Sunday, 24 May 2015

Elsham Hall Gardens and Country Park

A couple of weeks ago I visited Elsham Hall which is a little place in Lincolnshire where you can see some lovely animals and take a walk in the gardens. There are so many pretty flowers to see and in the lovely weather I could walk around this place all day. This day out reminded me of when I use to go when I was younger, feeding the fish in the lake and the birds that are roaming around.

Abigail x

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Product Empties #3

It's been a long long time since I last did a Product Empties post, I'm so rubbish at remembering to keep empties to photograph there should be a lot more, but I've still managed to keep quite a few for this post to share with you. I've also been trying out different products since my last post of this kind so hopefully you'll get to see some new products.

Baylis & Harding Hot Chocolate Shower Gel (set) - This shower gel was part of a gift set I was given at Christmas and I loved using it. I find that some things that claim to be chocolate scented don't actually smell like chocolate whereas this shower gel does. And I'm now using the gingerbread one that also came with this set!

Possibilities Strawberry Souffle Shower Gel - This shower gel lasted me such a long time it's a really big bottle and I like how it even gave you a recipe on the bottle which is a little bit odd for a shower gel but if you wanted to re-create the scent into something edible you can with these.

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Cherry - Getting up at 6am and not having time to wash your hair in the morning and having to do it the night before is when dry shampoo comes in handy, with Batiste there are so many scents to choose from and this Cherry flavour is one of my favourites.

Bourjois 123 perfect foundation - This foundation was recommended to me by a couple of my friends that have used it but I have to say I really didn't get on with it at all, I think I had the lightest shade but that still wasn't light enough for me.

Revlon Colourstay Foundation - Now this foundation is actually my favourite foundation, I have the one for combination/oily skin as they also do one for dry skin and I love it. I'm even onto a new bottle of it now, it applied great (best with a beauty blender) and I find the shade matches my skin perfectly.

Maybelline Collosal Mascara - One of my favourite mascaras, I like to always try and use different mascaras because there's so many out there but I found myself going back to this one because I just liked it that much.

Ted Baker Liquid Eyeliner (set) - Finding the best liquid eyeliner can be tricky and especially within a gift set you don't know what you're going to get but with this one it was a winner. Super thin pen and easy to apply, so sad it ran out as I think they only sell it as part of this gift set.

Garnier Micellar Water - When the Garnier/L'Oreal micellar waters first came out I tried the L'Oreal  one and absolutely loved it, but then when I'd read some of the comparison reviews between the two most people seemed to prefer Garnier's especially due to the size and bottle, and after trying Garnier's too I have to say I do also slightly prefer this one too.

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Daily Scrub - This was the first one of this product I'd ever tried and I have to say I really loved it. I'm currently using a different facial scrub at the moment but when I run out I think I might have to go back to this one.

Abigail x

Sunday, 10 May 2015

April Showers Bring May Flowers

If you're a regular reader of my blog you may know that over the past year or so my interest in photography has grown a lot and just keeps on growing. I love taking photos of anything and everything, especially in Spring and Summer when the sun and flowers are out. Some of my favourite things to photograph are landscapes and sunsets and sunrises and flowers. And now that we're into May this year already there are a lot of flowers and blossom around now so I thought I'd share with you some of the photographs I've taken lately.

Abigail x

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Top 5 apps #1

This is a post I've been wanting to write for a while but since then my top 5 favourite apps have almost completely changed! These apps are all available on the Google play store and they're all free except for the last one, which is really worth it anyway!

Instagram is an app that the majority of you will know about, and if not, where have you been?! It's probably my favourite app as I just love taking photos of pretty much everything from food to things I see everyday and of course the sunrises and sunsets

Bloglovin is another app which if you're reading this then I guess you'll be aware of. I think the app can be improved in some ways but I do think it's a great way to quickly access and catch-up on your favourite blogs.

Photofy is a great app for editing photos. You can grab a photo from your gallery to edit or even create a collage, there's filters to add similar to instagram as well as text, frames and 'stickers' and you then have the option to save the image or share to instagram.

Relax Rain is similar to which you may have heard of which some people it probably does nothing for but it actually works for me and helps me to relax. I love being inside when it's chucking it down with rain however sad that may sound. I usually like to listen to it when I'm doing uni work or trying to sleep and it even has a timer so if you do fall asleep to it it will turn off after so long anyway.

Theory Test UK 2015 is the only one of these apps which you have to pay for but I 100% recommend it if you're learning to drive or wanting to pass your theory test any time soon. Although this app is just for the multiple choice part of the theory test you get the option to practice the different areas, do the test and even shows you your progress on both the practice and test.

I hope you're all having a lovely bank holiday weekend!

Abigail x