Friday, 4 October 2013

Autumn Haul

Hi everyone,
Today's post is going to be an Autumn Haul, its just a few things I have picked up over the past week or two. Tomorrow I am hoping to purchase a couple of things off my wish-list.. Today when I went shopping I didn't buy anything from my list, but I did buy some other really nice things :)
Okay, so lets start the haul..

Okay, so, peplum... I love peplum tops!! Originally the first time I tried one on I couldn't wait to take It off because it made me look about 20 stone bigger than I am.. But I thought I would give them another go!! Much to my surprise I ended up loving it! I bought this top as the start of my work clothes collection. I like It because black goes with anything and I'm planning on adding some nice gold jewellery with this. I recommend this style top If your like me and you carry weight on the top half of your body. This top has the ability to make my waist look small, which believe me is something very difficult to do!! Haha.. I bought this in new look and it was £8.99 which I think is a good price. So hurry up and get to new look if you like this style top because they had lots of different colours!! :)
**If your a student for a limited time in new look there is 20% discount**
Another item of clothing which I was surprised I bought was this midi skirt. Anything clingy will usually make me look pregnant but this skirt really does flatter my figure. I tried it on with the peplum top above and it made a really nice outfit. I bought this skirt a few days ago from new look and it was £14.99 but when I went in today it was in the sale for £11, I was gutted, could have saved £4. I will be wearing this skirt and top above for my first day of work on Monday with a nice pair of heeled boots because I think it is smart yet casual.
Whilst out shopping with my friends today this skirt caught my eye. The lighting isn't very good in this picture but the colour on the skirt is a really nice deep burgundy. I really like burgundy and I associate it with being an autumn colour. I also think that these skirts look so cute with jumpers and shirts this time of year. I had this skirt in the Dorothy Perkins sale today, it was down from £12 to £7, bargain!!! So yeah, I just had to have it :)

I bought this top last week and I instantly knew I liked it. I am a tiny bit obsessed with Aztec patterns!!! I probably should have taken a photo to show but this top actually has little buttons going down the back of it, which I thought was a lovely detail to add to the design. Another reason why I like this top is because I think it will go with anything I own, I think it would look nice with jeans, leggings or a skirt. Plus I also think that it would be nice for work dressed up with a blazer! Or nice for casual wear dressed with a jacket or cardigan.. This top has many possibilities so I simply couldn't and wouldn't have left the shop without it! Another fabulous thing was it only cost £8, and it is from select. :)
I LOVE this dress, I LOVE everything about this dress. Okay, so when I went to Cardiff I went into the shop 'coast' which is not usually the kind of shop I go into but it caught my eye. When I was in there I noticed the sale rail and since the shop is a little bit pricey the sale rail was the first place I went! I was so happy when I seen this cute little dress and I was even happier to find that they had it in my size. When I went to try it on I realised how much I needed it!! .. My favourite part of this dress is the top half, the lace detail is just sooooo nice. I just love how the dress falls and fits so nicely, its such a brilliant quality. I also love the colour mint green, so the colour pretty much sold the dress to me! The dress was originally £95 but the sale price on the dress was £29 BUT... when I took the dress to the check out the lady behind the counter told me that the dress had gone down even lower in price and that it was now only £20, I was so happy with that!! She wrapped the dress up in some lovely posh paper and a bow and put it into a little cute bag! I was so happy leaving coast that day!! :)
Anyone who may have read my 'autumn' wish-list post from yesterday may know that I posted a very similar coat to this one onto my wish-list. Yesterday when I was in Asda I decided to take a browse at the clothing section because I often really like the clothes up asda. I had a pleasant surprise when I saw this coat and when I tried It on I was really happy. I think that this coat is a perfect colour to go with lots of clothes I own plus it is smart enough to wear to work. I really like the buttons on the coat I think they're a lovely detail and make the coat look smarter! I don't think I'm going to be getting the one on my wish-list now because this one was £40 cheaper! this coat only cost me £19! I'm really happy with that price!!!
Yes, another peplum top! This time in leather. I bought this top to wear out in the nights because I don't really own any suitable going out tops at the moment and I thought this would look really nice with skinny jeans! I've bought quite a lot of leather clothes the past couple of weeks, I think they look really good! This top Is from select and it was in the sale from £10, to £8. Another bargain!! ;)
This dress I bought yesterday in the new look sale and I must say I LOVE IT! I really like the lace detail on the dress and I think the fitting on the dress is really good! Often skater dresses really cling to me but this material fitting perfectly and didn't cling at all!! The belt came with a belt, the picture doesn't show it but the belt actually has a pretty gold buckle in the middle. I like the dress with and without the belt. I also think this dress would look nice for work or nice to go out in.. The dress was in the sale down from £24.99 to £11.
After pondering around the new look sale today I eventually branched out and went into the 'new in' section in new look. I was drawn to quite a few things but this blazer in particular caught my eye... That was probably because 1) I was looking for a blazer, and 2) I love the colour burgundy!
 I think this blazer will go lovely with some of the outfits I have planned for work and also I can pair it with a casual top to dress it up a bit. After buying this blazer I went into Matalan and I seen a lovely pair of boots which I will be buying tomorrow to go with it!!  This blazer was £19.99, I personally think that is a really good price, I was happy with that!
Okay so I have just notice a bit of a colour scheme that I have going on without even realising it. I seem to be buying a lot of navy and burgundy items.. These bracelets I think are really nice and they'll clearly go with a lot of the stuff I have recently bought. I think the bow on the bracelet is really cute! These bracelets are from new look and were in the sale down from £4.99, to £2.
Isn't this bracelet jut the cutest thing, aww!! I love cute little bracelets like this one. When I was by the till paying for my items today in outfit my friend pointed this bracelet out to me because she knows me so well and knew I would like it! I think that this will go with a lot of what I own.. Also I think that gold jewellery is really starting to grow on me! I had always been a silver sort of girl but recently after wearing more gold I'm starting to really like it!! This bracelet was in the Topshop sale from £8.50 to £2.50!
These earrings I really liked because I like the pinky pearly colour of them. I think they're really pretty! I've been trying to buy some more dropper earrings recently because I've started to wear my hair up a lot more, I think its nice to wear pretty earrings when my hair is up. I love the shop accessorize! I can never go in there without buying something!! These earrings were only £1 :)
The last two things in this haul are these two items of makeup! :)
1) Max factor - Whipped crème foundation in shade 40, light ivory.
2) Bourjois Paris - Bronzing powder in shade 12. Fair/medium skin.
 In boots at the moment there is an offer on ALL of the makeup throughout the store. Buy 1 item get another item half price! I simply couldn't resist this offer!!
Boots have recently been handing out NO7 vouchers, these CAN be used alongside this offer which I think is brilliant!! I'm going to pop to Boots and treat myself a little bit more I think ;) 
 I'm not going to say much about these products because I'm hoping to do a review on them. Would anyone like this? I will say that I am very happy with both items :)
That's the end of my haul! I hope it wasn't boring! I really enjoyed writing this post! I love going shopping which means I pretty much always have a haul that I'm wanting to write. 
Please leave links to blogs below :) I'd love to take a look!!
Has anyone done a haul recently? :)
Thank-you for reading
Abbie xxx

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Autumn wishlist

Hi everyone,
This post is going to be my autumn wishlist post! I love autumn, I think its such a lovely season... Everything gets all warm and snuggly and the nights start to get darker. Last night I lit all my lovely yankee candles and made fajtas and had a lovely night in all snuggled up in my onesie. It was perfect!
Another thing I LOVE about Autumn is all the lovely clothes and makeup, im particularly loving tartan this year.. So i'm going to write a wishlist of all the things i'm hoping to pick up this season. I start my new job on monday and I will be getting paid with my previous jobs Tomorrow and on the 15th, which means I have an excuse to treat myself to lots of goodies ;)

Burgundy Short Fur Hood ParkaI really like this coat I think it just looks so lovely and warm and it is really appealing to me! I have to be honest I do have a slight obsession with parka's and seeing this burgundy one got my really excited!! Plus I think burgundy is a lovely autumny colour (is autumny a word, hmm..) I also like how this coat could be worn as casual wear and also work wear! It will keep me lovely and warm in the cold weather we are having recently. Espessialy since in the icy weather conditions I think  i'll be walking to work rather than driving..
This coat is from miss selfridge and it is £69.99, it is a little bit pricey but I think it is worth it.
I have already tried this coat on in the shop and I have fallen in love with it so I think it will be the first thing I will purchase off my wishlist.

Black fur concealed wedges  I think that these shoes are so cute!! Whilst browsing on the Dorathy perkins website I saw these and I instantly thought "SHOES I NEED TO HAVE YOU" They will go with lots of outfits that I have planned to buy and I think they will look great with Jeans, dresses, skirts, anything really.. Another thing I really like about these boots is their affordable price tag! They're only £35! I bought a pair of boots from Dorathy Perkins around 2 years ago and they're still going strong now so I know that they are most likely going to be good quality shoes! I'm going to order these shoes near the end of this month and see if they have any more colours come in! These would look great in burgundy!! :)

Black and white stitch beanie                Also from Dorathy perkins that I really liked was this hat. I must admit I usually go for all the cute hats with the animal faces on them but this year I am going to attempt to break that habit (only in work, I'll still buy them sneakily for out of work :P) This hat is £12, I'm quite happy with that price! I think this hat would look really nice with jeans, a jumper and some furry boots! Maybe the ones above :P

Black Pattern (Black) Black Foil Aztec Print Leggings  | 296294509 | New Look   I am really drawn to these leggings!! I think the pattern on them is really eye catching. I love leggings because you can dress them up or dress them down depending on what top and shoes you wear with them. I am planning on wearing some comfy over-sized jumpers with them. I think these will be perfect leggings to do some Christmas shopping in. These are from new-look and they are £14.99!

Black Pattern (Black) Black Tapestry Floral Low Heel Chelsea Boots | 290559809 | New Look  Another thing which I REALLY like from new look are these cute little boots. I really like the pattern on these and I think they will look lovely with dresses/skirts with thick black tights. I also like how these boots have a little bit of a heel on them. I often find that I walk better and taller when I wear boots/shoes with a little bit of a heel. I will be mainly wearing these in work I think. Maybe with a plain black dress and pretty cardigan...hmm.. These boots are £19.99, I'm more than happy with that price tag!

   I love this skirt!! I tried it on in the river island shop when I went shopping with my Fiancé the other day! I wish I had bought it that day but they didn't have my size and were waiting for new stock, the one I tried on was a tad too loose.. Whilst getting the picture off the website for this post I noticed they had my size, I might just have to make a sneaky order ;) oops!!

ASOS Playsuit in Twill  These dungarees I find soooo cute!! I love the mustard colour on them. I also like the way that the girl is wearing them in the picture with the shirt underneath! I have a couple of pairs of dungarees that I bought in the summer but I think these are a lovely autumn colour! These dungarees are from Asos and they are £35.

Image 1 of Love Skater Dress in Baroque Print   Image 3 of Love Skater Dress in Baroque Print
This dress is also from Asos. I think this dress would look lovely for work, going out for a meal or going shopping during the next couple of months. I really like the colour on the dress which is like a teal, I think the pattern against it looks lovely. I can't wait to add this dress to the million and one other dresses I already own (I have a dress problem, haha!)  I'm really excited to buy this!! It's £38, which I think it is a little bit pricey, but It certainly looks worth it to me! :)

Thank-you everyone for reading my wish-list. I'm going on a shopping trip tomorrow so there will be a haul coming up :) I was also thinking about doing a look book post because I really enjoy reading them so I'm thinking about doing one of my own.
Has anyone done a wish-list? or a haul recently? I would love to have a look! :) Please feel free to leave any blog links below, I'd love to have a nose!
Abbie xxx

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

My uncle's wedding

Hey everyone :)
Today's post is going to be a life style post because I have had a briliant weekend and I wanted to share it with everyone.
This weekend was my Uncle's wedding. It has come around so quick!! He proposed to my Auntie last year but it only seems like last week.
The wedding was in a beautiful place called Bryn Meadows :) they had the service and the reception here. It was the most stunning wedding I have ever been too!
My Auntie should really be a wedding planner, she thought of EVERYTHING. Even down to little gifts, the women all had yankee candle favours and the men had 2 thorntons chocolates, so lovely!!

The Gorgeous little Yankee candle wedding favours!!
After looking for a dress in LOADS of different shops in LOADS of different places I finally found one that I liked.
It is from Debenhams and the designer is Julien Mcdonald, I also had my shoes from Debenhams. My bag I bought last year from prom but I used it again for the wedding because it was in perfect condition and looked lovely with my dress I think :)
I really like my dress because I think the style of it really suited my figure. I got this dress in a size 16 but i probably could of got a 14 if it was in stock because I think the Julien Mcdonald sizes are really generous! My favourite part of this dress is the jewelled belt around the middle, I think it looks so nice next to the red colour.
My outfit :)
Nathan (my uncle, the Groom) Got ready in our house on the day of the wedding. He looked really smart! I even managed to get him to have a picture with his pre-wedding nerves!
The Groom.
All in all the wedding was just PERFECT, my Uncle and Auntie realy enjoyed their special day and so did their families. It has made me SOOOOO excited for my wedding!! :)

Me and my Fiance's glasses!
The cake which tasted AMAZING!
Enjoying my wine!

My gorgeous little sister and my cousin! They looked so CUTE! :)

My uncle and his Gorgeous bride! She looked beautiful!!

After having the time of my life in the wedding afterwards me and my Fiance spent the night in the hotel :) In the morning we woke up and had a lovely breakfast looking out at the hotel views and then we had a lovely relax in the hotel spa!

Our relaxing couple time after the wedding! :)

Thank-you everyone for reading! I really enjoyed writing this post! :) I have lots more posts planned to write too :)
I'd love to hear off you. Has anyone been to a wedding recently? Or wrote a nice post? :) I'm nosy :P so please feel free to leave any blog links below :)
Thank-you, Abbie xxx


Wednesday, 25 September 2013

It's time for a catch up..

Hello everyone, I am back.
I am so sorry that I have not blogged in quite literally months. My last blog post was in January, which is shocking!!
I thought that my first post to celebrate my return back to the blogging world would just be a life post to tell you what has changed since my last post.

Okay well first things first.. I have a new job. I really love my job as working in care and support but I think it is time for me to have a bit of a change. I really love working with people and enjoy speaking to new people (one of the reasons why I made this blog.) My new job is working for the phone company EE (Everything Everywhere) I'm going to be working in the call centre/ So if anyone happens to phone up, you may be directed to me! :)
I was thrilled to get this job as my Fiance also works for the company so we will be working together, maybe having some friendly competition in sales :) Haha!

Another thing that has changed in my life is; I've got a pug puppy!! Im actually like the crazy pug lady, I LOVE HER!! She is adorable! :) She is now 4 months old and is loving being pampered and spoiled by me and my family. I have a little sister who is 2 and she loves playing with her and taking her on walks :)


Since my last post I turned 19. I loved my birthday! I celebrated in a couple of different ways.
With my family - I went for a ladies day. I had an afternoon tea. I felt so posh! We went to the Angel Hotel in Abergavenny. We went for the afternoon tea which champagne and it was delisious!
With my boyfriend - We went for a meal in Frankie and Bennies and to the cinema which was lovely!
With my friends - I had a couple of friends come round to my house for a party. Where we enjoyed a girly night gossiping over a few drinks and a chinese! Yum. I had a brilliant birthday weekend :)
My lovely afternoon tea with my family :)

So that pretty much sums up my last few months. I have lots coming up to look forward to!!
My uncles wedding which is the 28th September (this saturday, eeeeek)
My first day at work on the 7th October
My engagement party on the 25th October :)

Thank-you everyone for reading!! I have lots more posts planned and lots of beauty reviews to share with you :)
Please feel free to leave comments and links to blogs below :) I'd love to have a nose at what other people are doing :)

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Lush soap review

Hi everyone, I am keeping up with my new years resolution so here I am writing another post :)
This post is going to be a review on quite literally the best soap/massage bar ever!
I LOVE this product. I have bought it a few times from the shop, I also had one of them as a gift for christmas.
Okay so the first thing I have to say is I know that not everyones skin is the same. I have extremely sensitive skin and will get horrible excema after certain products, this soap bar does not irritate me in the slightest. Usually 'lush' shop products will irritate me to, so I have been suprisinly impressed by this.
I'm going to give the good and the bad points of this product and my overall review.
Okay so the actual name of this massage bar is soft coeur.

  • It leaves my skin feeling so soft afterwards I didnt know it could even go that soft.
  • It smells so nice I literally want to sit there all day and smell it.
  • I'm happy with the price of £4.19, addmitedly its a bit more than I would usually pay but for what it is I think that is a good price.
  • This soap even looks pretty, I know that might sound a bit silly but I like the way that 'lush' has designed this soap into a pretty heart.
  • The smell of the soap will remain on your skin. I hate buying a product that will only smell nice whilst in the bath, this smell will remain on your skin for ages! Yum :)
  • The only bad thing that I have to say about this product is it will go very quickly. This will only usually last me 2-3 bath's. Admitedly I don't ever have a quick bath mind and I am usually in there for at least 45 minutes. So this may last other people 5-6 bath's.
Overall rating - 9.
I strongly recommend trying this product.

Thank-you for reading my review. Has anyone else reviewed any products recently? I would love to see your reviews so please leave blog links below.
Thanks again, Abbie :)

Saturday, 12 January 2013

A little post to say I am still here...

Hello, Sorry I have not been blogging for the past month. My life has been hectic! Between juggling work, family, friends, the gym & so many other thing I just havent had time to blog :(
I am definetley going to blog more now though in this new year :)
There is so many stuff I want to say in this post so this is going to be a bit of a mixed life post about what is going on in my life recently.

Christmas: I had a brilliant christmas this year and I hope everyone else did too. I was shocked at how spoiled I was. I got a new camera, doc martens, DC's, 2 pairs of converse, vans, a sat nav (YAY I PASSED MY DRIVING TEST) & lots of other bits & bobs that I loved. Tomorrow im hoping to do a post on my christmas.
Before Christmas my family went to a place called celtic manor for a christmas day out :) It was a lovely day, we had photos with Santa, seen reindeers & had a yummy hot chocolate!!
I went to a couple of different Santa's this christmas, I took my baby sister to see them :)
Outfit - Jumper - Tesco £18, Leggins - £12 select.

The dress that I am wearing above is the dress that I wore on christmas day. It was a present that I had for christmas and changed into on christmas morning :) The dress is from select and I think it was £16 I cant remember exactly how much it was when I chose it. The tights are from Marks & Spencer and they're actually a dark brown colour they were £8 but theyre really think and I have wore them a few times now without them scagging. I highly recommend Marks & Spencer tights :)
New Years Eve! Right well this new years Eve I did originally want to go out for a couple of drinks with some friends. But I decided that I would rather stay in with my family & boyfriend for a quiet night. We had a lovely night we watched the DVD of 'family man' and had champagne and my grandpa cooked a curry. It was a thai red curry and I will give anyone the recipe if you would like it please let me know in a comment :) It was very lovely!

This little beautiful puppy joined my father a few days after christmas :) My sister said that she wanted to buy a puppy out of her christmas money. His name is 'fudge' and he is 6 and a half weeks old and he is a king charles spaniel. I love puppies and I was so chuffed when my father told me, he will be one very spoilt little puppy!

For christmas my boyfriend bought me lots of lovely things. One of the things that he bought for me was a pamper day at nant duu lodge & spa. It was a lovely night! The pool & spa there was so quiet we were pretty much the only ones in there. Below is a picture of me in the resteraunt. The food was gorgeous! I had mushroom soup to start which was reccomended by a friend and then I had salmon for my main with a very nice well-deserved glass of wine :)
When I got there I had another surprise he had booked a lovely riverside room in the hotel. So we had a lovely view looking out at the river! When we were sleeping the sound of the river was so peaceful! It was honestly the most relaxing break I've ever had! The picture down the bottom was before we left to go. The T-shirt im wearing is from newlook £7 on offer, the leggins £12 also from new look and my bag £45 from river island. I love that bag, I had it as a present off my mother for christmas and I wear it with nearly everything I own. :)

Thank-you everyone for reading my post. Sorry if you found it boring I did babble on a little bit! I will hopefully be blogging a LOT more now! I plan on doing a couple of reviews. I may even do one later and out-do myself with two posts in one day!
Thanks again for reading! I love hearing all your lovely comments and please leave links to any posts :)