Boohoo Jumper Order

Sunday, 30 November 2014

When all the cold weather hit this week I was not prepared. I have been meaning to get some nice thick winter jumpers for quite a while but haven't found any that I love or could afford so when Jack Frost graced us with his presence I was straight on 

I didn't go mental, it is nearly Christmas after all, but I did find two jumpers that I really loved. They are both really good quality, something I get very nervous about when ordering offline, and are nice and cosy ready for the colder weather. They only thing I was slightly disappointed about was the elbow patches, it might be because I have short arms but they are quite low down the arm for me. But they have come just in time for Vlogmas which I attempting again this year after an abysmal attempt last year. I feel a lot more organised with it this year though, so fingers crossed.

Have you seen any perfect winter jumpers around?

Are you doing vlogmas this year?

Abi xo

Makeup Revolution Ultra 32 Shade Eyes Like Angels Palette

Thursday, 27 November 2014

I have a new found love for Makeup Revolution products. You cannot go wrong with any of their eyeshadow palettes, not only is the price awesome the quality is amazing too. So when I walked by the Makeup Revolution stand in Superdrug and saw this palette I knew I had to pick it up. 

There are some really bold and bright colours in there but that is what drew me to it as all of my palettes that I already owned were very neutral colours. As like all the other palettes all the colours are really pigmented and blend really nicely. I don't really have much more to say on it. Makeup Revolution can't do no wrong at the moment every product I have bought has become one of my favouritism, this being no exception.

Have you got any Makeup Revolution faves?

Abi xo

Sleek Face Contour Kit

Sunday, 23 November 2014

I was recently on the hunt for a new bronzer and highlighter, as I have pale skin you can probably guess that this was a nightmare. When shopping a few weeks back I actually recommended this product to my sister as she wanted to pick up a bronzer and a highlighter, I had heard so many reviews on this products so I knew it must of been good. My sister fell in love with this product and after trying hers out on my skin, I did too, I would ask her everyday if I could borrow it as it added a lot more depth and warmth to my face. After going back to Cardiff I decided to pick one up for myself. I am so in love with this and I think it's my favourite makeup buy of the year.  I love the packaging of Sleek products, they are very simple but as they say very 'sleek'. When looking at the bronzer colour in the pan, I know it looks very daunting as it looks very dark but I can promise you it's not. The bronzer colour is matte and is the perfect colour for my skin, it's not too muddy looking or too orange, it's just right, it adds so much more warmth and definition to my face. The highlighter is a very subtle shimmer, however the smallest amount on your brush can go a long way, so it is very easy to go wrong, haha. I haven't tried out the blush colour in this product yet as I love pairing my Tarte Blush with this, as it looks so nice. I am so impressed with this product and would definitely recommend it. I also can't believe that it's only £9.99 either, for a blush, a highlighter and a bronzer, bargain. I really do love Sleek products and I can't wait to pick up more.


Netflix Recommendations

Friday, 21 November 2014

As some of you may know, I am a huge lover of Netflix. Over the last few weeks there has been an abundance of new documentaries made available so I though I would let you know some of my favourites. 


This is documentary about Seaworld and how they mistreat the Whales that they keep in captivity. It's mind-blowing how they are still getting away with what they are doing and how many peoples lives have paid for it. I had read quite a lot about this documentary before I watched it so a lot of what I saw wasn't a big shock to me but it was still well worth a watch.

Artifact - 30 Seconds To Mars

Another documentary but on a completely different subject. Artifact follows Jared Letto and the rest of his band whilst they record their This Is War album and also get involved in a $30 million lawsuit with their record label. It was really interesting to see what insiders of the industry actually thought about major labels and the way the industry is going.  

Do you have any new Netflix recommendations? Let me know in the comments.

Abi xo


Monday, 17 November 2014

1: What are you wearing?
A black and white spotty Topshop skater dress and a Primark Red Tartan Scarf.

2: Ever been in love?
Yes, I'm married :)

3: Ever had a terrible breakup?
I don't think so. I got with my husband when I was 14 so didn't really have time.

4: How tall are you?
5ft2in just about.

5: How much do you weigh? 
Last time I checked I was around 8 1/2 stone.

6: Any tattoos?
No but I would love a full sleeve.

7: Any piercings?
I did have 5 in one ear but had to take them out when I had a job in Starbucks and they all closed up so now I just have my belly button and ear lobes.

8: OTP?
I haven't got one :\

9: Favorite show?
Game of Thrones, every time. 

10: Favorite bands?
I should probably say my husbands band, Fingertrap but also Paramore and McFly.

11: Something you miss?
Being in education, I loved school and university and didn't want either of them to end.

12: Favorite song?
B52's Love Shack. And I don't even care.

13: How old are you?

14: Zodiac sign?

15: Quality you look for in a partner?

16: Favorite Quote?
Good things come to those who wait, the best things come to those who work for it.

17: Favorite actor?
ATM I love Aaron Paul.

18: Favorite color?

19: Loud music or soft?
Completely depends on what mood I am in, but usually loud.

20: Where do you go when you’re sad?
Bed, with a book and a cup of coffee.

21: How long does it take you to shower?
Just under 2 Paramore tracks or one Beyonce track (around 5-6 mins)

22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
15 - 20 minutes or if I have to look half decent, 30 minutes.

23: Ever been in a physical fight?
No, I would probably curl up in a ball and cry. My bark is much worse than my bite.

24: Turn on?

25: Turn off?

26: The reason I joined YouTube?(/started a blog)
I changed the question slightly because I am not filming the tag. I have watched/read YouTube/Blogs for a few years and it looked like something I would enjoy doing myself. And I do :)

27: Fears?
The dark is my biggest fear but also post boxes, I know I'm a weirdo but I always think someones hand is going to come out and grab me.

28: Last thing that made you cry?
I don't really cry a lot only when I am really upset or angry and I can't remember the last time I was.

29: Last time you said you loved someone?
This morning when my husband and I were both leaving to go to work.

30: Meaning behind your YouTube Name?
It's just my name.

31: Last book you read?
Landline by Rainbow Rowell.

32: The book you’re currently reading?
Christmas with Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher.

33: Last show you watched?

34: Last person you talked to?
My Grandparents

35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
Savannah, one of my best friends.

36: Favorite food?
Pizza or cheesy chips oooh or Nando's. I love food.

37: Place you want to visit?

38: Last place you were?
My house.

39: Do you have a crush?
I think I'm too old for crushes haha

40: Last time you kissed someone?
This morning.

41: Last time you were insulted?
Ummm, I'm quite thick skinned so I don't usually notice or care, so I can't really remember.

42: Favorite flavor of sweet?
Rhubarb and custard.

43: What instruments do you play?
I have a grade 3 in Percussion.

44: Favorite piece of jewellery?
My engagement ring but its broke :(

45: Last sport you played?
Does penny boarding count as a sport? Or watching the Rugby?

46: Last song you sang?
I sang along to the new band aid song last night on the Xfactor.

47: Favorite chat up line?
I don't think I know any.

48: Have you ever used it?

49: Last time you hung out with anyone?
My cousin is here now :)

50: Who should answer these questions next?
Everyone :)

Abi xo

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

Sunday, 16 November 2014

I don't know where to start with this blush, I recently rediscovered this blush when sorting through my makeup collection. I bought this last year when I went to New York. I went quite nuts in Sephora and spent a lot of money and this was one of the purchases I made.  This was around $26 dollars which is about £17 or £18 I think. I had never used anything from Tarte Cosmetics before but I had heard so many good reviews on their products that I knew I needed to try something. I decided to pick up their Amazonian Clay 12 - Hour Blush, they had a huge range of shades available to choose from in Sephora. I decided to pick up the shade 'Dollface' this colour is so beautiful on pale skin, it's a very pale pink colour. It's perfect for everyday wear as it's very subtle, however it is very buildable if you wanted to opt for a more intense look. These blushers claim to last 12 hours and I feel that they actually do last very long, I don't find myself having to touch up my makeup as much as I would when using any other blusher. I also absolutely love the packaging on these blushers, they are so sturdy but so girly, they usually match the packaging to the colour of the blush, which is a great idea as you can get a general idea of what colour the blush is, without opening the packaging. All in all, I am so impressed with these blushers, it is definitely an essential product in my makeup bag. I will be definitely be picking up more when I visit America next year.


Busy Weekend

Thursday, 13 November 2014

             This weekend has been such a hectic one, I haven't had two minutes to sit down. I love           weekends where I actually have plans though, it's always exciting. On Friday night my boyfriend Shane and I went to Shane' sisters house, we ordered food and had a lovely catchup with her and her boyfriend, we didn't end up leaving until around 1am. It was so nice and the hours flew by. Saturday was so hectic, myself and Shane had to sing in our town in the morning, which was just before the welsh rugby game so everything was slightly rushed as Shane didn't want to miss it, haha.  After the rugby we had to travel to Cardiff to watch Abis husbands band 'Fingertrap', they were absolutely amazing as always. I also had the chance to catch up with one of my old friends. I haven't seen her for so long since she started University and it was so nice to finally catch up with her.


Zoella Beauty Fizz Bar - Review

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

When Zoella announced that she was launching her own beauty range I was looking forward to seeing what she had to offer. The packaging and 'look' of her products is beautiful and I had really high hopes for them. You can see a lot of thought and time has gone into the products as a whole. 

However I am really disappointed in the Fizz Bar. I love getting home after work and just chilling in a lovely hot bubble bath and I couldn't wait to try out this product. I popped a square into my running bath, it fizzed and disappeared and I was left with no bubbles or smell. I thought I must have used it wrong so waited until the bath was run and tried another square, the same thing happened. I understand that it says bath fizzer and not bath bomb or bubble bar, but I still expected some sort of evidence of it being there. The smell was gone in seconds and I was left with a very unbubbly bath. There was really nothing to it, it fizzed for a few seconds and was gone. 

I am gutted that I am writing a bad review on one of Zoella's products and actually considered not writing it at all, but I was so disappointed with it I felt that it would be wrong not to let people know. 

Have you tried any Zoella Beauty products? What did you think?

Abi xo

Shop My Samples

Friday, 7 November 2014

I have decided that with Christmas just around the corner that I should put myself on a spending ban when it comes to makeup and beauty products. To try and make this a little easier I thought I would have a dig around and find some of the samples I have accumulated from events and just freebies from beauty counters over the last few months. 

I had a lot more than I realised and I think it will be a lot easier not to go out spending when I have so many new products to already try.

I have a lot of Benefit and Clarins products that I have accumulated and haven't even opened so I think I will do a group post on what I think of the Benefit products and then another one on the Clarins. 

I am also looking forward to trying out my 7 day sample of Dior foundation that I got from the John Lewis Beauty Event a few weeks ago - Blog Post Here. I think it might take me a while to get through everything though.

Abi xo

Another YouTube Channel?

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Hi guys, as you may know, I have recently started a YouTube channel, which will mainly revolve around beauty and lifestyle things, I also have another channel, which you may not know about, a singing channel, ooooooh, haha. My boyfriend and I are an acoustic duo. We went through a phase where we would upload lots of videos and then months where we would upload nothing. I'm so annoyed at myself for neglecting this channel as I love singing. We are hopefully going to start recording new covers each week and uploading them. I thought I would share this channel on my blog as singing is a huge passion of mine, I hope you enjoy!


Instagram Lately

Monday, 3 November 2014

Halloween Video | NaNoWriMo | 8th Anniversary | Taking Blog Post Photos | Getting Published In Dreamingless Magazine | Wedding Photography Venue | The George For A Meal | New Barry M Nail Varnishes |

Abi xo

Superdrug Mini Haul

Sunday, 2 November 2014

I accidentally found myself in Superdrug last week and with a basket full of things that I didn't really need, however I did feel like I was in need of a little bit of retail therapy so I treated myself to a few things. 

The first things I picked up were the Barry M Gelly Nail Varnishes. I absolutely loved the colours and I am a sucker for a new Barry M Nail Varnish. The colours were Chai and Mustard and they go really well together. 

Next I picked up the Makeup Revolution Eyes Like Angels Eyeshadow Pallete. I had gone back and forth to this palette a few times but it was such a bargain with 32 shades for £8 I couldn't leave it there. It came in handy for my Halloween Look too!

And then last but not least, I gave in to the hype, I got a Zoella Beauty Fizz Bar. If you read this blog a lot you will know that myself and Savannah are massive Lush Cosmetics fans and it takes a lot for me to try a completely new brand, especially with bath stuff as I have super sensitive skin, but it was Zoella and it looked so nice.

I was going to do more photos of each individual product but I have decided to keep those for separate review posts when I get around to using them all.

What have you bought from Superdrug lately? Any must have recommendations? 

Abi xo