Thursday, 9 February 2017

Instagram Diary 02

I was planning on getting this posted on Sunday (my usual posting day) but I didn't quite have time to finish it off as I spent the weekend visiting a friend in the Lake District - post coming soon. Here's some of the photos I've posted to Instagram lately, you can find more on my profile here.

Back to adding some more wildlife photography to my Instagram here are some winter photos of (left) a Robin in the Lake District from a while ago and (right) a Great Tit in the woods close to my home. The cacti in the centre are starting to grow at last and they look so pretty.

My most worn nail polish through January had to be this purple shade by Maybelline, it's such a great autumn/winter shade. These boots from London Rebel (asos) are amazing, I love getting new shoes and they're surprisingly easier to walk in than I imagined. I love sunsets and the way the sky changes colour, it's so lovely to watch.

When in B&Q I have to go and check out the plant section and once I thought this cactus looked like Mickey Mouse there was no way I could leave it there. A photo of a Dunnock which aren't that easy to photograph, they move so quickly. My monthly favourites for January, you can read more about those here.

 I've seen a lot about the PS (Primark) false nails lately so I bought some to try, although I've not tried them out just yet. A pretty starling posing out in the garden last week, And a throwback photo to strolling around London last year, this was taken in Neal's Yard in Covent Garden.

These three photos were taken this last weekend when I visited the Lake District (post coming soon). The first photo was taken at the top of Gummer's How (I was very worn out by the time I reached the top). The second was taken at the Lakes Aquarium which I thought was cute as I managed to capture what looks like the cast of Finding Nemo/Dory. And finally my latest snap is of Postman Pat's post office in Kendal. It's no longer a post office but it was still a cute little feature to see and read about where the author got some of his inspiration for the tv series from.

Hope you enjoyed this post.


Sunday, 29 January 2017

January Favourites

I haven't written a monthly favourites in so so long but seen as I've been wearing these quite a lot this month, I thought I would share them with you.

NYX Lip Liner (Sugar Glass) and NYX Lipstick Suede (SandStorm) - This NYX lip duo has been my favourite thing to wear on my lips this month, I've been looking for the perfect nude shade and I think this could be it. I'll actually be writing a blog post on this duo soon so stay tuned to see some swatches. 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation - This foundation is the first 'high-end' foundation I've actually tried and I love it! It lasts all day and there's not another foundation I've tried so far that can beat it.

Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish (25/Plump it up) - I've been wearing this nail polish almost all of January, it's a lovely deep purple shade and perfect for winter months before I start to reintroduce my bright spring polishes.

Lucifer TV show - Non-beauty favourite of the month has to be the TV show Lucifer, (although it's not actually on TV, it's available to watch on Amazon Prime). In this show Lucifer is the devil who has come back to earth and starts to work for the LAPD, I don't know what it is about detective shows but I just love them and they're even better when they have a twist too. Another favourite of mine at the moment is Grimm.

What have been your favourites this month?


Sunday, 22 January 2017

NYX soft matte lip cream

If you follow me over on Instagram you'll probably know that i'm starting to become a big Nyx fan. Last year I reviewed the Tame and Frame brow pomade which you can read here. The first product I ever bought by Nyx was this Soft Matte Lip Cream, I only have the one at the moment but I love it, I was torn between the shade London and Stockholm and eventually decided to go for Stockholm. 

The soft matte lip cream goes on really smooth and creamy, as you'd expect and then dries to a matte finish. It's not like your usual matte liquid lipstick as it's quite buttery rather than a liquid. The shade Stockholm that I went for is more of a pink-nude than a brown-nude, which although I've worn it all year round since I got it in June it is much more of a Spring/summer shade. I've found that they aren't the most long lasting product ever, the lip cream tends to wear off once you've eaten something but apart from that it stays put for a few hours.

I can't wait to try out some different shades. You can get the Nyx soft matte lip cream in this shade and more here for £5.50.


Friday, 13 January 2017

Instagram Diary 01

It's been a long long time since I last posted an Instagram post here on my blog and I feel that my Instagram has changed a lot since then and still is changing. I've never really had a theme with my Instagram but from the New Year I decided I wanted to improve my photography (in-particular my photos of wildlife) and share more of it with you. So here are the photos I uploaded to Instagram over the last couple of weeks. If I keep up with posting on Instagram regularly these 'Diary' type posts may be regular too. If you don't already follow me you can do so here.

An Oyster Catcher by the sea at Culzean Castle in Scotland from the Summer. A lovely candle holder by Yankee Candle which a friend bought me for Christmas - it's so pretty. As part of my aim to post more wildlife photos, here's a photo from the lake district a couple of years ago of a posing Mallard.

 If you follow me on Instagram already you'll probably know I love a sunset and this one was taken on a winter walk around the woods a couple of weeks ago. Another throwback to the lake district with a photo of these Canada Geese as I booked tickets to go and visit a friend in the lakes in a few weeks time and on one of my visits there before I got chased by these Geese wanting some more food. NYX are fast becoming one of my favourite makeup brands, this soft matte lip cream is one of my favourite pieces so far.

On another winter walk last week I managed to get some more photographs of wildlife, one bird which I'd never seen before was this Nuthatch. Finally getting around to paint my nails for the first time in a while, I went for a Tanya Burr nail polish in 'Little Duck' and attempted a bit of nail art too.

Don't forget to follow me here and let me know what your Instagram theme is.


Tuesday, 3 January 2017

2017 Wishlist

Hello 2017!

After the longest blogging break I've ever had (it wasn't even intentional - honestly) I'm back. The New Year always makes me feel fresh and like it's time to get organised so hopefully I can work that with Abigail's World too. Towards the end of 2016 I got busy, moved from one job to another with no routine in place so my blog got pushed to the back of my to-do list. So now that I've got some time off before starting a whole new job (and career) I thought I'd spend some time writing for my blog. It's been so long that even Blogger has changed! So what better way to start off 2017 on my blog than with a wishlist of a few things that I'd like to treat myself to by the end of the year.

Marc Jacobs Daisy - I've always been a fan of Marc Jacobs perfumes and after trying a few in Boots the other day I think this one became my favourite.

Urban Decay Naked Palettes - Possibly the most talked about eye shadow palettes in the blogging world and I'm still yet to own one, I think my favourite is probably Naked 2 but having the whole collection would be amazing.

Canon EOS 700D DSLR Camera - If you follow me over on Instagram then you'll probably know that I'm getting quite into my photography, especially wildlife photography. But there's only so much you can do before you have to purchase a dslr, I've read up on a few different brands and cameras lately and this one seems to be quite good for the lower budget but I'm still not 100% sure which one I'd go for.

JML Simply Straight Heated Brush - I'm not sure if it's just me or if everyone seems to have released one of these brushes at the same time. At first I never really believed the ads that these were as good as they made out but after seeing some reviews lately they seem pretty good and I would imagine possibly better for your hair too.

What's on your 2017 wishlist?


Sunday, 25 September 2016

10 things I love about Autumn

Now that it's officially Autumn I feel like I can start making my blog very autumnal too - it is one of my favourite seasons after all. So today here are some of my favourite things about Autumn.

1. It's cooler - Summer is great for getting out and about and doing stuff but sometimes it is just TOO hot. I'm an autumn kind of person all the way and I'm looking forward to being able to sleep without having to keep the window open.

2. Hot drinks - I'm a big tea drinker and although that doesn't change in the summer months, autumn (and winter) are definitely the time to bring out the hot chocolate and chai lattes.

3. Berry Colours - I know all you bloggers out there secretly can't wait for those cosy burgundy knits and the berry lipsticks and nails to become acceptable again, just like me.

4. It's getting closer to CHRISTMAS - If you know me at all you'll know that Christmas is my favourite time of the year and for me Autumn is when it starts to feel like it's getting closer.

5. All the candles - I do love a fruity scented candle in the summer but you just can't beat an autumn/winter/christmas scent, my current favourite has to be 'Spiced orange and clove'.

6. Baking - Who am I kidding? I bake all year round, as you may be able to tell by some of my latest blog posts. But there's something much more special about a nice warm apple and cinnamon crumble, mmmm.

7. Cosy clothes - Snuggling up in your favourite fluffy socks and cosy jumpers in front of the fire is the best.

8. Leaves changing colour - How could you not love seeing the green leaves change all shades of yellow, orange and red.

9. Halloween - I never use to be a big fan of Halloween but since going to uni and dressing up for it every year, I've started to love it!

10. Bonfire night - Seeing the dark nights sky lit up by fireworks is just so much fun.