College Round Up | September – December | Blogmas Day 21

Hello everyone welcome back,

(Having to post this at the time I have because my internet cut out last night meaning this post didn’t go live, which I thought it did!)

Today I thought I’d give you a round up of what my time in college has been like over the past 4 months.

To start, I obviously felt so awkward and with not knowing anyone I felt uneasy being in such a different environment to what I was used to in high school. The change and step up from high school is much more relaxed and it really helps with the fact you can call tutors by their first names rather than calling them miss or sir.

Immediately going into my class, I thought it’d only be small but as the first session carried, more and more people came into the class and eventually there were 36 – 38 of us in that classroom. Naturally I felt anxious and awkward because everyone seemed to be able to make friends pretty quickly. I, on the other hand hadn’t clicked with anyone yet and that felt like a lot of pressure to try and make friends.

Thankfully now, I have mixed with the right bunch of people who I know I will be able to call friends for life. (Or so I hope).

As the weeks went on, I began to get more comfortable being in a different environment in college and really started to enjoy myself. Unfortunately, I have been off a few times due to illness, having my teeth out, and anxiety but I’ve still managed to keep up to date with everything and hand my assignments in on time and managed to do as best as I can, which I’m really happy with.

Yesterday, I had a much needed chat with my main tutor and its safe to say I’m feeling much happier about college in general and going in and getting shit done. Next half term I’ll do another one of these and let you know how I’m feeling and if anything has changed.  I’m sorry this post is late with going up, which is such a pain but I’ll post another blog after I post this.

I hope you all have a lovely Christmas, and thank you for reading.

Till next time,

~Abi♡

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Products I Have Tried That Haven’t Worked For Me | Blogmas Day 20

Hello everyone welcome back,

Today I have a short post about products I have purchased which really haven’t worked well for me. I have one product for everything so we’ll start with face primers.

The first product is the Maybelline Baby Pore Eraser Primer. This product was £7.99 from Superdrug (Click here) and this primer for me is so greasy and really doesn’t contribute to keeping your makeup on all day because it genuinely makes my makeup slide off my face. After applying the primer my face feels greasy and really doesn’t feel nice at all. I wouldn’t recommend this primer as it was so hyped about on Youtube but it really isn’t worth the hype for me.

The second product is the Rimmel BB Cream. (Click here) This was £6.99 from Superdrug. My first point is that the colour range is awful and really doesn’t offer much for the skin. I know BB creams are supposed to be light coverage for your face, but the shade I got (I can’t remember what it was because I threw it out because it just didn’t work) was really bad. At first, the colour matched me but soon after it began to turn more and more orange and just didn’t suit my skin at all. The formula began to turn quite watery and I just hated the product even more. It might just have been mine, but I really disliked this product.

The next product is the MUA Hide & Conceal Concealer. This was £1 and it was the stick formulation. I didn’t like this because stick concealers anyway for me are really cakey and everything cakes up on my skin and this is something I really don’t like because it looks like I’m really crap at makeup when in all honesty I don’t think I’m that bad at it! (Loads of people are better than me obviously). For £1 I really don’t think its worth getting this product.

Fortunately, I haven’t found a blush, bronzer or highlight that hasn’t worked for me but I have found an eyebrow product I don’t like which is the Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil which is generally quite chalky and the pencil is either too chunky or too thin. I bought mine in the shade 004 Black / Brown because it was the closest colour to my hair colour. Click here to find it. Some people might like it but I just don’t. the only good thing about this product is the price because they’re only £2.99 on the Superdrug site.

 

Those are all the products I have to talk about today. Let me know some products you have tried which haven’t worked out for you.
Thank you very much for reading and we have hit 80 followers so thank you all for following, reading and liking and commenting!

Till next time,

~Abi <3

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A Typical (Lazy) Festive Day | Blogmas Day 19

Hello everyone, welcome back.

Today I’ll be sharing a typical festive day in the lead up to Christmas Day.

So this morning, (it’s Sunday when I’m writing this) I woke up and watched a few Christmassy based videos on YouTube, and watched Elf. (Again) I decided to write this based on my Sunday because there really isn’t anything festive about college in all honesty. Just a place full of people who are waiting for the rest of the week to hurry up. I break up from college on Wednesday, so it really can’t come quick enough.

Up till now, we’ve not done anything particularly festive. Right now I’m waiting with my mums side of the family to have a little photo shoot session for my grandparents’ Christmas presents. It’s cold where we are in this little building but it’ll do perfectly.

So, we came back from the photo shoot around 3.30 and it is now 5:37, and as its a Sunday, I think its fine for us to be as lazy as we like. My mum and dad are in the kitchen making everyone some food and we have Miracle on 34th Street ready to play, which will be followed by watching Frozen.

After dog sitting last night, I don’t really want to do much this evening as I didn’t get home until gone midnight and the tiredness has literally hit me in the past hour so I’m feeling a bit under the weather and not really up to much.

After watching a couple of films, I can guarantee I will be in the bath using one of the bath fizzers Eden got me for my secret Santa present to relax me and get me ready for college tomorrow (today when you’re reading this). I’ll let you know how my week goes in Wednesday’s post.

During the college day today as you’re reading this, I would have done another of my ‘My Day in …. Seconds’ videos which you can find on my YouTube channel if you click here

I loved doing that video, and lots of people on my channel enjoyed it too. After Christmas I will hopefully be back making videos so subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already!

  • www.youtube.com/c/planetabs1704 or search Abi Says

Finally to finish my festive day, I will write my blog post for the next Blogmas and schedule a few posts too for the continuing days. I also edit my featured images over on Canva.com if you were interested at all. I found this site through Rachel (sittingintheclouds) and my featured images are 100% inspired by her. I use a different text to hers and I’m still experimenting so if it looks like I’m copying I promise you I’m not aha 🙂

Anyway.

Thank you all very much for reading! Let me know what you do on a festive day, and what your favourite things to do are!

Until next time,

~Abi <3

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The Christmas Tag! | Blogmas Day 18

Hello everyone welcome back! I’m currently writing this whilst dog sitting!
Today I will be doing The Christmas Tag and I got the questions from Morgan from enthusiastblog

Without further ado, here we go!

1. What is your favourite Christmas film?

My favourite Christmas film HAS to either be Elf or Muppets Christmas Carol. I absolutely love these films and I watch both of them at least 10 times each in the lead up to Christmas

2. Have you ever had a White Christmas?

Being in the UK and especially North Wales, a white Christmas is inevitable and something you can never expect to see or have. However, I have had quite a few white Christmases in my 16 years and ones I can remember spending with my family having snowball fights in our old house. In March probably about two years ago now, we didn’t have a white Christmas; instead the snow held off until March and it was at least 5- 7 inches deep and my friends and I had a ball! These days, I don’t like snow and I love not having snow! (Sorry)

3. Where do you usually spend your holiday?

At home with my family, and usually do a gift swap with my friends a few days before Christmas to really get into the Christmas mood and spirit.

4. What is your favourite Christmas song?

I love listening to all Christmas songs especially Mr Michael Buble and Mariah Carey. A song I love listening to which isn’t really meant for Christmas is ‘Home’ by Michael Buble and I think its amazing.
5. Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?

Kind of is my answer! My brother and sister and I will receive a box from my mum and dad every year with a pair of pyjamas each, a box of chocolates, and a festive film for us all to watch and snuggle up.
6. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixon, Comit, Blitzen…uhm… not exactly, no.

7. What holiday traditions are you looking forward to most this year?

I love waking up on Christmas morning and coming downstairs and being greeted by firstly, my puppy, and opening the front room door and being greeted by the swarm of Christmas presents sat on the sofa for my family and I. I love watching my family’s reactions to their presents, and this year I think I have done pretty well with their presents and I think they’re going to be a happy bunch of people.

8. Is your Christmas tree real or fake?

Its fake! We definitely would have gotten a real one, but with my dog its not exactly easy because he would definitely just be chewing it 99% of the time.

9. What is your all-time favourite holiday food/sweet treat?

Yule log, Matchsticks, and biscuit and cookie collections 😉

10. Be honest: do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts better?

I definitely love giving presents, but I also love receiving them and being grateful and happy because it definitely brings my mood up if I’m feeling crappy and I just love both of them and couldn’t decide if I had to!

11. What is the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received?

Last year, I was in a pickle because I didn’t have the greatest phone (iPhone 4s) and don’t get me wrong I loved that phone and had had it for two years and used it for absolutely everything. It was my mini computer because my own computer had broke so I downloaded Microsoft Word onto that phone and that took up quite a bit of space. Because it was the year of my final GCSE’s too, I needed a new phone and a laptop but I wasn’t expecting to get both! I was absolutely over the moon and overwhelmed to high heavens but this laptop has helped me with my revision and keeping up with hobbies – such as my blogging and I absolutely adore it and I’m so so grateful.

12. What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?

I think definitely New York to see the Rockerfeller Tree (Morgan also mentions the same on her post.) Just to witness a Christmas in another big city would be absolutely incredible!

13. Are you a pro-present wrapper, or do you fail miserably?

Definitely fail miserably! I honestly have the worst wrapping skills in the family and I was with my friend Romy yesterday and she’s so much better at wrapping than me!

14. Most memorable Holiday moment?

I honestly don’t know! I think it has to be opening the phone and laptop last year and me crying with joy and my dad absolutely beaming!

15. What made you realise the truth about Santa?

Thankfully, I didn’t have to be told the truth. I figured it out for myself because I recognised my mum and dad’s writing and thought it was suspicious and then I have obviously grown out of believing in Santa for myself, but I still believe in him for my eight year old brother.

16. Do you make New Years resolutions? Do you stick to them?

I don’t, no. Purely because of the fact that I know I won’t be able to stick to them because I make weekly goals for myself and I can hardly stick to those!

17. What makes the holidays special for you?

I think the main special thing about the holidays for me is giving presents to others and enjoying the holiday spirit with my family and friends. I love making every Christmas as special as possible!

That is it for this post! Thank you all for reading and I’ll catch you in my next!

Until next time,

~Abi <3

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Why I Love December | Blogmas Days 16 & 17

Hello everyone, welcome back.

Today I have a post about why I love December so much. This is also an apology for not posting  yesterday so I’m aiming to make this quite a lengthy post to make up for it.

I love love every season in many ways and every year something changes for me about each season and each month.

First off, the change in temperature is obviously a massive one. Every morning when I leave for college at 7.15am, it is absolutely freezing and it feels like my nose will genuinely fall off from frosting! The wind is sometimes too chilly for my liking, but other times it is more of a nice, fresh wind which doesn’t make me want to run to the nearest house and cuddle up in a blanket.
At the moment in the UK, the temperature is so confusing. I think it must have been last week where the temperature around my local area was something like 13 degrees to at least 14/15, which is absolutely insane. However, that temperature didn’t really last long and dropped as soon as people started appreciating it. For me the temperature falling is great because it means I can wear big fluffy bulky coats and lovely warm jumpers and buy think scarves to basically strangle myself to make sure I’m kept warm!

I’ve had the same winter coat for about two years now because I don’t personally think its necessary to go out and buy a new coat every year just for the winter time. I love mine as it was in a massive sale where it used to be something around £30 from the F&F range in Tesco and its lasted me so long and its generally great for the winter months from October to February.

The next thing I love about December is the lights on the houses. For example, I really love warm toned lights where you can look at your Christmas Tree and really appreciate the vast difference of the temperature of your home compared to the temperature of the outside world. When I’m walking past houses where people have their Christmas tree up, I love to take a few seconds to look at it. I mainly like the warm tones because again, I just think they make you feel warm and it gives you a Christmas feel!

I don’t like icy cold lights based around cold colours – like white or light blue because they just give such a cold atmosphere and if I’m being honest, they’re uncomfortable to look at. (Personal preference – please don’t kill me if you absolutely adore icy blue white lights)

The warm drinks have to be one of my favourite things about December because you can drink as many cold drinks as you please and not feel guilty about how much tea or coffee or hot chocolate you drank that day. My personal favourite this month has definitely been buying a Mint Hot Chocolate from Costa Coffee (I get a medium size every time) and they’re £3.55 so you can’t really go wrong in all honesty. My mum also bought sachets of mint hot chocolate to try and save me from spending so much on the Costa drinks…Oops.

I think the next best thing about December has to be the festivity that appears so suddenly every year, and how fast December flies by. It is currently the 17th when I’m writing and posting this and that means there is a week until Christmas Eve and then obviously eight days until Christmas Day which is absolutely insane. This month has absolutely flown and the festivity I think has quite literally come out of no where. There are so many people doing Blogmas and Vlogmas and anything with ‘Mas’ on the end to try and make their content as festive as possible and this year I’m doing it myself and trying my very best to upload something to my blog everyday.
In the town where I live, we have a Christmas tree in the centre of town. Last year it was amazing and big and huge and impressive. This year it just looks like a bog standard pine tree someone decided to go and chop down. So – the residents of the town have tried to make that tree as festive as possible and bring some festive positivity to the little tree and its been so lovely watching people go into the town to buy baubles and tinsel and all sorts to put on the tree, and parents are contributing with their children to allow them to know the good in Christmas.

Finally, the last thing I love about December is the earlier nights and how it gets dark so much faster. For me, this means I can get home and snuggle up with a warm drink to keep me going for the night rather than being cold and having a cold drink instead of a hot one. (If that makes sense!)
When I get the bus home after a long day of college, (the bus turns up / should turn up at 4:45 and I get home around 6) getting off the bus and walking down past the local park is really quite eerie and dark and sometimes foggy and I think getting home from being in the darkness is something I love and I really don’t quite understand why. The warmth of my house always fogs my glasses up too, which shows how cold it really is outside! Even on the weekends I notice the darkness more. It is now 3:29 and I can already tell from the colour of the sky its beginning to get dark already and I’ve been up for seven hours and had seven hours of daylight since being awake. The other 9 hours left of the day will be spent in darkness. How strange.

Anyway!

At the moment, I have written 978 words so this post is getting a wee bit long and I still have a featured image to edit. Also, I just want to thank everyone for all the lovely comments I’ve received recently and all the likes on my various posts. I really appreciate it and it really gives me the motivation to carry this blog on for you all to enjoy and read.

Thank you all for reading and I hope you have a lovely last festive week before Christmas dawns on us next Sunday!

Until next time,

~Abi

A Mini Haul | Blogmas Day 15

Hello all, welcome back.

Again I apologise for this post being late. This evening has consisted of chilling after a semi-stressful week and wrapping more presents.

Today I’m going to share with you a few bits I got this week because I got a couple of things for myself and a few from my college Secret Santa.

First off I got a Black Seaweed Peel off face mask from Superdrug because they’re 99p and you can’t go wrong. I got this one because it said it was suitable for oily skin which is a combination I have (combined with normal) so I decided to try it out. I took this photo whilst wearing the mask and it has definitely left my face less oily and slightly more matte which I love.

I then got another because again, you can’t go wrong. I love peel off masks purely for the fact they’re easier to take off and they’re satisfying to peel!

Eden got me a few bits for secret santa so she got me these bath fizzes which smell amazing.

This gorgeous lipstick from ‘Deluxe’ in ’09 Chicago’. And she also got me coffee because I like coffee as mentioned in ‘My Sudden Love for Coffee’ post.

I also got a chocolate bar from my friend Ruth and I’ve demolished it so here’s a picture of when the wrapper contained chocolate….

And finally Megan got me this adorable keyring of Thor and I’m in love and she’s made my day and I love her to pieces so again thank you Meg!

I’m so grateful to my lovely college friends for getting me bits and pieces! It’s honestly so lovely of you all.

I again apologise for not a very lengthy post. Let me know in the comments if you prefer shorter or longer blog posts.

Until next time,

~Abi♡

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My Mental Health and How I’m Feeling | Blogmas Day 14

Hello everyone welcome back.

I apologise for uploading so late but I’ve been busy with wrapping presents and responding to an exciting email!

I just wanted to put a post together talking about my mental health currently and where I feel I stand with it and just generally how I’m feeling.

So.

Currently at this moment, my main college tutor has been signed off for two weeks following the ceiling falling on his head. (Unfortunate – I know) Meaning I’m stressed and down and really not sure what is and what’s not getting marked whilst the other tutors teach us.

This is immensely caving on me right now and I’ve had a breakdown last week where I just lost it and cried and pondered for hours how much work there really is to do. Without my tutor being in, our whole class is quite literally stumped.

This has effected me badly as I’m finding it harder and harder to make it to college everyday because I have no motivation to get work done.

I’m also studying maths (again) in college because I need a C and the college are refusing to let me get anyway with it because this is my third time sitting the maths foundation paper. (I’m from North Wales meaning I sat the exam in year 10 and 11. My College is in cheshire and they’ve only sat it once.) Maths on top of everything brings me right down. My tutor is an arse (sorry) and my class is hard to work in because of people in it. I’ve hardly attended maths meaning my attendance is dropping- giving me another thing to worry about and it’s really not fun at all.  I’m not good with numbers. I want to work with photography and journalism and the media in general and I really don’t see the point in studying maths on top of studying a level 3 course.

Today at the present moment of writing this post (23.17PM G.M.T December 14th) I’m feeling okay in my head. I feel like the clouds are moving in and out constantly and never really leave my mind as a rend clear sky if you will.

I’m surrounded by the right people, just not necessarily the environment is working for me.

My blog I feel is somewhere I can come if I’m feeling down and just type my feelings onto the Internet and be okay with it because that’s what I want to do.  But in other cases I feel I’m putting myself in danger and then think people I know will see my posts and interpret them completely different to how I want to come across…

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I’m sorry for all my blubber and randomness within this post. I’m just not entirely sure how to feel day in day out and put a brave face on and hope for the best… because it really confuses me and my brain and my emotions are everywhere.

I don’t want to make this a ridiculously long post because I simply don’t want to blubber on for a century. I had nothing to write about tonight so I decided to give you a mental health update and I hope that’s okay.

Again – till next time,

Thanks for reading

~Abi ♡

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Oops… | Blogmas Day 13

Im really sorry for not putting up a post today. I’ve been so lost with everything recently and tonight I’ve just had a complete mind blank of what to post. I promise they’ll be a normal post tomorrow. Just want to thank Eden for reminding me to post! Click here for her blog because she deserves followers♡

Again im really sorry but I’ll be back with another post tomorrow! ♡

Till next time

~Abi♡

Getting Braces & My Experience | Blogmas Day 12

Hello everyone welcome back,

Today I’m going to talk you through my braces experience and what I went through to get them on.

So to start, I had a consultation in about May time where I went to see my orthodontist and discuss having my braces on. I’m going to first say I don’t like my orthodontist as he was rude to me and I just overall didn’t like him much at all from first impressions. I was told I had to have four teeth out in order to have the brace fitted because otherwise the orthodontic treatment would have no effect at all. I was very hesitant about this and it took me 6 months to actually have my teeth out eventually. The experience of having my teeth out was daunting, but I’ll come to that.

Next step was to have the mould done. This was absolutely disgusting and yes, it is as bad as people make it out to be. I’m not going to sugarcoat this, I truly found it vile. You have two gum shields full of goo pushed against your top gum first and then your bottom gum afterwards to get the shape of your teeth and mouth.They hold them there for a good 10 – 15 seconds and there will be left over goo from the mould everywhere. It’s honestly not the best thing I’ve ever experienced.

After finally getting the appointments out of the way, it was finally time for me to have my teeth out. I didn’t do this as everyone else does. I used the gas and air method which was a mask which sort of looked like a snorkel around my nose which was being filled with anaesthetic to not knock me out, but make me sort of deluded, and keep me calm more than anything. The gas and air had two effects on me the two times I had my teeth out. The first time, I found myself really giddy and laughing at myself and finding it absolutely hilarious I couldn’t feel one side of my face. The second time, I was a state and it made me quite emotional and I came out of the appointment and cried lots and lots…

The ladies in there with me were absolutely lovely and made sure I was comfortable. During getting my teeth out, there was literally what everyone said there would be – lots of tugging, pulling, shoving; and that is exactly what I felt. The needles were sort of painful has the numbing anaesthetic started to kick in but the needle itself going in was just the most discomfort I’ve ever felt.

Because I didn’t want my four teeth out coming all at once, I had it done in two separate appointments hence why the gas and air had different effects.

The after effects of the teeth coming out and the numbing wearing off was very annoying. Its horrid not being able to feel your face and having to wait for it to come back with the feeling so you can start drinking normally again. I hated having to wait so long and the second time took even longer because he seemed to use quite a few syringes of the anaesthetic.

FINALLY I got to have my brace on last week (Tuesday 6th December) and it didn’t hurt at all and only ached for a few hours on and off. The worst thing about it was probably the blocks going on because of the glue they use to stick them on tasting absolutely vile. Also having the bands put in and attached was kind of painful / uncomfortable because there was a lot of force being used for me and twisting which felt like my teeth were going to fall out.

Since having my braces on, I’ve been living off skips, weetabix and jelly and thats about it until I can eat properly again.

Thank you all for reading and I hope this post was helpful to anyone having braces put on soon!

Till next time,

~Abi

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My Top Vlogmas Vloggers | Blogmas Day 11

Hello everyone welcome back!

This December I have found SO many Youtubers doing Vlogmas and it’s insane, so I’ve decided to share with you my favourites!

First up is really quite obvious who now has 4, 467, 677 subscribers at the time I’m writing this and that is Zoe from More Zoella. Her content is interesting and therapeutic to watch and she does a lot of time lapses which I find really great to watch! As I’m writing this post I’m watching her Vlogmas Day 9 and she’s unboxed her PO Box and it’s insane how much she gets but back to the point; I absolutely love her content and she constantly has great videos.

YouTube Channel – MoreZoella

My next favourite vlogmas Vlogger has been Molly from Beauty Spectrum. Her vlogs have always been something I’ve watched as she daily vlogged in the summer and everyday she was doing something different with either her friends or family and I absolutely adore that. From watching Molly, she really motivates me to do things which is so so helpful!

YouTube Channel – Beauty Spectrum

The next Youtuber I’ve been obsessed with watching over the past 10 days is Jasmine Clough where she uploaded a different video every single day and there’s something different based around Christmas everyday and I’ve been loving it!

YouTube Channel – Jasmine Clough

The last youtuber I can think of is Gabbie from Velvetgh0st who vlogs on her second channel. she said she wasn’t going to do vlogmas this year but she’s actually done it everyday up to now and again she is someone who just produces interesting videos and vlogs and she has the personality just like everyone else I’ve mentioned.

YouTube Channel – Gabriella Lindley

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I thought this would be an interesting post to do as I did vlogmas on my youtube channel last year but this year I’ve come away from my channel to dedicate my time to my blog and I absolutely love it. Let me know who your favourite blogmas bloggers and vlogmas Vloggers are! Make sure to link them!

Thankyou for reading!

For now

~ Abi ♡

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