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Hey there, how are you all?
Welcome to another blog post. I asked on Instagram what posts you would like to see next and a Haul was the most popular. (If you would like to be involved in votes like this in the future, you my follow me @lucibarker_).

I decided to treat myself to a few new beauty bits and pick up some makeup that I've been really wanting to try out and let's just say I picked up more items than I expected to ... typical me. So, what did I pick up in Boots this time?

The first thing I picked up was the So...? Fragrance in Cali Cool and I'm sure you've all seen me talk about how much I love Bali Breeze from them too, so I really wanted to try out a new one. This was in the sale for just £2 on the Boots website and I thought it was the perfect time to try another one. I love how refreshing this scent is and I know it's gonna quickly become one of my go-to spring / summer scents. Because I'm no good at describing scents to you, I will add the description of the Body Mist below:

'From poolside hanging to city exploring, So...? Cali Cool body mist will keep you fresh! Inspired by the smells of sun, sand and the ocean, the fragrance begins with sun-soaked notes of orange and nectarine, progressing into sizzling summer fruits of pineapple, mango and papaya, perfectly topped off with creamy notes of vanilla. This is summer captured in a bottle!'

I've been wanting to try using a powder foundation for a while now because, sometimes when I don't want to wear a full face of makeup, I still want to look presentable and not rough haha. I wasn't sure where to start, or  which ones were good but I came across the NYX Can't Stop Won't Stop which came with a free mini setting spray and that was all the temptation I needed to pick this one up. I picked up the shade Alabaster, which I believe is like the second or third lightest shade. To be fair it can be a little orange toned for me, but I like the fact it can give me some colour so I just blend it down my neck slightly and we're all sorted. It's not great coverage, but with a little bit of concealer underneath it works a treat. It looks super natural and light weight, and it's really easy to take off at the end of the day. It did last all day for me and I was really impressed with it over all. This retails at £15, which I thought was okay for a foundation, but when I used it I had to use quite a bit to make sure it was all covered, blended and no patches, so I do feel like it would hit pan pretty quickly and that's my only criticism.

I have recently ran out of my MAC Fix+ and after years and years of using that, I thought it was time to try a new one. I've seen so many positive things in Videos and on Blogs about the Obsession Setting Sprays, so I couldn't not try it out. I picked up the Dewy Fix one, because I love glowy skin and this retails at £6, which is a third or even a quarter of the price of the MAC one. So far I'm really liking how this makes my makeup look after spritzing it. It takes away that powdery look and gives a little bit of a glow. To be honest, I never know if setting sprays actually work, but it's really refreshing and I like to use it before, during and after my makeup is done, as well as using it to damp my brushes or makeup sponge for a better application of a certain product.

I wanted to pick up a kabuki brush to use with my powder foundation as I thought that it would work better than the big fluffy foundation brushes that I use at the moment. Years ago, I used to have a No7 Kabuki Brush and I remember it being really good, so I decided to get another one. I then saw that No7 had a number of different deals including 3 for 2, £5 worth of points when spending £25 AND a free gift, so obviously I had to make sure I got all three of the deals. I decided to pick up the Contour and Highlight double ended brush, because I thought it would be good for travelling but also because it looked like a good quality brush and like one I needed in my collection. I've wanted to try more of No7 products for a while and Concealer seemed to be one that jumped out to me to want to try, so I decided to get the Hydraluminous one in the lightest shade. I'm really looking forward to trying out all of these no7 items and I'm sure you'll all find out soon my thoughts on them.The No7 Nude to Night Palette was the free gift as I bought 3 No7 products and it usually retails at £25. It comes with 6 eye shadows, a bronzer, blush and a highlight and it looks like the perfect little palette for a night out.

Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡
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Drugstore Makeup Haul + First Impressions.

Hey there, how are you all?
Welcome to another blog post. I asked on Instagram what posts you would like to see next and a Haul was the most popular. (If you would like to be involved in votes like this in the future, you my follow me @lucibarker_).

I decided to treat myself to a few new beauty bits and pick up some makeup that I've been really wanting to try out and let's just say I picked up more items than I expected to ... typical me. So, what did I pick up in Boots this time?

The first thing I picked up was the So...? Fragrance in Cali Cool and I'm sure you've all seen me talk about how much I love Bali Breeze from them too, so I really wanted to try out a new one. This was in the sale for just £2 on the Boots website and I thought it was the perfect time to try another one. I love how refreshing this scent is and I know it's gonna quickly become one of my go-to spring / summer scents. Because I'm no good at describing scents to you, I will add the description of the Body Mist below:

'From poolside hanging to city exploring, So...? Cali Cool body mist will keep you fresh! Inspired by the smells of sun, sand and the ocean, the fragrance begins with sun-soaked notes of orange and nectarine, progressing into sizzling summer fruits of pineapple, mango and papaya, perfectly topped off with creamy notes of vanilla. This is summer captured in a bottle!'

I've been wanting to try using a powder foundation for a while now because, sometimes when I don't want to wear a full face of makeup, I still want to look presentable and not rough haha. I wasn't sure where to start, or  which ones were good but I came across the NYX Can't Stop Won't Stop which came with a free mini setting spray and that was all the temptation I needed to pick this one up. I picked up the shade Alabaster, which I believe is like the second or third lightest shade. To be fair it can be a little orange toned for me, but I like the fact it can give me some colour so I just blend it down my neck slightly and we're all sorted. It's not great coverage, but with a little bit of concealer underneath it works a treat. It looks super natural and light weight, and it's really easy to take off at the end of the day. It did last all day for me and I was really impressed with it over all. This retails at £15, which I thought was okay for a foundation, but when I used it I had to use quite a bit to make sure it was all covered, blended and no patches, so I do feel like it would hit pan pretty quickly and that's my only criticism.

I have recently ran out of my MAC Fix+ and after years and years of using that, I thought it was time to try a new one. I've seen so many positive things in Videos and on Blogs about the Obsession Setting Sprays, so I couldn't not try it out. I picked up the Dewy Fix one, because I love glowy skin and this retails at £6, which is a third or even a quarter of the price of the MAC one. So far I'm really liking how this makes my makeup look after spritzing it. It takes away that powdery look and gives a little bit of a glow. To be honest, I never know if setting sprays actually work, but it's really refreshing and I like to use it before, during and after my makeup is done, as well as using it to damp my brushes or makeup sponge for a better application of a certain product.

I wanted to pick up a kabuki brush to use with my powder foundation as I thought that it would work better than the big fluffy foundation brushes that I use at the moment. Years ago, I used to have a No7 Kabuki Brush and I remember it being really good, so I decided to get another one. I then saw that No7 had a number of different deals including 3 for 2, £5 worth of points when spending £25 AND a free gift, so obviously I had to make sure I got all three of the deals. I decided to pick up the Contour and Highlight double ended brush, because I thought it would be good for travelling but also because it looked like a good quality brush and like one I needed in my collection. I've wanted to try more of No7 products for a while and Concealer seemed to be one that jumped out to me to want to try, so I decided to get the Hydraluminous one in the lightest shade. I'm really looking forward to trying out all of these no7 items and I'm sure you'll all find out soon my thoughts on them.The No7 Nude to Night Palette was the free gift as I bought 3 No7 products and it usually retails at £25. It comes with 6 eye shadows, a bronzer, blush and a highlight and it looks like the perfect little palette for a night out.

Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡
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*please excuse the quality of this picture, the lighting was not on my side at the time of taking it!*

Hey there, welcome back to the blog and for today's post I will be sharing my current favourite products from the month of February. I have been so excited to share my favourites with you for this month because I have found lots of new products that I have been loving as well as going back to older products that I didn't like to much before but am really liking now. Let's get into it!!

Soo, my first favourite from the month of Feb is the W7 Makeup and Glow Bronzing Base. I did actually write a review on this a while back, which you can click here to read. At the time of writing the review, I wasn't crazy about it, but I did like the way that it made my base look, but it seemed to go patchy. However, I have recently started to use this everyday and I can't get enough of it. I apply this with a Stippling Brush after I've blended my foundation, and then I bounce it in with a damp makeup sponge to avoid any harsh lines. I then set it with powder and add a little bronzer. If you wanted a more natural look you could just powder it as you've still got the bronzey look, I find that this stays on my skin really nicely now and I don't seem to get the patchy look that I did when I'd tried it out previously. This retails at £5.99, however you can find it cheaper on Amazon and eBay. I really recommend this product and I can't wait to continue using it!

The Stippling Brush from Real Techniques is another favourite of mine for this month. To be honest I don't know why I've included this brush into my favourites because I only bought it a couple of weeks ago, but I bought it specifically for the W7 Cream Bronzer and I think this could be the reason why it's working so well for me. Just because I'm able to apply the product, blend it slightly and blend it out with my makeup sponge. I think using a flat top brush may smear the product rather than blend it in,  so I would recommend using a stippling brush when using a product like this. 

My next favourite is the So...? Fragrance in Bali Breeze. I absolutely loved this scent last summer and because I was going on holiday, I decided to take it with me. But since then I just haven't wanted to stop using it. It's such a nice refreshing scent made up of Coconut, Pineapple and Orange Blossom ... it's just such a beach scent and I love it. It's also on boots.com for just £2!!!

Next up is the No7 The Full 360 mascara which I believe is a new release, but don't quote me on that one. I was scrolling on the boots website at the end of January and this mascara popped up with an offer on it, so we all know I just had to pick it up and try it out. So far I am very pleased with it, it doesn't make your lashes clumpy, but it has a curved spoolie which makes it super easy to coat each lash and make them full and it gives them a little curl. The mascara doesn't seem to smudge or transfer throughout the day, so you don't end up looking like a panda. It doesn't say that it's water proof, but I believe that it is, it also lasts up to 12 hours and looks just as good from application to removal. I also found that it comes off really easy when I take my makeup off and I use the Garnier miceller water oil-infused cleanser.  It literally has everything you would want in a mascara all for just £14. There are also many other deals on this mascara right now and you can check those out by clicking here.

The LOC Liquid Shimmer Shadow in the shade Moonlight, which I actually received in February's Birchbox. Admittedly I have only used this a few times but I honestly have never used something so easy in my makeup routine. A quick transition colour through the crease, spread this over the main part of the lid for a cut crease or in the centre for a halo eye and VOILA ya done. It it really opaque and drys down pretty quickly, as well as lasting on the lid, I cannot wait to create more looks with this and I can't recommend it enough.

Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡
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February Favourites!


*please excuse the quality of this picture, the lighting was not on my side at the time of taking it!*

Hey there, welcome back to the blog and for today's post I will be sharing my current favourite products from the month of February. I have been so excited to share my favourites with you for this month because I have found lots of new products that I have been loving as well as going back to older products that I didn't like to much before but am really liking now. Let's get into it!!

Soo, my first favourite from the month of Feb is the W7 Makeup and Glow Bronzing Base. I did actually write a review on this a while back, which you can click here to read. At the time of writing the review, I wasn't crazy about it, but I did like the way that it made my base look, but it seemed to go patchy. However, I have recently started to use this everyday and I can't get enough of it. I apply this with a Stippling Brush after I've blended my foundation, and then I bounce it in with a damp makeup sponge to avoid any harsh lines. I then set it with powder and add a little bronzer. If you wanted a more natural look you could just powder it as you've still got the bronzey look, I find that this stays on my skin really nicely now and I don't seem to get the patchy look that I did when I'd tried it out previously. This retails at £5.99, however you can find it cheaper on Amazon and eBay. I really recommend this product and I can't wait to continue using it!

The Stippling Brush from Real Techniques is another favourite of mine for this month. To be honest I don't know why I've included this brush into my favourites because I only bought it a couple of weeks ago, but I bought it specifically for the W7 Cream Bronzer and I think this could be the reason why it's working so well for me. Just because I'm able to apply the product, blend it slightly and blend it out with my makeup sponge. I think using a flat top brush may smear the product rather than blend it in,  so I would recommend using a stippling brush when using a product like this. 

My next favourite is the So...? Fragrance in Bali Breeze. I absolutely loved this scent last summer and because I was going on holiday, I decided to take it with me. But since then I just haven't wanted to stop using it. It's such a nice refreshing scent made up of Coconut, Pineapple and Orange Blossom ... it's just such a beach scent and I love it. It's also on boots.com for just £2!!!

Next up is the No7 The Full 360 mascara which I believe is a new release, but don't quote me on that one. I was scrolling on the boots website at the end of January and this mascara popped up with an offer on it, so we all know I just had to pick it up and try it out. So far I am very pleased with it, it doesn't make your lashes clumpy, but it has a curved spoolie which makes it super easy to coat each lash and make them full and it gives them a little curl. The mascara doesn't seem to smudge or transfer throughout the day, so you don't end up looking like a panda. It doesn't say that it's water proof, but I believe that it is, it also lasts up to 12 hours and looks just as good from application to removal. I also found that it comes off really easy when I take my makeup off and I use the Garnier miceller water oil-infused cleanser.  It literally has everything you would want in a mascara all for just £14. There are also many other deals on this mascara right now and you can check those out by clicking here.

The LOC Liquid Shimmer Shadow in the shade Moonlight, which I actually received in February's Birchbox. Admittedly I have only used this a few times but I honestly have never used something so easy in my makeup routine. A quick transition colour through the crease, spread this over the main part of the lid for a cut crease or in the centre for a halo eye and VOILA ya done. It it really opaque and drys down pretty quickly, as well as lasting on the lid, I cannot wait to create more looks with this and I can't recommend it enough.

Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡
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Well then, look what's back! It's my Makeup Sponge Review series, which I kind of abandoned but thought I would carry on because I really liked doing them. I'm really fussy with makeup sponges and I can't use brushes for some reason because they just don't work with my skin, so reviewing them is kinda for me so I can look back and see which ones I've tried and liked/disliked and also for you so you can see my thoughts on each one.

If you haven't read my other reviews and you would like to, then please click here.

I started using this sponge just over and month ago and I finally thought it was about time that I got round to writing a review on it. Out of the few sponges that I have reviewed so far, this one is the most similar looking to the Beauty Blender ... well it's literally identical, however did it perform as well?

Let's play a game of how many times does Luci use the word sponge in this post? TOO MANY is the answer haha.

The B. Blending Makeup Sponge is from Superdrug, which is a drugstore, and the price reflects this at £4.99, however it is currently in the sale for £2.99. At this price I was really hoping for it to work as well as any of the other sponges that I like using, basically as it's the cheapest out of the ones I've used and who doesn't want to save themselves some money eh?

I always damp my sponges before starting my makeup as I feel that it gives a much nicer finish, on my skin particularly. Before I damped this sponge it was quite stiff, but sometimes when you've added some water it can make it more squidgy, so I was hoping that this one would do the same. It did grow in size a little and become a tiny bit more squidgy but it was still quite hard and I found that this didn't help with blending the products in as it was almost scraping it and moving it around rather than bouncing it into the skin. 

This sponge isn't bad by any means, it just doesn't necessarily suit my skin. I have combination skin so I desperately need some moisture added back into the skin when blending and I found this the water just sort of absorbed straight into the sponge almost immediate so I had to use a bit of Fix+ to get me through the blending process. I actually found that it worked quite well for blending concealer as I was able to be more precise with the sponge and able to almost press it into the skin and I did like the finish, although it was a little cakey so I did finish blending with my fingers which also worked well. I tried to give this sponge a few chances to see if it was just the way I was using it, so I did use it damp, then dry and in the end it became my 'baking' sponge and it does the job ... so at least I have found a use for it.

I'd say that this sponge would work well for someone with either normal or oily skin, or some who just doesn't like to damp their sponge.

I'm sorry that this review was so short, there just wasn't really much to say about it unfortunately, but I hope you're looking forward to the next part to this series. Also, this post isn't just about me reviewing it to say that it's bad or anything like that, but I thought as the last few sponge reviews were positives, that a not so positive on would be great to throw into the mix.

Thankyou so much for reading this post, it means so much to me that you've taken the time out of your day to have a read and I really hope you enjoyed reading it! Make sure to check out my previous post (linked below) if you would like to and I will see you soon!


Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡
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B. Blending Makeup Sponge Review | #4


Well then, look what's back! It's my Makeup Sponge Review series, which I kind of abandoned but thought I would carry on because I really liked doing them. I'm really fussy with makeup sponges and I can't use brushes for some reason because they just don't work with my skin, so reviewing them is kinda for me so I can look back and see which ones I've tried and liked/disliked and also for you so you can see my thoughts on each one.

If you haven't read my other reviews and you would like to, then please click here.

I started using this sponge just over and month ago and I finally thought it was about time that I got round to writing a review on it. Out of the few sponges that I have reviewed so far, this one is the most similar looking to the Beauty Blender ... well it's literally identical, however did it perform as well?

Let's play a game of how many times does Luci use the word sponge in this post? TOO MANY is the answer haha.

The B. Blending Makeup Sponge is from Superdrug, which is a drugstore, and the price reflects this at £4.99, however it is currently in the sale for £2.99. At this price I was really hoping for it to work as well as any of the other sponges that I like using, basically as it's the cheapest out of the ones I've used and who doesn't want to save themselves some money eh?

I always damp my sponges before starting my makeup as I feel that it gives a much nicer finish, on my skin particularly. Before I damped this sponge it was quite stiff, but sometimes when you've added some water it can make it more squidgy, so I was hoping that this one would do the same. It did grow in size a little and become a tiny bit more squidgy but it was still quite hard and I found that this didn't help with blending the products in as it was almost scraping it and moving it around rather than bouncing it into the skin. 

This sponge isn't bad by any means, it just doesn't necessarily suit my skin. I have combination skin so I desperately need some moisture added back into the skin when blending and I found this the water just sort of absorbed straight into the sponge almost immediate so I had to use a bit of Fix+ to get me through the blending process. I actually found that it worked quite well for blending concealer as I was able to be more precise with the sponge and able to almost press it into the skin and I did like the finish, although it was a little cakey so I did finish blending with my fingers which also worked well. I tried to give this sponge a few chances to see if it was just the way I was using it, so I did use it damp, then dry and in the end it became my 'baking' sponge and it does the job ... so at least I have found a use for it.

I'd say that this sponge would work well for someone with either normal or oily skin, or some who just doesn't like to damp their sponge.

I'm sorry that this review was so short, there just wasn't really much to say about it unfortunately, but I hope you're looking forward to the next part to this series. Also, this post isn't just about me reviewing it to say that it's bad or anything like that, but I thought as the last few sponge reviews were positives, that a not so positive on would be great to throw into the mix.

Thankyou so much for reading this post, it means so much to me that you've taken the time out of your day to have a read and I really hope you enjoyed reading it! Make sure to check out my previous post (linked below) if you would like to and I will see you soon!


Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡
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 Hey there and welcome back to a new post. It feels like so long since I sat down to write a blog post but I’m so exited to get back into it. For today’s post I will be sharing the February Birchbox and the items that came in it this month. As usual I was very pleasantly surprised with most of the items in the box, so let’s get into it. 

Let’s start off with my favourite product that came in this months box, because I don’t think I can save it until last. The first item that I got was the LOC Liquid Shimmer Shadow in the shade Moonlight. As far as I’m aware and can remember, I haven’t actually used one of these before. Whenever I’ve been using a shimmer shadow I’ve always either used a foiled one or used some fix+ to help give the product more pigment. But now I’ve got this I am super excited to have a play with it and try out some glam eye looks.

Next up is the Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Coconut & Fig Hair Masque, which I have used a couple of times now. I run this through my hair after washing it and I leave it in until I next wash it. It doesn’t leave a greasy feel on the hair this way, which I really like but it keeps it feeling really soft. The instructions do say to leave it in for 10 minutes and then wash it out but I don’t know how much this would help compared to the way I do it. It also makes your hairs smell just like coconuts and I love it ... it’s just so nice and fresh. 

I’m actually so glad I received the next product which is the Luxie 205 tapered blending brush, because I was in desperate need of a new blending brush. This one is so soft a little firm, but also fluffy so this is going to be perfect to blend out my eye makeup. I hadn’t actually heard of this brand prior to receiving it in this months box, but I’m really happy with it. I really recommend it to you all if you’re looking for a new brush. 

The Anatomicals ‘no one gets flirty with the dirty’ body cleanser also came in this months box and to be honest it is good, there’s just not too much to say about this one as it’s your standard body wash. The only thing I’m not too buzzed about, is that it doesn’t smell the best and I couldn’t even begin to explain the scent to you but it’s just not great. 

Last but not least I got the Pure Grace Nude Rose Perfume and you do get a decent sized bottle which is 15 ml and this a perfect amount to properly test it over a short period of time to see if you actually like it. The scent is really nice and fresh, it’s not necessarily my kind of go to scent, but it could make a good change. 
Also can we just talk about how much of a nice added extra these little post cards are!!

Thankyou so much for taking the time to read this post, I hope you enjoyed having a sneak peak into February's Birchbox and I will see you shortly with a new post.

Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡
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Birchbox Unboxing || February 2019.

 Hey there and welcome back to a new post. It feels like so long since I sat down to write a blog post but I’m so exited to get back into it. For today’s post I will be sharing the February Birchbox and the items that came in it this month. As usual I was very pleasantly surprised with most of the items in the box, so let’s get into it. 

Let’s start off with my favourite product that came in this months box, because I don’t think I can save it until last. The first item that I got was the LOC Liquid Shimmer Shadow in the shade Moonlight. As far as I’m aware and can remember, I haven’t actually used one of these before. Whenever I’ve been using a shimmer shadow I’ve always either used a foiled one or used some fix+ to help give the product more pigment. But now I’ve got this I am super excited to have a play with it and try out some glam eye looks.

Next up is the Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Coconut & Fig Hair Masque, which I have used a couple of times now. I run this through my hair after washing it and I leave it in until I next wash it. It doesn’t leave a greasy feel on the hair this way, which I really like but it keeps it feeling really soft. The instructions do say to leave it in for 10 minutes and then wash it out but I don’t know how much this would help compared to the way I do it. It also makes your hairs smell just like coconuts and I love it ... it’s just so nice and fresh. 

I’m actually so glad I received the next product which is the Luxie 205 tapered blending brush, because I was in desperate need of a new blending brush. This one is so soft a little firm, but also fluffy so this is going to be perfect to blend out my eye makeup. I hadn’t actually heard of this brand prior to receiving it in this months box, but I’m really happy with it. I really recommend it to you all if you’re looking for a new brush. 

The Anatomicals ‘no one gets flirty with the dirty’ body cleanser also came in this months box and to be honest it is good, there’s just not too much to say about this one as it’s your standard body wash. The only thing I’m not too buzzed about, is that it doesn’t smell the best and I couldn’t even begin to explain the scent to you but it’s just not great. 

Last but not least I got the Pure Grace Nude Rose Perfume and you do get a decent sized bottle which is 15 ml and this a perfect amount to properly test it over a short period of time to see if you actually like it. The scent is really nice and fresh, it’s not necessarily my kind of go to scent, but it could make a good change. 
Also can we just talk about how much of a nice added extra these little post cards are!!

Thankyou so much for taking the time to read this post, I hope you enjoyed having a sneak peak into February's Birchbox and I will see you shortly with a new post.

Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡
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Welcome to the second post of me sharing my holiday pictures from Goa, India. If you haven't seen my first post then please click here to do so. Some of these photos aren't the best quality but I still wanted to share them.














Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡
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Goa, India

My Holiday Pictures! Part 2 | Goa, India.

Welcome to the second post of me sharing my holiday pictures from Goa, India. If you haven't seen my first post then please click here to do so. Some of these photos aren't the best quality but I still wanted to share them.














Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡
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Hey there and welcome to a new post. A few months ago, I made a blog post sharing all of my holiday pictures from Torromolinos, Spain and you all seemed to really like it. So, I thought I would do the same from my recent trip to Goa, India. As I got lots of pictures in India, I thought I would share them between two posts and that one will be out not long after this so make sure you keep your eyes peeled for that one, if you would like to see those pictures too!












Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡
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Goa, India

My Holiday Pictures! Part 1 | Goa, India.

Hey there and welcome to a new post. A few months ago, I made a blog post sharing all of my holiday pictures from Torromolinos, Spain and you all seemed to really like it. So, I thought I would do the same from my recent trip to Goa, India. As I got lots of pictures in India, I thought I would share them between two posts and that one will be out not long after this so make sure you keep your eyes peeled for that one, if you would like to see those pictures too!












Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡
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Welcome to today's blog post which is actually in collaboration with fellow blogger Rachael from www.bloggerrachael.blogspot.co.uk, and we will both be sharing our Valentines inspired makeup looks. I absolutely love trying out new looks and pink eye shadow isn't something that I do too often so I was actually really excited to try something new. So ... how did I create this look?

This is basically a full face of Revolution products and this shows just how much I love revolution as a brand because this wasn't even planned.


After moisturising I then used the Barry M Brightening Primer which has become my go-to quite quickly and I really like how smooth it makes my skin before applying my foundations. For foundation I decided to use the Laura Geller Filter First in the shade Buff and this foundation blends out really nicely, has good coverage, the colour match is almost perfect to my skin tone and it has a natural finish so there's a bit of a glow there. For Concealer I used the Revolution Conceal & Define in C3 and I'm sure this didn't come as a surprise to any of you because I love this one so much.

You can read my full review of this concealer here.

To set all of that in place, I baked my under eyes, round my nose and my chin with the Revolution Lace Baking Powder before bronzing up my face with the bronzer from the Revolution Chocolate Heart. I really like this bronzer because it gives you a sun kissed glow and that it much needed right now! I decided to contour my face a little bit using the bronzing colour in the Revolution Praline face palette. To highlight, I also used the Praline palette and I used a mixture of Fondant and Bon Bon, as well as taking the more blush shade called Ripple onto the apples of my cheeks.


For Brows I'm still using my Revolution Pomade in Granite. I feel like this works best for the bold brows that I like and think suit me best and also because I really need my brows done, I feel like this pomade can cover that up and not make it so obvious. I then set my brows in place with the Natural Collection Clear Brow Gel.

This eye look started out trying to be minimal and quite natural, so that I could add a bold lip ... but as usual I got a bit shadow happy and went for more of a pink smokey eye. The palette I used to achieve this look is the Revolution Red Velvet Palette and I thought that this would be the perfect palette to use for a valentines look!

Shadows used:

I first took Blend and Cupcake and blended them both through the crease. To deepen the crease, I then took a mix of Caramelize and Chocolate and places them on the outer third of the lip, before blending it out, only to the middle of the crease though. Next up, I took Beetroot and placed that on the front two thirds of the lid and sort of making a cut crease ... leaving the outer third still dark from the shadows before. I then took Infuse, which is more of a berry colour, and used it to blend the harsh line between the Pink and the Dark outer corner. On top of Beetroot, I placed Red Velvet to create a bit of a shimmer to the look. I then took a mixture of Bitter and Crumbs to further darken the outer third of the lid, before blending Patisserie just above the crease to make sure there's no harsh edges, but also to bring a bit more colour into it. To add a little bit of a highlight, I decided to take a mixture of Cream Cheese and Frosting and then place them on my inner corner and on my brow bone. Lastly, to finish off the eyes, I took a mixture of Infuse and Patisserie and blended them on the lower lash line to tie the whole look together.


To finish off the eyes, I decided to go for some winged liner to make it a bit bolder and the liner I used was the Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner. I usually struggle quite a lot with winged eyeliner as I don't really do it much nowadays, but this one makes it super easy and glides on completely opaque. If you're looking for a good eyeliner for winged liner, then I really recommend this one to you.

For mascara I used my new fave which is the Eyeko Black Magic Mascara. I chose this one because it really extenuates your lashes, making them look long, curled and thicker than natural ... all without looking like spiders legs and I LOVE IT!

To complete this Valentines makeup look I decided to go for a creamy nude lip which is the Soph x Revolution in the shade Cake. I think this lipstick was the perfect colour to tie in the whole makeup look, without looking too much with the eyes. Because of the bold liner I didn't feel the need to apply some lashes, but if you decide to try out this makeup look then of course go add some lashes.

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The Final Look!
*please excuse my eyebrows as they are in desperate need of being done!! hahah*

I actually planned for this look to be a light pink with a little shimmer to it ... however it very much turned into more of a sultry smokey eye with a little pop of pink and shimmer. I really hope you enjoyed this post and liked hearing about how I created this look. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and I'll see you soon with another post! Also, thank you to Rachael for collabing with me!

Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡
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Valentines Makeup Look || Collab w/ BloggerRachael.

Welcome to today's blog post which is actually in collaboration with fellow blogger Rachael from www.bloggerrachael.blogspot.co.uk, and we will both be sharing our Valentines inspired makeup looks. I absolutely love trying out new looks and pink eye shadow isn't something that I do too often so I was actually really excited to try something new. So ... how did I create this look?

This is basically a full face of Revolution products and this shows just how much I love revolution as a brand because this wasn't even planned.


After moisturising I then used the Barry M Brightening Primer which has become my go-to quite quickly and I really like how smooth it makes my skin before applying my foundations. For foundation I decided to use the Laura Geller Filter First in the shade Buff and this foundation blends out really nicely, has good coverage, the colour match is almost perfect to my skin tone and it has a natural finish so there's a bit of a glow there. For Concealer I used the Revolution Conceal & Define in C3 and I'm sure this didn't come as a surprise to any of you because I love this one so much.

You can read my full review of this concealer here.

To set all of that in place, I baked my under eyes, round my nose and my chin with the Revolution Lace Baking Powder before bronzing up my face with the bronzer from the Revolution Chocolate Heart. I really like this bronzer because it gives you a sun kissed glow and that it much needed right now! I decided to contour my face a little bit using the bronzing colour in the Revolution Praline face palette. To highlight, I also used the Praline palette and I used a mixture of Fondant and Bon Bon, as well as taking the more blush shade called Ripple onto the apples of my cheeks.


For Brows I'm still using my Revolution Pomade in Granite. I feel like this works best for the bold brows that I like and think suit me best and also because I really need my brows done, I feel like this pomade can cover that up and not make it so obvious. I then set my brows in place with the Natural Collection Clear Brow Gel.

This eye look started out trying to be minimal and quite natural, so that I could add a bold lip ... but as usual I got a bit shadow happy and went for more of a pink smokey eye. The palette I used to achieve this look is the Revolution Red Velvet Palette and I thought that this would be the perfect palette to use for a valentines look!

Shadows used:

I first took Blend and Cupcake and blended them both through the crease. To deepen the crease, I then took a mix of Caramelize and Chocolate and places them on the outer third of the lip, before blending it out, only to the middle of the crease though. Next up, I took Beetroot and placed that on the front two thirds of the lid and sort of making a cut crease ... leaving the outer third still dark from the shadows before. I then took Infuse, which is more of a berry colour, and used it to blend the harsh line between the Pink and the Dark outer corner. On top of Beetroot, I placed Red Velvet to create a bit of a shimmer to the look. I then took a mixture of Bitter and Crumbs to further darken the outer third of the lid, before blending Patisserie just above the crease to make sure there's no harsh edges, but also to bring a bit more colour into it. To add a little bit of a highlight, I decided to take a mixture of Cream Cheese and Frosting and then place them on my inner corner and on my brow bone. Lastly, to finish off the eyes, I took a mixture of Infuse and Patisserie and blended them on the lower lash line to tie the whole look together.


To finish off the eyes, I decided to go for some winged liner to make it a bit bolder and the liner I used was the Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner. I usually struggle quite a lot with winged eyeliner as I don't really do it much nowadays, but this one makes it super easy and glides on completely opaque. If you're looking for a good eyeliner for winged liner, then I really recommend this one to you.

For mascara I used my new fave which is the Eyeko Black Magic Mascara. I chose this one because it really extenuates your lashes, making them look long, curled and thicker than natural ... all without looking like spiders legs and I LOVE IT!

To complete this Valentines makeup look I decided to go for a creamy nude lip which is the Soph x Revolution in the shade Cake. I think this lipstick was the perfect colour to tie in the whole makeup look, without looking too much with the eyes. Because of the bold liner I didn't feel the need to apply some lashes, but if you decide to try out this makeup look then of course go add some lashes.

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The Final Look!
*please excuse my eyebrows as they are in desperate need of being done!! hahah*

I actually planned for this look to be a light pink with a little shimmer to it ... however it very much turned into more of a sultry smokey eye with a little pop of pink and shimmer. I really hope you enjoyed this post and liked hearing about how I created this look. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and I'll see you soon with another post! Also, thank you to Rachael for collabing with me!

Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡
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Today's post is in collaboration with Alix from www.alixkate.co.uk, who is one of my very good blogger friends. We will both be sharing our favourite lip products at the moment, but valentines edition, so if you're going on a date this valentines, or out with your girl friends, then this post may help you to find a good lippy to finish off your makeup, or just a new lippy that you might like to try out!

My first lip obsession for valentines is the Laritzy Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in the shade Power. I actually received this in a Birchbox and I'm so glad I did because I hadn't heard of this brand before that but I turned out to really like the lipstick. Power is a really nice Burgundy, Dark Red colour and it'll compliment a lot of different looks, but I think a sultry black smokey eye would be the perfect eye look to wear it with. Although it is matte, it doesn't feel dehydrating or crack on the lips as it sits comfotably and it's really creamy ... it almost feels like you're not actually wearing anything on your lips. The swatch below was done with just one swipe of the product and as you can see, it's really pigmented. It hadn't quite dried down before I took the photo, but it takes around 60 seconds or so to completely dry matte. You can shop this liquid lipstick here.


Why are glosses so hard to swatch eh? Anyway ... If you’re looking for more of a natural lip colour then the NYX Butter Gloss in Vanilla Cream Pie could be a better bet. I really like this one as its a really nice creamy gloss but also has a slight tint of pink which is perfect for valentines. It’s also a really versatile gloss as it can team up with either a bold makeup look, whether that has a pop of pink in it or not, and it also will finish off any more low key neutral smokey eye look. As you can see from the swatch below that it’s a pigmented and opaque lip gloss, so a little goes a long way without needing to apply a load to actually get some colour to show from it. You can also use a lip liner underneath and it’ll still show through without being completely drowned out by the colour of the gloss. This gloss retails for just £5.50, which I think is a really good price as you get a decent amount for product, it’s a lovely buttery smooth gloss, it has a really nice sweet smell and they also have 34 different shades all as pigmented as each other. I cannot recommend this enough and for these reasons this is one of my current Lip obsessions.


So, they were my two lip obsessions for Valentines and I really hope you enjoyed reading all about them. Also, thankyou to Alix for collabing with me on this post ... make sure you all check out her blog and YouTube channel makeupwithalixkate.
Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡
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2 Lip Obsessions: Valentines Edition || Collab w/ AlixKate.


Today's post is in collaboration with Alix from www.alixkate.co.uk, who is one of my very good blogger friends. We will both be sharing our favourite lip products at the moment, but valentines edition, so if you're going on a date this valentines, or out with your girl friends, then this post may help you to find a good lippy to finish off your makeup, or just a new lippy that you might like to try out!

My first lip obsession for valentines is the Laritzy Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in the shade Power. I actually received this in a Birchbox and I'm so glad I did because I hadn't heard of this brand before that but I turned out to really like the lipstick. Power is a really nice Burgundy, Dark Red colour and it'll compliment a lot of different looks, but I think a sultry black smokey eye would be the perfect eye look to wear it with. Although it is matte, it doesn't feel dehydrating or crack on the lips as it sits comfotably and it's really creamy ... it almost feels like you're not actually wearing anything on your lips. The swatch below was done with just one swipe of the product and as you can see, it's really pigmented. It hadn't quite dried down before I took the photo, but it takes around 60 seconds or so to completely dry matte. You can shop this liquid lipstick here.


Why are glosses so hard to swatch eh? Anyway ... If you’re looking for more of a natural lip colour then the NYX Butter Gloss in Vanilla Cream Pie could be a better bet. I really like this one as its a really nice creamy gloss but also has a slight tint of pink which is perfect for valentines. It’s also a really versatile gloss as it can team up with either a bold makeup look, whether that has a pop of pink in it or not, and it also will finish off any more low key neutral smokey eye look. As you can see from the swatch below that it’s a pigmented and opaque lip gloss, so a little goes a long way without needing to apply a load to actually get some colour to show from it. You can also use a lip liner underneath and it’ll still show through without being completely drowned out by the colour of the gloss. This gloss retails for just £5.50, which I think is a really good price as you get a decent amount for product, it’s a lovely buttery smooth gloss, it has a really nice sweet smell and they also have 34 different shades all as pigmented as each other. I cannot recommend this enough and for these reasons this is one of my current Lip obsessions.


So, they were my two lip obsessions for Valentines and I really hope you enjoyed reading all about them. Also, thankyou to Alix for collabing with me on this post ... make sure you all check out her blog and YouTube channel makeupwithalixkate.
Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡
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I'm in two minds about whether January actually went by in a flash or whether it's dragged out. I've heard so many people talking about how this month feels like it gone on forever. I almost feel as if it's flown by, but then I think back to New Years and that feels like soo long ago. Anyways, throughout this month I've been using lots of new products as a lot of them either were kindly gifted to me at Christmas or I've bought with Christmas money. This means that there are lots of products to include in my January favourites and most of them I've not spoken about on my blog yet ... how exciting. Without me rambling anymore, let's get into actually talking about my favourites.

I did include some of these items in a recent haul post, so if you would like to take a peek at what beauty bits I bought this month then please click here.


So, my first favourite for this month has been the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in the Shade Ivory. I've only actually been using this for around two weeks, but I cannot put it down. I'm such a fan of Drugstore Foundations ... particularly Rimmel ones ... and this one didn't not disappoint. They're always such a good colour match for me, with the correct undertones, that it just works perfectly for an everyday foundation. This one also is really comfortable on the skin and it works particularly well for my combination skin, as it doesn't cling to dry patches and it also doesn't seem to look like it's gonna slide off my skin where it's oily ... gross, I know!!

Next up is the Urban Decay Naked Concealer in Fair Neutral and this used to be one of my favourite and my go-to concealers a year or so ago, but then I sort of neglected it when I found the Revolution Conceal & Define. However, recently I've been trying to use a range of products in my collection as I felt that a lot of it was just sitting there and not being used and now I can't put it down again. For me, it is a little bit pricey for an everyday concealer as it retails at £19.50, but I do think that it works really well, so if you can afford to spend a little more on this then I would highly recommend it.
I did actually write a review on this concealer, so if you would like to read more in detail about it then please click here.

This Revolution Baked Bronzer is another very new favourite for me, but I just couldn't wait until next month to share it with you. I actually got this in the I Heart Revolution Chocolate Heart Set and it was such a steal at just £15 for 2 eye shadows palettes, a face palette and this bronzer. I'm not really a fan of glowy bronzes, as I usually like them to be completely matte, however this one gives such a nice bronzey glow and would be particularly perfect for a holiday no makeup, makeup look!

My next favourite is this Look Fantastic Makeup Brush, I'm not exactly sure on the name of it as it came in their Beauty Advent Calendar, but I've really been liking using this brush for both my highlight and to set my under eyes if I'm not baking. I don't usually get on with fan brushes as I find they don't pick up much product, however this one is a little thicker than most of the fan brushes that I've tried and it picks up a good amount of product to give a popping highlight! I think that it would also be a really good brush to travel with as it's double sided, small and can be used for powder, bronzer and blush too!

Last but not least is the Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Berry Jelly Moisturiser from Boots and I actually forgot how much I used to really like this. I'm always switching up my skincare routine so that my skin doesn't get too used to the products I'm using, but since I've been breaking out more recently I've decided to take a step back from using lots of oils and hydrating products as I feel that this has been a contribution to my break outs. This Jelly Moisturiser works really well for me as it sinks into the skin almost immediately, it has tee tree and witch hazel in it which is supposed to be good for helping with spot prone skin and it doesn't sit on the skin or seem to block the pores ... which is what actually causes a spot to grow. If you have spot prone skin too and want something thats going to keep your skin hydrated without that oily or sticky feeling, then this one will be right up your street. Also it's only like £4 at Boots with a buy 1 get the second 1/2 price and you can shop here.

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And there we have it, my January favourites! I really hope you enjoyed reading about the products that I have been loving throughout the first few weeks of this year. I am actually going on holiday tomorrow so I will be taking a break from blogging whilst I'm away and I will be back at it with a new post on the 11th January. 

Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡
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January Favourites | 2019

I'm in two minds about whether January actually went by in a flash or whether it's dragged out. I've heard so many people talking about how this month feels like it gone on forever. I almost feel as if it's flown by, but then I think back to New Years and that feels like soo long ago. Anyways, throughout this month I've been using lots of new products as a lot of them either were kindly gifted to me at Christmas or I've bought with Christmas money. This means that there are lots of products to include in my January favourites and most of them I've not spoken about on my blog yet ... how exciting. Without me rambling anymore, let's get into actually talking about my favourites.

I did include some of these items in a recent haul post, so if you would like to take a peek at what beauty bits I bought this month then please click here.


So, my first favourite for this month has been the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in the Shade Ivory. I've only actually been using this for around two weeks, but I cannot put it down. I'm such a fan of Drugstore Foundations ... particularly Rimmel ones ... and this one didn't not disappoint. They're always such a good colour match for me, with the correct undertones, that it just works perfectly for an everyday foundation. This one also is really comfortable on the skin and it works particularly well for my combination skin, as it doesn't cling to dry patches and it also doesn't seem to look like it's gonna slide off my skin where it's oily ... gross, I know!!

Next up is the Urban Decay Naked Concealer in Fair Neutral and this used to be one of my favourite and my go-to concealers a year or so ago, but then I sort of neglected it when I found the Revolution Conceal & Define. However, recently I've been trying to use a range of products in my collection as I felt that a lot of it was just sitting there and not being used and now I can't put it down again. For me, it is a little bit pricey for an everyday concealer as it retails at £19.50, but I do think that it works really well, so if you can afford to spend a little more on this then I would highly recommend it.
I did actually write a review on this concealer, so if you would like to read more in detail about it then please click here.

This Revolution Baked Bronzer is another very new favourite for me, but I just couldn't wait until next month to share it with you. I actually got this in the I Heart Revolution Chocolate Heart Set and it was such a steal at just £15 for 2 eye shadows palettes, a face palette and this bronzer. I'm not really a fan of glowy bronzes, as I usually like them to be completely matte, however this one gives such a nice bronzey glow and would be particularly perfect for a holiday no makeup, makeup look!

My next favourite is this Look Fantastic Makeup Brush, I'm not exactly sure on the name of it as it came in their Beauty Advent Calendar, but I've really been liking using this brush for both my highlight and to set my under eyes if I'm not baking. I don't usually get on with fan brushes as I find they don't pick up much product, however this one is a little thicker than most of the fan brushes that I've tried and it picks up a good amount of product to give a popping highlight! I think that it would also be a really good brush to travel with as it's double sided, small and can be used for powder, bronzer and blush too!

Last but not least is the Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Berry Jelly Moisturiser from Boots and I actually forgot how much I used to really like this. I'm always switching up my skincare routine so that my skin doesn't get too used to the products I'm using, but since I've been breaking out more recently I've decided to take a step back from using lots of oils and hydrating products as I feel that this has been a contribution to my break outs. This Jelly Moisturiser works really well for me as it sinks into the skin almost immediately, it has tee tree and witch hazel in it which is supposed to be good for helping with spot prone skin and it doesn't sit on the skin or seem to block the pores ... which is what actually causes a spot to grow. If you have spot prone skin too and want something thats going to keep your skin hydrated without that oily or sticky feeling, then this one will be right up your street. Also it's only like £4 at Boots with a buy 1 get the second 1/2 price and you can shop here.

~SHOP THIS POST~


And there we have it, my January favourites! I really hope you enjoyed reading about the products that I have been loving throughout the first few weeks of this year. I am actually going on holiday tomorrow so I will be taking a break from blogging whilst I'm away and I will be back at it with a new post on the 11th January. 

Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡
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Hey there and welcome back to my blog. A couple of weeks ago I uploaded a Beauty + Skincare Travel Essentials post, which was actually a collab and you can read that one here, and you all seemed to like that one, so I thought that I'd do a part 2. This post is going to be me sharing my In-Flight Carry On Travel Essentials and the bits and bobs that I couldn't live without when on a plane ... particularly long haul journeys. 

My next essential is the This Works Stress Check Breathe In Roll On and this is a lavender scent which helps to relax you. This is perfect when you want to fall asleep on the plane but it can sometimes be a bit hard to get comfortable so this really does help. I especially find this handy when you apply a bit just before boarding the plane and then just as you're trying to get to sleep and you'll soon fall asleep. Also, it's just a little tube so perfect for having on you and keeping in your pocket for when you need it!!

Hair Ties. They're always really handy when you have long hair to just get it out of your face and these are not only a travel essentials, but an everyday essential as I have one on my wrist 24/7. Let me know if you do too!

The next thing I have got to have in my handbag is a book. I hardly read books, but when it comes to being on plane I just need something to pass the time. I've actually been reading the Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig and have really been enjoying it. I heard about this book on one of Emily Canham's Haul Videos on YouTube and it sounded exactly like a book that I would enjoy, so I just had to get it.  

I always like to have some skincare on me in my hand luggage. I don't know if you find this too, but on flights my skin drys out so much and I sometimes break out, so I try to keep on top of it and prevent this from happening. Also, it takes up a bit of time to, so if you're on a long boring flight then you can wipe out 30 minutes to an hour depending on how precise you are and how much you want to do. I like to hair a sheet mask, under eye masks, a moisturiser, face wipes (particularly if I'm wearing any makeup) and also lip balm ... because my lips also dry out too and there's nothing worse than having dry lips but no Vaseline/ balm to fix it!

Obviously having a passport in your hand luggage kind of goes without saying, but I just wanted to share this passport holder with you as it's just soo cute. This one is from Carvela and I actually received it for Christmas ... I'm just a sucker for cute little accessories. 

I don't know about you, but I always find that planes are soo cold and no matter how many layers I have on, I can just never warm up. So, I like to wear fluffy bed socks on the plane, not only for comfortable, but to also keep me warm. If you find planes cold, then I cannot recomend you taking fluffy socks on there with you. I also like to take a big scarf with me as well as it works as a blanket too!

Lastly, but probably one of the things that I couldn't not have with me (sounds really bad I know) and that it my phone. Phone's have so many different ways of taking up time, whether it's listening to music, a film you've downloaded, playing games or, if you have Wi-Fi, watching YouTube and going on Socials etc.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post, I hope you enjoyed reading about my Carry On Travel Essentials. Make sure you check out my previous post and I'll see you soon with a new post!!
Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡
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My In-Flight Carry On Travel Essentials!


Hey there and welcome back to my blog. A couple of weeks ago I uploaded a Beauty + Skincare Travel Essentials post, which was actually a collab and you can read that one here, and you all seemed to like that one, so I thought that I'd do a part 2. This post is going to be me sharing my In-Flight Carry On Travel Essentials and the bits and bobs that I couldn't live without when on a plane ... particularly long haul journeys. 

My next essential is the This Works Stress Check Breathe In Roll On and this is a lavender scent which helps to relax you. This is perfect when you want to fall asleep on the plane but it can sometimes be a bit hard to get comfortable so this really does help. I especially find this handy when you apply a bit just before boarding the plane and then just as you're trying to get to sleep and you'll soon fall asleep. Also, it's just a little tube so perfect for having on you and keeping in your pocket for when you need it!!

Hair Ties. They're always really handy when you have long hair to just get it out of your face and these are not only a travel essentials, but an everyday essential as I have one on my wrist 24/7. Let me know if you do too!

The next thing I have got to have in my handbag is a book. I hardly read books, but when it comes to being on plane I just need something to pass the time. I've actually been reading the Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig and have really been enjoying it. I heard about this book on one of Emily Canham's Haul Videos on YouTube and it sounded exactly like a book that I would enjoy, so I just had to get it.  

I always like to have some skincare on me in my hand luggage. I don't know if you find this too, but on flights my skin drys out so much and I sometimes break out, so I try to keep on top of it and prevent this from happening. Also, it takes up a bit of time to, so if you're on a long boring flight then you can wipe out 30 minutes to an hour depending on how precise you are and how much you want to do. I like to hair a sheet mask, under eye masks, a moisturiser, face wipes (particularly if I'm wearing any makeup) and also lip balm ... because my lips also dry out too and there's nothing worse than having dry lips but no Vaseline/ balm to fix it!

Obviously having a passport in your hand luggage kind of goes without saying, but I just wanted to share this passport holder with you as it's just soo cute. This one is from Carvela and I actually received it for Christmas ... I'm just a sucker for cute little accessories. 

I don't know about you, but I always find that planes are soo cold and no matter how many layers I have on, I can just never warm up. So, I like to wear fluffy bed socks on the plane, not only for comfortable, but to also keep me warm. If you find planes cold, then I cannot recomend you taking fluffy socks on there with you. I also like to take a big scarf with me as well as it works as a blanket too!

Lastly, but probably one of the things that I couldn't not have with me (sounds really bad I know) and that it my phone. Phone's have so many different ways of taking up time, whether it's listening to music, a film you've downloaded, playing games or, if you have Wi-Fi, watching YouTube and going on Socials etc.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post, I hope you enjoyed reading about my Carry On Travel Essentials. Make sure you check out my previous post and I'll see you soon with a new post!!
Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡
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Today's post is quite an exciting one for two reasons, one being that I'm doing something completely different to anything I have done on my blog before by sharing some of my favourite series and films on Netflix. And the other reason being that this post is actually in collaboration with Huda from www.blushesandbutterflies.com. Huda will also be sharing her Netflix picks over on her blog, so make sure you check out her posts after this one by clicking here. Let's jump right in then!

1. YOU

Okay, so let's start off with a very new favourite of mine and that is the series called YOU, which I'm sure you've all heard the hype about it even if you haven't seen it. I don't usually jump on the bandwagon and watch hyped about series or films as soon as they come out, but with this one I just thought I would give it a go ... and thank god I did. If you don't know, YOU is about a charming psychopath who starts to stalk an aspiring writer when he takes a liking to her after she comes into his book store. The series follows this guy on the journey through his growing relationship with the writer and also previous times in his life that have made him who he is today. I wont give away anything else, but if you haven't yet given it a watch then I really recommend it to you. I also read that there may be a series 2 of this, so hopefully they do.

2. 13 Reasons Why

Well, I did say that I don't usually jump on the band wagon with hyped series, but here I am again talking about another overly raved about show, however I did hold off for a long while before I started watching it. I actually binged watched this series, like many others, and managed to finish it in 2 days ... and I really enjoyed it. However, I didn't like series 2 as much and considering I was so excited for them to bring it out, I do think it was a bit of a let down. I know it's a bit of a contraversial show and people think that it glorifies suicide ... which I guess it does, I do still think that it is a good series and if you're into Thrillers kinda series, then I think you'll really like this. Also, season 3 is supposed to be coming out soon, so I hope its a good one! 

3. Insatiable 

Moving on to Insatiable and I actually heard about this series on Twitter when it was first released. I remember people having strong opinions about how it was basically portraying a message that being skinny is better than being bigger which I do understand but I did really enjoy the series. This show is full of surprises and lots of things happen that you just don’t see coming so I will leave it to you to check it out if you want to just so I don’t ruin it. 

4. Stranger Things

Stranger Things was one of those series that I tried a few times but just couldn’t get into but on like the third time of watching it, I became hooked and ended up watching both series in a few days. I’m sure you’ve all seen this but I wouldn’t want to ruin it, but it’s about a boy who goes missing and his group of friends and his family have to find out where he is. Whilst he is missing, his friends meet a girl (Millie Bobby Browns character Eleven) with strange powers whose on the run and she can help to find him. I believe a new seasons is coming this year so I’m looking forward to watching that one!!

5. Gavin & Stacey 

I'm sure this is an obvious one, especially if you know me because even after like 10 years, I still watch each series back to back. I'm sure you've all seen Gavin & Stacey, however, if you still haven't then I cannot recommend it enough to you. It's like the perfect British sitcom about two people that meet online and after ages of talking only, they finally meet in person and you follow their lives together. 

6. Sierra Burgess is a Loser

This film is very much one where you really want the girl and the guy to get together and you're rooting for the girl but you know with her actions and the way she tries to get him that you shouldn't like her, but you do ... that will probably make sense to those who have watched it. If you liked To All The Boys I've Loved Before then you'll more than likely like this one as well and Noah Centineo is also in this so do I really need to say anything else? haha.

7. To all the Boys I've loved before

This one is probably one of my favourite chick flicks that I've seen in years and it's deffo up there with Angus, Thongs & Perfect Snogging and Mean Girls. I'm sure you've all watched this film but if you haven't and you love films that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, then this ones for you! 

8. Sex Education

I was trying to hold off from watching Sex Education just because I was hearing mixed reviews about it. But as I was struggling to find a new series to watch one day, I decided to give it a go and I actually really liked it. Usually it takes me a while to actually get into series, but this on was actually really good from the start and I couldn't not keep watching the next episode and I ended up finishing it in like 2 days. If you haven't watched this yet, I do really recommend it!

9. Every Day

I actually only watched this film a week or so ago but it's a really good film. I saw an advert for this quite a while ago when it came out and I really wanted to see it, so I was happy that it popped up in my recommended and reminded me to do just that. Not to spoil it too much for you but it's about a person called A who wakes up everyday in someone else's body and ends up as someones boyfriend for the day, who he eventually falls for and they start seeing each other but it doesn't run too smoothly as he's always waking up in a different life. I thought it was such a cool concept for a film and I found that the way the story line unfolded was really good and kinda sad in some parts. 

10. You Get Me 

Last but not least is You Get Me and this is one of those films where you want there to be a happy ending for the couple because along the way they do run into some issues. Not to give too much about this film away but it’s about a couple that go through a bad patch and a new girl comes into it but ends up being a bit of a stalker.
So, there we have my netflix picks, I really hope you enjoyed reading this post and liked seeing something new on my blog. Also, thank you to Huda for collab-ing with me on this post and make sure to check out her blog afterwards. 

Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡
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My Netflix Picks! || Collab w/ blushesandbutterflies.

Today's post is quite an exciting one for two reasons, one being that I'm doing something completely different to anything I have done on my blog before by sharing some of my favourite series and films on Netflix. And the other reason being that this post is actually in collaboration with Huda from www.blushesandbutterflies.com. Huda will also be sharing her Netflix picks over on her blog, so make sure you check out her posts after this one by clicking here. Let's jump right in then!

1. YOU

Okay, so let's start off with a very new favourite of mine and that is the series called YOU, which I'm sure you've all heard the hype about it even if you haven't seen it. I don't usually jump on the bandwagon and watch hyped about series or films as soon as they come out, but with this one I just thought I would give it a go ... and thank god I did. If you don't know, YOU is about a charming psychopath who starts to stalk an aspiring writer when he takes a liking to her after she comes into his book store. The series follows this guy on the journey through his growing relationship with the writer and also previous times in his life that have made him who he is today. I wont give away anything else, but if you haven't yet given it a watch then I really recommend it to you. I also read that there may be a series 2 of this, so hopefully they do.

2. 13 Reasons Why

Well, I did say that I don't usually jump on the band wagon with hyped series, but here I am again talking about another overly raved about show, however I did hold off for a long while before I started watching it. I actually binged watched this series, like many others, and managed to finish it in 2 days ... and I really enjoyed it. However, I didn't like series 2 as much and considering I was so excited for them to bring it out, I do think it was a bit of a let down. I know it's a bit of a contraversial show and people think that it glorifies suicide ... which I guess it does, I do still think that it is a good series and if you're into Thrillers kinda series, then I think you'll really like this. Also, season 3 is supposed to be coming out soon, so I hope its a good one! 

3. Insatiable 

Moving on to Insatiable and I actually heard about this series on Twitter when it was first released. I remember people having strong opinions about how it was basically portraying a message that being skinny is better than being bigger which I do understand but I did really enjoy the series. This show is full of surprises and lots of things happen that you just don’t see coming so I will leave it to you to check it out if you want to just so I don’t ruin it. 

4. Stranger Things

Stranger Things was one of those series that I tried a few times but just couldn’t get into but on like the third time of watching it, I became hooked and ended up watching both series in a few days. I’m sure you’ve all seen this but I wouldn’t want to ruin it, but it’s about a boy who goes missing and his group of friends and his family have to find out where he is. Whilst he is missing, his friends meet a girl (Millie Bobby Browns character Eleven) with strange powers whose on the run and she can help to find him. I believe a new seasons is coming this year so I’m looking forward to watching that one!!

5. Gavin & Stacey 

I'm sure this is an obvious one, especially if you know me because even after like 10 years, I still watch each series back to back. I'm sure you've all seen Gavin & Stacey, however, if you still haven't then I cannot recommend it enough to you. It's like the perfect British sitcom about two people that meet online and after ages of talking only, they finally meet in person and you follow their lives together. 

6. Sierra Burgess is a Loser

This film is very much one where you really want the girl and the guy to get together and you're rooting for the girl but you know with her actions and the way she tries to get him that you shouldn't like her, but you do ... that will probably make sense to those who have watched it. If you liked To All The Boys I've Loved Before then you'll more than likely like this one as well and Noah Centineo is also in this so do I really need to say anything else? haha.

7. To all the Boys I've loved before

This one is probably one of my favourite chick flicks that I've seen in years and it's deffo up there with Angus, Thongs & Perfect Snogging and Mean Girls. I'm sure you've all watched this film but if you haven't and you love films that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, then this ones for you! 

8. Sex Education

I was trying to hold off from watching Sex Education just because I was hearing mixed reviews about it. But as I was struggling to find a new series to watch one day, I decided to give it a go and I actually really liked it. Usually it takes me a while to actually get into series, but this on was actually really good from the start and I couldn't not keep watching the next episode and I ended up finishing it in like 2 days. If you haven't watched this yet, I do really recommend it!

9. Every Day

I actually only watched this film a week or so ago but it's a really good film. I saw an advert for this quite a while ago when it came out and I really wanted to see it, so I was happy that it popped up in my recommended and reminded me to do just that. Not to spoil it too much for you but it's about a person called A who wakes up everyday in someone else's body and ends up as someones boyfriend for the day, who he eventually falls for and they start seeing each other but it doesn't run too smoothly as he's always waking up in a different life. I thought it was such a cool concept for a film and I found that the way the story line unfolded was really good and kinda sad in some parts. 

10. You Get Me 

Last but not least is You Get Me and this is one of those films where you want there to be a happy ending for the couple because along the way they do run into some issues. Not to give too much about this film away but it’s about a couple that go through a bad patch and a new girl comes into it but ends up being a bit of a stalker.
So, there we have my netflix picks, I really hope you enjoyed reading this post and liked seeing something new on my blog. Also, thank you to Huda for collab-ing with me on this post and make sure to check out her blog afterwards. 

Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡
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