Monday, 30 June 2014

Summer Nails

Now that Summer time is officially here in the UK and we're actually getting some sunshine (yay!). I thought I'd share with you some of favourite summer nail polishes from my ever-growing collection!

4. OPI Nail Polish which I received in my June Birchbox, here.

7. Maybelline New York Colorama (old) in Fuchsia Flash.

What are your favourite summer nail polishes?

Abigail x

Friday, 27 June 2014

Product Empties #2

This is my second product empties post and there are quite a few more products than the first post that I've managed to accumulate (despite forgetting to save some of the bottle now and again, oops) and I've also given you a quick review on how I found each of the products, so, enjoy...

Hair: Herbal Essences Ignite my Colour Shampoo - I went through a phase of trying different shampoos to see which one worked the best for me, although I did like this one I'm now back to and sticking to vo5.
Avon's Superfruit Souffle - This smells so nice and I don't think Avon stock it anymore but I have to say it was one of my favourite conditioner's ever!
Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter - I had a bit of a love/hate relationship with this product. Before I purchased it I'd read mixed reviews, some saying that it made their hair knotty which I didn't think was possible until the first (and second) time of using it it did the same to me! I then gave it another try and since then it was fine and it smells good too.
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle - I love this product. I remember when it first came out a few months back and after seeing some before and after photos I knew I really needed this, I can't believe how well it works and I can't wait to use it again once I re-purchase it!

Face: Botanics All Bright Purifying Face Scrub - This is a product that although I liked at first I thought it was a bit too harsh as a face scrub compared to some others that I've been so I don't think I'd buy this again.
Origins Clear Improvement Face Mask - Although this is only a sample it lasted me quite a while and now that I've had a chance to try it I know how much I like it (just as I thought I would) and now I can allow myself to at some point pay for the full-size version.

Body: Avon Senses Winter Delight Shower Gel, Wilko Sweet Shower Smoothie and Grace Cole Eastern Spa Body Wash. As they're all shower gels/body washes there isn't too much I can say about these three except that they all smell so good although they're all different. The winter delight smells particularly amazing and it gets me in the mood for Christmas!

Other: Charlie Pink Body Spray - One of my favourite body sprays for almost ten years now, just smells amazing, I'm not surprised it's still being made!
Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara - If you want long lashes rather than volume this is a great mascara and Rimmel is a great brand to go to for mascara's too.

Have you tried or want to try any of these products?

Abigail x

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

My First Birchbox (June 2014)

 I know this might be a little late showing you what I received in my June Birchbox but I had been away at uni when it got delivered home so I've only just opened it myself! This is my first ever Birchbox and I was so excited to see what treats I had inside and I wanted to share what I received with you. I've added a little description on the items I have from their website because I haven't had chance to use any of them yet myself but when I do I will let you know how I get on with them and maybe do a couple of reviews for you.

Beauty Blender - Birchbox says, "Eggs are nutritionally good for you for a lot of reasons and this egg-shaped beauty tool is good for your make-up, too! The beautyblender® make-up sponge was created without edges in order to eliminate visible lines and streaks. Use the sides of the sponge to seamlessly apply foundation and blush all over the face, while the pointed tip is great for applying base into small spaces and onto blemishes. This little egg-shaped miracle will leave your make-up base looking flawless. And the solid blendercleanser® soap will leave IT looking flawless."

The Balm How 'Bout them Apples - Birchbox says, "Every single one of these bright easy-to-blend shades can be used on both cheeks and lips – and they won’t streak or fade once applied. The creamy formulas offer long-wearing colour that's buildable – start with a little and layer up for a more dramatic flush. Have your way with six orchard-inspired colours, from a perky Cobbler red to a demure and sophisticated Caramel. Bonus: Inside the palette you'll find images of six rather gorgeous shirtless guys."

 Caudalie Vinoperfect SPF15 Day Perfecting Fluid - Birchbox says, "Whether you’re spending the day at the beach or running errands, this multitasking moisturiser will brighten, correct and retexturise the skin. The oil-free formula smooths lines, minimises pores and reduces dark spots, thanks to a concentrate of active ingredients that treat and correct. Say hello to a happier, more radiant complexion."

 Naobay Body Radiance Lotion - Birchbox says, "Natural, organic, recyclable, biodegradable - Naobay's philosophy in producing both environmentally friendly and skincare friendly products runs deep through the company with not a stone unturned. This is a lemony fresh organic body lotion with shea butter, olive and avocado oils for truly soft skin."

Birchbox Keyring!

O.P.I Nail Lacquer - Birchbox says, "When it comes to commitment, OPI’s devotion knows no bounds. Since it was founded in 1981, the nail care line has dedicated itself to breaking down barriers, leading the pack in quality, safety, excellence and – of course – innovation. The brand’s adored assortment of nail lacquers, renowned for its top-notch formulas and clever names, has built up quite the faithful global following – including us! Part of OPI's gorgeous spring/summer 2014 Brazil collection, 'Where Did Suzi's Man-go?' is a bright, juicy orange-mango shade that will look a-ma-zing with a tan (here's hoping!)."

Abigail x

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

June Fashion Wishlist

For the past few months rather than doing a general wish list I've been trying to focus on different things such as beauty or specific retailers. So for this months wish list I've chosen to focus on fashion! There isn't much on my wish list at the moment fashion wise but my favourite are the Nike trainers, I really want to start running (or jogging at least) and these would be perfect to get me motivated!

What's on your wish list this month?

Abigail x

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Normanby Hall

Last week I went home for a few days to celebrate my birthday and whilst I was there I visited Normanby Hall with my family. Although I didn't get to take any photographs of the interior I thought I'd share some of the pictures I did take whilst I was there. Enjoy...

Cute cat that wanted to sunbathe and make friends.

A Peacock waiting for his dinner.

Abigail x