So as you may have noticed, the blog has a new skincare routine and it’s looking pretty fancy! I think all this newness calls for a reintroduction.
Hi, my name’s Lucy. I’m twenty-four years old, five feet and seven inches tall, and I look a lot like my grandma. A middle-aged woman once told me I have “come to bed” eyes – a dark, dark brown that makes the pupils hard to find. I’m short-sighted, which was a novelty at first but now I avoid wearing my glasses whenever I can. I don’t really suit glasses or hats.
I grew up in Tunbridge Wells, a town half way between London and Brighton. I went to a grammar school; I studied a lot of academic subjects but I spent most of my free periods in the art rooms. I made it to uni and studied history at SOAS, still in my opinion one of the best places you could study. I had three lovely but quite difficult years, culminating in graduation, a breakup, and a fear I had an alcohol addiction. You could say it went well.
When I was about fourteen, I started making videos and sharing them on YouTube, inspired by beautycrush and the vlogbrothers. Ten years later, it’s somehow my job to make content and share it online. I still can’t think of a better career. I talk about beauty, fashion and lifestyle, with a bit of self-care, feminism and social commentary thrown in. I think it’s important to bridge the gap between zero-waste bloggers and unmoderated consumerism, so I try to encourage a thoughtful approach somewhere in the middle.
I love skincare, SZA, and everything grapefruit-flavoured that I have ever tried. I like going to galleries and I make a very good mushroom risotto. I live in London with my lovely housemate Aviva. I have a wonderful boyfriend called Jack. I try to see my sister and my parents as often as possible. Things are good; I am very grateful.
Thanks for reading, watching and supporting me throughout this year. Onto the next, with a renewed sense of purpose and a fresh blog to match!