Friday, 1 May 2015

April



Easter month has passed, flowers are in full bloom and we have enjoyed a nice couple of weeks of sunshine.

Summer is on the way and I have been working on my summer wardrobe in advance - which has included packing away all of the woolly jumpers and winter boots in favour of shorts, tees and dresses. Optimistic much?


April involved a long bank holiday weekend at home, eating too much Easter chocolate, spending time with friends and family and a whole lot of uni work.


In the next few weeks I am looking forward to more bank holidays (yay!), a visit from my mum and sister and am hoping to embrace the warmer weather - doesn't the sunshine just make everything better?


I also have a whole lot of revision to do before my two exams at the end of the month *sigh*


What did you get up to in April? Any exciting plans for May?



Holly xx


Here's a few pics from the last month...




New hair


Breakfast



Pretty flowers




Gym time



Dinner inspired by Deliciously Ella



L'Occitane goodies



Smile :-)



Currently loving



Tuna, mushroom and courgette pasta. Nicer than it sounds!



Ready to party



MAC Creme Cup



Mmm... pizza!



Inspiration


For more pics follow me on Instagram @misshollyamber


Sunday, 26 April 2015

Nutri Advanced Probiotics



I started 2015 with a list of new years resolutions and health goals, one of which was to take better care of my body on the inside and out. While I've always been relatively healthy and like to think I eat a balanced diet and get enough exercise, like most people I often fall off the wagon and find myself feeling sluggish and unmotivated, and it can be hard to get back on track. 

I was contacted by Nutri Advanced, one of Europe’s largest suppliers of health food supplements, who advised me about the benefits of nutritional supplements and how they can improve health and wellbeing.





I opted for the GiSol Probiotic Capsules which claim to promote healthy digestion by balancing flora in the gut and supporting the digestive process. Studies have shown that including probiotics in your daily diet can significantly improve gut health by increasing the levels of 'good' bacteria in your body.

I have been taking the supplements for two weeks and while there have been no major changes, I have noticed a slight improvement such as a flatter stomach and improved digestion. I plan to take them for at least one month before expecting to see a noticeable difference, however with the scientific evidence backing the benefits of probiotics they are definitely something I am keen to continue.


Nutri's nutritionists advise: “Most people should notice an improvement in gut symptoms after taking GiSol for 2 weeks, although the time it takes to rebalance gut flora varies from person to person. Most feel a difference in 2 weeks but we’d suggest staying on the product for at least 4 weeks in total.”

Have you tried probiotics before? What were your experiences?


Holly xx


*PR sample




Monday, 20 April 2015

Girls night out




What girl doesn't love a fun night out with her best friends? 

Music, makeup, drinks and dancing are all essential ingredients for a great night out, but every girl knows the best part of the evening is getting ready.

Sometimes finding that perfect outfit that makes you look and feel gorgeous can be a challenge - and what should seemingly be an enjoyable task becomes so stressful. 

Ever feel like you have a wardrobe full of clothes and still have nothing to wear? Me too!

That's when you know it's time to grab your girlfriends and hit the shops...



Beautysets - Girls night out


Dress - Clutch - Lipstick - Lashes - Bracelet - Shoes


My favourite look for a night out is a chic LBD teamed with some killer heels and lots of hot accessories.

This DailyLook Scuba dress is perfect for those summer nights out and evening cocktails in the city.  

The best thing about a little black dress is it goes with anything - so the colours for the rest of your outfit are completely up to you!

I love to team black with nude pink as for me they make the perfect pair and are great for summer. Pretty accessories give the outfit a touch of sparkle and a hot pink lip adds that extra bit of evening glamour.


How do you like to dress up an LBD? Do you have a favourite outfit for a girls night out?



Holly xx


Thursday, 9 April 2015

Spring makeup edit



The new season is the perfect time for a spring clean and what better place to start than with your makeup?

The warmer weather and longer days welcome a light, dewy complexion with slightly flushed cheeks and barely-there eyes. Think no-makeup makeup. My favourite.

Just as pretty pastels and candy colours are the key inspiration for your spring/summer wardrobe, they should also be a motivation for your makeup bag.

Here's some of the best beauty products you need this season...












Revlon Photo Ready Face Perfecting Primer - £12.99





Wednesday, 1 April 2015

March


Another month has zoomed by and spring is officially here! 

Candy colours, baby lambs, Easter eggs, daffodils and sunny spring weather.

The evenings are getting lighter and the weather is slightly warmer - although I am bracing myself for the dreaded April showers which are definitely the down side of spring. This month I have enjoyed visits from family and friends, a few dinner/coffee dates and plenty of browsing the new spring collections which has left me anticipating my next payday so I can purchase a few new pieces!

I'm looking forward to travelling back home for Easter to spend a few days with family and friends, hopefully relax and of course overdose on delicious Easter egg goodness! 
*Queue the post Easter detox!*

What have you been upto this month? Any exciting plans for Easter?


Holly xx



Here's a few pics from the last month...




Hello spring



Breakfast



April issues



New outfit



Reading material




Dinner time: getting my greens!



Hot chocolate date



Mmm yummy



New arm candy in my favourite colour



Ready to hit the gym



Eggs, avo and rye = perfection



Relaxing on a Saturday morning



Smile :-)



Loving pretty pastels for spring



Best chocolate ever



Coffee O'clock



Me again :-)



Spinach, mushroom and pesto tagliatelle = delicious




Light lunch and Healthy mag



Happiness, life, love


For more pics follow me on Instagram @misshollyamber




Friday, 13 March 2015

Fashion Inspiration: Lily Aldridge




She's one of the world's top models of the moment - working for Victoria’s Secret none the less... But Lily Aldridge also holds major fashion icon status with her casual, chic off-duty style and elegant yet edgy red-carpet glamour. 

Here’s some of her best looks...


Dressed up





Get the look



Lime Dress - £70 – House of CB


















Dressed down




Get the look







Black Ripped-Knee Jeans - £35 – River Island



Leather bag - £65 - Topshop


Fedora - £18 – ASOS