Saturday, 31 January 2015

Review: Into The Woods

I know I'm late to jump on this bandwagon BUT I did actually watch this a couple of weeks back and have only just come about to write my review!
When I saw the trailer for this I knew right away I'd want to see it: a musical, Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick and many more famous faces - what more could I want!? Oh yeah, the fact it's DISNEY!!
The film is very clever in the sense that it captures many fairy tales and puts them all into one, there's elements of: Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Jack and The Beanstalk. The film is actually based on the Broadway musical going by the same name which I thought was very cool and how amazing would it be to see this live on stage!?
The basic synopsis is that a baker and his wife wish desperately for a child but a witch has laid a curse on them and only if they bring her: a cow as white as milk, a slipper as pure as gold, hair as yellow as corn and a cape as red as blood will the curse be lifted! You can probably already picture the individual fairy tales just by that list but what I liked was the fact that I thought I knew what the film would be like and then suddenly other characters are revealed and more events occur and it keeps the audience on the edge of their seat!

Overall, I really liked this film and will now be taking some of the songs with me for my road trip around Europe!!

Abi :)

Friday, 30 January 2015

Review: St Ives Face Scrub

I have wanted an exfoliant for a while now as I never got round to replacing my last one which ran out a few months ago. I've heard a lot of positive reviews on St Ives products so decided to pick up this and try it out. 


I got the Apricot one as you can see, the smell is pleasant - not too in your face - and I love how much 'grit' is in it. Personally, I don't like exfoliants which have minuscule little grit bits which you can barely feel on your face. This really makes my face feel as though it's getting a really good, deep clean, you don't need to apply it too hard either as the bits do all the work for you. I usually just dabble a bit (you don't need much at all, with this product a little goes a long way) on my forehead, nose, cheeks and chin and use circular motions to spread it across my face.

When I wash it off my face feels so soft and clean, I am so happy I bought this product I really love itt and will definitely be using it again when this one runs out!  

Abi :)

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

I Wish...#2

1. A milky way/galaxy bed spread. I don't know how or why it started but I have developed an OBSESSION for all things like this, shame it's so expensive but I have my eyes on some matching pillow cases too which are obviously a lot cheaper. Get it HERE

A sun jar, I love little cute light things like this. I have fairy lights wrapped round my bed frame all year round! Get it HERE

Victoria Secret, I really want something from here I just feel like it's something every girl would love to come home to, and the bag is so nice! Get it HERE

Whittard's Luxury White Hot Chocolate, I love hot chocolate and I have tried this before and loved it a lot so would definitely not pass a chance in getting it again! Get it HERE

Abi :)

Monday, 26 January 2015

How To: Make The Yummiest Hot Chocolate

Okay, so if you don't already know I LOVE HOT CHOCOLATE so much!! Naturally, I've tried many over my short life so far! In the past few months I think I've found the best way to make them!
First, make the hot chocolate (it can be any one you like, I really love the Whittards White Hot Chocolate but here's I'm using a Clippers one). I usually heat up milk for about a minute and a half then put about 3/4 teaspoons of hot chocolate in and stir.

After this I put marshmallows in just to cover all the milk not to fill to the top of the mug otherwise they'll be no room for milk! I put marshmallows in before the cream as they go all gooey and sweet as they melt in the mug of chocolate!
Then, squirt some cream on top in whatever fashion (I am CLEARLY no professional in doing this, but then I think it's just going to be devoured anyway so why does it matter!?). Lastly, pop some marshmallows on and enjoy!

Abi :)