Sunday, 29 September 2013

Everyday Edit | University edition

Hey Blogletts,
So now being an official university student makeup is having to take a back seat, in application and in purchasing.

Freshers week is a toughy for trying to clamber out of bed the next morning so my makeup has been simple and quick, whilst trying to brighten my face as much as possible.

First of all base.

For a base, I have been using the Garnier BB cream for oily skin applying with my fingers. This is great for giving a quick cover for those imperfections you can't be bothered with at 9am.

Then if there are any stand out issues, I have been using the Maybelline fit me concealer and to illuminate those dark circles Collection illuminating touch.

To set it all I use the Rimmel stay matte powder, which I have a love hate relationship with, but at the moment it is seeming to keep me matte all day.

Then for a bit of colour, I sweep on Stila convertible colour in Petunia, a bright creamy pink. I also find the sheen on this illuminates the face slightly, giving a dewy finish.

For eyes, I have been sweeping on this light champagne colour from No7.

Then applying lashings of Bourjois volume clubbing mascara.

So that is what I have been wearing on my face day to day for university, this look is also easy to transfer from day to night, so leave a comment below if you would like to see how I transform this look into a clubbing/going out look.

What are your everyday staples?
Bye for now xx


Thursday, 29 August 2013

Concealer Corner

Hey Blogletts,
So I try a lot of concealers in hope of finding that perfect one!
Lately I have been using a combination of two concealers to combat those damn under eye circles. Now I'm lucky and don't suffer with bags and my circles vary depending on how ill/stressed/tired I am. I also don't cover up any spots with concealer as I don't want to make them worse, I'd rather let them sit it out, so under eye is the only area I really use concealer nowadays.

At the moment I have been using the Garnier BB eye roll on combined with the Collection Illuminating touch.

First of all when I tried the BB eye roll on I was like OMG ORANGE! This stuff is dark and I am usually quite pale (thanks to this incredible summer my skin has naturally tanned even using factor 50 STAY SAFE PEOPLE and topped up by a moisturiser with self tan in) and when I swatched it after buying it I was like hell no. So I put it away for a few weeks thinking I'm never going to use this. But for some mental reason I used it one day and thank god I did.
Yes it goes on orangey, but for a good reason. The peachy tones seemed to cancel out the darkness of the circles and the colour pretty much blended in with my skin colour. AMAZING.
Also the texture of this is my kind of concealer texture. It is so thin and watery, making it perfectly blendable, no one wants a thick, sticky concealer under their eyes (paranoid about wrinkles)!

Then if I feel it hasn't blended as well as I had hoped or I still want a bit of pepping up, time for the Illuminating touch. This is quite a light concealer which just adds a touch of brightness with quite good coverage!

So those are the concealers I have been using lately.
What have you been using, any suggestions?
Bye for now xx

Friday, 16 August 2013


Hey Blogletts,
So I took a trip up to the Stratford Westfield with my best chum and although was quite restrained I feel, I still had a few sneaky purchases.

First of all Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. There was a massive storm over this product a good few years ago and not leaving near a John Lewis meant I didn't really bother trying it. However my cleanser ran out yesterday so I took full advantage of seeing what the hype was all about.

Next up MAC. I picked up two eye shadows, one in Quarry and the other Blackberry (one I had never heard about before).

Hydryluron, the infamous Caroline Hirons beloved product and so I obviously had to cave into the sale price in boots ... nearly half the price!

Finally on leaving Westfield another sales person grabbed us and was babbling on and testing products on my arm, which in all fairness looked pretty amazing, however we were stuck there for about 15 minutes of insulting us on our skin! But the product did look pretty cool but it was £60! After much haggling aka us trying to get away, he lowered the price to £30 by using his staff discount so I couldn't say no! It is the ONSEN daily choice peel which is a once a week treatment which removes dead skin.

So that's what I've picked up lately, if you want a full review or swatches of anything let me know in the comments and I will make that happen for you!
What have you picked up lately?
Bye for now xx

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

A little explanation

Hey Blogletts,
 I feel as if I do these posts far too much of where I have been and why I haven't blogged and the truth is I just haven't had the time.
This is my last summer holiday before starting university (hopefully) and so I have been spending a lot of time with my family who live in Honk Kong who I only get to see in the summer and with friends who I will be leaving in September.
Simply I am trying to make the most of my last summer of freedom before my adult life and a new chapter of my life.
I hope you guys don't mind too much that my posts are far and sparse at the moment but that's just how it has been and will probably continue to go for a few weeks or months but I promise once this crazy period (in time) passes constant blogging with a schedule will begin.
Thank you for sticking with me and I love you all.

In other news next week is my birthday and I am super excited as I will be officially and adult (18)!
A little uninspiration has hit so if there are any posts you would like to see let me know in the comments and I will try to step up to the plate.
Also still considering the youtube channel so that you can see my beautiful face (sarcasm)!

If you would like to see more of me (big headed slightly there Holly) I have a new vlog channel called 'Icaughtaholly' so pleasey check it out it would mean a lot to me!

Again thank you all Blogletts!
Bye for now xx

Saturday, 20 July 2013

New buys & I'm back |Goodgollyitsholly

Hey Blogletts,
We all know I haven't blogged for far too long and I could explain about exams and holiday and being super busy, but all you need to know is that I am back once again. Exams are finished and although I am still busy blogging has become my passion once again.

So I haven't picked up too much lately but here are the products that I have.

*This is not a review, just what I have bought recently, if you want a review request it in the comments*

First of all on holiday *in Majorca* I picked up a mattifying powder by Lola. I purchased an eye primer by them last year and LOVE it so after not agreeing with the Rimmel Stay Matte powder, I tried their mattifying powder.


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 Next up Maybelline the Rocket Volum' Waterproof mascara. I had heard a few good things about this from other Bloggers and Youtubers so wanted to try it.

I have already tried the Rimmel Apocalips in Bing Bang and do not like it whatsoever but I wanted to persevere with them so tried the shade luna, a peachy nude colour.

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 Finally for me a very exciting product the Clinique Chubby Stick for eyes
  in 02 lots o' latte! After Anna from Viviannadoesmakeup raved about these I have wanted to try these so plucked up the courage, and the money, to buy one in a gorgeous bronze colour!

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So here are the products I have recently picked up!
Have you picked up any lately?
Also I am thinking about starting a beauty youtube channel but what are your thoughts?
Bye for now xx

Friday, 7 June 2013

... and so she was transported back into the 60's

Hey Blogletts,
Here is some pictures of a winged liner look I did with the maybelline gel eyeliner which has now dried up, sad sad sad. Thinking of purchasing the clinique one, what do you think?
Anyway here are the pictures ....

Once a week I will be striving to upload a makeup look for you ... here's to the first of many
Hope these tickled your pickle

Bye for now xx

Weight Issues?

Hey Blogletts,
Todays post is a little bit of a copout as it was on my old blog ... however I think it is more than relevant to pop on here so I hope this helps!

This is a bit of a different post in that it may seem a bit gloomy and doomy, I have had a bad day.
To cheer myself up I bought chocolate (and sweets). In buying this I got snooty looks from people.
I know I am not the slimmist and am unfit but why does that give others the right to judge.
I eat relatively healthy and if I want to eat why can't I, who descides what I can or can't eat ME yeah me not snooty people. I wanted to do this post to encourage every single person to be confident in their body. Everyone has those days when they think, oh I must go on a diet, but why should they. Everyone is beautiful no matter what size and should not compare themselves to anyone else, you are unique. I am past caring what others think and am pretty confident in myself, although when it comes to public speaking  I am bit brain dead and go 'uuuhhhhh'. To prove this I am going to insert some pictures that some people may look at and go how dumb, how ugly, why would you do that but I just say life is too short, live it!

Me being some woodland creature, I don't normally look like this is was a bit of a sneaky photo

Me with chopsticks, I couldn't use them so alternaitve use it is

Me in a hat trying to get up out of a broken chair with no hands.

I know these photos have nothing to do with weight, but they get the point across to be confident in you're body, it is YOURS and no one elses love it!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

Bye for now xx