Sunday, 29 November 2015

BRIGHTON HAUL

Hello Everybody!
*Before I start this post, I would just like to say that in no way am I trying to brag, I just thought I would share with you some of the things that I bought because you might want to buy it and haven't seen it!*
I went to Brighton on Saturday! Brighton is literally one of my favourite places... accept from when it rains... I hate it when it rains! Either way, I did a bit of shopping there, so I thought I would share with you a few of the things I brought! Okay, so I'm going to section this into shops and the order in which I brought them. Here we go!

Waterstones

Despite Connor Franta being one of my favourite YouTubes, I hadn't actually purchase his book, A Work in Progress, so I popped into Waterstones to see if they had the hardback edition as he signed all of the hardback editions and I found it! This was £14.99 I have actually already started reading it, and I have to say it is amazing! If you haven't already got it, paperback or hardback, I really recommend it, especially if you are a Connor Franta fan, or if you just want to try something new! Also, If you don't already watch him, check out his videos because I guarantee they will put a smile on your face!
If you want to find out where you can find a signed edition, check out the video below!



Lakeland

The next thing I bought was from Lakeland, it was a Kilner Jar. If you weren't aware, you are now, that I have a slight obsession with Jam Jars. Obviously, these are available in so many places, not just Lakeland, and in so many shapes and sizes! But the one which I actually bought was £2.99 (I think!) I was actually looking for a jam jar in Tiger, but they didn't have the ones in there which I bought from there before, which were £1.00, so I tried Lakeland and ended up buying a proper Kilner Jar! I generally use these to store little bits and bobs, like wristbands and hairbands and things like that!

WhSmiths

Yes, I did go in two books stores, don't judge! I didn't actually buy any books in there thought, I picked up Glamour magazine which has the wonderful Tanya Burr on the front! I haven't read this magazine before, but picked it up because I saw Tanya's vlog about it. I actually quite enjoyed reading it! The magazine came with a free Clinique mascara sample, which I haven't tried yet, but I am looking forward to trying it because my trusty Maybeline Falsies is starting to dry up! I believe that you could also get a moisturiser or lipstick, both Clinique, with it! This was £2.00. If you are looking to get it, I think it is still available for about another month or so!

Lush

Yes, I did go into Lush! If you read my last post, you will know that I haven't actually ever brought anything from Lush because I could never find the right one! However, thanks to all of your suggestions, I managed to find some of them in the very busy store! I only actually bought three in the end, so I thought I would list them:

Candy Mountain:

Okay, so I had a slight issue, I ripped the label! This means that I can no longer see what it says on the label! So I looked on the website and this is what it says:

Fair Trade vanilla grown in the view of the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon in Western Uganda before being picked into this peak of its own. Crumble the swirled pink summit under running water and embrace glistening ridges of bubbles and comforting creamy candy mist.

 I think it smells amazing! I believe this is part of the christmas collection, so if you want this one, you better get it quick!  If you are not a fan of sweet scents, you probably won't like this one, but I do, so I picked this one us! I am so excited to try this! I will let you know what I think of it once I have tried it!

Cinders:
When I was in Lush, going through the bath bombs, I found this one because it's bright colour caught my eye! The website says:

With stimulating cinnamon leaf oil, the warmth of the hearth and the scents of hot fruit punch are a bath away. Skip the open fire and curl up with a fireside gathering of coarse sea salt and popping candy instead.

I am excited to see what happens with the popping candy on this one! If you have tried this, let me know what you think! I don't know how to describe the scent of this one! 
Let me know how you would describe it in the comments!

Bath Ballistic 
I couldn't find it on the website, argh! I'm not sure if thats even the right name! If you know the description or real name, please leave it in the comments! 
I am looking forward to trying this one! I don't know who else thinks this, but it kind of reminds me of christmas! I don't actually think it is part of the christmas collection, thats just how I would describe it! I think it's turquoise blue colour will come out really well in the water! ahhhrv, so excited! 

If you want me to do a reaction after I have tried them, let me know in the comments, I will include pictures of them and things like that and if it was worth the buy! 

Okay, so thats about all I brought in Brighton! I hope you enjoyed this post and might want to buy some of it!

Also, please leave some questions for a little Q&A (#AskAbbyLouise )which I would like to do in next weeks post! I will try to answer all of them! Pop them in the comments or tweet me them, using my twitter, @abbyLouiseblog


Let me know if you want me to do this sort of thing again and I will see what you all say!As always, thank you so much for all of your support! It means the world to me! You guys truly are the best!

Love,
Abby x

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

CURRENT MUSIC FAVOURITES

Hello Everybody!
Sorry this post is late! But today I thought I would share with you a few music favourites because there is lots of new music out at the moment! So here are a few amazing songs which I  have loved recently!

Sounds Good Feels Good

Being the big 5SOS lover that I am, of course I had to mention this! Sounds Good Feels Good is the second album from 5 Seconds of Summer, who are my favourite band, and I have to say I love it so much and thats not me being bias! The second album has such a different vibe to the first album and the songs on it have so much meaning! The lyrics obviously mean so much to them and just gaugfaybfh! Theres not much else that I can say in response to the album apart from that I love it! If you haven't already heard it, make sure you check it out, buy it in stores or on iTunes! This actually leads me onto my next music favourite...

Old 5SOS Covers

Okay, so the other day, one of Luke's old covers came up on my YouTube suggestions, so I clicked on it and gave it a listen. This made me so happy to watch because it made me realise how far they have come! Two particular favourites which I have are Luke's cover of Forget You by Cee Lo Green and Luke and Calum's cover of Rolling in the Deep, by Adele. I loved the originals of both of these songs, so to hear my favourites sing them was amazing! But to be fair, all of their covers, old and new, I love!

Troye Sivan- Youth

I love all of Troye's songs, but hearing Youth was amazing! I'm am so proud of how far Troye has come and it just goes to show that #teaminternet really is the best! I love the lyrics in Youth because they are just so inspirational! Love you Troye!

Adele- Hello

Along with the rest of the world, of course I have been loving Hello by the truly talented Adele! The song has so much meaning and I have it on repeat! I haven't yet met anyone who doesn't love this song!

Purpose

If you didn't know, Justin Bieber has just dropped his new album, Purpose. Before the release of Where are ΓΌ now, I wasn't keen on his music, but this new album is amazing! His new music has really improved from anything in the past! One of my personal favourites from the album is The Feeling ft Halsey, partly because Halsey is amazing, but I just really like the song! Let me know your favourite in the comments!

WSTRN- In2

I head this song on the radio couple of weeks ago and I wasn't actually too sure on it before, but I have to say now, I love this song! It's very upbeat and it gets you dancing! If you haven't heard this, make sure you give it a listen!

Obviously, I have many other songs which I have been loving lately, but these are just a few which I would highlight in detail!
These are a few songs which I have also been loving:
Philip George & Anton Powers- Alone no more
Sleepy Tom and Diplo- Be right there
Fleur East- Sax
Halsey- Ghost

So thats it for this weeks post! Thank you so much for reading! Also, thank you for all of the support lately, I don't think you will ever realise how much it means to me!
Thank you!
Also, let me know some things you want to see on my blog because I  would love get you guys involved!
Love you all!

Love,
Abby


Wednesday, 18 November 2015

BATH BOMBS & SHOWER CREAMS | THE IDEAL BATH

Hello Everybody!
One thing that I have really been loving at the moment is a bath! Bath bombs and shower creams are something that I have been really enjoying at the moment. They are perfect if you are looking for a nice relaxing evening!

Bath Bombs

Up until about a year ago, I hadn't really had bath bombs, but I tried one and fell in love! I think I was actually given the bath bomb by my best friend as a christmas present and I have to say, it was, and still is, one of my favourites!
Lush
Lush is a company where I go quite a lot, but I don't actually buy anything. Don't get me wrong, I really like looking in Lush, but I never seem to find something I like. Lush is filled with so many lovely smells, but as for the actual bath bombs, I'm not so keen. It tends to take me quite a while before I find one I really like, so I don't actually but their products very often. If you know a particular bath bomb currently in Lush which I might like, please leave it in the comments because I would love to know!
Bomb Cosmetics
My current favourite bath bomb company is called Bomb Cosmetics. I love all of their products as they all smell amazing. The scent of the actual bath bombs is very different to the ones at Lush, but I really like them. There are so many different varieties of size, shape, colour, scent, etc. The only problem I have with Bomb is that it isn't an actual shop, or at least I haven't found one! I have only found their products inside other shops.
Wilko Bath Bombs
Okay, so your probably thinking, Wilkinsons?! Yes! They are actually really good and have some amazing scents! They are also really affordable, at only 95p! Theres not much else to say apart from that I love them!
Zoella Beauty
If you haven't already seen Zoe's christmas collection,  you need to check it out as it is only available until christmas! In her christmas collection, Zoe has mini Bath Bombini's which are amazing! They have the original scent and they are one of my favourites at the moment! They come in a really cute little jar, which you can re-use afterwards. Check. Them. Out.

Shower Gels

In my time, I have tried so many different shower gels but it can actually be quite hard to find one which is really good, so I have picked out my top 2!

Treaclemoon Iced Strawberry Dream

Every single time I go into Superdrug or Tesco, I always pick these up and want to try them, but recently, I picked out one which I really liked the smell of and gave it a try. I picked up Treaclemoon Iced Strawberry Dream, which I actually limited edition. I have to say, this is the best shower gel I have ever had! The bottle is massive which means it lasts ages! If you don't have this in your life, you need it! If you have tried any of the others, let me know which ones are good in the comments!

Zoella Beauty: Tutti Frutti Shower Gel

I brought this when she first released the tutti frutti collection and I loved it! The bottle lasted me around 2 months and it was an amazing summery smell! I haven't actually repurchased it yet as I think it is more of a smell which I will enjoy around summer time, but still amazing!

Okay, so these are just a few things which make the ideal bath for me! If you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments as I would love to read them and try them! I am currently working on a christmassy theme, so look forward to it!

As always, thank you so much for all of your continued support, it really does mean the world!
Love you all lots!

Love,
Abby x

(ps. You may have realised that this is not the same ending which I usually use!)


Sunday, 8 November 2015

THE LIEBSTER AWARD

Hello Everybody!
Today I am doing something slightly different to usual! The post which I am going to be doing today is the Liebster Award! I only just heard about this about (maybe) 20 minutes ago? But I was nominated by the wonderful Octavia over at www.abirdhouseblog.blogspot.co.uk and I thought that it was pretty cool, so I am going to be doing it!

Okay, so the rules are that I must post 11 facts about myself then answer the 11 questions given to me by the person who nominated me. I must then create 11 new questions for the next set of nominees who I will choose. I must tag 5-10 people who have less than 200 followers and let them know that they have been tagged. You cannot tag back! Here we go...

Facts about Me


  1. My favourite band is 5 Seconds of Summer
  2. I am British
  3. I wear ripped jeans a lot 
  4. My favourite lipstick is probably Rimmel 107
  5. My middle name is Louise, hence why my blog name is Abby-Louise
  6. Abeeesaurus is a nickname I was once given!
  7.  When I am older, I would love to live by the sea or in my hometown
  8. I think I have an obsession with fairy lights :/
  9. I have two copies of Girl Online On Tour (Don't Judge) 
  10. My favourite YouTubers include Zoe, Alfie, Joe and Louise
  11. My favourite fruit is Strawberries! 

Octavia's  questions for me


  1. What is your favourite season? Probably Autumn
  2. Have you ever been camping? No, I don't really like the thought of it!
  3. Are you doing what you want to be doing in life? I am currently still at school, so I still have a lot of life ahead of me, but yes, at the moment I am! In the future, I would just like to be doing something that I enjoy, whether thats blogging, YouTube or whatever else!
  4. Where would you like to live? I would love to live somewhere by the sea, maybe Brighton! Or in my hometown!
  5. What is your favourite book? Growing up, I liked a lot of books, especially Jacqueline Wilson and David Walliams' books, but I never really had a favourite. At the moment it is probably Girl Online On Tour by Zoe Sugg
  6. Do you have any fears? If so what are they? Balloons! I really don't like them! I don't even know why!
  7. What did you dream of last night? I don't know!
  8. Why do you enjoy blogging? I enjoy blogging because it allows me to say what I want to say without being judged and it is very free, so I can write about what I want to write about!
  9. How many hours of sleep did you get last night? 7 or 8 hours! 
  10. What song did you listen to last? Airplanes or Outter Space/ Carry on by 5SOS! One of the two, I can't remember!
  11. If you could have any power, what would it be? To make sure that everyone in the world is happy! 


My questions for nominees


  1. Why is your blog name what it is?
  2. What is your favourite make-up product?
  3. Who is your favourite band? (if you have one!)
  4. Have you been to any concerts before? If so, what were they?
  5. If you could go on holiday anywhere in the world for free, where would you go?
  6. Why did you start blogging?
  7. Do you have a favourite childhood memory? If so, what is it?
  8. What is your favourite song at the moment?
  9. What is your favourite Disney film?
  10. Have you ever met someone famous? If so, who?
  11. Do you have a favourite YouTuber? If so, who? 


My nominees

Samantha Frances

Leena Elharm

mynameissylwia

Flobean

Kay

Thank you guys! I hope you enjoyed this post and got to know me a bit better! Also, thank you so much for 1000 views! I know this really isn't a lot, but it's pretty cool! Until next time!
Love,
Abby-Louise x

Thursday, 5 November 2015

1000 VIEWS!

Hello Everybody! This post is just a little thank you post as I have just hit 1000 views on my blog! I know this really isn't a lot compared to other bloggers, but to me this is actually insane! I can't actually put together in my head the fact that I have actually hit 1000 views! I think the reason why this is so crazy to me is because when I first started this blog I didn't ever think I would get this many views! I didn't even think that I would get 10! So to get 1000 this is pretty insane!

I would just like to say thank you to each and every one of you because without you, hitting 1000 views would never have been able to be possible! Thank you for your continued support and your lovely comments! If you do leave a comment, I will try to respond to as many of you as I can, which is usually all of you! Please share my blog and check me out on social media! Here are my links:

Twitter: @abbylouiseblog

Bloglovin': abeeesaurus

Pinterest: abbylouiseblog

Tumblr: abeeesaurus

Would any of you be interested in following me on instagram if I were to set up an account?

Thank you again! I love you all!

Love,
Abby-Louise x

Achieved:

18:48 5/11/15

Sunday, 1 November 2015

OCTOBER FAVOURITES

Hello Everybody!
I can't believe it is November already! Is it just me or has this year gone really fast?

Due to it being the end of the month, I thought I would do a little round up of my favourites from this month! It feels like ages since I last did a favourites post! There have been quite a few things I have been loving this month, which include songs, looks, products and clothing!

1. Rimmel Kate Moss 107 Lipstick

I mentioned in my last favourites post about Rimmel 38 being my favourite summer lipstick. At the end of my ramble about this lipstick, I think I mentioned wanting this, so thats what I did, I went out and brought myself a Rimmel 107. I can honestly say, this has overtaken Rimmel 38 as my all time favourite lipstick. This lipstick makes me feel so Autumnal, even though I will probably still be wearing this in the summer next year! I think the main reason why I like this lipstick is because it really matches my skin tone and doesn't stick out like a sore thumb with my outfits. 107 pretty much goes with anything! If you are looking for a lipstick which is perhaps a little more bold than you would usually go for, but isn't stand-out bright red, this ones for you! (or if your just want a new lipstick to try!) I would describe this shade as a wine colour and it is matte. This was only £5.49 in Superdrug (and many other places!) which is actually a really good price for a lipstick of amazing quality like this! Overall, if you don't have this in your life, you are missing out!

2. Zoella Rose Gold Vanity Case

If you are a follower of Zoe Sugg, you will know that she has recently released her new range and Christmas range! Very exciting! Anyway, I picked this up in Superdrug as I really liked the colour and the shape. I know she has ones very similar to this in her other range (which isn't christmassy!) but I preferred this one as Rose Gold is one of my favourite colours! The size of this is really good if you are struggling to fit everything into your old make-up bag. I really like that it has the transparent (I think this is what it is called?) section in the middle as this makes it so much easier to find what you are looking for! If you are a bit like me and have perhaps a little bit too much make-up, then this is what you need in your life! It also had a sturdy handle on the top which is really useful for transportation! I think that this would be very good for holidays/ a weekend away as your could put your hair brush, shampoo and conditioner, toothbrush and much more in here as well as your make up! There is so much more in her new christmas range which I am sure is also amazing, so if you want to pick any of it up, make sure you head over to Superdrug and FeelUnique.com! This range is only available over christmas so make sure you get what you want as after christmas it will be gone!

3. Frilly Socks

Okay, I have to admit, these have been a bit of an obsession of mine for a couple of months now, but I haven't mentioned them before, so I thought I would tell you a bit about why I like them (*insert laughing face emoji*) The frilly socks which I have been wearing a lot are from New Look and are £1.99-£2.99 per pair. I really like these because they have a really nice frill on them and show really nice over the top of shoes like converse. If you are like me and roll the ends of your jeans up (My skinny, ripped jeans are really baggy at the bottom, does anyone else have this problem?), these will look even better because you will be able to see them better! I also like the Primark ones, however, these aren't as good as the frill isn't as nice as the New Look ones as it doesn't sit right all of the time. However, these ones are much more reasonable in price!

4. Flannel Shirts

I love flannel shirts. I like to pair mine with a Ringer Tee and high wasted black or blue ripped jeans. Of course, I also wear frilly socks. The ones which I have at home are actually red, but I would really like to get a blue one as I think that would also look really nice too!

5. Curly/ wavy hair

If you have naturally really curly hair, you probably think I am mad, but recently I have been trying to get my hair slightly curly! I generally tend to do this by plaiting it when it is wet then letting it out in the morning or evening. This works quite well for me, so if you do this, let me know how it goes for you and any tips! When I take my plaits out, I just run my hands through it and leave it. Sometimes, I clip bits back or do a half-up, half-down do. Either way, I have really liked this style recently!

6. Grey Nail Polish

The nail polish which I have been wanting for a little while now is Duvet Day by Tanya Burr, but I don't actually have that, so I have actually used a different brand on my nails which is a very similar shade. I'm not sure which nail polish I used because the writing on the bottle has scratched off, but I remember correctly, it was originally part of a christmas set which I got a couple of years ago! I wasn't sure what to expect with a grey nail polish as I usually go for pastel colours, so I thought I would step out of my comfort zone and go for a grey. I really like it! It gives off such an autumnal vibe!

7. Adele- Hello

Along with the rest of the world, I have been LOVING Adele's new song, Hello. If you haven't heard it yet, you need to check it out! I believe it is currently number one! Let me know what you think of it in the comments below!

8. Sounds Good Feels Good

Being the 5SOS fan which I am, of course I have downloaded their new album! I don't think there is a song on there which I don't like! My particular favourites include Castaway and Permanent Vacation! I think Permanent Vacation is one of my favourite because it reminds me of last years tour! In fact, I am very lucky to be going again next year to Sounds Live Feels Live! If any of you are going, I hope you are looking forward to it! Also let me know your favourites from the album!

9. Sorry- Justin Bieber 

Finally, I thought I would finish of with Justin Bieber's new song. I wouldn't say I'm a Justin Bieber fan, but I have actually really liked his songs recently! Especially his latest song, Sorry. I have had this stuck in my head since I first heard it!

Thats about it for this weeks post! I hope you have enjoyed this post and be sure to let me know what you've been loving this month in the comments or leave a link to your own blog with your own favourites post! I will be sure to check it out!

I would just like to add that I am nearly at 1000 reads on my blog (I currently have 924) which is so exciting! So I would just like to say thank you so much to everyone who reads my blog and for all of your support! I never even thought that I would get one read on my blog let alone this many! I really do hope that you enjoy my blog and if you do, please be sure to follow me! I think (?) there is a link in the side widgets where you can follow by email!
I love you all so so so so so much!

Love,
Abby-Louise x