Christmas Eve Traditions

Saturday, 24 December 2016

I love Christmas Eve, we've had mostly the same traditions since I can remember and its a time I can finally relax and enjoy the festive period.

Blog Plans for 2017

Friday, 23 December 2016

This year has been quite a different one for the blog but the growth has been great. I didn't expect to be able to achieve half as much as I did and a post looking back will be up in the next few days but for now I can't wait to see what 2017 will bring.

The 1975 - Cardiff

I missed yesterday's post, but I kind of had an OK excuse. I hadn't finished it when Nick came in from work and surprised me with The 1975 tickets. I was gutted after I was let down with someone telling me they had tickets for me and then after it sold out they didn't, so I was super excited. I was in my comfies writing my post while chilling with Pugsey on the sofa, it was one mad rush to get ready and get to Cardiff. So there will be two posts today! 

Christmas Holiday Plans

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

I can't believe that Christmas is only a few days away. I have managed to be able to get a whole week off this year. It is the longest I have had off since I opened my studio 2 and a bit years ago so I am super excited to have some time to spend with my family and relax.

The Piano Man Project - Kat French

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

I have been having a nightmare getting to sleep the last few weeks, after being ill my whole body clock situation has been ridiculous. So I took the opportunity to catch up on some reading because even though I have an ever growing pile of unread books, I can't seem to stop buying new ones. 

Why I Don't Like Surprises...

Monday, 19 December 2016

I hold my hands up, I hate surprises! I can't help it. I don't know when my hate started or if I was just born this way but I genuinely do hate them. 

Honey Bee Beautiful Launch Event

Sunday, 18 December 2016

This week I was invited to the Miskin Manor for the relaunch of Honey Bee Beautiful, a 100% natural skincare brand. Even though I live quite close to the venue I had never been. It was absolutely beautiful and when we arrived it was all lit up ready for Christmas, so it looked magical.

Currently Reading

Saturday, 17 December 2016

I always have more than one book on the go so that I always have something to read depending on my mood. I currently have 3 very different books sat on my bedside table.

Say Hi To Aggie The Camper

Friday, 16 December 2016

This is Aggie, my 1969 VW Bay Window Camper. She was my first car and was the best birthday present I have ever had! A few years after having the camper my dad and I decided to rebuild the engine and get it running as good as new again. Nearly every part was new or like new apart from one, which obviously then was the exact part that decided to die on me a few months down the line when I was driving home one day. 

Festive Baking

Thursday, 15 December 2016

I really miss baking when I get busy in work, it's something that relaxes me and obviously you get lots of yummy stuff to eat at the end, so when I called round to my sister's house this week we took the opportunity to break her new oven in and do some festive baking.

Supermarket Christmas Decorations

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

I have found so many cute and festive accessories to decorate the house this Christmas, in supermarkets. It's not where I would normally go to get these sorts of things but I am loving having so many bargains.

The Perfect Christmas Party Dress

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

There is nothing more annoying than when you have an event to go to and cannot find the perfect outfit, so when Lindy Bop emailed me a few weeks ago and asked if I would be interested in taking a look at their new Silver Screen range I jumped at the chance. 

Festive Hot Chocolate

So I failed a little on the whole blogmas situation, and didn't get a post up yesterday. But to make up for it there will be two today! There is nothing better than a lovely warm hot chocolate in all of this horrible weather so I thought I would share my favourite festive drinks to keep you cozy and full of Christmas spirit. 

Christmas Gift Guide, For Your Dog

Sunday, 11 December 2016

I absolutely love shopping for Pugsey, especially at Christmas. I am always having to sneak new outfits home for him so that nobody realises I've bought him another one. I know I'm not the only one who likes to spoil their fur baby either, so I thought I would make a list of some of the best bits I've found this year.

Instagram Lately

Saturday, 10 December 2016

New LED vlogging light | Massive Ikea haul for my sisters new house | Smashing my Wednesday To Do List | Forgetting you painted your nails different colours to try them | Bath, book and wax melts | The husband's band rocking their set | I love blogger mail | Missing Weymouth, even its doors | Christmas mug and spoon for hot chocolate with whipped cream and white chocolate stars |

Do you follow me on Instagram yet? Leave me your links below!

Abi xo

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Mini Yankee Candle Haul

Friday, 9 December 2016

This haul was a lot bigger when I ordered it, there was a big sale on so by the time it went to actually processing my order a lot of the items had gone out of stock so they were unable to send them. 

Favourite Posts Of 2016

Thursday, 8 December 2016

I love looking back on old posts especially at this time of year. So I decided to share some of my favourites from this year with you.

Book Worm Gift Guide

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Are you struggling to find a Christmas gift for the book lover in your life? These are some of my favourite book themed gifts for the holiday season.

RCT Theatre's Dick Whittington

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

This years Pantomime in RCT is Dick Whittington and it is not one to be missed! I had the awesome opportunity of going to take some photos for the production and took my younger cousins along with me as I knew they would love every second.

Beauty Gift Guide

Monday, 5 December 2016

I have rounded up some of my favourite beauty gifts for a gift guide to suit any beauty lover you have to buy for this Christmas.

City Sirens Christmas Gig

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Last night the City Sirens held their Christmas gig in St Margret's Church, Roath. For those of you that may not have heard of the City Sirens, they are an all female a capella group from Cardiff. They perform a mixture of music from choral pieces to pop all in 3 part harmonies. 

Katjes Magic Candy Factory - Cardiff

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Katjes Magic Candy Factory, the first 3D printed candy store, opens its newest counter this weekend in Saint Davids 2 Arcade, Cardiff.  I got invited down to try out the 3D candy printers and see how it all works.

Cardiff Christmas Market

Friday, 2 December 2016

The Cardiff Christmas market grows and grows every year. What started off as a few little stalls just outside the Queens arcade has turned into a full market spanning the length of the Hayes. Even though Cardiff is only down the road from me and I go all the time it is still one of my absolute favourite places to shop, especially at Christmas.

Blogmas 2016

Thursday, 1 December 2016

December is upon us, and the last few years I have tried and failed to complete vlogmas. So this year I thought I would give blogmas a go. I thought this would be a little easier for me to keep up with as Christmas is my busiest time of year in work so being able to schedule ahead of time has been really helpful for me.

No Dark Shadows - Know Cosmetics Review

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Know Cosmetics is a Canadian company that has just launched in Superdrug in the UK. Being a US best selling brand I couldn't wait to get my hands on them to give them a go. I suffer with dark circles under my eyes so when this little gem got sent to me this week I was straight in the mirror trying it out.

Sheet Mask Comparison

Friday, 25 November 2016

I have been loving sheet masks recently so I thought I would get some budget masks and do a little comparison to see which ones are worth the money. I have already reviewed the Garnier Moisture Bomb Mask and I picked up a Boots and a Primark mask to see how they compare. 

November Beauty Favourites

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

I've had a few products this month that I have really loved. A couple of them have been featured in blog posts already but I thought I would gather them in one big post too.

Fake Bake Beauty - Scream & Pout Nail Varnish

Sunday, 20 November 2016

I had no idea Fake Bake also did other products apart from fake tan until these nail varnishes landed on my door step at the beginning of the week. I love getting surprise samples and couldn't wait to try them out.

Primark Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Friday, 18 November 2016

Everyone is loving matte liquid lipsticks at the moment with me very much included. They finish off any Autumn/Winter look perfectly and as soon as I seen Primark had started selling their own I had to grab a few to try.

Christmas At The Grape And Olive Blogger Event

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

I was very lucky to be invited to the blogger and press launch of The Grape And Olive Swansea's Christmas and Festive menus this week. I have never been to the restaurant before so when the invite came I was super excited to be able to go and give the menu a taste with some other welsh bloggers.

Christmas Travels

Sunday, 13 November 2016

I love travelling, but at Christmas it feels all the more magical. This year I am hoping to get out and about as much as possible and have already got a few places planned and in the calendar. 

New Movie Round Up

Friday, 11 November 2016

I have had a list of films that I have wanted to see over the last few months and have had very little time to get through it. There are still so many more on there but I will hopefully use some of my time off over Christmas to get through them. I have however been able to watch one or two so thought I would condense the reviews into one post.

Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

I had the Garnier Moisture Bomb tissue mask sitting in my house for a few weeks and I had been putting off trying it. It seemed like such a good idea when I picked it up shopping and then when I got home it scared me a little when I looked at what it actually entailed. 

New Home Wishlist With Tesco Direct

Sunday, 6 November 2016

I have mentioned a few times on social media and briefly in passing in blog posts that I am currently in the middle of having my house fully gutted and restored. My dad is doing the bulk of the work and we are still living in a rented house until it is all done so I have been really impatient. Over the last few weeks though things have started moving a lot faster and the end is finally in sight. It is going to be a little while longer yet but we finally have walls and floors again.

Registering To Become A Stem Cell Donor

Saturday, 5 November 2016

A few weeks ago I registered to become a stem cell donor on the Anthony Nolan register after seeing a campaign for a little girl with blood cancer who lost her donor at the last minute. There are so many people effected by cancer across the world, daily, and if each of us took the 2 minutes to fill out the simple application and then to spit in a cup and send it back I'm sure there would be a lot less people losing their battle with the disease. 

I am in no way sponsored by Anthony Nolan (not that that would make a huge difference) I just feel that it is a cause that so many people, like myself a few weeks back, don't know enough about or how it easy it is to register. 

So for any more information or to become a donor yourself please visit Anthony Nolan today! You could save a life!

Abi xo

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Bastille, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Last night I was lucky enough to be given a few tickets for me and some friends to go and see Bastille in Cardiff. I'm not a die hard Bastille fan but like a few of their tracks so was excited to go and see what their live set was like. 

Release Day!

Friday, 28 October 2016

I'm so excited the day has finally arrived! You can now go and download, stream and watch Body Popping, Fingertrap's latest single! They will be playing in Cardiff this weekend too for anyone around looking for the best Halloween party around!

and all other major outlets



Cardiff Speaker Hire, CF10 5FF
Monster Ball - Single Launch Party
Saturday 29th October 6PM

Abi xo
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Hump Day Motivation

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Every once in a while I get to a point where I feel like giving up. In my head the world is against me and everything I am working towards feels a million miles away. When this happens I try and motivate myself and always love a good quote.

The Walking Dead Is Back

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

TWD S07 Negan Glenn

So Monday night saw the return of The Walking Dead. Left on a major cliff hanger from last season the main thing on everyones mind was who was just about to get killed by Negan. It didn't take long for the reveal but unfortunately for us, this wasn't the major talking point of the episode. There will be spoilers from here, so if you haven't seen the episode now would be a good place to go watch it!

Lush Christmas Bloggers Event

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Last night I had the pleasure of attending Lush Cardiff's Christmas bloggers event. I absolutely love Lush events because the staff are so lovely and knowledgable about all of the products and I am a massive Lush fan. This event has been one of my favourites so far as there was such a diverse group of bloggers and I got to meet some awesome people as well as try out some festive favourites.

The Good Earth - Review

Sunday, 9 October 2016

All images from 
An explosive new play inspired by true events.

Facing pressure from the local council to move down the road when a new development is proposed, a small group of passionate villagers decide to fight back. A vibrant story with rousing Welsh folk song – The Good Earth brings to life a valley torn apart by their council, big business and eventually themselves.

GDL Clothing A/W16 Launch

Friday, 7 October 2016

Today is the official launch of GDL Clothing's A/W16 Prologue Collection. It has some amazing pieces and when the arrived in my studio to photograph I couldn't help but try them all on first!

Weekend Travels

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Last weekend I went away with my family to Weymouth to celebrate my Grandparents 50th wedding anniversary. Weymouth has a lot of nostalgia for the whole family so we thought it would be the best place to take them as a surprise and to create more memories.

Jeffree Star Liquid Lipsticks

Friday, 30 September 2016

There has been so much hype over Jeffree Star's line, I've wanted to give it a try for quite some time. The products are not the easiest things to get your hands on in the UK but there was a sale on his website a few weeks ago which brought these lipsticks down cheaper to import than usual.

Instagram Lately

John Lewis Beauty Wishlist

Sunday, 25 September 2016

What are your beauty favourites at the moment?

Abi xo 

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Luckiest Girl Alive - Jessica Knoll, Review

Friday, 23 September 2016

Ani FaNelli is the woman who has it all: the glamorous job, the designer wardrobe, the handsome and rich fiancé. But behind her sharp edges and meticulously crafted facade lies the darkest of pasts . . .
When a documentary producer invites Ani to tell her side of the chilling and violent incident that took place when she was a teenager at the prestigious Bradley school, she hopes it will be an opportunity to prove how far she's turned her life around since then. She'll even let the production company film her lavish wedding, the final step in her transformation.
But as the wedding and filming converge, Ani's past threatens to come back and haunt her. And as her immaculate veneer starts to crack, she is forced to question: will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for - or, will it at long last, set Ani free?

Benefit They're Real Big Sexy Lip Kit Review

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

When I heard about these lip sticks a few months ago I couldn't wait to get my hands on them to try them out! The idea that you don't have to shop for a liner to match the lipstick is awesome. I hate not being able to find the right shade. 

Big News!

Friday, 16 September 2016

It has been a very exciting time in our house over the last few weeks. I have spoken about my husbands band a few times on the blog and they have achieved so much over the last few years its given him, and sometimes me, the opportunity to do some awesome things and travel to some amazing places. 

NYX Cardiff Bloggers Event

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Long time, no visuals guys! I am finally back! I did post briefly on Twitter and Instagram about why I had to take a few weeks off. But for those who don't follow me on those accounts, to cut a very long story short, I dislocated my collar bone and pushed my whole shoulder out of place. So I was without a right arm for 3 weeks and couldn't type properly. But I am finally out of my sling, and whilst still a bit achy, have lots to catch you up on.