January, 2015

28 January


Keeping my New Year’s resolution and the NTAs

Hello all,

It’s been a serious reality check since being back from Australia and settling back into the cold weather has not been easy… I have kept up my New Year’s resolution of not drinking coffee and feel so much better for it. I have a lot more energy, I have also kept up with exercising. I am training with Ashton Turner who worked with us on the MIC fitness DVD. I forgot how great exercising makes you feel and I really want to stick with it – long term.

Another thing I have been trying out is cold pressed juices. I have heard a lot of people rave about them and I thought I would give them a go. I would never do a juice diet as that is just not my thing, but I think they are perfect to have with meals or in between meals. The juices I love the most are from The Juice Smith (thejuicesmith.com). They have a really great variety and the texture is beyond smooth! My favourites are the almond milk ones. They taste delicious, I was seriously surprised as I’m very fussy. Like chocolate milk.


Last week I went to the NTAs which was cool. Although we weren’t nominated (shame) it was still great to be there. I love the industry I work in and I enjoy every aspect of it so I take an interest in who is winning what. I was in a box with a few of the TOWIE lot and they were all pleasant and lovely! There is no rivalry and it’s cool to hang out with people that do a similar thing to what you do.


This week I have been really busy setting up everything for the launch of my new blog. To give you the low down, there are a few different aspects to it. I understand that a few people think it is going to based solely on style. There will be a section which includes my “look of the day”. I’m lucky that people take an interest in what I wear and I thought it would be fun to do. As well as that there will be a section on beauty, I will be uploading videos each week where I try out all different kinds of products that are cruelty free. I think it’s important that people realise there are some great brands out there that don’t test… And if you aren’t educated on animal testing but love animals, you should do some research. It’s a lot more common than you think and although it is illegal to test on animals in the UK, there are brands that supply products to China where it is compulsory that products ARE tested on animals.


On my blog I will also be showing you some of my beauty tricks, so feel free to check it out and if there is anything you want me to talk about I would love to know!

Don’t let the January blues get you down!

Lucy x x

16 January


‘I learnt a lot last year’

It feels SO good to be on home soil. As some of you may know, I have been away in Australia for just over two weeks. We headed to the Gold Coast for Christmas… Something I have never experienced before is a warm Christmas and I really do recommend it. Personally I love being outdoors and making the most of your day and that is a lot easier to do when you are a) by the water and b) not freezing your butt off.  


We had some really precious family time with my Uncle and his gorgeous wife and kids. We went jet skiing, which I have done many a time, but this was different… We were surfing the waves on the ski and it was a brilliant workout! And it gives you a massive adrenaline rush. Especially when you’re as fearful of the sea and everything within it as I am, a fear that annoyed a few of my family members, but when you watch as many documentaries as I do it’s hard to forget everything you know about the dangers that lie beneath… 


We (my sister and I) then headed to Sydney for New Years. We have quite a few family members that live there and Proudlock also happened to be there with his family. We enjoyed delicious brunches in the morning by the water, it is so much easier to be healthy over there. We also enjoyed welcoming a new member to the family, my cousin Sarah’s baby boy, Harrison. So sweet and of course has the expressive gene with his never ending facial expressions! 
All in all I love Australia – it will be always be a home from home and I have more family there than I do here. However, I will always slightly resent it for being so so far away. The plane ride is a bitch and not something I want to do regularly. 


My favourite products while I was away were the after sun by Hawaain tropic – not only did it soothe my skin but it smells amazing. And the leave-in lifesaver from Michael van Clarke which stopped my hair from drying out while I was on the beach. 


I’ve learnt a lot over the last year… A crazy amount. I’ve learnt to respect myself even more that I used to and I no longer intend on wasting my time on anyone or anything that doesn’t feel worth it. I trust my gut more than anything and let it lead me through life. Deep, but true. 


I hope this year anyone reading this will do the same. Always respect yourself. And always aim high. X

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