Sunday, 25 November 2012

I'm on Instagram!

Ok I confess...I'm a bit of an Instagram addict.
I love the whole concept of capturing memories on your phone because, quite frankly my camera is far to big to carry round daily yet instagram enables you to not miss those little moments when you don't have a camera to hand.
I have had instagram since June now, but never mentioned it on my blog (don't know why!)
Anyway, I am going to start doing 'fortnight in Instagram' posts!
I love seeing other people's instagram posts and I think It really helps to get the know the person behind the blog.
I'm not going to do my first fortnight in Instagram post till next week because I didn't know where to start with this one, so instead I put every single photo I have ever posted on instagram above!
Amounts to quite allot!
If you wish to follow me on instagram my user name is :
lucy_abigail
If you would like me to follow you as well, let me know!


Sunday, 18 November 2012

Tresemme Keratin Smooth heat protectant spray




I bought this spray about a month and a half ago after seeing it on special in Boots.
(I paid around £3 for it, but I think it's normally £5.50)
The nozzle for this is a-mazing! The spray covers a large area meaning full coverage, rather than only have spots of your hair protected for heated hair tools.
This heat protection spray always leave my hair looking allot less frizzy than usual and it leaves it silky soft.
You get so much in a bottle!
I have used this spray a fair few times already and there isn't even a dent in it yet. I definitely think this spray will last me a while!
The scent is amazing! I'm rubbish when it comes to describing scents but I guarantee you it smells divine!
Final two advantages are:
1) It's not sticky! So many heat protection sprays are horrible to use as there sticky but this one isn't at all!
2) It feel really light in your hair and doesn't weight it down.
This product is a definite favourite from now on!
I will certainly be re-purchasing when it finally runs out!


Friday, 16 November 2012

OOTD: Tipped Collar





Top - Primark
Jeans - Topshop
Boots - Primark

I adore this top.
It was a steal at only £6 from Primark!
Primark have some great stock in at the moment.
Especially there pyjamas! At this time of year they always get the cutest, comfiest set of jim jams and for that, I love primark.
They also have some great cheesy Christmas jumpers!
Who doesn't love a tacky jumper at Christmas!? I certainly do!
So the message of this post is...GO TO PRIMARK!


Tuesday, 13 November 2012

My OCC box!





 
I hope all of you have seen my post on Operation Christmas Child?
If not you can see it here.
Anyway, I got a few tweets from people saying that they would like it if I did a post on my shoebox.
I'm doing a box for 11-14 boys and 11-14 girls!
Above you can see all the goodies I bought to fill the boxes with.
If you are planning on doing a box I strongly advise you take a trip to poundland or 99p world.
I picked up most of the stuff in there, and if you buy the stuff cheap, you might be able to do 2 boxes!
Please comment and let me know if you do a box!
Oh and don't forget, the deadline is FAST approaching!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

OOTD: Peplum Floral dress & GCSE's



Dress - River Island
Shoes - New Look
Nails - Barry M red glitter
Going to be quiet on the blogging front this week.
I have a physics exam on Thursday and I am petrified. Science is my weakest subject so it's non stop revision from here on out! I am already sick of the electromagnetic spectrum and have found myself bashing my head against textbooks.
Hey ho, got many more years of this so better get used to it!
Have a lovely week!


Monday, 5 November 2012

Liebester Award

I've been tagged this week by the lovely Hannah from A Pretty Mess and awarded the Liebest Award from her! I love things like this. It's one of the things I like most about blogging, the whole communtiy feel to it!
In order to be able to accept the award and to be able to display the badge on my blog I have to do the following:
1) What's your dream job?
A fashion/beauty journalist, window dresser or Vicar, strange mix I know!
2) Who's make up do you see and become the green eyed monster?
Kim Kardashian
3) If you could only read one blog and thats it.. who's would it be?
Laura's from A secret dairy of a fashion journalist.
4) You're on a deserted island and a hot guy/girl is coming to save you. What 3 make up items did you save?
Eyeliner, Bronzer and concealer
5) What product do you live by?
Sudocrem!
6) Your motto?
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
7) Favourite film?
Wizard of Oz, Bridget Jones, SATC
8) What's your favourite cocktail and place to drink it?
I can't drink I'm only 14 (Nearly 15!)
9) What's the most played song on your iTunes?
The rend collective - the cost
10) What's your most viewed post?
My makeup storage
11) Who makes you the happiest?
My mum/ best friend Lauren
I'm nominating:
My questions are:
1) If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
2) Favourite lipstick?
3) Least favourite brand of makeup?
4) Favourite brand of makeup?
5) TOWIE: love it or hate it!?
6) Favourite SATC character?
7) TV crush?
8) Style icon?
9) Where is your favourite place to go to relax?
10) Favourite makeup product, EVER?



Thanks again to Hannah!

 

Sunday, 4 November 2012

My new babies! Primark Winter Boots!






Babies, meet my blog. Blog, meet my babies.
I adore winter boots, and when I say adore I mean adore.
I picked them up from Primark for £20.
They haven't left my side since I bought them and I would sleep in them if I could.
The pictures don't do them justice, and they look pretty grassy in them too.
These boots are my go to shoes, and surprisingly I found them in Primark.
I never usually buy shoes from Primark as, let's be honest they're not always the best quality.
But boy oh boy did Primark prove me wrong on this occasion.
And let me mention again that they cost £20.
Need I say anymore! It's LOVE!



Friday, 2 November 2012

Operation Christmas Child: GET INVOLVED!




 
OCC is a charity I hold incredibly close to my heart.
For those of you that don't know exactly what OCC is, they encourage people to wrap and fill shoe boxes full of toys and treats, and then they send them to disadvantaged children all over the world.
I think this charity is so in keeping with the true spirit of Christmas and makes me feel all emotional.
I urge you ALL to take part. It really is one of the greatest things you'll do this Christmas and will make you feel so great.
If you want to get involved and pack a shoebox this is how:
1) Find an empty shoe box and wrap it in Christmas wrapping paper!
The box should ideally be medium size, and the box and lid should be wrapped separately.
 
2) Decide if your shoebox is for a boy or girl.
You can download the stickers here, then simply tick which age group your box is for and then secure it on the top right hand corner of the lid (make sure it is stuck down properly and won't fall of!)
3) Fill your box with gifts!
Click here to see what gifts Samaritans purse recommend you to pack. Be sure to check the 'no thanks' list to check you don't pack anything that won't be able to be sent over (ie chocolate because it will melt in some cases ect)
4) Make your donation
Your boxes have to get to there final destinations somehow right? Operation Christmas Child ask that for every shoebox you fill you donate a minimum of £2.50 to go towards shipping costs. You can donate online here and by donating online, OCC will even let you know where your shoebox went!
 
5) Drop off your shoebox!
Make sure your shoebox is secure by putting a rubber band around the outside. Use OCC online shoebox drop of point finder here to find your nearest stop. I'm pretty sure that all Shoezone stores are drop of points but don't take my word for that. You can drop them off between 1st November - 18th November!
 Take a look at http://www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk/ if you want anymore info!
Please, I urge you all to get involved with such an amazing charity this Christmas!
Let me know if you do a box!

 
 


Some bad news!

Photo: weheartit
 
I had some awful news last week. I'm sure most of you know the situation America is in at the moment what with hurricane Sandy. I was due to go to New York along with alot of my other friends on a school trip this half term, but our flights were cancelled.
So instead of shopping in Macys, going up the Empire State and ice skating in Central Park....I have spent this week at Butlins and in bed watching Desperate Housewives.
In a situation like this, I guess I have to just be thankful that I wasn't already out there when the hurricane hit.
Hopefully school will re-schedule it for June!
In the meantime....I am completely penny less after changing 5 months worth of wages into dollars. Not good.