Halloween Makeup Tutorial

Friday, 31 October 2014

Blogtober is now officially over, how sad. Myself and Abi have really enjoyed taking part in Blogtober and it has really pushed and challenged us. I decided for the last day of Blogtober to start a Youtube channel, which is slightly scary but also exciting. I can't wait to start making videos and uploading them. As it's halloween, see if you can guess what I decided to do for my first video.

Happy Halloween Guys!!!


Halloween Makeup Tutorial

Thursday, 30 October 2014

So yesterday Savannah convinced me to make a makeup tutorial video. I don't know why I said yes because as you can see it didn't go very well. I have only been wearing makeup for around 2 years and I still don't wear it every day, only if I'm having a really bad skin day or I am going out somewhere that I need to look somewhat presentable, so I kind of just slap it on and go. I didn't have an exact look I was going for it was just a bit of lets see how it turns out but at least I did look a little scary. 

So if you wanted to have a look at the video it is below and if you click though you will be able to catch up on my normal challenge and vlogging videos that I usually upload. Now that Savannah is setting up her own channel and I have a bit more time to do videos, we will both be uploading lots more and hopefully sticking to my schedule of at least one video every Wednesday. So don't forget to subscribe :)

Abi xo

The Rosie Effect - Review - October Book Club Read Along

It is finally the end of my October Book Club Read Along. I don't really know if anyone did actually read along and join in but if you did what did you think?

The main reason I chose The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion was because I loved the first book. Don's voice throughout the book was hilarious and his relationship with Rosie really made you want keep reading.

I did enjoy this book but not as much as the first. I found Rosie's character a little annoying and the situations Don got himself into were slightly unbelievable. The fact that he didn't see any problem at all with filming children in a park, even with his inability to adapt to social situations, I saw as highly improbable. 

I did like the end of the book and the way the whole story was resolved. As I said before I did actually enjoy the book, I just think I had such high expectations from the previous book that the story just lacked something for me.

How did you find it? 
Were the characters and storyline believable for you?
What did you think of the ending?

Abi xo

Autumn Beauty Wishlist

Sophie's Creperie Cardiff Review

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Myself, Savannah and Shane all headed to Cardiff this weekend to try and start our Christmas shopping. It wasn't a very productive day but we did get to try out Sophie's, a creperie in one of the smaller arcades, High Street Arcade.

I ordered a mocha and a nutella crepe with Shane opting for a white mocha and an egg and cheese crepe and Savannah having just a nutella crepe. Everything tasted great and was really filling, the people working there were lovely too!

The downstairs seating area is really cosy and quirky. All the wall art was for sale which was awesome and the seating was so comfortable I didn't want to get up and go back out in to the cold. 

Abi xo

Mini Mac Cosmetics Haul

Monday, 27 October 2014

Myself, Abi and my boyfriend Shane decided to have a wander around Cardiff today, looking at what we could buy as christmas presents for other people. This was a huge fail as we ended up buying things for ourselves instead, haha. Myself and Abi decided to drag Shane in to the new Mac shop in Cardiff that has not long opened. It looks amazing in there and I had to stop myself from buying everything. However it was quite packed in the store so we decided to head over to the Mac makeup counter in Debenhams as we thought this would be a little more quiet.  I knew exactly which lipstick I wanted to get as I had seen it on someone the night before and instantly fell in love and had not shut up about it, haha. My boyfriend very kindly offered to get me this lipstick as he knew how much I had wanted it, he also offered to pick me up a lip liner to match, what a lovely guy. I was so grateful and I ended up walking away with 'Heroine' Lipstick and 'Magenta' Lipliner.  These colours are amazing, they are both a very bold purple colour and I think they will look amazing for the Autumn. I am hoping to create a Halloween makeup tutorial at the end of the week using these products, I think they are also perfect for a Halloween look. 


7 Deadly Sins of Beauty Tag

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Greed: What is your most expensive beauty item? What is your most inexpensive beauty item?

I always find little beauty bargains which I end up loving. I recently bought the Natural Collection Lash Length Mascara, this was only around £1.99, which was a bargain and I love it. My most expensive beauty item is probably my Makeup Forever Foundation, I have to order this online as they don't stock it anywhere near where I live. This costs £35, which I find is expensive for a foundation but totally worth it as it's my favourite foundation ever.

Wrath: What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with?
I have a love/hate relationship with eyeliners for some strange reason. I can never seem to find one which will last all day. It usually either smudges off or creases and looks awful. If anyone has any ideas, send them my way, haha.

It Always Seems Impossible, Until It Is Done

Saturday, 25 October 2014

The last few years have seen the biggest changes I have ever faced. I graduated University, I got married and I opened up my own Photography studio. They have also been the hardest most stressful years ever and I don't think I have ever worked so hard for anything and struggled to achieve anything as much before.

Sometimes I find myself thinking, is it all worth it, is it all going to work out. But the more I think about it, the more I realise how far I have come and how much I have achieved in such a short space of time. Sure some months we struggle to pay rent and some months I think it probably would have been easier if I had just bit the bullet and got myself a nice and easy 9-5 job with a steady income, working for someone else. But then there would always be the what if's and the could have been's and being unhappy everyday doing a job I hated. 

Starting a YouTube Channel?

Friday, 24 October 2014

I have been thinking about this for far too long. Over the last few years I have watched YouTubers come from a small channel and doing something as a hobby turn into internet superstars, which is crazy. It is so true that the internet is taking over the world.

Gone Girl Film Review

Thursday, 23 October 2014

I finally got the chance to go and watch Gone Girl in the cinema this week after reading the book and being desperate to see how it adapted to film. You can see my review of the book here.

Now I know there is a lot of talk over the ending not being great, and the book had the same issue, but I don't see it as a massive deterrent for either. It isn't what I was expecting and it isn't what I would have wanted to happen, but I can see it as a plausible ending for these characters. The film made it slightly more believable than the book and you could really feel Nick Dunn's struggle but it is what it is.

Book Club Half Way Point

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

It is half way point in my October Book Club Read Along. If you missed my previous post you can see it here and catch up.

Halloween Highstreet Wishlist

Monday, 20 October 2014

My favourite part of October, apart from it being Autumn, is that I get to dress up for Halloween. Even though I still don't have any plans yet for the actual day I am still looking forward to dressing up as something scary.

What are your plans for halloween? What's your favourite part?

Abi xo

The 90's Tag

Sunday, 19 October 2014

I know I am slightly late with this tag, many people have done this. I only really decided to do this tag after coming across some of my favourite 90's TV shows a few weeks ago. It's weird looking back at how bad some of the shows were, but how much I loved them, haha. I was born in the 90's and thought this tag would be so much fun.

Favourite Disney Movie?
In the 90's it was probably Beauty and the Beast, according to my mother I used to sit and watch this film all the time.

                                                              Favourite Music Artist?
Can you guess? SPICE GIRLS!!!! I was a hardcore fan of the Spice Girls, I had umbrellas, rain coats, dresses, everything. I was obsessed with Baby Spice as I had blonde hair, every time my friends and I would pretend to be Spice Girls, I always had to be Baby Spice, haha. I also loved Steps, they were another favourite band of mine.


Favourite Candy/Sweets?
I don't think I had one particular favourite sweet, I used to love going to the sweetshop and getting a 50p mix.

Tanya Burr Lipgloss Review

Saturday, 18 October 2014

I know I am extremely late in talking about these products, as these were released at the start of the year. I thought I would write about them now as she is about to release a new batch of products which I am very excited to try out.  Your probably all extremely aware of who Tanya Burr is, if not, where have you been? haha, for those of you that don't know, Tanya Burr is a lifestyle and beauty vlogger on YouTube. She has now branched out and decided to design her own makeup products, which I think is such a good idea.

Truffle Shuffle Wishlist

Friday, 17 October 2014

I am a massive fan of TruffleShuffle.com and find so many of my christmas gifts for others on there. My wish list could have gone on forever, but here are some of my favourite things on there at the moment.

Abi xo

A/W Playlist

Thursday, 16 October 2014

One thing I love about A/W is being cuddled up in the warm, candles burning with a good book and some good music. It's a quite chilled out playlist as I don't really want to be raving out on these dark cold nights and it's a mixture of big artists and unsigned local bands that I love.

What new music are you loving? Let me know and I will be updating the playlist when I find more I love.

Abi xo

Soap & Glory Solar Powder - Review

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Where to start with this bronzer, I am absolutely obsessed with this product. I came across this when watching one of Gabby's (Velvetgh0st) YouTube videos and she was raving about how good it was, I knew I had to get it as she completely sold it to me after explaining how good it was for pale skin. Soon as I heard that, that was it for me, I was sold. It's very hard for me to try and find a bronzer that doesn't make my face look like I have smeared mud across it or one that doesn't make me look like an Oompa Loompa, haha. Usually bronzers are too red toned or too orange toned for me. I picked this up in Boots when they were holding a 3 for 2 offer on all Soap & Glory beauty products, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to buy it. I also picked up Brow Archery and Kick Ass Concealer, which are both amazing.

100 Happy Days - Week 8

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Cousins 4th Birthday// Autumn Candle // Noel Sullivan in Rock of Ages // Cosy Night Sat in Starbucks // Yummy Sunday Dinner // Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb // Lush Blogging Event Goodies


The Walking Dead is Back!

Monday, 13 October 2014

So tonight the UK finally gets to see The Walking Dead season 5 premier. I absolutely love The Walking Dead, so much so we have an awesome night panned including pizza and a projector to watch the premier episode.

The last series did slightly annoy me in that it became quite slow and predictable but I can't wait to find out how things have panned out in Terminus and what is going to happen next.

Do you watch The Walking Dead? What did you think of the first episode of season 5?

Abi xo 

Back to Uni Haul

Sunday, 12 October 2014

I have recently just started back to university, it's crazy and scary to think I only have two years left. I love the thought of going back to university and buying all new stationary and books but I hate the thought of cold early mornings.

Instagram Lately

Saturday, 11 October 2014

New Book | Blog Organising | Out For A Run | My New House Mate | On Hold To The Tax Office | DIY Craft Day | Jam Doughnuts and Editing | Pug Slippers | Travellers Limited Edition Nutella

Abi xo

Autumn Graze Box

Friday, 10 October 2014

I have finally jumped on the bandwagon and got myself a Graze box. I have had so many people telling me that I need to try them but I am a bit of a fussy eater and all the nuts and bits put me off. But my mother had a voucher through with one of her Graze boxes for 2 free boxes for a friend so I took the opportunity to try them.

October Book Club Read Along

Thursday, 9 October 2014

A few weeks ago I decided to start some sort of read along, book club type post for people to get involved with. I've always liked the thought of a book club, but never actually joined one. So if you would like to join in I am reading The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion. 

Sleek Original Palette

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

I bought this eyeshadow palette a few weeks ago, I had never owned a Sleek Palette and was so excited to get my hands on one. I went for the original palette as I knew I would use most of the colours. The packaging is nice and compact and comes with a large mirror, you can easily fit it in to your makeup bag if you need to take it with you. This palette contains 12 eyeshadows for just £7.99, how amazing is that?! The colours in this palette are seriously so pigmented and last all day. The texture of the eyeshadows feel so nice and not chalky at all. Each shade also has a slight shimmer, which looks beautiful when applied. 

A/W Haul 2014 - Topshop, Primark & H&M

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

As you can see I went slightly crazy shopping again. I had been eyeing up all the new Autumn/Winter stock in many of the shops and couldn't resist picking up a few things. The shop I went to was Primark, I was slightly dissapointed with their A/W stock as nothing really excited me. I did however, pick up a few things.

Black Jacket - £20 - £25 (I can't really remember how much it was exactly).

Skirt - £14


Ripped Jeans - £13

Tartan Dress - £10

Black and White Pinafore dress - £8

Blue Oversized Shirt - £12

Grey Crop Top - £3

Floral Jumpsuit - On sale - £5

Turtle Neck Jumper - £6

The next shops I went to were H&M and Select, I only picked up one thing from each shop.

Tartan Trousers - £13.99

Striped Crop Top - £14.99

The last shop I went to was Topshop. I had to hold myself back from spending a fortune in there. I feel like Topshop are on point this year with their Autumn/Winter Collection, everything just looks amazing. I managed to pick up three things from there, I could of easily picked up a few more, haha.

Ribbed Crop Top - £10

Turtle Neck Crop Top - £10

Love Heart Jumper - £38

Where is your favourite place to shop for Autumn/Winter clothes?