Tuesday, 24 December 2013

♥ Christmas Nails ♥ imPRESS nails ♥

It's Christmas Eveeeeeeee!!

I thought it was about time I sorted out my nails, and I settled with a simple and easy imPRESS, press on manicure set. I personally really like imPRESS nails as they are reasonably priced, easy to apply and last up to a week. Here are the nails that I chose, and how to apply them.

First you use your "PREP PAD" to clean your nails

Then use the file provided if needed


Simply peal off the clear underneath coating

And press onto your nails

I hope each and every one of you have a fun and festive filled Christmas, filled with love and happiness 
~ Abi xo

Friday, 20 December 2013

♥ Christmas Decorations ♥

One of my favourite things about Christmas is the decorations, the decorations unfortunately don't beat the food but they are up there in my "Top 5 Things I Love About Christmas". Everyone has their own views on what are nice decorations, but personally I love feeling cosy and slightly traditional at this time of year. Especially in the evening, you can cuddle up with a warm blanket and turn on the fairy lights! This evening I have taken photos of my favourite bits in the house...

Pretty centre piece











Wednesday, 18 December 2013

♥ Christmas Decorations ♥

The decorations at this time of year has to be my favourite thing about Christmas. Feeling all cosy and warm as you stay indoors on a winters night - with your favourite Christmas movie and a hot chocolate. Everyone has their own opinion on what their house should look like during the winter period; some people go for the whites and silvers, some people go bold and bright - personally I love the more traditional route.


Saturday, 14 December 2013

♥ Tumblr ♥

Here I'd like to show you my Tumblr page. Personally I love Tumblr, however I know some people are not so keen - you never know what you might find while scrolling down your dashboard...

Somehow I find scrolling through random photos rather addictive and can sometimes spend a good hour looking through pointless, but interesting - and in a way - inspiring photos.

From beautiful beaches and sunsets (which quite frankly don't look so good in the UK), to photos of animals - everything is shown across as perfect.


Friday, 13 December 2013


♥ Stocking Fillers: Under £20 ♥

Keep Calm...It's only 11 days till' Christmas!
Here are 10 different stocking fillers all under £20 (whether you've got someone to buy for, or just fancy treating yourself). So if your like me and haven't finished your Christmas shopping yet, I hope this guide gives you so inspiration and ideas.

1. Soap & Glory 'Good Butter, Best Gift Set' - £8.00

I think this gift set from Soap and Glory makes a great little gift, it contains three body butters 'the righteous butter', 'sugar crush' and 'butter yourself' - and at £8 it's amazing value for money! Soap and glory products are always super moisturising and their body butters have always been a favourite of mine.

You can buy this here:

2. EOS Lip Balm Bauble - £16

As soon as I saw this item I knew I had to include it! Until now EOS hasn't been available to buy however, Selfridges and Co have recently started stocking these cult lip balms and have a selection of gift sets for the holiday season. The one that stood out to me was this lip balm bauble, I think it's makes a really nice gift and I think the packaging is super festive. This set comes with three different balms 'pomegranate raspberry', 'sweet mint' and limited edition 'vanilla bean'.

You can buy this here:http://www.selfridges.com/en/Beauty/Categories/NEW-IN/Lip-balm-bauble_277-3003383-892992011313/

3. Accessorize Novelty Earphones - £12.00

I thought these earphones were really cute, and think they make a nice change from normal earphones. This pair have little foxes on the ears, however accessorize also stock a variety of different designs.

You can buy these here:http://uk.accessorize.com/view/product/uk_catalog/acc_5,acc_5.43/4996032000

4. Topshop Mini Lip Bullet or Nail Polish - £5.00

First of all I think the packaging of these mini topshop items is amazing, they really caught my eye in the shop and I would love to receive either of these as a gift. They are available either as a mini lip bullet or glitter nail polish.

You can buy this here:http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TopCategoriesDisplay?storeId=12556&catalogId=33057

5. Christmas Socks - £3.50 

Socks make great stocking fillers, I like to buy by socks from accessorize or topshop as I think they stock loads of fun designs - and personally I love receiving socks as gifts!

You can buy these here:http://uk.accessorize.com/view/search?search=socks

6. Essie Winter' 13 Mini Set - £9.00
I love these mini sets by Essie, I think they're a great and affordable way to try the new seasonal polish colours and they make really lovely little gifts.

You can buy these here:http://www.boots.com/en/Essie-Winter-Mini-Nail-Polish-Collection_1298051/

7. Benefit 'Easiest Nudes Every' Kit - £24.50

Okay, so i know this isn't technically under £20 but I wanted to include it anyway as I think this kit from benefit would make a great gift for beauty lovers, this set includes nude/natural colours suited for all skin tones - and as with most benefit products the packaging of this kit is gorgeous.

You can buy this here:http://www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk/product/view/big-beautiful-eyes

8. This Works Cosmic Cracker - £9.00

I think the packaging of this gift is really festive and fun, definitely something i would appreciate under the tree. This Christmas cracker style gift contains a mini version of This Works 'dream sleep, dream cream' - I think this is a perfect gift for anyone you know who has trouble sleeping.

You can buy this here:http://www.thisworks.com/cosmic-cracker.html

9. Limited Edition Tangle Teezer - £12.00

I couldn't survive without my tangle teezer, and although hesitant to spend £10 on a hairbrush It was definitely one of my best purchases! I think this limited edition tangle teezer from topshop would make a great gift, it's something you wouldn't necessary splurge on yourself and I can guarantee whoever you buy it for will be thanking you in the future!!

You can buy this here:http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=13152715&langId=-1

10. 'The Little Dictionary of Fashion' by Christian Dior - £12.99 

This unique little book is on my wish list this year - I think it's a really thoughtful gift for someone you know who's really into fashion and beauty and would makes a great edition to anyone's bookshelf.

You can buy this here:http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Little-Dictionary-Fashion-Guide/dp/1851775552


Welcome To My Blog!

Hey everyone, welcome to my blog!

I’ve been planning to write my own blog for quite some time now, and I've finally persuaded myself to sit down and try my best to work out how to get started. So back to basics - I'm Abigail Mason, 16 years old and living in South East England. I am currently studying my A Levels at a college in Southampton:these subjects include, Geography, Business Studies, Fine Art, Life Drawing and Graphics.

I have created this Blog as a get-away and a life journal. As I am still in my younger years I intend to share with you my journey and experiences as I grow into an adult, learning and exploring the world. I will include all my favourite trends and current styles, but it will be broadly lifestyle based about anything and everything, from what I’m wearing to what I’m doing and generally what I’m loving. I’m excited about getting this going finally…

I really hope you like it!


Christmas Nail Polish Ideas

It has come to that time of year again; the time where you put aside your summery - bright coloured nail polishes and put on your festive warming or glittery varnish. Like most people; I have a favourite nail varnish brand. This is Barry M: after using this make for years, it's become a habit and I have gained a small obsession.

I have collected together a few of my favourites, and I hope you like them too!

8 of my favourites

These three polishes are your darker, warmer tones. My favourite is the shade known as 'Crush'; this is the one on the right hand side. I like this shade simply as it's Matte and is a gorgeous colour. A simple black nail polish is lovely for a night out and is also easy to coordinate with your outfit.

 On the other side, you may want to add some sparkle and shine to your look. On the left we have 'Chameleon Pink', this is a metallic colour which turns darker after a layer of clear nail varnish. This is good if you want to mix up the colour of your nails, or change them to the darker shade before venturing out in the evening. 'Pink Silver Glitter' is fun, festive and girly and 'Diamond Glitter' can be layered with your favourite festive shade to glisten it up.

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