Monday, 29 September 2014

University- Learning the ropes

Hey Guys,

I explained quite quickly on Friday that I had started university on Monday and I wanted to give not only you guys a sneak peek into what its like in your first week of university but also give myself something to look back on in the future and remember what fun I had on my first week of uni. I've decided to do a little series of posts maybe once or twice for the next few months about my life at university and also some cool and important things about uni so remember to check in on a Monday and Friday at 6 pm England time to see if there is a new post about university.

Saturday 20th September
Moving in, Meeting people and Making it feel like home

Today is the day I moved away to university and moved into halls again I started off my day by packing the car up and making sure that I have everything I need to take with me. Once I got to my halls I went to the reception where they gave me my key and card for my room and they were all very lovely. I then got all of my things from the car and took them to my room and started to unpack everything to make everything feel a little bit more like home. My uni room is pretty basic with a bed, desk, cork board, chair, shelves and an en suit so its important to make it as homely as you can. I then realised that there was no one else in the flat yet and I didn't have any kind of food to eat so had to go to asda to buy some. Once I got back one of my flat mates had moved in so I had a chat with him for a while and spent most of the day sorting out my room and getting to know the other two of my flat mates. It then got to around 9 o'clock and some people from the flat above invited us to a flat party so that was a good way to get to know some more of the people who are living around me.

Sunday 21st September
Getting to know people, Trying to cook and Buying a lamp

I've settled in now and I am starting to feel a little more comfortable with my flat mates as they are all very different but all seem very nice which is good. Today I decided to go see my sister for a few hours and do a little more shopping so that I can make my room feel more homely so I went to tesco and got myself a new lamp for my desk. Then I came back to the halls and tried to cook for the first time this year but it ended up being burnt so I just stuck with a ready meal. Later on we got invited up to the flat above again and this time tonight we decided to go out which wasn't a good idea considering I had uni at ten in the morning. But it was a very good night and i really enjoyed meeting all the new people and not getting home till 4 am.

Monday 22nd September
Starting uni, Going out and Feeling Hungover

Today I started the day off with a massive hangover I'm surprised I even managed to get up and ready in time for uni, I then met some of my friends from last year who were going to be on my course and we all walked to the uni. Its a new building this year so once we got there we were a bit confused about where to go but eventually found our way to a massive lecture theatre where we found out there were 190 people doing my course. They then gave us a talk about the next year and split us into 6 groups and thankfully I was put with my friends from my course last year. Once in our groups we were given lots of ice breaker tasks to do to get to know people which was good and that was about it for uni. Then I went back to my halls and went out again at night time.

Tuesday 23rd September
Enrolling, Peer Mentors and Feeling Sad

Today I went to uni and we had a 45 minute talk from some people who were in the year above us who are now our mentors about all the things surrounding our course and it was pretty boring as I already knew all of these things from doing the foundation course last year but I'm pretty sure that everyone else found it very useful for them. Then we had the chance to enrol into uni and we got our university card and our met card which had £20 free on it to use on anything from certain shops or the canteen. After that we got to go home and it seemed like a pretty pointless day.Once back to my halls i just felt sad and missed home a little bit so I decided that I was just too tired to go out so I stayed in.

Wednesday 24th September
Personal tutors, Freshers fair and Freshers flu

We started off our uni day again in a lecture theatre but this time for an hour and we had a talk about making a blog for university which I'm kind of looking forward to as I really do like this blog so making a university one should be fun. After that we all decided to go to the freshers fair where there were lots of freebies and societies to join and even free domino's pizza. I also discovered that I was getting freshers flu which is never fun this is the second year in a row which I have got it and so i just went back to asda to get some flu tablets and medicine to make me better. Then just got into bed and watched a load of youtube videos as i needed to catch up.

Thursday 25th September
Glass jars, Lectures and Seminars

Once again we were in a lecture theatre where this time i had a lecture for an hour and it was pretty interesting i'm not used to being in massive lecture theatres like that but it made me pretty excited about what was going to happen throughout the next year. Once we had our lecture we all split up into our little groups and had a seminar where we discussed the lecture and our general feelings of how we all felt the lecture went and for the other half of the seminar time did a fun task where we had to bring in a jar from home filled with things which represent childhood to us. I chose to put pictures of my family in it and sand to represent holidays i had with family when i was younger. Then i went out again with everyone bit i kinda wasn't feeling well or in the going out mood so i came back earlier with some other people.

Friday 26th September
Day off, Doing nothing and Free pizza

So today i woke up with the stamp from last nights club that was on my hand stamped twice on my face... guess i slept on my hand then, finally have a day off of uni thank god i am so happy about it, this week has been such a long week i feel i needed a good day or so to sort my room out, do some blog stuff and have a good sleep in. So i haven't really done much today i went to see my sister for a bit and then went shopping again for some food and things to make my room feel more like home.

I know this post probably isn't the most interesting thing in the world but i wanted to share my week with everyone on the internet and keep it for myself as a memory. Don't forget to come back on Wednesday for a sneak peak into what is going to be happening with my blog for the next month or so. I promise you it will be exciting.

Lucy xoxo

Friday, 26 September 2014

September Friday Favourites!

Hey Guys,

So its the fourth Friday of the month of September and I decided I needed to do my Friday favourites before September ended. So here I am telling you about five of my favourite things from the month of September. This month as you may know from my previous Blog post I moved out of my family home again into university halls and its been quite an experience and I decided to add some of my university favourites into my monthly favourites as this has been the main focus of my month.


My first favourite of the month has to have been my laptop, this has saved my life over the past week or so because I am only able to connect this and my phone to the internet at the moment so I am so grateful that I have this until I get my Ipad and computer up and running.

2. Fairy Lights

So I decided that I wanted to make my uni halls feel a little more like home and decided to buy some fairy lights. I am now in love with fairy lights they are a different alternative to having a bright light on all the time and I feel they make things feel a little bit more chilled out when you are trying to relax.

3. Stationary

I was slightly unprepared for going back to uni this year so a few days before I moved into my halls I decided to go buy some new stationary and I was very happy when I found these notebooks. They were in my local supermarket and they were reduced to two pound each I also got some other things such as animal print pens, a notebook for Blog ideas and a diary so I know when I have things to do.

4. Love heart set of three drawers

I got this set of drawers for Christmas last year and have been saving them for when I move into halls but they definitely are a good purchase I like to keep things such as earrings and jewellery in them so that it doesn't get all muddled up. They are also a good centre piece for my windowsill as i dont have an amazing view from my halls window.

5. Deserts

Over the past week I have developed a bit of a taste for deserts after I have had my evening meal, I have no idea how or why this happened but it did and I'm happy about it. I especially like the gu cheesecake pots which come in little ramekins which you can keep after.

I hope you like my Friday monthly favourites I will be doing them every third Friday of the month as well as a blog post every Monday and Friday for the foreseeable future. Feel free to leave a list of your Friday September favourites below in the comments and don't forget to come back on Monday for a sneak peek into freshers week and what university life is like.

Lucy xoxo

Monday, 22 September 2014

The T.M.I Tag

Hi guys,

So i thought it might be nice if people got to know me more so i am going to do the tmi tag and i know a lot of people on youtube have done this tag but i applied it to blogger and only had to change one of the questions.

1. What are you wearing?
A gray jumper and some black leggings.

2. Ever been in love?
Yes I have been in love once.

3. Ever had a terrible break up? 
Erm maybe not terrible but there has deffinately been one or two that were hard for me.

4. How tall are you?
I am around five foot six inches so not mega short or tall.

5. How much do you weigh?
Surely people should know never to ask a woman that sort of question! 

6. Any tattoos?
Nope I don't have any tattoos but I do intend on getting at least one in the future.

7. Any Piercings?
Yes I have four piercings both of my ears, my lip and my nose, some people don't like them but its my decision. 

8. OTP?
My otp has got to be Zoe Sugg and Alfie Deyes I think the are so cute together

9.Favourite Show?
I have a few favourite shows but my most favourite has to be pretty little liars!

10. Favourite bands?
My favourite bands are you me at six and paramore.

11. Something you miss? 
Something i miss is living in manchester but im going back in a few days!!!

12. Favourite Song? 
My favourite song at this moment in time has to be Ed Sheeran-Nina.

13. How old are you?
I am 19 years old.

14. Zodiac sign?
I am a Gemini which means I was born in may.

15. Quality you look for in a partner? 
I look for someone who is funny and loving.

16. Favourite quote?
My favourite quote is "live everyday like its your last".

17. Favourite actor?
I'm not sure I could choose one there are lots but if I had to choose it would be Ed Westwick who played chuck bass in gossip girl! 

18. Favourite colour?
My favourite colour is purple.

19. Loud or soft music?
I definitely prefer loud music.

20. Where do you go when your sad? 
When im sad i go to my bed or my sisters.

21. How long does it take you to shower? 
It takes me about 10-15 minutes in the shower.

22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? 
Well it depends if I've had a shower the night before and how much effort I'm putting in but anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours.

23. Ever been in a physical fight? 
Nope I have never been in a physical fight id be useless.

24. Turn on?
Nice eyes and smile.
25. Turn off? 
Someone whos full of themselves.

26. The reason i joined blogger? 
I just decided one day that I love blogs so why not try my own and see if I enjoy it.

27. Fears? 
Im scared of feet, spiders and insects that fly.

28. Last thing that made you cry? 
I don't know I cant remember the last time I cried.

29. Last time you said you loved somebody?
I said I love you to my sister when saying bye to her earlier on the phone.

30. Meaning behind your blog name? 
Well my names Lucy and I'm not sure why I'm in the sky but I'd like to be? 

31. Last book you read?
I don't really read books it just doesn't interest me but I started reading twilight and never finished it haha.

32. The book your currently reading? 
I'm not currently reading a book because I don't enjoy reading.

33. Last show you watched? 
The last show I watched was don't tell the bride last night before i went to bed.

34. Last person you talked to? 
The last person I talked to was my dad.

35. The relationship between you and the person you last text? 
The last person I last text was one of my best friends .

36. Favourite food? 
My favourite food has got to be pizza and bacon, cheese burgers.

37. Place you want to visit?
I would love to visit america it looks so much more cool than england.

38. The last place you were? 
The last place I went to was the bank.

39. Do you have a crush? 
Nope I do not have a crush. 

40. The last time you kissed someone? 
Ermm I kissed my dog on the head a bit ago if that counts? 

41. Last time you were insulted? 
I don't know when the last time I was insulted was probably on the phone to my sister we always joke about like that.

42. Favourite flavour of sweet? 
My favourite sweets have got to be any kind of haribos.

43. What instroment do you play? 
I don't play an instrument but I used to play the violin for about a year.

44. Favourite piece of jewelry? 
My favourite piece of jewellery is my mums bracelet which she gave to me and I've wore it everyday since I was 9. 

45. Last sport you played? 
I don't play sports so probably not since I was at school.

46. Last song you sang? 
The last song I sang was Sam Smith- stay with me.

47. Favourite chat up line? 
Hi I'm doing a survey... Whats your name? Whats your number? Are you free next saturday? 

48. Have you ever used it? 
No way haha.

49. Last time you hung out with someone? 
I hung out with my best friend yesterday and we went to a big park with a massive pond where you can see airoplanes setting off and landing.

50. Who should answer these questions next? 
I think that everyone who reads this should answer all 50 questions.

I hope you liked this tag and my answers if you have any more questions for me or would like to know more then leave a comment down below don't forget to come back every Monday and Friday for more fun. 

Lucy xoxo

Monday, 15 September 2014

August favourites

Hi guys, 

I know its quite late into the month of September but today I've decided that I am going to start doing monthly favourites and since there were a lot of things that I loved in the month of august I've decided to do august favourites for you before September ends. 

My first favourite of august has to be a new nail varnish which I picked up and I think this one is perfect for august because it is a very summery blue colour it reminds me of the sky and the sea. Ive never had a beauty uk nail varnish before but it was on the lower skale of nail varnishes so i thought id give it a try and i loved it. 

Beauty uk nail varnish £2.99 superdrug in colour tealed with a kiss

My second favourite is these two adorable Topshop bows which I got a few months ago but only just got around to wearing and every time I do I get complements. I love to wear them with a simple ponytail, half up half down hairstyle and my most favourite is when I have a bun in my hair I think a bow hair bobble just finishes off the hair style.  

Topshop bow hair bobble £ 3.99 each 

My third favourite has got to be this amazing little note book my sister got me when she went on holiday. But its not just this notebook, I've been loving any little handbag sized notebook that I can carry around with me and write a list in or an idea wherever I am. I think that everyone should have one of these because it encourages you to become a lot more organised.

The fourth of my favourites is dry shampoo which I was very sceptical about at the start. But its become one of the things which I have used a lot throughout the summer when I've had a busy few days and not had time to do much with my hair. Its also good for if i need more texture in my hair before curling it as it helps keep the curls in for longer. I would deffinately reccomend it to anyone.  

Batise dry shampoo £3.00 from superdrug 

Now my last but no means least favourite is the bodyshop moisture foundation with spf 15 in it and ive loved this on days when ive wanted to go for a more natural make up look. The amazing thing about it is that it has spf in it so it protects your skin from the sun but also its easy to apply, doesnt feel cakey and it stays on for a lobg period of time which is always a bonus. 

The body shop foundation £13.00 

Hope you guys love some of my favourites as much as I do and don't forget to come back next month for my September Friday favourites and on Monday for another surprise post and every Monday and Friday for the rest of your life! Also moving into new university halls tomorrow and I'm so scared haha wish me luck. 

Lucy xoxo

D.I.Y Summer Candle Jar

Hey guys,

I know that summer has probably ended for most of you already but I thought I'd do a summer jar D.I.Y to keep summer going for a little bit longer! I think this jar diy can still look pretty even when its not summer anymore. Its also super simple only six steps needed and even gives you help on how to get the lable off of jars!  All your going to need is...

๐Ÿ’‹ A Jar (any size) 
๐Ÿ’‹ Washing up liquid 
๐Ÿ’‹ Small candle 
๐Ÿ’‹Things to decorate your jar with 

If you would like to make it exactly like mine extra things you will need.. 
๐Ÿ’‹Tea light

Step number one- Get the jar and remove the lid and any contents if it has any.

Step number two - Fill a sink with water out of the hot tap and place the jar into the water. You may need an adult to help you with that bit because i dont want you to burn yourself!

Step number three- Leave the jar in the water for around three to five minutes and then the label should come off pretty easily. If it doesnt then keep the jar in the water for a few minutes longer.

Step number four- Put some washing up liquid on the jar and rub the inside and outside untill it feels like theres nothing sticky left on the jar you may need to use a scrubbie to get any tough glue off of the jar. 

Step number five- Rinse off the water and soap and make sure that all of the glue is off of the jar and that it doesn't smell like food anymore then dry the jar out.

Step number six- Add sand, then shells and a candle to the jar and light the candle! 
I also added a wooden summery looking box onto my bedside table at i thought they went well together. 

I hope you liked this quick D.I.Y if you have any questions dont hesitate to leave them down bellow and remember to tag me in any pictures if you recreate this @LucyHainsworthx on twitter and Loofahdoofah on instagram :) also i would love your feedback and ideas! 

Lucy xoxo