Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Cereal Killer Cafe Review

So I recently went to visit my wonderful friend Becca in London. We had such a fabulous weekend, you can read about it over on this blog post! On my last day, we decided to go to Brick Lane, have a wander round the amazing stalls and go to the Cereal Killer Cafe. 

If you didn't know, the Cereal Killer Cafe was founded by twins Gary and Alan Keery in 2014. As well as being the first cereal cafe in the UK, it has cereal from all over the world. The cafe is full of healthy cereal, which you pretend to love eating to get that summer body, and the sweetest cereal you were never allowed as a child. 


Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Bloggers Book Club

I was recently contacted by the lovely Fleur from Wishes And Tea, asking if I wanted to join a Bloggers Book Club with a few other bloggers. For me, reading has always been something that I have got lost in, its given me the opportunity to spend some time by myself and really unwind. So for me this was something that I was really looking forward to doing. Although I was slightly worried that I wasn't going to be able to make any time to actually sit down and read the book. 

Each month someone from the book club gets to pick the book. As Fleur started the club she started the club she went ahead and chose the book. The first book to be chosen was Dead Ends by Erin Lange. I hadn't heard of this book before or of Erin Lange, so I was looking forward to reading it. 

This is a description of the book that I found online

"Dane Washington and Billy D couldn't be more different. Dane is clever and popular, but he's also a voilet rebel. Billy D has Down's Syndrome, plays by the rules and hands out with the teachers in his lunch break. 

But Dane and Billy have more in common than they think - both their fathers are missing. Maybe they'll just have to suck up their differences and get on with helping each other find some answers."

I enjoyed the book. Although it is slightly slow to get into, it is extremely heart warming and relatable. The characters are really realistic and seem like people you would meet in real life. Once the story builds up into the climax of the story, it really captures the audience with a significant event that is extremely realistic. 

I feel that this book is perfect for young adults and I would definitely recommend it. You feel so empathetic towards the characters as well as gaining some little life lessons. 

I'm giving this book 3 ½  out of 5!

Have you read this book before? What did you think?


Tuesday, 14 April 2015

House Of Fraser Colaboration - Spring Makeup Look

I was recently got asked if i would like to work with House of Fraser on creating a spring make-up look using MAC products. This is such a wonderful opportunity so I jumped straight in. 

This was really exciting for me for two reasons. 1. I haven't ever owned anything from MAC. 2. I have never done a make-up tutorial on my blog! If you have any tips on anything I could improve then please let me know! 

I got to choose which MAC items I wanted from House of Fraser. Here are some links if you're interested in purchasing any MAC Products or beauty products from House Of Fraser.

Now because i'm not really a MAC user, I did a bit of research online, seeing which MAC products would fit with my skin tone, also the best MAC products for beginners. I then took the time to go into the MAC store and swatch some items to see which were my favourite. Although I was ordering online, you can never be too sure. 

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The first item I chose was A Powder Blush in Desert Rose*. I'm usually not a blush person, but whilst swatching this in MAC, I absolutely loved the colour. It wasn't too bright, and had some lovely warm undertones too it. 

The second product I chose was the Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Bare Study*. I read a lot about the Paint Pots and decided to choose Bare Study because you can use it as both a base to then build upon with different shadows, or use this alone for a naked shimmery eye. 

And the third and final item I chose was the Amplified Creme Lipstick in Blankety*. I suffer from really bad dry lips so a creme lipstick was a must have. I adore this colour, it is so perfect for everyday wear.

Now getting into the makeup tutorial. I started by moisturising and letting that sink in.

I then pump a small blob of Revlon Photoready Foundation in 003 Shell on the back of my hand. Dab my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush in and blend all over my face. I tend to blend my foundation in circular movements as I feel it buffs into my skin the best. 

Next Step - Brows! Using the Soap and Glory Archery. First start by using the brow tint to fill in the brows at any sparse areas. I really like this end of the product and have started using just this end to complete my brows. I feel like you can really achieve a natural look. 

Then taking the precision shaping pencil from the other end and filling in my brows again. This end of the pencil makes the brows just that bit fuller and darker.

Now onto the eyes. I start by covering the whole lid in Bare Study*. I find it easier blending the MAC Paint Pot in with my finger as it is a cream shadow. The heat from my finger really blends it in well. 

Then taking Fools Gold from my Makeup Revolution Death By Chocolate palette and going all over the lid with a Real Techniques Base Shadow brush. This just gives my eyes a lovely gold shimmer. 

Then taking my E.L.F eye lash curlers and holding filmly for 20/30 seconds, giving a long last curl. Because I have short straight lashes, curling is a vital step of my makeup. Even if i'm wearing no makeup all day, I always curl my lashes. 

Then taking Benefit Roller Lash, coat my lashes until I have got the desired effect. I am absolutely loving Roller Lash still, really works wonders with my eyelashes!

Then using the bloggers favourite Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 2 Cool Medium. I just dab this over any blemishes, redness and under my eyes.

I then take the E.L.F Concealer brush and fully blend that it. 

Using the Real Techniques Powder Brush Rimmel Clear Complexion Powder in 021 Transparent and dust that all over my face. This just ensures I don't get any shine areas throughout the day. 

This is my least favourite part of doing my makeup because I am rubbish at contouring. Using the Real Techniques Cheek Brush and the Seventeen Define and Conquer Contour Palete. I pull my cheeks in the contour the side of my face, also around my hair line. Contouring for me is such an issue because I am so pale, it is hard getting the right amount of product on your brush so I don't look like an oompa loompa. 

I then swirl the Real Techniques Blush Brush around MAC's Desert Rose* and tap off any excess and dab this into the apples of my cheeks. I absolutely love this blush and have been using it everyday since I got it. This is definitely my favourite MAC product so far!

Finish off the look by applying Blankety* and I am done.

Here is my finished spring makeup look. This is one of my go to looks because it can be achieved in under 10 minutes and it isn't too heavy on my face.

I really enjoyed shooting this post and I really hope you enjoy reading it! Also a big thanks to my wonderful best friend Ellie for shooting this for me! And another big thanks to House Of Fraser for making this possible for me!

What is your favourite MAC product? Do you have any of the ones I have used?


Monday, 13 April 2015

Fashion A La Mode | Abi Street

Have you suffered from mental health issues or know anyone that has? The number of people that suffer with mental health problems is growing in the UK. We are doing everything we can to raise money for Mind in order to be able to support these people! If you're free on the evening of April 28th and are able to get to Cardiff, please come to our fashion and beauty exhibition. Tickets are only £5 and there are some great prizes to be won in the raffle such as Michael McIntyre tickets, Chroma Stationery Goodies plus many more! If you are unable to attend the event but would like to donate money for this wonderful cause please message me!! We are aiming to raise £400! Thank you for your support xxxx

Thanks For Reading, 


Friday, 10 April 2015

Weekend in London | Abi Street

I recently went to London for a weekend to visit one of my best friends Becca! She writes for a magazine called Rooms Magazine which you should check out, she is extremely talented. Me and Becca met whilst working at festivals. We have never looked back since. 

The main reason for me to go to London to visit Becca is because we had tickets for Fabric. If you didn't know, Fabric is an underground club is London, which mainly showcases Drum and Bass. This  was my first time going out in London and WOW! I loved it so much. We were out til 7am, so had a lovely view of the sunrise whilst on the bus home. 

After a few hours sleep, we decided to make the most of our saturday so we got ready and headed to Camden. This was my first time going to Camden and I thought it was amazing. I loved all the stalls, the food stalls and live music. It had a real atmosphere to it that really made it feel like London. 

How dreamy are these houses? Becca and I were swooning over the lovely houses in London for so long. I hope I get the opportunity to live in a house like this when i'm slightly older. 

I adore Amy Winehouse, so I was desperate to see this statue. It is actually tiny, if this is a life size representation then I was the same height as Amy Winehouse. 

After walking around Camden for a couple of hours we decided to head back to Becca's with some tapas style food, curl up on the sofa with a hot choc and watch a lovely chick flick. This was just what we needed after a long night out. 

On sunday, the final day I was in London ( :( ), we decided to head over to shoreditch. The main reason for this was to go to the Cereal Killer Cafe. Which a blog post will be coming soon about. 

I purchased this ring from a stall on Brick Lane. It was only £5 and it looks so similar to my gem pandora ring! 

What is your favourite part of London?

Thanks For Reading, 

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