Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Because You Are Beautiful

Recently I have been noticing some negative comments by others towards bloggers, I find this heartbreaking. I am writing this post to remind everybody that you are beautiful, you should never be told otherwise and you do NOT have the right to question others beauty.

Not everybody on this planet is going to love everything about themselves, but when another person highlights those imperfections it lowers self esteem and confidence. Instead you should appreciate that, that person has so so many beautiful things about them which you could highlight, because everybody deserves a compliment, especially of someone whom they are not personally familiar with.

I understand the media does impose the typical views on people of what you are expected to look like; not everyone is meant to look like a size 6 supermodel and that's okay, it is also okay if you do. Loving yourself and not caring about others opinions is what should matter to you most, it is only natural to have those thoughts such which can make you feel bad about yourself but try to remember those imperfections make you, you and make you beautiful!

Do not allow yourself to believe these negative comments, I am telling you, you look amazing in that outfit, you hair is gorgeous and your make-up is perfect and you are a beautiful person inside and out.

Your task now is to give a complete stranger a compliment, whether it is via a social network or in person, they will feel good and you will to. So share the love!

Miss Abigail J. X

Thursday, 27 March 2014

My in Flight Essentials

I feel pattern occurring here, I am going to apologise for the lack of blog content lately. I have the obvious excuses work, university etc, but honestly it was more a case of writers block (bloggers block). Anyway enough of the excuses, I'M BACK!

Wow, I often check up on my blog, even when I'm not posting, just to see if there's anything new and today when I signed in there was, my blog views shot up! I'm so unbelievably grateful for every single person who reads, comments of even just clicks on my blog to have a nose at who I am. So THANKYOU! THANKYOU! THANKYOU!

Now lets move on to the more interesting stuff, it's that time of year where the majority of people are planning there summer holidays and I'm no exception to that. I thought that I would share with you my in flight travel essentials and also a few tips.

Firstly, airlines tend to give a luggage allowance of between 5kg-7kg and so many people don't take advantage of this. My first tip is to use that extra allowance, you can put your shoes or perhaps a change of clothes for when you land so you don't have to unpack before you hit the pool or beach.

Obviously ensure you have the serious essentials; passport, plane ticket, insurance information, phone, house keys and a phone charger as well as any other valuables in your hand luggage as this will prevent loss or damage. You could pop these in a separate wallet inside your bag for easy and fast access.

So what will always be on me during a flight?

  • A scarf or jacket, aeroplanes are freezing cold and even if you are flying to the hottest country you will need one of these. 
  • A hair brush, a compact mirror and a lip balm (lipstick). - gotta keep beautiful.
  • My iPod or iPhone (in flight mode O/C) and some headphones. - including chargers for everything!
  • Book or magazine, just to keep you occupied.
  • I usually buy this from Duty Free at the airport but a perfume or body spray as flights can be long and body odours can happen.
  • Sunglasses. - got to protect those eyes!
  • Snacks and a drink - in the UK I'm pretty sure you cannot take your own snacks or drinks with you on a flight so I tend to buy these in the airport as plane food is horrible and very over priced. 
  • Hand sanitiser - no germs for me please!

This is all I can think of right now, please if there is something you find essential tell me in the comments below, I'm always up for over packing everything!

Also where are you going on holiday/vacation this year?

This is where I'm going, any guesses where it is?

Miss Abigail J. X

Sunday, 9 February 2014

January Favourites

Okay so I haven't been the best blogger lately, but that's because Uni has been sucking the energy out of me! It's exhausting! This is post is a few items I have been loving throughout January, granted a little late, but better late than never aye!

Okay so first up is make-up; 
I haven't really experimented with skin care at all this month but I have added a new priming product to my daily routine in the form of Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser. Some have said this is a dupe for the Benefit Pore-fessional and I have to agree, the only difference is that this is a clear formula. Baby Skin gives me a flawless finish and helps keep my foundation on for that little longer. 
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser 

Next is two eye products I have wore almost every single day since I bought them in December, they are the MAC Shadows in Naked Lunch & Satin Taupe. The work beautifully together, I mostly love this combinations as it can be worn sooo natural and then can be layered for dramatic look. They're perfect! Rimmel do a great dupe for Satin Taupe if anyone wondered. 
MAC Naked Lunch

 MAC Satin Taupe

I have been pairing these shadows with the best mascara I have tried, it's honestly brilliant! Two coats of this and you will have spider lashes, the mascara I am talking about is of course the Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Super Volume in Superjet Black. 
Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Super Volume

Now and again I like to pair the natural shadow duo with a strong lip and I have been loving the Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Salone Square, it a beautiful moisturising deep purple with a flattering gloss and acceptable staying power. The pigmentation is brilliant and the scent isn't awful. I just love it, it's perfect!
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick 


I do have a few random favourites but I suck and forgot to take pictures of them so I will list them for you all instead;

  • Cadburys Cream Eggs
  • Over the Knee Boots
  • Pasta, any pasta, any time of the day.
  • Volvic a Touch of Strawberry Water

Do you have opinions of the products mentioned?
What are your favourite products of January?
Can you suggest some products which I can try throughout February?

Miss Abigail J. X

Saturday, 25 January 2014

National Television Awards 2014

WARNING this blog post does include some very poor iPhone 5 quality photos!

On the 22nd of January I was able to attend the National Television Awards in the O2 arena, London. 

The stage!

What I wore

My head has been cropped as apparently I can't take a serious photograph

Shoes - South (can only find the glitter version online, mine were suede).

My make- up

The only photograph i took where you can see my makeup close up. My eye brows are no where near as thick as they look on this picture by the way! It must be the lighting 

Close up of the lipstick, it's a beautiful super deep purple.

Best Dressed

Georgia May Foote
Abbey Clancy
Jacqueline Jossa 
Michelle Keegan
Katie McGlynn

The more questionable outfit choices 

Rachel Wilde
Catherine Tyldesley 
Jennifer Metcalfe 

My favourite thing about award season is looking at all the style choices the celebrities make, I know it's naughty to judge but you just can't help it! All the celebrities made an effort, just some did it better than others in my opinion. Who wore you favourite outfit?

Any questions about the National Television Awards? 
Did you agree with all the winners?
Any highlights? (if you watched it of course)

Miss Abigail Jones. X

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Lasting Finish by Kate Moss - My Top 3

Hello there! 

As most people would have realised by now Rimmel is one of the leading Drug store brands, the products are highly pigmentation and of great quality. For a while now Kate Moss has had her own lipstick line, Lasting Finish, they are all incredible. Right?

I have tried and tested most of this range and have managed to narrow it down to my top 3!

Okay so at number 3 is.... 

This is shade 20! A beautiful vibrant pink which I wore to death throughout the poor British Summer.

At number 2 is....

Shade 03! This is the most perfect nude! I wear this on those days wear I either have a heavy eye make-up or I am simply having a lazy day. 

And the WINNER is....

Shade 107 - Wine! The singly most beautiful deep matte red I have ever laid my eyes on! This lipstick does not move from my lips at all throughout the day ( touching up only after eating ) it is so so flattering and I am nearly out which is sad!

I recommend the Kate Moss Lasting Finish lipsticks to everyone out there, they retail at £5.49 which is a barging for the quality!

I would also like to say that yes these are not new lipsticks and they have been on the market for quite a while but I just can't resit giving them a cheeky shout out!

Have you tried these lipsticks before? What was your favourite shade?

Miss Abigail Jones. X

Friday, 10 January 2014

2014 Product Wish List

Hello there beautiful people, I hope you have all had an amazing Christmas and New Year! 

My Yes I'm a massive poser face!

Everyone is doing there 2013 favourites and this is something similar, EXCEPT these are things which I wish to try in 2014!

I have listed the 5 products which I am desperate to try in the new year, if you have tried any of the following products can you please leave your personal opinions below. Also tell me which products you are desperate to try, you never know they might be one of my favourites, lets help each other out. 

So first up is...

Urban Decay Naked 3 Pallet, I have never had a Naked pallet before - Shock horror - and I really want to try there newest edition to the range. There are 12 beautiful matte, pearl and metallic shades within the pallet and I have also heard amazing things about the pigmentation and staying power! 

Emma Hardy Morniga Cleansing Balm, this is a beauty favourite but I have never been able to bring myself to purchase this. I have heard and read many bloggers and vloggers rave about this cleansing balm and I am yet to try any!

Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder, the UK's best selling bronzer has yet to become a member of my ever growing make-up collection. This is a matte bronzer so perfect for contouring and giving that year round tanned look!

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, I was going to buy this as my self gifted Christmas present but I bought a lot of other things instead and simply could not afford this :( Once my MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation has finished this foundation is next!

Bioderma Sensibio H2O - Micelle Solution , this was quite difficult to buy if you live in the UK during early 2013 but it has finally been stocked in the UK and I am super excited to try this product. Little heads up though if you visit Escentual.com you can currently buy the 500ml bottle for £11.60 until the 12th January! They will also deliver this to you for as little as £1.95 within the next 2 working days!

I am super dooper excited to try these products, have you tried any of them before? Did you like them, or were you disappointed? Any other suggestions for products I should try in 2014? I'm feeling adventurous!

Miss Abigail J. X 

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Versatile Blogger Award

I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by the lovely and talented blogger justbeautyreview. Be sure to check out her blog, it's a good'n! 

The Versatile Blogger Award is an award given to you from your blogger peers, for writing quality posts that have somehow touched them, having good quality photographs and the uniqueness of the subjects covered. The award is to honour the bloggers who bring something special to you life

The rules of the Versatile Blogger Award are..
Display the award certificate 
Announce your win and thank the blogger who nominated you
Present 13 deserving bloggers with the award
Link your nominees in thus post and let them know of their nominations with a comment
Post 7 interesting things about yourself

7 interesting things about me

I am currently attending University, studying Health and Social Care.
I am extremely interested in addictions and supporting those with addictions.
I am love the feeling of buying new beauty and make- up products.
My blogger inspirations are Zoella, Sprinkle of Glitter and Tanya Burr.
I have only one friend from my childhood who I still speak to and trust.
I am new to blogging and this post is only my fourth.
One day I would love to start making YouTube videos.

13 people I have nominated 

Miss Abigail J. x