Sunday, 20 April 2014

Spring Favourites...


Hello again beauties & a happy happy easter to you all. I hope you are enjoying a day of stuffing your faces with chocolate and roast dinners. YOLO. 

This season I have accumulated quite a few favourite things & I want to share why I think each of these next bits and bobs are so fabulous...

Firstly, I'll start with my favourite face powder which I got for Christmas and have been repeat buying ever since. That is the beautiful smelling, perfect finish, Healthy Balance Matte Face Power from Bourjois! I love this stuff - it applies so nicely and feels so light. It also has a big ol' mirror under the lid so I use it as a compact mirror as well when I'm out and about. This face powder gives me a photo finish look which is hard to find on the high street. I definitely recommend this one & it wont break the bank at roughly £8 a pop. 

This season I've also been experimenting with new things I can do with my thin, fine, sometimes lack-lustre, hair! Through my experimentation I've found a new favourite of mine!! Check it out...

So here, I show you how I've achieved a MASSIVE pony tail which gives the illusion that my hair is very very long, hehe. With thicker hair you will achieve an even fuller look & be able to cover the top bobble with your hair pinned over it. Mine's too thin to do this but I adore this look anyway! 

Another thing I am LOVING is St. Moriz' amazing Instant Self Tanning Lotion in Medium. This stuff works miracles. My pasty wasty skin loves a good coating of this magnificent lotion. I pop this on, sometimes just on my arms or over my full body (depending what I'm planning to wear), let it dry for about 15 mins then pop to bed and in the morning I jump in the shower and I get an all over, gorgeous, bronzed, glow! For just £3 a 200ml bottle I get about 6/7 full body application which is INCREDIBLE. It basically costs me no more than 50p every time I get a full body tan which lasts for a good 5 days. Happy happy meeee :) You can pick up this amazing stuff anywhere from Tesco, Superdrug to Wilkinson and Savers!

Another thing I am adding to my Spring Favourites is my gorgeous new pink cropped knit from Topshop! I picked this up for £32 (got 10% Student Discount = £28.80) and have worn it tonnes since I bought it. I adore this top, mainly for the colour, hehe but also for the length of the sleeves and the fit of the jumper. I adore pastel colours not just in Spring but all year round so this is a perfect addition to my wardrobe. It's so nice and an 8 fit me perfectly as it's supposed to come up a little big. What do you think of this one? 

Now, my previous blog post is all about Benefit's 'They're Real!' Mascara which I am adding to this favourites post because... well... I flippin' love the stuff! You can check that post out here.  

My favourite thing about this product is the separation it gives to my lashes. I found many many drug store/ high street mascaras just clumped my lashes together. I don't think I have very thick lashes or many lashes at all to be honest so I didn't want any of the ones I dooo have sticking together!! The brush on this mascara is perfect and doesn't allow clumps to form. This mascara also gives such great lift, curl, definition and volume after a few coats. I love it!

 Last but by no means least is my favourite necklace this season. I was bought this gorgeous statement piece for Christmas by my best friend's parents. This piece is from Accessorize. I love the different colours as it goes with sooo much! I also like the different textures from the metal studs, material band & the gorgeous multi-effect gems. I have worn it recently on a night out with a black body con maxi & it just brought my plain outfit to life... 

What do you reckon? I love it!

So there you have it guys, my Spring Favourites! What has caught your eye this season? What can't you live without?

Love you all

x Abster x


  1. Hi Abbie, I've nominated you for the Liebster Award! Go check it out and see what you've got to do on my blog... The Liebster Award. It's pretty darn fun to do so I hope you enjoy :). Ps. I absolutely love your necklace and jumper in this! xo


    1. Thank you Elaine - I will pop on over <3 xox

  2. I love the look of that pony tail, It's so long and luscious! What hair bands do you use to make it sick out so far?

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    1. Thank you Luna :) I used just bog standard Blonde hair bands xxx