Nip + Fab Daily Facial Pads

Friday, 15 December 2017

I started using Nip+Fab cleansing pads when I received them at a goodie bag at an event back in the summer. Within days I loved them and have used them religiously ever since. Then I found out they did more than one kind, so of course I had to try a few more out!

Every Day Matters Diary for 2018

Thursday, 14 December 2017

I love having a diary. I am useless at keeping track of where and when I am supposed to be attending things and with a family as big as mine, there's always at least one birthday I forget each year. But the Every Day Matters Diary is a little different from your average diary. 

Timbit Tree from Tim Hortons

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Every year myself and a group of friends get together for an early Christmas gathering with lots of munchies and games. Its a tradition we've had since university and one of my favourite parts of Christmas. Made all the more exciting this year by our awesome centre piece from Tim Hortons.

Snow Day!

Monday, 11 December 2017

It's been a weird weekend. Living on the side of a mountain we get quite a few snow warnings during the winter, with most being completely false and the others lasting all of a few hours over night and by the time I wake up it all being slush. So when I saw we were expecting snow this weekend I didn't bother changing plans as I didn't feel like there was a big chance of it creating much commotion. 

Winning The Lottery #Ad

Friday, 10 November 2017

What would you do if you won the lottery? Shopping spree? Holiday? Dream House? It's something lots of us dream of but very few of us get to actually experience. When Lottoz asked me what I would do, if I won it got me thinking.

#FirstToTheTree with John Lewis

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Halloween is a far distant memory and bonfire night is just a subtle smell on your favourite wooly hat, the time has come, it's finally here. We can talk about Christmas without the silent eye rolls of friends and family. It's ok to start playing the Christmas music and eat those mince pies, Santa is well on his way!!

Miss Patisserie Cardiff 2nd Birthday Event

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Last week I got invited to Miss Patisserie in Cardiff to celebrate their 2nd birthday. Miss Patisserie are a vegan skincare brand that have some of the coolest products including Unicorn Dust which is amazing! So I was super excited to be able to pay a visit and see what else they had for me to try out.

The Power - Naomi Alderman - Review

Saturday, 28 October 2017

All over the world women are discovering they have the power. 
With a flick of the fingers they can inflict terrible pain - even death. 
Suddenly, every man on the planet finds they've lost control.

The Day of the Girls has arrived - but where will it end?

NYX In Your Element - Metal - Eyeshadow Palette

Monday, 16 October 2017

As soon as I seen the new NYX, In Your Element palette range a few weeks ago, I knew I had to get my hands on it. Not only did the colours look amazing, the packaging was en pointe! I managed to call in to Boots last week and pick one up, and they look even better IRL.

Black Rat Productions - One Man, Two Guvnors - Review

Friday, 13 October 2017

I had the awesome opportunity to do the promotional photography for Black Rat Productions' current production 'One Man, Two Guvnors', a few weeks ago. I hadn't seen the show before but after meeting the cast previously and listening to the first read through I knew it was going to be comedy gold!

Thorpe Park The Walking Dead Fright Nights

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

This weekend I went to Thorpe Park to visit The Walking Dead live mazes for Fright Nights. I went with my husband and our nephew and because of my SC joint playing up again (long story for a different day) I was unable to go on any rides. They spent the day on roller coasters whilst I sat with the bags but as soon as the queues for Derren Brown's Ghost Train and The Walking Dead mazes opened I was ready to have some fun.

Glitter Lips - Review

Friday, 29 September 2017

I have been intrigued by Glitter Lips for a while. I can't walk past them in a shop without picking them up and admiring them, and then getting scared and putting them back. So when Beauty Boulevard contacted me and asked if I would like to try them out, I jumped at the chance.

Wedding OOTD

Thursday, 28 September 2017

The weekend just gone I was a guest and photographer at a wedding. It made for a nightmare in finding an outfit because I needed to be in something that allowed me to look like a guest when I wasn't taking photos but also something a little practical so that I could be bending and getting myself into positions for the right angle without flashing guests around me. 

Escape Reality, Cardiff - Review

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Last week I got the chance to take a few of my family to Escape Reality in Cardiff. I have done escape rooms before and loved them but it was my husband, sister and brother-in-law's first time and they were all really nervous. 

September House Update

Thursday, 21 September 2017

I feel like every time I write a house update post I get over excited and feel like I'm going to be in within a few weeks and then a few months later I find myself writing another post. So we are still yet to be moved in but we have progress!

Kiehl's Cardiff Blogger Event

Saturday, 16 September 2017

This week I was invited down to Kiehl's in Cardiff, with a few other bloggers, to have a look at their products and give them a try. I have never used Kiehl's before so I was a little nervous about how I was going to fare with their products but came away with so much more knowledge of my skin and the perfect care plan.

Autumn To Be Read

Thursday, 14 September 2017

My 'to be read pile' is always over flowing. I have an addiction to buying books and even though I realise it, I don't want to stop, so I won't.  With Amazon changing the free delivery to orders over £20 it makes it very easy for me to justify another book order when I have to keep making my basket up to £20. So every amazon order comes with a lovely gift to myself and my bookcase. 

John Lewis X Kuoni Cardiff Event

Friday, 8 September 2017

This week I was invited to John Lewis, Cardiff for an event with themselves and Kuoni, a travel company that specialises in tailor made travel. As my last long haul getaway was Mexico, which is where I took the title image above just before we landed, I was excited to hear what bespoke travel experiences they were going to be talking about. 

Lush Darks Arts Jelly Bath Bomb

Thursday, 7 September 2017

When I saw this bath bomb on Instagram I nearly dropped my phone. Two of my favourite things in life, Lush and Harry Potter, coming together to create a bath bomb that made my inner 14 year old emo heart explode with joy! I knew I had to grab one the next time I was in store.

Kat Vond D Alchemist Holographic Palette

Monday, 28 August 2017

When I was at the Kat Von D Cardiff Event I picked up the Alchemist Palette. The makeup artists at the event used this palette to create amazing looks and it was so versatile I couldn't leave it there, especially when I found out it was limited edition.  

The Beefy Boys - Hereford

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

The Beefy Boys in Hereford has been on my bucket list for a long time. They have been recommended to me so many times by numerous people that I felt obliged to go when I was visiting Hereford last weekend. We hadn't booked and when we arrived it was jam packed but the pure joy on everyones faces whilst they were eating made us opt to sit outside rather than come back later. 

Primark Haul incl Harry Potter Collection

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Primark has just launched a new Harry Potter range and started introducing more Autumnal pieces in stores, this makes for a very happy Abi! So I couldn't help grabbing a few bits when I called into town this week.

Kat Von D Beauty Cardiff Blogger Event

Monday, 21 August 2017

The Kat Von D Beauty counter has finally launched in Cardiff Debenhams! I have been waiting for this counter for what feels like forever and I couldn't wait to visit! As soon as the blogger event was announced I got my name down on the guest list, I wasn't missing this for anything! 

The Addams Family Musical, Cardiff

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Last Friday myself and a few friends headed to the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay to watch The Addams Family Musical. I had been looking forward to it since seeing Carrie Hope Fletcher singing 'Pulled' in a video on Youtube and even though I had no idea what the story line of the show was, I knew I had to see it!

Life Update: New Studio

Thursday, 10 August 2017

My last life update post was back in March. Things had been stressful at the start of the year and I had needed a break to get my life back on track and settled into a new routine. This life update seems to be exactly the same so this is your warning, there is a ramble ahead.

Currently Watching On Netflix

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Netflix are killing at the moment with their originals. They seem to be releasing them quicker and quicker all the time and they only seem to be getting better. Whether it be a series or movies, they have been knocking it out of the park.

Cardiff FIM Speedway 2017

Friday, 28 July 2017

Last week I got the amazing opportunity to go to the FIM Speedway Grand Prix in Cardiff. A massive shout out to the Wales Blog Network for supplying the tickets and also for treating us to an awesome backstage experience.

The Godney Gathering 2017

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

This weekend I headed to The Godney Gathering Festival. My husband's band Fingertrap were playing and The Darkness were headlining the festival. I was so excited about seeing The Darkness perform live after listening to their Permission To Land album on loop for a good year or more when it first came out. We've been to this festival before, a few years back, and it was an awesome day so we were all really looking forward to it.

Refreshed World of Top Gear Launch

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Last Friday I was invited down to Beaulieu for a preview of the refreshed World of Top Gear experience. The summer relaunch has been brought in to reflect the changes introduced by the new-look BBC Top Gear, and The Stig and presenter, Chris Harris were on hand to show us around.

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Late to the party again, I'll admit, I don't use highlighter. I've never really seen the point or felt the need to extenuate the bones in my face. That being said everyone and their granny uses it and there was a 3 for 2 offer on in Superdrug so I thought I would spring the £3 price tag to see what everyone is raving about. 

Sky Bar Swansea Opening Night

Monday, 10 July 2017

Last week the new Sky Bar in Swansea's Meridian Tower opened it's doors. If you have been reading my blog for a little while you may have seen the post just before Christmas about the Grape & Olive  and Sky Bar is their new cocktail area. Last time I visited it was really dark and foggy, so I was glad of the beautiful summer weather so I could appreciate the amazing views the 29th floor offers. 

McDonalds Are Changing And I Got A Sneak Peek

Friday, 7 July 2017

Have you ever seen a happier person making a Big Mac?! I got an email from the guys at McDonalds a few weeks ago asking if I would be interested in coming down to one of their Cardiff stores and taking a look behind the scenes at how everything works and how much has changed over the last few years. Umm no brainer, I love McDonalds so I emailed straight back and then started counting down the days.

MUA Pixel Perfect Multi-Blush Review

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

I haven't tried any MUA products before and I was doing a little bit of retail therapy this week and thought I would give them a go. The Pixel Perfect Blush caught my eye straight away so I grabbed it along with a few other bits and bobs that you will see in posts soon.

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

I have been using Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing pads for around a month now. I am always on the look out for new skincare as I am prone to break outs and redness with the added greatness of sensitive skin. I have never used any Nip + Fab products before this, so was interested to find out what they were like.

The Ultimate Summer Must Have

Friday, 30 June 2017

So I know what you are thinking, yet another must have. But for me Summer is all about adventure, going with the flow and not planning anything, just getting up and going. So for that you need to be prepared for anything. Enter in the Wash Wizard! Whether you are camping, going to a festival or just planning on a day time adventure the Wash Wizard will always be handy.

Speedway Giveaway

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Next month I have been given the opportunity to go down to The Principality Stadium, Cardiff to attend the FIM Speedway GP. The awesome guys at The Wales Blog Network have also given me a family ticket to give away to one of you lovely lot too!!

My 1969 VW Restoration Project

Monday, 26 June 2017

So this weekend I finally got started on my VW Camper restoration project. I had this camper for my 17th birthday and it is the best birthday present I've ever had or ever will have (probably). After I passed my driving test I had so much fun driving around in Aggie, thats the campers name. My dad and uncle helped me (when I say helped, I mean, did, because I have no mechanical experience) with a full engine rebuild. But a few months later the only part we didn't change, broke, story of my life. So I made the difficult decision to take her off the road for a few months, until I finished uni and could afford the part. Cut to now, I think its 6 years later and the bus hasn't moved let alone had any work done and she looks very worse for wear!

Get Summer Ready with Veet

Friday, 23 June 2017

If there is one thing I hate about summer, it's constantly having to be bikini ready for when the hot weather suddenly appears. I have have very dark hair hair so even the slightest bit of growth shows up instantly. The new Beauty Styler from Veet makes getting summer ready a breeze, with one quick and easy to use tool and multiple heads for gentle hair removal.

Walking Through Wales

Monday, 19 June 2017

I love exploring the amazing landscapes we are spoiled with throughout Wales and as part of our Walk All Over Cancer fundraising, my family and I have been trying to get out together as much as possible to keep each other motivated. 

Lessons I've Learned About Blogging

Sunday, 11 June 2017

I have been blogging for quite a few years now, with the last 2 making a conscious effort to stay on top of it all. There are a few things that I have realised along the way that I wish I had known at the start. With the ever growing surge of new bloggers here are some things I have learned about blogging... 

Escape Rooms Cardiff

Friday, 9 June 2017

This week I got the chance to head down to Escape Rooms Cardiff and try out one of their rooms with some other Welsh Bloggers. I had been dying to try these out for a while but haven't found a time that my friends and I could all make, so this was perfect. 

Walk All Over Cancer

Sunday, 4 June 2017

This month myself and 4 of my family members have decided to take part in Walk All Over Cancer in support of Cancer Research UK. We are doing 10,000 steps a day to raise money and I really didn't expect it to be as hard as it has been. 

#WearABigIssue Limited Edition Fashion Brand

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

I was contacted a few weeks ago by The Big Issue team to see if I would be interested in helping to support their new fashion launch. The Big Issue Shop have joined forces with graffiti and street artists to create a line of t-shirts that put people and the planet first.

May House Update

Saturday, 27 May 2017

We are nearly at the end of May and lots is happening in the new house at the moment. Over the last few weeks we've managed to get quite a lot done even though before I started looking back it felt like we hadn't got anywhere.

Spectrum #SpotlightOnSpectrum Event

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Last night I was invited by Spectrum, down to Tramshed Tech for an evening of masterclasses and product demonstrations. I have been in awe of Spectrum brushes since I first set eyes on them and the event did not disappoint!

Getting Over Bloggers Block

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Bloggers block is real and for the last few weeks I have been struck down with the horrible curse. Ok that is a bit over the top but its bloody annoying wanting to create content and just not being able to.

The Root Fix Review

Friday, 12 May 2017

When I was contacted by the creators of The Root Fix to see if I wanted to try their spray I couldn't wait. There are a few root touch up products on the market but out of the ones I have tried none of them quite make the mark.

Being a Photographer...

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

When I tell people I am a photographer the usual reaction is "ha, aren't we all, look at this I took with my phone" or "that's cool, but what's your real job". Nobody ever expects that my full time, real life, grown up job is being a photographer and that I run my own studio. 

Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation Review

Saturday, 22 April 2017

A few weeks ago I reviewed Urban Decay's Naked Skin Foundation and I wasn't 100% happy with the fit for my skin. I decided to go and give the All Nighter Foundation a go instead and see if it worked any better for me. Bloggers have been raving about it for a while so I had high hopes.

Spill The Beans - Craft Beer Review

Friday, 14 April 2017

As it is #UKCoffeeWeek this week I thought there was no time like the present to crack open a bottle of Brains Brewery's Guest Brewer coffee porter and give you my verdict. As you all know I am a massive coffee lover, so putting coffee in anything will instantly make me want to buy it.