Tuesday, 31 March 2015

New Schedule

Hi chums!

Just a quick post to say that due to other commitments and an eventful few months ahead I will now be posting on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays as opposed to Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!

Hope you understand!

Abi :)

Sunday, 29 March 2015

REVIEW: Lush Golden Egg Bath Bomb Melt

As you may have seen I was lucky enough to get quite a few Lush products for my birthday and had the difficult decision of deciding which to use first! 
I chose Golden Egg (partly so I could get the glitter out of my house as it has a tendency to get everywhere) but also because out of the products I got it was my favourite one scent wise (if that's a phrase). The first thing that strikes me about this is the colour, it literally is gold and I love that it's such a strange colour to have for a bath product which makes this even more unique!
The smell too is gorgeous, it is quite sweet (which I love) and is most likely due to the cocoa butter and orange oil the egg contains.
In the bath it fizzes quite slowly which I wasn't expecting (but then I didn't really know what to expect as this is my first ever bath melt I have tried from Lush), but I liked that it fizzed slowly as it meant that it would last longer so I could enjoy it more. It makes the bath quite an orange-y colour and again when you get out of the bath your skin feels so smooth and supple (I find this with all Lush products which is why I love them so much!)
Overall, I really liked this and will most probably use it again sometime soon!

Have you got any of their Easter collection?


Saturday, 28 March 2015

REVIEW: Insurgent

I watched this last weekend as part of my birthday and really enjoyed it - minus all the loud, jumpy gunshots (I'm a sensitive soul!). 
It followed on nicely from the first film, Divergent, and what I liked most was that the relationship between Tris and Four really developed and they grew stronger as individuals too in order to fight and stand up to the evil Jeanine!

I thought Naomi Watts played a very good Evelyn (I'm not going to say what/who she is but you'll understand when you watch the film!) and I liked that Four's past was explored quite a bit, as we knew quite a lot about Tris after the first film and so I think it was right to explore Four a bit more in this film.

Another thing I really liked was the sense that everything was so dramatic and that time really was of the essence, without giving too much away, time really is running out for Tris as she's desperate to not be found as Jeanine tries to hunt her down (not personally though of course!)
The only thing I didn't like was the ending as I felt like the film series could have just ended there, maybe the third film will follow on nicely but the cliffhanger ending I was anticipating didn't arrive.

Overall, I really did enjoy this film (as jumpy as it was for me) and I am looking forward to seeing the final chapter on screen (hopefully) next year by the sounds of it!

Abi :)

Friday, 27 March 2015

REVIEW: W7 Big Lash Mascara

Mascaras for me have always been a bit of a grey area, I tend to have oily skin around my eyes so a lot of mascaras smudge on me, but after spending a lot of time browsing W7's products I decided to take a gamble and try out their Big Lash Mascara.

I'm really happy I did! For around £4 my eyelashes were a lot more defined - more so than any other mascara I have used - they were a lot darker and longer too. What I liked most about this product was the way it made my eyelashes fan out, even my bottom lashes looked visible which for me was a big deal!
Abi :)

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

What I Did For My Birthday

Hi chums!
I had probably the best birthday yet last weekend so I thought I'd tell/show you what I got up to!
This has to be one of the nicest things to wake up to on your birthday! I got so many lovely and feel so lucky, if you haven't already and you're interested then check out what I got in my previous post!
Birthday cake!
I then drove to Cabot Circus (Bristol) where my boyfriend and I did a bit of shopping before going to the cinema and watching Focus - it was very good!
We then went to Za Za Bazaar which was lovely and then went out for a few drinks!
The next day was a lot more relaxing, we went to a spa in Gloucester where we had a back, neck and shoulder massage and full use of their pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room! After that we got a lunch which was included in our pay package so that was nice! In the evening we drove back to Somerset and went to see Insurgent, this was so good but very jumpy for someone whose not too keen on loud noises!
The last day of the weekend was spent at the beach to enjoy the sunshine! We also went to an arcade where we lost all of our money on 2p machines!!

Abi :)

Monday, 23 March 2015

What I Got For My Birthday

I was absolutely spoilt on my birthday and I feel so lucky to have so many lovely people who care about me and who bought me such amazing presents! I am in no way boasting or bragging about what I got, I honestly appreciate every one of them, but I thought it would be nice to do a post on what I got seeing as I barely posted last week - shameful I know!

Abi :)

p.s. a lot of family members helped pay for my car (my first eek!) it isn't something I get every birthday!

Sunday, 22 March 2015

REVIEW: W7 Brow Twister

Until recently I've never really bothered filling in my eyebrows, I'd used pencils in the past and they worked, but I never really felt like my eyebrows looked remotely 'okay.' 
I bought this and instantly loved the consistency of it, it's almost like a wax and it sets my eyebrows in place as well as filling them in. I find that with this the best thing is light, short strokes because it can be built up to create the desired effect. 
The only thing I'd say about this product is that if you look closely you can see the difference between my eyebrows and the twister but unless someone is examining your eyebrows and looking really closely I don't think it's overwhelmingly noticeable!

Abi :)

Friday, 20 March 2015


Hi chums!

No real post today as it's my birthday!
Look out for a 'What I Got For My Birthday' post soon though!

Abi :)

Monday, 16 March 2015

REVIEW: W7 Automatic Fine Eyeliner

I really love eyeliner pens as it enables me to create a sharp flick and be very precise, however I do find it hard to colour in the skin where my eyelashes are!
I really like this product as the tip is so fine which I really love as I much prefer to build something up rather than have my eyeliner thick and not be able to do anything about it. 

The only real negative I have about this, but it applies to all liner pens really, is that it seems to dry up fairly quickly - I do use it pretty much everyday but I've only had it about 2 months and it's already beginning to dry up and come out lighter. 

Abi :)

Sunday, 15 March 2015

10 Things I Used To Do That I Wish I Still Did

Cross country - I used to find running exhilarating, I was never particularly good, as in I never won or came close to winning, but I loved it all the same - running through mud in the rain was just my thing! Not so much anymore!

Netball - I used to be a sporty person in general. I was actually more of a tomboy with hair scraped back and always in trousers, the only time I was seen in a skirt was when I was playing netball. I was pretty good in all positions and played for my town and later was selected to play for my county. I really loved it but had to give it up as the training was conflicting with my studying at school
Spanish - I got a B at GCSE but really wanted an A, I guess it shows I wasn't too bad at it but I've always wanted to speak fluently in another language, sad to say I have given up for the time being. There's still plenty of time though!

Keyboard - I've never really been a 'music' person, I don't often listen to music or sing (although I would like singing lessons in the future), but when I got my keyboard I honestly thought I'd play on it EVERYDAY and I did for about half a year...and then...I stopped. I do occasionally blow the dust off it if I want to learn a particular song though, managed to play 'I Need Your Love' by Ellie Goulding a few months back!

Swim - I used to go a fair amount with Mum just for fun and then starting lane swimming - I used to do 100 lengths (what was I thinking!) but again, I just don't anymore, the chlorine got to me and my hair more than I wanted and it is pretty time consuming doing that many lengths!

Read - It sounds horrendous considering I love English and would love to be a journalist but I literally never read books. Blogs, yes. Articles, yes. But fiction wise no, I really want to start getting back into reading I have a pile of books I want to read but no motivation as of yet!
Photography - I used to take quite a lot of photos, especially at my parents' allotments in the Summer, but again now that everyone has phones with a fairly decent camera I just take photos with mine, which are no where near the quality of the photos from my camera so I end up not liking them!
Make collages - I used to make collages on a weekly basis. It used to be collages of all my stickers or my favourite celebrities from all the teen magazines, but then they moved onto a more 1960's vibe and I started making collages with Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn on. I used to spend hours selecting the photos I wanted, printing them, cutting them and sticking them together, those were the days!

Write stories - I suppose we all did this as a child, but at the age of about 15 I thought 'right, I'm going to do this. I'm going to write a book and get it published' unfortunately I never really planned it out, I just wrote for the sake of writing so I never got anywhere near to finishing it!

Collect things - I was forever collecting things as a youngster: stickers, postcards, fossils/nice stones you name it I had the lot! Although I suppose nowadays being a 'hoarder' is somewhat looked down upon, I'd love to have an interest in something to the extent where I'd try and collect as many of it as possible!

What did you used to do?

Abi :)

Saturday, 14 March 2015

6 Cool Things I've Done

Climbed a mountain
Traveled through 8 European countries in 9 days
Been published in a poetry book
Had my photographs published in my local paper
Been on a gondola in Venice
Attended a boat wedding
Abi :)

Friday, 13 March 2015

Happy Red Nose Day!

Just a short post to wish you a happy Red Nose Day or Comic Relief as it's otherwise known - Happy Comic Relief Day doesn't quite have the same effect!
Don't forget to donate and watch it this evening!

Abi :)

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Birthday Wishlist

I have been doing a wishlist series for several weeks now and as it is my birthday very soon I thought I'd do one for my birthday! I hope you like it!

Lush products (Twilight, The Comforter and Somewhere Over The Rainbow) - I have loved Lush for ages and am yet to try these products I'd really love to try The Comforter especially as it smells so damn good! Buy them HERE

Planetarium projector - I have a MASSIVE thing about all things stars and space and planets at the moment I don't know why or where it came from, but I'd love to have one of these lights in my room, it would look incredible at night! Buy it HERE

Denim jacket - As you may know from a few posts back I recently bought a leather jacket which I love, but as the weather is getting ever so slightly warmer I'd love a lined denim jacket to wear instead for the warmer months, I love this one! Buy it HERE

101 Budget Dishes - I really want to start cooking more for myself and I'd love this book especially as it's meals on a budget! Buy it HERE

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation - I really want to try this foundation out as I've heard lots of good reviews about it and need another one! Buy it HERE

Real Techniques brushes - At the moment I use Sleek's brush set which is good as a starter pack but I'd love now to have better brushes especially for my foundation! Buy them HERE

Galaxy bed spread - As I've said I have a THING about all things galaxy and really love the colours used in this one! Buy it HERE

Hope you liked this!

Abi :)