Saturday, 8 July 2017

THE PERFECT ALL-SEASONS JACKET



Writing a post about a jacket in July can seem a little ... well, silly. It's the time for posting all about your bikini collection or the ridiculously cute off-the-shoulder top you just snapped up for a bargain in New Look. However, as I'm writing this, the weather is fluctuating from blue skies to grey clouds, and a few weeks ago a month's worth of rain fell in 24 hours so a jacket is still very much a key item in my wardrobe!

Sunday, 18 June 2017

MY CURRENT SKINCARE EDIT



I went through what could only be described as a year of hell with my skin in 2016. A stressful year of university, then a new job, plus a lack of exercise, mixed with a dash (or a straight run) of unhealthy eating has resulted in lackluster and dull skin. To tie in with this, I've also had a breakout of dermatitis across my eyes. Dermatitis is basically eczema, and it's broken out across my eyelids and under my eyes. The skin is cracked and flaky, sore and red, and makes wearing makeup impossible and just nothing sticks - and if it does, it makes it look about a hundred times worse! My first (and worst so far, fingers crossed!) breakout was in April, and my doctor said it could have been many things - a change of the weather, and out of date makeup item, an allergy, my diet, stress. Basically, I left with a tube of steroid cream and an uncertainty of just what the hell was going on with my skin.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

ABBIE GRACE TRAVELS | AMSTERDAM


One of my main goals for this year was to travel more, something I've wanted to do for a while. I was brought up on beach and package holidays, and whilst those are amazing and fab for a summer holiday, I have been itching to expand my holiday horizons for some time now. Until a few weeks ago, I had never, ever been to mainland Europe. In 25 years of living in Scotland, and I had never ever made it to mainland Europe (I've been to Cyprus but that totally doesn't count as it's an island). So when the opportunity to go Amsterdam with some friends came up, I jumped on that bandwagon so fast it made my eyes water a tiny bit.


Friday, 6 January 2017

THE BEST OF 2016 | THE MAKEUP EDIT


I've never actually been able to do a yearly round up of products - how about that! I went through so much bloody makeup in 2016 it wasn't even funny. There was some products that I didn't get on with, so naturally, they're not featured here (in case you were wondering why I've done some categories and not others!) Some were hits, some were misses, but here I'm gonna chat about the makeup that floated by boat in 2016, and what I'm taking with me (and hoping to try!) in 2017 ....

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

GOALS FOR 2017.



We're all guilty of saying the title above, aren't we? 'New year, new me!' I know I've said it every January 1st since I can remember. However, by the 16th of the year without fail, I've been the gym a grand total of 5 times (all 5 in the first week) and polished off all the leftover chocolates. WHOOPS.

I was truly under the impression I hadn't achieved any of the goals I had set myself this time last year. I documented in them all in a blog post, one of the very first I posted. And actually, when I look back at that blog post, I've achieved a bit more than I had initially thought - and if I haven't fully achieved them, then I'm making good progress towards it!