Sunday, 8 September 2013

Isla Canela, Spain.

Although i was very busy in August i did take many pictures (another blog post coming soon, on something that quite frankly i'm terrified to post). I went on a two week holiday to Costa De La Luz, Spain with my brother, parents and granny (grandmother). It was so amazing to relax and not have to worry about anything. 

The resort was lovely, it was pretty quiet which i liked a lot as we normally go to the more busy/popular parts of spain. It was very Spanish, loads of amazing Tapas Restaurants, which me and my dad adored.

So i thought i would share some of my 'holiday snaps'...

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

August Favourites 2013

This month has literally been crazy, i've about 3 free days, so apologies for the lack of blog posts this month (fingers crossed i will be back on track come September). I don't have too many favourites because i haven't really had time to be trying out new products, except lip/nail products which obviously i can always make time for, typical Abi. So here we go, my August Favourites...

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Bumble and bumble, Thickening Hairspray.

So this month i was extremely excited to find that in September's issue of Elle you were gifted a free sample of the Bumble and bumble thickening hairspray, which is something that i have been wanted to try for a while! The 50ml bottle is worth £7.50 and this issue of Elle was £4, so amazing value!

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

July Favourites 2013

This month i didn't really use many 'new' products, as i didn't have time to be buying/trying out new things (thanks to deadlines at school), so i decided to just pick a few products which i have really been enjoying! 

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Maybelline Color Tattoo, Pink Gold and Eternal Gold.

Because i loved the shade On and on bronze so much, i went back to boots a couple of days later and brought two more! Maybelline was on 3 for 2 when i picked these, so i bought one for my mum in the shade 'Light in purple' which was gorgeous duo chrome blue/purple.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Summer Reading List 2013.

As i'm doing English Literature for A Level i thought that this summer i would up my knowledge on the 'classics', so i figured i would do a blog post of my reading list and cross them of when i have read them! I did read a couple of these when i was younger (before i really understood 'literature'). So here it is, hopefully i will manage to read them all...

Friday, 19 July 2013

Review: Bourjois, Color Boost

Bourjois Color Boost, Red Sunrise 

The lip crayon hype is only getting larger. I am a massive fan of the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains so i was super excited to hear that another highstreet/drugstore brand were bring some out!

Thursday, 18 July 2013

The Highest Of Contrasts.

Maybelline Color Tattoo, On and On Bronze

FINALLY I've got my hands on one of these Color Tattoos. Whenever i've gone to buy one they have never had this colour in stock, and when they have it had been opened! This was the one color that i knew i wanted to try out first as i love bronze eye shadows!

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Review: Herbal Essences, Beautiful Ends Mask

As it's summer and has been hot here in England, the ends of my hair have been pretty dry. The only heat i use on my hair is a hair dryer so i have been trying to let my hair dry naturally lately, to try and use as little heat as possible. At the beginning of the year i also ombre'd my curls so the ends were still slightly damaged from that.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Afternoons in the sun...

On Friday i came home early from sixth form as i had no lessons, so decided to relax in the sun. I felt really inspired that afternoon and decided to do some research for my photography, which basically means looking through vouge... it something i love doing and being in the sun made it even better!

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Graze Subscription Review.

So, I have been subscribed to graze for about 3 months now and i really like it! I get one box a week and it comes every Monday which means i have one snack for each day that i have left at school that week! Each box is £3.89 (including delivery) it gets posted through your letterbox, so no need to make sure your at home to sign for it. There is a large selection of snacks which you randomly get sent. You can go through a large list and 'bin' things you don't like, and rate them depending on how often you would like to be sent them.

I really love the popcorn and the seeds which i was very happy about getting in this weeks box! There is such a variety of different snacks to choose from, savoury and sweet. Another great thing is that you can put it on hold if you go on holiday without having to cancel the whole subscription. It is also very easy to cancel if you don't enjoy it! 

You can check out graze at,
If you want to try a graze enter the code 'HM23KRRD' and receive your first graze box free! 

Sunday, 30 June 2013

June Favourites 2013!

Aussie Dual Personality Curl Definition + Soft Feel Serum - This is an old favourite of mine, i've used it for a couple of years now however after several months of not using it i decided to try it again. It is the perfect lightweight serum, having curly hair is pretty difficult to care for and i tend to stay away from products that could potentially weigh it down.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Photography Exhibition.

For the examiner to mark our work we had to create an exhibition presenting our final pieces and portfolio's. It was slightly petrifying walking past the common room to see the examiner judging all of our work but hey it's over now! I thought i would take a few pictures of my work, unfortunately they aren't amazing quality as i did take them on my phone! 

On the wall i put up my final pieces and then my portfolio's on a table. On Thursday family and friends were invited to the Exhibition to view everyone's work it was really nice, and it was great to see so much incredible work!

I think i'm happy with what i completed however i do think i could have done better, if only i had more time! Now to wait for results...Fingers Crossed!

'Dotted Middle'

Another one of my favourite super easy 'nail art' (if you can even call it that) looks. I saw this look on tumblr a couple of weeks ago and thought i would try it out! I absolutely love the way it looks, again, so simple! I'm sure it's pretty self explanatory how i achieved this look.  If you want to know how i explained in my last nail blog post 'The Dot' so follow this but just do more dots on top of the one by the cuticle. See, Easy!

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Wishlist #1

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

1. I am absolutely in love with this bag, ever since i saw Lily Pebbles haul it. I love the style and the colour is incredible. If you had asked me a couple of years ago if i wanted a florescent yellow bag i would have most likely turned my nose up,

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Neutral Eye Look #1

I am definitely a neutral 'shimmery' eye girl, i just love the way in complements my eye colour and makes a look that little bit more impressive. I've been considering buying the Urban Decay Naked Pallets for a long time, however since MUA brought out two pretty good dupes for a lot cheaper i have been giving them a go. The colours are just amazing and so wearable.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

One Whole Year.

This was taken the day after we got them, 17th June 2012.

It's time for me to finally express my 'crazy cat lady' instincts on my was only a matter of time! I thought i would make this post as it was a year on the 16th June that we got two kittens called Nemo and Dory.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Daily Makeup

I do love to mix and match my makeup, but these products i have absolutely been loving and haven't been switched around for a while.

You may notice that i haven't included a foundation, i don't tend to wear it on a daily basis as i like to wear as little base make up as possible. However if i'm know i'm going to be out all day, or i'm going out in the evening i will wear one.

So I haven't posted anything in the past couple of days as my keyboard on my laptop hasn't been working, so i haven't been able to edit/upload pictures or write blog posts. So i was only able to upload the ones that i had saved on blogger! It has also been the first week off I've had in a long time as i finished my exams last week so i have been having a rather lazy week.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Mint Nails!

Barry M - Mint Green

This Nail Varnish has been in my collection for about three years now and I've only just rediscovered it. Mint Green is one of my all time favourite colours and i have several mint colours in my collection and this one was always forgotten about. I find that the formula of this product isn't as great as some of my other Barry M colours as you do need to do about three coats to get it opaque.

Friday, 7 June 2013

MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter

Hey Guys! So i was browsing superdrug and saw this on the MUA stand and i thought the Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter looked really nice and as i'm a massive fan of the eye shadow pallets i thought i would give it a whirl. There aren't that many highlighters on the high street/in the drugstore which is why this intrigued me!

Sunday, 2 June 2013

'The Dot'

This is one of my new favourite 'Nail Art' tricks, however it isn't really 'art' as it''s so simple! All you need is a base/top coat, two different colour nail varnish's and some kind of dotting tool (you can either buy one (i brought mine from Avon it has a dotting tool on one end and a small paint brush on the other) or you can use a bobbie pin or cotton bud.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

May Favourites 2013.

This is my first monthly favourites that i will be posting on my blog! I absolutely love reading/watching other peoples favourites on blogs and youtube. So here goes, my 'Favourites' for the month of May.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Maybelline Polka Dots

Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots - These are limited addition nail polishes from the drugstore/high street. It took me a while to find a store that still had some in stock so they are obviously very popular. They are definitely very good dupes for the Illamasqua Speckle Nail Polishes (however they are more nude colours), i have never tried these but have heard good things about them, they are more pricey at £14.50 unlike the Maybelline ones which are at £2.99.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Coral Lips

Coral Lips is one of my new found loves. Lip colour is another thing that i'm a little 'obsessed' with. In the Autumn and Winter i wore a lot of deep vampy reds and purple tones (much like the nail varnish), however i've never really experimented with lip colour in the spring, until this year. One of my favourite colours this spring in general is coral,

Top Five Spring Nail Polishes

So as my first post i figured it would be good to do something i'm very much 'obsessed' with, Nail Varnish. Ever since i was younger i always loved to sit and do my nails, however going to a secondary school that didn't allow this 'distracting' piece of existence i had to stick to boring old clear. Since summer of 2012 my collection has grown rather a lot, being a 'mature' sixth former now, we are allowed to wear the wonderful thing.