Wednesday, 29 July 2009

8 weeks pregnancy diary!

Hiya :)
As promised i said i was going to do pictures of my belly :)
Well im only 8 weeks but the bottom of my stomach has expanded i didnt realise how much until i looked from the angle on the photo!!
Its scary!
Im 10 stone 8lb at 8 weeks so this is the begining of the diary :)
It does look like a beer belly but i promise its not!


My family are all known to have big babys which actually scares the living day lights out of me!
i was 9lb 7 so was my 2 neice's and one of my neices was nearly 11lb when she was born!!!
and they all went huge when having the babys!! Scary!!!
My boyfriend was only around 4lb when born so i dont no if this will balence out the big baby gene lol!

If anyone didnt no what a 8 week baby/fetus looked like (i didnt to be honest)
this is a picture of a pregnancey website :)

Notice my belly bar in my belly picture?
I wonder how long i will be able to keep it in for does anyone no??

OOO and im sooo lucky as you no i have 2 young neices who are 2 and nearly 2!
My brothers wife has kept all here stuff, cot and things and shes said i can have it :)
Shes a star!
Also a friend of gazs from work has asked if we want him and his wife to keep some things for us, as he has a young daughter and son so has things for both :)
My friends and family are being so suportive now they have got over the shock from when they found out!
Its all very exciting but i just cant wait for the 12week scan as it will all become so much more real then and i can start thinking about names :)

Thanks so much to all my followers and blogger friend who have wrote such lovly suportive comments!
Your all brilliant!!
THANK YOU!!

Let me know what you think :)
Lu x

Monday, 27 July 2009

Pregnacy update [2]

Hiya :)

Its been a few days since ive updated again, and im so sorry :(
I will explain myself, as you no im pregnant and i never new i would feel pregnant at such an early stage as stupid as it sounds!!
Morning sickness!!! thats a myth its been 24hr a day sickness!!
Ive been poorly for nearly 2 weeks and i just feel sick have a dizzy head and have zero energy!
Today has been the best day because ive been able to stand more than 3mins at the computer!!

Ive heard all the remidys for sickness, like eating dry bread, dry buiscuits, sucking ginger busicuits?!
Does anyone no any others?
As none have worked and i cant take pain killers :(
Im so worried about being ill for my sisters wedding its a week today!!

Anyways i was wondering if i did like a 2weekly picture of my belly from next week when i will be 8 weeks and then what my weight is?!
Would anyone be interested? I want to do it for myself more than anything just to see how things change and develop!

I have to go see the midwife on the 4th of august ao next update about it will be after ive been to see her :)

Thanks so much for all your lovly comments
Im sorry i couldnt get back to each one individually i have just been too ill :(
But i read each one and you all nearly had me in tears!
The suport i have got from you girls is unreal and your all stars!!!!
Seriously you are!

Thanks so much again
Lu x

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

UPDATE!!

Hiya :)
Im going to start by saying that this post may lose me some followers,
But I have thought over the last few days weather to put up the post or not, but im going to be honest with you all as its a big part of my life what im about to say.
Over the last weeks ive actually felt like rubbish, i havnt had much energy to blog or do much if im honest.
Well i thought i had swine flu, turns out not, im actually pregnant!!

(picture taken from google)

I found out on friday and me and my boyfriend are really happy.
I no that many opinions are that we are just going to be another statistic BUT for anyone who wants to hate on the whole situation me and my boyfriend have been together for 5 years, we both earn our own way and neither of us claim money from the government!!

I told my mom on tuesday and lets just say she was not at all happy!!
But with reflection and time to think about things shes comeing round to the idea more and more!
My sister had a baby at 17 so i thought she would be the one who would simpathise with me but infact totally the oposite, she shouted at me called me all the stupids under the sun and just made me feel like rubbish!
My brother on the other hand, well, i was blown away by his responce, my sister told him and i expected him to hit the roof and blow up big time but you no what? he phoned and started the phone call by saying 'hello is this the pregnancey hotline' bless him, he was like 'lucy your a cleaver girl and its not as tho you have never looked after children/babys before dont listen to what shes said (my sisters) im here for you and you no it and i will never let you be on your own, i no gareth is going to stand by your side all the way so dont worry everything will be fine' i was sobbing on the other end i was just so happy with what he said to me, then he said 'can i tell people' all excited bless him so he phoned around telling my aunties and uncles etc :)

Ok that bit of seriousness over, this blog is more than likely going to take the path of more of a pregnancey blog x so im sorry if you dont want to hear all about it, its just naturally something thats going to take over my life and world. So expect scan pictures and bump pictures :)

Ive been to the doctors they say im about 6 or 7 weeks, im really excited but am not going to get myself 100% excited before my 1st 12week scan as im not stupid and i no things can happen and change so im keeping an open mind until then!

I released my facebook status about being pregnant last night and got about 30+ commentsfrom all and there mothers, some who i havnt spoken to for years but never mind it was lovly all the suport i got.

So thats just my update :)
Thanks so much to all you lovly girls on twitter who sent me lovly messages :)
Your stars!!
Thank you to all my followers too!!
Im sorry if this is not your kind of blog anymore but thanks for reading up to now if your going to stop following x

Lu x

Monday, 13 July 2009

i <3 Red Nails (NOTD)

Hiya :)
Hope your all ok on this monday afternoon!?
Its sort of really grey and rainy here which is rubbish, its freezing cold too :(
Whats it like where you are?

Well as you might of guessed from the title this is a nail of the day post!
I no summer is not really the time for red nails but i just love red nails :)
My nails look so much better with red nail varnish on than lighter colours!

This is an Avon Nail wear pro in 'Real Red' and i love it!
Ive had it a few months and used it so much i need to pick up a new red, anyone have any recomendations?
Because its my sisters black and red theme wedding i want a really rich red colour
Has anyone tryed any of the Barry M red shades, i no they do a couple??

Going off on the wedding tangent here, the wedding is 3 weeks today!!
I have a black dress and leopard print shoes witha red bows on, when i go shopping next week i need to get jewelry, belt, bag and something for my hair either a fascinator or head band.
So when i have the total outfit together i will show you all :)

Anyways thanks so much to all my followers & readers!
Ive gone from zero followers to 161 from March this year to now and im really greatful!!
The makeup/beauty blogging comunity is so friendly and welcoming!!
Your all stars!!
Lu x

Sunday, 12 July 2009

TAG;- 7 songs =]

Hiya :)
Well its sunday and im motivated to blog!
Ive been doing alot of TAG posts recently and i really enjoy doing them so over the weekend i thought about one i could sort of 'invent' of my own!!

So i came up with the 7 songs TAG!
SO the basic idea is you choose 7 songs that, when you hear them remind you of a time, place or person or just simply 7 of your favorite songs!
(7 is my favorite number so thats why its randomly 7!!)
I dont no how sucessful it will be as a TAG but im going to try!

Number 1

Ace of base- All that she wants

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjJwqDa1QVI (youtube link to the song)

This just reminds me of my sister, when i was younger i just remember it being played in our house and also 90's family partys/discos this was ALWAYS played and i only have to hear the opening and it makes me smile.

Number 2

Eric Clapton - You look wonderful tonight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC04ZZploBE

This has 2 special meanings to me, 1st of all this was the 1st slow dance that me and gaz ever had together, it was on my 16th birthday while i was working at the pub and the boss made us dance to it and since then its been our song! When ever he makes me a mix CD this is always on it :) secondly this was my brothers 1st dance at his wedding so thats another special meaning too!

Number 3

Craig David - 7 days

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA8LwyCRok0

Craig davids 'born to do it' album was the 1st album i ever brought! I remember 'bragging' at primary school that i new ever single word to 7 days! and then getting asked to sing it in the play ground which i actually did oh the god damn shame!! Anyways craig david is still gourgous and when ever he comes on tv gaz always says 'luce your other mans on telly' proberbly all this 7 songs could be craig david songs i just love them all (and shamefully still no ever single words to them all)

Number 4

Dolly Parton - 9 to 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzCm27R0mio

The ledgend that is... DOLLY PARTON!! This song speaks for itself its just a classic! One christmas i asked my mom for a kareoke machine and a dolly parton CD!!! i was about 8 or 9 and wasnt asking for the usual S club 7, NO! not for me it had to be the country ledgend dolly! So for months after my parents were forced to hear me sing 9 to 5 at the top of my voice! jolean was my other favorite! thnking back she was singing about her 9-5 job and how she didnt want this woman jolean to take her man how the hell did i relate to this as a 9 year old?! Shes still FAB tho you only have to hear that 'dum du du dum tumble outta bed..' just makes me wanna sing!!

Number 5

The streets

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUi-ATRnMwI (never went to church)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXpVIXNC2cU (stay possitive)

I cant actually pick a song, im actually in love with all there songs! Mike Skinner is FAB!! (and hes from the west midlands which is always a bonus!!)
When me and gaz 1st got together this was one of the things that we found out we had in commen , i only had the single of 'fit but you no it' and i was going on holiday and Gaz borrowed me the album (A Grand Don't Come for Free) and i listened to it all holiday and it just reminds me of gaz :) The Streets are too oftern classed as 'Chavvy' but just listen to some of the songs closely they have so many meaningful lyrics eg 'never went to church' and 'stay positive'

Number 6

The Eagles - Hotel California

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4qEzSz1JSc

Now your thinking ive really gone nuts!! but seriously il explain, my 1st proper holiday abroad was to corfu in greece and i went with my sister inlaw my niece and there family. And the hotel we stayed at i think only had one CD because this song played over and over what seemed like every 7 mins since we got there to when we left!! So when ever i hear it it makes me remember corfu!

Number 7

Elton John!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjAyanZxiAI (daniel)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj3ZywmOKgE (tiny dancer remix)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43Ho_6C_fM4 (goodbye yellow brick road)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTa8U0Wa0q8 (your song)

Ok again im not picking just one song but this man has literally been in my life since i can remember!! My dad is the hugest FAN ever!! He has every album and video/dvd of the man himself! I can litterally sing any elton john song to you, from start to finish word (certainly not pitch) perfect!! Hes like an uncle that ive never met! (My mom hates him shes a daniel o donnell fan oh the shame!!) but im defianetely with my dad for his taste in music! My dad went to see him on his red piano tour and he didnt stop talking about it for weeks after!! The song 'Daniel' always makes me want to cry when i hear it :( but the upbeat ones like crocodile rock, tiny dancer (love the dj ironik remix), and im still standing makes me wanna just sing!!
(This was his birthday cake last year when my brother suprised him that he was taking him to see the red piano tour :) its made by my sister! its a bit blured sorry!!)

So thats that then :)
What do you think about my random choices?!
Feel free to do this TAG because i would love to see what all my lovely followers choices are!!
Im going to tag a couple of people whos blogs i love :)

Tabitha :) http://tabitha-sheridan.blogspot.com/
Beth :) http://cbethglitter.blogspot.com/
Marie :) http://marie-loves.blogspot.com/
Lauren :) http://laurensloves.blogspot.com/
Lou :) http://planetloulou.blogspot.com/
:) http://girlwiththegoldentouch.blogspot.com/

Thanks so much your stars
Lu x

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

I WON!! THANK YOU!!! + Help Needed :)

Hiya
I took part in Natalias 'Snog Marry Avoid' Contest that she was running and yesterday she blogged that i was the winner!!
All i can say is THANK YOU!!
I no alot of people say 'oh i didnt expect it' but seriously i didnt i really thought Marie would win as her entry was FAB and the pictures and write up she did was so funny.

Anyways i thought i would show you my entry as everyone needs a good laugh on a wednesday!!
(this is the actual link to my blog post http://lucyluvsgaz.blogspot.com/2009/05/natalia-snog-marry-avoid-contest-my.html#comments)



So i want to say a huge thank you to Natalia for holding the contest.

Onto the help, well my prize for winning was i get to choose a Mac eyeshaddow and a MAC lipstick!
Well here sits a MAC virgin!
So i honestly dont no what to pick etc?
I asked on twitter last night and the lovely Louise sent me some links which helped me.
Im liking the look of shroom at the moment. (I think thats the name?)
Does anyone have any recomendations for me?
Lipstick wise totally and utterly stumped?!?!
So any help is seriously greatfully recieved!!

I just want to say thank you again
Thanks all of you for reading!!
Lu x

Secret Swap [2]

Hiya :)

Firstly i want to say a huge THANK YOU!! to Olivia from:-
http://www.youtube.com/oliviamakeupchannel
http://livmakeup.blogspot.com/
^^ check her out if you havnt already she does videos on youtube shes really great!!
My 2nd swap parcel arrived today and yet again ive been spoilt!!!

This is the things collectivly :)
It was beautifully wrapped in pink tissue paper and inside the zebra pint makeup bag!!
(Such a FAB idea to package it like that!!)

I got 2 brushes that look really interesting so will have to try them out!!
The black one is a lovely crease brush and the pink is a smudger brush i think, its really lovely too!

I got Make Up For Ever eyeshadow in the gourgeous purple colour in 92!
Im in love with it its beautiful i think il be scared to use it its that nice :)
I think its the same one that Richie Nickel mentioned in this video:-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TWl7PbeGkE&feature=channel_page

I got a Cinima Secrets body glitter in Maliblue!!
Love it!! Everyone loves a bit of glitter dont they its gonna be fun using this!!

I got a Lip Tar in Pageant from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
Ive heard alot about these so am very excited to try it!!

Finally i got some 3D nail stickers and a lovely bracelet with the peace sign on which is great!!
Im wearing it now and its so ME!!
(my mom tryed to steal it, i was like no way mother, bless her being a hippy at heart!!)
Olivia wrote a really lovely note on the inside of the box saying that she read my blog which really made me smile!!
And I LOVE EVERYTHING!!!

I want to say a huge thank you again to Olivia!!!
Your a STAR!!
Thank you so much for everything il be really excited to try it all out.

I cant wait for my 2 swap girls to get there parcels i sent out last wednesday but i dont no how long it will take to get there?!
Thanks so much fro reading everyone
Your stars
Lu x

Monday, 6 July 2009

Promised swatches and Avon!

Hiya
I hope your all ok :)
I woke up this morning feeling really ill and having 2 look after my 2 neices was a daunting prospect.
Then i got back in contact with an old school friend and we have arranged to meet up thursday which cheered me up :)
Anyways one of my neices have gone home now and i just have Evie here who is actually asleep so i thought id finally get round to doing swatches of the things from my secret swap :)
Also in gonna show you a few bits i got from Avon :)

First is the 5 single NYX eyeshaddows:-

They are really lovely, i havnt used any for any looks yet but i might try some looks out for my sisters wedding later im gonna go all dramatic with my eye i think as my dress is super plain!!
(Il get round to taking a pic of that soon too!!)
the three reddy orange colours are really pigmented, the green is more glittery than colour and the Ocean Frost (sort of dove grey colour) is is very subtle but gourgeous!

Next is the 3 NYX jumbo eyeshaddow pencils:-

I really am in love with these and how easy they apply and how good the pigment is too them!


Next the 2 lip gloses

The costal scents is quickly becoming my fav!!
LA Colours is beautiful too!

OO and this soft lips lip protection that i got, it is totally brilliant!!
I even found myself telling the people in the pub how good it was and the smell is to die for!! Vanilla!!
Yummy, i no your not ment to lick it off but thats what i find myself doing.
The texture on your lips is really nice too espessially since i have super dry lips!!
Does anyone no if we can get this is the UK? or is just a US product?

Anyways on to a little bit i got from the Avon last week...

2x nail paints

This ones in romance and honestly not what it looks like in the book in the book it looks less metalic shimmery that it is in reall life!
Im gonna give it to my mom i think its too much of a wishy washy colour for me i think!
Its a beautiful colour but just not a me colour i dont think :)


This one is in blue flare which is a lovely deep blue colour but looks differnt from the book also!! Come on avon what are you playing at??
Its the one on the right belive it or not not the one on the left!!

I really like the application of avon nail polish but i dont no whats going on with the colours they're looking totally differnt than in the book, which is a bit misleading!!

I got this fruit shine lip balm which is in pineapple and oh my life its the most pineapple tasteting/smelling thing ever.
I think it tastes/smells more like pineapple than pineapple does, if that makes sence lol
I actually brought a lime one too but dont no where its disapered too but its not as nice at the pineapple one!
Its really nice on your lips too.
Im going a bit mad on lip balms lately!!

and finally i got these 2 eye liners

The top one is a black kajal stick and is just a staple black eyeliner!
The bottom one is a eye liner and shaddow stick in onyx and it has the eyeshaddow in the lid so when you replace the lid it gets appled to the sponge applicator and has the eye liner on the other end!
Its brill they do it in a range of colours.

Let me know what you think?!
Have you tryed any of the products?!
Thanks so much every single one of you for reading and commenting your stars!!
Lu x

P.S. I have another swap to some so that will be up as soon as it arrives :)

Sunday, 5 July 2009

TAG:- Honest Scrap


So this TAG has been around for a while.
I was tagged by the fabulous Lauren to do this TAG, shes great and writes some fab things and is really friendly, so here goes...

You have to let your followers in on 10 things about you they may not know, but that are true. Then you must tag 10 people with the award.

Finally, let all the people you've given the award to know they have got it ( e.g comment their blog).
Don't forget to link back to the person who awarded you.

1. I am the youngest child of 3, i have a big sister (36) and big brother (31) so im the only one who is still at home with mom and dad. We all get on really well concidering the age gap!

2. I have 5 Neices,
Sam (18- she was born 3 months after me!! Strange i no!)
Emily (14)
Bridie (13)
Evie (2 - who makes apperances on my blog loads, i look after every day!)
Jessica (22 months, will be 2 in september)
My sister has 3 kids and my brother 2!

3. I worked at NEXT for 1 week and HATED IT WITH A PASSION!!
I accidently ripped this womans jacket,
(she walked into me and it caught on my name badge thing and anyways she nearly punched me) 2 days later i walked, bloody place,
management just wanted glorified cleaners!!

4. From the age of 14 for 2 years i worked at a pub/club place fridays and saturdays for a friend of the family i actually worked behind the bar, stocked the fridges and sorted out the beer and barrels in the cellor, which thinking about it was a bit bad but at the time it was normal for me, i left when i was 16 nearly 17 because it got a bit much. I would work in the pub friday 7-12 when it shut, but i wouldnt get home til about 4am. Then saturday i would work in his costume shop 8am til 5pm then get home get ready be in work at the pub for 7pm and work through and be home at about 4 am. My boss was ace he treated me really well and he paid me really well too. I really miss it, but because i left we lost touch which i really regret if im honest.

5. I have a big obession, proberly something to do with the previous, with costumes!! I love fancy dress and will dress up in random costumes at every oppertunity!! I own alot of costumes from over the years. Every halloween at the pub we used to do a show for the customers one year we did the Exorsist and i was the girl on the bed i was on a robe harnessed to the ceiling and it was hooked up so it made me fly!!
Was amazing & i used to get to try all the costumes out at the shop which i loved!!!

6. My brother says that, in his words 'Luce, Im sure you were born middle aged!' because of how i speak about things and deal with things. I dont act very teen-age!!

7. From my early teens i really wanted to be in the traffic police!! I am totally obsessed with the whole thing, anyone ever watched the program?? I went to our school careers adviser and in her exact words 'I dont think your fit enough to be in the poilce as you havnt taken P.E for GCSE!!' so there fore i went to college to do beauty therapy! From one extream to another ay?!

8. I have zero confidence! Its been knocked far too many times, so i try to avoid clubbing etc and only really go out to pubs with my bf and family. Gosh i sound like a hermit or something!

9. Me and my bf have had baby names picked out for around 2 years lol
For a boy:- Raiden (sadly, yes its like the one from mortal kombat!! but i love the name)
For a girl:-
Faith or Lola

10. You may hav noticed while reading my blog posts that i have isues with spelling, i also have issues with left and right and get muddled alot when im trying to get things across, and last few years i have been asked if i have dyslexia, its never been diagnosed but apparently i have small signs of it.

So sorry about all these really long ones and random facts, but thats me!
Hope you found out abit more about little old me!

As most people have already been taged im going to Tag 5 so I tag:

Lou

Daisy

Girl With The Golden Touch

Amy

Sarah


Thanks so much!!
Let me know what you think :)
Lu x

Thursday, 2 July 2009

THANK YOU DAISY!!!!

Hiya girlies :)
I have ment to do this for ages, im so so sorry its late!!

I want to say the biggest thank you to Daisy
(cupcakeswithcherries.blogspot.com)

She held a contest in which you just had to comment and tell her a random fact :)
Random is definately my thing and my random fact was
'I have a Guiness World Record!!'
(I have a blog post about it if your interested :)

Well i was picked as the winner at random and she sent me my prize super fast, i planned to blog about it as soon as i got it but then things went a bit up in the air when i thought someone had been reading my blog and twiiter who i didnt really want to so i had to put my blog on private for a while anyways ive finally got round to it so
THANK YOU SO MUCH DAISY!!!!!

My prize was a Burts Bees Tip n' toes Hands & Feet Kit:-(With a lovly little note from Daisy!)


Its so lovely :)
When i got the package i could actually smell it through the packaging!!
It comes in a little zip up bag and includes:-
  • Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme
  • Beeswax & Banana Hand Creme
  • Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme
  • Exfoliating Pumice Stone
  • Peppermint Foot Lotion
  • Coconut Foot Creme
  • Honey Lip Balm
  • Hand Salve
Hope spolit was i??
There all 100% natural it says and i cant wait to try it all out!!
Ive tryed out the lip balm and its really nice and moisturising especially since i have really bad dry lips :)
Im gonna give my mom the foot stuff as she loves anything for your feet :)
Im just so kind lol!!
The lemon butter cuticle creame is my favorite smell i love anything lemon smelling!
The banana hand creme smells beautiful too!!

Anyways THANK YOU SO MUCH again Daisy your a star!!
Go over and check her blog if for some strange reason you havnt already :)

Thanks so much for following and reading!!
If you want proper reviews just let me know and il do my best when ive tryed it all :)
Lu x

Little gift!

Hiya :)
Hope your all ok with the crazy weather be it blinding sun one minute, to heavy reain and thunderstorms the next!
(well thats what it seems to be like here in the midlands lately)

Well as in my previous post i told you about me and my boy being together for 5 years, well the night before our anniversary i felt a bit bad for not buying anything for him, i normally buy loads of silly little things for xmas and birthdays, but we have never really celebrated anniversarys but because its 5 years i thought i would have to buy something so i brought this off the net and it came this morning, super quick postage!!! :-

Its two seperate pendants and i think its really cute, i dont think he will wear it but for him just to keep it in his room will do for me!
I will defo be wearing my half because its cute :)
I have to find two chains for them, il give it him tomorrow night when i finally get to see him after working away!!

What do you think?
thanks so much to all my followers fr all my lovely comments!!
Your blinking stars!!
Lu x