It’s Been a While Lush

Guess who made a sneaky Lush purchase online and then got super excited when it finally arrived after stalking the postman for about a week…….If you guessed me then you would be absolutely correct! *smiles excitedly bc new smellies & Lush goodness*

After quite a while browsing their huge range, I picked out 4 products that I thought I would really like and so far I’m not disappointed! I got a “Unicorn Horn” which is from their Valentine’s Day collection, a “Dragon’s Egg” bath bomb, their “Celestial facial” moisturiser and also “Tangled” which is a hot oil hair treatment specifically for knotted, frizzy hair which admittedly I have been struggling with lately.

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Unicorn Horn (£4.25) – As you can see from the picture this is a very colourful one, attractive to the eyes but also to the nose with its sweet lavender smell. According to the website this bubble bar has Neroli oil in it which is known to increase serotonin levels in the brain leaving us feeling much more relaxed and cheery after a long soak 🙂

Dragon’s Egg (£3.50) – Being honest, I picked this bath bomb purely because of the name. It sounded pretty awesome and after using it today I can say I loved it! It has quite a sweet lemon-y smell which reminded me of those hard boiled lemon sweets you can get and was pleasantly surprised to find out that this somewhat bland looking bath bomb had an orange centre, much like a real egg, leaving my bath a golden orange colour with lots of bubbles!

Tangled (£6.50) – I really can’t wait to try this one out. This product stood out to me when browsing online because I have very tangled hair at the moment and I just can’t seem to get rid of it! I can imagine it will be hard to get this oil out of my hair afterwards but I am excited to try it.

Celestial (£12.95) – Pictured below is my favourite of the products I bought, the Celestial moisturiser. It smells heavenly and feels so smooth and silky on my face without being oily. I love it!

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I hope you have enjoyed this little Lush post as much as I have enjoyed receiving these products! What would you personally recommend from their collection? Let me know what you think 🙂

Lucy x

Haul Post #3 I got lost in Primark

Hello everyone! 🙂 On this surprisingly bright & sunny day here in Ireland my Mom and I decided to go to town for what was supposed to be a few things……which was working out quite okay for us…until we reached Penneys (Primark in the UK). I’m sure many of you guys can understand the terror that my wallet faced next! Here’s some pictures that will do the explaining 😀

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The tracksuit bottoms were on sale at €5 down from €12 which I was quite happy with, even if they are just for wearing around the house & I got simple, long sleeved crop tops (the blue & khaki green ones above) which would be perfect with some of my skirts or some high waisted jeans. At €5 each they are a perfect dupe for a different colour top rather similar that I bought in New Look for nearly €20!

*Sigh* I am always a sucker for Harry Potter clothing….damn you Penneys! Today was no different when I spotted this t-shirt (look below ^.^).

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In the homeware section I picked up this little set of copper wire fairy lights for €3 and this candle for €4 which can be used as a mug once it’s all gone.

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I also picked up a few little bits in Dealz & a euro store, my favourites being this colouring book and the BB-8 mug, because who doesn’t love BB-8!

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Overall I have to say that my favourite buy today was these 2 books I picked up in a charity shop in Wexford. I love Cecelia Ahern and have a few of her books already so when I spotted these through the window I just had to go in and grab them and turns out they were only €1 each!!

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So I guess you can say we picked up a little more than just a few things today…oops! Ah sure, it happens to the best of us! Thank you for reading 🙂

Lucy x

 

Staying Positive

Staying positive at any time of the year seems to be a challenge for many. But I myself have found that in the height of winter’s dark days and underlying gloom, it can become even harder. During the winter months we tend to be also at the height of our work load, with Christmas approaching, exams looming and the days getting shorter. Overall this equals lower moods and heightened stress levels. It’s no wonder that depression and suicide rates reach all time highs at this time of year. With this in mind I think it is important to highlight the need to take care of not only ourselves but those around us especially at this time of year.

This year one of my (long overdue) resolutions is to work on my mental health and the first step I am taking is to be more positive in my everyday life. I personally think that a positive mindset is the key to good mental health and am willing to prove it to you by the end of 2016 when I hopefully will have reached my goal. So stay tuned!

I’m leaving below a little list of things I’m going to do for this month and each month I will add more things to the list and post a little update on how I’m doing so that by the end of the year I will have changed my lifestyle in little ways that will effect my mental health in a huge way.

Staying Positive January Goals & Tasks:

  1. Continue writing my “What Made Me Smile” posts every week.
  2. Pick a quote each day in order to inspire myself and apply it to that day.
  3. Donate money and help others whenever I can.
  4. If I make mistakes (which I do all the time), take a deep breath and learn from them.

These are my January goals & tasks! Will you be joining me in my journey to good mental health? Leave your own ideas on being positive below for everyone to see! Together we can do this 🙂 ❤

Lucy x

What Made Me Smile Week 5

SUNDAY: I woke up to some lovely comments on my posts from my followers. It really brightened my day. I love you all! ❤

MONDAY: Had lunch with my mom in town – some quality time was well needed.

TUESDAY: I won a little instagram competition for my posts about @missfitskinnytea. You could say  very excited about this.

WEDNESDAY: Got my brothers ready for school and they both hugged me really tightly before leaving. My neighbour brought more baked goods!

THURSDAY: My tea came in the post!

FRIDAY: I reached 100 followers on this blog!

SATURDAY: I am currently babysitting 2 of my cousins and having a Disney movie night with them 🙂

What made you smile this week?

Lucy x

 

 

New Year Resolutions

(I may be a slight bit late with this post since it’s the 9th of January now, but better late than never since I’m only deciding on resolutions now!)

Every year most of us try to make resolutions that we will stick to. Whether we do so or not, that’s another story. But never the less, the intention is there. I myself, have never been good with sticking to them, but this year I will try again. 2016 is a year I am really looking forward to. I’m going into semester 2 of my first year in university, I’m surrounded by friends and family, I have lots of concerts and trips planned already and I’m visiting my very best friend in the whole world in March (she moved to England a few years ago). Overall I have a feeling that this is going to be a good year, but of course it is up to myself to make sure it is. I quite enjoy new years I have to say, in the same way that I enjoy new weeks or new days. Each of these to me is a new beginning, another chance to wake up clear headed and face the world. So here are my new year resolutions:

  • Be healthier, fitter & stronger // Detox my body
  • Continue blogging, improving  & learning more about it
  • Read more books & keep a record of the books I read (at least 2 books every month)
  • Spend more time with friends & family
  • Plan lots of trips & adventures (So far this year I’m going to 4 concerts, 2 shows, London and Prague!! I’m very excited for 2016)
  • Work on my mental health
  • Start saving a small amount of money, every week that I can only spend on what I see fit to in the next new year – 2017

I could probably make more resolutions than this, but I’m gonna stop for now. I might actually do a monthly update on these resolutions to help with keeping them. Let me know if we have any of the same resolutions or if there’s any big ones you’re really focusing on yourself this year. Thank you for reading!

Lucy x

Trying Something New

To my wonderful followers,

Lately I haven’t been feeling the best which is why my posts have been less frequent. I’ve been extremely tired and sluggish, have had back pains and weird itchy hive-type things covering my legs. I thought it was time for a detox, or a”teatox”, something I had honestly never tried before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had however heard that they were really good for giving energy and removing that bloated feeling, as well as getting rid of sugar cravings (that I wanted to see!). As a follower of fellow Irish blogger FacesByGrace on snapchat, I knew the risks associated a lot of those skinny teas out there, mostly those containing Senna leaves and other laxatives as it stops the absorption of the contraceptive pill – a big no no for many of us women. Following Grace’s recommendations I decided to try Miss Fit Skinny Tea, an Irish company that prides itself in the results it delivers but also in the fact that it contains no laxatives, making it possibly the safest option on the market regarding skinny detox teas. The company’s founder and creator Ruth was quite a pleasure to do business with. She was very sweet and helpful when I messaged her on Facebook to talk about her tea and you can tell that she really cares about her customers and the quality of the product they receive.

So anyway I decided I would start with the 14 day package which was 24.99 and also bought the adorable little strawberry tea infuser which was 5. Postage was fast which is always a plus to buying things online. I ordered it on a Sunday and it arrived the Thursday to my delight.

Here’s what I received in an adorable pink envelope with white polka dots ^.^

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I’ve really only started drinking the tea today so I can’t give much of an opinion on if I feel different or anything yet but it does have a nice flavour. Kinda reminds me of green tea which I love! Ruth recommends drinking 3-4 cups a day but I have definitely drank at least 5 so far…and may have another one before I finish typing this. I really hope it does make me feel better soon. Onwards and upwards as they say!

All my love,

Lucy x

P.S. There are now over 100 of you following me! How freaking amazing is that. I am honestly so happy and grateful for your presence. Will be holding a small giveaway soon as my thanks<3

 

The Beauty Blogger Award

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A few days ago I was nominated for the Beauty Blogger Award by the lovely Jovita from VoguishlyChic.Thank you for the nomination Jovita, I really appreciate it 🙂 Everyone should definitely check out her blog for lots of fashion, beauty and make up goodness! So here’s how this whole Beauty Blogger Award thing works:

The rules:

  1. Tag the blogger that nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions you were given.
  3. Nominate 10 people whose blog is about beauty or fashion.
  4. Make 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
  5. Inform the bloggers you chose that you nominated them!

VoguishlyChic’s Questions For Me:

1. Do you believe that fashion trends on the runway can be sported by all?

– Really the answer can vary, as some trends will suit all body shape and sizes while others don’t but in general I think that it is not safe to assume that fashion trends on the runway can be sported by all as it is easy to see that a lot of the models sporting these brand new fashion statements look pretty similar so we are not given an indicator for other body types.
2. What is your favourite fashion accessory?

– I have to say my favourite fashion accessory is probably my celtic design triangle necklace which I got as a birthday present from my mom a few years ago. I wear it every day.
3. Which is your favourite makeup brand?

– At the moment my favourite makeup brand has to be Benefit. Even though I am limited in my collection of their products I am loving each of the products I have and think they are well worth the money.
4. If you had to choose only one makeup product to carry in your bag, what would it be?

– Probably a mascara because my eyes look bare without some mascara! I’m currently using:
5. Which is your My Lip But Better lipstick shade?

– I honestly have no idea because I have so many different lipsticks and just use different ones all the time. I’m not a one-shade kinda gal.
6. Any fashion-paux committed?

– Probably leaving the house without ironing my skirt when it badly needs ironing…..
7. High Heels or Flats. Which one do you pick?

– Probably flats. Love my converse too much.
8. Oversized Totes!! Yay or Nay?

– Couldn’t say I own one myself but they’re not all that bad. Probably a nay from me though.

9. If you had to rate yourself on the fashion quotient on a scale of 1-10, where do you see yourself?

– Probably around 6 or 7…I’m not awful but…I’m learning…
10. Any fashion quote that inspired you the most.

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak”

My Questions:

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. Do you have any bloggers that inspire you?
  3. What would you say your signature style is?
  4. Do you go shopping for new clothes often?
  5. What is your favourite clothing store?
  6. What is your favourite piece of jewellery?
  7. What do you think of body piercings and do you have any?
  8. How often do you wear make up?
  9. If you could only have one make up item what would it be?
  10. What do you like to do to relax?

My Nominees:

Jadeyrae

Cyndel

youmustbehighxo

Adryana

Daily Mamey

Glitterful Thoughts By Tash

The Insider Daily

Kitty Korner

Happy 2016 guys! ❤