Local Girl Missing Review | AbiSays

Good morning / afternoon / evening everyone,

Today I have decided to write a different kind of post. I don’t usually write reviews but this book was definitely worthy of a review.

This is Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas. I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish. Following a diary format, we follow the lives and stories of Francesca Howe and Sophie Collier who were best friends before Sophie made her disappearance.
After finding out Sophie’s remains had been found, Francesca made her way back to their seaside home town to try and figure out what happened the evening Sophie disappeared with help from Sophie’s brother.

I particularly enjoyed the writing style Claire used in this book to write the story and almost make you feel as though you were there in the town  – experiencing the things Francesca was experiencing.

The book stays throughout as an eerie atmosphere and there are no moments of pure happiness and blue skies until the very end. The characters are particularly interesting and leave you with questions about them individually and their links towards Sophie’s disappearance. It almost leaves you becoming a detective in the story as there are so many possible links to what happened to Sophie that evening.

This book was a recommendation off one of my friends and I have managed to finish it before them, and was so intrigued by it I simply couldn’t put it down until my questions were answered.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is a complete book worm and loves stories with different twists and turns to them, especially if you’re secretly a detective when it comes to story lines like these. You can find Claire through her Twitter by clicking here and finding the book here – Local Girl Missing for £6.18 currently!

This is definitely a different kind of post for me and I really hope you enjoyed it and find the book interesting if you buy it after reading this post!

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

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,


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My Favourite Foundations | Blogmas Day 9

Hello all welcome back,

Today  I’m going to do a post I said i would do a few days ago, and that is my favourite foundations. At the moment, my phone camera is broken and still needs repairing but I will credit everyone for the pictures.

My first two favourites are from Rimmel.

  1. Rimmel Lasting Finish

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This foundation is a personal favourite mainly due to the formulation. I find foundations such as this one really light on the skin and super easy to wear and they don’t leave your skin feeling greasy and oily.

What I like about this foundation is the fact they have such a good range of colours and shades for everyone and I think that is definitely something other brands lack in. Its always good to know you’ll be able to find a perfect match or a close enough match to your skin colour.

I’d say the finish of this foundation is dewy and light and wears good throughout the day and provided you have a primer underneath, this foundation doesn’t crease and leave you with your smile lines creased either because I find that creasing is something that happens for me quite easily.
I would always blend this foundation with my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge because it just gave the perfect base and overall finish to the foundation.

For £7.99 I would definitely recommend this foundation to anyone. Buy the foundation from Superdrug here! 

Benefits  (taken from the Superdrug description)

Rimmel’s first sweat, heat, humidity and transfer proof for up to 25 hours.

Enriched with a revitalizing Mineral Complex and Moisturizing Aqua Primer

Skin feels energized, hydrated and lightweight all day

2. My next favourite foundation is the Rimmel Match Perfection. This foundation was raved about on Youtube for so so long and I don’t blame anyone for raving about it. Again, the shade range is incredible and can really offer something for everyone. This foundation has the description of (Taken from the Boots site)

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Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation. Invisible, mistake-proof foundation for visibly perfected & healthier looking skin.

Weightless, smooth texture blends with skins real tone instead of masking it.

24HR moisture complex leaves skin feeling hydrated. Soft-focus powers help reduce imperfections, pores & dark circles. SPF 20 Dermatologist tested.

From this description I would semi agree. After applying this and taking it off at the end of the day, I do find my skin feeling hydrated and it cancels out my problem areas like blemishes from old spot scarring and dark circles. However, I wouldn’t say this foundation feels weightless because sometimes after applying, I can feel it on my skin and I know there’s something there.

Unlike the Rimmel Lasting Finish, this foundation doesn’t really wear as well. I find I have to powder much more with this foundation and apply concealer more than I usually would where I put it over the foundation. For me, thats a problem because I have combination oily skin and so keeping foundations on is a major must for me but other than the little problem with the wear, I really love this foundation. Again, its £7.99 from Superdrug!

Click here 🙂

My third and final foundation is the Revlon Colour Stay which I always get in the shade 150 Buff. The first time I bought this foundation, I was really impressed straight away. The colour match was perfect and the coverage was medium and definitely buildable.(I forgot to mention the Rimmel Foundations are light to medium coverage)

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I got my foundation from my local factory shop where it was retailed for £4 whereas in other places it was £12.99 (Superdrug) and the same in Boots, so finding myself with getting a foundation that had more than 50% off was definitely a pat on the back bargain!

Again I love to blend this in with a primer underneath and a Real Techniques Beauty Sponge because they will always give me the best possible coverage and it applys much nicer. I’m always able to go through the day without feeling guilty that there’s a good coverage foundation on my face and i know it won’t wear off and that is something every girl needs for her foundation. (Or boys, we don’t judge <3) For oily combination skin I would say this is a must even though it is unfortunately on the pricey side

Buy the Revlon Colour Stay here! 😀

And that concludes today’s blog post! I’ll be doing another review on my Barry M Flawless Matte foundation very soon, so keep an eye out for that but other than that let me know what you think of these foundations! Have you tried any of them and what is your favourite?

Until next time,

~Abi <3

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