Monthly round up: January

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

January is always an odd month.  It's a new year, an opportunity for a fresh start and time to get stuck back into everything. I spent the first half of the month at home in Ipswich with my family. Half my time was spent doing both uni work and earning some money working in the bakery at Tesco, and the other half was spent spending time with my family and Jamie who had some time off work. As much as I love being able to come back home between uni and having some time to relax, I was really eager this year to get some work done and earn a bit of money to save up for a holiday, so working has been great.

Keep hydrated: Hydratem8

Friday, 27 January 2017

I find it super hard to keep myself hydrated throughout the day, it's been an issue ever since I was young when I used to suffer from migraines from dehydration quite frequently and severely. Of course, with age I've learnt how to know when a migraine is coming on and to drink plenty in attempt to avoid it developing, but sometimes when I'm busy working or at uni, it can be hard to keep hydrated all the time! We all know the benefits water has - better skin, flushes out toxins and provides more energy, so why is it so hard to keep on top of it?!

5 ways to make everyday a good day

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

If you know me, you know I'm one for positivity. Everyone has their down days but I am a firm believer of life's what you make it, and if you want to try and get rid of that poop attitude you seem to be having, you need to get up and do something about it yourself.

The £20 bloggers lamp of dreams

The yellow rainmac

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Rainmac & Jeans - Topshop // Scarf - Primark

This coat is one of my favourite things ever. I mentioned to mum before Christmas how much I loved the bright yellow rainmacs, she listened, and she delivered. It's one of those items I don't think I'd ever buy myself, but i don't know why because it's friggin beautiful!

New in: the Zara jumper

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Last week I popped into Zara while I was back in Norwich for the evening and nabbed this beauty. It came in both light pink and grey, but I opted for the version with a bit more colour. I love the sleeves on this and feel like it's going to be the perfect spring transition piece!! I also picked up the cutest shirt in the sale which has lots of little bugs over it, I'm sure it'll feature in an ootd on the blog soon!

Lucy x

Winter Skincare Saviour: Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish

Friday, 13 January 2017

For Christmas I finally got the much heard of Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. It's something I'd had on my wishlist for a while but being a student, I tend to stick to the cheapest skincare possible! After all the raving on blogs in the last few years I had seen on this, I knew I had to try it!! 

At first the scent of this put me off. In the past year I've stripped back my skincare and used really basic products that have very little scent to them. I don't know what it is, but I hate using products that smell strong, I like it to feel natural. This has a scent of ecualyptus, which I know does wonders for your skin, and the scent does fade quickly so it was an issue I got over pretty quickly! Despite this, I've actually really loved using it! I've used it in the morning and at night to take my makeup off and it's left my skin feeling really fresh and clean! I was actually surprised at how well it removed my makeup at the end of the day!

I feel like it's a bit too early to comment on it's full effect on my skin, but so far, so good! I don't seem to have had any major breakouts for a while now (touch wood). I'm really looking forward to continuing to use this to see how it's working for me a few months down the line! 

Do you use Cleanse and Polish? What do you think of it?

Lucy x

Wishlist: Boots

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

 1 // 2 // 3

 4 // 5 // 6

 7 // 8 // 9

A few weeks ago in the sales I did something I massively regret. I walked past a pair of rose gold boots on sale for a tenner. Ten pounds. I'm still not quite sure why I did that. To help me deal with my stupidity and this mistake, I've decided to make a little booties wishlist. Unfortunately none are as cheap as a blooming tenner (yep, ten little pounds, still kicking myself) they are all just as stunning.

Lucy x

Dungarees in winter

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Dungarees & Jumper - H&M // Shoes - ASOS

There's one small thing that's really annoying me in all of these pictures, 5 gold stars if you spot what it is!!...

Have a nosey: Room tour

Thursday, 5 January 2017

I love having a nosey at other peoples rooms, and my room at home in Ipswich is something that I'm actually really proud of! Being the youngest of 3 siblings, I had the smallest room of the lot. But when my oldest brother moved out for university a few years back, I was allowed to move into his room and redecorate! It took a very long time but I'm so happy with how it looks now. It's such a bright, room, perfect for working in. I spend pretty much all my time in here!

Super easy Cinnamon Swirls

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

On New Years Day, Jamie and I, being the greedy pigs we are, made the easiest cinnamon swirls in the world! They were so quick and easy, and so delicious I felt they were worthy of a spot on my blog!