OOTD: Autumn has come!

OOTD: Autumn has come!

Hello!

So to celebrate being officially in Autumn here in the UK now, I thought I would do a little shoot of an outfit I wore out the other day.

I really like this outfit and my makeup that I did. Let me know your thoughts!!

I’m sorry this is a short post in terms of writing, but I hope you enjoy, sometimes its just nice to browse some photos!

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Jumper & Pinafore dress: Urban Outfitters http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/uk/index.jsp

Hat & Wings Bangle: Topshop http://www.topshop.com/?geoip=home

Purple Tights: M&Sย ย http://www.marksandspencer.com/

Rings & Hamsa Hand Bracelet: Pandora http://www.pandora.net/en-gb

Watch: Seksy http://www.seksy.co.uk

Boots: I’m not sure, but I could find out!

Let me know if you want to know about the makeup, the Bronzer was Benefit’s ย https://www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk/ย Hoola Bronzer and the lipstick is Kate Moss Rimmel’s 107 ๐Ÿ™‚

Please feel free to leave a comment, it really makes my day! ๐Ÿ˜€

Lucy xxx

A Little Life Update…

Hello!

So I actually wanted to do this post a few days ago, I was aiming on doing a post every couple of days detailing my transition into uni life. However…

Things have been pretty tough for me the last couple of weeks. I have been back and too between uni and home so much that I know the route by heart. I’ve found it incredibly difficult to overcome my anxiety especially the social side of it. There have been times I couldn’t even get out my room to go to the kitchen.

I am currently at home writing this post, having a day to really think about what I want to do. What I need to do for me. Its been doubly difficult because everyone has been so supportive and kind, maybe that’s half the problem. If my parents just said, ‘you’re staying here, we’ll see you on Friday’ maybe that would be different. I don’t know. But what I do know and trust sometimes it feels I am, but I am not alone in this.

Many people find the transition of being away from home, starting a new chapter of education and having to learn to live with people that you may or may not get along with really tough. And it is! I think it is really underestimated by some just the sheer panic and terror that it can bring on.

When I’m in the situation all I want to do is get out. But when I’m out of the situation I can see things a little clearer, and I almost want to go back and give it another go. But every time I come home, maybe I’m just setting myself back and I’m not giving myself time to make bonds with these people. See how hard it is? You can never understand it until you there and struggling with what I am struggling with.

I often say to others, ‘you would hate to be inside my head.’ Because I know I do! I need to make some decisions and stick to them. I need to start making myself little goals and really putting some effort into it.

I started my lectures yesterday and it was okay, nothing awful happened, but I have to think if I want to do that for three years?

Anyways, I just wanted to update you on where I was in life. I also think I have another UTI but you probably didn’t need to know that. I hope you are all well and if you are ever struggling don’t hesitate to contact me!

Love, Lucy xxx

California Roadtrip Part 7: Guns, Bubba Gump and Goodbye America….FOR NOW!

California Roadtrip Part 7: Guns, Bubba Gump and Goodbye America….FOR NOW!

Hey there!

Lets get back to it! Here we are the LAST post about my California Roadtrip!

DAY 14

Today was fathers day! And we decided to celebrate Vegas style! Me, my brother and my dad all headed to The Gun Store in Vegas to try our hand at shooting some guns. I initially was going just to watch, but ended up getting coerced into having ย a go and actually, I’m incredibly glad I did.

I would just like to point out that I know some people find guns offensive and don’t believe in them. They have been a great source of controversy recently, especially in America with all the talks over gun laws. However this was in a controlled setting, it was purely for a bit of fun whilst we were in a country that actually has guns! Whether we like it or not guns have and are a part of our history and most likely our future. I respect all opinions on them and I myself, would love to live in a world where we don’t need guns.

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We headed back to the hotel after that and I had a quick dip in the pool!

Then me and dad went up the Stratosphere! Which has the tallest ride in the world on top of it! We didn’t do that one however, but did go on one just slightly lower down haha.

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It was amazing, you could see the whole of Vegas and into the desert, spectacular! It was really nice to spend some time with my dad that day ๐Ÿ™‚

We went back to the hotel again to pack ๐Ÿ˜ฆ this was the last full day in America and I was pretty gutted to be leaving.

We went out to dinner at Bubba Gump which I loved, I love Bubba Gump! We walked back along the strip and tried to take everything in one last time.

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DAY 15

The next morning we were up at 5am to get to the airport! So it was goodbye Las Vegas, but not quite America yet! We dropped the car off and checked in our bags, grabbed a spot of breakfast and before we knew it we were on our plane to Dulles Airport.

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We stayed in Dulles airport until our final flight and it was finally goodbye America, thank you for everything! Quite literally a trip of a lifetime.

2 1/2 weeks, 1 country, 3 states, 5 stops, 5 hotels, 2 trips to A&E, laughs, tears, memories, long days, even longer nights, hours of driving, sun, sea, 45 degree heat, celebrities, animals, movies, adventures, anxiety, fun…an experience.

Lucy xxx

No Makeup = Liberation Ladies!

Hey!

I am really going to try to post more regularly from now on, I got really good at scheduling posts and now I’m terrible again! Especially with going to UNI next week, I’m going to try to start preparing better, and also blogging aboutย my experiences!

But for now, I had an experience yesterday that I just had to blog about. To some it may seem so small and insignificant, but others I know it will be a big deal!

So as most of you will know, if you live in the UK, yesterday was a bank holiday and I had planned to use the day to get some things sorted, run some errands etc. I had not planned and did not, put any makeup on that day, I mean non AT ALL. However change in circumstance meant I needed to pop out to my local supermarket, which I knew was going to be sooooo busy!

I’d been so busy that morning that I didn’t have time when me and my dad decided to go out, to put any makeup on. I actually quite surprised as I wasn’t that worried, or bothered about going out without makeup on. Don’t get me wrong I’ve been out without makeup on before, but not to the supermarket I used to work in, so knowing I would see at least one person I knew.

In fact I saw THREE people I knew and had worked with, including the one boy I’d kind of had a crush on whilst I’d worked there. However instead of avoiding them at all costs I went up to them to say hello and spoke to them for a few minutes. I looked them right in the eyes and hopefully didn’t come across like I was trying to hide, which I kind of wanted to do.

As I walked away from them I realised that I felt fine. They hadn’t commented on my appearance, they hadn’t said things like ‘god you look ill/awful/tired’ and I’d been able to act pretty much as I would have if I’d had a full face of makeup on. I realised that you shouldn’t be worried about if people are going to judge you because you just happened to decided not to wear makeup that day, people that care about you aren’t going to judge that. Some women don’t wear makeup, full stop. But I know so well that its not that easy for a vast majority of women.

Of course if I was going out for a fancy meal, or to a party, I would put makeup, I would make an effort. But that day I was having a lazy, errand running kind of day that just didn’t warrant makeup and that IS OKAY. It’s totally fine not to wear makeup all the time. I’m not wearing any right now! Who cares!? If people can’t appreciate you with no makeup then its not you as a person they like.

I just wanted to share this experience with you as, you know I love wearing makeup, I love doing myself up, its fun! But there are many days when I don’t fancy doing this and that is completely fine!

Your beautiful, yes you!

Lucy xxx