calling out to shoe lovers

27 May 2010

I need a little help. i know.. once again i'm asking you guys for help.. sorry. But I really do feel stuck. I had intended on buying these loveeeeely carvela heels but now due to a nasty financial hiccup.. I can't :(


I've been hunting high and low for a pair similar to these. I want the gladiator / sandal style, the wooden heel and the tan / brown colour for under £40 including postage.

There are some that almost match this style out there but they just arn't quite what i'm looking for. So I need your advice / help .. I have 2 weeks to find a pair and have been looking for a couple of weeks already but almost given up hope.

Have you seen any shoes like this around lately? Or could you recommend any good websites or stores that I should take a look at?

I would much appreciate your help.. I need these sort of shoes to go with so many things while i'm in Portugal. they're a must buy :)

Thank yoooou :)

♥ abby

holiday makeup : i need your advice

19 May 2010

Calling all of you makeup loving girls that love a bit of fun in the sun! I need your advice :)

On the 27th of june I will be going to portugal for 10 days and I am sooooo excited! I haven't been abroad for so so so long and I haven't been anywhere hot since I was 11 and went to Fuertaventura. But being only 11 I didn't wear any makeup and now that I do and i'm worrying about what to wear. I don't want to wear nothing, even though we'll be alone in the private villa/mansion thingy but I don't want to wear anything to heavy.

I don't want to end up looking like this clown ;) - Amazing film by the way! A must see!!
my thoughts..
 i should probably take a primer.. right?

 i will not take a liquid foundation. i'm thinking of starting to use bare minerals. what do you think?

 i'm going to take a single light apricot eyeshadow and that's all
 should i take my shadow insurance?

 i will take colourful eyeliners - i have a lot of gosh pencil liners and liquid liners that will be perfect and heard that if you pop a liner in the freer for 15 minutes before hand it is likely to last longer in the heat, maybe this will work i don't know?
 i will take blush because frankly, i need it

 and i will take my lush lip balms and maybe lip glosses too?

But even though i'm thinking about all that i'm still not sure whether that's the right way to go about it or whether i'm missing something?

I'd love to hear about your experiences of wearing makeup in a hot climate and what does and doesn't work for you. so please comment below :):)

Thank yooooou

♥ abby

cath kidston goodies

17 May 2010

Cath Kidston has released iPhone and iTouch cases and I loveeee them! Spray flowers is my favourite but I don't know if i'm willing to hide the pretty white back of my iPhone yet.. we will see :)

What d'you think?

♥ abby

doll boutique bangles

15 May 2010

I love accessories and tops with whitty or up front writing on them and these bangles are exactly of my taste. Simple text and colours but striking enough for people to want to lift up your arm and twist the bangle to read it. If only they were a little more in my price range!

Jessica Kagan Cushman Bracelet - Does this bracelet make me look fat?

Have you seen any bangles like this recently? I'd love to come across a cheaper version

♥ abby

winner winner winner! :)

9 May 2010

That's right I came third place in annabella's dollfaced contest :):) Proud of me? Me too :P If you didn't catch my entry then click here to see it. You should also click here to see the awesome entries that won 1st and 2nd place!


I was so excited to receive my prizes in the post yesterday! We were on the way out and I took the package with me to open hehe.they're perfect! Barry M turquoise nail paint.. amazing colour, accessorize gold clock face necklace.. so gorgeous I was eyeing it up last weekend & ice cream flavour chewits.. only my favourite flavour! yumyum

I love them all! thank you so much bella!! :) and for the brilliant idea for a contest ofcourse. I really enjoyed doing it. and I bet all of the other girls did too :) Thank you.

♥ abby xx