The Additions To The Sneaker Collection Since The Last Post

Well it has been a while since I did a sneaker/shoe collection post... in fact it has been almost 2 years since part 1 which you can read here.  Since part 1 I have picked up quite a few new pairs (not as many as I originally thought) and you have probably seen quite a few of these sneakers appear on the blog previously as I definitely wear these now more than my previous pairs. So here is part 2 of the sneaker/shoe collection...

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Puma Nova 90's Bloc

I love these sneakers as they are super easy to style but also they are really comfortable. I surprised myself when I purchased these as they have pink on them as I wouldn't normally purchase items that are pink but luckily the colour works really well as it doesn't over run the rest of the shoe. These sneakers are definitely going to be a go to through the warmer weather. You will be seeing more about these on the blog very soon. 


Nike Court Borough Mid's

These have already had their very own post which you can read here. I can easily say these sneakers don't look anything like in the image anymore as they have become my beaters. I have worn them far too much but they are super comfy & were great in the colder wet weather. Again these are really easy to style and I can see me trying to find a similar pair when these finally give up.


Primark All White Sneakers

These trainers are definitely up there as one of my biggest bargains going as they were only £12.00 and are really comfortable. The best part about these are how plain they are so they give a smarter look as opposed to sports sneakers, they actually give me vibes of the Common Projects just a whole lot cheaper. I have done a whole blog post written about these sneakers which you can read here.


Under Armour Gym Sneakers

I only ever used to wear gym sneakers for the gym but lately that has changed in the past year to me just wearing these Under Armour ones, again I have done a previous post about these which you can read here. I love how comfortable these sneakers are and the colour of them. They have definitely sold me on buying Under Armour sneakers in the future.



Jordan's

I love these Jordan's that I picked up from our local Nike outlet. They are a simple black & white mid sneaker which goes with a whole lot of outfits I own. Jordan's for me aren't always comfortable but these seem to be a bit of an exception.


Adidas NMD's

These sneakers will definitely be featuring on the blog very soon as I am in love with them. They are my first pair of NMD's and I got them a lot cheaper than they should have been. At £65 they were still on the pricey range but when I bought them they should have been way over £100. I love the black and red colourway with the white and black bottom plus the material of these just make them really comfortable. 


Adidas Arkyn's

Again I have done a full post about these which you can read here. I was lucky enough that Liam treated me to these and I am so glad he did. The colours on these sneakers work so well and the boost technology make them one of the most comfortable pairs I own. With the colours of these I find they are perfect for the warmer weather.


Nike Air Max 200's

One of the last pairs I bought were these Nike Air Max 200's, my dad gave me and my sister some money to treat ourselves at the start of the year and of course with what I had left I had to pick up these as they were on sale. I would never normally have opted for these due to the style but I thought it was time to step away from my comfort zone a bit and pick these up... I am so glad I did. There is a blog post already up about these which you can read here

River Island Sneakers

My auntie got me these for Christmas and I absolutely love them, I always wanted a pair of the sock like trainers and these tick that box, plus this green & red stripe on the bridge of the foot just add something a little different. My sister got a pair of these too so we just need to make sure we don't wear these at the same time. Keep an eye on my Instagram to see me styling these.


Maroon Vans

I picked these up from the York Designer Outlet for around £30 and they are the first pair I have bought in such a long time. I went off Vans for a while but I am hoping that these help bring back that love I once had for the brand and who knows my next pair might be a pair of classic black and white Old Skools. I just think vans give off a bit of a smarter casual vibe with your outfit and I love how these are maroon with a gum bottom. I am looking forward to styling these especially with some shorts now the weather is getting better.

So there you have it those are all the sneakers I have picked up in the past few years, well since my last shoe collection, be sure to check that post out if you haven't already. There will definitely be plenty more sneaker content coming your way in the future.

See you soon
Lucy

Weekly Round Up #17


Another week of lockdown done, which is another week closer to things going back to slightly normal. Last week was a week where I finally got out of the house on some walks and got plenty of blogging done.

Monday
Monday started out perfectly, I ended up setting up my laptop at the dining room table and I managed to get a fair bit of stuff done, in fact I ticked off most of my weekly to do list just on Monday (my to do lists go Wednesday to Wednesday). Once I had finished blogging I ended up having a nap before heading back to my PC to binge watch YouTube.

Tuesday
Tuesday was another day of blogging away, although I did get distracted a fair bit by social media so didn't get as much done as I liked but oh well, I had plenty of other time to get caught up.

Wednesday
Wednesday was a slow start to the day I had a lie in then just watched some YouTube but then my mum,sister and nephew (they are living together) came to see me, socially distanced of course. Then later my auntie and uncle came to drop a few bits off for us. Wednesday was definitely a good day thanks to seeing the family. 

Thursday
Thursday again was spent blogging where I managed to get quite a few posts sorted out. Then it was straight over to the consoles to play plenty of games. I have been loving all this extra gaming time.

Friday
I had to venture out of the house on Friday to pick up my prescription so we ended up combining this trip with a social distanced visit to see my nephew. It is great seeing him even if it is from a distance. Friday was also a day of getting all my blog work for the week finished too, ready to go again on Monday so I could have a weekend to myself. 

Saturday
Saturday was a nice chilled out day, it was filled with gaming and YouTube so it was definitely my perfect chill day. 

Sunday
We managed to smash a 5k walk which really surprised me as I thought my knee would have give way before I even hit 1k. Once I got home though that was me done for the day, I made some food then headed to the games room where I spent the rest of my day playing Call of Duty and watching YouTube. 

So here is what I had been doing last week...

Watching: All I watched throughout the week was YouTube I have literally not watched anything else but I have definitely found some brilliant accounts that I have now subscribed to. 

Reading: Thanks to just watching YouTube I have done 0 reading once again. 

Listening to: My garden playlist has been played a lot but I have probably listened to Demi Lovato more than anything once again. 

This week I want to get plenty more content done for my blogs as I feel I am on a roll with it and have so many ideas in the works. For once I feel super organised and on top of things. I want to get more gaming done and do more jobs around the house too. Who knows I might even get another 5k walk in too. 

See you soon
Lucy

Lockdown Fitness Update

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Well it has officially been one month since I officially entered lockdown and what a strange month it has been. With no seeing family and no work I have had to find other ways to keep myself occupied during the days. 

One thing that has really benefited from this lockdown is my health and weight loss as in my new found spare time I have been trying to get in some workouts, I have been playing with the football again and my eating is better than ever. So here is a breakdown to what I have been doing whilst stuck at home...

Workouts
This is something I have been doing a few times a week, granted it was much easier when Liam wasn't at home too as now he is home I seem to have dropped in motivation and would rather have an extra hour of sleep or just head straight into the games room, but I am still managing to get in a few workouts per week so I am still doing something. I just need to find that motivation again so I can get back on track. The workouts I have been doing include ones off the Nike Training App & the Joe Wick's PE workout, which has just shown me how unfit I actually am. When I have done with those I will often get the weights out and do a few sets just so I am doing something for my upper body too. 

Playing Football
To get us out of the house a little bit me and Liam have been having a bit of a kick about at the side of the house with the football. It just means we are getting some fresh air as well as playing football which is something I love and have missed in recent years. Thanks to playing football I actually do believe that my knee is finally becoming a little bit stronger.

Eating & Drinking Better
When I was at work I was snacking far too much, I was always eating biscuits or chocolate or crisps but since I have been home I have noticed that 90% of the time I aren't actually snacking at all which has amazed me as I thought I would end up snacking even more. It just goes to show me that when I do go back to the office I don't need to eat as much as I had previously because if I can restrict myself at home I can do it in any environment. I think one thing that is helping me in terms of cutting out the snacking is that I am drinking a lot more water. I always have a bottle by my side and some days I can end up refilling it two/three times a day. I just feel so much better just for staying hydrated, I have actually cut out alcohol for a bit as well to see if that makes a difference and I aren't missing it too much at the moment. 


So here is how the weight loss went for April whilst I have been in lockdown:

Beginning of April weight : 15 stone 10 & 1/2 lb
End of April weight : 15 stone 9 & 1/2 lb

Total loss -1 lb.

Overall 2020 loss so far : 7 &1/4 lbs.

My New Favourite Sweatshirt

Even though it is Spring now the temperatures especially here in the UK can still drop and there can definitely be a chill in the air. That is why I have been on the lookout for a good quality sweatshirt for a while now... Well on my last trip to the York Designer Outlet I think I may have finally found the one.


Again until I went on this trip I had never had anything Tommy Hilfiger but then I picked up this jumper and my T-shirt and I know that I will be getting more items in the future. The jumper was on sale from £70 to £35 and I was lucky as this was the last XL, so I headed into the changing room and instantly fell in love with it.


The jumper isn't too thick which will make it perfect for the colder spring weather as well as been great later in the year too. The red colour is fantastic as it is definitely vibrant and stands out. If you looked into my wardrobe you will only ever find black,grey, navy blue or red clothing so this definitely carries on with that theme. 

The print covers the chest of the jumper and I love how it is just in the simple blue, red and white theme. The light blue and white just work really well with the red and the way the Tommy is broken up with the jeans written through the middle of it just looks great.

As you can see in the picture above the sleeves are a little long for me but a simple roll up solves that issue for me and although the sleeves then look a bit ruffled I still think they look great. 


The only other detail on the jumper is on the sleeve, near the cuff, this is just a very small embroidered Tommy Hilfiger logo which you have to be close to if you want to actually see it. In fact it is that small when I bought the jumper I didn't even notice it. 


The best thing about this jumper though is how versatile it actually is. I have played about with styling this jumper and there are actually quite a few ways to wear it. I can team it up with my black skinny jeans & red Nike Blazers and it give a nice look but I can swap the Blazers for my white trainers and it still works just as good. 


If I don't fancy wearing my jeans though and want to throw on a pair of chinos instead the jumper still works well. Again add some khaki chinos to my jumper & Nike Blazer combo and you have another pretty good look which is perfect for spring. You could even swap out the Blazers for some simple Converse or Vans and that would look pretty good too. 


If it is still a bit too chilly even with the jumper on I have found that this looks great with a darker denim jacket over the top, I have found the jumper just breaks up the darker look and adds a pop of colour to the whole outfit. 



I can't wait to go back to York Designer Outlet/Footasylum once I have lost a bit more weight as thanks to this jumper and my t-shirt I am sold on the Tommy Hilfiger brand and I can see them becoming a bit of a staple brand for me. 

Weekly Round Up #16


Another lockdown week done, I am just trying to keep the mindset now of we are a day closer to the lockdown being lifted and it seems to be helping.

Monday
Monday was a full day of blogging for me, I actually managed to get quite a bit done which surprised me, then I just sat and watched even more YouTube.

Tuesday
Tuesday was a day of getting jobs done once I had completed my workout, Liam went to the Supermarket whilst I had a bit of a kick about then we tackled the shed and under the stairs where we completely sorted them out. I even managed to get the outside table looking like new again. Then I was back at my PC ready for the GymShark sale. 

Wednesday
On Wednesday I sat and sorted out my whiteboard where I put all my blog post ideas. I wanted something that was easier to understand and not too cluttered. Now I have an easy to reach to do list and a list where I can track the progress of my photos for each post. I also decided instead of daily to do lists I am going to start doing weekly to do lists for my blogs so I don't have to spend hours at my PC if I don't want to. 

Thursday
Thursday is the day we found out we had another 3 weeks at least stuck in the house. I actually didn't do much on Thursday except speak to my grandparents & watch Peaky Blinders. 

Friday
Liam had to nip out to get some bits for his mum so I got up nice & early worked out and then went to sit at my PC. Without Liam around I managed to get a good chunk of my to do lists done which has set me up well for the week. 

Saturday
Saturday I had the day off blogging and all I did was play games & watch YouTube, it was great just switching off for the day. I actually managed to get through quite a chunk of my game too so even better.

Sunday
Sunday was a day of not doing a right lot, in fact all I did was watch more YouTube, I just fancied another day of doing nothing. My family came round to do drop some stuff off for us too from a nice safe distance and it was great to see them, especially my nephew.

So here is what I had been doing last week...

Watching: It was a YouTube & Peaky Blinders week and I loved it.

Reading: I am almost half way through my book, I am struggling with it but I am determined to finish it before this lockdown is done.

Listening to: I have actually made a new playlist which is a summer playlist for when I am in the garden but I have been loving listening to it. I have listened to more Demi Lovato too of course. 

This week I want to be getting more done around the house, I am going to try to do half a day blogging and half a day doing jobs. I am hoping that this way my productivity really increases and I can get things done that I wouldn't usually have chance to do. I also want to try spend some time out in the garden again, the weather is meant to be nice so I may as well make the most of it. I might even make that blogging playlist on Spotify too.

See you soon
Lucy

#AD-Gifted Trying The Virtue Yerba Mate Energy Drinks


Recently I was sent four cans of the Virtue Natural Energy Yerba Mate energy drinks to give a try, they sent two Peach & two Strawberry & Lime cans and to be honest I wasn't sure what to expect at all. My go to energy drink at the moment is the white monster which is 0 calories but doesn't have a specific flavour so I was looking forward to trying these.

So here is what Virtue is inside the Virtue Yerba Mate drinks...
- Antioxidant rich
- 15 Amino acids
- 24 Vitamins & Minerals 
- Natural caffeine
- Zero sugar
- Zero calories
- Nothing artificial

They also say that 1 can = 1 cup of coffee which to be honest I believe to be true thanks to my experiences with the drink although they are definitely more refreshing than a cup of coffee.


First up I tried the peach flavour, I had this straight after a work out & before spending the day blogging and taking blog pictures. I definitely needed a bit of an extra kick this day and this drink definitely provided it. Since this lockdown begun I have been taking naps 90% of the day just because around 1PM I start to lack a bit of energy however, after drinking this I didn't need a nap at all & Liam actually commented on how I seemed to be getting a lot more done and how I had more energy too.

Now in terms of the peach flavour I would normally avoid drinks that included peach but WOW I was surprised by this, I was actually disappointed when the can ran out. With some energy drinks you can end up with a bitter taste but not with this one it is spot on and doesn't leave a funny aftertaste.


The next day I ended up trying the strawberry & lime flavour as again I had quite a busy day and I wanted to see if the drink would have the same effect. I managed to get another full day of blogging done, some gaming and then even more blog work just from feeling more energized by the drink I had cut out the nap again and had a super productive day.

In terms of flavour of this can I have to say I prefer the peach one which really surprised me as normally strawberry & lime is usually my go to flavour. Now don't get me wrong it is nice but it did take a bit of getting used to for me but I think it is due to the sparkling water side of things, by the end of the can I was actually enjoying the drink and was looking forward to my next one. 

I will definitely be keeping an eye out for these drinks in the future and picking up some more cans. For a more in depth look at the products head to www.virtuedrinks.com where you can also find where the drinks are stocked.

Another great thing about these drinks is that each can sold contributes to the conservation of plants, animals and natural communities in the rainforest, so whilst having a great tasting drink you are also doing a bit to help out the environment. 

*The items in this post were sent to me in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

The Spring Essentials Everyone Needs

It is finally spring and the weather is definitely changing for the better, or at least it makes you think that before it changes back to being miserable. With the weather changing it is time that the wardrobe gets a bit of a refresh too as some of the items you wore throughout the winter won't be suitable for the upcoming weather. The really thick jumper you own, it can go away until next year as it really won't be needed. Plus as it comes to spring you want to add a little more colour into your outfits to keep them looking nice and fresh.

So here is what you should be adding or bringing back to your wardrobe for these upcoming spring months...

On the top

You aren't going to want to be sitting around in big thick jumpers these next few months as fingers crossed the weather is going to start getting warmer. But then again you aren't just going to want a wardrobe full of t-shirts as it isn't going to be that warm just yet. So here are some of the items you should have ready to reach for.

A Denim Shirt


There are a huge variety of denim shirts out there at the moment in all different styles and shades so I like to have a few options available. Currently I have a dark wash denim shirt & a grey one with a jersey hood, these just bring different styles to my outfits and mean I have a couple of options to reach for. Denim shirts can work perfectly with chinos and even jeans if styled right so you will hopefully get plenty of wear out of these. I am hoping to pick up a lighter one for this year just to add more options. 

A Denim Jacket


Similarly to the denim shirt you are going to want a decent denim jacket in your wardrobe. Again you are going to possibly want a couple of shades of these to give you a bit more of a variety. I opted for a light blue one as it is nice and lightweight & looks brilliant with a pair of chinos. I also have a black one with a bit of a Sherpa lining as this goes well with my black jeans, yes I go double denim with this one, but it also has a bit of added warmth due to the Sherpa lining. This is one I reach for more during autumn but I will be giving this more of a go for spring too as I think it could work.

A Lightweight Jacket

That big puffer jacket you wore all throughout winter, well that can go away now until later in the year. A good quality lightweight jacket is going to be perfect for the upcoming months and even if it does drop a bit cooler it is the perfect time to get layering, experiment with your style a bit. Just don't make the same mistake as I did, I paid around £70 a few years back for a red Adidas windbreaker, the first downpour it encountered I was soaked. It wasn't waterproof at all so I wasted money and had to go out and buy something that actually kept me dry. I ended up getting a sale coat for £5 from H&M Men and it is still serving me well, I would definitely take a look at H&M as they do some great products at reasonable prices. The one I have is a blue colour but I would love to find some similar in a black or grey colour.

Sweatshirts


As I said at the start of the post, you don't just want a wardrobe full of t-shirts as some days won't be as warm as others. A good selection of sweatshirts will make getting ready on those colder days a whole lot easier. A good sweatshirt can go with a variety of different bottoms you own and can be easily layered either with a denim jacket or a lightweight jacket so you can stay nice and warm if the weather does drop. A good selection for me would included some with bold prints, like the Tommy one above, some more subtle coloured ones and some with minimal branding on just to make a simpler outfit. Alongside sweatshirts hoodies are a great addition as they are easy to throw on over a t-shirt when it is cooler or when the temperature really drops you can layer them really easily. There are plenty of hoodie options out there and there may be a post coming up about the best hoodies out there and ones you should have in your wardrobe so keep an eye on here for that post.

Short Sleeve Shirts


Of course you are going to have some long sleeve shirts in your wardrobe as you probably wear these for work or nights out but how many short sleeve shirts do you own? Shirts with short sleeves can easily be overlooked but you can pull off some great looks with them. I have a couple from Primark which were printed, I have some Marks & Spencer ones but my favourite is my Primark grandad style shirt as it has no collar & goes really well with chinos, checked pants and even my jeans. I have had this one for years and it is still going strong, I often wear this open with a t-shirt underneath but it does look really good buttoned up too, keep an eye on here as I may do a blog post about styling it and I am sure it will end up on my Instagram grid/stories at some point too.

Plain T-Shirts


Some thing that I have started to add to my wardrobe lately is plain t-shirts they are great for a smarter/cleaner look and if you get the right fit they can look perfect. I tend to stick to black, grey & white t-shirts but I am hoping to add a few more over the spring months to add a bit more colour but as long as you have the basics you are covered. You want to try get t-shirts that aren't going to lose shape easily and where the colour won't fade too much... I am still on the look out for the perfect t-shirts. The fact they are plain just means they are a bit more versatile too as you can use them for layering and they will go with 90% of your closet whereas with some printed t-shirts you will be limited to what you can wear them with.

Polo Shirts

Another item I really need to add into my wardrobe is some polo shirts. I went through a phase of not liking polo shirts as I had to wear them for work daily but now my mind is starting to change about them. I currently own a black North Face one but I am really hoping to add some more to my wardrobe. I think a navy blue or white one would be perfect for the spring months and they will go with a variety of outfits. I think polo shirts are an item often overlooked as it is part of most peoples wardrobe as it is their work uniform but you can find some great quality ones these days.

On the bottom

I tend to live in black skinny jeans at the moment but in the warmer months I really want to mix it up. I want to start experimenting with my style more & try wear different pants instead of just living in the jeans, you never know it might also end up warm enough to wear some shorts, fingers crossed for that part. But here are the pants you need in your wardrobe...

Blue Jeans

Black skinny jeans are just no good in the warm weather, you will just feel too warm and restricted in them at times. Over the years I have tried to incorporate lighter blue denim jeans into my wardrobe. I have some baggier boyfriend fit jeans that are still going strong and some ripped skinnies too. Just having a lighter colour opens up to more outfit combos and the different fits mean you aren't just looking the same over and over again. 

Chinos 


An item I always overlooked is chinos but I am trying to wear them much more often. They just smarten up an outfit and look a lot more sophisticated than wearing jeans all the time. Team them up with some nice sneakers or boots and you have a great outfit. The colours I would recommend are khaki, navy & even grey, these colours look fantastic, throw on a decent polo shirt with them and you have a brilliant outfit, they work great with your plain t-shirts & sweatshirts too. 

Checked Pants


An item I fell in love with during 2019 has to be checked pants. These are fantastic for all weathers as you can find them in all thicknesses. You can get light patterns or dark patterns with big checks or little checks. Team these up with your polo shirts or plain t-shirts and you will have another great outfit put together.  



On your feet

No outfit is complete without something good on your feet. Throughout the summer I tend to wear a lot of sneakers and I have some that really stand out but if that isn't for you then some nice simple pairs will come in handy over the next few months. Here are the sorts of footwear you should be looking at in the next few months. 


Plain White Sneakers


A clean white pair of sneakers look good with 90% outfits plus they smarten up the whole look. If you have a Primark near by definitely take a look at the footwear these all white sneakers from the men's section were a bargain and so comfortable. In fact they were so good I wrote a full post about them which you can read here. There are plenty of options out there for all white sneakers which cover all budgets so there is no reason not to have a pair. I think I am going to try some all black/black & white ones too as I think they could make some of my outfits look even better. 

Chelsea Boots

If you don't feel like wearing sneakers all the time another great footwear option is definitely Chelsea boots. A pair of black or brown ones can really make an outfit look a whole lot smarter and makes it seem a bit more put together. I tend to mainly wear my Chelsea boots if I am going to a party or if I need to look a bit smarter. I have found that they look great with my checked pants or black skinny jeans.

No Show Socks

A big one I have discovered since last year, I went through a phase of only wearing Nike socks for a period of time but now they a reserved specifically for the gym as that is where they belong. The only exception for wearing them maybe if they fit better for an outfit choice but I doubt that will happen. I will be spending my time wearing no show socks from now on as they look so much better with the sneakers I wear. I don't want people looking at my socks sticking out at the top of my shoe I want them focusing on my sneaker. The best no show socks I have found cover the top of your foot and have grips on the heel as it stops them falling down.   

Accessories 

Every good outfit is finished off with some great accessories and with the warmer weather you are going to be showing off your wrists more than usually if you are wearing t-shirts so you don't want to look too plain you want something to draw peoples attention especially if you are wearing a simple outfit. So here are the accessories you are going to be wanting to reach for...

Sunglasses

The warmer weather brings the sun out a whole lot more and nothing tops off an outfit more than a good pair of sunglasses. My go to pair are my Ray Bans, I have had them for a few years now and they are going strong. You can get so many styles across all price ranges so make sure your eyes stay protected from that sunlight and rock a great pair of sunglasses. Topman is another shop I often pick sunglasses up from as they are really affordable.

Bracelets 

As I said before if you are going to be wearing t-shirts your wrists are going to be pretty bare, a watch could definitely change this but I have found that even layering the watch with a bracelet just adds to an outfit. You are going to want bracelets for all occasions, smarter ones like silver/rose gold ones can look fantastic for a dressier look and you can either go chunky or slim with them but I love to go for the festival style ones for the more casual outfits as it gets warmer as they can look brilliant. Again Topman are great for some reasonably priced bracelets with plenty of variety.

So there you have it those are the things I believe everyone should have ready for the warmer months. I know that I will be experimenting with my style a lot more over the next year especially as the weather gets better and these items are all ones I am going to be reaching for and styling.

Weekly Round Up #15


All the days just seem to be merging into one at the moment and it is a nightmare, I only remember what day it is thanks to people sticking to YouTube schedules. So here is how the week went...

Monday
I was up nice and early to get a workout in and then it was straight to the PC to get some blogging done, I managed to get a lot done meaning I didn't have to blog every day. 

Tuesday
We had a nice walk round to my parents on Tuesday to drop my dads card off from a nice safe distance. It was so nice to see the family even from the opposite end of the garden whilst they were inside, I am definitely missing them, especially my nephew. 

Wednesday
Wednesday was my dads birthday and I was gutted not to be seeing him but we did FaceTime instead. Other than that all I did was blog and game.

Thursday
It was Liam's birthday Thursday but seen as we were stuck inside and no one could come visit we just had a day of gaming (like most days) and just enjoyed each others company. Once this is all over we will be off to Leeds to celebrate properly. 

Friday
Another day where all I was doing was gaming, I don't think my FIFA Ultimate team has ever had so much time spent on it and I am loving it. 

Saturday
Saturday was a nice lazy day, we cleaned the living room then it was straight to the games room to play plenty more FIFA. 

Sunday
Sunday was a day of getting the games room and our gaming set ups nice and tidy. I have realised I want to make a few changes to my set up and seen as I am spending a lot more time at it I may as well. Other than cleaning all we did was play some games & watch some YouTube.

So here is what I had been doing last week...

Watching: Liam has ended up getting me watching the Peaky Blinders properly and I am loving it, other than that though all I have watched is YouTube.

Reading: I managed to read about 100 pages of my book, I am struggling to get into it at the moment but am determined to complete it.

Listening to: Once again all that I have listened to is Demi Lovato, I also created a new playlist which has some brilliant songs on that I haven't heard for years.

This week I want to be get some more bits done around the house. I also want to have a look into some items I want to pick up for my PC set up and make a list of what I am aiming to buy. Other than that I just want to carry on getting plenty of posts written for all my blogs. 

See you soon
Lucy

My Dressing Table Has Become The Perfect Storage Space


 One of the things I definitely wanted for the spare room was a dressing table, just somewhere I could go on a morning and sit and do my hair. I wanted something on the smaller side so I had space for my Alex Drawers so we went for the Brimnes dressing table from Ikea at £65, it was one of the most reasonably priced dressers we had seen and was the one I definitely wanted as it fit the room perfectly and matched with the rest of the furniture already in the room. Not only am I using this as a dressing table but it also doubles up as a desk when required.


What I love about this dressing table is that it isn't just one big long drawer, you have a drawer to the left and then the right is a lidded compartment with a few sectioned off parts. That lid also comes with a mirror attached so when it is up you have the perfect tool for getting ready.


As you can see I haven't put anything in the sectioned off part but I am considering adding some jewellery in to here so it is super easy to access.


In the drawer though it is filling up nicely as this is where I am storing my glasses. I have a variety of pairs of prescription glasses and a few pairs of sunglasses in this drawer and it is making my life so much easier. Now I can just pick a pair of glasses and head out the door where as before it took ages trying to remember where I put a pair, so here are the glasses I have in there...


I have an empty Ray Ban case in here as my glasses are actually at work as I forgot to bring them home with me before this whole lockdown started. I also have an empty Ray Ban sunglasses case as I can't seem to find my sunglasses at the moment... better hurry up and find them for summer though.

I also have a bottle of this Boots lens cleaner in the drawer too and I can easily say I love this stuff. It was only cheap but it gets the job done and cleans any smudges with ease.


So in terms of glasses first up we have my Tommy Hilfiger ones which at the moment are my go to pair. I love the red and blue on these glasses and how the arms are rubber. They sit nicely behind my ears and I have never had an issue with them becoming uncomfortable. 


 Next up we have my Converse ones which are a nice simple black pair with quite thin arms, I love these glasses as they are just so simple and go with any outfit I plan to wear. 


 Finally we have my Ralph Lauren pair, this pair I wear when I want to go for a smarter look or if I am going to a party. They are smaller framed than my other pairs and are a thicker black unlike my other pairs. The only other colour they have is the silver logo on one arm and 2 blue stripes on the other. 

So there we have it those are the items I keep in my dressing table, what do you keep in yours?