Sunday, 1 March 2015

February



So long February... Hello March!

Is it just me or has the last month been the quickest month ever?!

I realise it was only 28 days but still... 

The last few weeks have been just as busy as ever, with uni work, catching up with friends, hitting the gym and of course, shopping.

I've been out for a couple of meals, treated myself to a few new bits and spent more money than I should have - same old same old.

After a visit from one of my good friends back home last weekend, I am looking forward to my best friend coming to visit today - which will of course involve more coffee, food and shopping. My favourite :-)

I am looking forward to the spring and slightly warmer weather. Replacing the woolly jumpers for lighter clothing is a definite plus.

How was your February? Do you have anything exciting planned this month?

Holly xx



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




Yours truly




Delicious spinach, mushroom and tuna pasta





Reading




Birthday meal for my flatmate




Gym time




Healthy snacks



Frosted pink nails



Looking moody



Getting my greens



Valentine's Day



Mmm Nutella pancakes



Maybelline 'Love My Pink' Lip Crayon



Nude gel mani



Pretty pink ballet slippers



Making progress



New beauty buys



This lip balm smells amazing!



My kind of Monday morning



Burning my new candle


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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

21 Questions




I love being nosy and finding out more about people so I thought it would be fun to share a little more about me :-)

Feel free to fill out the answers for yourself and ask me anything else you want to know!

Holly xx


  1. Name three things would you take to a desert island?
Chocolate, a good book and sun cream


  1. Night in or night out?
IN!


  1. Who would be your dream dinner date?
Hmm tricky… I’d have to say Zac Efron or Chad Michael Murray


  1. What would you order for your last ever meal?
A large stuffed crust pizza with garlic mayo, cookie dough cheesecake for dessert and a huge strawberry milkshake


  1. The song that gets you up on the dance floor?
Definitely something RnB or Hip hop – preferably old school but Chris Brown – Loyal never fails to get me up there haha


  1. What was the last thing you bought?
A Starbucks soy latte


  1. Your dream holiday destination?
Italy. The food, the sun, the sights, the men…


  1. The shop where you spend the most money?
Supermarket aside, I would say ASOS gets a fair share of my bank balance


  1. Your five kitchen staples?
Avocado, almond milk, eggs, salmon and pesto


  1. Phrase you live by?
-There’s no time like the present

-Work to associate your current state with your future self

-Treat others how you wish to be treated


  1. Beauty product you couldn't live without?
Either moisturiser or lip balm. I'm currently using L'Oreal triple active day moisturiser and Maybelline Babylips lip balm


  1. What is your greatest strength and weakness?
Strength - I am good at seeing the positive side of things
Weakness – I can be very impatient


  1. Five handbag essentials?
Phone, purse, lip balm, water, hand cream


  1. Favourite smell?
Freshly baked bread


  1. Least favourite trait in others?
Dishonesty, bad manners and not being loyal (I know that’s three but I couldn't choose just one!)


  1. What cheers you up?
Relaxing in my PJs and watching a good film with a mug of hot chocolate


  1. Best ever holiday?
A girl's holiday to Tenerife with 3 of my best friends when I was 18. SUCH great memories.


  1. If you were a dessert what would you be?
Hmm probably cheesecake because you can get it in any country, it has lots of delicious layers and there is a flavour to suit everyone


  1.  Ultimate girl crush?
Too many! My top three are Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge and Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley


  1. What would be your dream job?
A fashion and beauty journalist


  1. What’s the best advice you've ever been given?
To be myself and not worry if I don’t fit in with others. Do what makes you happy - everyone’s different and it’s better to be individual than to be a sheep and follow the crowd.



A few of my favourite things...



Candice Swanepoel



Givenchy Dahlia Divin



Vogue



Lindt Lindor



Loccitane Rose Hand Cream



Marshmallows



To Kill a Mockingbird



Sex and the City



Nirvana Nevermind




Starbucks



Strawberry Milkshake


L'Oreal Moisturiser


French Bulldogs



Dior Lipgloss



Chad Michael Murray














Saturday, 14 February 2015

Current skincare favourites


Looking after your skin is extremely important, so along with drinking plenty of water and trying to eat as healthily as possible, I love discovering new products that help care for my skin on the outside and enhance its natural glow.






I have been a L'Oreal fan for as long as I can remember and I simply cannot fault any of their products. From haircare to skincare to makeup - I love it all - and the fact that it's reasonably priced and usually on offer somewhere is a bonus.





I remember using this exfoliator when it was first released and found that it did as it said on the tin. The formula is gentle and leaves skin smooth and refreshed without causing redness. The only improvement I can suggest is the orangey smell - which isn't unpleasant, however I prefer sweeter, less citrusy smelling products.





My morning skincare routine involves washing my face with this soothing, creamy gel wash before applying my moisturiser. This is my favourite product and is the perfect way to wake up my skin in the morning. The smell is delicious and my skin feels peachy soft, refreshed and has a healthy glow after using it. 




L'Oreal Triple Active Day and Night Moisturiser

I simply love this duo. The smell alone reminds me of lavish beauty counters in high-end department stores where you are surrounded by amazing products and beautiful women - I feel like they add a touch of luxury to my routine. 

Both creams are extremely gentle so I imagine they would be suitable for all skin types. Since using them my skin feels so soft - even first thing in the morning. The cream absorbs almost straight away and isn't greasy in the slightest.

I started using them over two weeks ago and although the pots are quite small, I still have around half a pot of each left, so a little goes a long way. 

The only improvement I can suggest is adding SPF to the day cream as sun protection is important, although I usually apply a foundation with SPF over the top when I go out so I am still protected.





My final skincare favourite is the new Dr Rescue balm from Maybelline. I have spoken before about my love of the Babylips range and seem to have built up a healthy collection of the balms. 

I love how they care for my lips while adding a touch of colour to enhance my daytime 'no-makeup, makeup' look. My dry and chapped lips are instantly rescued with one slick and it leaves a peachy pink tint with a hint of minty freshness. 

A current staple in my handbag wherever I go!



Have you tried any of these products? What did you think?

Holly xx











Monday, 2 February 2015

January





So the first month of 2015 is over, only another 11 to go until Christmas! hehe (-:

I have finally gotten over my post-Christmas blues and kicked off January with a few goals  I hope to keep up with throughout the rest of the year :-)

After having a lazy and overindulgent December, my fitness and healthy eating routine is back on track and I feel all the better for it.

In between managing an enormous amount of uni work - which explains my lack of posts on the blog - I've been hitting the gym, catching up on sleep and have managed to fit in a bit of shopping for good measure.

February is set to be another busy month with lots of assignment deadlines, however I also have plenty of posts in store for you so watch this space! :-)

How has your January been? Have you managed to stick to your resolutions?


Holly xx



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



Back to the gym



Spinach, feta and walnut salad



Loving L'Oreal skincare



Accesorize goodies



Good morning



New year, new fitness gear



Favourite perfume



Loving my healthy meals



A girl can never have too much lipgloss



Workout time



Lounging in my comfy clothes from Topshop



Avo and eggs on toast mmm...



Sunday runday in my Nikes



Possibly the chicest chocolates ever



Bedtime reading



Slightly addicted to Maybelline Babylips



Love this chic River Island purse


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