Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday Favorites | #1

Hello Lovelies,
It's finally Friday and the weekend is upon us! In fact, this will be my last weekend home before I move into my dorm room at school. Eek!
So today, I thought I'd share with you some things that I've been loving lately. 

Pink Tribal Wristlet
I am all about the tribal patterns, and when I saw this wristlet at Target I couldn't resist. It is perfect to carry around by itself with the handy wrist strap, but I also pop in my purse and use it as a wallet. Inside, there's a clear spot for your ID or license (always a must, for me!) and a little compartment to fit your cell phone. 

Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10
To be quite honest, this acne treatment scared me a bit when I took it home from the store. I'd never used benzoyl peroxide to help treat blemishes - always salicylic acid - but Ingrid of missglamorazzi over on YouTube raved about it, and since we have similar skin types I figured I'd give it a shot. While this is definitely really drying (it recommends application 1-3 times daily, but with just one my skin feels very dry), it does help clear up blemishes quickly!

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Mascara
This mascara caught my eye because if it's creative packaging, and the formula is nice too! I wouldn't say it's my favorite mascara, but it is volumizing and lengthening and really black, which I love. I will warn you, though: be careful with multiple coats, it can get a little clumpy!

Aeropostale Elephant Watch
I love this watch. That's really all I have to say. It's adorable, with a cute elephant on the face and a nice brown strap. The best part is, it fits on my teeny wrist!

Claire's Sleep Mask
When I saw this eye mask at Claire's, I knew I had to have it. I actually brought it with me when my family went camping, and it did a great job blocking out the early morning light in the tent, plus it's super soft and comfortable to wear.

What have you been loving lately?


Monday, August 11, 2014

Granny Takes A Dip Bath Bomb | LUSH Review

Hello lovelies,
We've made it to August and that means cool nights here in New England, and I've certainly been taking advantage of that! I've got to get as many baths in as I can before I head off to college.
I recently stopped by LUSH and picked up a few bath time goodies, including this beauty:

Granny Takes A Dip Bath Bomb
First of all, can we talk about how cool it looks? I'm torn between saying it looks like a planet, an eyeball, and a gobstopper chopped in half. 

Secondly, it's massive! Look at my thumb, look at the bath bomb, look at my thumb, look at the bath bomb. . . The only downside to its size, was it it take a while to fully dissolve. 

My bath tub's not dirty; it's the bath bomb! Promise!
The girl at the store said it would look tie-dyed as it dissolved, but it was mostly the pink color with a weird brownish tint - think melted Rainbow Dippin' Dots.
Lemon, ginger, and black pepper combined to make a calming and wonderful scent. I could still smell it on my skin long after I drained the tub!
Regardless of the color, the time it took to dissolve, and - let's be real - its name {Who is Granny, anyway?}, this is probably my favorite bath bomb. It smelled delicious, and left my skin feeling silky soft and moisturized, but not sticky. 

Dissolvability (Pretty sure I just made that word up):  7/10
Appearance: 10/10
Color: 8/10
Scent: 10/10
Overall: 10/10

Told you I loved it!

What are your favorite bath products?


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Let's Start Over


Obviously, I'm not sure how to start this blog post. It's been way too long and I seem to be a bit out practice {not that I blogged that much in the past, either}.
So, let's get reacquainted, shall we?
My name's Abigail.
I'm a recent high school graduate {eek!} with a passion for beauty, fashion, and writing that brought me to start this blog way back in April of last year.
I'll be heading off to college in the fall and I'm hoping to study communication. Although, that might change tomorrow. In the past year, I've gone from thinking I'd end up studying pre-med, to thinking I'd go to art school, to thinking I'd like to take a gap year and travel Europe.
You'll come to find out that I'm a bit indecisive.
I've worked in retail for the past year, which has really helped to shape my personal style, but will sadly be leaving that job in the coming weeks to focus on getting ready for school and have a little bit of a summer vacation with my family.
I've been binge-listening to Ed Sheeran's X lately, and probably will until his next album is released. It's basically perfection in album form.

So, shall we venture into the blogging universe together. . .again? I'd love to have you along for the ride!