Monday, 10 March 2014

MINDFUL MONDAYS #2



My Monday life quote. I found this whilst trailing through Instagram and decided this would be a great one to post. 

I have spent a lot of my past worrying about the silliest things that at the time seemed like the world was going to end. I'm happy to say I have put a lot of my old worrying habits behind me and I find it easier to leave things and not dwell so much. 

Due to my recent anixetys following being unwell with chronic fatigue syndrome/ME I noticed little patterns of my worrying coming back. I often think I'm lucky with stuff that happened to me in the past because it has taught me to see the signs and watch myself from slipping into an unhealthy dark place. If you can focus your energy on putting the worrys to one side and seing the better part of a situation then your half way there. People are always going to worry at some point it's just teaching yourself what's important and what in te grand scheme of life will pass by and be forgotten... 

HAPPY MONDAY 
LOVE LUCY 
XXXXXXX

Monday, 24 February 2014

MINDFUL MONDAYS.


Good evening everyone :) so I'm laying in bed thinking up blog ideas and ways to make my blog more Mindfull, Meaningful & Motivational! 

I love giving good advice from past experience's and I'm always learning new things about myself daily. Finding good quotes to express how I'm feeling or to help someone think differently about a situation is something I enjoy doing. I treasure the people in my heart and I love to help them in any way I can.

So why not share these words of wisdom to strangers?! People I have never met? One sentence one paragraph one word can change someone's view even lift their mood and maybe just maybe change someone's outlook on life in a positive more healthy way.

The above quote is one I found on Instagram tonight, this is starting my Mindful Mondays off! 

It's true "YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT" I'm know angel when it comes to food, I have an unhealthy relationship with carbs and sweet things. 
My body needs a lot of TLC as I suffer from an underactive thyroid, IBS & most recently I have been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue, I also have a history of depression and anxiety. I'm 27 and I want to feel healthy and happy, this will start with my relationship with food. So Tuesday is calling and my journey is beginning, I must not loose track of the healthy road ahead for my mind, body 
and soul. 

I go through stages of being healthy and then loosing the motivation because il have a low day with fatigue or anxiety or bad ibs! This is when I want to binge as the initial feeling is exilirating, however this doesn't last and I then feel worse and my body suffers. The trick is to completely change your lifestyle choices and the way you think about food! 

This isn't easy for me but I'm willing to try! 
You can come too :) 

Love Lucy
Xoxo 

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

NEW *BEAUTY* BUYS.

 
1. Maybelline Baby Skin Primer
2. Mud Mask by Superdrug
3. Maybelline Falsies Mascara
 
I've been wanting to try the new Baby Skin Primer as I've read some great reviews about it over the blogosphere, I also am yet to find a primer I like or that I think works for me. I always seem to have lost my makeup base by mid day. I work with children so it can be stressful and tiresome which is why I like my face to stay fresh looking, which never seems to happen. I got some Benefit makeup for Christmas which I've been using but still have to top up the powder mid day, I'm hoping this primer works for me.  It was by 1 get 2nd half price in Superdrug on the Maybelline products so after much deliberation decided to try the Falsies mascara I'm still deciding if I made the right choice as I love the look of the new Big Eyes Mascara .
Annoyingly I always forget I have sensitive skin, especially on my face so when I brought the mud mask I was so excited as I really want to reduce the redness on my skin when not wearing makeup. I tried this in the bath a couple of nights ago and it instantly started burning my skin. It smelt delicious though.

Would love to hear if any of you have tried the Baby Skin Primer and what you thought? or if any of you could recommend a great primer and something to help reduce the redness I get around my nose?
 
 
Love Lucy
xoxo

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

BARGAIN BUYS.






 
Black Velvet Detail Kimono: Asda
Sequin Detailed Crop: Primark
Harem Trousers: H&M (old)
Shoes: Primark (old)

 
Well I'm so in love with two of my new January sale bargains I have picked up. This darling sequined crop beauty cost me £3 from Primark and the Kimono was £10. I brought them both on separate occasions not considering they would go together and to my joy when having an outfit try on session they worked perfect with my trusty tailored harem trousers which I brought years and years ago in a H&M sale. I wear the trousers a lot when I've gained weight and need to hide the lumps and bumps.
 
So January is nearly over, that's is crazy right? My plan for healthy eating had been going well, I just need to find a balance with the exercising as well. I didn't really make any New Years resolutions I just promised myself I would look after my body and eat healthy with regular exercise. I've been dealing with the illness Chronic Fatigue and I wont lie its been very difficult and sometimes quite soul destroying, trying to find what works for me at this time and what doesn't is proving difficult, the low periods are extremely hard. So here's to hopefully a brighter February surely after 6 months of this, feeling like me again will happen soon?
Reading blogs is one of my outlets so thank goodness for the internet...
 
 
 
Love Always
Lucy
xoxo

Sunday, 19 January 2014

HEARTS DELIGHT.



Hello!!! 
I hope you all had lovely weekends. Mine was a fun one with two nights celebrating my dear cousin Zoe's 23rd Birthday (still a baby). On friday night we went out for a Indian, I was really looking forward to this as Ive been eating healthy and cutting down on certain foods so it was my night to splurge. On Saturday night I hosted pre drinks for Zoe before a group of us went to the local pub. We played a very funny drinking game and got very silly (just how I like it) then we ventured down to the pub where we continued to carry out the sillyness and do some kareoke.

I wore this long heart print shirt which I was luckily enough to pick up from Asda a sharing item for me and my Mum which she wore to the meal the night before. I teamed it with some black high wasted prmark jeans and my Chuck Taylors. However before I left i swapped the jeans for tights as I was so bloated from the drinking games a little swap that made me feel so much better.

I feel like my abs have had a great workout from all the laughing saturday night. Im very lucky to have such amazing and funny cousins and then theres my brother who is just in a league of his own. Mix this with friends and alcohol and you can imagine the fun we get up to. The highlight of my eve is a hilerious video on my phone of my brother restling my cousin Lee in the most loving way possible.

Im now relaxing into my Sunday eve after a three course sunday lunch at my Nan & Grandads with birthday cake for Zoe. I got some great bargains yesterday in the primark sale which I will share soon.

Love Lucy
xxx 


Sunday, 12 January 2014

BLACK.


Bowler: eBay
Cardigan: Charity Shop
Blondie Top: Chairty Shop
Jeans: Primark
Boots: Primark 

So my first post of 2014. 
Ive been well and truly caught up with my own health issues the last 6 months of 2013 and I have not felt like blogging much or taking photos of myself. I'm still waiting on some answers and am taking the new year with a different attitude hopeing it will conquer some of the issues. 

My new favourite colour to dress in is BLACK. In the past I have totally underestimated Black labelling it boring or not daring enough however ive gone full circle and want everything in black. 

Here I'm wearing my favourite staple which I kept on all over christmas. I found this darling in a charity shop for £4, totally bargain. I can throw it over any outifit making me feel comfortable adding a classic and glamourous look for the days all in one. 
So expect to see some more black and lots of vampy deep colours I'm feeling very dark & devilish! 

I hope you have all had a great start to the new 2014. 

Love Lucy
X X X

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Tartan Bargain


 
I was so lucky to find this absolute gem in a charity shop for £4.99. Me and my friend Jodie went into some charity shops and spotted so many bargains, I ended up coming away with four blazers and two bags, one of which is in the photo and was a mere £3.
Amazing! Haven't been thrifty for ages and was so happy to find this tartan number absolutely perfect for this winters trends. I was off to a party and wore it over my Blue Velvet Dress which I wore for last years work Christmas meal.
 
I feel much happier when I purchase decent clothes at a bargain price knowing fully the money I paid for them is going to a great cause. I've always been a massive fan of charity shops and raising money for charity. Id love to be in a position financially where I could do lots of charity work instead of working full time. That would be amazing  for me.
 
Happy 5th of November
 
Love Lucy
xxxx
 
Don't forget to find me on *INSTAGRAM* where you can follow what I'm doing day to day
xxxxxx