Friday, 7 March 2014

FRIDAY FEATURE - GINGHAM SKIRT



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The gingham skirt is certainly making an appearance this spring/summer. It's simple yet quite classy and can be paired with almost anything. I'm loving it in the skirt form but the trousers are beginning to catch my eye too. Number one is definitely my favourite, it reminds me of something Brandy Melville would stock but for the fraction of the price. 

What do you think of the gingham print?

Have a lovely weekend!
Holly x






Sunday, 2 March 2014

REVLON COLORBRUST MATTE BALM REVIEW

Hello fellow beauty lovers!
I had been eyeing up these crayon lipstick for a while before I gave into buying one at my local student shopping night in Plymouth that offers 10%-20% off in shops. Me and my girl flatmates all brought one in a different colour. I ended up getting colour Sultry (225). The colour looks gorgeous on pale skin, so this may be one for the redheads like myself out there. 




 My first impressions were generally good. It has a slight mint smell to it, I'm usual not a fan of mint but it was not too over whelming at all. It also went on very smoothly and I think the crayon shape helps with the application as I felt that I could get quite precise with where to apply it. The matte-ness of it is amazing.

However, as with most products this lipstick too has its downs. I found that it did not stay on a long as I would have liked it to, it rubbed off on glasses and lasted at most about 2-3 hrs which means you'll have to keep topping up to keep the colour. 

Either way, I would still recommend this lipstick as most lipsticks don't stay on as long as I would like (maybe I'm just expecting too much).  I have featured it in my monthly favourites which you can fine HERE as it has been one of the lipsticks I have been wearing out most lately.

Hope you are all well.
Holly x 

Saturday, 1 March 2014

JOIN ME: 30 DAY SQUAT CHALLENGE


Hi Everyone :)

So I've set myself the 30 day squat challenge for this month because who doesn't want a nice perky bum. I'm not one to do much exercise apart from running that slowly turns into walking, so this will definitely be a challenge. I will let you know how it went at the end of the 30 days and hopefully I will have something good to report!

Join in with this challenge with me if you wish!

Holly x

Friday, 28 February 2014

MONTHLY FAVOURITES : FEBRUARY 2014 - LA ROCHE-POSAY, REVLON, UMBERO GIANNINI ETC.


Happy Friday all! 

Umberto Giannini Curl Friends, Silky Curls Intensive Mask
All you curly haired girls out there will know how hard it is to keep your curls looking silky and springy. I found that this mask helps A LOT! I use it every other time I wash my hair and I have seen a huge improvement in the texture of my hair. It also smells really good and keeps frizz at bay.

La Roche-Posay, Effeclar Duo
 One of the best sport treatments ever! It says it corrects your skill so fades spot marks and prevents spots which is exactly what I need. This bad boy is amazing, it does the job. It leaves your skin silky smooth and essentially spot free. I use it every morning and night after washing my face. I'm considering investing in the face wash as well as its so good.

Revlon Colour Burst Mat Balm In Sultry 
Such a lovely colour, and is something different from my usual 'baby doll' pink lipsticks that are building up in my draw. It has a nice minty smell to it and have been wearing it on most nights out.

MaxFactor in Coral
The packet says its coral but I'll have to say its more red. The reason why this is in this months favourite is because it lasts for absolutely ages! It lasts all night on the dance floor (cant say I wear it in the day for lectures, but I'm sure it will last all day too). If coral/red isn't your colour I would definitely recommend getting it in another colour.

Boots Nail Buffer
My flatmate introduced me to this the other week, I was absolutely fascinated about how shiny and smooth your nails feel afterwards, I definitely wasn't stroking them for a few hours after...

What have you been loving this month? Let me know in the comments below.

See you in my next one :)

Holly x

BREAK OUT YOUR SHELLE

In the past, it was all about the fashion when it came to designer handbags. Forget about practicality; they were purely there to make you look good, as a mark of taste and style. I have now come to believe, however, that a good handbag is something more: it must still incorporate these aspects of luxury and opulence, but also be practical enough to accompany me in the mad dash that is my life. Call me crazy, but practicality is pretty high on my radar when it comes to accessories (especially on weekdays, when time is of the essence!).  But where do I find such an elusive thing?

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE my classic Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Dior with their patented designs and stylish finishes. But, whilst they may be labelled as ‘timeless’ and reach just as much in auctions as they do on the shelves, they are often not compatible with the modern lifestyle in that they do not cater for items like laptops and tablets. Being an avid fashion follower, I was excited to see that some designers have take stock and rectified this in the design work, with the elegant ‘Shelle Classica’ handbag by Rosalina Nacken particularly catching my eye.


 It handmade in Italy using original leather and craftsmanship but remains both chic and practical – I particularly like its ‘tablet case’ and unique ability to be transformed from clutch to handbag (and vice versa!).  Its design really brings the notion of ‘daring to be different’ into the fore, but in the most stylish and functional way possible. I also love the fact that each bag comes with a unique RN serial number as a mark of authenticity. Great attention to detail!

So if you have decided to take the plunge and buy a designer handbag, remember that fashion can often come at a cost. Luckily for us, there are designers out there that have accommodated for the hectic lifestyle of the working woman; handbags such as the Shelle have bought a new meaning to having ‘style without sacrificing practicality’. Being able to dash from one outing to another (and in style, at that!) really is priceless – the unique look of the bag is just another bonus. 

*collaboration post