks back. With all the sun this month, and Jamie and I finally booking this years holiday (if you have any recommendations for things to do in Gran Canaria, let me know!) I thought it was about time I got last years holiday adventures printed!

By the seaside

Friday, 7 April 2017

We've been having the most beautiful weather recently!! Since coming home for my easter break I've been stuck indoors either writing essays or working so when I had a couple of days off last week I was so excited to get outside and enjoy a bit of the sun.

Wishlist: Gingham

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Spring's trends are well underway, and gingham is most certainly in this year! Just a few days ago I picked up the cutest cut-out shoulder top from Primark in a gingham print, and I'm already pondering on the web for more pieces to add to my collection..