Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Brighten your day!

Oh Autumn, how I love you! The golden crisp leaves and the excuse to drag your duvet downstairs and curl up in front of the fire. The perfect time to pull on a fluffy pair of socks and warm boots, and wear your favourite winter coat. You're sudden past time is sitting with a hot chocolate and watching the rain trickle down your window. 

However, the darkness can put a certain gloom over your mood. The dreariness is shown in our emotions, and occasionally we forget how to smile. So, what can we do to keep the Autumn gloom away in day-to-day life?
Well, you just have to remember the things that make you happy! 
What makes me happy?

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My friends - Just a hug from a friend makes me feel happy. I have an amazing group of friends that always make me laugh, and I know I could go to any of them for help or advice or just if I'm feeling down

My family - this really will sound cheesy, but I love my family so much. My brother is my go to guy, and although we argue I can count on him for ANYTHING, and I hope he feels the same.

Good memories - what makes you smile more than anything? Looking back at an amazing memory and just bursting out laughing or sitting there with a silly grin on your face!

Relaxing - I'm still at school, so my life is filled with homework and revision, mix that in with trying to blog and come up with ideas, and just doing normal teenage stuff, it's a lot. It's so nice to just be able to sit down from time to time, with a magazine like Elle or Cosmopolitan (or more teenage ones likes bliss) and just read with a hot chocolate in my hand and a lush face mask on my face.

Testing new products - one thing that I love is finding a beauty product that you really love. One that you can commit to, and does wonders! I find that magazines help this one a lot. You often get free samples of things like foundation ( which reminds me, I really need to see how much that clarins foundation is, because I am in love with it!) as well as the main freebie, for example I recently got benefits sunbeam and a misguided lipgloss from some magazines...

Walks with my puppies - well, I guess I can't really call them puppies anymore, but I love taking them for long walks. I live in quite a green area, so Autumn is the most amazing time for scenery. Also, it's pretty funny watching my dogs chase geese on the canal path, an then get really scared when the geese honk at them :')

Blogging - I haven't had my little blog for long, and I haven't many followers, but I cherish every follower I have. I'm pretty sure my posts are actually quite boring, but knowing somebody wants I read it is really heart warming. I do try my best to update frequently, but I know I don't really do that. I've noticed a HUGE increase of page views recently, and it makes me feel amazing!

Planning for Christmas - yes, I know, it's only October , but the big say is getting closer and closer. I'm one of those people that doesn't give a damn what I get from people, or if I get nothing at all, but absolutely love giving people presents. I've been collecting all the catologues, and planning what to get people. However this has made me realise how desperately I need job. So you know, if you need any one to work for you, I'm ya gal! Haha!

So, what makes you happy?
Maybe you could leave it in the comments...? :)
Talk to you next time!

Friday, 19 October 2012

15 Reasons to Follow my Blog!

1. When I see someone follows me, I check out their blog (if they have one) and most often follow back!

2. It makes my heart swell and I'm super happy for a life time!

3. I reallyyyyyy want to do giveaways! But I don't see much point when I have just 5 (lovely) followers

4. It's the most amazing feeling knowing that people are actually following your blog.

5. I promise my posts will get better, and hopefully, better picture quality will be coming soon!

6. Part of the reason I started blogging was to make new friends and meet people, so when I get a follow, I feel like I'm getting one step closer to that.

7. I like to think I'm funny...I'm not, but I can still think it!;)

8. I'm young and learning........ I want to share my experiences with you!

9. I'm doing my Duke of Edinburgh and will most likely blog the best bits, or maybe vlog if I'm confident enough...

10. My blog is more than just beauty, I just kind of blog whatever I feel like, so you know.....

11. I like shopping......

12. I get people GREAT presents! Haha!

13. I love a llllll my followers!

14. I'm pretty interactive. I reply to all comments, and I love when people talk to me on twitter ( Abbie_Dabbie1)

15. Since I'm new to blogging, no doubt I'll be making a fool of myself. Which, you know, could be pretty funny...

So yeah, 15 reasons to follow my blog. I'm not to sure why I decided to write this, but there you go! Follow me you lovely people! Heehee!

Talk to you soon!

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Ask me something?

Hey guys!
So I just wanted to tell you all that I'll be doing a vyou question and answer thing at some point soon, so if there was anything you did want to ask, please do! I would really love to answer some questions from you, and yeah. Erm, I don't really know what to say, but come and ask me some thingggg!


Also, please come follow me on twitter, I love speaking to people, so it would be nice... @Abbie_Dabbie1


Thursday, 11 October 2012

New blog address?

Hey guys!
I know I just posted like, a few minutes a go, but I just wanted to write this to ask you all for some help. 
So, I really don't like my blog address right now, and really want to change it. I just want to know if you have any ideas for what it could be? I would be so grateful for any ideas you have, so if you do have any, could you maybe leave a comment, or tell me on twitter! (My twitter is @Abbie_Dabbie1) 
Thank you!

What I've been loving recently!

Hello everyone! 
I know, I know, it's been about a month since I've blogged. I am so sorry! Unfortunately my mum had to go in to hospital, and then it was my birthday, and then some other stuff, and life has just generally got in the way. I haven't had the time or energy, let alone the heart to blog. But don't worry, I haven't dropped off the face of the Earth!
I kept checking back to blogger, and thinking about how long I haven't blogged for, but I just couldn't think of anything to blog about. So I thought I'd just do a little post about what I've been loving recently  in the past month. You already know about the whole camera fiasco, so, annoyingly, I'm gonna have to just get the images off google and stuff. Urgh, don't you hate that?! Hopefully, I'll be getting a new camera for Christmas. I know it's a long time to wait, but I'm putting all my money forward for Christmas, so that I can get all my friends and family lovely presents! And maybe a Christmas giveaway in the future? ;) 
Before starting, I'd just like to say thank-you for sticking with me! Please do follow me and comment, it always puts a big smile on my face!
Longest blog intro ever over! (Phew!)

Confessions of a Concealaholic

I know this is pretty expensive, but it is sooo worth it. This kit is amazing. It comes with miniatures of: That gal, Lemon aid, Eye bright, Erase paste, Boi-ing 01 and 02, as well as some little brushes.

You can buy this here for £28.50

Mac studio sculpt foundation

Yes! I am so proud, I finally have a decent foundation! Woo-hoo! I was honestly so happy when I got this. It did break my heart a little to hand over that £24 though. But, I have a new resolution, I am going to start getting nothing but high end brand make-up. You get what you pay for, and I want nothing but amazing quality stuff! I'm not saying mine is all rubbish, but you know. This will last so long! I've had it about 3 weeks, and it looks like it hasn't been touched. You need less than a pea sized amount, and I would say it has medium coverage, but it's definitely build able. I'm pretty sure I'm like the palest shade though. (NC15) Oh dear!

You can buy this here for £24

No7 Fanomenal Lashes mascara

I'll be honest, I hate the brush on this. I really don't like plastic brushes, and especially ones like these, where the bristles are super short. When applying this, it feels like nothing is going on to my lashes, as you can't really feel the bristles going through them. But, saying this, it does get my lashes. It makes them look longer and keeps them separated. It's definitely good for a more natural look.

You can buy this here for £12.95

Soap and Glory Smoulder Kohl eyeliner in 'Cocoa bean'

I've been on a bit of a brown eye liner kick recently. I've never really been in to it before, and always stuck with black, but I've just been buying loads, and this is definitely my fave! It's just amazing, it glides on like a dream and is super creamy. The colours a really gorgeous dark brown. It's easily smudgeable when you apply it, but once it's on, it's on! I would highly recommend this for all the brown eye liner lovers out there!

You can buy this here for £5

Benefit benetint

I mix this in with my technic 'High lights' highlighter (a great alternative to the benefit high lighter!), and it gives it such a nice colour. It just gives a healthier glow, which you know, is always good!

You can buy this here for £24.50

That's pretty much all the beauty products, but I just want to throw a few random things in there too, so...

  • My ukulele! - I don't know what brought it on, but I've got a new found love for my ukulele. I've been playing for about a year and a half, but I just can't get enough of it! I play violin, guitar, piano and...recorder (I learnt when I was at primary school, and it's just stuck with me) but I'm just obsessed with it!
  • Pajama bottoms - Now that it's getting colder, I have been buying so many pairs of these! It's the nicest feeling to get home and just pull a pair on. 
  • My art book - I've just been drawing a lot lately. Nothing in particular, just what ever I feel like. I'm not good or anything, I've just been enjoying do it!
  • The cinema - I've spent a lot of money going to see films lately. Mostly horror. My most recent trip was to see sinister with some

  •  friends. It was so scary! These boys kept laughing at me and my friend though - we were gripping each others hands so tightly, and jumping at the slightest things!
  • Youtube - I just love watching people (that sounds a bit dodgey!) I would love love love to start a youtube channel, but I know nobody would watch, so it would be a bit pointless really! Maybe one day....
So that's it! I know there's not a lot of beauty products, but these are just the things I've been using non-stop!
Sorry again for the long break, but I'm back now! And I'll try update again soon. 
Also, can I ask you all, if you have a blog, to leave me the link! I love finding new blogs to read, so I'll pop over and most certainly give you a follow. 
Thanks for reading, bye!