Lifestyle

A Little Life Update…

Right so its safe to say its been a while since I last posted…

Apologies for that! But ya know when life gets busy ya can’t do it all.

So the main reason for me being away for a bit was 1 I was studying for one heck of a whopper exam, which is now over THANK GOD. Lets just hope I passed it! And 2 just because I didn’t really feel as if I had a whole lot to write about.

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So I thought I would do a lil life update in this and just let you know whats been going on recently.

1 – Unfortunately Millie our new baby bunny passed away just 10 days after having her which was unfortunate as the day I had posted a post about the new bunnies she passed. We don’t fully know the reasons as to why she died, but the Vets suggested it was either a septic infection or possibly something she was born with because she was so young. So that sucked.

2 – Ive been working on myself a lot lately and its not easy figuring out who you are but I’m on the road to it. I really want to get more into photography, i know what you’re thinking she says this all the damn time blah blah blah. But honestly I do. I love taking photos. They can capture a memory in one image and thats why I love photos. Ive recently started a scrapbook for a whole load of memories of my own. Ive made scrapbooks for other people, but I don’t think they seemed to enjoy them as much as I did. So this is for myself.

3 – I think Im starting to see where life is taking me. I know it sounds so cringe, but I really think I can see where I want to be in 5 years time from now. Thats hopefully becoming a qualified nurse working in A&E working my way up the ladder. Possibly living in Brighton as the place is so fun and vibrant and I need that in life. I also need the beach and sea near me. Lil fact if you didn’t know this about me I love the ocean basically your average English Moana (without the chicken or boar…).

4 – Im super happy with my Youtube content and the fact that Ive started doing covers on there. Although being completely honest sometimes I do think life would be very different If i hadn’t started Youtube. It does get stressful and I know what you’re thinking “What is she on about?”. But in all honesty a lot of the time I think people are judging me and I am starting to not give a damn about others opinions (within reason of course) but it does get to me sometimes. Never the less I am continuing with my youtube as for the moment.

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Anyway there hasn’t been a huge amount going on but enough for a quick lil blog post. I hope you enjoyed it and are having a good day!

Love Lucy x

Beauty

ALIZA cleanser product review…

So hello world!

Its been a little while haha!

I thought id kick off my return with a quick product review. I was sent this product very kindly by the company ALIZA. I received their 3 in 1 facial cleanser. It includes 50 face cleansing paper sheets.

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I tried this product a few times and am still confused as to whether I love it or not… It is a great gentle cleanser but I just can’t seem to get the hand of using it! The face sheets are suppose to melt with warm water as you rub them on your face, but I either didn’t add enough water or added too much. For me the product was a little fiddly to use but when i managed to get used to it, its honestly a great cleanser.

However even though it was a little tricky to use its such a great product for so many reasons! Its free from artificial fragrances, colours, gluten and alcohol. When you using it  my face did feel hydrated and moisturised leaving it soft and clean.

ALIZA website – https://www.alizanaturals.com

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Hope you all enjoyed this quick review!

Love Luce x

Beauty

Marc Jacobs New Highliners – Review

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I’ve had a little break from my blog just because sometimes you need it!

This blog post is a makeup review/first impressions all about the new Marc Jacobs new Highliners! I was sent 2 of the new Highliners from Influenster which was amazing!

I have tested them and created a look with them! The colours that I received were the (Pop)ular and Pink of me. These were both 2 intense pink Highliners and are super pigmented!

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I have used these in my new YouTube Valentine’s Day tutorial which you should totally go and check out!

Anyway, these Highliners can be purchased for £20 each and I’m so lucky to have had the chance to review them and try them out! They are honestly worth the money for a creamy eyeliner which has the most amazing pigment! Did I mention that they stay on all day too? It’s crazy how you can find such a good beauty product at the most random time!

My favourite colour out of the two would be pink of me just because it is a lighter colour which is more suited to my skin tone and I just like baby pink colours too much!

Hope you enjoyed this post review guys and there will be more posts coming soon!!

Stay happy and be yourself!

Lucy x

Lifestyle

A Broken Heart…

Hey guys,

So you may ultimately be thinking of why I am posting this and honestly this has been such a hard post to write.

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Recently having broken up from my (ex) boyfriend I have learnt a lot about myself including things I didn’t know before. I found it extremely difficult to deal with this breakup as it was my first, so I’m not gonna be petty and blame people on here and say exactly why we broke up but I thought this post may help some people who are either going through this or if you know someone who is.

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One thing that I’ve learnt is vital is to rekindle hobbies that you love. For example with me I’ve kept going with my YouTube channel, restarted my passion for music and getting into photography more. All these photos on here have been taken by me and I’m really pleased with my progress in photography!

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Another thing that I found really difficult was learning was being happy by myself. Which I do feel like I am, and I’m proud to say that! Some people can find it really difficult being happy by themselves especially if they’ve been reliant on other people for it!

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Another thing to mention is that being alone isn’t a bad thing. Sometimes it’s just what you need. I know at the start of a breakup (for me anyway) it felt like the worst possible thing that had happened and I was never going to be happy by myself. But honestly it just takes time. Time can heal almost anything. With the situation I was in also really knocked my self confidence and my self worth. This is another thing I have had to learn and it probably one of the most important things to learn. If you can’t be happy by yourself/ love yourself how do you expect that with another person?

 

Screen Shot 2018-01-21 at 22.55.16So this post was a sort of life update and helpful (hopefully) post in a way.  But to lighten the mood before I end this post I wanted to end it saying 5 things that have happened which are amazing and I am super pleased with myself about!

1 – I hit 1K on Youtube and Im almost at 1.2 K so if you haven’t subscribed go and do so please it means so much to me!!

2 – I got into a danish exchange for my nursing degree which is coming up soon!

3 – I started running more and properly in order to prep for my half, so I completed my first 10 mile run the other day!

4 – Ive improved on my photography skills ( i think haha!)

5 – Im okay and Im happy with myself and the life Im living.

 

Stay happy

Lucy x

Lifestyle

2018 Goals And 2017 Reflections…

So we made it? 2018. And I just felt like I was getting used to 2017. Last year I did this post so I thought we could see If I actually took my own advice (probably not) and lets see how 2017 actually turned out. Then I can let you all know my new goals for 2018.

So in 2017 I set out these goals:

  1.  To be healthier and happier
  2. To work hard
  3. Be helpful and kind
  4. Get fit
  5. Take things slowly and appreciate life more

So looking back at my goals I don’t think I did too badly. I mean I haven’t been the healthiest ever but I’ve not been the unhealthiest… maybe this is gonna be a goal for 2018 instead! I worked hard and managed to get through my 1st year of Nursing at University, which I am super proud of because doing this course isn’t just mentally draining it also gets physically draining as doing 12.5 hour shifts 3 times a week almost leads you to have no social life which is why a lot of people go to University to start with, the social aspect. But I do it because I do love the job and it is so rewarding.  Being helpful and kind goes into my job as a HCA and as a Nursing student. Now the get fit part… hmmm well I mean I’ve become better at running and ran my first 8 miles by myself the other week so I am very pleased with my progress in running, but I am yet to have formed abs… I have however taken things a lot slower this year and even though 2017 still went extremely fast I have so many amazing memories of the year! Here are just a few of the most amazing things I got to do this year!

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January – I joined the gym and worked really hard (for the first month…).

February – I went brunette, which I haven’t been for ages, about 3 years!!

March –  I had an amazing learning opportunity working with the community nurses who do so much!

April – I started my Youtube Channel! And also changed my hair again I wasn’t keen on the brown!

May – I started to run again!

June – I turned 19, whoop another year older!

July – I completed the end of my first year as a student Nurse!

August – I went to Venice for a wedding which was amazing!

September – I started my second year of nursing off with a bang!

October – Im super proud of all the halloween looks I created on my Youtube channel!

November – Bit of a sad one, but as this was a tough month for me getting through the month and days was an achievement in itself and Im proud to say Im still here!

December – I had the sweetest christmas with my family, my bunny made it through Christmas day but unfortunately did not make it through to the new year. RIP Ellie 29/12/17.

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So in order to start a fresh for the new year creating goals is a good way to be the new you.

So like last years post on my previous blog to here on WordPress, Im creating 5 goals for myself to try and achieve and maintain throughout 2018.

  1. I would love to feel more confident in my own skin and be happy with myself. I know this is similar to one of my goals last year but still It Is something I have always struggled with so would like to really try.
  2. Eat more natural and unprocessed foods. I know this one is stemming along the line of food and health much like last year, but instead of forcing myself to only eat a certain amount of calories each day eating a healthier range of foods tends to uplift my mood and so this is why it is yet another goal of mine as this should help me more with my anxiety that I have been struggling with. If I am able to control something It calms me down so the food I intake and really looking after my body and the nutrients that I put in will hopefully help with that.
  3. Improve on my running and keep going with it. With me running the Half Marathon in February I will still be running throughout till then, but I would love to continue running and perhaps even be able to complete a whole Marathon one day.
  4. Get to grips with my anxiety. This may seem a little personal but having struggled a lot lately Ive had to kick my butt into action and say enough is enough. Im fed up with being so anxious all the time and just want to be able to do things that sometimes I don’t have the confidence to do. We only get one life and I don’t want to be stuck behind just because Im too afraid or because I feel like I’m not good enough. I think by exercising and eating well I can hopefully manage this better, I would also like to try mindfulness as this has proven to help a lot of people like me too.
  5. Take every opportunity I can get. So at the age of 19 I still want to live my life to the fullest and of course sometimes I have my set backs and struggle on a normal day. So with life steaming along so fast I need to try everything I want to while I still can and live everyday like its my last. I know it may sound slightly morbid to some of you, but with the job Im in and what Im studying It really does make you feel like you need to live your life and be as happy as you can whilst you can do it! Because in life there are good moments and bad moments, whenever my time comes to go I would want to look back at my life and be happy with what I have achieved no matter what age I may be.

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I realise this has been a long post, but I hope that you all have had the most wonderful new year and celebrated it with a bang! Here’s to 2018!

Stay happy and be yourself,

Love Lucy x

Fashion

The Red Puffa Jacket…

Hello,

Hope you are all well. Im sorry I haven’t posted in a few days and honestly I just needed a break from social media and things for a while.

At lot has happened recently in my life some good and some bad.

But one of the things that I have absolutely been loving recently is my brand new red puffa jacket from New Look!

Screen Shot 2017-11-19 at 19.01.49I have wanted one of thee classic coats for a little while now, and now they’ve come back into fashion. Which is amazing for me because it gives me an excuse to buy new clothing! I also managed to get this coat in the sale and paid £33 for it!

This coat is possibly the warmest coat I’ve ever owned and I DO NOT regret buying this one bit!! Ive been wearing it everyday since I bought it, which kinda just shows how much I like it! Its so cosy and the hood acts like a pillow meaning you could just doze off pretty much anywhere, how fab is that?!?

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I’m actually pretty pleased with these photos and how they turned out, shoutout to my friend Zoe for giving me a hand with the photography!

Link to jacket 

Stay happy and be yourself,

Love Lucy x

 

Beauty

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray – Review

Here comes yet another beauty review here on my blog!

Today I am reviewing one of my favourite beauty products at the moment.. the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. This setting spray has recently made its way into my makeup collection and I couldn’t be happier.

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I purchased this product from Debenham’s store for £23.50 (118ml), which I think is such a good price for the quality of the product! This product feels weightless on your face but is such  a vital product in my makeup routine. The spray helps your makeup stay on all day and all night (up to 16 hours) without melting or fading or smudging. I have quite dry and sensitive skin and this works amazing on my skin. I also have heard from other bloggers and friends of mine that it works on all skin types which is amazing!?!

This product is well known in the blogging community and gets talked about quite a bit, so you’ve probably heard all of this before. I did however realise that when I used this on my halloween makeup looks it still stayed on for ages! Which I think is amazing as a lot of the products I used weren’t the best quality and also not all classic makeup which this is typically used for.

I have heard that the NYX setting spray is also a good drugstore dupe for this UD spray. I may try this and compare the two, if this is something you’d be interested in let me know in the comments below!

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Hope you are all having the most fantastic day!

Love

Lucy x

Beauty · Uncategorized

Xlash Product Review

Who doesn’t love long thick lashes!? I know I do! I can’t name a single person that I know who doesn’t want longer lashes!

XLash have kindly sent me some of their products to try out. I thought I would review the products on here as well as my YouTube Channel – Lucy Snewin.

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First off the company were a pleasure to work with and were very kind to reach out to me and send me these products. I received the mascara and eyelash serum by Xlash. I love both of these products and have incorporated them into my daily routine for the past month.

Eyelash serum:

The eyelash serum works a dream and is such a good product! It is a sensitive product and didnt cause any irritation in my eyes or skin. This product made my lashes look more fibourous and thicker within the 30 day use and it has become a part of my daily night time routine. This product has really helped treat my lashes and made them fuller and longer which I love!!
Xlash Mascara:

The mascara I was sent has possibly turned into my new favourite mascara. This mascara is enriched with vitamin E and B5 which helps with regrowth of lashes making them longer and fuller. This mascara makes my lashes look so full with just one stroke. The wand is shaped in a curved angle to help with application and also helps ensure every lash gets an even coat!

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I have enjoyed working with Xlash cosmetics and will continue to use these products!

https://www.xlash.com

All opinions are my own as always x

Love

Lucy x

Fitness

My Running Journey…

So a few of my close friends and family may be aware that I am going to be running Brighton’s Half Marathon in February with two of my close friends and considering all things aside, Im not that great of a runner which is what I am trying to work on. I feel like my whole life I have come up with excuses like, “ah my asthma is playing up” or “no, its raining” just to get out of running. But the thing is, once I am out running I love it. It is such a stress relief for me and I really enjoy running (once I start!). I use the app Strava to record al of my runs and this helps me keep on track with my time/distance.

Ive found that If I go running or exercise on a regular basis my mental health is a lot better and I can control it more. When I run I feel a sense of achievement and Im happy about it, by having the goal of this half marathon it gives me something to work towards.

I thought I would start a mini series of how my running journey us going leading up to the half marathon. Let me know if this is something you would like to see on my blog and comment down below anything around fitness/health you would be interested in.

So to start with Im going to say how this week has been for me fitness and running wise. Ive managed to fit in 2 runs this week a 5K and a 6.5K as well as a few Blogilate’s youtube workout videos (which are amazing btw!). Ive been eating healthy on and off this week and that is something I want to work on in the next week and I can let you know how that goes.

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Its difficult to fit running in and around 12.5 hour shift placements, and this week coming I think I may struggle… So if you have a

ny motivational thoughts please let me know below and help a gal out!

Also my friend Han is an amazing running and has some amazing inspiration and has a blog too, which you should totally go check it out! – Life with Han. She also has a Youtube channel too!

Love Luce x

Lifestyle

A Fresh Start…

So here we are yet again typing… but on a different website?

So for a little while I haven’t really been connecting with my blog and I really miss it! I wanted to create something new, something that I can have and cherish as my own little place on the internet. So this is my NEW BLOG!

At the moment I haven’t planned any posts as such but my oh my have I got some in mind. There will be a range of things on here from photo shoot pictures to beauty reviews and possibly a few food recipes, I haven’t quite decided yet. But anyhow I thought I best get on with it.

I also have a Youtube channel and am currently almost about to hit 1K which is crazy as I  only started my channel back in April 2017!

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