Estee Lauder Perfume | Estee Lauder Walk Up Balm  | Tom Ford Soleil Blanc | Tom Ford Lipstick | Chanel Bronzer | Anthropologie Mug (Similar)

Being honest, for someone who naturally wants to control everything around them (and make it perfect) can be difficult,  even more so when it’s on a platform such as my blog. I try to be as impersonal as possible, because I never wanted the blog to become invasive to my life and those around me.

After the past few weeks of thinking however, I have become so bored with the blog, and think that it’s time I need to bring more personality in to it. This time of year always comes, the weather and light are poor, it’s difficult to shoot images that I feel are worthy for my social channels and when your job depends on this it can feel like everything seems to be falling around you.

I essentially work one full time job and one part time job, so I am always busy, and finding the time to be creative when your surroundings don’t inspire you, again – it’s not easy. So I thought I’d bring some of my favourite ways to overcome these struggles together and at the same be a little more honest on the blog.

7 little things I do to make myself feel better after a bad week

1. Skincare! You all know how big I am on taking care of my sensitive skin, but especially at this time of year, invest in something that will help brighten your skin and energise it. I get excited to get up in the morning and try my new products and to also see the benefits. My current favourite is the Estee Lauder Wake Up Balm above, if you follow me on instagram stories or snapchat you will have already seen me rave about this amazing product. 

2. Flowers or anything interiors, a mug, a new fur throw for winter – buy it for yourself, the smallest of things can make you happy. I just bought a marble console table for our hall, and every week I get a new candle and flowers to sit on it. 

3. Coffee, another big one for me, for you it might be tea, a smoothie or anything else, but I try to take time twice a day to sit myself and enjoy this. Especially because of my eating issues, I avoid eating out, and eating things I used to enjoy, so coffee has become my saviour. 

4. Do something you enjoy. Go to the cinema, out for coffee and cake, whatever it may be, this weekend I made sure to take time out of work to enjoy my Saturday afternoon.

5. Pamper yourself. Get your hair done, nails, eyebrows or whatever makes you feel a bit better about you, it’s all bout feeling good on the inside – don’t they say? 

6. Buy yourself something. Whether it be a luxurious lipstick like the Tom Ford one above (the new collection are amazing for Christmas), a new knit for winter or a beautiful festive scent. Sometimes treating yourself can make all the difference. 

7. Walk! My final and favourite, as because I am still unable to run, walking gives me time to think and take 30 minutes away from my phone to just be alone. I don’t always have time to go in the morning, but I have grown to love my evening walks, especially in the colder weather. 

I hope you enjoyed this post, if you would like to see more personal posts, please let me know in the comment section or tweet me @florals_corals! 

Have a wonderful week! 


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  1. November 15, 2016 / 4:19 am

    Explore your consumer's liberty. Take chances with your artistic freedom with this Floral Delivery. You take a look, then choose what flowers and how many flowers you like. They will take them out and wrap them for you.

  2. November 15, 2016 / 6:45 pm

    Great post Lucy! Walking is something I need to do more of I must admit, but all the above definitely help! Still can't get used to our super short days. There's no time to shoot anything haha!

    Love my TF and EL goodies too x

  3. Anonymous
    November 16, 2016 / 10:15 am


    This post is great because its honest! While I love to dream about working in fashion, blogging about my genuine passion and getting inspired by some of my favourite jobs – the reality is working in Glasgow 9-5.I agree not always inspiring!

    But thats one of the reasons I like your blog. I recognise my city, the weather – I mean yeah amazing blogger outfits are great but they dont always translate to the cold here or the weather! Its nice to hear it is not always sunshine rainbows unicorns and gucci!!

    Hope your week improves! I shall go buy a candle…


  4. November 16, 2016 / 4:28 pm

    Loving this latest blog post Lucy and the more personal touch, keep them coming…
    NEED that TF lippy in my life ASAP, stunning shade!!
    Kim (theneutralkulture)

  5. November 17, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    Hi Lucy,
    I'm totally with you. I work on a full job too – not related to fashion and absolutely unispiring – and i work on my blog as a part-time.
    Sometimes i get stucked on this lack of inspiration, cause when i leave my job it's alreay evening, there's no light, i can't shoot anything at all. So all the shootings are done on weekends, which is kind of overwhelming. I'd love to make the blog my ull time job, but sometimes it's absolutely tiring. So, yes as you i have some tricks to get inspired. I think is crucial in order to keep the focus.
    Enjoy your day, dear.

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