Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Christmas is coming fast now, and honestly I cannot wait for it. I can’t wait for my family to be over for lunch and the evening. It’s  going to be even more special this year as me and my sister are no longer the only children on the scene… earlier this year my uncle had is first daughter so that makes 3 of us. It’s her first Christmas so it’s going to be amazing!

For me Christmas begins on the first of December with all the advent calendars and trees and lights start to appear around the houses. I love walking to school in the morning and seeing houses lit up inside. It’s something about this which is magical to me, I don’t know why.

Christmas is all about love and compassion, this is will be my second Christmas with my boyfriend and though we may not be able to see each other on Christmas Day itself, honestly its still the same feeling. Spending Christmas day with my family is showing this love, the home is never complete on Christmas Day without love being shared among those around you.

Even now, magic is still at the heart of Christmas. Magic and the thought of magic brings Christmas (in my eyes) together, as one. Whether we believe or not I have always felt that the magic of Christmas is one thing that never changes no matter what else changes. The magic for me is having all the family happy and laughing.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas I hope that you all enjoy whatever you have planned, be happy and laugh. Let me know what you have planned this Christmas.

Merry Christmas

Love

Abbie xx

Get Ready this December…

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So you might have noticed that lately, my post haven’t been as frequent as I had wanted. But you will hopefully be glad to know that this December I will be posting frequently as I have been writing so many Christmas-y post for you.

Now I’m not get 100% sure when all these post will be going up but I think its safe to say we are looking at 2 a week! I’m so excited for you all to read these post, so get excited for this Christmas.

Let me know what your favourite thing about Christmas is? For me it has to spending all the time with my family and friends

Bring on December…

Abbie xx

November Update

 

So back with the updates, this months so far has been insane. It my boyfriends 18th Birthday and starting to get ready for Christmas along with all the school work there is lots to update you all on.

Shall we start with school work, yeah my exams are coming up in January which does both me as I want to do well so I suppose over the Christmas break I wil be spending time revising for my mocks. But apart from that I am pretty much enjoying my A- Levels I am sure that I will change my mind later on in the year but that’s what this post are for to keep you guys updated!

In other news, it was my boyfriends 18th Birthday on Friday which is crazy, he seemed to have a really good day which I am so glad about. I am happy that I got to celebrate it with him, he deserved a good celebration. I won’t go into to much detail but if you want to give him a belated birthday present go over and check out his blog… yes my boyfriend has a blog, http://www.theolliejamessite.wordpress.com

In terms of getting ready for Christmas, I am currently writing up my schedule for post and writing my post, I am planning on uploading more than once a week throughout December so expect lots of Christmas posts. I have even done a bit of shopping already (i know I’m actually organized for once!)

Anyway, as far as I consider myself I am good this year has flown by but I’ve loved every single minute of it. Ive made new friends, fresh starts and New beginnings.

Happy November

Abbie xx

 

November Do’s & Dont’s

Hello lovelies

November November… this year has gone by so fast. I can’t believe that it’s almost Christmas! Anyway today I thought I would do you all some do’s and don’ts for this November.

  1. Do Moisturise

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At this time of year I tend to find my skin gets extremley dry and looks red, however since i have been using the Freederm Perfecting Moisturiser religiously my skin hasn’t been so dry and red.

2. Don’t under estimate the cold

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Since I’m still at school, I am still used to those early start which in the winter can be the worst. November mornings are going to be so chilly my advice is never leave the house without a coat, trust me you will be thankfully for it if, like me, you have to walk to school.

3. Do make the most of it.

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When I say this I mean enjoy November before the busy Christmas period begins. Spend the darker evenings cwtched up inside with a good old film and candles, yes lots of candles.

4. Don’t forget the winter accessories

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You cannot forget about the hats, scarfs and gloves this November. Now I abosultely love these now I am going to start wearing these back and forth to school no matter what! You can get really pretty scarfs from places like New Look or Primark.

5. Do try and get some great photos

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So this one is alittle belated, but it was bonfire night yesterday, the perfect time for a photo op. Try and capture little things this month, to create memories like no other. (These were photos I took last night at a fireworks display I went to with my boyfriend and his family)

6.Don’t get to down

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This is a hard one but try not to get to down about anything. I know that sometimes things don’t always go as planned but remember there is always something better ahead. Just alittle advice for anybody who might be feeling alittle down this Novermber.

7. Do remember the Berry Tones

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Currently I am loving wear browns and those autumnal shades on my lids. However, I will definatly be bring in some shimmery shades onto my eye lids as we head into November. Lips wise towards the end of November I can ensure you that the berry tones will be making an appearence.

Abbie xx

A Belated Halloween

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Halloween has just passed for another year, I cannot believe how fast this year is going! Anyway this year I have felt like halloween really and truely has spread out over an entire weekend. Halloween for me has never really be a big deal but with a change of schools and this idea in my head to try new things I went for it!

Pumpkins! Eventhough I have never really been a fan of Halloween, I think ever since I was able to I have done pumpkin carving. This year I attempted to recreate Tinkerbell, I found a template on google and used it to help stencil out my design. Then comes the tricky part… I spend a good 15 – 20 minutes using various things to to carve out my Tinkerbell, I’m not going to mention the amount of times I almost cut myself with the sharp knife. (NOTE  don’t use a sharp knife without an adult)! Eventually, I managed to create the Tinkerbell pumpkin along with a minnie mouse one too.

Speaking of Tinkerbell, I decided to dress up as Tinkerbell, I know this isn’t actaully your scariest costume but I thought it was cute and that it simple. I hired a costume from this fancy dresss warehouse called Script & Screen. I curled my hair as I wanted Tink to be alittle more glam like the makeup I did. I also went as a Cat another night – again this was pretty simple but it was easy to achieve a balck skirt, top and jacket with a pair of warm tights. Not to mention the cat ears from Claires I believe. (Which I have no photos of…sad face)

As for October 31st itself, I spent this with my boyfriend and his friends. We had a fire and marshmallows outside. I thought this was a really good way to enjoy halloween espeically at the ages we are now. It was chilled and just wonderful, I can’t believe I never thought about doing it before. This is definaltley an idea for those of us who don’t like the scary things!

Happy Belated Halloween

Love

Abbie xx

 

Your October Update 2016

Hello Lovelies, I thought I would make this a small feature on my blog by giving you an update each month. I feel like this is a way I can let you guys know what I am up to and enjoying!

With these dark and colder mornings there is nothing like candles. Currently I am loving candles in the morning, they make my room feel festive and offer that sense of warmth and love. Even though it is only Autumn my candle is actually called Snow White, so you’ll have to forgive me for the Christmas candle. Anyways… I am also currently  in love with my reading again! These colder nights cal for nothing more than a cup of tea, a blanket and a good read. I am reading at the moment the Watersong series by Amanda Hocking which I am falling in love with. I am also re reading the Girl Online Books by Zoe Sugg aka Zoella, which are becoming two of my all time favourite reads. (Hint Hint I can’t wait until I can read the third instalment of Penny’s adventure) Speaking of Zoe.. that brings me onto another thing that I love all year round but especially these coming months is watching Youtube. I love coming home for a day at school and sitting down and watching a Vlog or main channel video. The Autumn videos are some of my favourites because I enjoy seeing what people are up to but also their style, makeup and hair for the season.

I am also really enjoying watching TV when I can with The Great British Bake off and Strictly Come Dancing on nothing gets better than sitting down on a Wednesday and Saturday evening with a few snacks and hot drinks and watching these programmes. I find when these sort of programmes appear on TV you know its the start of the Autumn season. Again for me its also got to be the classic films like Twilight or Harry Potter or even Grown Ups if you want a little more of a laugh (yes these are my go to films!) but honestly right now having a film on in the evening is the best feeling ever.

As far as what  I am up to, I am really busy with school work, ALevels is definitely a huge step up from GCSE’S. I am currently also busy writing post for you guys which I am hoping you are going to love, as we are coming into the Christmas seasons and I have a lot planned for the next two months of this year. If you haven’t guessed already I LOVE CHRISTMAS! I’m still currently in the process of thinking about room ideas as I am hoping soon that my room will be getting a makeover.

As far as school is going, well it’s going okay! Sometimes I come home and think to myself today wasn’t the best for all sorts of reasons but other days I come home and think I’m loving it there. I am absoultely starting to settle into the school now, I’m making tones of new friends and starting to understand the school itself.

Let me know what you are loving this October and what you are up too.

Abbie x

Your September Update

Hello…

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Now I know there was no post last sunday but changing schools comes which lots of new things like tones of homework! I’m really sorry about that but this week I thought I would let you guys into a little treat.

I’ve started my new school and honestly its wonderful! But it does mean that the blog has taken a back seat for these last two week (sorry again guys) but I’m hoping that we can get back on track, back to blogging! Over these last few weeks I have thought about the up and coming months and the festivites that are on their way. I have so many different blog post planned for you and I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for them.

So here’s what I am planning…

  • Autumn Essentails and Why I Love Autumn
  • Halloween Blog….
  • Autumn baking blog
  • Bonfire Festivities
  • UnBoxing Zoella’s New Book – Girl Online Going Solo !!!!
  • Room Tour… (this is up in the air at the moment)
  • Birthday Blogs…
  • Lots and Lots and Lots and Lots of Christmas related blogs

I hope your getting as excited as I am about this. Sorry this is a short post but your going to get more post soon. Watch this space…

Abbie xx

 

 

Angry Acne

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I was 12 when acne gradually took over my life. I wanted to share with you my story and hopefully help at least one of you out. Everybody deals and suffers with things differently but if this post helps any of you at all then I’m glad. I didn’t have the worst acne in the world but I wanted to share with you how it made me feel and how it affected me.

I think my acne started around when I was 12, at first I thought its a couple of spots everybody gets them right? but they became inflamed and sore, soon my mum began to notice more appearing . To begin with it was mainly across my upper back, along my shoulders but over time it spread to my chest and face. The more I realised that I was getting more and more spots, the more fustrated I became.

At first I went to school thinking it was normal and nobody would think twice about it, I was mostly right not many did think twice about it but there were the few who did. I was called names, some people made jokes about my spots and laughed at me. This made my self confidence lower and I became even futher and futher fustrated with myself. I wouldn’t kick off in school about being made fun of, but my feelings of anger and hurt had to come out somewhere… I became very self-concious and very insercue, because of the acne on my back I wouldn’t buy any clothes that showed off my back or chest. I wouldn’t like getting changed for PE lessons in case somebody pointed out my red- angry spots on my back. I brought makeup to try and hide it. At school I constantly thought are they starring at my spots on my face or do I need to hide more of my spots. I became obessed with my skin, and was convinced nobody liked me becasue my skin was bumpy. Acne truely began to rule my life.

I became an extremly angry person at home, and looking back now I think why did I do that to my family and why did I get so angry. I would find that the tinyest things used to set me off and I didn’t think about my family, I only thought of myself. I don’t know why it made me so angry but I can honestly tell you I hated being so angry with everybody, but the truth was I think I was only ever really angry with myself. 

In the end I ended up getting medical treatment for my acne and tried various different creams and tablets and finally now my skin is beginning to clear. My parents and sister could all see that my acne was getting me down, they helped my so much to gain confidence. I posted a photo on my Instagram last year with the caption, I may not have the perfect skin but that won’t stop me smiling. This was the first time in years that I had posted a photo with no makeup, I was fed up of hiding it to try and please others I finally had the confidence to go bare faced.  (Actually this is one of the only photos I’ve got with my acne without makeup on)

Today I still struggle with my acne on my back, I find it difficult to wear binikins as it shows some of my scarring and spots. Sometimes I’ll wake up and think my back is ichy today. Acne shouldn’t control our lives and I hope anybody suffering with acne can relate to this post. Be happy and never forget you are wonderful no matter what.

Abbie xx