Saturday 30 May 2015

Quick Update ~ See You Soon ||♥..

Heyy Guys! Today's post will be really short and quick but I just want to let you guys know that I'll be having a little break from blogging for the next 2months or so. Reason is, next week (starting from, the 1st of June), I'm starting my end of year exams and I'm not gonna have the chance to be blogging since I'll be too busy revising! That's also why I haven't been as consistent as usual this past month and towards the end of April. I'm so sorry about this and I really wish it wasn't so but it is what it is and I have no control over it! Another reason is that I'm going on holiday soon so I'll be preparing for that and when I'm off, I wont get the chance to write any blog posts.

Also, just to quickly let you guys know, (although once I'm back to blogging, I'll write up a whole post which is more detailed on it) but I'm going to be starting a Youtube channel!! I'm soo exited about it but don't worry, I'll still be blogging! I've already made the channel but haven't posted any videos yet. I would love for you guys to please subscribe to it to give me a good kick start and boost for when I start uploading videos! It's called StyleMeUnique.. and this is the link to it StyleMeUnique..
I'll definitely subscribe back to everyone. Also, let me know if you have a channel aswell so I can subscribe!

Wish me good luck with my exams and I will see you guys soon in my next post! Make sure to carry on with all of the love and support you guys have been giving me, I really appreciate it and love you guys loads!
In the mean time, go ahead and check out my previous post! I will be replying to all comments etc. What's In My DIY Emergency Kit Bag??

Thanks for reading,
See You Soon,
Abbie x

Tuesday 26 May 2015

What's In My DIY Emergency Kit Bag?? ♡

Hii Everyone! So I've finally got around to this post after like 3months that I've wanted to do it! Today I'll be hopefully helping you girls out (this post is mainly targeted at girls but guys can read it too!) by sharing with you something which I find very helpful and that comes in really handy which are DIY Emergency Kit Bags! You may or may have not heard of these before but in this post I'll be explaining what they are; why I like them and what I've put in mine to give you an idea of what you could put in yours (that's if you're interested in making one after reading this post)!>>

So first of all, DIY Emergency Kit Bags are basically mini bags that you can carry all of your toiletries and the essential items you need with you were ever you go. You can fit them in your school bag or the hand bag you are taking out with you. These kit bags come in so handy as it saves you from the frustration of having to look round for things in big bags since they are all in the same place; forgetting to take something important along when switching bags; and simply being prepared for any disasters or emergency that may come your way! So anyways, let's just get right into it!

First of all, you'll need a small-medium toiletries bag or travel sized pouch (big enough to fit everything you may wanna put in, but small enough to fit it your bag and not take up all the space)! These can cost anywhere from £1-£5. (A picture of my one is at the top of this post).

Things to put in ~

  1. Hand & Body Moisturizers: Mini hand and body moisturizers can be life savers when your in a sticky situation. Having white patchy flakes between your fingers and on your legs or arms are not a good look atall! Especially in the summer time when you're most likely not covering up as much with tights, gloves and jumpers, it's always smart to keep some cream with you!
  2. Pads/Tampons: You should never go out without any pads or tampons at hand because you never no when the time of the month could hit you so it's always best to be safe! Even if you haven't started your period yet, you should still carry some with you incase, because that day could be your day and you don't want to suffer an embarrassing moment during an emergency. I always like to keep 2/3 in my kit bag to be safe. Also incase you need to help a friend out!
  3. Lip Balm: This is also an essential item that to keep in your kit bag so that you can touch up during the day when your lips need moisturizing rather than constantly licking your lips and making them worse.
  4. Pocket Sized Tissues: These are very useful for when ever you need to just clean up quickly, especially if no one around has any. You can actually get like 10 of these in a pack for about £1.50 at Boots, Superdrug and most chemists.
  5. Wet Wipes/ Makeup Remover Wipes: Whenever you need to fresh up or wipe of any smudged makeup like eyeliner or mascara, these are great to have around!
  6. Hand Sanitizers: If you've just got your hands dirty or you're about to eat, use hand sanitizers to kill off all the bacteria and remove and clean your hands. Also, I've found that squeezing a bit of this under your nails really cleans all the dirt out and make you nails look fresh and healthy!
  7. Body Spray/Perfume: It's really important for us ladies especially to make sure we are smelling fresh and sweet! I don't know if you can relate but people with really bad B.O is a huge turn off and making sure you smell decent is simply basic hygiene! Also, if you go to school or the gym, it's important to touch up with a quick spray after P.E or gym class.
  8. Mini Mirror: I actually find having a mirror with me quite handy. If you just need to check something on your face, in your eye, up your nose (lol) or wherever, a mirror is just a few seconds away!
  9. Hair Bands/Clips/Bobby Pins: Incase you snap a hairband by accident, loose a booby pin or feel like changing up your hairstyle, you'll have the items you need with you!
  10. Gum/Mints: I cannot stress enough how important a fresh, clean breath is so you must, must make sure you keep some kind of breath/mouth freshener with you! They are also really useful just after lunch and pretty much during the day.
  11. Cotton Buds/Toothpicks: I would say that these are not as important as some of the others but are just little things you might just wanna put in incase.
  12. Spare Earrings/ Studs: You never know, you might lose your earrings or the stud or even forget to wear one so a spare is always good to have.
  13. Spare Change: You might have left your money at home or you really need some extra quick cash so having no more than £5 in your emergency kit bag could be helpful.
So that's all the things that I keep in my DIY Emergency Kit Bag along with some other things you may want to add it! If you want to make this yourself, you can definitely add in other things or remove some things to your preference but this is just a brief list of ideas. You can also put like a few makeup items in there or have that in a separate bag. Other items are mini hairbrushes, medicine, pantyliners etc.

Quick Tips ~

  • Only put stuff you need to find quickly, or almost can't live without so it's not too heavy.
  • Find little containers for things like the pads/tampons, earrings, hairbands etc, so it's quicker to get to.
  • Buy items that are mini or travel sized so you can save space and add more things inside.
And that's all for today! I really enjoyed writing this post and I hope you guys enjoyed reading it! Be sure to comment down below to let me know what you think (I love talking to you guys!) and let me know if you might be interested in making your own Emergency Kit Bag. If you guys wanna know what brands or names of items that I use (for example perfume, lip balms or hand creams) simply ask me in the comments down below!

Thanks so much for reading,
Abbie x

Monday 11 May 2015

The Versatile Blogger Award #2 & The Infinity Dreams Award


Heyy Guys! It know it's been a long time since I've posted something but I'm back now! I honestly have been ridiculously busy the past month or so but now things have die down a lil and I will be posting more often!

So today I am going to be doing a combination of the Versatile Award and the Infinity Dreams Award. They are both pretty similar so I thought I would join them together. First of all I just want to say a big thank you to the two girls who have nominated me for these awards, Ella (for the Versatile Award) and Rachel (for the Infinity Dreams Award). You both have such lovely blogs and seem like really nice people! Apologies for taking soo long to do the post but I genuinely do appreciate it! Please go and check out both their blogs and show so love and support on their!

So anyways, let's get started with the awards!

The Rules For The Versatile Award
- Thank the blogger who nominated you
- Tell your readers 7 interesting facts about yourself
- Nominate 5-15 other readers

The Rules For The Infinity Dreams Award
- Thank and follow the blogger that kindly nominated you
- Tell us 11 facts about yourself
- Answer the questions that were set for you to answer
- Nominate 11 bloggers and set questions for them

My Facts For Both The Awards:

  • I love food! Lol I know that's so basic but it's really true! Like I can eat loads and loads of junk food and never get bored or fat! At school, I actually wrote a speech about how I love food and how the school dinners don't fill you up..

  • I don't really have a favourite colour. I mean, I've always loved the colour purple but I wouldn't really call it my favourite colour. I kind of have phases so one minute I'll really be into tiffany blue, then the next minute burgundy and then gold or whatever.

  • I love the summer time! Summer is so beautiful and everything looks so pretty especially the flowers and trees and all things nature! The weather is also the best thing ever like seeing as living in London means cold, rain and crappy weather most of the time, the experience of sun, breeze and bright days is awesome!

  • I do Business Studies at school as one of my GCSE options and it's such an interesting subject! Although it sounds all boring and mathsy, it's actually got a lot more to it and can be really fun!

  • One of the things I really enjoy is dancing! I love to do it in my spare time, and just whenever I hear music on. I find it so enjoyable and I even make up my own dances with friends and stuff.

  • I can be very loud and hyper. Seriously, when I'm with the right people things can get really crazy ahahaa. Also most of my friends and the people I hang out with are pretty much the same so it's just perfect really. I find that there's no need to waste time and be all sad and stuff because you'll never get that wasted time back again!

  • I really like watching Youtube videos! I spend so much time watching people's videos and like it's just so entertaining! My favourite Youtubers are JadahDoll, KSI, ComedyShortsGamer, BeautyCrush, Zoella and loads more which I can't remember!

  • I don't really read much! I honestly need to get out of this habit because reading can be so fun and is actually very important so I'm going to try and incorporate more reading into my lifestyle.

  • One of my favourite fruits is Mango. Well I think it's a fruit, but whatever it is I love it! It's so juicy and sweet and it's quite good for you so yeah!

  • Finally, I love blogging! I know it's really contradictive because I haven't blogged in ages but I really do love to write blog posts, interact with you guys, reply to comments, read other blogs and just all the different aspects of blogging! 

And that's all of the facts guys! Moving on to answering the questions that Rachel has asked me (for the Infinity Dreams Award)!

1. Who was the last person you messaged on facebook?
No one! I don't have facebook.

2. What was the last thing you ate?
A triple chocolate chip cookie with white chocolate chips on top! Yumm..

3. Why did you start a blog?
Well in short and snappy way, I loved to read other people's blogs, I thought it would be really fun to do, I like to write (sort of), I like to interact with people and get to meet and talk to new people, finally I took an interest in topics relating in haircare, fashion, DIY's and lifestyle kinda stuff!

4. You have to marry the last person you smiled at. Are you happy?
No way!! It was an old woman who looks like she's in her late 50's! Ahhaaa!

5. Do you believe in the supernatural?
Well, I believe in God so I guess so, yeah!

6. What is your dream job?
I really want to be a Business Woman! And I also want to do some kind of entertaining or something in the arts as a part time or side job.

7. Most embarrassing moment?
I don't really have a key one but I'm pretty sure there'll be loads to come!

8. Best present ever received?
Oooh, this is a really hard one, but erm I would say the gift of life! Makes sense right?

9. Favourite make-up brand?
I don't really wear makeup that much but I quite like Rimmel London. I bought a couple of stuff from them recently and I really, really loved them! I included them on my April Favourites post which you can check out!

10. What's your biggest achievement?
I know sounds really bad but I actually don't know ahahaa! Honestly, I really can't think of any. Don't get me wrong, I have probably achieved something in the past 14years of my life (hopefully) but I just can't think of any, regardless of my biggest one!

The bloggers I nominate (you can choose which award you want to do or combine them both in one way or the other):

My questions (if you're doing the Infinity Dream Award):
1. Who's your fave celebrity if you have any?
2. What T.V shows do you watch?
3. What makeup product could you not live without?
4. Favourite food?
5. What was the last film you watched?
6. Would you rather constantly laughing or never laughing atall?
7. Dream job?
8. Boots or Trainers?
9. Skirts or Jeans?
10. Who was the last person you texted?

And that's all from me today. I'm so sorry this post is really, really long and congrats if you managed to make it to the end lol! I hope you enjoyed it anyways and thanks again to the girls who nominated me. I will be posting a lot more from now on anyways. Be sure to leave me a comment down below and check out some of my other posts!

Thanks for reading,

Abbie x

Friday 24 April 2015

April Favourites ♡

Hello Everyone! Since it's coming up towards the end of April, I decided to do a post on all of my favourite products that I've been loving this month. I've never actually done a post like this before but I always read other blog posts and youtube videos of monthly faves so I thought it would be really fun to do! If you guys like it, be sure to let me know and I might start doing them every month. So anyways, let's get started!!

Rimmel London Lasting Finish 100 Kisses Lip Liner
Omg, I've absolutely been loving up this lip liner over the past few weeks! It is in the colour 063 Black Tulip which is more like a nude and I only use a little bit of it so it's perfect for school. Another thing I really like about this lip liner is that it is soo long lasting! It also has a creamy texture so it perfectly glides on your lips leaving a beautiful line that you can blend/smudge (which I like to do) or just leave as it is! Finally, it's only £2.99 which is an awesome price for such a great product!

Rimmel London Kate Moss Matte Lipstick
So you guys probably know that I'm not really an all out makeup kinda girl but I found this gorgeous matte lipstick from the Kate Moss collection in the colour 08. I mainly like it because it has a beautiful natural lip colour that can be used for everyday, anyday wear! This lipstick also has a lovely finish which isn't quite matte but isn't super shiny and glossy either (I like to use it along with the Rimmel London Lip liner). I also loveee the amazing smell of it and the average price for it is around £5.50!

Minnie Mouse Body Butter
Since the weather here in London has slowly began to get warmer, I have been wearing my socks rolled down to take in and enjoy some of that heat! Obviously, if I decide to do this, I need to have some cream with me to combat any emergency dryness and avoid the embarrassment of walking around with dry patches on your legs! This is why the Minnie Mouse Body Butter came in really handy for me these past couple of weeks and I really like it. It is so thick and creamy and does a great job at properly moisturizing your body. I actually got this body butter along with a set of other cute Minnie Mouse toiletries including mini bubble bath, mini shower gel and the body butter. It comes in a Minnie Mouse toiletries bag and my friend actually got it for me last Christmas. Overall I really like it and since it's mini, I can carry it around wherever I like!

Avon Bali Bliss Shimmering Body Mist
Well there is not much that I can say about this body mist but I overall love the smell of it. It smells really sweet and I always carry it around in my bag for whenever I need to re-spray at school or wherever I go. The only thing about it is that it doesn't last as long as I would want it to but I can't really give how many hours roughly since you can't usually tell when it wears out. Finally, it's from Avon but I don't remember how much it was.

Johnson's Baby Shower Gel Pineapple & Lily aroma
About 3weeks ago, I started using this new shower gel and it is amazing!! The main thing I love about it is the smell, oh my goodness! It smells gorgeous. I usually use bar soaps but I just thought to try this shower gel out and I am very pleased with it. It is in the scent Pineapple & Lily and that's what it literally smells like. It also leaves your skin feeling squeaky clean but soft and smooth at the same time which is perfect! You can pretty much get this anywhere and it's usually like £1-£2. It overall does what it's meant to do and it's what I've been using over the course of this month!

And that's all for today! Please bare with me if it's not as good or quite like a monthly favourite post but I am only just starting out and will gradually get better at them! I hope you liked this post and be sure to leave me a comment below letting me know what you think or if you have any questions about any of these products. Also any advice and tips are welcome! 
Thank you so much for reading, 
Abbie x

Sunday 19 April 2015

5 Quick & Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Hello Everyone, I hope you're all doing well!! You've probably noticed that I haven't been posting as consistently as usual lately but I will be getting back into my posting atleast twice in a week from now on. 

So I totally understand the feeling of not wanting to eat breakfast in the mornings but the reasons vary from person to person so it could it be due to being pushed for time, trying to loose weight, not being bothered to eat, too tired and lazy to prepare food in the mornings or simply not feeling to eat so early.
 Personally, I tend to not eat breakfast because I'm usually running late anyways and I feel like it's too time consuming to prepare food, sit on the dinning table and eat and then have to wash up in school uniform. However, when I do have something in the morning, it's usually like sweets, chocolate, cookies and pretty much the things you're supposed to stay away from before 9am. I am however improving on my time keeping so I'm starting to learn how to manage my time so I'm not running late where breakfast would be the last thing on my mind. 

This is why I thought I would share with you guys 5 healthy breakfast ideas that you could incorporate into your mornings to give you a good boost and kick start energy for the day ahead! 

1. Quaker Oat/ Porridge Oats
 I actually don't mind quaker oats as long as it has sugar in it. It is really filling and is great to last you till the next meal of the day. It usually takes around 4mins to prepare so it's not too long. People also like to put fruit on top such as strawberry, banana, raspberry and apple slices. You could also try raisins if you like.

2. Healthy Cereals
Yes I know it can be hard to opt for healthier cereals when there's things like Coco Pops, Frosties and Rice Krispies but if you are looking for a healthier lifestyle, cereals like Kellog's Fruit n Fibre would be great. Other healthier options are Bran Flakes,Weetabix, Kellog's Nutri-Grain and Muesli. All these would be perfect with just a glass of water or juice in the morning and don't take long to make at all.

3. Whole Grain Toast
Toast is probably one of the most popular breakfasts but to turn the odd toast healthy, use whole grain or brown bread instead. You can try buttering it lightly then putting some banana slices on top or have it with those ham,chicken or turkey slices into it and turn it into a sandwich. However you would like to be creative with your toast, try it out with some slices of whole grain bread.

4. Fruit Salad
This is probably one of the quickest breakfasts if you prepare a big portion of fruit salad the night before then every morning you can put some in a bowl and enjoy away. It is also good to help you get your 5-aday and most fruits taste really good anyway. You can also make yourself a fruit smoothie that you can store in the fridge and pour into a bottle every morning/night if you really don't have time to waste where you can drink it on the go. I actually have a post on a tropical fruit smoothie which I've made.

5.Boiled Egg
Finally, you can decide to start your day with boiled eggs. You can cut it and put it in bread or toast or you can even eat it along with some sweet and crunchy salad. These are just a few ideas but in the end it's up to you! To make things easier, you can boil the eggs the night before then peel and eat the next morning!

So that's all for today, I hope you enjoyed this post and you might have got some inspiration of some quick and easy healthy breakfast ideas. Be sure to leave me a comment of what you think and let me know what you have for breakfast if anything. 

Thanks for reading,
Abbie x

Monday 13 April 2015

The Creative Blogger's Award

Hello Everyone! So you've probably noticed that it's been a while since I've done an award but last week or so, I was luckily nominated by the lovely Emma the blog owner of Very Proper Blog to do The Creative Blogger's Award!! I just wanna say a big Thank You to Emma, I really appreciate it and when I came across your blog, it was awesome! Please go and check out her blog here guys and show some love with comments and follows!

So this award is very similar to the Versatile Award which I have also done before which you can check out but anyways, let's get started!

The Rules
  • Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify all via their social media/blogs
  • Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you (very important)
  • Share 5 facts about yourself to your readers
  • Pass the rules on to them
 5 Facts About Myself
  • My actual name is Abiola (which is a Nigerian name) but most people call me Abbie for short. My other nicknames are Abbss, Biola and Bibi ahahaa.
  • My birthday is on December 12th so in the year 2012, I turned 12yrs, on the 12th day of the 12th month in the 12th year! So weird and confusing but people are usually fascinated by that!
  • I'm scared of dogs.. big dogs, that bark and chase you and try to eat you alive..
  • I really like Drama and I would like to do something in the arts as a part time or a side job in the future. 
  •  I'm addicted to Oreos and Marylands! They are both so tasty and are like my guilty pleasures, I can honestly finish a whole pack of them almost unconsiously! I swear they put some kinda drug or secret addictive ingredients in them hahaa!!
The Bloreatireativeggers I nominate
Karolyne // ThatGirlK 
Alice // #just alice 
Ella // The Pink Pineapple 
Lauren // Shopping & Makeup 
Naomi // The Perks of Being a Bookworm 
Natalie // Natalie's 
Everspark // Everspark 
Alice Chloe // Is that Alice
Kirsty // Kirsty
Tayla // DaisyChains16
Jasmina // Little Paradise
Laetitia // Laxtitia
Bethany // ohthatsbethany
Zarina //Donovan's Journey
Ella // Spectrum of Ella 

And that's the Creative Blogger's Award guys! I just want to say another thank you to Emma for this nomination. 

Also, on a separate note, one of my friends Sayo has recently started a youtube channel and I would love for you guys to please check it out! She is quite new to it but she has posted a couple of videos. There will be a lot of fashion and lifestyle posts to soon come. Please kindly subscribe to her channel and like her videos render her some love and support. Here's the link again: Shay & JayThanks so much!

Until Next Time,
Abbie x

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