One of Those Days | AbiSays

Hello everyone,

Today has very much been my definition of a typical summer day for me. I have quite literally spent the day moping about the house rather than being out and about, which don’t get me wrong is actually fairly crap but the past few weeks I have been up and out and getting out of the house trying to find places to adventure to and explore.

Recently, I’ve just not had anywhere to go as a whole. I know places I can go but everywhere in these towns or cities or villages I have managed to explore the majority of already.

I spent the last three weeks maybe? going to and from my local city – Chester. With friends I have already there, I have managed to find new places I didn’t know about which was fun at the time; its just now looking back I couldn’t go back to these places and not find anything new or interesting because my friends quite literally show me every nook and cranny in these places.

I’ve also had some of those really chill days moping about in my own house and in other people’s houses which have again, been lovely and sometimes I much prefer these days to those days where you spend the whole entire day walking about and getting your step count up.

Today has been a day of sitting in, messing about with makeup, planning a couple of blog posts and I actually managed to film two videos today, so I’m quite happy. I’ve also been vlogging but because I’ve not been doing anything, there’s nothing for me to actually put together for a vlog, which is defeating the object completely of creating a vlog.

I am very tired though purely because of the fact since breaking up from college, my s,eep pattern has been completely and utterly destroyed. (also the fact my body just can’t stay asleep) I’ve been falling asleep at the most stupid times of the night. Last week I had the full week of not falling asleep until half 3 in the morning and its starting to kinda effect me during the day now. My sleeping is completely and utterly ruined, so if anyone has any ideas of how I can get to sleep at a reasonable time and train my body back into a sleeping pattern, please let me know!

I’m going to go and post this blog and then create the thumbnail, and hopefully get these two videos edited as well as writing another post. Wish me luck!

Until next time,

~Abi <3

 

Where Have I Been? | AbiSays

Hello everyone,

Its been a while! A month in fact… Oops

I have been so so busy the past month with coursework for college but I have finally been signed off meaning I have so much more time to be able to dedicate towards not only my blog, but to my YouTube channel too. I am really looking forward to getting back into blogging and vlogging especially over the next month as I embark on a journey to Australia with my family.

Everything has been so very mish mash that its even been hard for me to keep up with myself but I am hoping to delve back into my two platforms as soon as possible. If you don’t follow me over on my YouTube channel, I’d really appreciate if you guys subscribed. You can click here to find it and see the mayhem which I call my life!

I have been really inspired by so many YouTubers recently, especially vloggers such as Zoe, Molly, and Ebony and have just been given that motivation I needed to get back into the swing of things.

I really hope to see you over here on my blog but also on my channel too. There will be vlogs hopefully going up all through July so i am very excited for the next month!

I do apologise for not being able to come over here and talk to you guys for such a long time but I really appreciate the patience! (There are now 94 of you, which I think is absolutely insane!)

Until next time,

~ Abi x

Being Away From Blogging… | AbiSays

Hello all,

Been such a long time since I’ve uploaded a post of any sort, and let me tell you I wish i could have kept up to date with you all and kept on uploading posts. Believe me, I’ve kinda missed this little corner of the internet. 

So where have I been? Whats been going on since I last uploaded on March 24th?! (Oops) Thats something like 2 and a half months… oh my. Right, so.

Last time, I spoke about my experience with counselling. I have not been back to counselling since leaving and I’m currently in a toss up of going back or not, because of things happening in the next two months regarding my family moving to Australia, which I will talk about in another post soon. However, since leaving counselling I’ve had some good times, and some bad and not a lot has been easy. College is as stressful as ever,  and the year is finally coming to a close and I have like 25 days left until our 2 and a half month (i think) summer.

Since not blogging, my life has pretty much been preoccupied with work, college work and making time for friends and family things. I am now out of  a job again (post coming soon) and basically living off what I was paid and already I have bought a FitBit, a ukulele capo for my sister, a new book, lil bits of food and I ordered myself a dominos earlier tonight too because I can and I decided to treat myself.

Such a small update but I really hope to get back into blogging again. Its currently 47 past 12 at night and I’m re-watching Vania & Jodie’s moving vlogs which are my fave types of vlogs to watch! 

Hope to see you back here soon,

With love,

~Abi <3 

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College Morning Routine | Winter | AD

Hello everyone, happy new year!

Today I have a post to share with you about my college morning routine for the winter time because as the season comes in, days are shorter and nights are longer and if we’re all completely honest, waking up and going to sleep hardly make any difference!

6:30am

My morning starts at half six when I am awoken with my 6.30 alarm. (My alarm is Kiss Me by Ed Sheeran – if you were curious) At this point, I pretty much refuse to wake up and get ready and face the day because I really can’t be bothered leaving my lovely warm bed. I usually wait till its around 6:35 to give me some time to reply to any messages from overnight or emails, and then hop (slowly and reluctantly) out of bed  to get myself dressed.

6:45

By the time I’m dressed, its usually 6:45 and I nip downstairs to get anything I may need from the night before – such as my student ID or a bag or a pair of shoes I want to wear that day. Whilst I’m downstairs I make myself a drink which is usually a small glass of juice or water because I hate drinking anything at all in the morning. Recently I’ve been using the Forza Wheat Grass, Avocado and Cucumber Beauty Care Supplements which are absolutely amazing and make me feel like a normal healthy person! I take one of these in the morning as the box says to take 2 capsules daily with food – so I usually have a couple of biscuits or a small bowl of cereal (provided I have time) and take one of the capsules.

The great thing about these supplements is that they are infused with Zinc to help maintain normal hair, skin, and nails. After I take one of the Forza supplements, I take a Coconut Quench capsule by Regime London and this helps improve and maintain skin hydration and for someone like me this is super important!
The benefits of the Coconut Quench consist of improving skin hydration just after three weeks including the skin and body, and also helps to reduce damage left from cosmetics making it easier to apply makeup.

I’m going to be honest and say the Coconut Quench are definitely the nicer tasting of the two but at the end of the day, it is so worth taking them because of the benefits they both have.

After taking the supplements, I check the time and its usually ten to by this time, so I let our dog out in the back garden for a few minutes, get him back in, dry his paws, and head back upstairs again. My mum is usually awake by this point so I say goodbye to her and my dad before I head out the door.

6:50(ish)

Here is where the rush begins. Time slips away so ridiculously fast in the mornings and I panic about missing the bus. (It’ll happen one day) So with twenty five(ish) minutes to get sorted, I sit on my phone again for a little while and pack my bag and make sure I have all the necessary things I need.

After that’s all done, its usually 7, so my brother and sister will be waking up meaning I need to get into the bathroom and brush my teeth, (which now takes about 5-10 minutes because I have braces meaning I have to make sure my brace is clean) brush my hair and make sure I 100% have everything I need. If I need to or want to, I slip some makeup into a little makeup bag and pop that into my bag for the day.

7:05

With 10 minutes to get downstairs, unlock the door and just generally get ready, I make my way downstairs. Recently I’ve been so obsessed with wearing my scarf and it has been my go to staple for a good few weeks now, and works perfectly for the chilly windy mornings. I grab my scarf and coat from the cupboard and whack those on. I usually forget about my student ID until last second and have to run back upstairs to get it and put it on. (You can’t get anywhere in college without your ID)

I’ve been stirring more towards wearing boots the past few weeks and fluffy socks, so I put those on too.

7:15

The last thing left for me to do is unlock the door, grab my bag and go! The mornings are always super fast and I find myself rushing but I can’t bring myself to wake up any earlier.

So that was my morning routine! Let me know what key things you have to do in the mornings to make sure you’re awake and ready to go! This post was kindly sponsored by Forza and Regime London and you can find their products –

Forza Beauty Care – http://amzn.to/2jD2xPx

Regime London Coconut Quench – http://amzn.to/2jD8Fr6

Thank you all very much for reading and again, a happy new year! Let me know if you want to see a video of this routine!

Until next time,

~Abi

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*This post was kindly sponsored by Regime London and Forza – thank you to the companies who have sent me their products*

The Last Day of Blogmas | Blogmas Day 24

Hello everyone, welcome back

You guys have been so so supportive over the Blogmas period here on my blog. There have been over 40 new followers to come and follow my blog and that’s absolutely insane and I can’t thank you all enough!

I’m currently sat here writing this post watching Carols from Kings before settling down with my family to wear our Christmas pyjamas and watch The Grinch. I have loved doing Blogmas this month and its making me love Christmas more and more and writing more too.

Our house is basically all set for the big man to come and visit tonight, and its safe to say I’m excited for a lovely day with family tomorrow. I’m more excited to give my family their presents as I love watching people open their presents and its always something special to watch.

At the start of the month, I was still pretty new to blogging and don’t get me wrong, I still am now; However I was pretty lost with which posts to put up, and had winged it for at least the first week and a half, but after reading other people’s posts, I had managed to gather myself a few post ideas.

I was also added to a lovely Facebook group called Beauties on Fire by the lovely Beth over on everythingandnothin and I’ve gotten to find different blogs through these amazing people which has definitely helped me get used to posting (almost) every day.
Of course, there were the days where I struggled to post a blog everyday, but that was purely due to having absolutely no idea what to post, and my brain for thinking of ideas on the spot really isn’t fab.

I have really enjoyed putting all of my Blogmas posts together and really saw an improvement in my ability to speak to other bloggers about technical aspects of blogging and I’ve managed to improve along the way and improve my posts for you.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog posts this month and I really appreciate all of the support along the way!

My final post of 2016 will be tomorrow and it’ll be a Christmas haul!

Until next time,

~Abi <3

Contact me at abimoss14@gmail.com

Books I’ve Read In the Past Few Months | Blogmas Day 23

Hey everyone, welcome back.

This post is so so late!! I’ve been busy all day doing a Secret Santa with my friends and spending time with them all day. I then got my phone camera fixed but I’m finally sat down at 8.30 writing this for you!

Let’s start!

I’m actually genuinely happy with the amount of books I’ve managed to read this month. The first is Girl Online On Tour by Zoe Sugg.

I absolutely loved this book and managed to finish it within three days. I love books which see written in a dairy form, I just find them much more interesting to read. In this book, we meet Penny once again with her rock star boyfriend Noah who, of course goes on tour and takes Penny along with him. I’m still yet to read Going Solo, but I’ve heard it’s amazing and follows Penny and Noah perfectly again.

Book 2

Book number two is Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J.K Rowling. I again managed to read this book in the space of 2 – 3 days purely because of the fact it was a brand new book to hit my collection as I had bought a new copy in the Harry Potter World Shop, and I read it on the train back home and loved every chapter as thoroughly as the film. This of course follows Harry Potter in his first year of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as well as his two friends Ron and Hermonie.

Book 3

Lee Evans: The Life of Lee.

As I said about Girl Online, I love books written in a dairy form, or written by the author themselves. In this book you follow the journey of Lee Evans and how he grew up and what his school and home life were like before fame. This book only follows him up to around when he was mid 20s, and this book leaves you on and cliffhanger at the end. (I won’t spoil it)

Book 4

The Night That Changed Everything by Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice.

This book is one of my all time favourites and the story follows the relationship of Rebecca and Ben who are my ultimate goals in all honesty. The book is purely focused on one night which changed absolutely everything between Ben & Rebecca and the whole story is such a roller coaster which I absolutely love! It’s such an interesting read and I’d recommend it to people aged 15 and over!

Again, I’m so sorry this post is so so late. I will upload the featured image tomorrow so the post doesn’t look as boring, and I’ll be back tomorrow with another post.

Till next time,

~Abi♡

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Christmas Day Makeup | Blogmas Day 22

Hello everyone, welcome back

Today I’ll talk you through the makeup I’ll be using / doing on Christmas Day. It’ll mostly be a golden / red / silver based look with an attempted winged liner.

Primer
To start, I use the Nivea Men’s Sensitive Post Shave Balm. I’ve been using this for the past 6 months or so and I absolutely love it and think its amazing during the autumn and winter months. This primer is currently £5.29 in Superdrug, and is constantly on offer in Tesco for £2.50. Click here for Superdrug price, and click here for Tesco price.

Image result for tesco nivea men shave balm

 

Foundation
I really need to get this foundation soon, so tomorrow I’m going to Superdrug tomorrow to get this, but this is the Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation. At the moment I am super pale, so I’ll probably get the shade Ivory 100 – provided it is the lightest shade. This foundation is so so nice to wear and one of my all time favourites and for £7.99 you can’t go wrong.

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Concealer
My most used concealer at the moment is paired with any of the foundation of my choosing. This is the Mac Prolong Wear in NW15 and it was £17 from Debenhams. This is the best concealer for the best coverage and is definitely buildable and easy to wear.

Powder
This powder is a new purchase but I have previously owned it, and this is the Rimmel Clear Complexion Powder and I will always try and get my powder in the lightest shade possible which I get in 021 Transparent. This powder is light, it isn’t cakey and does a really good job. I got mine in Savers for £3.98 and the Rimmel makeup from savers is always under £5 as well as Maybelline too, and it will honestly save you so much! Click here for the Savers site 

Eyebrows
For my eyebrows I will always resort to three products; the MUA ProBrow Eyebrow Kit, Benefit Gimmie Brow and W7 Brow Twister (I can’t find a link for this but I got mine from my local Factory Shop, but you can get them in Beauty Outlet too.)

I would usually apply the wax from the eyebrow kit first, but unfortunately the it runs out so quickly. I will always brush through my brows with a spoolie and then apply the powder to my brows. Then with any spaces I’ve missed, I will apply the W7 Brow Twister (which is a pencil) and lightly fill those areas. Finally I will set my brows into place using the Gimmie Brow. (I have the travel size which came with the Glamour magazine.) The Gimmie Brow also gives your brows that extra definition to make them look fuller.

Eyeshadow
My favourite  golden colour to go with for Christmas time are the colours Dust and Camel from the W7 In The Buff Palette. With a damp Real Techniques Base Shadow brush, I apply the two colours to create a foiled eyeshadow look. Then with the LAROC Summer Eyeshadow palette, I take the dark red and light red combined and put those in the crease. Together these create a really lovely warm effect and warm the eyeshadow and equal everything out.

I’ll show bronzer, contour and highlight in a YouTube video which I am planning to film tomorrow and upload it on the 24th at 10am because these products change depending on the look.

Mascara & Eyeliner
For my mascara and eyeliner, I use the Maybelline Lash Sensational and the Lord and Berry Eyeliner. These products are two of my favourites and I can always go to these products and get the same outcome every time. The Lash Sensational gives your lashes the length and volume you need as well as the formula being amazing. The Lord and Berry eyeliner will always need a good shake to make sure it doesn’t crust throughout the day because this liner has a habit of doing that.

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Lips
I begin to line my lips with the MUA Nougat Lipliner, and then fill them in with either the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm, or the Rimmel Kate Lipstick in 30. I will alternate between the two the majority of the time!

Image result for rimmel kate moss lipstick 30

That is everything for my Christmas Makeup! Let me know what your favourite colours are to go for during the Christmas time!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas,

Thanks for reading,

~Abi♡

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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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