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February in Photographs.


I haven't done one of these posts in a long, long, long time but I was going through my camera roll late one evening looking at all my photographs and found so many things that had happened last month that I absolutely loved.

1st - I got up at silly o'clock to go for a walk around a lake local to me with my best friend.
6th - I finally got a Teddy Bear Coat
10th - I went for Brunch with some lovely bloggers.
17th - I went to my Bosses wedding in the countryside with some of the lovely ladies I work with.
27th - WE GOT SNOW

Sunset, Lake, Walk, Surrey
1st February
Fashion, Blogger, Teddy Bear,
6th February
Cappuccino, Blogger Brunch, Surrey, Cafe
10th February

Wedding ootd, wedding makeup, curly hair, White Blouse, Pink skirt
17th February
Hunters, Boots, snow, england
27th February
Snow, Berries, red, photography
28th February

- Abigail x

The Lexicon Bracknell - Fashion Trends for SS18*


Three weekends ago now I was invited to the new shopping centre over in Bracknell called 'The Lexicon' for brunch and a chat about the upcoming Spring/Summer 2018 Trends with some lovely bloggers.

We sat in Coffee Barker, the coolest place I've ever eaten in to have coffee and a chat. I learnt all about what the fashion trends are going to be such as the pastel colours on EVERYTHING! Imagine mint choc chip ice-cream or strawberry ice-cream colour on a little t-shirt. Already I want all of these clothes! One item of clothing I already have that will be perfect for an England spring is the trench coat. It is light enough for the potential warm weather but also keeps you dry if it rains. There are many other fashion trends too such as tailored denim, sheer tops/dresses.. sheer everything, slip dresses, pencil skirts and lots of primary colours! I also learnt all about how plastic is going to stay with us until SS18, ready for the festivals. We chatted away  about how to style all of these items and what would work best together. My favourites definitely have to be the pastel colours, the primary colours and definitely the pencil skirts because I love wearing skirts in the summer! We were given a voucher to spend called the 'Lexicon Gift Card' which can be used in pretty much all of the shops. There are so many different stores to chose from including the big department store Fenwicks which contains everything high end that your heart could desire! I picked up a few pieces from Topshop ready for spring focusing on the primary colours because I knew I could then pair these with bright items another time. 

I somehow stuck to blue and picked up a gorgeous Checked Frill Waist Mini Skirt* which was predominately white but had blue and red lines throughout to make it checked. It also as two gorgeous buttons at the top of it, which adds that little bit of extra detail. To go with this skirt I picked  out a blue (surprise surprise) cropped top*, which also had a slight frill in the sleeves and along the hem line. This featured the word dreamer across the left of the chest which was embroiled in some bright colours. After doing some shopping in Topshop I couldn't not head home without at least looking around Fenwick's. 'Accidentally' I picked up a new tube of my favourite Urban Decay Concealer* and finally the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation* so that I can try it out. 

The Lexicon has such a variety of shops that it would suit anyone and anyone. There is also lots of things to do there while you shop including: dining out, cocktails (Coffee Barker serves them in the evening, I need to go back!!) a cinema and so much more! 

At the moment there is a game over in 'Princess Square' called Beat The Clock where you have the chance to win from over 5,000 different discounts and prizes, to spend in all of the shops that they have available. If you are at The Lexicon then make sure you check it out because you never know what you might win, meaning you can head home with something amazing!

I am definitely going back to The Lexicon for my shopping now because of the wide variety of places to shop. If you want to find out more about The Lexicon you can find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

I couldn't not have a Peach Bellini as a pitstop drink before heading home!

- Abigail x

So-Eco Brushes*


I am 'that' someone who always reaches for the same brushes every time they do their makeup. Adding new brushes into my routine is silly right? Especially when I know which brush does what and which brush goes in which colour? Well today was the day I tried out some new eyeshadow brushes to see if they could take over my everyday (probably overused) ones.

The two brushes I tried out were both from So-Eco who promote that their brushes are from eco friendly sources as well as being cruelty free - hence the name 'So-Eco'.

The first brush was the Eye Shading Brush* which is perfect for applying a base colour all over the lid and for cutting the crease! The bristles are so very soft that they glide across your eye without scratching or taking away any product. The brush I find, works better with powders than a cream eyeshadow but works very well with concealer. I don't know what it is but whenever I cut my crease with this brush it works perfectly every-time!

The second brush I have been using is the Angled Eyeliner Brush*. I struggle as it is to use a liquid eyeliner with a pen-like tip so I was curious to see how I would do with a liner brush. I sucked. I was terrible at applying liquid eyeliner with the brush because I don't have a steady enough hand. However, as soon as I swapped to a black eyeshadow it looked amazing. The bristles are packed together to create a small line which is angled and positioned in a way that means you can see what you are doing. 

Both brushes also have a precision comfort grip, which I think definitely helped with me being more accurate in where I wanted the brush to go each time. The Eye Shading Brush I have moved into my 'everyday makeup brushes pot' as it is so good at applying the perfect base! As much as I have loved getting to experiment with the Angled Eyeliner brush I am going to save that for going out instead of everyday use for now as I'm still not good at getting it perfect... after all practice does make perfect.

You can purchase So-Eco brushes from many places but the easiest is probably Amazon as they are available on prime!

-Abigail x

Benefit BADgal BANG! Mascara*


Just last week Benefit released a brand new product, 'BADgal BANG! Mascara' which is similar to their older mascara 'Badgal Lash'. However now having used both, I can see a clear difference in the two and why Benefit caused so much hype around this new product!

The packaging is a sleek matte black, which I was previously worried about when I first saw the new release online. Yet once it turned up at my door the next day, I saw that the sleek matte packaging worked amazingly with the metallic letters. This lid also has a strange bumpy texture but for someone like me who can never open packaging this added extra (even if this wasn't the purpose of it) helps me to always open the bottle even when I have foundation caked slippery hands!

Onto the actual product itself... The 'BADgal BANG! Mascara' claims to have full blast volume, lifted lashes as well as lengthened lashes. On top of everything they claim the mascara is also smudge-proof and water-resistant! I have been putting the mascara to the test for the past week now and have come to my little space online to share with you what I thought all about it.

'BADgal BANG! Mascara' definitely adds length and volume to my lashes and if you follow me on Instagram, then you would've seen me talking about how amazing the wand is with the fact it is so slim it reaches all the tiny lashes from root to tip! I didn't think this small wand would hold up to everything it claims to bring because of its size, trust me this wand doesn't hide away. 

The mascara is water-resistant because I struggle to take it off at the end of the day, even my trusty eye makeup remover struggles with it. The only issue I found with this mascara is that when I applied it onto my bottom lashes it added too much length and I found they occasionally left an imprint under my eye so I just apply a little less now, than I was before. 

Overall I am very impressed with the new Benefit 'BADgal BANG! Mascara', I even convinced my mum to order one with how different it made my lashes look. I will definitely be purchasing this mascara when I run out!

-Abigail x

*This post contains a pr sample, however all views are my own. You can read my full disclaimer here*

Travel Diary | New York City '17


I mentioned in my previous blogpost that I had been away in October '17 (I know it is such a long time ago now but I love the photographs!) and would soon be uploading a travel diary, well here it is.

Back in October I flew to Newark International Airport to go and see my best friend Chloe who I surprised at the same time just the previous year! We did lots of tourist things things in her area such as explore New Jersey, Princeton University and spend a day in New York City with her family. We got to have a mini photoshoot everywhere we went, which I loved because I adore nothing more than taking photographs. Anyway... here are my favourite pictures from the trip!

(and if you want to be nosey at Chloe then here is her Twitter and Instagram)

-Abigail x

Turning 18 | What to Wear*


Just last week I turned 18, leading up to it I was stuck on what to wear to a party with my friends or even for a meal for my family.  I then decided that I would share a blog post with some outfit ideas that I have loved and so you might be able to get some inspiration. I am fully aware I'm not your normal fashion blogger. I don't look as fabulous as they do and being a student means I can't pay professional photographers and so I pay my best friend with our friendship to do it for me.

I tried my best to show you how much I loved these outfits and I hope you can see that!

This first outfit was my most 'civilised' outfit if you will because it wasn't short or low cut. I paired the  Madelyn Taupe Jumpsuit Set* from an online website called Tobi with the most gorgeous shoes from Ego Official* to add a different colour into the Nude mix. I added a fur jacket with my outfit too because with this temperamental British weather you can never tell if its going to be cold, hot or rain! I cut the label out of this jacket a long time ago but I have found a similar one from New Look here.

My second outfit was more of a party outfit for me because it was a little short and the slope in the dress is different to what I've seen in bodycon dresses before. This dress came from Tobi and even has the special bit of plastic in the top of the dress to hold it up which I can never find inside dresses these days, find this dress Here.  Like before I paired the dress with the Perspex heels from Ego Official because they broke up the gap between the floor and the dress with a little more black. Finally I partnered the outfit with a Coat from H&M.

My final outfit was my most 'girly' outfit of the three because it was a floral dress without being a floral print. The Skater Dress is the most beautiful lace pattern that I want this dress in every single colour now. Duck egg blue is a colour that I would never normally wear but in this dress I will happily wear it. The shoes are partnered this dress with are from Newlook and are a similar pattern. I decided to wear floral patterned shoes with the floral patterned dress because why not go from one extreme to another.  Unfortunately I cannot find these shoes anywhere but here are some similar.

- Abigail x

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