Thursday, 20 March 2014

Look Book| Spring Pastels

So its officially springtime and I can't wait for the weather to get a little warmer so we can finally start leaving the house without a super warm coat and boots! For me, Spring means pastels and this year, pastels are huge! I am a huge fan and they always really cheer me up, it makes such a change from the greys, reds and blacks that have been filling up my wardrobe.

So I decided to put together this little collage of a few things that I am absolutely loving and to give you all a few ideas if you hadn't had a chance to look round the shops lately. I've included a few sweatshirts because here in England, rocking a T shirt may be a little too optimistic some of the time. I also fell in love with these cute tie dye denim shorts even though I know realistically I will be not be wearing them for quite a few months! For those of you that just want to add a little splash of pastel to your look, then these cute mint converse would be ideal! As for accessories, pick up some shades or some simple jewellery pieces to add a little bit of springtime to your overall outfit. I'm also in love with these hair ties that don't damage your hair no matter how often you use them! They are brilliant and come in so many colours, well worth a look.

As for beauty products, there are hundreds of gorgeous ice cream shade nail polishes to brighten you up and I adore these bronzing/highlighter pearls. If anything, the packaging is just the cutest thing!

So thats a few ideas for you and some things that I am absolutely loving at the moment! Whats one of your favourite Spring trends? Do you love pastels?

Luci xo

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Pretty Little Doodahs 1st Birthday!

Hey everyone! I can't believe it was a year ago today that I actually settled down and set up my own little blog and wrote my first ever blog post. Now having my little slice of the web means so much to me and its something I know is always there, ready for me to add to whenever I feel like it. 
There is something really relaxing and therapeutic about writing about things I love. I began my blog when I was feeling a little low and it has helped me come out the other side which shows how doing something you love can totally transform you. :)

I also want to say thank you again to every single one of you that actually reads what I write and takes the time to either comment or even follow me. It means so so much to me! I always did this for me so I never in a million years thought anyone would actually want to read any of it. So thank you!

So yeah, Happy Birthday little bloggle! I hope to enjoy many more happy years of blogging in the future. :)

Lots of love
Luci xo

Thursday, 13 March 2014

MAC Mineralize Lipstick | Grande Dame

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share with you my latest MAC lipstick purchase and its one from their Mineralize Rich collection. I am a huge fan of MAC lipsticks incase you didn't already know and I am always looking out for the next shade to get my hands on. However, I also really like moisturising lipsticks that don't dry my lips out or stick to any dry patches throughout the day. I heard quite a few good things about these Mineralize lipsticks and thought I'd give one a try. 

I settled on the shade 'Grande Dame' as its the most wearable for me and isn't too intense. I really just wanted something I could wear on a regular basis with any sort of make up whether it be natural or a little more dramatic. 'Grande Dame' is a gorgeous mid tonal rose cream and looks stunning once applied. Its the perfect subtle shade. It looks pretty pink in the photos for some reason but in person its not nearly as bright and vivid. 

The formula of this lipstick is amazing. It glides onto my lips and because the bullet is slightly bigger then a regular lipstick, you only need one stroke to achieve a lovely coverage. It is super moisturising and that feeling lasts for hours and hours which is something I just love! Its not sticky and I feel like its nourishing my lips every single time I wear it. If you want something that isn't going to dry your lips out and doesn't highlight any imperfections then this could be the product for you.

MAC have recently released new shades to the collection so I can't wait to get a couple more come pay day. They are just so beautiful, I'm not sure what shades to get first!

Have you tried MAC Mineralize Rich lipsticks before? What did you think? Did you like them?

Luci xo

Sunday, 9 March 2014


Hi everyone! I have seen this TMI (Too Much Information) Tag floating around on You Tube and I thought it might be pretty fun to give it a whirl. Its a bit like an 'about me' kind of tag and there are quite a few questions so I hope you make it to the very end. :) I really like reading tag posts and I hope you enjoy this one too. So here we go...

1. What are you wearing?

Right this moment in time, I'm wearing Victoria's Secret yoga leggings, vest top with a black slouchy jumper over the top from H&M and pale pink leg warmers. 

2. Ever been in love?


3. Ever had a terrible break up?

Yes, a couple. They are not the best thing to ever go through but I think everyone has at least once.

4. How tall are you?

I'm 5'3".

5. How much do you weigh?

116 pounds... ish.

6. Any tattoos?

I have four tattoos in total. I have one on my lower back, one on my hip and one on each wrist. I am also planning on a couple more at some point.

7. Any piercings?

I have my ears pierced three times in each ear and also my belly button. 

8. OTP? 

I had no idea what this even was so I actually had to google it.. slightly uncool I know. At least now I know it means One True Pairing in a fandom. So I am going to go with Klaus and Caroline from The Vampire Diaries.

9. Favourite Show?

I couldn't possibly choose just one! I have way too many that I just love.. such as Greys Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, Vampire Diaries, True Blood, Made In Chelsea... the list goes on.

10. Favourite Bands?

Actual bands..? I like mainly solo artists so I'm going with One Direction.

11. Something you miss?

I'm going with someone and it would have to be my Grandad. I miss him every single day. 

12. Favourite Song?

I can't choose just one. How can someone choose just one favourite song? Way too many!

13. How old are you?

I am 24.

14. Zodiac sign?

I am a Capricorn.

15. Quality you look for in a partner?

Someone who can make me laugh, isn't too into themselves, someone who is honest and someone who cares. I also like someone who has aspirations. 

16. Favourite quote?

'Que Sera Sera'. I try to remember it when things get me down.

17. Favourite actor?

This changes a lot but currently, I would say Leonardo Dicaprio is my favourite.

18. Favourite colour?

I like lots of colours... maybe pink or black?

19. Loud music or soft?

Depends on my mood... normally loud.

20. Where do you go when you're sad?

When I feel low I find a cuddle with Skye my westie always makes me feel better. Cant go wrong with a cuddle! :)

21. How long does it take you to shower?

If I need to be quick then I can probably manage it in 10-15 mins. If I don't have a time frame then I'd run myself a bath and I could be in there for 45 mins?

22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

If I have work then I like to allow myself an hour and a half. If its a day off then as long as I want/need. :)

23. Ever been in a physical fight?

My sister and I had the occasional scrap when we were younger but nothing major. There was this one time at school though when I was maybe in year 8 or something and this girl was being so horrible to me and had been for ages. So I just turned round one day and totally slapped her hard across the face. She was so much bigger than me but I didn't seem to care. I remember being so shocked I'd actually done it, I went home. Haha, so funny!

24. Turn on?

Genuine people, chatty and friendly people, people who are funny and that think about others.

25. Turn off?

Braggers, two faced people, self centred people and people that think they are better then everyone else.

26. The reason I started blogging?

I have always loved writing and had gone through a really horrible time, suffering with anxiety that I just wanted to give something new a try. I had read quite a few blogs and thought I could probably do it too. I loved it as soon as I started and am so happy I did.

27. Fears?

Flying and spiders. 

28. Last thing that made you cry?

I can't exactly remember but its bound to be a movie. I cry a lot in movies.. whether they are really happy or really sad. 

29. Last time you said you loved someone?

To my little baby, Skye. I find I'm always saying I love her even when she walks into my room.. Slightly sad I know. 

30. Meaning behind your blog's name?

I don't actually think I have a reason bend my blog name. I really like pretty things and thought 'doodahs' covered such a wide range of things and was still a little different. I wanted to be able to write about anything so I thought it fit in nicely. 

31. Last book you read?

'Breaking Pointe' by Miriam Wenger-Landis.

32. The book you're currently reading?

'Beautiful Creatures' by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.

33. Last show you watched?

Toddlers and Tiaras. Love it!

34. Last person you talked too?

My sister.

35. The relationship between you and the person you texted last? 

My best friend. :)

36. Favourite food?

Either, Lucky Charms, Macaroni Cheese or Cookies.

37. Place you want to visit?

I actually want to go to as many American states as I can in my life time. There are so many things I want to see across the whole of the US.

38. Last place you were?

At work I think.. 

39. Do you have a crush?

Other than a few celeb crushes.. nope.

40. Last time you were insulted?

Probably yesterday.. at work or something. Customers tend to insult you without even realising sometimes.

41. Favourite flavour of sweet?


42. What instruments do you play?


43. Favourite piece of jewellery?

Ooooo either my Tiffany necklace and bracelet or my Pandora ring.

44. Chinese zodiac sign?

I am actually the year of the Snake.

45. Last sport you played?

Dancing is classed as a sport right?

46. Last song you sang?

'We Built This City' as it keeps getting stuck in my head from that new 3 advert with the singing kitty.

47. Favourite chat up line?

Uhh I actually have no idea!

48. Have you ever used it?

I'm guessing not..

49. Last time you hung out with anyone?

My sister and we had pizza. :)

50. Who should answer these questions next?

All of you guys! I would love to see your answers to some of these totally random questions! So let me know in the comments below if you did this tag so I can have a nose. :)

Luci xo

Friday, 7 March 2014

Tom Ford Bronzing Powder

I have been a huge fan of Nars 'Laguna' bronzer for so many years and I always use it to contour my face or to add a little colour to my skin in the summer. I really didn't think I would ever find anything that came close to it, in colour, texture or lasting power so when I tried this beauty I was pleasantly surprised.

I have heard so many great things about this Tom Ford bronzing powder and knew I wanted to try it. So as soon as I got paid, I quickly went online and purchased it. First up I want to say how stunning the packaging is. It looks so posh and expensive and very chic. The compact is of a good quality, so I can't see this breaking any time soon. I love the gold inside and the fact it comes with a huge mirror too! - an added bonus. 

Now onto the product itself. This bronzer comes in two shades but I went for the shade 'Terra' as its matte and a great shade for not just adding a little hint of colour but great for contouring too. Its a beautiful shade once applied and looks really natural and not muddy at all. I also like the fact it doesn't have any shimmer in it. I find it so frustrating when a bronzer has lots of shimmery pigments as it always looks way too over done. This bronzer glides across my skin, lasts forever and leaves a gorgeous glow to my face. 

This is pretty expensive at £68 but you get a lot of product for your money and I can see it lasting me for a very long time. So even if you use bronzer an awful lot, you'd still get your moneys worth. :)

Luci xo